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 By Keith McLendon    News    April 12, 2017

EastCo Easter events

Festivities and observances are planned around the county for the upcoming Holy Week. Easter egg hunts are on tap for towns and organizations while special services are planned at community houses of... Full story

 By Keith McLendon    Opinion    April 12, 2017

The Western Way

I have mentioned the “Wyoming Way” in a previous column. The way I described it was: “When someone asks you if you can do something, you say ‘yes’ and learn it as you go.” I think... Full story

 By Keith McLendon    Lifestyles    March 29, 2017

Youth hoops up and running

The cuteness factor was high as kids skipped downcourt, drove past defenders tying their shoes and sometimes forgot to dribble while playing in the Utah Jazz youth basketball program Saturday. Though... Full story

 By Keith McLendon    News    March 22, 2017

No quorum delays planning commission

The Saratoga Planning commission had a meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 14. Present were Chris Duke, Rusty Rogers and chairman Karl Smith. Nora Asbury, Jim Beckman and Will Faust were absent. Due... Full story

 By Keith McLendon    Opinion    March 22, 2017

Idiocy and editorialocity

Well, I have been editor/publisher of the Saratoga Sun for just over a year now. It has been both a fun and harrowing ride. I still feel like a bit of a fraud though. You may know I was just the lowly... Full story

 By Keith McLendon    Lifestyles    March 15, 2017

Where the wild things grow

The Saratoga Friends of the Library and the Community Garden Board hosted a free program entitled "Habitat Hero: Wildscaping 101" Tuesday night at the Saratoga Library. About 16 residents showed up... Full story

 By Keith McLendon    Sports    March 8, 2017

Lady Tiger Champs

Encampment started at fourth seed in the state tournament Thursday and faced Lingle, Little Snake River, and St. Stevens on their way to the state 1A championship. Quarter Finals Vs. Lingle Lady... Full story

 By Keith McLendon    Sports    March 1, 2017


 The bus left Wednesday for Casper and the good weather had the wrestling coach wondering why they had left early. By Wednesday night Saratoga head wrestling coach Zach Schmidt had his answer.... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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.... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story


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