Articles from the May 2, 2024 edition

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  • Congresswoman Hageman visits Rawlins

    Richard Espinoza|May 2, 2024

    Congresswoman Harriet Hageman met with her constituents for a town hall meeting at the Jeffrey Memorial Community Center in Rawlins on April 23. Hageman addressed her constituents on some bills she voted against and a bill she introduced related to wasteful speeding and mismanagement by the Federal bureaucracy. She also spoke to the audience about the issues concerning the border crisis and the lack of accountability by the Biden Administration. The topic of border security appeared to be a conc...

  • Making Healthcare Accessible

    Joshua Wood - Stevenson Newspapers|May 2, 2024

    In rural areas such as Carbon County, access to healthcare doesn’t always mean it is affordable. According to the Rural Health Information Hub (, while access to healthcare would imply that services are available and obtainable in a timely manner many rural residents encounter barriers to healthcare. “Even when an adequate supply of healthcare services exists in the community, there are other factors that may impede healthcare access,” reported the Rural Health Infor...

  • Take A Stand, Don't Be Scammed

    Richard Espinoza|May 2, 2024

    Bank of Commerce CEO Copper France, Carbon County Sheriff Alex Bakken, and Carbon County IT Director Matt Webster were guest speakers at Tuesday Talks on April 23 to discuss the subject of Online Scams. France handed out booklets and memos on how people can protect themselves from becoming victims of fraud. France, Bakken, and Webster spoke to the audience about what they could do to protect themselves. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), online scammers use email or text messages...

  • Nicholas Alexander Jamison

    May 2, 2024

    Nicholas (Nick) Alexander Jamison, a beloved figure in his community, departed this world on April 24, 2024, with his cherished wife, Dorothy, by his side, marking the end of a life filled with extraordinary accomplishments and profound impact. Nick’s journey began on October 17, 1933, in Greeley, Colorado, where he was born to Anna and Alec Jamison. Raised in the vibrant ambiance of his family's Greek grocery and café, Nick imbibed the values of hard work, generosity, and camaraderie. Th...

  • Paul (Ellsworth) Sydnes

    May 2, 2024

    Paul (Ellsworth) Sydnes, born March 10, 1949, to Paul Joh Sydnes and Velma Marie Sydnes (Mills) in Rawlins, Wyoming went to be with his Savior on April 25, 2024, while doing his favorite thing— fishing. Paul grew up in Encampment, Wyoming and was an avid outdoorsman who thoroughly loved hunting and fishing. While he pursued a variety of jobs during his lifetime, his first passion was logging, which took him on adventures to Wyoming, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. He drove trucks for Brownline for a number of years before hauling oil in the N...

  • Linda Kay Fisher-Perue

    May 2, 2024

    Linda Kay Fisher-Perue went to be with her Lord on April 25, 2024. She was born on December 12, 1947 to Howard and MaryLee (Stock) Weinert in Falls City, Nebraska. She grew up on a small farm near Falls City and attended a rural school through 8th grade. Linda graduated from Falls City High School and then went to the University of Nebraska for one year. From there she went to Peru State College in Peru, Nebraska, not far from where she was raised. She obtained a teaching degree, for home...

  • A taste of brown sugar and bourbon

    Dee Dee Martz|May 2, 2024

    Howdy, and welcome to Dee Dee’s Diner. Our special this week is one of my favorites, something that our short order cook, Dan, began making a few years ago and we just had to put on the menu. These brown sugar bourbon pork chops are just the right amount of sweet and savory to get your taste buds excited. I can guarantee that once you’re done eating the pork chops, you’ll be licking the plate, too. Brown Sugar Bourbon Pork Chops with Twice Baked Potato Mashers. Lets get started preparing and e...

  • You're blowing it, son

    Rhett Breedlove|May 2, 2024

    April is nearing its end, and May is now in plain sight. Maybe more for some than others, it seemed as if this school year went by whirlwind fast. It seems as if virtually yesterday we were making sure kids had everything they needed for their first day last August. Here we are now almost nine months later with summer vacation in very close sight. But more importantly, graduation ceremonies no doubt have become the primary focus for local seniors and their families. Now, it’s crunch time. For the next few weeks seniors no doubt are going to be...

  • The armor of God includes the belt of truth

    Dr. William F. Holland|May 2, 2024

    Have you considered that most individuals are convinced that what they believe is true, and all who disagree with them are not as wise as they are? What is your personal view about this? May I ask, where did you discover your truth? Did God speak truth to you, or were you just persuaded by what someone else believes? If knowledge was passed on to you from those you respect, how do you know they received it from the Lord? To learn and discern spiritual wisdom, we must have spiritual ears to hear God. The Almighty is divine truth and has never...

  • Look! Listen! Do you see and hear God?

    Reverend Susan Dyer|May 2, 2024

    Will you agree that living in the North Platte Valley is an honor and a privilege? Perhaps you have never thought of it before. We are so privileged to breathe clean air, to be in a place where a large variety of birds – water birds, song birds, and birds of prey – can be seen and heard daily. Deer are free to wander through the town, though not everyone thinks of this as a blessing. We do not suffer traffic jams or road rage, and the wait at the grocery store is seldom long, and there are always wonderful people to chat with in case of a del...

  • Chicken Alfredo on menu for May 6th Gather at the Table by Dick Perue

    GATT Correspondant|May 2, 2024

    “Chicken Alfredo penne bake” tops the menu as folks next “Gather at the Table” for a free meal and fellowship Monday, May 6th, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Saratoga Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall at the corner of Third and Bridge Streets. Also on the menu is a hearty salad, garlic bread, chocolate cream delight and drinks. Everyone, especially the hungry and lonely, are invited to gather for this monthly meal. No reservations are needed and no restrictions apply. Folks just need to show up. “Gather at the Table” is a non-profit...

  • Encampment has Future of Farming in its School

    Richard Espinoza|May 2, 2024

    Encampment FFA had 12 students compete in the State FFA Convention on April 10 through April 13 across a variety of categories including livestock and crop harvest. The 12 students received an Award of Recognition from the Wyoming FFA for High Team-Team Activity Agricultural Technology & Mechanical Systems. Encampment earned a second award as Reserve Champion Team Agricultural Technology & Mechanical Systems award. The program is led by Paul Switzer, vocational agriculture teacher and FFA Club...

  • Legislators debate who should shape Wyoming health care system

    Carrie Haderlie, Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange|May 2, 2024

    CHEYENNE — Lawmakers spent Monday morning debating which experts — if any — should be allowed to shape Wyoming’s health care system. At an interim meeting in Afton, the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Committee heard a recommendation from Gov. Mark Gordon and his Health Task Force to establish a permanent Wyoming Healthcare Authority that would explore health care policy recommendations, according to Jen Davis, senior policy advisor for health and human services in Gordon’s office. Creation of the Healthcare Authority falls just behi...

  • The Sound of Art

    Richard Espinoza|May 2, 2024

    It was a fun night of music and entertainment as the Saratoga Jazz Band performed in front of an audience at the Saratoga Art Festival. Each student played a different musical instrument that had a unique melody that brought you back to the classic days of music. As the band performed their songs, musicians each took a turn at a solo throughout the performance. Jaida Jennings sang “I Attempt from Love’s Sickness to Fly” by Henry Purcell. This classic song comes from the 17th century in the y...

  • Panthers Feel Right At Home

    Richard Espinoza|May 2, 2024

    There was no place like home for the Panthers as they hosted the Burt Willford Memorial Invitational Track Meet on April 24. Rex Hohnholt, head coach for Saratoga Track and Field, said the most special time of the year is when Saratoga hosts its track meet in honor of his longtime friend and colleague. He said he’s thankful of all the people who took time out of their busy schedules to help our track meet run so smoothly. “The Burt Willford Memorial Invitational gives us time each year to rem...

  • Jordan, Pickett siblings earn top finishes for Tigers

    Richard Espinoza|May 2, 2024

    In the last four weeks, the Jordan siblings, Quade and Kristie, have been dominating both in shot put and discus. Add to the mix the Pickett siblings Kaben and Eckerley Pickett, who have also stepped it up for Encampment getting top finishes. Other Encampment students also made some top finishes while at the Burt Willford Memorial Invite in Saratoga. It was something Kegan Willford, Encampment Track and Field Head Coach, was hoping for. “We had a great day at Saratoga with a lot of students i...

  • A Fresh Taste of Wyoming

    Joshua Wood|May 2, 2024

    “I get a lot of people that knock on my window and say ‘Do you have real food?’ If you want a burger or you want a taco or you want wings, that’s not what I have.” For the past year, Courtney Ney has traveled across Carbon County—and even the state—with a food truck which stands out from the rest. It’s not the yellow color of the trailer, but rather what Ney sells. While other mobile vendors sell burgers, wings, tacos or even pizza, Ney’s menu could be seen as a palate cleanser. That’s...

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  • Barkhurst appointed to vacant seat

    Joshua Wood, Stevenson Newspapers|May 2, 2024

    At the May 7 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, Bub Barkhurst was sworn in by Mayor Chuck Davis to fill the vacancy left by the passing of Jacob Fluty earlier this year. Barkhurst was one of two applicants to the vacancy. The other was Chia Valdez, who currently serves on the Saratoga Planning Commission. Both applicants read their letters of interest in public and were interviewed by members of the council in open meeting. See more in the May 9 edition of the Saratoga Sun...