Articles from the August 31, 2023 edition

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  • Touch-A-Truck, Touch a Community

    Aug 31, 2023

    Kathy Glode Park in Saratoga had an interesting collection of trucks and specialty vehicles on Saturday morning, August 26. Touch-A-Truck is a kid’s event sponsored by Kiwanis clubs nationwide. This is the third year the local Kiwanis has held the event. Most activities of the Kiwanis are focused on kids, like their Milk & Muffins preschool program, and Touch-A-Trick gives youngsters a chance to see all manner of construction, fire, police and EMS vehicles out on display. The Kiwanis also p...

  • Saratoga Forest Products gives back to the community

    Virginia Parker|Aug 31, 2023

    Warmth from a wood stove is a comfort and a necessity to many in the Valley. Thanks to the generosity of Saratoga Forest Products (SFP), “The Mill”, many families will stay warm this winter. Every year Gary Ervin, the owner of SFP offers free firewood to anyone willing to go load it up. This year got off to a rough start due to some issues with bags of garbage being left at the site, prompting Ervin to shut access down for a time. The area is opened up again and at times there is a line wai...

  • This is how it is done

    Aug 31, 2023

  • Giving to Grace

    Joshua Wood|Aug 31, 2023

    Sitting on a small table in StrongTower Designs in Saratoga is a boot filled with bright yellow feathers. They’re so bright it is difficult not to notice them when walking through the building. More than just table decoration, the feathers are the symbol of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Foundation’s “Pick Up Man” campaign. “In western culture, a lot of folks will wear feathers in their hats. Yellow is the ribbon color for suicide prevention,” said Jeremy bay, executive director of Grace for 2...

  • Residents, elected officials blast utility over historic Wyoming rate hike

    Dustin Bleizeffer|Aug 31, 2023

    Rocky Mountain Power’s proposal to hike electric utility rates in Wyoming by an average of 29.2%, if approved, would put households and businesses in peril and only serve to line the pockets of the company’s shareholders and executives, which includes its parent company PacifiCorp’s owner, billionaire Warren Buffett. That was the consensus among about two dozen people who spoke at a public comment hearing held by the Wyoming Public Service Commission Thursday in Casper. “We’re going to lose a...

  • Blessed are the poor in spirit …

    Greg Snell|Aug 31, 2023

    Jesus taught many things in His lifetime. Today’s article is a look at one of them, Matthew 5:3, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” This verse is the first of eight verses in what is known as “The Beatitudes” in Matthew 5. The English word, beatitude, is from the Latin beatus, meaning “blessed These beatitudes were extraordinary sayings. The crowds were used to getting a verbal beating by their church leaders and walking away feeling guilty and hopeless. But J...

  • Delicious, No-Fuss Dinner Ideas for the Back-to-School Season

    Aug 31, 2023

    Whether it’s shuttling the little ones to their after school activities, or helping older students cram for their exams, families get super busy, quickly when kids return to school in fall. But that doesn’t mean you can’t regularly sit down together for weeknight dinners. “Parent-chefs can effortlessly turn up the flavor by relying on single-use spice packets. They take the guesswork out of creating the perfect combination of seasonings and can make whipping up weeknight dinners during the bac...

  • Gather at the table for hotdogs & chili

    Aug 31, 2023

    All-beef hotdogs with homemade chili, slaw, baked beans, seasoned steak fries, dessert and a drink are on the menu when we next gather at the table Monday, Sept. 4th, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Saratoga Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. All are welcome to enjoy a free meal, fun and fellowship. The sponsoring “Gather at the Table” committee hopes everyone will cap off the Labor Day weekend by attending this event. Get together with your friends and family to eat and chat. There is no charge, no reservations, no preaching and no res...

  • Small Business Tips to Launch and Thrive

    Aug 31, 2023

    Running a small business is one of the most challenging journeys you can embark on, according to those in the know. “Being a small business owner within an ever-changing landscape can feel intimidating without support,” says Michelle Van Slyke, senior vice president of sales and marketing at The UPS Store, Inc. “Fortunately, a variety of resources exist to help business launch and thrive.” With more than 5,100 locations across North America, The UPS Store network comprises the nation’s largest franchise system of retail shipping, postal, print...

  • Liquor Before Beer: Brews Not In The Clear

    Joshua Wood|Aug 31, 2023

    Beer has dominated the alcohol market in the United States for more than 100 years, outselling both spirits and wine. If sales numbers from 2022 are any indication, beer’s reign may be over. According to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), sales of spirits accounted for 42.1% of revenue in the alcohol market while beer slipped to 41.9%. It is a trend that isn’t just being seen on the national level, but locally as well. According to Adam Clarke, owner of Valley Foo...

  • Middle School Panthers Notch Road Win at Burns 24-14

    Aug 31, 2023

    Saratoga Middle School traveled to Burns Friday afternoon and came home with a well earned 24-14 win, in an 11 player format match-up. Coach Williams said the entire team played well. He cited the 6th grade players, who were seeing their first competitive action, as playing above expectations. Brody Johnson saw offensive snaps at wide receiver, running back and on defense at safety. He accounted for three touchdowns. Hunter Johnston playing both ways as a running back and linebacker notched the...

  • SMHS Volleyball prepares for the season

    Aug 31, 2023

    Saratoga High School Volleyball is hard at work preparing for the season. The first home match will be September 9, at 9:00a against Farson-Eden. The team is led by senior captain McKenna King, a player who has received preseason attention from college scouts. The Lady Panthers are coached by Lisa Teichman & Shelby McGuire....

  • Saratoga Middle High School Cross Country

    Staff Report|Aug 31, 2023

    Casper Mountain Casper, Wyoming Friday August 25, 2023 8100’ Feet Elevation Women’s Varsity Results (66 runners) Marilee Williams—14 th Place—22:04. Marilee’s time in the race beats the previous best by a Saratoga woman on this course by over a minute. Men’s JV Results (108 runners) Elijah Williams—65 th Place—23:23 Dylan Greenberg—121 st Place—28:00 Men’s Varsity Results Bennett Keel—56 th Place—20:56 Tyler Greenberg—65 th Place—22:13 Zane Butler—76 th Place—25:14 Middle School Girls...

  • Memorial Hospital of Carbon County Golf Scramble for fun and funds

    Virginia Parker|Aug 31, 2023

    The MHCC 5th Annual Foundation Fun Scramble offered up a Calcutta which included a special auction item with all proceeds going to the Tyeler Harris Memorial Scholarship Fund. Proceeds from the Scramble will go towards the “Health 360 Equipment Package” which includes a portable Sonosite Ultrasound, Bladder Scanner, and Microbiology Automated ID System. The equipment gives an extra edge in providing 360 degree care across multiple departments. According to Stephanie Hinkle, Marketing, Com...

  • Must Love Dogs, Answer For Those Forgotten

    Zeb Munson|Aug 31, 2023

    Man’s best friend, giving people needed companionship and help even before the beginning of written history. Dogs and humans’ lives are so intertwined that it is hard to think about ourselves without a mention to our most loyal and salutary animal comrades. Dogs are companions, work partners, healers, and family members, but can still find themselves abandoned and without love. Local Saratoga resident and veteran Theresa Ramsey has a soft spot for our furry four legged friends. Ramsey has seen the need for a program to help assist our K-9 com...

  • Foreign Exchange Students Welcomed

    Zeb Munson|Aug 31, 2023

    Moving to a new school can be a hard experience for any young person, and moving to a new country without your family takes a lot of bravery and a love for adventure. Two young ladies with the aforementioned qualities have found themselves in Encampment, seeking education and new experiences. Lola Refouvelet left her home of 17 years in France for a chance to broaden her perspective of the world and chose the United States to continue her education. “When I first got close to my new home it f...

  • Spending time outdoors could get more expensive in parts of Wyoming

    Katie Klingsporn|Aug 31, 2023

    More public land agencies are proposing fee increases in Wyoming as campers, hikers and backpackers continue to pour into the state’s mountains and backcountry areas. While Grand Teton National Park is seeking public input on a proposed rate hike for backcountry camping permits, the Shoshone National Forest is accepting comments on a range of increases — including new fees at sites that were previously free. The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland are also proposing rate hikes for campgrounds and day...

  • Youth American Indian interpreters share Crow language, history

    Peder Shaefer|Aug 31, 2023

    BUFFALO — For Jacob Brien, a love of language runs in the family. Growing up on the Crow Reservation in southeastern Montana, Brien learned to speak the Crow language from his grandmother, who was the language teacher at his high school. Before too long he realized that he wanted to “speak Crow all day long and study it.” That led him to an internship working on a Crow language dictionary and, later, to working toward a degree in sociology and Crow studies at Rocky Mountain College in Billings. Now, Brien is working as one of the youth Ameri...

  • 'How is this legal?'

    Hayden Godfrey|Aug 31, 2023

    EVANSTON — “How is this legal?” has recently become a common phrase in Evanston as residents have noticed Wild Cannabis, a hemp shop which will soon occupy a former restaurant on Bear River Drive. But according to Shane England, the managing partner of the hemp shop, its products are not only legal but healthy. “In essence, our body is built to take in this medicine from the moment we’re born,” he said. England, who has a background in field medicine from years of military service and more than two decades of holistic healthcare experience,...

  • Harmful algal blooms reported at Saratoga Lake for fifth year

    Joshua Wood|Aug 31, 2023

    For yet another year, Saratoga Lake has been added to the list of lakes and reservoirs where dangerous cyanobacteria blooms have been found. Advisories of harmful algal blooms—also known as blue-green algae—have previously been issued for the lake beginning in 2019. What are harmful algal blooms and why do they seem to keep happening every year? Tiny organism, big impacts “Lake water has many different types of microscopic organisms and some of them—many different types of algae and cyanoba...

  • Schneider Acquitted of All Charges

    Joshua Wood, Stevenson Newspapers|Aug 31, 2023

    The trial of Max Schneider came to an end late Thursday morning in Carbon County District Court as the 24-year-old Saratoga man was acquitted of all three charges he was facing. Friends and family of Schneider, as well as Richard Heap and Megan Cassidee Wingo, appeared to wait for the verdict with bated breath. Arrested on February 17, Schneider was charged with one count of delivery of a controlled substance (fentanyl) and two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of Heap and Wingo.... Full story

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  • Carbon County Offices Closed

    Aug 31, 2023

    Carbon County Offices will be closed Monday, September 4, 2023, in observance of Labor Day. Please anticipate your needs.... Full story