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Articles from the December 11, 2013 edition

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 By Liz Wood    News    December 11, 2013

Four town board members resign

Four board members from two different boards turned in their resignations to the town of Saratoga. Mayor John Zeiger read the four resignations at the town council meeting, Dec. 3. Lee Tromble...

 By Liz Wood    News    December 11, 2013

Town to host public meeting on master plan

Town of Saratoga Mayor John Zeiger encourages anyone who is interested in Saratoga’s future to attend the public meeting Dec. 17 at 5:30 p.m. “We are expecting an influx of people and we want to... Full story


Shirley Nadine Jairell

Shirley Nadine Jairell died Nov. 29 at Poudre Valley Medical Center in Fort Collins, Colo. Shirley was born in Encampment on Jan. 20, 1944, to Les and Nadine (Blake) Wick. The family moved to Laramie... Full story


Kiwanis Club News

As part of our Thanksgiving project, the club collected canned goods and food items for the Platte Valley Food Pantry. Members have been preparing for Christmas, and buying Christmas gifts for all the residents at Deseret Health Care and Rehab. We...


Giving Tree deadline nears

Friday is the deadline to deliver gifts to Town & Country Realty for the Valley Service Organization’s 2013 Giving Tree. “We are still accepting family gifts like movies and board games,” Town & Country’s Administrative Assistant Mary Martin...


'Pet Giving Tree' to benefit homeless animals

Another local Christmas-based Giving Tree has recently been created, but this time with the goal to help needy homeless animals in Carbon County. Platte Valley Ranch Supply in Saratoga set up its... Full story


Black ice and other Wyoming driving wonderments

Driving in Wyoming is a mystical and beautiful experience … … most of the time. Wyoming scenery is beautiful in summer, explosively colorful in fall, serene in winter and refreshing in spring.... Full story


Government is the problem

Editor, Mr. Lee’s letter last week, spoke to the concerns that many of us have about the quality of public education. As a disgruntled former employer, 40 plus years in the construction industry, I have experienced first hand the lack of math... Full story


Our river requires our help

Editor, I love the North Platte River; most likely as much as you do but our river is under attack and always will be. The pressure to use fresh water resources is always in demand and we must be diligent to fight against corporations and... Full story

 By Liz Wood    News    December 11, 2013

Water billing getting into the flow

Water meter issues that have plagued the town for the last several months are getting resolved and Saratoga Town Clerk Suzie Cox is seeing the results of a system that works. Sensus, the user... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    December 11, 2013

USFWS to discuss Chokecherry eagle take permit

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will host an informal open house from 4 to 6:30 p.m., Dec. 17 at the Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC) Great Hall to discuss the proposed Chokecherry-Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project in Carbon County.... Full story

 By Liz Wood    Business    December 11, 2013

Saratoga Resort and Spa under new management

A group of people sitting at a table at the Snowy Range Brewery was full of energy, as the three new managers of the Saratoga Resort and Spa and the new executive chef finished up their first meeting... Full story

 By Liz Wood    News    December 11, 2013

New resident joins planning commission

Karl Smith, a recent newcomer to Saratoga, was appointed to the Saratoga Planning Commission Dec. 3 at the town of Saratoga council meeting. Smith, who has lived in Saratoga for 14 months, works as a... Full story

 By Liz Wood    Business    December 11, 2013

Beautiful toes at RSS

The Red Sage Spa has a new service thanks to Shandiin Talker. They now offer “glitter toes”. Talker spent the summer months earning her nail technician degree in Murray, Utah, and returned with... Full story


Moran returns to perform in Saratoga

Musician David Moran is returning to Saratoga. Moran, who has played at Las Vegas casinos, on Alaskan cruises and on riverboats in Sacramento and Cincinnati, said he is very excited about returning... Full story


Community choir concerts planned

Community choirs in Saratoga and Encampment are performing Christmas concerts this month. The Saratoga Community Choir is performing at 4 p.m., Sunday at the Platte Valley Community Center Theater. The Encampment Community Choir is presenting its... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    December 11, 2013

Gnome-makers gather at Saratoga Library

Children looking for a holiday-oriented craft have the opportunity to create personalized woodland gnome ornaments at the Saratoga Library. All children ages 8 and above can come into the Saratoga Library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and create... Full story


1903: Boys try to burn down school house

Reprint of this story from the December 11, 1903 issue of The Grand Encampment Herald brought to you courtesy of Grandma’s Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community. Boys Start a Fire Early Saturday evening, an attempt... Full story


Decorating for Christmas

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 resident interests, and meet the physical, mental and psychological well-being of ea... Full story


Cold weather affects attendance

There were six people at the Saratoga Senior Center to play Bingo this week. Two-dollar winners were Berneil McCord, Winnie Allen, Madaline Forbes, and Pat Faust. Sue Howe won the $3 blackout round. There were four people here for Bridge on Monday.... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    December 11, 2013

Police Report

Dec. 2, 2013 to Dec. 8, 2013, the Saratoga Police Department responded to 103 calls that included the following call classifications: Agency Assist (1); Alarm (1); Ambulance (2); Bar Check (10); Business Checks (36); Citizen Assist (10); Domestic... Full story

 By Liz Wood    News    December 11, 2013

Time 'Flies' when you're having fun

A tree that stood less than two feet tall garnered a bid of $300 Friday night at the Festival of Trees Gala and Auction. The tree had handmade flies that were tied by 10-year-old Ethan Bartholomew.... Full story

 By Liz Wood    News    December 11, 2013

Acts of kindness

Ceile Fisher's fifth grade class is at it again. Fundraising for a cause, that is. The class had such success raising money for their beloved physical education teacher Burt Willford, they are... Full story


Five of nine grapplers place at Evanston

After a good start at last weekend's Evanston Invitational, the Saratoga High School wrestling team is ready for more tough action on the mat. Earning a total of 15 points, the nine competing... Full story


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