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'Blocking out' eclipse meeting

The Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting a meeting at 4:30 p.m. May 24 at the Platte Valley Community Center to help prepare local government agencies for a busy August weekend. On Aug. 21, a solar eclipse will plunge a broad swath of...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 17, 2017

Science Fair shows interesting results

The fourth, fifth and sixth grade students of Saratoga Elementary showed their science fair projects at the Platte Valley Community Center gym Thursday until around noon when the last science undertaking was judged. Experiments discovered Yeti was...

 

Ella May Geisick

Ella May Geisick died May 8, 2017 after a 6 1/2 year battle with ovarian cancer. She was born October 7, 1938 in Rosalie, Nebraska, the daughter of Fred Hans and Goldie May Schneider. Her maternal grandparents Otto (Mary Bailey) Allison and her...

 

Reports, routine at sewer board

The Saratoga Water and Sewer Joint Powers Board (sewer board) met briefly Wednesday and quickly worked through reports and routine business. Before the meeting, the sewer board’s recording secretary Susan Collamer said the meeting would likely not...

 

One on eight

Margaret Weber, of Riverside, was recently surprised as she went to pick up her tee after a drive on the eighth hole of the golf course at the Saratoga Resort and Spa. Weber was playing with friends...

 

Airport meeting fails to get off ground

The Saratoga Airport Board met Wednesday with a quorum, but the meeting dissolved about halfway through after several members of the board left, leaving no quorum. The meeting began on time and with a quorum and was discussing routine matters. Then,...

 

Encampment to look for CCVC rep, approves employees and liquor licenses

Encampment Town Council met Thursday and was informed by Jim McKinney, Encampment’s Carbon County Visitors Council (CCVC) representative, his term was ending and the town needed to find a replacement. The town also approved renewals of Chez Booze...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 17, 2017

Riverside CCEDC rep picked, summer activities discussed

own Council listened to Sandy Martin’s, Encampment resident offer to represent the town on the Carbon County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) and voted to have her take the position. Martin said she would look into why large tanker trucks w...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 17, 2017

Hanna discusses mines, pool fix

The Hanna Town Council met Tuesday to hear from Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Abandoned Mine Land Division (AML) how defunct mines in and around town limits are being checked for mine subsidence, and to approve $3,500 for fixing the...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 17, 2017

Pedaling excitement

Jeff Niemark, Marshal of Hanna, and Mark Shipp, principal of Hanna Elementary School, had hoped for a positive experience for students attending the Bike Rodeo on Friday at Hanna Elementary School. They got it judging by the smiles from...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 17, 2017

Museum 'goes with the flow'

The Saratoga Museum will be hosting a history trek around Saratoga’s famous mineral hot springs Saturday, June 3. The four to five hour trek, entitled “Go with the Flow,” meets at the Saratoga Museum at 8:30 a.m. and will travel around the...

 
 By Christy Smith    News    May 17, 2017

GEM features extraordinary woman and her little dog, too

Did you know the Grand Encampment Museum (GEM) houses collections that highlight the lives of extraordinary women of the Upper North Platte Valley? One such collection is the Lora Webb Nichols collection. Another collection is the Kyner Collection....

 

Miller appointed new CCSD No. 2 board member

At its Monday meeting held at Elk Mountain School, the Carbon County School Board No. 2 Board of Trustees appointed a new member of the board to fill a position vacated by Jim Hinkle. After a public session where trustees read aloud letters of...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 17, 2017

Bravery defined

Few parents put their children to bed and have to hope when they wake up, both children are still alive. This is the scene endured every night when Sharon and Jerome Bustos put their two-year-old daughter Alison to bed. “I go to bed knowing I have...

 

Tigers chase awards, overtake records

The Regional track meet in Lander proved a fertile hunting ground for the Encampment Tigers track team, who took top honors, set records and sent 15 of 18 athletes on the team to the State finals in Casper. “I’m very pleased and proud of the...

 

Panthers put pawprints on regionals

At the regional track competition in Lander, the Saratoga Panthers turned in top team performances with plenty of athletes taking home individual accolades. The Lady Panthers team score of 74 was good for third place at Regionals, a large meet with...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    May 17, 2017

HEM sends entire track team to State

“I could burst,” said Hanna-Elk Mountain-Medicine Bow (HEM) high school track coach Jackie Jones. She was commenting about how the entire track team made state. Of the good showing in Gillette over the weekend Jones said, “Over the weekend the...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 17, 2017

Vet Chefs get truckin'

Oliver Tanner first opened the Manley store in Hanna at Miner’s Plaza about a year ago. The store sells sporting equipment, rifles, bows and licenses for hunting and fishing. There are those in the community who knew Tanner was a chef from...