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Obituary: James E. Roberts

James E. Roberts, of Encampment, passed away Nov. 24 in Fort Collins, Colo. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Dec. 2 in the Valley Chapel at Saratoga Cemetery. Teense Willford is officiating. A full obituary will appear in a later edition of the... Full story

 

Obituary: Robert H. Quenon

The Irish have an expression – when someone dies, they have "gone west." It is very fitting to say that Bob Quenon has gone west. He first came to the North Platte River Valley in 1984, having...

 
 By Zachary Laux    News    November 27, 2013

Police chief wants TIPS training for bartenders

Knickerbocker to compile and review reports on alcohol-related incidents Saratoga’s police chief has taken notice of alcohol-related incidents, and further reports could affect establishments...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 27, 2013

Comprehensive master plan comes from many sources

Saratoga Mayor John Zeiger originally asked for details regarding a housing study and grant money in a round table meeting earlier this year, Zeiger said. After attending the meeting and asking about available grant money, Zeiger said he requested...

 

Saratoga taught me to take a breath

I have enjoyed writing for the Saratoga Sun, and reporting on the town and meeting some awesome people. But, my time in Saratoga is coming to a close. By the time you read this, I will be preparing...

 

Remember to give thanks

It is a season to be thankful. One group of people who often get overlooked are the town employees. Monday morning, the streets crew for the town of Saratoga had the roads closed on First Street while a tree was being removed from the St. Barnabas... Full story

 

Mayor looking forward to team approach with WAM and WCCA

Editor, I spent last Tuesday evening and Wednesday with the Wyoming Association of Municipalities board interviewing 5 potential candidates for the position of Executive Coordinator of WAM. The WAM board was divided into four separate panels and... Full story

 

Parent wonders why home-schooled students have to pay to play

Editor, I really think it is discriminatory to single out home-schooled students to pay an addition $100 for their student to represent their local high school in athletics. Does it really cost the WHSAA more for the home-schooled students to...

 

Nuclear option threatens freedom

Editor, The questions of what Obama and the Democratic parties intentions toward America are is now clear. With the so-called nuclear option, any semblance of a free republic is gone. We are now a socialist democracy. The rules of our senate and... Full story

 

Student column: Enjoying small town living

When people ask me where I’m from they are always astounded by my response. I always get the same questions; Why would you move here? Is it different? Do you like it? The truth is I love everything about this town; it’s better than any big city.... Full story

 

Student column: Wind farms to blow into Carbon County

The wind is blowing. Again. Here in Carbon County there is a lot of wind, and as many of you know, it is proposed that a wind farm be put in south of Rawlins. Known as the Chokecherry Wind Farm, it would produce electricity for about a million... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 27, 2013

Rates to increase at CP&L

Carbon Power and Light (CP&L) finished its Cost of Service (COS) Study, which showed the need for an overall increase in rates of 5.21 percent. General manager of Carbon Power and Light Chuck Larsen in a press release said about 3.61 percent of the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 27, 2013

Free Thanksgiving dinner

Platte Valley Helping Hands is still sponsoring a free Thanksgiving Day Dinner this Thursday for all who are interested. Gertrude Herold, PVHH Board of Directors member, said the dinner is free and will take place at St. Ann’s Parish Hall. The... Full story

 
 By Zachary Laux    News    November 27, 2013

Palliative care available in the Valley

The Platte Valley Medical Clinic does not offer hospice care, but can provide palliative care to patients with the need. “There is a distinction between hospice and palliative care,” said Dr.... Full story

 

GEM hires new director

The Grand Encampment Museum (GEM) is pleased to announce that a new full-time director has been chosen and brought on board. Judy Stepp, a five-year Encampment resident, started her journey as the... Full story

 

American Legion Auxiliary

The American Legion Auxiliary met Nov. 19 at the Legion Post Home. It was reported that the first two food raffles have been held and were quite successful. Raffles are held Friday nights from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Post Home, and you do not have to be p... Full story

 
 By Liz Wood    News    November 27, 2013

Little settles into job she loves

Dana Little started working as the Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce assistant in April. She has found there is no slow season at the chamber office. Little said starting in April did help... Full story

 

VSO plans events

The Valley Service Organization (VSO) has entered its busiest time of the year and is planning several special activities for the holiday season and beyond. At its Nov. 24 meeting, VSO members continued work on the 2013 Giving Tree, which will be... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 27, 2013

Veterans Service Officer coming to Carbon County

A Wyoming Veterans Service Officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission is conducting walk-in community outreach services for veterans next month. Vicki Richards is available to meet with Carbon County veterans and their families to discuss state...

 

Ministerial Association

On Nov. 24, the Platte Valley Ministerial Association hosted a Community Thanksgiving Service at First Presbyterian Church in Saratoga. The worship service included litanies of Thanksgiving read by various members of the community, congregational... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 27, 2013

PV Christian Center welcomes gospel performer

The Platte Valley Christian Center will bring in singer Steve Desmond to perform Sunday at 6 p.m. Desmond is a Christian vocalist from Greeley, Colo., and performs gospel concerts in hundreds of churches across the Midwest. His musical styles vary... Full story

 
 By Dick Perue    News    November 27, 2013

Let's all give Thanks

Compiled by Dick Perue Dear Lord: We thank you for our many gifts and talents, great life, good friends and family, and, most of all, a bountiful harvest by both hunter and gatherer. Plus, THANKS, for our savior Jesus Christ.—Amen. Years ago... Full story

 

Grand Encampment gets new boarding house

Reprint of this story from the November 28, 1902 issue of The Grand Encampment Herald brought to you courtesy of Grandma's Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community.... Full story

 

Movies, books and music

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... Full story

 

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