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Taking aim

Platte Valley 4-H is gearing up to start their shooting sports again this year. Starting January 22 from 6-8 p.m., parents will be able to bring their children to the Platte Valley Community Center Multipurpose Room where the children can begin...

 

An 'ice' time for kids

While the 37th Annual Ice Fishing Derby is still a week away, another ice-bound event will be taking place this weekend. For the past three years, Mother Mountain Anglers (MMA), an Encampment-based...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 8, 2020

Stuck in the New Year

While most people were likely bringing in the New Year at home or out with friends, at least one person spent it out in the winter weather according to a press release from the Carbon County Sheriff’s Department. At approximately 8:23 p.m. on...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 8, 2020

Diagnosing Valley healthcare needs

The Critical Access Hospital (CAH) designation has become a vital link to providing quality healthcare services in rural America but building one from scratch, as they’re hoping to do in Saratoga, adds an extra layer of challenges.  For more than...

 

New realtor at Town and Country

A recent press release from Town & Country Realty in Saratoga, Wyoming announced an addition to their staff of realtors. Ashley Fluty moved to Saratoga in 2015, but has been a long-time resident...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 1, 2020

Asking for help

The Encampment Preschool is asking for donations, according to a press release from the 501(c)(3) nonprofit’s new director. Rachel Swanson, who replaced retiring director Deb Cunningham, stated in the press release that the preschool is “looking...

 

Western President Listening Sessions

Western Wyoming Community College’s new President, Dr. Kim Dale, will meet with community members on Tuesday, January 21 from 6-7 p.m. at the Platte Valley Community Center. The Western President Listening Sessions provide the public an...

 

Have an 'ice' time

‘Get Hooked!’ at the Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 37th annual Saratoga Ice Fishing Derby. January 18-19 will be your opportunity to compete for the $2,000 first prize for catching the largest fish during the two-day derby. Prove...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 25, 2019

North Platte Valley Medical Center chosen as name for new hospital

The North Platte Valley Medical Center has been chosen as the name for a new Critical Access Hospital (CAH) to be built in Saratoga, the Platte Valley Healthcare Project (PVHP) recently announced. A site has been selected and purchased on Highway 130...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 25, 2019

Extraordinary nurses recognized

Nurses at Memorial Hospital of Carbon County now have the opportunity to be recognized and honored through The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's...

 

Christmas services

Churches around east Carbon County are preparing for the highlight of the Christian calendar. Many houses of worship will be offering special Christmas Eve or Christmas Day services. St. Ann’s Catholic Church On Dec. 24, St. Ann’s Catholic... Full story

 

Competing in a "wooly" contest

Fifteen contestants competed in the Carbon County Make It With Wool (MIWW) district competition held at the Jeffery Center, Rawlins, on Sunday, November 10, 2019. Winners were announced at the end of...

 

Chamber seeking directors for board

The Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber is seeking nominations from its membership for positions on the nine-member Board of Directors. Directors are elected by ballot at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner on February 6 with a three year term beginning in...

 

Prepare for joyful music

The Encampment Community Choir, in cooperation with the Encampment High School Choir, will be presenting their annual Christmas concert this week, according to a recent press release. Before the respective choirs take the stage, the Sierra Madre...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 4, 2019

Battle Pass closes for season

Wyoming Highway 70, one of two seasonal passes in the Platte Valley, has officially closed for the season. The announcement came via a press release from the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) on Monday afternoon. The closure is between...

 

Lit up for Christmas

The annual Lighted Christmas Parade will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 and will begin at Bridge Ave. and River Street as it goes through historic downtown Saratoga. While waiting for the...

 

Santa's coming

Following the Christmas parade Saturday, Dec. 7, Valley residents are invited to attend what has become "a long-time holiday tradition" according to a press release from the Valley Service...

 

Holiday food tips

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is sharing five tips to help prevent foodborne illness from ruining holiday meals that feature turkey as a star attraction.    Tiffany Greenlee, an epidemiologist with WDH, said mistakes with holiday dinners...

 

Reflections from our Files

100 years ago November 27, 1919 Good Times Coming It has been many years since the streets of Saratoga have been so cluttered up with piles of brick, cement, lumber and other building materials as during the last few weeks, and the indications are...

 

Helping for Thanksgiving

The Platte Valley Helping Hands Board of Trustees invites the public to attend and enjoy their 24th Annual Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner, to be served from 12:30-2 p.m. on Nov. 28, at St. Ann’s Parish Hall, 218 West Spring Street, in Saratoga....

 

What Makes America Great?

Editor’s Note: The essays printed in the Saratoga Sun are the first of three from Patriot’s Pen and Voice of Democracy contestants who placed in the top three spots. Look for future essays in subsequent issues of the Sun. By Anthony Campbell...

 

Giving the greatest gift

Staff Report What if you were told an hour of your time could change someone’s life? In the time it takes you to read this article, nearly 100 people will receive lifesaving blood transfusions. By taking just an hour or so to donate, you will do so...

 

Hold on to Your Hat; preserving local history

The burdensome task of preserving local history has been made easier with new technology. It will be applied to help record and save several valuable historic collections. A program on digitizing...

 

VSO completes plans for Giving Tree

The holidays are rapidly approaching, and the Valley Service Organization (VSO) has started work on the 2019 Platte Valley Giving Tree, a community-wide project to ensure no Valley child goes without Christmas. Kassey Westring, chairman of the Giving...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 6, 2019

MHCC announces new CEO

The Board of Trustees of Memorial Hospital of Carbon County is pleased to announce the appointment of Kenneth L. Harman as the permanent Chief Executive Officer of the hospital effective Dec. 16, 2019. Harman has served as the Chief Executive Officer...

 

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