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 By Liz Wood    News    August 13, 2014

Valley kids add 'Grand' to 'Champion' at fair

The Platte Valley's future of agriculture showed they know their animals at the Carbon County Fair last week in Rawlins. Aubrey Berger, of Saratoga, won overall Grand Champion for her Cochin chicken... Full story

 

Terry L. Priquet

Terry L. Priquet passed away at his home in Encampment on Aug. 10, 2014 after battling COPD for many years. Terry was born in Encampment on Sept. 6, 1944 to Julia and Melvin Priquet. He worked with his father, grandfather Oscar, and brothers in the...

 

Craig Powell

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Aug. 15 at the family home at 609 West Main in Saratoga. In lieu of flowers, an account has been set up for the children at Bank of the West....

 
 By Erik Gantt    Sports    August 13, 2014

Panthers 'gear up' for football

Saratoga and Encampment middle school football equipment checkout will be Aug. 20 at 4 p.m. at the building behind the high school. Equipment checkout is for all students in grades 6 through 8...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 13, 2014

Flying fish into alpine lakes

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) used a helicopter to stock trout at several Snowy Range alpine lakes with trout on Aug. 7. A helicopter is WGFD’s preferred method for alpine lake fish stocking as it provides easier access to the lakes...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    August 13, 2014

Town agenda gets a shuffle

After responding to criticisms, the Saratoga Town Council elected to move public comment to the beginning of the meeting at their Aug. 6 meeting. Mayor of Saratoga John Zeiger said public comment was...

 
 By Liz Wood    Opinion    August 13, 2014

Seeing what is right with kids today

Carbon County Fair is over. The kids who did well are now at the Wyoming State Fair to see how they do against the top in the state. Fair week is always an exhausting week for me, so I can’t even...

 

Sun going 'Broad'way

Big changes are coming to the Saratoga Sun. Perhaps you have seen our ads about some of the changes. The place where we have printed our paper for many years is closing down their press. It came as a shock to us, but as newspaper people, we adjust...

 

Bike camps bring opportunities

Dear Editor, The Aug. 6 edition of the Saratoga Sun featured an editorial opposing any town involvement in a campground for bicyclists and suggested the town’s constrained budget should not have to bear the cost of an in-town bicycle campground....

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    August 13, 2014

Trek into the past

Local historian and archaeologist, Chilly Rollison, was emotional after being able to visit the place that first sparked his passion for Native American history and lifeways nearly 40 years ago....

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    August 13, 2014

PCW 'breezes' through permit hearing

Chairman Shawn Warner closed the meeting by telling Bill Miller and his crew to "enjoy your 15 minutes of euphoria". Miller, the Senior Vice President of Energy and Land Resources for the Anschutz...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    August 13, 2014

'Micro' is a big deal

Some of the best microbrews in the state will once again pour into the Platte Valley, as the official State of Wyoming Microbrew Competition comes to Saratoga this weekend. Now in its 19th year, the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 13, 2014

Book TV features local author

Local author, Lori Van Pelt, will be featured on C-SPAN’s Book TV. Van Pelt will appear in the Casper coverage on Aug 16-17, and Cheyenne coverage for Sept. 6 and 7 . She discussed a number of the profiles in her book Capital Characters of Old...

 

Sierra Madres burn, reservoir extended, additions to transport company

Reprint of this story from the August 8, 1902 issue of The Grand Encampment Herald brought to you courtesy of Grandma’s Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community. FOREST FIRES RAGING Millions of Feet of Lumber Are...

 

Fun and laughter

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...

 
 By Sue Howe    Lifestyles    August 13, 2014

Birthday dinner Friday

There were six here for bingo Tuesday. two-dollar winners were, Pat Faust, Dorothy Miller, Berneil McCord, Grace Johnston, and Sue Howe. Grace Johnston won the four-dollar blackout. There were three tables for Duplicate Bridge on Monday. High...

 

Games, coffee, trivia and more

Dominoes: Bill and Madeline Telfer, Bob and Lois Thompson, Betty Merrill, Dick Blake, Joe and Shelia Remick, Phil Fliming, Laura Rettelle, Lorraine Knotwell, Jack Riddick Coffee Drinkers: Laura Rettelle, Gonnie eckham, Patty Herrinf Karen Dibbern,...

 

Menus

Carbon County Senior Centers Wednesday- Meatloaf, au gratin potato, spinach, wheat bread, apricots, chilled milk. Thursday- Beef stroganoff, noodles, squash blend, wheat bread, Mandarin oranges, chilled milk. Friday- Oven chicken, mashed...

 

USPS should share misery

Editor, This is sort of a combination letter to the editor and an open letter to Wendall D. O’Connell, the post master in Encampment. Many of the readers of this paper will recall that about a year ago there was community outcry to have Mr. O’Con...

 

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