Articles from the November 3, 2022 edition


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  • Missing hunter found

    Staff Report|Nov 3, 2022

    The Carbon County Coroner’s Office has confirmed the identity of the remains found on October 16, 2022 to be that of those belonging to Mark Strittmater. Mark Strittmater is the hunter who went missing on October 19, 2019 while hunting in the Sierra Madres. The confirmation was made through examination of the remains and known dental records of Mark Strittmater. This has been an ongoing case within the Sheriffs Office, and we are pleased to learn of the positive identification. This missing person case has involved several searches in c...

  • What happens in VOAG doesn't stay in VOAG

    Virginia Parker|Nov 3, 2022

    In today's society there are many people that think life skills are not taught in school. Life skills are skills that prepare our youth to live independent and be a productive member of society. The type of life skills need to function effectively in society depend on the cultural norms or standards of the area you live. For example, being a successful hunter may be a very important life skill in one society, but useless in another. Life skills can be divided into a number of areas that include...

  • Principal players of the year

    Nov 3, 2022

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  • Halloween Walk

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  • Haunted in Hanna

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  • OMG, it's winter

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  • Free Thanksgiving Dinner, request early

    Staff Report|Nov 3, 2022

    The 26th Annual Platte Valley Helping Hands (PVHH) Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner will again be provided by delivery only, by PVHH Volunteers on Thanksgiving Day, November 24. Deliveries will be made between 11:45 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. as announced by PVHH President, Marilyn Verplancke. This delicious free traditional Thanksgiving meal is available to anyone in the valley, but you must contact a PVHH Board Member by FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH by calling any one of these Board members: Marilyn Verplancke 326-8190, Crissy Blocker 329-3468, Wanda... Full story

  • Natural Gas Service Replacement in Saratoga

    Staff Report|Nov 3, 2022

    Black Hills Energy is announcing the replacement of approximately 30 residential natural gas services and lines on Hickory Street in Saratoga. The project will begin in early November, with completion estimated by the end of December. The Hickory Street Loop is the continuation of natural gas system work that began in 2021. During this phase, Black Hills Energy will be working in the alleyway to install new polyethylene natural gas service lines and meters. Black Hills Energy anticipates brief outages as the switch is made from the old service... Full story

  • Governor's Leadership on Wildlife Migration results in Partnership with USDA and Funds for Private Landowners Supporting Conservation

    Staff Report|Nov 3, 2022

    Governor Mark Gordon’s leadership in protecting private agricultural lands and migratory big game populations was recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today with the signing of the Wyoming Wildlife Habitat Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Under the MOU, Wyoming and the USDA agree to invest “technical capacity and resources in the conservation, restoration, management, and long-term stewardship of multiple-use public and private lands that support migratory big game.” This means funds for private landowners who volun...

  • Bank expanding to Saratoga

    Nov 3, 2022

    Bank of Commerce (BOC), a community bank headquartered in Rawlins, Wyoming, will expand its footprint in Carbon County with the opening of a Loan Production Office (LPO) in Saratoga, Wyoming. Nicole Murry, BOC Marketing Administrator says, “Although we areanxious to get going, our official open date is yet to be determined. We have been held up by delayed office furniture and equipment delivery.” The new office, located at 217 N 1st Street will be led byDennis Kilmer, Vice President / Loan Officer and Karen Youngberg, Office Manager. The pai... Full story

  • Scary Times At The Bottom Of The Wild Food Chain

    Bill Sniffin|Nov 3, 2022

    Many decades ago, when my brother Ron and I would go big-game hunting, it was comforting to know that we were at the top of the food chain. We had powerful rifles and we knew that no creature out there could cause us serious harm. Our anti-hunter acquaintances always pointed out the unfairness of “hunting,” asking what would we do if the other side could hunt us? Sometime in the 1980s, all this changed. From that time on, grizzly bears have been encouraged to live all over Western Wyoming. It was a game-changer. Human hunters now could be vie...

  • Letter to Editor

    Nov 3, 2022

    Editor, Well folks listen up. The November elections are coming up. I’m voting for the second amendment. I’m voting for the next Supreme Court Justice. I’m voting for the electoral college, and the Republic we live in. I’m voting for the Police and law and order. I’m voting for the Military, and the veterans who fought for and died for this Country. I’m voting for the flag that is always missing from the Democratic background. I’m voting for the right to speak my opinion and not to be censored. I’m voting for secured borders. I’m voting for...

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  • Saratoga Lady Panthers head to state after regional playoffs

    Virginia Parker|Nov 3, 2022

    The Lady Panthers faced Burlington's Lady Huskies first and won 3-0. They never let the Huskies get more than 13 points in any of the three matches, showing their determination. The Riverside Lady Rebels topped the Panthers during the second game with 3-0 win. The Panthers faced Meeteetse's Lady Longhorns and the battle was on. The Panthers won 3-2, but it was a hard win. The first match score was 28-26 giving the Longhorns a hard fought for win. The next match was close as well with the...

  • Rattlers leap to the win over the Tigers

    Virginia Parker|Nov 3, 2022

    The Lady Tigers went to Lander to win, but they just couldn't quite get their feet under them. Their first loss to Riverside's Lady Rebels was 3-1, but they picked up a win when Burlington's Lady Huskies came to the court. The Tigers left that came with a 3-0 win. The Little Snake River Rattlers have been hard to beat all year and this day was no different. The Tigers gave it everything they had, but the Rattlers kept them from win in 3 matches. Coach Robin Brown said, "The girls definitely...

  • Lady Miners are done

    Mike Armstrong|Nov 3, 2022

    The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School volleyball team knew this was going to be a year for learning and growing. Head coach for the Lady Miner volleyball team, Hannah Williams said this in the beginning of the season. It was her first year and she acknowledged having a young team. All she wanted from her team was improvement after each game. Williams said every coach wants to win games, but her focus was to get the girls better at the end of the year. The Lady Miners went to...

  • Tigers trounce Buckaroos

    Mike Armstrong|Nov 3, 2022

    The Encampment Tiger High School football team went to Kaycee to stay in the hunt for the state championship in 6-man. They did so very effectively, keeping the higher seeded team scoreless. “We emphasized starting fast against Kaycee all week long,” Tiger head coach Kegan Willford said. “I feel like we accomplished that.” The Tigers started scoring from the onset of the game. Quade Jordan ran 39 yards for a touchdown and the Tigers were off and running. Jordan scored another touchdown running...

  • Rattlers poison Devils chance

    Mike Armstrong|Nov 3, 2022

    The Hulett Devils had a brief moment of elation in their game against the Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) Rattler High School football game when they were able to score early in the 1st quarter. With the Devils first possession, they scored against the Rattlers. That hasn’t happened before this season to LSRV. “They caught us sleeping on a long pass and it got over my players,” Head Coach for the Rattlers, Jack Cobb said. “We woke up after that, and took over the game.” The joy the Devils ha...

  • This week at the Saratoga Care Center

    Nov 3, 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...

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