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 By Joshua Wood    News    December 11, 2019 

Appraisals and conflicts

“I was elected to try and get things done. I had somebody tell me the other day out in the public that they don’t think this council has done a damn thing and I kind of agree with them.” During...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    December 11, 2019 

Speaking of winter

In this week’s Saratoga Sun, readers will find our annual Winter Sports Preview. Now that the gridiron is covered with snow and the volleyball net is put away, it’s time to begin thinking about... Full story

 

Making plans and meeting goals

The Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) Board of Trustees were given a preview of Encampment K-12 School’s new school improvement plan during their Nov. 18 meeting. Held in the music room...

 

Remembering Jack Shively

On June 22, 1944, it was reported by the Saratoga Sun that Lt. Jack E. Shively, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Shively, had been reported missing in action over France. The article, which appeared on the...

 

Who cares? or A Parent's Perspective on Valley Healthcare

I’ve often been asked, as this debate over medical access in the Valley has played out, who I am in support of providing that care. People have asked me whether I support the Platte Valley... Full story

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    December 4, 2019

Waiting for an answer

For several months now, the Town of Saratoga has been without a permanent zoning officer and building inspector. Beginning in March, with the resignation of Dan Ferrin, the position has been filled on...

 

A sense of community

Thanksgiving is often a time spent with family. For the past 24 years, the volunteers with Platte Valley Helping Hands have spent that time helping others. Even in a small community like the Valley,...

 

Raising fir to raise funds

It might have appeared to some that a small forest had grown overnight in the lawn across from RNB State Bank in Saratoga the day after Thanksgiving. In the place of snow covered grass, a number of ev...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 27, 2019

Medical debate continues

In recent months, both the Platte Valley Healthcare Project (PVHP) and Memorial Hospital of Carbon County (MHCC) continue to pursue their plans of expanding healthcare in the Valley. Many of those...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 27, 2019

Updates and protocols

After several requests to appear from the Saratoga Town Council, representatives from Black Hills Energy were in attendance at the Nov. 19 meeting of the governing body. The appearance from the utilit...

 

Hard work recognized

While the Encampment Lady Tigers were able to make it to the 1A West Conference Volleyball Tournament this year, they eventually fell in the consolation semi-finals. The silver lining to their...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 27, 2019

PVLL moves forward

While discussion became heated during the Nov. 19 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council over little league baseball and available fields, it appears that both the governing body and Platte Valley...

 

Three in a row

The beginning of every hunting season sees countless people head out into the wilderness with the hopes of filling their tags. Whether it is antelope, deer or elk season, a good harvest means meat in...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 20, 2019

Where does it go?

The future of recycling continued to be a point of discussion for the Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) during their Nov. 6 meeting. As the rest of the United States...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 20, 2019

Revisiting familiar discussion

At the Nov. 12 meeting of the Saratoga Planning Commission, familiar discussion returned as how to approach the issue of the lack of a permanent zoning officer and building inspector. The Town of...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 20, 2019

Looking out for an LEO

Following the retirement of former Encampment Police Chief Grayling Wachsmuth on Oct. 30, there was barely an empty seat in the council chambers of Encampment Town Hall on Nov. 14. As was reported...

 

A pretty darn good team

It was a big year for the Saratoga Lady Panthers in volleyball. Not only did they make it to the State Championship, but they were able to make it all the way to the Championship Round where they face...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 13, 2019

Childress reports to town

At the Nov. 5 town council meeting, Cheyenne-based accountant and 13-year experienced auditor James Childress presented a five page report that focused on the audit for the 2017/2018 fiscal year....

 

Saratoga takes second at state

The Saratoga Lady Panthers capped off their nearly undefeated season by placing as runner-ups at the 1A State Championship over the weekend in Casper. Last season, the Lady Panthers had made it to sta...

 

A little dust on the bottle

The building at 110 W. Bridge Ave. in Saratoga has been home to various businesses over the years. Built in 1903, it served as a theater at one time. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, it found new li...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Sports    November 6, 2019

Passing the torch

For several years, the Saratoga Panthers Cross Country team has incorporated runners throughout Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2), most notably students from Encampment, 20 miles south of...

 

Fall forward or spring back?

“Time is an illusion.” ~ Albert Einstein Daylight Savings Time (DST) officially ended on Sunday with our clocks falling back an hour. This gave those of us sleeping an extra hour of rest and those... Full story

 
 By Joshua Wood    Sports    November 6, 2019

Not the same team

While the Encampment Lady Tigers struggled with losses throughout the regular season, they ended it by advancing to the consolation semifinals during the 1A West Regional tournament over the weekend....

 

From engineering to ranching

Rae Richter has lived in the Valley for nearly three years and currently works for Kip Kerbs, helping him on his ranch outside Saratoga. Richter is originally from Masonville, Colorado and served in...

 

Wouldn't change a thing

"I went to Phu Cat for two weeks of training and that was kind of exciting because I did something really dumb. I was out at my end of the Qui Nhon and it was during the Tet Offensive and the bus was...

 

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