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Articles from the September 18, 2013 edition

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Water board shoots for $1 million project

The Water and Sewer Joint Powers Board made a million dollar decision Wednesday. On Sept. 11, the board voted to approve submitting resolutions and applications for a grant and loan that will fund a...


Obituary: Marty Rana Brister

Memorial services for Marty Rana Brister, 50, of Rawlins was held Sept. 12, 2013 at Carbon County Funeral Home in Rawlins. Ms. Brister died Sept. 8, 2013, at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie,... Full story


Obituary: Edward Earl Murray

Edward Earl Murray passed away Sept.6, 2013. He was born May 23, 1927 in Kemmerer, raised in Saratoga.  He is survived by two sisters, Charlotte Kraft and Alice Cornell; six Children, 14 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, and two great-great... Full story


Obituary: Morgan Kay Merrill

Morgan Kay Merrill, 17, was unexpectedly called home Sept. 7, 2013. Morgan was born Jan. 10, 1996 in Laramie. Morgan attended Bennett High School and graduated with the class of 2013. Morgan’s... Full story


Second session of grief support to begin

Staff Report The second session of grief group support is at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at 106 W. Main. Rev. Susan Dyer, of St. Barnabas Church, said she has had positive comments about the support group. Comments included “I am so thankful to know others...


BLM Rawlins opens scoping for Chokecherry/ Sierra Madre Project

Staff Report The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Rawlins Field Office (RFO) are starting site-specific scoping to identify wind turbine layout for the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre (CCSM) wind farm. The scoping will involve two public meetings,...


The Zac Attack: Going on the trip of a lifetime for a lifetime

Big Brothers Big Sisters in Saratoga taught a “Mission to Mars” program this summer. The program allowed children who attended to explore what it would take to go to Mars, and how to survive when... Full story


Letter to the editor: Don't 'should on yourself'

Editor: At a recent training the quote “I will not ‘should on myself’ today” was used. The whole point behind the quote is not to second guess ourselves in the decisions we make. This applies not only in our personal lives but applies if we a...


Guest columnist: With our dying breath

Liz Cheney was wrong on both counts when she said, “Newspapers are dying, and that’s not a bad thing.” Cheney made the pronouncement in Jackson after the newspaper in that community reported — accurately — that she had purchased a resident... Full story


Bridge project underway

The town of Saratoga is moving forward with a project to install a bridge connecting the hot pool area to Veterans Island, after a three-year delay. “This is something that we have wanted to get acc...


Water supply project complete

Completion of the local Emergency Water Supply Project was announced during the Town of Encampment’s regular Thursday council meeting. Ken Schwerdt of PMPC gave an update on the finished project,...


art with a point: Saratoga woman rediscovers passion for art through barbed wire

Sierra Smith has been interested in art since she was a little girl. “I was forever in trouble when I was little because I was always taking something apart and putting it back together again in...


PVCC going "Wild West" for sixth anniversary party

This weekend folks can saddle up and ride over to the Platte Valley Community Center Foundation’s (PVCCF) “Sagebrush and Six Shooters, Party on the Platte,” held to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the Platte Valley Community Center’s exi...

 By Liz Wood    News    September 18, 2013

Pioneers had to keep up with wagon train or perish

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of stories about pioneer trails passing through the Platte Valley and Wyoming. Historian Elva Evans introduced the great-great granddaughter of W.H....


"Killing Kennedy" topic for book discussion

The Carbon County Library System’s book discussion group is meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday to discuss “Killing Kennedy” by Bill O’Reilly tomorrow at the Encampment/Riverside Library. The library is located at 202 Rankin St. in Encampment....


Wyoming whooping cough reports sharp increase

With a sharp rise in recent whopping cough cases reported to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), Wyoming’s state health officer is encouraging awareness and vaccination to help protect...


Panthers stomp Chiefs 62-22

The Saratoga High School Panthers broke out another 40-or-more-point win Friday evening, crushing Wyoming Indian’s Chiefs 62-22. The home-game triumph was another impressive, wide-lead addition to...


Lady tigers earn their stripes at HEM Invitational

The Encampment High School Lady Tigers clawed their way to the very top Saturday, taking first place out of six teams at HEM’s 1A Volleyball Invitational. The girls won all the matches of each game...


Mounds of mud-slinging fun

Those looking to get dirty had a mud-soaked blast at the Labor Day Pig Digger mud truck rally Aug. 31. Organizer Tammy Vyvey said the race took place in the mud pit area behind the Whistle Pig Saloon and Beaver Liquor, and featured fun for adults and...


Lady Panthers bounce back

The Lady Panthers got back into their winning stride Saturday with a three-match volleyball victory against Wyoming Indian’s Lady Chiefs. The three-way home-game win was reminiscent of the Panthers...


Lady golfers still swinging away

With the warm summer to end soon , players from the Saratoga Ladies Golf Team are getting in as much golf play as they can. On Aug. 27, the play of the day was “Longest Putt on Holes 1,2 and 7.” On hole No. 1, Dawna Erickson shot a putt of...


Bingo, Blackjack and Uno

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


Reflections: Construction begins on E&H building in 1903

Reprint of this story from the Oct. 2, 1903 issue of The Grand Encampment Herald brought to you courtesy of Grandma’s Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community. New Bank Going Up The laying of the foundations for the... Full story


Birthday lunch Friday

There were eight people here for bingo on Tuesday. Two-dollar winners were Berneil McCord, Janet Lasco, Darlene Willis, Chris Willis, Betty Dean, and Grace Johnston. Winnie Allen and Janet Lasco shared the $5 blackout round.It was nice to have Bob Cr... Full story


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