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Articles from the April 16, 2014 edition

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 By Doug Radunich    News    April 16, 2014

Valley firefighters respond to Encampment three-alarm fire

A blazing fire swept through a house and shed in Encampment Saturday evening, destroying both structures and requiring help from firefighters in three communities. The fire broke out around 9:30 p.m.... Full story


Silas Lee Wells

Joey Lee and Amber Wells, of Laramie, announce the arrival of their son, Silas Lee Wells, born March 19, 2014. Silas was born in Laramie and weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 and one half inches...

 By Mike Dunn    News    April 16, 2014

Local churches hold Easter services

Easter is just around the corner, and several churches in the Platte Valley and Carbon county are holding special services The Abundant Life Church will be holding Friday Night Services at 7 p.m. on...

 By Mike Dunn    News    April 16, 2014

Manholes, meetings and meters

Repairs to Saratoga streets were discussed by members of the Saratoga/Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (Water and Sewer Board). Town engineer Chuck Bartlett said that the town is going to try...

 By Mike Dunn    News    April 16, 2014

FBO: board chairman exaggerated oil spill

The fixed-base operator (FBO) for Shivley Airfield Kim Lorenzen said that the conditions of his hangar were “over-exaggerated” by Saratoga Airport Board Chairman Mike “Hack” Patterson at the...

 By Liz Wood    Opinion    April 16, 2014

A springtime opportunity for your child

With springtime comes testing. One test is for the preschools in the Platte Valley like ExCel, and HeadStart programs. This week, ExCel preschool is running an ad offering free developmental...


Friends in disguise

Many times, adults forget to look at things and people from a child’s perspective. For instance, it would have never have occurred to us at the Saratoga Sun that children would be frightened of firemen. We, as adults, know they are there to help...

 By Staff Report    News    April 16, 2014

Vehicle pileup closes I-80 for 18 hours

Wyoming Highway Patrol Troopers are still attempting to identify how many vehicles were involved in a pileup around 2 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 80 seven miles east of Elk Mountain. The crash was...

 By Mike Dunn    News    April 16, 2014

Saratoga planning commission stuck in neutral

History repeated itself at the April 8 Saratoga planning commission meeting as board members continued to discuss their bylaws. After compiling a list of bylaws from other municipalities, board member...

 By Doug Radunich    News    April 16, 2014

Encampment police department back on line with Spillman

After more than a year-and-a-half, the computer problem that kept Encampment’s police department from accessing critical law enforcement information has been resolved. During Thursday’s...

 By Doug Radunich    News    April 16, 2014

Task Force focuses on resource management

The Governor's Task Force on Forests, a group tasked with making recommendations about forest policy in Wyoming, recently discussed forest and resource management, met last week in Saratoga. Started...

 By Doug Radunich    Sports    April 16, 2014

Panthers loaded up for Six-Man Shootout

Two local student athletes have been selected to play in the Wyoming/Nebraska Six-Man Shootout’s third-annual all-star football game in Kearney, Neb. this summer. Wyoming’s 2014 roster includes... Full story

 By Doug Radunich    Sports    April 16, 2014

JV Panthers earn top five rankings

Seven Saratoga High School junior varsity Panthers stepped up to the top-five at last weekend’s Okie Blanchard Invitational in Cheyenne. Alex Ziegler was Saratoga’s first-place champion, with a...

 By Liz Wood    News    April 16, 2014

Electric vs. propane: The debate heats up

This past winter, the U.S. Energy Information Administration recorded the highest prices of propane since 1990. The price of propane has steadily increased since 1990, but this year, there were signif...

 By Staff Report    News    April 16, 2014

Craig and Susan Thomas Foundation scholarship deadline draws near

Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD#2) students have an opportunity to apply for college scholarships from the Craig and Susan Thomas Foundation now until May 1, 2014. The Foundation said that they would like to assist high school students who...

 By Mike Dunn    News    April 16, 2014

Knocking the socks off PAWS

Several Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD#2) schools received exceptional marks on the 2013 PAWS test. Elk Mountain School is recorded as 100-percent efficient in the Science portion of the... Full story


Amateur actor gets shot in the fracas

Reprint of this story from the April 15, 1904 issue of The Grand Encampment Herald brought to you courtesy of Grandma’s Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community. WOUNDED IN BATTLE Amateur Actor Has a Taste of War ---...

 By Sue Howe    Lifestyles    April 16, 2014

Center closed for Good Friday

There were eight here for Bridge Monday. High winner was Gertrude Herold and Mary Sjoden. Second place went to Glee Johnson and Vivien Campbell. We have started having the Jam sessions again for the summer. The next one will be on April 22. Please...

 By Tom Mansfield    News    April 16, 2014

Deseret welcomes new Activity Assistant

At Deseret Health and Rehab, residents enjoyed many activities throughout the week. The Activity Department offers a wide variety of activities each week to meet the residents’ interests, as well as the physical, mental and psychological...


Birthday dinner Friday night

Dominoes winners for last week were Madeline Telfer with one win; Bob Thompson with two wins; Dick Blake with one win, Ginny Riddick with one win, Betty Merrill with one win and Joe Remick with one win. Coffee Drinkers where Laura Rettelle, Connie...


Police Report

From April 7, 2014 to April 13, 2014, the Saratoga Police Department responded to 113 calls including the following classifications: Ambulance (4), bar check (8); business checks (39); citizen assist (4); civil assist (1); destruction of property...



Carbon County Senior Centers Wednesday- Meatloaf, O’Brien potatoes, green beans, wheat bread, cherries, brownie, chilled milk Thursday- Salmon patty, wild rice blend, Brussels sprouts, wheat bread, rosy pears, chilled milk Friday- Good Friday,...

 By Staff Report    Sports    April 16, 2014

Spiering takes second at Midwest tourney

Saratoga High School sophomore Thatcher Spiering took home second place from the Midwest Classic Nationals Wrestling Tournament. Spiering competed in the 16-and-under division during the tournament,...

 By Doug Radunich    News    April 16, 2014

Emergency management coordinator announces pre-flood meetings

With potential flooding looming in the Platte Valley, Riverside Town Council members were reminded of upcoming meetings to help prepare for such a disaster. Carbon County Emergency Management Coordina...


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