Articles from the April 6, 2023 edition


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  • A Victory spelled C-O-O-P-E-R

    Dallas Fields|Apr 6, 2023

    Saturday, April 1st, the Wyoming State Spelling Bee took place in Rock Springs at Western Wyoming Community College.  Cooper Smith, a sixth grader from Saratoga won the competition and will represent the State of Wyoming in Washington D.C., two months from now.   According to a press release, no one from the state has ever won the national contest.  The contest itself started back in 1925.  Officials said the words this year were difficult. Fifty eight participants started the competition...

  • Saratoga Panther Track Teams First Two Meets

    Dallas Fields|Apr 6, 2023

    The Panthers track teams left the den to compete against several large schools.Saratoga Middle High School (SMHS) track & field boys and girls teams competed in the Runners Roost of Fort Collins on March 24. There were thirty three teams that competed consisting mostly of big schools from Wyoming and Colorado. The girls team scored 7 team points and placed 23rd in the overall team point standings.  The boys didn’t place in the top 25 with team points at this meet, but they never gave up.  Wh...

  • Carbon County Flood Summit 2023

    Dallas Fields|Apr 6, 2023

    With winter snows piled high in the mountains, and rain and warmer temperatures in the forecast, flooding is a concern for local residents living near the Saratoga and Encampment Rivers. This concern was addressed at the Carbon County Flood Summit hosted by Lenny Layman, Carbon County Emergency Manager at the Carbon County Flood Summit of 2023 Friday, March 31.   Tony Anderson, Senior Service Hydrologist from the National Weather Service (NWS) in Cheyenne said that the drought conditions have...

  • Saratoga Middle High School Track Season has begun

    Dallas Fields|Apr 6, 2023

    The Saratoga Panthers High School Track Teams have already hit the ground running in two track meets.  The Lady Panthers are the returning state champions of 1A track and Field this season and they are on the prowl to repeat as state champions.    Saratoga Middle High School has 30 students out for track and field. SMHS Head Track Coach Rex Hohnholt expressed his hopes for the year, "Well, get rid of the snow to start with. Get some decent weather for once. We were able to get a meet in for...

  • Encampment High School Tigers Track season

    Dallas Fields|Apr 6, 2023

    The Encampment Tigers were off to a no-start when their first meet at Wind River was canceled due to weather conditions.  They are set to compete for the first time this season on Friday, April 6 in the Okie Blanchard Meet at Cheyenne East High School in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  Encampment School Track Coach Kegan WIllford said, "Due to the weather and conditions in Encampment it has been a more challenging start than most years. We haven't been able to get outside much yet.  With that, we are try...

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  • An ounce of compassion

    Joshua Wood, Stevenson Newspapers|Apr 6, 2023

    If you read or listen to certain media outlets, you might be under the impression that an army of men, dressed as women, are coming to destroy everything you hold dear in your life. They're coming to invade women's sports, indoctrinate little children and spy on sorority houses. If you believe all this, I have some prime ocean-front realty in Wyoming to sell you. Complete with a bridge. Compete Like A Girl The biggest front of the culture war over whether transgender people should be treated...

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