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One call fits all: Saratoga business provides help for a variety of needs

Lynda Healey tries not to say no when asked to lend a helping hand. "There is not much I won't consider doing, as long as it's legal," she said. "I'm not afraid to try new things." Even if the task...

 By Zachary Laux    News    November 27, 2013

Police chief wants TIPS training for bartenders

Knickerbocker to compile and review reports on alcohol-related incidents Saratoga’s police chief has taken notice of alcohol-related incidents, and further reports could affect establishments...


Saratoga taught me to take a breath

I have enjoyed writing for the Saratoga Sun, and reporting on the town and meeting some awesome people. But, my time in Saratoga is coming to a close. By the time you read this, I will be preparing...

 By Zachary Laux    News    November 27, 2013

Palliative care available in the Valley

The Platte Valley Medical Clinic does not offer hospice care, but can provide palliative care to patients with the need. “There is a distinction between hospice and palliative care,” said Dr.... Full story

 By Zachary Laux    News    November 27, 2013

Children show off art

The eighth Blackhawk Children's Art Show is getting new stars come Dec. 11. For the past seven years, the Blackhawk Art Gallery hosted the children's art show, with proceeds benefiting either... Full story

 By Zachary Laux    News    November 20, 2013

Unfair advantage? Town attorney recommends making council persons non-voting members of boards

The Saratoga Town Council may be taking a closer look at council representation on boards. Town attorney Tom Thompson said allowing council members to vote on some boards gives council members an...

 By Zachary Laux    News    November 20, 2013

Holiday bazaar promises more handcrafted items

The Xi Beta Epsilon Holiday Bazaar has changed over the last 22 years. “Over the course of time, the focus of the vendors has changed,” said Lisa Burton, a member of the sorority and longtime... Full story

 By Zachary Laux    News    November 20, 2013

Planning commission votes to enforce cease and desist order

The Saratoga Planning Commission voted to enforce a cease and desist order against resident Royce Kelley almost five months after the notice was written. Per the motion, Kelley will be charged $100... Full story

 By Zachary Laux    News    November 20, 2013

Paxton sees forest health idea grow

A forest health task force, an idea generated by Wyoming House District No. 47 Representative Jerry Paxton about a year ago, is coming to fruition. Gov. Matt Mead announced Nov. 6 he formed a task... Full story

 By Zachary Laux    News    November 20, 2013

Rising to the challenge

New games aim to build communication, team-building skills at Encampment School When the Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies take on the Milky Ways and other teams, competition can get fierce. "The games... Full story

 By Zachary Laux    News    November 20, 2013

CCSD 2 begins search for new superintendent

School board members are aiming for July 1 to have a new superintendent. Carbon County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees, after consulting with the Wyoming School Board Association, will use... Full story

 By Zachary Laux    News    November 13, 2013

Saratoga considering grant for Master Plan

Voices of the Valley (VOV) pitched a $50,000 grant idea to the Saratoga Town Council, an idea the council voted to pursue. The grant, if awarded, will pay for a comprehensive master plan for the town...

 By Zachary Laux    News    November 13, 2013

Overflowing town dumpsters get attention

Town-leased dumpsters may be off limits for residential use, according to conversations in the Nov. 5 Saratoga Town Council meeting. According to Carbon County Commissioner Sue Jones, who also serves... Full story

 By Zachary Laux    News    November 13, 2013

CCSD 2 starts open forum

Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD 2) implemented a new online forum, which can be found on its website. The new forum allows community members, teachers, administrators and others interested... Full story

 By Zachary Laux    News    November 13, 2013

Carbon County school districts talk student attendance enforcement

Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD 2) wants to give its attendance policy more teeth. CCSD 2 and Carbon County School District 1 administrators met with the Carbon County Attorney’s Office...

 By Zachary Laux    News    November 13, 2013

Children's Art Show takes on new programs

The eighth annual Blackhawk Children's Art Show is getting new stars come Dec. 11. For the past seven years, the Blackhawk Art Gallery hosted the Children's Art Show, with proceeds benefitting either... Full story

 By Zachary Laux    News    November 13, 2013

CCSD 2 board members explore superintendent search options

Editor’s note: Read more about the superintendent search for CCSD 2 in a future edition of the Saratoga Sun. The search for a new superintendent for Carbon County School District No. 2 will need...


The Zac Attack: Fulfilling my aspirations through teaching and writing

I only changed my aspirations three times as a kid. At age 5 I wanted to be a detective because I was a big fan of Batman. Later, I decided I wanted to be an archeologist after my exposure to Indiana... Full story

 By Zachary Laux    News    November 6, 2013

CP&L assessing rate increases

Carbon Power and Light is expecting a rate increase for its CP&L customers in 2014, the first time in five years. “We haven’t had a rate increase for CP&L since 2009,” said General Manager for... Full story


Murder mystery returns to Encampment

Murder is in the air. Fake murder, that is. Starting Nov. 16, the Grand Encampment Opera Company will host its second annual Murder Mystery Dinner. “It takes place in the Old West after a big poker... Full story

 By Zachary Laux    News    October 30, 2013

Faster internet within sight

Union Wireless expects to have its faster internet service available to Platte Valley customers in about two to three weeks. “We are done installing the hardware, and within the next two to three we... Full story

 By Zachary Laux    News    October 30, 2013

Package upgrade at Encampment USPS

Encampment resident Robert Kelly is getting more mail since U.S. Postal Service representatives visited Encampment in September. Before their visit, Kelly estimated Encampment Postmaster Wendell...

 By Zachary Laux    News    October 30, 2013

Making his own tracks

Dave Tatum of Platte, S.D., feels like he was welcomed into a family when he started working for Carbon County Weed and Pest. "I don't feel like I've been hired to do a job, I feel like I have been...

 By Zachary Laux    News    October 30, 2013

Make it with Wool program to honor Johnson: Seamstress to be honored at local, state level.

Make it with Wool will honor a longtime advocate for the program who died earlier this year from a rare disease. Roxana Johnson was a huge advocate in Carbon County for agriculture, sewing, 4-H and...


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