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 By FW Broschart    News    February 22, 2017 

Growing in a new direction

The Saratoga Community Garden, at its Monday meeting, discussed the process for the group to become a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit as well as preparations for the upcoming growing season. As a non-profit, the community garden would then manage its own funds...

 
 By Keith McLendon    News    February 22, 2017 

Growth goes south?

The Saratoga Planning Commission met Tuesday night, introduced a new member of the board, Nora Asbury, and heard an array of topics. The topics on tap were a plea for a variance on a sign footage...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 22, 2017 

Encampment contestants win at National MIWW

Ashlynn Johnson, of Encampment, participated in the National Make it With Wool (MIWW) competition in Denver Jan. 26-28, held in conjunction with the American Sheep Industry Convention. Johnson modeled...

 
 By Max Miller    News    February 22, 2017 

MMAking it

About six weeks out from a fight, Randy Speiser begins a transformation. Normally 220 pounds, the long-limbed Rawlins State Penitentiary Corrections Officer starts melting weight off by adhering to a...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 22, 2017 

Hunter Ed class in Encampment

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will offer a hunter education class in Encampment beginning February 27. The class will be held in the library at the Encampment K-12 School, 514 Rankin Ave. Class meets Monday and Wednesday from 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m....

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 22, 2017 

UW announces Fall Semester Graduates

The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following Platte Valley students at the completion of the 2016 fall semester Encampment Marion Marchetti Juris Doctor Chelsie Pantle Master of Science Saratoga Leanne Lou Correll Master of Science...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 22, 2017 

Senate pages wanted

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, (R)Wyo., is encouraging Wyoming high school students to apply to be a Senate page for summer sessions in Washington, D.C. Thirty page positions are open in the United States Senate each session and Enzi is fortunate to have...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 22, 2017 

Sondergard named BPOY

The Carbon County Board of Realtors annual banquet was held Jan. 21 at the Platte Valley Community Center in Saratoga. The annual banquet honored Business Person of the Year and Realtor of the Year fo...

 
 News    February 15, 2017

River project finishes up

Ready Oilfield Service crews finish up on the river gravel removal project. By Monday the project had been fully completed, leaving no large traces of the gravel bar that had been a navigation...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    February 15, 2017

A call for 911 help

At the town of Saratoga’s Tuesday town council meeting, a new 911 system, river work and the appointment of a local resident to the Carbon County Economic Development Board took center stage amid routine business. The council voted to spend...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    February 15, 2017

Skijoring set for March 3-5

Skijoring, a new event blending equestrian riding with skiing and which is replacing chariot races in the Valley for the first time this winter, will be held March 3-5, the weekend that the chariot races would have been held. The event sponsores,...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    February 15, 2017

Party, parks and prevention

As the temperature in the Valley approached a spring-like temperature on Thursday, the Riverside Town Council focused on initial planning for summer events. Despite Mayor Leroy Stephenson being on vacation in a much warmer clime, and the absence of...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    February 15, 2017

Fair-weather fun

The Town of Encampment council met in an 18-minute town council meeting, which was dominated by planning for fair-weather fun. The board quickly disposed of routine business like approving minutes and approving the bills and financial statements....

 
 By FW Broschart    News    February 15, 2017

Hangar lease hangup continues

Saratoga Airport Board’s Wednesday meeting was a hit among attendees, as far as such a thing might be possible. Besides routine business and discussion of installing security cameras at Shively Field, the most time spent at the nearly two-hour...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    February 15, 2017

Tap fee increase proposed

The Saratoga Water and Sewer Joint Powers Board (sewer board) met Wednesday to deal with routine business facing the board, as well as to discuss several ongoing projects. Besides routine business, the board discussed the results of an engineering...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 15, 2017

CCSD #2 asks for input on possible budget cuts

As most people are aware, the State of Wyoming is facing a shortfall in funding this year due to the recent downturn in the mineral industry. There are several bills that are moving through the legislature, most of which will require substantial...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 15, 2017

POW camp talk held

Manpower shortages during World War II led to establishment of a prison of war camp at Ryan Park, in the Medicine Bow mountains of southern Wyoming. The compound housed Italian, German and Austrian...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    February 8, 2017

Transfer station complete

The Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District’s (Landfill board) first meeting of 2017 was relatively well attended by the public. Board members discussed the opening of the Valley’s new transfer station. The $1.3 million transfer station...

 
 By Dick Perue    News    February 8, 2017

Matman memories

A tribute to the late Dale Federer, founder of the Saratoga High School wrestling program, will be heldthis weekend during the 2017 Carbon County Invitational held at the Panther Den in Saratoga....

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 8, 2017

Valentine's squawks!

Valentine’s Day is upon us, and what better and more romantic gift for a loved one than a serenade? In honor of this honored tradition, members of the Valley Service Organization (VSO) will take to the streets of Saratoga Tuesday reviving the...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    February 8, 2017

Energy policy ENDOWed

Governor Matt Mead’s office announced an initiative Monday that is hoped will diversify the state’s economy and strengthen it. The Governor’s initiative, called “Economically Needed Diversity Options for Wyoming (ENDOW) was created to help...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 8, 2017

Presbytery gathers in Saratoga

The First Presbyterian Church of Saratoga expects between 70 and 80 delegates to attend the Presbytery of Wyoming's winter meeting this weekend, Feb. 9-11, at the church on the corner of Third and...

 

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