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Articles from the January 8, 2014 edition

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 By Mike Dunn    News    January 8, 2014

Grand Ol' Gal of the Valley turns 120 years old

Celebration on the menu for Friday night The Hotel Wolf and Restaurant is filled with more than just fresh prime rib. Inside those brick walls are several years of history - 120 years of history to...


Obituary: Georgia M. Lewellen

Georgia M. Lewellen, age 92 of Encampment, died Dec.30, 2013 at Regional Hospital in Spearfish, S.D. A memorial service will be held an 11 a.m. Jan. 13, 2014 at the Encampment Presbyterian Church in...


Obituary: Cordel Hockley

Cordel Hockley passed away Jan. 2, 2014, he was 16 years old. Cord was born to Debra and Steven Hockley on Jan. 1, 1998 in Laramie, Wyo. Cord was a sophomore at Saratoga Middle/High School. He loved...


Obituary: Jim Berger

Jim Berger, long-time Saratoga rancher, passed away at age 85 at his home in Saratoga on Jan. 5, 2014, surrounded by his family. Jim lived 72 years in Wyoming, after moving from his childhood home in...


Wyoming, on a first-name basis

I have written about how everyone waves at each other around here and I have detailed some of the curmudgeons scampering about the Valley. If I didn’t know better, I’d say this is a friendly...


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 8, 2014

$3.6 trillion investment needed to revive nation's infrastructure

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its annual “report card” for America’s infrastructure and grades were less than adequate this year. Town Engineer Chuck Bartlett shared...

 By Staff Report    Sports    January 8, 2014

4-H shooting starting date targeted

The 4-H shooting sports is cocked and ready to go for its 2014 season. Kids 8-18 years old will have an opportunity to compete in a variety of shooting sports throughout the year. Events include air rifle, air pistol, .22 rifle, .22 pistol, archery,... Full story

 By Mike Dunn    News    January 8, 2014

Grants essential in river restoration

Editor’s note: This is the third story in a series of stories about the river restoration project on the Upper North Platte River. Reconstructing the North Platte River is not going to be an easy...

 By Liz Wood    News    January 8, 2014

Forest Service sets minimum snow depth for snowmobiles

In November, the Medicine Bow National Forest Service announced that minor modifications were made to their winter travel Special Order. The Order sets a minimum snow depth of approximately 12 inches...

 By Liz Wood    News    January 8, 2014

JPB looks for wastewater grant approval

The Saratoga/Carbon County Joint Powers Board should hear this week if the Mineral Royalty Grant has been recommended for approval. The official approval will be decided on Jan. 16. If approved, the d...

 By Staff Report    News    January 8, 2014

Mrs. Wyoming search begins

The search has begun for Mrs. Wyoming 2014. Sheree Lynch, Executive Director of the Mrs. Wyoming pageant is searching for a candidate to represent Saratoga in the state and nationwide competition. The Mrs. Wyoming pageant is held once a year to... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    January 8, 2014


In the Jan. 1 issue of the Saratoga Sun, it was reported that Robert Nichols, who had been soaking at the Saratoga Hot Pools, was picked up by the ambulance at 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 28. However, Carbon County Coroner Paul Zamora said the ambulance...

 By Doug Radunich    News    January 8, 2014

Carbon County Museum gets new digs

Museum purchases historic downtown building A new historic home is now on the horizon for the Carbon County Museum in Rawlins. Carbon County Commissioners and the Carbon County Museum finalized the...

 By Staff Report    News    January 8, 2014

Police Report

From Dec. 30, 2013 to Jan. 5, 2014, the Saratoga Police Department responded to 121 calls including the following classifications: Abandoned vehicle (1); agency assistance (3); ambulance (2); assist business (1); bar check (11); business checks...


Double R Land closing after 15 years

After 15 years of selling real estate, the doors are closing at Double R Land Company. Owner Richard Rakness, who will be 82 years old this year, began working in real estate 25 years ago after...

 By Staff Report    News    January 8, 2014

Veterans service officer to visit Saratoga

A veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services in Saratoga this month. Veterans will have an opportunity to discuss state and federal veterans’ benefits, Department of Veterans Affairs... Full story


Panthers place second at Fremont tourney

Saratoga’s varsity boys’ basketball team managed a second-place ranking at the Fremont County Shootout, after succumbing to a 60-point loss from the unstoppable Wyoming Indian. The Panthers won...


Five grapplers make top five at Colorado invite

Five Saratoga wrestlers scored top five placings at the West Grand Invitational wrestling tournament last month. Jacob Wells was the top placer, with second place in the 285 pound division. Bradley...


Obituary: Larry Arthur Zampedri

Larry Arthur Zampedri, loving son of Pauline Frances Grohar and Serafino Zampedri, was born on June 24, 1948 in Rock Springs, Wyo. A dedicated husband, father and friend, Larry passed away suddenly on Dec. 19, 2013. In addition to three...

 By Staff Report    News    January 8, 2014

Reflections: New Year's resolutions from 1904

Reprint of this story from the Jan. 1, 1904, issue of The Grand Encampment Herald brought to you courtesy of Grandma’s Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community. SQUIBUETTES - New Year’s Resolutions Turn over a new...

 By Sue Howe    Lifestyles    January 8, 2014

Sweater contest a success

There were two tables here for Bridge on Monday Dec. 23. High winners were Mary Alice Sjoden and Sheila Johnson. There was a tie for second high between Lee Groshart and Bob Johnson and Glee Johnson and Kristi Groshart. There were six people here...


Residents celebrate new year

At Deseret Health and Rehab, residents enjoyed many activities throughout the week. Each night during the week, residents watched Turner Classic Movies in the evening. Games throughout the week provided fun and laughter. On Sunday afternoon, four...

 By Staff Report    News    January 8, 2014

Speech team earns back to back 1A/2A championships

The Carbon County School District No. 2 Speech Team went into winter break as 1A/2A champions and started off 2014 with a 1A/2A championship. On Dec. 20 and 21, the speech team traveled to Cheyenne East High School Tournament to compete against 30...


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