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 By Mike Dunn    News    May 28, 2014

Folks on the water

The North Platte River is in the midst of its third major flood in five years. The flood has closed Veterans Island, the Saratoga Hot Pool, along with several public access points around the river.... Full story

 By Mike Dunn    News    May 28, 2014

Mayor takes responsibility for appointment failure

The hiring of Saratoga Town Treasurer, Sammy Flohr, was not approved by the Saratoga Town Council. At the May 6 town council meeting, Flohr was introduced as the new treasurer for the town of...

 By Liz Wood    News    May 28, 2014

Water meters still causing cash flow problems

At the Carbon County Saratoga Joint Power Impact Board (Water and Sewer) meeting May 13, Scott Reiman with Reiman Construction told the board members he was “kind of shocked” at the email he read...

 By Mike Dunn    News    May 28, 2014

Sparks fly over franchise fee

Many Saratoga residents spoke out against the Carbon Power and Light’s (CP&L) franchise agreement with the town of Saratoga at the May 20 town council meeting. As the current franchise agreement wil...

 By Keith McLendon    Opinion    May 28, 2014

Stop and smell the road cones

Was it that last snow? Was it the re-emergence of the sun? Rising springtime temperatures maybe? I don’t know what exactly sets off the infernal bloom, but it happens all across the West … every...


Citizen is "mad as hell" and demands resignations

Editor, Last week when I asked Town officials to empty half-filled 55 gallon barrels of dog poop and spray some tumbleweeds along the dog park new trees on the road right-of-way, I was told the Town had no money. Down to only $200. Maybe just... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    May 28, 2014

Lions Club angles to catch kids' smiles

Children can enjoy a free lunch and day of fishing at this year’s “Kids’ Fishing Day”, held the Saratoga Resort and Spa June 7. This free event takes place at the Saratoga Resort Fishing Ponds, from 7:30 a.m. to noon, and is for kid fishers...


Carbon County 4-H scholarships awarded

The Carbon County 4-H Foundation has awarded scholarships to two students from the Platte Valley. Micayla Crimmins, a 2013 Saratoga High School graduate, was given a $450 foundation scholarship. Brett Miller, an Encampment High School student, was...

 By Doug Radunich    News    May 28, 2014

Nature Conservancy celebrates 25 years in Wyoming

In celebration of its quarter-century as a Wyoming chapter, the Nature Conservancy is hosting two activities in Saratoga next month. At 2 p.m. June 7, there will be tree planting along the North Platt... Full story


Outdoor education held at Saratoga Lake

Students from Rawlins received outdoor lessons on nature, wildlife and historical artifacts during Saratoga Lake Environmental Education Day, held May 16 near Saratoga Lake. Fifth-graders from...

 By Doug Radunich    News    May 28, 2014

New county fire district possible

Discussion about the possibility of forming a county-wide fire protection district took place last week in Rawlins. The meeting took place May 21 at Fire Station #2 in Rawlins, and many residents... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    May 28, 2014

County, state, federal candidates file

The filing deadline to run for Wyoming county, state and federal offices is Friday. County Candidates: Open seats: Two commissioners, attorney, assessor, clerk, coroner, sheriff, treasurer, and clerk of the District Court. Jared E. Frakes - sheriff...

 By Liz Wood    News    May 28, 2014

Enzi gives his take on local and national issues

After the meet and greet on May 10, the Saratoga Sun asked U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi questions about local and national issues. Health Care Since serving in office, Sen. Mike Enzi has sponsored 100 bills,...

 By Liz Wood    Lifestyles    May 28, 2014

From midshipman to officer

A sea of white Navy uniforms filled the Navy Marine Stadium in Annapolis, Md., in preparation for graduation of the Class of 2014 Naval Academy. Midshipmen were there to watch their upper classmate's...

 By Doug Radunich    Sports    May 28, 2014

Panther boys break school record

Breaking a school record in the process, the Saratoga High School boys' 1600 meter relay team sped to first place at the 2014 Wyoming High School State Track and Field Championships. During the final... Full story

 By Doug Radunich    Sports    May 28, 2014

Barkhurst leaps to state victory

Nearly a month after busting her school's long jump record, Encampment High School sophomore Alyssa Barkhurst became a 1A champion leaper again at state. Barkhurst, who broke Encampment's 32-year-old...

 By Doug Radunich    Sports    May 28, 2014

HEM's Rice takes first at state

Hanna/Elk Mountain/Medicine Bow's Trevor Rice earned first in the 400 meter dash at last weekend's Wyoming High School State Track and Field Championships. In addition to his first-place time in the...

 By Staff Report    Sports    May 28, 2014

Athletes earn gold at Special Olympics

Three Carbon County School District No. 2 athletes brought home several gold, silver and bronze medals from the Special Olympics this spring. At the April 24 area games in Cheyenne, Allen Fairbanks,...

 By Staff Report    News    May 28, 2014

Reflections: Gold found on property, planning for Independence Day

Reprint of this story from the May 30, 1902 issue of The Grand Encampment Herald brought to you courtesy of Grandma’s Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community. Woodson Bros, Find Free Gold in Property within Sight of G...

 By Sue Howe    Lifestyles    May 28, 2014

Jam sessions coming soon

There were two tables here for Bridge Monday. First place went to Mary Sjoden & Sheila Johnson. Second place went to Vivien Campbell & Sue Howe. Sue from the nursing home is coming over once a month to do the blood pressure checks for us. The...


Residents enjoy games and movies

At Deseret Health and Rehab, residents enjoyed many activities throughout the week. The Activity Department offers a wide variety of activities each week to meet the residents’ interests, as well as the physical, mental and psychological...

 By Staff Report    News    May 28, 2014

Police Report

From May 19 through May 25, the Saratoga Police Department responded to 85 calls including the following classification: 911 hang up (5); agency assistance (1); ambulance (4); assist business (1); bar check (2); business checks (20); citizen assist...

 By Staff Report    Sports    May 28, 2014

Junior golf starting up

The Saratoga Lions Club, in cooperation with the Saratoga Resort and Spa golf instructor, Matt Daubner, are conducting a summer golf program for children 5 to 17 years of age. The Jim Hull Junior Golf Program consists of six lessons and a...


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