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 By Mike Armstrong    Opinion    August 21, 2019 

Drop Bears and Jackelopes

I am loving this time of year. Wyoming in the summer can’t be beat and I revel in living here. Winter and wind be damned, now that summer is here. I am blown away every time I enter the town of Elk...

 

Kindergarten coping

Next week, the day that every parent dreams for and every child dreads for three months will finally arrive. The first day of school. When I was younger, I always dreaded the first day of school. There was really no particular reason for it other...

 

No easy task

To the Saratoga Sun Staff, Anyone who has worked in the newspaper business knows it is hard work getting a newspaper out when everything goes right, and it rarely goes right. I am impressed with how the team came together and published the paper two...

 

Benefits of Brush Creek

Dear Editor, The past couple of weeks you have run letters from readers who feel Brush Creek is changing the valley in a way that they don’t approve of. I would make the opposite argument. I would start by the obvious and that is that they are targ...

 

Thank you White family and Brush Creek Ranch

Dear Editor, We want to express my appreciation to Brush Creek Ranch and the White’s for their investment in Wyoming. We believe that our state benefits in many ways from Brush Creek and it’s employees and guests. Many of the employees of Brush C...

 

Rest in Peace

“This isn’t just a loss to Saratoga and its community,” Saratoga resident Wanda Snell said shaking her head with eyes misting up. “This is a loss for Carbon County.” Wanda was talking to me...

 

Fondly remembered

We lost a fine soul last weekend. Keith McLendon was more than an employee at a newspaper. He was a staunch supporter of the community and an advocate for his employees. Keith won numerous awards for his service and artistic abilities, but it was...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    July 31, 2019

Until we meet again

The Saratoga Sun lost a member of the family early Sunday morning and we are all grieving. For the foreseeable future, things will be in a little bit of chaos as we struggle with how to move...

 

Yet another opinion on Brush Creek

I just read the letter from Mr. Carl Beach. I have been coming to Saratoga for a number of years and have always enjoyed the area. 3 years ago I decided to retire and make Saratoga home. I have been watching Brush Creek buy up more and more land for...

 

Loving Saratoga

Dear Editor, I just wanted to let you and your town know that I love coming to Saratoga. I happened upon the hot springs by accident and that was the icing on the cake! I usually camp at Ryan Park in one of the Brush Creek campgrounds and also at...

 

A yardstick of yardwork

Lawn mowing began in stone age times as dinosaurs were strapped to carts to munch on the greenery around stone dwellings. I know this because I saw it in a documentary called “The Flintstones....

 

A Saratoga disaster

On Friday, the Saratoga Care Center held its annual federally mandated disaster drill which involved the complete evacuation of the facility, a bomb going off, two woundings, a fatality and a hostage. At last year’s drill, members of the Saratoga...

 

A different view of Brush Creek

Dear editor, I am appalled at the lack of critical insight and awareness on display in the July 3rd column “Saratoga is famous too” by Joshua Wood. Without a hint of sarcasm or irony, Wood has reaped praise on a company that continues to...

 

It is great to live in America

As the 4th of July rolls by, this is one of my favorite times to be in Wyoming. For that matter, the United States. But honestly, the 4th of July feels special, like it should, celebrating in small...

 

Fee use explained

Dear Editor, The letter from Jake and Nicky Shoales of Spokane, Washington—re: their experience at the “city” supported hot springs, while wonderful, reported no working water fountains plus slippery steps. Neither condition reflects well on th...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    July 3, 2019

Saratoga is famous too!

Saratoga is in the national news, again! Okay, technically it’s Brush Creek Ranch, but I think we can still count this as a win. It turns out that Karlie Kloss—I have no idea who she was until I...

 

Unslaked and slippery

Editor, On our recent travels through the wonder-filled state of Wyoming, we stopped in Saratoga to enjoy the hot springs. It is truly a wonderful concept that a city supports a hot springs for residents and travelers alike to enjoy at no charge....

 

An ounce of prevention ...

Chances are, by the time this editorial is being read, Saratoga will be “in the clear” as far as threat of flooding. With the alternating of warm and cool weather, the amount of run-off from the mountains into the North Platte River has been...

 

Healthcare proposal questions

Dear Editor, I have been following the debate regarding healthcare in Saratoga with great interest. After studying the proposals to date, I am convinced that we are headed in the wrong direction. There is a medical emergency in rural America. More...

 

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