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Articles from the February 4, 2015 edition

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 By H.B. Lawson    News    February 4, 2015

Deseret Health & Rehab evacuated

According to Saratoga Volunteer Fire Chief Randy Sikes, a natural gas leak is what forced the temporary evacuation of staff and residents at Deseret Health & Rehab Monday afternoon. It was just...  Website

 By H.B. Lawson    News    February 4, 2015

Counterfeit bill turns up at local business

Tim Lamprecht, owner of the Valley Foods, was notified by The Rawlins National Bank on Monday morning that he had received a counterfeit $10 bill. "It is the first one I've seen in 15 years,"... Full story

 By Erik Gantt    News    February 4, 2015

Nine people, five machines fall through ice at "HAWG" derby

According to the Natrona County Sheriff’s Department nine people driving across the reservoir fell through the ice at Pathfinder during the “HAWG” ice fishing derby Jan 24. According to Sgt.... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    February 4, 2015

Encampment School goes Greek

Greek Mythology is the theme of this year’s Homecoming festivities for Encampment K-12. The Encampment Student Council has many activities planned, including the annual “Penny Wars” to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Penny wars will...

 By Liz Wood    News    February 4, 2015

Glass half empty

Water in Wyoming is inarguably one of the most important natural resources, so it was disappointing that only a handful of people attended the open house for the Platte River Basin Plan (Plan) Jan....


Where I'm from ...

People always ask me “where are you from?” Often I get that before or immediately after “hello”. It’s not an easy question to answer. Not when you were born in Alaska then moved to Arizona...

 By Erik Gantt    News    February 4, 2015

New police hires on their way

Saratoga Chief of Police Tom Knickerbocker reports the new patrol officer and part-time dispatcher have been hired pending the finalization of Department of Criminal Investigation (DCI) vetting proces...

 By Staff Report    News    February 4, 2015

Deorio waives preliminary hearing

Eden Deorio, accused of an alleged felony theft from Valley Foods in Saratoga, waived her preliminary hearing in the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial District, Carbon County, Wyo. on Jan. 27. The next step in the judicial process is an...

 By Staff Report    News    February 4, 2015

Arbor Day Poster Contest seeks entries

“Celebrating Wyoming’s TREE-mendous Future” is the theme for this year’s Wyoming State Arbor Day Poster Contest. Any Wyoming fourth and fifth grade students may participate in the contest which is sponsored by the Wyoming State Forestry...


Congressional Reps coming to Carbon County

Field Representatives for U.S. Senator John Barrasso, U.S. Senator Mike Enzi and U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis will be in Carbon County to visit with residents on Feb 11. Anyone with questions, comments or concerns in relation to federal...


Earl Seahorn

The Saratoga Sun received word that Earl S. Seahorn passed away Feb. 2 in Wickenburg, Ariz. A complete obituary will appear in next week’s edition....

 By Staff Report    News    February 4, 2015

Saratoga student nominated to Naval Academy

Marshal Hill was among Senator Mike Enzi’s 2015 nominations to the U.S. Naval Academy earlier this week. “Every year, Wyoming students demonstrate their patriotism and willingness to serve their country by applying to our service academies,...

 By Staff Report    News    February 4, 2015

University of Wyoming releases Dean's List and Freshman Honor Rolls

Students from Carbon County made the University of Wyoming’s academic Dean’s and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls for the 2014 fall semester. The Honor Roll includes: Micaela O’Connor, Arlington Miles Engelhart, Baggs; Kyle Warren, Elk Mountain...

 By Liz Wood    News    February 4, 2015

Cheesecake auction to benefit students through booster club

Saratoga Panther basketball fans have a chance to satisfy their sweet tooth and help the Saratoga High School Booster Club Friday night at the Saratoga game. The booster club is hosting their annual c...

 By Erik Gantt    News    February 4, 2015

Platte River & Tyler Pickett Park

A new understanding of what the town of Saratoga can do to the Platte River and finishing Tyler Pickett Park topped the matters Ed Glode talked to the Saratoga Sun about on Friday. According to Glode...


aratoga Museum to host wine tasting fundraiser

The Saratoga Historical and Cultural Association (SH&CA) is hosting the second annual wine tasting event from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday in the west lobby of the Platte Valley Community Center. Local restaurants and businesses will feature hors d’oeuvres...


2015 Wyoming Short Film Contest Seeking Entries

The Wyoming Film Office is seeking submissions for the Wyoming Short Film Contest. Film makers can submit their videos online at by April 2, 2015. A $25,000 grand prize will be awarded to the winning entry with a...

 By Staff Report    News    February 4, 2015

County to hold public meeting on Hazard Mitigation Plan in Baggs

Carbon County is updating the Hazard Mitigation Plan. Barb Beck of Beck Consulting and Carbon County Emergency Management Coordinator John Zeiger will be holding a public meeting at 2 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Baggs Town Hall. “We need to think about...

 By Liz Wood    News    February 4, 2015

The Cowboy Couture changes ownership

Maria Johnson has always had an interest in fashion. When Dixie Berger told her she was thinking of selling The Cowboy Couture to pursue other interests, Johnson jumped right on it. Johnson was...

 By Liz Wood    Sports    February 4, 2015

One hundred plus wins for Mason

Hunter Mason claimed his 100th career win this weekend, which included seven victories at the Hanna-Elk Mountain-Medicine Bow (HEM) match and the Dual Invite in Cokeville. Mason was also recognized... Full story

 By Erik Gantt    Sports    February 4, 2015

Hard rock battle with Lady Miners

With one minute and 34 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Lady Tiger Courtney James drained a 3-pointer to put Encampment up 38-35 leading the way to a 40-35 victory. Friday's girls varsity...

 By Liz Wood    Sports    February 4, 2015

Panthers take wind out of #3 Cyclones

In a game where the Panthers had a fair first half rebounded to give the third-ranked Southeast Cyclones (1-3, 2A Southeast, 5-8 overall) a fight in the second half. Panther fans cheered the varsity...


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