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Articles from the March 3, 2021 edition

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 By Joshua Wood    Education    March 3, 2021

School districts consider budget cuts

As the Wyoming Legislature continues to debate funding education, school districts across the state are closely examining their budgets to find where and what to cut and Carbon County School District...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 3, 2021

State health orders updated

On February 25, the Office of Governor Mark Gordon announced the removal of one health order and the relaxation of other health orders. According to a press release from the governor’s office, the decision comes as Wyoming’s metrics around the... Full story

 

Betty L. Raymer

Betty L. Raymer of Saratoga, Wyoming passed away peacefully from natural causes while at Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming on February 19, 2021. She was born on November 2, 1934 in Denver,... Full story

 

Ronald Custis

Dr. Ronald Gordon Custis (90) died February 17, 2021 at his home in Dubois, Wyoming. Born May 25, 1930 in Sheridan, Wyoming to John Norman Custis and Helen Willian Schneider Custis, he grew up in Big... Full story

 

Champion tourism

The importance of tourism to Carbon County is everywhere if one knows where to look. The iconic hotels and good restaurants are not the only places that serve visitors. Gas stations, retail...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 3, 2021

Pre-Valentine's rescue

A day before Upper Valley Search and Rescue held their annual poker run, search and rescue teams from Encampment, Saratoga and Ryan Park were dispatched to locate two missing snowmobilers. According to a February 23 press release from the Carbon...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    March 3, 2021

Red light, green light

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. Saratoga needs traffic lights. I’ll wait for you to calm down from that statement before I continue.  Take a couple deep breaths, maybe look at this week’s...

 

Not so green energy?

Dear Editor, The arctic air mass that descended on Texas vividly illustrated the future of our country with the renewed push by leftists to cripple our capitalist economies. Subsidized renewable energy investments embraced by electricity generating...

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    March 3, 2021

Modern Wyoming parable: Who moved my severance tax cheese?

Wyoming’s current economic situation reminds me of the famous business book Who Moved My Cheese? After living off severance taxes from the energy industry for half a century, the Cowboy State is enduring a time when the state is trying to maintain...

 

UW awards Saratoga scholars

Two Saratoga students were among the 101 recently named by the University of Wyoming (UW) as having received the university’s top academic scholarship, the 2021 Trustees’ Scholars Award. The scholarship, available to Wyoming resident high school...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    March 3, 2021

Octagon gets in the zone

While the Saratoga Planning Commission recommended approval of a zone amendment for the Octagon Construction Group (Octagon) during their February 9 meeting, that recommendation did not come without...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 3, 2021

Shively Airfield makes an impact

Saratoga’s Shively Airfield supports nearly 200 jobs and generates more than $16 million for the state and local economy, according to a recent study conducted by the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT). The last Statewide Economic Impact...

 

Shed mystery solved

When local historian Nancy Anderson donated a railroad shed to the Hanna Basin Museum in December, she was not sure what it was actually used for (See "Shedding a mystery" on page 10 of the December...

 

Snowbound Sand Hill

The route used by Hanna and Elk Mountain residents to travel between the two towns has always had some challenges to travel in the winter time. Parts of the 11 mile stretch can drift up but, until...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Sports    March 3, 2021

Panthers return to Casper

Since the Saratoga Panthers returned to the Valley as the 1A State Champions last season, fans have been anxious for the Panthers to make a return to Casper.  Despite a season filled with...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    March 3, 2021

Stockwell 2nd in State

The Saratoga High School wrestling team cracked the top 10 in the 2A division at State as the team scored a total of 91 points Josiah Stockwell placed 2nd in a standout performance in the 106 weight...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    March 3, 2021

Miners grapple at State

It can be difficult to get many points when a wrestling team is small. While the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School wrestling team was able to send four grapplers to State, they did...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Sports    March 3, 2021

Tigers fall to Farson

Though the Encampment Tigers had been able to make appearances at the 1A State Basketball Tournament the past few years, they won't get the chance this year.  On Thursday, the Tigers–like many team...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Sports    March 3, 2021

Lady Panthers close season

While the Saratoga Lady Panthers had made significant strides in previous seasons towards making appearances at the 1A State Basketball Championship, this season was cut short due in part to the modif...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    March 3, 2021

HEM's season plundered by Vikinings

The last time the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) Miners met Guernsey-Sunrise Vikings, they lost to the Vikings 55-72. In regionals, where the two teams faced off to see who would continue to...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    March 3, 2021

Lady Miners dig in for State

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) Lady Miners knew they had to beat the Rock River Lady Pronghorns in Torrington in order to go to state. “We had to win our first game,” Head coach...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 3, 2021

Mask mandate removed

Governor Mark Gordon announced Wyoming will remove its statewide mask requirement and allow bars, restaurants, theaters and gyms to resume normal operations on March 16. The decision reflects the state’s continually improving health metrics and is... Full story

 

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