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'Sticking it' to Wednesdays

Monte Thayer is looking forward to pool season. Thayer is the organizer of the Platte Valley Wednesday night pool league and has announced an initial organizational meeting for tonight at the Hotel...

 
 By Keith McLendon    News    October 3, 2018

Recommendations made

The Wyoming Public Lands Initiative (WPLI) Advisory Committee made the following recommendations for the four Carbon County Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs) in an Aug. 20 document. The comment period for...

 
 By Keith McLendon    News    October 3, 2018

Rivers on the rise

River restoration is a set of activities that aid in the environmental health of a river. Most of these projects are aimed at flood management, improving fish and game habitat, landscape improvement,...

 

Getting your kicks (and throws)

Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. you will find Nick Haderlie teaching Judo on the stage adjacent to the Platte Valley Community Center Gym basketball court. On Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. Christina...

 

Foundation for health

The Corbett Medical Foundation (Foundation), named for former Valley doctor Ray A. Corbett, was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in September of 1993 and set their bylaws in January of 1994. The...

 

A clinical diagnosis

When a business has burned through nearly half a million dollars and is still not on track, it is normally time to rethink that particular business model. This is the case the with the Platte Valley...

 

Settling into St. James

Despite trying to avoid the call to service, Rev. Karen Buckingham has been settling in to her role as Reverend of the St. James Episcopal Church in Encampment for about a year now. Buckingham and her...

 

Stating terms and towning around

I have had a thought about what people who reside in Wyoming call themselves for some time now. The term that is officially used (I guess) is Wyomingite. Wyomingite? There is a Cure Wyomingite sounds...

 

Altitude takes the cup

By Keith McLendon Despite a rainy Saturday morning, over 550 craft beer enthusiasts, mostly from Wyoming and northern Colorado, attended the 23rd annual Saratoga Steinley Cup Microbrew Festival and Co...

 

Traveling troubadour 'picks' Saratoga

Danny Roy Perniciaro was 13 when he got his first guitar for Christmas. That instrument set him on a path that would lead the Bay St. Louis, Miss. native on a 46-year journey around the country. Nine...

 

Primary Pain

I have dreaded August since January. Augusts in even numbered years mean one thing to me … I will be losing my mind (even more than normal). Augusts contain Back-to-School sections, County Fair...

 
 By Keith McLendon    News    August 8, 2018

Saratoga gets 'competitive edge'

“This is huge for Saratoga. This is the kind of bandwidth that larger communities dream about. This is going to far exceed what we find in Casper or Cheyenne,” Merrit Engebretsen, account...

 
 By Keith McLendon    News    August 8, 2018

Money for bones

Medicine Bow Museum Director Sharon Biamon was on hand to sort out donated items for sell in a Saturday silent auction to raise funds to move and preserve the Como Bluff fossil Cabin (See Dinosaurs on...

 

Keeping Carbon County quirky

Fairly recently I have run some photos of the Carey sisters. These photos ran for two weeks in a row because they showed up for both the Independence Day celebrations Saratoga held and the...

 

Bargains, burgers brats, & banjos

At 8 a.m. Saturday, 22 local residents and 4 participating businesses will kick off the weekend in south county with bargains galore. A garage sale spanning the Encampment/Riverside area features 22...

 

Ten-year battle

What has been called the "Best Punk Rock Party in America" by Casper radio station 101.9 "The King" will be going on this weekend in Medicine Bow. Vicki and Vernon Scott, owners of the landmark three-...

 
 By Keith McLendon    Sports    July 25, 2018

$400K for 4-H

The 12th annual 4-H Shooting Clays Fundraiser was held July 20 and 21 at the Spur Outfitters shooting range. The event, originally conceived by Spur Outfitters lead guide Dave Sturm, has raised...

 
 By Keith McLendon    News    July 18, 2018

Looking to the future

The Saratoga Planning Commission met July 10 and, as you would expect, had their focus squarely on the long-term. Planning chairman Jon Nelson was joined at the meeting by planning commission members...

 

Groggy notes, or, the Zorro of the Saratoga Sun

I occasionally have to do what we call “inserting.” It’s fairly self explanatory but I’ll fill you in anyway. We upload the Saratoga Sun to the press in Cheyenne Tuesday afternoons and when...

 

New hoops for Lions

The Saratoga Lions Club met July 5 to award member Doug Campbell a pin for his 40-year membership and install new officers. The members seemed in a good mood as business was conducted and Joe Glode...

 

Space ain't what it used to be

“We choose to go to the moon in this decade (the 1960s) and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best...

 
 By Keith McLendon    Sports    May 23, 2018

Weather a factor at State track ... again

As has happened in the past, the often unpredictable Wyoming weather made itself felt around the Harry Geldien Stadium at Kelly Walsh High School in Casper during the annual State track competition,...

 
 By Keith McLendon    Opinion    May 23, 2018

Where did the water cooler go?

At one time (not that long ago) there were three major television stations (okay, four if you count PBS) and everyone watched something on one of those stations. The next day, workers would “gather...

 

Spy stories

Honeypots, surprise birthday cakes and searching for assets were some of the stories told as former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operative Pat Stuart spoke at the Saratoga Library Thursday...

 
 By Keith McLendon    Opinion    May 2, 2018

All wrapped up: The origin of toilet paper

You were warned. I mentioned in my last column I would be writing about the origins of toilet paper. It was kind of a goof—but then I thought, “what the hey?” When I looked up information on...

 

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