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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


'That's WY' map higlights routes

Wyoming Roadtrip Stickers have been around for a couple years. The 17 stickers, representing various towns and counties the Wyoming Visitors Council deem of consequence to tourists, are available at d... Full story


James Shepherd, USN

James Shepherd, 64, of Saratoga joined the U.S. Navy in 1970. Born in Grants Pass, Oregon and having lived in Klamath Falls, the first major shock to his system he dealt with was traveling to...


Legion holds Veterans Day dinner

The public is invited to an American Legion Veterans Day dinner to be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 at the Legion post home at 403 Bridge Ave. Dinner will consist of roast beef, baked potatoes with... Full story



Joe Parsons was 17 years old when he signed enlistment papers with the U.S. Marine Corps. "My mom wouldn't sign off on me going infantry, so I figured, 'I'll show her and go field radio operator'... Full story



"I was on one of the last Bear missions," D'Ron Campbell, 47, of Saratoga says. "It was maybe 1994 when they (the Russians) — before open skies — were still poking us. "We were launched with F-15... Full story


Burial benefits require Vets to plan

No one likes to think about death, but if a veteran wants to be buried with military rights, or in a national cemetery, pre-planning is a must. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has a website which includes information about... Full story


U.S. Representative

Constitution Party Daniel Clyde Cummings did not respond to repeated calls and emails from the Saratoga Sun. Democratic Party Ryan Greene When listing his qualifications, Ryan Greene begins with the story of his family business. “Over the last two... Full story


State Representative, Dist. 47

Democratic Party Ken Casner Some of the qualifications Casner listed in his questionnaire include one three-year term on the Economic Development Corporation of Carbon County, three years on the High Country Landfill Joint Powers Board and two years...


Hand-Pulling Weeds: Effective or more work?

The ground is thawing, birds are chirping, and gardeners are hittin’ the flower beds. Little green guys push through the dirt surface; some are keepers and some have to go, but how? Is pulling unwanted weeds really the way to go, or will pulling... Full story


Independence Weekend schedule

Friday, July 1 8 p.m. Live Music The Snowy Mountain Brewery will host Captain Red Eye & The Rhino Hunters. This Americana band shoots for a dance-able performance. The band’s sound is often compared with the sounds of Tom Petty, Allman Brothers... Full story



Carbon County Senior Centers Wednesday: Sausage and egg bake, hash browns, spinach, banana muffin, cherries, milk Thursday: French dip sandwich, au jus, oven brown potato, green beans, grapes, milk Friday: Barbecue riblet, potato wedges, cole slaw,... Full story


Get to bed

When someone says “hugelkultur,” don’t respond with a “bless you.” That funky sounding word was no sneeze - it’s a water-saving gardening technique that’s coming to the Valley in a big w... Full story


Benefits a-'pear'-ant

Wyoming is generally not known for its fruit production. While there are not a lot of options available for fruit growers, there are some hardy species that can handle Wyoming. Pears are one species of fruit that can tolerate Southeast Wyoming and... Full story


Feeding the future

With the world’s population expected to reach nine billion people in the next 40 years, agriculture in Wyoming and worldwide will play a vital role in feeding and conserving the growing planet. “Studies indicate that American consumers think... Full story


76 years later, Belles still ring

Wyoming Cow Belles was started in 1940 by women in the Wyoming Stockgrowers Association to promote and support the beef industry. Our local organization the Snowy Range Cow Belles was started in... Full story


Spring Fever

It is that time of year when the teasing begins. It’s 60 degrees one day and 20 degrees the next. Wyoming weather tends to taunt us this time of year, trying to convince us backyard BBQs and flourishing gardens are just around the corner. We get an... Full story


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