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76 years later, Belles still ring

Wyoming Cow Belles was started in 1940 by women in the Wyoming Stockgrowers Association to promote and support the beef industry. Our local organization the Snowy Range Cow Belles was started in...

 

Spring Fever

It is that time of year when the teasing begins. It’s 60 degrees one day and 20 degrees the next. Wyoming weather tends to taunt us this time of year, trying to convince us backyard BBQs and flourishing gardens are just around the corner. We get an...

 

Sheep, lamb inventories increase

Wyoming ranchers and farmers report the number of sheep and lambs totaled 355,000 head on January 1, 2016, up 10,000 head from a year ago. According to Rhonda Brandt, Wyoming State Statistician for United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA)...

 

Bee involved

There are more hobby beekeepers in Wyoming than commercial beekeepers, which highlights an interesting trend in the future of beekeeping. According to the Wyoming Department of Agriculture (WDA) registration records in 2015, Wyoming had 431 total...

 

Taking note

Keeping records enables land owners to answer all kinds of questions about their operation. Without records noting choices made, when they’re made, how much they cost and so forth, operators are unable to determine if what they are doing is...

 

All about sagebrush

Sagebrush is one of the most iconic plants populating the west. Found throughout the state, sagebrush is a common and sometimes mundane scene while traveling across Wyoming. Although perhaps not the most interesting backdrop, sagebrush serves an...

 

Getting in Gear

Saratoga High School's FFA chapter hosted students from five other high schools on March 11 for an agricultural mechanics competition. FFA groups from high schools in Laramie, Rock River, Casper,...

 

Horsing around Wyoming

By one estimate, Wyoming is the “horsiest” state on the basis of human population, horse population, and geographic size. Jennifer Ann Ingwerson, who heads the University of Wyoming’s (UW) equine studies program, is set on bringing horse...

 

WSGA looks ahead to youth

With the increasing age of many agriculturalists across the state and nation, the future of the cattle industry and many ranches across our state has been a topic of interest for many years. Like many family-owned businesses, whether in town or in...

 

Go shopping this Small Business Saturday

For many holiday shoppers, Black Friday marks the official kickoff to the gift-buying season. But the following day, November 28, is Small Business Saturday, and can be a more satisfying way to shop f...

 

Keep it local

Numerous business in the Platte Valley are participating in Small Business Saturday, which takes place on Nov. 28. American Express began the Small Business Saturday initiative for the Saturday after...

 

Santa comes back to check his list

The Valley Service Organization (VSO) is hosting Winter Wonderland on Dec. 5 at the Platte Valley Community Center PVCC and VSO President Kate Sherrod said that, like always, attendees have a lot to...

 

Give more for less this holiday season

The holidays are a great time to shower friends and family with wonderful gifts. As you check off your holiday shopping list, remember that even small gifts can add up quickly to cost a bundle. With these helpful tips from the discount experts at...

 

Annual Festival of Trees to raise money for local charity

The Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) will host the Festival of Trees Gala and Auction on Dec. 4 at the Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC) for its 13th year. Individuals,...

 

Christmas Parade marches back to town

The annual Lighted Christmas Parade will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5. The parade begins at Bridge Ave. and River St. and goes through historic downtown Saratoga. Attendees may take...

 

How to make tech gifts more meaningful

Technology gifts continue to dominate holiday wish lists. Before purchasing the latest gadget, remember that one size doesn’t fit all. Just as you wouldn’t buy the same sweater for everyone, different recipients have different needs when it...

 

Strings, singing & more things

The Encampment Community Choir is kicking off the Christmas season with their annual Christmas concert at the Grand Encampment Opera House at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 2. The concert begins with the Sierra Madre Strings playing and the choir singing at 7 p.m....

 

Thanksgiving turkey carving tips

Cooking is only part of Thanksgiving prep. For many hosts, carving the bird represents the most intimidating feast feat. Don't chicken out! There are some quick tips you can follow to demystify the...

 

Ways to give your home a holiday facelift

A seasonal home makeover doesn’t need to cost a fortune or be difficult to execute. Quick, easy and innovative ideas, can give your home the holiday flair needed to celebrate the season. “Seasonal décor updates should jive with your home’s...

 

Ways to give back this holiday season

When making this year’s holiday gift list, consider how you might also give back to your local community. The holiday season is the perfect time of year to do this, when volunteer and donation opportunities increase. Here are a few ideas to give...

 

Christmas Tree Permits Offered by Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests

Permits to cut Christmas trees on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests are now available at multiple locations in Wyoming. Each permit costs $10 and allows for the cutting of one tree on national...

 

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