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Articles from the October 28, 2015 edition

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Detterer, Loose run their way to all-state status

Saratoga boys varsity cross country team took home second overall in the state at Sheridan over the weekend, and the girls team made fifth overall. Harriers Jeremy Detterer, who finished second in...

 

Family fun at Halloween

Halloween returns this weekend, and businesses in Saratoga are hosting events for families to celebrate the holiday. The Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Halloween Walk...

 

Glenn W. Leavengood

Glenn Leavengood passed away Oct. 19, 2015. He was born on June 6, 1962. A memorial service will be held in June 2016. He is survived by his niece Kaytee Thomas and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Slim and Bird (Stockwell)...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    October 28, 2015

FAA clarifies acceptable hangar items

During the Oct. 21 meeting of the Saratoga Airport Board, the bulk of the discussion centered around items that are allowed to be stored in hangars. Bobby Chitwood, airport board member, called the FA...

 

Community Garden Board receives USDA grant

The planning commission ordinances regarding fences and home occupations were read for the second time at the Oct. 20 Saratoga Town Council meeting. While the fencing ordinance No. 2015-831 passed...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    October 28, 2015

Preliminary survey results in for Master Plan

Citizen concerns were identified in the recent survey conducted by Community Builder's Inc. (CBI) as part of the development of the Saratoga Master Plan. Preliminary results of the survey were...

 
 By Staff Report    News    October 28, 2015

Saratoga Presbyterian Church has new pastor

In August, the congregation of the First Presbyterian Church of Saratoga Wyoming called Steve R. Niccolls, of the California Bay Area, to be their new minister. He is scheduled to deliver his first sermon from the local pulpit Sunday (All Saints Day)...

 
 By Erik Gantt    Opinion    October 28, 2015

Lots of empty lots - wide open spaces or untapped potential?

Property in and around Saratoga has been a topic of discussion lately at town meetings and amongst our citizens. Questions seem to revolve around the availability and pricing of housing, residential...

 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Our community lost a good guy last week with the passing of Glen Leavengood. Glen grew up in the valley immersed in our small town ranching culture where he always had an interest in the land, livestock and wildlife that is here. It was...

 
 By Staff Report    News    October 28, 2015

CCEDC Hosts Chili Cook-off/Chocolate Fest

The Carbon County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) is holding their second annual Chocolate Fest and adding a Chili Cook-off as well on Nov. 7 at the Valley Community Center in Baggs. Cost to attend the event is $10 which includes chili and c...

 

VSO has full slate of projects in progress

Family forms for the 2015 Giving Tree are scheduled to be distributed during the first week in November, according to Kassey Westring, chairman of the project for the Valley Service Organization (VSO). Giving Tree forms will be distributed through va...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    October 28, 2015

Virtual Wyoming

Lori Van Pelt, local rancher, award-winning author and assistant editor of WyoHistory.org, took the Friends of the Saratoga Library on a virtual tour through Wyoming history on Oct. 21. Van Pelt has...

 

Auditions being held for 'The Jungle Book'

An audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of The Jungle Book Monday at the Platte Valley Community Center Theater from 4 - 6 p.m. Those auditioning should arrive by 4 p.m. and plan to stay for the full two...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    October 28, 2015

Riverside adopts Master Plan

"Riverside citizens wish to maintain the serene, quiet atmosphere of a small town. The town will strive to foster their strong sense of community, remain safe and affordable and ensure access to...

 

Saratoga sage grouse get extra protection

Jesse Mendoza, of Boy Scout Troop No. 152 in Rawlins, recruited the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for his Eagle Scout project. Mendoza's project involved the help of BLM wildlife biologist Mary Read...

 
 By Erik Gantt    Sports    October 28, 2015

Enormous heart shown in final game

Thatcher Spiering, Saratoga senior, recovered a Wyoming Indian fumble on the second offensive play of the game and returned it for a touchdown to light the Panthers fire at their homecoming and last...

 

Lady Panthers enter regionals with No. 3 seed

The Saratoga Lady Panthers (4-4, 12-9 overall) improved their game against the Southeast Cyclones (4-4, 16-7 overall) this weekend, winning the match (21-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-22) despite the absence...

 
 By Liz Wood    Sports    October 28, 2015

Tigers go into post-season with high expectations

Why not us? That phrase has been the Encampment Lady Tigers (5-0, 20-1 overall) mantra this season. And they have lived by that mantra on the court. As a team that has come together through the...

 

McGuire named WWCC 'Student of the Week,' 'Player of the Game'

Shelby McGuire, of Saratoga, was named Central Wyoming College's (CWC) Student of the Week for her hard work academically, but she has been excelling on the volleyball court too. A player for the CWC...

 

Police Report

From October 19, 2015 through October 25, 2015 the SPD responded to 110 calls including the following classifications: 911 hang up (1), Agency Assistance (2), Ambulance (1), Animal Problem (2), Bar Check (9), Business Checks (26), Citizen Assist...

 

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