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Articles from the March 18, 2020 edition

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 By Joshua Wood    News    March 18, 2020

CCSD2, Town of Saratoga close for COVID-19

Following the announcement of Wyoming's first confirmed case of COVID-19 on the evening of March 11, events moved rather quickly as the Cowboy State began to make preparations to deal with the novel... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    Business    March 18, 2020

Facing the unknown

At the moment, the possible health impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on Wyoming appear to be relatively minimal. Following the weekend, the Wyoming Department of Health confirmed 10 cases... Full story


Noel "Van" Hayes, Jr.

Noel "Van" Hayes, Jr., 91, of Cheyenne passed away March 6, 2020 at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. He was born December 9, 1928 to Noel and Clarissa Hayes. He married Ella Marie Spomer on December... Full story


Ann Vanderoef

Geraldine Ann Vanderoef passed away in Greeley, Colorado at 2:30 p.m. on March 6. She was born to Olive and Theodore Quintero in Birmingham, Alabama on August 1, 1935. In her years before she turned... Full story

 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 18, 2020

High country in Hanna

The Hanna Town Council met at 6 p.m. on March 10 at the Hanna Town Hall. The agenda and minutes from February 11 were quickly approved and the council went into board and department reports. The first...

 By Joshua Wood    Business    March 18, 2020

Making things stretch

With how remote many towns in Wyoming are, one might have expected that the panic-buying induced by uncertainty over the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) would not reach parts of the Cowboy State. This...


How do you say goodbye to your mother

When I was living in Taiwan, my awesome stepmother passed away and I felt a major loss. My father had died a couple years before, so that parental group was gone out of my life. They both died fairly...


Tourism worth investing in

Editor, In response to the article by Mike Armstrong,”A Missed Opportunity” I would like to support both Mr. Armstrong’s reporting and the members of the CCVC as well as other tourism partners. As Bill Sniffen noted in “Tourism is a runaway...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 18, 2020

Town Lots Purchased

The Medicine Bow Town Council met at 7 p.m. on March 8 at the Medicine Bow Community Hall. The room was packed with seats hard to come by. Mayor Sharon Biamon, councilmember Trevor Strauch and...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    March 18, 2020

A screeching halt to track

With the leaping forward of an hour and the eventual arrival of spring, 1A and 2A schools were preparing to trade the hardwood for the track and field as they prepared for spring sports. Unfortunately...

 By Dana Davis    News    March 18, 2020

Ranches and condos at commission

Bob Smith, owner of the Roan Hill Ranch Guesthouse was represented at the March 10th Planning Commission meeting by legal council, Jon Schnal who moved to dismiss a complaint regarding horse nuisance....


Balow approves school closures

On Sunday evening, Governor Mark Gordon and State Superintendent Jillian Balow issued a recommendation that all schools in Wyoming close until April 3 for the purpose of social distancing and to preve...

 By Dana Davis    News    March 18, 2020

It takes a village

After the financials were read and approved during the Encampment Town Council meeting on March 11, the floor was opened to guests attending the meeting. Josh Saier and Crystal Gillen of the Sierra...

 By Dana Davis    News    March 18, 2020

Quick trip through Riverside

Mayor Leroy Stephenson attended the Riverside Town Council meeting on March 11 via phone conference. It was a short meeting over all. Helen Weiland, South Central Wyoming EMS Joint Powers Board...


COVID-19 closures, modified operations

As concerns over novel coronavirus (COVID-19) lead to closures of government offices, businesses and schools the Saratoga Sun will strive to keep our readers informed with as much up-to-date information as possible. Please make sure to check this... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    March 18, 2020

Governor Gordon and State Health Officer issue statewide closure order for public spaces

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has endorsed a decision by the Wyoming State Health Officer to close public places for a two-week period to help slow the community spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The closure order extends through April 3... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    March 18, 2020

Health Officials Announce Carbon County, Wyoming COVID-19 Case

In light of the first COVID-19 diagnosis in Carbon County, WY, public officials from the Carbon County Health Department, Memorial Hospital of Carbon County, and other agencies are emphasizing the importance of continued community mitigation... Full story


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