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 By Mike Dunn    News    August 27, 2014

Franchise fee finalized

The franchise agreement between the town of Saratoga and Carbon Power and Light (CP&L) is a done deal. At the Aug. 19 Saratoga town council meeting, council members passed Ordinance 827; granting a...

 

CCSD#2 board candidates file

The filing period for the Carbon County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees expired Monday. Jim Hinkle filed for the unexpired term of Area 2. Hinkle was appointed after Greg Bartlett resigned. Incumbent Diana Berger has also filed for Area 2....

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 27, 2014

"Unstoppable You"

Saratoga schools, with sponsorship of Union Wireless, will host the nationally recognized “The Unstoppable You” program. The Unstoppable You program is a series of powerful, true, life-changing stories along with big-screen images and... Full story

 

Billy Bachman

Word has been received of the death of Billy Bachman on Aug. 16, 2014 in Frankston, Texas. He was born Nov. 20, 1923 in Fort Collins, Colo. Bachman was a brand inspector in the Saratoga and Encampment area in the late 60s and early 70s. After...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    August 27, 2014

Planning commission lacked quorum

The Saratoga planning commission did not have enough board members for a quorum at their Aug. 12 meeting. Greg Cooksey, Steve Wilcoxson and new board member Tom Knickerbocker were the only attendees...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    August 27, 2014

Candidates react to primaries results

In Saratoga, Encampment and surrounding Platte Valley areas, 1,061 voters participated in the primary elections on Aug. 12. The primary had around a 46 percent voter turnout in Carbon County. Carbon...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    August 27, 2014

Zeiger looks to future after primary loss

"I knew in my heart the deck was stacked against me," he said. When incumbent John Zeiger heard his decade-long run as Mayor of Saratoga had come to a close, he was disappointed, but not surprised....

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    August 27, 2014

River study reset to flow into September

Stantec Inc. said they are taking more time on the Upper North Platte River Restoration Project preliminary in order to ensure the project is sound. In an Aug. 1 email, provided to the Saratoga Sun...

 
 By Erik Gantt    Opinion    August 27, 2014

Disease Du Jour

I can’t open Facebook without a slew of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos hogging my newsfeed. Depression, addiction, and Parkinson’s disease are all hot topics with the recent suicide of Robin... Full story

 

Postal saga continues

Editor: The sad tale about mail continues at the Encampment Post Office. Despite all the training and platitudes, getting the mail delivered is still an issue with the Postmaster. Somehow he does not connect people with their address in the Post Offi...

 

Recycling is a community effort

Editor: Yes as was highlighted in last week’s Sun, I got my bell rung at the August landfill meeting in Saratoga for not offering my recycling services at the Bullfest and National Night Out event. In chairman Raymer’s angst over my failure to...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    August 27, 2014

Feds ask for funding from PVHP

In what might seem like a twist of fate to some, a private non-profit is looking at providing more funding for federal agencies in the Valley. The Platte Valley Habitat Partnership (PVHP) listened to...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 27, 2014

Conservation projects awarded funding

The South Central Sage-Grouse Local Working Group (SCSLWG) met in Saratoga in July to review project funding applications for projects that benefit sage-grouse conservation efforts.  The SCSLWG reviewed conservation project applications and awarded...

 
 By Liz Wood    News    August 27, 2014

Glode nominated for Wyoming Woman of Influence award

Lindy Glode, of Saratoga, was one of 87 women nominated for the Wyoming Women of Influence award. Glode said she did not know who nominated her, but was grateful because there are a lot of women who...

 
 By Mike Dunn    Sports    August 27, 2014

Schmidt joins SMHS staff

Zach Schmidt's teaching career has taken him almost literally around Carbon County, but he's happy to have landed in Saratoga as the new special education teacher at Saratoga Middle/High School. Schmi...

 
 By Liz Wood    Sports    August 27, 2014

Volleyball set for weekend

The Saratoga Volleyball team is hosting a volleyball match that will feature the Lady Panthers, Encampment Lady Tigers and the Hanna-Elk Mountain Lady Miners at the Saratoga Middle High School gym....

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    August 27, 2014

GEM has a new Director

Since the end of July, Sarah Rytting has been serving as Co-director of the Grand Encampment Museum (GEM). Helping usher her in to the Director position is her aunt, Anne Pantle, also serving as...

 

Rebirth of the atlatl

Saratoga may be home to the rebirth of the atlatl and a world-wide competition. What is an atlatl you ask? An atlatl is a device used to throw a spear, commonly called a dart, much farther and more...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    August 27, 2014

Streeter hits the road

While many enjoyed the suds of the Wyoming microbrews at Saratoga's Wyoming State Microbrew Competition, perhaps no one enjoyed a refreshing brew more than Rob Streeter. On Aug. 13, Streeter began...

 
 By Dick Perue    News    August 27, 2014

Trek to explore old crossings

Perils and joys of crossing the Upper North Platte River by Indians, explorers, emigrants, settlers, ranchers, or families in the late 1800s will be related to those attending the Saratoga Museum...

 
 By Liz Wood    Lifestyles    August 27, 2014

The Legends of Old Baldy

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series about the journey to write “The Legends of Old Baldy.” Carole Ward, a researcher for the “Legends of Old Baldy”, said she is not a writer, but...

 
 By Liz Wood    Lifestyles    August 27, 2014

Quilt show, classes at PVCC

More than 80 quilts will be displayed at the Pieces of History Quilt Show Friday and Saturday at the Platte Valley Community Center. The quilt show is sponsored by the Saratoga Museum and includes... Full story

 

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