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Articles from the March 18, 2015 edition

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 By H.B. Lawson    News    March 18, 2015

Flare up at Kelley Land and Cattle

A small grass fire broke out at Kelley Land and Cattle Company on Monday. At 1:22 p.m., a passerby called 911 and reported they saw smoke, according to the Saratoga Police Department. The Saratoga... Full story

 
 By H.B. Lawson    News    March 18, 2015

Wyoming grazing district celebrates 80th anniversary

It’s a milestone for Wyoming ranchers when the first grazing district in Wyoming celebrates its 80th anniversary this week. The Taylor Grazing Act of 1934 was signed by President Roosevelt and was...

 

Barbara Ann (Ryan) Gray

Barbara Ann (Ryan) Gray passed away at the age of 80. She was born July 6, 1934 in Saratoga, Wyo. A lover of holidays, Barbara died early Valentine's Day morning (Feb. 14, 2015) in Wimberley, Texas....

 
 By Liz Wood    News    March 18, 2015

Fencing ordinance sees cuts

For those who are waiting for the fencing ordinance to be finalized, they are going to be waiting a little bit longer. The Saratoga Planning Commission met March 10 to discuss the new fencing...

 

Deer on runway cause hazards

Despite an attempt to patch fences that have been cut, mule deer are still getting into Shively field, airport board member Arlen Hughes reported March 11 at the Saratoga Airport Board Meeting. Seven deer were on the runaway when he attempted to...

 
 By H.B. Lawson    News    March 18, 2015

Water and sewer board reviews new sewer line

At Wednesday's Saratoga/Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (Water and Sewer Board) Chuck Bartlett proposed a new sewer line be put in the alleyway south of Saratoga Avenue between 10th Street...

 
 By Liz Wood    News    March 18, 2015

Cox appointed to JPIC board

Saratoga Town Clerk Suzie Cox was recently appointed to the Joint Power Insurance Committee board. An unexpired term opened and Cox was asked if she would be interested in filling the board position....

 

Once more unto the bleach, dear friends

Okay, so I stole a quote from Shakespeare’s Henry the Fifth to talk about something as mundane as laundry. I’m not going to let a little theft “hamper” me. GUY LAUNDRY So I was doing laundry...

 
 By H.B. Lawson    News    March 18, 2015

Saratoga Master Plan committee seeks RFQ

The Saratoga Master Planning Committee is soliciting proposals for professional services to assist the governing body in updating the town’s Master Plan, according to the Request for Qualifications...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 18, 2015

Gates, Greenwood accorded degrees

Daniel Greenwood and Samuel Gates have received degrees from the University of Wyoming. They completed their degrees in the fall semester. Greenwood, of Riverside, was accorded a Bachelor of Science and Gates, of Saratoga, was accorded a Bachelor of...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 18, 2015

VSO accepting YCA applications

Application forms for the $500 Youth Citizenship Award (YCA) offered to graduating seniors by the Valley Service Organization (VSO) are now available through the counseling offices of Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD#2). All graduating...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 18, 2015

Arts council offers three scholarships

The Platte Valley Arts Council is offering scholarships to graduating seniors from Saratoga and Encampment. Three scholarships are available – a $500 Gabe Springsteen Memorial award, a $500 Platte Valley Arts Council award and a $250 Platte Valley...

 
 By H.B. Lawson    News    March 18, 2015

Thompson Logging released from Encampment Mill lease

The Encampment Town Council voted unanimously to end the lease agreement with Thompson Logging for the Encampment Mill and to pay them $50,000 for the equipment upgrades made to the Encampment Mill... Full story

 
 By H.B. Lawson    News    March 18, 2015

Riverside swears in new council member

Liz Swynarczuk was sworn into office at Thursday’s town council meeting in Riverside. The council discussed the State Land and Investment Board grant, putting out for bids to have the flooring in...

 
 By H.B. Lawson    Sports    March 18, 2015

Mason receives leaders scholarship

Saratoga's Hunter Mason was awarded the The Best Committee and the McMurry Foundation "Wyoming Student Leaders Scholarship" March 7 in Casper. The scholarship is given to one boy and one girl from...

 
 By Liz Wood    Sports    March 18, 2015

Coach looks for personal bests from athletes

Saratoga High School Head Coach Rex Hohnholt has 34 athletes signed up for track this spring. Half of those athletes are returning from last season, which gives the coach a good idea of the potential...

 
 By H.B. Lawson    Sports    March 18, 2015

Tigers track adds paws

The Encampment Tigers Track and Field team is off and running toward their 2015 season with 21 students coming out for track this year. That is the most that coach Kegan Willford has seen in his time...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    March 18, 2015

USA Wrestling Meet Results

The USA Wrestling team wrestled close to home Saturday when they traveled to Rawlins. Twenty-six wrestlers placed at the meet. Head coach Rusty Arnold and assistant coach Trevor Ingraham encouraged the wrestlers through each event. Parents,...

 

Habitat improvement benefits livestock and wildlife

Currently, there are mule deer initiatives occurring across the state; however, the two mule deer initiatives that have taken place in recent years in Wyoming are in the Wyoming Mule Deer Initiative...

 

Aggie time-warp

As the Platte Valley gets ready to celebrate National Agriculture Week, I took some time to educate myself with the deeply held and longstanding agricultural history and traditions that are part of th...

 

Making a plan for disaster management

When ranchers are in the midst of calving season, or cleaning ditches getting ready for the summer irrigation, they don’t have time to think about disaster management. That is where Kellie...

 

Where's the beef? - It's everywhere

Did you know that beef cattle produce much more thanjust meat or the hide for a few leather coats? A 1200-pound market steer will yield approximately 650 pounds of meat, so nearly all of the remaining weight of the slaughtered beef animal is...

 

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