Articles from the May 9, 2024 edition


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  • Flags on the Green

    May 9, 2024

  • Learning the Rules of the Road

    Richard Espinoza|May 9, 2024

    Local law enforcement hosted a bike safety rodeo at the Platte Valley Community Center on Wednesday, April 24. The purpose of the event is to educate young children on bike safety regulations such as wearing a helmet and abiding by traffic laws. It is also a good way for the children to interact with first responders who protect and serve the community. Members of the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office, Saratoga Police Department, and South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Services (SCWEMS) were pr...

  • Filling in the blanks

    Richard Espinoza|May 9, 2024

    Ray Waliser and his sister, Karen Herold, were guests at Tuesday Talks on April 30. Wailser and Herold did a presentation on the history of their great-grandparents, John and Mary Swanson, and what they did for the Platte Valley. The Swansons raised five children and worked to give the next generation a better future. The Swanson family comes alongside Waliser and Herold’s Mother, Thelma (Swanson) Waliser. Waliser is the fourth-generation to be raised on his family ranch on South Creek. D...

  • Appointment made to vacant council seat

    Joshua Wood - Stevenson Newspapers|May 9, 2024

    Nearly three months after the untimely passing of Saratoga Town Council member Jacob Fluty—and a month of advertising—the governing body received two letters of interest for the vacant seat. One letter was from Bub Barkhurst, owner of Barkhurst Collision Center, and the other was from Chia Valdez, owner of Saratoga Land Company and a current member of the Saratoga Planning Commission. Both applicants cited their long ties to Wyoming in their letters with Barkhurst stating his family had set...

  • Gaye Jean Burgess

    May 9, 2024

    Gaye Jean Burgess, 88 of Fromberg Montana formerly of Encampment Wyoming passed away peacefully on April 29th surrounded by family. She was preceded in death by her parents Mary Marie Cessna and Alva “Arkie” Baughman, her brothers Gale, Dean, Wayne and Happy and her sisters Lurissa, Gwen, Bertha, and her son David. She is survived by her loving husband of over 70 years Wilbur Burgess. Her siblings Albert (Stephanie) Baughman, Roy (Mary) Baughman, Beverly (Rick) & Louie (Darrell. Her children Bob...

  • Robert B. Haigh

    May 9, 2024

    Robert B. Haigh died peacefully in his own home on May 1, 2024 in Saratoga Wyoming in the presence of his two sons and in the kind and constant care of Marina, John and Danielle. Bob Haigh was 77 years old and was recently predeceased by Patti his wife of 50 years; Bob Haigh was born in Aurora, Illinois in 1946 and attended Hinsdale Central high school. After graduating from the University of Denver; he served his country in the U.S. Army and spent his service as a quartermaster in Germany....

  • Something Fishy, Something Exotic

    Richard Espinoza|May 9, 2024

    When walking into an establishment where fish are swimming, tarantulas and bearded dragons are crawling or a ball python is slithering it’s obvious someone has entered the BackLife Aquatics Pet Store. Scott Nelson, owner of BackLife Aquatics, partnered with his father Greg Nelson. Nelson and his father originally started as a home business before they opened their store. “We started our business at my dad’s house and my house was a big fish room down in the basement,” Nelson said. “My dad did hi...

  • Learning about Mother Cabrini

    Dee Dee Martz|May 9, 2024

    The Platte Valley Christian Center Assembly of Gods screened the movie ‘Cabrini’, also known as Mother Cabrini, who founded the Missionary Sisters of The Sacred Heart of Jesus. She went before the Pope of Italy in 1880 and told him she had a mission to help others. He consented to send her and seven Nuns to New York City. After arriving in America with broken english and poor health, she is greeted by disease, crime and impoverished children. She soon set off on a daring mission and became a fie...

  • Make sure you're registered to vote

    Buffalo Bulletin, Wyoming Editorial Roundup|May 9, 2024

    How and when Wyoming residents can vote will be slightly different this year. The August primary will be the first major election affected by two new voting laws that became law in 2023. One rule, designed to prevent crossover voting, makes May 15 the last day that registered voters can change their political affiliation. Historically, voters could change their party affiliation at the polls on Election Day, and many are accustomed to doing so. Voters are now prohibited from changing party affiliation during the 96 days leading up to the primar...

  • Forgiveness

    May 9, 2024

    For about a million reasons far too complicated to go into, this seems to be absolutely one of the hardest things a human being can do. Even going way back to when a sibling or friend broke our favorite toy, it seems as if things are just never the same once you feel betrayed or hurt by someone else. Maybe things blow over and intense feelings of anger do subside, but to actually “forgive and forget” is far easier said than done. The question really is why is it so hard? Is it out of pettiness? Being stubborn? Just unwilling to let go of the...

  • WAITING ON THE LORD

    May 9, 2024

    As we struggle to make sense of life in this fast-paced, endless changing, no-time-to-pause world, we’ve been conditioned to assume that waiting is something to be avoided no matter the cost. In the generation of direct flights, television streaming, quick bites, two-day shipping, and instant answers to our inquiries, we fall victim to the illusion of control. Modern technology has created this misleading concept. Is our aversion to waiting any greater than that of previous generations? God’s people have always faced difficulties waiting on...

  • Living on Purpose: Knowledge and obedience are not the same

    William F. Holland Jr.|May 9, 2024

    It’s wonderful to be positive-minded and appreciate that God is good all the time because He is! It’s common to seek the Lord for His protection and blessings as this usually takes up a majority of our prayer time, and it’s perfectly fine to do so. However, it’s also important to remember we are not just a spectator within the Christian life waiting for manna from heaven. Being a participator is a very real aspect of our personal relationship with Jesus Christ that involves our responsibility to trust and obey Him. Our vow to follow God is...

  • The Jordans and Picketts roar again for Encampments

    Richard Espinoza|May 9, 2024

    The Encampment Tigers track and field team has been making its mark in recent track meets. Last week, the Tigers added other athletes in top finishes with the Jordan and Pickett siblings getting things done as they prepare for regionals. Encampment had an impressive two days of track meets in Torrington and Baggs. Willford said opportunities are coming his team’s way and they are going to take advantage of it. “It was great for the athletes to get one more opportunity to compete before we go to...

  • Panthers Pouncing Their Way To Regionals

    Richard Espinoza|May 9, 2024

    It is crunch time for the Saratoga Panthers track and field team. With only two weeks left in the season, Head Coach Rex Hohnholt knows that the time is now to prepare for regionals and state. Hohnholt said it has been a great week for his team, especially having back-to-back meets on May 3 and 4 at the Thermopolis Invitational and the Shane Brock Invitational. The next step for Hohnholt’s team is to prepare for the next two weekends. He and his coaching staff are working together on how they wi...

  • Valley schools celebrate prom

    May 9, 2024

  • Seeing Red

    May 9, 2024

  • Rub Some Dirt On it

    May 9, 2024

    Southern Fryed brought their take on Red Dirt county to the Parco-Sinclair Theater on April 27. The band will be one of two opening acts in July for Lita Ford at Saratoga Days....

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