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Articles from the December 31, 2014 edition

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 By Liz Wood    News    December 31, 2014

Plenty of questions for DKRW

Kassie Oliver, of Hanna, is 22 years old and she has spent half of her life hearing about DKRW. When Jason Lillegraven got up to speak, Mary Throne, a Wyoming attorney for DKRW, tried to take the...

 By Mike Dunn    News    December 31, 2014

Mayor, councilpersons say farewell to offices

Mayor of Saratoga, John Zeiger, said farewell to the mayoral office during a brief nine-minute town council meeting on Dec.16. “I’ve enjoyed doing it,” Zeiger said addressing members of the... Full story


Patsy A. Faust

Patsy A. (Payne) Faust, 85, of Saratoga, passed away Dec. 24, 2014. She was born Feb. 12, 1929, in Waco, Neb., to parents Anna (Bouchard) and Nelson Parrish. Visitation will be held on Jan. 6, 2015, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Valley Chapel in the...


Peter Hansen Larsen

Peter Hansen Larsen, 94, of Rawlins, passed away Dec. 22, 2014. He was born May 10, 1920, in Rawlins to parents Martha M. (Hansen) and L. C. “Chris” Larsen. The family will hold services in the spring of 2015. A full obituary will follow....

 By Staff Report    News    December 31, 2014

Carbon Monoxide Reminders

The Wyoming Poison Center has received 40 calls so far this year on carbon monoxide (CO), which is similar to the previous year. Every year more than 400 Americans die from unintentional CO poisoning and 20,000 are seen in emergency rooms, while...

 By Staff Report    News    December 31, 2014

Annual chamber dinner scheduled for next week

The Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce will be holding their Annual Meeting and Dinner, at 6 p.m., Jan. 8, at the Platte Valley Community Center. All Chamber members as well as the public are invited to attend. The highlight of the evening is...

 By Staff Report    News    December 31, 2014

Baggs Mule Deer working group meets in January

The Baggs Mule Deer Herd (BMDH) Working Group will hold their next meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 6 at the Bureau of Land Management Office, located at 1300 N. Third Street in Rawlins. The working group is made up of a variety of stakeholders, who all...

 By Liz Wood    News    December 31, 2014

Town employee holiday pay changed

The Saratoga Town Council held a special meeting Dec. 23 at 2:30 p.m., to discuss holiday pay. After a one-and-one-half hour executive session, the council reconvened and passed several motions... Full story


It's peas when I hurt

This is an example of when the headline came first. The article came only after the headline refused to leave my thinker thing. I wasn’t thinking about peas. I wasn’t thinking about the phrase you... Full story


Change in the Good Times Valley

Thanks to the voters, the Saratoga Town Municipality will realize quite a transformation Tuesday. Three new members will be sworn in to serve our community – E.J. Glode as mayor and Will Faust and Richard Raymer as councilpersons. This will be the...

 By Staff Report    News    December 31, 2014

Hill receives congressional nomination

On Dec. 22, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) announced that he has nominated Marshal Hill, of Encampment, for an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. “Wyoming has a proud history of nominating some of our best and brightest students to attend...

 By Staff Report    News    December 31, 2014

Speech team edged out of first-place trophy

One point separated the Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD#2) Speech team from bringing home the 1A/2A Sweepsteak trophy, according to head coach Brenda Ostendorf. The team did bring home the second place trophy from the Cheyenne East High...

 By Staff Report    News    December 31, 2014

UW scientists contribute to cloud-seeding research

A draft executive summary report of the state's nine-year cloud-seeding study was presented to the Wyoming Water Development Commission in Cheyenne Dec. 10. (Bruce Boe, Weather Modification Inc....


The Editor knows, weather stops work on Snowy Range road, friends honor Shivelys, and family nearly asphyxiated

100 Years Ago Dec. 31, 1914 Nobody knows just how many poor simps are running loose in this world but the editor. No one knows how many people are running loose with the main spring broke, but the editor. Nobody knows how many men are running around...


Give the senior center a try

There were four here for Bridge this week. We will be open on New Year’s Day as usual. We will be serving grilled ham and cheese sandwich and tomato soup. The rest of the meal is still up in the air, but it will be good. We would like to thank Jane...


School menus

Saratoga Schools Breakfast Wednesday – Christmas Vacation Thursday – Christmas Vacation Monday – Breakfast pastry and yogurt or cereal and cheese stick, fruit or juice, milk. Tuesday – Cereal and cheese stick, snack cracker, fruit or juice,...


Sending new year thanks

Well, this will come out on the last day of the year — man did it ever go fast. There are so many people to thank, so here it goes (and if I forget anyone, please don’t take it personally.) First I want to thank all our volunteers that help us...


Police Report

From Dec. 22, 2014 through Dec. 28, 2014 the Saratoga Police Department responded to 83 calls including the following classifications: 911 hang up (1); agency assistance (2); alarm (1); ambulance (1); animal problem (1); bar check (2); business...

 By Erik Gantt    News    December 31, 2014

Police complete investigation of shot dog

Carbon County Sheriff Jerry Colson said they have finished their investigation of a dog being shot near the Blackhall Mountain Road. The dog’s name was Sampson, a Bernese Mountain Dog, and was a...

 By Staff Report    News    December 31, 2014

Reading for rewards

The Carbon County Library System has introduced a new reading program for the winter. The 2015 Winter Program is from Jan. 5 through Feb. 27 and each age group has rules and prizes. For children ages 0-5, if they read 10 books, are eligible to win a...


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