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 By Joshua Wood    News    August 4, 2021 

Life first, property second

In the past two years, Saratoga has experienced three significant gas events which have required the presence of emergency responders. At the July 20 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, representati...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Business    August 4, 2021 

Hanging up the antlers

For 49 hunting seasons, Merrill Meat Company north of Encampment has accepted wild game from out-of-state and local hunters. This season, what would have been its 50th, that will no longer be the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    August 4, 2021 

Here you are family

On the weekend of July 9, it may have looked like a small town had sprung up at Bottle Creek Campground south of Encampment. A variety of campers and tents had been set up for an extended weekend...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Business    August 4, 2021 

A crown for Wyoming

When one thinks of "The West" and particularly Wyoming, a number of images come to mind. Bucking broncos, hard working cowboys, majestic mountain ranges and clear blue skies. The most iconic of all...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 28, 2021

Be Bear Aware

UPDATE: The tagged bear seen recently around Saratoga was tranquilized at a residence at the corner of 2nd Street and Saratoga Avenue Monday night and relocated. Overturned trash cans may be a common...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    July 28, 2021

Goodbye 133, Hello 134

Well, here it is. The final issue of Volume No. 134, which marks 133 years the Saratoga Sun has been serving the Platte Valley. I’m not sure if other newspaper editors pay this close attention to...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 28, 2021

Couch out, Abels in

Carbon County will have a new health officer as of August 1 following a split vote by the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) on July 20.  Dr. Marvin Wayne Couch II, who served as the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 28, 2021

Saratoga faces the music

“We’re going to clean up this ordinance, we’re going to make everything abundantly clear as to what the rules are and you guys better follow them from now on. Got it? Agreed?” Apparent frustra...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 28, 2021

A game of musical ordinances

Less than a year after an ordinance to amend Saratoga Municipal Code regulating specially permitted events failed on first reading it appears changes may be coming yet again. At the July 20 meeting...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Business    July 28, 2021

Bare Bones to Bear Trap

Whether it was slinging drinks at Bella’s Bistro in Saratoga, delivering mail in Rawlins or tossing dough in Riverside, Krissy McIrvin has been a familiar face to many in the Valley and Carbon Count...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 21, 2021

Concern and skepticism

Senate File 60 and the collection of ad valorem taxes were, again, heavily discussed by the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) during their July 6 meeting.  A continuation of concerns and...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Business    July 21, 2021

Taking the Summit

Summit Fitness, the 24-hour gym at 110 West Spring Street in Saratoga, is under new ownership. Maxx and Heather Memmot, who moved to the Valley four years ago, officially took over the gym on June 1...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 14, 2021

Take two of these …

Despite having three candidates, the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) appears to be in a holding pattern in regards to the county health officer following their July 6 meeting.  For nearl...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 14, 2021

No bubble gum, duct tape or pickles

Little more than a year after being told the Town of Saratoga was “in a pickle”, the Saratoga Town Council made three motions at their July 6 meeting to correct years of miscoded expenditures....

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    July 14, 2021

Just a few more changes …

What’s this? The Saratoga Sun changed format, again? If you’re reading the print edition of the Saratoga Sun this week, you’ll notice a change to how things have been the past few months. As man...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 14, 2021

No camping at The Yard

WHATFest, an annual Wyoming music festival, will be returning to the Platte Valley, albeit in a limited form.  During the July 6 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, The Yard co-owner Chris Shannon...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Business    July 14, 2021

At home on Bridge Avenue

Jezria "Jez" Latham has long been a smiling face in the world of Carbon County real estate. It's also probably safe to say that real estate runs in the blood. She obtained her broker's license at the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 7, 2021

On top of Green Mountain

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of articles on the Green Mountain ski area. On July 12, representatives from Brush Creek Ranch will appear before the Carbon County Planning Commission...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    June 30, 2021

Developments on Green Mountain

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series on the Green Mountain ski area. When Brush Creek Ranch purchased the Green Mountain Ski Area in June 2019, many residents in Encampment and Riverside...

 

Art returns to Saratoga

Last summer, things may have appeared normal in the Valley as locals and visitors were treated to Saratoga Days and the annual Independence Day parade. While many traditional Valley events took place...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    June 30, 2021

Please celebrate safely

This weekend, many of us will be celebrating the 245th birthday of the United States of America. Traditionally, this national holiday is filled with barbecues, fireworks, parades and concerts and...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    June 30, 2021

Work resumes for Octagon

Following discussion between Octagon Construction and the Saratoga Town Council during their June 15 meeting, the question remained as to who should pay water and sewer connection fees; the developer...

 

Brit and Fish coast to coast

Summers in Wyoming can be heralded by several sights. For some, it's the flurry of cotton from nearby cotton trees which agitate their allergies. When it comes to others, the seasonal opening of mount...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    June 23, 2021

Juneteenth made national holiday

On June 17, President Joe Biden signed legislation creating the first national holiday in over 30 years. Juneteenth National Independence Day, or Juneteenth, will be observed on June 19 as a legal...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    June 23, 2021

Who is paying for this?

As Saratoga sees substantial development for the first time in many years, the Town of Saratoga and the Saratoga-Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (SCCIJPB) appear to be in disagreement on the...

 

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