Articles from the November 10, 2022 edition


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  • No filming in Wyoming

    Mike Armstrong|Nov 10, 2022

    A lot of Joe Pickett fans can tell you unequivocally the popular series is set in Carbon County, Wyoming. Not as many know that the television series is filmed in the province of Alberta, Canada. Big Sky is another TV series filmed in Canada, in the province of British Columbia. Canada is standing in for the landscape of Wyoming. It isn’t the only place where Wyoming western stories are filmed, but also in states which border the Cowboy State. Yellowstone and 1883 are both filmed in Montana w...

  • Aquatic Center on the horizon?

    Virginia Parker|Nov 10, 2022

    Nicholas Haderlie presented the Platte Valley Aquatic Center Feasibility Study to the Saratoga Town Council meeting November 1. Haderlie told the Council that they had raised over $35,000 from 71 different donors to pay for the preliminary design and to pay for the feasibility study. The proposal is to form a new non-profit entity which would own and operate this facility. It would take over recreational services from the Town of Saratoga while providing these services for the entire North Platt...

  • I voted, did you?

    Nov 10, 2022

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  • Cargo trailer stolen

    Virginia Parker|Nov 10, 2022

    Bill Schroer of Saratoga, believes his cargo trailer was taken during the night of October 27, or possibly early morning. Schroer drives school bus for Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD#2). He was getting off work at about 8:30 a.m. after running his normal bus route. As he was driving past his shop, he noticed a trailer missing. Schroer called the police and Officer John Moore responded. They found the trailer hitch lock had been cut and there were tire tracks in the snow. There were...

  • Holiday Bazaar

    Nov 10, 2022

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  • Grants and resolutions top the list

    Virginia Parker|Nov 10, 2022

    At the November 1, 2022 Carbon County Commissioners meeting Carbon County Clerk Gwynn Bartlett recognized several staff members for their service to Carbon County: Jody Deist-Fairhurst for 18 years of service who works at the Clerk of District Court; Mark Wagner in Road and Bridge–for 18 years of service; Brynna Grundman of the Sheriff’s Office for 8 years of service; Julie Webb with Buildings and Grounds for 6 years of service; Ben Opfar for 4 years of service. Lenny Layman, Emergency Man...

  • Carbon County leading Wyoming in jail technology

    Joshua Wood|Nov 10, 2022

    For the Carbon County Sheriff's Office, safety at the county jail for both inmates and staff is tantamount. Now, the facility has a new piece of equipment which can better ensure safety in the future. Carbon County is the first in Wyoming to have the Tek84 Intercept full body scanner. The scanner, which Tek84 touts as being the only American-made apparatus of its kind, was purchased with the help of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. In total, the county paid less than $150,000 for the...

  • Strut your stuff on turkey day

    Nov 10, 2022

    When it comes to Thanksgiving Day, iconic imagery typically includes turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, candied yams and pumpkin pie. One way to work up a large appetite for such a large spread is to run a 5K. Specifically the Ribbons of Hope Turkey Trot. The Ribbons of Hope, which has given nearly $200,000 in grants to Carbon County residents fighting cancer, first began as an idea in 2012. According to Bank of Commerce President Copper France, who helped found RIbbons of Hope with other local business owners, the idea came about when talking...

  • Kindness in Carbon County

    Mike Armstong|Nov 10, 2022

    I am getting ready to do a presentation for an organization which wants to hear about my time in Asia. I have been looking over a lot of items and photos of my time in Taiwan and China. My years in Taiwan were in a big city, sort of, 3 million, but actually for Asia, Taichung is a medium city at best. Running a business, a restaurant/bar in particular that focused on Western cuisine, had me in the forefront of the expat community. I threw a lot of parties for different Western cultures and got exposed to tons of things I didn’t know about peopl...

  • November blood drive

    Staff Report|Nov 10, 2022

    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...

  • Editorial Cartoon

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  • Rattlers are going to state championship

    Mike Armstrong|Nov 10, 2022

    "We had a really rough start to this game where we made a lot of mistakes early and things continued to snowball after that," Head coach Kegan Willford of Encampment High School football said.Willford is talking about the game on Saturday in which the Tigers faced the undefeated Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) Rattler High School football team in Baggs.The game started very quickly to go in the Rattlers' favor in the 1st quarter.The Rattler head coach Jack Cobb decided to keep his leading rushe...

  • Saratoga Lady Panthers fall short at State Championships

    Virginia Parker|Nov 10, 2022

    The Lady Panthers were hot on the heels of the Buckaroos, fighting hard at last Friday’s matchup. The Panthers took the first two games 25-14 and 25-20, but lost momentum and fell to the Buckaroos 23-25, 21-25 and 14-16. This is Whitney Bennett’s last game. She left nothing on the court with 19 kills and 41 digs. Another senior, Olivia Everett with 17 kills and 23 digs was on top of her last game as well. Makenna King still has a year left at Saratoga and must be an inspiration to her tea...

  • Encampment Lady Tigers left behind by LSRV Lady Rattlers

    Nov 10, 2022

    Encampment’s Lady Tigers couldn’t catch their southern nemesis, the LSRV Lady Rattlers. It’s been a battle all season between these girls, with the Rattlers pouncing on the Tigers at every turn. The Rattlers first match with the Tigers was 25-8. The Tigers fought back but couldn’t take it at 28-26. The Rattlers took the last match 25-16, sending the Tigers home. Coach Robin Brown is very proud of the girls and said, “This year we went 10-17-1, so not quite where we wanted to end the season. But, I felt like overall it was a great year. It...

  • The wonder of the Crossing Cafe Trading Company

    Mike Armstrong|Nov 10, 2022

    The Crossing Cafe Trading Company in Elk Mountain might not have regular hours exactly, because Nancy and Ken Kassner, sometimes take off during the day or evening to take care of other business. "If you want to make sure we are open, people can call," Ken said. "We have hit an age where we do things like that." This doesn't mean the cafe is not open often, but it should not surprise any patron it is closed. But when it is open, it is a place to be visited. Just to walk in the place is like...

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

    Staff Report|Nov 10, 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... Full story

  • This week at the Saratoga Care Center

    Nov 10, 2022

    by Tom Mansfied, Activity Volunteer The Activity. Director and her assistants offered a week of activities both morning and afternoon. The residents worked out to Sittercise on Monday morning. They listened to Halloween Trivial, including trivia about Halloween Candy and Halloween History in the afternoon. A game brought residents to the dining room on Tuesday morning. An Arts and Crafts activity occupied residents in the afternoon. Hair and Nail brought residents to the dining room on Wednesday morning. Residents played Bingo in the afternoon...

  • A "SUNNY" WINNER

    Staff Report|Nov 10, 2022

    The Platte Valley Arts Council sponsored the 6th annual Hay Bale Sculpture Contest in October and the winning entry is SunnyCup. The Arts Council began the competition to show off some good ole’ ranch ingenuity. Area ranches, businesses & families in the Platte Valley were asked to create a sculpture made predominantly of bales but were given the artistic leeway to incorporate wood, metal, wire, paint, canvas damns, or anything other medium they could dream up into their sculpture. The council did want all of the valley residents to have a c...

  • Fall fly over

    Nov 10, 2022

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