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Articles from the November 20, 2013 edition

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Mead and Water: Governor seeks input from local communities on water issues

More than 50 people gathered at the Platte Valley Community Center last week to discuss pressures on the quantity and quality of water supply in the Platte Valley. The Nov. 12 listening session, co-ho...

 By Zachary Laux    News    November 20, 2013

Unfair advantage? Town attorney recommends making council persons non-voting members of boards

The Saratoga Town Council may be taking a closer look at council representation on boards. Town attorney Tom Thompson said allowing council members to vote on some boards gives council members an...


GECB Gathering to benefit South Dakota ranchers

This Sunday, the Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering Ouftit (GECB) is co-sponsoring “All About the Livestock,” a live entertainment event to aid South Dakota producers who lost animals in the... Full story

 By Zachary Laux    News    November 20, 2013

Holiday bazaar promises more handcrafted items

The Xi Beta Epsilon Holiday Bazaar has changed over the last 22 years. “Over the course of time, the focus of the vendors has changed,” said Lisa Burton, a member of the sorority and longtime... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    November 20, 2013

Giving Tree deadline approaches

Parents who want their children included on the Valley Service Organization’s (VSO) 2013 Giving Tree now have until Friday to submit their requests. Sudie Trowbridge, VSO co-chair for the Giving Tree, said the forms may be left at the Saratoga... Full story


That's a high horse of a different color

I’m heading out to the stable and I’m on the lookout for my high horse. In the darkness I fail to see my normally mottled mare because she has decided to paint herself black for halloween. Her... Full story


Bergquist named Wildlife Society Citizen of the Year

With time spent as an active wildlife writer, photographer and bird enthusiast, Saratoga resident Francis Bergquist was honored with the "Citizen of the Year" award by the Wyoming Chapter of the... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    November 20, 2013

Thanksgiving worship services Sunday

In honor of the holiday tradition, several Thanksgiving worship services will take place in the Platte Valley this Sunday. The annual Community Thanksgiving Worship Service, sponsored by the Platte Valley Ministerial Association, takes place at 5... Full story


Food for thought

School lunches across the nation are developing higher FDA standards while simultaneously earning an all time low as far as student standards go. The meals provided to students by the school are too small, not tasteful, and not all that healthy.... Full story


Restrictions or no restrictions, you make the call

Should people have the right to bear arms? Different states across the country have their own opinions on what people should be able to do with firearms. While some restrictions are necessary, it should not be impossible for the average American to... Full story

 By Zachary Laux    News    November 20, 2013

Planning commission votes to enforce cease and desist order

The Saratoga Planning Commission voted to enforce a cease and desist order against resident Royce Kelley almost five months after the notice was written. Per the motion, Kelley will be charged $100... Full story

 By Liz Wood    News    November 20, 2013

Industrial siting council to meet in Saratoga

Medicine Bow Fuel & Power LLC (MBFP), a subsidiary of DKRW, is asking for up to a three-year delay in submitting its construction schedule to the Industrial Siting Division. A hearing will take... Full story


Encampment to get new business

The Encampment Town Council expressed economic excitement Thursday when it learned a new business may be coming. Alyson Sneddon, owner and president of Wind Swept Accounting and Tax Services, told... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    November 20, 2013

Police Report

From Nov. 11 to Nov. 17, the Saratoga Police Department responded to 62 calls including the following classifications: 911 hang up (2); Agency assistance (2); Alarm (1); Ambulance (1); Animal problem (3); Bar check (2); Burglary (1); Business checks... Full story


Riverside talks old town hall repair

A bid for window and roof work on the old town hall was approved at last Thursday’s Riverside Town Council meeting. The town council approved a bid from High Plains Foam in Encampment to put in new... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    November 20, 2013

Speech team competes

The Carbon County School District No. 2 Speech team competed in its first meet during the weekend. Tylr Kozelisky (Encampment) and Dylan Baxter (HEM) earned sixth place in duet finals, head speech coach Brenda Ostendorf, said. Kat Hytrek (Saratoga)... Full story


Helping Hands to sponsor free Thanksgiving Dinner

Those looking for a home-cooked turkey dinner and good local company can visit St. Ann’s Parish Hall this Thanksgiving. For this year’s Thanksgiving Day, which is Nov. 28, Platte Valley Helping Ha... Full story


REACH award nominations due

Nominations are now being accepted for the fourth annual statewide Wyoming Office of Tourism REACH (Rare and Exceptional Achievements in Customer Service and Hospitality) Awards. The REACH Awards... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    November 20, 2013

Reflections from the Saratoga Sun archives

101 years ago Nov. 21, 1912 Killing at Ft. Steele Sunday night at Ft. Steele, Melvin Davis killed his sister, Mrs. Frank Ryder with an ax. We are unable to learn just why he committed the crime, and the only reason he can give, is that he was... Full story


Veterans honored at Deseret

At Deseret Health and Rehab, residents enjoyed 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... Full story


Senior Center closed for Thanksgiving

We had five people play bingo this week. Two-dollar winners were Berneil McCord, Winnie Allen, and Sue Howe. Berneil and Madaline Forbes shared a $2 round. Sue Howe and Winnie Allen shared the $4 blackout round. We had five people play Bridge on Mond... Full story

 By Liz Wood    Sports    November 20, 2013

Martin recognized for being a 'Super Fan'

Win or lose, Mary Martin supports the Encampment Tigers, and has since 1997. Mary graduated from Encampment School in 1986 and for years, the only game she attended was the homecoming games. Today,... Full story

 By Zachary Laux    News    November 20, 2013

Paxton sees forest health idea grow

A forest health task force, an idea generated by Wyoming House District No. 47 Representative Jerry Paxton about a year ago, is coming to fruition. Gov. Matt Mead announced Nov. 6 he formed a task... Full story

 By Zachary Laux    News    November 20, 2013

Rising to the challenge

New games aim to build communication, team-building skills at Encampment School When the Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies take on the Milky Ways and other teams, competition can get fierce. "The games... Full story

 By Zachary Laux    News    November 20, 2013

CCSD 2 begins search for new superintendent

School board members are aiming for July 1 to have a new superintendent. Carbon County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees, after consulting with the Wyoming School Board Association, will use... Full story


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