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Articles from the November 9, 2016 edition

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Lady Tigers take third in state

Disappointment showed on the faces of Encampment High School volleyball players Friday in Casper, when the Lady Tigers gave up a match to the Little Snake River rattlers in the semifinal round at the... Full story


Martin George "Marty" Clever Jr.

1SG Martin George "Marty" Clever Jr. (Ret.) passed away October 29, 2016 in Aurora, Colorado. He was born on June 14, 1936 in Hemet, Calif. He grew up in Southern Calif. Marty joined the U.S. Army in... Full story


Jean Marie (Peterson) Garnett

Graveside services for Carbon County native Jean Marie (Peterson) Garnett will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, at 11 a.m. in the Mountain View Cemetery east of Riverside. A celebration of life with... Full story

 By Max Miller    News    November 9, 2016

Fires, gas and water

Two fires from the night before and a forthcoming World Series baseball game were weighing on several minds at a Nov. 1 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council. It was the last meeting of the council... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    November 9, 2016

Giving Thanksgiving ... again

The 21st annual Platte Valley Helping Hands (PVHH) Free Thanksgiving Dinner is coming. The dinner will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day—Thursday, Nov. 24—at St. Ann’s Parish Hall, 218 Spring Ave., Saratoga. The Thanksgiving...


Adjusting your tastes

I remember the first time I tried a martini. I had been watching M*A*S*H,1 and the lead characters had been on and on about the still they operated in their tent and how great martinis are. So... Full story

 By Max Miller    News    November 9, 2016

Prevention meeting highlights drug use, new disposal tools

Around noon Nov. 4, about 15 different stakeholders gathered in the Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC) for pulled-pork sandwiches and some serious talk. The meeting was a strategy and implementatio...


James Shepherd, USN

James Shepherd, 64, of Saratoga joined the U.S. Navy in 1970. Born in Grants Pass, Oregon and having lived in Klamath Falls, the first major shock to his system he dealt with was traveling to...


Legion holds Veterans Day dinner

The public is invited to an American Legion Veterans Day dinner to be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 at the Legion post home at 403 Bridge Ave. Dinner will consist of roast beef, baked potatoes with... Full story



Joe Parsons was 17 years old when he signed enlistment papers with the U.S. Marine Corps. "My mom wouldn't sign off on me going infantry, so I figured, 'I'll show her and go field radio operator'... Full story



"I was on one of the last Bear missions," D'Ron Campbell, 47, of Saratoga says. "It was maybe 1994 when they (the Russians) — before open skies — were still poking us. "We were launched with F-15... Full story


Burial benefits require Vets to plan

No one likes to think about death, but if a veteran wants to be buried with military rights, or in a national cemetery, pre-planning is a must. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has a website which includes information about... Full story



Senior Center Menu Wednesday: Swedish meatballs, noodles, steamed carrots, wheat roll, strawberries, milk. Thursday: Egg/sausage bake, tater tots, zucchini, wheat bread, purple plums, banana dessert, milk. Friday: Roast beef, mashed potatoes/gravy,... Full story


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