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 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...

 

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...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 7, 2016

Shea poetry contest deadline extended

The WyoPoets 2017 Eugene V. Shea National Poetry Contest postmark deadline has been extended until Dec. 15, 2016. The first-place winner will be awarded $100, second place $50, third $30, and fourth $20. Up to five honorable mentions will also be...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 7, 2016

Nominations open for WCHOF

The Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame (WCHF) has named three classes totaling 140 Honorees to date. On December 1 nominations opened for the class of 2017; and nominations will close again Feb. 28, 2017. The link for nomination forms is...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 23, 2016

BSB institutes new scholarship

Bridge Street Bargains (BSB), the Saratoga thrift store, has created a new scholarship for graduating seniors at Saratoga High School and home-schooled students are also eligible. Nancy Vargas, BSB board secretary and chairman of the scholarship...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 23, 2016

State Canvassing Board certifies election results

Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Murray and the Wyoming State Canvassing Board certified Wyoming's General Election Results the morning of Nov. 16. The State Canvassing Board is comprised of: Governor Ma...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 23, 2016

Christmas tree permits offered

Permits to cut Christmas trees on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests are now available at multiple locations in Colorado and Wyoming, according to a press release from the U.S. Forest Service. Each permit costs $10 and allows for the cutting of...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 16, 2016

Docents on the go

After the Saratoga Museum’s season ended in October, the docents got a behind-the-scenes tour at South Pass City. The tour was led by Jon Lane, Curator for Public Programs, for the state of Wyoming Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources....

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 16, 2016

Deadline for Giving Tree Thursday

The Giving Tree, a project to help provide Christmas for valley children who otherwise might not have much of a holiday, will be held again this year and the the deadline for families to return 2016 application forms for their child to be included...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 9, 2016

Giving Thanksgiving ... again

The 21st annual Platte Valley Helping Hands (PVHH) Free Thanksgiving Dinner is coming. The dinner will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day—Thursday, Nov. 24—at St. Ann’s Parish Hall, 218 Spring Ave., Saratoga. The Thanksgiving...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 2, 2016

Bleeding for America

While you may feel your vote is a “drop in the bucket” you have a chance Tuesday to put a much more meaningful “drop” into a life saving “bucket.” A community blood drive is scheduled on Election Tuesday, so while you’re out doing your...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 2, 2016

Countdown to a winner

The Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce has started selling tickets for the annual Reverse Drawing. Tickets are $10 each and only 300 are sold. Unlike the usual raffle procedure, the very last ticket drawn is the grand prize winner in this...

 

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