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A couple's retreat at the Osprey Nest

A pair of Osprey have made the nesting platform on Pic Pike Road their home. The couple have been seen soaring around the area for several days. Carbon Power and Light took the initiative to give the...

 

The good Saratoga Samaritan

On Wednesday, around 2:30 p.m., a semi-truck was cut off by a car near the Sinclair exit going eastbound on Interstate 80 and crashed between the highways. The cab looked like a giant had stomped on...

 

Becoming a part of history

Do you want to make history? You already are!  The Wyoming State Archives and State Museum, the University of Wyoming American Heritage Center (AHC), and Wyoming State Historical Society are working together to encourage you to consider how you...

 

Keeping company with the wolves

The Canadian poet Atticus once wrote "We are never alone, We are all wolves, Howling at the same moon." In recent weeks, that simple piece of poetry has taken on a very literal meaning as the streets...

 

Faith like a rock

While the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted everything from schools to local business, another aspect of life that has been affected is that of church goers. With the Holy Week having begun on...

 
 By Dana Davis    Lifestyles    April 8, 2020

An angelic dish

As promised in my previous column “Florentine it,” I am going to share another way to add vegetables to a picky eater’s diet. Use spaghetti squash instead of pasta. This substitution also helps...

 

The Trek to Elk Mountain

Bill Jones is part owner of Bow River Crossing, the convenience store in the town of Elk Mountain that has been open for about a year and a half. What is remarkable about Jones is that he lives in...

 

One of the Best 40 in Saratoga

By Mike Armstrong Joshua Wood loves the communities of Carbon County that he has lived and interacts with on a daily basis. He got his dream job of being a reporter for the Saratoga Sun, a little...

 

"It's about helping others"

by Joshua Wood Even before the arrival of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wyoming forced the closure of multiple businesses in the Valley, a wave of support was beginning to form. As small...

 

Making junior disc golfers

Between the time that school in Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) was cancelled and the time that Governor Mark Gordon issued a public health order prohibiting gatherings of 10 or more...

 

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

 

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