Articles from the December 28, 2023 edition

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  • A Body of Work

    Kathleen Stinson for the Saratoga Sun|Dec 28, 2023

    While it is known unlicensed and unregulated tattooing is going on in Carbon County, neither the county nor the City of Rawlins regulates the activity at this time. Megan Cragun, Communicable Disease Unit Outreach Coordinator for the Carbon County Public Health Department, said the county does not have any regulations or policies on opening a tattoo shop or on tattooing. “Anybody can tattoo a person in their garage or wherever,” Cragun said in an interview. “Some counties have funding to...

  • Police Department still working on staffing

    Kathleen Stinson for the Saratoga Sun|Dec 28, 2023

    Police Chief Mike Morris made a presentation on staffing issues in dispatch services under reports from his department at the December 19 Saratoga Town Council meeting. Morris said his new full time dispatcher, Joshua Mathieu, has been hired and is in training. “So far he is doing very well,” Morris said. He said he got the two dispatch call takers, Tiffany Moore and Tana Davi, hired as well and they have worked “a couple of shifts.” “Lieutenant (John) Moore and I have worked in dispatch a bit from time-to-time,” he said....

  • County clerk to comment on drop box rules

    Kathleen Stinson for the Saratoga Sun|Dec 28, 2023

    County Clerk Gwynn Bartlett told the Carbon County Commissioners at their December 19 meeting she is going to submit a comment on Secretary of State Chuck Gray’s proposed new rules on drop boxes. The county drop box, located at the courthouse, is a way after hours to submit to the clerk’s office such items as child support payments and vehicle registration, for example, Bartlett said. She said the Secretary of State is proposing absentee ballots be submitted to the clerk inside the office. He wants the box to be placed inside the clerk’s...

  • Town & Country Realty Announces Broker Completes Crs

    Dec 28, 2023

    Saratoga, WY — Town & Country Realty announced that Broker Amanda Shahadey has been awarded the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation by the Residential Real Estate Council, a not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS®. REALTORS® who receive the CRS Designation have completed advanced professional training and demonstrated outstanding professional achievement in residential real estate. Only 22,000 REALTORS® nationwide have earned the...

  • A Reminder From the Wyoming Highway Patrol

    Dec 28, 2023

    It’s hard to have a happy holiday when you’re arrested for drunk driving. During this busy winter holiday season, the Wyoming Highway Patrol is teaming up with Law Enforcement all across Wyoming to urge drivers to think twice before drinking and driving. The Wyoming Highway Patrol and local Law Enforcement want all drivers to remember this lifesaving message: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. Drivers will see officers, deputies and troopers working on a special high-visibility enforcement... Full story

  • A data driven approach

    Joshua Wood|Dec 28, 2023

    It seems that hospitals can often get a bad wrap. This seems especially true due to the plethora of medical dramas over the years in which medical professionals are able to solve complex health issues by the end of an episode or a cranky, anti-social but genius doctor can determine a diagnosis no other doctor could. Just like restaurants or coffee shops, recommendations and reviews are often subjective. Memorial Hospital of Carbon County (MHCC), however, is now using a familiar tool in a new...

  • Platte Valley students earn honors at Chadron State College

    Dec 28, 2023

    Hannah Williams of Saratoga earned a Master of Arts in Education. Seventy-seven candidates for graduate degrees were honored at Chadron State College’s Winter Commencement at 2 p.m. Dec. 15 in the Chicoine Center. CSC announces students on the President’s List Chadron State College has announced 365 names on the President’s List. A cumulative grade point average of at least is required for the academic honor. To qualify, students must also be enrolled in 12 credit hours of coursework, be seeking their first bachelor’s degree, and have... Full story

  • What Makes Christmas So Special?

    Dec 28, 2023

    When I was growing up, I always wondered why Christmas was so special. I remember helping put up the Christmas tree, and then wondering when the presents would appear. But it wasn’t the presents because, after a few weeks the trucks or cars or what ever the presents were the newness wore off and then the toy would sit in the corner and collect dust. It wasn’t the Charlie Brown Christmas specials, even though I still like to watch them today. I must admit that familiar tune that played when the show starts and continues through the entire sh...

  • Make These 10 Doctor-Recommended Health Resolutions in the New Year

    Dec 28, 2023

    The New Year is the perfect time to hit the reset button on your health and wellness. Not sure where to start? Doctors say you can make the biggest impact with small, incremental tweaks to your routine. “It is quite common after the holidays to think about all you’ve eaten or your reduced physical activity and get discouraged,” says Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, M.D., MPH, president of the American Medical Association (AMA). “But the good news is you don’t have to make major health changes in...

  • A Rocking Holiday Concert

    Dec 28, 2023

  • Comfort and Joy

    Dec 28, 2023

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  • Mixed results for Encampment basketball

    Joshua Wood|Dec 28, 2023

    The Encampment Tigers and Lady Tigers went into the Christmas Break with two games and a non-conference tournament with mixed results for both teams.   Encampment vs. North Park On December 12, Tiger Nation hosted the North Park Wildcats which resulted in a non-conference win for both teams. The Tigers took down the Walden, Colorado team with a score of 51-39. The Lady Tigers, meanwhile, ended the game with a score of 54-48.   Lingle-Ft. Laramie Dogger Classic Then, on December 15 and...

  • Cowboys to Face Toledo in 2023 Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl

    University of Wyoming Sports Media Team|Dec 28, 2023

    For the third consecutive season the Wyoming Cowboys will be playing in a bowl game, which is the first time that has happened in Wyoming school history. The Cowboys have accepted an invitation to the 2023 Bartstool Sports Arizona Bowl, marking the second consecutive year the Pokes will play in Tucson and the third time in the past five seasons. Wyoming will face the University of Toledo Rockets in this year’s Arizona Bowl. The 2023 Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl will kick off on Saturday, Dec. 30 at 2:30 p.m., Mountain Time in Tucson, Ariz.... Full story

  • Chatting with the Chief: Addressing Response Time Concerns

    Joshua Wood|Dec 28, 2023

    In the days since a shooting in Saratoga on December 16 in which a suspect fired approximately 40 rounds into a residence and vehicle, public response has been both swift and critical with concern over the response time by the Saratoga Police Department. According to Saratoga Police Chief Mike Morris, the response time to the shooting was a little over 10 minutes. “The call came in approximately 1:01 in the morning and from there until the first officer was notified, it was about five minutes...

  • Twas the Night Before Christmas

    Dec 28, 2023

    We wouldn’t quite say “Not a creature was stirring...” but the streets of Saratoga were quiet & peaceful over Christmas weekend. The area was able to celebrate a White Christmas thanks to snow on Saturday into the early morning hours of Christmas Eve. The holiday lights along Bridge Street were shining and assisted by the full moon, on a seasonably cold night, gave Saratoga a magical holiday glow....

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