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Articles from the January 11, 2017 edition

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 By Max Miller    News    January 11, 2017

Financial fracas

An imbroglio that began at a sparsely-attended Dec. 20 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council carried over into the New Year, drawing a crowd of about 35 to the council’s Jan. 3 gathering. Despite... Full story


Bleeding in the New Year

The annual blood drive conducted by Valley Service Organization (VSO) in conjunction with United Blood Services (UBS) of Wyoming will be held Tuesday, Jan. 17. The drive will be conducted from noon to 5:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Platte Valley... Full story


James ("Jim") Edward Dettinger

James Edward Dettinger, 99, member of an old Wyoming family passed away Nov. 22, 2016, in La Puente, Calif. James, born June 26, 1917, in Encampment is the last of six children of Roy and Nellie... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    January 11, 2017

Health help in Saratoga

Navigators traveling Wyoming to assist residents with health care and health insurance options came to Saratoga Jan. 9. Enroll Wyoming Navigators came to Saratoga to answer queries prior to the Open Enrollment deadline Jan. 31. After that date, open... Full story


It wasn't all bad

It’s 2017, and there are a lot of people who are happy to see 2016 go. The year saw a rather contentious and seemingly interminable election; ISIS; terrorism; increasing tensions with Russia; unrest at home about race issues and some indications... Full story


Good to goat

SHS English teacher Larry Cloyd shows Aubergine the Goat some love to benefit the "Make a Wish" Foundation. Asked afterwards about his experience, Hicks said his smooch had been "s... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    January 11, 2017

Wyoming seventh in education quality

Education Week’s 21st annual report card ranked Wyoming seventh in the nation for education quality. Quality Counts - Under Construction: Building on ESSA’s K-12 Foundation gave Wyoming an overall score of 80.3 out of 100 points and a grade of... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    January 11, 2017

Graduation requirement comment sought

The Wyoming Department of Education is seeking public comment on the Wyoming Graduation Requirements of Chapter 31, which can be viewed at These rules establish the minimum requirements for a... Full story


Court glory, face pies & cake

Encampment School ended its homecoming week Saturday, and a weather-related postponement of the school's homecoming dance did not dampen Encampment students' spirits. The schools boys and girls... Full story

 By Max Miller    Sports    January 11, 2017

Mat results mixed at Shatto

Late-arriving wrestling mats over winter break made for a slow start for the Saratoga High School wrestling team at the Shane Shatto Invite Jan. 6 and 7 in Cheyenne. Representing Saratoga at the... Full story

 By Max Miller    Sports    January 11, 2017

Chipping in

After an extended break, sports teams can return to play rusty and out of practice, or rejuvenated and fresh of foot. In posting a dominant 39-17 Jan. 7 win over the Hanna Elk Mountain (HEM) Miners af... Full story

 By Max Miller    Sports    January 11, 2017

The 'cats' that 'swallowed the canary'

On Jan. 7, the Hanna Elk Mountain (HEM) Miners boys basketball team came to Saratoga, only to have a Panther eat their canary. Though Saratoga posted a 58-40 victory, the game's margin was much... Full story


Protect the pass!

Editors Note: This was playfully written in the style of the graphic novel "300." I hope you enjoy it. The Encampment Tigers boys and girls' basketball team stood tall during homecoming after... Full story

 By FW Broschart    News    January 11, 2017

Cold enough for ya?

After a somewhat mild December, winter rolled into the Valley during the first week of January, bringing a lot of snow and record-breaking temperatures, along with that famous Wyoming wind. Thursday,... Full story

 By FW Broschart    News    January 11, 2017

4-H takes aim

The 4-H shooting sports club will be starting a new season of shooting sports instruction for Valley youth at 6:30 p.m., Jan. 18 at the Saratoga Library. The shooting club is open to youths who are 4-H members in Saratoga and Encampment and between... Full story


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