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State Champs!

Freshman Paige Powell hit a well-placed spike in the championship match against Kaycee that grabbed the final point for the Encampment Lady Tigers, securing the 1A state title for the first time...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    November 11, 2015

Simmons changes plea, convicted of felony

During his criminal hearing in the Second Judicial District Court last week Ryan Scott Simmons changed his plea from not guilty to Nolo Contendre, or no contest, to the charge of felony interference...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    November 11, 2015

Two of three arraigned

Kevin Farley and Patrick John Carroll were bound of to the Carbon County District Court on felony charges after a Nov. 5 preliminary hearing. The hearing for a third suspect, Mitchel Demetrius Thomas...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    November 11, 2015

Stolen car travels through Carbon County at 130 mph

The Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP), county sheriff's and local police were involved in a high speed pursuit of a stolen vehicle which spanned 185 miles and one hour and 46 minutes. The pursuit started a...

 

Police Report

From Nov. 2, 2015 through Nov. 8, 2015 the SPD responded to 102 calls including the following classifications: Agency Assistance (1), Alarm (1), Ambulance (1), Animal Problem (1), Bar Check (2), Business Checks (57), Citizen Assist (4), Civil...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    November 11, 2015

An avian eye

Rocky Mountain Power (RMP) is building an avian observation tower at its Seven Mile Hill wind farm between Medicine Bow and Hanna. The purpose of the tower is to understand and minimize eagle...

 

The truth is hard to hear (or read)

Recently, I picked up a Farmer’s Almanac and flipped through it because I had heard that it predicted more snow than normal in the area. In fact, the Farmer’s Almanac said that relatively normal t...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 11, 2015

Chamber seeking nominations

The Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce (chamber) is seeking nominations for their annual awards: Business of the Year, New Business of the Year, Organization of the Year, and the Volunteer of the Year. Deadline to nominate is November 31 and...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 11, 2015

Donations sought for annual Festival of Trees

The Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce (chamber) is pleased to host the Festival of Trees Gala and Auction on Dec. 4 at the Platte Valley Community Center for its thirteenth year. Decorated trees and wreaths, gift baskets, centerpieces and ot...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    November 11, 2015

Fulfilling a dream

You may have seen the woman with the short blond hair in the forest service law enforcement truck around Saratoga or out on the forest. Her name is Hannah Nadeau and she is working a career that she...

 

SCWEMS amendment finds more opposition

It was announced at the Nov. 3 Saratoga Town Council Meeting that Saratoga Police Chief Tom Knickerbocker resigned. However, mayor Ed Glode called the Saratoga Sun to resolve the issue, stating that...

 

Landfill board considers funding questions

“I have no idea where we are going to be when it’s time to get our money next year,” said Randy Raymer, chairperson of the Upper Platte River Solid Waste District (UPRSWD) board at last...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 11, 2015

WY students get good state marks

The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) announced the state’s results on Oct. 28 for the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as the Nation’s Report Card or NAEP. Overall, Wyoming’s fourth and eighth grade students in 2015...

 

Keeping early warning in the air

Curt Campbell was 17 years old when he joined the military. The Nuremberg trials were going on and he wanted to be a guard at those trials in 1948. The problem was the military wanted the guards to...

 

MP experiences differing places, culture

"I sure have no regrets about my time spent there," said Jerry Paxton, representing District 47 in the Wyoming House of Representatives, about his time as a military policeman in Germany. Paxton...

 

Military service an intro to the real world

Riverside resident Ken Drain spent most of his career with the United States Forest Service (USFS) and the Federal Highways Administration (FHA), but it was his time in the Army and Army Reserve that...

 

Despite cancers, no regrets

Gerald Stanart served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force, beginning in 1965. Like many others in the service at the time, Stanart was stationed in Vietnam for his time of service....

 

On the Wall

"I didn't know that I was part of history until my granddaughter came home from school, I said 'What are you studying?' She said 'The Berlin Wall,' and I said 'Hell, I was there." Loren "Teense"...

 

Looking to lead

Since his graduation from the Naval Academy and commissioning in the US Navy, Saratoga High School graduate Wyatt Hill has been spending time in the air learning to command naval flights. Hill hopes...

 

Battle With a Stag

Reprint of this story from the November 14, 1985 issue of The Platte Valley Lyre brought to you courtesy of Grandma’s Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community. W.B. Cowan, of the Pick outfit, has been for several years...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 11, 2015

New Wyoming guide explores culture through a geology lens

From the Oregon Trail to Paleo-Indian red ochre mines, Wyoming has many sites where culture and geology merge and stories unfold. The Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) has released a new...

 

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