Articles from the March 28, 2018 edition

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Easter week services, hunts

As the Christian Holy Week arrives, many area churches are offering special services. Following is a list of those services from all the churches the Saratoga Sun was able to contact. EASTER WEEK...

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 28, 2018

Affordable housing discussed

Over two thousand residents of Carbon County, or 13 percent, live below the poverty rate according to the results of the 2015 Carbon County Community Survey of Needs and Services conducted by the...


John Hoke

John Hoke, of Saratoga, passed away March 17. A full obituary will follow in the Saratoga Sun, and a memorial service will be announced at a later date.... Full story


Michael Craig

A memorial service for Michael John Craig, 53, Caulfield, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Amy Baptist Church. Mr. Craig passed away at 11:45 p.m., Monday, March 19, 20... Full story


Gary Graalman

Beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Gary Graalman, was welcomed into Heaven on March 17, 2018. He lived life with passion and purpose, serving his community as teacher, coach, referee, county co... Full story


John E. 'Jack' Humphrey

One of Wyoming’s most revered vo-ag teachers and agriculture educators, Jack Humphrey, died March 16th, 2018, from injuries sustained in a golf cart mishap at a golf course near Parker, AZ. John E, (Jack) Humphrey was born to John and Ruth... Full story


Rebecca Kerbs

Rebecca (Becky) Kerbs, 63, passed away March 18, 2018 in her home on the family ranch in Saratoga, Wyoming. Becky was born December 1, 1954 in Las Cruces, New Mexico to Steve and Miriam Ducsai. She was the youngest of three sisters, and the family... Full story


Cub scratches out a year

I am a person who, more or less, looks back at his life in eras. The dictionary defines era as a long and distinct period of history with a particular feature or characteristic; a system of chronology...

 By Staff Report    News    March 28, 2018

Sinclair donates AEDs

Sinclair Wyoming Refining Company has recently donated four automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to complete installations at all Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) campuses. An automated external defi brillator (AED) is a lightweight,...


Studying guns

Dear Editor, I am glad to see the students speaking out and not letting up. I do fear though, that they are being used by anti-gun lobbies and individuals. (Oprah donated 500K according to NBC News). They should be left to speak as they choose and...

 By Keith McLendon    News    March 28, 2018

Crawfish for cause

The Mangy Moose Bar and Grill will play host to a benefit crawfish boil this Saturday. This event, which has moved around to different locations over its five year run, will feature cajun cooking...

 By Staff Report    News    March 28, 2018

Ready to draw blood

The annual Saratoga, Encampment and Hanna blood draws for community wellness screenings are scheduled for mid-April, according to Sue Jones, chairman for the Valley Service Organization (VSO), which is sponsoring the Platte Valley draws along with...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 28, 2018

OSHA walk throughs discussed

The Saratoga Town Council met an hour before the usual time Tuesday, meeting at 5 p.m. on March 20. Mayor Ed Glode and the town council members held the meeting earlier so all could attend the South C...

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 28, 2018

Dishing on a scam

The Saratoga Sun received word on Monday that a scam, operating under the guise of satellite provider Dish Network, is targeting Valley residents. Dawn Senior-Trask, of Encampment, informed the Sun...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 28, 2018

Collecting from the dead

The Medicine Bow Town Council met at 7 p.m. on March 12 at the Medicine Bow Community Hall. The council approved the minutes for the agenda and paid the bills. Karen Heath, town clerk and treasurer,...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    March 28, 2018

Panthers prequalify pair

The Saratoga track team left the Panther Den this weekend to compete in the Natrona Invite in Casper. At the end of the meet, one Panther and one Lady Panther would qualify for State in two events....

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    March 28, 2018

State ranks swell for Tigers

The Encampment Tigers and Lady Tigers ventured up to Casper over the weekend to compete in the Natrona Invite. At the end of the meet, another Encampment Tiger would be prequalified for State. Tigers...


Miners in Casper

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow Miners track team was supposed to go to Big Piney for a meet, but the weather forced the team to go to the Natrona Hy-Tek meet in Casper instead on Friday. “We...

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 28, 2018

USFS releases Savery impact statement

The U.S. Forest Service recently released the North Savery Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and Draft Record of Decision. The project, which encompasses about 45,000 acres in...

 By Joshua Wood    News    March 28, 2018

Public Lands Open House in Encampment

The Carbon County Wyoming Public Lands Initiative (WPLI) committee invites the public to an open house from 4-5 p.m. on April 10 at the Grand Encampment Opera House. During the open house, there will...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 28, 2018

The business of SCWEMS

South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Services (SCWEMS) Joint Powers Board (JPB) met at 6 p.m. on March 20 at the Platte Valley Community Center's Great Hall in Saratoga. This was the first time SCW...


Ready for a break?

In what has been an expanding weekend, pool enthusiasts from the region and around the world will converge on Saratoga to play pool in what has been called by organizers, "the most popular pool event...



The game “Saratoga” is a hybrid of 8-Ball and 9-Ball with a rotation of solids/stipes. You have either solids or stripes, but you must shoot them in rotational order from lowest number to highest number. The game is played with 6 solids (1-6), 6...


Threat reported, investigated

By Mike Armstrong On March 21, if a person went on the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine (HEM) Bow High School website, there were words that made people aware the administration was taking seriously any...


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