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 By Staff Report    News    January 13, 2021 

COVID-19 "UK Variant" found in Wyoming

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH)) confirmed on January 16 the state’s first case of the “UK variant,” or B.1.1.7 COVID-19 variant has been identified in a Teton County adult male. While further investigation is ongoing, early information... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 13, 2021 

Clinic goes high def

A new AMX420 high-definition portable X-ray machine is helping healthcare workers at the Platte Valley Clinic deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. The $133,000 machine, manufactured by GE Healthcare, was...

 

Charitable relief program now open

On December 30, Carbon County announced that they are now accepting applications for the Community Charitable Relief Fund, a program initiated by the Office of Governor Mark Gordon on December 21. According to information provided by Carbon County...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 6, 2021

Late night service to resume January 9

A month after updating health orders requiring bars and restaurants to suspend late night service, Governor Mark Gordon has reversed course with new health orders that will be effective on January 9. In a press release from the Office of Governor Mar... Full story

 

Rebranding commerce

Bank of Commerce (BOC), Carbon County’s only locally-owned bank, announced today a rebrand of its visual identity. It has been nearly 30 years since Bank of Commerce has updated the brand. The time is right to refresh the look as a total package....

 

Sharing energy

Multiple Wyoming energy companies and cities have joined together to kick off the thirty-first annual Energy Share of Wyoming season. The program, which is now accepting applications, was started to assist individuals with energy-related emergencies...

 

Electrifying donations

On December 18, Carbon Power & Light, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, and the Wyoming Rural Electric Association made a donation to three area fire departments as part of their...

 

Some bright winners

The residential and business winners of Valley Service Organization's (VSO) Annual Lighted Contest were recently announced by the local non-profit. The contest, which includes any resident and...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 23, 2020

A healthy gift

Just in time for Christmas, the Corbett Medical Foundation has received a $25,000 grant from the Sinclair Wyoming Refining Company (SWRC) in support of the Platte Valley Healthcare Project's "Help Us...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 16, 2020

Woolly winners

State winners were named during the 2020 Wyoming Make it With Wool competition, Sunday, December 6, in Laramie. Due to COVID-19, there was no in-person modeling of garments. Contestants submitted 39...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 25, 2020

Assessing Platte Valley Deer

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has released the Platte Valley Mule Deer Migration Corridor Draft Biological Risk and Opportunity Assessment. The document provides an overview of the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 25, 2020

Y2 to host virtual meeting

The Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) is in the process of developing a draft Natural Resource Management Plan (NRMP) for the county. The County has hired Y2 Consultants and Falen Law Offices to work with a County appointed steering...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 25, 2020

Governor Gordon updates orders

In response to rising cases of COVID-19 and increasing strains on medical facilities, Governor Mark Gordon announced additional statewide measures to help slow the spread of COVID-19, ease the pressure on Wyoming’s healthcare system and preserve...

 

Energizing Wyoming

Rocky Mountain Power energized a major transmission line addition this month, completing a key part of its work to connect Wyoming’s diverse energy resources to the vast reach of the utility’s transmission system. This major milestone is part of...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 18, 2020

Mountain passes close for season

The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) announced the official closure of Wyoming Highway (WYO) 130 and WYO 70 over the weekend. WYO 130, also known as the Snowy Range Scenic Byway, originally closed on November 10 due to drifting and...

 

Livestreaming Thanksgiving

The Platte Valley Ministerial Association will still be holding their annual Community Thanksgiving Service this year, though it will have some changes due to the impacts from the coronavirus (COVID-19).  In a press release from the Platte Valley...

 

The greatest gift

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 something...

 

Insurance enrollment open

Open enrollment is the time to purchase, change or re-new your health insurance coverage for 2021. From now until December 15, you can work with an insurance agent or with Enroll Wyoming to make sure you get the coverage you need for 2021. Even if...

 

Continuing to serve

We obviously have many reasons to feel gratitude to those who have served in the U.S. military, but one we may have overlooked is the role military service has played in preparing our healthcare workers to help keep our community healthy and secure....

 

Reverse drawing has begun

The Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce has begun selling tickets for the annual Reverse Drawing. Tickets are $10 each and only 300 are sold. Unlike the usual raffle procedure, the very last ticket drawn is the grand prize winner in this...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 11, 2020

Spine clinic to come to Saratoga

Internationally known spine surgeon Dr. Michael Janssen will begin evaluating patients monthly in Saratoga starting Friday, November 20. Dr. Janssen founded the Center for Spine and Orthopedics in...

 

Helping hands delivering Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and it would seem that there has never been more need in the 25 years of the Platte Valley Helping Hands’ Free Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner than 2020.  Fortunately, the Platte Valley Helping Hands have...

 

Making it stretch

The Platte Valley Healthcare Project (PVHP) is kicking off a $1 million “stretch” fundraising campaign to provide resources for upgrades to equipment and facilities that will enable the North Platte Valley Medical Center to provide a higher...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 4, 2020

Governor increases aid for contact tracing

With the alarming rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations around the state, Governor Mark Gordon and the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) are stepping up their efforts to protect vulnerable populations, enhance contact tracing efforts and...

 

Relief funding available in November

Governor Mark Gordon has allocated remaining federal CARES Act funding to help Wyoming businesses and nonprofits with ongoing COVID-19 related losses and expenses. The Wyoming Business Council is finalizing two new funds for the COVID-19 Business Rel...

 

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