Articles from the June 13, 2018 edition

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 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 13, 2018

Emergency measure

The Saratoga Town Council met on at 6 p. m. on June 5 to listen to several speakers after business as usual of approving the agenda, minutes from the May 15 meeting and paying the financials. The...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 13, 2018

Cleaning, fixing, repairing

Nearly two months have passed since a fire at the Saratoga Forest Management (SFM) sawmill consumed 6 million board feet of timber and threatened the surrounding community. With the fire out, and...


Keeping Joe home

By Joshua Wood On March 27, C.J. Box released "The Dissappeared," the 18th installment in the Joe Pickett series, which follows the exploits of the popular Wyoming Game and Fish warden. Newcomers and...


Gary 'Guerney' Innis

A Celebration of Gary “Guerney” Innis’ Life. Military Ceremony at Saratoga Cemetery at 11 a.m. on June 23. Pot Luck to Follow at the American Legion in Saratoga.... Full story


Darlene Faye Van Orden

Darlene Faye (Jennings) Van Orden, 75, was born on September 24, 1941 in Des Moines, Iowa to Edwin (Ed) and Edith Jennings. She passed peacefully on Monday, June 4, 2018 at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie. Her family moved to Half Way, Missouri... Full story


HART awards scholarship

The Hanna Agriculture Resource Team (HART) met at 5:30 p.m. on May 29 at the Hanna Market for their monthly gathering of members. The meeting had Jon Ostling, Hanna resident, introduce himself to the... Full story


Space ain't what it used to be

“We choose to go to the moon in this decade (the 1960s) and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 13, 2018

Building, water and road

During the regularly scheduled meeting of the Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) at 7 p.m. on June 6 at the Saratoga Town Hall, the board discussed options for dealing with was...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 13, 2018

Increasing NEPA's scope

In the past, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) has been focused on site-specific projects in one area with the whole process taking approximately 1 to 2 years before implementation can...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 13, 2018

Seatbelts save three

Life can change in an instant, a fact that people can sometimes forget. Such was the case with Encampment resident Kassidy Barr as she was headed to the movies with her friend, Ember Yeary, on the...


The primrose path

This weekend marks the annual Woodchoppers’ Jamboree and, with it, the events that so many people have come to enjoy; chainsaw tosses, pole climbing, ax throws and melodramatic performances. When...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 13, 2018

Railroad to rodeo

While the Woodchoppers’ Jamboree and Rodeo is entering its 58th year, it was only in the last few decades that it had the fortune of calling the Encampment/Riverside Lions Club Arena home. As many...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 13, 2018

Looking back to the Lyre

On July 10, 1890 Gertrude Huntington became the first woman editor in the state of Wyoming shortly after she and her sister, Laura Huntington, had purchased the Platte Valley Lyre. Nearly 130 years...

 By Staff Report    News    June 13, 2018

Fire at Badger Creek

U.S. Forest Service and Albany County fire personnel responded to a wildfire Sunday afternoon in the southern Snowy Range, Medicine Bow National Forest, which forced evacuations from multiple locations due to rapid growth. As of Sunday, 9 p.m. the...


Snow fence and gates

John R. Waggener, an archivist in the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming, is the author of "Snow Chi Minh Trail: The History of Interstate 80 between Laramie and Walcott Junction."...


Heaven & Earth

Saratoga Friends of the Library (FOL) is encouraging people to get down to their roots as well as look towards the skies this month. The FOL encourages residents to stop by the Saratoga Branch Library...


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