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 By Joshua Wood    News    January 19, 2022 

Who's conflicted?

Who does and who does not have a conflict of interest was at least one highlight of discussion during the January 12 meeting of the Saratoga-Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (SCCIJPB). As the...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    January 19, 2022 

New face for MedBow public works

Mayor Sharon Biamon called the Medicine Bow Town Council meeting to order at 7 p.m. on January 10 at the Medicine Bow Community Hall.  Councilmembers Lucinda Schofield, Cynthia Chace, and Sharon...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    January 12, 2022

A push for Pickett

After more than a decade languishing in the pre-planning stages, Never Forget Park in Memory of Tyler Pickett may finally become a reality this spring.  During the January 4 meeting of the Saratoga...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    January 12, 2022

Saratoga moves forward on Spring Street

Though the New Year has just begun, concerns over being unable to get on a construction schedule this year has motivated the Town of Saratoga to move quickly on the replacement of the Spring Street...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    December 29, 2021

Renaming Pickett Park

For over a decade, as a park in memory of Staff Sergeant Tyler Pickett has been discussed, planned and a seemingly far-off dream, it has gone through many names. During that time, it has often been...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    December 29, 2021

Saratoga to begin 6th penny projects

The Saratoga Town Council and the Saratoga-Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board (SCCIJPB) are beginning to look at projects for the One Percent Specific Purpose Sales and Use Tax (6th penny tax)....

 

Hanna honors town employees

The Hanna Town Council met at 6:30 p.m. on December 14 at Hanna Town Hall. The mayor and three council members were present. Council member Jayson Nordquist was absent. The Council in a matter of...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    December 1, 2021

Lost and found

The Saratoga Police Department now has yet another tool when it comes to addressing crime in Saratoga.  During the November 16 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, the governing body authorized the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 24, 2021

Questioning authority

Who is the ultimate authority when municipal boards are in disagreement?  This was the question raised by Councilmember D’Ron Campbell during the November 16 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council....

 

Lights? Camera? Action?

“Shane come back… Shane… Come back…,” child actor Brandon De Wilde shouted out at the mysterious cowboy who rode into the sunrise after saving the boy’s town from bad men. It is the last...

 

Wood awarded BPOY

The Saratoga Sun's own Joshua Wood has been named Carbon County Board of Realtors 2021 Business Person of the Year. Each year, the Board of Realtors take nominations from their membership as to who...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 10, 2021

Saratoga council passes vaccine resolution

The Saratoga Town Council waded into the polarized and politicized debate over vaccines on November 2 as they unanimously passed a resolution relating to vaccine requirements, despite apparent...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    November 3, 2021

Kicking the can

Though the Town of Saratoga is well into the Fiscal Year 2021/2022, work is continuing on the audit for Fiscal Year 2019/2020. During the October 19 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, Mayor Creed J...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    October 27, 2021

I can see clearly now

Though the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) hasn’t yet painted crosswalks at the intersections of 1st Street and Bridge Avenue, the Town of Saratoga has taken steps to address both...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    October 27, 2021

Saratoga council discusses burial plots

While it may not be affordable for some people to live in Saratoga, one can spend eternity here for nearly dirt cheap prices. The low cost of burial plots at the Saratoga Cemetery was a point of discu...

 

Walking the talk

It isn’t a secret how busy the intersection of 1st Street and Bridge Avenue in Saratoga is on any given day.  Wyoming Highway 130, which becomes 1st Street once it enters town limits, is the route to the Snowy Range, the Sierra Madres and... Full story

 

An answer is needed for housing

If there’s one thing I can agree with the Saratoga Town Council on when it comes to the issue of income-based housing, it’s there is no quick or easy answer. To be honest, I don’t think anyone... Full story

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    October 13, 2021

Water mess

Flooding is not often a concern of Saratoga's in the fall months, as it is usually low water season. On the night of October 5, however, the Saratoga Town Council called a brief recess because water w...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    October 13, 2021

No simple answer

The discussion of affordable housing returned to the chambers of the Saratoga Town Council on October 5 as Reverend Steven Niccolls addressed the governing body on behalf of the Platte Valley...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    October 6, 2021

A path to affordable housing

As growth continues to come to Saratoga, the topic of affordable housing appears to be becoming more and more relevant. In May 2021, Saratoga resident Steve Niccolls appeared before the Saratoga...

 

The Purity of a Community

It is sometimes hard for me not to miss the life I had overseas because, often, it was a lot of fun. At one point I was writing for a magazine where my job was going to different nightclubs in Taipei... Full story

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    October 6, 2021

Water, water everywhere

While the Platte River may be low this time of year, a minor flood occurred in front of the Saratoga Town Hall during the October 5 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council. As the governing body was... Full story

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 29, 2021

Determining the need

Is there a need for affordable housing in Saratoga? This is the question at least one member of the Saratoga Town Council is hoping to answer. As housing itself continues to be scarce in...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 29, 2021

Walk this way?

On any given day, entering 1st Street/Wyoming Highway 130 in Saratoga from Bridge Avenue typically requires saying a prayer, holding your breath and stepping on the gas pedal.  It can be just as...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 29, 2021

River concerns raised

With the highwater season all but a distant memory, flooding concerns may be the last thing on most people's minds. At the September 21 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, however, a request to do...

 

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