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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...

 

Cyberbullying presentation Dec. 20

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place over digital devices like cell phones, computers, and tablets. Cyberbullying can occur through texting or online in social media where people can view, participate in, or share content. Cyberbullying...

 

Benefit set for Woffords

Ethan and Carrie Wofford, of Hanna, are parents to three foster children and were expecting their first child in December. Jayce Wayne Wofford didn’t wait until his due date though. Carrie Wofford started having extremely high blood pressure on...

 

District asks for feedback

Carbon County School District No. 2 is using an anonymous computer survey to solicit input from faculty and staff, as well as students and teachers to, help the district find areas of improvement. According to CCSD No.2 Superintendent Jim Copeland,...

 

VFW competition winners surprised, honored

During a ceremony held before a scheduled speaker at the Platte Valley Community Center Wednesday, the Encampment Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) recognized and awarded their youth scholarship competit...

 

Study: Wyoming fourth in nation for charity, volunteerism

Anyone in Wyoming will tell you if you ask that life in a remote, rural state requires a fair bit of self-sufficiency, and Wyomingites pride themselves on it. But another thing you’ll hear is that no one person can do everything alone, and...

 

Marshal happy about COPS

eff Neimark, Hanna Marshal, got happy holiday news from the U.S. Department of Justice, (DOJ). The Hanna Marshals Office was approved by the DOJ for a Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) award of one officer position. This comes from the...

 

Town tree trimmed for Christmas

Saratoga resident Dawn Webster wanted a town Christmas tree. Talking the idea around, Rich Keely suggested to use one of the live trees around town instead of cutting one down. Looking at the trees...

 

SCWEMS sets EMT class

South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Services, or SCWEMS, will be holding an EMT class at the beginning of 2018 to train new paramedics to serve their neighbors in the Platte River Valley and northern Carbon County. The class is scheduled to...

 

It's beginning to look a lot like ...

Saratoga held its annual Christmas parade Saturday. Afterward, children of all ages went to the PVCC to have hot dogs and chili and visit Mr. and Mrs. Claus at the Valley Service Organization's...  PDF

 

Project oversight questioned

The second monthly meeting of the Saratoga Town Council barely had a quorum, yet the council still dispensed with routine business despite concerns raised by a town resident over the town’s handling of maintenance and repair projects. The council...

 

Med Bow okays wind

The Medicine Town Council met at 7 p.m. on Nov. 13 and got an update from Krista Mann of Invenergy regarding two proposed wind projects, Echo Flats and T.B. Flats. Mann said Echo Flats was a 250-megawatt project and T.B. Flats was a 500 MW project...

 

Money in the wind?

Various officials from around the county were in Laramie at the Industrial Siting Council Meeting for a hearing to request funds for impact assistance for SCWEMS and local governments. The money...

 

Building and recognizing area volunteerism

The South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Services, SCWEMS, has recognized the Wyoming Department of Fish and Game for being an employer that makes it easy for employees to dedicate their time to the volunteer ambulance service. Jeb Stewart, the...

 

Foodbank braces for winter

At a time when families across the Valley join together with friends and family to celebrate the holidays with family feasts, a group of dedicated volunteers at the Platte Valley Food Pantry is...

 

Showing up for the count

The Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG) met in Rawlins on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and heard Sarah Hutchins, Carbon County Planner, explain the importance of the 2020 Census deadlines and how they could affect county municipalities. CCCOG...

 

Woman found at hot pool dies

Tragedy struck one of the Valley’s landmark attractions this weekend when a local woman died Friday after being found at the Hobo Hot Pools in Saratoga. Eve Dodd, 55, of Saratoga, was found at the hot pool Friday evening. After a call to emergency...

 

Checking out the Little Free Library

Jamis McLinskey got help from his mom, Lesie, cutting the ribbon on Encampment’s new Little Free Library on Saturday. The library is sponsored in part by the Platte Valley Arts Council (PVAC) and the opening was hosted by The Red Wagon owner and...

 

Mayor wants updated report

The Hanna town council met Tuesday at 6 p.m. to allow Western States Wireless to have a lease for a tower antenna. The council went over routine business of approving the minutes for Oct. 17 meeting, the evening’s agenda and town financials. The...

 

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