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  • Sports and science

    Micky Jones|Jun 30, 2022

    The Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) Board of Trustees began their first summer meeting with a presentation recognizing State track champions J.D. Johnson, principal of Saratoga Middle High School, introduced the coaches to say a few words about the teams this year beginning with Rex Honholt. Hohnholt was recently named Girls 1A Outdoor Track Coach of the Year. Honholt began with the Saratoga boys, introducing the 3200M relay team state champions Calvin Condict, Kelton Johnson, Grady...

  • Yummm Simple Bread

    Micky Jones|Jun 16, 2022

    If you are anything like me you always have some frozen bread rolls hidden away in the freezer. They are simple to make and add a delicious side to many meals. Rolls aren't the the only thing you can create however. If you are short on time this recipe will save the day in a pinch and wow your guests or party goers. The topping for this bread might look intimidating however it's the simplestest and funnest part. You can choose many different flavors to top it. For this loaf in particular I was...

  • Liliacs: Love Them or Loathe Them

    Micky Jones|Jun 9, 2022

    A lovely time of year in Wyoming is when the lilac bushes are in full bloom. The smell is intoxicating and the Valley becomes vibrant in colorful flowers. The common lilac can grow in multiple growing zones, making it a hardy shrub. They need very little care to survive and can withstand temperatures of even -40 degrees fahrenheit in winter months. This makes it a perfect shub for the harsh Wyoming growing seasons. Though not a native North American plant they are often found near abandoned...

  • Sophomore class plans school field day

    Micky Jones|Jun 9, 2022

    Encampment K-12 school finished out the 2021-22 school year with a new field day event for students. This was the first field day for Encampment students and was planned almost entirely by the sophomore class. The older kids in grades 7-12 have spent the year with a focus on community building. Students chose community oriented projects and were committed to creating a positive environment in Encampment schoos for students and staff alike. Many caring projects were performed over the year....

  • Throwing the distance

    Micky Jones|May 26, 2022

    The Encampment Tiger Track team had a harsh meet in Casper for the State finals. With colder weather making the three day event more fidget than usual. Quade Jordan was able to secure 1st place in both throwing events. Making Jordan a two time State Champion for the Encampment Tigers. This was the final event for the Encampment Tiger track team with more progress to be made next spring. “The weather made it tough for two of the three days of state, but in the end we still had some kids p...

  • Myers clears hurdles at State

    Micky Jones|May 26, 2022

    The Little Snake River Rattlers finished out the track season with the state track meet in Casper. Wyoming weather made for a difficult meet for all the athletes with a chill in the air during the three day meet. The Rattlers competed with passion in all 18 scored events. Hadley Myers took 1st place in the 300 meter hurdles and 2nd place in the boys 110 meter hurdles. The boys 4x100 meter relay team also took a 2nd place spot. The girls 1600 sprint medley came in 4th place. This three day event...

  • Lemons? Make lemonade cookies

    Micky Jones|May 19, 2022

    The weather is warming up and so are the outside activities. Tee ball, lemonade stands and sprinklers are all breaking out in recent weeks. In between the Wyoming spring that is. One favorite spring treat around our house this time of year is strawberry lemonade cookies. A light and refreshing way to jump into spring not to mention a bright and beautiful treat.. Also a fun and fast addition to any lemonade stand. These cookies are definitely kid friendly not only in flavor but in the kitchen as...

  • Summer is just around the corner

    Micky Jones|May 19, 2022

    With school finishing up and the weather getting warm summer is preparing to make an appearance in The Valley. I wouldn’t say the busiest time of year, yet there’s certainly a lot of fun to be had. The nice weather can make just about anyone want to get outside. Lemonade stands are popping up all over the valley and late spring sports are in full swing. Exciting activities are some of the best parts of summer. Outdoor recipes are also one fun way to spend summer. Who doesn’t love the smell...

  • Tigers return with champions

    Micky Jones|May 19, 2022

    The Encampment Tiger track team took their skills to regionals over the weekend. Returning with multiple regional champions and even a new regional record set by Quade Jordan in shot put. Multiple athletes qualified to participate in the state track meet starting Thursday May 19 in Casper and continuing through Saturday May 21. Head Coach Kegan Wilford said, “I thought we had a pretty successful regional meet. We had 12 athletes qualify for the state meet and are looking forward to that.” Gir...

  • Rattlers bite into regionals

    Micky Jones|May 19, 2022

    The Little Snake River Rattler track team had their regional meet over the weekend at Shoshoni high school. The Lady Rattlers scored a total of 44 total team points and the boys had 100.5 total team points. Regina Herrera took second place in girls discus. Kannadis Peroulis took 1st place in the boys triple jump. Hadley Myers took second place in both the 110 meter hurdles and the 300 meter hurdles. The state track meet will be held Thursday May 19-21 in Casper. Girls Regional Results Cashley...

  • Rattlers bite into Lander

    Micky Jones|May 12, 2022

    The Little Snake River Rattlers traveled to Lander for the Shane Brock Invitational on May 7. The Rattlers were one of 14 teams to attend the event. The Lady Rattlers prequalified with their sprint medley relay. The boys 4x800 relay team also prequalified for regionals. Kannadis Peroulis sprang into action winning the triple and long jump. Hadley Meyers lept over the competition taking 2nd place in both 110 meter hurdles and 300 meter hurdles. Girls Results In the sprint medley relay the Lady...

  • Tigers hit Torrington

    Micky Jones|May 12, 2022

    The Encampment Tiger track team traveled to Torrington for the Wiseman Invite over the weekend. Twelve teams total participated in the event. The Jordan siblings left their mark in shot put. Quade Jordan placed 1st in shot put and Kristie Jordan Placed 2nd in girls shot put for the Tiger team. Girls Results Cora Schroeder had a distance of 30 feet in shot put. Schroeder also had a distance of 68 feet and 1 inch in the discus. In the high jump Schroeder had a height of 4 feet 3 inches. Kristie...

  • 'Snow' more mold

    Micky Jones|May 12, 2022

    Nothing says spring like a moldy yard. As the snowy months depart, one common problem among lawn owners is lawn fungus. One type of lawn fungus that might prey on your lawn is the snow mold. Snow mold usually appears in early spring just after the winter frost decides to leave. Snow molds occur when snow falls on grass that is not frozen. In addition to the snow lingering on the grass quite long. The Valley having early snowfall and some drifts still melting off in April creates an almost perfec...

  • Rattlers prequalify in Steamboat Springs

    Micky Jones|May 5, 2022

    The Little Snake River track team had two meets planned over the weeked. The Friday meet was canceled due to snow. However the Rattlers still headed to Steamboat Springs for the Steamboat Springs Track and Field Invitational. Head coach Norman Yoast said, “We had pre-qualifying times with our 4x100 team of Myers, Cheatham, Valles and Peroulis. Kannadis Peroulis also improved his pre qualifying score in the long jump. Jaziel Giron Prequalified in the long jump. Hadley Myers improved his pre quali...

  • Tigers prequalify in Riverton

    Micky Jones|May 5, 2022

    The Encampment Tiger Track team traveled north to Riverton Saturday to participate in the Roy Peck invite. Koye Gilbert and Kaben Pickett prequalified for state along with the boys relay team. The large track meet hosted 18 teams from around the state. Girls Results Kristie Jordan placed 7th in shot put with a distance of 35 feet 9 inches. Jordan scored a distance of88 feet 3.5 inches in discus. In the 100 meter hurdles Jordan had a time of 18.6 seconds and in the 300 meter hurdles Jordan had a...

  • Rattlers race north and south

    Micky Jones|Apr 28, 2022

    The Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) Rattlers doubled their track meets over the weekend, with one in Wyoming and one in Colorado. LSRV first travelled to Rawlins on Friday to compete in the Nancy Steinberg Invite before traveling south to Rangely, Colorado on Saturday. The Rattlers track and field team had student athletes pre-qualify for the State Track and Field Meet in both meets in different events. “We had a smaller group in Rawlins due to the art symposium,” said Head Coach Norman Yoa...

  • Jordan busts shot put record

    Micky Jones|Apr 28, 2022

    The Encampment Tiger track team traveled north to Rawlins on Friday for the Nancy Steinberg Invite. After the previous week of canceled meets, the Tigers seemed hungry for results. Encampment returned home with pre-qualifying scores, personal bests and a new school record. "It was good to get a track meet this week after last week's meet was canceled. We had a lot of personal bests and a couple of more athletes pre-qualified for state. It was great to see Quade break our school record in the sho...

  • Helping Victims

    Micky Jones|Apr 21, 2022

    By Micky Jones The Riverside town council had a filled agenda for the spring meeting April 14th. In attendance were Mayor Leroy Stephenson, council members Ed Golden and Fred Lorenz. Stephenson told the council he had to fix the lift station. “The backup generator was not working the way it should have been,” Stephenson said. “I had the people who built the control unit for the generator come down and they got a new motherboard for it, and now it is working perfectly. I don’t have a bill fr...

  • Go Rattlers

    Micky Jones|Apr 14, 2022

    The Little Snake River Rattlers track team slithered their way into Rock Springs for the Ted Schroeder Track Invite. Hosted by the Rock Springs high school. The Rattlers competed against 14 teams at the meet. With a small group of 11 athletes the LSRV track team ran into the Ted Schroeder invite over the weekend. Girls Results: Iesha Martinez placed 46th in the 100 meter dash with a time of 16.09 seconds. Martinez placed 28th in the 200 meter dash with a time of 34.17 seconds. Boys Results:... Full story

  • Tigers Twofold Weekend

    Micky Jones|Apr 14, 2022

    The Encampment Tiger track team doubled their meets over the weekend. Participating in the Burt Willford Memorial Invitational hosted by Saratoga High School Friday. Followed by the Ted Schroeder Track Invite hosted by Rock Spring High School Saturday. The girls team pre qualifying for state in the sprint medley relay. With multiple first place titles for the Tigers to take home after the weekend. Burt Willford Invite Kristie Jordan won both throwing events for the Lady Tigers. Michael Anderson... Full story

  • Tuesday Talks are back

    Micky Jones|Apr 14, 2022

    The recent pandemic changed many things in the world. One of those changes being how folks simply talk to one another. From varying restrictions, lockdowns and through the introduction of Zoom meetings, the way folks socialize looks very different these days. There is a light at the end of a seemingly dark tunnel with a new group Tuesday Talks. Starting in February Leslie Johnson began hosting Tuesday Talks at the community center every Tuesday as a chance to get out and speak to people.... Full story

  • LSRV bites into Meeker Invite

    Micky Jones|Apr 7, 2022

    The Little Snake River track team slithered into the 2022 Meeker invitational hosted by Meeker High School. LSRV scored a total of 51 points in the meet. Though only 11 athletes were in attendance due to spring break the Rattlers still sunk their fangs into the competition. “We had a small group due to spring break, but they did well,” said Head Coach Norman Yoast. “Another small group will be participating in next week’s State FFA,” continued coach Yoast. Hadley Myers leaped over the competiti...

  • Tigers run to Green River

    Micky Jones|Mar 31, 2022

    The Encampment Tiger track team traveled west to the Green River Track and Field Invite, held in Green River Wyoming. Nine teams from around the state participated in multiple events at the meet. Kristie Jordan made 1st place in shot put, pre qualifying for state. “I thought we had some good performances while competing against several larger schools,” said head coach Kegan Willford. Out of 36 scored events the Encampment Tigers placed 8th with 47.5 team points. The girls scored 21 points and...

  • Rattlers see early success

    Micky Jones|Mar 24, 2022

    The Little Snake River Valley Rattlers attend their first meet of the season at the Rifle Bear track meet. The Rattlers sank their teeth into the competition and set many personal records as well. Rattler Hadley Myers pre-qualified in the 110 meter hurdles and 300 meter hurdles. “I was very proud of the freshmen in their first meet,” said Head Coach Normand Yoast. Girls In the 100 meter dash Banessa Saenz ran15.09 and placed 33rd. Iesha Martinez ran 16.64 and placed 59th. In the 200 meter das...

  • Saratoga wrestles way to 3rd place

    Micky Jones|Jan 26, 2022

    The Saratoga grapplers still had a chance to see the mat last week despite the cancellation of the HEM Triangular. The Panthers traveled to Lingle over the weekend to participate in the Dogger Duals Tournament. With five Wyoming teams and four out-of-state teams, the Panthers came ready to pounce on the competition. The Panthers clawed their way through the rounds to place 3rd place overall as a team. Beginning at 106, Josiah Stockwell in the quarterfinal match received a bye. In the semifinal,...

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