Articles from the April 20, 2023 edition


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  • Encampment Town Council is ready for spring

    Virginia Parker|Apr 20, 2023

    Encampment Town Council proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Sewer Lagoon Project Jon Nelson, Northfork Engineering presented the Council with contracts for the mayor’s signature from American West Construction for the sewer lagoon project. Approved by the council. A notice to proceed was also approved by Council. Nelson also told the council that there may be up to $100,000.00 presented in a change order at the next Council meeting from the contractor. This will help cut the c...

  • Color Run fundraiser for the Chamber of Commerce and the Recreation Department

    Virginia Parker|Apr 20, 2023

    Saratoga Recreation Center and Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce collaborate for an amazing event that raised funds that will be earmarked at the May 2 Recreation Board meeting. Sarah Laughlin, the director of the Recreation Center said there were roughly 15 volunteers. She said that there were volunteer representatives from the recreation center, Saratoga and Encampment High Schools, as well as the Kiwanis, Gayle Crignan and Carol Kelley. Despite the weather on Saturday, they had roughly 80...

  • Saratoga Panthers Track Team adapt to changes

    Dallas Fields|Apr 20, 2023

    Despite the threat of bad weather, the Panthers headed northeast to compete at the Tony Lehner/Al Finch Invitation on Friday, April 14 in Glenrock. Saratoga Head Track Coach Rex Hohnholt said, "I'm extremely proud of the kids. For us to be planning on going to Wheatland and at the spur of the moment having to go to Glenrock was a challenge that our kids handled well. The weather was cool there but our kids never complained. They are resilient and I appreciate the effort those kids put into...

  • Tiger Nation Pounces on the Competition in Rock Springs

    Dallas Fields|Apr 20, 2023

    The track meet that was scheduled for Wheatland on April 14 was canceled due to weather, and so next day, the Encampment High School (EHS) track and field team went to Rock Springs High School to compete in the Ted Schroeder Meet of Hope on April 15. Eleven teams competed in the girls division and twelve teams in the boys at Rock Springs. Encampment's girls scored 9 team points fishing in 10th place. The boys scored 18 team points and finished in 11th place. Head Track Coach Kegan Willford...

  • Carbon County Commissioners prepare for Spring melt off

    Dallas Fields|Apr 20, 2023

    Road and Bridge Road and Bridge Manager Kandis Fritz gave the commissioners a breakdown of the the winter costs accrued by Carbon County Road and Bridge including fuel from December of 2022, through March 2023, the total expenditures were $152,155.72. The yearly fuel budget for Road and Bridge is $220,000.00. This year with overtime and comp time payout from January 1 to March 17, 2023 the staff accrued 1,947 hours of overtime. The cost for overtime totaled $53,438.91. Fritz told the...

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    Apr 20, 2023

  • New technology provides faster and more accurate response for Saratoga Police Department

    Virginia Parker|Apr 20, 2023

    Emergency dispatchers at Saratoga Police Department will no longer be limited to verbal communications with callers. A new technology provided by the Prepared Live system, has the ability to access callers’ cellphone cameras. Once a caller is connected with a dispatcher, a link will be sent to the caller’s phone. Upon accepting the link the dispatcher will be able to view the scene through the caller’s phone camera, in real time. The system not only records what is happening, but can be sent...

  • Playing Football in Europe and Bringing the Project Home

    Apr 20, 2023

    I started playing football in Saratoga back in seventh grade. I played until graduating from Saratoga High School. At that time it appeared that playing again would never happen. That changed when I moved abroad to live in Europe. I still remember the first time putting on the equipment again . It was a surreal feeling. The most memorable part of the first time playing was simply checking to make sure my body was ok after making the first tackle. Leaving the field that day covered in mud and in...

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  • Michael Joe O'Leary

    Apr 20, 2023

    Michael Joe O'Leary, 36, of Denver Colorado, died in his home on April 11th, 2023. Michael was the eldest son born to Kenneth and Kathy O'Leary in Ely, Nevada, on Sept. 10, 1986. He attended Elementary, Middle and High School in Rawlins, Wyoming where he graduated in 2004. After graduation Michael spent many successful years in the oilfield in Wyoming working his way up to Driller. He found a passion for Health and fitness and eventually changed paths taking a Personal Coaching job at a well...

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