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Articles from the May 15, 2019 edition

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 By Joshua Wood    News    May 15, 2019

6th penny passes easily

Unofficial results from the May 7 special election on the One Percent Specific Purpose Sales and Use Tax (6th penny tax) showed an overwhelming support for the tax at the polls when they were...

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 15, 2019

Saratoga 'unbound'

“The past council can’t bind this council until 2022. I’m sorry.” This statement, from Mayor John Zeiger, came during the May 7 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council during a discussion of the...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 15, 2019

Playgrounds and wells

The Riverside Town Council met on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Riverside Town Hall to a full house. Mayor Leroy Stephenson and council members Katie Cheesbrough and Fred Lorenz were in attendance. Josh C...

 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    May 15, 2019

Making time for meetings

A common frustration, expressed from town to town, is the inconvenient scheduling of public meetings. Whether on social media, over lunch or in conversation at the post office, the complaint is... Full story

 By Keith McLendon    News    May 15, 2019

Back and forth at HSPS meeting

The largest turnout yet was seen at a Healthcare Sustainability Project Subcommittee (HSPS) meeting held Wednesday, May 8 at the Platte Valley Community Center to hear about a proposed Critical...


The Wizard of Oz

It can be hard to find someone who isn't familiar with "The Wizard of Oz." The book, written by L. Frank Baum and published in 1900, influenced the 1939 movie starring Judy Garland. On May 12, the Sar...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    May 15, 2019

Panthers impress in Shoshoni

The Saratoga Panthers competed in the 1A/2A West Regional Invite in Shoshoni over the weekend, placing in several events and preparing for the State Track and Field Championship in Casper. Several...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    May 15, 2019

Twenty Tigers to State

The Encampment Tigers ventured up to Shoshoni over the weekend to compete in the 1A/2A West Regional Invite as they had one final chance to increase the number of student athletes going to the State...

 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    May 15, 2019

Miners take second in Sheridan

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School track and field team went to regionals in Sheridan and came in 2nd of all the schools that attended. In six of the boys track events, HEM athlet...

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 15, 2019

Blow, blow on the range

Spring may feel like it's finally arriving in the Valley, and summer is right behind it, but up on the Snowy Range Scenic Byway it seems as if winter has no intention of letting go. While the...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 15, 2019

Planning for summer

The Encampment Town Council met at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Encampment Town Hall. Mayor Greg Salisbury was present as were council members Shannon Fagan and Kimberly Loftice. The Agenda and Minutes...


Feeding Carbon County

Two months ago, the Hanna Recreation Center played host for people to get free food for the first time in Hanna (See "Food boon" on page 6 in the March 13 edition of the Sun). The Wyoming Food Bank of...

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 15, 2019

Airport board hangared

Following their dissolution by the Saratoga Town Council, the members of the Saratoga Airport Board held their final meeting on May 8 to take care of unfinished business before the appointment of the...

 By Staff Report    Education    May 15, 2019

Blessing the seniors

The Platte Valley Ministerial Association is inviting graduating seniors from Encampment, Hanna and Saratoga to attend the Platte Valley Baccalaureate Service at 7 p.m. on May 19 at the Platte Valley Community Center. Saratoga High School alumnus...


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