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Articles from the January 7, 2015 edition

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 By Erik Gantt    News    January 7, 2015

Groom in the gloom

What do you do when it's nine below zero and you are at the state line on the Hog Park Road at 10 p.m.? If you're Landon McGuire, you turn the snowcat around and finish the last 27 miles of trail... Full story


Keith Annan

Keith Annan, 94, formally of Riverton and Thermopolis, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 at the Deseret Health and Rehabilitation Center in Saratoga. A funeral service was held Friday, Jan. 2, 2015 at...


Evelyn Mae Beitel

Evelyn Mae Beitel, 81, was called to heaven Dec. 28, 2014. She was born Evelyn Mae McCart on March 17, 1933 in Alliance, Neb., to Clifford and Mae McCart and married Warren Beitel Aug. 21, 1951 in Conrad, Mont. She was preceded in death by her...


Patsy A. "Pat" (Payne) Faust

Patsy A. "Pat" (Payne) Faust, 85, of Saratoga, Wyoming went with the Lord on Dec. 24, 2014, from damaging results of several strokes. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Jan. 7, 2015, at...


Maynard "Buck" Hoem

Maynard "Buck" Hoem passed away at the Deseret Health and Rehab Center on Jan. 3, 2015. Buck was born in Blair, Wis., the second of seven children to Iver and Tiller Hoem. Buck enlisted in the Navy in...

 By Staff Report    News    January 7, 2015

Living quarter trailers fee increase in affect

The fee for registering trailer houses increased effective Jan. 1, 2015. Cindy Baldwin, Carbon County Treasurer said campers, horse trailers and toy haulers with living quarters increased from a flat $15 state fee to a variable state fee, which...

 By Staff Report    News    January 7, 2015

Shooting sports loaded and ready

4-H shooting sports are slated to begin Wednesday, Jan. 14. The first meeting will take place at 6 p.m. at the Saratoga Library. Louis Braun, the 4-H instructor is signing up children ages 8 to 18 who are interested in shooting sports. Braun said...

 By Staff Report    News    January 7, 2015

Local libraries to host snow programs this month

The Saratoga and Encampment Libraries are sponsoring the program “Snowbound? Snow Problem!” which offers activities for children 0-12. Today, the children will be making snow dough at the library, where they can mold, sculpt and squash the...

 By Liz Wood    Opinion    January 7, 2015

Resolutions break in the New Year

Happy New Year! With a New Year comes resolutions. I am a resolution person. I make resolutions every year, some I break, some I partially succeed at and some I am successful with. I decided to do som...


Encampment shows heart for fire-stricken Dubois

“Together we are stronger!” That was the theme of the fundraiser for fire-stricken Dubois, Wyo. put on by the Encampment School during last Saturday’s basketball games. Job well done Encampment. You raised $1,273 for the Dubois Fire Fund that... Full story



The Carbon County School District No. 2 Speech next meet will be held at Kelly Walsh High School in Casper on Jan. 16. The next meet is Jan. 9 and 10 at Cheyenne Central. The Saratoga Sun staff apologizes for the error....

 By Erik Gantt    News    January 7, 2015

Good ice augured for Fishing Derby

Dana Little, Member Services Manager for the Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce reports that, as of last Friday, the ice on Saratoga Lake thickened to seven or eight inches. "It should be a...

 By Erik Gantt    News    January 7, 2015

Loader stolen from sawmill

Carbon County Undersheriff Archie Roybal stated that a loader was stolen from the Thompson Logging sawmill in Encampment early New Year’s Day. The incident was reported to police at approximately...

 By Staff Report    News    January 7, 2015

Fishing Derby reels in extra prizes

Fishermen registered for the 32nd annual Saratoga Ice Fishing Derby will have a chance to catch one of three Trophy Fish that could be worth $5,000, $10,000 or $20,000, according to Stacy Crimmins, Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce...

 By Erik Gantt    Sports    January 7, 2015

Encampment wins block party

Even though the Encampment boys finished strong, coach Clint Bromley said he thought both teams were a little out of sync coming out of Christmas break. The basketball game between the Tigers and...

 By Liz Wood    Sports    January 7, 2015

Lady Panthers take third at holiday tourney

Saratoga High School Girls’ Basketball coach Scott Bokelman is happy with the performance of his players over the holiday. The Lady Panthers (4-4) took third place at the Fremont County Tournament... Full story

 By Erik Gantt    Sports    January 7, 2015

Lady Tigers easily defeat Dubois

Led by junior Cassidy Little's 16 points, 11 rebounds and four assists the Encampment Lady Tiger's basketball team pulled off a sound win against the Dubois Lady Rams. Other players draining buckets...

 By Liz Wood    Sports    January 7, 2015

Panthers struggle at Fremont Tourney

It took a couple of games at the Fremont Tournament last week for the Saratoga Panthers (2-5) to shake the holiday break, losing two games in a row. By the last game of the tournament, the team was...


Lumber wanted!

Reprint of this story from the January 12, 1900 issue of The Grand Encampment Herald brought to you courtesy of Grandma’s Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community. Crowded with Orders for Months Ahead. Good Opening...

 By Sue Howe    News    January 7, 2015

Settling into the new year

There were four here for Bridge this week. We were open New Year’s Day and had a pretty good turnout for lunch. We delivered lunch to our homebound people as well. I think everything is going to settle down now so I am hoping people are going to...


Police Report

From Dec. 29, 2014 through Jan. 4, 2015 the Saratoga Police Department responded to 122 calls including the following classifications: 5 day check notice (2); 911 hang up (1); abandoned vehicle (1); agency assistance (1); alarm (3); ambulance (1);...


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