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Articles from the May 1, 2013 edition

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In the woods: Walk, watch & wonder

Greetings and welcome from the Brush Creek - Hayden Ranger District here in Saratoga! My goal for this new column is to share information about local wildlife, the changing seasons, and forest-related events you might enjoy. It might even help you...

 By Zachary Laux    News    May 1, 2013

CCSD 2 says three is the magic number: Board votes to cut three teaching positions, looks at other potential cuts

After several months of long budget discussions, Carbon County School District No. 2 decided three was the magic number for a sound budget. The CCSD 2 School Board voted Thursday to cut three...

 By Doug Radunich    News    May 1, 2013

Inspired to write: High school student writers receive tips from Joshua Wood

High school student writers receive tips from Joshua Wood Aspiring writers from HEM High School shared works and words of wisdom with Saratoga-based writer Joshua Wood at a special literary dinner Apr...

 By Zachary Laux    News    May 1, 2013

Town tackles budget

The overall budgetary goal of the town of Saratoga is to sustain what it already has. According to the town’s new treasurer, Joe Elder, the goal is realistic within the proposed budget. “We kind...


Video: Encampment School Play

Check out this video featuring highlights of the Encampment School play and a brief interview with the play's creators.... Full story

 By Doug Radunich    Sports    May 1, 2013

Two Tigers qualify for state track

Encampment High School contributed two state qualifiers from the team’s weekend track meets in Rawlins and Saratoga. Waddie Love pre-qualified for state with his first-place shot put throw of...

 By Zachary Laux    Opinion    May 1, 2013

Zac Attack: Taking the plunge

I’m getting married at the end of this month, and I think my life will remain intact. People say it is a huge leap and a drastic change. I should know. For the past year, people I know, and even...

 By Sue Howe    Lifestyles    May 1, 2013

Snowbirds returning to center

We had seven stay for Bingo. Two-dollar winners were Pat Faust, Berneil McCord, Winnie Allen, Madaline Forbes and Merle Starr. Madaline Forbes and Winnie Allen shared a $2 round, while Grace Johnston won the $3 blackout round. There were two tables...


Volunteers honored at annual tea

At Deseret Health and Rehab, residents enjoyed many activities throughout the week. The activities department offers a wide variety of activities each week to meet the residents’ interest, as well as the physical, mental and psychosocial...

 By Doug Radunich    Sports    May 1, 2013

Golf team gains tournament experience

Saratoga High School’s golf team scored a good number of individual points at their recent tournament last Friday in Rawlins. The tournament took place at the Rochelle Ranch Golf Course in Rawlins...


Letter to the editor: Kudos to nonprofits and art venues

Editor: How great is it that Saratoga was chosen as one America’s Top 12 Small-Town Art Places? The award was based on the number of resident artists, artist-related businesses and non-profits receiving funds for the arts and music. Also on the...

 By Zachary Laux    News    May 1, 2013

Proposed transmission route discussed at meeting

Those who were in the Jeffrey Center in Rawlins April 10 found several posters with a red line illustrated crossing through Carbon County, as well as 20 other counties. That red line represents a...

 By Staff report    News    May 1, 2013

Applications accepted for Kurt Bucholz Award

Interest individuals may now apply for the Kurt Bucholz Award, which honors an individual exemplifying the core beliefs of Dr. Bucholz during his lifetime of service and commitment to conservation. Such an individual should have achieved a lasting...

 By Staff Report    News    May 1, 2013

Xi Beta Delta accepting scholarship applications

The Xi Beta Delta sorority in Encampment is seeking applications for their annual college scholarships. For many years, this group has been able to offer at least one and sometimes two scholarships to graduating seniors at the Encampment and... Full story

 News    May 1, 2013

Rawlins Knights offer gift

Charles Redmond presents a check for $805 to Christine Fourman, activities coordinator, at Big Brothers Big Sisters Friday. Redmond is with the Rawlins Knights of Columbus. The Knights of Columbus...

 News    May 1, 2013

Feed the Children program brings home the groceries

Members of the Saratoga Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) help Pastor Gene Smith move boxes of donated food into the Platte Valley Food Pantry. FCCLA members donated the items...

 By Zachary Laux    News    May 1, 2013

Airport board continues developing Master Plan

The Saratoga Airport Board is about half way through the process of adopting a master plan, but there is still plenty of time to be heard for those who are interested in the future of the airport....

 By Staff report    News    May 1, 2013

Day of Prayer comes Thursday

On Thursday thousands of events take place around the nation as people “Pray for America,” the theme for this year’s National Day of Prayer. Local community members have the opportunity to gather this Thursday at the Journey Gazebo across the... Full story

 By Zachary Laux    News    May 1, 2013

Saratoga schools opens students' mind to culture

Expect to learn something about the Native American culture if you find yourself at the Saratoga Middle/High School Thursday. Carbon County School District No. 2 teachers developed an activity three... Full story

 By Doug Radunich    News    May 1, 2013

Inspired to write: High school student writers receive tips from Josh Wood

Aspiring writers from HEM High School shared works and words of wisdom with Saratoga-based writer Joshua Wood at a special literary dinner April 18. Presented at the school by HEM Speech and Language...

 By Staff report    News    May 1, 2013

Having fun with Spanish

Spanish class-enrolled students from Saratoga, Encampment and HEM High School united for a “Spanish Face-Off” get-together Thursday at the Saratoga High School Library. The face-off featured a...

 By Doug Radunich    News    May 1, 2013

SHS track team lands state qualifiers over weekend: Taylor Smith breaks own vault record

Saratoga High School’s track team boasted four state qualifiers last weekend, according to back-to-back meet results from Rawlins and Saratoga. Ben Gates qualified for state with his second-place ti...


Obituary: Roxana Louise Johnson

Roxana Louise Johnson, 68, of Encampment, passed away April 25, 2013, at her residence in the presence of her loving family. She was born on Sept. 4, 1944 in Saratoga, to Ronald and Dorothy Wolfard. She grew up in the Encampment area, attended... Full story


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