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 By Brian Trautwein    News    March 13, 2013

Buford to retire

Lloyd Buford was the meat market manager for Safeway stores in Nebraska for 11 years but grew tired of the grocery business. At the time, Buford knew he wanted to own a small business of his own and...

 
 By Brian Trautwein    News    March 13, 2013

Draft survey overlooks impacts to Platte Valley

Voices of the Valley (VOV) is an organization developed to keep the best interest of the Valley first. There are several proposed projects in Carbon County and the first of the concerns for VOV is the...

 

Competing and collaborating at Camporee

Milo Hunter, a member of the local Scout troop, helped the Webelos participate in the winter Camporee and Klondike race March 2 at the Rendezvous area on the outskirts of Encampment. The local Troop 1...

 

Love, Gates nominated for scholar athlete award

When Scott Bokelman was charged with nominating players for a state-wide athlete award, the choices were clear. Bokelman, head coa ch of the Saratoga Panthers, nominated Waddie Love and Ben Gates for...

 

Taking photos is easier

The last time I walked into the Event Center in Casper was for the State Wrestling Meet exactly 20 years ago. Back then I was a contestant in the meet and all the teams came through the doors in the... Full story

 

Spiering, Irene take second

Saratoga Panther, Thatcher Spiering, and Hanna-Elk Mountain- Medicine Bow (HEM) Miner, Justin Irene, both wrestled their way into the finals this past weekend. Both wrestlers earned second place in...

 

Jack rabbit hunts, special game permits, fire & lead shot ban

100 years ago February 27, 1913 Big Jack Rabbit Hunt About seventeen men went out on Jack creek on Sunday morning to rid the ranches in that area of Jack Rabbits which were eating up considerable...

 

Water and sewer board set priorties

he Carbon County/Saratoga Water and Sewer Joint Powers Board (W&SJPB) met last Wednesday to discuss upcoming and current projects. The new water meter system is still the main issue for W&SJPB. Ten...

 

Intended use plans for Riverside due

PMPC Enginneer Ken Schwerdt reminded the Riverside council during Thursday’s meeting that the State Revolving Funds Intended Use Plans for 2013 are due soon. Schwerdt explained that the plan is used...

 

Town of Encampment okays vacation pay

The Encampment Town Council approved paying ex-police chief, Nick Finer, for eight-and-one-half days of accrued vacation, Thursday. During the council meeting, council member Mary Martin said...

 

Trophy Room to grow

When hunters and anglers hear the word Warden, the Game and Fish, and being checked for game violations is most likely what crosses their mind. If a hunter or angler has a prize animal taken afield, t...

 

Every grappler to wrestle at state meet

The state brackets are set up for eight wrestlers per weight class. All 11 Saratoga grapplers will wrestle at the state meet in Casper this weekend. Following is a run down on each wrestler’s...

 

Lady Panthers grab second in middle school tourney

Jan. 18 and Jan. 19 The Saratoga Middle School (SMS) girls A basketball team won big in the month of January. The girls defeated Wamsutter by a score of 55-17. The leading scorer was Meredith Lincoln...

 

Panthers edge Tigers in Valley rivalry

In a game that came down to the wire, Saratoga beat Encampment, 43-41. There were seven lead changes in this game and the score was tied numerous times. Both teams played very well and this was a...

 

Lady Tigers show fortitude to the end

The Encampment girls team never gave up. There is an old adage, “Don’t die with bullets left in your gun.” The Lady Tigers had few numbers and were plagued with injuries throughout the season....

 

SEO places first call on North Platte water

The water levels at the Pathfinder storage reservoir for the Upper North Platte River are well below the 1,100,000 acre-foot mark. This value represents a full North Platte Ownership supply, and the...

 

Mason has flawless weekend

After starting the season plagued with illness, Hunter Mason had a flawless weekend taking the top podium spot at 120 lbs. “I’m pretty excited and nervous,” Mason said before his finals match....

 

Saratoga hosts play-in game Monday

Ben Gates hit 100 percent of his attempts from the 3-point line in Saratoga’s loss to Little Snake River Valley on Thursday. Braxton Schwartzkopf followed the effort from the arc hitting 50 percent...

 

Fourman, Young come up big in losses

The Lady Panthers traveled twice last week. First to Baggs to play Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) on Thursday, then to Burns (4-2), (12-6) for the last conference game of the season. The ladies...

 

The measure of a team

Ron Garretson ran the cutter races for 30 years and Garretson knows that not only does the driver of the team need to be on top of their game on race day, but the team of horses has to be ready to...

 

A solitary moment

Jaden Campbell snowshoes through the fresh snow Friday at Brush Creek Visitors’ Center. Saratoga Elementary School students spent Friday in the Snowies playing in the snow as a reward for meeting...

 

If

The third vowel, and the sixth letter in the alphabet. Put them together and you have a word, IF. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary the word is a conjunction, putting two ideas together to...

 

Tigers bit by Rattlers; fend off Miners

The Encampment men (12-3), (4-1) held second place in the conference despite losing by two points to number one Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) on Friday. Encampment then handily beat Hanna-Elk...

 

Playing in Powder

Saratoga Elementary Schoolers celebrate completion of their reading goals by spending a day in the snow last Friday....

 

Tigers win one, lose one

The Encampment Tigers played two non-conference games last week. The first game, last Tuesday, was a fast-paced game against the North Park Wildcats. Senior Waddie Love played in his last high school...

 

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