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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... Full story


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... Full story


Ed Golden - Riverside Town Council candidate

Ed Golden is running for re-election for the Riverside Town Council following his nearly four year term after the 2014 election. Golden stated that while he had some doubts if he should run again, he was encouraged by residents of Riverside. “I... Full story


Thomas "Thom" Gamblin - Carbon County Sheriff Candidate (Republican)

Thomas "Thom" Gamblin is currently employed by the Rawlins Police Department (RPD) and has been for the past 13 years, but decided to run for Carbon County Sheriff this year. "I decided to run for... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    Politics    August 1, 2018

The Saratoga set

Candidates for District 47 Representative, District 11 Senator and Saratoga Town Council participated in the first of two candidate forums hosted by the Valley Service Organization (VSO) on July 23....

 By Joshua Wood    Politics    August 1, 2018

County candidates

The second of two primary election forums hosted by the Valley Service Organization (VSO) took place at 6 p.m. on July 25 at the Platte Valley Community Center. During this forum, candidates for all...

 By Staff Report    Politics    July 25, 2018

County candidates tonight

Candidates for county offices in the 2018 elections are scheduled to present their views tonight at the second and last Valley Service Organization (VSO) forum before the Aug. 21 primary election. The forum will get underway at 6 p.m. in the Great...

 By Joshua Wood    Politics    July 18, 2018

Politics in a bar

There is an unwritten rule that one must never discuss politics or religion in a bar setting. On the night of July 10, however, that rule was broken as candidates from the national, state and local le...

 By Staff Report    Politics    July 18, 2018

VSO hosts forum

A good turnout of Town of Saratoga and Wyoming State Legislative candidates is expected for the first of two 2018 election forums sponsored by the Valley Service Organization (VSO). The forum is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday (July 23) in the great hall...

 By Staff Report    Politics    July 11, 2018

Candidates talks set

The Valley Service Organization (VSO) has scheduled two candidate forums in Saratoga prior to the Aug. 21 primary election. The forums are scheduled as follows: July 23 –Town of Saratoga and legislative candidates. July 25 – County commission,...

 By Staff Report    Politics    July 11, 2018

PBS to air gubernatorial debates

Republican candidates running for the office of Wyoming Governor will be participating in a series of public debates Thursday, July 12, 2018 in the auditorium of the Wyoming National Guard Joint Forces Readiness Center in Cheyenne. There will be two...

 By Joshua Wood    Politics    July 4, 2018

It's debatable

A date and time has finally been set for a debate at the Bear Trap Cafe and Bar in Riverside by owner Margaret Weber. Since originally being announced on Facebook and on page 5 of the May 23, 2018...


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