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Articles from the July 24, 2013 edition

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 By Zachary Laux    News    July 24, 2013

Coaches fight cut: Coaches make goal-line stand to prevent loss of position

Three Saratoga football coaches are concerned with safety and the success of the program as one of their positions faces elimination. The Carbon County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees voted...


Obituary: Gerald G. Palm

Gerald G. Palm, 85, of Elk Mountain died Sunday, July 14, 2013, at Ivinson Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held Monday, July 22, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Laramie. Burial was at Green Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the... Full story


Birth: Landon Trevor Robinson

Eva and Philip Robinson, of Encampment, announce the birth of their son Landon Trevor Robinson who was born at 1:51 p.m. June 28, 2013 at Ivinson Memorial Hospital. Landon weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces... Full story


Club notes: American Legion Auxiliary

The 92nd annual convention of the Wyoming American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) held in Cheyenne June 26-29, was attended by Unit 54 President Fran Payne-Rogers, secretary Pat Faust and historian Kathleen Martin. Serving the Department for 2013 Unit 54... Full story

 By Zachary Laux    Opinion    July 24, 2013

Zac Attack: Where in the wold is Edward Snowden?

One of the first things I learned when going to school for journalism is that you cannot obtain information via spying. It is illegal to insert video or audio feeds in people’s homes. So why is it...

 By Zachary Laux    News    July 24, 2013

Crime spree leads to arrests

Two Saratoga men have been arrested and charged after going on a crime spree. Kyle Giacometto and Jake Hamann were both charged with three counts of attempted burglary and five counts of burglary in a... Full story


Sun Editorial: Show us the meter

Saratoga Town Council members unanimously voted to continue using an inaccurate system to bill for water. The Saratoga Town Council approved this motion at the recommendation of the Water and Sewer Joint Powers Board, and against several objections f...

 By Zachary Laux    News    July 24, 2013

Phantom numbers add up to boatload of trouble for water billing

Some residents have discovered what has been described as a “phantom number” on their water bills for the past several years. “If you add up these numbers the sum is less than amount due. That...

 By Zachary Laux    News    July 24, 2013

High-speed chase passes through Saratoga twice

A Texas man passed through Saratoga twice in a high-speed chase before finally being arrested near Sinclair. The chase started 2:30 a.m. July 16 after Saratoga police officer George Phillips found... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    July 24, 2013

Living History at GEM

The Grand Encampment Museum is having its annual Living History Days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday . Come experience the history of the Platte Valley and visit with descendants of the original Encampment settlers. Participate with the reenactments...

 By Liz Wood    News    July 24, 2013

COG discusses Fifth Penny Tax

Carbon County Council of Governments (COG) is gearing up for the Fifth Penny Tax, which is up for renewal in 2014. COG meets every other month alternating their meeting locations around the county....

 By Doug Radunich    News    July 24, 2013

County passes FY 2013-14 budget

The Carbon County Commission approved the county’s final 2013-14 fiscal year budget July 16 during its regular board meeting at the Carbon County Courthouse. Going off original department budget...


Grammy-winning country singer riding into Saratoga

Local country music fans can expect another superstar performance in Saratoga this weekend. This Saturday, the Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, presents “Valley Strong,” featuring Grammy...


WHAT Fest to feature 37 bands

The 2013 WHAT Fest music festival is ready to entertain in Riverside for the second time this Friday. According to the lineup list, the two-day free music festival features 37 performing artists from...

 By Staff Report    Sports    July 24, 2013

Never too young to ride

Young horse riders from all over Carbon County trotted their stuff at the 2013 Encampment-Riverside Lions Club Horse Show, held Saturday at the Encampment-Riverside Lions Club Arena. Child and...

 By Zachary Laux    News    July 24, 2013

Wounded Warrior Homes fundraiser in Saratoga doubles Casper's

The second annual Freedom Fest raised an unexpected $4,000 to go to support veterans, thanks to a large turnout and inspiring speech from a 26-year Navy veteran. “I thought it was going to be big,...

 By Staff Report    News    July 24, 2013

PVHS classes of 1953, '54 to hold reunion

Members of the Platte Valley High School classes of 1953-54 will gather in Saratoga this weekend to jointly celebrate their 60th and 59th reunions. Events scheduled include a dinner at the Whistle Pig Saturday night and a picnic Sunday afternoon at...

 By Doug Radunich    News    July 24, 2013

Power at Pavilion set to inspire Christian audiences

With a goal to help inspire, uplift and entertain audiences, the Power at the Pavilion Christian music festival will grace Saratoga for another summer July 26-28. Gene Smith, Pastor for the Platte Val...

 By Doug Radunich    News    July 24, 2013

Commission considers possible TransWest routes

Bureau of Land Management (BLM) officials gave a presentation to the Carbon County Commission July 16 about the TransWest transmission-line project’s visual impact on scenery along Highway 789. Four...


A taste of life in the Old West

Avid outdoorsmen can experience American Old West-style shooting and throwing competition at the Sierra Madre Muzzleloaders Mountain Man Rendezvous. The all-ages, Old West-themed event is sponsored by...


Reflections: Battle threatened by fire in 1903

Reprint of this story from the July 11, 1903 issue of The Grand Encampment Herald brought to you courtesy of Grandma’s Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community. Town of Battle Lake Narrowly Escaped Being Wiped Off the...


Enjoying a Wii bit of bowling

At Deseret Health and Rehab, residents enjoyed many activities throughout the week. The Activity Department offers a wide variety of activities each week to meet residents’ interests, as well as the physical, mental and psychological well-being of... Full story

 By Sue Howe    Lifestyles    July 24, 2013

Plenty of seats for everyone

There were five here to play bingo Tuesday. Two-dollar winners were Pat Faust and Dorothy Miller. Madaline Forbes and Winnie Allen shared the blackout round. There were three tables for Duplicate Bridge this week. High winners were Sheila Johnson... Full story


Celebrating Anniversaries

Well, another Birthday/ Anniversary Evening on July 19, we had the pleasure of serving 49. There were two tables of Dominos and one Bridge Table playing after dinner, played well past my bed time. One birthday shared by Rosemary Craighead,...


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