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Articles from the August 19, 2015 edition

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 By Madeline Weiss    News    August 19, 2015

Lightning zaps power

The Platte Valley experienced a power outage Friday for approximately four hours because of problems with weather. Russell Waldner, General Manager of Carbon Power & Light, provided the official...

 
 By Madeline Weiss    News    August 19, 2015

3 fires snuffed out

Three simultaneous lightning strikes caused three wildland fires Saturday—one at Brush Creek, another at the One Bar Eleven Ranch and the last off of Carbon County Road 660. “We had to divide and...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    August 19, 2015

Citizens want Battle Pass open earlier, all year

Two public meetings will be held this week so that citizens can voice their opinions on opening Battle Highway, Wyoming Highway 70, by May 1. The first meeting will be in Encampment on Aug. 19 and...

 
 By Madeline Weiss    News    August 19, 2015

Power outages wreak havoc on town wells

When two variable-frequency drives (VFD), which vary the frequency and voltage to an electric motor, were cooked during the July 30 scheduled power outage, it made nine total VFDs damaged by power out...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    August 19, 2015

Sealcoating begins, grass fire at Shively Field

A sealcoat and striping of the taxiways and ramp at Shively Field was completed last week and airport manager Kim Lorenzen said that the contractor performed exceptionally well. The sealcoat project...

 
 By Madeline Weiss    News    August 19, 2015

It's in a book … or online

“Our services are progressing towards more than books in the library,” said Kim Jones, Circulation Manager Librarian at Carbon County Library System (CCLS). In addition to the 94,000 books in the...

 

"Being without Being is blue."

In a logic class, the professor uses the blueness of the sky to represent a truth dependent on something outside of the sentence, or a posteriori. Some analytic philosophy classes beg the students to...

 

Harvesting the Bounty

After all the spring rain, the sun has finally decided to shine and garden plants are flourishing. Now it’s time to start thinking about how to harvest those garden fruits, vegetables, and herbs. There are four main preservation methods to...

 

Citizen not happy with rate increase

Editor: Something smells at the Saratoga Dump & not just the garbage. We get charged $20 per month whether we use it or not. I “donate” $100 per year during the winter myself. I understand the dead animal pit, the oil dump tank, the construction...

 

Errata

Encampment graduation is May 28 at 11 a.m., not May 27 as indicated on the school calendar in the Aug. 12 edition of the Saratoga Sun. The staff at the Saratoga Sun apologizes for the error....

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 19, 2015

Bear reported at county campground

The Bureau of Land Management, Rawlins Field Office would like to make the public aware that a bear has been reported in the Prior Flat Campground located in Shirley Basin on Aug. 11 digging though the trash cans in the campground. Here are some...

 
 By Madeline Weiss    News    August 19, 2015

Father, son found after two nights in forest

A 28-year-old Matt Cisneros, of Gillette, and his 12 year old son Manuel spent two nights lost in the Medicine Bow National forest after changing paths when they encountered a black bear. The pair...

 

Creating luminosity

Joel Johnson, Florida based watercolor painter, remembers his roots growing up in Sinclair and will be exhibiting 30 paintings based on those memories at the Nicolaysen Art Museum and Discovery...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    August 19, 2015

Everything on track for Riverside Party Day

Councilperson Margaret Weber told the rest of the Riverside town council last Thursday that all plans are in place for Riverside Party Day 2015. J. Shogren Shanghai’d will provide music for the...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    August 19, 2015

Volleyball anyone?

The town of Encampment Parks Department reported to the town council last Thursday that the new sand volleyball court in Grandview Park is essentially complete. The parks department would like to...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    August 19, 2015

Riverside tops Wyoming in wastewater treatment

"Once we get done with (the biodome project) we will have the most updated and advanced sewer system in the state," mayor Leroy Stephenson said at the Riverside Town Council meeting last Thursday....

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    August 19, 2015

Commissioners approve zoning changes to Ten Mile Inn Property

At the Aug. 5 Carbon County Commissioners meeting the application by landowners Charles (Ken) and Kimberly Thyne for a zoning change to their property along Wyoming Highway 130 was approved. The...

 
 By Madeline Weiss    News    August 19, 2015

CCVC grant sessions reduced

The Carbon County Visitors’ Council (CCVC) has reduced the number of grant sessions from four to three beginning this September. Grant sessions will take place in September, January and May going...

 
 By Madeline Weiss    News    August 19, 2015

Wood nominated for State Businessperson of the year

Elizabeth Wood, Publisher of the Saratoga Sun, was awarded 2015 Businessperson of the Year by the Carbon County Board of Realtors. Wood worked at CENTURY 21 Cornerstone Realty beginning in 1999. She...

 
 By Madeline Weiss    News    August 19, 2015

Carbon County caught on tape

Five, two-minute promotional videos will be filmed in areas throughout Carbon County. Digital Top House, a Salt Lake City based production company, has been contracted to make the videos, according...

 

an Action -packed Saturday

The Platte Valley Trout Run 5K fun run kicked off the morning followed by the SHS volleyball team's Duck Race fundraiser. The 20th annual Saratoga Steinley Cup microbrewfest capped off Saturday's...

 

Saratoga Museum trek to explore Crossing Upper North Platte River at Pick

Perils and joys of crossing the wide, wild, roaring Upper North Platte River by Native Americans, explorers, emigrants, settlers, ranchers or families in the late 1800's will be related to those...

 

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