Articles from the November 3, 2021 edition


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  • CRT 'not promoted' by district

    Joshua Wood|Nov 3, 2021

    The teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT) hasn’t been outright banned by Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2). Instead, a resolution passed by the CCSD2 Board of Trustees on October 18 states neither teachers nor staff within the district will promote CRT “or similar ideologies”. The unanimous passage of the resolution comes one month after the board discussed the topic during a September 20 work session at Saratoga Elementary School. CRT, which began as a legal framework in the 1970s...

  • Allen Wayne Scott, Jr.

    Nov 3, 2021

    Allen Wayne Scott, Jr., 63, passed away on October 13, 2021 in Cheyenne. He was born on July 6, 1958 in Madison, WI to Allen Wayne Scott, Sr. and Kathleen Beck. He was interred at Cheyenne National Cemetery on Friday, October 29, 2021. To view the online obituary, please visit www.wrcfuneral.com....

  • John William Huntley

    Nov 3, 2021

    John William Huntley, 67 of Saratoga Wyoming, passed away October 17, 2021, at the Salt Lake Regional Hospital in Salt Lake City Utah. John was born on February 18, 1954, in Rawlins Wyoming. He attended school in Saratoga and graduated from the Saratoga High School. On July 7th, 1973, John and Melody Ann Ledbetter were married in Saratoga. John was a loving husband, father to two children, grandfather to one granddaughter, and a great grandfather to three boys. John loved square dancing,...

  • Terry Lee Hall

    Nov 3, 2021

    Terry Lee Hall, a resident of Saratoga, Wyoming, passed away on October 25, 2021 at his home at the age of 77 years. Terry was born on January 29, 1944 to Roland Dean Hall and Hazel Roberta Hall. Terry quit school when he was in the 7th grade "because he knew more than the teachers," but unbeknownst to anyone in the family, at the age of 50 he got his GED so he could go to college for his Auto CAD certificate. He learned many trades throughout his life, but his true passions were construction...

  • Thanksgiving delivered

    Staff Report|Nov 3, 2021

    Platte Valley Helping Hands (PVHH) will continue to provide their Annual Free Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner, but with the same limitations as last year, due to the continued spread of Covid-19 in the area. All meals will be delivered to homes by volunteers. No meals will be served on site. Last year PVHH delivered 116 meals and hope to deliver even more this year. These free meals are made possible by the generous donations they received from last year’s meals. This traditional Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, dressing, potatoes & gravy, h...

  • Against Critical Race Theory

    Nov 3, 2021

    Editor, I commend the Carbon County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees for unanimously adopting a resolution addressing the teaching of Critical Race Theory. Your resolution takes aggressive pro-active action against a divisive, destructive theory that should not be promoted in a public school classroom. Thank you, Mark Jones Saratoga, Wyoming...

  • For Critical Race Theory

    Nov 3, 2021

    Dear Editor, As long as I can remember, truth has been feared.. But, our educational system is the cornerstone of our country and it is important that we teach our children the facts. With few exceptions teachers have been very diligent about doing this without injecting personal bias or belief. Those who don’t rarely keep their jobs. Perhaps it is time to trust them while setting careful parameters. While I fully support parents weighing in on curriculum, I am appalled that it happens because of misinformation from media and alarmists. Back i...

  • Copeland to retire

    Joshua Wood|Nov 3, 2021

    Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) Superintendent Jim Copeland will retire effective June 30, 2022. “It is with mixed feelings I submit my resignation,” wrote Copeland in a letter submitted during the October 18 meeting of the CCSD2 Board of Trustees. “I plan to retire after 45 years in public education - the last eight of which have been as superintendent of Carbon County School District No. 2. It has been such a blessing to me to be able to serve alongside a great Board, a wonde...

  • Kicking the can

    Joshua Wood|Nov 3, 2021

    Though the Town of Saratoga is well into the Fiscal Year 2021/2022, work is continuing on the audit for Fiscal Year 2019/2020. During the October 19 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, Mayor Creed James informed the rest of the council the audit had been “a lot more in depth” than the auditors-Fagnant, Lewis & Brinda-had originally anticipated. Due to the increased amount of work, Tim Fixter of Fagnant, Lewis & Brinda had submitted a change order as it was believed it would require an addition...

  • The counsel of women

    Mike Armstrong|Nov 3, 2021

    Wyoming is known as the Equality State as it was the first in the United States to give women the right to vote. There may have been some self-serving reasons by men in power during that time but, from that time in 1870 when women voted in Wyoming, the United States went on the track of equality. The 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920 and all women could vote in the country. On March 22, 1972, the Equal Rights Amendment was passed by the U.S. Senate and sent to the states for ratification....

  • Tigers plunder Guernsey-Sunrise

    Joshua Wood|Nov 3, 2021

    With the regular season over, eight teams in 1A Six-Man Football sought to punch their ticket to the semi-final playoff rounds on October 29. All four of those spots are now held by the four teams from the 1A West Conference. The Encampment Tigers, just three years into their program, hosted their first playoff game in school history as they welcomed the Guernsey-Sunrise Vikings. While the Tigers entered the playoffs as the No. 2 Seed in the 1A West and a conference record of 4-1,...

  • Rattlers continue striking

    Mike Armstrong|Nov 3, 2021

    The Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) Rattlers are closer to the state championship after they took the Kaycee Buckaroos out of contention on October 29, racking up a score of 62-8. The 8 points scored against the Rattlers happened in the 1st half on a long run. Head coach Jack Cobb wasn’t upset since LSRV had a couple scores already, but he didn’t want to see any more points scored. The defense dug in, and the Buckaroos saw no more points. “Kaycee is a physical team and their quarterback (Harley...

  • Lady Panthers head to State

    Micky Jones|Nov 3, 2021

    The Saratoga Lady Panthers clawed into the 1A West Regional Volleyball Tournament over the weekend. Traveling north to Lander, the Lady Panthers faced four separate teams and were able to advance to the state championships. The Lady Panthers first challenged the Burlington Lady Huskies and Little Snake River Lady Rattlers on Friday. On Saturday the Lady Panthers clashed with Farson-Eden Lady Pronghorns as well as the Meteetseetse Lady Longhorns. “We had a really great regional tournament o...

  • LSRV rattles their way to State

    Joshua Wood|Nov 3, 2021

    The Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) Lady Rattlers have officially punched their ticket to the 1A State Volleyball Championship. Entering as the No. 2 West Seed, the Lady Rattlers went 2-1 over the weekend as they competed in the 1A West Regional Tournament in Lander. LSRV fought through the Ten Sleep Lady Pioneers and the Saratoga Lady Panthers before facing the Cokeville Lady Panthers in the Championship Round of the regional tournament. Lady Rattlers vs. Lady Pioneers The Lady Rattlers...

  • Good to be together again

    Mike Armstrong|Nov 3, 2021

    The Wyoming Hospitality and Tourism Fall Summit was held in Sheridan on October 20 and 21. The common statement made by leaders and attendees was how good it was to have the conference in person instead of by Zoom, which happened last year. "I was so grateful we had Zoom and other virtual networks to stay connected," Wyoming Office of Tourism Executive Director Diane Shober said. "But face to face is so much more engaging when you see the full person. Body language is important to non-verbal...

  • Getting gardens ready for winter

    Mike Armstrong|Nov 3, 2021

    Garden boxes are at the new community garden site and the Hanna Agricultural Resource Committee (HART) is working hard to get them ready before winter sets in. There are 31 boxes in total, which had been supplied by C. J. Mahon Construction. The company made a deal with HART and Carbon County School District No. 2, which owned the land where the former community garden resided. If they could have the land for their cement manufacturing site, the construction company would build HART a garden...

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