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 By Joshua Wood    News    July 14, 2021

Take two of these …

Despite having three candidates, the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) appears to be in a holding pattern in regards to the county health officer following their July 6 meeting.  For nearl...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 14, 2021

No bubble gum, duct tape or pickles

Little more than a year after being told the Town of Saratoga was “in a pickle”, the Saratoga Town Council made three motions at their July 6 meeting to correct years of miscoded expenditures....

 

Shirley Jnell Willford

Shirley Jnell Willford was born on July 22, 1933 in Omaha Nebraska, to Homer Albert Whitlock and Aileen Janet Milisen Whitlock. She was the oldest of two children born to that union. She grew up in... Full story

 

Francis to receive Pioneer Award

Encampment native Francis Herring is the 2021 Pioneer Award winner for the Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering Outfit. Herring, best known as Francie, was one of the 16 children of Ellis and Gladys...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    July 14, 2021

Just a few more changes …

What’s this? The Saratoga Sun changed format, again? If you’re reading the print edition of the Saratoga Sun this week, you’ll notice a change to how things have been the past few months. As man... Full story

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    July 14, 2021

Travel near national parks  features crowds and construction

Confused Asians, crazy drunk van drivers, monstrous RVs, nervous semi drivers, and thousands (perhaps millions) of tourists were among the highlights of a recent trip to Jackson and Pinedale. We were headed north on Highway 287 to Jackson to attend...

 

Wide open spaces

With more and more folks flocking to the Upper North Platte River Valley weekly and a free event being staged, a record crowd is expected to attend the 18/19th annual Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    July 14, 2021

No camping at The Yard

WHATFest, an annual Wyoming music festival, will be returning to the Platte Valley, albeit in a limited form.  During the July 6 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, The Yard co-owner Chris Shannon...

 

Smile when you go through the doors

The Owen Wister Cabin residing at the Medicine Bow Museum (MBM) is open after being closed for four years. "It got re-painted and refurbished," MBM worker Howard Bame said. "It was looking pretty...

 

Here's a llama, there's a llama

According to her parents, Elk Mountain residents Steve and Courtney Priest, Mackenzie has been obsessed with llamas since she was about eight years old. "I did like the book 'Llama Mama'," Mackenzie,...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Business    July 14, 2021

At home on Bridge Avenue

Jezria "Jez" Latham has long been a smiling face in the world of Carbon County real estate. It's also probably safe to say that real estate runs in the blood. She obtained her broker's license at the...

 

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