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Obituary: Brian Aikin

Brian Aikin, 51, passed away on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at the Northern Nevada Medical Center surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born Aug. 5, 1962 to his mother Jane and his father Donald in Las Vegas, Nev. He attended Valley High...

 

Obituary: George Robert Aydelott

George Robert Aydelott, 90, formerly of Rawlins, died Jan. 1, 2014, at Life Care Center of Cheyenne. He was born Aug. 18, 1923, in Duluth, Minn., to Vergal and Mayme (Clausson) Aydelott. When he was three years old, his family left Minnesota and...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 15, 2014

Book Discussion is "The Kite Runner"

The Carbon County Library System announced they are starting their Book Discussion Groups this week. Discussion groups are free and open to all adults. The Encampment and Riverside group will meet from 7-9 p.m. tomorrow at the Encampment/Riverside...

 
 By Mike Dunn    Business    January 15, 2014

Chamber recognizes entities and individuals for their commitment

In a crowded room at the Platte Valley Community Center, several members of Valley businesses gathered for the Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet. The Chamber of...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 15, 2014

VSO blood drive coming

The upcoming United Blood Services blood drive was discussed at Thursday’s meeting of the Valley Service Organization (VSO), sponsor of the project. The drive is scheduled from noon to 5:30 p.m., Jan. 28, in the Great Hall at the Platte Valley...

 
 By Mike Dunn    Opinion    January 15, 2014

Learning doesn't end with college graduation

This past month I’ve had to do a lot of learning. I’ve had to figure out bank accounts, car insurance, how to register as an official Wyoming resident (which is much harder than it seems). In addi... Full story

 

The Eagle Has Landed (and that's the problem)

A fellow employee came into the office last week bearing a package – the sad body of a recently deceased eagle. Not the type of “gift” one might want to receive during the holidays (or ever). The eagle had been struck and killed by a vehicle... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 15, 2014

Saratoga pumped more than 179 million gallons of water in 2013

In the first Saratoga/Carbon County Joint Powers Board meeting of the year, Board members examined the previous year’s water usage and discussed future projects for the Board. The board said that during December, 9,462,242 gallons of water were...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    January 15, 2014

Mayor drops Ordinance 822

The Saratoga Town Council passed two resolutions in their Jan. 7 meeting. Resolution 2013-06 pertains to the Community Development Block Grant and Loan Program which will assist in financing the...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    January 15, 2014

Commissioners, museum staff share information, concerns

The Carbon County Museum announced they are well on their way to entering their new location at the Ferguson building at the Carbon County Commissioners meeting on Jan. 7. Lauren Hunley, the...

 

Clarification

In the Dec. 4, 2013 issue of the Saratoga Sun, Encampment School student and guest columnist Jennifer Morgan described her perception of an incident involving the Little Snake River Valley junior varsity volleyball team. What she did not include in... Full story

 
 By Doug Radunich    News    January 15, 2014

SCWEMS, dog clinic top Riverside's town agenda

Council member Leroy Stephenson informed the Riverside Town Council at their regular town council meeting Thursday that Heidi Sifford was named the new coordinator of the South Central Wyoming...

 
 By Doug Radunich    News    January 15, 2014

Encampment looks ahead to winter carnival

With local holiday season festivities all wrapped up, Encampment Town Council members were looking forward to more winter fun with the Sierra Madre Winter Carnival. Earlier in Thursday’s town...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 15, 2014

Public input sought for Snowy Range Travel Management

The U.S. Forest Service, Brush Creek-Hayden (BCH) Ranger District, is seeking public input to help develop future proposals for the West Side Snowy Range Travel Management Project. The analysis area for the project is located on the west side of the...

 

Memories shared at the Hotel Wolf

The Hotel Wolf was standing room only most of Friday night as customers and friends came to celebrate with the Campbells the 120th anniversary of the Hotel Wolf. The Campbells have owned the Wolf for...

 

Lady Panthers bite back

After a 19-point loss to Little Snake River last month, Saratoga's Lady Panthers fought back with a vengeance to take down the Lady Rattlers Saturday with a close 50-47 score. The Lady Panthers...

 

Grapplers earn four medals at Douglas Invite

It was an exciting weekend of wrestling for the Saratoga Panthers, as four of them made top-five placements at the 2014 Shane Shatto Memorial Tournament in Douglas. Panthers Thomas Ingleby and Trey...

 

Tigers keep winning stride

Encampment High School's varsity boys' basketball team is on a roll this season, winning their seventh game of the season with a 61-52 victory over the Dubois Rams. The Tigers now have a 7-1 non-confe...

 

SMS Panthers tip off season

The Saratoga Middle School Girls Basketball season is now underway, with winning games played against Hanna-Elk Mountain-Medicine Bow (HEM) and Little Snake River. The A Team kicked off the season...

 

Panthers get bit by Rattlers

Saratoga High School's varsity boys' basketball team suffered another home loss Saturday, with a 52-66 bite from Little Snake River's Rattlers. With Saturday's loss and Friday's 35-59 loss against...

 

Lady Tigers dehorn Rams 52-28

After an even matchup in the first half, Encampment's Lady Tigers proved their power Monday to eventually crush the Dubois Lady Rams for a second time 52-28. The first half of the game at Dubois saw...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 15, 2014

Weather quiets speech team

Snow and snow-covered roads prohibited the Carbon County School District No. 2 Speech Team from traveling to Worland for competition Friday. Results from the Jan. 3 and 4 competition were reported. Head coach Brenda Ostendorf reported that Becca Trea...

 

Fishing, family, food, fun and fellowship

There are three types of people in the world of ice fishing: people who ice fish recreationally, fishermen who habitually head out to the lake ... Then there are the Hytreks. If you look towards...

 

Reflections: Broken bones at Cow Creek, low river flow for North Platte

101 years ago Jan. 16, 1913 Broke leg Paul Hopkins, on Cow Creek, had the misfortune to have his horse fall with him Friday, while handling some cattle, and broke his right leg about four inches below the knee, both bones. Dr. Price was called from...

 

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