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Articles from the July 31, 2013 edition

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 By Zachary Laux    News    July 31, 2013

Battle Creek Fire 100 percent contained

The West Battle Creek Fire first discovered July 22 is now 100 percent contained as firefighters focus their goals toward mop-up operations after the blaze covered more than 100 acres within 24 hours...

 By Zachary Laux    News    July 31, 2013

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Two contractors injured in refinery fire

Two contracted employees were injured in a small fire at the Sinclair Oil Refinery Tuesday morning. Both employees were working in a crude distillation unit, located south of the refinery adjacent to... Full story

 By Zachary Laux    News    July 31, 2013

Nine decades of firefighting:Saratoga Fire Dept. celebrates 90 years of service

In the Saratoga Fire Department’s 90 years of existence lies a rich history. The department, founded March 15, 1923, started off with noting more than 27 volunteers and a $10 donation from the... Full story

 By Doug Radunich    News    July 31, 2013

Payne-Rogers named American Legion Unit President of the Year

Fran Payne-Rogers, unit president for the American Legion Unit No. 54 in Saratoga, was recently named Unit President of the Year for the 2012-13 year, out of the 43 American Legion units in the...

 By Doug Radunich    News    July 31, 2013

Giving back in time of need: Women work to provide for soldiers

Two women from the Platte Valley are out to make sure our overseas soldiers are remembered and loved during their time of service. Stacy Morton, of Saratoga, and Virginia Parker, of Encampment, are lo...


Retro Blog: Greenhorns at the gate

If you have just moved to a small-town rural area, someone will eventually invite you to “take a ride in the country”. This can also be phrased as “wanna see my ranch?”, “let’s head up...

 By Doug Radunich    News    July 31, 2013

2013 Saratoga Bullfest comes charging back: Iconic bullriding event in its 12th year of existence

Cowboys looking for wild bucking and throwing action can get their fill at the 2013 Saratoga Bullfest this weekend. Cooperating sponsors for the bull riding event this year are the Carbon County...

 By Doug Radunich    News    July 31, 2013

100-year-old quilts debut at Museum quilt show: Saratoga Museum quilt show boasting unique homemade art

Historians and homemade art lovers can view a variety of old and new handmade quilts at the Saratoga Museum-sponsored Pieces of History Quilt Show called “Treasured Quilts, Old and New, Let Us Show...

 By Doug Radunich    News    July 31, 2013

Sheeprock Ranch to host WSGALT Roundup: WSGALT Roundup Barbeque to celebrate conservation through ranching

Giving thanks to landowners and a chance for the public to celebrate and learn more, the Wyoming Stock Growers Agricultural Land Trust (WSGALT) is holding its annual Roundup Barbeque in Saratoga Aug....

 By Staff Report    News    July 31, 2013

Carbon County Project Team to hear conservation projects: WLCI project development team to discuss projects next week

The Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative’s (WLCI) Carbon County Local Project Development Team (LPDT) is meeting to discuss current, future or proposed conservation projects next week in Rawlins. The meeting takes place at 10 a.m., Wednesday,...

 By Staff report    News    July 31, 2013

CCEDC forms housing needs committee

The Carbon County Economic Corporation board (CCEDC) has formed a committee to address housing needs in Carbon County. The board will hold two meetings Aug. 22, one in Rawlins and one in Saratoga. The Rawlins meeting will be held from 9 to 11 a.m....

 By Liz Wood    News    July 31, 2013

DKRW submits revised Industrial Siting Permit

Medicine Bow Fuel & Power LLC (MBFP) is showing up on the grid again with a revised Industrial Siting Permit Socioeconomic Impact Analysis Report. The report was submitted to the Industrial Siting...

 By Staff report    News    July 31, 2013

Fence removal project this weekend

The SER Conservation District is partnering with Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to help remove approximately 2,000 feet of woven wire fence from a big-game transition area near the Pennock Mountain Habitat...

 By Doug Radunich    News    July 31, 2013

Trout sampling a success for Game & Fish: Game and Fish catch 600 fish

Wyoming Game and Fish (WGFD) Department officials caught a large number of trout during their fish population estimate conducting along the North Platte River’s Pick Bridge section. According to...

 By Liz Wood    News    July 31, 2013

A bond based on trust

“Great cowboys are made, not born,” Craig Cameron told an audience of 30 people Saturday at the Craig Cameron Horsemanship Clinic. Cameron demonstrated his techniques with horses to the audience w...

 By Doug Radunich    News    July 31, 2013

EHS student's art displayed in Cheyenne's Barrett Building

A work of art from Encampment High School incoming senior Jennifer Morgan was on display at the “Artistic Discovery” art exhibit, held at the Barrett Building in Cheyenne through July. The...


Reflections: Falls, accidents, bowling & budgets

100 years ago July 10, 1913 Regina Jensen hurt Miss Regina Jensen was up in the balcony in the opera house on Thursday evening about 5:30 and as the lower windows come over the floor of the balcony she could look out. One of the windows being partly... Full story


Special musical guests perform at senior center

Diners at the Saratoga Senior Center were treated to special music two weeks ago from local washboard strummer Dorothy Miller and visiting accordionist Hans Nikolaes. Following dinner the couple performed several tunes, much to the delight of the 20... Full story

 By Sue Howe    Lifestyles    July 31, 2013

Barbecue a success

There were five here to play bingo Tuesday. Two-dollar winners were Pat Faust, Winnie Allen, Grace Johnston, and Janet Lasco. Pat Faust won the $5 blackout round. There were three tables for Duplicate Bridge this week. High winners were John Blue... Full story


Residents enjoy movies, games

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... Full story


Getting to know Jesus

Several children got to know a little bit more about Jesus after participating in this year’s Vacation Bible School. Children who participated in the camp from July 22-26 made arts and crafts,...

 By Zachary Laux    News    July 31, 2013

Place-based in the Platte

About 50 children brushed up on their science skills in a hands-on summer program that spanned from July 15 to 19. Educators from Carbon County School District No. 2 and Teton Science Schools in...


Mattea gets Valley Strong

Kathy Mattea belts out “Standard Lonesome Time” to a nearly sold-out crowd Saturday night at the Platte Valley Community Center. Brush Creek Presents sponsored the concert, “Valley Strong”.... Full story


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