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Lodge celebrates 125

Masonic Lodge No. 14 in Saratoga will celebrate the 125th anniversary of its founding, and 125 years in the Valley doing charity and other works to benefit residents. The Masons will hold a cornerstone ceremony at the Masonic Temple at the corner of...

 

Turkey and trimmings turns 22

The 22nd 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. 23—at St. Ann’s Parish Hall, 218 Spring Ave., Saratoga. The Thanksgiving...

 

Poll a people pull

There were not many free seats available at the Riverside Town Council meeting Thursday at 6 p.m. because residents had come to discuss the recent poll on WHATFest. The council went over routine business, paid the bills and listened to the...

 

Call to Santa?

The Saratoga Town Council met Tuesday for its first regularly scheduled town council meeting of the month, working quickly through the agenda while addressing several matters of interest to the town. Besides routine matters, members of the town...

 

Airport board can't get meeting off ground

The regular monthly meeting of the Saratoga Airport Board was canceled due to lack of a quorum, according to an email from Saratoga Town Hall. A quorum, or minimum number of voting members of a governmental body, is required for any decisions coming...

 

Encampment to get lit

The 14th annual lighting contest was approved by Encampment town council at their meeting Thursday that started at 7 p.m. in town hall. The minutes from Oct. 12 town council meeting were approved and bills were paid before going over the agenda for...

 

Healthcare for free?

Because of some changes to the Affordable Care Act—ACA or Obamacare as it is commonly known—premiums for Wyoming residents who purchase policies on the government exchange website have gone up. However, according to figures published by the U.S....

 

Are you Gulliver enough?

An audition will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of Gulliver’s Travels from 4-6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13 at the Platte Valley Community Center Theater. Those auditioning should arrive by 3:50 p.m. and plan to stay the...

 

Turkey meeting Thursday

The National Wild Turkey Foundation (NWTF) will be holding and informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 at the Platte Valley Community Center. Regional Director Jason Tarwater will be present to show what the organization is doing across...

 

Transferring the transfer?

The Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) board convened 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Encampment Library to discuss the problem of trash being deposited in dumpsters on Veterans Island and to hear two local resident’s views on the...

 

Christmas tree permits offered

Permits to cut Christmas trees on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests are now available. Each permit costs $10 and allows for the cutting of one tree on National Forest System Lands. There is a limit of five permits per household. Trees must be...

 

What's the split?

The Wyoming Association of Municipalities (WAM) had their Fall Workshop in Saratoga Nov. 1-3 at the Saratoga Resort and Spa. On Thursday, at 3:30 p.m. Amanda Sewell, the assistant director of Wyoming State Lands and Investments gave a presentation...

 

Bleeding for four

The Saratoga Council of Catholic Women is sponsoring a community blood drive from noon until 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 at St. Ann’s Parish Hall. According to the United Blood Services, more people would donate if only they knew the...

 

Pining for trees, more

The Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce is pleased to host the 15th annual “Festival of Trees Gala and Auction” on Friday, December 8 at the Platte Valley Community Center. Decorated trees and wreaths, gift baskets, centerpieces and other...

 

Prose can pay

The WyoPoets 2018 Eugene V. Shea National Poetry Contest is now accepting entries through the postmark deadline of Dec. 15, 2017. First prize is $100, second place $50, third $30, and fourth $20. Up to five honorable mentions will be awarded. Poems,...

 

Titles get new look

The State of Wyoming has authorized a new Certificate of Title for all vehicles, trailers, motorcycles, mobile homes, etc. Titles issued at your local County Clerk's office will transition to...

 

Map prices head north

For the first time in nearly a decade, increasing costs of production, printing, and distribution are driving the need for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s U.S. Forest Service to increase the price of its maps. Prices of U.S. Forest Service...

 

Minding your money

Freezing credit and signing up for free credit monitoring are among strategies a University of Wyoming Extension specialist recommends in response to the massive hack of the consumer credit reporting agency Equifax. Information for about 145 million...

 

Halloween activities set

The Saratoga Care Center will be holding their annual Halloween Carnival complete with games, prizes a cake walk and more. The event is set for 2-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27 at 207 East Holly location in Saratoga. Then on Tuesday, look for Witches, Goblin...

 

Back into a win

The Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce has begun 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 drawi...

 

Health insurance enrollment opens

Open enrollment for health insurance through the federal exchange website will be shortened this year, giving Wyoming residents less time to enroll in health care plans for the year 2018. This year, the enrollment period will begin November 1 and...

 

Walk pays over $16K

Scott Bokelman, representing the SMHS Tech/SkillsUSA Cancer Walk/Run, presents a check for $16,500 to Dulce Schalk of the Corbett Medical Foundation Thursday in front of the Hotel Wolf. The money was...

 

Giving health a shot in the arm

As winter begins to creep in to the state and the Valley, state and local health officials are urging everyone to be prepared and get immunized against the flu. The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) recommends everyone above the age of 6-months-old...

 

20 years an EMT

“I have been with Mark since 2008 and he is an amazing instructor and I have learned so much from him,” Tracy Fowler, South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Services (SCWEMS) volunteer, said about Mark Kostovny. “I think we would be lost with...

 

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