Helping Hands, helping the community

Anyone who wanted a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, or anyone alone for the holiday, had an option to have that meal and enjoy some company. Platte Valley Helping Hands a local non-profit... Full story

Saratoga PD hires more staff, discusses raises

The Saratoga Police Department was a top subject for the Saratoga Town Council during their November 21 meeting. The governing body approved hiring three new employees and discussed raises for current dispatchers. Other matters discussed by the...

Shop 'til you Drop!

When it comes to birthdays or holidays, a hand-made gift from a child will always carry a special place in the hearts of parents and grandparents. While that warm and fuzzy feeling can be great,...

Jingle while you Mingle

On the night of November 9, downtown Saratoga resembled something similar to a Hallmark movie as people milled in and out of businesses with shopping bags in tow as they participated in the inaugural... Full story

Come in out of the cold for free, hot meal Dec. 4

Come in out of the cold and gather at the table for a warming meal of lasagna, salad, garlic bread, dessert and drinks Monday, Dec. 4th, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the Saratoga Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, Third & Bridge streets. All are...

Snowy Range road closes for the season

Wyoming Highway 130 through the high country of the Snowy Range has officially closed for the season. Due to drifting and blowing snow, Wyoming Department of Transportation crews in Laramie and Saratoga decided current road conditions warranted...

BLM Christmas tree permits available

Permits may be purchased between 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday from all BLM Wyoming offices except the Wyoming State Office and Newcastle Field Office. The cost for a permit is $7.50 to $10 per tree, depending on location. Up to a maximum...

VFW awards local students

The Veteran’s of Foreign Wars (VFW) Voice of Democracy audio-essay scholarship program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and... Full story

Patriot's Pen essay

Since the beginning of America we have always been willing to fight for what we believe in. Starting from the patriots of the late 1700’s fighting the Red Coats to create a new home, to our military battling terrorists for the past twenty years,...

Voice of Democracy speech

There is no patriot more noble than the American soldier. Whether active duty or a veteran, they are the physical embodiment of the word patriotism and a great representation of our democratic values. They have enough pride and love for America to...

Cowgirls Run Past Chadron State on Education Day

1LARAMIE, Wyo. (Nov. 21, 2023) – In front of a regular-season record crowd of 7,550 fans, the Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team showed out on Education Day, defeating Chadron State, 78-32, Tuesday...

Advent Wreath Liturgy

Advent: A Season of Hope, Peace, Joy and Love

Six years ago this week, on Saturday, December 2, 2017, I stood with a group of friends on the edge of a square in Bethlehem, Palestine. People from all over the world had journeyed to Bethlehem to visit the place of Christ’s birth and to witness... Full story

Around Our Area

Photo ghonodel/Sun Staff The 27th Annual Platte Valley Helping Hands Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner was held at the PVCC on November 23. Volunteers, like Susan Dyer, served 173 people on...


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