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 By Joshua Wood    Politics    October 21, 2020 

Council candidates questioned

The vacant mayor position, a divisive council and the need for a planning and zoning director were the major points of discussion for the four Saratoga Town Council candidates during a forum held on...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Politics    October 21, 2020 

District 47 candidates in the House

Republican Jerry Paxton and Libertarian Lela Konecny, the two general election candidates for House District 47, met at the Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC) on October 12 to participate in a...

 

Candidates to speak at VSO forum

All candidates for Saratoga Town Council and House District 47 have indicated they will attend the upcoming candidates’ forum sponsored by the Valley Service Organization (VSO), according to Kassey Westring, forum moderator for the organization....

 

Lummis visits the Valley

Senate candidate Cynthia Lummis made a stop in Saratoga on September 19 as she gears up for the general election. Lummis, who served as Wyoming's sole representative from 2009 to 2017, was hosted at...

 

General election set

As the dust has settled from the 2020 Primary Election on August 18, the roster has been set for the general election on November 3. On the national stage, Wyomingites will have four women from the...

 

Absentee ballots increased in 2020

While most data from the 2020 Primary Election was on par with the primary election two years ago, one area that saw an increase was in absentee ballots cast prior to August 18.  This information...

 

Carbon County turnout average

With the primary election over, some candidates can breathe a sigh of relief as they have successfully fended off challengers in both House District 47 and on the Board of Carbon County...

 

Show me the money!

In any election, advice often given regardless of party is to “follow the money.” From national races down to state races, it is often concluded that looking at a candidate’s donors may provide...

 

Acting up

It likely goes without saying that the primary race for House District 47 has been unlike any previous race for the district in the past eight years. This year, incumbent Representative Jerry Paxton...

 

2020 Primary Election

*Editors Note: The Saratoga Sun apologizes for missing Lela Konecny’s responses for the 2020 Primary Election Section of this week’s newspaper. Please look for more information on the candidates...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Politics    August 5, 2020

Down to five

On July 20, the Valley Service Organization (VSO) hosted the first of two forums as the remaining five of the eight town council candidates gathered at the Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC) Great...

 

A need for discourse

In modern America, political contention is nearly impossible to avoid. From family gatherings to the workplace, politics can often lead to gladiatorial-like spats. However, in these heated debates,...

 

Show, don't tell

In creative writing, one of the most common pieces of advice given is to "show not tell". This can be difficult to follow, but the general premise is to use descriptors to build a scene rather than...

 

Beach at The Yard

The evening of July 3 saw The Yard in Saratoga play host to three Democratic candidates as part of a meet and greet organized by Beach of Congress. Valley native Carl Beach, who is running for the U.S...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Politics    July 8, 2020

Two forums scheduled by Valley Service Organization

With the Primary Election little more than a month away, Valley residents will have two opportunities to learn more about the candidates that will be appearing on the ballot on August 18.  The...

 

VSO forum

The Valley Service Organization (VSO) once again held forums at the Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC) preceding the upcoming general election. The first forum, held on Oct. 22, saw candidates for...

 

Candidates heard

The Valley Service Organization (VSO) is sponsoring the election forum for Saratoga mayoral and town council candidates at 6 p.m. tonight (Wednesday, Oct. 24) at the Platte Valley Community Center. Candidates expected to attend are mayoral...

 

Ice Cream and candidates

On Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Hanna, candidates running for State Senate, Carbon County Sheriff and Carbon County Assessor joined candidates for Hanna mayor and town...

 

Write-ins move right on

Many interesting things happened during the 2018 primary elections, among them were a handful of municipal races that saw people running as write-in candidates. According to Wyoming Statute...

 

Large turnout powers primary election

For many, the 2018 primary election was one to watch on several levels as both Liz Cheney and John Barrasso fended off challengers within their own party while State Treasurer Mark Gordon narrowly...

 

Walter Hagan - Carbon County Sheriff Candidate (Republican)

Walter Hagan worked for the Carbon County Sheriff’s Department from 2005 to 2015 before he retired from law enforcement. Following the retirement of Sheriff Jerry Colson and the appointment of Archie Roybal to the position, Hagan felt he needed to...

 

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