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Family footsteps

Jezria Collins recently established a new Saratoga business, Provident Realty. "I am very connected to Carbon County since I was born and raised here," Collins said. "I got my brokers license at 20...


RMP rehearses re-powering

As a part of Rocky Mountain Power's Energy Vision 2020 initiative last week the company began testing the process of replacing wind turbine nacelles and blades at the Seven Mile Hill wind farm. Rocky...


Solitude versus Inclusion

The second layer of the Economic Development Tiers Includes Quality of Life and Workforce Development. This month my thoughts turn to the third block: Infrastructure Development. Living in a small, rural, isolated community can be thought of as a...


Cooley named Wyo. Realtor of the Year

Marcy Cooley is a total Carbon County girl, although in her early years, she was raised in Rock River. When her father told her the family was going to live in Encampment, Cooley was resistant. She...


Keeping data safe

Doing business in the 21st century means thinking about the possibility of data breaches. Technology has become so prevalent in our everyday life, we don’t often think about what could happen if we lost all that information. When starting a small b...


Get a job! We did!

Depending where you live in Carbon County, summer jobs for high school students can be difficult to find. Basil Phillips, a junior at Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) Middle/High School and...


Sewing up another

Now that the "Susan Lucci curse" has been broken, Laura Morrow can add yet another award to her collection following the Women of Influence awards on Aug. 16. Morrow had already been awarded the...


A Firewater first

Firewater Public House (Firewater) turned one year old on Aug 19. "It is shocking to me that it has been a year already but simultaneously it feels slow but there is relief we got here, there is no...

 By Joshua Wood    Business    August 8, 2018

Cooley Realtor of the year

In the world of real estate, some people come and go while others stick around for the long haul. Marcy Cooley is the one of the latter. Having obtained her real estate license on June 1, 1994 she...

 By Joshua Wood    Business    August 8, 2018

Shedding a curse

Local business owner and philanthropist Laura Morrow calls it the "Susan Lucci curse." Lucci, who was a regular on the soap opera "All My Children" from 1970 to 2011, had been nominated for an Emmy...

 By Joshua Wood    Business    August 8, 2018

Hack's tackles 25 years

For 25 years, Michael "Hack" Patterson has been the trusted name when it comes to tackle, flies and guiding. Right up front, Hack will tell you that he is probably a little too honest and that his...


JW Hugus gets 10 years

The surname Hugus is not only well known in the Valley, but in other parts of Wyoming also. J.W. Hugus once owned 12 businesses in southern Wyoming and northern Colorado. The Hugus Company Mercantile...

 By Mike Armstrong    Business    May 2, 2018

Spirit of Wyoming lands in Hanna

The Small Business Administration of Wyoming (SBA) District Office gave the Small Business Spirit of Wyoming award to a business in Hanna. Kyle and Amelia Young, owners of the Hanna Market, was presen...

 By Joshua Wood    Business    May 2, 2018

Sims takes 'crack' at new business

Beginning May 7, residents of the Platte Valley will no longer be seeing Kendra Sims' smiling face at Albany County Chiropractic - Saratoga. After 10 years, Sims has decided to go into business for...

 By Staff Report    Business    May 2, 2018

Realtor of the Year

Jenn Rothenberger has been selected as Carbon County Realtor of the Year for 2017. Jenn received her Real Estate license in 2007 and her Brokers License in 2010 and has been an active member of the...


Wyoming personal income on upswing

Wyoming's average personal income saw modest growth in the third quarter of 2017 after two previous quarters of region-leading improvements, according to figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor... Full story


Oil, gas upticks give Wyoming a boost

After the first four months of Wyoming’s fiscal year 2017 elapsed, figures published by the state show some uptick in economic activity in the state thanks in part to a pickup in the oil and gas sectors. Other sectors of the economy have not fared... Full story


State economy shows bounce

A set of economic indicators published by the Economic Analysis Division of the State of Wyoming Department of Administration and Information this month show mixed results as the state’s economy struggles to improve from languid performance the las... Full story


Store stresses service

For Adam Clarke, manager of Valley Foods in Saratoga, operating a grocery store is nothing new; it's been the family business for three generations, starting with his grandfather who opened a grocery... Full story


Burns Insurance named Wyoming 'best business'

Burns Insurance, winner of the Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce 2016 “Business of the Year” Award, was honored again for their professional staff and generous community involvement. Stacy Crimmins, Chamber CEO, nominated Burns... Full story


Dingy Dan's gets new owner

Two years ago, Lois Buchanan put her bar on the market because she felt it was time after 22 years. "I wanted to start on my bucket list and there are some things I would like to do," Buchanan said.... Full story


Divide reunites building, food

"A customer came in on our second day of being open, ordered a pizza to go and when we gave it to him, he gave us a three dollar tip," said The Divide owner JoElla Vacher. "An hour later, he came... Full story


Firewater gets past renovations, growing pains

In February, Danny Burau, owner of Saratoga's new restaurant Firewater Public House, told the Saratoga Sun in an interview that he hoped the restaurant-which was undergoing renovation at the... Full story


EA adds engineer

Caroline Morrison moved to Saratoga a year ago when her husband, Tyler, got a job with the Bureau of Land Management in Rawlins. At the time she was eager to put her civil engineering background to work and among the places she applied was... Full story


Firewater opens

Saratoga's newest restaurant, the Firewater Public House opened Saturday after many months of renovation to the building and preparation.... Full story


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