Articles from the March 16, 2023 edition

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  • Parker Promoted to Publisher

    Staff Report|Mar 16, 2023

    Virginia Parker was recently promoted to the role of editor/publisher at the Saratoga Sun and will be running the community newspaper, which is in its 135th year of covering the Platte Valley. Parker began working for the Sun in August 2022, but is no stranger to the communities of the Valley. Over the years, she has worked for the Saratoga Museum, the Saratoga High School and the Saratoga Police Department. She has also donated a significant amount of her time in volunteer work such as the...

  • Saratoga fishes for funds

    Virginia Parker|Mar 16, 2023

    The Saratoga Town Council received updates on the Saratoga Lake project from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) during their March 7 meeting. The governing body also approved the application for three grants for Never Forget Park totaling $70,000. Saratoga Lake updates Mark Cufaud, habitat and access biologist for WGFD, updated the council on the Saratoga Lake Project. In September 2022, the WGFD applied rotenone to the trout fishery which is managed by the state department in response...

  • Encampment man arrested for felony destruction

    Virginia Parker|Mar 16, 2023

    An Encampment man was arrested following a family feud which resulted in more than $100,000 in damages to vehicles and equipment. According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by Carbon County Sheriff's Deputy Casey Lehr, he was dispatched to Encampment on March 5 to meet with Brad Anderson regarding an incident on the night of March 3. In court documents, Brad Anderson alleged that his brother, Brian Anderson, had piled up a variety of equipment using a Caterpillar D8 dozer and included a...

  • William (Bill) Leland Parlow

    Mar 16, 2023

    Memorial and military services for longtime Saratoga resident and Navy veteran William Leland (Bill) Parlow, 82, are scheduled for Thursday, March 16, at 3:00 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church of Saratoga at the corner of Third and Bridge Streets. The Rev. Steven Nichols will preside at the memorial services, followed by military honors conducted by Angus England Post 54 of the American Legion. Cremation has taken place and his cremains will be distributed by family members this summer in...

  • Nancy H. Miller

    Mar 16, 2023

    Nancy H. Miller passed away peacefully Tuesday February 28, 2023, after a courageous 4-year battle with cancer. Nancy was born on March 10, 1948, in Basin Wyoming to Herbert House and Beth (Tolman) House. She is preceded in passing by her father, mother and stepmother Audrey (Evans) House. She is survived by her daughters Robbin McMahan, Amber Miller (Mike Weatherman), granddaughters Caitlin Kerbs (Corsen Kerbs), and Kylie Theesfeld, grandson Michael McMahan and husband Bill Miller. Nancy was...

  • Acclaimed western artist topic of video program

    Staff report|Mar 16, 2023

    The Friends of the Library will be presenting a video compilation created several years ago by Mary Perue as a high school history project. Saratoga artist John Perue, and local historian Dick Perue will present the narrated slide show honoring the noted western artist whose subjects range from ranches, western and mountain scenes to livestock, wildlife, barns and buildings, plus portraits of pets and people. Large produced hundreds of paintings, as well as murals, drawings on aprons and...

  • Welcome to the Neighborhood

    Mar 16, 2023

  • Changing hearts and minds regarding Fentanyl related deaths

    Mar 16, 2023

    Editor, I’d like to begin by thanking the Mayor, the Saratoga Police Department, and the Saratoga Sun for organizing the meeting to discuss how we might prevent more fentanyl overdose deaths from devastating our community. Like all group conversations, it wandered a bit, but I think there were some nuggets of gold that are truly actionable for the town. My interest in this subject is not passive or casual. I lost my only child to fentanyl poisoning just more than three years ago after watching my daughter battle addiction for almost 10 y...

  • After the storm: St. Christopher's Highway sees 'big need' among travelers

    Trina Dennis Brittain, Rocket Miner Via Wyoming News Exchange|Mar 16, 2023

    ROCK SPRINGS — St. Christopher’s Highway of Sweetwater County continues to provide emergency travelers’ aid to individuals in need. Joyce Corcoran, coordinator of St. Christopher’s Highway of Sweetwater County, spoke at the board of county commissioners meeting on Tuesday, March 7. Corcoran said that it was important to her to speak to the commissioners about the program because it has become her “passion in life.” According to Corcoran, the organization was formed in 2019 after citizens became aware of serious issues that occurred as people w...

  • Reflections from Our Files

    Mar 16, 2023

    1 Years Ago March 15, 1923 Project Lacking Adequate Funds Construction Will Begin Whenever Necessary Money Is Available, Thinks State Engineer The current issues of the Encampment Echo contains quotations from a letter received by that paper from State Engineer Frank C. Emerson, with reference to the proposed irrigation projects in the valley, and we reproduce herewith a few paragraphs from the article, as follows: “The outstanding feature of the Saratoga project, proposing to reclaim the lands east of Saratoga and upon the Pass creek f...

  • Chamber Honors the Best of 2022

    Joshua Wood, Stevenson Newspapers|Mar 16, 2023

    On the night of March 9, the Great Hall at the Platte Valley Community Center was packed with businesses, organizations and community members for the 2022 Annual Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet. With food and drinks provided by the Saratoga Hot Springs Resort and music from Stillhouse Blues of Rawlins, the event appeared to be a success. According to Chamber CEO Amanda Knotwell, tickets for the event had sold out. While some who had purchased tickets or tables may not...

  • Lady Tigers scratch one out at State

    Virginia Parker|Mar 16, 2023

    The Encampment Lady Tigers plowed through the winter weather the first week in March to compete in the 1A/2A State Basketball Tournament. Entering as the No. 4 seed for the West, the Lady Tigers faced off against the Southeast Lady Cyclones, the Arvada-Clearmont Lady Panthers and the Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) Lady Rattlers. All together, Encampment went 1-2 for the tournament. While the Lady Tigers didn't return home with any hardware, they had at least made it to the State Tournament...

  • Saratoga players honored

    Staff report|Mar 16, 2023

    The Saratoga Panthers and Lady Panthers have concluded their season with All-Conference and All-State honors. Honors for both are nominated and voted upon by the Wyoming Coaches Association. For All-Conference, the Lady Panthers had Whitney Bennett, Olivia Everett and Rhiwan Williams had honored. The Panthers had Grant Bartlett, Grady Bartlett, Finn Rolseth and Fischer Williams honored. The Bartlett Twins and Rolseth were also honored for All-State. Bennett was honored for All-State, making her...

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