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Remembering 9/11

If a black streamer is above the American flag, it is because the black ribbon is an accepted patriotic practice to display mourning for U.S. flags displayed on a short pole or for indoor flags that... Full story


PVCC touts 'Perfect 10'

The Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC) will celebrate its tenth year with a fundraiser to benefit the center as well as student activities at Saratoga schools. This year’s event, called “Perfect 10,” in honor of the PVCC’s tenth... Full story


Transfer stations pass

On September 6 at 7 p.m. the Upper Platte River Solid Waste District (UPRSWD) board met at the Encampment Library to discuss letters sent by Joel Frost, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) on inspections he did at the Saratoga Transfer... Full story


Nuisance on line

The Saratoga Town Council held its first meeting of September, and quickly worked its way through the meeting agenda, only slowing to address some constituent concerns about the town’s new nuisance ordinance that came into effect Sept 1. During... Full story


Med Bow welcomes new council member

The Medicine Bow Town Council met 7 p.m. August 14, to have Trevor Strauch join the council and to approve the transfer of liquor license from JoAnne Bennett of the Diplodocus Bar, to Christopher and Mary Strauch, doing business as C. Spear Bar and... Full story


Trust in books

Ryta Sondergard, Community Relations Director for Sinclair Wyoming Refining Company (Sinclair), has been working with Book Trust for two years. Sinclair, through Sondergard's understanding of the... Full story


Garden grows for 9/11

Kay Embree, member of American Legion Auxiliary (ALA), approached the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the ALA about a grant to help get the Medicine Bow community garden cleaned up for a 9/11 memorial service, and was... Full story


PUD gets ironed out

Members of the Saratoga Town Council and the Saratoga Planning Commission met Tuesday to move the town’s proposed Planned Unit Development (PUD) ordinance closer to a vote. After ironing out some issues in the proposed language of the ordinance, th... Full story


Encampment River Valley fire

Smoke lay over the town of Encampment Sunday and streets there were lined with residents watching and photographing flames spreading through grass and sagebrush up the Encampment River Valley about a... Full story


Valley thrifts celebrate National Thrift Store Day

If you go to the National Calendar website and try to find the origins of National Thrift Store Day, the site will say they could not uncover why August 17 was picked as the day of celebration for thr... Full story


Water infrastructure discussed

The Saratoga Town Council met for its second scheduled meeting of the month Tuesday to quickly work though routine matters and address several non-routine agenda items. Besides routine matters, the council passed a resolution allowing the town to... Full story


Eclipse blocks sun, highways statewide

Figures released by the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) Tuesday verified what local residents observed over the weekend: traffic was terrible thanks to the influx of visitors for the... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


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,... Full story


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... Full story


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... Full story


Food, fillies and fishing

A group of disabled veterans from Wyoming and Northern Colorado had the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors of Carbon County, as well as Valley Hospitality last week. For three days, the veterans... Full story


Getting a big Wyo welcome

Transportation enthusiasts, sign collectors or citizens interested in Wyoming's heritage may soon be able to own a piece of Wyoming Department of Transportation history. WYDOT will auction off five,... Full story


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