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Headed for a heelin'

Jack Berger prepares to rope the heel of a calf Saturday at the Carbon County Fair in Rawlins. Berger and his team participated in the Rancher’s Rodeo Saturday afternoon. His team won the event... Full story


Obituary: Vernon "Bob" Jackson

Vernon “Bob” Jackson passed away on July 26, 2013, at the age of 71. Vernon was born Oct. 9, 1941 in Tampa, Fla., and was the son of Burrel and Jewell Jackson. He married Vicky L. Beckham on Nov. 10, 1979 in Cheyenne. Vernon served served in the... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    August 7, 2013

Managing medication: Medication therapy management program offered at senior centers

Helping to provide a clearer picture of healthcare options, the Casper-based Senior Patient Advocates is offering a Medication Therapy Management Program for Carbon County senior centers in the area. Senior Patient Advocates is presenting a program...


Starr fundraiser kicks off

By Doug Radunich The Carbon County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is sponsoring a fundraiser for Saratoga resident and cancer patient Marilyn Starr this month. The fundraiser is intended to help Starr with her ongoing medical expenses...

 By Doug Radunich    News    August 7, 2013

Contributing to a cure

In a heartfelt gathering at the Hotel Wolf last week, supporters involved with the recent 2013 Cancer Walk gave thanks for money raised and contributed toward a once-and-for-all cure for cancer....


Radunich Rants and rambles: The Platte Valley: Still an undiscovered gem

My first summer spent here in the Platte Valley was definitely one to remember and included things I’ve never done before. I’ve soaked in the hot pools, gone floating down the river, hiked beautif...


Sun Editorial: Preserving the Saratoga experience

The Saratoga hot pool, one of the community’s greatest attractions, is a point of pride for all Saratoga residents and town officials. It’s a beautiful, relaxing, well-developed and neat place for all to visit and experience. It is at the very...


Letter to the Editor: Mayor replies to Sun's editorial

Editor: There is a fine line in an editorial that is written to be informative and fair to one that is written to keep the pot stirred. The editorial in the July 24th edition was nothing more than an attempt to keep the pot stirred. Since we are not...

 By Liz Wood    News    August 7, 2013

Hot pool vandalized

The Saratoga Hot Pool was vandalized three times in the past week, according to Mayor John Zeiger. “We usually don’t make a big deal about vandalism,” Zeiger said. But with three cases of vandal...


Chili Cook-Off to spice up Kathy Glode Park

Those with a spicy tooth or secret homemade chili recipe can participate in the annual Chili Cook-Off Competition at Kathy Glode Park next week. Stacy Crimmins, Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of...


Fun run benefits future of Tyler Pickett Park

On Aug. 17, you can honor a fallen war veteran by running. Saratoga resident Joe Elder is hosting the Platte Valley Trout Run, a 3.2 mile run in Saratoga, to honor Tyler Pickett, a war veteran who...

 By Doug Radunich    News    August 7, 2013

Encampment man nominated for Primetime Emmy Award

The Platte Valley is now home to a six-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee. Lighting designer/technician and Emmy-nominee Allen Branton has worked on multiple televised events in the music, comedy,...

 By Doug Radunich    News    August 7, 2013

Competitors win big at Mountain man Rendezvous

A rough and rugged group of mountainfolk achieved first place at the Sierra Madre Mountain Man Rendezvous and Black Powder Shoot July 26-28. Competitors of all ages participated in Wild West-era...

 By Doug Radunich    News    August 7, 2013

Helping preserve habitat lands

A good number of helpers came out to remove approximately 2,000 feet of woven wire fence from a big-game transition area near the Pennock Mountain Habitat Area last Saturday. According to SER...

 By Doug Radunich    News    August 7, 2013

Keeping newspaper's print history alive

Saratoga resident Dick Perue is out to make sure the history of newspapers is never forgotten. Since the early 1980s, Perue, also the former Saratoga Sun publisher/owner and former owner of Perue...


Changing the brew: Brewfest features India pale ale as competition class for first time

Brewer Steve Simpson is putting in extra hours at the Snowy Mountain Brewery in preparation for the 18th annual Steinley Cup Brewfest. He is cleaning up the brewery, but he has one thing ready to go...

 By Zachary Laux    News    August 7, 2013

Congressional award students spruce up park: Platte Valley students painted their way toward an award July 24.

As part of the Wyoming Congressional Award program, Mckenzie Powell, Brett Miller, KeeGan Johnson, Konnar Knotwell, Randa Sorensen, Guy Erickson, Hunter Mason, Sarah Burton and Cassidy Little visited...

 By Zachary Laux    News    August 7, 2013

Colorado couple shows appreciatation at SVFD 90th anniversary celebration

Volunteer firefighters for the Saratoga Volunteer Fire Department opened up the station to the public in honor of 90 years of service. Children played on the trucks, people enjoyed a lunch provided...


Reflections: Town of Battle fire continued

Reprint of this story from the July 11, 1903 issue of The Grand Encampment Herald brought to you courtesy of Grandma’s Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community. Town of Battle Lake Narrowly Escaped Being Wiped Off the... Full story


Residents enjoy many activities

At Deseret Health and Rehab, residents enjoyed many activities throughout the week. The Activity Department offers a wide variety of activities each week to meet the residents’ interests, as well as the physical, mental and psychological... Full story

 By Sue Howe    Lifestyles    August 7, 2013

Busy month at the Senior Center

There were nine here to play bingo Tuesday. Three-dollar winners were Pat Faust, Madaline Forbes, Dorothy Miller, and Ginny Riddick. Pat Faust won a $2 round and the $5 blackout round. There were three-and-a-half tables for Duplicate Bridge this... Full story

 By Zachary Laux    News    August 7, 2013

Town begins balancing act

The town of Saratoga is working with moving numbers as it starts off the fiscal year. The town of Saratoga released its FS 10 document, a document that displays budgetary items, revenue and...

 By Staff Report    Sports    August 7, 2013

Ladies play Stableford

A small group from the Saratoga Ladies Golf Team played “Stableford” July 11, with Lila Worden winning first place in first flight. In Stableford, special points are given for birdies, pars, bogies and double bogies. One prize was given for...

 By Liz Wood    News    August 7, 2013

Treasure gazing

Left to right, JoAnne Bennett and Linda Hostler, of Medicine Bow, and Patti Curri and Stacey Senske, of Rock River, study a quilt exhibited by Saratoga resident Stephanie Vines at the Saratoga... Full story


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