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Articles from the September 25, 2013 edition

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Diggin' the new school: Hanna elementary students show appreciation for new school at groundbreaking

With golden shovels in hand, Hanna Elementary School students broke ground at the sight for the new elementary school. “This project has been going on for a while and all of you put hard work into...


Going postal: Post office patrons demand results

More than 100 Encampment and Riverside residents packed Town Hall Thursday night, all prepared to testify against the behavior and disservice of the postmaster. Residents spent more than an hour in...


Obituary: Merl S. Aydelott

Merl S. Aydelott, 97, of Encampment, died Wednesday, Sept.18, 2013 at Deseret Health and Rehab, in Saratoga. Services were held Monday at the Grand Encampment Opera House with Phillip Myers officiating. Interment was a Mountain View Cemetery. Merl wa... Full story


Obituary: Henry Harrison Day Jr.,

Henry Harrison Day Jr., 84, of Hanna, formerly of Peoria, Ill. passed away at 9:50 a.m. Sept. 21, 2013 at the Medical Center of the Rockies, Loveland Colorado. He was born Oct. 4, 1928 in St. Louis,... Full story


Obituary: Jeannie Lorraine James

Jeannie Lorraine James passed away Sept. 19 at the Deseret Nursing Home in Saratoga where she had been a resident for 10 years.   She was born July 8, 1920 in Diller, Neb., to Earl and Bethel Stull. She grew up in Fairbury, Neb. and after... Full story


Obituary: Floyd Eugene Roberson

Floyd Eugene Roberson passed away Sept. 18, 2013 at his home in Encampment at the age of 83. Floyd was born May 5, 1930 at home in rural Maries County, Mo., the second son of Sarah Ellen (Deardueff)... Full story


Bring on the beef

Local carnivores won’t be asking “Where’s the beef?” at the Encampment Beef Committee’s annual community picnic. The picnic this Saturday is free and open to all meat lovers everywhere....


Fall Soup Luncheons return

The Fall Soup Luncheons at the Saratoga Presbyterian Church are back, according to a press release from the Presbyterian Church. Beginning Oct. 3, people will be able to enjoy a variety of homemade soups, breads, rolls and crackers every Thursday... Full story


Retro Blog: Dealing and dueling with the DMV

I recently got a letter from the state Department of Transportation informing me that my driver’s license was about to expire and did I want to renew it by mail. The letter went on to inform me... Full story


Sun Editorial: A chance to be heard

Encampment and Riverside residents have been more than serious about the US Postal Service (USPS) at the Encampment Post Office. Several residents gathered at Encampment Town Hall Thursday night with the collective goal of replacing Wendell O’Conne...


Letter to the Editor: Post office emails reply

Editor, I would like to take this opportunity to address concerns raised in a recent article about the state of local mail delivery in Encampment, WY. I apologize to any customer who has been unhappy with our service or communications and want to... Full story

 By Liz Wood    News    September 25, 2013

Remains found in Snowy Range

A human skull and bones were found near Silver Lake in the Snowy Range this weekend. A hunter reported the find. Carbon County Sheriff Deputies and search and rescue personnel searched the area and...


LDS sponsors clothing drive and exchange

Those looking for a bargain on clothes to add for their wardrobe can attend a local fall clothing drive and exchange next month. The drive and exchange takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 19 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints... Full story


Town drafts new deal

The town of Saratoga is drafting a new water user agreement with the Old Baldy Club. The two parties entered an agreement in 2005, stating the town of Saratoga could continue to use water rights owned...


Restoration of the Encampment River

The Encampment River Riparian Restoration Project, which is helping to benefit fish, prevent land erosion and promote future growth, work is still moving forward. The idea for the project came about...


Tigers' second wind wins Valley match

Encampment Lady Tigers swiped three wins out of four games from the Saratoga Lady Panthers Sept. 17. The Panthers won the first match 25-21, but the Tigers fought back hard and won the following...


Six hopefuls head to state

Closing out the 2013 Saratoga High School fall golf season, six players are happily swinging their clubs toward this weekend’s State Tournament in Sundance. Braxton Schwartzkopf, Guy Erickson,...


Panthers fight competition at John Martin Invite

Up against a large number of competitors, the Saratoga Cross-Country Panthers pushed hard to improve their times at Friday’s John Martin Invitational in Colorado. The larger running meet took place...


Panthers succumb to first season loss

The Saratoga High School Varsity Panthers had their first loss of the season against Midwest’s Oilers Friday evening, after two victories with strong leads. The Panthers’ 70-12 loss against the...


Lady golfers end club

Ending the season on a positive note, members of the Saratoga Ladies Golf Association (SLGA) enjoyed their last formal golf play and honorary banquet last Thursday. Players met at 9:30 a.m. Thursday to first play Closest to the Pin. Winners were Joy...


Panthers plan hero homecoming

Homecoming at Saratoga Middle High School begins Monday according to a press release from the school. The theme for this year is “Panther Heroes.” Homecoming lasts through Oct. 5 and will have specific spirit day themes and students are... Full story


CCSD 2 board of trustees changes mind on regulation

All sports in Carbon County School District No. 2 are allowed two coaches, after the Board of Trustees changed a regulation on Sept. 16. The regulation, IGDJ-R, regulates the number of kids needed to...


Knickerbocker promoted

Acting Chief of Police Tom Knickerbocker got a swift promotion Sept. 17. Mayor John Zeiger officially swore Knickerbocker in as Chief of Police at the regular Saratoga Town Council meeting Sept. 17....


BLM seeks volunteers

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office (RFO) invites individuals, families and groups to participate in its annual National Public Lands Day (NPLD) gathering. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday at the Corral...


Letter to the Editor: Dr. Dean helps with changes coming

Editor, The Affordable Care Act (ACA) changes are coming … no matter if you view this as a step forward or backwards. We are starting to field questions on the changes and thought that we should make some of these reputable sources known to the com... Full story


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