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Articles from the May 7, 2014 edition

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 By Mike Dunn    News    May 7, 2014

Flooding possibility still a coin flip

It was not that long ago that the streets of Saratoga were lined with sandbags in a desperate attempt to keep the North Platte River from expanding into the town. The 100-year flood, in the summer of...

 

John Glode

John Glode died at the age of 91 years and 8 months in Saratoga on April 29, 2014, following a recent stroke. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Jane Shively Glode, his father, Walter...

 

Virginia Dalton Riddick

Virginia Dalton Riddick passed away April 24, 2014 at the Medical Center of Colorado in Loveland, Colo. A memorial is planned for May 18 at 2 p.m., at St. Barnabas Church. Refreshments will be served...

 

Jon Thomas Slater

Jon Thomas Slater, aged 51, of Pleasanton, Kan., passed away April 20, 2014. He was born Feb. 8, 1963, at Fort Scott, Kan., the son of Paul and Barbara Thomas Slater. Jon was the brother of Saratoga resident Jane Huntley. He married Linda Probasco...

 
 News    May 7, 2014

Correction on river project

In the May 1 edition of the Saratoga Sun, on page 3, it was reported that Jeff Streeter was the North Platte River Restoration Manager. Streeter is the Trout Unlimited North Platte River Project Manager. The article also alluded there was a project...

 
 By liz Wood    Opinion    May 7, 2014

Friends return as energy and enthusiasm build

It has begun. The season where we barely have time to catch our breath before we move onto the next event. School is winding down. Seniors are getting ready for their big day and school concerts are...

 

Our rules on running

The political season is about to come into full swing. On May 15, people who want to run for office will register. That means these people will also be getting the word out about their platforms, goals and public appearances. Therefore, this is the...

 

Proud to Serve

Not quite two months ago, in mid-March, a U.S. Forest Service law enforcement officer and his dog were gunned down in North Carolina. A life-long criminal, suspected of having just murdered his own parents, fled into the woods, then ambushed Officer...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    May 7, 2014

Police shooting leaves one wounded

The sleepy town of Saratoga was awakened by gunshots on the night of April 27, as a member of the Saratoga Police fired upon a Saratoga resident. Ryan Scott Simmons was shot by an unidentified...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 7, 2014

Libraries host art show, homesteading history

The Carbon County Library System looks to have a month full of events in May. The Saratoga Branch will be hosting a presentation by Bill Rossiter called “Stories, Songs and Sodbusters”. The presentation will feature homesteaders’ songs of...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 7, 2014

Learning the future of forests

The U.S. Forest Service and University of Wyoming, Ruckelshaus Institute will host a public screening of their collaborative video series, “Our Future Forests: Beyond Bark Beetles,” today in Saratoga. The event will be held at the Platte Valley...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    May 7, 2014

Economy looks 'very bullish'

The economy is starting to look up, according to several economic experts at Thursday’s Economic Outlook Tour in Saratoga. Several local business members gathered at the Platte Valley Community...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 7, 2014

BLM Rawlins extends RMP comment period

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office is extending the comment period on the environmental assessment (EA) for the visual resource management amendment to the 2008 Rawlins Resource Management Plan (RMP) from May 2 to May 16....

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 7, 2014

WGFD seeks input for fishing regs

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) will hold public scoping meetings throughout the Area 5 fishing region, to discuss fishing regulation changes and fisheries management. Area 5 covers the North Platte, Sweetwater River and South Platte...

 
 By Liz Wood    News    May 7, 2014

O.E.S. holds homecoming for Grand Worthy Matron

It has been 108 years since Saratoga Chapter No. 12, Order of the Eastern Star (O.E.S.) has had a Worthy Grand Matron. Karlene Sjoden has filled that role for the past year. Sjoden was installed as Wo...

 
 By Doug Radunich    News    May 7, 2014

Art students bring home the blue

Seven Encampment students were awarded first-place blue ribbons for their works of art shown at the Wyoming State Art Symposium. Six students were present at the symposium, which took place April...

 
 By Doug Radunich    News    May 7, 2014

Veterans assistance coming to Saratoga

A Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services in Saratoga. Vicki Richards is available to meet with veterans and their families to...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 7, 2014

WGFD offers workshop

The Laramie Regional Office of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) is offering a local workshop to help people apply for hunting licenses online. “This year Game and Fish has gone entirely to online applications for the draw, and most...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 7, 2014

American Legion Auxiliary

The American Legion Auxiliary met at 6:30 p.m. on April 15 at the American Legion Post Home. There were seven members present. The minutes from the last meeting were read, the treasurer’s report was given and a report on the Silent Auction held in...

 
 By Doug Radunich    Sports    May 7, 2014

Panther boys nab second at Saratoga Invite

Andrew Oiler grabbed first place from a height of 11'6" in the pole vault during the Saratoga Track and Field Invitational, and once again qualified for state. Other varsity state qualifiers for the...

 
 By Doug Radunich    Sports    May 7, 2014

Barkhurst jumps past 32-year mark

Encampment School is the recipient of a new long jump record holder. As a sophomore, Alyssa Barkhurst broke the school's 32-year-old girls' record with a first-place leap of 16 feet 7 1/4 inches,...

 

Circus comes to town, many county tourists predicted

101 years ago May 8, 1913 Many Japanese performers Greatest Japanese Troupe in the world here with the Robinson circus. Beyond all question the greatest troupe of Japanese in the world are with the Yankee Robinson circus. This Japanese troupe was...

 

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