Articles from the December 8, 2021 edition

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  • Democrats select three

    Joshua Wood|Dec 8, 2021

    Just one day after the retirement of Carbon County Treasurer Patty Bentsen, three candidates were selected to be presented to the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCC) on December 7. The Carbon County Democratic Party Central Committee, led by Chairman Jacob Mickselsen, held a meeting at the Rawlins Library on December 4 to interview potential replacements for Bentsen. The requirements of filling a vacancy in county elected offices is laid out under Wyoming State Statute 22-18-111 (ii). Un...

  • Weighing trash

    Micky Jones|Dec 8, 2021

    The Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) met December 1 for their regularly scheduled meeting. Amongst the topics discussed were the possibility of landfill system changes and an addition to the Saratoga landfill for a recycling facility. Brought to the table in the December meeting was a weigh in and weight out option for all trash, with a paid collection at the gate. The proposal would eliminate billing all together and create a pay by weight or possibly bag system....

  • Helen Diane Hodgkiss

    Dec 8, 2021

    We regretfully announce the passing of Helen Diane Hodgkiss of Saratoga, Wyoming, on November 19th, 2021. Helen was born on July 3rd, 1949, to Don and Mable Henderson in Rawlins, Wyoming. Helen was a force of nature, determined to provide for her family and give them the life she felt they deserved. Her family meant more to her than anything else in the world, something she often mentioned. She was unendingly proud of her children and grandchildren's accomplishments and always tried her best to... Full story

  • A foundation for education

    Staff Report|Dec 8, 2021

    The Wyoming Community Foundation will award over $200,000 to Wyoming students this year, helping students study at colleges, universities, and trade schools across Wyoming and the country. Until the deadline of March 1st, 2022, students can apply for scholarships for all majors, levels of study, and institutions. Many of these scholarships support multiple years of study, but must be applied for prior to starting college. The Wyoming Community Foundation supports scholarship applicants in several ways. Students should visit...

  • Berniel McCord

    Dec 8, 2021

    Berniel McCord passed away peacefully from this world on October 31, 2021 at her home in Saratoga. Momma was born August 3, 1924 on her family ranch near Eckert, Colorado. She joined her sister, Robert and brother, Bill, in Saratoga where she married, settled down and raised her family. Berneil was an avid rock hound and enjoyed camping, fishing and roaming around the desert. She is survived by her daughters; Joni Kimsey (Ed Kennedy) of Saratoga and Cathy Williams (Gary) of Redmond, Oregon.... Full story

  • Finding the right gift

    Micky Jones|Dec 8, 2021

    Why do we give gifts? Every Christmas, birthday, anniversary and special occasion we carefully choose and offer gifts to our loved ones. It’s something we do naturally and most of us don’t think about its deeper implications. The giving of gifts may be one of the oldest of human activities that predates civilization and may go back to the origin of our species. Even in primitive cavemen culture, the giving of gifts was fairly common as it was used to show love and affection towards one ano...

  • Don't wait, vaccinate

    Saratoga Sun Editorial|Dec 8, 2021

    Nearly two years since the global pandemic began, the newest variant of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has been detected in the United States. We are still learning about omicron, the most recent variant first discovered in South Africa. Both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have classified it as a Variant of Concern. Due to its early detection, it is still unclear if this variant is more severe than the original coronavirus or if it’s more transmissible. According to both organizations, while there is c... Full story

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  • A Wild Vision for Carbon County

    Mike Armstrong|Dec 8, 2021

    April Avery started her business Wild Vision, which is based in Hanna, almost by accident. She was developing some pictures and her husband's grandkids asked her to make some postcards. "I had been a scrimshaw artist for about 20 years, but the detail needed became too difficult to continue because of my arthritis," Avery said. "So when the kids asked me put photos on postcards, it started me to learn different computer programs that allowed me to layer my photos. Then I started designing the...

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