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Articles from the April 13, 2016 edition

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 By Max Miller    News    April 13, 2016

Number gap

Saratoga Mayor Ed Glode sounded confident that the Randy Stevens affair was finally about to be put to rest at the April 5 town council meeting. “We should be done with this We just aren’t quite...

 
 By Fred Broschart    News    April 13, 2016

Chinese economy affects possible trash rate hike

The sinking economy in China may mean that waste disposal rates here in the Good Times Valley might be going up soon, according to the Upper Platte River Solid Waste District (Landfill Board). The construction of a transfer station intended to ship...

 
 By Fred Broschart    News    April 13, 2016

Firetrucks, wind farms and coal mines

The Carbon County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) met Tuesday in Rawlins for the first BOCC meeting of April to discuss county business. Items on the agenda included the purchase of a new firefighting vehicle, the release of the second...

 
 By Fred Broschart    News    April 13, 2016

Wellness screenings here

The annual Wyoming Health Fair blood screening draws will be held from 6-10 a.m., April 12 and 13 at Platte Valley Community Center in Saratoga, and 6 a.m. until noon on April 15 and 16 at Encampment town hall. The health fair in Saratoga is hosted...

 
 By Max Miller    News    April 13, 2016

Rising waters loom

Three up-and-coming Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) got a front row view of how municipal government works at the April 5 Saratoga Town Council meeting. Katie Loose, Bradley Bifano and...

 
 By Max Miller    Opinion    April 13, 2016

Trouble in the Twin Cities

It doesn’t take long for misfortune to find me on this journey. It’s January, 2015, and I’m on the first leg of a long Greyhound voyage from Chicago Ill. to Rapid City S. D., where I’ll be...

 
 By Keith McLendon    News    April 13, 2016

'Ducks' flock back to Saratoga

Local sportsmen hope to bring a chapter of Ducks Unlimited back to Saratoga. The Ducks Unlimited website says the organization is the world’s largest and most effective wetlands and waterfowl...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 13, 2016

Keep an eye on snowmelt

During spring, trails and roads are most vulnerable to damage caused by rapid snowmelt. Those that do not follow late season snowmobiling guidelines can suffer costly repairs, cause soil erosion, and damage vegetation according to a press release fro...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 13, 2016

Identifying ACA scammers

Wyoming Insurance Commissioner Tom Glause distributed a press release warning Wyoming customers not to fall prey to high-pressure telemarketers selling short-term or limited benefit health insurance products that are not compliant with the...

 
 By Max Miller    Politics    April 13, 2016

Eight years later, Carbon County still Clinton country

Across Wyoming on Saturday, Democratic Caucus-goers chose Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by 11 percentage points, 55.7 percent to 44.3 percent. Because o...

 
 By Fred Broschart    Sports    April 13, 2016

EHS track spends weekend on the road

The Encampment High School track team spent a good portion of the weekend on the road traveling to two meets, one in Cheyenne on Friday and the other in Guernsey on Saturday. It had been a couple weeks since the team competed. Last week’s meet in...

 
 By Max Miller    Sports    April 13, 2016

Back-to-back track

Weather finally permitted the Saratoga High School track team to enter competition. Over the weekend, the Panthers ran in two meets — the Okie Blanchard Invitational in Cheyenne, on April 8, and the...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    April 13, 2016

Men's league golf meeting April 20

Saratoga men’s league golf will be holding an organizational meeting and electing officers 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 20 at the Saratoga Resort and Spa. Those interested are encouraged to attend....

 
 By Fred Broschart    News    April 13, 2016

Making an Ice Cream Wednesdae

Second grade students at Saratoga Elementary School on Wednesday celebrated their fundraising effort for the American Heart Association by making their principal a key ingredient in a rather peculiar...

 
 By Fred Broschart    Business    April 13, 2016

Change of scenery

Engineering Associates moved from its old offices on East Bridge Avenue in Saratoga to a new location at 211 N. First Street last week. The company’s new offices are smaller than their previous office on Bridge Street, but it is a more efficient...

 
 News    April 13, 2016

Menus

Saratoga Schools Wednesday: Spaghetti and meat sauce, green beans, fruit and vegetable bar, breadstick, peaches, milk. Thursday: 2nd grade menu: Popcorn chicken, carrots, seasoned rice, fruit and vegetable bar, applesauce, strawberry shortcake,...