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 By Zachary Laux    News    October 2, 2013

Message delivered

Tensions and emotion in Encampment quickly escalated Sept. 26 after United States Postal Service representatives said they wanted to give the postmaster a chance to improve service. “I really want...


Marion Barkhurst

Marion Barkhurst, 84, of Encampment, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie. Funeral Service will be at 1 p.m. Oct. 3, 2013 at the Encampment Presbyterian Church in Encampment. Interment will follow at the Saratoga...


William Dwight Briggs

With his wife and three daughters at his side, Dwight Briggs entered heaven on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. He was 67. After a brave fight against pancreatic cancer, Dwight passed away peacefully in...

 By Staff Report    News    October 2, 2013

Trout Unlimited to meet

The board of directors for Platte Valley Trout Unlimited will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday at Saratoga Resort & Spa. “If you would like to find out more about how the chapter works, or have an issue/suggestion about the direction of the Chapter, this... Full story

 By Zachary Laux    News    October 2, 2013

New chief sets priorities

Saratoga’s new police chief said the chain of command in the department is efficient, and will not be immediately hiring a new assistant police chief. Saratoga Chief of Police Tom Knickerbocker,...

 By Doug Radunich    News    October 2, 2013

Fall book sale in progress

One person’s old used book can be another person’s treasure at the Saratoga Friends of the Library-sponsored Fall Book Sale this week. The book sale is open to all and runs until Oct. 4. Ruth Hack...


Young athletes inspire personal fitness

Week after week I continue to be inspired by these young Platte Valley athletes, whether it be those who participated in football, volleyball, cross-country running or golf. I am always impressed by h... Full story


Promises or hollow rhetoric?

Editor, I appreciate District Manager Epperson setting the tone for this meeting by informing all of us via an email letter to the Saratoga Sun and Daily Times that the Postmaster has the full support of the USPS and that he won’t make personnel... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    October 2, 2013

Saratoga community blood drive ready to get pumping

The Saratoga Council of Catholic Women is sponsoring a community blood drive next Tuesday from noon until 5:30 p.m. at St. Ann’s Parish Hall. According to the United Blood Services, more people would donate if only they knew the importance of...

 By Doug Radunich    News    October 2, 2013

Taking another step toward a cure

Efforts from Saratoga’s 2013 Race for the Cure aided in taking another step forward in finding a cure for cancer last week. Two representatives from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation met...

 By Staff Report    News    October 2, 2013

Honoring a true HERO

After dialing 911 to help his injured mother, Saratoga third-grader Dakota Swimley was honored as a HERO (Helped with Emergency Rescue Operation) last Wednesday at the Saratoga Elementary School...

 By Zachary Laux    News    October 2, 2013

Time to talk Toga

A group from Minnesota is coming to Saratoga to chat. The group, Strong Towns, wants to talk about local government and infrastructure, among other things, but it wants to get a clear point across....

 By Doug Radunich    News    October 2, 2013

Big Game Banquet loaded event

A good time was had by all at the Platte Valley Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s (RMEF) 22nd annual Big Game Banquet and Auction held Saturday at the Platte Valley Community Center....

 By Staff Report    News    October 2, 2013

What you should know about health care

With the Affordable Care Act going into full-swing, many questions are coming to the forefront. Many people want to know how the Act effects them. Others want to know when they have to enroll, how to sign up and who to call. Although there are still...


Lady Panthers score double victory

The Saratoga High School girls volleyball team celebrated a victorious playing streak last weekend, scoring two winning matches that both featured three-game takedowns. The Lady Panthers (14,7) (4,1)...


Lady Tigers light up match

owed what they were made of once again winning three against Rock River Friday evening. The Tigers defeated the Lady Longhorns with scores of 25-20, 25-19, 25-27 and 26-24, after beating them with...


Running against the chill at Saratoga Invite

The Saratoga Panthers managed to fight off cold weather and pull through with respectable times on their home turf during Friday’s Saratoga Invitational. The invite took place at the Saratoga Golf...

 By Staff Report    Sports    October 2, 2013

Golf tourney reset

Due to adverse weather conditions, the 2A and 4A State Golf Tournaments were rescheduled and played Monday and Tuesday of this week. Buffalo’s course is not available this week, so the 3A tournament will remain the same as scheduled for this...

 By Staff Report    Sports    October 2, 2013

Panthers skunk Normative Services

The Saratoga Panthers scored their third wide-leading victory of 2013 Friday evening, wiping out the Normative Services Wolves with a whopping 55-0. The win was another great season addition for Panthers, who have beat Little Snake River 58-12 and...


Young Panthers fall to Outlaws

The young Saratoga Middle School Panthers showed drive and determination at its second home game Thursday, in which they lost 50-20 against the Rawlins Outlaws. Coach Matt Shelby said his team made...


Major storm paralyzes Battle

Reprint of this story from the October 9, 1903 issue of The Grand Encampment Herald brought to you courtesy of Grandma’s Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community. A Breezy Time Up Around Battle Mr. George Kuntzman, acc... Full story

 By Sue Howe    Lifestyles    October 2, 2013

Flu shots coming to senior center

There were five people here for bingo Tuesday. Two-dollar winners were Janet Lasco, and Grace Johnston. Berneil McCord won the $5 blackout round. There were two-and-a-half tables for Duplicate Bridge on Monday. High winners were Pat Bailey and... Full story


Residents visit 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... Full story


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