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Articles from the September 4, 2013 edition

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 By Zachary Laux    News    September 4, 2013

PAWS testing results mixed

Improvements and declines in math, reading and science scores are neck and neck for Carbon County School District No. 2 students, according to data from the 2013 Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming...

 By Zachary Laux    News    September 4, 2013

Voices of the Valley becomes more independent

Voices of the Valley made a leap in status this summer after its efforts to bring the interest of North Platte Valley residents to the forefront were recognized by a funder. VOV, an organization...


Obituary: Jeanette F. Mason Baker

Jeanette F. Mason Baker, a resident of Saratoga, since July 1995, died Aug. 27 at Saratoga’s Deseret Nursing Home. She was born Oct. 19, 1935, the oldest daughter of Leo and Eva (now Stubbs)... Full story


Obituary: Donald Daniel McVey

Don McVey passed away of a massive heart attack at 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 23 at the North Idaho Advanced Care Hospital in Post Falls, Idaho. Don was born on Sept. 15, 1934 to Jack and Adeline McVey in Ronan, Mont. Don spent a good percentage of his... Full story


Obituary: Richard Thomas Fisher

Richard Thomas Fisher, 84, passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Laramie Care Center. He was born on May 17, 1929 in Laramie, Wyo, to Richard and Matilda Roberts Fisher. Two years later shortly after... Full story


Radunich Rants and rambles: Reliving my youth in Saratoga

Well kids, it’s officially that time of the year again when school has recently started, yet you’re probably still missing your fun summer season like crazy. This was the time of the year I dreade... Full story


The Zac Attack: Lighting bulbs

I didn’t have what you would call a quality high school education. It’s not easy talk about, but it is a discussion worth having. I left high school unexcited about my own future, and the only... Full story


Letter to the editor: Going postal in Riverside

Editor: The Encampment post office is a small post office, which serves 500 people (at the most) in the two communities of Encampment and Riverside. We don’t have mail delivery to our homes and must have our mail come to a post office box. I’m wr... Full story


Birth Announcement: William James Gaudesi

Jessica Lane and Joseph Gaudesi announce the birth of their son, William James Gaudesi. William was born Aug. 4, 2013 at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie and weighed 7 pounds, 7.5 ounces and was... Full story

 By Zachary Laux    News    September 4, 2013

Housing market an 'anomaly' in Carbon County

Supply and demand of homes in Carbon County is presenting a real problem in the Carbon County housing market, according to an Aug. 22 presentation aimed to discuss housing issues in Saratoga. Accordin...

 By Zachary Laux    News    September 4, 2013

CCSD 2 concentrates on common core

Carbon County School District No. 2 administrators are beginning to look at new standards adopted by Wyoming a year ago. The new standards, known as Common Core, apply to math and language arts...

 By Staff Report    News    September 4, 2013

Wyoming grant deadline approaches

The postmark deadline for the The Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund is Oct. 1. Nonprofit and governmental organizations are elgible to apply for the grant for projects beginning after Jan. 1, 2014. Application and submission information are available for...

 By Staff Report    News    September 4, 2013

Wild horse scoping meeting planned: BLM Rawlins schedules extends scoping on Wild Horse Management

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will host a public scoping meeting this month to address wild horse and burro management for the Rawlins Resource Management Plan (RMP). The meeting takes place from 4 to 7 p.m., Sept. 12 at the Rawlins Field...


Exploring mule deer habitat

The Platte Valley Habitat Partnership (PVHP) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) held a meeting and mule deer habitat tour last week, giving a glimpse into future projects and what has been done through pa...

 By Liz Wood    News    September 4, 2013

Trek to travel back in time

The Saratoga Historical and Cultural Association is hosting its annual trek beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, meeting at the Saratoga Museum. This year’s trek will cover the Overland Trail and... Full story


'Killed by Indians' grave stone missing from Emigrant's Cemetery

Folks attending the history trek to Emigrant’s Crossing on the Overland Trail Saturday will discover that a piece of history is missing. Gone is the “Killed by Indians” headstone from the Emigrant Cemetery. The incident has been reported to the... Full story


Reflections: Attempted hold up at the Smelter office

Reprint of this story from the September 5, 1902 issue of The Grand Encampment Herald brought to you courtesy of Grandma’s Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community. AN EXCITING EXPERIENCE WITH SUPPOSED HOLD-UP MEN An... Full story


Plenty of activities

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


Make up meal Saturday

There were six people here for bingo this week. Two-dollar winners were Winnie Allen, Berneil McCord and Chris Willis. Berneil and Winnie shared a $2 round. Winnie won the $4 blackout round. There were two-and-a-half tables for Duplicate Bridge this... Full story


The Dougout: Show some school spirit!

Plenty of stellar student athletes from across the Platte Valley are ready to win their way up to the top, but most importantly, have fun during this fall sports season. With our young determined...


Playing for recovery

The Whistle Pig Saloon was the sight of Sunday’s fundraiser for accident victim Kayci Swimley....


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