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Articles from the October 23, 2013 edition

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 By Zachary Laux    News    October 23, 2013

Council members' presence on town boards challenged

For as long as Saratoga’s Mayor John Zeiger can remember, council members have had a place on town boards as voting members, and that has never been a problem. Currently, every Saratoga Town...

 

Obituary: Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones, 39, of Torrington, passed away on Oct. 16, 2013. Funeral services were held at the Goshen County Fairgrounds Rendezvous Center on Oct. 22 and Scott Mathis, of Sonrise Church... Full story

 

Obituary: Evelyn Patricia Connerly Hammer

Evelyn Patricia Connerly Hammer, 91, a resident of Encampment since 1925, passed away Oct. 17, 2013, at the Deseret Health & Rehabilitation Center in Saratoga. Funeral Services were held Oct. 22,... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    News    October 23, 2013

Spooktacular plans for Halloween in the Valley

Keep a lookout for Witches, Goblins, Ghouls and a few Princesses walking the streets of Saratoga Oct. 31. For a safe and convenient way to trick-or-treat, parents, preschool and elementary-aged kids can come to downtown Saratoga from 3:30 to 5 p.m.... Full story

 
 By Doug Radunich    News    October 23, 2013

Leaders luncheon gets locals excited for 2014

Platte Valley community members geared up for next year’s festivities at the Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Leaders Luncheon, held last Wednesday at the Platte Valley...

 

Retro Blog: Gays take another mainstream tradition

America has been through folks “coming out of the closet”, which then led to boisterous displays of gay pride. During this time America was force-fed a message of “tolerance”. Not to say... Full story

 

Letter to the Editor: Cover your carcass

Editor, This hunting season, I have witnessed a much greater gory display of harvested animals than I ever have in my time in the valley. Folks who do not hunt may not care one way or the other about hunting, but upon being confronted with the stark... Full story

 

Letter to the Editor: Councilman defends his actions

Editor, I would like to respond to Mr. Shannon’s comments made in the October 16, 2013 Saratoga Sun. It os not my job to notify the Council of actions that are not recommended by the Planning Commission. The procedure for that is as follows: The... Full story

 
 By Zachary Laux    News    October 23, 2013

Letter promises free materials for only $80

If you get a notice in the mail soliciting money for property information, chances are you can get the same information for little to no cost. Carbon County Clerk Gwynn Bartlett said she and several...

 
 By Staff Report    News    October 23, 2013

Winter conditions affect Forest Service campgrounds

Because of the recent federal government shutdown, Medicine Bow National Forest officials are encouraging the public to double-check conditions before visiting. During the shutdown, National Forest System lands remained open and available to the...

 
 By Zachary Laux    News    October 23, 2013

VOV push for grant

Voices of the Valley is pushing for a grant to fund a housing study. VOV director KayCee Alameda, board member Jim States and other VOV affiliates, have been talking to Saratoga Town Council members a...

 
 By Staff Report    News    October 23, 2013

Chokecherry/Sierra Madre scoping period extended

Due to the federal government shutdown, the BLM is extending the public scoping period for the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project (CCSM) infrastructure component Environmental Assessment (EA). The EA includes the Haul Road and...

 
 By Zachary Laux    News    October 23, 2013

School board starts search for new superintendent

Carbon County School District No. 2 school board members anticipate having a new superintendent lined up before Bob Gates retires at the end of this school year. “We anticipate that, in the spring,...

 

Club Notes: Legion state president to visit

Shareen Johnson, the 2013-2014 Department of Wyoming President of the American Legion Auxiliary, of Lander, will be visiting Angus England American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 54, of Saratoga at 5:30 p.m., Oct. 26, 2013 at the post home. The special... Full story

 
 By Doug Radunich    News    October 23, 2013

SHS football players go extra yard for teacher

Two Saratoga High School football players have organized a raffle to help an ailing respected teacher get back on his feet. The raffle, organized by students Tate Stinson and Ryan Malone, was put...

 

Lady Tigers head to regionals

Encampment’s Lady Tigers are heading into volleyball regionals as third-place qualifiers, after a back-to-back loss-win against Little Snake River and HEM. The Tigers beat the Lady Miners Saturday w...

 

Lady Panthers drop to No. 3, still set for regionals

The Lady Panthers didn’t let a double-loss last weekend get them down, and instead looked ahead to regionals as a third-place ranked team within their conference. After Saturday’s loss against Sou...

 

Cross Country runners make tracks to state

With the Wyoming State Cross-Country Tournament just around the corner, two runners from both ends of the high school spectrum are hoping to secure Top 10 finishes. Senior Cameron Collamer and...

 

Reflections: Cigs banned, fish planted, Storer awarded and drug abuse education

Oct. 26, 1911 On the cigarette evil Drastic action by the authorities of Notre Dame College in Indiana, imposing the penalty of expulsion on students who persist in smoking cigarettes will not be regarded as too severe. A youth of sufficient age to... Full story

 

Residents to host Fall Carnival

At Deseret Health and Rehab, residents enjoyed many activities this week. The Activity Department offers a variety of activities each week to meet the residents’ interests and needs. We will be having our annual fall carnival from 2:30 to 4:30... Full story

 

Halloween pizza party Saturday

There were five people here for Bingo Tuesday. Two-dollar winners were Berneil McCord, Winnie Allen and Grace Johnston. Sue Howe won the $4 blackout round; thank you Winnie Allen for watching my card. There were three tables for Duplicate Bridge on... Full story

 

Encampment places second at tourney

After a nearly unbeatable 2013 season, the Encampment Middle School Lady Tigers pulled in a respectable second place win at the season-closing Hanna Volleyball Tournament Saturday. The girls wrapped...

 
 By Doug Radunich    News    October 23, 2013

CP&L completes right-of-way project

After six years of planning and hard labor, the original power line right-of-way clearing project on the National Forest was officially completed last month. Chuck Larsen, general manager with Carbon...

 

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