Articles from the August 24, 2016 edition

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 By FW Broschart    News    August 24, 2016

USFS releases draft travel management plan

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has released a draft travel management plan for the Medicine Bow National forest, and will be seeking public input about the draft plan until September 6. Issuing the draft plan moves the USFS closer to putting to bed a... Full story

 By FW Broschart    News    August 24, 2016

Two-state chase ends near Saratoga

Editor’s note: The Saratoga Sun initially broke an abbreviated version of this story on our website Wednesday. A police chase that began in Nebraska ended in a foot pursuit on I-80 at Walcott Juncti... Full story


Marie Huntley

Memorial services for long-time Saratoga resident Marie Huntley were conducted Friday, Aug. 19, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the Saratoga Cemetery Valley Chapel with the Rev. Stephen Niccolls of the First... Full story


Shawn (Garretson) Janson

Shawn Renae (Garretson) Janson July 11, 1967- Aug. 15, 2016 Memorial services for former Saratoga resident Shawn Renae (Garretson) Janson, 49, will be conducted Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 at 10 a.m. in... Full story


Richard Louis Sharp

Bluefield, WV – Richard Louis Sharp, 95 passed away August 16, 2016 at his home in Bluefield, WV. Born in Cheyenne, Wyoming on April 25, 1921, he was the only child of Seymour S. Sharp and Mary E.... Full story


Della Vivion

Prominent Rawlins businesswoman and community leader, Della Maier Vivion, died August 11, 2016 in Casper, Wyo. Born in Sheridan, she was the daughter of Edna Fauver and Joseph A. Maier. Active in a... Full story

 By Max Miller    News    August 24, 2016

TU river cleanup scheduled for Sept. 3

As floating season draws to a close, the Platte Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited (TU) has announced a “River Clean Up Float” scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. September 3. TU board member Steve... Full story

 By Max Miller    Opinion    August 24, 2016

Rail rambling, or the importance of good mates

Although it does have a certain ring to it, we were not, in fact, supposed to be on the night train to Niangoloko. I was well into my second year of service in the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso, and... Full story


Mix-up throws aerial applicator loop de loop

“We’re in good standing; we’re up and running; we’re legal,” said Kevin Hefley, owner-operator of Airtime Aerial, a company that performs aerial applications of insecticides. Hefley was presenting at an August 16 meeting of the Saratoga... Full story


Town & Country Realty adds new face

For Hank Morris, 37, a new resident to Saratoga and new real estate agent at Town & Country Realty in Saratoga, first impressions mean a lot. Though his path to living in Saratoga may have been a... Full story

 By Max Miller    Politics    August 24, 2016

Write-ins tallied

Write-in candidates in municipal races across the Valley have been notified by certified mail that they crossed the three-vote threshold to be listed on ballots in the general election in November.... Full story

 By Keith McLendon    News    August 24, 2016

Cops keep 'current'

Around 15 officers from across the nation, though mostly from Wyoming and Colorado, gathered at the Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC) Monday and Tuesday to become certified to train fellow officer... Full story


Shooting at the Spur

udents gathered under a large metal canopy adjacent to the Silver Spur Ranch shooting range 8 a.m. Saturday morning, arms crossed and fleeces zipped against an early morning chill. The class was... Full story

 By Max Miller    News    August 24, 2016


After Walden, the 200-250 person Beaver Creek Fire Incident Command Post (ICP) is currently the second biggest population center in Jackson County Colorado. Barring unforeseen developments, within two... Full story


State hard hit by oil and coal markets

Wyoming continues to see unemployment rates that are significantly higher than this time last year and markedly higher than the national average, according to figures released Friday by the U.S.... Full story


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