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Articles from the August 14, 2013 edition

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 By Doug Radunich    News    August 14, 2013

A double grand champion, again: Ag eduation major ends county fair career on high note

Saratoga High School graduate Corson Kerbs proudly roped in two first-placements for the beef and sheep categories at the 2013 Carbon County Fair. Kerbs received the Grand Champion Market Steer award...


Death notice: Eduardo Escobedo

Services for Eduardo (Eddie) Escobedo, who died in a motorcycle wreck Friday morning, are planned for Thursday. The first service will take place 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Saratoga High School for friends and family. The family will have a... Full story


Birth announcement: Weston Jacob Bates

Weston Jacob Bates was born July 24, 2013 at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie. He was born 8 lbs, 11oz, and was 20 1/2 inches long. The proud parents are Tara and Michael Bates of Saratoga. Michael works at the Sinclair Refinery, and Tara is a... Full story

 By Staff Report    Sports    August 14, 2013

SHS volleyball season gearing up to hit

Preseason practice for the Saratoga High School girls volleyball team begins Monday morning, with seven practices to follow throughout the week. The team practices twice on both Monday and Tuesday, and only once for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday....


Oxford makes UW Provost's Honor Roll

Tiffany Oxford, of Saratoga, made the 2013 spring semester Provost’s Honor Roll for the University of Wyoming. The Provost’s Honor Roll consists of undergraduates who have completed at least six, but fewer than 12, hours with a minimum 3.5 grade... Full story

 By Staff Report    Sports    August 14, 2013

Football starting up for middle school

Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students with an athletic drive can soon prepare for action on the football field this fall. According to head coach Matt Shelby, at 4 p.m. on Tuesday students in grades sixth-through-eighth can sign up and check out...


Jones graduates from Art Institute

Jonathan Jones, a 2009 graduate of Saratoga High School, has earned his Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of Colorado. Jones is the son of Robin and David Jones, of Saratoga....

 By Doug Radunich    News    August 14, 2013

Burning for the cure

Hungry patrons looking to support a good cause can attend the upcoming “Stockwell-Wilcoxson Chicken Burn” barbecue and cancer fundraiser at Veterans Island. Saratoga resident Steve Wilcoxson said...

 By Liz Wood    Opinion    August 14, 2013

From the Hip: Community heroes reach out in their own way

The loss of a friend is heart-wrenching. I know. I lost my best friend to a car accident when we were 27 years old. We had been friends since we were five. Last week, the class of 2008 lost a...

 By Zachary Laux    News    August 14, 2013

Carbon County changes health care plan

The Carbon County Commission unanimously voted to approve changes to its health insurance plan for county employees to off-set budget shortfalls in the 2013/2014 fiscal year. The change, which will...

 By Zachary Laux    News    August 14, 2013

The art of selling: Local shop brings unique arts to Saratoga

There is a little something for everyone in the shop with the “Antique’s n Junque” sign hanging at the door. Once inside, you will discover jewelry of all styles, coat hangers, jeans, hats,...

 By Doug Radunich    News    August 14, 2013

Heston revolver for sale at Sagebrush and Six Shooters

Gun enthusiasts have the chance to get their grip on a rare and unique six-shooter next month. Keith Bailey, Saratoga summer resident, said he will be donating the single-action Colt .45 at the...

 By Liz Wood    News    August 14, 2013

Box set for Saratoga

New York Times best-selling author C.J. Box will be signing his books from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Saratoga Museum. Box, who has two new books out this year, “Breaking Point”, the 13th in...

 By Zachary Laux    News    August 14, 2013

Living his life 'To the fullest': Paralyzed Saratoga man shares story after wreck 14 years ago

After a car wreck left him paralyzed from the chest down, simple tasks like inserting a DVD into a laptop disk drive became tedious. But even with limited use of his arms and fingers, Brandon...

 By Staff Report    News    August 14, 2013

WWCC honor rolls

Three eastern Carbon County students made Western Wyoming Community College’s honor roll lists for the Spring 2013 semester. Taylor Boydstun of Saratoga and Zachary Cary of Hanna made the 2013 Dean’s Honor Roll List for full-time students. This...


Summer barbecue Thursday

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 well-being... Full story


Birthday Dinner Friday

A few of our summertime travelers have left for the season; safe travels to them. Our Domino players are Betty M., Joe and Sheila R., Jack James and Dick B., and welcome back to Bill and Madeline Telfer. We are still playing two tables of Bridge on... Full story

 By Sue Howe    Lifestyles    August 14, 2013

55 Alive on Aug. 21

There were six here to play bingo Tuesday. Two-dollar winners were Pat Faust, Madaline Forbes, Dorothy Miller, Jack Riddick, and Ginny Riddick. Berneil McCord won a $3 round. Pat Faust won the $5 blackout round. There were three-and-a-half tables... Full story

 By Staff report    News    August 14, 2013

Chamber selects new logo

The Saratoga-Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce has a new logo, and someone is $250 richer. The logo, designed by Cassie Orduno with Ciao Bella Design, saw final approval from the Board of Directors Aug. 7 after a panel comprised of staff and board...


Cary named member of Executive Council

Bradford C. Cary has been named a member of the 2013-2014 Executive Council of New York Life Insurance Company. Members of the Executive Council are among the most successful of New York Life’s elite sales force of 12,250 licensed agents. Cary has...


Reflections: Rumors of railroad coming to Encampment

100 years ago July 10, 1913 Colorado Northern Persistent rumor that there is more behind the big project than first gleamed. It is now an assured fact that French capitalists are on the ground at Hayden, Colorado, looking over the proposed project... Full story

 By Zachary Laux    News    August 14, 2013

Town of Saratoga embarks in water talk

The town of Saratoga and PMPC think they have the water billing and meter issues figured out. “The data on the July bills are correct from what I can tell,” said PMPC engineer Ken Schwerdt in a...


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