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Articles from the October 1, 2014 edition

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 By Liz Wood    News    October 1, 2014

A hero honored

Sen. Mike Enzi said he was impressed with the number of people who attended the Purple Heart award ceremony Saturday at Khe Sanh West Park in Saratoga. With around 50 attendants, Enzi said it was the...

 

Thomas Alva "Al" Baum

Thomas Alva "Al" Baum rode into the sunset on September 22, 2014. Al was 86. He was born January 27, 1928 in Hanna, Wyoming. Al is preceded in death by his mother Nora, his father Alva, his son...

 

Edith Belle Gibson Donnis

Edith Belle Gibson Donnis, 96, died September 21, 2014, at the Deseret Health and Rehabilitation Center in Saratoga, WY, where she had been a resident and under the compassionate care of their staff...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    October 1, 2014

Zeiger opens up about Steven's Lawsuit

After several years of not commenting, Saratoga Mayor John Zeiger has broken his silence over the pending litigation with Randy Stevens. Zeiger said the Stevens litigation has been turned over to...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    October 1, 2014

Landowners work together for Sage Grouse habitat

A program for conserving sage grouse habitat initiated in 2010 by the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) was presented to local landowners at a multifaceted meeting on Sept. 10 at the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    October 1, 2014

VSO planning general election forum

The Valley Service Organization (VSO) has scheduled an election forum Oct. 29 for state and local candidates in contested races. New VSO President Kate Sherrod led the meeting Sept. 21. The contested local races include Mayor of Saratoga, Saratoga...

 

It's not snowing: enjoy it

It’s the first thing in the morning, when your alarm goes off. You wake up and you look outside. It’s dark. Really dark. You check your clock to make sure you didn’t wake up prematurely. Sure... Full story

 

Get checked, the life you save may be your own

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, next to skin cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. The annual campaign promotes early detection by having mammograms and monthly self...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    October 1, 2014

Bear captured near Sharp Street

Saratoga residents found an unwelcome guest running around town. A three-year-old male black bear was spotted in the northern part of Saratoga on Sept. 23. The bear was captured by the Wyoming Game...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    October 1, 2014

Consensus funds hit the streets

Saratoga Town Clerk Suzie Cox said the town of Saratoga is asking the county for $450,000 for the 2015 Street Improvement Project. The project will go towards repairing pot holes and chip sealing... Full story

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    October 1, 2014

A gap for those in need

Editors Note: (this is the second part in a three-part series on home care needs in the Platte Valley) “In an ideal world our community desperately needs an assisted living facility. We have a...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    October 1, 2014

Town slashes budget

The franchise agreement between the town of Saratoga and Carbon Power and Light (CP&L) not only contributed a large amount of controversy in Saratoga, but left a large gap in the town’s 2014-2015...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    October 1, 2014

Trail of trials

"We both lost our wives. And life without your partner - it isn't great. It isn't even close to good," 83-year-old Curt Campbell said, pausing to take a sip of his coffee. Next to him was 79-year-old... Full story

 
 By Erik Gantt    Sports    October 1, 2014

Golfers bring home first team trophy

The Saratoga Panthers Golf Team took home a third place trophy at the 2A State Tournament in Worland last week. This is the first golf team trophy in the history of Saratoga High School. The team...

 
 By Mike Dunn    Sports    October 1, 2014

Panther offense continues to struggle

The Saratoga Panthers (0-4, 0-3) Football Team continue their woes after a 0-53 loss to the Shoshoni Wranglers (1-3, 1-1) last Friday. “We just didn’t play very well at all,” Bokelman said. The...

 
 By Erik Gantt    Sports    October 1, 2014

Cross country steps up at Saratoga Invite

With three top three individual finishes and two team second place rankings, the Saratoga Cross Country team was in fine form for the Saratoga Invite Friday. Andrew Oiler on the varsity boys team...

 
 By Erik Gantt    Sports    October 1, 2014

Lady Panthers prevail

For the first time this season the Lady Panthers volleyball team kept their composure and finished strong, bringing home two wins. The varsity squad played with composure and took down Wyoming Indian...

 
 By Liz Wood    Sports    October 1, 2014

Lady Tigers claw to top

Halfway into the volleyball season the Encampment Lady Tigers are ranked No. 2 in the state according to the WyoPreps website. With a 2-0 conference record and 12-1 overall, the Lady Tigers are behind...

 

Hatchery to be built, productive forests, homecoming crowning, ambulance comfort

100 Years Ago Oct. 1, 1914 Senator Warren has been advised by the United States Commissioner of Fisheries that plans and specifications have been completed for the hatchery, and dwellings for the superintendent and fish culturalist at the Saratoga...

 

Senior Menus

Carbon County Senior Centers Wednesday – Sloppy Jo’s, tater tots, pea salad, strawberries, chilled milk. Thursday – Pork roast, mashed potatoes and gravy, squash blend, wheat bread, apricots, chilled milk. Friday – Beef stroganoff, noodles,...

 

Trip to Aspen Alley

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...

 
 By Sue Howe    Lifestyles    October 1, 2014

Flu shots available

There were 6 here to play Bingo this week. $3 winners were Winnie Allen, Betty Dean, Madaline Forbes, and Sue Howe. Betty Dean won the $3 blackout round. There were two and a half tables here for duplicate bridge on Monday. High winners were Janet...

 

Police Report

From Sept. 22 through Sept. 28, the Saratoga Police Department responded to 82 calls including the following classifications: Abandoned vehicle (1); agency assistance (2); alarm (3); ambulance (1); animal problem (3); business checks (18); citizen...

 

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...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    October 1, 2014

Journey Stories opens at GEM

The Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibit “Journey Stories” had its grand opening at the Grand Encampment Museum (GEM) on Friday. “Journey stories – tales of how we and our ancestors...

 

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