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 By Mike Dunn    News    December 31, 2014

Mayor, councilpersons say farewell to offices

Mayor of Saratoga, John Zeiger, said farewell to the mayoral office during a brief nine-minute town council meeting on Dec.16. “I’ve enjoyed doing it,” Zeiger said addressing members of the... Full story

 By Mike Dunn    Opinion    December 24, 2014

Dunn ... and done

Writing the “Dunn in the Sun” column every month is often a well-needed change of pace. With columns there is no digging through notes, no listening to interviews, no research involved. It’s...

 By Mike Dunn    News    December 24, 2014

CCSD#2 survey results available

Responses to a Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD#2) survey drew mixed results from community members. The results from the Nov. 2014 survey were posted on the CCSD#2 website and are now availa...

 By Mike Dunn    News    December 24, 2014

Introducing Dr. Copeland, Ed.D

Superintendent of CCSD#2 Jim Copeland just completed the long journey in becoming "Dr. Copeland". Recently, Copeland defended his dissertation and received his Ed.D in Educational studies from the...

 By Mike Dunn    Sports    December 24, 2014

Lady Tigers split games

The Lady Tigers of Encampment went into the winter break splitting their four basketball games last week. Encampment started their week against North Park (Walden, Colo.) in a tight 27-35 loss. No...

 By Mike Dunn    News    December 17, 2014

Christmas services

Many Platte Valley churches will be holding special services for Christmas. The Saratoga Alliance Church will hold a special service at 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve called “Good News, Peace on Earth....

 By Mike Dunn    News    December 17, 2014

Planning commission looks to resolve fencing ordinance

The Saratoga Planning Commission agreed to let residents decide height of front-yard fencing. The commission elected to confirm with town attorney Tom Thompson if front-yard fence heights that exceed...

 By Mike Dunn    Sports    December 17, 2014

Tigers tip off season with wins

Some games were prettier than others - but any way you put it, the Encampment boys basketball team came out on top in all three of their games this weekend at the Carbon County Classic. The opening ga... Full story

 By Mike Dunn    Sports    December 17, 2014

Wrestlers pin down second

The 2014-15 season is already off to a hot start for the Saratoga wrestling team after the Panthers posted strong individual performances at the Soroco Duel/Invite this weekend. All Saratoga...

 By Mike Dunn    Sports    December 17, 2014

Lady Tigers start season strong

The Encampment Lady Tigers begin their 2014/15 season with a sparkling 3-0 record after sweeping non-conference opponents at the Carbon County Classic. Head coach Amy Clay said she was particularly im...

 By Mike Dunn    News    December 10, 2014

Police chief combats WOHS

Funding received from the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security (WOHS) may not be worth the hassle, Saratoga Chief of Police Tom Knickerbocker said at the Dec. 2 Saratoga town council meeting. “(The...

 By Mike Dunn    News    December 10, 2014

Stantec shares preliminary designs

Stantec Inc. and Wildland Hydrology’s presentation of the results of their preliminary findings for the Upper North Platte River Restoration Project Friday drew mixed reactions from the public. The...

 By Mike Dunn    News    December 10, 2014

Sewer resolution gains momentum

Members of the Saratoga Town Council and the Saratoga/Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (water and sewer) took the first steps to establish a resolution for the new sewer ordinance. Ordinance...

 By Mike Dunn    Sports    December 10, 2014

Panther wrestling returns experience, skill

The Saratoga wrestling squad is tough, experienced and skilled. You can't ask for any more than that. After a seventh-place finish and six individual medalists at the state tournament, head coach...

 By Mike Dunn    Sports    December 10, 2014

Tigers look to attack

Last year ended in disappointment for Encampment's basketball team. Despite a 17-9 record, their first trip to the state tournament in four years was cut short after a shooting a lowly 20 percent...

 By Mike Dunn    Sports    December 10, 2014

Lady Tigers set to build on last season

Encampment girl's basketball team may have ended their season with a 27-33 loss to Cokeville last year, but head coach Amy Clay sees that game as motivation for this season. "We lost to them by about...

 By Mike Dunn    News    December 3, 2014

Sewer fee talks begin tonight

Tonight, the Saratoga town council and the Carbon County/Saratoga Impact Joint Powers (water and sewer) board is convening to finally put the controversial sewer ordinance to rest. The two parties...

 By Mike Dunn    News    December 3, 2014

CCSD#2 receives grant for early childhood education

Successfully preparing your child for school is like taking on any other project: it requires the right tools. A newly-acquired grant may soon provide local parents with those tools. The Carbon...

 By Mike Dunn    News    November 26, 2014

Sewer ordinance passes

Ordinance 828 passed on its third and final reading Nov. 18, but there is still a rough road ahead for the controversial sewage ordinance. With Mayor John Zeiger and Councilman Mike McWain absent... Full story

 By Mike Dunn    News    November 26, 2014

District survey to affect policy

A survey posted on the Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD#2) may indicate future changes in policy for the school districts. The survey, which expired Friday, asked community members for their...

 By Mike Dunn    Opinion    November 26, 2014

Deserving of Thanks

Thanksgiving is upon us, and I couldn’t be happier. It’s one of the greatest American holidays out there — anytime you combine sitting around all day watching football and enjoying fantastic... Full story

 By Mike Dunn    News    November 19, 2014

JPB to meet council on Sewer ordinance

The Carbon County, Saratoga Impact Joint Powers Board (water and sewer board) wants to work with the Saratoga Town Council in order to put the sewage ordinance to rest. At their Nov. 12 meeting, the w...

 By Mike Dunn    News    November 19, 2014

Planning commission tables fencing ordinance

The Saratoga Planning Commission is going to take more time to examine the fencing ordinance. At their Nov. 13 meeting, planning commission members decided they would wait until a full board is...


Students assemble for veterans

Schools in the Platte Valley honored Veterans Day yesterday with assemblies to recognize veterans who have served in the military. At Saratoga Middle/High School the day began with an assembly in the...

 By Mike Dunn    News    November 12, 2014

Sewer ordinance postponed once again

The sewer ordinance continues its uphill battle at Saratoga Town Hall. Ordinance 828, which would raise sewer rates to pay for the Saratoga Wastewater Outfall Project, was tabled once again after...


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