Articles from the December 11, 2019 edition

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  • Appraisals and conflicts

    Joshua Wood|Dec 11, 2019

    “I was elected to try and get things done. I had somebody tell me the other day out in the public that they don’t think this council has done a damn thing and I kind of agree with them.” During the Dec. 2 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, comments from Councilmember Bob Keel took aim at a town council that is “split and obviously non-functioning.” Keel’s statements were just part of a larger discussion that took place under council comments that centered around events from the Nov. 19 tow...

  • Talking trash

    Mike Armstrong|Dec 11, 2019

    The mayors of Hanna, Elk Mountain and Medicine Bow were among those in attendance at the most recent meeting of the High Country Joint Powers Board (HCJPB) on Dec. 5 at the Hanna Town Hall. Residents from all three towns were in attendance with concerns about the closure of the landfill shared by the three municipalites. The landfill in Hanna is slated to be closed July 1, 2020. In 2016 the three municipalities came together and decided on a plan that would be acceptable to all communities. The...

  • Chamber seeking directors for board

    Staff Report|Dec 11, 2019

    The Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber is seeking nominations from its membership for positions on the nine-member Board of Directors. Directors are elected by ballot at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner on February 6 with a three year term beginning in February. According to Stacy Crimmins, CEO of the Chamber, the terms due to expire are currently held by Laurie Box, Susan Marich and Bob Herring. All three directors have expressed interest in serving another three year term and will be added to the ballot. In addition, there is one open seat that e...

  • An appropriate response

    Saratoga Sun Editorial|Dec 11, 2019

    We at the Saratoga Sun would like to applaud Hanna Marshal Jeff Neimark and extend to him our gratitude. Last week, the Sun reported on an incident that took place in Medicine Bow involving an armed suspect. For approximately 20 years, this small town at the intersection of Carbon, Natrona and Albany counties has been without local law enforcement and has relied upon the Carbon County Sheriff’s Department. While they are attempting to get a law enforcement program started again, Medicine Bow is left unprepared for situations such as the one t... Full story

  • Speaking of winter

    Joshua Wood|Dec 11, 2019

    In this week’s Saratoga Sun, readers will find our annual Winter Sports Preview. Now that the gridiron is covered with snow and the volleyball net is put away, it’s time to begin thinking about basketball and wrestling. While these two sports may be what most think about when it comes to winter sports, what comes to mind for me is speech and debate. Yes, I know that speech and debate isn’t “technically” a sport. It’s still an important extracurricular activity. I have been and always will... Full story

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  • Making Memories in a Spirited Manner

    Mike Armstrong|Dec 11, 2019

    The Spirit Vault in the Cheyenne Club at Brush Creek's Farm has few counterparts anywhere in the world. Coming into the lounge area where there is a bar for pouring drinks, the most overwhelming sight is all the bottles that are kept in their individual lockers. Matt Sandoval, who describes himself as a memory maker, said each vault gives out information on each bottle every time it is removed. The spirit vault is literally that. Each bottle is electronically tagged and, when it leaves its...

  • Going All-State

    Mike Armstrong|Dec 11, 2019

    The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School girls volleyball team has put their season behind them and many of the players are focusing on the upcoming basketball season. Volleyball coach Jackie Jones was pleased with the accolades from the conference on her team and couldn't be happier Amy and Madison Campbell made All-State. "Whenever a player receives a postseason honor, it is a testament to hard work and good showings throughout a season," Jones said. "For many it also an honor...

  • Rimmer awarded All-State

    Mike Armstrong|Dec 11, 2019

    Saratoga Panther Noah Rimmer was acknowledged by Wyoming Coaches Association with being selected as an All-State football player this year. "I'm excited I got the award," Rimmer said. "I am honored of course and I was happy that other coaches could see that I am the type of player they consider All-State." Last year, because Saratoga started its first season in six-man, no players were recognized. Rimmer was happy this wasn't the case this season. "I am glad to get this award, because last year...

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