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Articles from the December 15, 2022 edition

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Festival of Trees fills the coffers and dazzles attendees

According to Amanda Knotwell, the CEO of Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce, the 2022 Festival of the Trees Auction and Gala was a huge success.  Knotwell said the event was sold out at 230...

 

Good news for childcare

The Saratoga Town Council had a flurry of items to address at their December 6 meeting. Issues ranged from a shortage of water treament chemicals to continued childcare discussions to the ongoing...

 

Emergency Management comes back for more

South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical (SCWEMS) representative Irene Archibald gave an update to the Board of Carbon County Commissioners at their December 6 meeting. SCWEMS was given $154,179.00...

 

Violence erupts after the parade

Saratoga Police Officers responded to a report of an assault Saturday night, following the Lighted Christmas Parade and Winter Wonderland. Saratoga Police Chief Ken Lehr told the Saratoga Sun a fight...

 

Kent Craig

A memorial service for Kent Craig, 63, Beebe, Arkansas, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 17, 2022 at Amy Baptist Church. Services will be held in Granby, Colorado at a later date....

 

Treacherous winter activities

The snow is coming to the valley in greater amounts now; falling across the valley in blankets of white, turning trees and bushes into works of art. It also brings out the adventurer in some of us....

 

Worst Winter Road In America – Who Named Our Snow Chi Minh Trail? 

“Dear God, please help us get through this awful mess of a highway. If you get us through safely, so help me, we will never do anything bad again.”  Prayers like the above and many more variants emanate from folks in a long line of cars...

 

Errata

In the November 10, 2022, Salute to Veterans article “Proudly Serving” Lieutenant Colonel Brooks first name was incorrectly stated as Robert. Brooks’ first name is John. He has won five awards; two Army Achievement Medals, two Army...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    December 15, 2022

Water rates raise ire

Just over two months since the Rawlins City Council passed a sweeping water rate increase, property owners from the Glenn Addition—home to the corrals and agricultural section of the city—expresse...

 

You win some you lose some

South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Service (SCWEMS) Representative Penny Layman updated Encampment town council on the use of funding they had received from the Wyoming Hospital Association. The...

 

Panthers are the team to beat

The Carbon County Classic tournament featured seven teams, three from Carbon County School District No 2 (CCSD2) and saw the Saratoga High School Panthers go undefeated. The Burlington Huskies...

 

Miners get a lesson

The Burlington Huskies went to Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School to prove they are a team to watch this year. The first game the Huskies faced HEM. The younger, smaller Miner team...

 

Rattlers play tough

The Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) Rattlers had a successful first weekend according to Head Coach Jack Cobb. “I was happy with the weekend,” Cobb said. “We took a little time off after...

 

Encampment Tigers roared through the weekend

The Encampment Tigers headed into the season with a young team, said Head Coach Jake Johnston. The first game against Midwest ended in a wide point spread with the Tigers walloping the Midwest Oilers...

 

One win, two losses and a record number of points

The Saratoga Lady Panthers warmed up after the first game of the Carbon County Classic was behind them, winning the second game. For the third game they faced Burlington's Lady Huskies, but the girls...

 

Quite a milestone for a high school senior

Saratoga Middle High School Senior Whitney Bennett reached a remarkable milestone in her high school sports career by scoring her 1,000th point in basketball. The countdown started when Bennett...

 

Lady Tigers first games show off skills

The Encampment Lady Tigers basketball team came out swinging in their first conference games of the season. Coach Clint Bromley said, "With one win and two losses you are disappointed, but you get to...

 

The Lady Miners get a strong lesson this weekend

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) Lady Miners took some hard licks in their first game of the season when they faced off against the Burlington Huskies. "We knew we were going to take our...

 

Lady Rattlers drop three

The Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) Lady Rattlers played some great teams this past weekend according to Head Coach Mark Gillies. It was the last game against the Wind River Lady Cougars where the...

 

Miners place well in Lusk Tiger Invite

The wrestling season started off over the weekend with events throughout Wyoming on Friday and Saturday. 2 A schools were in Lusk to meet a host of Nebraska schools as well as North Park, Colorado...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 15, 2022

BLM and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service extend public comment period on the Two Rivers Wind Energy Project

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have extended the public comment on an environmental assessment of the proposed Two Rivers Wind Energy Project, which would be located near the Towns of Medicine Bow and Rock...

 

Governor's RIDE Education Advisory Group Calls for More Personalized Education Opportunities for Wyoming Students in Final Report

Personalizing students’ educational experience and offering rigorous pathways to the workforce for all students are key recommendations in the final report released by Governor Mark Gordon’s education advisory group. The final report released...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 15, 2022

Governor Gordon Signs Proclamation Recognizing Wyoming Day

Governor Mark Gordon has officially proclaimed Saturday, December 10 as Wyoming Day, commemorating the 153rd anniversary of the passage of the first law in the United States guaranteeing women unconditional suffrage – their inherent right to vote...

 

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