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 By H.B. Lawson    News    May 20, 2015

Tigers earn their stripes

Faculty and family gathered Saturday night to honor the Class of 2015. The seven high school graduates from Encampment K-12 School were decked out in their red and black gowns and caps as they took...

 By H.B. Lawson    News    May 20, 2015

Riverside ready to go for Bio-Domes

Once Riverside gets the go-ahead from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) the town’s Bio-Dome project is ready to hit the ground running so that it can get the domes installed into the bot...


Nursing home saved

By the end of the month, if all goes as planned, the nursing home formerly known as Valley View and Deseret Health and Rehab will be under new management. According to Kim Deti, information officer for the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), a lease...

 By H.B. Lawson    Lifestyles    May 20, 2015

Silk Art Show

Pam Kraft and her students wrapped up a week of showing their silk art pieces at Encampment's Red Wagon thrift store and coffee shop last Wednesday night. Fruit, cheese, and beverages were served to...

 By H.B. Lawson    News    May 13, 2015

Nursing Home in limbo

Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) Director Tom Forslund, held a last-minute press conference on Friday where he announced that at the direction of Gov. Matt Mead, his department was taking over... Full story

 By H.B. Lawson    News    May 13, 2015

Kaiser Foundation announces recipients

The Kaiser Foundation announced it has awarded fifteen $3,000 scholarships to outstanding graduating seniors of Wyoming high schools. These scholarships may be renewed for an additional four years...

 By H.B. Lawson    News    May 6, 2015

Nursing home faces closure

By H.B. Lawson On Friday afternoon Deseret Health and Rehab Administrator, Anita Mills received a call from Carbon County Commissioner Sue Jones. Jones informed Mills of a call the commissioner's... Full story

 By H.B. Lawson    Opinion    May 6, 2015

Wagon Train to Mars

When Gene Roddenberry pitched his idea for “Star Trek” to paramount pictures he called it “Wagon Train to the Stars”—a twist on a popular western television series in the 50s called...

 By H.B. Lawson    Lifestyles    May 6, 2015

Kindergarten Round-up

Parents and teachers roped in the wee members of next year's kindergarten class during Saratoga Elementary's annual Kindergarten Round-up last Thursday. The matriculating pre-schoolers were brought...

 By H.B. Lawson    News    April 29, 2015

Young Encampment author wins 'Remarkable Moral Courage'

8th grade student, Morgan Dale from Encampment was one of the six essays chosen from over 100 submissions, and placed third in the Division One 7th-9th grade in a regional essay contest sponsored by...

 By H.B. Lawson    News    April 29, 2015

Young authors have the 'write stuff'

Future scribes scribbled their way to several awards last week when students from Encampment, Medicine Bow, and Saratoga were announced as the 2015 District Young Authors Winners for Carbon County...

 By H.B. Lawson    News    April 29, 2015

Red Cross brings emergency preparedness program to Wyoming

Red Cross workers noticed something interesting in Louisiana as they were responding to the Hurricane Katrina disaster; many of the college students in their shelters had grabbed a pillowcase and...


Piano concert comes to PVCC

Composer Peter George is returning to his first love after 35 years away from the piano. George has always loved the piano, which he considers to be a "virtual orchestra", but had to set his passion...

 By H.B. Lawson    Sports    April 29, 2015

Lady Tigers break record, make state

The Encampment Lady Tigers Relay team broke their school record by six seconds on April 22 when the Encampment Tigers track and field team competed at the Rawlins Invite. The relay team members,...

 By H.B. Lawson    News    April 29, 2015

Moms & Muffins

Saratoga Elementary School staff invited moms to come in Tuesday morning and share treats and promote a love of reading....

 By H.B. Lawson    News    April 22, 2015

Saratoga fire crews respond to Friday morning chimney fire

Friday morning volunteer fire department and ambulance crews responded to a chimney fire at the home of Joe Parsons who had returned to his home just in time to discover the fire and alert emergency...

 By H.B. Lawson    News    April 22, 2015

Planning Commission needs plan

The Saratoga Planning Commission held its monthly meeting on Tuesday April 14 where among other items on the agenda, it met with Dave Johnson about his Dec. 9 request for review of his plans to...

 By H.B. Lawson    News    April 15, 2015

Ambulance service gets new director for a new direction

The South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Services (SCWEMS) Joint Powers Board met on April 8, to discuss several issues facing the constantly evolving service that provides emergency services to...

 By H.B. Lawson    News    April 15, 2015

Enc. Town Council has busy agenda

The Encampment Town Council met Thursday to approve the Fire Department’s sale of an old ambulance and purchase of a Ranger Crew 900 plus a water tank and pump to assist in getting crews into...

 By H.B. Lawson    News    April 15, 2015

Riverside Town Council approves DEQ permit application

The Riverside Town Council Thursday, where they approved to go ahead with the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) application for a permit to allow the town to proceed with its plan to have...


Bear Trap celebrates No. 7

"It's weird because I've never held a job this long," jokes Margaret Weber when asked how it feels to mark her seventh year as owner operator of the Bear Trap Cafe and Bar. Under Weber's ownership, th...

 By H.B. Lawson    News    April 15, 2015

Green Chili Fly-in lands at the Wolf

There was a buzz in the skies around Saratoga this weekend when Dennis Koontz and eight of his fellow pilots landed their aircraft at Shively airfield Saturday morning and walked down to the Wolf for...

 By H.B. Lawson    Sports    April 15, 2015

Tigers track travels to Cheyenne East

The Encampment Tigers track team headed to Cheyenne East last week to compete in the Okie Blanchard Invite. The meet was between Cheyenne East, Cheyenne South, Laramie, Torrington, Southeast,...

 By H.B. Lawson    Sports    April 15, 2015

Panther footballers make their goal

While refereeing a volleyball game in Saratoga last season, Rawlins soccer coach Christian Mills was approached by Saratoga High School freshman Kennison Spiering about joining the Rawlins high...

 By H.B. Lawson    Opinion    April 8, 2015

Forest Service goes on placation

Last week you may have read the Saratoga Sun piece on the proposed road decommissions. In the article, District Ranger Melanie Fullman was quoted as saying, “I just don’t find those big meetings,...


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