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Articles from the January 23, 2013 edition

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 By Joe Elder    News    January 23, 2013

Encampment police chief resigns

Encampment Police Chief Nick Finer gave the Encampment council a letter of resignation at their meeting Jan. 10. Finer said he flew when he was in the Army and was resigning to pursue a career in...


Ray Walker

The Saratoga Sun received word Monday that Ray Walker has died. Ray was born Jan. 15, 1942 to Len and Gerry Walker, owners of the Freeland Cattle Co. on Pass Creek, which is now the TA Ranch headquarters. Ray is survived by his wife, Mary Kay...

 By Joe Elder    Politics    January 23, 2013

Letters, public comments top discussion

Members of the public applauded after Councilman Steve Wilcoxson read from two letters at the Saratoga Town Council meeting Tuesday. The first was one he had written to the Planning Commission to...


June E. Wenger

June E. Wenger, 89, of Saratoga, formerly of Butte, Mont., passed away on Jan. 17, 2013, at the Valley View Nursing Center in Saratoga. She had worked as a secretary and was a communicant of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Saratoga. June enjoyed...

 By Staff Report    News    January 23, 2013

Boys’ State applications available

Application information for the 2013 Wonderful Wyoming Boys’ State Conference, June 1-7 at the State Fair Grounds in Douglas, is now available at the local High School, from local American Legion Posts and online at Boys... Full story


Page/Woolfolk place first

The Carbon County School District No. 2 Speech Team traveled to Cheyenne Jan. 18 and 19 for a speech competition hosted by Laramie County Community College and Cheyenne Central High School. Geoff... Full story

 By Liz Wood    Opinion    January 23, 2013

Getting our yearly measurements

This weekend I attended my eighth Wyoming Press Association Convention. It seems hard to believe I have been working at the Saratoga Sun this long. Time flies when you are having fun. In November,... Full story


Public comment requires respect from both sides

Recently, the Saratoga Town Council and the Saratoga Planning Commission have taken action that appears to seek to limit public involvement at their meetings. In both cases, the reason given for the changes was to generate more productivity among... Full story


Without arms, the First Amendment means nothing

Editor: Mr. President, do you think we are stupid? Do I think a criminal could break into my house to assault me or steal my possessions? Do I think a foreign power could invade my country to conquer, subjugate and eliminate my family, friends, and...

 By Joe Elder    Politics    January 23, 2013

Paxton supports gas tax

It can be hard for a conservative guy to support raising taxes, but that is what freshman representative for House District 47, Jerry Paxton, did when he voted for the 10-cent gas tax. “When I first...

 By Joe Elder    News    January 23, 2013

CCSD#2 considers social media policy

The Board of Trustees for Carbon County School District No. 2 wants to update its policy governing employee use of social media and considered four policies ranging from explicit and specific to... Full story


Search & Rescue poker run Saturday

The Saratoga Search and Rescue will put on it’s fifth annual Poker Run Jan. 26. The poker run started in 2009 and brings in up to 100 participants annually. Jennifer German, on organizer Marty... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    January 23, 2013

Sorority bets on carnival again

The annual Xi Beta Delta Casino Night will be held in conjunction with the 27th annual Sierra Madre Winter Carnival this weekend. Casino Night will begin at the Opera House in Encampment on Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. For $15, gamblers will get $25,000 worth... Full story


Derby No. 30 sees blue skies

The weather was perfect for the 30th annual Ice Fishing Derby. Saturday and Sunday the skies were blue and the wind hardly whispered its name at Saratoga Lake where 585 contestants tried their luck... Full story

 By Liz Wood    News    January 23, 2013

Putting the pressure on coal

The Western Research Institute began its coal-to-liquids research 13 years ago when MTBE (Methyl tert-butyl ether), an additive in gasoline, was discovered to be causing contamination in ground water...


Grapplers prevail with limited numbers

The Saratoga grapplers traveled to Lingle to compete in the Dogger Invitational held Friday and Saturday. The flu bug and lambing season reduced the Panther’s squad and with only eight competing,...


Lady Tigers gain experience in road losses

After a two-week break, the Encampment Lady Tigers (1-10) (0-3) were back on the court Friday and Saturday for two conference match-ups against Cokeville (11-1) (4-0) and Farson-Eden (6-6) (2-2). The...


Lady Panthers top Snake River

The Lady Panthers had two games last week against Southeast on Friday and Little Snake River on Saturday. Southeast (10-4) (2-1) is in the Panthers (6-10) (0-5) conference and struggled early on. “I... Full story


Snowy Range poker run raises $600

It was a beautiful day Saturday for the Saratoga Resort and Spa’s annual Snowy Range Poker Run. Forty participants tried their luck while enjoying a sunny day in the Snowies. The Poker Run raised... Full story


‘Toga men get first conference win

The Mens’ Panther basketball team continued their play with a conference road game on Friday night against Southeast and then hosted the Little Snake River Rattlers on Saturday afternoon. The...


Encampment Tigers on a roll

After a break from action, the Encampment men were back at full force with two conference games on the road last weekend. Encampment (10-1) (3-0) played Cokeville (9-2) (2-2) on Friday and then... Full story


Oil indications in Encampment Valley

Reprint of this story from the January 20, 1916 issue of the Encampment Record brought to you courtesy of Grandma’s Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community. OIL INDICATIONS IN ENCAMPMENT VALLEY Several Wells In This... Full story


Bingo prizes needed at Valley View

yed many activities throughout the week. The Activity Department offers a wide variety of activities each week to meet the residents’ interests, as well as the physical, mental and psychological well-being of each resident. Games throughout the wee... Full story


Good turnout for birthday dinner

There were just five for bingo this week. Two-dollar winners were Grace Johnston, Winnie Allen and Merle Starr. Winnie won the $4 blackout round. There were two tables for duplicate bridge on Monday.... Full story


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