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 By FW Broschart    News    March 22, 2017 

Facing the axe

Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD 2) held a special meeting Thursday in Saratoga to discuss projected cuts to the district’s budget due to educational cuts made by the state Legislature. Projecting cuts of approximately $304,000 in state...

 
 News    March 22, 2017 

CCSD 2 considers concealed carry

Governor Matt Mead last week signed into law Wyoming House Bill 194, which allows schools to develop policies regarding concealed carry of weapons on school property. The bill, intended to increase security at rural schools farther from emergency...

 
 By Keith McLendon    News    March 22, 2017 

No quorum delays planning commission

The Saratoga Planning commission had a meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 14. Present were Chris Duke, Rusty Rogers and chairman Karl Smith. Nora Asbury, Jim Beckman and Will Faust were absent. Due...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 22, 2017 

Food on the go

Medicine Bow River Ranch sponsored a mobile food bank at Medicine Bow Fire Station 10 a.m. March 17 that provided food for 187 people. Tonja Funch, the Agency Relations Manager and Program Manager...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 22, 2017 

Speech and debate ends on a spicy note

The Carbon County School District No. 2 speech and debate team will celebrate its participants and the close of the speech season 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 in the Great Hall of the Platte Valley Community Center. The event is open to the public, and...

 
 News    March 22, 2017 

Tacos and art

On St. Patrick's Day Friday, while many were out celebrating the evening and possibly making their Saturday morning quite a bit difficult, over at the Saratoga Alliance Church, dozens turned out for...

 
 News    March 22, 2017 

Library hosts'Big Game Migrations'

"Wyoming Migration Initiative: The Science and Archaeology of Wyoming's Big Game Migrations" is the title of the third enrichment program at 7 p.m. March 30 at the Saratoga Branch Library. The event,...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 22, 2017 

Managing Cowboys

A University of Wyoming freshman from Carbon County is a manager of the college’s men’s basketball team. Currently the team has seven managers. Four are from Wyoming, with Texas, Nebraska and Colorado being homes to the others. Wyatt Phillips is...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 15, 2017

Opening Fiasco

One of Wyoming and Northern Colorado's most celebrated live bands, The Patti Fiasco, was announced as the winner of Bon Jovi's 2017 Opening Act Contest for their Denver appearance Thursday. Thousands...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    March 15, 2017

Donkey basketball returns

The Saratoga town council, short two members, met briefly Tuesday and quickly dispensed with routine business. Mayor Ed Glode and councilman Will Faust were not present at the meeting, leaving councilman Richard Raymer holding the gavel. After...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    March 15, 2017

March 19 Lady Tiger Day

The Encampment town council proclaimed March 19 as Lady Tiger Day in Encampment with enthusiastic support from the entire council before discussing the fish pond to be built near a ball field where standing water lets mosquitoes breed. Doreen...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 15, 2017

Moose gets retail license

The Riverside town council met Wednesday and the first order of business was to approve the retail liquor license for Parker Investment, LLC, to open the Mangy Moose before going onto other items on the agenda. Mayor Leroy Stephenson was not present...

 
 News    March 15, 2017

SMHS Honor Rolls

SMHS Principal’s Honor Roll The Principal’s Honor Roll consists of students who earned a 4.0 GPA Ciji Goodman Katie Loose Owen Mills Alicia Zaragoza Gage Bartlett Jaxon King Kennison Spiering Samuel Schneider Taylor Bennett Aubry Berger Kylee...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 15, 2017

A Lens into the Past

The Grand Encampment Museum (GEM) hosted speaker Nicole Jean Hill, Professor of Art from Humboldt State University in California March 9. The presentation highlighted photography from the Lora Webb Nichols Collection. There were over forty people in...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 15, 2017

Deer population takes off at airport

The airport board met on Wednesday, March 8 at 1 p.m. at the town hall. The airport board went over getting the airport safe from deer, the procedure for putting on an attached building to a hangar and received more suggestions concerning the lease...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    March 15, 2017

Lagoon upgrades discussed

The Saratoga Water and Sewer Joint Powers Board (sewer board) met Wednesday for a longer than usual time to discuss potential improvements to the town’s sewage lagoon. The improvements would be funded by monies provided by the state for the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 15, 2017

VSO offers $500 award

Carbon County School District 2 graduating seniors can now apply for the annual $500 Youth Citizenship Award offered by the Valley Service Organization (VSO). VSO Vice President Carol Beach, chairman for the project, said application forms are now...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    March 15, 2017

Wyoming Open racks 'em up early

The Wyoming Open, Saratoga's annual pool tournament that draws players from around the country and even the world, just keeps getting bigger and bigger. This year's event, to be held March 31-April 2,...

 
 By FW Broschart    News    March 8, 2017

Skijoring makes the jump

Saratoga’s inaugural skijoring event, intended to replace perennial favorite chariot races, was a success that orgabuzers hope will lead to big things for the event in the future. Richard Raymer of the Lion’s Club, one of the organizers of the...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 8, 2017

Filming Saratoga skijoring

RatedRed.com is a media company introducing the sport of skijoring to its viewers. The team they sent to Saratoga last weekend to capture the races included producer Molly Rigger and camera person...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 8, 2017

Pulling for McKenzie

Cancer at any age must be scary to get, but to have at it at the age of two is incomprehensible to most. Matt and Helen Vaughn know that feeling intimately because their daughter McKenzie, 2 1/2 years old, has had T-Cell Leukemia since she was 14...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 8, 2017

GEM hosts Lora Webb Nichols presentation

The Grand Encampment Museum (GEM) is hosting a speaker series in 2017. The first speaker is Nicole Jean Hill, Professor of Art at Humboldt State University, Thursday, March 9. The presentation will...

 
 News    March 8, 2017

Star-spangled siblings

Thatcher and Kennison Spiering sing the national anthem before the start of the final round of the championship round of wrestling on the floor of the Casper Event Center February 25. Thatcher was...

 
 News    March 8, 2017

Catting around for Read Across America

Saratoga Elementary School (SES) principal Dave Rangitsch amused students as part of the National Read Across America Day, held on the school day closest to March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Staff...

 
 By Fred Broschart    News    March 1, 2017

Gravel, dirt and runway

The Saratoga Town Council met Tuesday for routine business and to discuss issues facing the town, but the conflict between the council and members of the Saratoga Community Garden Board flared up, leading to heated exchanges. The council announced th...

 

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