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 By Dana Davis    News    June 3, 2020 

Mettle amid the wreck

Two booms, dust and a flash. That is how Rick Hughes described the accident that shook Saratoga on Monday morning. Hughes was standing just inside the door of his insurance agency when a car passed...

 
 By Dana Davis    News    May 20, 2020

Maintain and stay firm

The Encampment Town Council meeting was held on May 14, 2020. It was decided that, since the COVID-19 pandemic has made everything so uncertain, the dredging project would be postponed. Jon Nelson of...

 
 By Dana Davis    Lifestyles    May 20, 2020

Sifting through Sandy Beach

On Monday May 18, 2020 several families volunteered to clean up Sandy Beach. Christy Keel organized a group of moms in effort to make the beach safer for kids since her son cut his foot on some...

 
 By Dana Davis    News    May 20, 2020

Airport Board discusses funding fencing

The Airport Board meeting on Wednesday, May 13 2020 was a little over two hours long in which time, many topics were discussed but not many decisions were actually made. One thing that was...

 
 By Dana Davis    News    May 20, 2020

Eventful in Riverside

The Riverside Town Council meeting on May 14, 2020 went swiftly and orderly as ever. After the minutes were approved and the financials were passed as presented, Helen Weiland of the South Central...

 
 By Dana Davis    Lifestyles    May 13, 2020

National Day of Prayer

The first Thursday in May was designated as the National Day of Prayer by President Harry Truman on April 17, 1952. However, the tradition goes back to President Abraham Lincoln who had established a...

 

A couple's retreat at the Osprey Nest

A pair of Osprey have made the nesting platform on Pic Pike Road their home. The couple have been seen soaring around the area for several days. Carbon Power and Light took the initiative to give the...

 
 By Dana Davis    News    April 29, 2020

Animal carcasses disposed outside Saratoga

The weather was beautiful and what should have been a pleasant drive down County Road 385 was marred by a grotesque sight this past weekend. Approximately two miles outside of Saratoga, the remains...

 
 By Dana Davis    News    April 22, 2020

Impact payments on the way

The US Government has started issuing Economic Impact Payments to help people with the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible taxpayers who filed tax returns for either 2019 or 2018 will...

 
 By Dana Davis    News    April 15, 2020

Splish, Splash!

The North Platte River received some unexpected traffic early Thursday, April 9, as a semi-truck and trailer plunged into its frigid waters near Fort Steele. The sight must have been something to...

 
 By Dana Davis    News    April 15, 2020

Phoning it in

The Town of Riverside implemented a web based video conferencing application, Zoom, for the meeting on April 9, 2020. Limited seating was still available for any members of the public that wished to...

 
 By Dana Davis    News    April 15, 2020

Encampment suspends late fees

While the Encampment Town Council meeting on April 9, 2020 was still open to the public, as government business is exempt from the State Health Officer’s order, seating was limited and spaced apart...

 
 By Dana Davis    Lifestyles    April 8, 2020

An angelic dish

As promised in my previous column “Florentine it,” I am going to share another way to add vegetables to a picky eater’s diet. Use spaghetti squash instead of pasta. This substitution also helps...

 
 By Dana Davis    Opinion    March 25, 2020

Toilet Paper Panic

I have talked about toilet paper more in the past week than I have probably ever before in my life! The COVID-19 virus does not even have symptoms that would require the use of extra toilet paper....

 
 By Dana Davis    News    March 18, 2020

Ranches and condos at commission

Bob Smith, owner of the Roan Hill Ranch Guesthouse was represented at the March 10th Planning Commission meeting by legal council, Jon Schnal who moved to dismiss a complaint regarding horse nuisance....

 
 By Dana Davis    News    March 18, 2020

It takes a village

After the financials were read and approved during the Encampment Town Council meeting on March 11, the floor was opened to guests attending the meeting. Josh Saier and Crystal Gillen of the Sierra...

 
 By Dana Davis    News    March 18, 2020

Quick trip through Riverside

Mayor Leroy Stephenson attended the Riverside Town Council meeting on March 11 via phone conference. It was a short meeting over all. Helen Weiland, South Central Wyoming EMS Joint Powers Board...

 
 By Dana Davis    News    March 4, 2020

A 20 year plan

The Airport Board Meeting on February 25, 2020 was scheduled to discuss the apron expansion project and complete the WACIP, which is a request for federal funding. An apron is the area of the airport...

 
 By Dana Davis    News    February 26, 2020

Earth shaking history

The news of an earthquake near Saratoga is nothing new. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, there was a 3.0 magnitude quake February 4, 2020 at approximately 5:36 p.m. The epicenter was at...

 
 By Dana Davis    News    February 19, 2020

Discussing standards

One of the first items discussed during the Airport Board meeting on February 12 was the financial report. In 2019, the airport saw a total of 460 “movements” and $37,150 in landing fees. So far,...

 
 By Dana Davis    News    February 19, 2020

SCWEMS update

The Riverside Town Council meeting of February 13 was as short as the agenda. An update was provided by Helen Weiland, representative for the South Central Wyoming EMS Joint Powers Board on their new...

 
 By Dana Davis    News    February 19, 2020

Dredging Encampment

February 13 was a night for short meetings. The Encampment Town Council quickly reviewed and approved most of the items on their agenda. Some of the agenda items that were approved include the...

 
 By Dana Davis    News    January 22, 2020

Cattle, homelessness and codes

The Saratoga Planning Commission discussed a variety of topics at their January 14 meeting. Cattle Nuisance A complaint was made to the Saratoga Planning Commission regarding a cattle nuisance. The...

 
 By Dana Davis    Opinion    January 22, 2020

The Saratoga Sun's New Logo

Welcome back to the 20’s! Since we are in the new decade of 2020, I thought it was appropriate to pay homage to the art movement of the 1920s, Art Deco. It is an art movement that touched almost eve...

 

Sagebrush Senior Center reports higher numbers

The Sagebrush Senior Center in Encampment is excited about the increase in meals and services provided to seniors in 2019 and they hope to continue to increase the number of seniors who take part in...

 

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