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In honor of a hero

The loss of Tyeler Harris had a huge impact on not only Carbon County, but across the country. Harris was killed when he was struck by a semi while responding to a crash on Interstate 80 on December...

 
 By Virginia Parker    News    January 26, 2023 

Snowmobile accident on Battle

A snowmobile accident in the Sierra Madre Mountains, west of Encampment, occurred in the afternoon of January 19, only one man hurt was hurt. Sheriff Alex Bakken said, "At about 1 p.m. the Carbon...

 
 By Virginia Parker    News    January 26, 2023 

Hazard mitigation incipience

At the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) meeting January 17, Emergency Management Director Lenny Layman introduced Joe Parsons, Saratoga Encampment Rawlins Conservation District (SERD),...

 
 By Virginia Parker    News    January 26, 2023 

Wind project seeks input

Saratoga Town Clerk Marie Christen presented a letter received from Two Rivers Wind, LLC. This letter was sent to inform the public that they are beginning applications for permits required to...

 

The almighty egg

Most people know I have a few chickens in my backyard, and sell a few eggs to my neighbors. It never seemed like much of a big deal to me until recently egg prices shot up. We've all heard the...

 

Winter Fun

The sleepy little hamlet of Encampment will be roaring to life this weekend with food, fun, and festivities. The 36 th Annual Sierra Madre Winter Carnival has already started the competitions with...

 

Tigers fall back

Friday's league match up between Encampment Tigers and Farson Eden's Pronghorns proved to be tough game. The boys were defeated 52-38. Saturday didn't play out well with another Tiger loss against...

 

Lady Panthers left no survivors

The Lady Panthers dove into the first game of the weekend on Friday, January 20 with a fierce win-it attitude. Coach Heather Bartlett said, "We had a great weekend. The girls were able to bounce...

 

Lady Tigers attack

The Encampment Lady Tigers kept fans on the edge of their seats this last weekend with amazing plays, close calls and fancy footwork. Friday the girls faced the Farson Eden Pronghorns with a home...

 

Saratoga Wrestlers grapple for the win

113 Josiah Stockwell scored 2.0 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Dominic Sanchez (Big Piney) won by fall over Josiah Stockwell (Fall 2:42)Cons. Round 1 - Josiah Stockwell won by decision over Nate...

 

Proposed land exchange for West Fork Reservoir

The Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) hosted a public meeting On January 12 at the Platte Valley Community Center in Saratoga to share information, answer questions and receive public...

 

New faces at the council table

The Encampment Town Council meeting on January 12 opened with the newly elected Mayor Shannon Fagan taking the Oath of Office as presented by Encampment Town Clerk Doreen Harvey. Fagan then swore in n...

 

No new council members

The Riverside Town Council hasn't changed. The incumbents had no competition on the ballot and were kind enough to sit for another few years on the council. Riverside Town Clerk Jan Cook presided...

 

Encampment Tigers send Rock River Longhorns home with a loss

Friday the Encampment Tigers showed the Rock River Longhorns who was boss. With a final score of 62-39, there was not question who was on top of their game. Kaben Pickett grabbed 12 points with 8...

 

Saratoga Lady Panthers lose traction

Saratoga's Lady Panthers fans had lots to cheer about last Tuesday when the Panthers faced the Miners in Hanna. Coach Heather Bartlett said that Hanna was a good game for them. "We were able to play...

 

Rebound, rebound, rebound

The Tigers scored 44 points and stopped the visiting Rock River Lady Longhorns in their tracks on Friday. With a 44-25 win the girls were playing strong. Coach Clint Bromley said, "I thought we came o...

 

National Champ

A junior at Saratoga Middle High School, Tuker Carricato has become quite the celebrity. He placed first at the National High School Finals Rodeo Bareback Back in July, 2022. He won the National...

 

Don Runner wrestling results

Saratoga's wrestlers competed at the Don Runner Memorial this last Saturday. Several young men showed their skills and gave their competition a run for their money. Following are the results of that c...

 

You can have your cake and eat it too!

To say the turnout for the Encampment Tigers Homecoming game was overwhelming would be an understatement. The bleachers were full of both Encampment fans and Little Snake River supporters. The walls...

 

Carbon County Commissioners break the ceiling

Throughout the history of the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) three women sat on the board; Linda Fleming, Lindy Glode who served as vice chairman and Sue Jones. At the January 3, 2023...

 

We never see anything good

I eavesdrop when I'm in a restaurant or a bar. It's hard not to hear what others say when they're only a few feet away. The other day I was in a local restaurant and overheard a conversation between...

 

Saratoga Lady Panthers couldn't sink it

The Lady Panthers basketball players hit it hard and fast on Friday, winning the first two quarters with at least a seven point lead. However, in the last two quarters the Encampment Lady Tigers...

 

Encampment Lady Tigers sliced through to win

Encampment's Lady Tiger Basketball team started out a little slow on Friday, losing the first half to Saratoga's Lady Panthers. The loss must have set off a spark in the girls because they came out...

 

An innovative exchange

As part of a unique program, four pharmacy students from Howard University, Washington, D.C. and three pharmacy students from the University of Wyoming visited Saratoga on Sunday. Accompanied by...

 

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