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 By Joshua Wood    News    August 5, 2020

Auditors issue qualified opinion

At the July 21 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, the governing body voted 3-0 to officially accept the audit of Fiscal Year 2019/2020 by new auditors Carver, Florek and James (CFJ). Councilmember...

 By Joshua Wood    Politics    August 5, 2020

Down to five

On July 20, the Valley Service Organization (VSO) hosted the first of two forums as the remaining five of the eight town council candidates gathered at the Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC) Great...

 By Joshua Wood    News    August 5, 2020

Council to interview candidates

UPDATE: Following an executive session in which two candidates, D'Ron Campbell and Michelle Cook, were interviewed the Saratoga Town Council voted unanimously to appoint Campbell to the seat left... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    August 5, 2020

COVID rises in Carbon County

In the past two weeks, Carbon County has seen a continued increase of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as tourists pour into the state and parents prepare to resume school.... Full story

 By Dana Davis    News    August 5, 2020

Mangy Moose approved

A special meeting of the Riverside Town Council was held on July 28, 2020 to revisit the liquor license for the Mangy Moose since the Wyoming Liquor Commission informed the Council that it is not...

 By Dana Davis    News    August 5, 2020

Park it, mister

The Planning Commission meeting on July 14, 2020 started with a public hearing regarding the horses on Robert Smith’s property where he runs a bed and breakfast. There had been a nuisance complaint...

 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    August 5, 2020

Each week a victory

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” ~ John Lennon Well, here we are.  The first issue of Volume No. 134. Here at the Saratoga Sun, this new volume means closing... Full story


Where credit is due

Dear Editor, Thanks for publishing histories of area museums in Carbon County. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series. Although I appreciate the article concerning founding of the Saratoga Hist...


Museum invite

To the Editor, I very much enjoyed Mike Armstrong’s article in the Sun (July 29) concerning the museums of Carbon County. I was dismayed, however, to read Dick Perue’s comments concerning his reluctance to make contributions to the Carbon County...


Time in a bottle

In 2009, the late Stephen Hawking threw a Time Traveler’s Party. The most curious part about this event is that Hawking sent the invitations out after the party as an experiment to determine if time travel was possible. While, at the moment, backwa...


World class treasures

The size of the Grand Encampment Museum (GEM) in Encampment and the Little Snake River Museum (LSRM) in Savery surprise visitors. Although there is a main building where visitors start in both...

 By Joshua Wood    Business    August 5, 2020

Hungry for adventure

Ask any local of Saratoga or the Platte Valley where a good place to eat is, the reply will likely be "What are you hungry for?" With 10 eateries in the area, residents and tourists have no shortage...


Wooly history on display

The Little Snake River Museum in Savery, Wyoming is requesting people not to be sheepish about gathering as they hold the grand opening of a new museum display. Thanks to donations from John and Cathy MacPherson, the museum will be revealing the new...


Searching for 'Jap-town'

On July 24-27 there was some digging going on in Hanna and it wasn't by AML. LTA, Inc., an archeological company out of Laramie, came to the historic mining town to see what they could uncover in an...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    August 5, 2020

In the dumps

The Hanna Town Council, the High Country Joint Powers Board (HCJPB) and Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) representative Craig McComie met at 6:30 p.m. on July 29 at the Hanna Recreation...


A need for discourse

In modern America, political contention is nearly impossible to avoid. From family gatherings to the workplace, politics can often lead to gladiatorial-like spats. However, in these heated debates,...


Show, don't tell

In creative writing, one of the most common pieces of advice given is to "show not tell". This can be difficult to follow, but the general premise is to use descriptors to build a scene rather than...


Union Telephone to expand coverage

Union Telephone Company, in partnership with CoBank, recently announced a $100 million debt placement with the funds being invested over the next two years in the region. Union Telephone Company will expand its mobile wireless network, improving...


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