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Articles from the August 21, 2013 edition

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 By Zachary Laux    News    August 21, 2013

PMPC to bring in water meter experts

The town of Saratoga and PMPC are planning to bring in water meter experts to inspect a number of meters along Bridge Street. “There are still a number of meters that aren’t reading,” said PMPC...

 By staff report    News    August 21, 2013

Free firewood permits available

The Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District (BCH) in Saratoga is now issuing personal free-use firewood permits. This program allows the public to gather firewood at specific sites on the Medicine Bow National Forest where beetle-killed and other hazard...


Obituary: Edwardo "Eddie" Escobedo

Edwardo “Eddie” Escobedo was born Sept. 12, 1989. He passed away Aug. 9, 2013 in Denver. Edwardo grew up in Saratoga and attended grade school through high school graduating with the class of 2008. Edwardo “Eddie” was very active in school... Full story

 By Doug Radunich    News    August 21, 2013

Riverside discusses remaining summer events

With summertime slowly winding down, remaining season gatherings had council members excited during Thursday’s Riverside Town Council meeting. The council members discussed what still needed to be...

 By Zachary Laux    News    August 21, 2013

'Muletide' wishes

Virginia Parker embraces a mule as Glenn Ryan, lead packer of the The Rocky Mountain Regional Specialty Pack String, waters his fleet of horses and mules before continuing his journey to central...


In the Woods: Battle Creek Boom Town

Looking at a hundred or so tents, a dozen porta-potties and several rows of tables in what had been merely a sagebrush meadow just a few days before, it’s not hard to imagine the rise (and fall) of the mining and logging boom towns in the late...


The Zac Attack: Platte Valley shows dedication to soldiers

The amount of respect the Platte Valley has for veterans is amazing. It seems everyone is pulling together to help bring Tyler Pickett Park into view to honor Carbon County’s only soldier who died... Full story

 By Doug Radunich    News    August 21, 2013

Encampment discusses current projects and future business

Town construction, installations and possible future business affairs were discussed at the Encampment Town Council meeting Aug. 8. Gary Steele of PMPC talked about the Emergency Supply Water...

 By Zachary Laux    News    August 21, 2013

Kelley issued new permit

Saratoga resident Royce Kelley’s response to the Planning Commission’s cease and desist order was to get a new building permit. Kelley sought a permit for a mobile home being constructed on his...

 By Staff report    News    August 21, 2013

iPad missing from Bridge Street Bargains

Liandro Escobedo has been volunteering at Bridge Street Bargains all summer to earn credits for school trips. Chris Lamprecht, a volunteer a the Bridge Street Bargains was so impressed with Liandro’s work ethic, she and her husband Tim got him an... Full story

 By Staff report    News    August 21, 2013

Deadline approaching for Agribusiness photo contest

The Wyoming Business Council Agribusiness Division is reminding photographers that the deadline to submit photos for its sixth Annual Photo Contest is Sept. 1. Youth and adults, either amateur or professional, may submit photos to the Agribusiness...

 By Staff report    News    August 21, 2013

Philippines missionary to speak at Platte Valley Christian Center

Reverend Stuart German, Assemblies of God missionary to the Philippines, will be a featured guest speaker at the Platte Valley Christian Center in September. Staurt and his wife, Jeanie, first moved to the Philippines in 1991, and their three...


Public gives feedback on TransWest project

Concerned individuals got their say in on the TransWest Express Transmission Line project during an open house held last Wednesday at the Jeffrey Center in Rawlins. Surrounded by large maps, diagrams, photographs and statistical reports on the...


Bakeshop hits Bridge Street

The idea for the bake shop started with a dream to bring something sweet to Saratoga. “I always wanted to open up my own bakery, and I saw a need in Saratoga for comfort food, and I saw the most per...


Saratoga Chiropractor gets certified as acupuncturist

A Saratoga chiropractor now has certification necessary to practice acupuncture, making her one of a few, if not the only acupuncturist, in Carbon County. Dr. Kendra Sims, D.C. Doctor of...


Cheers: Steinley Cup returns to Snake River at this years Microbrewfest

Snake River Brewing Co. took the Steinley Cup for a second year in a row Saturday with its Pako’s India Pale Ale (IPA). “This one is for Wyoming,” said Auggie Katzer with Little Snake River...


Reflections: Encampment fire dept. holds first annual banquet

Reprint of this story from the August 21, 1903 issue of The Grand Encampment Herald brought to you courtesy of Grandma’s Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community. Members of Encampment Fire Department and Friends... Full story


Good turnout for barbecue

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

 By Sue Howe    Lifestyles    August 21, 2013

Music Jamboree alternates Tuesdays

There were seven here to play bingo Tuesday. $2 winners were Pat Faust, Madaline Forbes, Dorothy Miller, Dee Miller, and Winnie Allen. Dorothy Miller won the $5 blackout round. There were three tables for Duplicate Bridge this week. High winners were... Full story

 By Doug Radunich    News    August 21, 2013

Pattishall-Baker receives Boy Scout Eagle Award

Another proud Eagle Scout has made his presence known among the Platte Valley community. Incoming Saratoga High School senior Emmanuel Pattishall-Baker received his Eagle Scout Award at a Court of...

 By Staff report    Sports    August 21, 2013

Ladies play hard for Club Championship

The Saratoga Ladies Golf Team had a good competitive game of golf during Thursday’s Club Championship at the Saratoga Golf Course. In First Flight, Dawna Erickson scored first place in first low...


Letter to the editor: A sheep called 'Stormy'

Editor, Years and years ago when I was a kid showing sheep at the Carbon County Fair, if I had “five market-WEATHER”  lambs they would be named “Stormy, Wind, Rain, Snow and Hail”. However, if I was showing a market-WETHER sheep it would...


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