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 By Liz Wood    Business    December 24, 2014

DKRW meets minimum requirement

Editor’s note: This is the first of two stories on the sixth-month DKRW meeting required by the Industrial Siting Council. While this article is focused on the content presented, next week’s... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    December 24, 2014

Valley Christmas Church Services

The Saratoga Alliance Church will hold a special service at 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve called “Good News, Peace on Earth.” The Platte Valley Lutheran Church has Christmas Eve services at 6 p.m. at 514 S. 1st Street in Saratoga. First Presbyterian...


Jocelyn Elizabeth Folker

Jordon and Michelle (Lynch) Folkers, of Seward, Neb., are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Jocelyn Elizabeth born at Bryan LGH hospital in Lincoln, Neb., on Oct. 15, 2014 at 5:30 a.m....

 By Erik Gantt    News    December 24, 2014

Ralston appointed to SCWEMS

Kelly Ralston was appointed as the Riverside representative to the South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Service (SCWEMS) board. Ralston will replace Gary Stull who was elected to the Encampment tow...

 By Erik Gantt    News    December 24, 2014

County to revise hazard plan

Only two members of the general public attended an open meeting for the revision of the Carbon County Hazard Mitigation Plan. The meeting was hosted by Emergency Management Coordinator John Zieger... Full story


Platts returns for New Year's Eve

Saratoga native, Sam Platts, and his band, The Kootenai Three, will headline a family-oriented New Year’s Eve dance at the Platte Valley Community Center. The event, sponsored by the Valley Service Organization, had a similar dance party before...

 By Liz Wood    News    December 24, 2014

Community generosity keeps Platte Valley Food Pantry stocked

The Platte Valley Food Pantry has a long history of fulfilling the needs of those experiencing tough financial times. Without the generosity of the Platte Valley community, the food pantry would not...

 By Mike Dunn    Opinion    December 24, 2014

Dunn ... and done

Writing the “Dunn in the Sun” column every month is often a well-needed change of pace. With columns there is no digging through notes, no listening to interviews, no research involved. It’s...


The week between Christmas

Amid the week after Christmas, piles of wrapping in bags, shiny paper and boxes in trash with the tags. Sad little scissors sit broken and bent, from clamshell packaging--they don’t make a dent....

 By Mike Dunn    News    December 24, 2014

CCSD#2 survey results available

Responses to a Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD#2) survey drew mixed results from community members. The results from the Nov. 2014 survey were posted on the CCSD#2 website and are now availa...

 By Staff Report    News    December 24, 2014

Game and Fish calendar

Dec. 29 – Deadline for written comments on public records and licenses/permits proposed regulations Dec. 31 – Season closes for sharp-tailed grouse and remaining pheasant areas Dec. 31 – 2014 hunting, fishing and trapping licenses and...

 By Staff Report    News    December 24, 2014

Game and Fish to hold Instructor Academy

Wyoming residents who have completed hunter education instructor certification in the last three years are invited to attend the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s annual Hunter Education Instructor Academy to be held June 26-28 at the Whiskey...

 By Erik Gantt    News    December 24, 2014

Saratoga Lake gets Christmas Stocking

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department stocked 1,300 2-year old brood cull rainbow trout into Saratoga Lake last Wednesday. This effort is part of their yearly stocking of the lake, and is timed to...


SHS 'We the People' team qualifies for state

On Dec. 8, the Saratoga High School team of seniors in the “We are the People” competition qualified for the Wyoming State Finals to be held in Laramie, Jan. 26. The Saratoga team was the only 2A team to move forward, the rest of the teams were...

 By Mike Dunn    News    December 24, 2014

Introducing Dr. Copeland, Ed.D

Superintendent of CCSD#2 Jim Copeland just completed the long journey in becoming "Dr. Copeland". Recently, Copeland defended his dissertation and received his Ed.D in Educational studies from the...


Letters to Santa

Dear Santa, Can I have a razr. Don’t forgit the toys. Love, Eli Dear Santa, Pie pes cam i haf a black rabbit? Don’t forget the reindeer. Love, Ace Dear Santa, I want robots and dinosaurs. Love, Daniel Dear Santa, Pleez can I have a kiddy zoomer w...

 By Liz Wood    Sports    December 24, 2014

Panthers dig up win against Miners

The Saratoga Panthers (1-3) beat the Hanna/Elk Mountain/Medicine Bow (HEM) Miners (2-2) Friday night 54-46. The Panthers didn't give the Miners much time to enjoy their 0-3 lead to start the game... Full story

 By Liz Wood    Sports    December 24, 2014

Lady Panthers edge Lady Miners

The Saratoga Lady Panthers won a tight game against Hanna/Elk Mountain/Medicine Bow (HEM) Lady Miners Friday night 47-46 on the Panther's home court. HEM took an immediate lead in the game with four...

 By Mike Dunn    Sports    December 24, 2014

Lady Tigers split games

The Lady Tigers of Encampment went into the winter break splitting their four basketball games last week. Encampment started their week against North Park (Walden, Colo.) in a tight 27-35 loss. No...

 By Liz Wood    Sports    December 24, 2014

Tigers maul Wildcats, take next two of three

The Encampment Tigers (6-1) put on a show for their fans Dec. 16 with a solid win against the North Park (Walden) Wildcats. The win was particularly sweet for senior Luke Pantle, who attended school...

 By Liz Wood    Sports    December 24, 2014

Panthers take third at West Grand Invitational

After hosting a quadrangular on Thursday night, the Saratoga High School wrestlers traveled to Kremmling, Colo., for the West Grand Invitational. The Panthers took third place out of 14 teams, with...


Two nights in a mountain blizzard

Reprint of this story from the December 30, 1904 issue of The Grand Encampment Herald brought to you courtesy of Grandma’s Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community. Martin Farrell, agent for the Dixie Clothing Co.,...


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