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 By Erik Gantt    News    August 6, 2014

Controversy at SCWEMS special meeting

An emotional debate over Bill Dahlke’s involvement with additional pay for the Saratoga EMS occurred at a special meeting Thursday of the South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Service (SCWEMS) Joi...

 

Glenn Vawser

Glenn Vawser, a former resident of Saratoga, passed away at 82 years of age on July 20, 2014 in Fort Collins. His wife Gladys of 60 years and four children survive him. A memorial service was held August 9th at 2:00 p.m. at The Worthington, 900...

 

Jerry Frank Ward

After a lengthy battle with cancer, Jerry Frank Ward, age 77, of Cody, passed away at Spirit Mountain Hospice House in Cody on July 29, 2014. Jerry was born the youngest of 9 children on Feb. 18,...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    August 6, 2014

Hanna Elementary School nears completion

The new Hanna Elementary School is well on its way to completion Larry Hepner, District Facility Manager with Carbon County School District No. 2, said in an interview Monday the building itself is...

 

Correction

On Page 8 of the July 30 edition of the Saratoga Sun Power Company of Wyoming’s projected sales tax revenues for the Chokecherry Sierra Madre wind farm were miscalculated by The Sun. The correct figures are approximately $9 million in sales tax...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    August 6, 2014

Town working on budget cuts

After the town council elected to suspend the franchise fee at their July 16 meeting, town departments have been at work making cuts to their budgets. According to town clerk Suzie Cox, the department...

 
 By Mike Dunn    Opinion    August 6, 2014

On my own, with some help

On Aug. 19, 2009 I woke up in my empty room one last time. It was 4:30 a.m., and on any other day, it would have taken me an hour to pull myself out of bed. But not this day. I was headed to Spokane... Full story

 

Bend, don't break the bank for bikes

As cross-country bicycling becomes more popular, towns like Saratoga are faced with a small dilemma of who is responsible to provide in-town campgrounds. Should the town of Saratoga provide an in-town campground for bicyclers who ride through our...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    August 6, 2014

Forums draw crowds

Crowds once again rolled into the Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC) to hear from local primary candidates. On July 29, nearly 80 Saratoga community members arrived to hear from candidates for mayo...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    August 6, 2014

Litigation issues not forum fodder

Saratoga Mayor John Zeiger has recently been under fire for not commenting on pending and current litigation. During the Valley Service Organization (VSO) Mayoral Candidate Forum, candidates were... Full story

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    August 6, 2014

Code clarifies conflicts

At the Valley Service Organization (VSO) candidate forums this past week, Saratoga residents asked questions to the candidates on ordinances within the municipal code. Specifically, residents asked ab...

 

Prepping for an education in heath care

Karah Pantle, of Encampment, was interested in a variety of careers when she attended a recent summer camp at the University of Wyoming, and health care now is a prominent choice for her career path....

 

Sierra Madre Muzzleloaders Mountain Man Rendezvous Results

Overall Aggregate Winners Men’s Gary Millhouse $200 Women’s Teri Schwindt $200 Junior Thomas Duncan $200 Sub-Junior Heather Wallace $200 State Shoot Men’s Bruce Schwindt 49XX Women’s Teri Schwindt 45 Junior Brandon Donner 41 Sub-Junior...

 

Bullfest brings big bucks

The bulls and bull riders put on quite a show for the Bullfest audience Saturday night. Jason McClain, of Cortez, Colo. split the buckle and prize money with Kayne Boswell, of Cheyenne. Both men... Full story

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    August 6, 2014

Winter carnival chairperson selected

The Encampment Winter Carnival has a new chairperson in Alyson Sneddon. Sneddon decided to volunteer to be the Winter Carnival Chairperson because no one else was stepping up, and she hates to see...

 

Police Report

From July 28 through Aug. 3, the Saratoga Police Department responded to 139 calls including the following classifications: Agency assistance (4); alarm (2); ambulance (1); assist business (1); bar check (7); business checks (31); citizen assist (8);...

 

2014 Saratoga Middle and High School Semester 2 Honor Roll

4.0 GPA Bradley Bifano Cruz Escobedo Allison Falk Larissa Ford Nina Ford Robin Gloss Andrew Janecek-Oiler Ryan Malone Hunter Mason Kaleah McClain Miranda Paddock Thatcher Spiering 3.5 GPA Shianne Baker Jessie Black Sarah Burton Cameron Collamer...

 

24 fires burn only 75 acres; Platte Valley men run for County Commissioner

100 years ago August 3, 1914 Concert The concert and reading of the two ladies here last evening was not very well attended, but merited a good attendance. Mrs. Henry and Mrs. Kennedy are both artists in their respective lines and deserving of good...

 

Menus

Carbon County Senior Centers Wednesday- Cheesburger, tator tots, tossed salad, banana, peanut butter, cookie, chilled milk. Thursday- Baked pork chop, baked potato, green beans, wheat roll, peaches, chilled milk. Friday- Crab cake, macaroni &...

 
 By Tom Mansfield    News    August 6, 2014

Annual BBQ a smokin' success

We had our annual summer barbecue with 32 family members and other guests attending. The dietary department again did a great job, providing really terrific food. We had hot dogs, hamburgers and spare ribs cooked on our outdoor grill by our Administr...

 
 By Sue Howe    Lifestyles    August 6, 2014

Senior Center sends sympathies

There were five here for bingo Tuesday. Two-dollar winners were, Pat Faust, Grace Johnston and Sue Howe. Pat Faust won a $1 round as well. Pat Faust won the $3 blackout. There were two-and-a-half tables for duplicate bridge on Monday. High winners...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    August 6, 2014

Wastewater system sees upgrades

Improvements to the town of Riverside's wastewater system are nearly complete. Recent upgrades have been made to the wastewater treatment and settling ponds. The ponds have had roadbed material laid...

 

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