Articles from the October 27, 2022 edition


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  • Cross Country teams never looked better

    Virginia Parker|Oct 27, 2022

    Saratoga Cross Country Coach Hohnholt couldn't be prouder of the hard working team of girls and boys that went to the State Finals Saturday. Hohnholt said this group of girls is amazing. Marilee Williams earned her third consecutive all-state honors, Milan Scott, Rhiwan Williams and Madison Teichman earned their second all-state honors, Madison Rodriguez and Allison Bromley brought home their first all-state honors. Aspen Sewell came in 13th, which is awesome as well. Saratoga has seven of the...

  • Dollars and cents at the front of the line

    Virginia Parker|Oct 27, 2022

    Saratoga Mayor Creed James presented the Childhood Cancer Awareness resolution to the Council and the guests at the Saratoga Town Council meeting on October, 18, 2022. It is a resolution that makes October 23 through October 29 Childhood Cancer Awareness week. It was proclaimed and signed by Mayor James at the meeting. Lenny Layman, Carbon County Emergency Manager, addressed the Council about a joint funding opportunity to hire a deputy emergency manager. Layman has also presented this option...

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  • New local artist display

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  • Frightful Fun

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  • Rosalie Kraft Cousins

    Oct 27, 2022

    Rosalie Kraft Cousins 1/26/1948 – 10/6/2022 Rosalie Quealy Kraft Cousins, Encampment native, passed away on October 6 th at her home at the age of 74 years surrounded by her family. After a happy childhood on the Kraft Ranch, Rosalie graduated from Encampment High School in 1966 and was married to Michael Quealy in 1968. After his passing, she finished her education at University of Wyoming graduating with a degree in Home Economics and Special Education. She married Wade Cousins in 1972 in C...

  • Kathleen Ann Shamion

    Oct 27, 2022

    Kathleen Ann Shamion passed away peacefully at her home in Sundance, October 20, 2022. She went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ, at the age of 82. Kathleen married Robert John Shamion on August 16, 1958 and was happily married for 64 years. Kathleen was born April 06, 1940 in Stambaugh, Michigan. In 1958, she graduated from Iron River High School and continued on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Education from Black Hills State University with Suma Cum Laude Honors, December of 1987. Her...

  • Vicki Lavach

    Oct 27, 2022

    Vicki Lavach, 62, was called home on October 20, 2022, shortly after beginning her battle with cancer. She passed peacefully in her bed at home in the arms of her loving husband. A longtime resident of Cheyenne and more recently, the greater Encampment area of Wyoming. Vicki loved living in the peacefulness of the Upper North Platte Valley where she enjoyed nurturing her garden, crafting in her workshop, watching deer in her meadow and feeding hummingbirds. She dedicated her life to caring for...

  • Policial neutrality

    Virginia Parker|Oct 27, 2022

    Who hasn’t pondered the idea of a perfect world? We imagine what it would look like with glittering visions of world peace and vehicles that rely on nothing but oxygen to fuel them. Who could we elect? What ideals should we uphold? How can we shift and evolve our society into a flawless, irreproachable model? Our humanity makes this utopia unattainable. The rigidity necessary to create this kind of society would be a bleak existence. The perfect society is the one without mistakes and thus one w...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Oct 27, 2022

    Editor, If you haven’t visited the Saratoga Resort and Spa recently, you are missing out on the many improvements made since the devastation of COVID-19. My husband and I live across from the golf course and visit the Snowy Range Brewery at least once a week. We have witnessed several upgrades in the past year and would like to acknowledge the ‘Inn’s’ management for their dedication to remaining a wonderful feature in our fabulous town. The new front entrance, menu, activity shop and greeting staff are reason enough to express our appreci...

  • Editorial Cartoon

    Oct 27, 2022

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  • Roads and subdivisions take the spotlight

    Virginia Parker|Oct 27, 2022

    At the October 18 meeting of the Carbon County Commissioners, Leslie Jefferson, Carbon County Visitors Council (CCVC) Director, gave an update on what they have been doing. The CCVC has updated the website and are utilizing their newest employee to saturate social media with information. TikTok, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Snapchat are some of the sites that are utilized. Jefferson also reminded the Commissioners of the upcoming 2% tax on the ballot. A UW Extension Office representative...

  • Skating into memory

    Joshua Wood|Oct 27, 2022

    The recently completed skate park at Key Club Park in Rawlins will be named in memory of Joshua “J.R.” Rodriguez. It has been more than a decade since his passing but emotions still run high when referring to J.R. Mayor Terry Weickum spoke through tears about Rodriguez, “he was like one of our own kids.” Rodriguez, who was born in 1984 and passed away in 2012, was described in his obituary as someone who would give his shirt off his back and as a friend to everyone. Weickum said that Rodrigu...

  • Rocky Mountain Power educates

    Mike Armstrong|Oct 27, 2022

    Many residents in Carbon County know of Rocky Mountain Power through either their utility bill or the windmill farms north of the county. But there is a strong chance not many people know of the company’s effort to help communities that Rocky Mountain Power considers neighbors. The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation is a nonprofit arm of Rocky Mountain Power. Currently the non-profit is donating more than $460,000 in new grant funding across the three states it serves. The grants support o...

  • Panthers end their season against Doggers

    Mike Armstrong|Oct 27, 2022

    Saratoga Panthers Head Coach Logan Wright knew the Panther football team was going to have a challenge winning the last three football games in the season. He was right as the team faced the top three seeds in the East Conference in 9-man. Unfortunately, losing to all three teams. This past week Saratoga took on Lingle-Ft. Laramie Doggers. Wright felt the Panthers were talented and his seniors consistent “In any tough competition, you don’t want to give up anything early and quickly,” Wrigh...

  • Tigers take out Oilers

    Mike Armstrong|Oct 27, 2022

    The Encampment Tiger High School football team proved on Saturday why they are in the hunt for a state championship as they took on the Midwest Oilers winning 80 to 6. "This was a good way to end our regular season and for our seniors on senior night," Head coach Kegan Willford of the Encampment football team said. We still have things to improve on as we advance into the playoffs." The game started out in the Tigers favor when Kaban Pickett ran in a touchdown in the 1st quarter. Ryon Miller...

  • Miners win resoundingly

    Mike Armstrong|Oct 27, 2022

    The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) Miner High School football team won their first football game of the season on Saturday against the Ten Sleep Pioneers in a convincing manner. In the 1st quarter, the Miners amassed 20 points as the Miner defense kept the Pioneers scoreless. There was no stopping HEM. Tom Wagner finished up his senior year with a great game and was the leading rusher at 127 yards. He was also the leading rusher all season with 117 carries which garnered 688 yards....

  • Saratoga Lady Panthers couldn't be stopped

    Oct 27, 2022

    On Thursday the Lady Panthers left nothing on the court. The Panthers prevailed over the visiting Farson-Eden Pronghorns, winning 3-0. This put the Panthers at 17-8. Once again Whitney Bennett attacked with 15 kills. Makenna King and Olivia Everett had no problem slamming the ball across the net for points. Hanna Lathrop had 5 aces, Olivia Everett and Makenna King had two and Shelby Knotwell had 1. These girls had no intention of losing. With 12 digs, Josie Little had no fear of hitting the...

  • Encampment Lady Tigers bit by the LSRV Lady Rattlers

    Virginia Parker|Oct 27, 2022

    The Lady Tigers fought hard for the win, but fell short with the Lady Rattlers winning at 3-0. The Rattlers went home with the three match win putting them at 22-8 and leaving the Tigers to play off with Ten Sleep's Lady Pioneers on Monday the 24th. The Lady Tigers took that game, winning all three matches at 25-5, 25-5 and 25-12, taking it 3-0. Coach Robin Brown said, "Saturday's game did not have the ending that we wanted, but I don't think the score showed the level of play from both sides...

  • St. Christopher's Highway debuts in Carbon County

    Joshua Wood|Oct 27, 2022

    Traveling on I 80 can be a challenge regardless of the season, but winter is always an issue. People can be stranded for hours or even days in Rawlins, stretching visitors and the city to the limit. St. Christopher's Highway of Carbon County is a coalition of churches, nonprofits and government entities organized by Reverend Bobbe Fitzhugh of St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Fitzhugh had a conversation with Rawlins Police Chief Mike Ward when she first arrived last May that sparked the idea for the...

  • Lady Miners bested by Lady Chiefs

    Mike Armstrong|Oct 27, 2022

    On Friday, the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School volleyball team hosted the Wyoming Indian High School Lady Chiefs and lost all three sets. The Lady Miners were in contention in all three games until they hit double digits. Then the Lady Chiefs surged ahead, leaving HEM to score a few points, but not enough to threaten Wyoming Indian as they would go on to win. The first set, the Miners were down 1 to 6 and then rallied to tie at 7 to 7 to the home crowd's delight. The Lady...

  • Rattlers give JV team experience

    Mike Armstrong|Oct 27, 2022

    The Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) Rattler High School football team went to Rock Springs to play the Rock Springs High School (RSHS) Tiger JV football team in a non-conference game. It was a game, the Rattlers got a chance to give their younger players an opportunity to get some experience on the field.Rattler head coach Jack Cobb said in the 1st quarter he played his starters and in the 2nd quarter he started putting in some of the players of his JV team.“I mixed them in with the varsity f...

  • This week at the Saratoga Care Center

    Oct 27, 2022

    by Tom Mansfied, Activity Volunteer Another great week of activities was offered by the Activity Director and her assistants. Monday residents worked out to Sittercise in the morning and listened to Notable Threes, At The Beach and Villains, Cheats, Bad Guys trivia in the afternoon. Hot Potato Beach Ball was played Tuesday morning. In the afternoon, the residents made Fall Wreaths to be hung in the dining room during Arts and Crafts. Residents came out to the dining room on Wednesday morning for the always popular Hair and Nail Care. The aftern...

  • 2022 HEM Homecoming

    Oct 27, 2022

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