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Articles from the March 19, 2014 edition

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 By Mike Dunn    Lifestyles    March 19, 2014

CCSD#2 hires Copeland as superintendent

Jim Copeland, of Fleming, Colo., will be the new superintendent of Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD#2) effective July 1. On the night of March 13, the CCSD#2 Board of Trustees took action...


Obituary: Judith Kay Hennek

Judith Kay Hennek, 59, of Saratoga, died Feb. 19, 2014 at the Memorial Hospital of Carbon County in Rawlins. Judi was born in Fort Collins, Colo. Oct. 23, 1954 to John Neergaard and Janet Tenner-Neergaard. She grew up in Fort Collins and graduated...


Marcella Aden Jewell

Marcella Aden Jewell, 87, of Denver, passed away on March 14, 2014. Marcella was born in Rawlins on Sept. 27, 1926, to Lloyd and Mary Aden, of Saratoga. She grew up on the family ranch outside of...

 By Doug Radunich    News    March 19, 2014

Keep an eye out for 'funny 50s'

The Rawlins-Carbon County Chamber of Commerce urges those taking, giving or handling money to pay attention to possible counterfeit $50 bills circulating in the area. According to the Rawlins...

 By Mike Dunn    Lifestyles    March 19, 2014

Physics, freshmen interact

Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD#2) Board of Trustees had a productive evening at their March 17 regular scheduled meeting. Saratoga Police Chief Tom Knickerbocker discussed the possibility...

 By Liz Wood    Opinion    March 19, 2014

Volunteering is only the first step

I grew up in a family of volunteers. My mom and dad volunteered for different clubs, depending on what my siblings and I were involved in during our school years. It wasn’t easy, because my... Full story

 By Dick Perue    Opinion    March 19, 2014

Former editor enjoys column

Letter to editor: Mike of‚“DUNN in the SUN”: Great column defending and supporting teachers. As usual I have to add my two cents worth which relates to your situation. Years ago, back when I was a newspaper reporter, I was covering the local... Full story

 By Carl Lee    Opinion    March 19, 2014

A better knowledge of the Constitution is a good thing

Editor: Mr. Cole of Encampment wrote a good letter which was published in The Sun last week.  However one could possibly infer that Cindy Hill was helpful in implementing the constitutional awareness program in the Encampment High School. That was... Full story

 By Rusty Rogers    Opinion    March 19, 2014

Who has the authority?

Editor: Kudos to Barry Cole! Some great questions for prospective supers. Here is one more, are you aware that Article 7 Sec. 11 of the Wy. St. Constitution forbids the legislature and superintendent of public instruction from prescribing text books... Full story

 By Mike Dunn    News    March 19, 2014

Water classes defined

The recent proposal to dump effluent into the North Platte River has stirred up controversy in the Platte Valley. On March 6, the Town of Saratoga, Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (Water and...

 By Doug Radunich    News    March 19, 2014

Encampment talks prom, looks back on winter carnival

The Encampment Town Council approved $50 for Encampment’s Jr./Sr. Prom for their March 29 post-prom activities. Council member Doreen Harvey said 2014 was a productive year for the Sierra Madre...

 By Liz Wood    News    March 19, 2014

Cease and desist request dominates meeting

Discussion became animated at the March 11 Planning Commission meeting when Chairman Rory Grubb threatened board member and town of Saratoga Councilman Steve Wilcoxson to remove from the meeting by...

 By Mike Dunn    News    March 19, 2014

Airport board nearing completion of Airport Master Plan

At their March 12 meeting, the Saratoga Airport Board heard from Saratoga Middle/High School student Milo Hunter. Hunter is currently working on his Eagle Scout project and proposed building and...

 By Liz Wood    News    March 19, 2014

Water and Sewer board awaits attorney recommendation

Leak found in residential area The Saratoga Carbon County Impact Joints Powers Board (Water and Sewer) is still uneasy about paying the $182,000 retainage to Reiman Corporation three years after the...

 By Doug Radunich    News    March 19, 2014

Cloud seeding set to end next month

The five-year study investigating the impact of seeding storm clouds in the Snowy Range and Sierra Madre Mountains will come to an end next month. During the Upper North Platte Valley Water Users Asso...

 By Doug Radunich    News    March 19, 2014

Disc golf tossed around in Riverside

With hopes of bringing more recreational activities to Rick Martin Memorial Park, the Riverside Town Council discussed adding a disc golf course at last Thursday’s meeting. To get a better feel for...

 By Mike Dunn    Lifestyles    March 19, 2014

BOCES hires coordinator

Education does not end with formal school, and with her new job as Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) coordinator at Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD#2), Melissa Donough's...

 By Doug Radunich    Sports    March 19, 2014

Keeping up to speed

A 2009 Saratoga High School graduate, Hayden Hohnholt is juggling competitive running with his love of teaching and working with kids. Hohnholt, who runs both track and cross-country while at...

 By Doug Radunich    Sports    March 19, 2014

Panthers make strides towards return to state

With more than 30 athletes competing this year, the Saratoga High School Track and Field Team is preparing to make another big impact at state. Last year the team boasted six all-state placers, and...

 By Doug Radunich    Sports    March 19, 2014

Young Tigers ready for roaring season

Encampment's 2014 track team may be fairly young and low in numbers, but its athletes are big in heart and determination. The new young team currently has seven athletes, consisting of one freshmen,...

 By Doug Radunich    Sports    March 19, 2014

Spiering takes first in Douglas

Saratoga’s Thatcher Spiering took home a first-place medal from USA Wrestling’s Junior State Greco-Roman/Freestyle Championships in Douglas. The tournament March 7-8 qualified the first-place...


Speech team earns state championship

For the second time in two years, the Carbon County School District No. 2 Speech and Debate Team took home a 1A/2A State Champion Trophy from last weekend's 2014 Wyoming State High School Speech and...

 By Mike Dunn    News    March 19, 2014

Stolen cars found, suspect in custody

Saratoga police has reported that all three cars have been recovered from the March 6 car thefts. Saratoga police chief Tom Knickerbocker said that two of the suspects have been identified. The...


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