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 By Max Miller    News    February 22, 2017

MMAking it

About six weeks out from a fight, Randy Speiser begins a transformation. Normally 220 pounds, the long-limbed Rawlins State Penitentiary Corrections Officer starts melting weight off by adhering to a...

 
 By Max Miller    Opinion    February 8, 2017

Ramble On

As many of you know (word travels fast here, I’ve learned), this is my last submission as a columnist for the Sun. I’ve accepted another reporting job with the Cody Enterprise, and my girlfriend...

 
 By Max Miller    Sports    February 8, 2017

Grapplers struggle at Ron Thon

Still reeling from the lingering effects of a flu epidemic, Panthers wrestlers had an underwhelming weekend at the Riverton Ron Thon Invitational. Senior Thomas Ingraham secured a fourth place finish...

 
 By Max Miller    Sports    February 8, 2017

Lady panthers show heart in losses

Over the weekend, the Saratoga girls basketball team was on the wrong end of a pair of 4-point games. "It was a tough weekend. I mean, we were right there both games and had our chance to win," coach...

 
 By Max Miller    Sports    February 8, 2017

Panthers split weekend

The Saratoga boys basketball team split their weekend games, posting a 55-45 win over Cokeville Friday but falling 59-46 to Farson the next afternoon. Both contests took place on home hardwood for...

 
 By Max Miller    News    February 1, 2017

Garden time

The Saratoga Community Garden Board will continue operating as a branch of municipal government for the next year. On January 24, the board held a 100-minute workshop with the mayor and town council a...

 
 By Max Miller    News    February 1, 2017

Winter comes to Medicine Bow

“There: lots of snow. Here: lots of wind.” That’s new Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) game Warden Jordan Winter, describing the differences he’s noted between his last post in Alpine,...

 
 By Max Miller    Sports    February 1, 2017

Grapplers gut it out

Illness, last minute schedule shifts and nocturnal travel in wooly Wyoming winter weather threw the Saratoga Panthers wrestling program into a loop-de-loop over the weekend. “In the end, it was...

 
 By Max Miller    News    January 25, 2017

Bed bid bought

At a Jan. 17 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, mayor Ed Glode revealed long-awaited details of a gravel bar removal operation in the North Platte River upstream of the HWY 130 bridge. Dixon-based...

 
 By Max Miller    Opinion    January 25, 2017

The long way 'round, part 4

After my clothes had dried from the river and I'd eaten lunch, I remounted my bike and set off alone once again, the sound of strange birds riding a light breeze alongside me. Things started off well...

 
 By Max Miller    Sports    January 25, 2017

Regrouping after losses, illness

A pair of weekend losses augured the start of poor health for the Saratoga Panthers boys basketball team, who were missing half their roster to illness by practice Monday. The Panthers fell 53-43 in...

 
 By Max Miller    Sports    January 25, 2017

Saratoga splits weekend

Despite missing two players to illness and one to injury, the Saratoga High School girls' basketball team managed to split games over the weekend. While the Panthers lost 48-32 in Encampment Friday,...

 
 By Max Miller    Sports    January 25, 2017

Illness pins grapplers' hopes

Diminished by an illness that also swept through other Saratoga High School (SHS) sports teams, the Panthers wrestling program had a disappointing weekend at the Lander Invite. Though senior Thomas...

 
 By Max Miller    Sports    January 18, 2017

Two Panther grapplers grab top spots

Despite entering the fewest grapplers of any of the 20 schools participating in the Don Runner Wrestling Invite, Saratoga High finished in eighth place and sent two athletes to the first-place...

 
 By Max Miller    News    January 18, 2017

Hangar hangup

About five members of the public tuned into a conference call held by the Saratoga Airport Board at the board’s Jan. 11 meeting. The conference call, with representatives from the Wyoming...

 
 By Max Miller    News    January 18, 2017

PUD process streamlining effort passes commission

No petitioners approached the Saratoga Planning Commission at their Jan. 10 meeting, but the body made substantial progress on a number of long-term projects. Karl Smith was elected the...

 
 By Max Miller    Sports    January 18, 2017

Hard-fought weekend leaves Panthers with losses

Over the weekend, the Saratoga Panthers boys basketball team held two third quarter leads, first against Farson-Eden Jan. 13 and the next day against Cokeville. Before the buzzer had sounded in each...

 
 By Max Miller    Sports    January 18, 2017

Bruised but unbowed

A tough weekend featuring away losses against top 2A contenders Cokeville and Farson-Eden left the Saratoga Panthers girls basketball team bruised but unbowed. For senior Meredith Lincoln, who...

 
 By Max Miller    News    January 11, 2017

Financial fracas

An imbroglio that began at a sparsely-attended Dec. 20 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council carried over into the New Year, drawing a crowd of about 35 to the council’s Jan. 3 gathering. Despite...

 
 By Max Miller    Sports    January 11, 2017

Mat results mixed at Shatto

Late-arriving wrestling mats over winter break made for a slow start for the Saratoga High School wrestling team at the Shane Shatto Invite Jan. 6 and 7 in Cheyenne. Representing Saratoga at the...

 
 By Max Miller    Sports    January 11, 2017

Chipping in

After an extended break, sports teams can return to play rusty and out of practice, or rejuvenated and fresh of foot. In posting a dominant 39-17 Jan. 7 win over the Hanna Elk Mountain (HEM) Miners af...

 
 By Max Miller    Sports    January 11, 2017

The 'cats' that 'swallowed the canary'

On Jan. 7, the Hanna Elk Mountain (HEM) Miners boys basketball team came to Saratoga, only to have a Panther eat their canary. Though Saratoga posted a 58-40 victory, the game's margin was much...

 
 By Max Miller    News    January 4, 2017

Checking out Total Boox

When the Wyoming wind howls and temperatures dip below zero, library patrons will have a new treatment for cabin fever this winter. In October, the Wyoming State library signed up for the Total Boox...

 
 By Max Miller    Opinion    January 4, 2017

Serendipity shines on river crossing

On the opposite bank of the river, things continued in much the same vein, but the farms were more infrequent, and brief stretches of woods started to get mixed-in with the swamps and grasslands....

 
 By Max Miller    News    January 4, 2017

Trailing off

Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) may be winding down her long Congressional career, but one of the last bills she sponsored in office just took effect. On Nov. 28, President Obama signed into law the...

 

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