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Articles from the May 8, 2019 edition

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 By Joshua Wood    News    May 8, 2019

Chickenpox scratches south county

Parents with children attending schools in Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) were notified last week via letters sent home with students about an active case of chickenpox, also known as...


Richard Francis 'Dick' Ament

Richard Francis "Dick" Ament, 93 of Scottsbluff, Neb. passed away peacefully Wed., April 24, 2019, while under hospice care at the Western Nebraska Veteran's Home, where he had lived the past four... Full story

 By Staff Report    Lifestyles    May 8, 2019

40 year reunion

The Platte Valley High School class of 1979 will hold its 40-year class reunion on July 5-6, 2019 in Saratoga. The events will begin on Fri., July 5, with a gathering at the Whistle Pig Saloon, beginning 5:30 p.m. On Sat., July 6th, those wishing to...

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 8, 2019

Recycled discussion

Recycling was, again, the hot topic of discussion for the Upper Platte River Solid Water Disposal District (UPRSWDD) during their May 1 meeting held at the Encampment/Riverside Branch Library. With...

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 8, 2019

On the plus side

Following four lengthy budget workshops, the fifth workshop for the Town of Saratoga saw council members and department heads end up with a budget putting them $3,000 in the black. Despite being adver...

 By Keith McLendon    Opinion    May 8, 2019

Back it up

Apparently, if you write a column about how everyone should be nice to one another, you will be tested. I had a situation recently in which I either backed up my pretty talk or proved myself a hypocri... Full story


Tourism a good return on investment

Editor, As the second-largest industry in the state, it’s no surprise that tourism is big business in Wyoming. During 2018, Wyoming welcomed more than 8.9 million overnight visitors who spent more than $3.8 billion dollars in our state, while...

 By Stacy Crimmins    Business    May 8, 2019

Help us help you

It is now May, and we all know what is going to happen in the next 120 days, right? There will be live music festivals, hiking, rodeos, car shows, picnics, beer gardens, fishing, floating, gardening, jet skis, family reunions, weddings, biking,...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    May 8, 2019

Panthers track & field heads to Shoshoni

The Saratoga Panthers ran up to the Bobcat Invitational in Thermopolis this weekend and, while there, saw multiple student athletes place well and prequalify for the State Track and Field...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    May 8, 2019

Tigers switch gears for weekend

The Encampment Tigers improvised over the weekend as they dealt with the cancellation of the Shane Brock Invite in Lander, originally scheduled for May 4, and made the decision to go to the Wiseman...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    May 8, 2019

Miners keep prequalifying

The Hanna, Elk Mountain and Medicine Bow (HEM) Miners ran up to Thermopolis over the weekend to compete in the Bobcat Invitational. While there, HEM prequalified multiple athletes for the State Track...

 By Joshua Wood    Business    May 8, 2019

Flower Pot successfully transplanted

After nearly six months of feeling like petals in the wind, the Flower Pot has finally found a new place to set down roots. The purchase of the business from longtime owner Connie McGuire by Louis...


A Big Boy indeed

I don't ever remember being specifically interested in trains growing up, though I have always found them intriguing. It was the Transcontinental Railroad that, for better or worse, established the...

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 8, 2019

Sixth penny passes in landslide

Nearly an hour after polls closed across Carbon County, unofficial results from the Carbon County Clerk's Office reported that the One Percent Specific Purpose Sales and Use Tax (6th penny tax)... Full story


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