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Articles from the July 15, 2020 edition

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 By Joshua Wood    News    July 15, 2020

Saratoga receives 6th penny funds

The Town of Saratoga and other entities in Carbon County will be receiving their first payouts from the 2019 Specific Purpose Sales and Excise Tax (6th penny tax) totaling $1.5 million.  At their...

 By Joshua Wood    News    July 15, 2020

Facing coronavirus and cuts

Carbon County Public Health will be facing budget cuts from the State level even as they prepare for a potential increase in cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  Cuts to Public Health During...


Lauren Grainger & Jason Peters

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Grainger are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Lee, to Jason Michael Peters, son of Mrs. Janet Ebeling and Mr. James Peters of Minneapolis, MN and... Full story


Adam Reed

Adam Reed, resident of Cheyenne, Wyoming, passed away on July 8, 2020 at his home at the age of 31. Adam was born on April 9, 1989 in Denver, Colorado. He was employed by Nortrak, where he operated... Full story


Christopher 'Chris' Michael

At the age of 62, Christopher (Chris) Michael Schlaefer passed away from a long illness on Sunday June 28, 2020 at Eckstein Center Hospice of the Valley in Scottsdale, AZ. Chris was born in... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    July 15, 2020

Council honors fallen member

When the members of the Saratoga Town Council will convene for their next meeting, it will be in the renamed Steve Wilcoxson Town Council Chambers. On July 7, the council unanimously approved...

 By Joshua Wood    News    July 15, 2020

Joint powers board hosts Corthell and King

The Saratoga-Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (SCCIJPB) met with two attorneys from Corthell and King, the Laramie based law firm selected last month by the SCCIJPB, during their July 8...


Culture Not to Be Lost

Writing for the Saratoga Sun the past three years has increased my knowledge on history and culture of Carbon County and its effect on Wyoming, if the not the U.S., in a manner I never appreciated...


Happy about 4th

Editor, With all of the turmoil throughout the United States, the protests, the tearing down of various historic statues and monuments, the Upper Platte Valley showed the true silent majority in this Great Country. The crowd at the 4th of July...

 By Benjamin Wagy    Sports    July 15, 2020

In a holding pattern

At the moment, the start of the school year and the fall sports season is not guaranteed. That doesn’t mean athletes are not preparing for the start of the season.  In the Valley students can compete in cross country, football and volleyball. The...

 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    July 15, 2020

Adjusting to changes

Basil Phillips, a 2020 Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow High School graduate is doing his best to adjust to a COVID-19 world. Currently he is working for the the Town of Hanna public works. The job...


Gardens growing

The Hanna Agricultural Resources Team (HART) had their July monthly meeting at 5 p.m. on July 6 at the Community Garden. This is the second summer meeting for the group. The attendees looked over the...


Give blood, get pie

While pie in the sky ideas are, by definition, impossible to attain it will be much easier for Saratoga residents to get pie in July. As long as they give one of the most precious gifts a person can give. The Knights of Columbus recently announced...

 By Staff Report    Business    July 15, 2020

Chamber looking to fill seat

The Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce (S/PVCC) is seeking nominations from its membership for a position on the nine-member Board of Directors. There is one open seat that expires in February 2022. Members of the Chamber Board are expected...


Beach at The Yard

The evening of July 3 saw The Yard in Saratoga play host to three Democratic candidates as part of a meet and greet organized by Beach of Congress. Valley native Carl Beach, who is running for the U.S...

 By Joshua Wood    News    July 15, 2020

Concerns over representations

The Town of Saratoga is one step closer to completing their audit of Fiscal Year 2018/2019 following approval of a representation letter to Carver, Florek and James (CFJ) at the July 7 meeting. The...


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