Articles from the November 17, 2022 edition


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  • Carbon County Champions

    Mike Armstrong|Nov 17, 2022

    "I feel so much satisfaction right now," said Jack Cobb, head coach of the Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) high school football team, immediately after the last seconds of the game ticked away making the Rattlers the state champion again. Cobb said, "I am so proud of these boys, these seniors who have won three state championships in the past four years. It is such a tight team and this is what football is all about." As Cobb finished speaking LSRV fans and players mobbed the popular coach...

  • Unofficial results now official

    Staff Report|Nov 17, 2022

    Carbon County’s Canvass Board completed its canvass of the 2022 General Election November 10 and the results from the general election are now official. The final, official results are available on Carbon County’s website at http://www.carbonwy.com/997/Election-Results. These are unchanged from the unofficial results including the recount that was required for the tie in the Sinclair Town Council 4 year race. The tie was broken by “casting lots” and David Robinson was deemed the winner. No provisional ballots were counted of the three receive...

  • Community Thanksgiving service

    Staff Report|Nov 17, 2022

    The Platte Valley Ministerial Association invites everyone to the Community Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 20th at 5:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Saratoga. The ecumenical service is an annual tradition and is the major fundraising event for the Ministerial Association. The service will feature musical offerings by the Saratoga Community Choir, as well as congregational hymns, prayers and Scripture readings. Clergy members from valley congregations will lead the service. The Ministerial Association sponsors the Saratoga... Full story

  • All-Conference Champions

    Virginia Parker|Nov 17, 2022

    Congratulations to the Carbon County School District No. 2 all-conference champions: Saratoga Lady Panthers Whitney Bennett, Hanna Lathrop and Makenna King; Encampment Tigers Kyenna Jackson and Cora Schroeder; Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) McKaylee Widdison. All Conference is an honor given to the best athletes in a given league. It is a prestigious accomplishment and is only awarded to those athletes who have demonstrated superior skill and dedication to their sport. Being named an... Full story

  • Ninth Street may not drift in this year

    Virginia Parker|Nov 17, 2022

    Every year the west end of Ninth Street near Highway 70 drifts in as much as six feet deep. Billy Accord and the rest of the Encampment Town Crew are trying to make that less likely this year. Accord said, "that part of Ninth drifts really bad and we fight it anytime the wind blows. We cut that slope back on the south side to help reduce the drifting as well as give us a little more room to plow. Additionally, we will fix the ditch on the south side of the street so it will keep water off the...

  • Over $1 Million from ARPA grant moves sewer lagoon project forward

    Virginia Parker|Nov 17, 2022

    South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Services (SCWEMS) Director Stanton Moseby and SCWEMS representative Penny Layman presented Resolution 2022-11 to the Council at the Encampment Town Council meeting November 10. The resolution is to allow SCWEMS to apply for the American Rescue Plan Act ARPA grant. This would provide money to help fund Emergency Medical Response (EMR) classes and purchase two SUV type vehicles to be stationed at the Encampment Station and Elk Mountain. These vehicles would...

  • Soldiers in uniform

    Mike Armstrong|Nov 17, 2022

    The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School is the location for an annual breakfast honoring the military and veterans. It is usually held the day before Veterans Day, as it was this year. During this event there are several speakers from the military and veterans commemorating this special day in America. It is not common that the speakers are women but this past Thursday, there were two that came to speak to the students and residents.Both of them were different in rank,...

  • Emergency Services at the top of the list

    Virginia Parker|Nov 17, 2022

    Helen Weiland, South Central Wyoming Emergency Services (SCWEMS) representative, and SCWEMS Director, Stanton Moseby presented Resolution 2022-5 and gave a report to the Council at the November 10, 2022 meeting. The resolution is to allow SCWEMS to apply for the American Rescue Plan Act ARPA grant. This would provide money to help fund Emergency Medical Response (EMR) classes and to purchase two SUV type vehicles to be stationed at the Encampment Station and Elk Mountain. These vehicles would...

  • Blessings all year

    Virginia Parker|Nov 17, 2022

    I put my Christmas tree up on Friday. I can hear the screams now! It isn’t even Thanksgiving yet. For many years I didn’t put up a tree or cook, but with the grandkids kids around and my crazy sister, it feels right to start celebrating earlier and earlier. With Thanksgiving just around the corner I can’t help but dwell on all the blessings in my life. My family of course, but living in a country where I have the right to do pretty much anything I want as long as it doesn’t put anyone else in...

  • That Big Red Wave Sure Would Have Helped Wyoming 

    Bill Sniffin|Nov 17, 2022

    Elections have consequences. Especially on a national level. It’s taken a few days to digest the consequences of the big mid-term national elections Tuesday. Here in Wyoming, our general election was a faint imitation of our amazing primary last August. That primary drew record numbers of voters and saw international press interest as it was viewed as a Liz Cheney versus Donald Trump battle. Liz was trounced by national record numbers in that race by Harriet Hageman, who cruised to general election victory Tuesday. Harriet is now our representa...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Nov 17, 2022

    Editor, The reason my letter is being submitted is that recently my research indicated that a cargo trailer was stolen from Bill Schroer of Saratoga. This incident is still under investigation by the Saratoga Police Department which the recovery of this stolen trailer averages less than 1%. Trailers are the most often things stolen on wheels and the least often found. Our overworked and understaffed police departments place stolen trailers on the bottom of the list and eventually end up in the garbage can. This loss is devastating and heartbrea...

  • Editorial Cartoon

    Nov 17, 2022

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  • Letter to the Editor

    Nov 17, 2022

    To the editor, I drove into your little town on Thursday night on my way back from Lincoln. I’ve been making the run from Vegas back to Lincoln for several months due to delivery issues with electronics, but I had seen nothing but good roads. The interstate was an ice rink so I took the exit south and landed in Saratoga. It was late, about 11, and I was starving. I was standing in front of the Cantina wondering what I was going to do for food. The convenience stores were all closed. I was unprepared for any of this, but I understand the p...

  • Reflections

    Nov 17, 2022

    Reprint of this story from the November 8, 1912 issue of the Grand Encampment Herald brought to you courtesy of Grandma’s Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community. Stick a pin in this: The place for the gun-toter is in jail! Having gotten this statement, to which no originality claims attach, off the journalistic chest, the next thing is to prove it. Every day the press dispatches - yes, Denver’s own police records - recite tales of ghastly killings that may have been prevented by locking up those who tem...

  • Sen. Barrasso Honored with 2022 NAISMA Special Recognition Award

    Staff Report|Nov 17, 2022

    Sen. Barrasso was honored with a 2022 North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA) Special Recognition Award. According to NAISMA, this award goes to an organization or individual who, through a specific act or group of acts, helped amplify NAISMA's mission. Wyoming Weed and Pest Council (WWPC) is a partner with NAISMA, working together to prevent detrimental impacts of invasive species in Wyoming and throughout the country. Since his appointment in 2007, Barrasso has been a...

  • Encampment Class of 1953 celebrates 69th reunion with all classmates still living

    Staff Report|Nov 17, 2022

    On Saturday, June 25, the Encampment High School graduating class of 1953 met to celebrate their 69th reunion. The seven-member class of 1953 was one of the largest groups of graduates anyone could remember for many years. Now, nearly seventy years later, the class is still intact and that fact added to the festivities made the celebration very special. Five of the seven classmates met at the home of Gayle and Brent Wessel where they were treated to a sumptuous five-course meal. The group had...

  • This week at the Saratoga Care Center

    Nov 17, 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 heard Trivia in the afternoon. A game was played on Tuesday morning. An Arts and Crafts activity was done on. The afternoon. Hair and Nail Care brought residents to the dining room on Wednesday morning. Residents played Regular, Four Corners and Blackout Bingos in afernoon for quartes and candy. Residents played a game on Thursday morning, andhad...

  • Two Churches provide Thanksgiving Meal

    Nov 17, 2022

    Two Medicine Bow churches are joining forces on Sunday, November 20 to co-host a community Thanksgiving feast for the entire community. The two churches, Chapel on the Plains and Wind City Church, want to express thanks for God’s bountiful blessings by coming together to share this meal. From 11:30 am to 1:00 pm there will be a free Thanksgiving Dinner with turkey, ham and all the fixings at the Medicine Bow Community Center. Community members are bringing side dishes with the two churches providing the main courses. J&J Second Chance Small H... Full story

  • SES celebrates Veterans Day

    Staff Report|Nov 17, 2022

    Saratoga Elementary School honored local veterans in several ways on November 10 at the Platte Valley Community Center. Saratoga Music teacher Ivy Palmer, assisted by elementary school students, made over 60 goodie bags that were delivered to veterans in Saratoga and Encampment by Natalie Adams. Seth Hetherington introduced the celebration. Jaxon Owen and Luke Chatfield marched with snare drums as Beckett Spaulding and Levi Goodwin presented colors. The third graders sang and signed the Star Spa... Full story

  • American Legion dinner honoring Veterans

    Nov 17, 2022

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  • Encampment kids thank Veterans

    Nov 17, 2022

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  • Patriot's Pen (Post 6125 PP)

    Nov 17, 2022

    VFW Essay Winner by Raden Miller As the door of a shiny C-130 lays down, 100 battle-worn troops are rushed by their weeping families. These soldiers have braved the worst and withstood the hardest times. What they do will never be forgotten. As American citizens, we must do our part to honor the courageous souls who have served. We need to pledge our allegiance and show veterans the gratitude they deserve. My parents and grandparents have served this great land and now they’re teaching me. As today becomes tomorrow, I follow in their f... Full story

  • Why Is the Veteran Important?

    Nov 17, 2022

    Post 6125 Voice of Democracy winner by Douglas Campbell Why is the veteran important? The veteran is important because he or she is a symbol in America--a symbol of strength and honor which gives something for younger generations to look up to and aspire to be like. Veterans fight for our freedom, and that gives civilians hope in times of conflict. They are a staple of the United States’ fighting power and are a prime example of the indomitable human spirit. As a kid I grew up looking up to my dad who fought in Afghanistan, and I always w... Full story

  • Getting ready to give

    Staff Report|Nov 17, 2022

    Families wishing to have their children represented on the 2022 Christmas Giving Tree are urged to return information forms by Thursday, November 17. Kassey Westring, organizer of the Giving Tree project for the sponsoring Valley Service Organization (VSO), said the forms are to be sent to the address on the form. They may also be given to the children's school secretaries. Forms were distributed earlier this month to valley schools, pre-schools and Head Start, and ask for information on each... Full story

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