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Articles from the January 22, 2014 edition

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 By Mike Dunn    News    January 22, 2014

River project needs more information streams

Editor’s note: This is the fourth story in a series of stories about the river restoration project. The North Platte River Restoration Project will impact everyone in Saratoga in one way or... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    January 22, 2014

Cheyenne, Jackson and Newscastle named best newspapers in Wyoming in 2013

Newspapers in Cheyenne, Jackson and Newcastle were honored as being the best newspapers in Wyoming for the year of 2013 during ceremonies held in Laramie on Saturday. The Wyoming Tribune-Eagle in...

 By Mike Dunn    News    January 22, 2014

Planning commission argues bylaws and ordinances

Changes in bylaws were argued at Saratoga’s Planning Commision Jan. 14 for more than one-and-one-half hours. The board reviewed bylaws from town planning commissions in Cheyenne and Wright, and a...

 By Liz Wood    Opinion    January 22, 2014

It takes a Valley to publish a newspaper

The Saratoga Sun staff earned second place in general excellence and editorial leadership this past weekend. We also won three first place pacemaker awards, three second place pacemaker awards and...

 By Staff Report    News    January 22, 2014

Filling the need for bleed

Calls are continuing this week to sign up donors for the Valley Service Organization’s (VSO) annual blood drive. The goal for VSO’s 2014 blood drive is 38 donors, but 58 appointment slots are available, according to Roxie Baldwin, VSO...

 By Staff Report    News    January 22, 2014

Emergency planning for schools coming to PVCC

Wyoming Homeland Security has organized a local two-day emergency training program for schools to be hosted by Carbon County Emergency Management. The free course at the Platte Valley Community Center will provide schools with the knowledge, skills a...

 By Staff Report    News    January 22, 2014

Deadline approaches for eagle take permit comments

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) still seeks public comment during its scoping period for the NEPA review of a possible issuance of an eagle take permit to the Chokecherry-Sierra Madre (CCSM) wind farm project. USFWS has been delegated the...

 By Lacey Dale    Opinion    January 22, 2014

An elemental reaction to chemical weapons

The use of chemical weapons is not acceptable. Chemical weapons are nothing but harmful ways of ending war or starting one. The chemical weapons countries create just destroy other countries. The chemicals in the weapon do more harm than actually...


Sacrifices the norm in living the life we love

Editor’s note: When the Saratoga Sun ran what we thought were the last of the student guest column’s on Dec. 4, 2013, we were notified that three of them had not been published. They had been lost somewhere in cyberspace. Encampment english...


Our military shouldn't fight other countries' wars

Editor’s note: When the Saratoga Sun ran what we thought were the last of the student guest column’s on Dec. 4, 2013, we were notified that three of them had not been published. They had been lost somewhere in cyberspace. Encampment english...

 By Staff Report    News    January 22, 2014


In the Jan. 15 edition of the Saratoga Sun, it was incorrectly printed that the Encampment/Riverside Dog Clinic would take place at the Grand Encampment Opera House. The dog clinic will actually take place at the Encampment Town Hall foyer from 9...

 By Mike Dunn    News    January 22, 2014

Big fish equals $2,000 for Colorado fisherman

Underneath a warm, cloudless sky, the frozen Saratoga Lake was packed with more than 600 contestants from all over the region for the 31st annual Saratoga Fishing Derby. Stacy Crimmins of the Chamber...

 By Doug Radunich    News    January 22, 2014

Blackhawk Gallery artist nominated for NICHE Award

Blackhawk Gallery vendor and designer Dave Rowswell has been selected as a finalist in the 2014 NICHE Awards, for his piece entitled “Rounded Edge Brown Cuff Bracelet with Gold Interior” in the...


Panthers place sixth at Don Runner Invite

Saratoga High School's wrestling team finished sixth out of 20 teams at the Don Runner Memorial in Pavilion last weekend. Coach Jared Mason said it was an exciting weekend of competition at Wind... Full story


Panthers score two points in second

Saratoga's varsity boys basketball team took another conference game hit last weekend, suffering a 39-72 loss against the Lusk Tigers. The Panthers' season record now sits at 8-6 (non-conference) and...


Foul trouble leads to Lady Panthers' disappointing loss

After last weekend’s victory over Little Snake River, Saratoga’s Lady Panthers fell to Lusk Saturday 37-58. The loss puts the Lady Panthers at 4-9 (non-conference) and 0-3 (conference). The...


Panthers, Tigers split wins

Two Platte Valley middle school girls' basketball teams scored one win each in Friday's rival face-off at Saratoga. Encampment's A Team beat Saratoga's A Team, 39-23, while Saratoga's B Team beat...


Aerial tramway gets over first hurdle

Reprint of this story from the January 24, 1902 issue of The Grand Encampment Herald brought to you courtesy of Grandma’s Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community. TRAMWAY CONTRACT IS LET! Late yesterday afternoon the...


Businesses make birthday dinners better

Seven people played bingo on Monday. Two-dollar winners were Merle Starr, Sue Howe, Madaline Forbes, Betty Dean, and Berneil McCord. Madaline Forbes and Betty Dean shared the $4 blackout round. There were four here for Bridge on Monday. High winner...


Residents enjoy myriad activities

At Deseret Health and Rehab, residents enjoyed many activities throughout the week. The Activity Department offers a wide variety of activities each week to meet the residents’ interests, as well as the physical, mental and psychological well-being... Full story


Police Report

From January 13, 2014 to January 19, 2014, the Saratoga Police Department responded to 117 calls including the following classifications: 911 hang up (1); agency assistance (5); animal problem (1); bar check (11); business checks (51); citizen...

 By Doug Radunich    News    January 22, 2014

Wind grapples light pole at SHS field

Windy weather forced one of the lights poles to the ground at Saratoga High School's track and football field Jan. 14. The pole was detached from its base, and the six light light reflectors were...

 By Liz Wood    News    January 22, 2014

Winning one for dad

Mike Doege, of Rawlins, bought five tickets at the Rawlins True Value on Jan. 10, 2014. One of those tickets was drawn on Jan. 11 at the Saratoga Lions Club Casino Night. The lucky ticket won Doege a...

 By Doug Radunich    News    January 22, 2014

Dig out your mittens, Winter Carnival is here again

The Sierra Madre Winter Carnival is gearing up for its 26th year of providing family-friendly winter activities throughout the town of Encampment. The carnival has been an Encampment tradition since... Full story


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