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Getting earlier run

The Saratoga SkillsUSA/Tech Kids annual Cancer Walk will begin a little earlier than it has in the past. While, historically, the Cancer Walk has taken place during Independence Day weekend, it has been moved to June 8. Registration, at the cost of...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    June 5, 2019

'Red shirt' of the year

In small Wyoming towns, the local game warden for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) is one of the more recognizable officials. The green truck and red shirt have become iconic. Biff Burton...

 

Showing some spine

The Friends of the Saratoga Branch Library (FOL) are inviting Valley residents to come to the Saratoga Branch Library this weekend to find a good read ... or several. The annual Saratoga Friends of the Library Book Sale will begin at 10 a.m. on June...

 

Projects at pavilion

The Saratoga Museum recently announced their schedule for Kid Camps at the Pavilion this summer, beginning with a denim pocket project on June 12. The program will be lead by former Saratoga Middle High School art teacher and current Saratoga Museum...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    May 29, 2019

Medals and mystery

It was not uncommon, following the end of World War II, for the young men, and women, to return home and go back to work, rarely talking about what they had experienced. A generation that went from a...

 

Kids Fishing Day June 1

Anyone wanting to give Wyoming fishing a try are reminded that Wyoming free fishing day is Saturday, June 1. On that day no license is required for both residents and nonresidents.  The Saratoga Lion...

 

Spokes with God

The American Legion Angus England Post No. 54 will be holding a Blessing of the Bikes at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 26 in the Saratoga Auto Glass parking lot across from the American Legion location at 403 East Bridge Ave. in Saratoga. All motorcycles are...

 

A 'green' start to summer

In 1977 Saratoga Lions Club members Avon Brock, Bob Randall, and Jim Hull got together with other Lions Club members and came up with the idea for the Junior Golf Program both to teach the sport and...

 

Feeding Carbon County

Two months ago, the Hanna Recreation Center played host for people to get free food for the first time in Hanna (See "Food boon" on page 6 in the March 13 edition of the Sun). The Wyoming Food Bank of...

 
 By Staff Report    Lifestyles    May 8, 2019

40 year reunion

The Platte Valley High School class of 1979 will hold its 40-year class reunion on July 5-6, 2019 in Saratoga. The events will begin on Fri., July 5, with a gathering at the Whistle Pig Saloon, beginning 5:30 p.m. On Sat., July 6th, those wishing to...

 
 By Staff Report    Lifestyles    May 1, 2019

It's a Spring Thing

A wealth of ideas for enjoying and taking advantage of the coming warmer days will be offered to area residents Saturday at “It’s a Spring Thing: From Guns to Roses,” a new home, garden and outdoor show to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on...

 
 By Staff Report    Lifestyles    May 1, 2019

Neighbor Helping Neighbor gets start

The Valley Service Organization (VSO) and Bridge Street Bargains (BSB) have teamed up to provide a new warm weather service to residents of the Platte Valley. Neighbor Helping Neighbor will serve as a labor exchange for households who need a little...

 

Full for Fungi

The Saratoga Friends of the Library and Saratoga Community Garden co-sponsored "Fungi Fun," a presentation by Saratoga local Susan Marich at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 at the Saratoga public library....

 

Easter services, events

As one of Christianity’s main Holy Weeks arrives, many area churches are offering special services. Other organizations are holding Easter egg hunts. Following is a list of those services and...

 

Scholarships and social

Platte Valley Kiwanis held a traveling bake sale fund raiser on March 21. Thanks to the generous support of the community, the club raised over $850. Proceeds from the bake sale will be used for scholarships, Mother’s Day gifts for residents at...

 

'Fungi Fun' coming

"Fungi Fun", the basics of collecting and cultivating mushrooms, will be featured at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 at the Saratoga Branch Library at 503 West Elm Ave. in Saratoga. Friends of the Saratoga...

 

Guns to Roses

Area businesses, organizations and individuals are invited to reserve space in the new spring home, garden and outdoor show planned for May 4 at the Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC). The event, “A Spring Thing: From Guns to Roses,” is...

 

Angus bullish on seed-to-table

"We are making this new American cuisine and we are doing it at this gorgeous location and it checks all the boxes on what I want to be doing with my life," Angus McIntosh, Jr. chef at Brush Creek Ran...

 

Bleeding for health

Wyoming Health Fairs/Wellness Health Fairs (WHF) will be holding their annual blood draws for wellness screenings next week in Saratoga, Encampment and Hanna. Dates for the blood draws are Tuesday, April 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Hanna Elementary...

 

Hotchkiss and Dabb wed

Elizabeth Lucretia Hotchkiss and Brett Alan Dabb were married on Feb. 24, 2019, at the Boettcher Mansion on Lookout Mountain in Golden, Colo. Caley Johnson, a friend of the bride and groom,...

 

Scouting for leaders

The Saratoga Lions Club is hosting a meeting to gauge interest in establishing a new Cub Scouts troop. The Lions Club had held both a Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts charter for 30 years. The last Cub...

 

Wagner to Girls State

Freddie Wagner, a junior at Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School was selected to go to Girls State by the American Legion Auxiliary of Medicine Bow. "We go to the community college in...

 

It's a 'Spring Thing'

The Valley Service Organization (VSO) and the Platte Valley Community Center are joining forces to produce a new addition to the Valley’s spring calendar. To be held in early May “A Spring Thing: From Guns to Roses” is designed to promote...

 

Roaming the Romios

"Before today, I never would have thought Josh Wood would go snowshoeing." This statement, from Karen Buford while snowshoeing, isn't far from the truth. When I woke up on the morning of Feb. 17 to...

 

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