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 By Joshua Wood    News    February 12, 2020

Slippery slope mars weekend

While there were plenty of slips and crashes over the weekend that are expected to be part of Saratoga Skijoring, one team was unfortunately unable to make it due to a slip and crash of their own. On...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    February 12, 2020

How much will it cost?

At the February 4 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, the governing body discussed two letters of engagement that had been presented from James Childress, an outside accountant the Town of Saratoga...

 

Gary Paul Rupp

Gary Paul Rupp (D.V.M., M.S.), the son of Paul Charles and Katheryn Francis (Smith) Rupp, was born on June 9, 1940 in Denver, Colorado. He passed away on January 31, 2020 at his home near Oak,...

 

Jade McCarthy

Jade McCarthy, resident of Saratoga, Wyoming, passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at her home, succumbing to a long illness at the age of 74. She was born on September 6, 1945 in Johnson City,... Full story

 

Betty Jean Everist Vyvey

Betty Everist Vyvey was born to Clyde and Jessie Everist in a homestead cabin outside Thatcher, Colorado on December 17, 1921. She and her mother were all alone that day as her dad and sisters had... Full story

 

Tis truly the season to be careful

I have been sending out quite a lot of emails to friends in Asia telling them to be careful as the current coronavirus keeps taking its toll. I actually know of one person who was in Wuhan that caught it in December but China wasn’t acknowledging... Full story

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    February 12, 2020

PVLL gets to play ball

Following the January 4 Saratoga Town Council meeting, it appears that a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Town of Saratoga and Platte Valley Little League (PVLL) may finally be in place a...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    February 12, 2020

A matter of public safety

Following a request for public input on purchasing new security cameras, the Saratoga Town Council directed Saratoga Police Chief Ken Lehr on February 4 to present estimates at the next town council...

 

Tigers take a hit

The Encampment Tigers were riding high on an undefeated season going into Saturday as they hosted the Saratoga Panthers (14-1, 4-1) in Tiger Nation. The Tigers had defeated Saratoga with a 9 point...

 

Not satisfied yet

The Saratoga Panthers started their season with something to prove and, as the regular season nears its end, they appear to be accomplishing that mission. This past week, Saratoga not only dealt a...

 

Saratoga resets the record book

The Saratoga Lady Panthers had a record-setting week as they hosted the North Park Lady Wildcats on February 4, which led them to another conference win against the Encampment Lady TIgers (5-11, 0-6)...

 

Still looking for a win

The Encampment Lady Tigers are still in search of a win following their loss to the Saratoga Lady Panthers (9-7, 4-1) on Saturday. With a team that has no seniors and is composed of juniors and...

 

Weather wrecks wrestling again

Old man winter just kept on disrupting the schedule for the two wrestling teams in Carbon County School District No. 2. This past week the wrestling teams of Saratoga High School Panthers and the...

 

McGraw Machine gets two scholarships

Twins Conor and Shane McGraw, two seniors at Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) were both recipients of a track and football scholarship from Black Hills State University (BHSU). "In a small 1A...

 

HEM gets to play 2 out of 3

Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School basketball teams received a forfeit from Glendo to start their week on Friday. The next day, the basketball teams rolled out to Rock River to face t...

 

In Memory of Carrie Craig

Dear loyal readers: Please indulge me this week as I pay tribute to a former Sun employee and "adopted daughter"-Carrie Ann Craig who recently passed away at the too young age of 63. Carrie was a...

 

The Journey for Education

Andre Belibi Eloumou, a 33 year-old Frenchman from Cherbourg, France, is two months into his five month journey across the United States. He passed through northern Carbon County February 6-9. His tre...

 

Pulling back the curtain

Growing up in a small town, it can be hard to break out of the image that others have cast for you. Even harder, sometimes, is choosing to be vulnerable and showing a side of yourself rarely seen by...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 12, 2020

Finding the right fit

Designing and building a hospital just isn’t the same as building a church or a commercial building. There are similarities, of course, but for the North Platte Valley Medical Center, the Platte Valley Healthcare Project (PVHP) board specifically...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 12, 2020

Hunter education class to be offered in Encampment

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will offer a hunter education class in Encampment beginning on March 9. The class will meet in the library at the Encampment School, 514 Rankin Ave., from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, March 9, 11,...

 

Holding up a mirror

Access to mental health is just one of many issues that rural areas such as Wyoming are forced to deal with. With mental health providers often located in more populous towns, it leaves a lengthy driv...

 

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