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Articles from the July 12, 2017 edition

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Nuisance gets pestered

Saratoga Town Council met for its first meeting of the month Wednesday to speed through its agenda quickly, with two issues cropping up which took most of the time during the almost hourlong meeting. Though the council worked through agenda items...

 

Time to get gathered

Saratoga's own noted cowboy poet, humorist, storyteller, BS-er and master of ceremonies Chuck Larsen returns after a couple of years absence to emcee as well as star in this year's Saturday night...

 

Roger L. Williams

Roger L. Williams, long-time part-time resident of Encampment died July 4, age 94, after a brief illness. At age 8, Roger learned to fly-fish on French Creek and then for decades fished on the Platte. In more recent years, he could be seen in the...

 

Earl H. Zeiger

Earl H. Zeiger, 85 of Abilene, Texas, formerly of Phelan, California, passed away in his sleep on March 24, 2017. He is now fishing on the Platte River in Saratoga with his brothers as he would so...

 

New landfill rates take effect Aug. 1

The Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) board convened Wednesday at the Encampment Library to approve the new rates for fees of the Saratoga Transfer Station at the landfill and approve the third reading of the budget for...

 

A Ruff Decision

I am a dog person, I will tell you in a heartbeat. It probably goes back to my early childhood when my folks got a collie pup named Tippy for the family (i.e. me). As he got older, he became my personal substitute for a pony. I remember being on his...

 

Thursday book signing features former local

"Friends of the Saratoga Library" enrichment program resumes this Thursday, July 13, at 7 p.m. in the Saratoga Public Library, when Saratoga Middle/High School graduate and author, Sarah Reichert,...

 

Med Bow Lodge turns 100

The first thing one notices when entering any of the guest cabins at the Medicine Bow Lodge just outside Ryan Park is how much cooler the cabins are than the outside temperature. Even with...

 

Fire Season gets started

Friday afternoon, volunteers battle a small grass fire southwest of town along HWY-130. Note the fire had started burning the telephone pole in the left of the photo....

 

Forest gets fire restrictions

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) announced, as of July 11, all forest service controlled lands in the Medicine Bow National Forest in Carbon and Albany counties have been placed on stage 1 fire restrictions. According to a news release by the USFS,...

 

Enticing tourism

Members of the Carbon County Visitor’s Council (CCVC) met June 21 in Encampment for their regular meeting to discuss bringing more tourists into Carbon County and the Platte River Valley. The council worked its way through its agenda over the...

 

Training wind

Goldwind America presented a primer on renewable energy during a meeting Tuesday at the Jeffrey Center in Rawlins. Members of the Wyoming legislature, university faculty and students, guest speakers a...

 

Rescue to rescuer

Allie, a dog that was homeless and in a shelter about a year ago, is now a Diabetic Alert Dog (DAD) in the home of the Scott family of Medicine Bow. The family of eight realize Allie is not to be...