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Carbon County sophomores rank high in substance abuse

By Madeline Weiss According to a fact sheet from the 2014 Prevention Needs Assessment, sophomores in Carbon County are exceeding state averages in substance abuse. Talking early and talking often is...

 
 By Liz Wood    News    September 23, 2015

Party on the Platte raises $95K

Hollywood celebrities were lining up at Brush Creek Ranch for actress Allison Williams' wedding Saturday night, but the real players in the Valley were at the Party on the Platte fundraiser. A packed...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    September 23, 2015

Local grocery store takes action

After a video posted on Facebook garnered over 87,000 views by the morning of Sept. 20, Valley Foods in Saratoga is addressing concerns over its food labeling procedures. The subject of the video was...

 

Isaac Takashi Laux

Zachary and Aya Laux are proud to announce the birth of their son, Isaac Takashi Laux. Isaac was born at 5:52 a.m. Sept. 5, 2015 at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colo. He weighed 6...

 

Lunar Eclipse Sunday

A total lunar eclipse will be visible over southern Wyoming, weather permitting, on the evening of Sept. 27. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes through at least a part of the shadow cast by the earth, darkening the moon’s surface as seen...

 

Police Department to crack down on traffic laws

According to mayor Ed Glode, the police department has been more vigilant in enforcing traffic laws. “We’ve been having a lot more pulling over and citations recently.” Motioning to Bridge...

 

River banks under pressure

Landowners confronted with loss of riverbank area are able to work with groups like Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust (WWNRT) and Trout Unlimited (TU) in order to save their land. Greg...

 

CCSD#2 'average' by state accountability standards

Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD#2) is overall average with regards to Wyoming’s state accountability system. According to superintendent Jim Copeland, this means the schools are...

 

A good argument

I like a good argument … a debate … verbal sparring … even a decent row. I will sit down and discuss any subject — but prefer to have that conversation with someone who knows what they are...

 

Mama Sage

Sagebrush ecosystems make up a vast portion of lands in the arid mountain west; the cold desert. To passersby the land may look devoid of life, dry, and lacking productivity. In reality, sagebrush provide lodging and food to small and big game...

 

Hunting and gathering

The Saratoga Community Garden members are eating their vegetables, Steve Deorio said before the Saratoga Town Council on Sept. 15. However, they have just begun their harvest, and Deorio said that the...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    September 23, 2015

Airport board approves sign

Milo Hunter, a member of Boy Scout Troop 153, received approval from the airport board to move forward with building a new sign for Shively Filed as an Eagle Scout project. The new sign will depict...

 
 By Erik Gantt    News    September 23, 2015

Master Plan team has new member

Kassey Westring, former Saratoga town council member, joined the Saratoga Master Plan Steering Committee at their Sept. 16 meeting. Westring is also a former employee of PMPC Engineering. The...

 

Platts returns to Saratoga after international tour

Sam Platts, formerly of Saratoga, will make a homecoming on Friday at the Saratoga Resort and Spa. Platts' band, Sam Platts and the Kootenai Three, are currently in the process of recording a new...

 

Building a fire

The sensual, spacious sounds of The Bird and the Bear returned to Saratoga Sept. 11 and the Saratoga Sun took some time to talk with the duo about their roots and life in Music City, Nashville, Tenn....

 

High-dollar roadsters bring big bucks to Encampment

"This is the art of the car," said Community Liaison for the Colorado Grand, Eddie O'Brien summing up the automobile side of the tour that made its way from Steamboat Springs, Colo. to Encampment...

 

Police Report

From Sept. 14, 2015 through Sept. 20, 2015, the SPD responded to 152 calls including the following classifications: 911 hang up (1); Abandoned Vehicle (1); Agency Assistance (3); Alcohol Offense (1); Ambulance (1); Animal Problem (1); Assist...

 

Lady Panthers take big win from Burns at home

When the Saratoga Lady Panthers (1-0, 7-4 overall) leave a huddle on the court, they all shout "work together," before returning to their positions. They did exactly that last Thursday, defeating...

 
 By Liz Wood    Sports    September 23, 2015

Lady Tigers rope Longhorns, bury Miners

The Encampment Lady Tigers' Volleyball team (2-0, 10-1) won back to back matches Saturday, first playing the Rock River Longhorns (6-4), then at Hanna, with the only rest being on the bus. The Lady...

 

Deja vu

Working hard against another bigger, faster, more experienced team led to the Saratoga Panthers (0-2) second 0-55 loss in two weeks on the gridiron. Head Coach Scott Bokelman has said from the...

 

XC shows another week of speeding up

The Saratoga Cross Country team went to Fort Collins, Colo. for the John Martin Invitational over the weekend and overall saw some improvments from their times at the Liberty Bell invitational on...

 
 By Liz Wood    Sports    September 23, 2015

Golfers look for state trophy

The Saratoga Panther Golf team had their best scores yet on Saturday in Lusk, which could mean they have a chance at a trophy at state this week. Guy Erickson finished sixth, with the team finishing i...

 

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