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Articles from the December 4, 2013 edition

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Obituary: Geraldine Davis

Ms. Geraldine Davis, age 79, or Murray, Ky., died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 at the Murray Calloway County Hospital. She was a member of the Poplar Springs Baptist Church, and she was retired as a certified nurse's aide. She was born in Almo, Ky. on... Full story


Obituary: James Roberts

James Roberts passed away on Nov. 24, 2013 after a brief illness in Fort Collins, Colo., at the Poudre Valley Health System hospital. He died from complications after a hip-replacement procedure. Jame... Full story


Obit: Michael Joseph Smith

Michael Joseph Smith passed away on Nov. 5, 2013. He was born on Sept. 25, 1953. He was raised in Southern California, and graduated from San Marino High School in 1971. His love of the outdoors was... Full story


Obit: Sammie Loyd Scheierman

Sammie Loyd Scheierman passed away at his home in Saratoga. He suffered with Lupus for several years and unfortunately lost his battle on Nov. 5, 2013. Sam was born April 1, 1940 in Burlington, Colo.,... Full story


Still preferring the simple life

After spending Thanksgiving with family members in the big city, I realized just how much I have changed as a person. Of course, I’m referring to the fact that now I prefer simple, small-town life... Full story


Volunteers make holiday brighter

Two weeks ago the town was decorated with festive lights in preparation for the holidays. Two groups are responsible for making our town festive — The Saratoga Lions Club and the Valley Service Organization. This weekend the season will officially... Full story


Birth: William Felix Batteiger

Daniel and Amanda Batteiger are pleased to announce the birth of their second son, William Felix Batteiger, born November 8, 2013, in Colorado Springs, Colo. He weighed 7 pounds 12 ounces and was... Full story

 By Carl Lee    Opinion    December 4, 2013

Don't be a 'useful idiot'

Editor, I have been attending school board meetings for a number of years. While I am convinced that each board member is a sincere dedicated individual, I have less and less hope for the future of public education. As one board member said at a... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    December 4, 2013

Living windows show Christmas' past

The Carbon County Museum and Uplift Community Players are partnering to present “Scenes from Christmas Past,” a live holiday window display in downtown Rawlins. The display takes place at the Rainbow Teton Building, at 116 4th Street, and... Full story

 By Liz Wood    News    December 4, 2013

The Patti Fiasco to film video at Gryphon Theatre

The Patti Fiasco is taking their band to the next level, by filming one of their concerts live in Laramie Dec. 7, and their fans are invited to join the fun. "For a band that got its start playing...

 By Staff Report    News    December 4, 2013

Tree of Memories coming to PVCC

When the family circle has been broken by death, the holiday season may serve to remind one of the empty space at the table and hole in their heart. To help with this issue, the Platte Valley Ministerial Association will offer the “Tree of...

 By Staff Report    News    December 4, 2013

Mensa scholarships available for students

The Wyoming Mountain Mensa chapter of American Mensa has a scholarship available for students living in Wyoming. The scholarships for 2014 competition, ranging in value from $300 to $1,000, are awarded by the Mensa Education and Research Foundation... Full story


One call fits all: Saratoga business provides help for a variety of needs

Lynda Healey tries not to say no when asked to lend a helping hand. "There is not much I won't consider doing, as long as it's legal," she said. "I'm not afraid to try new things." Even if the task...


Everyone should get a fair chance

We stare at them with sympathy and mockery; always treating them differently. All disabled people need is to be treated fairly. We watched as they pounded the ball in her face on purpose, then turned and high-fived and laughed. The Little Snake... Full story


Dog problems off the leash

Who let the dogs out, and I don’t mean that sarcastically. The town of Saratoga is plagued by troublesome pooches and snappy police officers that are taking this town to the dog park. This problem is dog owners everywhere because they’re not... Full story

 By Doug Radunich    News    December 4, 2013

Platte Valley Habitat Partnership mule deer projects approved

During a Nov. 14 meeting in Laramie, the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission (WGFC) approved $112,864 from the Platte Valley Habitat Partnership (PVHP) Fund for projects to benefit Platte Valley mule...

 By Staff Report    News    December 4, 2013

Killing on Pass Creek; money disappears

101 years ago Dec. 5, 1912 Killing on Pass Creek Mrs. Hawkins, a colored woman in the employ of James Dickinson on Pass Creek, shot and instantly killed a colored man by the name of Jackson, also employed by Dickinson. She claims that Jackson came...


Residents enjoy Thanksgiving Day

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


Center decorated for Christmas

There were six people here to play Bingo this week. Two-dollar winners were Berneil McCord, Winnie Allen, Merle Starr, and Sue Howe. Pat Faust won the $3 blackout round. There were six people here for Bridge on Monday. High winner was Gertrude... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    December 4, 2013

Police Report

From Nov. 25 through Dec. 1, the Saratoga Police Department responded to 85 calls including the following classifications: Ambulance  (2); bar check (3); business checks (13); citizen assist (8); death notification (1); lost dog (1); dog tag (1);... Full story


Carbon County Classic kicks off winter sports season

The Platte Valley’s high school basketball season is ready to begin this weekend with the two-day Carbon County Classic. This tournament is the first area high school basketball competition of the... Full story


Fall sports stars recognized at banquet

Tears were shed as Saratoga High School athletes closed the fall season with an awards banquet, which honored efforts shown from the school's 2013 football and volleyball teams. The Platte Valley... Full story

 By Liz Wood    News    December 4, 2013

Mother and son donate hair for children in need

On Nov. 25, Theresa Bokelman at Red Sage Spa cut off 20 inches of hair in a matter of minutes. Sally Wells and her son Dallas have been growing their hair for Locks of Love and had it cut off to send... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    December 4, 2013

Revised sage-grouse plan up for review

The South Central Sage-Grouse Working Group held an open house in Rawlins yesterday to solicit comments for their Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan Addendum. A public comment period has already begun, and will run through 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23.... Full story


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