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 By Joshua Wood    Sports    December 12, 2018 

Tigers take time

If the Encampment Tigers are setting out to prove a point this season, it was more than apparent as they hosted the Carbon County Classic over the weekend, and that point seems to be "Do not...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    December 12, 2018 

A Hallmark-esque Christmas tale

It’s December and we all know what that means! Hallmark and Lifetime are subjecting us to their onslaught of holiday-themed movies until the day after Christmas. Last year, Hallmark released 33 movi...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Sports    December 12, 2018 

Polishing their performances

The six-member team of the Saratoga High School speech team traveled to Green River over the weekend to compete in the Green River Invitational Speech and Debate Tournament. This was one of two...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Sports    December 12, 2018 

Burns test

While the regular season hasn’t started yet, suffering losses during the pre-season isn’t something any team wants to face. Such was the case for the Saratoga Lady Panthers, who saw losses...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Sports    December 12, 2018 

Panthers pounce on preseason

Despite it being the pre-season, the Saratoga Panthers seem to be off to a good start following their 2-1 weekend at the Burns Winter Classic as they took on the 2A Southeast Cyclones (44-42), the 2A...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Sports    December 12, 2018 

Lady Tigers split Classic games

The Encampment Lady Tigers appear to have a promising season ahead of them, despite a split weekend at the Carbon County Classic. On Friday, the Lady Tigers played against the Hayden Lady Tigers...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    December 5, 2018

Unemployment down slightly

The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS) released its October report on unemployment claims recently, placing Wyoming unemployment at 4.1 percent, putting it at the same percentage as...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    December 5, 2018

Wyoming mourns passing of 41st president

George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st President of the United States, passed away at his home in Houston, Texas at the age of 94 on Nov. 30, 2018. Bush’s death comes just over six months after the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Sports    December 5, 2018

Lady Panthers ready to remake history

The last few years have been rough for the Saratoga Lady Panthers when it comes to basketball. They haven't had a conference win since the 2014/2015 season and last year they only had three...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Sports    December 5, 2018

Wish list: A trip to State

The season may just be starting for the Saratoga Panthers, but that does little to diminish their goals for the year according to Jason Williams, head coach of the Panthers, as they hope to make...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Sports    December 5, 2018

Building and rebuilding

The Encampment Lady Tigers return to the court this year following a third place finish last season at the State Championship. This season the Encampment girls will be playing without Hailey Barkhurst...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Sports    December 5, 2018

One game at a time

Last year, the Encampment Tigers went to the State Championships and came home after placing third, but every new season presents new challenges. This year, the challenge for the Tigers will have...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Sports    December 5, 2018

Speech and Debate set to get talking

The Carbon County School District (CCSD) No. 2 Speech and Debate team may be small this year, the team consists of only six girls, but they have set lofty goals for themselves as they prepare to head...

 

Familiar face in 'old' place

A familiar face to the Valley and the Saratoga Museum is returning as director. Kimberly Givens, who was employed as director from 2012 to 2014, was rehired by the Saratoga Museum Board of Directors...

 

Grumpy all year long

When the Grumpy Italian Eatery first opened at 113 W. Bridge Ave. in Saratoga, owner Steve Deorio knew that to make his business last he would have to carve out a spot for himself in a community that...

 

Armbruster new district ranger

Jason Armbruster began his role as district ranger in the Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District in May and, while having moved here from Colorado, is no stranger to Wyoming. Armbruster spent time in...

 

Red shirt, green truck

Locals have likely seen a new face wearing the familiar red shirt at the gas station, filling up the equally familiar green truck. Teal Cufaude, who served as a game warden for West Rawlins for three...

 

Holiday sweets

Since starting her business five years ago, Marie Christen, owners of Sweet Marie’s Bakeshop, has filled special orders for the holidays. During Thanksgiving, the Valley baker does pies, but...

 

Encampment gets 6-man football

It was standing room only during the rescheduled meeting of the Carbon County School District (CCSD) No. 2 Board of Trustees at 4 p.m. on Nov. 13 at Encampment K-12 School as the board heard a...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 21, 2018

Terminal termination?

At the regularly scheduled meeting of the Saratoga Airport Board at 1 p.m. on Nov. 14 at Saratoga Town Hall, the members of the board discussed further details regarding the removal of asbestos and...

 

Death of a superhero

“As comics writers we had to have villains in our stories. And once World War II started, the Nazis gave us the greatest villains in the world to fight against. It was a slam dunk.” ~ Stan Lee ***...

 

Food and praise

On the evening of Nov. 14, students and their families gathered in the multipurpose room of Saratoga Middle/High School to recognize their accomplishments during the fall sports season. Football...

 

Last serve for Saratoga seniors

When the final game ended between the Saratoga Lady Panthers and the Lingle-Fort Laramie Lady Doggers at the 1A State Championship, it was the last time three Lady Panthers would be on a volleyball co...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 14, 2018

Republican women disband

On July 11, 1940, the organization of the Platte Valley Republican Women (PVRW) was announced in the Saratoga Sun. The small article read, "A study club for the Republican women of the Platte Valley...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 14, 2018

6th penny projects

Contention was visible between Encampment Mayor Greg Salisbury and council member Bill Craig during the regularly scheduled meeting of the Encampment Town Council at 7 p.m. on Nov. 8 at Encampment Tow...

 

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