Articles from the March 29, 2017 edition

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Youth hoops up and running

The cuteness factor was high as kids skipped downcourt, drove past defenders tying their shoes and sometimes forgot to dribble while playing in the Utah Jazz youth basketball program Saturday. Though... Full story

 

Brewfest gets some 'shade'

A large wedding, a memorial service and a rare astronomical event—a total solar eclipse—could be a boon or a bust for organizers of the 23rd annual Steinley Cup, Saratoga’s microbrew beer fest, which will be held Aug. 19 in Saratoga. Stacy Crim... Full story

 

Tags ... you're it

Amongst shrinking tax revenues in the state, Wyoming drivers will be paying more for car registrations and drivers’ licenses, according to new rules enacted by the state Legislature and allowed to become law by Governor Matt Mead. Under the... Full story

 

Betty E. Bixler Merrill

In Loving Memory Betty Ellen Merrill 9/13/1925 – 3/20/2017 Betty Ellen Bixler Merrill entered this world on September 13, 1925, in Parco (now Sinclair), Wyoming to Pearl and Charles Bixler. Betty... Full story

 

Gary W. Francis

Gary Wayne Francis died March 20, 2017 at the Saratoga Care Center. He was born April 2, 1945 in Orem, Utah and grew up in Boulder, Colorado. Gary married Tina (Smitherman) Francis on February 20,... Full story

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 29, 2017

Hanna library to show local artists, gets upgrades

The Hanna library will be featuring local artist's work for the month of April. Tammy Paige, Hanna branch manager said the art program starts April 3. Each week will feature new artists through the... Full story

 

Events, 911, tap fees and police

The Saratoga Town Council met Tuesday for its second meeting of the month to handle routine business and discuss the rapidly approaching summer season. Council members approved a 24-hour alcoholic beverage permit for Duke’s bar to remain open and... Full story

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 29, 2017

Funds for flow

Ann Calvert, new Hanna town clerk, with help of past town clerk Vivian Gonzales, started the Hanna town council meeting March 21. The council discussed the water project and the applications needed...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 29, 2017

Kiwanis offer scholarships, showcase talent

Platte Valley Kiwanis currently have scholarship applications available at Encampment and Saratoga schools. Two $400 scholarships will be given to seniors who demonstrate a need and help out in the community according to Kiwanis member Connie... Full story

 

Can vote, go to war, but can't drink

I put myself through the University of Maryland being a bartender. I was able to work on Capitol Hill for political organizations that paid meager wages because I could supplement my income. When I... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 29, 2017

Schutte signs with honor society

Sierra Schutte recently joined 23 of her Big Bend Community College peers in joining the Rho Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for community colleges... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 29, 2017

Saratoga FBLA enjoys state success

With only four members in attendance at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Conference, Saratoga was one of the smallest chapters. However, that didn't deter them from enjoying the... Full story

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 29, 2017

New Town Clerk in Hanna

The town of Hanna has a new town clerk but her face is recognized by many. For years new clerk Ann Calvert has helped customers at the Hanna Branch of the Rawlins National Bank. Vivian Gonzales, who... Full story

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 29, 2017

HEM students earn state degrees

Patrick Ellis and Landon Jones, who have known each other since kindergarten, are two students of Hanna-Elk Mountain-Medicine Bow High School (HEM) awarded the highest degree the Wyoming state Future... Full story

 

Big Piney Invitational canceled

Coach Jackie Jones and the Hanna-Elk Mountain-Medicine Bow High School (HEM) track team got 20 miles outside Rawlins before discovering the Big Piney Track Invitational was canceled due to weather in... Full story

 

More state berths for SHS

Saratoga High School’s track team returned from its second outing in a row in Casper over the weekend, bringing home several wins for the team and individual athletes, as well as having set a strong pace for the rest of the season. Relay... Full story

 

Short track team brings glory to Encampment

Encampment High School’s track team may have been short by quite a few athletes because of a conflict with another school activity, but the seven athletes who attended the meet Friday in Casper brought home plenty of glory for the school.... Full story

 

Hunting fees, permits take a hike

Budget cuts to the Wyoming Department of Game and Fish have spurred lawmakers to approve increases in the price for most hunting licenses and game permits in the state. The increases, while modest,... Full story

 

Garden board gets past dirt

A controversy that has been simmering between the Saratoga Community Garden Board and the Saratoga Town Council may be on its way to an amicable solution after a recent discussion between Garden Board member Steve Deorio and members of the Saratoga... Full story

 

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