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 By Dana Davis    Lifestyles    January 22, 2020 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

A sense of community

Thanksgiving is often a time spent with family. For the past 24 years, the volunteers with Platte Valley Helping Hands have spent that time helping others. Even in a small community like the Valley,...

 

Open-facing leftover turkey

Thanksgiving is over and what is the big thing on every one’s mind? What do I do with all the left over turkey? Well, ok, maybe it isn’t the biggest thing, but certainly there may be a concern...

 

Saratoga Native Sets Record

Wesley Beach, Saratoga native, set a world record in deadlifting at the 2019 World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters (WABDL) World Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada on Nov.13.  He became...

 

Three in a row

The beginning of every hunting season sees countless people head out into the wilderness with the hopes of filling their tags. Whether it is antelope, deer or elk season, a good harvest means meat in...

 

Reflections from our Files

100 years ago November 27, 1919 Good Times Coming It has been many years since the streets of Saratoga have been so cluttered up with piles of brick, cement, lumber and other building materials as during the last few weeks, and the indications are...

 

Helping for Thanksgiving

The Platte Valley Helping Hands Board of Trustees invites the public to attend and enjoy their 24th Annual Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner, to be served from 12:30-2 p.m. on Nov. 28, at St. Ann’s Parish Hall, 218 West Spring Street, in Saratoga....

 

No Fun Allowed Cake

When one of my best friends got married, she ran into an issue with the wedding cake of all things. Picking a cake should be one of the fun experiences when planning your wedding but it wasn’t for...

 

Giving the greatest gift

Staff Report 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 so...

 

Hold on to Your Hat; preserving local history

The burdensome task of preserving local history has been made easier with new technology. It will be applied to help record and save several valuable historic collections. A program on digitizing...

 

VSO completes plans for Giving Tree

The holidays are rapidly approaching, and the Valley Service Organization (VSO) has started work on the 2019 Platte Valley Giving Tree, a community-wide project to ensure no Valley child goes without Christmas. Kassey Westring, chairman of the Giving...

 

SMHS honors Veterans at assembly

Assistant Principal Zack Schmidt of Saratoga High School opened the special assembly to honor our Veterans by reminding students why we celebrate Veterans Day. He stated, "Today it is our privilege...

 

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