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Articles from the October 9, 2013 edition

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 By Zachary Laux    News    October 9, 2013

Homecoming, town affected by heavy first snow

Town-owned front end loaders and dump trucks could be spotted Friday after a heavy snow left broken tree branches in the street. Crews worked Friday collecting large branches with a front-end loader...


Obituary: Marion Grace Huston Barkhurst

Marion Grace Huston Barkhurst, 84, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Sept. 30, 2013 with family gathered at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie. Marion was born June 17, 1929 to Nina Mary (Taylor) and Aubry Raymond Huston on the family ranch... Full story


Obituary: June Westring

June Westring, 84, of Saratoga, died at Memorial Hospital of Carbon County Oct. 6, 2013. June was born in Lander on Sept. 9, 1929 to Tom and Buela Redman. June grew up in Dubois and graduated from high school there. She married Lester Westring on...

 By Zachary Laux    News    October 9, 2013

Commissioners discuss fifth penny automatic approval

Carbon County voters may not have the opportunity to vote on the fifth penny tax come 2014. A member of the Carbon County Council of Governments (COG) and Hanna Town Council member Linda Wagner addres...


Club Notes: American Legion Auxiliary

The American Legion Auxiliary will be having a regular meeting at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 15 at the Legion home. District 6 President Pam Freeman from Cheyenne will be making her official visit to the Unit at this meeting. Freeman is a past Department... Full story


The Zac Attack: Junk or treasure? Seeing another side

My mother and I have always disagreed on what is considered junk, and that has always been infuriating to me. My definition of junk: If you do not know where it goes, or if it doesn’t have a place... Full story


Letter to the Editor: Prepare for pets too

Editor, The snow storm last week reminds all of us that we should always be prepared for what might come our way. We should not only be prepared to take care of our families, but let’s not forget about the furry members of our family as well. A to... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    October 9, 2013

Forest Service to burn slash piles

Fire crews from the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests are making plans to begin burning slash piles in multiple locations as soon as weather conditions allow. Slash pile burns will take place in both Wyoming and Colorado, where it is estimated...

 By Zachary Laux    News    October 9, 2013

Retired educator pushes for better learning

A retired educator living in the mountains near Centennial wants to bring education to the hub of Wyoming communities. The United States is ranked 17th in the world in literacy. The No Child Left Behi...

 By Zachary Laux    News    October 9, 2013

Experiencing Autumn through art

The Platte Valley Arts Council is giving Valley residents the opportunity to take the colors of Autumn and make something creative. The council is bringing Wyoming artist Georgia Rowswell to the... Full story

 By Doug Radunich    News    October 9, 2013

Local writer inspires HEM students

Local writer Josh Wood spent an entire day at HEM High School as the artist-in-residence Sept. 25, sharing inspiration and words of wisdom with aspiring student authors. Wood, who is from Saratoga,...

 By Staff Report    News    October 9, 2013

WGFD seeking info on mule deer poaching

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information on a buck mule deer that was poached east of Laramie in the Pole Mountain area on Sept. 21. The deer was discovered about a half mile east of the intersection of Highway 210 (Happy Jack...

 By Staff Report    News    October 9, 2013

Motorized users reminded to stay on open trails

With rifle deer and elk seasons now open, hunters are advised that temporary closures are in effect on Medicine Bow National Forest Roads 553 (north of the community of Lake Creek to Muddy Park) and 588 (east of the community of Lake Creek). On July... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    October 9, 2013

Fall hunting season changes

Many fall hunting seasons have begun across the state of Wyoming, including wolf hunting seasons in the northwest part of the state. Hunting seasons in each hunt area begin Oct. 1 and end Dec. 31, 2013, except for Hunt Area 12 south of Jackson, which...


Panthers slam Tigers in Homecoming match

The Saratoga Varsity Lady Panthers achieved their winning 2013 Homecoming volleyball game Friday, taking down rival Encampment’s Lady Tigers with four games in packed Panther territory. Fans from...


Young Panthers strike hard over weekend

With two competitions left, the Saratoga Middle School volleyball team fought hard during their weekend games against Little Snake River and Walden. The Panther A team lost Saturday’s match against...


Panthers suffer 26-40 Homecoming loss

The Saratoga High School Panthers underwent a tough Homecoming loss in football Monday, suffering a close 26-40 takedown by the Kaycee Buckaroos. The Panthers did come close to leading in the second...


Collamer second in Lyman Invite

Senior Cameron Collamer nearly won it all in the high school boys division at the Lyman Cross-Country Invite last Thursday. Collamer secured his second place out of the high school boys with a time...

 By Liz Wood    News    October 9, 2013

Beef with sheen, volume and shine

It takes a lot of work to make a steer look good for showing. It is something that has taken Brett Miller, of Encampment, Corson Kerbs, of Saratoga, and Sarah Herold, of Little Snake River, years to p...

 By Liz Wood    News    October 9, 2013

Investing time and sweat in horse training

Daynon Mowry has been riding horses since he was 5 years old, and has been around horses all of his life. He is now 15 years old and has been competing with his horses for the past several years in...


Reflections: Lynched by inmates, Wyoming's 75th, Encampment 'drug hotspot'

101 years ago Oct. 9, 1912 Intolerable conditions At the meeting of the Young Men’s Liberty club in Cheyenne Friday night, the lynching of Wigfall in the state penitentiary was discussed freely and handled without gloves. While the expression was... Full story


Books, movies music and more

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

 By Sue Howe    Lifestyles    October 9, 2013

New computer blues

There were four people here for Bingo Tuesday. $2 winners were Berneil McCord and Merle Starr. Berneil McCord won the $2 blackout round. There were two-and-a-half tables for duplicate bridge on Monday. High winners were Sandy Cameron and Mary Alice... Full story

 By Zachary Laux    News    October 9, 2013

Airport board talks leases

Heated discussion continued after the Airport Board chairman adjourned a workshop Monday. The Airport Board called the workshop meeting to reveal proposed changes in the new private lease agreement...


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