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Letter to the Editor

Editor, I would like to correct what I believe are some mistakes, in the July 19, 2017 article addressing the concrete plant issues. The concerns of mine are the actions of the Planning Commission not in the article published in the paper. The first... Full story


A pre-rant rant

I got more response about my last column “Goodbye Saratoga” than I ever have for something I have written. While I feel I have penned things worthier of comment, I have been overwhelmed by the she... Full story


This doesn't suck … but it's supposed to

Having a cleaner house is simpler today than almost any time in the past. That is due to a little device that literally sucks. The humble vacuum cleaner sits where you put it until you finally decide... Full story


A Ruff Decision

I am a dog person, I will tell you in a heartbeat. It probably goes back to my early childhood when my folks got a collie pup named Tippy for the family (i.e. me). As he got older, he became my personal substitute for a pony. I remember being on his... Full story


Appreciating my two dads

I was blessed to have two fathers raise me. Given that Father’s Day just happened, it feels right to do a column on them. They were different in many ways, but in other manners, they shared common traits. My biological father William Oliver... Full story


At wit's, and friend's, end

After a very hectic Memorial Day Weekend where we covered everything from teacher retirement parties, open houses, graduations and the many Memorial Day Services in east county I showed up to work Monday to try to sort through the depressingly large... Full story

 By Mike Armstrong    Opinion    May 31, 2017

It's the kids, stupid

To most people who know me in Wyoming, it is not much of a secret I worked in the world of spirits (not the ghostly type) to make my living. Probably less well known, I earned my bread and butter as an English teacher in Taiwan for almost half a... Full story


Editorial Cartoon

You may have noticed the Saratoga Sun now covers a larger portion of Carbon County. We have recently began to cover Hanna, Elk Mountain and Medicine Bow on a more regular basis. There are several reasons this has come to be. There are developments,... Full story

 By Keith McLendon    Opinion    May 24, 2017

Hell? No, just State track

Before I get into my regularly-scheduled rant, I would like to express how proud I am of every single participant at the Wyoming State track meet held recently. I saw kids trying to compete with aches... Full story

 By Mike Armstrong    Opinion    May 10, 2017

The Magic of Mom

The modern holiday of Mother's Day in the U.S. was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St. Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. Jarvis wanted to honor her mother who was a peace activist.... Full story

 By Keith McLendon    Opinion    May 3, 2017

Things are heating up ... fast

There are several apparatuses (apparati?) around the home with which most folks contend. I have written on struggles with the washer/dryer and its attendant chores and fluids. I have praised the... Full story


An argument against annexation

Dear Editor, I would like to share some serious concerns about the proposed annexation in front of the present Town Council and being discussed by the Saratoga Planning Commission. To begin with I would like to express my support for the annexation... Full story


Taking our LIEAP

Editor, Are you aware that the proposed federal budget calls for the elimination of the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)? This is the program that keeps many Wyoming residents warm in the winter. Earlier this year, the State of Wyoming le... Full story



There are a large percentage of people in this area that do for others—with no desire to be recognized for it. That is indeed a very laudable attitude and should be commended on its own. You may have noticed the Saratoga Sun has been lucky enough... Full story


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