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Articles from the February 17, 2016 edition

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 By Madeline Weiss    News    February 17, 2016

Data may pull plug on outfall project

With recent developments in mind, Saratoga Director of Public Works Jon Winter believes there may be a chance that the Saratoga wastewater sewer outfall may be maintained as is. Winter will meet with...

 Obituaries    February 17, 2016

Braden Blake Nelson

Braden Blake Nelson passed away Feb. 8 at his home in Saratoga. He was born June 6 in Rawlins. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Feb. 17 at the Carbon County Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m. Services are to be held Thursday, Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. At the...

 Obituaries    February 17, 2016

Miiara Williams

Services for Miiara Williams, daughter of David and Maci Williams and granddaughter of Alan Williams and Lisa Fluty, will be held Friday, Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. at the Upton Community Center located at 916 Ash St., Upton, WY, 82730....

 By Erik Gantt    News    February 17, 2016

Man charged in Saratoga hit and run

Late in the evening on Feb. 7 a pedestrian in Saratoga was allegedly hit from behind by a truck on the west end of Main St. According to an affidavit, the driver was intoxicated and left the scene. Th...

 News    February 17, 2016

Jury phone scam hits county

A telephone scam that has been going around the Cheyenne area has come to Carbon County as of Thursday. The scam involves a caller who identifies himself as Deputy Sergeant Mathews who says he is calling to advise you that you have missed jury duty...

 By Erik Gantt    News    February 17, 2016

Planning commission sticking to their guns

The Saratoga Planning Commission held to zoning ordinances pertaining to fencing and secondary occupation by a night watchman in the light industrial zone at their Feb. 9 regular meeting. The...

 By Staff Report    News    February 17, 2016

SourceGas is now Black Hills Energy

SourceGas is now Black Hills Energy, as Black Hills announced Friday its successful acquisition of SourceGas, the natural gas utility serving 429,000 customers in Arkansas, Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming. With the acquisition of Source Gas, Black Hil...

 By Staff Report    News    February 17, 2016

Encampment K-12 releases end of semester honor roll

The Encampment K-12 School has released the principals list and honor roll for the fall semester. To make the principal’s list, a student must obtain a 4.0 grade point average (GPA) during the semester. Encampment School Principal’s List: Seniors...

 By Staff Report    News    February 17, 2016

McGuire makes CWC Dean's list

Shelby McGuire, a Saratoga High School graduate, has been named to the Central Wyoming Dean’s list for the fall semester. All full-time students must maintain a minimum of 12 credit hours and have earned a 3.5-3.99 grade point a...

 By Erik Gantt    Opinion    February 17, 2016

End it on a high note

I’ve had a good run during my time at the Sun. But, all good things must come to an end … so they say. In a scenario I could not have envisioned even a month ago, an opportunity that would take...

 Opinion    February 17, 2016

Dog park not a free ride

Do you use the dog park? If the answer is yes, now is your time to shine. The Kaake Walk Dog Park in Saratoga needs volunteers to deal with the worst snow Saratoga has seen in years. The park was founded in 2002 with land donated by the town, but...

 Opinion    February 17, 2016

So long, thanks for the chance

Editor, There are only a few people who have changed the course of my life, and Liz Wood is one of them. Almost three years ago, I was a senior in college armed only with a liberal arts degree and a determination to not go home and live with my...

 News    February 17, 2016


On Page 7 of the Feb. 10 edition of the Saratoga Sun the points scored in the Lady Panthers game against Pine Bluffs were reported incorrectly. Apparently Erik Gantt cannot read the statistics provided so dutifully by Kelly Horn. Meredith Lincoln...

 By Liz Wood    Sports    February 17, 2016

Encampment boys ranked No. 1 in conference week before regionals

This week marks the end of the regular season for the Encampment Tigers (5-0 conference, 16-1 overall) and barring any unseen upsets, they will be entering into to post season as the No. 1 seed at...

 Sports    February 17, 2016

Lady Tigers split weekend on road

The Encampment Lady Tigers (2-3 conference, 13-4 overall) not only won against Farson-Eden (0-5, 7-10), they played consistently through both halves, scoring 28 points in each half according to head coach Amy Clay. “We played strong against...

 By Madeline Weiss    Sports    February 17, 2016

Health issues plague wrestlers

"We're limping into regionals a little bit with illness, injuries and some wrestlers fighting grades," said Saratoga Boys Wrestling Head Coach Jared Mason. With many of the boys either recovering or...

 By Erik Gantt    Sports    February 17, 2016

Girls get their groove back

The Lady Panthers split their home games last week, but their defense was on point. Adding to their strongest defensive play of the year, Meredith Lincoln had an outstanding Friday afternoon leading...

 By Erik Gantt    Sports    February 17, 2016

Hoopers never stand down

While the Saratoga Panthers took two losses this weekend, the boys varsity squad battled to the end, just as they have done all season. "I've never coached or been around a team that has faced as...

 Entertainment    February 17, 2016

Illegal gaming, a sad tale and other events

Reprint of this story from the February 12, 1904 issue of The Grand Encampment Herald brought to you courtesy of Grandma’s Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community. ARRESTED FOR GAMING Three Saratoga Citizens Bound... Full story

 By Erik Gantt    News    February 17, 2016

Encampment council gets ready for 2016 maintenance

At their regular February meeting, the Encampment town council approved expenditures for several pieces of equipment related to town maintenance. The town is looking to move forward with replacement o...


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