Articles from the August 7, 2019 edition

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  • CCCOG hosts WYDOT

    Mike Armstrong|Aug 7, 2019

    The Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG) met at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Valley Community Center in Baggs. As might be expected, there was strong representation from the towns of Baggs and Dixon. Only the town of Medicine Bow did not have a representative. The roll call took a few minutes with the large crowd. Next the agenda and minutes from the regular meeting on May 25 were quickly approved. Financials were reviewed and approved. Irene Archibald, Encampment’s representative f...

  • Walking with Pickett

    Joshua Wood|Aug 7, 2019

    It is not uncommon for fans of popular book series to want to journey to the locations that inspired their favorite authors. Chuck "C.J." Box, New York Times Bestselling author of the Joe Pickett series, has made no secret about the state and the communities that have inspired his writings. The fictional town of Saddlestring, Wyo. is an amalgamation of different Wyoming towns, including Saratoga. When Box announced in February 2018 that his 18th book, "The Disappeared", would take place in the...

  • Sammich, not sandwich

    Mike Armstrong|Aug 7, 2019

    Hanna has a new place to get lunch and dinner. It has been open for less than two weeks and proprietors Rial and Tina Baxter have been pleasantly surprised at their brisk business. Especially since the location of the mobile "Sammich Shop" is not easy to find. But once discovered, customers repeatedly come back. "It has really surprised me," Tina said. "We are both from this town and, having been raised here, we know Hanna is a small community, so we just hoped to break even. But our lunches...

  • Rest in Peace

    Mike Armstrong|Aug 7, 2019

    “This isn’t just a loss to Saratoga and its community,” Saratoga resident Wanda Snell said shaking her head with eyes misting up. “This is a loss for Carbon County.” Wanda was talking to me on the day after Keith McLendon, my buddy (20 years) and boss, had been pronounced dead in a Casper hospital on July 28. It was a Monday and I had just gone into the office, dropped off my camera and recorder on my desk, and headed to the coffee machine. As I started to get my mug, I realized I couldn’t...

  • Fondly remembered

    Saratoga Sun Editorial|Aug 7, 2019

    We lost a fine soul last weekend. Keith McLendon was more than an employee at a newspaper. He was a staunch supporter of the community and an advocate for his employees. Keith won numerous awards for his service and artistic abilities, but it was not the awards he pursued, it was verification that he was doing a good job on your behalf. He may have ruffled a few feathers along the comes with the territory. He always had what was best for citizens of the valley in mind. Keith was one of the most entertaining guys to sit with and have a...

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  • A Greenway to North County

    Mike Armstrong|Aug 7, 2019

    Jason Greenway, the new principal for Hanna Elementary, Elk Mountain Elementary and Medicine Bow Elementary, was born and raised in Tucson, Ari. He went to college at Northern Arizona University for his bachelors and graduate degrees. Greenway majored in elementary education and education leadership. He is the oldest of four siblings. After graduating, he was employed in the Phoenix school system. "After teaching in Phoenix for four years, I was looking for some new adventure," Greenway said....

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  • Get ready to raise your glass

    Staff Report|Aug 7, 2019

    The official State of Wyoming Microbrew Competition will be held Aug. 17 in Saratoga, Wyoming. Microbreweries based in Wyoming are slated to compete for the coveted Steinley Cup at the 24th annual competition. This year’s competition brew is ‘ESB’ and will be judged by a panel of brewing professionals from Colorado. The event starts at 1 p.m. and goes until 5 p.m. at Saratoga’s Veterans Island Park. Among the breweries invited to this year’s event is the defending Steinley Cup champion, Altitude Chophouse of Laramie. Snake River Brewing o...