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Articles from the January 21, 2015 edition

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 By Liz Wood    News    January 21, 2015

Sweeping the District Science Fair

Saratoga Middle/High School science teacher Shaleas Harrison was ecstatic when she heard her students' names announced. All six of her seventh and eighth grade students made the final cut to be sent...

 By Erik Gantt    News    January 21, 2015

Small fry pulls big fish

Based on the number of participants the 2015 Saratoga Ice Fishing Derby was a success. Stacy Crimmins, chief executive officer of the Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce, reported there were 879 registe... Full story

 Obituaries    January 21, 2015

Elsie Hepner

Elsie Hepner, 84, of Casper, Wyo. and formerly of Saratoga, passed away at the Wyoming Medical Center surrounded by loving family. She was born to Clyde Dayton Ankney and Delpha Mae Ankney on May 7,...

 Obituaries    January 21, 2015

Herbert Douglas Viner

Herbert Douglas Viner passed away on Jan. 14, 2015. Herbert was born July 25, 1928 in Laramie, the first son of Frank Lott Viner Jr., and Aleen Fanning Viner. He served on board the USS Alabama at the very end of WWII and lived nearly all of his...

 Obituaries    January 21, 2015

Robert Lee (Bob) McCargar

Robert Lee (Bob) McCargar, age 84, of Saratoga, passed away Jan. 10, 2015 at Deseret Health and Rehabilitation in Saratoga. He was born Oct. 6, 1930 in Baggs, Wyoming to Alfred and Edith (Wise)...

 Obituaries    January 21, 2015

Elizabeth Hope Daniels

Word was received Tuesday that Elizabeth Hope Daniels, 36, daughter of Les and Mary Daniels, passed away Jan. 19, 2015. Elizabeth is a former resident of Saratoga and was living in Douglas at the time of her death. A full obituary will appear in a...

 Obituaries    January 21, 2015

Charlotte Viline Kraft

Charlotte Viline Kraft left this world on Jan. 14, 2015. She passed peacefully at the age of 89 in the comfort of her beloved family home on Beaver Creek, surrounded by her family. Funeral services wi...

 Obituaries    January 21, 2015

Ralph Francis Benson

Ralph Francis Benson, of Saratoga, went to be with our Lord on Jan. 7, 2015. Born on April 17, 1938 in Detroit, Mich. Ralph left home to serve in the Navy on the USS DeHaven. He later worked for Haliburton in Wyoming, and C Lazy U Guest Ranch in...

 Obituaries    January 21, 2015

Irwin "Jug" Brandjord

Irwin "Jug" Brandjord, June 27, 1931 – Jan. 14, 2015 From beginnings on a North Dakota wheat farm on the Canadian border, Jug was the first of five children born to his Norwegian parents; his...

 By Keith McLendon    Opinion    January 21, 2015

A skewed view of football's history

American football’s BIG GAME is fast approaching and I thought it might be a good idea to take a look at the sport’s colorful past. I am tempted to give a breakdown of the teams going to the dance...

 Opinion    January 21, 2015

Raise, don't lower educational bar

To all Carbon County School District #2 Parents, It’s disappointing to live in a school district where we as parents have to fight for our children’s education. We are blessed in this valley with teachers who are eager and willing to teach. They...

 By Staff Report    News    January 21, 2015

Library program spotlights history of lookout towers

Accounts of fire lookout towers will be told during a Friends of the Library program scheduled at 7 p.m., Jan. 27 at the Saratoga Branch Library. The program is free and open to the public. Saratoga...

 By Liz Wood    Entertainment    January 21, 2015

Snow or not, Winter Carnival is ready to go

Sierra Madre Winter Carnival organizer Alyson Sneddon is hoping for people to do snow dances this week. The lack of snow has made the Sierra Madre Winter Carnival a bit of a challenge for the past sev... Full story

 By Erik Gantt    News    January 21, 2015

New mayor, council sworn in

In Riverside on Thursday, new mayor Leroy Stephenson and councilman Ed Golden were sworn in for the first time and councilman Fred Lorenz renewed his oath of office at the start of a new term....

 By Liz Wood    News    January 21, 2015

Board, superintendent consider district calendar unification

A district-wide calendar is being considered by the Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD#2) Board of Trustees, but it has some vetting to go through before the board sees the final...

 By Erik Gantt    News    January 21, 2015

Planning committee still debating ordinances

At the first regular Saratoga Planning Commission meeting of the year Rory Grubb was re-elected chair of the board and Chris Shannon was elected vice-chair. Mayor E.J. Glode said the town planned to...

 By Erik Gantt    News    January 21, 2015

Two town boards lack quorums for January meetings

Both the town of Saratoga, Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (water and sewer board) and the Saratoga Airport Board did not have sufficient board members available to form a quorum and have...

 By Liz Wood    Business    January 21, 2015

Bailey encourages growth

Keith Bailey said he liked the mission of the Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce (SPVCC), which is "Serving the Valley businesses and visitors by enhancing our economic vibrancy." Saratoga,...

 By Erik Gantt    News    January 21, 2015

SCWEMS finding its feet

New representatives to the South Central Wyoming Emergency Management Services (SCWEMS) Joint Powers Board Donna Pipher and Kelly Ralston attended their first regular meeting of the board Jan. 14....

 By Liz Wood    Sports    January 21, 2015

Grapplers place six at Don Runner Invite

In the first conference meet of the year, the Saratoga Panther wrestlers got a chance to see how they rank in the state. Six of the eight wrestlers placed. Thomas Ingraham grabbed the first place... Full story

 By Liz Wood    Sports    January 21, 2015

Panthers lose to top-ranked conference teams

The Saratoga Panthers basketball team is still struggling to get all of their quarters together. The Panthers (0-2 2A Southeast, 2-8 overall) only scored nine points against Burns (1-1 2A Southeast,...

 By Erik Gantt    Sports    January 21, 2015

Tigers split games

In two 1A Southwest conference games this weekend the Encampment Tigers boys varsity team lost to the higher-ranked Cokeville Panthers (2-1 1A Southwest, 10-4 overall) and beat the lower-ranked Farson...

 By Erik Gantt    Sports    January 21, 2015

Another mixed weekend for Lady Tigers

The Encampment Lady Tigers varsity basketball team began their weekend with a loss to Cokeville and ended with a win against Farson-Eden. The Lady Tigers (1-2 1A Southwest, 8-4 overall) were soundly d...

 By Liz Wood    Sports    January 21, 2015

Lady Panthers crumble against top conference opponent

The Lady Panthers went up against the No. 1 team in their conference and No. 2 in the state Friday night and lost 27-74. Burns (2-0, 11-0) played really well and the Panthers (0-2, 5-6) did not, head...


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