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'Picketting' Museum

The Carbon County Museum had a meet and greet for Steven Deniro, the new Executive Director, and offered a book signing by author C.J. Box starting at 5 p.m. and lasting until 8 p.m. on Thursday. Box... Full story

 

Open an '11'

On Friday morning, pool players gathered in the Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC) awaiting their table assignments to be announced. Some were fresh faced and ready to go while others were less...

 

Ready for a break?

In what has been an expanding weekend, pool enthusiasts from the region and around the world will converge on Saratoga to play pool in what has been called by organizers, "the most popular pool event...

 

SARATOGA RULES

The game “Saratoga” is a hybrid of 8-Ball and 9-Ball with a rotation of solids/stipes. You have either solids or stripes, but you must shoot them in rotational order from lowest number to highest number. The game is played with 6 solids (1-6), 6...

 

From Saddlestring to Saratoga

Saratoga, population 1,671 souls, and elevation 6,785 feet, appeared spread out in front of him after he topped a long rise. The town was choked with cottonwoods and he could see a wide ribbon of...

 

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... Full story

 

Devon does downtown

Devon Allman first came to Saratoga as a young musician who, through a random encounter in a Minneapolis bar, had chanced into a strange gig in a town he'd never heard about. It was 2006, and though... Full story

 

Seeing Slopeside in Saratoga

The Colorado country-inflected rockers Slopeside made good on the promise of their song "See You in Saratoga" Saturday night, April 30. The band was in town to play a three hour show at the Saratoga... Full story

 

Let there be light!

Reprint of this story from the March 18, 1898 issue of The Grand Encampment Herald brought to you courtesy of Grandma’s Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History Serving the Community. And There Will Be Light In Grand Encampment Next Monday...

 

Illegal gaming, a sad tale and other events

Reprint of this story from the February 12, 1904 issue of The Grand Encampment Herald brought to you courtesy of Grandma’s Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community. ARRESTED FOR GAMING Three Saratoga Citizens Bound...

 

Mine a wreck, woman writer

100 years ago Feb. 17, 1916 Mine Becoming Wreck The Union Pacific Coal company is taking the final steps in the abandonment of its No. 1 mine at Rock Springs, once the greatest and yet the deepest colliery in the west. The machinery is being removed...

 

Platte Timber - An Encircling Belt 130 Miles Long and 12 Miles Wide

Reprint of this story from the February 7, 1889 issue of The Platte Valley Lyre brought to you courtesy of Grandma’s Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community. Platte Timber - An Encircling Belt 130 Miles Long and 12...

 

It's a beach party

“We have snow!” Alyson Sneddon, chair of the Sierra Madre Winter Carnival said excitedly of this year’s festival. Because mother nature has provided early and sustained snows in the bottom of...

 

Restitution, deer killers, 'Togie ranked No. 1

100 years ago Jan. 27, 1916 Killed calf The following this week was received from H. D. Blydenburgh, of the Jack Creek Land and Cattle Co., which contains some very unusual information: We have just had an experience that we do not believe has ever...

 

The greatness of the Wyoming Copper Belt

Reprint of this story from the January 19, 1900 issue of The Grand Encampment Herald brought to you courtesy of Grandma’s Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community. J. G. Rankin Tells of The Greatness of The Wyoming...

 

A staggering steer, honest folks and derby excitement

100 years ago Jan. 13, 1916 3,500 lb. steer Biggest Steer in the World Shipped from this Valley to Stock Show On Sunday evening the north bound train took out the biggest car of beef in one piece that perhaps has ever been seen. Hunter, Casteel &...

 

Smelter, Water and Light

Reprint of this story from the January 5, 1900 issue of The Grand Encampment Herald brought to you courtesy of Grandma’s Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community. SMELTER, WATER AND LIGHT Companies Organized and...

 

Platts rings in country New Year for VSO

A person cannot be much more cowboy than Sam Platts, who with his band, sings old time Country and Western music, lives in a town called Pony and works full-time on a ranch. He will bring his country...

 

The week between Christmas

Amid the week after Christmas, piles of wrapping in bags, shiny paper and boxes in trash with the tags. Sad little scissors sit broken and bent, from clamshell packaging--they don’t make a dent. The...

 

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