Articles from the November 10, 2021 edition


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  • Boosters received

    Joshua Wood|Nov 10, 2021

    Booster doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech (Pfizer) and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have arrived in Carbon County. Amanda Brown, Nurse Manager of Carbon County Public Health, provided the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) with a number of updates surrounding vaccines during their November 2 meeting. These included the status of booster doses in Carbon County, pediatric doses of Pfizer and their availability, and Carbon County's vaccination rate. Boosters "I've been getting a lot of questions...

  • Saratoga council passes vaccine resolution

    Joshua Wood|Nov 10, 2021

    The Saratoga Town Council waded into the polarized and politicized debate over vaccines on November 2 as they unanimously passed a resolution relating to vaccine requirements, despite apparent concerns expressed by legal counsel prior to the meeting. Resolution 2021-04, which was drafted by Councilmember Jon Nelson, did not appear on the agenda for the meeting but was added by the council member following the Call to Order. After reading the resolution into the record, Nelson elaborated on his...

  • Ronald 'Ron' Sifford

    Nov 10, 2021

    Ronald J. (Ron) Sifford, 65, passed away Saturday October 30 at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie, Wyoming from COVID-19. He was surrounded by family at the time of his passing. He was born April 7, 1956 in Fort Collins, Colorado to Leonard and Edith (Vigil) Sifford, the oldest of four children. He attended grade school and middle school in LaPorte, Colorado and Laramie, Wyoming and graduated high school in 1975 from Encampment, Wyoming. He then graduated from WyoTech in Laramie, Wyoming. He... Full story

  • Kevin Lee Koessel

    Nov 10, 2021

    Kevin Lee Koessel passed away peacefully in his Pinedale home surrounded by loved ones on Saturday, November 6th, 2021 at the age of 55. He was born May 24, 1966 in Greenville, MI to Margaret Ruth and Francis O. Koessel. He married Cheryl Spall on June 10, 2013, though they enjoyed more than 20 happy years together in total. Kevin graduated high school from Saratoga High School in 1984 and attended some college at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, with a strong interest in criminal justice.... Full story

  • The greatest gift

    Staff Report|Nov 10, 2021

    What if you were told an hour of your time could change someone’s life? In the time it takes you to read this article, nearly 100 people will receive lifesaving blood transfusions. By taking just an hour or so to donate, you will do something wonderful! Here, in the southern part of Wyoming, it takes 500 people a week to donate blood to serve the 47 area hospitals in this region! One out of every 3 people will need blood during their lives, but only one in 20 people regularly give blood. Saratoga’s next blood drive with Vitalant is on Tue...

  • Light it up!

    Staff Report|Nov 10, 2021

    The annual Lighted Christmas Parade will be held at 5:00 pm on Saturday, December 11. 2021 theme is a Red, White and Blue Christmas! The parade begins at Constitution Ave. by the Saratoga Care Center and goes down River Street, turning onto Bridge Ave and goes through historic downtown Saratoga. While waiting for the parade to begin, please take advantage of our local retailers and "shop small" this season. The parade ends at the Platte Valley Community Center just in time to welcome Santa and...

  • Tigers bound for War Memorial Stadium

    Joshua Wood|Nov 10, 2021

    Just three years into their six-man program, the Encampment Tigers have obtained their Golden Ticket to the University of Wyoming's War Memorial Stadium on November 12.For some of the players, who stood before the Carbon County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees their freshman year, it is an almost poetic end for their senior year. For 30 years, Encampment played for nearby Saratoga and have spent the past two seasons in a varsity schedule earning their stripes. Denied entry into the champi...

  • Rattlers strike at Meeteetse

    Mike Armstrong|Nov 10, 2021

    The Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) Rattlers faced off against the Meeteetse Longhorns and came off with a close win of 47-46. Head Coach Jack Cobb was obviously happy with the outcome. “It was one of the best games I’ve been a part of in our 13 year history, although it might have taken some years off my life,” Cobb said. “I am so proud of our boys.” Cobb said, after the game was over, he hadn’t thought the Rattler team played all that well. “When I looked back at the film, I realized that Mee...

  • Learning self-reliance

    Mike Armstrong|Nov 10, 2021

    The 2nd Annual Urban Agriculture Workshop put on by the Medicine Bow Conservation District (MBCD) was held at the Medicine Bow Community Hall on October 16. It attracted a good crowd, with participants coming from as far away as North Carolina. The event was organized by Anelyse Perue of the MBCD. Malea Heward, a local Carbon County rancher, started the workshop by going over the self-sustainability practices in Wyoming ranching communities. She lives out at Shirley Basin. Heward said she grew...

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