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Articles from the June 4, 2014 edition

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 By Mike Dunn    News    June 4, 2014

Practice makes perfect: Saratoga survives another flood

As the river starts to recede under flood stage, Saratoga and Carbon County communities survived its second 100-year flood in four years this past week, despite water levels hitting record highs on th... Full story

 By Mike Dunn    News    June 4, 2014

Business aid in flood fight

When the flooding began in the town of Saratoga more than a week ago, several businesses went out of their way to help. Local restaurant and catering service, JW Hugus, provided food for the National...

 By Mike Dunn    News    June 4, 2014

Help from around the state floods into Saratoga

With shovels in hand, crews hailed from all over the region to assist in the flood control efforts. Along with hundreds of Honor Farm inmate crews and National Guard, as many as 225 volunteers helped...


Obituary: Helen Schmitt

Helen Schmitt, 99, of Elk Mountain, WY died Friday, May 30, 2014 at Deseret Health and Rehab in Saratoga, WY. She was born March 30, 1915 in Dickenson, North Dakota along with her twin sister, Elizabe...


Obituary: Elmer P. Cooper

Elmer P. Cooper, 77, long-time Carbon County resident, passed away on May 29, 2014, at Deseret Health Care in Saratoga. Services will be held at 11 a.m. June 11, 2014, at the Saratoga Cemetery...


Orley Roberts

The Saratoga Sun has received word that Orley Roberts has passed away. A full obituary will appear in a later edition of the Saratoga Sun....

 By Staff Report    News    June 4, 2014

Battle Pass Byway opens for season

Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) crews opened the gates to WYO 70, also known as Battle Pass Byway, Tuesday. WYDOT said travelers are advised that current high country conditions are wet with cold nights. Motorcyclists and bikers should... Full story

 By Mike Dunn    Opinion    June 4, 2014

When writing goes wrong

I am a writer. I get paid to write. Sometimes, I write things that I like to write about. Sometimes I write things I do not like to write about. I like when I can write well; when I can go for hours... Full story

 By Staff Report    Opinion    June 4, 2014

A flood of ink

There is nothing that gets a newspaper reporter’s heart pumping than breaking news. The average blood pressure of the staff at the Saratoga Sun rose considerably last week as we scrambled to cover all of the events happening due to the flood...

 By John Zeiger    Opinion    June 4, 2014

Mayor explains reasons behind franchise fee

Editor, In the next couple months the council will be considering if the town is going to start charging a franchise fee to Carbon Power and Light for the use of town easement/right-of-ways for their power lines. If the decision is made to charge a...

 By Chuck Larsen    Opinion    June 4, 2014

CP&L shares 'the rest of the story'

Editor: First of all let me say thank you to the Saratoga Sun for the opportunity to review and address the comments made by Mayor Zeiger in his letter to the editor included in this week’s edition of the paper. After reading Mr. Zeiger’s...

 By Staff Report    News    June 4, 2014

Veterans Commission to conduct community outreach

A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will be conducting community outreach serves in Saratoga on June 4 and June 18 at the Platte Valley Community Center. Vicki Richards is available to meet with veterans...

 By Doug Radunich    News    June 4, 2014

Cow Pie Open to benefit FCCLA

Wyoming farm life and the sport of golf will unite together at the 19th annual Encampment/Riverside Cow Pie Open Golf Classic this Saturday. This unique golf tournament takes place at an Encampment...

 By Staff Report    News    June 4, 2014

Scholarship available for UW students

The Wyoming Natural Resource Foundation (WNRF) will be awarding the annual Gary Beach Memorial Scholarship to University of Wyoming students. The $1,200 scholarship for the 2014-15 school year is available to University of Wyoming students enrolled...

 By Staff Report    News    June 4, 2014

North Platte access areas closed

Due to flood waters along the North Platte River, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) has closed several Public Access Areas (PAAs). Treasure Island, Foote, Pick Bridge, Sanger and Fort Steele/Rochelle are all currently closed. WGFD has also...


Disappointed in residents who didn't respect National Guard

Greetings Saratoga, After completing my 3rd semester in the LCCC nursing program in Cheyenne and receiving my LPN I accepted a temporary nursing position at the Wyoming Cowboy CalleNGe Academy at the Wyoming National Guard Camp in Guernsey. As I was...

 By Liz Wood    News    June 4, 2014

In a slough of trouble

Friday morning, the Army Corp of Engineers inspected the Hadsell Slough and told Elk Mountain Mayor Morgan Irene and Public Works Director Gary Martinez he expected the slough to raise a foot...

 By Mike Dunn    News    June 4, 2014

Former treasurer sues town for wrongful termination

Lynda Healey is seeking $189,833.42 in damages from the town of Saratoga in a wrongful termination lawsuit. Healey, who was the treasurer for the town of Saratoga from 2006 to 2012, was fired on Oct....

 By Doug Radunich    News    June 4, 2014

Providing basic needs in trying times

As flood safety volunteers get dirty and work up appetites, a Lander-based business has come to the rescue in a different way. Nu-Way Inc. provides food catering and showers, and the crew of roughly 1... Full story

 By Doug Radunich    Business    June 4, 2014

Saratoga Golf course chips in for summer

Although recent flooding had closed it temporarily, the newly-revamped Saratoga Golf Course is expected to receive more play from clubbers around the state. Matt Daubner, Course Manager and PGA Golf... Full story

 By Doug Radunich    Sports    June 4, 2014

Athletes receive All-State/All-Conference honors

The high schools from Saratoga, Encampment and Hanna-Elk Mountain-Medicine Bow (HEM) boasted a plethora of All-State and All-Conference athletes from the 2014 high school track season. The students...


Reflections: Phone lines to be installed, car thieves caught

101 years ago June 5, 1913 Putting in telephone lines J.D. Kilborn arrived here Tuesday with a crew of men from Elk Mountain. Yesterday morning they left for Ten Mile where they will commence the re-construction of the government telephone lines....

 By Sue Howe    Lifestyles    June 4, 2014

Tax forms available, deadline nears

There were five here to play bingo on Tuesday. Two-dollar winners were Janet Lasco, and Betty Dean. Madaline Forbes won the $3 blackout round. We were closed for the Memorial Day holiday on Monday so there was not any bridge. I now have the forms...


Residents enjoy Memorial Day picnic

At Deseret Health and Rehab, residents enjoyed many activities throughout the week. The Activity Department offers a wide variety of activities each week to meet the residents’ interests, as well as the physical, mental and psychological...


Hawaiian theme set for June

Aloha! Yes I said Aloha, there is something about June that puts a smile on so many faces, including mine, and start thinking of warm weather and the beach. So, this month our theme will be “Tropical Hawaii”. Birthdays this month are Dian Bauer,...


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