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 By Staff Report    News    October 13, 2021 

Controlled burns planned

Medicine Bow National Forest fire personnel are hoping to conduct prescribed burns in the northwest portion of the Sierra Madre Range in the coming weeks. The targeted burns will improve vegetation conditions and wildlife habitat. The burns will...

 

New owner, same service

Laurie Forster gave the long-time reins of her real estate company Town & Country Realty to her agent Amanda Shahadey back in July. Amanda bought the business and building but the same faces are in the office. Laurie including her husband Reg, along...

 

A new smiling face

Town & Country Realty is proud to announce Lauren Trostle has joined the team. She was born in the heart of Amish Country, Pennsylvania but now calls Elk Mountain, Wyoming home sweet home. She...

 

Something to digest

The Platte Valley Ministerial Association is hosting a Beans and Rice Banquet on Tuesday, October 12 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall of St. Ann’s Church.  The dinner is a fundraising event for the Saratoga Food Pantry.  Admission is by...

 

Hay, listen up!

The Platte Valley Arts Council is sponsoring the 5th annual Hay Bale Sculpture Contest. All local ranches, businesses or families are invited to show off some good ole’ fashioned ranch ingenuity that could give their outfit creative bragging...

 
 By Staff Report    News    September 8, 2021

Retire with respect

The Platte Valley VFW 6125 and Angus England American Legion Post 54 will be hosting a retirement flag ceremony on September 12 at 1 p.m. at Grandview Park in Encampment. Retiring flags which are no longer usable will be accepted at Town and Country...

 
 By Staff Report    News    September 1, 2021

LaVA to continue in Mullen scar

It’s been nearly a year since the Mullen Fire began southeast of Encampment, Wyoming. The fire, which began on the border of the Savage Run Wilderness Area before burning over 176,878 acres in Carbon and Albany counties in Wyoming and Jackson...

 
 By Staff Report    News    September 1, 2021

Gas mains to be replaced

Black Hills Energy, the natural gas provider to Saratoga residents, will be undertaking a main replacement project in the near future. In a press release from the natural gas provider, it was announced the company had contracted with NPL for the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    September 1, 2021

Carbon County Sheriff's Office K9 Zeus has received donation of body armor

Carbon County Sheriff's Office K9 Zeus has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Zeus' vest was...

 

Progress seen at hospital

Construction Superintendent Monty Wardell says he and his team have encountered construction challenges from too much hot, dry heat, wind and dust, but they are making significant progress on the...

 

Get your tractor ready!

What could be more enjoyable than a day of fun for the entire family? The Copper Days Festival in Encampment, Wyoming has been entertaining tractor enthusiasts since 1994. Beginning at 11 am on Saturday, September 11 and at 10:30 am on Sunday, Septem...

 
 By Staff Report    Business    July 28, 2021

Hark, a meadowlark

Meadowlark Pediatrics, LLC has joined the visiting specialists at the Platte Valley Clinic and has begun seeing patients on alternate Thursdays. The Laramie-based medical group was founded by Paula...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 28, 2021

WYDOT urges caution driving near wildfire burn scars this weekend

The Wyoming Department of Transportation urges caution to travelers on highways near wildfire burn scars this weekend out of concern for flash flooding and the potential for debris in the roadway. Heavy rains the night of July 29 caused mud, sand...

 
 By Staff Report    Business    July 21, 2021

HMS looking for help

Progress on the North Platte Valley Medical Center has generated a lot of interest from the medical community seeking long-term employment, but the Saratoga Care Center has urgent, current need for skilled nurses according to Mark Pesognelli,...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 21, 2021

While the pavement is hot

Maintenance crews with the Wyoming Department of Transportation will begin seasonal paving operations in Carbon County on Monday, weather permitting. Work will begin on U.S. Highway 30/287 near Medicine Bow, between mile markers 263.8-264.2. This...

 

Rendezvous returns

Last summer, a number of highly anticipated events were ultimately cancelled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Among those was the Sierra Madre Muzzle Loading Rifle Club's Mountain Man Rendezvous,...

 

Francis to receive Pioneer Award

Encampment native Francis Herring is the 2021 Pioneer Award winner for the Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering Outfit. Herring, best known as Francie, was one of the 16 children of Ellis and Gladys...

 

Wide open spaces

With more and more folks flocking to the Upper North Platte River Valley weekly and a free event being staged, a record crowd is expected to attend the 18/19th annual Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering...

 

Cowboy Gathering returning to Encampment

"We're back . . . & FREE!" blasts the headline of the Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering poster announcing resumption of the cowboy poetry and music event which was cancelled last year by the...

 

Directing the hall of fame

Candy Moulton of Encampment has been named the new Executive Director of the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame (WCHF) while Andy Nelson of Pinedale is the new Board Member for Region 10, which includes...

 

Worshipping for 75 years

For its 75th year, the Wyoming Ranchers Family Camp will return to Bottle Creek campground south of Encampment. Begun as a mountain top Christian get together three-quarters of a century ago by Wyoming ranchers with families, the event has now grown...

 

Toys on display

The Platte Valley Arts Council will be holding the fourth annual Toy Tractor Display Show and Competition on September 11 as part of Encampment’s Copper Days Festival according to a press release from the local organization.  The show will be...

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 23, 2021

Rawlins man dies in custody

Nathon Christopher Gallant of Rawlins, Wyoming passed away on the evening of June 17 in the Carbon County Detention Center according to a press release from the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office. Gallant had been placed in the detention center after...

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 16, 2021

Helping mental health

Due to a growing demand for mental health treatment options across the United States, particularly in rural areas, Memorial Hospital of Carbon County is implementing the MHCC Health and Wellness Center. Services will initially be based from the MHCC...

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 16, 2021

Wyoming launches drought resources website

On June 9, Governor Mark Gordon announced the launch of a new website which would provide detailed, updated information on drought conditions in Wyoming. Developed through a collaboration of multiple state and federal agencies, drought.wyo.gov will...

 

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