Articles from the February 2, 2023 edition


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  • But, I don't want to leave

    Feb 2, 2023

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  • Missing Saratoga man found

    Virginia Parker|Feb 2, 2023

    The Carbon County Sheriff’s office received a missing person report on the evening of Thursday, January 19. Searchers were called out to try and locate a missing Saratoga man. The victim, Neal Lee Forbes, was found approximately four hours after the call came in to dispatch. The vehicle was found about 50 yards off the road in a remote area of Encampment, stuck in the snow. Members of the Carbon County Office of Emergency Management, Carbon County Sheriff’s office and Saratoga and Enc...

  • GEM Director publishes second book

    Virginia Parker|Feb 2, 2023

    When Tim Nicklas came to the Grand Encampment Museum (GEM) as the new director in 2018, he had already published one book and several historical articles. Nicklas said he loves to write, especially historical narratives. He began writing 'around the turn of the century', for the Winter Park Manifest, a small town newspaper. Nicklas has always been fascinated by history and the connections in the communities where he lived. Nicklas was working for the Grand County Historical Society Museum when...

  • Five fatalities on Interstate 80 - Arkansas community mourns

    Virginia Parker|Feb 2, 2023

    Five young people were lost Sunday, January 22. They were returning from a week long visit to a Bible college in Jackson Hole. The five victims were from Pulaski County, Arkansas. At 6:52 p.m. Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) received a report that a Dodge Ram 3500 was driving east in the westbound lane of Interstate 80– just east of Rawlins. A few minutes later, WHP was notified the wrong-way driver had been in a collision with other vehicles. The driver, Arthur Nelson of Utah, collided with a s...

  • Neal Lee Forbes

    Feb 2, 2023

    Neal Lee Forbes, born in Sterling, Colorado, on July 31, 1952, passed away on January 19, 2023, near his home northeast of Saratoga, Wyoming. He was born to Cliff and Madaline (Morris) Forbes, and he and his older sister Judy (Dixon) were raised throughout the western United States and spent five formative years in Brazil, Argentina, and Peru. In the early 1960s, the family moved to Rawlins, Wyoming, where they opened a Western Auto store in 1963. One of Neal's responsibilities at the store was...

  • Bruce William White

    Feb 2, 2023

    Bruce White, age 70, the founder of the Brush Creek Luxury Ranch Collection and chairman of industry-leading hotel company White Lodging, died on Thursday, January 19, surrounded by his family. He had been undergoing treatment for cancer. Born in Gary, Indiana, the son of Dean & Barbara White, Bruce grew up in Crown Point, Indiana. Bruce was a proud graduate of Purdue University, where he later served on its Board of Trustees. Bruce continued his support of Purdue through various benefactor...

  • Bee-lining it to state

    Staff Report|Feb 2, 2023

    On Friday, January 20, Saratoga students participated in the Scripp's Spelling Bee, which was held at the Platte Valley Community Center. There were 46 contestants in the Bee from grades 2-8. Cooper Smith, a 6th grader, won the competition by spelling "configuration" correctly. Ryan Follum, a 5th grader, took 2nd place and Stetson Patzer, also a 5th grader, took 3rd after competing in a spell-off with 4 other students. All participants received a certificate of participation and a candy bar....

  • Celebrating equality

    Virginia Parker|Feb 2, 2023

    The 2023 Senior Lady Tiger athletes created a timeline to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX (Equal Opportunity in Education Act) at Encampment School. The Equal Opportunity in Education Act provided all students, both male and female, the opportunity to participate in all sports and join clubs without discrimination. In 1972 Title IX was enacted as part of the Education Amendments of that year. It prohibits sex-based discrimination in any school or any other education program that...

  • A free meal

    Staff Report|Feb 2, 2023

    Come, eat, visit, and enjoy a complimentary meal and fellowship as everyone is invited to “Gather at the Table” Monday, Feb. 6, 2023, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Saratoga Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall on the corner of 3rd and Bridge Streets. The sponsoring committee urges everyone—especially the hungry, lonely, depressed and tired of winter—to just show up with friends and family as there is no charge, no reservations, no preaching and no restrictions, Just food, fun and fellowship. Featured will be a menu of meat and vegetable kabobs,...

  • Recollecting my cure for MA items

    Mike Armstrong|Feb 2, 2023

    I have a memory that is quite stellar when it comes to remembering the past, or at least I have been told by friends and family. I can actually recall events which happened as young as two. I never gave it much thought, but my sister Michelle has pointed out, not everyone is like this. She doesn’t remember a lot of our childhood and teenage years. Michelle isn’t amnesiac or anything, but I often remember things and times she really doesn’t–even the details, as often as not. Many of my close f...

  • Governor Gordon and other Republican Governors Oppose President Biden's WOTUS Rule

    Staff Report|Feb 2, 2023

    Governor Mark Gordon and 24 other Republican governors issued a joint letter to President Joe Biden opposing the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule and are calling on him to delay implementation until the U.S. Supreme Court issues a ruling in Sackett v. EPA. The Governors argue that President Biden’s most recent revision only further complicates the efforts to create certainty for rural communities. They make the case that the Biden Administration’s overburdensome bureaucratic agenda could not come at a worse time for American fam...

  • Editorial Cartoon

    Feb 2, 2023

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  • Bringing focus on womens health

    Staff Report|Feb 2, 2023

    Jolena Martin, PA-C will join the Platte Valley Clinic where she will provide care to patients three days a week beginning February 6th. Martin will also be part of the team at the North Platte Valley Medical Center when it opens. A physician assistant for 18 years, Martin brings with her a wide range of clinical experience in primary care, family practice, obstetrics/gynecology, and urgent care, with a passion for women's health. Martin completed her studies at Southern Illinois...

  • 2023 Ron Thon Memorial results

    Feb 2, 2023

    7 Anthony Campbell placed 5th and scored 12.0 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Campbell won by major decision over Alexander Tippetts (Rocky Mountain) (Maj 8-0) Champ. Round 2 - Campbell won in the ultimate tie breaker over Kash Carpenter (Lander Valley) (UTB 3-3) Quarterfinal - Campbell won by decision over Andrew Shrader (Douglas) (Dec 5-0) Semifinal - Konner Frost (Riverton) won by decision over Campbell (Dec 5-0) Cons. Semi - Cooper Meyer (Wheatland) won in sudden victory - 1 over Campbell (SV-1 8-3) 5th Place Match - Campbell won by...

  • Panthers stay undefeated

    Mike Armstrong|Feb 2, 2023

    The weather canceled a lot of games this past week for teams in Carbon County, but there was one game which was played on January 28 that had the Saratoga High School Panther basketball team stay undefeated. It was an important game to the Panthers according to head basketball coach Jason Williams, because it was a conference game. "That is our focus right now," Williams said. "To win every conference game we can, to get the best possible seed for the postseason." Williams said the Panther team...

  • A difficult game

    Virginia Parker|Feb 2, 2023

    Saturday's game started off with Encampment winning the tip off, but the Tigers just couldn't keep up enough momentum to win the game. At the end of the first quarter it looked like the Tigers might be on a roll with 21 points to Saratoga's 23. Unfortunately, the girls had only picked up 3 points versus the Panthers additional 9 by the end of the second quarter. Allison Bromley made 5 points in the first few minutes of the fourth quarter, and Kayla Smith made a free throw bringing the Tigers'...

  • Unstoppable on the court

    Virginia Parker|Feb 2, 2023

    The Saratoga Lady Panthers swept in to Encampment on Saturday with winning on their mind. The Panthers grabbed the game in the first quarter and never let up. Encampment's Lady Tigers won the tip in the first quarter but couldn't hold on to the ball, ending that quarter with Saratoga leading 23-21. In the third quarter Saratoga stayed ahead 9-3, the fourth quarter ended at 21-8, giving the Panthers the win at 53-32. Coach Heather Bartlett was very happy with the game. She said, "we were really...

  • 2023 Marks 75th Anniversary for Crazy Horse Memorial

    Staff Report|Feb 2, 2023

    It has been 75 years since the first blast began to reveal the likeness of Lakota leader Crazy Horse in the granite on Thunderhead Mountain in southwestern South Dakota. Over the years, as the sculpture began to take shape, so did the mission of the Memorial. "We are excited to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Crazy Horse Memorial," said Crazy Horse Memorial CEO Whitney Rencountre. "We would like to honor the work of all those who have contributed to Crazy Horse Memorial: past, present, and...

  • This week at the Care Center

    Feb 2, 2023

    by Tom Mansfied, Activity Volunteer The Activity Director and her assistants offered another week of activities both morning and afternoon. On Monday, residents worked out to Sittercise in the morning and listened to Valentine Trivia in the afternoon. On Tuesday, the morning found residents playing Mexican Train Dominoes. In the afternoon, residents participated in Arts and Craft painting wooden valentines. On Wednesday, residents came out to the dining room for hair and nail care in the always popular Beauty Shop. The afternoon found...

  • 2023 Winter Carnival

    Feb 2, 2023

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