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  • You can have your cake and eat it too!

    Virginia Parker|Jan 19, 2023

    To say the turnout for the Encampment Tigers Homecoming game was overwhelming would be an understatement. The bleachers were full of both Encampment fans and Little Snake River supporters. The walls of the school were covered in art work created by each class, from Kindergarten to Seniors. The 8th grade won the competition with their "Tigers are at the Peak", the Senior class came in second with "BioTiger", followed by the Freshman with "Lord of the Tiger". Doors were also covered with art...

  • WDE announces child and adult food care program sites

    Staff Report|Jan 12, 2023

    The Wyoming Department of Education has announced the participating Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) organizations in Wyoming. The program reimburses participating organizations for nutritious meals and snacks served to children in child care centers and family day care homes. The program teaches good eating habits and assures that well-balanced, nourishing meals are served in these participating centers. Organizations are reimbursed for meals provided to children who are up to 12 years of age. The same meals must be made available to...

  • An innovative exchange

    Virginia Parker|Jan 12, 2023

    As part of a unique program, four pharmacy students from Howard University, Washington, D.C. and three pharmacy students from the University of Wyoming visited Saratoga on Sunday. Accompanied by their instructors and Janet Renneisen, academic advisor at the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy, they visited the North Platte Valley Medical Center Sunday afternoon. The students are part of the Health Equity Leadership Program, an innovative exchange program. The initiative, funded by the 23rd...

  • Getting the feel of it

    Mike Armstrong|Jan 12, 2023

    Eli Hobbs was made Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School principal when Steve Priest retired in late September. Hobbs has had a few months to learn to understand the job with a lot of help from many. He has been pleasantly surprised how many people were around to help adjust to the new position. "I thought I was going to have to figure out everything on my own," Hobbs said. "There was some of me doing that, but the tsunami of the learning curve has been lessened by those who...

  • Gift wrapping by donation

    Virginia Parker|Dec 22, 2022

    The SMHS Drama Club held a fundraiser Friday and Saturday at the high school. Drama Club organizer, Marie Christen and Kathy Fairbank–costumer, were there to supervise, but the kids were doing the wrapping. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is their next production. The performance will be April 28, 29 and 30, 2023. The performance is free and includes snacks and refreshments. The main roles have been auditioned and assigned to middle and high school students. Kira Beach will be the narrator a... Full story

  • Winter Band & Choir Concert

    Dec 22, 2022

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  • Elementary School performs the Nutcracker

    Dec 22, 2022

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  • Encampment K-12 Concert

    Dec 22, 2022

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  • Spectacular Christmas show at Hanna Elementary

    Dec 22, 2022

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  • Santa comes to Town

    Dec 22, 2022

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  • Christmas cheer in Med Bow

    Dec 22, 2022

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  • Governor's RIDE Education Advisory Group Calls for More Personalized Education Opportunities for Wyoming Students in Final Report

    Staff Report|Dec 15, 2022

    Personalizing students’ educational experience and offering rigorous pathways to the workforce for all students are key recommendations in the final report released by Governor Mark Gordon’s education advisory group. The final report released today comes after the Governor’s Re-imagining and Innovating the Delivery of Education (RIDE) Advisory Group surveyed more than 7000 stakeholders and held 17 listening sessions in seven communities around Wyoming. The RIDE sought input from students, parents, educational professionals, employers and commu...

  • Dunning heads to nationals

    Virginia Parker|Dec 8, 2022

    Madi Dunning of Encampment was selected as the Junior Division winner at the Wyoming State Make It With Wool Contest held in Casper December 4 and 5. Winners were announced at the Stockgrowers/Wool Growers Convention during their opening luncheon, fashion show, and awards program. Dunning will compete in the National Make It With Wool competition in Fort Worth, Texas in January. She is the daughter of Mark and Suzi Dunning. The Make It With Wool contest objective is to promote the beauty and...

  • 2022 Outstanding Bighorn Teacher

    Virginia Parker|Dec 1, 2022

    Brett Miller started teaching VOAG at the Little Snake River Valley school June 2020. He is also the FFA Advisor for ninth through twelfth grade. This year Miller received the 2022 Outstanding Bighorn Teacher Award at the 29th Annual Bighorn Bash, sponsored by the National Bighorn Sheep Center in Dubois, Wyoming. The National Bighorn Sheep Center came to be in "remarkable effort of cooperation and partnership." Many entities including the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, the town of Dubois, U.S...

  • Soldiers in uniform

    Mike Armstrong|Nov 17, 2022

    The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School is the location for an annual breakfast honoring the military and veterans. It is usually held the day before Veterans Day, as it was this year. During this event there are several speakers from the military and veterans commemorating this special day in America. It is not common that the speakers are women but this past Thursday, there were two that came to speak to the students and residents.Both of them were different in rank,...

  • Patriot's Pen (Post 6125 PP)

    Nov 17, 2022

    VFW Essay Winner by Raden Miller As the door of a shiny C-130 lays down, 100 battle-worn troops are rushed by their weeping families. These soldiers have braved the worst and withstood the hardest times. What they do will never be forgotten. As American citizens, we must do our part to honor the courageous souls who have served. We need to pledge our allegiance and show veterans the gratitude they deserve. My parents and grandparents have served this great land and now they’re teaching me. As today becomes tomorrow, I follow in their f... Full story

  • Why Is the Veteran Important?

    Nov 17, 2022

    Post 6125 Voice of Democracy winner by Douglas Campbell Why is the veteran important? The veteran is important because he or she is a symbol in America--a symbol of strength and honor which gives something for younger generations to look up to and aspire to be like. Veterans fight for our freedom, and that gives civilians hope in times of conflict. They are a staple of the United States’ fighting power and are a prime example of the indomitable human spirit. As a kid I grew up looking up to my dad who fought in Afghanistan, and I always w... Full story

  • What happens in VOAG doesn't stay in VOAG

    Virginia Parker|Nov 3, 2022

    In today's society there are many people that think life skills are not taught in school. Life skills are skills that prepare our youth to live independent and be a productive member of society. The type of life skills need to function effectively in society depend on the cultural norms or standards of the area you live. For example, being a successful hunter may be a very important life skill in one society, but useless in another. Life skills can be divided into a number of areas that include...

  • Books & Breakfast

    Oct 27, 2022

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  • 2022 HEM Homecoming

    Oct 27, 2022

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  • UW Artmobile visits Saratoga

    Virginia Parker|Oct 20, 2022

    Students in both middle and high school were given an incredible opportunity to study with Sarita Keller, Director of the Ann Simpson Art Mobile Program. Dr. Keller teaches a class at the University of Wyoming and works in the UW Art Museum. According to Keller, the Artmobile's current exhibition 'Off the Beaten Path: Contemplating the Land' invites viewers to think deeply about complex relationships with the land. The seventeen works of art in the exhibit include etchings, lithographs, digital...

  • SMHS gets into the spirit

    Virginia Parker|Oct 20, 2022

    The Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) students at Saratoga Middle High school will be hosting a Fall Festival and Haunted House on Saturday, October 29th at the Platte Valley Community Center Gymnasium. The kids festival games will start at 6 pm and are free. The Haunted house will open at 7:30 pm for two hours. Admission is $5 for adults and students, elementary school students admission is $3. Dinner will also be served at $6 per...

  • Helping to fill the gaps

    Joshua Wood|Oct 20, 2022

    "I married into a family of educators well before I started at Carbon County Higher Education Center (CCHEC), but I have always believed in the importance of education," said Jennifer Moore who formally stepped into the role of CCHEC Executive Director this March. She had been serving as the interim director since the retirement of Dave Throgmorton in July 2021 and prior to that, held other positions at CCHEC. "I have worked at CCHEC since 2015," said Moore. "I initially worked in Marketing &...

  • Errata

    Oct 13, 2022

    The Saratoga Elementary school hosted 2022 AG Day in late September. In the article we failed to recognize the annual event is organized and sponsored by SER Conservation District. RNB State Bank staff also supports the event by volunteering to read for the Ag Story Station...

  • Saratoga Elementary School Hosts 2022 AG Day

    Virginia Parker|Sep 29, 2022

    The wind had a chill, but the sun was shining while the elementary school kids visited nine different stations to learn about Agriculture in the Upper North Platte Valley at the Saratoga Elementary School football field. The students learned that Agriculture provides food, clothing, medicines and a variety of other products. Each student received beef jerky and fruit gummies, all of these items come from Agriculture. Mikayla Crimmins kept the kids on their toes with Agriculture Olympics. There...

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