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Articles from the June 10, 2020 edition

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 By Joshua Wood    News    June 10, 2020

Saratoga declares vacancy on council

Ensuing the passing of Councilmember Steve Wilcoxson on May 29, the following meeting of the Saratoga Town Council on June 2 was kept short with a modified agenda. In total, the time from beginning...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 10, 2020

County renews contract with Couch

The Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) renewed their contract with Dr. Wayne Couch during their June 2 meeting at the recommendation of Amanda Brown, Carbon County Public Health nurse... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    June 10, 2020

Wyoming Arts Council announces public art call

The Wyoming Department of Health, along with the Veteran’s Commission and State Construction Department, are constructing the Veteran’s Home of Wyoming Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF), located in Buffalo. Through the State of Wyoming’s Art in...


Joseph Raymond Pennington

Joseph Raymond Pennington, 91 passed away peacefully December 14, 2019 at the Memorial Hospital Carbon County in Rawlins.Please come join his family in a Celebration of Life, Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 2 p.m. at the Rawlins Depot. Joe (JR) was born...


Music in the Park Cancelled

The staff of the City of Rawlins is sad to announce that the Music in the Park concert series dates for June will not be held: June 18th and 25th. After review of the current Statewide Public Heath Order for events as well as discussions with local...

 By Dana Davis    News    June 10, 2020

Surviving the ordeal

Phyllis Cook, resident of Ryan Park, contacted The Saratoga Sun to provide additional details of the accident that took place at Kum & Go on Monday, June 3, 2020. Phyllis and Bruce Cook were the...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 10, 2020

Landfill has new worker

The High Country Joint Powers Board (HCJB) met at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Medicine Bow Community Hall. The meeting didn’t get started until 6:10 p.m. because there were not enough representatives...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 10, 2020

Hanna Recreation Center plans reopening

The Hanna Parks and Recreation Board met at 4:30 p.m. on June 3 at the Hanna recreation center. Besides the board, Hanna mayor Lois Buchanan was in attendance. The board last met March 4. The recreati...


Roommate Influence

I believe our personalities are a cumulation of exposure to different people that have impact on us. Family is usually a given. My family definitely has influenced me as well as friends. Then there... Full story


Time to act now

Editor, You only need turn on your TV News to understand that America stands poised on the brink of a violent explosive period in race relations. We are experiencing that the problem of race relations in the United States cuts to the very core of our...


Residents deserve a voice

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” -George Orwell We are all being trained to believe out voice does not matter. Between media censoring people, social media harassing you, and our...


Blow delt to student athletes

by Ben Wagy The COVID-19 pandemic changed just about everyone’s day-to-day life. Whether it is not visiting a relative, not going to school, or not having a spring sports season; there have been changes. In our Valley, we are fortunate to have had...


Remembering the Fallen

by Kaitlyn and Jaden Campbell The sun was shining down in Encampment on this past Memorial Day as friends and family came together to honor the fallen. Since 1984, VFW Post 1625 has held the Memorial...


Travel restrictions ease

by Kaitlyn and Jaden Campbell Over the past few months, many communities have suffered from the coronavirus pandemic. Restrictions put in place due to COVID-19 have placed a strain on local businesses, but none more so than hotels. Travel has become...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 10, 2020

The Retiring Nurse

After 28 years of working for Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2), 22 of them being the nurse for the entire district, Karen Patton is retiring. Until four years ago, Patton was the only nurse... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 10, 2020

Bear Trap goes bare bones

Since taking back ownership of the Bear Trap Cafe and Bar in Riverside in March 2018, Margaret Weber has often experimented with her menu. When dine-in services for restaurants throughout Wyoming...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 10, 2020

People are moving again

Seth Konrath, owner of Elk Mountain Conoco and Walcott Junction Shell gas stations said that he is seeing numbers rising of vehicles coming to his stations after a huge drop off in March, April and... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 10, 2020

No second for that motion

The first meeting of the Saratoga Town Council since the passing of Councilmember Steve Wilcoxson on May 29 saw the governing body with barely a quorum as Mayor John Zeiger, Councilmember Judy Welton...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 10, 2020

Town of Saratoga to hold special meeting

Following the failure to pass two ordinances relating to the current and upcoming fiscal years on second reading at the June 2 Saratoga Town Council meeting, the governing body will be holding a... Full story

 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 10, 2020

Museums get ready for summer

The museums in northern Carbon County are getting ready for summer visitors. Medicine Bow Museum and Hanna Basin Museum opened on Memorial weekend and Elk Mountain Museum is looking to open June 12....

 By Dana Davis    News    June 10, 2020

Free Fishing Day

Every year in Wyoming the first Saturday in June is designated as a free fishing day. Any one wishing to, can fish the lakes and rivers of Wyoming without a fishing license with a few exceptions....

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 10, 2020

Just a little over $8,000, again

For the second time since February, Councilmember Jon Nelson objected to payments for third-party accountant James Childress as they exceeded the monthly amount approved by the Saratoga Town Council....

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 10, 2020

Saratoga-Ryan Park Museum District on hold

The pursuit of a special museum tax district by the Saratoga Museum and Historical Association (Saratoga Museum) has been placed on a temporary hold following the June 2 meeting of the Board of...


An angel at the right time

To the editor of the Saratoga Sun, In April my husband and I were called to Laramie to say goodbye to my Papa. He had been taken to a hospice there when he was diagnosed with inoperable cancer. My husband and I travel a lot because of his job so we...


Save the Saratoga Musuem

Dear Editor, Establishing a local museum to preserve our rich history and heritage is hard, but not nearly as tough as maintaining one. A bold statement, yet I feel I can back it up having help found...


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