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Articles from the November 5, 2014 edition

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 By Liz Wood    News    November 5, 2014

Carbon County Cowboys ride into history

The room was brimming with cowboy hats. Cowboys and ranchers from across the state filled the room at the Fort Reno building at the Wyoming State Fairgrounds in Douglas Sunday afternoon. They were... Full story

 By Mike Dunn    News    November 5, 2014

MRSA scare temporarily shuts down hot pools

Possible contamination caused the town of Saratoga to close the Hot Pool last Thursday. Town officials say the hot pool was closed after an individual, who had been admitted to the hospital for the...

 By Mike Dunn    News    November 5, 2014

Noise ordinance causes commotion at Town Hall

Discussion of the noise ordinance resulted in heated discussion at the Saratoga Town Council meeting on Oct. 21. Ordinance 9.20.050 reads “no person shall between the hours of ten [10] p.m. and...

 By Mike Dunn    News    November 5, 2014

Increased costs sink river bank stabilization project

The bank stabilization project will not move forward, Saratoga Mayor John Zeiger said. The project, which was intended to clean the cement rip-rap on the river bank behind the town of Saratoga shop...

 By Staff Report    News    November 5, 2014

Forest service waives fees for Veterans Day

The U.S. Forest Service will waive fees at most of its day-use recreation sites from Nov. 8 - 11, in honor of Veterans Day. The fee waiver is the last of four offered this year. The program is in cooperation with other federal land management...


Bet you're glad that's done

I’m Keith McLendon, and I approved this message. Of course I did. I wrote the damned thing. After a given candidate has run on for his 30 seconds about how evil he thinks his opponent is, they then... Full story


Community Garden Fall Luncheon a Success

Editor, I would like to thank the Saratoga Sun for covering the First Annual Saratoga Community Garden Fall luncheon. We all had fun making dishes from our produce, hosting the town employees and others that have helped us, and giving away some of...


Cowboys Code

We are the Cowboy State for many reasons. This past weekend, four of Carbon County’s cowboys were recognized for their contribution to the state of Wyoming as ranchers. Wyoming is so cowboy, we have a Cowboy Code of Ethics. Wyoming was the first...

 By Mike Dunn    News    November 5, 2014

Tourism director pays visit to Platte Valley

Wyoming's head of tourism did some traveling herself last week. Diane Shober, the Executive Director of the Wyoming Office of Tourism, visited Saratoga community members at Sweet Marie's on Oct. 29....

 By Staff Report    News    November 5, 2014

Burton receives scholarship

“We are pleased to award the Gary Beach Memorial Scholarship to Rebecca Burton, a Wildlife and Fisheries Biology and Management student at the University”, Bobbie Frank, Executive Director of the Wyoming Natural Resource Foundation, said. Burton...

 By Erik Gantt    News    November 5, 2014

Footsteps through time

On a perfect fall-color drive a little over one month ago, John Farr told the story of making Battle Pass a scenic byway. The story of the pass itself includes paleoindians hunting mammoths, settlers... Full story

 By Liz Wood    Sports    November 5, 2014

Lady Tigers head to state

The Encampment Lady Tigers qualified for the state tournament Saturday morning with a win against the Dubois Lady Rams. The win came after a crushing loss against Cokeville Friday night. "(Cokeville)... Full story


Opera house opens, town council, a new hoist

Reprint of this story from the November 6, 1903 issue of The Grand Encampment Herald brought to you courtesy of Grandma’s Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community. A new opera house Grand Encampment is going to have a...


School Menus

Saratoga Schools Breakfast Wednesday – Breakfast pizza or cereal/string cheese, fruit or juice, milk. Thursday – Breakfast burrito or cereal/string cheese, fruit or juice, milk. Monday – Breakfast pastry or cereal and yogurt, fruit or juice,...


Police Report

From Oct. 27 through Nov. 2, the Saratoga Police Department responded to 104 calls including the following classifications: Alarm (3); assist business (1); bar check (8); business checks (44); citizen assist (2); barking dog complaint (2); dog bite...


Veterans Day assemblies

Schools in the Valley are holding Veterans Day assemblies on Tuesday to honor those who have served their country. The Encampment School’s Grand Encampment Chapter of National Honor Society is holding their Veterans Day assembly at 11 a.m. Tuesday...

 By Erik Gantt    Sports    November 5, 2014

Regionals end in disappointment for Lady Panthers

The Lady Panther volleyball team brought their A game to the pigtail match against Lusk last Monday and showed what they are capable of. Even with a slow start, Saratoga took the Lady Tigers in four...


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