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Articles from the February 26, 2014 edition

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 By Mike Dunn    News    February 26, 2014

Town's audit discrepancies explained

Sewer and audit highlight town council meeting Councilman Steve Wilcoxson read a letter addressing the conflict between Saratoga resident Glee Johnson and town engineer Chuck Bartlett, during the Feb....

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    February 26, 2014

Candidates removed from superintendent search

Questionable pasts raise concerns, cause removals The Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD#2) Board of Trustees has removed Lowell Taylor, of Oregon, Ill., and Robert Lewandowski, of St....

 

Kim (Lands) Ward

Kim Ward, 62, passed away Feb. 14, 2014, of breast cancer at her home at Crooked River Ranch, Ore. Kim lived in Saratoga from 1984 to 2013. A memorial service will take place this summer. Kim was born Dec. 6, 1951 in Bend, Ore. to Cleo (Smith) and...

 
 By Liz Wood    News    February 26, 2014

Causes of fire determined

After the fire investigator had inspected Kevin Sharp’s home last week, he told Sharp that he was the luckiest man he has ever met. The fire, initially thought to be started by an electrical short,...

 

Reflecting on winter sports

It’s officially that time of the year again. The winter sports season is drawing to an end, and all the regional and state tournaments are just around the corner. Of course, it makes me happy to...

 

Parents do WSBA's job

Within days of deciding on three final candidates for the Superintendent of Carbon County School District No. 2, the list had dwindled to one. Even though parents were not involved in the selection process, they took it upon themselves to research... Full story

 

Mayor learns a lesson from speech students

Editor: Instead of talking about a town issue I thought I would comment on my experience this past weekend. I had the opportunity to judge for the speech meet in Rawlins. When I was asked to do so I must admit I had reservations as I have never... Full story

 

Kiwanis notes

Platte Valley Kiwanis continue to support two ongoing projects focused on community youth in 2014. Once a month during the school year, Kiwanis members bring healthy and tasty treats for Excel Preschool, Saratoga HeadStart and kindergarten kids... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 26, 2014

Hunter safety class offered

A hunter education course will be offered in Encampment beginning March 3. According to Wyoming game and Fish Website, the courses are designed to not only prevent firearm related accidents, but to place an emphasis on the “knowledge about the... Full story

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    February 26, 2014

Water flow gets back to normal

After last week’s water pump mishap, water flow is back to normal in Saratoga. Saratoga town engineer Chuck Bartlett said that four out of the five wells are back up and running. There is now...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    February 26, 2014

Hinkle appointed to school board

There was a new face on the board of trustees for Carbon County School District No. 2. At the Feb. 19 meeting, Jimmy Hinkle, of Saratoga, was voted in as a board member by the CCSD#2 board. The board...

 

Snead Davis

The Saratoga Sun received word late Tuesday that Snead Davis, formerly of Saratoga, passed away Feb. 22. The funeral is at 7 p.m., March 3 at Oaklawn Chapel in Jacksonville, Fla....

 

Going to state for a spell

Amber Williams, of Saratoga Middle School, placed second at the Carbon County Spelling Bee this past Wednesday and brought home two trophies. One for top speller in eighth grade and one for the...

 

PVHP looks for public feedback

Members of the community met to discuss the future of the Platte Valley Habitat Partnership (PVHP) and the Mule Deer Habitat Plan at the PVHP’s most recent meeting Feb. 19. Voices of the Valley...

 

WGFD biologist out to help mule deer habitat

To help with the Platte Valley Habitat Partnership (PVHP) Mule Deer Initiative, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently assigned Katie Cheesbrough as its new terrestrial habitat biologist....

 

New staff at Old Baldy

The Old Baldy Club is known for it world class golfing, prime fishing and upscale resort. Now in its 50th year, Old Baldy Club is filled with new staff members to continue its long tradition. At the h...

 

Wish fulfilled with wool

Ashlynn Johnson accomplished a feat last month that has evaded her aunts. She competed at nationals in the Make it with Wool contest. The acceptance was bittersweet, as Ashlynn's grandmother, who was...

 

Panthers pack pigtail punch, secure regionals

With a 73-64 Monday victory over Southeast's Cyclones, the Panthers are now officially headed to regionals. When the Saratoga boys learned they were scheduled for a home pigtail game against...

 

Middle school ballers close season with tourney

The Saratoga and Encampment middle school girls’ basketball teams wrapped up their respective seasons at last weekend’s 2014 Junior High Tournament in Baggs. The Saratoga A Team received third...

 

Lady Panthers end season at Lusk

Saratoga’s Lady Panthers ended their 2013-14 varsity basketball season Monday with a 42-69 loss against Lusk's Lady Tigers. Head coach Matt Love said he thought his girls shot the ball well during...

 

Saratoga Middle/High School Honor Roll

Semester 1: 2013/2014 4.0 Bradley Bifano Jessie Black Larissa Ford Nina Ford Robin Gloss Thomas Ingleby Andrew Janeck-Oiler Aaron Kerbs Katie Loose Ryan Malone Hunter Mason Kaleah McClain Miranda Paddock Lelia Randall Bryce Schwartkopf Lydia Smith...

 

HEM poets recite way to top three

Three Hanna-Elk-Mountain-Medicine Bow Middle/High School student poets achieved top placements at their school's Poetry Out Loud Competition last month. Junior Dakota Trump received first place, sopho...

 

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