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 By Zachary Laux    News    August 28, 2013

Drill tests town's services

A car sits adjacent to a propane tank with two immobile occupants in the vehicle. White smoke billows from the sides. The alarm sounds and staff at the Deseret Health and Rehabilitation Center begins...

 
 By Zachary Laux    News    August 28, 2013

Cameras to look in on hot pool

The town of Saratoga isn’t waiting for the arrest of vandals who defaced hot pool property earlier this month to take action in preventing it from happening again. Aug. 20, the Saratoga Town...

 
 By Liz Wood    News    August 28, 2013

Wachsmuth is Encampment's new Police Chief

In a special meeting Thursday, the Encampment Town Council hired Grayling Wachsmuth as the new Chief of Police in Encampment. Wachsmuth will begin his new job in Encampment Sept. 1. Wachsmuth, who... Full story

 

Obituary: Lorraine Dorothy Kelley

Lorraine Dorothy Kelley, of Encampment, passed away on Aug. 23, 2013 at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie. The world lost a beautiful sprit in Lorraine, after a long-fought battle with breast cancer. She was surrounded by her family when she was... Full story

 
 By Staff report    News    August 28, 2013

Temporary road closures:Brush Creek Hayden Ranger District announces road closures

Temporary road closures for hazard tree removal are, or will soon be, going into effect on Forest Roads 500, 496 and 100 in the Brush Creek-Hayden (BCH) Ranger District of the Medicine Bow National Forest. Forest visitors planning to use these roads...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 28, 2013

2013 Mustang Versatility competiton at 5N Ranch arena

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) High Desert District (HDD) invites horse enthusiasts to the 2013 Saratoga Mustang Versatility at the 5N Ranch Arena in Saratoga. The event takes place at 9 a.m., Sept. 7 at the arena. This second annual event,...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 28, 2013

Volunteer distaster training coming to Saratoga

Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD), program aimed to prepare communities for disasters, will hold a training session in Saratoga Sept. 26. VOAD is a nationwide movement that is connecting organized, trained volunteers with local...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 28, 2013

GEM to hold public meeting

The Grand Encampment Museum will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3 at the Grand Encampment Opera House to discuss the future interpretation of the Peryam Transportation building and the Doc Culleton Interpretive Center. The Museum has...

 

Retro blog: Are you a secret celebrity?

With news of the National Security Association going through your emails and listening to your phone calls, I want to know if you feel like you are being watched enough. When a respected magazine...

 

Letter to the editor: Mayor wants better monitoring at Brewfest

Editor: The date is January 1st, 1998 the location is Green River, Wyoming: Susan McDonald mother of 5 year old Carlie McDonald after becoming intoxicated choose to place Carlie in the front seat of her car and drive. Susan entered I-80 and at 75... Full story

 

Letter to the editor: Reader has suggestions for vandals

Editor: I have a serious complaint about your newspaper and cartoonist. He did a terrible job last week regarding “Vandalism at the Hot Springs”. First, he shows the vandal with one-quarter of his brain missing, and second, he spelled “black... Full story

 
 By Zachary Laux    News    August 28, 2013

Stink abates at lagoons

A chemical spill in the Saratoga sewer lagoons of unknown type and origin caused a strong odor many visitors and residents may have encountered in May and June. “It got hit with some kind of...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 28, 2013

Habitat partership meets in Saratoga today

The Platte Valley Habitat Partnership will hold a meeting and a tour of mule deer habitat on Aug. 28-29. The meeting will be held beginning at 1 p.m. Wednesday, at the Platte Valley Community Center, 210 W. Elm Ave. in Saratoga. The meeting will...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 28, 2013

Kayci Swimley fundraiser coming to Whistle Pig

A fundraising party to benefit car accident victim Kayci Swimley will take place Sept. 21 at the Whistle Pig Saloon in Saratoga. Saratoga residents, Tonya Hartman and Maggie Ingleby are helping organize this event meant to financially benefit...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 28, 2013

Revised North Platte River RAMP available for public comment

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office (RFO) has made the revised North Platte River Recreation Area Management Plan (RAMP) and environmental assessment (EA) available for public comment until Sept. 6. In response to public input,...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 28, 2013

BLM Rawlins seeks comment on gas infrastructure project

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office is launching a public comment period on an environmental assessment (EA) for a proposal by Samson Resources Co. and Mountain Gas Resources, LLC. The public comment period would be to construct...

 
 By Doug Radunich    News    August 28, 2013

110 years of blazing glory

This month, the Encampment/Riverside Fire Department celebrated 110 years of heroic rescues and building saves in the Platte Valley. It was 1903 when the Encampment Fire Department held its first...

 
 By Doug Radunich    News    August 28, 2013

SHS junior ready to hit the senate

Incoming Saratoga High School junior Marhshal Hill has been chosen to participate in the United States Senate Page Program for the upcoming fall semester. Hill was chosen as one of 16 boys from...

 
 By Zachary Laux    News    August 28, 2013

Trips on a bargain: Shop offers students thrifty opportunity

Liandro Escobedo has grown accustomed to the ringing of a cash register and sifting through merchandise after working at a thrift store throughout the summer. Escobedo works hard. Any given day since...

 
 By Liz Wood    News    August 28, 2013

Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust

The Wyoming Stock Growers Agricultural Land Trust (WSGALT) held its annual banquet in Saratoga Saturday WSGALT was founded in Saratoga. The driving forces behind it were Dr. John Lunt and Joe Glode...

 
 By Doug Radunich    News    August 28, 2013

Conflicting views on TransWest project

Opinions are crossed on which of the four routes would be the best for the TransWest Transmission Line project. As of now, there are still four potential routes being considered for the 725-mile,...

 
 By Liz Wood    News    August 28, 2013

Hitting one out of the park

If fundraisers are measured by the amount of people who attend, then the Ryan Park Fundraiser was a huge success this weekend, with more than 350 people attending. “We had 311 paying adults,...

 

Reflections: Shively Field approved 50 years ago

100 years ago July 3, 1913 Hen hovers kittens We don’t believe in Nature-fakers and the ones who naturally pulls off the “ruph stuph” should be run over the edge of the earth whenever that edge may be found. But here is a new one and as it... Full story

 

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