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Articles from the November 13, 2013 edition

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 By Liz Wood    News    November 13, 2013

Wyoming ignored in public EPA sessions

The Environmental Protection Agency held public sessions on its regulations for carbon emissions for new coal-fired plants and not one session was scheduled in the top 10 coal producing states,...


Obituary: Richard A. Williams

Richard A. Williams, 85, of Encampment, left this earth Nov. 7, 2013 while living at his daughter’s home in Cheyenne. He was born July 7, 1928 in Laramie to Evan John and Bessie Stewart Williams and spent his early years in several locations in... Full story


Obituary: Jessie Covey/McDowell

Jessie F. “Nonnie” Covey, 87, died Nov. 3, 2013, in Rawlins. Memorial services took place Wednesday at the Wamsutter Baptist Church. Allen Shelton officiated. Nonnie was born March 25, 1926 in Nettleton, Ark., to parents Pearl (Hudson) and D.H....

 By Zachary Laux    News    November 13, 2013

Saratoga considering grant for Master Plan

Voices of the Valley (VOV) pitched a $50,000 grant idea to the Saratoga Town Council, an idea the council voted to pursue. The grant, if awarded, will pay for a comprehensive master plan for the town...

 By Liz Wood    Opinion    November 13, 2013

From the Hip: Veterans can be thanked every day

Did you thank a veteran Monday? There were plenty of opportunities with Veterans Day services held all over the Platte Valley. When I was growing up, we didn’t have assemblies for Veterans Day at...


Sun Editorial: EPA needs to hear your voice

Coal-fired plants are being threatened. The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. There is one major problem with this proposal. The technology to reduce carbon dioxide emissions... Full story

 By Zachary Laux    News    November 13, 2013

Overflowing town dumpsters get attention

Town-leased dumpsters may be off limits for residential use, according to conversations in the Nov. 5 Saratoga Town Council meeting. According to Carbon County Commissioner Sue Jones, who also serves... Full story


Eye of the Tiger: Hunting down deer herd numbers

Wyoming Game and Fish is affecting my life personally. When I was between the ages of 5 and 6 my dad and I would take drives along a county road and admire hundreds of deer that we would see any given evening. To this day I often take the very same d... Full story


Eye of the Tiger: Wrestling with a weighty dilemma

There is a “disease” out there. It is infecting the young, the adults, and even the elderly. The “disease” is obesity. I should not call obesity a disease; it is a problem, but not a disease. We claim obesity is a disease because we want to... Full story


Pick up sticks

A wreck about 18 miles north of Saratoga Monday looks like a game of "Pick Up Stix" after a tractor-trailer hauling lumber rolled on east side of Highway 130 because of strong winds. The driver,... Full story


Affordable Care Act meeting coming to Carbon County

Carbon County residents interested in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can soon learn more about who can be helped and affected by the program. On behalf of Wyoming Senior Citizens Inc., two Carbon...


Fall sport athletes receive All-State/All-Conference honors

Nine Platte Valley student athletes received All-State or All-Conference recognition for their 2013 fall sports season performance. Athletes who received All-State included Saratoga High School cross...


HEM grad provides healing hands for athletes

As a natural helper and sports enthusiast, Hanna-Elk Mountain-Medicine Bow graduate and athletic trainer Sonnie (Palm) Neiman is making sure injured high school student athletes get back on the field...

 By Liz Wood    News    November 13, 2013

The gift of hearing: Memory of pioneers moves 110-year-old church into 21st Century

When parishioners quit coming to church because they couldn't hear the sermons, the memorial committee of the Encampment Presbyterian Church knew they had to take action. Thanks to memorial donations...


Reflections: Buffalo Bill's dreams for Grand Encampment

Reprint of this story from the November 13, 1903 issue of The Grand Encampment Herald brought to you courtesy of Grandma’s Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community. BUFFALO BILL IN CAMP “How can I drive tunnels at... Full story


New flagpole dedicated

Hi, everybody! Well it appears winter is here and so is the awful time change. I hope I’m not the only one who has trouble adjusting to it. We had a great birthday and anniversary dinner Oct. 18, and would like to thank Debbie Easterling, Janet... Full story


Getting ready for Veterans Day

At Deseret Health and Rehab, residents enjoyed many activities throughout the week. The Activity Department offers a wide variety of activities each week to meet the residents’ interests, as well as the physical, mental and psychological... Full story


Bridge and poppies

There were not enough people to play Bingo this week. There were three tables for Duplicate Bridge on Monday. High winners were Barb Wise and Gertrude Herold. It is nice to have Jane back with us. However, it has been fun to have Ed and Sandy here... Full story

 By Zachary Laux    News    November 13, 2013

CCSD 2 starts open forum

Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD 2) implemented a new online forum, which can be found on its website. The new forum allows community members, teachers, administrators and others interested... Full story

 By Zachary Laux    News    November 13, 2013

Carbon County school districts talk student attendance enforcement

Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD 2) wants to give its attendance policy more teeth. CCSD 2 and Carbon County School District 1 administrators met with the Carbon County Attorney’s Office...

 By Zachary Laux    News    November 13, 2013

Children's Art Show takes on new programs

The eighth annual Blackhawk Children's Art Show is getting new stars come Dec. 11. For the past seven years, the Blackhawk Art Gallery hosted the Children's Art Show, with proceeds benefitting either... Full story

 By Zachary Laux    News    November 13, 2013

CCSD 2 board members explore superintendent search options

Editor’s note: Read more about the superintendent search for CCSD 2 in a future edition of the Saratoga Sun. The search for a new superintendent for Carbon County School District No. 2 will need...


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