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Champion tourism

The importance of tourism to Carbon County is everywhere if one knows where to look. The iconic hotels and good restaurants are not the only places that serve visitors. Gas stations, retail...

 

Shed mystery solved

When local historian Nancy Anderson donated a railroad shed to the Hanna Basin Museum in December, she was not sure what it was actually used for (See "Shedding a mystery" on page 10 of the December...

 

Snowbound Sand Hill

The route used by Hanna and Elk Mountain residents to travel between the two towns has always had some challenges to travel in the winter time. Parts of the 11 mile stretch can drift up but, until...

 

Restoring history

"I have been the director for the Hanna Basin Museum for almost two years now and I have been working diligently to getting someone out here to restore this monument," Sunshine Solaas said. "The...

 

Frozen Fore a hole-in-one

The inaugural Carbon County Classic Frozen Fore appeared to be, by all counts, a success for the Saratoga Historical and Cultural Association (Saratoga Museum) on February 13. Despite the overcast sky...

 

Dealing some cold hands

Despite the subzero temperatures in the Valley on Valentine's Day, snowmobilers, snowshoers and cross-country skiers took to the mountains to participate in the annual Upper Valley Search and...

 

UW Provost's Honor Roll

The University of Wyoming lists six students from Carbon County on the 2020 fall semester Provost’s Honor Roll. The Provost’s Honor Roll consists of undergraduates who have completed at least six but fewer than 12 hours with a minimum 3.5...

 

UW Dean's Honor Roll

The University of Wyoming lists 23 students from Carbon County on the 2020 fall semester academic Dean’s and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls. The honor rolls consist of regularly enrolled undergraduates above freshman standing who earned a 3.4 or...

 

Encampment Honor Roll

2020-2021 Honor Roll Semester 1 - Encampment K-12 Student Name - Grade Level - Level Farver, Lindsie M. 12 Principal’s List James, Elizabeth A. 12 Principal’s List Knotwell, Kamry L. 12 Principal’s List Peterson, Dalton A. 12 Principal’s...

 

F-f-f-f-f-ore!

While the weather seems to be almost unseasonably warm right now, temperatures are expected to drop in the next week or two and bring snow with them. For some, this means it will be the perfect time...

 

Local tourism saves 2020

International tourism took a hit in 2020 as a global pandemic brought travel to a halt and countries issued stay-at-home orders. In the United States, residents looked for places they could escape to...

 

Encampment heads Westover

Those traveling along Wyoming Highway 70 through Encampment may have noticed a new mural highlighting the wildlife around the community.  Painted by local artist Terri Westover, the mural uses earth...

 

Recounting the visit to DC

On January 6, thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump gathered in Washington, D.C. to attend the "Save America Rally", which had been organized by pro-Trump groups such as "Women for...

 

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... Full story

 

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...

 

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