Articles from the September 15, 2022 edition


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  • Families get a helping hand

    Mike Armstrong|Sep 15, 2022

    Living in Carbon County is getting more expensive. Housing in the Valley, Rawlins and now even northern Carbon County, which for several decades has been considered cheap for housing, keeps on rising. In the past couple years food prices have shot up. There are many factors why this has happened but whatever the reasons, some residents are struggling to feed their families. Fortunately there is some relief to help residents out in these times of uncertainty. A food pantry opened on July 28 in...

  • New council member

    Virginia Parker|Sep 15, 2022

    Renee Snyder the Carbon County Assessor came to speak before the council Tuesday, September 6. She wanted the council's advise on how to get information to the residents of Saratoga, explaining the process involved in accessing the value of their property. Snyder explained the entire complicated process that is involved in assessing property and buildings. Mayor James suggested a pamphlet sent along with the assessment. A letter was received from Bridge Street Bargains concerned about the condit...

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    Sep 15, 2022

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  • Grants a go go

    Virginia Parker|Sep 15, 2022

    Penny Layman, the South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Services (SCWEMS) representative for Encampment presented a request for Resolutions 2022-09 and resolution 2022-10. Both resolutions are for grant money to purchase new ambulances. Layman advised the council that it is a two year wait for an ambulance so they are trying to get started now. She also said that the two old ambulances, that were up for sale, had sold for a total of $20,000. The resolutions were approved and signed. Zane...

  • Bylaws be gone but water is back

    Virginia Parker|Sep 15, 2022

    A moment of silence was requested by Mayor Leroy Stephenson in remembrance of Bob Lamphear who passed away last week. Stephenson then read the minutes from theSouth Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Services (SCWEMS) meeting. SCWEMS is looking in to changing their bylaws so they don’t have to have every resolution signed by the Mayor. Resolutions 2022-09 and 2022-10 were approved and signed. Town Clerk, Jan Cook, reported that Party Day had more than 82 people in attendance and $256 in d...

  • Encampment Beef Committee Community Picnic

    Virginia Parker|Sep 15, 2022

    The Encampment Beef Committee was started over 50 years ago by Young Jim York. Jerry Kraft said that York started the Encampment Beef Committee because he felt they needed something more for the Encampment 4H kids that weren't getting the big sales at fair and to make more scholarships available, to new graduates as well as students in their Junior and Senior years. Kraft said that when York passed away, he was asked to help with the Beef Committee financials. Every year they have a prime rib...

  • Ribbon cutting by the river

    Virginia Parker|Sep 15, 2022

    A ribbon cutting for the new owners of the Riviera Motor Lodge was held on Thursday afternoon. The motor lodge is now owned by John Evans, Kathleen Martin, Kelly and Dave Christman and Rob Levine. Rooms are under renovation and the grounds are being improved with landscaping and parking lot updates....

  • Grandkids make you brave

    Virginia Parker|Sep 15, 2022

    Whether you want to be or not, you have to put on your brave face when your grandkids are with you. When a four-year-old wakes you up at 3 AM because they heard something, you can't tell them to take the flashlight and go look. You have to get up, remain calm, and collected and tell them everything is OK. You have to walk through a dark house, hopefully with your flashlight, if said grandchild hasn't used it to look under the couch, and left it there. During your journey through the dark...

  • That's Dr. Sam Streeter

    Virginia Parker|Sep 15, 2022

    Sam Streeter grew up in the Upper North Platte Valley. He spent his childhood in Saratoga, getting into mischief with his big brother, hanging out with his parents, Jeff and Sandy, and a really cool dog named Winston. Streeter's journey started when he graduated in 2009 from Saratoga High School and chose to attend Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. Dartmouth is one of the finest ivy league schools in the country with an acceptance rate of less than ten percent. Streeter walked through those...

  • Getting under the skin

    Joshua Wood|Sep 15, 2022

    At one time taboo, tattoos seem to be becoming more accepted in American society and the workplace. According to Business Insider, approximately 45 million people in the United States-or 14 percent of the population-have at least one tattoo. As the acceptance of tattoos grows, so does the demand for them. Rawlins currently has two tattoo parlors, Twisted Delusions Ink and Brave Ink & Design. Jeremiah Hafer, co-owner of Twisted Delusions Ink, appeared before the Rawlins City Council on September...

  • Low water, rising costs

    Joshua Wood|Sep 15, 2022

    It will take five years and more than $30 million before Rawlins’ water woes are solved, according to City Engineer Austin Gilbert. If the city doesn’t increase water rates, they could miss out on nearly $3 million in public funding towards needed improvements. During the September 6 meeting of the Rawlins City Council, Gilbert gave a nearly 30 minute presentation explaining the upcoming phases, their cost and the need for additional funding. Funding a fraction According to Gilbert, while a numb...

  • Lady Panthers gave it all

    Virginia Parker|Sep 15, 2022

    The Lady Panthers came out hot with the first set, winning 25-9. The second set was very close at 23-25, as was the third set at 18-25. Set four saw the Lady's come back with 27-25, but unfortunately the fifth set ended at 10-15, with Rock River winning the match. Makenna King had 14 kills paired with Whitney Bennett at 12 kills kept the Longhorn Lady's running. Shelby Knotwell and Olivia Everett gave them a run for their money with 8 kills each, and Hanna Lathrop's 5 kills. Coach Love said the...

  • Lady Tigers face challenge head on

    Virginia Parker|Sep 15, 2022

    Encampment's Lady Tigers challenged Farson on Saturday and came up winners. The young team went after the win and got it. Winning the second, third and fifth sets, Scoring 26-24, 25-20 and 15-11. There was a player injured during warmups, but the team adjusted and made it work. Every player had kills during the game, Cora Schroeder knocked it out of the park with 19 kills, followed Kenna Jackson with 11 kills. Sami Anderson had 7 kills, Eckerley Pickett had 4 kills, Hailey Carr and Kayla Smith...

  • A Tough Homecoming for Lady Miners

    Mike Armstrong|Sep 15, 2022

    The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School Lady Miners volleyball team had a busy homecoming week, hosting three teams, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Lady Miners had some great moments in some of their volleys, and won their first set of the season, but they walked away from homecoming with no wins. Their first game was against the Saratoga Lady Panthers, arguably a serious contender for a state championship this season. The first set, the Lady Panthers jumped up by six points...

  • Panthers get their killer pounce back

    Mike Armstrong|Sep 15, 2022

    Head coach of the Saratoga Panther High School football team, Logan Wright, felt very good with his team as they bounced from their loss to Wind River last week. The Panthers beat the Moorcroft Wolves 36-20. The score indicates a closer game than it was. The Panthers had control of the game from the beginning. “I feel really good about the game because we were able to get everybody in,” Wright said. “That is always good for the team.” Moorcroft started well, scoring first, but that would b...

  • Miners get a taste of East Thunderbirds

    Mike Armstrong|Sep 15, 2022

    Facing a team made up of 9th graders may not seem all that daunting unless those kids go to Cheyenne, the number one ranked school in 4 A football at the moment. None of the Cheyenne East Thunderbird players looked to be freshmen since most were over six feet tall. They were a team to be reckoned with as the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School Miner football team found out on Saturday. It was a beautiful day for football and there was a large crowd in attendance for the home...

  • Tigers run down Pronghorns

    Mike Armstrong|Sep 15, 2022

    The Encampment Tiger football team killed the Ten Sleep Pioneers last week 53-0 and the Tigers kept the Farson-Eden Pronghorns scoreless 28 to 0. Encampment head football coach Kegan Willford has every reason to be pleased with how the team is performing. His quarterback Gunner Henrie hit his receiver Quade Jordan in the first quarter for a touchdown. Encampment scored the two points and it was 8 to 0. The second quarter, Jordan rushed in 11 yards for another touchdown and the score was not 14...

  • Rattlers keep chomping

    Mike Armstrong|Sep 15, 2022

    The Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) Rattler High School football team took on a team this week which is solid and won. The Dubois Rams are in the 6-man South conference and had been undefeated until they met the fangs of the Rattlers. The score ended with LSRV getting 44 points and Dubois 28. “It was 45 degrees and cold,” Head Coach Jack Cobb said. “But it was a very good win for us.” Kannadis Peroulis had a very strong showing rushing for 273 yards and three touchdowns. Hadley Myers rushed...

  • 26th Annual Copper Days Chug and Tug Tractor Pull

    Virginia Parker|Sep 15, 2022

    The 26th Annual Chug and Tug Tractor pull started off with a parade tractors. They huffed and puffed up McCaffrey Avenue to the post office, turned around and came back down. Many tractor fans lined the highway to take pictures and kiddos clambered for candy being tossed to them. The oldest tractors were owned by a couple out of Craig. Richard Oberwitte drives a 1937 John Deere AR. the first rubber tired tractor in Moffat County. Oberwitte has owned the tractor he drives for five years. He... Full story

  • Boring under first

    Sep 15, 2022

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  • This week at the Saratoga Care Center

    Sep 15, 2022

    by Tom Mansfied, Activity Volunteer The Activity Director and her assistants offered another week of activities both morning and afternoon. On Monday, residents worked out to Sittercise in the morning and listened to Trivia in the afternoon about the Fifties and Trio of Words. On Tuesday, the morning found residents enjoying the game of hot potato beach ball with lots of laughs. In the afternoon, residents in Arts and Crafts put their handprints on small posters with colorful leaves and hung them on the dining room bulletin board. On...

  • Art in the Valley

    Virginia Parker|Sep 15, 2022

    As promised, this is the second in the series covering artists work on display in the Upper North Platte Valley. Many of these pieces have been in place for several years, others are new this year. While researching art in the Valley, Tim Niklas, Director of the Grand Encampment Museum, said that two very famous artists grew up in Saratoga. Cecil Calvert Beall (1892-1970) was an American commercial illustrator and painted portraits. He also did watercolor art and drawings for magazines. Beall... Full story

  • 2022 HEM Homecoming

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