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Articles from the September 10, 2014 edition

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 By Mike Dunn    News    September 10, 2014

Council votes to raise sewer rates

Saratoga residents will likely be paying higher prices for sewer services At the Sept. 2 Saratoga Town Council meeting, the council passed Ordinance No. 828 on the first reading. The ordinance will in...  Website

 

Try your luck at the PVCC 7th annual fundraiser

If you are lucky, you may go home with a piece of Saratoga history, or a vacation in St. Croix, Saturday night at the Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC). A round oak table, used in the Palace... Full story

 

Alan Carter Braga

Alan Carter Braga passed away on August 28, 2014 at 11:50 am at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, WY. Funeral services will be held September 2, 2014 at Calvary Baptist Church where he is a...

 

Marilyn K. Starr

Marilyn K. Starr, 62, of Saratoga, went to her heavenly home on Sept. 1, 2014, after a four-year battle with cancer. A memorial service was held on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Platte...

 

Carl Ray Hermel

Carl Ray Hermel, 56, of Rawlins passed away at the Memorial Hospital of Carbon County on Sept. 4, 2014. He fought and suffered a year-long struggle with melanoma cancer. The funeral service was held...

 

Glenn A. Vawser

Glenn A. Vawser, 82, formerly of Saratoga, passed away in Fort Collins, Colo., July 20, 2014. He was born May 11, 1932 in Winner S.D., to Art and Thelma Vawser. The family moved to Scappoose, Ore, in 1947. Glenn graduated high school there in 1950...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    September 10, 2014

Town, Reiman arrive at water meter settlement

The town of Saratoga will likely come to a settlement with Reiman Corporation worth $31,000, the town council announced at their Sept. 9 meeting after an executive session. “Talking with (town... Full story

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    September 10, 2014

Preliminary river study completed, details designs

The town of Saratoga has received the preliminary report for the Upper North Platte River Restoration Project. The 80-page report, written by Stantec Consulting and Wildland Hyrdology, details...

 
 By Liz Wood    Opinion    September 10, 2014

Serving up news

On Friday, I will begin my 10th year at the Saratoga Sun. This has been the most rewarding job I have ever had, not to mention the most stressful. Most of the time, it is a good stress. The most...

 

No code = conflict of interest

How many votes should a councilperson have on town issues? This is a question that has come up at town meetings and during the election forums sponsored by the Valley Service Organization. Most candidates at the forums agreed there is not a problem...

 

Outgoing mayor feels transparency has been good

Editor Kudos goes out to Union Wireless and Carbon County School District 2 for bringing in Craig Conrad to not only speak with the students but to share with families during the back to school picnic. I hope that the students got as much out of...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    September 10, 2014

Mending the lookouts

Editors note: this is the first in a two-part series on the restoration of historic fire lookouts in general and the fire lookout tower at Kennaday Peak in particular. In recognition of the 50th... Full story

 
 By Mike Dunn    Sports    September 10, 2014

Doggers take down Panthers

A storm was not the only thing to roll into Saratoga on Friday night, as the Fort Laramie-Lingle Doggers (1-0, 1-0) overpowered the Saratoga Panthers (0-1, 0-1) 13 to 46. Head Coach Scott Bokelman sai...

 

X-Country improves times

The Saratoga Middle/High School (SMHS) Cross Country Team consistently shaved time off of their races at last weeks Rawlins Invite. The boys varsity team alone were 3 minutes 19 seconds faster than th...

 
 By Liz Wood    Sports    September 10, 2014

Lady Panthers tested early

After playing the Saratoga Invitational Tournament Friday and Saturday, Saratoga High School's Volleyball Coach Shayley Love has a pretty good idea of how her girls are working together. Friday...

 
 By Liz Wood    Sports    September 10, 2014

Encampment fights hard in long tourney

The Encampment Lady Tigers had a busy weekend, taking on five teams including two 2A teams and a 4A Freshmen "A" team. Even though Encampment lost to Niobrara County, it took three sets to take the...

 

Golf takes 7th in Lander

Playing with a five-man team, Saratoga High School took seventh as a team at the Lander Invite Golf Tournament last week. Individually, senior Braxton Schwartzkopf placed fourth after shooting a...

 
 By Mike Dunn    Sports    September 10, 2014

A Wrestling instinct

"After his win Dave was hailed as 'the best.' And it's no wonder. Dave is strong, fast and smart - a combination rarely found in a high school wrestler. He has what you call a wrestling instinct."...

 

Police Report

From Sept. 1 through Sept. 7, the Saratoga Police Department responded to 112 calls including the following classifications: Agency assistance (1); ambulance (2); assist business (1); bar check (8); business checks (35); citizen assist (4); destructi...

 

Mine gets air train, man blows self up & chasing Mr. Bruin

Reprint of this story from the September 9, 1904 issue of The Grand Encampment Herald brought to you courtesy of Grandma’s Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community. Locomotive at the Ferris Haggarty One of the...

 

Games, movies and more

Games throughout the week provided fun and laughter. On Sunday afternoon, four residents played Dominoes with Pat Rust winning. On Monday afternoon, four residents played Yahtzee with Russell Cox winning. On Wednesday afternoon, 12 residents played...

 

Hawaiian shirt day a colorful hit

There were not enough to play Bingo this week. Because of the holiday, there was no Bridge this week as well. There were six of us here for the movie, “Nut Job”. We all enjoyed popcorn and just relaxed. We had a big turnout for our Hawaiian shirt...

 

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