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Articles from the August 23, 2017 edition

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Encampment River Valley fire

Smoke lay over the town of Encampment Sunday and streets there were lined with residents watching and photographing flames spreading through grass and sagebrush up the Encampment River Valley about a... Full story


Valley thrifts celebrate National Thrift Store Day

If you go to the National Calendar website and try to find the origins of National Thrift Store Day, the site will say they could not uncover why August 17 was picked as the day of celebration for thr... Full story


Get in touch with your horse

A horsemanship clinic to be held Friday-Saturday in Encampment will offer Valley equestrians the chance to learn more about what their horse’s body language is telling them, and what riders’ body language tells the horse. The clinic, sponsored... Full story


Water infrastructure discussed

The Saratoga Town Council met for its second scheduled meeting of the month Tuesday to quickly work though routine matters and address several non-routine agenda items. Besides routine matters, the council passed a resolution allowing the town to... Full story


Cherokee Trail trek Saturday

History buffs and adventurers are invited to explore the southern route of the Cherokee Trail across the historic Big Creek Ranch Saturday, Aug. 26, during this summer’s final trek sponsored by the Saratoga Historical & Cultural Association... Full story


Saratoga Sun Editorial

It has come to our attention at the Saratoga Sun that there is a movement afoot to curb runaway political spending. We agree with this so wholeheartedly we are running two letters to the editor this week on that topic. We at the Saratoga Sun feel no...


History is always important

This is probably to seem like it is going to be about one topic, but then it goes in another direction. It will tie together, I promise. Last week, Milton Ontiveroz, University of Wyoming Communicatio... Full story


Letter to the Editor

Wyoming Promise volunteers are collecting signatures across the state for a bipartisan citizens’ initiative to restore free and fair elections. Wyoming Promise is a citizens’ grassroots effort to get big money out of politics by calling on... Full story


Letter to the Editor

Dear Senators Enzi and Barrasso and Representative Cheney: In a public opinion poll taken in 2016, Rasmussen Reports found that 76% of Americans “believe the wealthiest individuals and companies have too much influence over elections,” while 80%... Full story


Eclipse blocks sun, highways statewide

Figures released by the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) Tuesday verified what local residents observed over the weekend: traffic was terrible thanks to the influx of visitors for the... Full story


Food and bluegrass

Residents and visitors to the town of Riverside were treated to a night out with neighbors and friends at the town's Riverside Party Day. The event, held in Riverside town park, was sponsored by the t... Full story


Firewater opens

Saratoga's newest restaurant, the Firewater Public House opened Saturday after many months of renovation to the building and preparation.... Full story


Suds and sun at the Steinley Cup

The Steinley Cup, billed as one of the premiere microbrew festivals in Wyoming, was held Saturday in Saratoga.... Full story


Lady Panthers prepared for invite

The Saratoga Lady Panthers volleyball team is readying itself for the 2017 season, and is preparing to host its first matches of the year Friday and Saturday at the Saratoga Invite. As teams from... Full story


Tigers focus on wins

Encampment High School's girls' volleyball team began practice the week before school started with hopes of improving on last year's success. Last year, the team started out the season with an... Full story


Cohesion key to Miner netters

Coach Jackie Jones and assistant coach Russ Wiggam both said Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (H.E.M.) High School Volleyball team is young, but there is a lot of potential for the team to do well... Full story


X-country looks to run the same trail

Saratoga High School's Cross Country team, with hopes of reprising its state-leading performance last year, was in training before the beginning of the school year at Veteran's island Monday. The... Full story


Seniors set to lead Panthers

The Saratoga High School football team has been busy at work in the week before school getting in hours of practice ahead of their first game coming up versus the Laramie JV team Saturday. Kegan... Full story


Coach sees potential in young team

Zach Scott, the head football coach for Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM.) High School said although he has team that is young with only two returning seniors, he is excited for the season to... Full story


Panthers get new athletic director

Greg Bartlett, the new athletic director at Saratoga Middle-High School, is not a "paper type of person," he said, telling the Saratoga Sun his job-and his focus-is on the student athletes of SMHS.... Full story


Aiming for control

John Russo had 10 professional gun trainers out at the Spur Outfitters pistol range Sunday to teach the Advanced Defensive Pistol course. Fourteen students with skill levels ranging from never having... Full story


Catching the eclipse

Some Saratoga residents and visitors took in the total solar eclipse Monday at viewing parties held at local homes.... Full story


Saratoga sunblock

The Saratoga Sun caught pictures of the solar eclipse Monday with special camera filters.... Full story


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