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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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Menus

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,...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Sheep, lamb inventories increase

Wyoming ranchers and farmers report the number of sheep and lambs totaled 355,000 head on January 1, 2016, up 10,000 head from a year ago. According to Rhonda Brandt, Wyoming State Statistician for United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA)...

 

Bee involved

There are more hobby beekeepers in Wyoming than commercial beekeepers, which highlights an interesting trend in the future of beekeeping. According to the Wyoming Department of Agriculture (WDA) registration records in 2015, Wyoming had 431 total...

 

Taking note

Keeping records enables land owners to answer all kinds of questions about their operation. Without records noting choices made, when they’re made, how much they cost and so forth, operators are unable to determine if what they are doing is...

 

All about sagebrush

Sagebrush is one of the most iconic plants populating the west. Found throughout the state, sagebrush is a common and sometimes mundane scene while traveling across Wyoming. Although perhaps not the most interesting backdrop, sagebrush serves an...

 

Getting in Gear

Saratoga High School's FFA chapter hosted students from five other high schools on March 11 for an agricultural mechanics competition. FFA groups from high schools in Laramie, Rock River, Casper,...

 

Horsing around Wyoming

By one estimate, Wyoming is the “horsiest” state on the basis of human population, horse population, and geographic size. Jennifer Ann Ingwerson, who heads the University of Wyoming’s (UW) equine studies program, is set on bringing horse...

 

WSGA looks ahead to youth

With the increasing age of many agriculturalists across the state and nation, the future of the cattle industry and many ranches across our state has been a topic of interest for many years. Like many family-owned businesses, whether in town or in...

 

Go shopping this Small Business Saturday

For many holiday shoppers, Black Friday marks the official kickoff to the gift-buying season. But the following day, November 28, is Small Business Saturday, and can be a more satisfying way to shop f...

 

Keep it local

Numerous business in the Platte Valley are participating in Small Business Saturday, which takes place on Nov. 28. American Express began the Small Business Saturday initiative for the Saturday after...

 

Santa comes back to check his list

The Valley Service Organization (VSO) is hosting Winter Wonderland on Dec. 5 at the Platte Valley Community Center PVCC and VSO President Kate Sherrod said that, like always, attendees have a lot to...

 

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