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 By Joshua Wood    Sports    August 29, 2018

Lady Panthers prepped

The Lady Panthers began their season hosting the Saratoga Invitational where they took on the Dubois Lady Rams, the Wyoming Indian Lady Chiefs and the St. Stephens Lady Eagles as well as played...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 22, 2018

Cell tower called for review

Cell phone coverage, depending on the person asked, is spotty at best in the Platte Valley. Saratoga, Encampment and Riverside are “Union Wireless Country” as they are the predominant provider in...

 

Sewing up another

Now that the "Susan Lucci curse" has been broken, Laura Morrow can add yet another award to her collection following the Women of Influence awards on Aug. 16. Morrow had already been awarded the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 22, 2018

Tower, cleanup, strips & sewer

Concerns over a proposed tower to be constructed by Skyway Towers, LLC were expressed during the Encampment Town Council meeting on Aug. 9 at the Encampment Town Hall. The communication tower is...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 22, 2018

Penny to plug line?

The Riverside Town Council barely had a quorum when they met at 6 p.m. on Aug. 9 at the Riverside Town Hall due to the absence of council members Katie Cheesbrough and Fred Lorenz. With council...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 22, 2018

Hangar hangups

Following a tense exchange of words between David and Tasha Worthington and council member Richard Raymer during the Aug. 7 Saratoga Town Council meeting, it was expected that the ongoing issues of...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    August 22, 2018

Enemy of the people? ... Who us?

“The only security of all is in a free press.” —Thomas Jefferson *** I had full intentions of writing a different column, one that discussed the changing landscape of technology and how it was...

 

High Plains by the river

Despite the erratic weather that was present on Saturday, Riverside residents gathered at Rick Martin Memorial Park for the annual Riverside Party Day. On the enclosed stage loaned by the Town of...

 

Learning to feel at home on the range

It's a cold and cloudy Sunday morning as I pull myself out of bed around 7:30 a.m. and get myself dressed. Normally the "day of rest" is used for just that; rest. On this particular morning of Aug....

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 15, 2018

Clinic management changes hands

By Joshua Wood Employees of Saratoga Care Center, Platte Valley Medical Clinic, residents of Saratoga and even Dr. Bryan Kaiser himself were in attendance at a packed Saratoga Town Council meeting on...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 15, 2018

A Rude awakening

On Aug. 7 it was announced that Health Management Services (HMS), LLC. would be taking over management of the Platte Valley Medical Clinic. This came on the heels of the announcement that the Town of...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 15, 2018

Job done despite 'hiccups'

The Carbon County Impact Joint Powers Board heard from Element Engineering, the company hired to oversee the lagoon project, and from Forsgren Associates at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8. Nick Marcotte...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Sports    August 8, 2018

Riding into a new legacy

There may not be many 12 year olds who can make a 35-year-old, world champion bareback rider consider retirement, but Tuker Carricato isn't most 12 year olds. Having only been riding for 3 years...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 8, 2018

Clinic to get new management

Rumors have swirled around the Valley for several weeks about Dr. Bryan Kaiser’s future with Platte Valley Medical Clinic. The speculation picked up following the Saratoga Town Council meeting on...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Business    August 8, 2018

Cooley Realtor of the year

In the world of real estate, some people come and go while others stick around for the long haul. Marcy Cooley is the one of the latter. Having obtained her real estate license on June 1, 1994 she...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Business    August 8, 2018

Shedding a curse

Local business owner and philanthropist Laura Morrow calls it the "Susan Lucci curse." Lucci, who was a regular on the soap opera "All My Children" from 1970 to 2011, had been nominated for an Emmy...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 8, 2018

Buffer zone discussed

Determining what extraterritorial jurisdiction a municipality has outside of town limits was the primary catalyst for a workshop held on July 31 between the Saratoga Town Council, Saratoga Planning...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 8, 2018

Plastic problem

Concerns about the Saratoga Transfer Station and the recycling of plastics were at the top of the list for the regularly scheduled meeting of the Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Business    August 8, 2018

Hack's tackles 25 years

For 25 years, Michael "Hack" Patterson has been the trusted name when it comes to tackle, flies and guiding. Right up front, Hack will tell you that he is probably a little too honest and that his...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 8, 2018

Duo faces 51 years

Just over a week after being detained by deputies from the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office, two Encampment men are scheduled to appear in the Second Judicial Circuit Court in Rawlins at 11 a.m. on...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Politics    August 1, 2018

The Saratoga set

Candidates for District 47 Representative, District 11 Senator and Saratoga Town Council participated in the first of two candidate forums hosted by the Valley Service Organization (VSO) on July 23....

 
 By Joshua Wood    Politics    August 1, 2018

County candidates

The second of two primary election forums hosted by the Valley Service Organization (VSO) took place at 6 p.m. on July 25 at the Platte Valley Community Center. During this forum, candidates for all...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Sports    August 1, 2018

Six man it is

Rumors that had circulated throughout the summer that Saratoga Middle/High School (SM/HS) would not have an 11-man football team this year were confirmed on July 15 by SM/HS Activities Director Greg...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Sports    August 1, 2018

Stars realign

Wyatt Cox and Gage Bartlett have known each other since kindergarten, which is something that is not uncommon in an area like the Platte Valley. For the first two years of high school, both Cox and Ba...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    August 1, 2018

HMS to takeover clinic

After months of uncertainty, closed door executive sessions and rumors based on suspicions it was finally revealed on Aug. 7 at the Saratoga Town Council meeting the fate of Dr. Bryan Kaiser and his... Full story

 

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