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 By Staff Report    Lifestyles    July 17, 2019 

Women of the west

Stories of Wyoming’s role in the development of woman suffrage, trail pioneers, and women who made their mark at frontier forts, in outlaw country and in mining camps of the Grand Encampment copper district are the focus of “Pioneering Women: a...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    July 17, 2019 

Moon landing commemorated

On July 20, 1969, broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite said, "The least of us is improved by the things done by the best of us, because if we are not able to land at least we are able to follow" as...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    July 17, 2019 

Pedaling affordable housing

It is nothing new to see bicyclists pedaling through Saratoga as the area is on both the Continental Divide Trail and Trans-America routes. Just recently, however, the Platte Valley Christian Center... Full story

 

Where the Spirit moves you

Susan Dyer was ordained as a vocational deacon in Colorado in 2000. Dyer worked in this position in the larger suburban Denver area helping out as a hospice chaplain, hospital chaplain and homeless...

 

Here comes the thunder

"Other kids that live with their grandparents are able to help a lot more. One of my main chores is getting (fire)wood and it takes me maybe 15-30 minutes and, afterwards, I'll be in so much pain and...

 

God and the mountains

The Wyoming Ranchers Family Camp will be celebrating 74 years as they gather at Bottle Creek Campground outside Encampment from July 11-14. According to a press release, “what started out by Wyoming ranchers with families some 74 years ago as a Mou...

 

Pie in July

Ah summer! It’s finally here with vacations, floating, camping and barbecues. But it’s not fun if someone you love is in the hospital and there is no blood on the shelf. Here, in the southern part of Wyoming, it takes 500 people a week to donate...

 

GECG names Barkhursts

Long-time Brush Creek ranch couple, Tim and Margo Barkhurst, has been selected as 2019 Carbon County Pioneers by the Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering Outfit (GECGO) and will be honored during the...

 

A Monumental Day

On a bright Saturday morning, June 29, around 33 people interested in learning about the past gathered at the Saratoga museum for a trek to area burial places to soak up information about local cemete... Full story

 

Cowboy goes global

"I got a horse when I was seven," Jake Zielke said. "We more or less saved it from the slaughterhouse because it was old. The first year, I rode it bareback before I could save up enough money to buy...

 

Rising to the future

On June 11 the trio of Christina Barrineau, Aquatic Habitat Biologist for Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD), Joe Parsons, District Manager for the Saratoga-Encampment-Rawlins Conservation...

 

Season start for HART

The Hanna Agricultural Resource Team (HART) met at 5:30 p.m. on June 18 in the community area at the Hanna Market. It was the first time since the group went into hibernation in November 2018....

 

'Boot Hill' to beauty

Announcement was made this week that in addition to history of Saratoga's cemeteries, folks on the Saratoga Museum trek Saturday, June 29th, will learn about the first Carbon County Fair which was...

 

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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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...

 

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