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Articles from the April 9, 2014 edition

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 By Mike Dunn    News    April 9, 2014

Landfill board seeks alternative recycling services

The announcement of Ark Regional Services scrapping their recycling program left the Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District Board (Landfill Board) members scrambling to find a place that wil...


Obituary: Joseph B. Stolns

Joseph B. Stolns, 72, of Saratoga died April 2, 2014 at the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital in Cheyenne. He was born Oct. 8, 1941 in Superior, Colorado to Lewis and Mary Ann Stolns. He worked as a water well driller. He was a member of St. Anne’s...


Obituary: Joshua Stephen Fritz

Joshua Stephen Fritz, 32, of Rawlins, passed away on April 3, 2014, due to an unforeseen tragic accident. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the Jeffrey...



In the Encampment Honor Roll in the April 2 edition of the Saratoga Sun, David Flauding was incorrectly identified as David Bradly, and Katelyn Russell was incorrectly identified as Katelyn Mae. Bradly and Mae are their respective middle names. The...

 By Mike Dunn    News    April 9, 2014

Teens seek to move Cancer Walk to downtown area

Saratoga Town Hall was filled with young faces at the April 1 town council meeting. More than a dozen students from Saratoga Middle/High School (SMHS) met with the council and the mayor to propose cha...


Wellness screenings being next week

Wellness screenings coming to Saratoga, Encampment and Hanna this month offer 13 different tests to assess the health of individuals participating, plus additional screenings for blood pressure and possibly bone density. Blood draws in Saratoga and... Full story

 By Mike Dunn    Opinion    April 9, 2014

Taking underdogs for a long walk

I have been a sports fan my entire life. Being the son of a long-time high school football and baseball coach, I have really never been away from sports. Whether it is supporting the Wyoming Cowboys,...

 By John Zeiger    Opinion    April 9, 2014

Employees appreciate boss who takes time to listen

Editor, The first reality television show was Candid Camera that started back in 1947. In 2002 another reality show “Survival” saw the largest ever television audience for their first episode. We now have such reality shows as Duck Dynasty,...

 By Staff Report    News    April 9, 2014

Crash claims Saratoga resident

A Saratoga resident was involved in a fatal traffic wreck on April 1. Twenty-four year old Shane F. Grove, originally from Dubois, Wyo., died after he was thrown from his vehicle near Encampment. According a release from the Wyoming State Patrol...


Christian Center marks milestones

Saratoga’s Platte Valley Christian Center Assembly of God has a lot to be celebrating this weekend. Over a three-day period, the PV Christian Center will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the... Full story

 By Doug Radunich    News    April 9, 2014

WGFD update Trout Unlimited on river, fisheries

Members of the Platte Valley Trout Unlimited Chapter and Wyoming Game and Fish (WGFD) met Thursday to discuss both river work and fish sampling within the southeast Wyoming region. The evening's...

 By Staff Report    News    April 9, 2014

Cloud seeding suspended

The Wyoming Water Development Office has suspended cloud seeding operation in the Medicine Bow and Sierra Madre Ranges portion of the Wyoming Weather Modification Pilot Program (WWMPP) because of current snowpack conditions. Snow water equivalent...


Wyoming Lions convention roars in to Saratoga

Nearly 100 Lions Club members from throughout Wyoming are expected to convene in Saratoga this weekend for the annual Wyoming State Lions Convention, Saratoga Lions Club president Gilbert (Gib) Blumenthal announced. The local service organization is... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    April 9, 2014

WGFD offers free workshop for online hunting licenses

The Laramie Regional Office of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) is offering a local workshop to help people apply for hunting licenses online. “This year, Game and Fish has gone entirely to online applications for the draw, and most... Full story


Store blooming after 30 years

After three decades of business in the Valley, The Flower Pot florist in Saratoga is still going strong. Owner/designer Connie McGuire said it is hard to believe it has been 30 years since she opened...

 By Mike Dunn    News    April 9, 2014

Veterans Island to close for bridge installation

Just as the weather starts to warm up, the town of Saratoga will be down one public park. Veterans Island Park will be closed to the public during parts of this summer to make way for the pedestrian b...

 By Doug Radunich    News    April 9, 2014

The nuts and bolts of bridge repair

After being closed for minor damage in January, the bridge near Flying Diamond Ranch has been repaired and is open to traffic. Workers from Simon Contractors had been removing rivets and angle irons...

 By Doug Radunich    Sports    April 9, 2014

Eleven Panthers make top five at Wheatland

With 11 athletes placing in the top five, the Saratoga High School Track and Field team showed vast improvement at last weekend’s Wheatland Invite. Katie Loose, Kelsie Samson, Haley Soles, Cameron C...


Reflections: Local criminals caught, folks petition at hot pool

101 years ago April 10, 1913 Ferris making reputation According to the Los Angeles Times, Ralph Ferris is putting Rawlins on the map, by claiming to be a citizen of Rawlins and cutting up capers in Los Angeles that would do credit to a citizen of a...

 By Sue Howe    Lifestyles    April 9, 2014

New driver at center

There were four here for bingo this week. Two-dollar winners were Merle Starr, and Berneil McCord. Then Merle Starr and Madaline Forbes shared the $2 blackout round. There were four here for Bridge Monday. High winner was Vivien Campbell and second...


Hanna beautician volunteers

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...


Police Report

From March 31 through April 6, the Saratoga Police Department responded to 113 calls including the following classifications: Ambulance (2); bar check (6); business checks (47); citizen assist (2); civil assist (1); destruction of property (1); dog...

 By Mike Dunn    Lifestyles    April 9, 2014

Giving victims a voice

Every year, more than 22 million people a year fall victim to a crime. They are friends, neighbors, relatives and co-workers. Bringing attention to your (peers) is exactly why April 6 through 12 is...


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