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 By Doug Radunich    News    July 2, 2014

Veterans take 3,100 mile walk

Three ambitious military veterans from across the U.S. are hiking the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDNST). The veterans-Thomas Gathman, Rob Voorhis and Shawn Murphy-are hiking the...

 By Doug Radunich    News    June 18, 2014

Encampment passes 2014/2015 budget

The Town of Encampment passed the 2014/2015 budget on its third and final reading Thursday evening. The council also amended the 2013/2014 budget. The 2014/15 budget is balanced to reflect revenue...

 By Doug Radunich    News    June 18, 2014

Parker, Ralston pass EMT training

Two new graduates from the South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Service (SCWEMS) training program were announced at Thursday’s Riverside Town Council meeting. Helen Weiland, EMT and Encampment...

 By Doug Radunich    Sports    June 18, 2014

SHS celebrates year in athletics

Saratoga High School athletes reminisced on a productive year of sports at the 2014 Saratoga Panthers Athletic Banquet May 29. Student athletes from the 2013-14 year received awards, certificates and...

 By Doug Radunich    Sports    June 18, 2014

EHS athletes earn year-end awards

Encampment High School coaches and athletes looked back on a year of strengths, achievements and improvement at the 2013-14 E-Club Athletic Banquet. The banquet, held at the Encampment K-12 School...

 By Doug Radunich    News    June 18, 2014

Crimmins graduates from IOM program

By Doug Radunich Stacy Crimmins, Executive Director of the Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce, recently graduated from the Institute for Organization Management (IOM) in Madison, Wis. The IOM...


Elk Mountain couple rings in 50 years

Roland "Rolly" and Cheryl Bowen of Elk Mountain recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 8, 2014.  Rolly and Cheryl, both longtime Elk Mountain residents, were married in 1964 at...

 By Doug Radunich    Opinion    June 11, 2014

Learning life skills at the Sun

After more than a year writing for Saratoga Sun, I am officially moving on and heading back to the big city soon. It has definitely been a nice trip and I’ve met a lot of great people, but being a y...


SHS Scholarships exceed a quarter million dollars

Saratoga High School seniors were presented scholarships at the 2014 Saratoga Middle/High School Awards Assembly. The assembly took place May 30 in the Saratoga Middle/High School Gymnasium. Below is...


Rakness' share 60-year marriage success

On June 12, Saratoga residents Richard and Gloria Rakness will celebrate 60 years of marriage together. Going back to their teenage years, Richard said he first met the former Gloria Esterby at Minot...

 By Doug Radunich    News    June 11, 2014

Encampment abuzz for 54th Woodchoppers Jamboree

As Father’s Day weekend approaches, so does the 54th annual Woodchoppers Jamboree, a long-running Encampment event providing fun for the whole family. “We’re hoping to have a larger crowd and...

 By Doug Radunich    News    June 11, 2014

Jamboree brings season's first rodeo

Those who come to the Woodchoppers Jamboree rodeo this weekend are in for a real wild-west, roping and riding experience. Different events for the rodeo, which is sanctioned by the Wyoming Rodeo...

 By Doug Radunich    News    June 4, 2014

Cow Pie Open to benefit FCCLA

Wyoming farm life and the sport of golf will unite together at the 19th annual Encampment/Riverside Cow Pie Open Golf Classic this Saturday. This unique golf tournament takes place at an Encampment...

 By Doug Radunich    News    June 4, 2014

Providing basic needs in trying times

As flood safety volunteers get dirty and work up appetites, a Lander-based business has come to the rescue in a different way. Nu-Way Inc. provides food catering and showers, and the crew of roughly 1... Full story

 By Doug Radunich    Business    June 4, 2014

Saratoga Golf course chips in for summer

Although recent flooding had closed it temporarily, the newly-revamped Saratoga Golf Course is expected to receive more play from clubbers around the state. Matt Daubner, Course Manager and PGA Golf... Full story

 By Doug Radunich    Sports    June 4, 2014

Athletes receive All-State/All-Conference honors

The high schools from Saratoga, Encampment and Hanna-Elk Mountain-Medicine Bow (HEM) boasted a plethora of All-State and All-Conference athletes from the 2014 high school track season. The students...


Speech students compete at national tourney

Two students became the first from Carbon County School District No. 2's speech team to compete at the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions (NIETOC), held May 9-11 at Gustavus Adolphus...

 By Doug Radunich    News    May 28, 2014

Nature Conservancy celebrates 25 years in Wyoming

In celebration of its quarter-century as a Wyoming chapter, the Nature Conservancy is hosting two activities in Saratoga next month. At 2 p.m. June 7, there will be tree planting along the North Platt... Full story


Outdoor education held at Saratoga Lake

Students from Rawlins received outdoor lessons on nature, wildlife and historical artifacts during Saratoga Lake Environmental Education Day, held May 16 near Saratoga Lake. Fifth-graders from...

 By Doug Radunich    News    May 28, 2014

New county fire district possible

Discussion about the possibility of forming a county-wide fire protection district took place last week in Rawlins. The meeting took place May 21 at Fire Station #2 in Rawlins, and many residents... Full story

 By Doug Radunich    Sports    May 28, 2014

Panther boys break school record

Breaking a school record in the process, the Saratoga High School boys' 1600 meter relay team sped to first place at the 2014 Wyoming High School State Track and Field Championships. During the final... Full story

 By Doug Radunich    Sports    May 28, 2014

Barkhurst leaps to state victory

Nearly a month after busting her school's long jump record, Encampment High School sophomore Alyssa Barkhurst became a 1A champion leaper again at state. Barkhurst, who broke Encampment's 32-year-old...

 By Doug Radunich    Sports    May 28, 2014

HEM's Rice takes first at state

Hanna/Elk Mountain/Medicine Bow's Trevor Rice earned first in the 400 meter dash at last weekend's Wyoming High School State Track and Field Championships. In addition to his first-place time in the...

 By Doug Radunich    Opinion    May 21, 2014

Graduation time is here again

High school graduation time for the Platte Valley is right around the corner, and for some reason I can’t help but feel a little depressed all of the sudden. I know you’re probably wondering why...

 By Doug Radunich    News    May 21, 2014

Commission votes to increase official salaries

During a special meeting Thursday, the Carbon County Commission voted to increase the salaries of six elected officials beginning in 2017. The majority of the commissioners agreed to increase the...


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