Articles from the June 22, 2023 edition


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  • A jamboree to remember

    Virginia Parker|Jun 22, 2023

    Over Father's Day weekend, the Encampment valley was filled with the sounds of applause, the roar of chainsaws and the whinnies of horses. They eventually all faded away following the 62nd Woodchoppers' Jamboree and Rodeo at the Encampment-Riverside Lions Club Arena. Hundred of visitors arrived to the small villages of Encampment and Riverside, ready to enjoy a weekend of entertainment and fun. The melodrama "An Orphan Betrayed," performed by the ever-skillful Grand Encampment Opera Company. The...

  • Carbon County Museums welcome Michael Amundson

    Virginia Parker and Dick Perue|Jun 22, 2023

    Three Carbon County Museums are included on the schedule of historian Michael Amundson, the University of Wyoming Press’ (UWyoP) first author, who is touring Wyoming this month to present a program featuring UWyoP’s first book, “The Art and Life of Merritt Dana Houghton in the Northern Rockies, 1878-1919.” Initial presentation in the county will be Monday, June 26, at 6:00 p.m. in the Grand Encampment Museum at 807 Barnett Ave. in Encampment, followed by a program Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Little Snake River Museum at 12 County Road 561 in Sa...

  • Saratoga passes budget

    David Martin, Special to the Sun|Jun 22, 2023

    The Saratoga Town Council passed its annual budget on third reading Tuesday night, approving $3.92 million in expenditures during the 2023-2024 budget year. ­­According to budget documents, the town anticipates receiving approximately $3.67 million in General Fund revenues, with nearly $2.19 million coming from taxes. Other major contributors to the total expected revenue include $699,000 listed as Contributions and Transfers, $261,650 listed as Miscellaneous Revenues and $357,600 listed as Intergovernmental Revenue. Contributions and T...

  • Dorothy Jean (Dot) Severns

    Jun 22, 2023

    Dot gained her angel wings on June 11, 2023, at the NPVMC in Saratoga, WY, after a short illness. She was born to William and Annabelle Drake on April 19, 1935, in Loveland, CO. She called Encampment, WY, home for 79 years. Dot was the oldest of eight siblings. In her early years, the family travelled around Wyoming and Colorado following the oil fields where her father, William, worked as a Mechanic. In 1944 her family settled in Riverside, WY. She and her siblings began school at the... Full story

  • A Stitch in Time

    Staff Report|Jun 22, 2023

    World renown cross stitch teacher, Maureen Appleton of The Heart’s Content in Green Bay, Wisc., will teach a cross stitch class beginning at 2:00 Saturday afternoon, June 24th, in the Saratoga Museum for beginners and enthusiasts alike. The “Learn the Art & History of Cross Stitch” program is free to attend at 104 Constitution Ave., just across from the airport, according to information released recently by the Saratoga Historical & Cultural Assn., sponsoring organization. For over forty years, Maureen has graced the needles of stitchers world...

  • RNB State Bank awards more funds

    Staff Report|Jun 22, 2023

    RNB State Bank, in partnership with Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, is pleased to announce that 7 Carbon County organizations will receive $18,062 in grant funds from the FHLB Des Moines Member Impact Fund. This matching grant program, which was introduced in 2023, provides up to $15 million to eligible organizations in order to strengthen communities in targeted areas of the FHLB of Des Moines district. "We've always taken pride in giving back to the community and supporting our local...

  • Rare printing plates to be donated

    Staff Report|Jun 22, 2023

    Local historian Dick Perue has held a life-long goal of preserving local history, one picture at a time. That goal is now paying off for the Grand Encampment Museum. Monday, the former Saratoga Sun publisher will be donating two rare printing plates. The donation will be made during a program presented by historian and author Mike Amundson as he presents the art and life of pioneer artist M.D. Houghton. The engravings were used to print the Houghton images of the 1903 Grand Encampment Mining Dis...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Jun 22, 2023

    Dear Editor: Has Hobo Pool been sold? If the “Private Property, KEEP OUT” and “No Trespassing” signs posted on the four hog wire fence barricades blocking access to the free flowing mineral hot springs are official and accurate, the “publicly-owned, open and free forever”, Hobo Pool has either been sold, given away or somehow ended up in private hands. None of the signs indicate by whose authority the barriers were erected. (See photos). The barriers and signs have been up for a couple of weeks, with no effort by the town to open the healing...

  • Saratoga Municipal Pool to open soon

    Virginia Parker|Jun 22, 2023

    On Monday, crew members from the Town of Saratoga were using powerwashers to clean algae and grime from the bottom of the Saratoga Municipal Pool in preparation for filling. "It takes a few days to clean it thoroughly, about 14 hours to fill it and 10 days for it to equalize," said Whisper Brunch, Saratoga pool manager. According to Bunch, the pool has enough lifeguards to open. They don't have enough, however, to offer as many water aerobics and swim classes as have been offered in the past....

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    Jun 22, 2023

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