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Felines find guardian angel

Cuddles, Boo and Brett all want the same thing. A permanent home. Sister Marie Martin, living in Medicine Bow is giving them a temporary one. Currently she has eight charges and one cat that is her ow...


Self-published Selkies

Karen Heath is the town clerk of Medicine Bow. She is also an author of five books featuring Selkies that make their home in Maine. A Selkie is a legendary creature originating in Irish folklore and...


Medicine Bow Heats Up

On Saturday, the Virginian Hotel was the venue for the Midwinter Meltdown which featured seven bands from Laramie. The Meltdown was the brainchild of Jeff Deloe a year ago. Deloe left Laramie this...


Blue Platte specials

The Hotel Wolf Hotel Wolf's Wednesday Dinner Specials have been a tradition offered for years, but not everyone knows its roots date back to when the pool league started 20 years ago. "Kirsten and I,...


Gallery owner gets art rotating at PVCC

In April 2015, Laura Morrow, better known in the Valley as Laura M, made the decision to rebrand. After purchasing Blackhawk Gallery from longtime owner Patty Lufkin, Morrow went from "Laura M's...


An eastern excursion

Saratoga Sun reporter Mike Armstrong spent Thursday morning at the HEM High School telling students of his experiences in China....


Encampment 'steps up to the plate'

Celebrity chefs are everywhere today-from Anthony Bourdain traveling internationally for CNN to Guy Fieri checking out his favorite diners. According to Chef Mike Dries (pronounced drees) from the...


I'm gonna get you, sucka!

Any group running an event with longevity knows that to keep people interested it has to keep things fresh. Case in point: the Saratoga Lake Ice Fishing Derby. Started in 1983, with two prizes of...


Senior center sent new seats

Donna Pipher, Hanna Senior Center Director, said when a woman came into the facility, she thought it was to use the bathrooms. "The lady walked around for a few minutes and then came up to me and...


Hanna has Roller Rink Bash

Skating is coming to Hanna. From 3-5 p.m. Dec. 30, the Hanna Recreation Center is hosting a New Years Eve roller rink bash. It is open to all ages and there will be food and music. The Hanna... Full story


Backing into money

Winners of the Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce’s annual Reverse Drawing were announced at Friday’s Festival of Trees at the Platte Valley community Center The first and every 50th ticket drawn won $50 Chamber gift certificates. Those... Full story


Leadership Carbon County class forming

Carbon County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) is spearheading the second year of Leadership Carbon County. Partners in this effort again include the Rawlins Chamber of Commerce, Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Rawlins DD... Full story


Shop Small sales Saturday in south county

In the spirit of the holidays and the Small Business Saturday initiative, Encampment and Riverside are hosting a “Shop Local” Day on Saturday, December 9. All the planning has been done, just follow this itinerary for a pleasurable shopping exper... Full story


Nominations open for Cowboy Hall of Fame

The Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame (WCHF) has inducted 195 people since 2014, 184 men and 11 women. Beginning Dec. 1, 2017, nominations are open for the Class of 2018. The nomination window on the WCHF website will continue to accept nominees until... Full story


Mensa scholarship essay contest

The Wyoming Mountain Mensa chapter of American Mensa has scholarships available for students living in Wyoming. The scholarships for the 2018 competition, ranging in value from $500-$1,000, are awarded by the Mensa Education & Research Foundation... Full story


The road from crime and prison to success

Nationally Recognized speaker Victor Woods was at the Platte Valley Community Center Wednesday to bring his "never give up" message to Saratoga sixth to 12th grade students in attendance in the... Full story


Bagging some bighorn

"Ready to go hunting?" asked Taylor Engum as he woke the hunters at 12 a.m. on September 1. In an area with a high number of sheep and a once-in-a-lifetime tag, there was no way the group would allow... Full story


Fisher gets Lions Club service award

"Jeannette Fisher is a great person that believes there is good in all situations. She is positive in her own life, inspiring to others, and strives hard to be a positive influence in her community,"... Full story


Ecumenical Thanksgiving service, pot luck held

The First Presbyterian Church will host their Annual Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19 At the service, nonperishable foods will be collected which are then distributed to the food bank. Any monies collected during the... Full story


Hay man, it's the Barkhursts

A large contingent of Barkhursts showed up at the Town and Country office Wednesday to accept the Platte Valley Arts Council award for the council's recent hay bale sculpture competition. Platte... Full story


Music from Motor City to Med Bow

In Medicine Bow, Pam Glasser, is known as the Medicine Bow Lions Club president. To others in Carbon County, she is known as a music teacher. To fellow musicians and concert goers in Wyoming, Houston... Full story


Hot soup leads to fire

"The soup is pretty good," Basil Phillips, football player for Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School, "I thought this was a pretty good idea and cool how it was hosted." Phillips was... Full story


Mail by the 'seat of their pants'

Wyoming's contribution to aviation history cannot be understated when looking back at the world of air we know now. The first airline school for stewardesses used by Boeing Transport–which later mor... Full story


Copper Days ready to shine

The Copper Days Festival is getting ready to celebrate 23 years of giving families the opportunity to have fun watching vintage tractors vie for the title of strongest tractor. The event kicks off with a tractor parade at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Platte... Full story


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