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Saratoga faces cash flow problems

According to a memo obtained by the Saratoga Sun from a source who wished to remain anonymous, the town of Saratoga is facing some cash flow problems. In the memo written by town clerk Susie Cox and delivered to the Saratoga Town Council prior to...

 

Margaret E. Ream

Margaret E. Ream, 95, of Greeley, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Greeley. She was born on March 13, 1922, in Sinclair to Alfred and Edith (Wise) McCargar. She grew up on a ranch, the oldest...

 

James Bernard Swanson

James Bernard "Ben" Swanson died August 9, 2017, in Redmond, Oregon, after a short illness. He was born in Cheyenne, on June 8, 1930 to Leo Swanson and Sophia Clements Swanson. Ben attended school on...

 

Riverside to poll on WHATFest

Riverside Town Council convened at 6 p.m. on Thursday to consider creating a poll for town residents on their opinion of the summer music event known as WHATFest. The Riverside Party Day preparations were also reviewed. The council approved the...

 

Enc. mayor thanks Harveys

Greg Salisbury, mayor of Encampment, went on record to say how grateful he was for all the work town clerk and her husband, Ron, did to make the Community Barbecue/Potluck, Community Garage Sale and Music in the Park a major success. It was...

 

Personnel changes in Hanna

The Hanna Town Council met 6 p.m. Tuesday and made Ann Calvert the permanent Town Clerk and Vivian Gonzales the permanent Parks and Recreation Director. The council accepted Lois Buchanan’s resignation from the South Central Wyoming Emergency...

 

Chitwood resigns board position

Saratoga Airport Board member Bobby Chitwood announced that he is resigning his seat on the board in an email sent to several members of the board and town council. In the email which was also sent to the Saratoga Sun, Chitwood said he was out of...

 

PUD to add zoning flexibility

The town of Saratoga is closer to enacting a new development and regulatory process called Planned Unit Development, or PUD. Saratoga Planning Commission has been in the process of developing the PUD since early this year. The PUD process is...

 

Food, fun at Box night

The Saratoga Museum held its fifth annual C.J. Box Trivia Night Fundraiser Saturday at the Platte Valley Community Center. The fundraiser brought in money for the museum and brought to town famous Wyo...

 

Nuisance ordinance set to go

A new nuisance ordinance will take effect in the town of Saratoga starting Sept. 1, but those believed to be in violation will have time to come into compliance with the new rules. The new ordinance is intended to address public health and safety haz...

 

It's oil and the details

When Mark Pesognelli arrived at the Saratoga airport and began to walk down the hill, he said he was stopped five times by locals asking if he needed a ride. He was reminded of the small town he came...

 

Pipe bombs

The agenda at the monthly meeting of the Saratoga Water and Sewer Joint Powers Board (Sewer Board) was mostly routine business, except for the “time bomb” laying on the table in front of sewer board Chairman Don Price. The time bomb, as it were,...

 

Carbon County Fair Scrapbook

The Saratoga Sun staff spent the week in Rawlins covering the Carbon County fair. Here are scenes and stories about the people who made the fair happen, and all the events that went...  PDF

 

Church blocks out Sunday to celebrate sun day blockout

In anticipation of the total solar eclipse and with a town full of observers, members of the First Presbyterian Church of Saratoga offer an “Eclipse Eve Community Dinner” Sunday, Aug. 20, from 5-7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall on corner of Third...

 

Wyoming PBS to live stream Aug. 21 solar event

For the first time in nearly a century, a total solar eclipse will cross the state of Wyoming and WyomingPBS, stationed in Riverton along the path of totality, will be there to capture it. On Monday, August 21 from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., WyomingPBS...