Articles from the August 3, 2023 edition


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  • Grand Marshal Mo

    Joshua Wood|Aug 3, 2023

    Cheryl Munroe doesn’t seem to know the meaning of slow down. The Wyoming native, born and raised in Riverton, taught for nearly 50 years before she retired. Even up to the day of her retirement from Carbon County School District No. 2 as the Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher for both Encampment K12 School and Saratoga Middle High School, she was hard to catch up with. Munroe, or Mo as she’s endearingly called throughout the county, will substitute teach when she has the chance. Tha...

  • Lessons learned in food service

    Joshua Wood|Aug 3, 2023

    The county fair brings to mind a number of images: rodeos, a sense of community and parades. The same goes for the Carbon County Fair. Food trucks from near and far gather at the fairgrounds and seem to have their dedicated fans. The most popular place to get breakfast, lunch and dinner, though, seems to be the Carbon County Concessions building. It's common, during fair week, to see a line of customers extending from the order window. It's easy to see why when looking at the menu, which offers...

  • School Supply Drive Scheduled for August 7 - 31

    Aug 3, 2023

    The Saratoga Sun, in partnership with Carbon County School District 2, will be holding a school supply drive from Monday August 7 through Thursday August 31. The goal is to ensure that all of our local students can get the new school year off to a great beginning, with the necessary resources, and help them have a successful school year. There will be four drop off locations: the Saratoga Sun offices, Hanna Elementary School, Monday - Thursday from 8am to 3pm, in Medicine Bow at the C-Spear Restaurant and Bridge Street Bargins in Saratoga, if...

  • First-time Fowlers

    Joshua Wood|Aug 3, 2023

    For one week, young people from all over Carbon County converge onto the country fairgrounds to show cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and poultry. It was this last one which was on display Monday afternoon. Poultry is a broad term, though most may think of chickens when first hearing the word and it was mostly chickens which were in the showmanship portion of the Poultry Show. While, in other portions, the animals itself is judged it is a little different in showmanship as it’s the presenters who are...

  • John Lund: The Master of Reinvention

    Joshua Wood|Aug 3, 2023

    In the Platte Valley, where there is no shortage of colorful characters, there wasn’t anyone quite like John Lund. John, who lived to the age of 92, was proof that it was never too late to reinvent for someone to reinvent themselves again and again and again. In his lifetime, John was a veteran, a University of Wyoming graduate, a civil engineer, a mountaineer and an archeologist. He was also a philosopher, a writer and a dear friend. He had a style all his own, usually wearing khaki-colored pan...

  • Life on the pond

    Virginia Parker|Aug 3, 2023

    Research indicates that water has an impact on all five senses at the same time, immersing our psyche in a rest and digest response. It triggers a parasympathetic nervous response that lowers your heart rate and your blood pressure, stimulates your digestion and makes your body relax. If that all sounds too high falutin, just remember slowly wading into the pond and feeling that cool water sink into your pores. Not far to the south of my house is an irrigation pond that calls to the locals when...

  • From the Platte Valley Ministerial Association

    Aug 3, 2023

    A Fundraising Outreach Eat, Sing, Give! Do you love an old fashioned Gospel Sing? How about a Gospel Sing that features free hot dogs, chips, popcorn, sodas, and even snow cones? Well, then, head to the Saratoga Museum Pavilion on Sunday, August 13th for a wonderful evening of food and entertainment! The festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m. The evening is being sponsored by the churches of the Platte Valley Ministerial Association to raise funds to support the cancer journey of the oldest son of Brian and Lila Hopper. Brian and Lila have been...

  • Equiping Faith Communities to Minister to Those Impacted by Suicide

    Rev. Canon Bobbe Fitzhugh|Aug 3, 2023

    By the Rev. Canon Bobbe Fitzhugh, Episcopal Church in Wyoming Serving St. James’ Encampment, Chapel on the Plains Medicine Bow, St. Thomas’ Rawlins “6% of adults and 17% of adolescents are thinking about suicide at any given time and 50% of any congregation is impacted by suicide in some form. These statistics make this an issue that the church cannot avoid. Communities of faith have both a theological obligation and a call by God to face this challenge head-on, equipping members to do the same,” says Michelle Snyder, Executive Directo...

  • How much is too much?

    Maya Shimizu Harris|Aug 3, 2023

    CASPER — About a dozen people spoke at a Rock Springs meeting earlier this month about a historic rate hike proposal brought by Rocky Mountain Power — Wyoming’s largest electricity provider. Though more than 70% of Rocky Mountain Power’s customer base consists of industrial users, most of the people who spoke at the public hearing were typical residential customers and community members who fear the impact these cost increases could have on their lives. Rock Springs Mayor Max Nicholson said the rate increases could threaten lives; those w...

  • Chatting with the Chief

    Zeb Munson|Aug 3, 2023

    The valley saw a lot of visitors this past week for various events along with the normal tourism for this time of year. Even with the extra traffic in the area Chief Morris said that the ticketing and violations did not see an increase and was fairly mellow, considering. The Hobo Hot Pool saw a large increase in visitors during the week with most diligently following the guidelines. Morris said that the funds for the new SPD vehicles had been appropriated and was waiting for approval. The plan is to obtain up to two used vehicles to be...

  • BLM Wyoming holds successful wild horse adoption at the 2023 Cheyenne Frontier Days

    Aug 3, 2023

    Cheyenne, Wyo. – The Bureau of Land Management and Mantle Ranch Wild Horse Adoption and Training Facility successfully adopted 14 wild horses at the 2023 Cheyenne Frontier Days. The average bid across all horses was $1,100, with a 2-year-old saddle started horse named Gomer receiving the highest at $2,100. This is the eighth year in a row that BLM and its partners were able to adopt every animal brought to Cheyenne Frontier Days. Each day during the event visitors enjoyed horse gentling demonstrations provided by the Mantle Ranch. The Mantle R...

  • 'What just happened'

    Zeb Munson|Aug 3, 2023

    From Music to Fireworks, something could be found to entertain and delight the senses of all attending the 17th Annual What Fest. Many forms of musical expression could be heard throughout the weekend. From bluegrass and folk music, to punk and metal. Attendees could find something for any taste. The mix of genres and their fans made for a unique blend of people coming together to enjoy a weekend of music and a general feeling of togetherness. The lineup included many Wyoming and front range ban...

  • Valley Village Childcare and Excel preschool moves forward

    Virginia Parker|Aug 3, 2023

    “It takes a village to raise a child”. In this case, it took a village to raise a childcare center. Volunteers, board members, and staff spent scores of hours working to make the new Valley Village Childcare Center become a reality. What began as a dream, a possibility, is now under construction and will be completed and ready to house children by next year. Sixteen months of town council meetings and countless meetings with inspectors, architects, builders, and board members have made it all...

  • Saratoga stages inaugural Pickleball tourney

    Gary Hohnodel|Aug 3, 2023

    The town of Saratoga, and the Saratoga Recreation Department, staged the 1st Annual Pickleball Tournament on Saturday, July 22, at Veterans Island. The event drew 20 players, competing in doubles, divided into two flights; beginners and intermediate level players. Most teams were local; from Saratoga and Rawlins, but a team from Cheyenne and one from Casper were also competing. It is notable that Saratoga staged this tournament of the popular sport since just six weeks ago the courts did not...

  • Saratoga Senior Center July Birthdays

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  • Saratoga man still on the run

    Joshua Wood|Aug 3, 2023

    A Saratoga man who wrecked a stolen vehicle and is believed to have stolen another is still on the run as of Tuesday afternoon. On July 28, the Rawlins Police Department announced in a press release they had issued a warrant for the arrest of Wyatt Fluty, 29, after he fled from the police. According to the press release, the Rawlins Police Department responded to a call about a suspicious person in an SUV at a business on Airport Road. When law enforcement arrived on the scene, an officer...

  • Carbon County Fair Parade

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