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 By Erik Gantt    News    December 9, 2015

Medicine Bow: 'NO' on SCWEMS

At a special meeting Monday night, the town of Medicine Bow decided not to adopt the proposed first amendment to the South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Service (SCWEMS) which would allow the...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    December 9, 2015

Health Insurance Marketplace workshop in Rawlins

The 2016 open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace (HIM) began on Nov. 1 and will end on Jan. 31, 2016. To help Wyomingites navigate the sometimes complicated system, George...

 

Landfill board wraps up plans for transfer station

With the new transfer station imminent, the Upper Platte River Solid Waste District (UPRSWD) board members express concerns over funding at the state level. While Craig Kopasz, of Engineering...

 

Dr. John Lunt

Dr. John Lunt, a resident of Wilson, Wyo., passed away in Salt Lake City, Utah on Nov. 18, 2015 at the age of 87. Lives he touched are countless, and patience, kindness, humility and common sense...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    December 9, 2015

Seats opening on Sierra Madre Joint Powers Board

Three out of five seats on the Sierra Madre Water & Sewer Joint Powers Board (SMWSJPB) are up for appointment at the beginning of 2016. This year one appointment will be made by the town of...

 

Daycare, ordinance updates

Saratoga Town Councilperson Will Faust brought an update on the oft-discussed issue of daycare in Saratoga at the Dec. 1 Saratoga Town Council Meeting. After meeting with the team of volunteers...

 

Spot holiday scams

Carbon County Undersheriff Archie Roybal warned of holiday scams this season, saying that any unexpected requests that ask for credit card information or money orders and warn that “time is of the...

 

Keep on working for the minimum

I didn’t imagine that when I graduated college I would still be fighting and hoping for a decent minimum wage, but I am. I think about it daily, because I actually can’t imagine what life would...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    December 9, 2015

Bargains benefit the community

Locally sourced thrift store, Bridge Street Bargains, has moved to 114 E. Bridge Avenue and is continuing its tradition of benefiting the Saratoga community. After the lease on its previous location w...

 

Koyoty Sports changes location, focus

Koyoty Sports moved their business to Bridge Avenue on Nov. 1. Warden Patzer, co-owner, said the business will focus on sales of guns, ammo and other sporting goods, potentially moving away from taxid...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    December 9, 2015

Merry Merchants say 'shop local'

Alyson Sneddon coined the phrase “Merry Merchant Day Encampment/Riverside,” when discussing this upcoming Saturday when local businesses will join together to promote shopping locally this...

 

Saratoga Community Choir to mix old favorites with new tunes

The Saratoga Community Choir is holding its holiday concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Platte Valley Community Center. The performance by the all-volunteer group will sing familiar, traditional favorites that audiences enjoy every year, while also...

 

Coach optimistic for veteran wrestling team

The Saratoga Wrestling team saw a solid season in 2014–15, and wrestling head coach Jared Mason is looking forward to an even more improved year. With five wrestlers as state placers last year and...

 
 By Liz Wood    Sports    December 9, 2015

Encampment boys add eight

Last year’s season ended in disappointment when the Encampment Tigers did not make it through regionals. “It is always our goal to make it to state,” the Tigers head coach Clint Bromley said....

 
 By Erik Gantt    Sports    December 9, 2015

Lady Panthers ignite season at Burns tourney

After this week’s practice which included mandatory participation in the Jingle Bell Run, the Lady Panthers Basketball squad is heading to Burns this weekend for the first tournament of the year....

 
 By Erik Gantt    Sports    December 9, 2015

Panthers basketball bringing leadership to the court

Head Coach Jason Williams said his seven returning seniors will lead the team this weekend at the Burns tournament. Williams pointed out that he has a large senior class including last years’ starte...

 
 By Liz Wood    Sports    December 9, 2015

Lady Tigers have high hopes for season

For the first time in years, Encampment Lady Tigers Head Coach Amy Clay will have a deep bench. Seven newcomers are coming into the mix this season and they are not all freshmen, Clay said. With 14...

 

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