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 By Brian Trautwein    News    March 13, 2013

Buford to retire

Lloyd Buford was the meat market manager for Safeway stores in Nebraska for 11 years but grew tired of the grocery business. At the time, Buford knew he wanted to own a small business of his own and...

 
 By Zachary Laux    News    March 13, 2013

Where ART Thou

The school district decided to eliminate half a teacher after receiving a letter of resignation from the Encampment art instructor. After 30 years of teaching and building up the Encampment School’s...

 
 By Brian Trautwein    News    March 13, 2013

Draft survey overlooks impacts to Platte Valley

Voices of the Valley (VOV) is an organization developed to keep the best interest of the Valley first. There are several proposed projects in Carbon County and the first of the concerns for VOV is the...

 

Page and Alder to wed

John and Tammy Page, of Elk Mountain, announce the engagement of their son John Page to Tatianna Adler, of Centerton, Ark. John A. Page is a 2011 graduate of Saratoga High School and is stationed at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana. The wedding... Full story

 

Gerald Wayne Cook

Gerald Wayne Cook, 74, of Saratoga, passed away March 2, 2013, at his residence. He was born March 6, 1938, in Rawlins, to parents Maxine (Darknell) and Joseph E. Cook. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Carbon County Funeral... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 13, 2013

American Legion Auxiliary to host District 6 President

The American Legion Auxiliary Post 54 is hosting the District 6 American Legion president at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday at the Legion Post Home. Shirley McCandlish is a 44-year member of the Laramie Unit 14, but now lives in Torrington. McCandlish is...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 13, 2013

‘Dangerous Ideas’ starts with art

Dangerous Ideas is a lecture series that will challenge preconceived notions on the topics of art, religion, authority and power according to a press release from the Carbon County Higher Education Center (CCHEC). The series will begin at 7 p.m.,...

 

Eight artists at Brush Creek Presents

Brush Creek Presents will have eight artists share their works from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the Grand Encampment Opera House. Five visual artists, two composers and a writer are artists in residence at Brush Creek Ranch this month. This is the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 13, 2013

Xi Beta Delta hosts ‘Refuse to be a Victim’ program

The Encampment Xi Beta Delta Sorority is hosting a presentation of the crime prevention program “Refuse to be a Victim”. The presentation is 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Grand Encampment Opera House. This nationally recognized program is...

 

A wee short journey to paddywhackery

March 17 is again upon us. The holiday that falls on this day marks the death of Saint Patrick in the fifth century and lands itself fairly in the middle of the Lenten season. To be brief, Lent is a C... Full story

 

Art classes in K-12 contributed to ‘98 valedictorian’s success

Editor: I am writing to you after recently learning of potential plans to cut the arts program at Encampment School from a full K-12 program down to half its current size, thus eliminating the elementary portion of the program. I urge them not to do... Full story

 

Encampment primary art education critical to artist’s career

Editor: I write this letter out of great concern for the School Board’s decision not to renew a full-time art program at Encampment School following Mrs. Kraft’s retirement this year. As a graduate of Encampment School and a Fine Arts Major at...

 
 By Zachary Laux    News    March 13, 2013

Hot pool donation box vandalized

There is a donation box thief on the loose, and the mayor is offering a $250 dollar reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the culprit. A town employee discovered the donation...

 
 By Zachary Laux    News    March 13, 2013

Town looks at board appointment procedures

Councilman Steve Wilcoxson kicked off the March 5 Saratoga Town Council meeting with comments about how appointments are made on different boards. “In my logical mind what should take place is the...

 
 By Liz Wood    News    March 13, 2013

Spotting suicide signs

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for Wyoming youth, according to Keith Holte, Chronic Disease and Substance Abuse Prevention Unit chief with the Wyoming Department of Health....

 
 By Zachary Laux    News    March 13, 2013

Helping a military child

“Mom” as some soldiers call her, has always helped military families in need. Stacy Morton, president of Friends of the 133rd, a nonprofit organization that helps military families, has raised...

 

Building with an eye towards seniors

A construction company is about to fill a niche for the elderly of Saratoga. Triple D Construction, a company that has operated in Wyoming for six years, is nearing completion of a fourplex apartment...

 
 By Zachary Laux    News    March 13, 2013

Stantec and Wildland Hydrology chosen for river studies

A selection committee chose two firms to conduct river studies of the North Platte River running through Saratoga. The seven-member committee consisting of community members and town officials met...

 

Competing and collaborating at Camporee

Milo Hunter, a member of the local Scout troop, helped the Webelos participate in the winter Camporee and Klondike race March 2 at the Rendezvous area on the outskirts of Encampment. The local Troop 1...

 
 By Liz Wood    Lifestyles    March 13, 2013

Neville promoted to Eagle Scout

Chauncey Neville joined the 2 percent of the Boy Scouts of America who earned their Eagle Scout on March 2. The percentage is higher in Saratoga, according to Boy Scout leader Gene Smith. More than...

 

Love, Gates nominated for scholar athlete award

When Scott Bokelman was charged with nominating players for a state-wide athlete award, the choices were clear. Bokelman, head coa ch of the Saratoga Panthers, nominated Waddie Love and Ben Gates for...

 

Don’t cut benefical programs

Editor: I’m disappointed. I’m saddened. I’m frustrated. The more I think about what could happen here in our district the more I feel like I’m going to throw up. I know there are board members fighting for our youth and for their educations....

 

Art has had a big impact

Editor: I am writing this letter in regards to the current situation regarding the proposal by Superintendent Gates to eliminate the elementary art program in Encampment School after the retirement of our long-time teacher Pam Kraft who was assured...

 

Art is more than just crayons

Editor: It is with a heavy heart that I am writing this letter. While I was attending Encampment School I understood that talk about closing the art program was something being discussed within the hierarchy of the school system. However, I do not fu...

 

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