The Saratoga Sun -

Derby reels in number 30


With temperatures dropping well below zero over the weekend and projected lows in the teens all week, anglers should have augers ready to drill through thick ice on Saratoga Lake for the 30th Annual Fishing Derby this weekend.

Thirty years ago, C.J. Box, Wyoming writer and creator of the fishing derby, had lived in Saratoga for a couple of years working for the Saratoga Sun and knew January was a slow period for the town.

In what was then his new role as head of the Saratoga Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce, Box said he had access to the checkbook and realized there was not enough money...

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