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Elizabeth “Betsy” Aguirre Runner

Elizabeth “Betsy” Aguirre Runner, age 71, passed away Feb. 12, 2013 at her home in Tonopah, Ariz. She was born Oct. 27, 1941 in Elko, Nev., to Joseph Pio and Amy (Arascada) Aguirre. Betsy attended several schools graduating from Rawlins High... Full story

 

Wilma Kurtz

Wilma Kurtz, of Encampment, passed away Feb. 11, 2013 in Tomball, Texas, after a short illness. A full obituary will follow....

 
 By Liz Wood    News    February 20, 2013

Water Users prepare for annual meeting

The Upper Platte Valley Water Users Association is meeting Wednesday, Feb 27 at the Platte Valley Community Center at 1:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. Board members will have their annual...

 

Water and sewer board set priorties

he Carbon County/Saratoga Water and Sewer Joint Powers Board (W&SJPB) met last Wednesday to discuss upcoming and current projects. The new water meter system is still the main issue for W&SJPB. Ten...

 
 By Liz Wood    Sports    February 20, 2013

Giving their two cents

Lara Gilliam’s Pretty Pennies race in the 33rd annual Donald E. Erickson Chariot Races Saturday. Gilliam finished the weekend with a time of 46.57 for both days. The time earned her a first place...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 20, 2013

Wyoming Farm Bureau scholarships available

Wyoming Farm Bureau offers several scholarships for Wyoming high school students and issued a press release recently encouraging families and students to apply. Application are available online at www.wyfb.org or by calling (800) 442-8325....

 

Hayes celebrate 60 years together

Noel “Van” and Ella Marie Hayes celebrated their 60th anniversary at the Little America Hotel & Resort in Cheyenne, Dec. 23, 2012. The couple were married Dec. 21, 1952 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran...

 

Flurries, blizzards & whiteouts

It’s winter in Wyoming and I feel I would be remiss if, at some point, I did not write something about snow. There are several directions that can be taken with this subject. I could write about... Full story

 

ICOW applauds Wyoming Senators

Dear Editor, Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) provides important information about the origin of the food we purchase for our families. ICOW (Independent Cattemen of Wyoming) applauds Wyoming Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso for joining a... Full story

 

Public input should be welcomed

Editor, Town meetings have been the shining examples of democracy in action since colonial times. Towns the size of Saratoga are the perfect place for the ideal form of democracy to take root and flourish, as few representatives are actually needed f... Full story

 

Recycling hero makes a difference

Editor, Paperman’s Recycling owner, Richard Hodges, is a local unsung hero for his promotion of recycling. I have been recycling for years, but Richard’s efforts combined with citizens that currently recycle kept seven semi-trailers full of...

 

Guideposts reflect good thinking

Editor, I’m writing to sing the praises of a taken-for-granted safety feature … reflector posts! Last night I was driving home from Cheyenne on WYO 230 after dark and it began snowing as I climbed up out of Woods Landing. There was also a terrifi...

 

Valentine’s Day King & Queen

J.R. Henslee was elected Valentine King at the Senior Center Thursday. Alice Cornell was elected as Valentine Queen. The two were escorted to their throne, given roses and a gift certificate for...

 

Intended use plans for Riverside due

PMPC Enginneer Ken Schwerdt reminded the Riverside council during Thursday’s meeting that the State Revolving Funds Intended Use Plans for 2013 are due soon. Schwerdt explained that the plan is used...

 

Town of Encampment okays vacation pay

The Encampment Town Council approved paying ex-police chief, Nick Finer, for eight-and-one-half days of accrued vacation, Thursday. During the council meeting, council member Mary Martin said...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 20, 2013

Malone makes president’s honor roll

Macey R. Malone, of Saratoga, was named to the President’s Honor Roll at Casper College for the 2012 fall semester. To qualify, Malone, had to take at least 12 hours of class and receive a grade point average of 3.5 or better....

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 20, 2013

Enc. Library book discussion Thursday

The Encampment/Riverside Book Discussion Group will meet tomorrow at the Encampment/Riverside Library at 202 Rankin St., in Encampment from 4 to 6 p.m. The group will discuss “The Book Thief” by marks Zusak. For more information, contact the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 20, 2013

Wallace elected to WEDA board

Carbon County Economic Development (EDC) Director, Cindy Wallace, has been elected to the Wyoming Economic Development Association (WEDA) board. Wallace was nominated for the board by the WEDA membership during their winter conference in Cheyenne....

 
 By Liz Wood    News    February 20, 2013

Saratoga airport board discusses recommended goals for Master Plan

Dave Shultz, of Sage Engineering in Cody, met with the Saratoga Airport Board last Wednesday to discuss recommended goals for facility requirements in preparation for the Airport Master Plan. Shultz...

 
 By Liz Wood    News    February 20, 2013

Special use permit hot topic at planning meeting

A letter of resignation was submitted by Randy Raymer to the Saratoga Planning Commission at last Tuesday’s planning meeting. Raymer cited sad medical news and the need to devote attention to his fa...

 

Encampment grad learns to love law

Brian Lynch graduated from Encampment High School in 2008 and is now in his first year of law school at Indiana University Maurer School of Law (Maurer) in Bloomington. Lynch graduated from the...

 

Trophy Room to grow

When hunters and anglers hear the word Warden, the Game and Fish, and being checked for game violations is most likely what crosses their mind. If a hunter or angler has a prize animal taken afield, t...

 

Enc. freshman accepted to music ambassadors

Encampment freshman KeeGan Johnson is preparing for a trip overseas this summer. He will be traveling with the 228 adult and student members of the Wyoming Ambassadors of Music. The group will visit...

 

Every grappler to wrestle at state meet

The state brackets are set up for eight wrestlers per weight class. All 11 Saratoga grapplers will wrestle at the state meet in Casper this weekend. Following is a run down on each wrestler’s...

 

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