Articles from the January 5, 2023 edition


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  • Swearing in the newly elected

    Virginia Parker|Jan 5, 2023

    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 on the interstate on December 21, 2022. James thanked the exiting Councilmembers for their service and hard work before proceeding to the oath of office for Mayor. Newly elected Mayor, Chuck Davis, was sworn in by outgoing Mayor, Creed James. Mayor Davis then called the newly elected council member... Full story

  • Medicine Bow Mayor elect resigns before taking oath of office

    Mike Armstrong|Jan 5, 2023

    William Bailey won the election for Mayor of Medicine Bow in November against incumbent Mayor, Sharon Biamon. This past week, Bailey sent in a resignation letter. A new Mayor will be chosen from the new council that will be sworn into office January 9 at the regularly scheduled Medicine Bow town council meeting. Medicine Bow has a tradition of swearing in the mayor elect at the first town council meeting in January. When a new mayor is chosen, a council seat will become open. Current council...

  • Escobedo home destroyed in early morning blaze

    Virginia Parker|Jan 5, 2023

    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 from an undetermined cause. The owners, Manuel and Maria Escobedo were not home, having left weeks before for to winter at their home in Mexico. The Escobedo's are well known in the area and almost immediately the community was reaching out to the family to help. Faby Pinedo, the couple's niece, set up...

  • Lawrence Walter Miller (Dutch)

    Jan 5, 2023

    Lawrence Walter Miller (Dutch), 90, of Encampment Wyoming passed away on December 30, 2022, after a brief stay in hospice at the Life Care Center of Greeley. Dutch was born in LaSalle, CO, on January 28, 1932, to Frank and Elizabeth (Lizzi Brunz) Miller of LaSalle on their family farm and baptized at Our Savior Lutheran Church of Greeley. Dutch attended LaSalle Elementary and Greeley High and was a member of Colorado National Guard. Dutch married Phillis Nelson of Boulder, CO and then moved to...

  • Mark Pesognelli

    Jan 5, 2023

    Retired Marine Corps Lt. Colonel Mark Pesognelli pass away in his sleep on December 21st, 2022. He was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania to Rita and Jack and was the older brother of his sister Joanie. His curiosity for exploration came from a swing set in a playground up the hill behind his house. He could see across town and past the horizon, and his wanderlust came from that view. Mark lived a full life. He had a strong faith in God. He served his country proudly for 21 years as a Marine....

  • Peaceful transfer of power

    Mike Armstrong|Jan 5, 2023

    The mayor for the past four years of Hanna, Lois Buchanan, stepped down on January 3, at a special town council meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Hanna Town Hall. Council members Sammy Sikes, Jayson Nordquist and Bill Dys were in attendance while council member Tracy Fowler was absent. Buchanan, running a little late by her own admission and got to the meeting just as it was 6:30 p.m. "What a day to be late," Buchanan joked as she sat down. "Especially since we have only one thing on the agenda." She...

  • The New Year Cometh and so does the diet

    Mike Armstrong|Jan 5, 2023

    With the start of 2023, I am hoping to commit myself to some better eating and exercise habits. I am pretty sure I won’t be the only person in the country doing this. This holiday season, well actually it started Halloween, more candy, cookies and baked treats have gone into my tummy than anytime in recent memory. Halloween can be like kryptonite for me. I steer clear of candy for most of the time which isn’t easy. For instance, I love strawberry Twizzlers. I love them too much. With no eff...

  • Looking Back At 2022 – Political And Weather Were Two Biggest News Explosions

    Bill Sniffin|Jan 5, 2023

    When looking back on 2022, two explosions of totally different types dominated the news. One was political and happened in the hottest days of August. The second was by Mother Nature, which happened in coldest days of December. Those were the top two of my 10 top stories of 2022. In August, Wyoming became the political epicenter of the world as everybody wanted to see how our lone U. S Representative Liz Cheney would fare in her reelection bid when former president Donald Trump had put her in his cross-hairs. It was an amazing time to be a...

  • The long road to childcare

    Virginia Parker|Jan 5, 2023

    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 homes at 204 W. Spring Avenue. A child care facility, proposed by Valley Village, would provide many benefits to the community. Local businesses with staff members that need childcare would have a professional operation to care for their kids. Quoting from the Valley Village website, "this facility...

  • Governor Gordon Sworn In for 2nd Term; Outlines Vision for Building Wyoming's Future in Second Inaugural Address

    Staff Report|Jan 5, 2023

    Staff Report After taking the oath of office for his second term, Governor Mark Gordon delivered his Second Inaugural Address. Governor Gordon pledged to continue to fight for Wyoming values, and called on her citizens to work together to build the state’s future. The Governor’s speech encouraged engaging with others holding differing views, and laid out a vision “for Wyoming to chart her path, independent of political fashion, or popular trend.” “The undeniable fact is that our founders did not leave us a fire-and-forget, plug-and-...

  • Reflections from the Saratoga Sun

    Jan 5, 2023

    1 years ago January 4, 1923 Fatal Accident occurs at Grenville A. W. Ferris, Prominent Resident of Rawlins, Killed in Collapse of Wall at Refinery. Caught under debris from a collapsed brick wall at the new Refinery of the Producers & Refiners Corporation, recently under construction at Grenville, A. W. Ferris of Rawlins received injuries at about 11 o'clock last Saturday forenoon which resulted in his death about 12 hours later in the Rawlins hospital. It has been since reported that another employee of the company who was injured at the...

  • Grand opening huge success

    Virginia Parker|Jan 5, 2023

    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 Grub at the corner of 6th and Highway 70 in Encampment on New Year's Eve Day was a tremendous success if attendance is any indication. From the time they opened for breakfast until after dinner there was seldom an empty table. Co-owners Adrianne Wagnon and Sally Wells said that they served at least 50...

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