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 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 11, 2018

Saratoga council abuzz

The Saratoga Town Council met at 6 p.m. on July 3 at the Saratoga Town Hall and quickly approved the agenda, the minutes for June 19 and the financials which totaled $191,139.82. Mayor Ed Glode went...

 By Joshua Wood    News    July 11, 2018

Fatality at rodeo

Eight seconds may not seem like a long time, but spend those eight seconds on top of a massive animal that is mostly muscle and weighs nearly a ton and those eight seconds can turn into an eternity....


John H. Larsen

In loving memory of John H. Larsen 3/31/1924 - 12/8/2018. Please join us for a memorial service honoring John’s life on July 14, 2018 at 11 a.m. at St. Marks Episcopal Church, 701 S. Wolcott St., Casper, Wyo.... Full story


Vera Juanita Brinkman

Vera Juanita (Hunt) Brinkman returned to her savior on December 16, 2017. She was born on January 13, 1927 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Bertha and Roy Hunt. She grew up on a dairy farm where she enjoyed... Full story


Timothy Joel Smith

Timothy Joel Smith, 23, entered into the presence of Jesus on Thursday July 5th, 2018. He was born in Big Spring, Texas on February 21, 1995. He grew up in Saratoga Wyoming, graduated from Saratoga... Full story


William Nelson Payne

William Nelson Payne, age 60, died June 28, 2018 at Missouri Delta Medical Center.Born November 13, 1957 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, to the late William Leo Payne and Patsy Ann Parrish Payne, Bill loved... Full story

 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 11, 2018

Recreation and fireworks

The Medicine Bow Town Council met at 7 p.m. on June 11 at the Medicine Bow Community Hall to discuss fireworks for the fourth of July celebration and pass the third reading of Ordinance 2-2018 B, the...

 By Staff Report    Politics    July 11, 2018

Candidates talks set

The Valley Service Organization (VSO) has scheduled two candidate forums in Saratoga prior to the Aug. 21 primary election. The forums are scheduled as follows: July 23 –Town of Saratoga and legislative candidates. July 25 – County commission,...


Groggy notes, or, the Zorro of the Saratoga Sun

I occasionally have to do what we call “inserting.” It’s fairly self explanatory but I’ll fill you in anyway. We upload the Saratoga Sun to the press in Cheyenne Tuesday afternoons and when...


The stuff of life

Staff Report Ah, summer! It’s 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 w...

 By Joshua Wood    News    July 11, 2018

LaVA environmental statement released

In a recent press release from the United States Forest Service (USFS), it was announced that the draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for the Landscape Vegetation Analysis (LaVA) project for...


Travel writers enjoy 'Box' dinner

John Barker hails from Sydney, Australia and has been in the north of Wyoming three times, but now on his fourth time to the Cowboy state, he is taking a look at places off the beaten Australian...


New hoops for Lions

The Saratoga Lions Club met July 5 to award member Doug Campbell a pin for his 40-year membership and install new officers. The members seemed in a good mood as business was conducted and Joe Glode...

 By Staff Report    News    July 11, 2018

Fort Steele features towns

A walking tour was presented at Fort Fred Steele as part of the site's "150 Summers Celebration." The self-guided tour titled "Towns and Ghost Towns" presented, by sign, interesting tidbits about...

 By Staff Report    Politics    July 11, 2018

PBS to air gubernatorial debates

Republican candidates running for the office of Wyoming Governor will be participating in a series of public debates Thursday, July 12, 2018 in the auditorium of the Wyoming National Guard Joint Forces Readiness Center in Cheyenne. There will be two...


From April Fools to Friday the 13th

Doug and Kathleen Campbell often joke about the fact that they bought the Hotel Wolf on April Fools Day. Obviously not superstitious, they are celebrating the hotel's 125 anniversary on Friday the...


Hiking 'the fight'

In the early morning hours of July 4, as the sun began to rise over the Snowy Mountain Range, people began to gather in the parking lot of the Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC) to register for...


Med Bow sparkles

The wind was gusty on the evening of July 4 in Medicine Bow as the dusk was closing in. It was blowing hard enough the town's fire department felt it would be wise to move the fireworks from their...

 By Staff Report    News    July 11, 2018

Fire ban in effect

The Sierra Madre Range and Snowy Range within the Medicine Bow National Forest have both entered Stage 1 fire restrictions effective July 5 according to a press release from the United States Forest Service (USFS). The USFS coordinated with both...


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