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Articles from the July 17, 2013 edition

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 By Zachary Laux    News    July 17, 2013

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Wandering the farms of America: Two bikers travel across America in search of agricultural knowledge

Two California bikers traveled half way across the United States to learn more about farming and agriculture. But Saratoga was not their first destination, nor will it be their last. The two bikers ar... Full story

 By Zachary Laux    News    July 17, 2013

Drowning in water bills: Some Saratoga residents overbilled for water usage

Some Saratoga residents experienced higher than usual water bills due to computer software compatibility issues in Saratoga Town Hall. “There are still some issues between the two — the billing... Full story


Obituary: Robert "Bob" Vorn

After a long battle with cancer and surrounded by his loving family, Robert “Bob” Vorn, 73, passed away at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie, June 13. Bob was born June 2, 1940 in Rawlins to... Full story


Obituary: Brent Shay Carpenter

Brent Shay Carpenter, 74, passed away at his home in Wellton, Ariz. July 7, 2013. Brent was born April 4, 1939 in Longmont, Colo., to Roscoe M. and Nell T. Carpenter. He grew up in Saratoga and attend... Full story


Obituary: Richard Lealand Allen

Richard Lealand Allen, 76, passed away at his home in Riverside on July 11, 2013. He was born July 19,1936 in Greeley, Colo. He grew up in Denver and attended Manual High School. He served three... Full story


Obituary: Glenva Dorene Watkins

Glenva Dorene Watkins (or “Sue” as she often preferred) was born to Glen and Burnice Everist June 20, 1926 in Cedar Bluffs, Kan. Glenva passed away June 26, 2013. When her mother died in her... Full story

 By Liz Wood    Opinion    July 17, 2013

From the Hip: Adrenaline rush for all at Platte River Rodeo

After last weekend’s rodeo, I have a new respect for bullfighters and rodeo clowns. The first time I went to a rodeo was in 1996 at Cheyenne Frontier Days. I was told that once I had seen that...


Letter to the editor: Mayor addresses water bills

Editor: In response to questions about the water bills that you received this past week, I know that there were a lot of mad and frustrated customers after receiving their bills. We are frustrated as well and are working hard to get the problems... Full story


Letter to the editor: Elk Mountain mayor impressed with new choir

Editor: On June 18 I was invited to attend the first semi-public performance of the Elk Mountain Community Youth Choir. This was the group’s second performance. The first was attended by the parents. Dawn Kenneda, director, explained that this was... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    July 17, 2013

'Pie in July' blood drive set

Saratoga’s community “Pie in July” blood drive with United Blood Services is ready to get pumping next week. The drive takes place from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, at St. Ann’s Parish Hall, 218 W. Springs Ave. in Saratoga. It is sponsored...

 By Zachary Laux    News    July 17, 2013

Cease and desist order mailed

According to Chuck Bartlett, Saratoga’s Zoning Officer, the town of Saratoga has sent a cease and desist order to a Saratoga property owner asking he immediately stop all logging operations on his...

 By Zachary Laux    News    July 17, 2013

Bear wanders Saratoga

A young black bear reported being seen in several areas of Saratoga may not have a favorable future, according to the Saratoga Game Warden. The black bear, estimated to be 1 or 2 years old was first...

 By Doug Radunich    News    July 17, 2013

BLM considers possible RAMP changes

General public feedback prompted the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to consider revising its Recreation Area Management Plan (RAMP) for North Platte River area land and campgrounds. BLM Outdoor Recre...

 By Zachary Laux    News    July 17, 2013

Independent nurse practitioner sets up clinic in Saratoga

Saratoga residents can expect to travel less for health care services with the arrival of a new nurse practitioner health care clinic. Dianne Hattle, an independent nurse practitioner from Cheyenne,...

 By Doug Radunich    News    July 17, 2013

Riverside summer events discussed at town meeting

Safety and planning for Riverside’s recreational summer events were taken into consideration at the Riverside Town Council meeting Thursday. Council members first discussed the Riverside Party Day...

 By Doug Radunich    News    July 17, 2013

Encampment Town Council: Water supply and WHAT Fest

Two mid-summer business matters, the Emergency Water Supply Project and Riverside’s WHAT Fest, were heavily discussed at the recent Encampment Town Council meeting Thursday evening. Early in the...

 By Doug Radunich    News    July 17, 2013

Leaders luncheon members discuss business support

Community-minded individuals discussed the importance of business relations and collaboration at the Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Leaders Luncheon, held last Wednesday at the...

 By Staff report    News    July 17, 2013

Cowboys set to sling sustenance and song

Friday marks the beginning of a weekend filled with cowboy music and poetry, a Dutch oven cook-off and stick horse rodeo. The 11th Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering kicks off Friday and runs into...

 By Doug Radunich    News    July 17, 2013

FCCLA students strike gold and silver at nationals

Five Saratoga High School students received gold and silver medals at the National Future Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Conference July 7-11 in Nashville, Tenn. Based on a 100-point...

 By Zachary Laux    News    July 17, 2013

'Not just about me': Veterinarian leaves Saratoga after three years of service

Moving to California may have been easier for Bob Merlo, considering his situation. His doctors are there. His cancer treatments are available there. His son and family are there. But Merlo didn’t w...

 By Doug Radunich    News    July 17, 2013

WHAT Fest music festival eXpands

Going on its second year in Riverside with growing popularity, the WHAT Fest two-day musical festival is looking at an even bigger and better turnout for 2013. Margaret Weber, owner of the Bear Trap...


Reflections: Stock Growers & bear come to town

Compiled by Dick Perue Ironically, this column was written this week for a state-side agriculture publication, but now seems appropriate for “The Sun” since a bear has been spotted in town this week—July 15, 2013).—D.P. “Bruin came down...

 By Sue Howe    Lifestyles    July 17, 2013

Summer picnic coming soon

There were seven at the Senior Center to play Bingo Tuesday. Two-dollar winners were Janet Lasco and Winnie Allen. Dorothy Miller and Winnie Allen shared a $2 round as did Berneil McCord and Janet Lasco. Berneil McCord and Dorothy Miller shared the $...


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