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Articles from the January 28, 2015 edition

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 By Liz Wood    News    January 28, 2015

No snow, no problem

The weather was perfect for the Sierra Winter Carnival Friday and Saturday – a balmy 34 degrees most of Saturday. The only problem – no snow. Traditionally, if there is no snow in Encampment, the...

 Obituaries    January 28, 2015

Elizabeth Hope Daniels

Elizabeth Hope Daniels (Liz), 36, daughter of Les and Mary Daniels passed away Jan. 19, 2015 at the Wyoming Medical Center. Liz was born Oct. 5, 1978 and graduated from Saratoga High School in 1997....

 By Liz Wood    News    January 28, 2015

Residents targeted in 'IRS' scam

Saratoga Chief of Police, Tom Knickerbocker, said his department has received phones calls off and on about the IRS calling residents in Saratoga. It has been happening since Christmas, Knickerbocker...

 By Liz Wood    News    January 28, 2015

Tires and tennies

Joe Elder, executive director at the Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC), is working with a committee to plan a duathlon for Sept. 6. Elder started talking with Saratoga business owner Mitch...

 By Staff Report    Entertainment    January 28, 2015

Make a date with a book

The Saratoga and Encampment Libraries are planning events that have to do with love for the month of February. “Blind Date with a Book” is planned for the Saratoga Library Feb. 9-12 during regular hours. The library staff is hoping that readers...

 By Staff Report    Lifestyles    January 28, 2015

WWCC releases honor roll

Miranda Paddock, of Saratoga, was named to the President’s Honor Roll at Western Wyoming Community College. Recognition on the President’s Honor Roll is awarded to full-time students who complete a minimum of 12 credit hours with a letter grade...

 By Liz Wood    Lifestyles    January 28, 2015

Johnson qualifies for National Make it with Wool

Makiya Johnson, of Encampment, won the junior division at the state Make it with Wool contest Nov. 30. Johnson will be traveling to Reno, Nev., this week to compete in the national Make it with Wool...

 By Liz Wood    Business    January 28, 2015

Glode is panelist for Leap into Leadership

Carbon County Commissioner Lindy Glode has been invited to be a panelist for the annual Leap into Leadership 2015 Thursday and Friday. Wyoming Leap into Leadership was started in 2008 to invite women...

 By Liz Wood    Opinion    January 28, 2015


Did you see the Saratoga Sun's ad last week. We won 20 ribbons! That also earned us the traveling Sweepstakes Trophy. The Sweepstakes Trophy is awarded to the newspaper that earns the most Pacemaker... Full story

 By Erik Gantt    News    January 28, 2015

Simplifying town financial reports

Councilman Will Faust ran on a platform of clearing up the town of Saratoga financial reports for its citizens. At a recent town council meeting Faust could be heard discussing his ideas on how to...

 By Erik Gantt    News    January 28, 2015

Council pays police overtime, makes town appointments

At a well-attended Saratoga Town Council meeting the most contentious topics were the hiring of a new part-time police dispatcher, part-time patrol officer and the wording of Ordinance 829. According... Full story

 By Liz Wood    Lifestyles    January 28, 2015

Aubrey gets her goat(s)

Aubrey Berger knew her goat, Petunia, was getting ready to kid. All signs were there and Petunia was 10 days past her estimated due date. Aubrey had researched the internet and knew Petunia would kid...

 By Staff Report    Lifestyles    January 28, 2015

Greenwood, Gates make President's Honor Roll

The University of Wyoming lists two students from the Platte Valley on the 2014 fall semester President’s Honor Roll. The students are Daniel Greenwood, of Riverside and Benjamin Gates of Saratoga. The President’s Honor Roll consists of...

 By Staff Report    Lifestyles    January 28, 2015

Miller makes Chadron Honor Roll

Mary Miller, of Saratoga, was named to the Presidents List for the fall semester of 2014 at Chadron State College. The President’s List required a 4.0 cumulative grade-point average and students must be enrolled in 12 credit hours of coursework...

 By Staff Report    Lifestyles    January 28, 2015

Encampment Honor Roll

The Encampment K-12 School has released the Principal’s List and Honor Roll for the second quarter. PRINCIPAL'S LIST To make the Principal’s List, a student must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0. Seniors Luke Pantle, Brett Ralston, Jamie...

 By Staff Report    Entertainment    January 28, 2015

Zombie Apocalypse training

Zombie prep should never be left to the last minute - unless you happen to like the taste of brains for dinner. Teens ages 11-17 will learn how to prepare for an upcoming Zombie Apocalypse 11a.m. to 1p.m., Feb. 6 at the Saratoga Library. Training...

 By Staff Report    News    January 28, 2015

Speech team continues to see improvements

The Carbon County School District No. 2 Speech Team competed in Gillette last weekend at the Campbell County Tournament. Several CCSD#2 speech members made it to the semi-finals while competing against 18 schools. One student, Jacob Dickinson, made...

 By Liz Wood    Sports    January 28, 2015

Lady Panthers win Valley upset

The Saratoga Lady Panthers (0-2, 2A Southeast, 6-7 overall) squeaked out a 49 to 45 win against Carbon County School District No. 2 rival, Encampment Lady Tigers (1-2, 1A Southwest, 9-6 overall) Frida...

 By Liz Wood    Sports    January 28, 2015

Panthers pin third at Dogger Invite

The Saratoga Panther wrestlers took third place at the Dogger Invite in Lingle, placing all but one of their grapplers. Daynon Mowry earned wrestler of the week with his first place finish in the 126-... Full story

 By Erik Gantt    Sports    January 28, 2015

Tigers smother state's top scorer

Wyoming's leading scorer in boys basketball, Rock River's C. J. Smith, was held to only 10 points by the Encampment Tigers in their 63-17 win Saturday. Smith put up 44 points last week against...

 By Liz Wood    Sports    January 28, 2015

Tigers top Panthers in tight game

The Saratoga Panthers (0-2, 1A Southeast; 2-10 overall) lost to the Encampment Tigers (1-2 1A Southwest; 12-13 overall) Friday, but not without a putting up a tough defense. Friday the Panthers came...

 By Erik Gantt    Sports    January 28, 2015

EHS Girls wrangle Lady Longhorns

In the opening game at Encampment on Saturday the Lady Tigers easily took down Rock River, 55-24. The non-conference win was a psychological boost for the 1-2, 1A Southwest Conference, 9-6 overall...

 Lifestyles    January 28, 2015

The fish hatchery question, froze fingers, Encampment wants job corps camp and Panthers win regionals

100 Years Ago Jan. 28, 1915 Again and again the old appropriation comes to light in every legislature, for a State Fish Hatchery. This is an old story and we don’t believe the legislature this time will fall for it any quicker than in the past....


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