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Fire watch Wednesday

The National Weather Service (NWS) Cheyenne issued a Fire Weather Watch for Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. due to wind gusts of 30-35 miles per hour and dry conditions. According to an email from...

 

CCSD#2 versus federal mandates

“I’m pretty sure we’re not going to make AYP (adequate yearly progress),” Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD#2) Jim Copeland said of the district’s general failure to make AYP. This...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    September 2, 2015

Encampment looks to rezone highway frontage

The Encampment Town Council passed the first reading of an ordinance that would change part of its existing business district to Business-2 zoning at their Aug. 13 meeting. Ordinance 2015-08-13...

 

David C. McConnell

Rev. David C. McConnell, 65, of Saratoga, Wyo. passed away Aug. 27, 2015. He was born Aug. 21, 1950 in Jackson, Wyo. to May E. (King) and Ernest C. McConnell. Survivors include his wife of over 44 years, Lorrie McConnell and two sons, Sam and Pete...

 
 By Staff Report    News    September 2, 2015

Master Plan study begins

The town of Saratoga has contracted with Community Builders, Inc. (CBI), a community and economic development consulting firm based in Douglas, Wyo. to prepare an updated Comprehensive Master Plan to serve the needs of the community for the next 20...

 

To grow or not to grow ... that is the question

I have been thinking a lot lately about services and businesses in the Town of Saratoga. I’ve also been talking to friends and co-workers about whether or not the town is growing or dying. My wife...

 
 By Art Leys    Opinion    September 2, 2015

No benefits to marijuana

Editor: In response to the Full page disertation on the “benefits” of marijuana, the only blowing smoke is you Keith. The obvious reason Pro medical bills are shot down is they open the door to general legalization of the drug. The same reason...

 

Police report

From August 24, 2015 through August 30, 2015, the SPD responded to 103 calls including the following classifications: 911 Hang Up (1); Agency Assistance (1); Ambulance (3); Animal Problem (1); Bar Check (4); Business Checks (29); Citizen Assist (3);...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    September 2, 2015

Man killed in fall at sawmill

Dave McConnell, a 65-year-old Saratoga man, was killed as the result of a fall from a logging deck at the Saratoga Forest Management mill last Thursday. The call for emergency management services to...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    September 2, 2015

Trial date set for Ryan Simmons

Charged with seven felonies, Ryan Scott Simmons of Saratoga, was found fit to proceed to trial at an Aug. 24 judicial hearing. The trial date is set for 9 a.m., Oct. 27 at the Carbon County District...

 

It's library card sign up month

September is Library Card Sign-up Month at the Carbon County Library System. The Carbon County Libraries, in conjunction with the American Library Association and public libraries nation wide encourages students to sign up for a free library card....

 

Hunting season

August is officially over. Bring on September with a hunting vengeance for those enthusiasts. Good Luck to you all. The ever-popular morning chatter group this week included Connie Beckham, Laura Rettelle, Patty Herring, Karen Dibbern, Jo Bonnet,...

 

55-Alive, LIEAP and more

There were eight here to play bingo on Tuesday. Two-dollar winners were Grace Johnston, Lila Worden and Janet Lasco. Janet Lasco and Grace Johnston shared a $2 round. Grace Johnston won a $3 round. Sue Howe won the $5 blackout round. Thank you...

 

Games and laughter

Games provide laughter and socialization during the week. On Sunday afternoon, five residents played Dominoes with Pat Rust winning. On Monday afternoon, three residents played Yahtzee with Pat Sims winning. On Tuesday morning, four residents played...

 

American Legion Auxiliary News

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 54 met Aug. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post Home. We heard reports from the last two events that were held by one unit, the Slave Auction and Rumble Sale and the River Raft Poker Run. Discussion was...

 
 By Erik Gantt    Sports    September 2, 2015

Keeping it simple

With six lettermen returning to the Saratoga High School football team, the skills positions will be filled with experienced players, but the team will be keeping it simple as the season starts accord...

 

Lady Panthers off to a good start at home

The Saratoga Lady Panthers varsity volleyball squad started the season with a good record at the tournament (5-1 overall). They faced Little Snake River, Big Piney, Guernsey-Sunrise, St. Stephens,...

 
 By Liz Wood    Sports    September 2, 2015

Lady Tigers aim for state championship

The Encampment Lady Tigers Head Coach Robin O'Leary has the recipe for a successful year – a talented starting team and an equally talented bench. Her goal for the season is to be No. 1 at state...

 

X-Country improves from last season

The Saratoga Panthers cross-country team showed improvement from their times last year at their first meet, the Green River Invitational, on Friday. “Generally speaking, we ran a lot faster this...

 
 By Liz Wood    Sports    September 2, 2015

Golf team improves at Rawlins tournament

Saratoga Golf's Head Coach Jared Mason is already seeing improvements in his players in just the second competition of the season. The Saratoga Panthers played at Rawlins Rochelle Golf Course Friday a...

 

Let's get physiological

Participants in Chris Irwin's horsemanship clinic at the Blackhall Mountain Ranch got a lesson in how all aspects of the rider's body effect a horses actions. The three-day clinic brought in people...

 

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