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 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    May 30, 2018

Community Picnic in the basket

Many longtime residents of the Platte Valley have fond memories of the community picnics that had been organized by Kendall McBride for several years. John Zeiger, one of those residents, is hoping...

 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    May 30, 2018

Evans named Woman of Distinction

The ladies of the Valley Service Organization (VSO) gathered at the historic Hotel Wolf at noon on Thursday, May 24 to honor one of their own. Before doing so, Carol Beach announced Saratoga Middle...


Four school sendoff

Lorin Young is a self described retired coal miner. He is originally from Utah, but came to Wyoming when he was nine. He met his wife, Cheryl, in Rawlins and they came to Hanna to work for the mines....


Miracles tested

The Saratoga Council of Catholic Women will soon host Tim Francis, with You Shall Believe Ministries, for the first time ever in the state of Wyoming. According to the organization, Francis has presented over 500 missions and will be coming to...


American Legion names new officers

The Angus England Post 54 of the American Legion Saratoga, Wyoming held annual elections Saturday, May 19 at their regular monthly meeting. The results are as follows: Post Commander—Steve Wilcoxson; Vice Commander—Don Ainsworth;...

 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    May 23, 2018

Part-time pastor-full-time commitment

When David Cole arrived at the First Presbyterian Church of Encampment in January, the parishioners had been without a pastor for over a year. During that time, members of the church had taken turns g...


There's a new chef in town

International chef Wayne Martin came to the Saratoga Hot Springs Resort two months ago and is in a love affair with Saratoga and Carbon County. Martin said he can't wait until his family gets to join...


VSO awards luncheon set

The Valley Service Organization (VSO) will hold its annual public luncheon to honor the recipients of its 2018 Woman of Distinction and Youth Citizenship Awards at noon on Thursday, May 24 in the back room at the Hotel Wolf, according to VSO...

 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    May 16, 2018

Double barrel duo

When Josh Kleinheksel and Tammy Bartlett first became interested in shooting sporting clays, neither of them thought that they would become nationally ranked. Nor did they think that within four...


Spy stories

Honeypots, surprise birthday cakes and searching for assets were some of the stories told as former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operative Pat Stuart spoke at the Saratoga Library Thursday... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    May 2, 2018

Colonel care

"Accomplish the mission and take care of the welfare of your people. These are the two dictums a Marine goes by. Same here. We are here to perform the mission to the best of our ability and we are...


Eyes on change at Sage and Sand

Sitting alongside South First Street in Saratoga, the Sage and Sand Motel has been a fixture for 60 years. Another constant, however, is change. In August 2017, the motel saw a change in management...


Cups4Cups hits home

For many people, the day doesn’t technically start until the first, second or third cup of coffee. Whether it’s light roast or dark roast, black or with creamer or even a regular coffee or a... Full story


Warriors of the Light head to Hanna

The Warriors of the Light Women’s Conference is heading to Hanna, Wyoming. The annual conference is usually held in Nebraska, but this year Ellen Mortensen, the founder of the conference, decided...


HART looks at FFA

Hanna Agriculture Resources Team (HART) met at 5:30 p.m. on March 27 at the Hanna Mart to discuss how to get the community garden in town ready for the growing season. David Freeman, a senior at Hanna...


Museum crafts mart

Starting June 3, local artists and crafters will be able to show their wares at the Saratoga Museum at the Sunday Craft Mart. The mart, which will take place from noon to 4 p.m., is open to any... Full story


Easter week services, hunts

As the Christian Holy Week arrives, many area churches are offering special services. Following is a list of those services from all the churches the Saratoga Sun was able to contact. EASTER WEEK...


Seed sorting started

Thinking of spring? Things green and sprouting? The 2018 Saratoga Free Seed Library will be taking shape this month as seeds are sorted and packaged for free distribution at the Saratoga Library. Aspiring gardeners and friends are invited to help... Full story


A BIG WYO night

"We go to the Wolf for every year for our anniversary," Rose Vaughn, 30-year Hanna resident and Rawlins National Bank Hanna manager, said. "They are outstanding people because they are such a pillar...


Felines find guardian angel

Cuddles, Boo and Brett all want the same thing. A permanent home. Sister Marie Martin, living in Medicine Bow is giving them a temporary one. Currently she has eight charges and one cat that is her ow...


Self-published Selkies

Karen Heath is the town clerk of Medicine Bow. She is also an author of five books featuring Selkies that make their home in Maine. A Selkie is a legendary creature originating in Irish folklore and...


Medicine Bow Heats Up

On Saturday, the Virginian Hotel was the venue for the Midwinter Meltdown which featured seven bands from Laramie. The Meltdown was the brainchild of Jeff Deloe a year ago. Deloe left Laramie this...


Blue Platte specials

The Hotel Wolf Hotel Wolf's Wednesday Dinner Specials have been a tradition offered for years, but not everyone knows its roots date back to when the pool league started 20 years ago. "Kirsten and I,... Full story


Gallery owner gets art rotating at PVCC

In April 2015, Laura Morrow, better known in the Valley as Laura M, made the decision to rebrand. After purchasing Blackhawk Gallery from longtime owner Patty Lufkin, Morrow went from "Laura M's... Full story


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