Articles from the May 4, 2023 edition


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  • Gaspari appointed by Governor Mark Gordon to State Board of Education

    Dallas Fields|May 4, 2023

    (This is a corrected article that ran in April 27 issue of the Saratoga Sun.) Joe Gaspari knows the importance of taking care of our children and raising them up “in the way that they should go”. Gaspari was recently appointed by Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon to the Wyoming State Board of Education. “I consider it an honor to be chosen. I’m here to help the people’s voices continue to be heard in regards to their children’s education,” said Gaspari when asked about his reaction to...

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 

    Dallas Fields|May 4, 2023

    The Platte Valley Drama Club performed Charlie and the Chocolate Factory four times from Friday April 28 to Sunday April 30.  There was a strong turnout from the Valley that came to support the drama club.  The coach of the Platte Valley Drama Club, Marie Christen was very grateful for the community and said that the donations were higher than any previous year.   A funny story shared by Marie Christen was that the students who played the squirrels kept losing their nuts backstage.  It was...

  • Life and Experience of Pioneer Women in Wyoming

    Dallas Fields|May 4, 2023

    The world doesn’t see many women like Gay Day Alcorn. A very well known lady in the Valley, she was larger than life with a personality like no other. Her daughter, Libbi Alcorn Nauta shared her thoughts about Gay as well as the book that Gay was finishing when she passed away.  Editor's note: Libbi’s actual quote was “She was NOT what my grandfather Ken Day used to call, ‘A street angel and a house devil. She was genuine, what you saw was what you got”. Gay’s love of history gave...

  • Bonnie Jean Hawley

    May 4, 2023

    Bonnie Jean Hawley, 77 of Littleton, Colorado, passed away peacefully on 04 April 2023 . Bonnie was born to loving parents Genevieve and Client Edwards, on 12/29/1945 of Saratoga, Wyoming. Bonnie graduated from Saratoga High School in 1963 and went on to attend the University of Wyoming. Bonnie was a well loved line lead at Teledyne Waterpik. Bonnie had a big heart and a soft spot for all animals. She was often seen walking her beloved standard poodle Abner and she started a pet sitting...

  • Spring is in the air

    Virginia Parker|May 4, 2023

    As Spring peels back the icy fingers of Winter, we are all taking a step back and breathing a little sigh of relief, at least for the moment. The clean, crisp air is filled with bird songs, ducks, geese and leaf blowers. Wait a minute, what? Waterways and lakes are filling quickly with melting snow, snow drifts have receded to reveal all the bits and pieces that blew into the yard or up against the fence during winter's blast through Wyoming. With the blessings of so much moisture comes some...

  • From Wyoming to Nashville via Saratoga

    Virginia Parker|May 4, 2023

    Dreams really do come true, and Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers band can attest to it. On Saturday night, April 22, this group of performers walked onto the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. An institution that represents country music at its finest. An invitation to perform takes hard work and dedication and is considered a high honor. Chancey started the Younger Brothers Band with Travis DeWitt in November 1998 in Moorcroft, Wyoming. Things have changed over the years and so have the...

  • Editorial Cartoon

    May 4, 2023

  • SMHS Panther high school track team makes the cut

    Dallas Fields|May 4, 2023

    The Panthers gave it their all at Natrona County Invitational.  The girls placed fifth with 55 team points and the boys placed 8th with 9 team points. State Qualifiers included Whitney Bennett with her 200 Meter Dash with a time of 28.58, followed by the 100m Hurdles with a time of 16.72, and the Long Jump with a distance of 16-01.00.  Madison Teichman qualified in the 800 Meter Run with a time of 2:29.22.  Rhiwan Williams went for it in the Long Jump with a distance of 16-01.50.  Josie...

  • Encampment Tigers Track Team at the Classic at Kelly Walsh High School

    Dallas Fields|May 4, 2023

    Friday Quade Jordan hit the ground running at the Kelly Walsh High School competition on Friday. The boys placed 27th with one team point. Quade Jordan place 8th in the Shot Put with 49.2 feet. Head Track Coach Kegan Wilford said,”"It was great to see the Wyoming Track Classic come back for the first time in several years. It was also great to have Quade Jordan represent Encampment in the shot put. The track classic is a difficult meet to qualify for since only the top 9 get to go for each...

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