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 By Liz Wood    News    February 3, 2016

The final salute

In November, a special friend of mine passed away. He was a comrade in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6125. The VFW had the honor of giving him his final send off – with a 21-gun salute. What...

 By Mike Dunn    News    October 15, 2014

New School builds community

When you enter into the new Hanna Elementary School, it's like stepping into the entrance of a coal mine. The 71 students will walk through the long, rounded tunnels, "held up" by imitation wooden tru... Full story

 By Mike Dunn    News    April 16, 2014

Knocking the socks off PAWS

Several Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD#2) schools received exceptional marks on the 2013 PAWS test. Elk Mountain School is recorded as 100-percent efficient in the Science portion of the...

 By Mike Dunn    Lifestyles    March 19, 2014

BOCES hires coordinator

Education does not end with formal school, and with her new job as Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) coordinator at Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD#2), Melissa Donough's...

 By Doug Radunich    News    January 22, 2014

Wind grapples light pole at SHS field

Windy weather forced one of the lights poles to the ground at Saratoga High School's track and football field Jan. 14. The pole was detached from its base, and the six light light reflectors were...

 By Zachary Laux    News    November 20, 2013

CCSD 2 begins search for new superintendent

School board members are aiming for July 1 to have a new superintendent. Carbon County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees, after consulting with the Wyoming School Board Association, will use... Full story

 By Zachary Laux    News    November 13, 2013

CCSD 2 starts open forum

Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD 2) implemented a new online forum, which can be found on its website. The new forum allows community members, teachers, administrators and others interested... Full story

 By Zachary Laux    News    October 23, 2013

School board starts search for new superintendent

Carbon County School District No. 2 school board members anticipate having a new superintendent lined up before Bob Gates retires at the end of this school year. “We anticipate that, in the spring,...


Diggin' the new school: Hanna elementary students show appreciation for new school at groundbreaking

With golden shovels in hand, Hanna Elementary School students broke ground at the sight for the new elementary school. “This project has been going on for a while and all of you put hard work into...


CCSD 2 board of trustees changes mind on regulation

All sports in Carbon County School District No. 2 are allowed two coaches, after the Board of Trustees changed a regulation on Sept. 16. The regulation, IGDJ-R, regulates the number of kids needed to...

 By Zachary Laux    News    September 4, 2013

PAWS testing results mixed

Improvements and declines in math, reading and science scores are neck and neck for Carbon County School District No. 2 students, according to data from the 2013 Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming...

 By Zachary Laux    News    September 4, 2013

CCSD 2 concentrates on common core

Carbon County School District No. 2 administrators are beginning to look at new standards adopted by Wyoming a year ago. The new standards, known as Common Core, apply to math and language arts...

 By Zachary Laux    News    July 24, 2013

Coaches fight cut: Coaches make goal-line stand to prevent loss of position

Three Saratoga football coaches are concerned with safety and the success of the program as one of their positions faces elimination. The Carbon County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees voted...

 By Zachary Laux    News    June 19, 2013

Gates resigns: Board of trustees approves letter effective end of 2013/14 school year

Superintendent Bob Gates submitted a letter of resignation to Carbon County School District No. 2 last week. The CCSD No. 2 School Board of Trustees approved Gates’ resignation effective at the end...


Jane Anne Shiley

Jane Anne Shiley returned to her Lord on May 1, 2013. Jane was born July 7, 1944. She and her husband, Bob, celebrated their wonderful love-filled marriage continuously. She was loved and respected... Full story

 By Zachary Laux    News    May 29, 2013

From student to teacher to student

Encampment English Teacher Leslie McLinskey received a surprise May 9 after her principal made an unexpected announcement in the Encampment gym during the Young Authors award ceremony. Before the...

 By Zachary Laux    News    May 22, 2013

Fisher catalogues complaints

A librarian’s husband approached the Carbon County School District No. 2 board of Trustees Monday night with concerns about the district’s decision to realign staff. Tom Fisher, husband to the...

 By Zachary Laux    News    May 1, 2013

CCSD 2 says three is the magic number: Board votes to cut three teaching positions, looks at other potential cuts

After several months of long budget discussions, Carbon County School District No. 2 decided three was the magic number for a sound budget. The CCSD 2 School Board voted Thursday to cut three...

 By Zachary Laux    News    April 17, 2013

Citizen committee shares budget ideas

The list of budget suggestions and cuts a citizen advisory committee presented to the Carbon County School District No. 2 School Board Tuesday evening was two-fold. The report, presented by...

 By Staff report    News    April 17, 2013

Speech Night Monday: Speech students set to perform at Community Center

Carbon County speech team students are preparing to show off their public speaking skills at “Speech Night,” happening this upcoming Monday at the Platte Valley Community Center. Speech Night takes place at 7 p.m.,April 22, and features the talen... Full story


Guest column: Art is everywhere

Art is a many splendored thing. Witness the full room collection of people at the recent school board meeting—no two people were wearing the same thing. Even Superintendent Bob Gates was adorned in fine fabrics, from his underwear and socks, to...

 By Zachary Laux    News    April 3, 2013

CCSD 2 looks to expand Summer Science Program

Josh Sandlian likes to think of science as a football game. “During the week, you are practicing concepts like throwing, catching and tackling,” Sandlian said. Those football skills are similar...

 By Zachary Laux    News    March 20, 2013

Making the cut: 109 community members fill SES lunchroom

When education is threatened, community members will stand up to protect it at any cost. At least that was the impression when more than 100 people showed up at the Carbon County School District No....

 By Zachary Laux    News    March 13, 2013

Where ART Thou

The school district decided to eliminate half a teacher after receiving a letter of resignation from the Encampment art instructor. After 30 years of teaching and building up the Encampment School’s...

 By Liz Wood    News    February 27, 2013

BOCES members appointed

The Carbon County School District 2 (CCSD 2) Board of Trustees appointed four of its board members to the new Board of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES) Wednesday at its monthly meeting. Tanya...


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