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 By Joshua Wood    News    January 22, 2020 

Evergreen keeps trucking

Evergreen Disposal was briefly handicapped over the weekend following a fire in one of their garbage trucks, but the Encampment-based trash hauler is showing that they won't be kept down for long. At...

 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    January 22, 2020 

Investing in your hometown

“How strange it is to view a town you grew up in, not in wonderment through the eyes of youth, but with the eyes of a historian on the way things were.” ~ Marvin Allan Williams A couple weeks... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    January 22, 2020 

Saratoga declaws North Park

Despite the best attempts of Mother Nature, the Saratoga Lady Panthers were able to hit the road as they ventured across the border and were hosted by the North Park Lady Wildcats on January 17....

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    January 22, 2020 

Saratoga deals loss to Wildcats

On Friday, the Saratoga Panthers were able to hit the road despite the winter weather as they crossed the border into Walden, Colorado to face the North Park Wildcats. Not only did the Panthers beat...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    January 22, 2020 

Tigers defang Rattlers

The Encampment Tigers were forced to play a Monday game following road closures preventing conference rivals the Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) Rattlers from getting to Tiger Nation on Saturday....

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    January 22, 2020 

Seeing the good moments

High winds and winter storms not only forced the closure of roads over the weekend, but also extended homecoming week for the Encampment Lady Tigers as they had to reschedule their game against the...

 By Joshua Wood    News    January 22, 2020 

MHCC moving forward with clinic

Plans for Memorial Hospital of Carbon County (MHCC) to establish a clinic in Saratoga appear to be moving forward, though not with the property in which MHCC had originally shown interest. The plans...

 By Joshua Wood    News    January 15, 2020

County Commissioners select Sun

For the first time since 2016, the Saratoga Sun will serve as the official publication for the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) following a unanimous vote during their January 7 meeting.... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    January 15, 2020

Changes in the New Year

During the first Saratoga Town Council of the New Year on January 7, Mayor John Zeiger made changes to council representation with the recreation department and commission, and the department of publi...

 By Joshua Wood    News    January 15, 2020

BOCCC pass New Year resolutions

The Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) passed four resolutions during their first meeting of 2020 on January 7, two of which denied conditional use permit applications submitted by the...

 By Joshua Wood    News    January 15, 2020

Tabled tap approved

During the January 7 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, the governing body approved a water tap for Saratoga resident Randy Stevens. Following the approval of the tap, however, it seemed that where...


Fun and safety on the ice

For the 4th year in a row, the non-profit group Mother Mountain Anglers (MMA) held their annual Kids' Ice Fishing Clinic on January 11. With a cloudy sky Saturday morning, a departure from previous...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    January 15, 2020

Lady Tigers dealt conference loss

The Encampment Lady Tigers got their first taste of conference play last week as they were hosted by the Saratoga Lady Panthers on January 9. Despite keeping close with Saratoga for most of the game,...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    January 15, 2020

Stay strong all the time

The Saratoga Lady Panthers appear to be off to a good start as they put their first conference win under their belt on Thursday night. Hosting their Valley rivals, the Encampment Lady Tigers,...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    January 15, 2020

Playing with emotion

The beginning of conference play for the Encampment Tigers began in the Valley, as they were hosted by the Saratoga Panthers for their first home game of the season. While Saratoga attempted to...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    January 15, 2020

Panthers have 'no regrets'

The Panther Den was the place to be on Thursday night as the Saratoga Panthers hosted the Encampment Tigers for their home opener of the season. Saratoga and Encampment both went into the game with...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    January 15, 2020

Talk jocks take 2nd in Casper

The Saratoga Talk Jocks returned to speaking and debating over the weekend as they competed in the Kelly Walsh Speech Tournament on January 10 and 11 in Casper. Following the winter break, all four...


A shot in the arm

"I just remember showing up at the chamber office about three in the morning, looking down the highway and seeing all these headlights coming and I realized it was going to work. Until then, no one... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    January 15, 2020

Encampment appeals to UPRSWDD

Over the past several months, a large part of discussion at meetings of the Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) has centered around consolidated billing. The discussion began...

 By Joshua Wood    News    January 15, 2020

Evolving emergency management

Carbon County appears to be facing a two-fold dilemma that has transpired over the past few years. While the number of emergency calls has increased, the number of volunteers to respond to those calls...

 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    January 8, 2020

Passing the two year mark

This past Thursday marked my two year anniversary with the Saratoga Sun and, to be honest, I didn’t even realize it until I was scrolling through Facebook that night. It doesn’t quite feel like... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    January 8, 2020

Raising the level

The Saratoga Lady Panthers only had one game over the weekend as they returned to the hardwood following the holiday break. The first post-holiday game for the Lady Panthers was on the road as they...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    January 8, 2020

Knocking the rust off

The Saratoga Panthers had just one game coming out of the winter break, but added yet another win under their belt as they prepare to enter conference play. On Saturday, the Panthers hit the road and...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    January 8, 2020

Contributing in a real positive way

Coming off of winter break, the Encampment Lady Tigers hosted two games in Tiger Nation over the weekend. With a largely young team, the Lady Tigers are still working on finding their groove on the...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    January 8, 2020

Tigers take out Rock River, North Park

Over the weekend, the Encampment Tigers showed that they didn't waste any time during their holiday break. Hosting two non-conference games, the Tigers hit the hardwood running as they ended both...


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