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Chamber seeking directors for board

The Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber is seeking nominations from its membership for positions on the nine-member Board of Directors. Directors are elected by ballot at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner on February 6 with a three year term beginning in...

 

Prepare for joyful music

The Encampment Community Choir, in cooperation with the Encampment High School Choir, will be presenting their annual Christmas concert this week, according to a recent press release. Before the respective choirs take the stage, the Sierra Madre...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 4, 2019

Battle Pass closes for season

Wyoming Highway 70, one of two seasonal passes in the Platte Valley, has officially closed for the season. The announcement came via a press release from the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) on Monday afternoon. The closure is between...

 

Lit up for Christmas

The annual Lighted Christmas Parade will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 and will begin at Bridge Ave. and River Street as it goes through historic downtown Saratoga. While waiting for the...

 

Santa's coming

Following the Christmas parade Saturday, Dec. 7, Valley residents are invited to attend what has become "a long-time holiday tradition" according to a press release from the Valley Service...

 

Holiday food tips

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is sharing five tips to help prevent foodborne illness from ruining holiday meals that feature turkey as a star attraction.    Tiffany Greenlee, an epidemiologist with WDH, said mistakes with holiday dinners...

 

Reflections from our Files

100 years ago November 27, 1919 Good Times Coming It has been many years since the streets of Saratoga have been so cluttered up with piles of brick, cement, lumber and other building materials as during the last few weeks, and the indications are...

 

Helping for Thanksgiving

The Platte Valley Helping Hands Board of Trustees invites the public to attend and enjoy their 24th Annual Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner, to be served from 12:30-2 p.m. on Nov. 28, at St. Ann’s Parish Hall, 218 West Spring Street, in Saratoga....

 

What Makes America Great?

Editor’s Note: The essays printed in the Saratoga Sun are the first of three from Patriot’s Pen and Voice of Democracy contestants who placed in the top three spots. Look for future essays in subsequent issues of the Sun. By Anthony Campbell...

 

Giving the greatest gift

Staff Report What if you were told an hour of your time could change someone’s life? In the time it takes you to read this article, nearly 100 people will receive lifesaving blood transfusions. By taking just an hour or so to donate, you will do so...

 

Hold on to Your Hat; preserving local history

The burdensome task of preserving local history has been made easier with new technology. It will be applied to help record and save several valuable historic collections. A program on digitizing...

 

VSO completes plans for Giving Tree

The holidays are rapidly approaching, and the Valley Service Organization (VSO) has started work on the 2019 Platte Valley Giving Tree, a community-wide project to ensure no Valley child goes without Christmas. Kassey Westring, chairman of the Giving...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 6, 2019

MHCC announces new CEO

The Board of Trustees of Memorial Hospital of Carbon County is pleased to announce the appointment of Kenneth L. Harman as the permanent Chief Executive Officer of the hospital effective Dec. 16, 2019. Harman has served as the Chief Executive Officer...

 

Keep it Under Your Hat

For the past several months, local historians Dick and John Perue have been going through the process of digitizing multiple historic collections. As was reported previously (see “Hold Onto Your Hat-we’re going digital” on page 16 of the Feb....

 

Poppies in prose

On May 2 in 1915, Canadian poet John McCrae’s close friend and former student Alexis Helmer was killed by a German shell in World War I. Composed at the battlefront on May 3, 1915 during the second battle of Ypres, Belgium, this poem became the...

 

Veterans' Day events and activities

In observance of Veterans Day, schools and organizations will be holding events throughout eastern Carbon County on different days. The Saratoga Sun reached out to as many organizations as it could as well as the local schools to compile the... Full story

 

From students to leaders

Encampment Junior High and High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Chapters joined more than 400 FCCLA student leaders, members and advisers at the Ramkota Conference Center in Casper, Wyo. on Oct. 16 to participate in...

 
 By Staff Report    News    October 30, 2019

USFS to burn slash piles

A significant amount of snow and cold weather in the area has allowed fire personnel in the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests to begin preparing for the annual slash pile burning, according to a press release from United States Forest Service (...

 
 By Staff Report    News    October 30, 2019

Enrollment open

It’s the time of year for all Wyoming consumers to evaluate their health insurance choices for 2020. The Wyoming Insurance Department advises ALL consumers to be aware of the Open Enrollment periods for both Medicare and the ACA Marketplace....

 

Put it in reverse

The Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce has begun selling tickets for the annual Reverse Drawing. Tickets are $10 each and only 300 are sold. Unlike the usual raffle procedure, the very last ticket drawn is the grand prize winner in this drawi...

 

Art after hours

The Platte Valley Arts Council will be hosting a Chamber After Hours Social on Friday Nov. 1 from 4-7 p.m. at the Platte Valley Community Center. The evening will include a celebration of all forms of the arts as well as fellowship amongst other cham...

 

Wyoming in the eye of the beholder

The magazine Wyoming Wildlife recently announced the start of their 49th annual photo contest. According to the press release, winners of the photo contest will be published in the February 2020 photo issue of the magazine. The grand-prize winner...

 

Haunting Togie

Look for Witches, Goblins, Ghouls and a few Princesses to be walking the streets of Saratoga! For a safe and convenient way to trick-or-treat, parents, preschool and elementary-aged kids can come to downtown Saratoga on Thursday, October 31 from...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    October 9, 2019

Panther-Outlaw putters end season

Fall golf saw two Saratoga students wrapping up their senior season by temporarily trading their purple and gold Panther attire to dawn red and white for the Rawlins Outlaws. Logan Wells joined the...

 

Hay you guys!

The Platte Valley Arts Council is sponsoring the third annual Hay Bale Sculpture Contest. All local ranches, businesses or families are invited to show off some good old ranch ingenuity that gives...

 

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