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Articles from the July 28, 2021 edition

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 By Joshua Wood    News    July 28, 2021

Be Bear Aware

UPDATE: The tagged bear seen recently around Saratoga was tranquilized at a residence at the corner of 2nd Street and Saratoga Avenue Monday night and relocated. Overturned trash cans may be a common...

 By Kaitlyn Campbell    News    July 28, 2021

Green Mountain moves on

The Planned Unit Development (PUD) for Green Mountain at Brush Creek will be moving on to the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) for review and potential approval following a special meeting of the Carbon Country Planning Commission on...


Enzi dies after bicycle accident

Former U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi died late Monday after being seriously injured in a bicycle accident in Gillette on Friday. A post on Enzi's Facebook page said the former Wyoming legislator died Monday at...

 By Kaitlyn Campbell    News    July 28, 2021

Recreational vehicle discussion parked

Saratoga may not be getting a new recreational vehicle (RV) park after all.  Jimmy and Jamie Campbell, owners of JaJaCa Properties, have been attempting to build an RV park along Wyoming Highway 130 but have faced several roadblocks along the...

 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    July 28, 2021

Goodbye 133, Hello 134

Well, here it is. The final issue of Volume No. 134, which marks 133 years the Saratoga Sun has been serving the Platte Valley. I’m not sure if other newspaper editors pay this close attention to...

 By Joshua Wood    News    July 28, 2021

Couch out, Abels in

Carbon County will have a new health officer as of August 1 following a split vote by the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) on July 20.  Dr. Marvin Wayne Couch II, who served as the...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 28, 2021

More expensive, more stringent

Carbon County Fire Chief John Rutherford gave a presentation to the Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG) on July 21 at the Valley Community Center in Baggs on the need for a fire district in...

 By Staff Report    Business    July 28, 2021

Hark, a meadowlark

Meadowlark Pediatrics, LLC has joined the visiting specialists at the Platte Valley Clinic and has begun seeing patients on alternate Thursdays. The Laramie-based medical group was founded by Paula...

 By Joshua Wood    News    July 28, 2021

Saratoga faces the music

“We’re going to clean up this ordinance, we’re going to make everything abundantly clear as to what the rules are and you guys better follow them from now on. Got it? Agreed?” Apparent frustra...

 By Joshua Wood    News    July 28, 2021

A game of musical ordinances

Less than a year after an ordinance to amend Saratoga Municipal Code regulating specially permitted events failed on first reading it appears changes may be coming yet again. At the July 20 meeting...


A treasure trove in Hanna

There is a new shop in Hanna where customers can browse for antiques, second hand items and a place to relax and talk with friends. Chapman Treasures, located in the Hanna Shopping Center, can be...

 By Joshua Wood    Business    July 28, 2021

Bare Bones to Bear Trap

Whether it was slinging drinks at Bella’s Bistro in Saratoga, delivering mail in Rawlins or tossing dough in Riverside, Krissy McIrvin has been a familiar face to many in the Valley and Carbon Count...

 By Kaitlyn Campbell    News    July 28, 2021

Encampment mill to run again?

While discussion of the Green Mountain zone change dominated the conversation at the July 8 Encampment Town Council meeting, it didn’t completely hog the spotlight.  During the meeting, Saratoga resident Lela Konecny spoke to the council...


Real living history

Grand Encampment Museum (GEM) hosted its annual Living History Day on Saturday with booming attendance. The event is a tradition which Candy Moulton, author and a founder of GEM said goes back about...

 By Staff Report    News    July 28, 2021

WYDOT urges caution driving near wildfire burn scars this weekend

The Wyoming Department of Transportation urges caution to travelers on highways near wildfire burn scars this weekend out of concern for flash flooding and the potential for debris in the roadway. Heavy rains the night of July 29 caused mud, sand... Full story


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