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Articles from the January 20, 2021 edition

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Sun sees double ... dozen

Over the weekend, the Saratoga Sun attended the 122nd Annual Wyoming Press Association (WPA) Convention. It was the first year that the convention went entirely virtual as newspapers from around the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    January 20, 2021

What a gas

The, currently, two member Saratoga Planning Commission had a gas during their January 12 meeting as they discussed, among other things, the proposed location for Blakeman Propane’s bulk propane sto...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    January 20, 2021

Discussing delinquency

Delinquent accounts were, again, a major point of discussion for the Saratoga-Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (SCCIJPB) during their regular meeting on January 13. As was reported previously...

 

James T. Woodward Jr.

James T. Woodward, Jr. (Jim) of Cody, Wyoming passed away peacefully of natural causes at Memorial Hospital in Rawlins on January 17. Jim was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1941 and attended and... Full story

 

Delinquent accounts in hot water

Delinquent water accounts were the hot topic for Hanna Town Council at their first meeting of 2021. While the outstanding amounts owed to the Town of Hanna has drastically reduced since last...

 

Liz Cheney puts Trump in her rear-view mirror

The shocking sight of Wyoming’s lone U. S. Representative voting to impeach President Donald Trump was devastating to thousands of Cowboy State residents. Wyoming supported Trump to a larger extent than any other state, with more than 70% of its... Full story

 

Chamber kudos

Dear Editor, It has been six years since I attended an ice fishing derby. This year I volunteered to help with registration Saturday morning. With Stacy Crimmins being the director for so many years, you expect to see a few glitches for a first...

 

Billing trash talk

The Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) held their first meeting of the year in Riverside on January 6. The meeting began with site reports and talk of grinding instead of burning trash. It was determined that the issues with...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    January 20, 2021

Mystery at the lagoon

For the past several months, the wastewater treatment plant north of Saratoga has been dealing with something of a mystery. The enigma was first raised by Director of Public Works Jon Winter during th...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    January 20, 2021

Over 70 vaccine program begins

As vaccines continue to roll-out across the state and Carbon County, the staff of Carbon County Public Health are preparing to vaccinate residents over 70 years of age. This comes as the first... Full story

 

Teaching history as it happens

The past months would be challenging for any current events and government studies instructor to teach as the United States has veered into unprecedented times. Then on January 6, the country and...

 

History made every day

The author Adora Svitak once said “History is made every day. The challenge is getting everyone to pay attention to it.”  For Jason Williams, history and government teacher at Saratoga Middle...

 

Encampment heads Westover

Those traveling along Wyoming Highway 70 through Encampment may have noticed a new mural highlighting the wildlife around the community.  Painted by local artist Terri Westover, the mural uses earth...

 

Lady Miners notch up two more wins

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) Lady Miners played two games this week. Both had the Lady Miners come out on top, but one was much more difficult than the other although the scores were no...

 

Miners dig into Rock River

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) Miners welcomed two teams to their school this weekend. The first team, Rock River played the Miners Friday night.  In the first half, HEM Head Coach...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Sports    January 20, 2021

Panthers scratched over weekend

The undefeated streak enjoyed by the Saratoga Panthers came to an end over the weekend as the defending 1A State Champions were dealt their first conference loss and their first season loss. On...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Sports    January 20, 2021

Lady Panthers split the weekend

The Saratoga Lady Panthers may have gone 1-1 over the weekend, but their one win was against their conference and Valley rivals, the Encampment Lady Tigers, on Friday while their loss was against the...

 

Miners punch up

The Burns Dual did not go as well as either Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School wrestling coach would have liked for their grapplers. The Miners went to the Dual with Saratoga. “It w...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Sports    January 20, 2021

Encampment claws their way into season

The Encampment Tigers continue to show that they have what it takes to compete in the tough 1A Southwest Conference and in the 1A Conference as a whole. In the past two weeks, the Tigers have secured...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Sports    January 20, 2021

Encampment girls lose two

The Encampment Lady Tigers were still working on finding their footing as they headed into conference play this weekend. With one game at home and one on the road, the Lady Tigers went 0-2 as they...

 

Saratoga grapplers pounce on competition

The Saratoga Panthers wrestling team traveled to Shoshoni and Burns this past weekend competing against: Shoshoni, Rocky Mountain, Burns, and Cheyenne East. The Panthers were joined by the Hanna, Elk...

 

Recounting the visit to DC

On January 6, thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump gathered in Washington, D.C. to attend the "Save America Rally", which had been organized by pro-Trump groups such as "Women for...

 

Bjore certified

Dr. Emma M. Bjore, medical director for the Saratoga Care Center, has been approved for accreditation as Certified Medical Director (CMD) by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicin...

 

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