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Articles from the April 27, 2016 edition

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 By Fred Broschart    News    April 27, 2016

Training for terror

A training exercise of a simulated terrorist incident near the Sinclair Refinery took place on Friday with several agencies and personnel from the refinery coordinating a response to the event. The ex...

 
 By Max Miller    News    April 27, 2016

No Saratoga river work anytime soon

Saratoga will not be clearing gravel bars from the North Platte River this spring, Saratoga Director of Public Works Jon Winter said at the April 19 town council meeting. According to Winter, the...

 
 By Fred Broschart    News    April 27, 2016

Fire claims cabin

Fire destroyed a Ryan Park cabin early Tuesday morning, despite the efforts of four fire departments that responded to the blaze. The fire completely destroyed the two story log home that was...

 

Melcine T. Craig

Melcine T. Craig, 95, of Saratoga, passed away April 15, 2016 at the Saratoga Care Center. She was born April 14, 1921 in Robinson, Kan. to parents Zadia D. (Moses) and Bert C. Lassley. Funeral...

 
 By Fred Broschart    News    April 27, 2016

Dollars and teachers

School facilities and projects were a serious concern of the Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD#2) Board of Trustees at the April 18 meeting, with the funding for facilities being described as “dire” by superintendent Jim Copeland. The dis...

 
 By Max Miller    News    April 27, 2016

Spot zoning and mobile vending

April 12, Chuck Bartlett was back at the planning commission, hard hat in hand. Bartlett, the former Saratoga Town Engineer, was representing Triple D Construction at the commission meeting, as he...

 

National Poetry Month

I never thought I would do work as a reporter. My senior seminar professor, while we were discussing possible career paths as I finished college, even point blank told me that she couldn’t see me...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 27, 2016

Russell, Escobedo awarded $1K scholarship

Karen C. Russell, of Encampment, is to receive the $1,000 American Legion Auxiliary Memorial Scholarship for 2016. Karen was a delegate to the 2015 Girls State program. The American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion also offered a...

 
 By Max Miller    News    April 27, 2016

Senior-Trask in WyoPoets book

Some people pray. Some consult friends or family. Some toss their fate to the wind and flip a coin. However they choose to deal with them, all people experience “moments of decision” in their...

 
 By Max Miller    News    April 27, 2016

Signs of progress

It wasn't just the cold that Milo Hunter had to battle. Hunter also confronted shifting project parameters, budget constraints, petty vandalism and even the treacherous Wyoming Department of...

 

Encampment track goes the distance

The Encampment High School track team competed this weekend at the Green River Invite in Green River where they put in a strong effort but saw their success somewhat stymied by stiff competition from...

 

Panthers streaking to regionals

At practice this week, Saratoga High School (SHS) Track and Field Coach Rex Hohnholt emphasized that only four athletes from the school could compete at each event during upcoming regional...

 
 By Max Miller    News    April 27, 2016

PVCC Mead and greet

The gubernatorial jet touched down at Shively Field Wednesday morning, April 20. Wyoming Governor Matt Mead, was in town last week to eat lunch with a group of donors to the Platte Valley Community...

 
 By Max Miller    News    April 27, 2016

Learning the Ag life

April 21 came as a relief to Judy Raymond. Since November of 2015, the operator of the Ferris Mountain Ranch near Muddy Gap had been organizing an agricultural exposition (Ag Expo) in Rawlins for Carb...

 

Menus

Carbon County Senior Centers Wednesday Beef Stroganoff, noodles, asparagus, wheat roll, strawberry shortcake and milk. Thursday BBQ pork riblet, oven potato, steamed cabbage, wheat bread, pears and milk. Friday Swiss steak, baked potato, zucchini,...

 
 By Fred Broschart    News    April 27, 2016

Tornado training

As a part of Severe Weather Awareness week last week, Saratoga Elementary School (SES) forewent its usual fire drill, instead practicing a tornado drill. According to a press release by the National...