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Articles from the September 15, 2021 edition

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 By Joshua Wood    News    September 15, 2021

A dignified tribute

It was a warm, nearly cloudless, fall day in Encampment as columns of white and black smoke rose from the firepit at Grand View Park on September 12. The source of the smoke came not just from wood, b...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 15, 2021

Going overboard?

Now that the proverbial cat is out of the bag in regards to the presence of certtain drugs within Saratoga, it appears some community members are concerned about the Saratoga Police Department “goin...

 

Judy Wombaker

Judy N. Wombaker, age 75, passed away Thursday morning, August 26, 2021, at her home in Prescott Valley, Arizona. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, John L. Wombaker; children: Randy Wombaker (Patty), David Wombaker (Jonnie), and Tim... Full story

 

Janet G. (Herring) Kennaday

Janet G. (Herring) Kennaday, 86, passed away Sunday, August 29, 2021 at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center in Green River, Wyoming. A full obituary and Celebration of Life announcement will be published next week....

 

Levi Whitfield and Shirley Hickman Whitfield

Levi and Shirley Whitfield  enjoyed more than 66 years together until death parted them when Levi passed away on June 4, 2021. Their separation was brief , however as Shirley passed away on  August... Full story

 

Friends and Fun make the Valley

Attending a Polka Dance may not be what one thinks of as an exciting time. The Platte Valley Arts Council truly made it an event Saturday night. Though it wouldn’t be considered a high turnout the... Full story

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 15, 2021

Transfers and late payments

Financials, as they have been for the past 36 months, were discussed by the Saratoga Town Council during their September 7 meeting. Along with making a substantial transfer from four enterprise funds...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 15, 2021

Town positions filled

The Town of Saratoga has filled two vacant positions and hired a fourth police officer following the September 7 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council. The position of treasurer, which has been open...

 
 By Micky Jones    News    September 15, 2021

TNT Forest Products retains mill lease

Encampment Town Council was in session September 9 and first on the agenda was Brush Creek Ranch and their planned unit development (PUD) on Green Mountain. The community and council hope to make it...

 

Saratoga rings Liberty Bell

Saratoga’s long-distance runners headed south this weekend as they competed in the Liberty Bell Invitation on September 11 in Littleton, Colorado. Both the boys and girls teams did well, placing...

 

Encampment bit by Rattlers

Just one week after dealing a 60-point loss to the Midwest Oilers, the Encampment Tigers suffered their first loss of the season while in the Little Snake River Valley on September 10. The Tigers, who...

 

HEM waits to get healthy

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) Miner football team had to take a pass this week on playing. The Miners team started the season with a smaller number of boys than past years, which made...

 

Saratoga mauls Wolves

The Saratoga Panther football team continued their winning ways with their second game of the season against the Moorcroft Wolves. “We played pretty good and it was a team that came here last year...

 

LSRV takes bite out of Tigers winning ways

Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) Rattlers football Head Coach Jack Cobb anticipated a real challenge to his team when he faced the Encampment Tigers team this past Friday. “We had a good game with...

 

HEM raids Lady Vikings

Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) Lady Miners volleyball team was hosted by the Guernsey-Sunrise Lady Vikings on Friday and left winners. “We won in three games,” Head Coach Teira Scott...

 

Lady Rattlers strike twice

The Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) Lady Rattlers came to the Platte Valley twice last week as they faced the Saratoga Lady Panthers on Thursday and the Encampment Lady Tigers on Saturday. In both ca...

 

Lady Tigers fight through five

The Encampment Lady Tigers and the Little Snake River Valley Lady Rattlers faced off in Encampment on September 11. Playing a full five sets, the Ladyu Tigers fought a hard battle. The Lady Rattlers s...

 

Saratoga battles Lady Rattlers, Rock River

Saratoga Lady Panther volleyball had games both at home and away this past week. Though there wasn't a win for the Lady Panther netters this time around, they certainly put up a fight against both...

 

Making housing affordable

"I don't really like the term affordable housing," Jezria Latham, broker and owner of Provident Realty said. "I have been trying to figure out another term because, clearly, what is affordable to...

 
 By Micky Jones    News    September 15, 2021

Riverside talks fire district

Riverside Town Council’s September 9 meeting began with discussions about the fire district proposed at recent meetings of the Carbon County Council of Governments. Riverside focused on deciding...

 

Laramie school mask debate boils over

by Greg Johnson Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange An unruly and disruptive group of local residents nearly derailed Wednesday’s Albany County School District Board of Education meeting minutes into it.  The group, many not wearing face...

 

Local beauty abounds

The weather was perfect for a hike through the Snow Mountains this Sunday, September 14. With fall weather surely not far away, I headed out with a copy of "Platte Valley Adventures" published by the... Full story

 

Hay, listen up!

The Platte Valley Arts Council is sponsoring the 5th annual Hay Bale Sculpture Contest. All local ranches, businesses or families are invited to show off some good ole’ fashioned ranch ingenuity that could give their outfit creative bragging...

 

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