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 By Liz Wood    News    June 3, 2015

A reason to throw your cap

The Saratoga High School Class of 2015 tosses their graduation caps in the air after accepting their diplomas Saturday. The class of 19 had been offered a total $1,090,000 in scholarships. Principal...

 
 By Sarah Hutchins    News    June 3, 2015

Clean Water Act gets expansion

The Clean Water Act has recently been expanded with the new Clean Water rule, and a range of stakeholders in Wyoming are concerned about this decision. Under the new Clean Water rule, the federal...

 
 By Sarah Hutchins    News    June 3, 2015

Weir removal set for August

In August, there will be turbidity increase along the East Fork Encampment River and Coon Creek for the removal of two weirs. An advertisement ran in the Saratoga Sun last week for the notice of the...

 

Rose Sharon Hughes

Rose Sharon Hughes, 73 of Saratoga, passed away Sunday in Casper. She was born June 9, 1941 in Delaware County, Okla., to Herman and Nedra Brown. She married Marvin Hughes on Oct. 7, 1956 in Laramie Wyo. Sharon and Marvin moved from Laramie to... Full story

 
 By Liz Wood    Lifestyles    June 3, 2015

Local Kiwanis turns 25

The Platte Valley Kiwanis celebrated their 25th anniversary May 19. The Kiwanis was formed May 18, 1990. Connie McGuire and Bill Rathbun are charter members of Kiwanis, and treasurer Wanda Eberg has...

 

'Box'ed and 'Pickett'ed

Weather may have dampened the attendance, but not the spirits of those who attended the Second annual CJ Box Trivia Event. Three teams, one of which was formed of people who traveled from Jackson, Wyo...

 
 By Liz Wood    News    June 3, 2015

CCSD#2 board learning about funding model

Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD#2) Business Manager Sally Wells gave the board of trustees a lesson on the funding model for school districts in the state of Wyoming. The state held its...

 
 By Sarah Hutchins    News    June 3, 2015

Encampment School meets the Challenge

Encampments K-12 School was recently ranked in the Best Schools Ranking of “50 Inspiring Schools Meeting the Challenge”. From the description of Encampment School on the ranking website,...

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 3, 2015

Phillips named to dean's list

Marisa N. Phillips was named to Columbia College’s dean’s list for the January-March 2015 and March-May 2015 sessions. To be named to the dean’s list, Phillips must have completed 12 semester hours in a 16-week period and achieved a minimum...

 
 By Sarah Hutchins    Opinion    June 3, 2015

The benefits of compost pile up

I like to think of myself as a forever skeptic. I avoid letting someone make a political stance for me and I really do my research before I vouch for something. Yes, an intense start to this column, b...

 
 By Richard Hodges    Opinion    June 3, 2015

It wasn't me

I must decline credit for the supposed “confusion” caused at the last Saratoga Town Council meeting by the mention of the possibility of a rate increase at the Saratoga Landfill. While I do speak often about recycling in our community at the...

 
 By Bill Riggles    Opinion    June 3, 2015

Civic duties

Editor: Especially in these times, I believe in one serving their civic duties, as possible, and I have several issues which I believe could benefit society – certainly Wyoming. Recently Governor Mead has commented (cautioning?) the public...

 
 By Abby Perry    Opinion    June 3, 2015

Growing with the Season

Gardening and harvesting can be therapeutic and rewarding. Gardeners often enjoy the satisfaction of growing the fruits and vegetables they eat. However growing anything successfully in Wyoming can be challenging. Aside from fierce wind and the dry...

 
 By Liz Wood    Lifestyles    June 3, 2015

Looking for a 'forever home'

Imagine having bread three times a day, and if you are lucky, getting chicken broth with the evening meal. That is what life has been like for the last eight years for three boys who will be spending...

 
 By Liz Wood    News    June 3, 2015

Residents returning home to Saratoga Care Center

Marge McAulay and Barbara Plummer were thrilled to come home Monday afternoon. Director of Social Services, Brenda Zeiger and Activities Director Tom Mansfield took the trip to Rawlins to pick up the...

 
 By Liz Wood    News    June 3, 2015

Volunteer day in the forest

A Volunteer Day led by a Hanna man with the blessing of the Forest Service is planned for June 6 at 8 a.m. at three locations. This is also National Trails Day. Larry Olsen attended the Travel...

 
 By Liz Wood    Sports    June 3, 2015

Two Valley athletes named to track and field All-State

Saratoga senior Andrew Janecek-Oiler and sophomore McKenzie Powell were named to the Track and Field All-State. To qualify, the athletes must place first or second in the state competition. Both...

 
 By Liz Wood    Entertainment    June 3, 2015

Cheaper by the Dozen

Carbon County School District No. 2 put on the play “Cheaper by the Dozen” May 26 at the Platte Valley Community Center...

 

Fun & bouncy houses

The Saratoga Elementary School Carnival May 21 boasted four bouncy houses and loads of fun events....

 

Commencement, mining school gets out, Asian female reporters get look at Valley, Saratoga honors war dead

100 years ago June 3, 1915 Commencement, 1915 The commencement exercises of the Saratoga High School were held in Jensen hall last Thursday evening, and a crowded house greeted the program. Rev. Newport opened the exercises with a prayer. The class...

 
 By Sue Howe    Lifestyles    June 3, 2015

Freezer fright

There were seven here to play bingo on Tuesday. Two-dollar winners were Grace Johnston, Lila Worden, and Winnie Allen. Betty Dean and Grace Johnston shared a $2 round. Also Sue Howe and Madaline Forbes shared a $2 round. Grace Johnston and Lila...

 

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