Articles from the May 21, 2014 edition

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 By Mike Dunn    News    May 21, 2014

School resource officer denied by CCSD#2

Carbon County School District no. 2 (CCSD#2) school board denied a motion to implement the school resource officer position for the 2015 school year. The position, proposed by Saratoga Police Chief...  Website

 

Thomas Herbert States

Thomas Herbert States, of Littleton, Colo., died on May 8, 2014 at home in the loving company of his family. He was born Oct. 16, 1944 in Laramie to Herbert James States Jr. and Guenevere Alese...

 

James 'Jim' William Davis

James "Jim" William Davis, 84, of Saratoga, passed away at Deseret Health and Rehab May 12, 2014 with his loving family at his bedside. Graveside services were held Monday at the Saratoga Cemetery....

 

Bergen Charles Love

John and Ashlie Love are excited to announce the birth of their son, Bergen Charles Love. Bergen was born April 16, 2014 at 4:17 a.m. He weighed 5 lbs. 11 oz. and was 18 inches in length. Bergen...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    May 21, 2014

Stolen vehicle recovered in Fremont County

A stolen Saratoga vehicle has been recovered, Saratoga Police Chief Tom Knickerbocker said. The vehicle was stolen between 10 and 11 p.m., on May 14, near 2nd Street and Elm Ave. The vehicle was...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 21, 2014

Four file for Saratoga Mayor

Staff Report As of Monday, the following people have filed for office in East Carbon County. Encampment: Mayor: Mary Martin Greg Salisbury Council: No applicants Hanna: Mayor: No Applicants Council: Tracy Fowler Medicine Bow: No applicants for mayor...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 21, 2014

Baccalaureate service planned

The baccalaureate service for graduating high school seniors will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday evening, at the Platte Valley Community Center theater. Music will be provided by the youth band from Aliens and Strangers Community Youth Group, and several...

 
 By Doug Radunich    Opinion    May 21, 2014

Graduation time is here again

High school graduation time for the Platte Valley is right around the corner, and for some reason I can’t help but feel a little depressed all of the sudden. I know you’re probably wondering why...

 

A call to our future leaders

Many people who may be interested in running for office, may have too many fears about being in such a position. They may be afraid of the responsibility, or of too many people disagreeing with their ideas. They may also think their voice does not...

 
 By Jessica Jump    Opinion    May 21, 2014

Stolen sofa leaves people wondering

Editor, The stress of moving just got more stressful. On Saturday my sister & brother-in-laws couch was sitting in the front yard (on elm street) with the gate closed, as they went to get a second load, I showed up to clean & there was a couple drivi...

 
 By Jeb Steward    Opinion    May 21, 2014

Steward is not running for office

This letter goes out to the voters and constituents of House District 47 and Senate District 11. After a solid month of repeated requests from many in HD47 and SD11 and throughout our great State of Wyoming, I have decided it necessary to formally...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 21, 2014

VSO to host awards program

The Valley Service Organization (VSO) will be hosting its annual awards program at noon Thursday at the Hotel Wolf’s Saratoga Room. Each year, the VSO accepts nominations for Women of Distinction and the Youth Citizenship Award in the early...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    May 21, 2014

Enthusiasm builds for Tyler Pickett Park

Plans for Staff Sergeant Tyler Pickett Park, which has sat empty for several years, is pushing forward. According to a donor close with the project, who wishes to remain anonymous, the park now has a...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    May 21, 2014

Firewood controversy reignites

Local residents are concerned the Saratoga zoning laws are not being enforced. At the May 13 meeting, Saratoga resident Andy Van Tol complained to members of the Saratoga Planning Commission, saying...

 
 By Doug Radunich    News    May 21, 2014

Commission votes to increase official salaries

During a special meeting Thursday, the Carbon County Commission voted to increase the salaries of six elected officials beginning in 2017. The majority of the commissioners agreed to increase the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 21, 2014

PCW files for Industrial Siting permit

Power Company of Wyoming (PCW) LLC has submitted its application to the Wyoming Industrial Siting Division, to construct and operate the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre (CCSM) Wind Energy Project. According to PCW, the CCSM Project in Carbon County...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 21, 2014

Student authors to be honored

Talented student writers from across the Valley will be honored at the District Young Authors Celebration, held tomorrow at the Platte Valley Community Center. Starting at 6:30 p.m., placements will...

 
 By Doug Radunich    News    May 21, 2014

Irene chosen as Wyoming Beef Ambassador

Garrett Irene, a Rock River High School senior from Elk Mountain, has been selected as one of three Wyoming Beef Ambassadors for 2014. Born and raised in Elk Mountain, Irene's passion for beef began...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    May 21, 2014

'Good Things' comes to the Good Times Valley

Good things are in store for Platte Valley residents, as Good Things: New, Gently Used and Antiques Items opens its doors to the public. Bob Herring, owner of Encampment's newest business, said the...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    May 21, 2014

Saratoga, the beautiful

Now in its second year, Beautify Saratoga aims to continue projects to spruce up the town. “An individual from Colorado, who owns property here and has a home here, has taken an interest in making t...

 
 By Doug Radunich    News    May 21, 2014

Willfords sing in 50 years of marriage

Joined by family, friends and other community members, long-time Saratoga residents Teense and Sandy Willford celebrated 50 years of wedded bliss Saturday. The couple celebrated the event with an...

 
 By Doug Radunich    News    May 21, 2014

GEM looks forward to tourist season

With opening coming this weekend, the Grand Encampment Museum (GEM) has undergone several changes in anticipation of a busy summer. The museum, which opens Saturday and closes in December, has had...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    May 21, 2014

Students stage Beauty and Beast Friday

Platte Valley drama students might tell you to "be our guest" this weekend at their performance of "Beauty and the Beast." This year's drama performance is unlike previous years, drama sponsor Greg...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    May 21, 2014

Learning the lingo of the river

Sinuosity, Bankfull, Thalweg- it may seem like a foreign language. But on May 14, Project Manager for Trout Unlimited, Jeff Streeter, and aquatic habitat hydrologist with the Wyoming Game and Fish...

 

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