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 By Sarah Hutchins    News    July 8, 2015

Mass casualty exercise planned

ere will be a mass casualty exercise taking place at the Saratoga Municipal Pool. The scenario will be a lightning strike. According to John Zeiger, Carbon County Emergency Management Coordinator,...

 
 By Sarah Hutchins    News    July 8, 2015

CBI chosen to create Saratoga master plan

At the July 1 Town of Saratoga Master Plan meeting, a top consultant was chosen for the bid to create a Town Master Plan for Saratoga. Community Builders Incorporated (CBI), a company out of Douglas,...

 

Len Bensen

A Celebration of Life memorial service to honor Len Bensen will be held Sunday, July 12th, at 9:30 a.m. in the Saratoga Cemetery Valley Chapel. Glenn Murray is scheduled to give a eulogy and there will be some music. Any of Len's friends who would...

 

Shirley Ann Herring

On the afternoon of June 20, 2015, Shirley Ann Herring passed away peacefully at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie, Wyoming. She was comforted by her daughter and son-in-law. At the time of her passing, Shirley was 86 years old. Coincidentally,...

 

Barbara Williams

Barbara Williams, 71, of Cheyenne Wyoming, passed away on June 24 while resting peacefully in her sleep. Barb was a proud French Canadian who made the small town of Saratoga, her home for the majority of her life. The cornerstone of her life were...

 

Road stripes to be repainted

The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) advises drivers that striping operations will take place between July 7 and July 10 during daylight hours. Travelers should be cautious while driving near slow moving WYDOT vehicles and equipment....

 
 By Madeline Weiss    News    July 8, 2015

Landfill board discusses budget, transfer station

The Landfill Board met on July 1 to discuss the budget and upcoming progress on the new transfer station. Engineers have been working on required surveys and estimate that they will be finished...

 

Cokeville Miracle to be screened

Encampment Spanish teacher, Mr. Ricks, will be hosting a one-time screening of The Cokeville Miracle on Tuesday, July 14th at 7:30 p.m. at the Platte Valley Community Center. This film is based on actual events that took place in 1986. A madman and...

 
 By Shelby McGuire    News    July 8, 2015

Volleyball team nets goods to aid Lusk flood victims

The Saratoga High School volleyball team recently came together to help the community of Lusk, Wyo. in their time of need. The small town suffered a big flood in early June that destroyed property...

 
 By Keith McLendon    Opinion    July 8, 2015

The price of some people's fame: Everyone else's intelligence

There are just loads of people out there that leave me with absolutely no idea as to why they are famous. Your mind most likely went to the same place mine went. When you ask a question like; “Why...

 
 By Art Lays    Opinion    July 8, 2015

Revenue from the passed

For those of you planning to die after July, 1, be sure to factor in an additional $50.00 for an obituary in the Sun. In their infinite wisdom, the paper has decided that an obituary is no longer just a public service. It is a source of money as...

 
 By Madeline Weiss    News    July 8, 2015

Input wanted for new impact payment rules

The Industrial Siting Division of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is calling to the public for their input on new rules for impact funds. HB152, regarding industrial siting...

 

Museum celebrates homesteader

The Saratoga Museum will be hosting The Spirit of the West Band to celebrate the life of Charles Alonzo Kennaday 1856-1940. He was a homesteader at Cedar Creek in 1883 and resided in the Valley for 57 years with his wife Elizabeth. This will be open...

 

Bleeding for pie

Summer is finally here with vacations, floating, camping and barbecues. But it’s not fun if someone you love is in the hospital and there is no blood on the shelf. Here, in the southern part of Wyoming, it takes 500 people a week to donate blood...

 
 By Sarah Hutchins    News    July 8, 2015

Stock growers file protest against sage-grouse land use amendments

The Wyoming Stock Growers Association (WSGA) has filed a formal protest to the “Wyoming Greater Sage-Grouse Proposed Land Use Amendments”, an Environmental Impact Statement, recently finished by t...

 

Wild horses up for adoption

The 2015 National High School Finals Rodeo is coming to Rock Springs, Wyo. July 12-18, with over 1,500 competitors from 41 U.S. states, five Canadian provinces and Australia. During rodeo week, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will also offer...

 
 By Madeline Weiss    News    July 8, 2015

70 years of fellowship

The 70th Wyoming Ranchers Family Camp will take place from July 9 until July 12 at the Bottle Creek Campground. There is no cost for registration, and it is a faith-based experience for anyone...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 8, 2015

UW releases spring honor roll

The University of Wyoming recently released their 2015 Spring Semester Academic Dean’s and Provost’s Honor Rolls. These Valley residents made the list: Encampment Brett James Miller Joshua T. Simmons Saratoga Ben M. Collamer Olivia Jennifer...

 

New law requires three feet of passing clearance for bicycles

The Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) wants to remind motorists of a new law that went into effect on July 1 regarding bicyclists on the road. The law requires a three foot safety zone when passing bicycles, stating “the driver of a motor vehicle...

 

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