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Return to Sender: Encampment residents call for new postmaster

The mailing service at the United States Post Office in Encampment has been less than adequate since the arrival of a new postmaster, according to residents. Many have complained of not getting their...

 

Wedding announcement: Bokelman - Stirling

Ashley Bokelman and Tanner Stirling, both of Colorado Springs, Colo., are happy to announce their wedding. The couple will be married June 25, 2013 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Ashley and Tanner plan to make their home in Colorado Springs. Ashley is the... Full story

 

Community Choir to sing

The Encampment Community Choir will present its 16th annual Fall Concert at 7 p.m. on Sept. 16, at the Grand Encampment Opera House. The choir will sing patriotic songs and some Broadway hits. Refreshments will be served after the concert. The... Full story

 

A service of healing

A “Service of Healing” will take place at 5 pm. Sunday at the First Presbyterian Church. One piece of the service will recall the death last fall of the former First Presbyterian Church pastor, Revel Matheke. However, the overall service is...

 

It's official: Knickerbocker made acting police chief

The Saratoga Town Council officially named Tom Knickerbocker Acting Chief of Police of the Saratoga Police Department in it’s regular meeting Sept. 3. “Really the only business that we are going...

 

Local libraries announce bingo and card signups

Bookworms or other regular library attendees can find special features this month at Carbon County Libraries. Game lovers looking for a unique way to play an old favorite can participate in “Pirate Bingo,” which takes place Sept. 16-21 at all...

 

Workshops to help prepare for drought conditions

The Wyoming Department of Agriculture will be hosting a series of workshops across the state to help United States Forest Service (USFS) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) permittees develop drought contingency plans for their grazing permits. Start...

 

From the Hip: Top ten things I learned working at a newspaper

On Thursday I begin my ninth year at the Saratoga Sun. Where did the time go? I would like to share the top ten things I have learned during the past eight years. Number 10 Don’t assume that people will understand your intentions when writing colum... Full story

 

Daniels Scholarship available to Wyoming high school Students

Motivated college-bound high school seniors from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming are encouraged to visit the Daniels Fund website, www.DanielsFund.org to apply online for the Daniels Scholarship Program. The application deadline is Nov. 15,...

 

BLM prepares resource plan

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office is preparing a resource management plan (RMP) and environmental assessment (EA) for visual resource management and areas of critical environmental concern. The notice of availability has been...

 

Hello, new teachers

Editor’s note: The Saratoga Sun interviewed new teachers in Carbon County School District No. 2 to introduce them to the community. These are some of the new teachers. Alli Calvert Alli Calvert is beginning her science teaching career at HEM...

 

Accepting donations for Kayci Swimley

Tonya Hartman and Maggie Ingleby are still accepting donations to benefit friend and Saratoga resident Kayci Swimley, who was seriously injured in a car wreck in July. The two organized the Sept. 1 fundraising party at the Whistle Pig Saloon, which...

 

Medic awarded for EMS services

Bill Dahlke, a volunteer for South Central EMS, was granted the Pete Vase Medic of the Year Award for 2013. The award is given to one EMS crew in the state of Wyoming each year. This year, at the...

 

Discover crafts through canning

Those who love to store their own homemade goods can get their hands on a special canners workshop this weekend in Encampment. The Grand Encampment and Carbon County Museums are hosting Canning, the next adult workshop in the Heritage Workshop...

 

Platt rolls on to 100th year

Ralph Ezra Platt, son, grandson and great-grandson of Platte Valley pioneers, will celebrate his 100th birthday with a special congratulatory party this weekend. The party takes place from 1:30-3:30 p...

 
 By Liz Wood    News    September 11, 2013

Trekking along pioneer trails

Editor’s note: This is the first of a series of stories about pioneer trails passing through the Platte Valley and Wyoming. Sagebrush has grown over much of the evidence of the pioneers crossing...

 

Pantåhers defeat Baggs in first six-man game

Even as a brand new six-man football team, the Panthers proved they can already deliver the goods after their blistering 58-12 win over Little Snake River Valley. The Panthers showed that their hard...

 

Three-way win for Lady Tigers

The Lady Tigers growled their way to the top against Farson-Eden’s Lady Pronghorns Saturday, with their first three-way home-game win of the 2013 volleyball season. The final scores from that...

 

Lady Panthers in sweep mode

Fresh off a three-match win over Pine Bluffs, the Lady Panthers pulled another sweeping victory Saturday against HEM’s Lady Miners. The Panthers took down the Lady Miners with match scores of...

 

Reflections: School doors thrown open, rains damage logging roads, bowling leagues formed

101 years ago (The 1913-14 archives are unavailable) Sept. 12, 1912 The opening of school School opened Monday morning and the familiar call of the school bell sent many small feet hurrying toward the brick building on the hill side. Miss Clara... Full story

 

Illness and holiday makes for short week

It has been a short week this week. There was no Bridge because we were closed Monday for the holiday. There were not enough people here to play bingo on Tuesday or to play Right, Left and Center on Wednesday. Hopefully everyone will be back and... Full story

 

Saying goodbye to Jeannette

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... Full story

 

Coach sees improvement

The Saratoga Golf Team athletes proved they are working their way toward improvement during their recent two-day invitational in Lander. Coach Matt Daubner said he saw the kids play better at the invite, which took place Thursday and Friday,...

 

Good effort shown at Rawlins Invitational

Despite slower times than what was seen at their first meet, the Saratoga High School cross-country runners still gave an honest effort at Friday’s Rawlins Invitational. The meet took place at the...

 

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