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Articles from the December 25, 2013 edition

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 By Mike Dunn    News    December 25, 2013

Preliminary river study findings shared at public meeting

Stantec introduces early stage plans for river Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories about the findings of the Upper North Platte River Restoration Project. The Upper North Platte...


BLM and USFWS discuss Chokecherry wind farm

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife (USFWS) joined the BLM Rawlins Field Office at the Platte Valley Community Center Dec. 17, to present more information regarding the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre (CCSM)...

 By Mike Dunn    News    December 25, 2013

Alameda, Fox, Cooksey stress importance of master plan

Prior to Tuesday night’s town hall meeting, the governing body of Saratoga held a public hearing on Saratoga’s Master Plan. The master plan is being proposed to deal with the possible influx of...

 By Mike Dunn    News    December 25, 2013

Ordinance 822 draws ire of residents, board members

Ordinance 822 instigated a large amount of controversy between residents of the town and the governing body (specific) at the Dec. 18 Saratoga Town Council meeting. The ordinance proposed says that... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    December 25, 2013

Winter logging to close snowmobile Trail R/Forest Road 530

Logging operations will occur on the Laramie Ranger District along Spruce Gulch Road (Forest Road 530) in the southern Snowy Range throughout much of this winter. This has resulted in the need to temporarily close the treated portion of this road... Full story

 By Liz Wood    Opinion    December 25, 2013

Some Christmas quandaries

Does it feel weird to you that Christmas falls on a Wednesday this year? When holidays fall in the middle of the week for a weekly newspaper, it is always a quandary. Do we print a day early, or a... Full story


Citizen appreciates retiring nurse

Editor, I have a big thank you to give to one of our finest in the valley. Since she is retiring I wanted do something a little different. Instead of recognizing someone after they passed away and that are not here to know they were recognized for... Full story


Mayor explains minute's exclusions

Editor, Writing a letter to the editor is a lot like posting on Facebook, once you hit the submit button it’s there for everybody to see. I have no plans to stop doing both of these. At the December 17th meeting it was questioned why comments made... Full story


Chamber annual meeting planned

The Annual Dinner and Meeting for the Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce (SPVCC) will be next month. The SPVCC will distrubute their annual awards which include Business of the Year, New Business of the Year, Organization of the Year, and... Full story

 By Mike Dunn    News    December 25, 2013

Stantec seeks input from Saratoga residents

Stantec has announced they are in their preliminary stage in the Upper North Platte River restoration project. This project will impact areas of the river through the town of Saratoga. In two... Full story

 By Liz Wood    News    December 25, 2013

Industrial Siting Council approves DKRW amendment

Three hours of testimony and discussion ends in a four to two vote The Industrial Siting Council approved and extended a 30-month amendment submitted by DKRWs' Medicine Bow Fuel and Power LLC (MBFP),... Full story

 By Liz Wood    Business    December 25, 2013

Crimmins slated to serve as president for statewide chamber partnership

Stacy Crimmins has been the executive director at the Saratoga Platte Valley Chamber for more than 10 years. She was hired as the administrative assistant, but soon after, she was promoted to... Full story


Saratoga student's hearing loss turns into Speech Pathology Career at UW

Until the age of 5, Dani Riker was under the impression that everyone could hear out of only one ear. Riker, a University of Wyoming graduate student in speech pathology (SP), says she would tell her... Full story


County-wide effort helps ship books for tornado victims

After Saratoga Elementary School students donated 188 pounds of books for Moore, Okla. tornado victims, the lack of money to mail them had been a lingering problem until a few weeks ago. Barb... Full story


Commissioners split on DKRW decision

A motion by the Carbon County Commission to recommend the denial of Medicine Bow Fuel and Power’s (MBFP) request for more time to start DKRW construction failed at the Dec. 17 Carbon County Commissi... Full story


Panthers suffer first loss of the season to Hornets

The Saratoga varsity Panthers suffered their first loss of the 2013-14 season, with a close 68-74 takedown from the Pine Bluffs Hornets. The Saturday game was not only the Panthers' first losing one... Full story


Lady Tigers skewered by Longhorns

After a massive 56-28 win over Saratoga earlier this month, Encampment’s Lady Tigers fell with a 26-36 loss against Rock River’s Lady Longhorns last Friday. The defeat from Rock River brought... Full story


Reflections: Grand Encampment gets its first church

Reprint of this story from the December 25, 1903 issue of The Grand Encampment Herald brought to you courtesy of Grandma’s Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community. Fowler M. E Church Hold Christmas Services in the... Full story


Gospel singer returns to Saratoga

Gospel singer Steve Desmond is returning to Saratoga for another performance this New Year’s Eve. Desmond, a senior pastor and accomplished singer from Greeley, Colo., brings a wide variety of music styles to the Platte Valley. His styles include... Full story


Seniors view Christmas lights

There were four people here for Bridge on Monday. High winner was Gertrude Herold. Jane took some people out on the bus to see the Christmas lights last Friday. She had 10 people. We want to thank The Rawlins National Bank for donating the popcorn... Full story


Lots of good cheer at Deseret for holidays

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 residents’ interests, as well as the physical, mental and psychological... Full story


Lady Panthers get stung by Hornets

Saratoga's varsity Lady Panthers lost their first conference game of the season Saturday, with a 48-72 sting from the Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets. The loss was the Lady Panthers' second of the weekend, a... Full story


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