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 By Erik Gantt    News    September 3, 2014

SCWEMS to apply for SLIB grant

The South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Service (SCWEMS) Joint Powers Board (JPB) voted to seek a State Lands and Investments Board (SLIB) grant for three new ambulances at its Aug. 27 meeting in...

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    September 3, 2014

Bridging the gaps in Valley daycare

A new preschool may be saying “hello” to the Platte Valley in the near future. Or they might be saying hola … they also could be signing “hello”, too. Tomorrow’s Promise, a Rawlins-based...

 

Dora L. Martin

Dora L. Martin passed away quietly in her sleep Aug. 27, 2014 at the Deseret Health And Rehab in Saratoga, where she had been a resident since October of 2010. She was 91 years young. Dora was born...

 
 By erik Gantt    News    September 3, 2014

Slash Ridge fire lookout tower gets spruced up

During a stormy week in mid-August, volunteers from Wisconsin and Forest Service Heritage Program Leader Terri Liestman refurbished the Slash Ridge fire lookout on the grounds of the Grand Encampment...

 
 By Liz Wood    News    September 3, 2014

Raising the roof for a new floor

For the next two years, the fundraising focus at the Platte Valley Community Center will be for a new gym floor, according to Platte Valley Community Center Executive Director Joe Elder. The seventh...

 
 By Mike Dunn    Opinion    September 3, 2014

Try not to take this personally ...

I have some ideas for a column. Actually, I have a lot of ideas for a column. The problem with some of my ideas, is that I am not too sure how they will be received by you, as a reader. You see, I lik...

 

September is National Preparedness Month

Editor, The month of September is National Preparedness Month; this year’s theme is “Be Disaster Aware, Take action to prepare”. This year there will be a theme for each week, week one, How to reconnect with Family after a Disaster. Week two,...

 
 By Liz Wood    News    September 3, 2014

The Legends of Old Baldy

Editor’s note: This is the final story in a series about the journey to write “The Legends of Old Baldy”. By Liz Wood editor@union-tel.com Pegge Luchsinger Thompson worked as George Storer’s...

 
 By Liz Wood    News    September 3, 2014

Clark nominated for Wyoming Women of Influence

Deb Clark is the second person in Saratoga to be nominated for Wyoming Business Report’s Wyoming Women of Influence this month. Clark’s nomination falls in the non-profit category for her work as...

 
 By Staff Report    News    September 3, 2014

GEM annual meeting set for opera house

The Grand Encampment Museum, Inc. (GEM) will hold its annual meeting on Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Grand Encampment Opera House in Encampment. Reports from the president and treasurer on museum activities and the financial condition of the...

 

Correction

In the Aug. 27 edition of the Saratoga Sun on page 14, Diane Morris, was incorrectly identified as Diane Moore. The Saratoga Sun staff apologizes for the error....

 
 By Mike Dunn    News    September 3, 2014

Teacher hopes to share passion for music with students

A product of the Wyoming education system hopes to inspire young minds, as Cody Sheldon becomes the new music teacher at Saratoga Elementary School. Sheldon is graduate of Meeteese High School in Meet...

 
 By Staff Report    News    September 3, 2014

Carbon County Libraries hosts book discussion, sale

“The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd is the book to read for the Encampment Library’s Book Discussion Group. The Encampment/Riverside group will meet Sept. 18 at 7 p.m., at the Encampment Library. To reserve your copy of the book, contact...

 
 By Staff Report    News    September 3, 2014

Veterans community outreach available

A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services in Saratoga in from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 9 and 23 at the Platte Valley Community Center. Vicki Richards will be available...

 
 By Liz Wood    News    September 3, 2014

PVTU to host fly casting clinic

Friday night the Platte Valley Trout Unlimited is hosting a fly casting clinic before a memorial service honoring Mike Smith. It is only fitting for the fly fishing clinic to coincide with Smith’s m...

 
 By Mike Dunn    Sports    September 3, 2014

Panthers get first taste of action with scrimmage

Saturday's scrimmage was a good first look for Saratoga Panther football, head coach Scott Bokelman said. "It was good for them to finally get into a game atmosphere," he said. "It's good for them to...

 
 By Erik Gantt    Sports    September 3, 2014

Schwartzkopf takes third in Rawlins

With a 76-77-153 Braxton Shwartzkopf, Saratoga High School (SHS) senior, finished in third place at the Rawlins High School hosted golf tournament at the Rochelle Ranch Golf Course last week. Chaze...

 
 By Erik Gantt    Sports    September 3, 2014

X-country sprints to Green River

The Saratoga High School cross country team competed in both junior high 1800m and high school 5k runs at the Green River invitational last Friday. The team had three top 16 finishers in two events....

 
 By Liz Wood    Sports    September 3, 2014

Lady Tigers open season with two wins

If Friday's play by the Encampment Lady Tigers was any indication of what the rest of their season will look like, the team will go far in the 1A division this fall. The Lady Tigers varsity team won...

 
 By Erik Gantt    Sports    September 3, 2014

Hard work, mixed results for Lady Panthers

The Saratoga High School (SHS) Lady Panthers varsity squad did well on the road but struggled at home last week. They earned a hard won victory in Ethete versus 2A division Wyoming Indian High School...

 

Freak laws, fire at Shively Ranch, garbage at Miracle Mile

100 Years Ago Aug. 20, 1914 It is one great big cinch, that if the people of the eastern part of Carbon county keep on getting it handed to them in the campaigns (political) they can probably get the county cut in two. From all we have heard since...

 

Rakness' donate piano

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...

 
 By Sue Howe    News    September 3, 2014

Friday is Hawaiian shirt day

There were five of us for bingo Tuesday. Two-dollar winners were Pat Faust, Berneil McCord, and Sue Howe. Sue Howe and Pat Faust shared the $3 blackout round. There were two-and-a-half tables for Duplicate Bridge on Monday. High winners were Sheila...

 

Senior Menus

Carbon County Senior Centers Wednesday – Hot turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, peaches, chocolate chip cookie, chilled milk. Thursday – Pepper steak, steamed rice, broccoli, wheat bread, pineapple tidbits, cup cake,...

 

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