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GPR study further delayed

A ground penetrating radar (GPR) study for the North Platte River was to be completed by the University of Wyoming (UW) last week, but was abruptly cancelled. The relevant faculty and student group...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    November 4, 2015

Three arrested for kidnapping, assault and drugs

On Oct. 24, three men were arrested by county sheriff's in the McCarty Canyon area north of Savery, Wyo. for the alleged kidnapping of one victim, threatening that victim with weapons and possession...

 

Katherine M. Beckham

Katherine M. Beckham passed away on Oct. 30, 2015 at the Saratoga Care Center in Saratoga at the age of 77. Katherine was born on Aug. 12, 1938, in Encampment. The daughter of Clifford and Irene Wombacker. She married George D. Beckham on Nov. 19,...

 

Lorraine L. Cruse

Lorraine L. Cruse went to be with her Lord Jesus at 1:45 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 18 following a seven month battle of cancer. Lorraine was born in Studly, Kan., on Jan. 27,1924. Preceding her in death was...

 

A fight for daycare in Saratoga

Many citizens have complained publicly about the lack of daycare in Saratoga. Local mothers Sarah Chatfield and Myra Kopasz, both studying for their masters degrees, have been spearheading an effort...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 4, 2015

Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests to begin pile burning

Cooler weather and snow in the mountains has prompted fire crews to begin preparations for slash pile burning at multiple locations across the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests (MBRNF)in Colorado and Wyoming. Hundreds of piles are estimated to...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 4, 2015

SCCW to sponsor blood drive

The Saratoga Council of Catholic Women is sponsoring a community blood drive on Tuesday, from noon until 5:30 p.m. at St. Ann’s Parish Hall. According to the United Blood Services, more people would donate if only they knew the importance of blood....

 
 By Liz Wood    Opinion    November 4, 2015

Valley athletes can hold their heads high

The Platte Valley fall sports season ended with all kinds of results. Cross Country placed second in the state. Our football team did not make it to the post season. The Saratoga Lady Panther...

 

Errata

n the Oct. 28 issue of the Saratoga Sun, Page 1, we reported that at the state cross country championship, Katie Loose received All-State status when it was Ashlynn Johnson, of Encampment, who...

 

American Legion Auxiliary News

The American Legion Auxiliary met at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 20, 2015 at the American Legion Post home. Seven members were present. Plans were made to present a flag etiquette program in the area schools for grades K-3 sometime during the month of November....

 

Local children to star in 'The Jungle Book'

Monday night children from the Platte Valley gathered to audition for “The Jungle Book.” Friday and Saturday, they will perform for audiences after only four days of play practice, thanks to the Missoula Children’s Theatre. The first...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    November 4, 2015

Blowouts and bridges for county crews

On Oct. 26 and 27 Carbon County Road and Bridge crews made repairs to Forest Service Road 261 (FSR 261) also known as the Cedar Pass road. During the rest of the week they removed trees around the Fly...

 
 By Liz Wood    Sports    November 4, 2015

Tigers leap onward to state

If the Encampment Lady Tigers play at state like they did at regionals, they will be coming home with a first place trophy. The Lady Tigers easily beat St. Stephens Friday morning 25-8, 25-10, 25-9....

 
 By Erik Gantt    Sports    November 4, 2015

Heartbreak for HEM Lady Miners

The Hanna-Elk Mountain-Medicine Bow (HEM) Lady Miners volleyball team headed to the 1A East Regional Volleyball Tournament in Rawlins last weekend with high hopes. The ladies showed strength, pride...

 

Lady Panthers say goodbye to seniors

Although the Saratoga Lady Panthers (4-4, 12-11 overall) faced tough teams at regionals last weekend, head coach Shayley Love feels the season was a strong performance overall. The netters faced off...

 
 By Erik Gantt    Sports    November 4, 2015

Silver Spur sends six to rodeo championship

Six cowboys from the Silver Spur Ranches - Headquarters will compete in the 20th World Championship Ranch Rodeo in Amarillo, Texas which will be held from Nov. 12 to 15. The ranch team members are...

 

Police Report

From October 25, 2015 through November 1, 2015 the SPD responded to 94 calls including the following classifications: Agency Assistance (1), Alarm (1), Ambulance (3), Animal Problem (1), Bar Check (3), Business Checks (28), Citizen Assist (2), Civil...

 

Bridge collapses, Halloween pranks and local Olympians

100 years ago November 4, 1915 Bridge Collapses The fifty-foot span of steel across Spring creek, a mile south of Saratoga, collapsed Monday, when the work of finishing the flooring was in progress. The I beams and stress iron on the west side gave...

 

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