Articles from the June 30, 2022 edition


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  • Ready for occupancy?

    Joshua Wood|Jun 30, 2022

    As real estate inventory continues to be scarce in Saratoga, the push to add housing has many contractors working on projects throughout the area. Through that process, however, one construction company appears to have crossed the Saratoga Town Council. During the June 21 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, Councilmember Jon Nelson raised concerns about the Octagon Estates Subdivision west of the Valley View Acres addition behind Valley Foods under council comments. “(I’ve been) Hearing some q...

  • Ready for Rainbows

    Joshua Wood|Jun 30, 2022

    by Joshua Wood As the 50th annual gathering of the Rainbow Family of Living Light (Rainbow Family) approaches its apex this weekend, entities in both Colorado and Wyoming are preparing for a potential influx of people. With an expected 10,000 people attending the annual gathering at Adams Park in Routt County, according to the United States Forest Service (USFS), local and federal agencies are working in conjunction regarding the event. At the June 21 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council,...

  • The Art of Waugh

    Staff Report|Jun 30, 2022

    Staff Report Saratoga native Jamie Waugh was announced by the Platte Valley Arts Council (PVAC) as one of six artists selected to create a piece of art as part of the nonprofit's public art display project in a recent press release from the organization. Waugh has a background in fine arts with work which reflects the harsh terrain, bitter elements, and the undisciplined inhabitants one encounters on the backroads of southern Wyoming. Waugh will paint an 8 foot by 30 foot mural on the side of...

  • Laramie woman arrested

    Staff Report|Jun 30, 2022

    A 28-year-old Laramie, Wyoming woman is facing two felony charges and two counts of child endangerment as the result of an investigation following an incident in May near Miracle Mile. According to a press release from the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), on May 21, at approximately 4 p.m., the CCSO received a report from the Nation County Sheriff’s Office about a possible child abuse incident which occurred in the Miracle Mile area north of Seminoe Dam. Sergeant John Moore and Deputy Caleb Schultz responded to the area and found the camp...

  • Moving in a new direction

    Mike Armstrong|Jun 30, 2022

    The Carbon County Museum is looking for a new director. Steven Dinero recently left the position and David Throngmorton is serving as the interim director. Ken Klouda, chairman of the Carbon County Museu Board, said there is an aggressive push by the board to find the right person. Klouda acknowledges the Carbon County Museum must find a person who is inclusive and willing to work with the other museums in Carbon County. "It has never been the intention of the Carbon County Museum to stand...

  • On the topic of Climate Change

    Ezra Boileau|Jun 30, 2022

    Before we jump into addressing climate change misconceptions, I want to make known that I am not trying to attack anyone’s personal beliefs or opinions about climate change. The misconceptions addressed in this column are some of the most common I have heard, though there are many others that exist. The statements I will be addressing will be written in bold font, with the explanation written below. Is it global warming or climate change? The answer is both. These terms are commonly used interchangeably—which can cause quite a bit of con...

  • Crossing over

    Joshua Wood|Jun 30, 2022

    As we draw ever closer to Wyoming’s primary elections, the term “crossover voting” is on the tongues of Republicans and Democrats alike. For those who are unaware, crossover voting is when someone casts a ballot who is not a member of their political party. In states such as Wyoming, where we have closed primaries, it involves an additional step in which a person must fill out paperwork—often at the election polls on the day of the election—to switch parties. Anecdotally, it has often been Demo...

  • Thanks for the donuts

    Jun 30, 2022

    Dear Editor, Before social media, the best way to for organizations to promote local events was through posters hung in the windows of businesses. Fred Williams volunteered to deliver these posters on his daily round about town. One day, Freddie and I were visiting, and he said, “Thanks for the donuts.” I was left wondering what he meant. A few days later, it dawned on me. Years ago, I asked Freddy to deliver some posters for Soroptimist. I was so grateful, I bought Freddie a gift certificate to the donut shop so he could get a donut with his...

  • Fountain of Youth located

    Jun 30, 2022

    To the Editor of the Saratoga Sun, We recently visited your lovely valley and were so pleased to find two museums of such depth. We are both history fiends and visit every museum and historical site we can. Both the Saratoga Museum and the GEM were quite impressive especially considering how small the population is. We are full time RVers and visit many small towns across the country. It never ceases to amaze us at the enthusiasm and energy of the seniors in these little villages. Maybe it’s the small town attitude, the air or in the water, b...

  • Sports and science

    Micky Jones|Jun 30, 2022

    The Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) Board of Trustees began their first summer meeting with a presentation recognizing State track champions J.D. Johnson, principal of Saratoga Middle High School, introduced the coaches to say a few words about the teams this year beginning with Rex Honholt. Hohnholt was recently named Girls 1A Outdoor Track Coach of the Year. Honholt began with the Saratoga boys, introducing the 3200M relay team state champions Calvin Condict, Kelton Johnson, Grady...

  • Saratoga Hot Springs Resort bubbles with changes

    Mike Armstrong|Jun 30, 2022

    by Mike Armstrong The Saratoga Hot Springs Resort (Resort) recently gave their outside beer garden with a bit of a face lift. The ground had new chips put down and an outside bar has been constructed on a deck. It is apparent the guests and locals appreciate getting to enjoy the tree shaded area with how busy it has been since it opened about two weeks ago. This week, the outside area is going to be serving barbecue in addition to the menu offered by the Snowy Mountain Pub. The Biergarten menu...

  • The Hub of business in Carbon County

    Mike Armstrong|Jun 30, 2022

    Carbon County has a new resource available for busineses in either the incubation stage or currently operating. The Business Innovation Hub of Carbon County, or "The Hub" is located at 116 4th Street in Rawlins. On June 22, the office held a grand opening. The mission of The Hub is to support Carbon County entrepreneurs by providing a connection point to education, tools and partners to help start and expand businesses in the community. The Hub is a cross functional environment which creates a...

  • 25 years and counting

    Joshua Wood|Jun 30, 2022

    An $189 sewing machine, a dream and $1,000. That's what Laura Morrow started out with in 1976 when she made the decision to pursue her dream of being a fashion designer. Nobody can argue she's come a long since then and, in the past few months, everything has been coming up Laura M-as her brand is known. On May 20, the small business owner was recognized as the Valley Service Organization's "Woman of Distinction". On June 14, she held an open house celebrating 25 years of business in the Platte...

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