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Articles from the June 14, 2017 edition

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Fatalities sadly start season

A pair of fatal incidents over the weekend marred the beginning of the summer recreation season for the Platte River Valley. Friday evening, a 26-year-old man drowned in the Encampment River after being ejected from a raft that was floating the... Full story


Mines get sendup/blowup in Encampment

The Grand Encampment Opera Company will return to the stage this week with its annual Jamboree Melodrama performance of “Mine, All Mine or From Ghost Town to Kaboom Town.” The drama, by Denise K. Buhr and produced in conjunction with... Full story

 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 14, 2017

Jazz lesson

Bryon Russell, a former Utah Jazz small forward, is coming to visit the Hanna Recreation Center at 1 p.m. on June 15 in coordination with the Utah Jazz Junior Basketball recreational program in... Full story


H. Richard 'Dick' Farr

H. Richard Farr January 1, 1943 – June 7, 2017 H. Richard (Dick) Farr of Loveland, Colorado, formerly of Greeley, passed away June 7, 2017 at the University of Colorado Hospital in Denver after suffering a severe stroke June 4th. He was born in... Full story

 By Keith McLendon    News    June 14, 2017

Restart for Pickett Park?

The June 6 Saratoga Town Council meeting began with approval of the agenda, previous minutes and the town’s bills. The council briefly discussed a fundraising car wash for the speech team to be... Full story


At wit's, and friend's, end

After a very hectic Memorial Day Weekend where we covered everything from teacher retirement parties, open houses, graduations and the many Memorial Day Services in east county I showed up to work Monday to try to sort through the depressingly large... Full story

 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 14, 2017

Landfill gets messy

“You’re talking trash, this is it. If you’re talking sewer, this is not it.” said Sue Jones, the Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) board member, as she got the... Full story


Kiwanis news

Kiwanis celebrated their 27th birthday May 18 at the Saratoga Resort, members and guests heard a history program by Saratoga Museum director Mikayla Larrow. The $400 Scholarship winner from Encampment High School was Ariana Mckinney while Katie... Full story

 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 14, 2017

Liquor, camping, shuttle, map, eclipse and fogging

The Riverside Council met Thursday to appoint representatives to two Carbon County boards, renew liquor licenses and go over the camping situation when the Whatfest event comes to town in late July.... Full story

 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 14, 2017

New rep, Battle Pass, events discussed

On Thursday at 7 p.m. Encampment Town Council met to approve a new representative for the Carbon County Visitors Council and filled three vacancies with the Planning Commission. The May 2017 payroll,... Full story


Two-wheeled tuneups

“No tag, no repair,” says Ralph Hicks who is behind the program Bikes for Kids which gives children donated and repaired bikes. Bikes for Kids takes a contributed bicycle and will either... Full story


Do moose like a bargain too?

Saturday marked the first time both the towns of Hanna and Elk Mountain introduced community garage sales. Hanna started at 8 a.m. with the Hanna Recreation Center being the place to see objects from... Full story


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