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Articles from the October 15, 2014 edition

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 By Mike Dunn    News    October 15, 2014

Walkway project takes first step

From atop of the newly-set pedestrian bridge, a beaming Chuck Bartlett looked upstream towards the autumn-kissed aspens resting on the side of the riverbank. "I mean, look at that view ... it's...


Kent Leon Walton

Kent L. Walton, 64, of Saratoga, WY, passed away Oct. 1, 2014 at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. Kent was born in Burley, Idaho on Oct. 11, 1949 to Warren and Mary Walton. Kent attended school in...


Liberty Hope Lewis

Liberty Hope Lewis was born Sept. 23, 2014, at 3:55 a.m. at Verde Valley Medical Center in Cottonwood, Ariz. to Joshua and Rachel Lewis of Goodyear, Ariz. She weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces and was 19.5...


Avery Muse Gantt

Avery Muse Gantt was born on Oct. 13, 2014 at 2:31 a.m. in Rawlins. She was 6 pounds 0.9 ounce and 18.5 inches long at birth. She will make Saratoga her home with parents Jillian Murphy Gantt and...

 By Mike Dunn    News    October 15, 2014

Noise ordinance causing a ruckus

One of the town’s noise ordinances is a problem for local businesses, Saratoga councilman Steve Wilcoxson said at the Oct. 8 town council meeting. Ordinance 9.20.050 reads “no person shall...

 By Mike Dunn    News    October 15, 2014

Airport considers cameras

The Airport board feels as if adding an extra set of eyes to the airport may not be a bad idea. At their Oct. 9 regular scheduled meeting, new airport board member Arlen Hughes, proposed the idea of... Full story

 By Liz Wood    Opinion    October 15, 2014

No place like home

My husband and I returned from our vacation Monday night. Tom Dixon, a former editor of the Saratoga Sun got married in Phoenix last Friday and we decided to plan our vacation around his wedding. We... Full story


Town crews display professionalism

Late last week, the town of Saratoga completed the first part of the pedestrian bridge project. The project consisted of setting the 150-foot bridge over a span from Veterans Island to the inlet near the hot pool. Since 2009, the pedestrian bridge...


Does Carbon County really need a fire district?

Editor: The public has been asked to vote for a Fire District in Carbon County. A letter proposing such district was sent recently to those who live outside of town. Several possible improvements to our fire control were mentioned. 1) Better...


New direction a good thing

Editor, During this years primary it was fairly obvious, due to the number of brave candidates for mayor as well as the votes themselves, that folks were ready for a change. Mart Twain said it eloquently once. “Politicians, like baby diapers, need...

 By Mike Dunn    News    October 15, 2014

Sewer ordinance revamped

A new ordinance has several residents questioning sewer fee increases. Ordinance 828, which would increase the sewage fees in Saratoga in order to pay for the Saratoga Wastewater Outfall was amended...

 By Staff Report    News    October 15, 2014

Prescribed burn planned for Saratoga area

Weather permitting, between Oct. 15 and Dec. 31, 2014, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department will be conducting a prescribed burn approximately 13 miles northeast of Saratoga. Smoke may be visible for extended periods of time during three to four...

 By Mike Dunn    News    October 15, 2014

Saratoga ISO rating drops

The Saratoga residents may monetarily benefit from the Saratoga Volunteer Fire Department’s good work. The Insurance Service Organization (ISO) rating for the town of Saratoga has dropped from 6 to...

 By Staff Report    News    October 15, 2014

Teens encouraged to read

The Carbon County Library has a full month of events for October, which includes a reading competition for teens and preteens to recognize Teen Read Week. Children, ages 11-18, can compete for a creepy treat at all the Carbon County Libraries from...

 By Mike Dunn    News    October 15, 2014

Municipalities receive consensus funds

The town of Saratoga did not necessarily get all the money they requested from the Carbon County consensus funding meeting on Oct. 10, but it was good enough for Mayor John Zeiger and Town Clerk Suzie...

 By Mike Dunn    News    October 15, 2014

New School builds community

When you enter into the new Hanna Elementary School, it's like stepping into the entrance of a coal mine. The 71 students will walk through the long, rounded tunnels, "held up" by imitation wooden tru... Full story

 By Erik Gantt    News    October 15, 2014

Man threatened by mountain lion, kills lion

According to Biff Burton, Saratoga Game Warden, on Oct. 4 a hunter from Texas was threatened by a mountain lion in the Holroyd Park area, and ended up killing the predator. Burton said the man was...

 By Mike Dunn    Sports    October 15, 2014

Lady Tigers sweep the weekend

If there was even a shred of doubt the Encampment Lady Tiger volleyball team (4-0, 15-1) was a force to be reckoned with, it was surely removed this weekend. The Lady Tigers pulled off two impressive... Full story

 By Mike Dunn    Sports    October 15, 2014

Saratoga can't fend off conference foes

The past weekend was a tough one for the Saratoga Lady Panthers after they lost to two conference rivals. The Lady Panthers lost to the Burns Broncs in three games (13-25, 10-25, 16-25) and the...

 By Mike Dunn    Sports    October 15, 2014

Panther football drops sixth straight

The Saratoga Panther football (0-5, 0-6) squad continues to improve, head coach Scott Bokelman said. But the Panthers’ efforts were not enough to get it done in their 6-24 loss against the...

 By Mike Dunn    Sports    October 15, 2014

X-country running towards regional meet

Comparing to where his team was this time last year, head Saratoga cross country coach Rex Hohnholt is more than pleased with the performance of his team. The Panthers competed at the Cheyenne Invite...


Encampment to Steamboat Springs road, boy drowns at hatchery, plans for Encampment museum, game warden transferred

100 Years Ago Oct. 15, 1914 Above we print the cut of the proposed 35 miles of road to connect us with Denver. This route is from Encampment to within 15 miles of Steamboat Springs, Colo., and is one of the very best routes in the west for fishing,...


Seniors Menu

Carbon County Senior Centers Wednesday – Spaghetti with meat sauce, Italian vegetables, garlic bread, Mandarin oranges, cinnamon roll, chilled milk. Thursday – Chicken enchilada, sour cream/salsa, Spanish rice, zucchini, purple plums, chilled...


Getting ready for fall carnival

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...


Flu shots and other scary stuff

There were not enough here to play bingo on Tuesday. There were two full tables here for duplicate bridge on Monday. High winners were Pat Bailey and Gertrude Herold. Second high went to Mary Sjoden and Ruth Armstrong. It was so nice to see Ruth up h...


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