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 By Dana Davis    Lifestyles    January 13, 2021 

Angling for a good time

The Mother Mountain Anglers held their annual kid's fishing clinic on January 9th, 2021. The non-profit group promotes the preservation of nature and community through the shared love of fishing....

 

Catch a good time

While there have been a number of annual events that have been cancelled or postponed due to ongoing health orders, one event that will still take place is the Annual Saratoga Ice Fishing Derby as it...

 

Charitable relief program now open

On December 30, Carbon County announced that they are now accepting applications for the Community Charitable Relief Fund, a program initiated by the Office of Governor Mark Gordon on December 21. According to information provided by Carbon County...

 

GEM of the West

When visiting the Grand Encampment Museum in Encampment, Wyoming it can be easy to see why it is the pride of the town. With historical buildings and replicas ranging from the two-story outhouse to...

 

Sharing energy

Multiple Wyoming energy companies and cities have joined together to kick off the thirty-first annual Energy Share of Wyoming season. The program, which is now accepting applications, was started to assist individuals with energy-related emergencies...

 

Some bright winners

The residential and business winners of Valley Service Organization's (VSO) Annual Lighted Contest were recently announced by the local non-profit. The contest, which includes any resident and...

 

2020 Christmas Services

Churches throughout eastern Carbon County are preparing to hold special services to celebrate Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. As a service to our readers, the Saratoga Sun has listed multiple churches and services below if they wish to attend or...

 

Reflections from the files of the Saratoga Sun

100 Years Ago December 23, 1920 Local Railroad Wants to Quit, and Applies to Public Utilities Board The recent rumors to the effect that the owners of the local railroad contemplated discontinuing service on the S. & E. line were not without...

 

Season's developments in Three Forks section

Reprint of this story from the December 16, 1910 issue of Grand Encampment Herald brought to you courtesy of Grandma’s Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community. It is always pleasing to hear from the Three Forks sectio...

 

A kid's take on COVID

Coronavirus (COVID) has changed how the world operates. Businesses are shuttered and people are finding themselves staying away from family and friends in order to be safe. By most standards, this is...

 

Reflections from the Platte Valley Lyre

Reprint of this story from the December 3, 1891 issue of Platte Valley Lyre brought to you courtesy of Grandma's Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community. Saratoga has a...

 

Skating into Saratoga

For some time, downtown Saratoga has had a number of amenities to offer both locals and visitors. If people fancy a warm drink, they can get coffee at one of two locations on Bridge Avenue. That pang...

 

Following their faith

*Editor's Note* A previous version of this article had Greg Snell's wife named as Wanda. Her name is Linda. We apologize for the error. After nearly a year and a half without someone in their pulpit,...

 

Livestreaming Thanksgiving

The Platte Valley Ministerial Association will still be holding their annual Community Thanksgiving Service this year, though it will have some changes due to the impacts from the coronavirus (COVID-19).  In a press release from the Platte Valley...

 

Wyoming tourism faces COVID-19

The Wyoming Office of Tourism (WOT) had to have their conference in a different manner than years past. On October 21 and 22, WOT held their fall summit virtually. Executive Director of WOT, Diane...

 

The greatest gift

What if you were told an hour of your time could change someone’s life? In the time it takes you to read this article, nearly 100 people will receive lifesaving blood transfusions. By taking just an hour or so to donate, you will do something...

 

Insurance enrollment open

Open enrollment is the time to purchase, change or re-new your health insurance coverage for 2021. From now until December 15, you can work with an insurance agent or with Enroll Wyoming to make sure you get the coverage you need for 2021. Even if...

 

Continuing to serve

We obviously have many reasons to feel gratitude to those who have served in the U.S. military, but one we may have overlooked is the role military service has played in preparing our healthcare workers to help keep our community healthy and secure....

 

Reverse drawing has begun

The Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce has begun selling tickets for the annual Reverse Drawing. Tickets are $10 each and only 300 are sold. Unlike the usual raffle procedure, the very last ticket drawn is the grand prize winner in this...

 

Retiring after 25 years

"I am a Carbon County girl," Lezlee Musgrove, the town clerk/treasurer of Sinclair said. "I was born in Rawlins, but grew up in Sinclair. My father worked for the refinery when it was company town...

 

Holiday bazaar a benefit to small business

The Saratoga Holiday Bazaar has long been a central location for local crafters and makers to sell their wares, promote their small businesses and encourage shopping locally. With a difficult year...

 

Helping hands delivering Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and it would seem that there has never been more need in the 25 years of the Platte Valley Helping Hands’ Free Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner than 2020.  Fortunately, the Platte Valley Helping Hands have...

 

Still funding the fight

For the ninth year in a row, the Saratoga TechKids/SkillsUSA made a generous donation to the Corbett Medical Foundation. Traditionally, the school program hosts a golf tournament and a 5K run/walk...

 

FFA helps build haunted house

The Hanna Recreation Center was a flurry of activity on Wednesday evening as student volunteers from the FFA and the schools in Hanna got together to create a different type of haunted house for...

 

Calvert switches it up

Pam Paulson was the Hanna town treasurer for 13 years before recently retiring. Paulson worked with Ann Calvert, who was town clerk for three of those years. When Paulson decided to leave, Calvert...

 

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