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Articles from the January 14, 2015 edition

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 By Liz Wood    News    January 14, 2015

Inferno at the gate

Jason Theesfeld had parked his truck on County Road 408 to open a gate on the Overland Trail Ranch when he noticed his truck was on fire. "I would've kicked dirt on it, if it had been a little fire,"...

 By Liz Wood    News    January 14, 2015

Woman stopped by fake cop

A Riverside woman was pulled over by an unmarked car with flashing red and blue lights around 5 p.m., Saturday evening, according to Carbon County Sheriff Jerry Colson. The man, posing as a plain-clot... Full story

 By Liz Wood    News    January 14, 2015

Power scam

Jason Campbell received a phone call at 3:30 p.m., Jan. 6 with a threat to turn off his power at 4:30 p.m. if he didn’t pay his Carbon Power & Light (CP&L) bill. The caller identified himself as... Full story


Christman/Owen wed

Emily Kay Christman and Dale Cole Owens were joined together in marriage on Sept. 20, 2014, in front of family and friends, at Triple M Ranch of Hahn's Peak Village, Clark, Colo. Pastor Tony Bohrer...

 By Erik Gantt    News    January 14, 2015

New councilman sworn in

Gary Stull was sworn in to the Encampment Town Council as were returning councilwoman Cindy Hamilton and Mayor Gregg Salisbury at Thursday night's meeting of the Encampment Town Council. Major...

 By Staff Report    News    January 14, 2015

VSO to host community blood drive

United Blood Services will be in Saratoga Tuesday to conduct the annual blood drive organized by the Valley Service Organization (VSO). The drive will be from 1 to 5:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Platte Valley Community Center. Roxie Baldwin, VSO...

 By Erik Gantt    News    January 14, 2015

New Saratoga officials sworn in

At the Saratoga Town Council meeting Jan. 6, new Mayor Ed Glode, and councilmen Richard Raymer and Will Faust were sworn in and joined councilwomen Judy Welton and Susan Howe on the town council. More... Full story


PMPC changes hands

Engineering Associates (EA) announced Thursday that it recently acquired PMPC-Civil Engineers in Saratoga. This seven-person firm provides municipal engineering services to a number of towns in south-central Wyoming. PMPC also does civil engineering...

 By Erik Gantt    Opinion    January 14, 2015

Some people's kids ... mine included

So, I was gabbing with the folks on the Encampment Town Council before their meeting on Thursday and the topic of kids and childcare in the Valley came up. An undisclosed source said they would be hap...


Je Suis Charlie

Last week terrorists murdered 12 people in Paris. Ten of those killed worked at Charlie Hebdo, a satirical French magazine based in Paris, because the publication produced and printed irreverent cartoons featuring the Prophet Muhammad. The newspaper...

 By Liz Wood    News    January 14, 2015

Landfill board approves preliminary design

The Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (Landfill Board) is one step closer to having a transfer station, but they still have a long way to go. The Landfill Board met in Encampment on...


VSO to host ski/snowshoe outings

The second in a series of evening snowshoe/cross country ski outings organized by the Valley Service Organization (VSO) is 6:30 on Tuesday at Medicine Bow Lodge on WYO 130. Participants will meet outing coordinator Melanie Fullman at the lodge...

 By Erik Gantt    News    January 14, 2015

Former Valley Foods employee charged with felony theft

Based on Circuit Court, Second Judicial District, Carbon County, Wyo., records, Eden Ahon Deorio has been charged with felony theft of more than $1,000 from Valley Foods grocery store in Saratoga....

 By Liz Wood    Business    January 14, 2015

Chamber members humbled by awards

The business people of Saratoga celebrated a successful year with the Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce and recognized those who were selected and voted on by their peers. The Saratoga Resort...


Ice road fishers

The Saratoga Ice Fishing Derby has become an annual tradition for four men from Wheatland, Wyo. Doug Kinsley has been coming to the fishing derby for 15 years. Kinsley started coming with this...

 By Liz Wood    Sports    January 14, 2015

Lady Panthers stage second-half comeback win

Even though the Saratoga Lady Panthers (5-4) were down by 12 at the half, they staged a second-half comeback led by junior Meredith Lincoln's 30 points. They pulled off a win against 1A Little Snake...

 By Liz Wood    Sports    January 14, 2015

Grapplers go up against top competition, come away with four medals

In their first tournament after the winter break, the Saratoga High School Wrestling team had some pretty tough competition going up against some of the best 3A and 4A wrestlers in the state. Four...

 By Liz Wood    Sports    January 14, 2015

Panthers bow to Rattlers despite hot second half

The Saratoga Panthers (2-6) lost to Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) Rattlers (1-0, 7-4) 54-38 Friday night at their home gym. The first quarter was low scoring with the Panthers only gaining 7 points...

 By Erik Gantt    Sports    January 14, 2015

Lady Tigers snakebit after taming Wildcats

The Encampment Lady Tigers (6-4) started their weekend with a win against the Walden, Colo. Lady Wildcats (4-2). The Lady Tigers took Walden 51-25 in a game where Encampment held a 23-3 lead at the...


2015 Shane Shatto Memorial Tournament Results for Saratoga

126 - Daynon Mowry Champ. Round 1 - Daynon Mowry received a bye Champ. Round 2 - Daynon Mowry (won by major decision over Micah Swann (Cheyenne South) (MD 15-4) Quarterfinal - Lizandro Hernandez (Cherokee Trail High School, CO) won by decision over...

 By Erik Gantt    Sports    January 14, 2015

Tigers double up on Wildcats, fall to Rattlers

The Encampment boys basketball team doubled the score of the North Park Wildcats and then had their lowest scoring game in a loss to the Little Snake River Rattlers this weekend. Encampment (8-10)...


Police Report

From Jan. 5, 2014 through Jan. 11, 2015 the Saratoga Police Department responded to 95 calls including the following classifications: 911 hang up (1); agency assistance (1); alarm (1); animal problem (1); bar check (3); business checks (22); citizen...


School menus

Saratoga Schools Breakfast Wednesday – Breakfast pizza or cereal and cheese stick, fruit or juice, milk. Thursday – Breakfast burrito or cereal and cheese stick, fruit or juice, milk. Monday – Cheese omelet and snack cracker or cereal and...


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