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Articles from the April 8, 2015 edition

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 By Sarah Hutchins    News    April 8, 2015

Game & Fish Supports Travel Management NPA

Katie Cheesbrough, terrestrial habitat biologist for the Wyoming Game & Fish Department, feels that it is time for an updated travel management plan and is glad to see the West Side Snowy Range... Full story

 By Sarah Hutchins    News    April 8, 2015

Outcry leads to public meetings on Travel Management NPA

Lack of Notice There will be three public meetings for the West Side Snowy Range Travel Management Project's Notice of Proposed Action (NPA); it's a good start to improve transparency, but many feel... Full story

 By Keith McLendon    News    April 8, 2015

'Beaching' hoax nets ire

Keith McLendon contributed a “news” story in the April 1 edition of the Saratoga Sun about “Beaching Disease”. That article was intended as an April Fool’s joke. The Saratoga Sun has been...

 By Staff Report    News    April 8, 2015

Three public meetings will be held to discuss the West Side Snowy Range Travel Management NPA

Rawlins Thursday, April 9, 5 p.m. at the BLM office on 3rd Street. Elk Mt./Hanna/Med Bow/Arlington Tuesday, April 14, 6:30 p.m., at the Elk Mountain Senior Center. Saratoga Tuesday, April 21, immediately following the County Commissioner meeting...


Len Bensen

Carbon County native, Saratoga businessman, expert fisherman and world renowned river guide and outfitter Len Bensen, 77, died March 29, 2015 at the Palisade Living Center in Palisade, Colo. No services are planned at this time. Len was born in...

 By Sarah Hutchins    News    April 8, 2015

Sage-Grouse inventory highlights conservation efforts

The Western Governors Association published in March 2015 the Sage-Grouse Inventory of 2014 Conservation Initiatives where local company Carbon Power and Light was highlighted. The inventory was done...

 By Staff Report    News    April 8, 2015

Waldner to take helm at CP&L

The Carbon Power & Light Board of Directors, at their March 27, 2015 meeting, selected Russell Waldner to be the successor to the cooperatives' current manager, Charles Larsen, who is retiring...

 By Sarah Hutchins    News    April 8, 2015

Understanding the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for the West Side Snowy Range Travel Management Project

NEPA is a law that was established in Jan. 1, 1970 to “establish national environmental policy and goals for the protection, maintenance, and enhancement of the environment and provides a process fo...

 By H.B. Lawson    Opinion    April 8, 2015

Forest Service goes on placation

Last week you may have read the Saratoga Sun piece on the proposed road decommissions. In the article, District Ranger Melanie Fullman was quoted as saying, “I just don’t find those big meetings,...


Is it really a good idea to convert Forest Service roads to ORV-only trails?

Editor: You may have read that the Forest Service plans to close 97 miles of roads this year. The actual numbers are much more dramatic. If you live in the valley because you enjoy hunting, fishing or camping, you should be concerned. The Forest Serv...


Public business should be done in public

Editor’s Note: This letter was addressed to Dennis Jaeger, Forest Supervisor, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest in Laramie. The Saratoga Sun requested permission from the author to print the letter. Mr. Jaeger: I am disappointed by your blatant...

 By Staff Report    News    April 8, 2015

Weickum to lead county Republicans

Terry Weickum, of Rawlins, was elected as the Carbon County Republicans chairman at the March 14 Carbon County Central committee meeting in Rawlins. Joy Teska, of Encampment, was elected as vice chairwoman, Tomi Sue Wille, of Baggs, was elected as...

 By Staff Report    News    April 8, 2015

Fleming to lead Carbon County Democrats

Linda Fleming, Baggs, was elected to lead the Carbon County Democrats as chairwoman of the Carbon County Democrat Central committee. Dave Throgmorton, Rawlins, was reelected to serve as the vice-chairman. Others elected at the March 28 meeting of the...

 By Liz Wood    News    April 8, 2015

Small changes for hunting in Platte Valley areas

The Wyoming Game and Fish (Game & Fish) hosted a meeting March 23 at Saratoga Town Hall to discuss changes in the hunting seasons for big game. Will Schultz, wildlife biologist for Game & Fish, told...

 By Staff Report    News    April 8, 2015

Kiwanis Stars of Tomorrow to perform Sunday

Platte Valley Kiwanis is hosting a talent show at 2 p.m. April 12, at the Platte Valley Christian Center in Saratoga. The “Stars of Tomorrow” event provides an opportunity for amateur K-12 performers from Saratoga, Encampment, Hanna, Elk...

 By Staff Report    News    April 8, 2015

Wellness screenings blood draws begin next week

Annual blood draws for wellness screening in Saratoga, Encampment and Hanna are scheduled for next week starting in Hanna according to Sue Jones, coordinator for the Valley Service Organization (VSO), organizer of the Saratoga portion of the events....

 By Liz Wood    Sports    April 8, 2015

Saratoga youth gives back to USA Wrestling

A familiar face was on the mats during the USA Wrestling Tournament in Rawlins March 14. Thomas Ingraham has been wrestling since he was in the third grade and finished fifth at state for his high... Full story

 By Staff Report    Sports    April 8, 2015

Utah Jazz youth basketball program tips off in Valley

Utah Jazz youth basketball season has begun in the Platte Valley. There are six teams in each of the communities, Saratoga and Encampment. In Saratoga, the S0 team is coached by Kirby Berger and Jack Berger; S1 is coached by Karen Condict and Joe/Amy...

 By Staff Report    News    April 8, 2015

Landfill budget approved

The Upper Platte River Solid Waste District (Landfill Board) met last Wednesday to discuss and approve their annual budget. One of the main topics of discussion were fee increases for landfill use in the Platte Valley. According to council Chairman...

 By Staff Report    News    April 8, 2015

Encampment FCCLA brings home the gold

The Encampment High School and Junior High School Family Career and Community Leaders of America had a successful week in Cheyenne two weeks ago returning with seven gold medals, four silver medals and two bronze medals. Isaac Dugger received a gold...

 By Liz Wood    News    April 8, 2015

Craig and Susan Thomas Foundation offers scholarships for at risk students

High school seniors are busy filling our scholarship applications, but for the at risk student, it can be difficult to qualify. That is where Susan Thomas is filling the gap with the Craig and Susan...


Winners of the Encampment/Riverside Easter egg hunt

Preschool 1st- Avery Rauterkus 2nd-Coy Munroe 3rd- Cameron Osborn Kindergarten & 1st 1st- Madison Widdison 2nd-Mason Wilkes 3rd-Cassidy Herring 2nd & 3rd Grade 1st- Jeannine Lamoureux...


Roads, roads and more roads

100 years ago: April 8, 1915 Why is a liar. This paper last week took exception to a county paper trying to take credit for condemning excessive expenditures by the County Commissioners of this county on roads and bridges. What we had reference to...


Chair yoga gets started

Dominoes: Madeline and Bill Telfer, Betty Merrill, Phil Fleming, Laura Rettelle, Dick Blake, Bob and Lois Thompson, Jack Riddick, Sheila and Joe Remick Coffee Drinkers: Laura Rettelle, Karen Dibbern, Patty Herring, Connie Beckham, Dodey Brown,...


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