Articles from the April 11, 2024 edition


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  • Rack 'em up and Shoot 'em Hard!

    Richard Espinoza|Apr 11, 2024

    The clacking of billiard balls against each other filled the Platte Valley Community Center over the weekend as the 16th Annual Wyoming Open played out from April 4 to April 7. The competitors who played in this year’s tournament are were either a mix of locals or out-of-state spread out across three divisions: Sportsman, Classic and Masters. On Thursday, players competed in a single elimination call pocket 10-ball tournament. According to UPA (United Poolplayers Association) Rules, the o...

  • New hires and recreation grants

    Kathleen Stinson for the Saratoga Sun|Apr 11, 2024

    The Town of Saratoga recently hired two new full-time police officers who started on April 1. At the Saratoga Town Council meeting on April 2, Mayor Chuck Davis administered the oath of office to one of them, Casey Lehr. For several months, the police department has been operating with only three full-time officers which has stretched the department’s resources, said Police Chief Mike Morris in a later interview. He said the department has been “busy answering calls and doing what was nee...

  • Long term solutions for short term rentals

    Kathleen Stinson for the Saratoga Sun|Apr 11, 2024

    Some cities and towns in tourist destinations like Wyoming and Montana have been capping, or are looking at capping, the number of allowable short-term rentals as a way to increase the number of long-term rentals for workforce housing. Some of these cities say requiring a permit through the ordinance gives the fire department authority to make safety inspections. This ensures properties are safe to occupy with working smoke alarms and other safety protections for the guests. The ordinance permit process gives towns a way to track the number of...

  • Joyce Anna Kilgore 1938 - 2024

    Apr 11, 2024

    In loving memory of Joyce Anna Kilgore, whose life was a testament to love, dedication, strength and joy. She enjoyed laughing, giggling, and spending quality time with those who visited her. Joyce was born on a warm summer day in 1938 in Detroit, MI, to Frederick Reinke and Rhea Anna Bellair where she began her journey that would impact the lives of many. Throughout her life, Joyce’s passion for numbers and meticulous nature shone brightly in her career as a business owner and bookkeeper. H...

  • Peter D. Crow

    Apr 11, 2024

    Peter D. Crow, of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, passed away peacefully at home on April 5,2024. Pete was born November 9, 1939, in Ryan Park, Wyoming to Ralph and Esther crow. When he was 2 years old, his mother was killed in a train crossing accident in Berthoud, Colorado and Pete was raised by his 2 grandmas in Ryan Park and Saratoga, Wyoming. He grew up working for his father’s timber company, R.R. Crow. After the University of Wyoming, Pete went on to a career in sales in Denver, Las Vegas, N...

  • City of Rawlins hires new attorney

    Staff Report|Apr 11, 2024

    The City of Rawlins recently announced the selection of its new attorney. Pinita Maberry-Nave, who previously served as the interim city attorney, is a native to Rawlins and graduated from Rawlins High School. She went on to earn her Bachelor of Arts in Astronomy/Astrophysics from the University of Wyoming before earning her Justice Degree from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law in 2007. According to the press release, Maberry-Nave brings a diverse background to her new role as the...

  • 'No statutory requirement'

    Kathleen Stinson for the Saratoga Sun|Apr 11, 2024

    The number of short-term rentals operating in Saratoga is unknown, unless the town creates an ordinance to track those with a permitting process. Airdna and another website which tracks these statistics do not agree, as previously reported in the Saratoga Sun. AirDNA and Key Data are the only two websites that provide this data information. Key Data, a vacation rental market data company based in the United Kingdom, cannot provide numbers more specific than Carbon County. The town does not require short-term rentals to have a business permit an...

  • Seeds from a library

    Richard Espinoza|Apr 11, 2024

    If you are looking to make your garden beautiful by growing flowers, fruits and vegetables stop by the Saratoga Branch Library to pick your seeds. The Saratoga Seed Library program was created by the Saratoga Friends of the Library as a way to encourage people to garden in their own homes. This is the 9th year of the Seed Library program at the Saratoga Library. The program was founded by Jacob Mickelsen, former Executive Director of the Carbon County Library System and former branch manager of...

  • Howdy and welcome to Dee Dee's Diner

    Dee Dee Martz|Apr 11, 2024

    Our special this week is my delectable Creamy Chicken and Noodles. This recipe will fill up your belly with healthy vegetables, too. Let’s get started preparing and enjoying this delicious delight. You will need the following ingredients: - I whole chicken or 4 large chicken breasts - 6 carrots sliced - I medium yellow onion diced - 4 Celery stalks sliced - I can Cream of Chicken soup - 1 can Cream of Celery soup - I bag of Wide Egg noodles - 1/4 stick butter In a 13 x 9 inch pan place the c...

  • Proposed Postal Service changes are bad for Wyoming

    Apr 11, 2024

    For several generations, the unofficial postal carrier motto was “Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail shall keep the postmen from their appointed rounds.” These days, the United States Postal Service motto – at least at the top level – seems to be “You’ll get it when you get it, and if you don’t like it, too bad.” Of course, as with all blanket overstatements, there are many exceptions to the rule. We know that there are many postal carriers who take pride in their work and still consider mail delivery to be a noble profession. We...

  • What's That Smell?! – I like it!

    Pastor Vince Vannett, Saratoga Alliance Church|Apr 11, 2024

    I’m a guy. I have 2 teenage boys. I have played all sports, college football, coached many sports, and have spent hours in locker rooms and weight rooms. I know about smelly things and people. I have also been around enough teenage boys who try to overuse the Body Spray and end up driving the girls away and making everyone cough and gag. But recently I was getting ready for an outing and sprayed my Old Spice (old man’s Body Spray) and one of my daughters said, “I like how daddy smells”. So, what was the difference? One was repulsive and to...

  • Living on Purpose: Spiritual sign or natural occurrence?

    William F. Holland Jr.|Apr 11, 2024

    A few readers have asked me lately about my thoughts on the coming eclipse. I’m sure that almost everyone has heard by now about the total solar eclipse on April 8. It will cross North America, passing over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun. The sky will darken as if it were dawn or dusk. The questions that many speculate about include events like when planets come into a straight line or when there is unusual activity i...

  • Encampment is up for the challenge

    Richard Espinoza|Apr 11, 2024

    The Encampment Tigers are preparing for this year’s track and field competition in the 1A Southwest Division. Kegan Willford, Encampment Tigers track and field head coach, said there are a lot of senior boys that will take leadership but only junior girls and the track team. He believes his students will be ready and prepared for this season. “This season we have some senior leaders that have been around quite a while, at least boy wise,” Willford said. “We have no senior girls but we have th...

  • Panthers ready to run the track

    Richard Espinoza|Apr 11, 2024

    The Saratoga Panthers track and field team are working to make some adjustments that need to be made for the season. Rex Hohnholt, head coach for Saratoga Panthers Track and Field, said a lot of questions will be answered on how well the Panthers will be doing this season. He said this coming track meet can determine what direction his team needs to go. "We did not have half the team as we did at our first track meet," Hohnholt said. "We will find out a lot of answers this week. What I will say...

  • Saratoga Track and Field gets top finishes

    Richard Espinoza|Apr 11, 2024

    The track and field athletes of Saratoga Middle High School got some top finishes at the Glenrock High School track meet on Friday April 5. Panthers Head Coach Rex Hohnholt had four or more girls that got into the top 10 in six different events with 18 boys getting 10 top finishes in 10 events. Saratoga Girls In the Triple Jump, Josie Little got a 7th place finish with a distance of 31 feet, 7.5 inches. Little also got a 2nd place finish in the 400 meter dash with a time of 63.74 which...

  • Men's Golf Vaults to Ninth on Final Day of Tiger Intercollegiate

    Staff Report|Apr 11, 2024

    The University of Wyoming men’s golf team concluded competition at the Tiger Intercollegiate on Tuesday at The Club at Old Hawthorne. The Cowboys finished in a tie for ninth at 861 (+9). Iowa State won the team title at 841 (-11). Missouri’s Jack Lundin took home the individual crown at 200 (-13). Much like Monday’s 36 holes of action, head coach Joe Jensen was pleased with his team’s approach on Tuesday. Coming off a disappointing tournament – the Cowboy Classic a week ago – Wyoming’s head man enjoyed his squad’s effective approach for 54...

  • Encampment Track and Field sees individual top finishes

    Richard Espinoza|Apr 11, 2024

    The Encampment Track and Field had two boys and one girl getting top finishes at the Rock Springs track meet. The Tigers had a good track meet but they are looking to improve and to work on making state qualifications. Encampment Head Coach Kegan Willford said he is pleased with his team’s performance but said there is still more work to be done. He said the goal is for his team to get better each week. “It was good to get a meet this week,” Wilford said. “We look to see our athletes improve...

  • Cowgirls Host Air Force Thursday on Senior Night

    Staff Report|Apr 11, 2024

    The Wyoming Cowgirl tennis team closes its three-match homestand and its 2024 home slate Thursday evening as Air Force comes to town for a 5 p.m., matchup. Wyoming (14-8, 5-2 MW) is looking for its fourth consecutive win and is trying to close its 2024 home schedule with a 10-1 record. The Cowgirls are coming off a pair of home wins last weekend as they defeated Fresno State and San Jose State. UW won a marathon, five-plus hour match 4-3 over Fresno State Friday night before closing the week with a 4-1 win Sunday against San Jose State....

  • Cowgirls Win a Marathon Over Fresno State in Thrilling Fashion

    Staff Report|Apr 11, 2024

    The Wyoming Cowgirl tennis team won a marathon, roller coaster of a match Friday afternoon in Laramie to begin their three-match homestand. The Cowgirls bested Fresno State, 4-3. Time of the match took over five hours. Wyoming (13-8, 4-2 MW) got out to an early 2-0 lead behind the strength of winning the doubles point and earning a quick straight-sets victory at the No. 2 singles spot. In doubles, Noesjka Brink and Nikol Dobrilova won 6-3 at the No. 2 position, while at No. 3, Jeselle Ante and Lucia Malinak came out on top, 6-1. The Bulldogs...

  • The Road to Innocents

    Richard Espinoza|Apr 11, 2024

    Tris Munsick and the Innocents will be performing at the Parco- Sinclair Theater on Saturday, April 13. The band is from Sheridan Wyoming and plays a combination of honky-tonk and country music. Munsick and his band have been traveling on the road for the past 10 years and are preparing to drop a new album they have been working on over the winter while taking it slow on the road. They have been together as a band for 12 years. Munsick and his band will be having a busy summer schedule where...

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  • Getting inked shapes society through the years

    Trina Dennis Brittain, Rocket Miner via Wyoming News Exchange|Apr 11, 2024

    ROCK SPRINGS - Public acceptance of tattooing has increased in the last two decades. Even teachers, lawyers, doctors and politicians have tattoos. In 1976, the first tattoo convention was held in Houston, Texas. The event provided an opportunity for artists to see work from other artists all around the world or to have the chance to display their own work and be seen by their peers. The inaugural tattoo expo in the Lone Star State was a place for artists and outcasts alike to meet and to be resp...

  • Hunting with Heroes helps veterans heal

    Marit Gookin, The Ranger via Wyoming News Exchange|Apr 11, 2024

    RIVERTON - Compared to most of the United States, a relatively high percentage of Fremont County's residents are veterans. Many people who live here have spent time serving in the military – and many others want to support and give back to local veterans. A few times a year, people gather for a special veteran-focused event: Hunting with Heroes, which takes disabled veterans hunting, free of charge. "Wyoming is the only state in the union that allows this type of hunt," explained Riverton-based...

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