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Articles from the March 11, 2020 edition

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 By Joshua Wood    Sports    March 11, 2020

Pouncing their way into history

When the Saratoga Panthers began their season, they did so believing they had something to prove. The year before, the Panthers had just barely missed the chance to make it to the 1A West Regional...

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 11, 2020

Casting a dissenting vote

“First, I need to elaborate that there has been an issue sleeping behind the scenes for the Town for quite some time. Namely, the adjustments from the auditors have simply never been made in the...


John V. Crow

John V. Crow, 86, passed away February 28, 2020 at home in Mesquite, Nevada. He was born October 19, 1933 in Ryan Park, Wyoming to Ralph Ross Crow and Esther Marie Matheson. He married Mary Lou... Full story


Anita Milliken

Anita Milliken passed away peacefully on March 7, 2020 surrounded by family at Memorial Hospital of Carbon County. She was born in Hanna, Wyoming on March 15, 1942 to parents Stanley and Mildred Crank... Full story

 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 11, 2020

Back to the drawing board

The High Country Joint Powers (HCJPB) board met at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Hanna Town Hall to discuss the progress of the landfills closure destined for July 1, 2020. Contractors had been out at...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 11, 2020

A Med Bow minute

The wind and winter weather took another casualty last week when the new law enforcement candidate for Medicine Bow, David Ridge, decided that he was not prepared to live in Carbon County. Ridge had n...

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 11, 2020

Going through the motions

Following James Childress’ appearance before the Saratoga Town Council on February 18, it appeared as if there were some answers to the questions that have been plaguing the Saratoga Town Council...


Notices will stay ... for now

Last month, the Saratoga Sun informed our readers of three pieces of legislation that had made their way through the House of Representatives and were headed to the Senate (see “Your right to know is at stake” on page 4 of the February 19... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    March 11, 2020

Getting non-profit status

Obtaining a 501(c)(3) designation from the IRS to operate as a charitable organization is no easy task. Just ask George Haigh, secretary of the Platte Valley Healthcare Project (PVHP), which is raising funds to build the North Platte Valley Medical...

 By Staff Report    News    March 11, 2020

Preventing COVID-19

While the current risk of transmission in Wyoming is still low, the overall situation surrounding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to become more concerning, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). Dr. Alexia Harrist, state...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    March 11, 2020

Lady Panthers end on high note

Over the weekend, the Saratoga Lady Panthers played in the State Tournament for the first time in 16 years. The last time the Lady Panthers had made it to Casper, they were still in the 2A...


Miners season bittersweet

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School boys basketball team were aware, going into state, there were some excellent teams to go up against. Their goal was to get one of the four...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    March 11, 2020

Saratoga takes State

Over the weekend, the Saratoga Panthers competed in the 1A/2A State Tournament in Casper, an event that had eluded them last season as they barely missed the chance to head into regionals. While...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    March 11, 2020

Winning at Worlando Beach

Over the weekend, the Saratoga Speech and Debate team participated in their final regular meet of the season as they traveled to Worland for the Worlando Beach Tournament. While there, the talk jocks...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    March 11, 2020

Tigers take third

The Encampment Tigers went to the State Tournament as the No. 1 seed in the 1A West where they dealt losses to the Hanna, Elk Mountain and Medicine Bow (HEM) Miners and the Upton Bobcats. Over the...

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 11, 2020

Getting off the map

Despite the deceivingly warm temperatures recently, longtime Wyoming residents know that winter’s grip doesn’t let go just because the calendar says that spring is approaching. That goes double...

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 11, 2020

Carbon County Coronavirus ready

As the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) makes its way across the globe, Wyoming has been relatively untouched by the disease which originated in Wuhan, China. During their March 3 meeting, the Board of...


Possumlope spotted in Saratoga

For a brief amount of time, Koyoty Sports & Trophy Room Taxidermy in downtown Saratoga will be home to the world's first and, so far, only possumlope. According to co-owner Warden Patzer, one of...

 By Staff Report    News    March 11, 2020

Season setting meeting in Saratoga

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) will be holding their annual season setting meeting for Saratoga next week, according to a press release from the department. Each year, the WGFD holds meetings throughout the state to receive input from...

 By Staff Report    News    March 11, 2020

WGFD to hold public meeting

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) will be holding a public meeting at the Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC) on March 12 to discuss the Platte Valley Mule Deer Initiative. The Platte Valley Mule Deer Initiative was implemented by the WGF...

 By Staff Report    News    March 11, 2020

Wyoming's First Coronavirus Disease 2019 Case Reported

Lab testing at the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory has identified the first known case of a state resident with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). Dr. Alexia Harrist, state health officer and st... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 11, 2020

No Visitors to Saratoga Care Center

The Saratoga Sun was informed late Thursday morning by Mark Pesognelli, Saratoga Care Center Administrator, that the skilled nursing facility would not be allowing volunteers or visitors for the next... Full story


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