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Articles from the February 15, 2017 edition

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River project finishes up

Ready Oilfield Service crews finish up on the river gravel removal project. By Monday the project had been fully completed, leaving no large traces of the gravel bar that had been a navigation... Full story

 By FW Broschart    News    February 15, 2017

A call for 911 help

At the town of Saratoga’s Tuesday town council meeting, a new 911 system, river work and the appointment of a local resident to the Carbon County Economic Development Board took center stage amid routine business. The council voted to spend... Full story

 By FW Broschart    News    February 15, 2017

Skijoring set for March 3-5

Skijoring, a new event blending equestrian riding with skiing and which is replacing chariot races in the Valley for the first time this winter, will be held March 3-5, the weekend that the chariot races would have been held. The event sponsores,... Full story


Boyd C. Ballard

Boyd C. Ballard, 60, of Encampment, died Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Laramie Care Center surrounded by his family. He was born July 10, 1956 in Scottsbluff, Neb., to Ed "Shorty" and Hazel (nee.... Full story


Roderick D. Laird

Roderick David Laird, of Saratoga, Wyoming, passed away on the morning of January 31, 2017, at the Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming, after three months of battling an infection following... Full story


Dan Louis Wallis

Dan Louis Wallis, Born April 13, 1936, in Laramie, WY to Orval and Nellie White Wallis, died January 27, 2017 in the Rawlins Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Lockhart Wallis of Saratoga,... Full story


Carrie Lea Bernatow

Carrie Lea Bernatow, 82, of Laramie, died Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Ivinson Memorial Hospital. She was born December 13, 1934 in Aladdin, Wyoming to George and Elda (Finn) Gray. Carrie grew up in Saratoga and married her high school sweetheart,... Full story

 By FW Broschart    News    February 15, 2017

Party, parks and prevention

As the temperature in the Valley approached a spring-like temperature on Thursday, the Riverside Town Council focused on initial planning for summer events. Despite Mayor Leroy Stephenson being on vacation in a much warmer clime, and the absence of... Full story

 By FW Broschart    News    February 15, 2017

Fair-weather fun

The Town of Encampment council met in an 18-minute town council meeting, which was dominated by planning for fair-weather fun. The board quickly disposed of routine business like approving minutes and approving the bills and financial statements.... Full story

 By FW Broschart    News    February 15, 2017

Hangar lease hangup continues

Saratoga Airport Board’s Wednesday meeting was a hit among attendees, as far as such a thing might be possible. Besides routine business and discussion of installing security cameras at Shively Field, the most time spent at the nearly two-hour... Full story

 By FW Broschart    News    February 15, 2017

Tap fee increase proposed

The Saratoga Water and Sewer Joint Powers Board (sewer board) met Wednesday to deal with routine business facing the board, as well as to discuss several ongoing projects. Besides routine business, the board discussed the results of an engineering... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    February 15, 2017

CCSD #2 asks for input on possible budget cuts

As most people are aware, the State of Wyoming is facing a shortfall in funding this year due to the recent downturn in the mineral industry. There are several bills that are moving through the legislature, most of which will require substantial... Full story


Lincoln signs with ECC

Meredith Lincoln signs with Ellsworth Community College for a full-ride scholarship in Basketball and Volleyball. Left to right, Athletic Director Rex Hohnholt, Basketball Coach Heather Bartlett,... Full story


Panther Matmen take 11th at CC Invite

The Carbon County Invite rolled into the Valley over the weekend, drawing high school wrestlers and crowds to the Saratoga High School gym. Dozens of wrestlers, coaches and staff made treks from acros... Full story


Two out of three ain't bad

The Saratoga Panthers had a grueling schedule last week. The Panthers faced off against the North Park Wildcats Tuesday, traveled to Hanna for a match against the Hanna-Elk Mountain (HEM) Miners... Full story


Honors, battle and a big win

The Tigers started Tuesday evening with a salute to one of their most vocal and steadfast followers. Mary Martin was honored with a short speech detailing her long-time dedication to Encampment... Full story


Gut check for girls

The Lady Panthers had three games scheduled last week like the boys. The Lady Panthers took on the North Park Lady Wildcats Tuesday, traveled to Hanna for a Friday match against the Hanna-Elk... Full story


Tigers bow to LSRV, squeak win in Cheyenne

The Tigers scored first on 1 for 2 from the charity stripe in Friday's game against the Little Snake River Rattlers. That was the only lead of the night for the Tigers. The Rattlers' strong interior... Full story


Parrie named CP&L employee of the year

Joe Parrie was busy on a phone call with a customer during the time that was scheduled for his interview. Eventually, he came out and apologized for the wait and said that dealing with customers and...

 By Staff Report    News    February 15, 2017

POW camp talk held

Manpower shortages during World War II led to establishment of a prison of war camp at Ryan Park, in the Medicine Bow mountains of southern Wyoming. The compound housed Italian, German and Austrian... Full story



Senior Center Menu Wednesday: Baked pork chop, rice pilaf, asparagus, wheat roll, peaches, milk. Thursday: Egg salad sandwich, vegetable soup, pickle spear, purple plums, milk. Friday: Hot turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes/gravy, green beans, pears,... Full story


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