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 By Keith McLendon and FW Broschart    Sports    February 22, 2017 

Valley teams battle for pigtails

Lady Panthers/Tigers Lady Panthers versus Kaycee The Lady Panthers squared off against Kaycee Friday night. Kaycee is no. 2 in their conference but the Lady Panthers seemingly had no problem...

 
 By Keith McLendon    News    February 22, 2017 

Growth goes south?

The Saratoga Planning Commission met Tuesday night, introduced a new member of the board, Nora Asbury, and heard an array of topics. The topics on tap were a plea for a variance on a sign footage...

 
 By Keith McLendon    Opinion    February 22, 2017 

Violating Squaker's Rights

The Tuesday before last was Valentine’s Day. As is the tradition, a group of gregarious women from the Valley Service Organization visited businesses around town singing off-key tunes (hence the nam...

 
 By Keith McLendon    Sports    February 15, 2017

Two out of three ain't bad

The Saratoga Panthers had a grueling schedule last week. The Panthers faced off against the North Park Wildcats Tuesday, traveled to Hanna for a match against the Hanna-Elk Mountain (HEM) Miners...

 
 By Keith McLendon    Sports    February 15, 2017

Honors, battle and a big win

The Tigers started Tuesday evening with a salute to one of their most vocal and steadfast followers. Mary Martin was honored with a short speech detailing her long-time dedication to Encampment...

 
 By Keith McLendon    Sports    February 15, 2017

Gut check for girls

The Lady Panthers had three games scheduled last week like the boys. The Lady Panthers took on the North Park Lady Wildcats Tuesday, traveled to Hanna for a Friday match against the Hanna-Elk...

 
 By Keith McLendon    Sports    February 15, 2017

Tigers bow to LSRV, squeak win in Cheyenne

The Tigers scored first on 1 for 2 from the charity stripe in Friday's game against the Little Snake River Rattlers. That was the only lead of the night for the Tigers. The Rattlers' strong interior...

 
 By Keith McLendon    Opinion    February 1, 2017

Winning ... with bunnies

The staff of the Saratoga Sun recently attended the Wyoming Press Association’s (WPA) annual convention held at the Little America Hotel and Convention Center in Cheyenne this year. This year the...

 
 By Keith McLendon    Opinion    January 18, 2017

I've got baggage

I recently took a trip for Christmas vacation. Doing so, I had to pack a bag. Over the years I have determined that there are five separate and distinct stages in the life of a piece of luggage...

 
 By Keith McLendon    Opinion    December 28, 2016

War on Christmas? Really?

I will be out of the office this week but wanted to make things as easy as I could for my new(ish) staff. So here’s my two cents for the holiday gap. *** I keep hearing about this “War on...

 
 By Keith McLendon    Opinion    December 28, 2016

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 Keith McLendon    Opinion    December 14, 2016

Clearing the Cobwebs part II

It’s just about time again for a mental cleaning. I keep putting new things in my head and other things keep falling out. That being the case I thought I would share some of the things taking up...

 
 By Keith McLendon    News    November 30, 2016

Thanksgiving stuffing

Platte Valley Helping Hands served up 156 Thanksgiving meals this year's at St. Ann's Parish Hall. Though that number decreased by 23 from last year's record of 179 the mood at St. Ann's on...

 
 By Keith McLendon    Opinion    November 30, 2016

Home remedial

Going about my normal routine last Tuesday I noticed a vague irritation in my throat. I didn’t give it much thought as we put the paper out and began to work on the following week’s edition. When...

 
 By Keith McLendon    Opinion    November 9, 2016

Adjusting your tastes

I remember the first time I tried a martini. I had been watching M*A*S*H,1 and the lead characters had been on and on about the still they operated in their tent and how great martinis are. So...

 
 By Keith McLendon    Special Sections    November 9, 2016

Legion holds Veterans Day dinner

The public is invited to an American Legion Veterans Day dinner to be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 at the Legion post home at 403 Bridge Ave. Dinner will consist of roast beef, baked potatoes with...

 
 By Keith McLendon    Opinion    October 19, 2016

Two shades of grey and some colorful trouble

I didn’t set out to be a “crazy cat lady.” I have acquired three cats though and apparently three is the threshold for being dubbed such. For years I was cat-free–but in the summer of 2001 I...

 
 By Keith McLendon    Opinion    September 28, 2016

Half a century on a wagon train

Fifty years ago a spacecraft was launched at the National Broadcasting Company. It was not a literal vessel but an idealized one sprung from the brain of a WWII pilot who, along with other distinction...

 
 By Keith McLendon    Opinion    September 8, 2016

Dancing between raindrops

The west is a dry place. I know this is a shocking revelation to those who live here and I apologize for intruding on your blissful unawareness. Coming from the coastal south, I was used to...

 
 By Keith McLendon    News    August 24, 2016

Cops keep 'current'

Around 15 officers from across the nation, though mostly from Wyoming and Colorado, gathered at the Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC) Monday and Tuesday to become certified to train fellow officer...

 
 By Keith McLendon    Opinion    August 17, 2016

Facepalms and faceplants on Facebook

Facebook is a nice little online tool with both apparent upsides and not-so-visible downsides. A reason to join The only reason I ever got on Facebook was to find a friend I hadn’t seen in 20...

 
 By Keith McLendon    Opinion    July 27, 2016

The Great Wall of America

When Donald J. Trump becomes president he has promised to build a wall along the Mexican/American border. As recently as his win in the South Carolina primary, Trump reaffirmed that “… we’ll do...

 
 By Keith McLendon    Opinion    July 6, 2016

The newest black mark on my soul

I was walking around town the other night (because I am trying to get some exercise) and had gotten to the other side of town from my house (it’s not a big town) when I heard a repetitive and...

 
 By Keith McLendon    Opinion    June 1, 2016

Cowboy upwards, please

There are many things I have learned in my years in the west. As a “round peg in a square state” I have learned (and written) about hunting, fishing, hunting and fishing guides, gates and why you...

 

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