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 By Staff Report    News    March 16, 2016

Tired ... but happy

The Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD#2) Speech and Debate team nabbed the 1A/2A state championship, bringing home yet another sweepstakes trophy. The team's last state title was in 2014....

 
 By Max Miller    News    March 16, 2016

EpiPens epicenter of EMT debate

As of April 1, emergency medical technicians in South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Services may have one less tool in their lifesaving toolkit. The epinephrine auto-injectors, or EpiPens, used...

 

Erickson named SW POY

Guy Erickson was voted the 1A Southwest Conference Player of the Year recently by all the 1A coaches in attendance at the All-State meeting. Erickson averaged 16.7 points on 39 percent shooting and...

 

Cynthia Ann McGuire Santos

Cynthia Ann McGuire Santos, 62, passed away on March 11 at 5:08 p.m. in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center with her family by her side. A resident of Winchester, Idaho since 2011, and prior a resident of Cottonwood, Idaho since 2001, Cindy was born...

 
 By Keith McLendon    News    March 16, 2016

Swiftwater rescue program offered in Saratoga

In an effort to improve river safety in the Valley, Rob Streeter with Carbon County Search and Rescue has organized a whitewater safety training to be held in the Saratoga area May 6, 7 and 8. The...

 
 By Fred Broschart    News    March 16, 2016

South Valley councils

The Riverside and Encampment Town Councils met March 10 to discuss business in the towns. In Riverside, the council sped though the agenda quickly. The council announced that the Riverside Party Day would be held on August 13, and that the High...

 
 By Max Miller    News    March 16, 2016

Construction firm, outfitter fishing for favorable zoning

Residents of Thirteenth Street may soon have a little more protection from the western winds that sweep off the grasslands surrounding town. At the March 8 planning commission meeting, Chuck...

 
 By Madeline Weiss    News    March 16, 2016

ProStart pros

Encampment High School students took home first place championships in management and bread-baking categories at the state ProStart competition. Cake decorating and culinary took home second and...

 
 By Max Miller    Opinion    March 16, 2016

Trail Tales and Highway Haikus

Like many famous quotes, there is some uncertainty over who actually said “Go West, young man, and grow up with the country.” Regardless of which dead man gets credit for the sentiment, that is wh...

 

A Toast to History

From 6-8 p.m. on Friday, the Saratoga Museum will be hosting ‘A Toast to History: a wine tasting event and museum fundraiser’ in the West Hall at the Platte Valley Community Center. According to...

 
 By Fred Broschart    News    March 16, 2016

Outfall project talk fills Water and Sewer meeting

A meeting of the Saratoga/Carbon County Impact (water and sewer) Joint Powers Board on March 9, was dominated by discussion of the Saratoga outfall project. The outfall project was spurred on by ammonia levels in Hot Slough Creek after the Wyoming...

 
 By Fred Broschart    News    March 16, 2016

Wind winds up again

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on Wednesday released a second environmental assessment for the first phase of a proposed Carbon County wind farm. The BLM also issued a draft finding stating...

 

Panthers start off fresh

Saratoga Track and Field Head Coach Rex Hohnholt doesn’t yet know who stand-out competitors will be this season, but he has confidence that the strong bunch of athletes will succeed over the...

 

Get to bed

When someone says “hugelkultur,” don’t respond with a “bless you.” That funky sounding word was no sneeze - it’s a water-saving gardening technique that’s coming to the Valley in a big w...

 

Benefits a-'pear'-ant

Wyoming is generally not known for its fruit production. While there are not a lot of options available for fruit growers, there are some hardy species that can handle Wyoming. Pears are one species of fruit that can tolerate Southeast Wyoming and...

 

Feeding the future

With the world’s population expected to reach nine billion people in the next 40 years, agriculture in Wyoming and worldwide will play a vital role in feeding and conserving the growing planet. “Studies indicate that American consumers think...

 

76 years later, Belles still ring

Wyoming Cow Belles was started in 1940 by women in the Wyoming Stockgrowers Association to promote and support the beef industry. Our local organization the Snowy Range Cow Belles was started in...

 

Spring Fever

It is that time of year when the teasing begins. It’s 60 degrees one day and 20 degrees the next. Wyoming weather tends to taunt us this time of year, trying to convince us backyard BBQs and flourishing gardens are just around the corner. We get an...

 

Sheep, lamb inventories increase

Wyoming ranchers and farmers report the number of sheep and lambs totaled 355,000 head on January 1, 2016, up 10,000 head from a year ago. According to Rhonda Brandt, Wyoming State Statistician for United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA)...

 

Bee involved

There are more hobby beekeepers in Wyoming than commercial beekeepers, which highlights an interesting trend in the future of beekeeping. According to the Wyoming Department of Agriculture (WDA) registration records in 2015, Wyoming had 431 total...

 

Taking note

Keeping records enables land owners to answer all kinds of questions about their operation. Without records noting choices made, when they’re made, how much they cost and so forth, operators are unable to determine if what they are doing is...

 

All about sagebrush

Sagebrush is one of the most iconic plants populating the west. Found throughout the state, sagebrush is a common and sometimes mundane scene while traveling across Wyoming. Although perhaps not the most interesting backdrop, sagebrush serves an...

 

Getting in Gear

Saratoga High School's FFA chapter hosted students from five other high schools on March 11 for an agricultural mechanics competition. FFA groups from high schools in Laramie, Rock River, Casper,...

 

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