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Articles from the October 30, 2013 edition

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 By Liz Wood    Sports    October 30, 2013

Encampment Tigers headed to state tournament: Lady Tigers place third at regionals

For the first time in seven years, the Encampment Lady Tigers are headed to state. “The girls played their best volleyball of the season at regionals, it is something we all strive for,” head...

 

Obituary: Barbara T. Wright

Barbara T. Wright, 74, passed away Oct. 24, 2013. She is predeceased by her father Randolph Thomas, mother Olene Thomas, and her brother Randy. Barbara is survived by her only child Thomas Foster Wright, sister-in-law Anita Thomas and numerous... Full story

 

Obituary: Frank Carroll

Frank (Francis Noxon) Carroll, 94, died Oct. 25, 2013 surrounded by his family. A celebration of Frank’s life will be at 2 p.m., Saturday at Rick Martin Memorial Park in Riverside. In case of inclement weather, the celebration will be at the Grand... Full story

 

Birth announcement: Shelly Wray Larson

Shelly Wray Larson was born of Trevor and Hillary Larson Sept. 22, 2013 at Riverton Memorial Hospital in Riverton, WY. Shelly weighed six pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Maternal...

 
 By Zachary Laux    News    October 30, 2013

Faster internet within sight

Union Wireless expects to have its faster internet service available to Platte Valley customers in about two to three weeks. “We are done installing the hardware, and within the next two to three we... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    News    October 30, 2013

Prescribed burns planned for slash piles

Following recent snowfall events, fire crews are starting to burn slash piles at locations across the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests in Wyoming and Colorado. It is estimated there are thousands of piles remaining on the two National Forests,...

 

Radunich Rants and Rambles: Bidding the fall season farewell

With the local fall sports season done as far as home games are concerned, I can’t help but feel a little depressed. It’s the same feeling you have when you graduate from high school and know you...

 

Letter to the Editor: Voters have responsibility

Editor, We live in a democracy, but less than half of us vote. We put men and women in office and take them out. We cannot wholly blame our leaders for corruption and bad decisions if the people who have the freedom don’t vote. Freedom has a...

 

Letter to the editor: Thankful for football community

Editor, Our son played his final game of football as a Saratoga Panther this past Thursday night. The night was an emotional rollercoaster. The emotions went from sadness to anxiety to disbelief, horror, hope and celebration as we watched one of the... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    News    October 30, 2013

Scoping period extended again

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced a new date for the scoping period closure for the infrastructure component environmental assessment (EA), set for the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project (CCSM). The BLM initially scheduled... Full story

 
 By Zachary Laux    News    October 30, 2013

Package upgrade at Encampment USPS

Encampment resident Robert Kelly is getting more mail since U.S. Postal Service representatives visited Encampment in September. Before their visit, Kelly estimated Encampment Postmaster Wendell...

 
 By Staff Report    News    October 30, 2013

Children's Theatre holds auditions for Rapunzel

Missoula Children’s Theatre will hold auditions Monday for its production of “Rapunzel”. Auditions will take place from 4-6 p.m. Monday at the Platte Valley Community Center theater. Those auditioning should arrive before 4:00 p.m. and plan to... Full story

 
 By Zachary Laux    News    October 30, 2013

Making his own tracks

Dave Tatum of Platte, S.D., feels like he was welcomed into a family when he started working for Carbon County Weed and Pest. "I don't feel like I've been hired to do a job, I feel like I have been...

 

Panthers get rammed, dogged in regional tournament

The Saratoga Lady Panthers wrapped up their 2013 season with an overall 16-12 season record. The Panthers lost their two games against Big Horn and Sundance at last weekend's regional tournament in...

 

SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENT: SMS Football ends seasons with wins

Saratoga Middle School coach Matt Shelby submitted scores to the last two SMS football games. The team won their last two games. Oct. 1, 2013 Laramie 8th Grade B Team 30-22, Won Oct. 11, 2013 North Park 22-12, Won... Full story

 

H.E.M. victim of huge Panther comeback

The Saratoga Panthers football team ended their 2013 football season on a high note Thursday, putting a stop to HEM's Miners with a close 69-66 triumph. With the results of what was their last home ga...

 

Reflections: Aetna making improvements, looks promising

Reprint of this story from the October 30, 1903 issue of The Grand Encampment Herald brought to you courtesy of Grandma’s Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community. MACHINERY ON AETNA Installing Fine Steam Plant and... Full story

 

Families have fun at carnival

We had our Carnival on Oct. 25. It was games, prizes, candy, cookies, and the cake walk for the kids of the Valley. We want to thank all the people who helped us—Janice Kerpan, Connie Patterson, Lila Worden, Jill Martin, Kim Givens, Pastor Gene... Full story

 

Seniors enjoy pizza party

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 M... Full story

 

Club Notes: American Legion Auxiliary

The local American Legion Auxiliary of Saratoga covered charitable contributions and upcoming events at their most recent meeting Oct. 15. Membership stands at 33 members with 10 more needed to meet the first milestone by Nov. 11. Ladies should get... Full story

 
 By Zachary Laux    News    October 30, 2013

Make it with Wool program to honor Johnson: Seamstress to be honored at local, state level.

Make it with Wool will honor a longtime advocate for the program who died earlier this year from a rare disease. Roxana Johnson was a huge advocate in Carbon County for agriculture, sewing, 4-H and...

 
 By Zachary Laux    News    October 30, 2013

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Haunting in the Platte

A flicker of someone whizzing by the corner of your eye. A knife levitating in the air, then dropping on the counter. An opaque being staring, smiling at you. These are some of the sights those who... Full story

 

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