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Tom and Jerry for Christmas

The cold weather is bearing down on us and so are the holidays. This is the time of year when people break out their recipes of hot toddies or egg nog to get in the spirit of Christmas and keep warm....

 

East County Holiday Season Schedule of Events

Monday, Dec. 2 6 p.m. HEM Christmas Concert HEM High School Wednesday, Dec. 4 4 p.m. Elk Mountain Elementary School Christmas Concert Elk Mountain Elementary School 6:30 p.m. Encampment Community Choir Concert Grand Encampment Opera House Friday,...

 

Lit up for Christmas

The annual Lighted Christmas Parade will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 and will begin at Bridge Ave. and River Street as it goes through historic downtown Saratoga. While waiting for the...

 

Santa's coming

Following the Christmas parade Saturday, Dec. 7, Valley residents are invited to attend what has become "a long-time holiday tradition" according to a press release from the Valley Service...

 

Holiday food tips

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is sharing five tips to help prevent foodborne illness from ruining holiday meals that feature turkey as a star attraction.    Tiffany Greenlee, an epidemiologist with WDH, said mistakes with holiday dinners...

 

Fabulously fast fudge

My recipes so far have been about tweaking foods to help make them a little more healthy, but not this week! It is getting close to the holidays and we all like to cheat a little and have a tasty...

 

From engineering to ranching

Rae Richter has lived in the Valley for nearly three years and currently works for Kip Kerbs, helping him on his ranch outside Saratoga. Richter is originally from Masonville, Colorado and served in...

 

Wouldn't change a thing

"I went to Phu Cat for two weeks of training and that was kind of exciting because I did something really dumb. I was out at my end of the Qui Nhon and it was during the Tet Offensive and the bus was...

 

With the China Marines

Morgan Rempel is a 2017 graduate of Saratoga Middle/High School. Following his graduation, Rempel enlisted with the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and has been serving si nce June 2017. According...

 

A desire to serve

Before Katherine Munson graduated from Saratoga High School in 2001, she had a scholarship opportunity in Nebraska. After talking with a friend from Rawlins who had joined the Air Force, however, her...

 

Gonzales goes global

Christian Gonzales, a 2015 Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School graduated, has recently come back to Hanna after serving his country from 2016 until the beginning of this month....

 

Poppies in prose

On May 2 in 1915, Canadian poet John McCrae’s close friend and former student Alexis Helmer was killed by a German shell in World War I. Composed at the battlefront on May 3, 1915 during the second battle of Ypres, Belgium, this poem became the...

 

Hoping for some air

Logan Wells is a senior at Saratoga Middle/High School and has been giving serious thought to enlisting in the Air Force. While many members of his family, including his uncle, have been in the...

 

Veterans' Day events and activities

In observance of Veterans Day, schools and organizations will be holding events throughout eastern Carbon County on different days. The Saratoga Sun reached out to as many organizations as it could as well as the local schools to compile the...

 

Shipe hunting

The game warden station in Medicine Bow has been in existence since 1953 according to Rob Shipe, the new game warden for the area. "My district goes along US 30 to Fetterman Road towards Rock River...

 

As busy as they want to be

Hunting season in the Platte Valley is a busy time of year for many people, but nobody more than the local meat processors. With over 80 years combined experience, Encampment River Processing and...

 

Getting the proper outfit

In Wyoming, hunting is big business. A report released in 2017 by Southwick Associates estimated that outfitters and guides in Wyoming collected nearly $45 million from big game hunters in 2015. It wa...

 

Passing on the tradition

For many people, hunting isn't just something to do during the fall and winter seasons, but is a way of life that is passed down from one generation to the other. Dennis Goodwin is one of those...

 

Tagging out after the game

Editor's Note: While interviewing Lindsie Farver earlier in the year, she told a story about hunting antelope in her volleyball uniform. The Saratoga Sun is giving her the opportunity to tell her...

 

Conserving family history

The Upper North Platte River Valley, much like the rest of Wyoming, is filled with family histories that are an integral part of the history of the area as well. The descendants of original...

 

Locally sourced, locally served

Firewater Public House (Firewater) owner Danny Burau has always envisioned his restaurant to have locally grown produce and proteins served at his venue whenever possible. "We had conversations with...

 

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