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 By Liz Wood    News    April 10, 2013

Call on Platte continues

On April 3, Wyoming State Engineer Patrick T. Tyrrell announced the call on the Platte River remains in effect. Joe Glode, president of the Upper North Platte River Water Users Association, said that...

 
 By Liz Wood    News    April 10, 2013

Master Plan moves to phase two

The second phase of the Master Plan for Shively Field will begin with a public workshop from 3-6 p.m. on Monday, at the Saratoga Town Hall. Michael Haak, with Aeroland Planning LLC, and Dave Scultz... Full story

 
 By Zachary Laux    News    April 10, 2013

Town setting budget priorities

ong with department heads met for the second time Thursday to talk about the future Saratoga budget. Thursday’s meeting was the second meeting in a long process the town of Saratoga will go through...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 10, 2013

I-80 westbound passing lane closed

WYDOT advises motorists on Interstate 80 that the westbound passing lane is now closed from Rawlins west to the Carbon County line. On Monday, McMurry Ready Mix put head-to-head, two-way traffic in the westbound lane of that section so they could... Full story

 
 By Liz Wood    News    April 10, 2013

Spreading info

Carbon County is set to be No. 1 in the nation for energy development. That is what Voices of the Valley (VOV) volunteers heard at the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority meeting in March. VOV has been...

 
 By Zachary Laux    News    April 10, 2013

Fiber optics coming into view

Faster internet is coming soon. Construction workers and large spools of red, green and blue wire could be spotted along Highway 130/230 Thursday just outside of the Saratoga town limits. Those wires...

 

Judith Janelle (Hames) Campbell

Judith (Hames) Campbell, 69, of Saratoga and Salome, Ariz., died in hospice care in Denver, on March 28, 2013, after an 18-month battle with Mantle Cell Lymphoma. She will be remembered as an... Full story

 

Shane Murray Cote

Memorial services for Shane Murray Cote were held March 25, at Arriola Bible Church, in Dolores, Colo. Rev. Kent Slyter officiated. Shane was born Sept. 30, 1968 in Portland, Maine. He went home to... Full story

 

Adjusting to rural America

I’ll admit, Wyoming was never a state I thought I’d eventually live in. When I was younger, I always thought of the place as a large, deserted piece of land with multiple tiny and isolated towns...

 

A voice in the wind ... oil and gas too

Carbon County is becoming No. 1 in the nation for energy development, with projects like wind farms, new wells at the Creston-Continental Divide and huge transmission line projects. These new developments in energy production mean change is coming Ac...

 

Art in school has intangible benefits

Editor: I attended Encampment School from kindergarten through 12th grade, and am a proud graduate of the class of 1997. I feel very privileged to have had art classes with Pam Kraft throughout my elementary and high school years. The communication...

 

Cutting bus costs could save jobs

Editor: I am enclosing a letter that I wrote to the school board in January 2012. I did get a response from the school board, which regrettably, I did not save. The response was rather terse and more or less told me to mind my own business. There...

 

Impressed with quick response

Editor: Our front porch caught on fire the night of St. Patrick’s day. The wind as we all know was bad. Everyone in the house was sleeping except for my son. I had been sleeping maybe 20 minutes when my son came and told me there was a fire. The...

 

American Legion Auxiliary news

The American Legion Auxiliary met at 6:30 p.m. March 19 at the Legion Club. department president Joyce Menke paid her official visit to the auxiliary unit. Seven applications have been received for the Auxiliary Scholarship. Past president pins were... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 10, 2013

Health assessments available through wellness screenings

Wellness screenings coming to Saratoga, Encampment and Hanna next week offer nine different tests to assess the health of individuals participating, plus additional screenings for blood pressure, body fat analysis, vision and hearing. The blood draws...

 
 By Doug Radunich    News    April 10, 2013

Riverside talks transmission project

The Riverside Town Council discussed the Zephyr Power Transmission Project and its open house on Wednesday. The project, proposed by Duke-American Transmission Company, is designed to connect...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    April 10, 2013

Saratoga Men's Golf Club to meet

The organizational meeting of the Saratoga Men’s Golf Association takes place Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Saratoga Resort and Spa. All duffers interested in participating in league play this summer at the Saratoga Golf Course on Wednesday afternoons...

 

Easter Egg hunt results

Winners of the Encampment/Riverside Fire Department Easter egg hunt were as follows. Preschool: Carson Everett won first, second and third place. Kindergarten and first grade: first, Janine Lamoureux; second, Cody Starck; third Ashtyn Wells. Second...

 

Kit Carson in Wyoming

The Saratoga Friends of the Library will sponsor a free presentation by John Farr at 7 p.m., April 18 at the Saratoga Library, (503 W. Elm St.) Farr’s presentation, “Kit Carson in the West,” tells the story of Kit Carson becoming a mountain...

 

Saratoga 4-H elects officers

Saratoga’s Finest 4-H club held its regular monthly meeting on March 26. The club started by making “Peeps” race cars to take to the Senior Center. There was also the election of officers. Here’s who was elected to serve for the 2013 4-H...

 

Saratoga church gets new pastor

new pastor the beginning of March. Rev. Helen Young of Florissant, Mo., arrived to Saratoga to assume her duties as temporary pastor for the First Presbyterian Church of Saratoga. She moved into the...

 
 By Zachary Laux    News    April 10, 2013

Jarrett awarded scholarship

Lucas Jarrett will be the second Encampment School senior to go to Michigan State University on a full-ride scholarship through the STARR Charitable Foundation. The scholarship fund itself was set up...

 

Harris to be crowned Carbon County Queen

Miss Carbon County is collecting donations for her Coronation Ceremony. During the ceremony, Mandy Harris will be officially crowned Miss Carbon County. However, she has a lot to do before the...

 
 By Doug Radunich    Sports    April 10, 2013

Coming out swinging

With their first golf match coming up soon, Saratoga High School students have been fortunate enough to practice drives and putts with PGA professional Matt Daubner, serving as the team’s new head...

 
 By Doug Radunich    Sports    April 10, 2013

Panthers get two wins

Saratoga High School’s track team featured two first-place victories at the Wind River Invitational March 28. The event took place at Pavillion’s Wind River High School, where Ben Gates proved to...

 

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