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Birth: Jordynn Tianna Ross

Greg Ross and Jessica Duhring proudly announce the birth of their second child. Jordynn Tianna Ross (baby girl) was born Dec. 28, 2013 at 9:21 a.m., at University of Missouri Women and Children Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. She was 5.14 pounds and was... Full story


Birth: Thayne Allan Berger

Kirby and Dixie Berger announce the birth of their son Thayne Allan Berger born at 5:56 a.m., on May 27, 2013 at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie. Thayne weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was 21 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Bob and Judy... Full story


Club notes: Longtime members honored by Order of the Eastern Star

New officers for Saratoga Chapter No. 12 Order of the Eastern Star were installed for 2013-14 term. They are: Dixie Minear, Worthy Matron Teense Willford, Worthy Patron Karlene Sjoden, Associate Matron Ken Olson, Associate Patron Dorothy Stolns, Cond... Full story

 By Doug Radunich    News    July 3, 2013

Cancer walk team gains community support

The upcoming Breast Cancer Walk is ready to hit the Saratoga Golf Course Saturday, with one team in particular gaining much local support. This participating team known as “Team Diana” is...

 By Staff Report    News    July 3, 2013

Don't chew those glow sticks

Wyoming’s Poison Center is reminding people about proper firework and glow stick safety over the Fourth of July weekend. Wyoming’s Poison Center officials received 94 calls regarding glow sticks in 2012, with a large percentage of calls...

 By Keith McLendon    Opinion    July 3, 2013

Retro Blog: Which came first - The Chicken/Egg answer

Since time immemorial (or at least a very long time) people have asked the question: “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?”. The question itself usually is used to say “no one really...


In the Woods: Oh, for goodness snakes

Starting off a conversation with “I like snakes” usually gets suspicious looks. I like snakes for two reasons: their form of locomotion amazes me (who would design a snake?) and they tend to eat things for which I harbor less enthusiasm, mostly...


Letter to the editor: Regrets necessity of cuts

I am sorry the decision had to be made to cut Medicine Bow Fire Department from the County Fire payroll. It is not the only entity or municipal fire department that will experience the effects of a state assessment that is down over $100 million...

 By Zachary Laux    News    July 3, 2013

Third sawmill fire strikes

Another blaze broke out at the Saratoga sawmill Friday afternoon, making it the second to occur in the past two weeks. “It looked like some chips caught fire in a chute,” said Saratoga Fire Chief...

 By Doug Radunich    News    July 3, 2013

Firefighters flipping flapjacks on Fourth

Keeping in tradition with the town’s Independence Day festivities, the Saratoga Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring its annual free pancake breakfast on Fourth of July morning. The breakfast tak...

 By Doug Radunich    News    July 3, 2013

Fourth of July parade gears up for downtown

The Fourth of July parade is getting ready to make another fun and lasting impact for Saratoga’s 2013 Independence Day Celebration. Deb Clark, Sergeant at Arms for the American LegionPost 54, said...

 By Doug Radunich    News    July 3, 2013

Art in the Valley back for the Fourth

Eleven artists will show their creative works at the Blackhawk Gallery-sponsored “Art in the Valley 2013” show this Fourth of July in Saratoga. Gwen Gorton, organizer of the event, said this is...

 By Doug Radunich    News    July 3, 2013

Craft show one-day event

The Fourth of July Craft Show is returning to Saratoga this year, presenting a variety of homemade, handcrafted items for show and sale. This year will mark the first year the town is sponsoring the...

 By Doug Radunich    News    July 3, 2013

A celebration of culture & heritage

Those looking to experience and better understand different cultures are welcome to gather for “A Celebration of Custom and Culture,” held at the Saratoga Museum grounds Saturday. The celebration...

 By Zachary Laux    News    July 3, 2013

Fireworks set for Saratoga, Encampment

Four-year-old Jace Westring of Saratoga is looking forward to celebrating his fourth Fourth of July. One of the most prominent aspects he is looking forward to for the celebration is the fireworks...

 By Zachary Laux    News    July 3, 2013

Country singing legend swings through Saratoga for first time

Country singing legend Neal McCoy is bringing a concert to Saratoga Wednesday for the first time in his 32-year singing career. “It’s going to be the best show in town,” McCoy said. McCoy and...

 By Staff Report    News    July 3, 2013

Fire restrictions in effect in Med Bow-Routt Forests

Stage 1 fire restrictions have recently gone into effect on the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests. The decision, made in coordination with multiple agencies and counties, was prompted by a combination of factors that include rapidly drying...

 By Zachary LauX    News    July 3, 2013

Let freedom ring: Freedom Fest set for a second year

After a moderate turnout last summer, Saratoga resident Chris Shannon is hoping keep building onto his Freedom Fest music festival. “It’s a bud of an idea. It’s in its infancy and I would like... Full story

 By Zachary Laux    News    July 3, 2013

Tyler Pickett Park gaining momentum, enthusiasm

Conceptual designs and discussions of a memorial park to honor Carbon County’s only fallen Iraq War veteran are, once again, coming to the forefront after the project lost traction in 2009. Tyler Pi... Full story

 By Doug Radunich    News    July 3, 2013

Schnal opens legal practice in Saratoga

Operating the only law office in Saratoga, Attorney at Law Jonathan Schnal is keeping busy with clients and making his presence known well here in the Platte Valley. Schnal said his office officially...

 By Staff Report    News    July 3, 2013

Staying safe with fire this July 4

With Fourth of July festivities happening tomorrow, the Wyoming Bureau of Land Management offers tips on how to be cautious with fireworks, campfires and other fire-involving activities. “Currently, the fire danger ranges from moderate to high thro... Full story

 By Zachary Laux    News    July 3, 2013

Mission to Mars: Full-time summer program runs thanks to grant

Students with Big Brothers Big Sisters are tinkering with model rockets, planting in a hydroponic garden and plotting the trajectory to the fourth planet in our solar system. They are on a mission to...

 By Zachary Laux    News    July 3, 2013

Trapped: Game and Fish dart and relocate moose

A 2-year-old cow moose found itself stuck in an irrigation ditch June 25 in Saratoga, making it the second moose to do so in the past two years. The young moose was first spotted in the morning with t...


Monster piece of artillery passes through town

100 years ago July 3, 1913 Monster Piece of Artillery A crowd of the curious gathered at the Union Pacific depot yesterday afternoon to inspect a 14-inch gun which was en route to San Francisco to be used in Pacific coast defense. The giant weapon...


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