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 By Staff Report    News    April 14, 2021 

Carbon County vaccination moving forward

As the warmer months approach and there continues to be a push to return to a pre-coronavirus mentality, the administering of vaccines is still ongoing. On March 31, the Office of Governor Gordon announced that all Wyomingites over the age of 16 year...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 14, 2021 

Equipping MedBow

Recently, the Town of Medicine Bow has been working on grants for various purposes. Generators, museum improvements, COVID relief, a Roadside Message board sign and Volunteer Fire Department Communication Equipment are just a few example of the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 14, 2021 

Seal of approval?

From coal to wind and from agriculture to tourism, Carbon County has a diverse past, present and future. If one lucky resident can represent the county in a new seal, they could receive $600 from the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC). In...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 14, 2021 

Flood insurance maps near completion

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently announced that the flood insurance rate map for Carbon County is nearly complete in an April 8 press release. The new maps will provide Carbon County with more accurate flood risk information...

 
 By Staff Report    Business    April 7, 2021

New director at Jacoby

Jacoby Funeral Home is pleased to announce that Joseph "Joey" Casada of Casper, Wyoming will be the new managing funeral director in Rawlins beginning April 1st. Joey began his funeral service career...

 

MHCC to hold blood draws

In the past, Valley residents who have utilized the health and wellness blood draws from Memorial Hospital of Carbon County (MHCC) have had to drive to Rawlins to attend MHCCs health fair to speak with their providers. This year, MHCC is providing th...

 

Wyoming Health Fairs to return

The Wyoming Health Fairs and Wellness Health Fairs (WHF) will be returning to the Valley and the Hanna area in 2021. While cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), longtime users of the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 24, 2021

Road work season has arrived

Construction season in Carbon County is officially underway as the Wyoming Department of Transportation begins a multi-year project on Interstate 80 east of Sinclair, between mile markers 221-227.5.   Crews with McGarvin-Moberly Construction Co....

 

Daniels Fund recipients announced

The Daniels Fund has announced the names of 240 high school seniors from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming who have earned a place in the Daniels Scholarship Program. Daniels Scholars demonstrate the strength of character, leadership...

 

Making the Dean's List

Black Hills State University has released the Dean’s List for the fall 2020 semester. A total of 712 students maintained a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher while taking at least 12 credit hours. Students are listed by hometown or current...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 17, 2021

USDA awards notice to proceed

Construction of the North Platte Valley Medical Center (NVPMC) will start construction earlier than expected. Though there is still snow on the ground, the Platte Valley Healthcare Project (PVHP) is excited and ready to proceed as soon as weather...

 

Faust, Bucholz keynote speakers

Will Faust, chairman of the Platte Valley Healthcare Project (PVHP) and Laura Bucholz, liaison from the Corbett Medical Foundation, will give the keynote address at the Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner on Thursday, March 18. F...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 17, 2021

Practice St. Patty's safely

COVID-19 restrictions are beginning to lift, creating more opportunities for folks to gather at their favorite restaurant or bar. With the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day, remember to preplan and have a sober designated driver before deciding to drink...

 

Setting the season virtually

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is holding season setting question and answer sessions online to review 2021 hunting season proposals. No in-person meetings will be held. Game and Fish will present region-specific information that addresses...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 17, 2021

Governor Gordon Issues Emergency Declaration to Facilitate Winter Storm Response

Responding to requests from affected counties, and following a thorough review of conditions, Governor Mark Gordon has issued an emergency declaration to facilitate a coordinated response in the... Full story

 

Go for Broker

Amanda Shahadey passed her Real Estate Brokers license to become the newest Associate Broker at Town & Country Realty. She completed her Broker Sales Course I & II and Law through an...

 

Caring for the Valley

If you were making a list of the largest private employers in the North Platte Valley, there’s a surprising one you may have overlooked: the Saratoga Care Center. When the Platte Valley Healthcare Project (PVHP) took over ownership of the Center...

 

Lummis reps to visit Carbon County

Staff for U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis will hold mobile office hours in Rawlins and Saratoga on March 18 and 19, 2021 to meet with constituents. Field Representative Jackie King will be available to meet with residents and hear ideas, comments and...

 

Give ideas, get ideas

The Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC) will soon be host to a multi-day event for the benefit of Valley businesses. The inaugural Platte Valley Regional Business Expo will be held at the PVCC and...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 3, 2021

State health orders updated

On February 25, the Office of Governor Mark Gordon announced the removal of one health order and the relaxation of other health orders. According to a press release from the governor’s office, the decision comes as Wyoming’s metrics around the... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 3, 2021

Pre-Valentine's rescue

A day before Upper Valley Search and Rescue held their annual poker run, search and rescue teams from Encampment, Saratoga and Ryan Park were dispatched to locate two missing snowmobilers. According to a February 23 press release from the Carbon...

 

UW awards Saratoga scholars

Two Saratoga students were among the 101 recently named by the University of Wyoming (UW) as having received the university’s top academic scholarship, the 2021 Trustees’ Scholars Award. The scholarship, available to Wyoming resident high school...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 3, 2021

Shively Airfield makes an impact

Saratoga’s Shively Airfield supports nearly 200 jobs and generates more than $16 million for the state and local economy, according to a recent study conducted by the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT). The last Statewide Economic Impact...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 3, 2021

Mask mandate removed

Governor Mark Gordon announced Wyoming will remove its statewide mask requirement and allow bars, restaurants, theaters and gyms to resume normal operations on March 16. The decision reflects the state’s continually improving health metrics and is... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 24, 2021

I-80 pursuit ends safely

What began as a routine traffic stop quickly turned into a dangerous pursuit according to a recent press release from the Wyoming Highway Patrol.  On February 19, a Wyoming Highway Patrol Trooper attempted to stop a vehicle between Elk Mountain and...

 

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