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Students assemble for veterans

Schools in the Platte Valley honored Veterans Day yesterday with assemblies to recognize veterans who have served in the military. At Saratoga Middle/High School the day began with an assembly in the...

 

Gary L Chrisp

Gary L. Chrisp, 74, of Riverside, WY, passed away Nov., 7,2014 at his home after an extended illness. Gary was born in North Platte, Neb. on Sept. 1,1940 to Elmer J. and Eva R.(Gravel) Chrisp. He married Janet Olsen on June 18, 1960. They lived in...

 

Burt Daniel Willford

Burt Daniel Willford, 56, of Saratoga, passed away on Nov. 3, 2014, at Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital in Denver, Colorado. The memorial service will be held a 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at the...

 

Shiloh Blue Hansmeyer

Shilo Blue Hansmeyer, 21, of Cheyenne, passed away Monday, Nov. 3 at Denver Health Medical Center in Denver, Colo. after succumbing to brain injuries sustained in a vehicle accident. Shilo was born...

 

Mayor wants order at meetings

Saratoga Mayor John Zeiger began the Nov. 4 town council meeting by apologizing to the council for “not controlling” the Oct. 21 meeting. “I feel I didn’t control it properly, and rest assured I will not let that happen again,” Zeiger said...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    November 12, 2014

Sewer ordinance postponed once again

The sewer ordinance continues its uphill battle at Saratoga Town Hall. Ordinance 828, which would raise sewer rates to pay for the Saratoga Wastewater Outfall Project, was tabled once again after...

 
 By Liz Wood    Opinion    November 12, 2014

Defining a winner

This season, I had the privilege of covering the Encampment Lady Tigers volleyball team. I call it a privilege because they were an amazing group of girls to watch. I have covered volleyball off and...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 12, 2014

Reverse Drawing raffle begins

The Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce has begun selling tickets for the annual Reverse Drawing. Tickets are $10 each and only 300 are sold. Unlike the usual raffle procedure, the very last ticket drawn is the grand prize winner in this... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 12, 2014

Game and fish taking comments

The Game and Fish Department is holding a public meeting and has opened a comment period through Dec. 29 on proposed regulations governing access to public records and licenses and permits. Game and Fish is proposing that parties requesting hunter...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    November 12, 2014

New faces at Town Hall

In the hours after the polls closed, mayoral candidates Ed Glode and Don Sherrod met for drinks at the Hotel Wolf. Though they knew only one of them could win the mayoral seat, both candidates were su...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    November 12, 2014

Encampment council sees change

The makeup of the Encampment town council has changed with the loss of 16-year council member Mary Martin. Martin made a run for the mayorship and lost to incumbent Greg Salisbury, leaving her...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    November 12, 2014

Fire district measure put out

The steering committee for the proposed Carbon County Fire District, which was defeated on the Nov. 4 ballot, is “a little disappointed,” in the results according to Jim Piche, steering committee...

 
 By Liz Wood    Sports    November 12, 2014

Lady Tigers bring home fourth place trophy

For the second year in a row, the Encampment Lady Tigers returned from the state volleyball tournament with a fourth place finish. It's not how the girls wanted to finish their season, but Head Coach...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    November 12, 2014

Fashion, furs and fine art

Laura Morrow, the owner of Laura M is expanding her business to include art and home furnishings. Morrow’s business will expand “As everyone knows, Blackhawk Gallery is closing their doors, Dec. 6...

 
 By Erik Gantt    Sports    November 12, 2014

Panther runners receive all-state honors

Panthers cross country runners Kelsie Samson and Jeremy Detterer garnered all-state honors at the state meet in Sheridan on Oct. 25. Both Samson and Detterer took some time to talk to the Saratoga...

 
 By Liz Wood    News    November 12, 2014

Robert J. Herring, U.S. Army

Robert J. Herring was attending school in Jefferson County, Colo., in the early 1960s when he decided he was not satisfied with the school system and transferred to a military school. His parents,...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    November 12, 2014

Berk Hotchkiss, U.S. Army

Local resident Berk Hotchkiss said his time in the Army gave him an opportunity to become an adult. Hotchkiss served in Army's 101st Aviation Battalion, which is part of the 101st Airborne Division, f...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    November 12, 2014

Willis Greenwood, U.S. Air Force

Willis Greenwood's time in the Air Force provided him opportunities to succeed inside and outside the military. As a younger man, Greenwood enlisted in the Air Force because he felt the training he...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    November 12, 2014

Dick Ament, U.S. Navy

"I graduated High School, and the next thing I knew I was in the Navy," Dick Ament said of how he joined the military. "There wasn't any choice back then, everyone was going into the service." Ament...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    November 12, 2014

H.R. Herring, U.S. Navy

On Jan. 1, 1944, Bob Herring Sr. was 18 years old and working in Encampment when his boss told him he would not have to go into the military. He had Herring deferred - Herring would not have to join...

 
 By Liz Wood    News    November 12, 2014

American Legion faces youth membership drought

American Legion Angus England Post 54 is facing the same difficulties other units like them are. Young members are not signing up. In fact, the membership is so low at the American Legion that they...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    November 12, 2014

VFW members continue to serve

The Platte Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is a veterans’ organization which works to enhance their community and works to better the lives of veteran. Veterans who are eligible to...

 

Maverick defined, mountain lion spotted, bandits flee bar, Space Age Cowboy to perform

100 Years Ago Nov. 12, 1914 The Tribune has been asked the meaning of the “maverick vote,” which in close contests sometimes affects the result. The term maverick vote is a mere popular or slang term applied to a Wyoming statute by which an...

 

School Menus

Saratoga Schools Breakfast Wednesday – Breakfast pizza or cereal/cheese stick, fruit or juice, milk. Thursday – Breakfast burrito or cereal/cheese stick, fruit or juice, milk. Monday – Cheese omelet/snack cracker or cereal/cheese stick, fruit...

 

Halloween party successful

There were two-and-a-half tables here for Duplicate Bridge on Monday. High winners were Sheila Johnson and Mary Sjoden. There was a tie for second high between Barb Wise and Vivian Campbell and Bob Johnson and Gertrude Herold. We had a Halloween...

 

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