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 By Erik Gantt    News    September 30, 2015

Moving forward:

With the majority of participating agencies present, a consensus was reached to add Hanna to the South Central Wyoming Emergency Management Service (SCWEMS) Joint Powers Board (JPB). At a special...

 

Galen Payton

Galen Payton, age 55, died Sept. 21, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Mich. as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Galen was born Aug. 15, 1960 in Omaha, Neb. Galen was a gentle soul who loved life, the outdoors, mountains, riding his...

 

Robert 'Scott' Ostrem

Robert "Scott" Ostrem, 45, of Saratoga passed away Sept. 23, 2015. He was born Oct. 17, 1969 in Rawlins to parents Patricia K. (Craig) and Howard C. Ostrem, Jr. A Memorial Service was held on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Valley Chapel...

 

Hunting in town to be prohibited

The incident of shooting a deer with a projectile in town will be an isolated one, according to the planned actions of mayor Ed Glode. Saratoga Police Chief Tom Knickerbocker says there is no...

 

Getting ready for kindergarten

Preschoolers will have the opportunity to attend kindergarten readiness workshops, which began on Sept. 28. These workshops allow Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD#2) to work with early...

 

The best laid plans

I intended to write this op/ed article on vacant land in town and what it costs to hold on to that land. My overly focused research goals (read: anal) did not allow me to finish that article in time...

 

Sometimes it's just about showing up

We were disappointed to see that the town of Saratoga, the largest municipal investor of the South Central Emergency Management Services (SCWEMS), failed to send a representative to an important special meeting last week. All of the other entities,...

 

Public input sought on master plan visions, values

The community visioning process for the Saratoga Master Plan continues with the public values input phase of the project. Saratoga area residents are encouraged to complete a Community Input Survey available at Saratoga Town Hall, the Saratoga/Platte...

 

Poet/philosopher to speak at PVCC

University of Wyoming Professor of Philosophy, H. L. Hix, is hitting the road to visit communities across Wyoming, engaging in conversations about art and writing. Join H. L. Hix as he explains and...

 

X-Country surges at home

“You only get to shine in front of your home people once a year,” Saratoga Cross Country Head Coach Rex Hohnholt said. At the Saratoga Cross Country Invitational on Friday, the runners had some...

 

Looking to the future

It has been a tough three weeks for the Saratoga Panthers football team. Friday's game under the lights was no exception. The Shoshoni Wranglers handed Saratoga a 0-57 loss, but the Panthers showed...

 
 By Liz Wood    Sports    September 30, 2015

Erickson swings into sixth

Fast greens and a tough course in Wright kept the Saratoga Panthers from placing in the top three at state last weekend. Head coach Jared Mason is pretty happy with how the season went. The boys may...

 

Lady Tigers overpower Lady Panthers

The Saratoga Lady Panthers (1-1, 7-6 overall) hosted the Encampment Lady Tigers (2-0, 11-1 overall) on Friday night, with the Tigers taking home the win (11-25, 12-25, 8-25). While both teams arrived...

 

Police Report

From September 21, 2015 through September 27, 2015 the SPD responded to 158 calls including the following classifications: Agency Assistance (2);Alarm (2); Alcohol Offense (2); Ambulance (2); Assist Business (2); Bar Check (6); Business Checks (32) C...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    September 30, 2015

Know the rules

In a recent interview, Biff Burton, Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) Saratoga Game Warden, listed some common violations that hunters and fisherman commit. Trespassing on private lands, either...

 

Spur targets gun safety

The Silver Spur Ranches hosted a firearms training event in August that attracted around 100 participants over a period of seven days. John Russo has been coming to Silver Spur Ranches for many years....

 

Rules for state trust land use

With hunting seasons opening up across the state, hunters are asked to review the rules governing the use of State Trust Lands. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department does not manage State Trust Lands, but often receives questions from hunters and...

 

Be safe this hunting season

With many hunting seasons open or about to open in most of the state, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department offers those going afield basic hunter safety rules that will help ensure a safe and enjoyable hunt. Here are some basic tips to stay safe...

 

Mentor program aids in training inexperienced hunters

Hunters who are in the age group where hunter education certification is required but have not yet completed a course may still be able to go hunting this year by participating in the Hunter Mentor Program. Since the program was implemented in 2008,...

 

Sage-grouse hunters asked to turn in GPS tags

Wyoming’s greater sage-grouse hunting season is open Sept. 19 through Sept. 30 across much of Wyoming, and the falconry hunting season opened Sept. 1, according to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. Many sage-grouse around the state have been...

 

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