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Swearing in the newly elected

At the January 4 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, Mayor Creed James began by asking for a moment of silence for EMT Tyeler Harris and his family. Harris was killed while responding to an accident...

 

Escobedo home destroyed in early morning blaze

While most of us were having a cup of coffee, scrolling Facebook or reading the paper the morning of December 28 the Escobedo home was destroyed by a blaze that started in the rear of the trailer...

 

The long road to childcare

Childcare is in demand in nearly every community. Saratoga is no different. Valley Village Child Care currently operates at 1012 W. Bridge in Saratoga. Excel Preschool operates out of two mobile...

 

Grand opening huge success

The 307 Pub and Grub owners Adrianne Wagnon, Sally Wells and Jennifer Cuningham opened the doors of the Pub and Grub on November 4th, but only the Pub was serving. The grand opening of 307 Pub and...

 

Last meeting for Councilmembers

Saratoga Town Council’s meeting on December 20 was the last one for several council members including Jon Nelson, D’Ron Campbell, Ron Hutchins and Mayor Creed James. Next month the new mayor and...

 

Commissioners follow Governor's lead

Jeremy McCallister and Sam Allen with TO Engineers presented the Dixon Airport master plan for the Commissioners approval. The Master plan will now be presented to the Federal Aviation Administration...

 

Arrest made after assault in Saratoga

Beckett Robinson, 18, of Rawlins was arrested on charges of reckless endangering with a firearm, breach of peace, and aggravated assault and battery after allegedly assaulting Chris Henneck, 18, of...

 

'Tis the season for unfinished chores

The last minute rush for Christmas presents and dinner preparations is over and we float in the time between Christmas and New Year’s Day. With another three day weekend coming up and most...

 

The adoption of CR 451

A special meeting of the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) was held to consider formal adoption of County Road 451–also known as Cherokee Road, as an official county road. Chairman John...

 

From dry goods to designer clothing

Since it was built in 1903, the building on the corner of First and West Bridge Street has housed a variety of businesses. The land was purchased initially to build a large hall for the Fraternal...

 

Gift wrapping by donation

The SMHS Drama Club held a fundraiser Friday and Saturday at the high school. Drama Club organizer, Marie Christen and Kathy Fairbank–costumer, were there to supervise, but the kids were doing the... Full story

 

NPVMC optimistically hopes to open mid February

The North Platte Valley Medical Center (NVPMC) hosted a round-table discussion at the Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC) December 13. The CEO of the Platte Valley Medical Clinic and Saratoga Care...

 

A very Grumpy Christmas

When Steve Deorio opened the doors of the Grumpy Italian five years ago his goal was to have a place where families could sit down and step back into a bygone era where people shared stories and...

 

Two out of three ain't bad

The Lady Panthers traveled to Shoshoni for the Wrangler Invite where they were challenged by three teams, Shoshoni's Wranglers, Dubois' Rams and the Riverside Rebels. Coach Heather Bartlett said...

 

Party on the ice

Adults and kids alike enjoyed the Party on the ice sponsored by the Platte Valley Kiwanis. Susan Marich, President of the Kiwanis here in Saratoga, was thrilled by the turnout, which appeared to be...

 

Festival of Trees fills the coffers and dazzles attendees

According to Amanda Knotwell, the CEO of Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce, the 2022 Festival of the Trees Auction and Gala was a huge success.  Knotwell said the event was sold out at 230...

 

Good news for childcare

The Saratoga Town Council had a flurry of items to address at their December 6 meeting. Issues ranged from a shortage of water treament chemicals to continued childcare discussions to the ongoing...

 

Emergency Management comes back for more

South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical (SCWEMS) representative Irene Archibald gave an update to the Board of Carbon County Commissioners at their December 6 meeting. SCWEMS was given $154,179.00...

 

Violence erupts after the parade

Saratoga Police Officers responded to a report of an assault Saturday night, following the Lighted Christmas Parade and Winter Wonderland. Saratoga Police Chief Ken Lehr told the Saratoga Sun a fight...

 

Treacherous winter activities

The snow is coming to the valley in greater amounts now; falling across the valley in blankets of white, turning trees and bushes into works of art. It also brings out the adventurer in some of us....

 

You win some you lose some

South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Service (SCWEMS) Representative Penny Layman updated Encampment town council on the use of funding they had received from the Wyoming Hospital Association. The...

 

Encampment Tigers roared through the weekend

The Encampment Tigers headed into the season with a young team, said Head Coach Jake Johnston. The first game against Midwest ended in a wide point spread with the Tigers walloping the Midwest Oilers...

 

One win, two losses and a record number of points

The Saratoga Lady Panthers warmed up after the first game of the Carbon County Classic was behind them, winning the second game. For the third game they faced Burlington's Lady Huskies, but the girls...

 

Quite a milestone for a high school senior

Saratoga Middle High School Senior Whitney Bennett reached a remarkable milestone in her high school sports career by scoring her 1,000th point in basketball. The countdown started when Bennett...

 

Lady Tigers first games show off skills

The Encampment Lady Tigers basketball team came out swinging in their first conference games of the season. Coach Clint Bromley said, "With one win and two losses you are disappointed, but you get to...

 

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