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Articles from the March 4, 2020 edition

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 By Staff Report    News    March 4, 2020

Spring forward on Sunday

The Saratoga Sun would like to remind all of our readers to set their clocks forward on Sunday, March 8 for the start of Daylight Savings Time. In a related legislative note, House Bill 44, the Mountain Daylight Time Preservation bill passed the... Full story

 By Dana Davis    News    March 4, 2020

A 20 year plan

The Airport Board Meeting on February 25, 2020 was scheduled to discuss the apron expansion project and complete the WACIP, which is a request for federal funding. An apron is the area of the airport...


Ralph "David" Crow

David Crow, 87, died February 22, 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was born April 4, 1932 to Ralph and Esther (Matheson) Crow in Rawlins, Wyoming. David was a sales representative for an industrial supply company. He is survived by his wife,... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    Education    March 4, 2020

Resignations accepted, contracts renewed

The February 19 meeting of the Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) Board of Trustees saw a number of end-of-year resignations approved with a few of them being first year staff members....


UW releases Honor Roll for fall semester

The University of Wyoming recently released the names for its 2019 fall semester President’s Honor Roll and Provost’s Honor Roll and Carbon County is well represented on those lists. The President’s Honor Roll is made-up of regularly enrolled...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 4, 2020

Lodging tax passes

Governor Mark Gordon has said he will be signing only one tax bill that comes to his desk. That is House Bill 134, also known as the Five Percent Lodging Tax. Once it’s signed into law, House Bill...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 4, 2020

A missed opportunity

Chairman of the Wyoming Tourism Board and bestselling author C.J. Box, along with nine other Carbon County residents, went to visit Senator Larry Hicks at the Capitol Building in Cheyenne at around 2...

 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    March 4, 2020

Tourism is runaway success story for the Cowboy State

During the course of my business career, our companies have published and distributed over four million magazines promoting tourism in the Cowboy State. My first magazine was started in 1970 called Big Mountain Country that sang the praises for my... Full story


Saratoga Library Book Nook

By Sue Paddock We have a Toddler time on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. geared to ages 0-5. We focus on sensory, fine and gross motor skills. We have lots of fun while making friends. Story time is on Thursday’s at 4 p.m. geared to ages 5-12, but all are...

 By Joshua Wood    Business    March 4, 2020

A touch of hospitality

"I want to see continued growth in the Valley which, obviously, will lead to enhancement of quality of life for businesses, locals and visitors. If you bring in more business and you help that...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    March 4, 2020

Panthers tear their way to State

The Saratoga Panthers are on their way to the 1A State Tournament following a successful weekend in Lander where they dealt losses to the Burlington Huskies and the St. Stephens Eagles before a...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    March 4, 2020

Lady Panthers break the ceiling

The Saratoga Lady Panthers, for the first time in 16 years, are heading to compete in Casper. The last time the Lady Panthers were at the State Tournament was during the 2003-2004 season when they...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    March 4, 2020

Tigers take 1st place in Lander

Following a 3-0 weekend at the 1A West Regional Tournament in Lander, the Encampment Tigers are heading into the 1A State Tournament as the No. 1 seed in the West. This year, the Tigers have been on...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    March 4, 2020

Talk jocks face tough competition

The Saratoga Speech and Debate team saw some tough competition this past weekend as they traveled to central Wyoming to compete in the Riverton Speech and Debate tournament. The four member team were...

 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    March 4, 2020

Lady Miners give valiant effort at Regionals

In a season that has been pummeled with bad weather causing missed games and practices, the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School girls basketball team put forth much effort at...

 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    March 4, 2020

Panther Wrestler Justin Shotwell places at State

The wrestling season came to a close this weekend in Casper. The Saratoga High School wrestling team came back with a grappler who came in 4th in the 120 pound weight class. Panther Wrestling Head Coa...

 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    March 4, 2020

Miners dig in for State Championship

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School boys basketball team are going to state. Head Coach Cliff Jones said the team had accomplished what it wanted before it went to regionals....

 By Joshua Wood    Education    March 4, 2020

Viridis Eolia asks about land lease

A full year since an initial presentation to the Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) Board of Trustees, Dean Byrne, representing Viridis Eolia, appeared in person at the February 19 meeting...

 By Joshua Wood    Education    March 4, 2020

AML to mitigate school subsidence

Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School Principal Steve Priest and Hanna Elementary School Principal Jason Greenway provided updates to the Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) Boar...


A dash of this, a pinch of that

The Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC) and the Board of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES) have started a joint venture for those wishing to exercise their culinary abilities, learn some new...


Woods get a piece of Western Spirit

On March 7, the 39th Annual Western Spirit Art Show and Sale in Cheyenne will be holding its opening reception for the 2020 exhibit. Among those featured in the exhibit, which is scheduled to run...


Honoring his service

Editor's Note: Encampment VFW members Jason and D'Ron Campbell recently took their sons, Douglass and Anthony, to the funeral of Corporal Remigo "Ray" Barela in Casper. Barela, who passed away at the...


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