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 By Keith McLendon    News    February 20, 2019 

Healthcare a tax issue?

The Healthcare Sustainability Project Subcommittee (HSPS) met Wednesday, Feb. 13 at the Platte Valley Community Center to discuss progress on healthcare in the Platte Valley and take questions on the...

 
 By Keith McLendon    News    February 20, 2019 

Table weighed down

In an approximately 20-minute Saratoga Planning Commission meeting every item on the agenda was tabled. During the Feb. 12 meeting, the commission briefly discussed four agenda items and decided that...

 

Gaits and gates in 3D

This year, Saratoga Skijoring went 3D. In previous years, there were Novice, Intermediate, and Expert classes a team could enter. A team might enter the “Intermediate” division and have a time...

 

Care center among state's bests

The Saratoga Care Center was recently listed in U.S. News and World Report Nursing Home Finder as one of the top nursing homes in Wyoming for 2018-2019. The ranking is based on a data-driven...

 

Rampages down Pat

I got a text with a meme in it from a friend the Monday after the Eneffelle division championships were completed last Sunday. It was a photo of Forrest Gump. Above the photo were the words, “and...

 

Healthcare, take III

The Healthcare Sustainability Project (HSP) subcommittee held their third open meeting January 16 at the Platte Valley Community Center to provide updates on the state of healthcare in the Valley and...

 

Horror in the Valley

The monstrous seeds were planted in Riverside. As a boy, Max Weiland would listen to his brother, Erik, scare him to sleep with tales from H.P. Lovecraft, a renowned horror writer of the 1920s pulp...

 

MOU prompts discussion

The Saratoga Planning commission met for their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, Jan. 8. Committee members Jim Beckmann, Chris Duke and Tom Westring were in attendance as Commission Chairman Jon...

 

Students of health

University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy students, and their counterparts from Howard University College of Pharmacy, have been participating in the Health Equity Leadership Program, an innovative...

 

A 'peak' at physical therapy

During recent health care meetings a call for more and expanded physical therapy services was raised. Laramie Peak Therapies (LPT) in Saratoga has recently expanded staff and equipment in an effort...

 

The week between Christmas

Amid the week after Christmas, piles of wrapping in bags, shiny paper and boxes in trash with the tags. Sad little scissors sit broken and bent, from clamshell packaging--they don’t make a dent....

 

Asking and answering

A civil and amicable meeting was held Wednesday at the Platte Valley Community Center to further discuss the future of healthcare in the Platte Valley and surrounding areas. The Healthcare...

 

This is a very important message ...

This is an important message. Please do not hang up the phone … *CLICK.* That “click” was me hanging up the phone. I am pretty sure you have received these annoying calls yourself. I have...

 

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...

 

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