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 By Doug Radunich    News    June 12, 2013

Encampment seeks to attract new businesses

e town of Encampment’s once-thriving business district, several vacant yet usable buildings sit unoccupied, just waiting to be filled by hopeful business owners. With this in mind, members of the...

 By Zachary Laux    News    June 12, 2013

'Keep it moving': Woodchoppers Jamboree a success for 52 years and counting thanks to community volunteer efforts

As Father’s Day weekend approaches, so does the 53rd annual Woodchoppers Jamboree, a long-running event held in Encampment notorious for delivering loads of fun for the whole family. “It’s a...


Obituary: Mary Louise Vyvey

Mary Louise Vyvey passed away June 5, 2013 at Deseret Health Care in Saratoga at the age of 94. Mary was born Aug. 8, 1918 in Craig, Colo., the daughter of Leo and Eliza Hilewaert. She graduated from Mt. Gertrude’s Academy in May 1936.  On May 10,... Full story


Engagement: Lynch, Folkers to wed

Patrick and Catherine Lynch, of Encampment, announce the engagement of their daughter Michelle to Jordon Folkers, son of Cyndi Sanders (Folkers). Michelle attended the University of Wyoming and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in 2010.... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    June 12, 2013

Dragons to the library

Children and adults alike can enjoy a madcap puppet adventure at 2 p.m., Monday at the Saratoga Library. “Dragon Digs: The Search for Totally Tempting, Terrifically Unbelievable Treasure Underground” stars Zed the Young Dragon and Estelle the... Full story

 By Doug Radunich    News    June 12, 2013

SMHS students to sponsor Breast Cancer Walk

Those looking to actively fight against breast cancer can participate in the Breast Cancer Walk July 6 at the Saratoga Resort and Spa. This community walk, done around the Saratoga Golf Course and...

 By Doug Radunich    Opinion    June 12, 2013

Radunich Rants & Rambles: Small town life is good for kids

After attending Saratoga High School’s graduation and other recent year-end school events, I can’t help but ask myself “What would I have been like if I went to high school in a small town?...


Sun Editorial: Time to tidy town

Friday, town of Saratoga employees were cleaning up Veterans Island. They closed the office and raked, cleaned, brought in wood chips for the playground and painted the barbecue hut. It’s not the only clean up that is happening in Saratoga. Thanks...

 By Liz Wood    News    June 12, 2013

Town spruced up during Beautify Saratoga: Ordinances pass second reading

Mayor Pro Tem Judy Welton said she is very pleased with the first annual Beautify Saratoga at the Saratoga Town Council meeting June 4. Welton pointed out it was not just a group effort, but an...

 By Doug Radunich    News    June 12, 2013

SHS seniors receive high honors

Several Saratoga High School seniors walked away full-handed with a load of scholarships and awards from the Saratoga Middle/High School Awards Assembly. The assembly took place the Friday before...

 By Doug Radunich    News    June 12, 2013

Weight-loss clinic clients celebrate 1,000 pound total loss

Rejoicing over the 1,000 total client pounds lost in five months, the Saratoga Ideal Protein Clinic is having a celebration today at its Bridge Street location. The celebration takes place at 5:30...

 By Staff Report    News    June 12, 2013

Search and rescue council reimburses Carbon County

The Wyoming Search and Rescue Council recently approved $3,087.65 to be given to Carbon County for reimbursements of search and rescue costs. According to the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security Public Information Office, the Wyoming Search and...

 By Staff Report    News    June 12, 2013

Conservation stewardship applications are due

Applications for the National Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) are required to be turned in by June 14. The program will provide about $175 million in funding for up to 12.6 million additional acres...

 By Doug Radunich    News    June 12, 2013

Jacobsens to serve as Woodchopper Grand Marshals

Gary and Mary Jacobsen are gearing up to serve as the 2013 Grand Marshals for the 53rd annual Woodchoppers Jamboree and Rodeo in Encampment this weekend. Mary said she and her husband will be in the...


Five added to the Lions Wall of Fame

Ol’ Jim York Ol’ Jim was one of the original Lions Club members that helped to start the Woodchoppers Jamboree in 1960. He gave most of the credit for the original idea to Mike Hammer. Some of Jim’s stories were how hard Carl Vyvey could swing... Full story

 By Zachary Laux    News    June 12, 2013

Roping people in: Woodchoppers Jamboree rodeo draws large crowd

If you come to the Woodchoppers Jamboree rodeo this weekend, you may encounter some residents rolling down a hill in a barrel in memory of a community member. The Judy Saulcy Memorial Barrel Racing...

 By Doug Radunich    News    June 12, 2013

Kyle Wessel chosen as Jamboree Ambassador

As a helper for the Woodchoppers Jamboree and Rodeo in prior years, recent Encampment High School graduate Kyle Wessel is excited to now serve as the festival’s Jamboree Ambassador during its 53rd...

 By Liz Wood    News    June 12, 2013

Actions speak louder than words: Saratoga man remains volunteer advocate despite cancer, surgeries

“Every time I walk, my tongue wags,” Marty Huntley said. It is a sense of humor that has kept Marty going through four surgeries and three bouts of squamous cell carcinoma. The most recent surgery...

 By Zachary Laux    News    June 12, 2013

Same horse, different color: Opera Company promises vibrant performances in annual Encampment melodrama

Don’t expect to see the same play twice if you are planning to sit in on all three showings of the Grand Encampment Opera Company’s traditional melodrama. “Come every night because it is always...

 By Doug Radunich    News    June 12, 2013

A night of athletic honors: EHS athletes receive awards at year-end banquet

Encampment High School coaches and athletes looked back on a year of strengths, achievements and improvements at the 2012-2013 E-Club Athletic Banquet. The banquet held at the Encampment School...

 By Staff Report    Sports    June 12, 2013

First-place tie for ladies golf game

Two lady golfers enjoyed a first-place tie at the Saratoga Ladies Golf Association’s most recent game June 6. The play of the day was Three Clubs Only, with the tie for first place occurring in the First Flight division. Mariel O’Grady was...

 By Staff Report    Sports    June 12, 2013

Cow Pie Open brings out statewide golfers

Nearly 100 golfers from all over Wyoming participated at the 18th annual Cow Pie Open Golf Classic tournament in Encampment June 1. The Platte Valley one-of-a-kind tourney was a blind draw and took...

 By Doug Radunich    News    June 12, 2013

A season of athletic triumphs

Saratoga High School coaches and student athletes reminisced on a productive spring sports season at the 2013 Saratoga Panthers Athletic Banquet May 28. Student athletes from the spring season were aw...

 By Doug Radunich    News    June 12, 2013

SMS students look toward high school

Saratoga Middle School’s eighth grade students received a lesson on preparing for the next four years at their eighth grade promotion June 4. The promotion served as a middle school graduation...


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