Articles from the April 25, 2018 edition

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 By Joshua Wood    News    April 25, 2018

Rising from the ashes

"This is still a dangerous situation. I know it's interesting, I know it's neat, but the more people we have driving around out there looking at it and studying it the harder it is to fight this...

 By Keith McLendon    News    April 25, 2018

Saratoga Whitewater

Whitewater usually means different things to many Valley residents—but the white water that has recently concerned Saratoga residents has been coming from their faucets. Several Saratogans have...


Lance E. Roop

Lance E. Roop left us too soon on April 13, 2018. He is survived by his father Rock E. Roop and Kathleen Roop, children Rylee, Hannah, McKenzie, and Dakota and was just blessed with his first grandson... Full story


Melinda Whitmore

Melinda (Lindy Anderson) Whitmore, 48, daughter of Karen and Gerald Anderson passed away at her home in Kuna, Idaho April 16 following a courageous battle with cancer. Lindy attended school in Encampment and the University of Wyoming. Lindy loved... Full story


Robbie Evelyn Zeiger

Editor’s note: We are rerunning this because we made a typo in several names in this obituary. The Saratoga Sun aplogizes for the errors. Beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend Robbie Evelyn Zeiger passed away at the Palisades Living... Full story


Elizabeth Russell-Swanson

Elizabeth Russell-Swanson was born December 2, 1942 and passed away April 7, 2018 in Bend, Oregon. Russell was the sister of Jane Swanson, of Saratoga. She is survived by her three sons; Loy, Gail, Tyson, and eight Grandchildren; Nathan, Zach,... Full story

 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 25, 2018

Fire fuels discussions

The Saratoga Town Council met at 6 p.m. on April 17 at town hall. After approving the minutes and agenda, the council donated $250 for the Saratoga Tech/Skills USA cancer walk. Bills were paid in the...

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 25, 2018

Dock, dock move

The Encampment Town Council selected a new representative for the South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Services (SCWEMS) board during their regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. on April 12 at the...

 By Joshua Wood    News    April 25, 2018


The Riverside Town Council welcomed the return of Mayor Leroy Stephenson during their regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. on April 12 at the Riverside Town Hall. The council also heard an update...

 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    April 25, 2018

Out of the shadows

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ~ George Bernard Shaw *** “Don’t even try to outwork your mother. You’ll never be able to.” It is the first weekend in...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 25, 2018

Terminating a tax

The Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG) met at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday to decide on the different options for terminating the Carbon County 2008 special purpose tax (6th penny tax). Irene...


Eyes on change at Sage and Sand

Sitting alongside South First Street in Saratoga, the Sage and Sand Motel has been a fixture for 60 years. Another constant, however, is change. In August 2017, the motel saw a change in management...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    April 25, 2018

Panthers in Pine Bluff

Saratoga ventured from the Panther Den last Thursday to compete in the Pine Bluffs Invite. While there, several Lady Panthers and Panthers would place in multiple events. Taylor Bennett placed 2nd or...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    April 25, 2018

Tigers top times

The Tigers trekked northward this weekend as they attended the Pine Bluffs Invite. At the end of the meet, several Lady Tigers and Tigers placed and one of the boys relay teams would prequalify for...


Miners have good day in Kaycee

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School track team had a good day at the Kaycee Invite on Friday. Head coach Jackie Jones was pleased with the results. “We had a successful day, and...


Bringing bluegrass

By Mike Armstrong Hanna Elementary was the setting for the global bluegrass ambassadors the Henhouse Prowlers as they held a music workshop April 9-10. After finishing up the workshop at the school...


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