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Articles from the March 2, 2016 edition

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 By Madeline Weiss    News    March 2, 2016

Public school funding cut

The biggest issue with education during this legislative session has been state funding, according to Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD#2) superintendent Jim Copeland. The passed amendment... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 2, 2016

'Over Wyoming' to air on PBS

Staff Report Wyoming, seen from the air, amazes the eye: "The vastness of the plains, the ruggedness of the mountains, the uncertainty of the far horizon, the crispness and clearness of the air."... Full story

 

Verl James Allred, Jr.

Verl James Allred, Jr., beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away February 27, 2016, at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born on March 19, 1947 in Ogden, Utah to parents Verl and Mary Allred. He grew up in Saratoga, Wyo. where... Full story

 

Helen Brent VanElls

Mrs. Helen Brent VanElls of Halifax, Va., formerly of Encampment, Wyo., passed away peacefully Saturday, February 27, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents Thomas Sargent Brent, Jr. and Nannie Mae Squires Brent of Kilmamock, Va., a sister,... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 2, 2016

OCA opposes Black Hill's plan to acquire reserves

On February 17, 2016 the Wyoming Office of Consumer Advocate (OCA) filed testimony with the Wyoming Public Service Commission (PSC) opposing Black Hills Energy’s plan to acquire gas reserves as part of its portfolio of gas supplies to serve its cus... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 2, 2016

Get a job!

The 2016 Carbon County Job Fair & Business Exposition will be held On March 16-17 at the Platte Valley Community Center. The job fair should run from noon to 6 p.m. on March 16 and the business exposition is from 9 p.m. to 2 p.m. on March 17. Some... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 2, 2016

UW ranked in top 15 percent

The University of Wyoming (UW) ranks in the top 15 percent of the nation’s public colleges and universities, according to a new study by a national business publication. UW is listed in 71st place among 477 four-year public institutions across the... Full story

 
 By Madeline Weiss    News    March 2, 2016

River permits to come

Saratoga Mayor Ed Glode will move forward with river repairs in the face of early warming. “There’s a chance that it’s going to stay warm like this and the river’s going to come up a little... Full story

 

Crazy cat haters

I always remember having cats. My first cat, Pudgey, was my first pet of all, and while I don’t remember too much about her she was part of my home and what I consider a home to be. My cats now, August and Truck, are two of the best things about my... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 2, 2016

WGFD seeks public input on hunting season

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD)will conduct open houses and a public information gathering meeting in southeast Wyoming to discuss 2016 hunting season proposals for game birds and big game. WGFD personnel will be available to discuss the... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 2, 2016

Why Wyoming? That's WY

The Wyoming Office of Tourism is kicking off a new tourism campaign that answers the question, “Why visit Wyoming?” The campaign focuses on the personal impact of Wyoming’s less-traveled places, summed up with the brand and tagline:... Full story

 

Stars at Star Valley

The Carbon County District No. 2 team competed against students from three other schools (Kemmerer, Jackson and Natrona County), so a sweepstakes (team) trophy was not presented. However, they held... Full story

 

Rowdy knows his place(s)

Rowdy Alameda, fifth grader at Saratoga Elementary School, qualified to compete in the state-level competition for the National Geographic Bee. Alameda won the school-level competition at Saratoga... Full story

 
 By Patrick Cossel    Sports    March 2, 2016

Lady Panthers lose play-in

Despite a fourth quarter rally attempt and solid defense through three quarters of play, the Saratoga Lady Panthers came up short against the Burns Broncs, in Burns Tuesday, 29-27. The game was a “win-and-in” situation for both teams as the winne... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 2, 2016

CCSD#2 'sciences' Western Wyoming

Students throughout Carbon County School District No. 2 competed in the Southwest Regional Science Fair on February 23. The fair was hosted by Western Wyoming Community College. Saratoga Middle/High School students brought home two first-place wins... Full story

 
 By Keith McLendon    Sports    March 2, 2016

Tigers earn No. 3 seed

The Encampment Tigers headed to Lander Thursday to face Meeteetse as their first opponent in regional play. According to Head Coach Clint Bromley his team began the contest slow due to tournament jitt... Full story

 
 By Keith McLendon    Sports    March 2, 2016

Lady Tigers qualify for State

The Encampment Lady Tigers went to Lander for regional play Thursday and started off hot against the Dubois Lady Rams winning 57-41. Noelle Peterson dropped in 13 points on 5 of 13 shooting and... Full story

 
 By Madeline Weiss    Sports    March 2, 2016

Blood, sweat and tears

Thatcher Spiering's championship match was interrupted several times to wipe blood from the mat and the wrestlers' skin. Greybull's Cole Hill, the competitor, was bleeding. It was tight-the score was... Full story

 

Saratoga Lions Club hosts state championships for second year

The Saratoga Lions Club is hosting the 36th annual Donald E. Erickson Memorial Chariot Races, the state championships, in Saratoga this year. Traditionally held President's Day weekend, this year's Ch... Full story

 

Kirsten Campbell Race turns two

This weekend, during the Chariot Races, youth will have the chance to compete in their own event - and adults can bet on it. The second annual Kirsten Campbell Kids race will be held during the... Full story

 

A Calcutta betting primer

The Hotel Wolf is hosting The Saratoga Lions Club's annual Calcutta auction Friday night for the state championship races and the 36th Annual Donald E. Erickson Memorial Chariot races this weekend.... Full story

 

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