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Articles from the July 30, 2014 edition

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 By Erik Gantt    News    July 30, 2014

Truck sparks Condict Ranch fire

A grass fire was ignited by a pickup on the Condict Ranch on July 23. Around 11 a.m., Alden Condict was driving across his ranch with family friend, Nancy Long, when his pickup truck quit, started...  Website

 

Erma A. Logan

No services are planned at this time for ERMA A. LOGAN, 95, who died at the Goshen Care Center on Monday, July 21, 2014. Cremation has taken place. Memorials may be directed to the Grand Encampment Museum or the Eastern Star Chapter in Saratoga,...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    July 30, 2014

County candidates sound off

Saratoga residents showed up en masse at the Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC) for the Carbon County Candidate Forums on July 23, sponsored by the Valley Service Organization (VSO). Nearly every...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    July 30, 2014

Saratoga Police Department prepares for a Night Out

The Saratoga Police Department will be blocking the streets and throwing one of the biggest parties of the summer next week, as Saratoga will host its first ever National Night Out. Tom...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    July 30, 2014

Pothole repairs begin

The town of Saratoga has several construction projects in the works this week. Town Engineer Chuck Bartlett said town crews will be repaving roadways with pot-holes. Roadways on Spring Avenue, State...

 
 By Erik Gantt    Opinion    July 30, 2014

A living rendezvous with history

The archaeologist in me is continually amazed at how many people currently living in this Valley have ties to the earliest families, ranches and named places in the Platte River Valley and...

 

Medicaid expansion is needed in Wyoming

Editor, I urge Carbon County voters to contact Jerry.Paxton@wyoleg.gov. and Larry.Hicks@wyoleg.gov. or call 307-777-7881 or Matt.Mead@governor.wy.gov. asking them to support Medicaid Expansion for Wyoming. This expansions will help 17,600 senior and...

 

Franchise fee has long-term impacts

Editor, Our unthrifty Mayor and his Town Board of Directors just unanimously passed the new very unpopular Carbon Power Franchise Fee 10 year Ordinance on third reading within a few minutes of the last Town Council meeting.  Just a quick motion, sec...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    July 30, 2014

Chief of Police joins Saratoga Planning Commission

The planning commission will be joined by a familiar face to the town of Saratoga, as Tom Knickerbocker was approved as the newest member Knickerbocker, who is also Saratoga's Chief of Police, is hopi...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    July 30, 2014

EHS FCCLA takes home gold

d Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) once again took home top honors at the National FCCLA competition in San Antonio, Texas. Competing against nearly 7,500 students from around the nation,...

 
 By Liz Wood    News    July 30, 2014

The measure of a man; his horse

"One thing we have to remember is we are stepping into their world, they are not stepping into ours," Craig Cameron said Saturday at the horse training clinic at Buck Springs Arena. Sarah Keller's hor...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    July 30, 2014

Bullfest 'buck' in town

The buckin’ bulls are back in the Platte Valley with the Saratoga Lions Club Bullfest. Now in its fourth year, Bullfest will feature a only bull riding only competition and is not associated with...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    July 30, 2014

PCW, progress and delays

The Power Company of Wyoming (PCW) hoped to begin construction of the Chokecherry Sierra Madre wind farm (CCSM) in the fourth quarter of 2014. This is no longer a realistic start date. “As part of... Full story

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    July 30, 2014

Big shots hit Encampment

The sound of black powder rifle shots echoed through Encampment this weekend. The Sierra Madre Muzzleloaders Club sponsored a weekend filled with competitions at the Sierra Madre Mountain Man...

 
 By Liz Wood    News    July 30, 2014

Trek through time

Take a step back in time Aug. 9 with the Saratoga Museum, as Chilly Rollison shows people how to identify tipi rings located on the Big Creek Ranch. Rollison has a Bachelor's Degree in American Indian...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    July 30, 2014

WHAT happened at Whatfest

The tiny town of Riverside hosted some big regional musical acts this weekend. Music enthusiasts from the Rocky Mountain West showed up in droves to watch some of their favorite bands play. The wide...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    July 30, 2014

History lives at GEM

LuDel Deal has both a passion for printing and a family connection to the North Platte Valley. Her great-grandfather was Robert Deal, one of the original owners of the Rudefeha mine, The Rudefeha was...

 

Transportation company under new management

Reprint of this story from the July 31, 1903 issue of The Grand Encampment Herald brought to you courtesy of Grandma’s Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community. Transportation Company Under New Management is Regaining...

 
 By Sue Howe    Lifestyles    July 30, 2014

Morning breakfast tomorrow

There were five here for bingo Tuesday. Two-dollar winners were Berneil McCord, Pat Faust and Sue Howe. Pat Faust won the $3 blackout. There were three tables for Duplicate Bridge on Monday. High winners were John Blue and Mary Sjoden. Second high...

 

Menus

Carbon County Senior Centers Wednesday- Turkey club sandwich on wheat, potato salad, green beans, emerald pears chilled milk. Thursday- Sloppy Joe, French fries, confetti corn, Mandarin oranges, Rice Krispy bar, chilled milk. Friday- Chicken fried...

 

Summer barbecue planned

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 the residents’ interests, as well as the physical, mental and psychological...

 

Police Report

From July 21 through July 27, the Saratoga Police Department responded to 149 calls including the following classifications: 911 hang up (1); agency assistance (3); alarm (2); ambulance (3); assist business (3); bar check (11); business check (49); c...

 

Correction

On page 12 of the July 23 edition of the Saratoga Sun in the top, center photograph Kannon Gilbert was misidentified as Hayden Suttee. The staff at the Saratoga Sun apologizes for this error....

 

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