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Articles from the December 16, 2015 edition

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 By Erik Gantt    News    December 16, 2015

Planning commission meeting draws full house

At a packed meeting last Tuesday in Saratoga Town Hall, the Saratoga Planning Commission addressed several citizens concerns about verbal complaints brought up during the zoning officers report at...

 
 By Liz Wood    News    December 16, 2015

Open house seeks input on North Savery Project

Last Thursday, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) held an open house to seek public input on the North Savery Project. The project is located in the northwest corner of the Sierra Madre mountain range and...

 

David R. Starr

Funeral services for David R. Starr will be held Saturday, Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. at the Platte Valley Lutheran Church. Graveside services to follow at the Saratoga Cemetery....

 

Isla Anne Christen

Tyler and Marie Christen and big sister Tylie are happy to welcome little Isla Anne into the world. Isla was born in Steamboat Springs, on November 13, 2015 at 5:42 p.m. She weighed 6 pounds 13...

 
 By Liz Wood    News    December 16, 2015

Runway rehab

Plans to rehabilitate the runway at Shively Field began Dec. 9 with a meeting between Dave Schultz, of Sage Engineering, and the Saratoga Airport Board. There will not be any changes to the position...

 

Santa's NSA adventure

Have you heard about this “Elf on the Shelf” character? Perhaps I should say Elves on the Shelves. There are definitely more than one. I hadn’t until this year. Apparently elves appear on east...

 

A lasting legacy

Editor, I don’t usually talk publicly about my patients after they pass but this week is a different week. David Starr passed away this last Sunday after a sudden illness. David Starr was an unsung hero in this community. No matter the time,...

 

Errata

In the Dec. 9 issue of the Saratoga Sun, page 7, we reported that Koyoty Sports had put the taxidermy business up for sale. The owners would like this retracted from the article, as well as that they have gone through planning and zoning for the new...

 

Errata

In the Dec. 9 issue of the Saratoga Sun, page 8, we mistakenly identified the girls in the photo as Oaklee and Kinsley Phillips. The correct names are Cloey and Aspen Boxberger The Saratoga Sun...

 

Economizing

Dear Editor, Thank you for publishing the Madeline Weiss piece about the economic squeeze being felt by our young adults. To Madeline I want to say your piece was courageous, brave and gutsy. Good writing tells the truth even if it hurts and you...

 

Lagoon dumping questioned

The Saratoga/Carbon County Impact Joint Powers (water and sewer) Board met on Dec. 9, with the meeting causing a discussion about the wastewater lagoon and what dumping means to the lagoon system....

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    December 16, 2015

Moose recapture takes flight

During the week of Dec. 2, Wyoming Game and Fish (WGFD) biologists continued their moose population monitoring in the Snowy Range using a helicopter to track and recapture some of the 30 cow moose...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 16, 2015

WGFD seeking bids for maintenance contractor

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking formal bids for a contractor to perform maintenance at public access areas (PAAs) along the North Platte River in the Platte Valley. This is a year-round contract. The successful bidder will be...

 

Moms helping moms

“It’s a program to help in parenting, every day parenting. They kind of say, ‘No mom alone.’ It’s a mom support group,” said Jaci Schwerdt, coordinator of the Saratoga Mothers of...

 

Tracking a shrinking pronghorn population

The pronghorn population in Wyoming has seen a decline, and University of Wyoming graduate student Adele Reinking has been collaring females from various herds hoping to learn why. Part of her...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    December 16, 2015

Avalanche Awareness Night coming up

Carbon County Search and Rescue is sponsoring Avalanche Awareness Night on Jan. 8 at the Platte Valley Community Center. Search and rescue member Landon McGuire planned the event and will be the main...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    December 16, 2015

Valley bands together for #GreenForGarry

The #GreenForGarry campaign to benefit Garry Wood during his treatment for Stage IIIS Hodgkin's lymphoma is going strong, having raised over $10,000 already according to volunteer Laura Morrow. This S...

 

Preschool adapts to large classes

The ExCel preschool in Saratoga has seen an increase in class sizes. In order to accomodate children, class frequency per student has been reduced to two days a week instead of four, according to...

 

Airport reviews lease language

The Saratoga Airport Board has been supervising hangar inspections, performed by Kent Smith, in hopes that they will be completed at the end of the year. This is to maintain standards set by the...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    December 16, 2015

Housekeeping in Encampment

The regular meeting of the Encampment Town Council on Dec. 10 was largely filled with the approval of expenditures and accounting matters. The hydrant and valve replacement project has been completed...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    December 16, 2015

Contracts awarded by Riverside

At their Dec. 10 regular meeting the Riverside approved two contracts for work around the town and reported no problems found in their self-audit. Black Diamond Electric submitted a bid of $8,400 to...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 16, 2015

Presbyterians install new minister

The Rev. Steven R. Niccolls was recently installed as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Saratoga. Conducting the ceremony Sunday afternoon, Nov. 29, at the sanctuary were officials of the...

 

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