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Articles from the April 15, 2015 edition

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 By Liz Wood    News    April 15, 2015

Early morning blaze guts business

Todd Hughes, owner of Hughes Manufacturing, was devastated Monday morning as he looked at the charred building that once housed his business. "It has been here since the 90s," Hughes said. Carbon...

 
 By Sarah Hutchins    News    April 15, 2015

First Travel Management NPA public meeting attracts 30

The first public meeting for the West Side Snowy Range Travel Management Notice of Proposed Action (NPA) was held Thursday, at the BLM office in Rawlins. There were around 30 people in attendance....

 
 By Liz Wood    News    April 15, 2015

LiDAR: more than a FEMA survey

LiDAR is an extremely efficient way to topographically survey a broad swath, said Craig Kopasz, a civil engineer with PMPC/Engineering Associates. LiDAR, which stands for Light Detection and Ranging...

 
 By Liz Wood    News    April 15, 2015

DKRW submits end of quarter report to ISC

Fifteen months into their amendment with the Industrial Siting Council, DKRW’s Medicine Bow Fuel & Power LLC reported on their key events during the first quarter of 2015. Medicine Bow Fuel and...

 
 By H.B. Lawson    News    April 15, 2015

Ambulance service gets new director for a new direction

The South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Services (SCWEMS) Joint Powers Board met on April 8, to discuss several issues facing the constantly evolving service that provides emergency services to...

 
 By H.B. Lawson    News    April 15, 2015

Enc. Town Council has busy agenda

The Encampment Town Council met Thursday to approve the Fire Department’s sale of an old ambulance and purchase of a Ranger Crew 900 plus a water tank and pump to assist in getting crews into...

 
 By H.B. Lawson    News    April 15, 2015

Riverside Town Council approves DEQ permit application

The Riverside Town Council Thursday, where they approved to go ahead with the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) application for a permit to allow the town to proceed with its plan to have...

 

April Fooled

In the April 1 edition of the Saratoga Sun, I contributed a piece on "Beaching Disease". It was the only time in the six years I have worked here that we have actually put out a paper with an April 1...

 

Keep calm and debate on

When we at the Saratoga Sun found out there were going to be public meetings for the West Side Snowy Range Travel Management Notice of Proposed Action (NPA), we were excited. Giving the public a chance to speak their concerns is a vital component of...

 

Don't shut down Wyoming ACLU

It was with some concern that we, the board of directors for the Wyoming Press Association, read recently of the American Civil Liberties Union’s decision to close its Wyoming office. Over the years, the ACLU and its Wyoming staff have been...

 

Less is never more

Much has been said about the shortened school week in this valley recently. Encampment has been historically opposed, although omnipotent school board members have again chosen to turn a blind eye and deaf ear to their Encampment constituents. The...

 
 By Sarah Hutchins    News    April 15, 2015

Water and Sewer Board has new vice president, treasurer

The Saratoga/Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (Water and Sewer Board) welcomed a new member to the board as well as appointing vice president and treasurer during their monthly meeting on...

 

Access - an issue for all forest users

Most people who live in the Snowy Range area, as well as many visitors to it, have come in part because of the environmental amenities it offers. For many of us, access to the area is an important contributor to our quality of life, a major factor in...

 

Bear Trap celebrates No. 7

"It's weird because I've never held a job this long," jokes Margaret Weber when asked how it feels to mark her seventh year as owner operator of the Bear Trap Cafe and Bar. Under Weber's ownership, th...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 15, 2015

SHS to host first art show

Saratoga High School teachers Kaelin Crawford and Noel Shepard are putting on an art showcase of Shepard’s art students with appetizers created by Crawford’s ProStart classes. The art show will be held from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, at the Saratoga...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 15, 2015

Platte Valley Arts Council releases 2015/2016 plans

The Platte Valley Arts Council recently held elections of officers for the new year. Pam Kraft was elected president and Jerry Wood was elected vice president. Leslie McLinskey and Shannon Fagan were re-elected treasurer and secretary, respectively....

 
 By H.B. Lawson    News    April 15, 2015

Green Chili Fly-in lands at the Wolf

There was a buzz in the skies around Saratoga this weekend when Dennis Koontz and eight of his fellow pilots landed their aircraft at Shively airfield Saturday morning and walked down to the Wolf for...

 
 By Liz Wood    Lifestyles    April 15, 2015

Racing boat speeds way into Saratoga

Whether you like a fast boat or are an adrenaline junkie, make a stop Tuesday at the Saratoga Resort & Spa to see the fastest racing boat in the world. Dr. Mike Janssen, the owner of Saratoga...

 
 By Liz Wood    Sports    April 15, 2015

Loose, Ziegler grab first in Cheyenne

Long distance runner Katie Loose lead the girls team with a first place finish in the junior varsity 3200-meter run Friday at the Okie Blanchard Invitational in Cheyenne. Her time was 14 minutes 34.39...

 
 By H.B. Lawson    Sports    April 15, 2015

Tigers track travels to Cheyenne East

The Encampment Tigers track team headed to Cheyenne East last week to compete in the Okie Blanchard Invite. The meet was between Cheyenne East, Cheyenne South, Laramie, Torrington, Southeast,...

 
 By H.B. Lawson    Sports    April 15, 2015

Panther footballers make their goal

While refereeing a volleyball game in Saratoga last season, Rawlins soccer coach Christian Mills was approached by Saratoga High School freshman Kennison Spiering about joining the Rawlins high...

 

Encampment fire fighters up to snuff

Reprint of this story from the April 18, 1902 issue of The Grand Encampment Herald brought to you courtesy of Grandma’s Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community. LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS The Department is Organized and...

 

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