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Finding the right fit

It has been said that variety is the spice of life. If that statement is true, then C6 Outfitters in Rawlins, Wyoming may certainly be bringing a little flavor to the downtown area. Owned by David...

 By Joshua Wood    News    September 15, 2022

Getting under the skin

At one time taboo, tattoos seem to be becoming more accepted in American society and the workplace. According to Business Insider, approximately 45 million people in the United States-or 14 percent...

 By Joshua Wood    News    September 15, 2022

Low water, rising costs

It will take five years and more than $30 million before Rawlins’ water woes are solved, according to City Engineer Austin Gilbert. If the city doesn’t increase water rates, they could miss out on...

 By Joshua Wood    News    July 14, 2022

Failure to land

More than three years after being established, members of the Saratoga Airport Advisory Board are requesting some leeway from the Saratoga Town Council. This request came via Councilmember D’Ron...

 By Joshua Wood    News    July 14, 2022

Planning for the future

by Joshua Wood After more than a decade of promised construction, Never Forget Park in Memory of Staff Sergeant Tyler Pickett—previously known as Tyler Pickett Park—seems to be getting closer and...

 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    July 14, 2022

So long and thanks for all the fish

This is my last column with the Saratoga Sun. Next week, my byline will no longer appear in these pages and my name will no longer be on the list of employees on page four. It’s a bittersweet...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 30, 2022

Ready for occupancy?

As real estate inventory continues to be scarce in Saratoga, the push to add housing has many contractors working on projects throughout the area. Through that process, however, one construction compa...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 30, 2022

Ready for Rainbows

by Joshua Wood As the 50th annual gathering of the Rainbow Family of Living Light (Rainbow Family) approaches its apex this weekend, entities in both Colorado and Wyoming are preparing for a...

 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    June 30, 2022

Crossing over

As we draw ever closer to Wyoming’s primary elections, the term “crossover voting” is on the tongues of Republicans and Democrats alike. For those who are unaware, crossover voting is when...

 By Joshua Wood    Business    June 30, 2022

25 years and counting

An $189 sewing machine, a dream and $1,000. That's what Laura Morrow started out with in 1976 when she made the decision to pursue her dream of being a fashion designer. Nobody can argue she's come a...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 23, 2022

Rainbows landing in Routt County

by Joshua Wood The Rainbow Family of Living Light (Rainbow Family) has settled on a location for its 50th anniversary gathering this summer, bringing the event to the doorstep of Wyoming and Carbon...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 16, 2022

Abels' contract renewed

Dr. Duane Abels will continue to serve as the Carbon County Health Officer following a unanimous vote from the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) on June 7. The renewal of Abels’ contract...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 16, 2022

Commissioners trademark seal

The now recognizable Carbon County seal-created by artist Bobbie Herman-will soon be trademarked by the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) for use on paper and stationary. While there was...

 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    June 16, 2022

Farewell, Freddie

Last week, Saratoga lost yet another person who was a long-time fixture of the area. In my experience, there were very few people who didn’t know Fred “Freddie” Williams. It was never difficult...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 9, 2022

Pesky perch to perish

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) will be holding an informational meeting in Saratoga on June 9 regarding their plans to address illegally-stocked yellow perch in Saratoga Lake. In 2021, th...

 By Joshua Wood    Business    June 9, 2022

Thrifty for 20 years

The Rawlins Thrift Exploratory Group (RTEG) is celebrating 20 years of providing service to Rawlins and Carbon County this month. In the two decades it has been in operation, however, the mission of...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 9, 2022

Saratoga to review daycare lease

Following the June 7 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, it would seem both Valley Village Childcare and Excel Preschool are one step closer to having a future home where Platte Valley Clinic is...

 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    June 9, 2022

Preserving the old wineskins

More than two years since it held what was thought to be its final sermon, St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Medicine Bow will be reopening its doors as Chapel on the Plains. On September 22, 2019, Rever...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 9, 2022

Saratoga man arrested

Over Memorial Day weekend, a Saratoga man was arrested and could face up to six months in prison. Ryan Munks is currently facing charges of domestic battery following an incident on May 28. According...

 By Joshua Wood    Politics    June 2, 2022

Filing period officially closed

The date of the 2022 Primary Election continues to draw closer. With the filing period closing at 5 p.m. on May 27, some candidates will have a tough race ahead of them. Other seats, however, will...

 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    June 2, 2022

Something needs to change

Last week, my son finished the 2nd grade. We counted down the days with him until school was finished. On Wednesday morning, I hugged my son a little tighter while we were waiting for the bus. Last...

 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    June 2, 2022

On to the next adventure

It is not easy to leave an area you've known all your life. Where you've made lifelong friends and memories. Leaving home and starting a new life somewhere else can be difficult. Yet, that is exactly...

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 26, 2022

Candidate filings close Friday

Less than 48 hours remain for candidates to file for political office in the 2022 Primary Election.  Filings for political office are set to close at 5 p.m. on Friday. As of Tuesday afternoon, some...

 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    May 26, 2022

Graduates: don't fear failure

“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald This weekend, the seniors of Carbon County School District No. 2 will walk into their respective schools for the final... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    Education    May 26, 2022

Rocking like a Tiger

Every great band got its start somewhere. Metallica formed in 1981 after Lars Ulrich placed an ad in a Los Angeles newspaper, The Recycler, which read "Drummer looking for other metal musicians to...


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