Articles from the August 24, 2023 edition


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  • Teachers and Staff Start School a Day Early

    Gary Honodel|Aug 24, 2023

    Opening bells rang across Carbon County School District No. 2 on Monday morning signaling the start of the 2023/2024 academic year as parents captured “First Day” memories of their children. First day for CCSD2 staff members, however, began early. Preparation by the administration, faculty and staff began well before students arrived at the six district schools. On August 18, at the Platte Valley Community Center, the 200 employees of the school district gathered for an assembly to kick off the...

  • Back to School

    Aug 24, 2023

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  • Support Your Free Press

    Joshua Wood|Aug 24, 2023

    Police raiding a newspaper and confiscating reporting material seems like something one would expect to find in a banana-republic, or in a scene from a dystopian novel. Yet, that is exactly what happened recently to the Marion County Record. The Record is a weekly newspaper in rural Kansas, serving a population of approximately 1,900 and known for its dogged reporting on various issues affecting the community. On August 11, the newspaper office was raided by the Marion Police Department as was...

  • It's all about the kids

    Gary Honodel|Aug 24, 2023

    Schools have opened here in Saratoga, and throughout Carbon County District 2. An exciting time really. New year, new teachers, new experiences, old friends, new friends. The kindergarten students are off on a new journey. The seniors are moving into the final days of this one and now just a few short months away from beginning the next. One thing that has been on my mind in recent weeks is that the schools here must be a very special place. I say that because twice in the past month, people...

  • Dispelling Common Misconceptions About Hospice Care

    Aug 24, 2023

    Hospice is intended to provide comfort and support to patients at the end of their life so that they can experience their remaining time in the best ways possible. Experts say that unfortunately, misconceptions about hospice often lead people to make uninformed decisions at a critical, complex juncture in their lives. “There is often an idea that hospice equates to giving up. But hospice is actually about taking control,” says Paul Mastrapa, president and chief executive officer of Interim HealthCare Inc. “It’s the job of the hospice team to...

  • Mary Ola (Yates) Pigg

    Aug 24, 2023

    Our beloved Wife, Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma and Great-Great Grandma “GIGI” Mary Ola (Yates) Pigg went home to Jesus on August 18, 2023 after suffering from a brief illness. She passed at Sierra Hills assisted living facility in Cheyenne, Wyo. surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born on October 15, 1936 to Fred and Lura Yates in Low Wassie, Missouri. In 1944 the family made the move Saratoga, Wyoming from Birch Tree, Missouri where she started the 3 rd grade at Saratoga Elementary school....

  • Paying The Piano Teacher

    Aug 24, 2023

    The Apostle Paul said in Acts 15:11 “…We believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved…”. Grace is a gift from Heavenly Father given through His Son, Jesus Christ. This gift is the enabling power and spiritual healing offered through the mercy and love of Jesus Christ. Is this Gift free? Do we have to do anything to earn this grace? Is this why we have the commandments? To help explain the answers to these questions I Love the explanation of our Savior’s grace comes from Brad Wilcox in a talk given titled “His grac...

  • Health Advisory for lakes & reservoirs: Cyanobacterial blooms found

    Aug 24, 2023

    The Wyoming Department of Health has issued recreational use advisories for Boysen Reservoir, Ocean Lake, Saratoga Lake, Wheatland Reservoir #3, and Leazenby Lake due to cyanobacterial blooms on those waters The Wyoming Department of Health and Wyoming Livestock Board recommend the following: - Avoid contact with water in the vicinity of the bloom, especially in areas where cyanobacteria are dense and form scums. - Do not ingest water from the bloom. Boiling, filtration and/or other treatments will not remove toxins. - Rinse fish with clean wat...

  • Raden Miller recognized by State of Wyoming VFW for essay

    Jason Campbell|Aug 24, 2023

    Each year, nearly 68,800 students in sixth through eighth grades enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest for a chance to win their share of more than $1.4 million in state and national awards. Each first place state winner receives a minimum of $500 at the national level, and the national first place winner wins $5,000! The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-w...

  • Sports

    Aug 24, 2023

    On a warm, sunny, Monday afternoon perfect for preseason conditioning, the Saratoga High School football squad moved through a fast paced, high spirited, practice preparing for the Fall 2023 campaign. The Panthers will open the season on the road at Wind River on August 31 at 6:00p. The home opener is September 9 at 2:00p versus Moorcroft. Head Coach Todd Weber is joined by Offensive Coordinator Jared Mason, Defensive Coordinator Chris Williams and Kirby Berger, volunteer ass...

  • Students return to Encampment schools

    Aug 24, 2023

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  • Grand Encampment Museum's newest exhibit

    Staff Report|Aug 24, 2023

    This caboose was built about 1890 on the East Coast. It was purchased by the S&E RR in 1903 and served on that line from 1908 until 1928 when it was abandoned on a side track in Encampment. Eventually, it was moved to a residence in Riverside, Wyo., and used as storage and a workshop. In 2014, the Caboose was moved to the GEM grounds. Over the years the unit has been renovated, the roof sealed, siding painted and replaced as necessary and a deck built in the fall of 2016. Exhibit and...

  • BLM releases long-awaited management plan for Red Desert region

    Katie Klingsporn|Aug 24, 2023

    The Bureau of Land Management on Thursday released a long-awaited draft plan that will steer the management of some 3.6 million acres of public lands and 3.7 million acres of federal mineral estate in southwestern Wyoming, including the vast Red Desert, the prized hunting grounds of the Greater Little Mountain Area and several ungulate migration corridors. While Gov. Mark Gordon expressed disapproval of the plan’s “preferred alternative,” conservation groups cheered the publication of a docum...

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