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Articles from the July 16, 2014 edition

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 By Mike Dunn    News    July 16, 2014

Town lawsuit goes into new year

At the July 1 Saratoga town council meeting, Richard Rideout, an attorney representing the town Saratoga, announced the three pending actions between the town and Saratoga resident Randy Stevens have...

 By Erik Gantt    News    July 16, 2014

The impacts of mosquito spraying

A program of spraying is intended to quell the mosquito population, provide relief from those biting buggers, and hopefully prevent cases of West Nile disease around the Valley. However, the Platte...

 By Mike Dunn    News    July 16, 2014

Planning board on the fence

Fence heights in front yards became a major issue of discussion at the July 8 Saratoga Planning Commission meeting. A debate which started at the April meeting, planning commission members have been...

 By Mike Dunn    News    July 16, 2014

Stantec reports on river flow

Town of Saratoga engineer Chuck Bartlett clarified the Stantec report posted on the town’s website was not the complete report. Bartlett said the report only covered geomorphology, and there would... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    July 16, 2014

Like pie? Give blood

Saratoga’s next blood drive with United Blood Services is on Tuesday, July 22 from noon to 5:30 pm at St. Ann’s Parish Hall. The drive is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and will include a slice of fresh, home baked pie for all donors....

 By Staff Report    News    July 16, 2014

Class of 94 to reunite

The class of 1994 is hosting its 20-year class reunion this weekend. Carl Beach said the class will meet for drinks at the Saratoga Resort & Spa at 7 p.m. Friday. Alumni of Saratoga High School from other years are invited to attend Friday night. On...

 By Staff Report    News    July 16, 2014

Legion to retire flag

The American Legion Post No. 54 is rededicating the Khe Sanh West to the east of Lollypops, July 26, Deb Clark, American Legion adjutant, said. The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m., and is followed by a flag retirement ceremony. Clark said citizens who...


The spring cleaning shuffle

Spring cleaning has come late for me this year. I normally try to do this during the appointed time of year, but if you recall spring this year was a rainy and extremely windy one. I know that some...


Angel of mercy

Editor: A few days ago I was riding into your area. The day was nice when we left Walden, but as we bicycled along the weather began to fade into gloom. My friend was about a mile ahead of me. A stronger cyclist, she usually gets to our destination...


Citizen asks for frugality

Dear Mayor and Council Members: 70 years ago I watched the first Power Plant construction occur across from my home on West Bridge Street. The Town Fathers invited and welcomed the non-profit Co-Operative Company composed of the citizens of Saratoga...

 By Erik Gantt    News    July 16, 2014

Sawyer Brown band is ready for Saratoga

Sawyer Brown, an award-winning and chart-topping country band, will play at the Platte Valley Community Center on Sunday, July 20. The show will be this year’s Valley Strong benefit concert...

 By Erik Gantt    News    July 16, 2014

Riverside battles mosquitoes

The Riverside Town Council met Thursday night and discussed the numerous problems they have been having with mosquito spraying and fogging this year as well as other important topics. “If it...

 By Erik Gantt    News    July 16, 2014

Council approves liquor license

At the Town of Encampment council meeting Thursday night, the big news was the approval of a retail liquor license for D’s Bar and Grill. The license was approved and the town should have a new...

 By Mike Dunn    News    July 16, 2014

Cowboys round up in Encampment

Encampment will once again host Cowboys and Cowgirls from all over the West with the Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering (GECB) this weekend. Now in its 12th year, audiences will be treated to a...

 By Dick Perue    News    July 16, 2014

Ken Olson selected as GECG Outfit's 2014 Carbon County Pioneer

Saratoga area native and life-long rancher Ken Olson has been selected as this year's Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering (GECB) Outfit Carbon County Pioneer. He will be honored during intermission of...

 By Mike Dunn    News    July 16, 2014

Cancer in the Platte Valley

Editor’s note: This is the last in a series of stories about Michelle McWain. She is a wife, a mother, a Carbon County School District No. 2 employee and a breast cancer survivor. Michelle’s McWai...

 By Liz Wood    News    July 16, 2014

Winning bull rider plans to return for Saratoga Bullfest

Stuart Domingue was the only bull rider who managed eight seconds and a score of 74 among the nine bull riders who competed at the Platte River Rodeo. Domingue, of Casper, won the Vaun Savage buckle...

 By Staff Report    News    July 16, 2014

A horse of a different color

Chris Irwin, internationally renowned horseman and best selling author, will be presenting a free public demonstration of his innovative approach to horsemanship at Buck Springs Arena starting at 9 a.m. on July 19, followed by a clinic at Blackhall...

 By Erik Gantt    News    July 16, 2014

Pedaling through Carbon County

Since crossing the Wyoming state line, there has been a “Head wind right from the start,” said Timothy Williamson. No surprise to Wyoming residents. It has taken him six days to pedal his 100...

 By Staff Report    News    July 16, 2014

CCSD#2 students graduate from UW

The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon 8 students from Carbon County School District No. 2 at the completion of the 2014 spring semester. Degrees were awarded to: Encampment Danial C. Barkhurst - Bachelor of Science in Mechanical...

 By Staff Report    News    July 16, 2014

VSO to host candidate forums

The Valley Service Organization (VSO) has scheduled three pre-primary election candidate forums in Saratoga. Three forums were scheduled because of the number of candidates running in the Aug. 19, 2014 primaries, according to Sue Jones, VSO chairman...


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