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Articles from the April 23, 2014 edition

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 By Mike Dunn    News    April 23, 2014

Island open for now

Veterans Island Park will not be closed just yet Saratoga Mayor John Zeiger said at the April 15 Saratoga Town Council meeting. “With the high water, we are not going to begin work as soon as we... Full story

 By Mike Dunn    News    April 23, 2014

CCSD#2 board tables resource officer debate

The Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD#2) Board of Trustees will take at least another month to decide on contributing money towards hiring a school resource officer. At the April 21 meeting,... Full story

 By Mike Dunn    Lifestyles    April 23, 2014

All bite, no bark: Rabies spreads in Wyoming

Your four-legged friend has always been loyal to you. But this summer, they may need your help. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), an outbreak of the deadly Rabies virus...

 By Mike Dunn    News    April 23, 2014

County commissioners to hold state conference in Saratoga

Saratoga will once again host Wyoming legislatures from all over the state at the Wyoming County Commissioners Spring meeting. Taking place at the Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC), over 90... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    April 23, 2014

Honor society hosting blood drive

United Blood Services are asking residents of the Platte Valley to donate blood next week. The Saratoga High School Honor Society is hosting the blood drive from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Saratoga Middle/High School multipurpose room....

 By Doug Radunich    News    April 23, 2014

Game and Fish make improvements at Saratoga Lake

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) has completed work on the dam and fishing platforms at Saratoga Lake, making the area open to full public use again. According to the WGFD, the department's...


Spring is finally here (or so I hope)

Judging by the weather outside, it appears that winter is finally over and spring is actually here. The weather is now warm enough to not require a jacket, and on an average day, it feels like it’s...

 By John Zeiger    Opinion    April 23, 2014

Mayor wants Saratogans to be nicer

Editor. I recently listened to a presentation from a gentleman that had moved to Saratoga a number of years ago to help an organization get back on their feet. The first day that he was here he was approached by a long time resident of Saratoga and...

 By Liz Wood    Lifestyles    April 23, 2014

Palm awarded scholarship

Quade Palm, of Medicine Bow, is the recipient of the $1,000 AGCO Dealer/Massey Ferguson scholarship funded by Shively Hardware. The scholarship, 2013-2014 National FFA Collegiate Scholarship, is...

 By Staff Report    News    April 23, 2014

Presbyterian women to meet in Saratoga

“Reaching Out and Gathering In” is the theme of a state-wide Spring Gathering of the Wyoming Presbyterian Women’s organization to be held this weekend, April 24-26, at the First Presbyterian Church in Saratoga. The three-day session will open...


BOCES focusing on educational outreach

Community members learned more about online, dual and concurrent education options at the Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Leaders Luncheon, held April 11 at the Platte Valley...

 By Staff Report    News    April 23, 2014

Wellness screening in Encampment

Wellness screenings coming to Encampment this week offer 13 different tests to assess the health of individuals participating, plus additional screenings for blood pressure and possibly bone density. The blood draw is organized by the Valley Service...

 By Staff Report    News    April 23, 2014

Town to use Code Red for tornado warning system

With warming daytime temperatures soon signaling the beginning of thunderstorm season in Wyoming, National Weather Service (NWS) and emergency management officials statewide are encouraging residents to prepare for the upcoming severe weather...


Local CNA finds profession rewarding

With the search for more CNAs (Certified Nursing Assistant) may still be a lingering problem, Jessica Sharp, a CNA at Deseret Health and Rehab, encourages people to go into the field. Sharp, who has...

 By Doug Radunich    Sports    April 23, 2014

Coaches, players celebrate end of winter season

Memories were shared as Saratoga High School athletes officially closed the winter season with an awards banquet, honoring efforts made by the school's basketball teams. Saratoga Middle/High School...

 By Staff Report    Sports    April 23, 2014

Five Jr. wrestlers earn state top three

Five Saratoga Wrestling Club (WC) grapplers made their way to the top-three at the 2014 Wyoming Amateur Wrestling Association (WAWA) Kids State Championships in Casper. The team's first-place earners...


Valley gets first gas tractor, hot pools remodeled

April 24, 1913 101 years ago The Coming Power The horse has seen its best day when it comes to being the power ahead of the plow. The horse has been man’s best friend and for sure work he is still, but the heavy work is being lifted from his should...

 By Sue Howe    Lifestyles    April 23, 2014

Birthday dinner Friday

There were seven here to play bingo Tuesday. Two-dollar winners were Grace Johnston, Berneil McCord, Merle Starr, and Sue Howe. Gloria Rakness and Berneil McCord shared a $2 round. Grace Johnston won a $3 round. Merle Starr won the $3 blackout...


Easter egg hunt draws 35 kids

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 well-being...


Volunteers keep active

The Saratoga Senior Center celebrated National Volunteer Week last week. The Saratoga Senior has awesome volunteers and the center would be not be what it is today without them, said Sue Howe, site...


Police Report

From April 14, 2014 to April 20, 2014, the Saratoga Police Department responded to 113 calls including the following classifications: Agency assistance (1); alarm (1); ambulance (2), assist business (3); bar check (7); business checks (34); citizen...

 By Staff Report    News    April 23, 2014

Prescribed burns planned for Sierra Madre Range

Medicine Bow National Forest fire crews are hoping to conduct two prescribed burns this spring, with work beginning as early as this week. Both prescribed burns are located west of Encampment on the Brush Creek-Hayden Ranger District’s Sierra...


Students earn state congressional medals

Nine Platte Valley youth were recognized by the Wyoming Congressional delegation for earning bronze, silver and gold Congressional Awards. Sen. Mike Enzi, Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis, Auditor Cindy...


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