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 By Doug Radunich    News    March 12, 2014

Mule deer efforts continue

Despite efforts to replenish the number of mule deer in the Platte Valley herd, the population of the local animal is still in decline. Around 30 people showed up at Saratoga Town Hall March 3 for an...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    March 12, 2014

Citizens express concern over wastewater project

Alternatives cost prohibitive, Water and Sewer Board says “I guess I have some real concerns with this project,” Saratoga resident Jeff Bullock said. And he was not alone. On March 6, the...

 

Obituary: Barbara Daily Hooker

Barbara Daily Hooker, 95, of Rawlins, passed away on March 2, 2014, at Deseret Health Care and Rehabilitation in Saratoga. Barbara was born in Logan, Kansas on Dec. 16, 1918, to Otto and Tessa Mae...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 12, 2014

VSO seeking Youth Citizen applicants

The Valley Service Organization (VSO) is now accepting applications from graduating high school seniors for its 2014 Youth Citizenship Award worth $500.00. Carol Beach, VSO co-chairman for the award program with Melanie Fullman, said applications...

 
 By Mike Dunn    Opinion    March 12, 2014

Before, during and after class

“Those who can’t do, teach.” Whenever I hear that saying, it tends to rub me the wrong way. Not that I blame anyone for saying that. Logically, that saying makes a lot sense. It rubs me the...

 

Transparency is a key element

A recent post on a social media site hit the nail on the head. “When citizens ask questions of their government, it means there is not enough transparency and communication. It doesn’t mean they are looking to discredit the elected officials and... Full story

 
 By Barry Cole    Opinion    March 12, 2014

Reader has questions for the superintendent candidates

Editor: I understand that there are 3 finalists vying for the Carbon County 2 school district (CC2) superintendent position. I would like to suggest four questions for these individuals. Their answers will shed light on important beliefs and... Full story

 

Problem with requesting public documents?

A letter to the Editor and to Mayor Zeiger In the Mayor’s letter to the editor last week in this paper one sentence confused me –“In the last nine years there has never been a request for a copy of the audit. After the allegations of misappropr... Full story

 
 By Mike Dunn    Lifestyles    March 12, 2014

Sinclair helps upgrade VoAg

The Vocational Agriculture (Vo-Ag) shop at Saratoga Middle/High School is currently filled with machinery that is older than the kids that use them. But not for long. Dressed in their signature blue...

 

Flood outlook: moderate to high

The mountain snow pack and associated snow water equivalents (SWE) were reported as “above average” for February. The Wyoming Weather Service reported that there is a moderate to high potential for flooding due to snow melt in the Encampment and...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    March 12, 2014

Treasurer position remains vacant

The Saratoga Town Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on March 4. Town Engineer Chuck Bartlett discussed plans to re-stripe the parking lines downtown. The parking lines on Bridge Street...

 
 By Doug Radunich    News    March 12, 2014

ACA programs at libraries

Carbon County residents interested in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can learn more about who can be helped, reached and affected by the program. A local presentation on the ACA takes place from...

 
 By Mike Dunn    Lifestyles    March 12, 2014

Grubb graduates from police academy

A former Saratoga resident is on his way to pursuing a life in Law Enforcement. Joseph Grubb, a 2010 graduate of Saratoga Middle/High School, recently graduated from the Florida police academy at the...

 
 By Mike Dunn    Sports    March 12, 2014

Shooting sports hits target in teaching responsibility

"Ready on the left ... ready on the right ... commence firing" A barrage of arrows flew forward at incredible speeds toward six targets ranged from 10 to 20 yards away. "Bullseye," yelled one of the...

 
 By Doug Radunich    Sports    March 12, 2014

Tigers learn from state experience

Although two straight losses put them out of state placement this year, Encampment's Tigers took home a sense of pride and accomplishment from last weekend's 2014 Wyoming High School State Basketball...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    March 12, 2014

Police seek three

Saratoga Police Chief Tom Knickerbocker said, in the early morning of March 6, three cars were stolen in Saratoga. Two cars were stolen from Club Court and another car was taken from West Walnut.... Full story

 

Encampment ProStart team brings home gold

Encampment K-12 School's ProStart management team students became state champions at the Student Invitational Culinary Competition March 3. The event took place at the Hilton Garden Inn Laramie, and...

 

Speech and debate team head to state

Carbon County School District No. 2 Speech and Debate Team members will show their gift of gab at the 2014 Wyoming High School State Speech and Debate Tournament. Taking place at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs Thursday through...

 

'Chalupa' trips local speller at state bee

“Dang, those Mexican food words always mess me up,” Amber Williams exclaimed Saturday afternoon after she was eliminated in the fifth round of the 2014 Wyoming State Spelling Bee for misspelling chalupa as “c-h-o-l-u-p-a.” Because of an...

 

American Legion Club Notes

The American Legion Auxiliary met at 6:30 pm on Dec. 17, 2013 at the Post Home. It was reported that the food raffles are going well with the last two to be held in January 2014. This project is for the Christmas year round for the VA Hospitals....

 

Reflections: War dance coming to town, local resident gets hot springs lease

101 years ago March 13, 1913 Old time war dance Under the supervision of Chas. Taylor a number of the male citizens are going to give an old time war dance March 17, 1913, being St. Patrick’s Day, and next Monday night. They expect to get some old...

 
 By Sue Howe    Lifestyles    March 12, 2014

Quiet week at center

There were eight here for Bridge Monday. High winner were Teense Willford and Bob Johnson. Second high went to Sandy Willford and Vivien Campbell. It has been a pretty quiet week. We want to welcome Pat Rust from the nursing home to our little...

 

Daylight savings wakes residents earlier

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

 

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