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Articles from the June 17, 2015 edition

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 By Staff Report    News    June 17, 2015

Deadline extended

The U.S. Forest Service officials have been able to clarify the remaining timeline in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process; and they have decided to extend the original process around a full year. The alternatives will be released in...

 
 By Sarah Hutchins    News    June 17, 2015

Council closes Riverside park to WhatFest campers

At the Riverside Town Council meeting Thursday, the town decided to not allow camping at Rick Martin Memorial Park. The action was mainly driven by the impending WhatFest that will be in Riverside in...

 
 By Liz Wood    News    June 17, 2015

THIRA brings problems, solutions to county table

One thing became very apparent at the Threat and Hazard Identification Risk Assessment (THIRA) meeting last Thursday, a flood taking out the bridge at Fort Steele would affect Carbon County’s econom...

 

Jesus (Jesse) Vargas

Jesus (Jesse) Vargas passed away on June 8, 2015 at his home in Saratoga. He had battled Polycystic Kidney Disease and related complications for the past several years.  Jesse was born on Jan. 2, 1936 in Puebla, Puebla Mexico. He married Nancy...

 
 By Liz Wood    News    June 17, 2015

Planning commission discusses planner position

Saratoga Mayor Ed Glode asked the Saratoga Planning Commission what they would like to see in a planner. The consensus was to have a planner that works closely with the Planning Commission and follows...

 
 By Sarah Hutchins    News    June 17, 2015

Airport Board testing unapproved material, hangar inspections discussed

On June 10, the Saratoga Airport Board met to discuss updates to the construction this summer at the airport, hangar inspections and updates to the hangars for safety concerns. Engineer for the projec...

 
 By Sarah Hutchins    News    June 17, 2015

Saratoga outfall questions

Designs for the Saratoga Outfall Project were reviewed at the Saratoga/Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (Water and Sewer Board) on June 10. The DEQ sent a letter addressing the outfall and...

 
 By Liz Wood    News    June 17, 2015

Critical path dates to be announced at DKRW meeting

On June 24, Medicine Bow Fuel and Power LLC will host a biannual meeting as part of the permit process for the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality/Industrial Siting Council (DEQ/ISC). The...

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 17, 2015

Valley library news

Children 6 to 12 years old can be their own superhero from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at the Saratoga Branch Library. They will start by taking a quiz to determine what kind of superhero they are and then design their own superhero alter-ego. The...

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 17, 2015

Burton makes UW President's Honor Roll

Rebecca Burton, of Saratoga, was named to the University of Wyoming President’s Honor Roll for the spring semester. The President’s Honor Roll consists of regularly enrolled undergraduates who earned a 4.0 grade point average for the semester....

 

Veterans of Foreign Wars news

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6125 held elections in May. For the 2015-2016 year, Liz Wood is commander; Bob Kelley is senior vice commander; Bob Herring is adjutant; Willis Greenwood is quartermaster; H.R. Herring is Chaplain. The VFW will lead...

 

American Legion news

The American Legion Post 54 family had elections in May. The officers for the Legion are commander – Jim Shepherd; vice-commander - Steve Wilcoxson and Adjutant - Deb Clark. The Auxiliary officers are president – Fran Payne Rogers, vice...

 
 By Liz Wood    Opinion    June 17, 2015

Abused photographer's knees to get some relief

For the last several years, I have been limping around on a bad knee. I admit, I abuse it. I spend a lot of time on the floor taking photos and my right knee gets the brunt of it. For years I put up...

 

Fungus among us

With all the recent rain, the diversity and number of fungi – what most people call mushrooms – in the woods right now is outstanding. Even though most should NOT be eaten by humans, the seemingly endless variety of colors and shapes make this...

 

More than names on "The Wall"

Editor: Last weekend the State of Wyoming and the City of Casper hosted a “Welcome Home Viet Nam Veterans Celebration”. I would like to do two things, the first is to thank Governor Mead, the City of Casper and everyone else that had a hand in ma...

 
 By Shelby McGuire    News    June 17, 2015

Wayback Wednesday Woodchoppers Jamboree

This coming weekend the 55th Annual Woodchopper’s Jamboree will take place in Encampment, Wyo. Before this popular event occurs, you might be interested in brushing up your knowledge on the very...

 
 By Sarah Hutchins    News    June 17, 2015

New events at Woodchoppers

This weekend the 55th annual Woodchoppers Jamboree will be held on Saturday and Sunday. This year will be full of the traditional events and will also have some new features. According to Bob...

 

Not all action is at rodeo

Compiled by Dick Perue A headline in the June 21, 1979 “Saratoga Sun” proclaims, “Brahma charges through house”. As the following story portrays not all of the action takes place at the rodeo arena. A couple in Riverside, Joe and Betty Love,...

 
 By Liz Wood    News    June 17, 2015

2015 Woodchoppers Hall of Fame inductees

Four men have been added to the Encampment/Riverside Lions Club Hall of Fame for 2015. Dave Johnson, Neal Kirk, Leonard Johnson and George Bruegman. Each have been recognized for their contributions...

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 17, 2015

Circus Mayhem in Melodrama

Staff Report The Grand Encampment Opera Company presents "Saved by the Serendipity Circus or She Was Trapped With Ease" by Jill Rust. Performing Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in conjunction with...

 
 By Liz Wood    News    June 17, 2015

Larsens are Grand Marshals

Chuck and Linda Larsen have been chosen as the Grand Marshal for the Woodchoppers Parade on Saturday. Chuck has been announcing the rodeo for Woodchoppers for the past 20 years. Linda pretty much stay...

 
 By Sarah Hutchins    News    June 17, 2015

Saratoga sticker design takes off

The Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce received a grant from the Carbon County Visitors' Council as well as other sources to join one of Wyoming's newer marketing campaigns as well as some...

 

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