Articles from the January 4, 2024 edition

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  • Finding the Right Gift

    Joshua Wood|Jan 4, 2024

    Photo by Joshua Wood Gen Haas, left, helps Laken Knotwell find just the right gift for a family member during the Bridge Street Bargains’ annual Kids Shopping Day on December 11....

  • Tidball arrested in Nebraska, Ellenson still at large

    Joshua Wood|Jan 4, 2024

    Victoria Tidball, the primary suspect in a shooting which took place in Saratoga on December 16, has been arrested. Tidball, 28, was believed to be on the run following the incident in the early morning hours of December 16. According to Saratoga Police Chief Mike Morris, she had fired approximately 40 rounds into a residence and a Jeep Gladiator owned by the victim of the shooting. There were no reported injuries or fatalities. Morris said evidence gathered after the incident indicated Tidball... Full story

  • New route, new application

    Kaitlyn Campbell|Jan 4, 2024

    The first Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) meeting of the year started off with a wide slate of topics, ranging from health care to the Rock Creek Transmission Project during their January 2 meeting. To start the meeting, the board approved the bills and monthly receipts before moving into discussing the issues of influenza and advertising for people to get vaccinated. After these discussions, the board listened to an update on the bridge replacement for the structure over the North...

  • Supply and Demand

    Kathleen Stinson for the Saratoga Sun|Jan 4, 2024

    The Town of Saratoga’s lack of a sufficient supply of affordable housing is affecting the ability of local businesses to hire employees. In this series, the Saratoga Sun will examine the lack of affordable housing in Saratoga and its effect on the town’s ability to grow its economy. Wendy Barkhurst, owner of White Stone Realty based in Saratoga and Rawlins, is a broker and property manager. “I have not had a rental vacancy that I have had to advertise for more than two years,” Barkhurst said. “I have people calling about rentals even before th...

  • Carl Dwain Pigg

    Jan 4, 2024

    Our beloved Dad, Grandpa, Great Grandpa and Great-Great Grandpa Carl Pigg went home to Jesus on December 23, 2023, at the age of 96. He passed away at NPVMC long term care in the presence of his loving family. Carl was born on October 16, 1927, to Walter and Sarah (Alice) Pigg in Fremont, Missouri. During his childhood he worked on the family farm and in the family logging business. After he completed the 8th grade he continued to work with his father and brothers farming and logging. In... Full story

  • Cyber scams, old & new

    From the Wyoming Press Association|Jan 4, 2024

    Bluehost Bluff: A resident of Laramie received a suspicious email allegedly from Bluehost, with the subject line “Payment Issues - Please update and use a new method!” Despite the sender’s email address bearing the name “Bluehost,” the recipient immediately recognized that this message was not legitimately from the company. The content of the email claimed an inability to process the recipient’s last payment and urged immediate action to rectify the situation. Additionally, the email conveyed a sense of urgency by warning of potential s...

  • Jesus said, Blessed are the meek…

    Greg Snell|Jan 4, 2024

    Why would I want to read a newspaper article where the word, “meek” is in the title? Do I really know what is meant by the word, “meek?” What did Jesus mean by this when He was speaking to His disciples? There is often a misunderstanding about what Jesus meant when He used the word, “meek.” Today, people frequently think of meek as a synonym for weak. Although weak is way down on the list of synonyms, one who is meek is not someone who is somehow lacking courage. This is not included in the biblical concept of meek. Meek is not a lack of bra...

  • How to Support Early Readers at Home

    Jan 4, 2024

    Recent data indicate that over 60% of fourth graders in the United States are reading below grade level, with performance particularly low due to the lingering effects of the pandemic. The good news? Learning experts say that the trend is reversible. One key factor is to make sure that young children have a strong foundation in early language skills when they begin kindergarten. Here are a few tools and ideas for supporting the literacy journey at home and on-the-go: Make Reading Playful Interactive learning tools can go beyond drills and...

  • Lighting Up the Night

    Jan 4, 2024

    Photos courtesy Cheryl Ervin, Valley Service Organization The Valley Service Organization recently awarded the winners of their annual lighting contest, which encourages both private residents and local businesses to light up their businesses for the holiday season. This year, the winner for private residence was Joe Parrie who was presented his award at Carbon Power & Light. The winner for businesses was R.P. Lumber, which was accepted by manager Sam Fagan. Mrs. Claus was on hand to help...

  • Wyoming Cowboys Walk Off a 16-15 Victory in the Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl 

    Jan 4, 2024

  • Raising Their Voices

    Jan 4, 2024

    Photos courtesy Mary Martin The Encampment Community Choir, which was also joined by members of the Encampment Elementary School, serenaded residents with festive, holiday songs on December 6 at the Grand Encampment Opera House....

  • Joyful and Triumphant

    Jan 4, 2024

    Photos by Joshua Wood The Saratoga Community Choir played to a nearly packed theater at the Platte Valley Community Center on December 10. The program was directed by Valerie Larscheid, who has run the program for several years and does an amazing job each time.... Full story

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