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 By Keith McLendon    News    December 12, 2018 

Freedom of info key at landfill meeting

Freedom of information became the central focus at the Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) meeting which began at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Saratoga Town Hall. Though the meeting...

 

Willams set for skijoring Saturday

The Saratoga Lions Club and Platte Valley Jaycees recently announced several developments for the Saratoga Skijoring weekend of February 8-10. Popular musical entertainers Chancey Willams and the Youn...

 

Backing into a grand

Thursday the Saratoga Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce drew the last numbers for the reverse drawing. Member Services Manager Sierra Martinez drew numbers from the basket as Chamber Director Stacy... Full story

 

Cooper on the move

Mandy Cooper may be a familiar face to some, but she is new to the Platte Valley Clinic. Cooper and her husband, Buddy, have lived in Saratoga for 11 years now. Cooper met her husband in Idaho where...

 

Care Center 'a-peel'

Lana Sanchez, affectionately known as "Lana Banana" to coworkers, started working as the Social Services Director for the Saratoga Care Center in August. Friday morning, the smiling Sanchez was puttin...

 

DON and ADON

The Saratoga Care Center and the Platte Valley Clinic have recently welcomed several new staff members. The Saratoga Sun would like to introduce these caregivers to the community. The Saratoga Sun pla...

 

See ya in the funny papers

I would like to say “thanks” to Stan Lee for creating so many of the comic book characters I grew up with. I am going to miss his funny Marvel movie cameos too. But this is not about Stan Lee....

 

A legion of trees

Scott and Michelle McIlvaine wanted to help out the American Legion, specifically with Tyler Pickett Park. To that end, the McIlvaines purchased 85 trees and 35 wreaths worth $3,500. After paying...

 

Stuffing a crowd

The holiday season started Wednesday evening for Platte Valley Helping Hands (PVHH) volunteers. Chris Shannon was bathing and seasoning the eight turkeys, this year donated by the Hotel Wolf, to be...

 

Variances, RVs and a Memorandum

The Saratoga Planning Commission met at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and prefaced their meeting with two public hearings for setback variances. Public Hearings The first hearing was opened for a 20 foot...

 

Moving forward despite risks

At a meeting Wednesday night at the Platte Valley Community Center, about 35 people showed up with questions about the Platte Valley Clinic and its future. The Healthcare Sustainability Project...

 

Spy der man ... and other stuff

This is the most stream-of-consciousness thing I have written in a while. I have had a lot of things swirling around my mind lately (elections, veteran day, Halloween, etc.) including writing a story...

 

Clinic is back

The Platte Valley Medical Clinic is open again after a brief closure. Dr. Bryan Kaiser signed a Termination of Lease agreement with the town on Oct. 31 which paved the way for Health Management... Full story

 

Learning the Lincoln

You can learn about the history of the Lincoln Highway in Wyoming during two showings of a Wyoming PBS documentary entitled “100 years on the Lincoln Highway.” The program, sponsored by local...

 

Clinic busy in first week

The temporary clinic at the PVCC has been seeing patients and taking record requests for a week now. During their first week in operation, the clinic has taken 313 requests to have medical records...

 

'Sticking it' to Wednesdays

Monte Thayer is looking forward to pool season. Thayer is the organizer of the Platte Valley Wednesday night pool league and has announced an initial organizational meeting for tonight at the Hotel...

 
 By Keith McLendon    News    October 3, 2018

Recommendations made

The Wyoming Public Lands Initiative (WPLI) Advisory Committee made the following recommendations for the four Carbon County Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs) in an Aug. 20 document. The comment period for...

 
 By Keith McLendon    News    October 3, 2018

Rivers on the rise

River restoration is a set of activities that aid in the environmental health of a river. Most of these projects are aimed at flood management, improving fish and game habitat, landscape improvement,...

 

Getting your kicks (and throws)

Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. you will find Nick Haderlie teaching Judo on the stage adjacent to the Platte Valley Community Center Gym basketball court. On Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. Christina...

 

Foundation for health

The Corbett Medical Foundation (Foundation), named for former Valley doctor Ray A. Corbett, was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in September of 1993 and set their bylaws in January of 1994. The...

 

A clinical diagnosis

When a business has burned through nearly half a million dollars and is still not on track, it is normally time to rethink that particular business model. This is the case the with the Platte Valley...

 

Settling into St. James

Despite trying to avoid the call to service, Rev. Karen Buckingham has been settling in to her role as Reverend of the St. James Episcopal Church in Encampment for about a year now. Buckingham and her...

 

Stating terms and towning around

I have had a thought about what people who reside in Wyoming call themselves for some time now. The term that is officially used (I guess) is Wyomingite. Wyomingite? There is a Cure Wyomingite sounds...

 

Altitude takes the cup

By Keith McLendon Despite a rainy Saturday morning, over 550 craft beer enthusiasts, mostly from Wyoming and northern Colorado, attended the 23rd annual Saratoga Steinley Cup Microbrew Festival and Co...

 

Traveling troubadour 'picks' Saratoga

Danny Roy Perniciaro was 13 when he got his first guitar for Christmas. That instrument set him on a path that would lead the Bay St. Louis, Miss. native on a 46-year journey around the country. Nine...

 

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