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Articles from the January 1, 2014 edition

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Ralph Ezra Isaac Platt

Encampment, Wyoming Born: Sept. 13, 1913 Died: Dec. 26, 2013 Ralph E. Platt, who celebrated his 100th birthday Sept. 13, a pioneer of the Platt Valley, passed away Dec. 26, at 8:13 p.m. at the Deseret...


William L. 'Bill' Bartlett

William L. "Bill" Bartlett passed away Dec. 21, 2013 at Deseret Health Care in Saratoga. He was 92 years old. Bill was born in Rawlins on April 14, 1921, to Garland Philip Bartlett and Pearl Ellen...

 By Staff Report    News    January 1, 2014

Researchers monitor mule deer in southwest herds

Wildlife researchers are trapping mule deer in southwest Wyoming to learn more about migration patterns, habitat use, survival and other factors important to sustaining a healthy mule deer population. The trapping is being conducted by personnel from...


Is this really 2014?

I don’t know about you, but I am completely blown away by the fact that it is already 2014. We are already officially 14 years into the 21st Century, and 14 years past the highly-anticipated,...

 By Liz Wood    Opinion    January 1, 2014

Ordinance 822 should not pass

At the Dec. 17 Saratoga Town Council meeting, Mayor John Zeiger introduced a new ordinance for first reading. Ordinance No. 822 covers the dismissal of employees and removal of board members. One... Full story

 By John Zeiger    Opinion    January 1, 2014

Mayor states his case for Ordinance 822

Editor I would like to explain the reasoning behind Ordinance 822, as I said in the council meeting one of the main reasons for introducing the ordinance is the concerns I have over Conflict of Interest with board members discussing or voting on... Full story


Citizens should be heard

Editor, The Mayor’s letter to the editor on Dec. 24th in the Saratoga Sun gave the impression that the people willing to attend meetings and offer a different opinion were all rebels, instead of being people who believe strongly in the voice of... Full story

 By Mike Dunn    News    January 1, 2014

Chamber ready for fishing derby

It’s that time a year again for anglers to brave the cold the frozen landscape and show of their fishing skills. The 31st annual Saratoga Ice Fishing Derby will take place on Jan. 18 and 19 at...

 By Staff Report    News    January 1, 2014

BLM Rock Springs launches ePlanning interactive website

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rock Springs Resource Management Plan documents are now available through an interactive website known as “ePlanning”. The ePlanning website brings Land Use Planning as well as the National Environmental...

 By Staff Report    News    January 1, 2014

BLM to host 2014 Industry Conference

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office (RFO) will host the 2014 Industry Government Conference in March at the Jeffrey Memorial Community Center in Rawlins. The BLM RFO was designated as a pilot office under the Energy Policy Act...

 By Staff Report    News    January 1, 2014

Hunters required to apply online in 2014

Beginning January 2014, hunters will be required to use an online application process to apply to hunt in Wyoming. “Due to the recent budget cuts, printing and distribution costs and temporary clerical staff for processing paper applications was...

 By Staff Report    News    January 1, 2014

USFS public input on ATV-only trails

The United States Forest Service (USFS) is seeking public input to develop proposals for the West Side Snow Range Travel Management Project taking place east of Encampment and Saratoga. The USFS is looking for people to identify specific issues and...


Encampment students take first in culinary contest

With only their second try and a creative recipe on hand, two young chefs from Encampment School won the Taco John's Culinary Competition held in November. Students Matthew Jarrett and Brett Ralston r...

 By Mike Dunn    News    January 1, 2014

Trouble over bridged water

Editor’s note: This is the second story in a series about the river restoration project on the Upper North Platte River. Next week’s story will discuss the financial issues. By Mike Dunn The...

 By Staff Report    News    January 1, 2014

EMT respond to hot pool emergency

A Rawlins man who had been soaking at the Saratoga Hot Pools Saturday died last weekend of causes still under investigation. According to Carbon County Coroner Paul Zamora, the man who died was 46-year-old Robert Nichols of Rawlins. Zamora said EMTs...


Reflections: Newspaper suspends publication, local burglars charged

101 years ago Jan. 2, 1913 Herald suspends publication With the issue of Dec. 27th, the Encampment Herald suspended publication indefinitely. Editor Drury is going to the Cheyenne Daily Leader as its business manager. He says in his farewell article...

 By Staff Report    News    January 1, 2014

Police Report

From Dec. 16 through Dec. 22, the Saratoga Police Department responded to 95 calls including the following classifications: Agency assistance (1); alarm (1); ambulance (1); bar check (7); burglary (1); business checks (29); citizen assist (12);...


VFW gives carnations

At Deseret Health and Rehab, residents enjoyed many activities last week. On Christmas Day, residents enjoyed a sumptuous dinner of roast turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, dinner roll, cranberry sauce, and apple pie. The turkey was donated by...

 By Mike Dunn    News    January 1, 2014

SCWEMS looking for volunteers

South Central Wyoming residents often prefer the benefits of the rural life. But the wide open spaces do provide some challenges for residents. Receiving adequate emergency care to your house is not...


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