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Articles from the December 10, 2014 edition

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 By Mike Dunn    News    December 10, 2014

Police chief combats WOHS

Funding received from the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security (WOHS) may not be worth the hassle, Saratoga Chief of Police Tom Knickerbocker said at the Dec. 2 Saratoga town council meeting. “(The...

 By Mike Dunn    News    December 10, 2014

Stantec shares preliminary designs

Stantec Inc. and Wildland Hydrology’s presentation of the results of their preliminary findings for the Upper North Platte River Restoration Project Friday drew mixed reactions from the public. The...

 By Erik Gantt    News    December 10, 2014

County to update hazard mitigation plan

At 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 16 there will be a public meeting at the Saratoga Town Hall to discuss an update of the Carbon County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (MHMP) adopted in 2009. Barb Beck, of...

 By Erik Gantt    News    December 10, 2014

Council assesses winter road maintenance

At the Dec. 2 Saratoga Town Council meeting, the council and City Engineer, Planning and Zoning Officer Chuck Bartlett discussed options for winter road maintenance. The discussion started when... Full story

 By Mike Dunn    News    December 10, 2014

Sewer resolution gains momentum

Members of the Saratoga Town Council and the Saratoga/Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (water and sewer) took the first steps to establish a resolution for the new sewer ordinance. Ordinance...

 By Staff report    News    December 10, 2014

The sounds of Christmas

The Saratoga Community Choir is presenting its annual Christmas concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Platte Valley Community Center Theater. The choir will debut a new piece incorporating the traditional “The First Noel” into a rendition of...

 By Liz Wood    Opinion    December 10, 2014

Have camera, will travel

I found it interesting that if I go anywhere in the Platte Valley without my camera, that is the first thing people notice. I love taking photos. It is probably the most favorite part of my job, and... Full story


Volunteers add much to our community

Generosity shines through during this time of year. The Festival of Trees was no exception. Forty-three donations were made to the annual festival of trees and business people and residents of Saratoga and the Platte Valley pulled out their...

 By Staff report    News    December 10, 2014

FCCLA wins cluster

Four members of the Encampment FCCLA (Family Career Community Leaders of America) returned from the National FCCLA Cluster Meeting in Salt Lake City with top awards. Earning second place at the national convention held Nov. 20-23 was Shawneka...

 By Liz Wood    News    December 10, 2014

Sifford designs second-place winner

Shawneka Sifford, a junior at Encampment High School took second place in Fashion Sketch (Occupational) at the Family Career and Community Leaders of America’s National Cluster in Salt Lake City...

 By Erik Gantt    News    December 10, 2014

Ralston takes second at FCCLA competition

You are a restaurant manger and you need to stop a baby from crying so that you don’t have to reseat a table irritated by the child’s noise, what should you do? Brett Ralston, a senior at the...

 By Erik Gantt    News    December 10, 2014

Bonding on the divide

Reflecting on the years of hiking the Continental Divide Trail with her father, Robin Gloss summed up by saying, "Obviously I don't know what would have happened if we hadn't done this, so I can't...


Doane buildings destroyed

Reprint of this story from the December 12, 1902 issue of The Grand Encampment Herald brought to you courtesy of Grandma’s Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community. Doane Buildings Completely Destroyed Fire Thursday...


Senior menus

Carbon County Senior Centers Wednesday – Meatloaf, O’Brien potatoes, asparagus, wheat roll, purple plums, chilled milk. Thursday – Beef and bean burrito, green chili, Spanish rice, tossed salad, citrus fruit, chilled milk. Friday – Salmon...


Ugly sweater party planned

There were not enough here to play bingo this week. There were only four here to play bridge this week. So they played party bridge. Sue Morawski, from the nursing home, came over on Wednesday to take blood pressures for the seniors. The seniors...


Police Report

From Dec. 1, 2014 to Dec 7, 2014, the Saratoga Police Department responded to 65 calls including the following classifications: Alarm (1); ambulance (3); animal problem (2); assist business (1); bar check (5); business checks (18); citizen assist...


School menus

Saratoga Schools Breakfast Wednesday – Breakfast pizza or cereal and cheese stick, fruit or juice, milk. Thursday – Breakfast burrito or cereal and cheese stick, fruit or juice, milk. Monday – Breakfast pastry and yogurt or cereal and cheese...

 By Mike Dunn    Sports    December 10, 2014

Panther wrestling returns experience, skill

The Saratoga wrestling squad is tough, experienced and skilled. You can't ask for any more than that. After a seventh-place finish and six individual medalists at the state tournament, head coach...

 By Liz Wood    Sports    December 10, 2014

Panther hoops to tip off season with new offense, conference tournament

The Saratoga High School boys basketball coach is looking forward to this year. Joe Johnston, a SHS graduate and new head coach for boys basketball, plans to take this season one game at a time. He... Full story

 By Mike Dunn    Sports    December 10, 2014

Tigers look to attack

Last year ended in disappointment for Encampment's basketball team. Despite a 17-9 record, their first trip to the state tournament in four years was cut short after a shooting a lowly 20 percent...

 By Liz Wood    Sports    December 10, 2014

Lady Panthers look to build endurance, focus on fundamentals

Saratoga High School girls' new head basketball coach is not familiar with the teams his girls are competing against, but he is OK with that. "They don't know what to expect of me either," Saratoga...

 By Mike Dunn    Sports    December 10, 2014

Lady Tigers set to build on last season

Encampment girl's basketball team may have ended their season with a 27-33 loss to Cokeville last year, but head coach Amy Clay sees that game as motivation for this season. "We lost to them by about...


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