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 By Joshua Wood    News    April 21, 2021 

Clearing the muddy waters

As the Saratoga-Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (SCCIJPB) continues its pursuit of extremely delinquent accounts, potential changes to the municipal code may help streamline that process....

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 21, 2021 

Energizing Rock Creek

As Carbon County receives national, and international, attention for its embrace of wind energy, the influx of wind energy projects shows no sign of stopping.  On April 6, Michael Svedeman, Senior...

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 21, 2021 

Subdividing Green Acres

With construction having begun on the North Platte Valley Medical Center at 13th Street and Bridge Avenue, surrounding property has the potential to be of value.  The closest property with the...

 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    April 21, 2021 

Drink more water, you noodle!

I really picked a heck of a week to reduce my caffeine consumption. Since I’ve been at the Saratoga Sun, it has not been uncommon for me to drink anywhere from three to five cups of coffee in a... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 21, 2021 

From two towers to one?

Rehabilitation of a leaking, bolted water tank west of Saratoga appears to be off the table.  Discussion of the tank came up during the April 14 meeting of the Saratoga-Carbon County Impact Joint...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    April 21, 2021 

Saratoga wins at Willford

Saratoga didn't have to go very far this weekend as they hosted their annual track meet on Saturday. While at the Burt Willford Memorial Invite, a number of Head Coach Rex Hohnholt's student athletes...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    April 21, 2021 

Encampment places well in Saratoga

The student athletes of Encampment track and field didn't travel far this weekend to compete as they attended the Burt Willford Memorial Invite in Saratoga on Saturday. While Encampment had been...

 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    April 21, 2021 

Keel leads local church

"I definitely feel that I'm supposed to be here doing this right now. It doesn't mean that I'm the best person or the most qualified, it just means that for some reason I was supposed to do this and I...

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 14, 2021

Saratoga Town Council declares vacancy

Of the three individuals elected to the Saratoga Town Council in 2018, only one remains following the resignation of Councilmember Bob Keel on April 6. Keel, who was elected alongside Councilmember Jo...


No masks in school

Just two days after the Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) Board of Trustees applied for a variance to their SMART Start Plan regarding the wearing of masks, it has been approved. During the...

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 14, 2021

Looking at strengths and weaknesses

While the arrival of spring may have more people thinking about floods rather than fires, four recent events that began as controlled burns are showing just how dry things are before the spring runoff...

 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    April 14, 2021

Here comes the Sun

If you’re reading a physical copy of this week’s Saratoga Sun and you’ve made it to page 4, you’ve likely noticed that things are a little different. Change, it is said, is the only constant...

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 14, 2021

A field at the Woods

Wood’s Fields may continue to be the home for Platte Valley Little League (PVLL) despite previous discussions to rehabilitate and use the ball fields owned by the Town of Saratoga south of the...

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 14, 2021

County proposes joint road project with Saratoga

Carbon County Road 504 and Pic Pike Road continue to be a point of discussion, though no longer due to, now lifted, weight restrictions on a Wyoming Highway 130 bridge. At the April 6 meeting of the...

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 14, 2021

A weighty decision

Haulers with oversize loads can expect to have their weight checked in the near future.  Little more than a month after the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) approved a resolution...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    April 14, 2021

Encampment runs across Wyoming

Encampment's track and field athletes came out of spring break with a roar over the weekend as they competed in two meets; the Okie Blanchard Invite at Cheyenne East on April 9 and the Ted Schroeder...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    April 14, 2021

Running against the wind

For their third weekend competing in track and field, Saratoga headed to Cheyenne to compete in the Okie Blanchard Invitational on April 9. Despite cold temperatures and high winds, the Saratoga High...


'I'm here to help'

For the past seven years, Marie Christen has been the sweet and smiling face behind Sweet Marie's Bakeshop in Saratoga but will now be showing her smile at Saratoga Town Hall as the new town clerk. Ha...

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 7, 2021

Lifting weights

Within a month of the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) being informed about weight restrictions on a Highway 130 bridge at mile marker 57.52, those restrictions have been removed. As was...

 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    April 7, 2021

What's affordable?

I will admit that there are times when I don’t want to recognize how much Saratoga has been growing in recent years. Part of me wants the sleepy little town I remember from middle school and high... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    April 7, 2021

Success in Green River

The track and field athletes of Saratoga Middle High School appeared to have a successful outing on March 24 as they competed in the Green River Invite. Three of Head Coach Rex Hohnholt's student...

 By Joshua Wood    Business    April 7, 2021

From curls to cuts

When starting any business, the ultimate goal is to see growth as time goes by. For Lacey Hanson, owner of LJ's Cuts, that goal has been achieved a little more than a year since starting her...


Billiards in the blood

In the Valley, sports often reign supreme. In the fall, middle school and high school students either run long distances in cross country, attack the net in volleyball or reach for the touchdown in...

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 7, 2021

Keel resigns from Saratoga Town Council

Councilmember Bob Keel officially resigned from the Saratoga Town Council during the April 6 meeting of the governing body. Keel, who was elected to the council during the 2018 General Election, read... Full story


A hatchet or a scalpel?

The Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) Board of Trustees discussed the possibility of revising their Smart Start Plan to remove mask requirements in schools during their March 15 meeting....


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