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 By Joshua Wood    News    August 21, 2019 

PVHP presents projections

Six months since the Platte Valley Healthcare Project (PVHP) first introduced the Valley to accounting firm BKD, partners Joe Watt and Eric Lopata returned to present projected feasibility numbers...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 21, 2019 

York takes flight

The Saratoga Airport Advisory Board held their last monthly meeting on Aug. 14 as they make the transition from meeting monthly to meeting quarterly. Along with making that decision, the advisory...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 21, 2019 

Planning for zoning

The long search for a zoning officer may finally be coming to an end for the Town of Saratoga. During the Aug. 13 meeting of the Saratoga Planning Commission, two prospective candidates were in the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 21, 2019 

Laying it all out

While discussion of projected numbers took up the majority of the public meeting with the Platte Valley Healthcare Project (PVHP) committee on Aug. 14, the group also presented conceptual drawings...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    August 21, 2019 

The hero's journey

For 12 years, Mark Gutierrez served in Iraq and Afghanistan in the United States Navy Special Operations where he was tasked with explosive ordnance disposal. "I was defusing and rendering safe... Full story

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 14, 2019

Sunday closure stays

The Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) addressed their pursuit of consolidated billing during their Aug. 7 meeting in Saratoga as they listened to a proposal from Alysson...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 14, 2019

Quist returns

Nearly four months since first appearing before the Saratoga Town Council, Bob Quist, interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Memorial Hospital of Carbon County (MHCC), returned for the Aug. 6...

 

Finding the stories

On the evening of Aug. 2, the Grand Encampment Museum (GEM) hosted a panel of authors and historians at the Grand Encampment Opera House as part of their Pioneering Women Symposium. The panel, called...

 

A 'grand' day for Buttercup

At just about any county fair, it is not uncommon to see a variety of different animals ranging from swine to poultry to steer. The Carbon County Fair is no different and, every year, children and...

 

Walking with Pickett

It is not uncommon for fans of popular book series to want to journey to the locations that inspired their favorite authors. Chuck "C.J." Box, New York Times Bestselling author of the Joe Pickett...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Education    July 31, 2019

District welcomes donations

Businesses that purchase poultry, lamb, pork or bison during the Carbon County Fair and Rodeo will be able to donate the processed meat to Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2). This...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 31, 2019

MHCC announces clinic

On July 26, Memorial Hospital of Carbon County (MHCC) announced in a press release that the MHCC Board of Trustees had unanimously approved a decision to “begin the process of acquiring or...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    July 31, 2019

Until we meet again

The Saratoga Sun lost a member of the family early Sunday morning and we are all grieving. For the foreseeable future, things will be in a little bit of chaos as we struggle with how to move... Full story

 

Have fiddle, will travel

Nashville based musician Jake Clayton will be playing Encampment's Music in the Park on Aug. 3. Recently, the Saratoga Sun sat down for an interview with Clayton For many people, there are pivotal...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 24, 2019

Drill revisited

The purpose of federally mandated emergency exercises, like the one held at the Saratoga Care Center on July 12, is to allow multiple agencies to train together and find deficiencies in local emergenc...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 24, 2019

Landfill closure, records costs

The July 16 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council proceeded without Mayor John Zeiger in attendance and Councilmember Steve Wilcoxson serving as Mayor Pro-Tem. The Saratoga Sun asked about Zeiger’s a...

 

Growing a 'Wild Rose'

The last album released by Americana duo The Bird and The Bear was an Extended Play (EP) in 2015 titled "Build A Fire." With the inclusion of the hauntingly romantic track "As Soon As Winter Comes", i...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 17, 2019

P&Z officer search continues

As the Town of Saratoga enters month four without a permanent planning and zoning officer, the three member Saratoga Planning Commission spent a large portion of their July 9 meeting discussing how...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 17, 2019

Dancing around the pole barn

During their regularly scheduled meeting on July 10, the Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (CCIJPB) was presented with a conundrum in the form of Saratoga resident Mark Jones, who was nearing...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 17, 2019

Feast or famine

While it appeared, upon its creation, that the Saratoga Airport Advisory Board was having a problem filling the open seats, the July 10 meeting showed that it now has the opposite problem. Following...

 

Wyoming, Where I Belong

During the summer of 1903, Judge Charles E. Winter of Encampment put pen to paper and wrote a poem entitled "Wyoming." The words, describing a new state that was young and strong, were given a score s...

 

Moon landing commemorated

On July 20, 1969, broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite said, "The least of us is improved by the things done by the best of us, because if we are not able to land at least we are able to follow" as...

 

Pedaling affordable housing

It is nothing new to see bicyclists pedaling through Saratoga as the area is on both the Continental Divide Trail and Trans-America routes. Just recently, however, the Platte Valley Christian Center...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 10, 2019

Waste, air, water

The most recent meeting of the Saratoga Town Council on July 2 lasted just under an hour and, while it seemed abbreviated compared to previous meetings, the council still held much discussion on a...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 10, 2019

Billing, hazard

Two major points of discussion during the July 3 meeting of the Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) were centered around the topic of a centralized billing program currently...

 

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