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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...

 

Where to dispose of the bodies

An animal carcass can still be disposed of at the landfill this hunting season and will continue to be allowed until Dec. 31, 2018. Randy Raymer, the chairman of the Upper Platte River Solid Waste District (UPRSWD) said that it may seem like a lot...

 

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...

 

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