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 By Mike Armstrong    News    January 10, 2018 

Routine starts year

The Saratoga Town Council met for the first time this year at 6 p.m. Jan. 2 at the Saratoga Town Hall, to address issues that start at the beginning of every year. Banks designated as depositories for the town were Bank of Commerce, Bank of the West...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    January 10, 2018 

Parsons named WACD employee of the year

Saratoga-Encampment-Rawlins Conservation District (SERCD) District Manager Joseph Parsons is a man of few words. He is also hesitant to give himself any praise, but his actions speak volumes...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    January 10, 2018 

Insurance, smoke and water

Wednesday, at 7 p.m. the Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) met at the Encampment library for its first meeting of the year for 2018. Leroy Stephensen led the board meeting in Randy Raymer’s absence and the routine business...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    January 10, 2018 

Skijoring makes the jump

Around 500 spectators came to Saratoga for the 2nd Annual Skijoring Races over the weekend according to Will Faust. “We’ve certainly got some things we can improve on for next year,” Faust said, “Between Richard Raymer and Karl Smith, they...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    January 3, 2018

Keeping your kids safe

Sarah Chavez, Deputy Attorney for Carbon County came to the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School library to give a presentation on cyberbullying, sexting and online predators....

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 3, 2018

Bringing 'Down Under' out west

Australian storyteller, didjeridoo player and traveler Paul "Walking Stick" Taylor will be doing a residency Monday through Thursday next week with Saratoga Elementary students in kindergarten...

 
 By Fred Broschart    News    January 3, 2018

Wax your skis and shoe your ride

Skijoring, one of the newest annual events in the Upper Platte River Valley, returns to Saratoga later this week for the second time. Last year's event, held in early March, was considered by...

 
 By Fred Broschart    News    January 3, 2018

Saratoga gets grumpy

There's not really a lot about Steve Deorio, who owns and runs The Grumpy Italian in Saratoga that is very grumpy; He loves to cook, he loves to serve customers and he loves the fact that for...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    January 3, 2018

Booking skijoring

Skijoring is coming back to the Platte Valley Jan. 6-7 and places for visitors are ready. As of Monday, the Saratoga Resort and Spa, Hacienda, Sage and Sand, Hotel Wolf and the Riviera Lodge still have vacancies. It is interesting to note that while...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    January 3, 2018

Overcoming all obstacles

Corey Spilski works at Sinclair Refinery as a welder in one life and a serious competitor in Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) in another. OCR is a sport in which a competitor, traveling on foot, must over...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    January 3, 2018

Hanna hosts New Year's on wheels

Roller skating came to Hanna. From 3-5 p.m. on Saturday at the Hanna Recreation Center for what was described as the New Year's Eve Roller Rink Bash. It was open to all ages and there were nachos,...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 3, 2018

Carbon County gets 'wooly'

The Make It With Wool (MIWW) District No. 9 Contest for Carbon County was held on Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Jeffrey Center in Rawlins. Contestants modeled outfits they had made of at least 60 percent wool fabric or yarn. Garments were also judged on co...

 

Lighted for the Season

The photographer cruised Saratoga on the evening of Dec. 20 and took photos of holiday decorations. These are by no means all of the photos taken, nor is the author claiming any of these are "the...

 

Town Council Approves Nominees

The Encampment Town Council met at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 to approve financials, nominate individuals and businesses for Saratoga Platte Valley Chamber Awards and listen to Jeb Steward, Chair for South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Services, (SCWEMS)....

 

Benefit for Betsy

Betsy Christensen aggressively fought off throat cancer in 2016 and was given a clean bill of health. Now, with the periodic checkups that were required of her, the doctors have found a spot on one...

 

Town Council Approves Nominees

The Encampment Town Council met at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 to approve financials, nominate individuals and businesses for Saratoga Platte Valley Chamber Awards and listen to Jeb Steward, Chair for South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Services, (SCWEMS)....

 

Saratoga Shops for Jetter

The Saratoga Town Council met for its second meeting of December, and last of 2017, Tuesday at Saratoga Town Hall. The previous town council meeting had essentially been scrubbed due to a lack of attendance by council members during the busy buildup...

 

HEM guidelines for closing

For Northern Carbon County, in the event of serious weather, such as blizzards or other emergencies, Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow Junior/High school follows these guidelines for students in the...

 

Jayce meets Hanna

Jayce Wayne Wofford came with his parents Ethan and Carrie, to a benefit that many who started planning this event a month ago didn’t think he would be able to attend. Jayce was born Oct. 5 at 2 pounds 15 ounces at Denver’s Childrens Hospital...

 

Hanna Deputy goes Full Time

The Hanna Town Council convened at 6 p.m. Dec. 12 to allow liquor license holders to serve until 2 a.m. on Jan. 1 and be informed the town had another full time officer. It was business as usual with the approval of the town council Nov. 24 meeting...

 

Festival of Trees raises $8,720

A group of holiday merry makers-about a couple hundred people altogether-crowded the Platte Valley Community Center for the Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce's annual Festival of Trees. The crowds wer...

 

No quorum

The Saratoga Town Council—at least some of it—met for its first scheduled meeting of the month Tuesday before adjourning a scant three minutes later. Council members Richard Raymer and Steve Wilcox were the only two members of the five-person...

 

Where's the meteor?

The Geminids, considered by many stargazers to be one of the best meteor showers of the year, will put on a show for us here on Earth on Wednesday evening and early Thursday morning, provided weather cooperates. The meteor shower was washed out by la...

 

Medicine Bow gets new PA

Jeff Brown started working in the health field when he was 19 as a nurse's aide. He knew early on in his life, what direction he wanted to pursue his professional vocation. "I went to nursing school...

 

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