Articles from the May 11, 2023 edition


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  • Saratoga Town Council Addresses Flood Concerns 

    Dallas Fields|May 11, 2023

    Living within the North Platte River floodplain can be concerning with the coming spring rains and snow melt, and the possibility of flooding. In the May 2 town council meeting, many of these concerns and solutions were offered up to the residents.  Carbon County Sheriff Carbon County Sheriff Alex Bakken briefed the town council on what the Sheriff’s office is working on. Carbon County School District #1 has a school resource officer program with one deputy on duty in the school district #1...

  • Carbon County Board of Commissioners updated on multiple items

    Virginia Parker|May 11, 2023

    Carbon County Sheriff Alex Bakken was the first to speak with the Commissioners. He asked the Commissioners for an approval on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Town of Saratoga and Carbon County Sheriff’s Office for the purchase and transfer of ownership of used Motorola Dispatch Consoles at $10. New consoles have been installed at the CCSO.MOU approved. Bakken reported they’re helping Wyoming Game and Fish with patrolling high traffic shed collection areas that are hit...

  • Upper North Platte Valley Flooding concerns

    Virginia Parker|May 11, 2023

    With the rise of the rivers over the past few days, residents of the Upper North Platte Valley are worried. Flooding has occurred in Saratoga and Encampment in the past, the last time it became very serious was 12 years ago.  In 2010, peak flow was 16,100 cfm according to NOAA documents. In 2011, flow was 16,700 cfm, and in 2014 it was 14,700 cfm. Flood mitigation is always at the top of the list of concerns after a "real" winter spends it's time in the Valley.  Saratoga Mayor Chuck Davis...

  • EHS Tigers Track Team Pounces 

    Dallas Fields|May 11, 2023

    Tigers boys and girls place 2nd in Rawlins and teams get in some events in Torrington before Mother Nature throws a bolt from the blue and cancels the meet. The EHS Tigers track team competed in Rawlins on May 1 in the Nancy Steinberg Track Invite at Rawlins High School. The girls placed 2nd with 61 team points and the boys also placed 2nd with 97 team points.   Coach Willford said, "It was a beautiful day in Rawlins and a lot of our athletes did really well.  It's nice to see that most of...

  • SMHS Panthers Track Team travels to Thermopolis and Lander

    Dallas Fields|May 11, 2023

    The SMHS Panthers track team competed at the Bobcat T&F Invitational in Thermopolis on May 5.  It was at the Thermopolis High School and twenty three teams competed at the meet.  Saratoga’s girls team placed 3rd with 70 team points and the boys placed 12th with 20 team points. Individual Results: Girls  4x100 Relay (Olivia Everett, Madison Rodriguez, Milan Scott, Aspen Sewell) 56.31, 5th place  Whitney Bennett: 100 Meter Hurdles 16.79, 1st place; 300 Meter Hurdles 47.50, 2nd place; Triple...

  • What it's like Living in Wyoming as a French Native?

    Dallas Fields|May 11, 2023

    People are always curious what the rest of the world thinks of Americans and our way of life. Here are my wife’s thoughts on the subject.  “Both places have their positives when it comes to the daily life experience.” Angelique Vallat is a French native who moved to the valley.  She is married to Dallas Fields and they have one son who is in elementary school.  They have lived together both in the U.S. and in France.   One positive that stands out in living in Wyoming is how well mann...

  • Encampment Concert

    May 11, 2023

  • John Lund

    May 11, 2023

    John Bernard Lund, PE, (September 1, 1930-April 25, 2023) longtime Wyoming resident, Veteran, UW grad (1952), Civil Engineering (JT Banner), Pioneering Mountaineer (UW Outing Club Leader), Archaeologist (National Forest Service), passed peacefully in Laramie. Born to Carl S. (1899-1984) and Josephine (Frank) (1900-2002) Lund. John and sister Joan Berry Brown, (1932-2015) grew up with many adventures across Wyoming. Being a student of life John was able to pursue his interest with his loving...

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