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Articles from the May 8, 2013 edition

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 By Zachary Laux    News    May 8, 2013

From the depths into the blue: 10-minute sketch swims off page, flies to stunning victory

A 10-minute sketch is all it took for the Encampment School art program to win $5,000 at the state art symposium in Casper. The sketch, a trout-shaped World War II bomber dreamt up by Encampment...

 By Doug Radunich    News    May 8, 2013

Carbon County hears about SF104: Speakers want to ensure votes' voice

Platte Valley residents recently heard information on what is happening in their state education system, as several speakers, including state officials, got the chance to express their views on...


Obituary: Ernest Ojeda

aratoga resident and member of American Legion Post 54, passed away April 28, 2013, in Thornton, Colo. Ernest was born in Erie, Colo., on Dec. 21, 1929. He served in the U.S. Army for more than 23 years during the Korean War and Vietnam War Era and...

 By Staff report    News    May 8, 2013

Modular airborne firefighting system training

The U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Military’s annual air tanker Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS) training is taking place until Friday. Flight operations are based at the Cheyenne Air National Guard Station (ANGS) in Cheyenne. The...

 By Staff Report    News    May 8, 2013

Reviewing herd units: Meetings discuss population issues for pronghorn/elk/moose

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is holding a series of public meetings to discuss the review of herd unit population objectives for pronghorn, elk and moose in the Saratoga, Laramie and Cheyenne areas. Lee Knox, WGFD wildlife biologist in... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    May 8, 2013

Veterans assistance available in Carbon County

A Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission is conducting community outreach services this month, with two dates scheduled for Carbon County. Vicki Richards is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss... Full story

 By Keith McLendon    Opinion    May 8, 2013

Retro Blog: What Mom gave me and what I took

You may have noticed that I mention my father in my articles to a fair extent. I find it amusing to goad my sire as regularly as possible because there is an off chance he will reply. His replies are...

 By Staff report    News    May 8, 2013

Voices of the Valley deliver fresh perspective

Voices of the Valley is bringing a new perspective to its next meeting on Wednesday. VOV is bringing in two guest speakers, Bart Myers and Laurie Latta, who both have experienced the impacts of large energy development. Both will have formal...

 By Zachary Laux    News    May 8, 2013

Course aimed to prepare hunters

A hunting education opportunity is coming to the Valley. Wyoming Game and Fish Game Warden Biff Burton and Supervisory Resource Specialist for SERCD Joe Parsons, along with other guest instructors, wi... Full story

 By Zachary Laux    News    May 8, 2013

To Nashville on rusted horseshoes: State gold for coat rack project takes Crimmins to Nationals

Micayla Crimmins didn’t think old barn wood, rusted horseshoes and goat hide would take her far, but together, those items will carry her all the way to Nashville. After joining FCCLA last year, Cri... Full story

 By Zachary Laux    News    May 8, 2013

Sewing up a gold medal

Randa Sorensen didn’t know how to sew, but that didn’t stop her from placing first in the FCCLA state competition with an outfit she made from scratch. “I feel awesome,” Sorensen said, an...

 By Staff report    News    May 8, 2013

Tapping 'Toga Trivia

Several Platte Valley residents enjoyed the Saratoga Museum’s Trivia Night Friday evening. “The Trivia Night was a big success,” said Saratoga Museum Board member George Haigh who asked question...

 By Doug Radunich    News    May 8, 2013

EHS senior welcomed into Daniels Scholarship Program

Encampment High School senior Waddie Love recently received a four-year college scholarship from the Daniels Scholarship Program, which awards students for their character, leadership and commitment t...

 By Doug Radunich    News    May 8, 2013

Dropping in for chili

Sometimes a good bowl of chili is worth a long flight. On April 27, Carbon County native Dennis Koontz and about 15 pilots and friends from the Denver area flew eight small airplanes to Shively Field...

 By Doug Radunich    News    May 8, 2013

Multi-Cultural Day: Saratoga High School hosted a multi- cultural day Thursday that included diverse learning activities and the Wind River Dancers

Performers from Wyoming Indian schools in Ethete entertained Saratoga students last Thursday with their number of spiritual and sacred Native American dances. The dancing students came from Wyoming... Full story

 News    May 8, 2013

Class of '38 to graduate, fire at LP in '88

100 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... Full story

 By Sue Howe    Lifestyles    May 8, 2013

Senior Center planning a flea market

We had six stay for bingo. Two-dollar winners were Pat Faust, Berneil McCord, Winnie Allen and Grace Johnston. Merle Starr and Berneil McCord shared the $4 blackout round. There were two tables for Duplicate Bridge. High winners were Glee Johnson...


Big plans for National Nursing Home Week

At Deseret Health and Rehab, residents enjoyed many activities throughout the week. The Activities Department offers a wide variety of activities each week to meet the residents’ interest, as well as the physical, mental and psychosocial well-being...

 By Ronda Krouch    Lifestyles    May 8, 2013

Catching up with Encampment

Let us get caught up on the news from Encampment. Dominos were played on a daily basis; winners were Ginny Riddick once, Jack Riddick once, and Betty Merrill once, Joe Remick three times Phil Fleming twice, Madeline Telfer twice, and Bob Thompson....

 By Doug Radunich    Sports    May 8, 2013

Panthers push for state

Saratoga High School track stars secured more state qualifying times at their back-to-back weekend meets in Baggs and Lander. Ben Gates, Rodrigo Escobedo, Ben Falk and Luke Lineberry scored state-qual...

 By Doug Radunich    Sports    May 8, 2013

Schwartkopf places first

The Saratoga Golf Team scored well again at their recent golf meet in Lusk last Saturday, complete with a first-place individual win from Braxton Schwartzkopf. Schwartzkopf placed first for the boys,...

 By Doug Radunich    Sports    May 8, 2013

Tigers win big

Although their numbers were few, the Encampment High School track team boasted a five-time conference award winner and three top-five placers at the weekend Snake River and Shane Brock Invites. Out of...


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