Articles from the May 14, 2014 edition

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 By Liz Wood    News    May 14, 2014

Encampment/Riverside: Water problems from above

Springtime in Wyoming can create havoc on towns - and Sunday was no exception. In Encampment and Riverside a snowstorm dumped anywhere from 12 inches to 19 inches of snow and left downed trees and...

 By Liz Wood    News    May 14, 2014

Saratoga: Water problems from below

As Encampment was digging out from a spring snowstorm, town of Saratoga employees were digging holes in the street to repair a 10 inch water main that had burst on Spring Ave. The broken part of the...


Obituary: Vern Vivion

Vern Vivion, prominent Carbon County native and longtime rancher, died May 6, 2014 in Casper, Wyoming. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles (Grace Murray) Vivion, Vern was President of Rocky Mountain...


Obituary: Jeff Goolsby

Jeffrey V. Goolsby (Jeff) passed away April 29, 2014 at his home in Encampment after one long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Jeff was born Sept. 3. 1962 in Puyallup, Wash. to Jesse and...


Obituary: Phyllis J. (Oneil) Henderson

Phyllis Henderson passed away May 8, 2014 with her family by her side. She was born on June 6, 1950 to Robert and Ruby Oneil in Rawlins.Phyllis was a lifelong resident of Saratoga. She will be missed by all that knew her. Phyllis is survived by her...


Thompson/Bauer wed

Saratoga residents Kyle L. Thompson, daughter of Dick Thompson and Deb Clever, and Brad L. Bauer, son of Oliver Stone and Deb Bauer, were married on April 21, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nev. Brad was...

 By Mike Dunn    Opinion    May 14, 2014

Waiting for the right moment

This weekend reminded me how true the saying “Good things come to those who wait” is. On Saturday, I was in Laramie at Kayla’s (my girlfriend) graduation from the University of Wyoming. She was... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    May 14, 2014


While we have done it infrequently, The Saratoga Sun reserves the right to endorse any candidate it so chooses....

 By John Zeiger    Opinion    May 14, 2014

Bicyclists can get tickets, too

Editor A long standing joke in Wyoming has always been: How do you tell it is spring time in Wyoming? The license plates turn green!! The other thing that we see when it turns spring in Saratoga is more people of all ages riding their bikes. There...

 By Doug Radunich    News    May 14, 2014

Riverside budget passes second reading

Riverside Town Council members were reminded of general elections coming up while at Thursday’s town council meeting. Town Clerk/Treasurer Jan Cook said the filing period for people interested in...

 By Mike Dunn    News    May 14, 2014

Landfill board unable to hit moving target

The Upper Platte Valley Solid Waste District (landfill board) chairman Randy Raymer said he had some choice words for the State Lands and Investment Board (SLIB) after they were denied a grant to... Full story

 By Mike Dunn    News    May 14, 2014

CP&L general manager questions town's franchise fee

A franchise fee could lead to increased costs for the entire town, Chuck Larsen with Carbon Power and Light told Mayor John Zeiger and the Saratoga Town Council at their regular meeting on May 6.... Full story

 By Liz Wood    News    May 14, 2014

Senator gets message: The mill needs more timber

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi received a guided tour of the Saratoga Forest Management sawmill Saturday before his meet and greet at the Platte Valley Community Center. Owner Gary Ervin, his wife Cheryl,...

 By Doug Radunich    News    May 14, 2014

Cow Pie Open to benefit Encampment FCCLA/ProStart

The Encampment Town Council expressed excitement for the 19th annual Encampment/Riverside Cow Pie Open golf tournament, coming to town June 7. Jim McKinney, who coordinates the Cow Pie Open, asked if...

 By Mike Dunn    Business    May 14, 2014

Town hires new treasurer

The town of Saratoga has a new face balancing its checkbook, as Sammy Flohr becomes the town treasurer. Flohr, who refers to himself as a "recovering Greeny", is originally from Lakewood, Colo., but...

 By Doug Radunich    Business    May 14, 2014

Crimmins reappointed to PVCC Joint Powers Board

Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Stacy Crimmins has been reappointed to serve on the Platte Valley Community Center Joint Powers Board. Crimmins has served on the...

 By Doug Radunich    Business    May 14, 2014

Wake up and smell the coffee

After inventing a specialized coffee cup, Saratoga businessman Mitch Bangert is savoring in his success and earning acclaim from coffee lovers worldwide. For his growing coffee cup business, the...

 By Mike Dunn    Lifestyles    May 14, 2014

Hanna student wins BOCES logo contest

Several students in Jackie Jones fifth and sixth grade class enjoyed pepperoni pizza instead of lessons on April 29, thanks to one of their classmates drawing ability. Connor McGraw, a sixth grade...

 By Doug Radunich    Sports    May 14, 2014

Panthers shine over dual-tourney weekend

In their last back-to-back track meets before regionals, several Saratoga High School athletes qualified for state after earning top times and placings. At Saturday’s Shane Brock Invite in Lander,...

 By Staff Report    Sports    May 14, 2014

Lady golfers ready to hit the links

The Saratoga Resort and Spa Ladies Golf Association is no longer a formal club with officers, bylaws, meeting and dues. All lady golfers are invited to play on Thursdays at 10 a.m. during May, and from June through September at 9 a.m. There is no...

 By Staff Report    Sports    May 14, 2014

Men's Golf League starting up

The Saratoga Men’s Golf League will start its annual season with a tournament at The Old Baldy Club Saturday. Tee off is at 9 a.m. with an entry fee of $100. To sign up contact Josh Sandlian at 307-321-1063....

 By Doug Radunich    Sports    May 14, 2014

Barkhurst keeps striding toward state goal

One week after breaking a school long jump record, Alyssa Barkhurst’s quick feet earned her another state qualifying time at the Shane Brock Invite. During the Saturday invite in Lander, Barkhurst p...

 By Doug Radunich    Sports    May 14, 2014

Schwartzkopf strikes gold in Lusk

Saratoga High School junior Braxton Schwartzkopf swung his way to first place at last weekend's Lusk Invitational golf tournament. Schwartzkopf earned his gold with a score of 78, and placed sixth at...


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