Articles from the December 8, 2022 edition


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  • Spring Avenue project woes continue

    Virginia Parker|Dec 8, 2022

    With the contractor Lewis and Lewis a month behind the scheduled completion date the Saratoga Town Council and the Saratoga-Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (SCCIJPB) met on November 30 to discuss the contractor's request for a winter shutdown.The first question asked by Josh Ward, the project superintendent, is how the town will handle the shutdown. Ward asked if the town is going to assess liquidated damages. Liquidated damages are penalties the town can charge the contractor for...

  • Poaching case still not settled

    Joshua Wood|Dec 8, 2022

    After four attempts at a settlement, the State of Wyoming and Saratoga resident Tom Arthur, do not appear to be any closer to a deal surrounding Arthur’s September 12 citation over the harvesting of an antlered deer out of season. Arthur has pleaded not-guilty to the charge. On November 28, the State of Wyoming and Jason Tangeman—legal counsel for Arthur, met for the fourth attempt at a settlement around the case. If no settlement can be reached, the case will head to court on February 9,...

  • Saratoga Lake project declared a success

    Staff Report|Dec 8, 2022

    The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has declared success in completing a rotenone project to remove illegally-stocked yellow perch from Saratoga Lake. According to a press release from the game and fish department, approximately 14,000 pounds of rotenone were applied to Saratoga Lake in mid-September. In October, fisheries biologists held two different sampling events at the lake to see if any fish remained. After 10 days without catching a single fish, biologists deemed the project complete. “It went well. We did not catch any fish, which...

  • Carbon County Christmas begins

    Mike Armstrong|Dec 8, 2022

    December 3 started the Christmas season in Carbon County in a resounding manner as holiday events were held in several different communities. At the "Old Pen" in Rawlins, there was a bazaar and the town's "Festival of Trees" in the evening. The cowboy town also played host to "Rudolph the Red Nose Christmas" at the Carbon County Fairgrounds. The event started at 11 a.m. and ended by 3 p.m. Damien Cesko, one of the hosts for the event, said there was a line to get in. The winter wonderland of...

  • In Memoriam

    Dec 8, 2022

    In Honor of the Beloved Gay Day Alcorn Clark 12/15/1943 to 12/7/2017 It's hard to believe it has been five years since Gay passed away. The 21½ years we were married has filled my heart with pleasant memories that will last me the rest of my life. I want to thank everyone who called me at the time to tell me how much she loved me, all the wonderful things she had said about me, and how much everyone thought I had contributed to her last years of happiness. And I know how much she loved...

  • Fitzsimmons settling in as new hospital doctor

    Staff Report|Dec 8, 2022

    "This is a sensational time to be associated with the opening of the North Platte Valley Medical Center," said Dr. Brendan Fitzsimmons, new medical director for the NPVMC. "It's exciting to see all the pieces coming together." Fitzsimmons officially took the reins November 1 and has been overseeing the Platte Valley Clinic and Saratoga Care Center while finishing touches are put on the hospital. He will supervise medical aspects of the transition of the Clinic and Care Center to the new...

  • Threads of adventure hot off the press

    Virginia Parker|Dec 8, 2022

    When Lynda Jordan Johnson came to Wyoming in 1997 to work for the the College of Agriculture, University of Wyoming, the last thing on her mind was writing a book. Johnson was busy with her three children and finishing her bachelor's degree in Family and Consumer Science. She continued her education at the University of Wyoming, completing her Master's Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences with an emphasis in Historical Clothing in 2002. As fate would have it, Johnson married a rancher from...

  • Another $12.68 million added to Wyoming Unclaimed Property pot

    Staff Report|Dec 8, 2022

    Those looking for some extra spending money this holiday season are encouraged to visit www.mycash.wyo.gov to see if they are entitled to any of the $106.8 million owed to residents and former residents of the State. The Unclaimed Property Division of the Wyoming State Treasurer’s Office has received more than $12.68 million in the past five months alone, which means that even if you have received a check in the past, there is a good chance that more money is being held in your name. The State just paid more than $140,000 to a Lincoln County...

  • Courage not forgotten

    Mike Armstrong|Dec 8, 2022

    I recently purchased a DVD copy of Lonesome Dove at Bridge Street Bargains in Saratoga. I am always coming across unusual and older movies in this shop, which were highly acclaimed back in their day. I bought the movie partly because the back cover said it was the most realistic Western movie ever made. Those are some pretty big words to me–as a fan of Shane and The Searchers. It was made in 1988 and probably, because I was newly married, didn’t watch a lot of TV which is where the movie was...

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  • A convenient cafe

    Mike Armstrong|Dec 8, 2022

    Medicine Bow Crossing convenience store in Elk Mountain has a new look, but it is not apparent from the outside. Medicine Bow Crossing was established in the town of Elk Mountain about four years ago by Bill Jones, Cody Jones and Joyce Menke. Menke departed after about a year and father and son ran the business. The store had success but Bill Jones had to drive in from Laramie which was a challenge in winter. This past summer the Jones' sold the business to Menke. The new owner had major...

  • This week at the Saratoga Care Center

    Dec 8, 2022

    by Tom Mansfied, Activity Volunteer The Activity Director and her assistants offered a week of varied activities throughout the week both mornings and afternoons. Residents worked out to Sittercise on Monday morning, and in the afternoon listened to Trivia. Residents had a coffee social on Tuesday morning, and in the afternoon did Christmas decorations in Arts and Crafts. Hair and Nail Care brought residents out to the dining room for this popular activity on Wednesday morning.  In the afternoon, residents played Bingo with a chance to win...

  • Dunning heads to nationals

    Virginia Parker|Dec 8, 2022

    Madi Dunning of Encampment was selected as the Junior Division winner at the Wyoming State Make It With Wool Contest held in Casper December 4 and 5. Winners were announced at the Stockgrowers/Wool Growers Convention during their opening luncheon, fashion show, and awards program. Dunning will compete in the National Make It With Wool competition in Fort Worth, Texas in January. She is the daughter of Mark and Suzi Dunning. The Make It With Wool contest objective is to promote the beauty and...

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