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Articles from the September 17, 2014 edition

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 By Liz Wood    News    September 17, 2014

Fundraiser brings in $95,000

The Party on the Platte may have raised enough money this year to replace the gym floor, according to Joe Glode, chairman of the Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC) Joint Powers Board. "It was...  Website

 By Mike Dunn    News    September 17, 2014

Rainfall slightly up in Platte Valley

Even though it may seem the Platte Valley has received more rain than usual, meteorologist Shawn Leibl with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), said precipitation is up in the...

 By Mike Dunn    News    September 17, 2014

New standards to cause temporary drop in test scores

Lower scores on the 2014 PAWS (Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students) and SAWS (Student Assessment for Writing Students) tests are nothing to fear, Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD#2)...


Orley Roberts

A Masonic memorial service and picnic will be held for Orley Roberts at noon on Sept. 23 at Kathy Glode Park. In case of bad weather, the service will be moved to the Masonic Hall at Second and Rochester....


Martin "Marty" Roy Huntley

Martin "Marty" Roy Huntley, 58, passed away on Sept. 11, 2014 in Saratoga, his hometown. Marty was born June 12, 1956 in Portland, Ore., to Josef M. Huntley and Nellie M. Heminger. Marty attended...


Kirsten M. Campbell

On Sept. 13, 2014 at 6:08 p.m. an emergency meeting of the Board of Directors of Anheuser Bush was called in an effort to stymie the sudden freefall in stock price as a result of plummeting Budweiser...


Jacqueline E. Smith

A service for Jacqueline E. Smith will be held at St. Ann's Parish, 218 W. Spring Avenue, Saratoga, at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27 followed by the burial of ashes at the Saratoga Cemetery and a...

 By Mike Dunn    News    September 17, 2014

Planning commission revamps fencing ordinance

The fencing ordinance will receive another makeover. The planning commission voted to amend the fencing ordinance which will allow for a seven-foot fence, with 75 percent visibility in fences higher...


Celebrity nympho hacking scandal

It’s time again for the new model year and the old model year-end clearance sales. Summer has come to its Labor Day ending and fall is in the air. For me, this means my birthday is around the corner... Full story


A dose of his own medicine, or, my son never writes

To the editor: Amazingly, people can do the strangest things. For example, I just have finished  looking over more than seventy “Retro-Blog” columns written by Keith McLendon and published in the Sun from 2009 to this year. In his essays,...


Giving back

Most evenings you'll find Bill Baker sitting in front of his Saratoga apartment basking from the warmth of the chiminea glowing with fire. The retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, former Halliburton... Full story


X-country tramples times

The Saratoga High School (SHS) cross country runners took more than 15 minutes off their combined time at last week’s Liberty Bell Invitational at Heritage High School in Denver, Colo. Every single...  Website

 By Mike Dunn    Sports    September 17, 2014

Cokeville too much for Saratoga football

When you go to play a powerhouse team like Cokeville, some pre-game jitters are to be expected. But Saratoga football head coach Scott Bokelman said the jitters ended up getting the best of them in...

 By Liz Wood    Sports    September 17, 2014

High school students rodeo up

Konnar Knotwell and Bailey Miller, of Encampment, and Jace Berger, of Saratoga, are competing in High School Rodeos this fall. Knotwell is competing in team roping and breakaway roping. Miller is...

 By Mike Dunn    Sports    September 17, 2014

Lady Tigers shake off Rattlers

The Encampment Lady Tigers beat Little Snake River in four sets Friday night in front of a full house at the Encampment School gymnasium. With purple on one side of the bleachers and red on the other...  Website


Schwartzkopf takes first

Only one member of the Saratoga High School (SHS) golf team went to Douglas for last week’s golf tournament, and he walked away with first place. Braxton Schwartzkopf shot a 77 on the only day of...


Lady Panthers succumb to Miners and Cyclones

The Lady Panthers varsity volleyball team played Hanna Elk Mountain Medicine Bow (HEM) last Thursday and Southeast (Yoder, Colo.) on Friday. They lost both matches. There was some back and forth scori...  Website

 By Erik Gantt    News    September 17, 2014

Problem property, new highway signs and a new mosquito fogger

Gary Stull opened the public comments at the Sept. 11 Encampment Town Council meeting this past Thursday by complaining about the burned structure at 507 McCaffrey. “This property has been sitting...

 By Erik Gantt    News    September 17, 2014

Mending the lookouts

Editor’s note: this is the second in a two-part series on the restoration of historic fire lookouts in general and the fire lookout tower at Kennaday Peak in particular. By Erik Gantt...

 By Mike Dunn    News    September 17, 2014

Shaping clay and minds

Whether it's teaching the finer aspects of drawing, or the molding of clay, Noel Shepherd is excited to be the new art teacher at Saratoga Middle/High School. Shepherd is from Rawlins, and she...


Democratic weather, bark beetle survey, dog saves life and hobo pool preferred

100 Years Ago Sept. 17, 1914 Well, we had a fine summer. Crops have been good and the farmer and rancher both wear smiles “that isn’t going to be pulled off with a donkey.” The weather was especially fine until Saturday afternoon, when it went...


Yahtzee, Bingo and more

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 well-being...


Birthday dinner Friday

Dominoes: Shout out to our Domino players, Joe Remick, Lorraine Knotwell, Betty Merrill, Phil Fleming with a win, Bill Telfer with two wins, Madeline Telfer with one win and Laura Rettelle Coffee Drinkers: Our ever faithful coffee drinkers, Laura...


Police Report

From Sept. 8 through Sept. 14, the Saratoga Police Department responded to 72 calls including the following classifications: Agency assistance (2); ambulance (3); animal problem (1); assist business (1); business checks (19); check fraud (1);...


School Menus

Saratoga Schools Breakfast Wednesday – Breakfast pizza or cereal/string cheese, fruit or juice, milk. Thursday – Breakfast burrito or cereal/string cheese, fruit or juice, milk. Friday – No breakfast. Monday – Breakfast pastry or cereal and...


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