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You've got the 'flu' boy

As history repeats itself, I thought this article in the December 12, 1918 issue of the Saratoga Sun is worth passing along. The article reads: "You certainly won't want to contract the flu after read...

 

Returning home amid crisis

Karen Heath, the town clerk/treasurer of Medicine Bow, was invited by her niece to take a dream vacation to Iceland flying out March 11. "My niece's husband wanted to give her a great birthday...

 

Possumlope spotted in Saratoga

For a brief amount of time, Koyoty Sports & Trophy Room Taxidermy in downtown Saratoga will be home to the world's first and, so far, only possumlope. According to co-owner Warden Patzer, one of...

 

Saratoga Library Book Nook

By Sue Paddock We have a Toddler time on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. geared to ages 0-5. We focus on sensory, fine and gross motor skills. We have lots of fun while making friends. Story time is on Thursday’s at 4 p.m. geared to ages 5-12, but all are...

 

A dash of this, a pinch of that

The Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC) and the Board of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES) have started a joint venture for those wishing to exercise their culinary abilities, learn some new...

 

Honoring his service

Editor's Note: Encampment VFW members Jason and D'Ron Campbell recently took their sons, Douglass and Anthony, to the funeral of Corporal Remigo "Ray" Barela in Casper. Barela, who passed away at the...

 

The Key to Medicine Bow

Kenda and Jim Colman first came to Medicine Bow 42 years ago when Jim was hired at Medicine Bow High School. Kenda did not really know much about small town living. When she and Jim married the first...

 

Town highway, Art Zieger, pay hike and Sherrod wins

100 Years Ago February 10, 1920 Survey for State Highway Through Platte Valley Will Start in Few Days The survey for the State Highway through the Platte Valley from Encampment to Walcott will be under way within a few days, is the statement of...

 

The Journey for Education

Andre Belibi Eloumou, a 33 year-old Frenchman from Cherbourg, France, is two months into his five month journey across the United States. He passed through northern Carbon County February 6-9. His tre...

 

Pulling back the curtain

Growing up in a small town, it can be hard to break out of the image that others have cast for you. Even harder, sometimes, is choosing to be vulnerable and showing a side of yourself rarely seen by...

 

Double 8 awarded by WSGA

"My grandpa moved to Double 8 in July of 1951 to manage the ranch for the Scott family." "The Scott's bought it in June of 1951." Owen Williams is the third generation to manage the Double 8 Ranch...

 

Sagebrush Senior Center reports higher numbers

The Sagebrush Senior Center in Encampment is excited about the increase in meals and services provided to seniors in 2019 and they hope to continue to increase the number of seniors who take part in...

 

Taking aim

Platte Valley 4-H is gearing up to start their shooting sports again this year. Starting January 22 from 6-8 p.m., parents will be able to bring their children to the Platte Valley Community Center Multipurpose Room where the children can begin...

 

Fun and safety on the ice

For the 4th year in a row, the non-profit group Mother Mountain Anglers (MMA) held their annual Kids' Ice Fishing Clinic on January 11. With a cloudy sky Saturday morning, a departure from previous...

 

A shot in the arm

"I just remember showing up at the chamber office about three in the morning, looking down the highway and seeing all these headlights coming and I realized it was going to work. Until then, no one... Full story

 

Winners of the VSO Christmas Light Competition

Every year the Valley Service Organization holds a friendly competition to see who has the best display of Christmas lights. The competition is open to all residents within Saratoga town limits. The...

 

An 'ice' time for kids

While the 37th Annual Ice Fishing Derby is still a week away, another ice-bound event will be taking place this weekend. For the past three years, Mother Mountain Anglers (MMA), an Encampment-based...

 

Reflections from the files of The Saratoga Sun

100 Years Ago January 8, 1920 Every Second Family Has Car There are now more than 21,000 automobiles in Wyoming, and that figure represents 5,000 more than the number of cars contained in the state a year ago, says the Wyoming State Tribune. Figures...

 

New realtor at Town and Country

A recent press release from Town & Country Realty in Saratoga, Wyoming announced an addition to their staff of realtors. Ashley Fluty moved to Saratoga in 2015, but has been a long-time resident...

 

American Legion Post 54

In July the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 54 of Saratoga began another year of Service to Veterans, their families and to our community. Diana Galbraith was elected to the position of District 6 President. CONGRATULATIONS! In August, the River...

 

Have an 'ice' time

‘Get Hooked!’ at the Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 37th annual Saratoga Ice Fishing Derby. January 18-19 will be your opportunity to compete for the $2,000 first prize for catching the largest fish during the two-day derby. Prove...

 

Christmas services

Churches around east Carbon County are preparing for the highlight of the Christian calendar. Many houses of worship will be offering special Christmas Eve or Christmas Day services. St. Ann’s Catholic Church On Dec. 24, St. Ann’s Catholic... Full story

 

Competing in a "wooly" contest

Fifteen contestants competed in the Carbon County Make It With Wool (MIWW) district competition held at the Jeffery Center, Rawlins, on Sunday, November 10, 2019. Winners were announced at the end of...

 

Prepare for joyful music

The Encampment Community Choir, in cooperation with the Encampment High School Choir, will be presenting their annual Christmas concert this week, according to a recent press release. Before the respective choirs take the stage, the Sierra Madre...

 

Remembering Jack Shively

On June 22, 1944, it was reported by the Saratoga Sun that Lt. Jack E. Shively, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Shively, had been reported missing in action over France. The article, which appeared on the...

 

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