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 By Staff Report    News    March 22, 2017 

Speech and debate ends on a spicy note

The Carbon County School District No. 2 speech and debate team will celebrate its participants and the close of the speech season 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 in the Great Hall of the Platte Valley Community Center. The event is open to the public, and...

 
 By Staff Report    Entertainment    March 15, 2017

Oak Ridge Boys tickets on sale

The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch announced they will host their annual “Valley Strong” concert fundraiser to benefit local charities at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 17 at the Platte Valley Community Center located at 210 W Elm Ave in Saratoga. This...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 15, 2017

VSO offers $500 award

Carbon County School District 2 graduating seniors can now apply for the annual $500 Youth Citizenship Award offered by the Valley Service Organization (VSO). VSO Vice President Carol Beach, chairman for the project, said application forms are now...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 8, 2017

GEM hosts Lora Webb Nichols presentation

The Grand Encampment Museum (GEM) is hosting a speaker series in 2017. The first speaker is Nicole Jean Hill, Professor of Art at Humboldt State University, Thursday, March 9. The presentation will...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 22, 2017

Encampment contestants win at National MIWW

Ashlynn Johnson, of Encampment, participated in the National Make it With Wool (MIWW) competition in Denver Jan. 26-28, held in conjunction with the American Sheep Industry Convention. Johnson modeled...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 22, 2017

Hunter Ed class in Encampment

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will offer a hunter education class in Encampment beginning February 27. The class will be held in the library at the Encampment K-12 School, 514 Rankin Ave. Class meets Monday and Wednesday from 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m....

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 22, 2017

UW announces Fall Semester Graduates

The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following Platte Valley students at the completion of the 2016 fall semester Encampment Marion Marchetti Juris Doctor Chelsie Pantle Master of Science Saratoga Leanne Lou Correll Master of Science...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 22, 2017

Senate pages wanted

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, (R)Wyo., is encouraging Wyoming high school students to apply to be a Senate page for summer sessions in Washington, D.C. Thirty page positions are open in the United States Senate each session and Enzi is fortunate to have...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 22, 2017

Sondergard named BPOY

The Carbon County Board of Realtors annual banquet was held Jan. 21 at the Platte Valley Community Center in Saratoga. The annual banquet honored Business Person of the Year and Realtor of the Year fo...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 15, 2017

CCSD #2 asks for input on possible budget cuts

As most people are aware, the State of Wyoming is facing a shortfall in funding this year due to the recent downturn in the mineral industry. There are several bills that are moving through the legislature, most of which will require substantial...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 15, 2017

POW camp talk held

Manpower shortages during World War II led to establishment of a prison of war camp at Ryan Park, in the Medicine Bow mountains of southern Wyoming. The compound housed Italian, German and Austrian...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 8, 2017

Valentine's squawks!

Valentine’s Day is upon us, and what better and more romantic gift for a loved one than a serenade? In honor of this honored tradition, members of the Valley Service Organization (VSO) will take to the streets of Saratoga Tuesday reviving the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 8, 2017

Presbytery gathers in Saratoga

The First Presbyterian Church of Saratoga expects between 70 and 80 delegates to attend the Presbytery of Wyoming's winter meeting this weekend, Feb. 9-11, at the church on the corner of Third and...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 25, 2017

Malone named to BHSU fall Dean's List

Macey Malone, of Saratoga, and a student at Black Hills State University (BHSU) in Spearfish, S.D., was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2016 semester. Students on the BHSU deans list maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 25, 2017

Lang completes training, honored

On December 9, 2016, Kelby Lang, resident of Saratoga, graduated from Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 58th Infantry Regiment of Fort Benning, Georgia. At the completion of the 14-week One Station Unit...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 25, 2017

Fake fifties, hoax hundreds

The Carbon County Sheriff’s Office has received two reports of counterfeit bills being distributed across Carbon County in the last two weeks. The first report, received in December, consisted of a $50 counterfeit bill. The second report, in...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 11, 2017

Health help in Saratoga

Navigators traveling Wyoming to assist residents with health care and health insurance options came to Saratoga Jan. 9. Enroll Wyoming Navigators came to Saratoga to answer queries prior to the Open Enrollment deadline Jan. 31. After that date, open...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 11, 2017

Wyoming seventh in education quality

Education Week’s 21st annual report card ranked Wyoming seventh in the nation for education quality. Quality Counts - Under Construction: Building on ESSA’s K-12 Foundation gave Wyoming an overall score of 80.3 out of 100 points and a grade of...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 11, 2017

Graduation requirement comment sought

The Wyoming Department of Education is seeking public comment on the Wyoming Graduation Requirements of Chapter 31, which can be viewed at edu.wyoming.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Ch31Rules.pdf. These rules establish the minimum requirements for a...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 4, 2017

Cold cash offered

Get hooked at the Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce's 34th annual Saratoga Ice Fishing Derby. January 21 and 22 will be your opportunity to compete for the $2000 first prize for catching the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 28, 2016

Penny Wars coming

Encampment K-12 School has announced that it will again be holding “Penny Wars” this year as part of the school’s homecoming week celebration. The fundraiser, which collects money for the Encampment Medical Fund, gives every class at the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 21, 2016

Christmas services around the Valley

Churches throughout the Platte Valley are preparing for the highlight of the Christian calendar and many houses of worship will be offering special Christmas Eve or Christmas Day services. A list of those offerings follows: Saratoga Alliance The...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 21, 2016

A $5K blessing

Encampment Elementary K-12 School receives a $5000 grant for the Blessings in a Backpack program. The program is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to mobilizing communities to provide food...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 21, 2016

Wyoming 'Wool' winners

State winners were named at the 2016 Wyoming Make It With Wool (MIWW) Competition held on Dec. 4-5 at the Parkway Plaza Hotel in Casper. First place in the Junior Division went to Ashlynn Johnson of Encampment who modeled a 4-piece ensemble...

 
 By Staff Report    Business    December 7, 2016

Skordas named 2016 Carbon County Realtor of the Year

Linda Skordas was recently selected unanimously as Realtor of the Year for 2016 by the Carbon County Board of Realtors. Linda has been an active member of the Carbon County Board of Realtors since...

 

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