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 By Staff Report    News    June 30, 2022 

The Art of Waugh

Staff Report Saratoga native Jamie Waugh was announced by the Platte Valley Arts Council (PVAC) as one of six artists selected to create a piece of art as part of the nonprofit's public art display...

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 30, 2022 

Laramie woman arrested

A 28-year-old Laramie, Wyoming woman is facing two felony charges and two counts of child endangerment as the result of an investigation following an incident in May near Miracle Mile. According to a press release from the Carbon County Sheriff’s O...

 

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Prepare to laugh, cry, ooh and ah next weekend during the 61st Annual Woodchopper's Jamboree and Rodeo as the Jamboree Melodrama returns to entertain locals and visitors alike. The Grand Encampment...

 
 By Staff Report    Education    June 9, 2022

PVAC awards scholarships

Since 1993, the Platte Valley Arts Council has been enriching the quality of life in the area and expanding educational opportunities for all forms of the arts, whether it is music, literature, dance, visual arts, or theater.  It’s mission is...

 
 By Staff Report    Education    June 9, 2022

Kiwanis presents scholarships

The Platte Valley Chapter of Kiwanis International recently announced three recipients of their scholarship for the 2021/2022 school year. Two seniors from Saratoga High School and one senior from Encampment High School were awarded scholarships...

 

Baking for a change

Funds raised from an old-fashioned bake sale this Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. in the Saratoga Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall will be used to help fight hunger and loneliness in the valley, according to an announcement made this week by a spoke...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 26, 2022

Battle Pass Opens for Season

The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) announced one of two seasonal highways in the Platte Valley had reopened earlier this week. On May 23, WYDOT announced the opening of Wyoming Highway...

 

Honoring Pickett with art

Sierra Smith is one of six artists selected to create a piece of art as part of the Platte Valley Arts Council’s public art display project. Smith will design a metal sculpture as a memorial in honor of Sergeant Tyler Pickett, a Saratoga veteran...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 5, 2022

Seminoe gunshot investigated

The Carbon County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a gunshot incident which occured on April 30. According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, the CCSO received a call for a woman with a gunshot wound being transported by passenger...

 
 By Staff Report    News    April 7, 2022

Security grants now open

Wyoming communities can now apply for the 2022 State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) grant from the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security. The SHSP grant is 100 percent federally funded and provides funding to eligible applicants based on Wyoming’s...

 

VSO scholarship open

The Valley Service Organization (VSO) has, once again, opened up the Youth Citizenship Award for graduating seniors from Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2). This scholarship awards $500 each year to a senior selected by the VSO Award...

 

Rack 'em up!

Chalk up your pool cue! This weekend marks the 14th Annual Wyoming Open and billiards players from Wyoming and surrounding states will converge on the Platte Valley Community. Beginning April 7, this...

 

Pleasure doing business with you!

Members from the Saratoga High School FBLA chapter had an amazing showing at their State Conference March 16 - 18 in Laramie. The event kicked off Wednesday evening with the Keynote Speaker, Brandon W...

 

Wood and stone

The Platte Valley Arts Council (PVAC) is pleased to present “Two’s the Limit,” a sculpture selected for the public art displays to be revealed in the valley this fall. This work includes a 20-by-15-by-11-inch sculpture of trout leaping into...

 

Local artist John Perue creating public art display for Platte Valley Arts Council

Staff Report Pairing art and repurposed materials is not foreign to Rawlins–born artist John Perue. The Platte Valley Arts Council (PVAC) chose the Saratoga resident to create one of seven new public art displays. Despite no formal art training,...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 17, 2022

Avalanche claims one

A 58-year-old South Dakota man is dead following an avalanche in the Encampment River Wilderness on March 12. At approximately 1:02 p.m., the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) received a call from Roy Simonson of Rapid City, South Dakota....

 

Funding the arts

The Platte Valley Arts Council (PVAC) recently received two grants from two organizations which will go towards the installation of public art in the Valley. One of those grants comes from another Valley organization, Bridge Street Bargains. The...

 

Soups up!

While spring may be just around the corner, the cooler weather has been making itself known in the Valley in recent weeks. There’s nothing better to fight the cold touch of Old Man Winter than soup. For the next four weeks, the Saratoga...

 
 By Staff Report    Business    March 9, 2022

Valley healthcare organization receives grant

The Platte Valley Healthcare Project (PVHP) has received a $500,000 grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to purchase an advanced computed tomography (CT) scanner for the North Platte Valley Medical Center.  A CT scanner is...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 2, 2022

Health emergency to end

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon will end the state’s COVID-19 public health emergency effective March 14, nearly two years since the pandemic first began. The announcement came from the Office of Governor Mark Gordon on February 28. “As we see our...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 23, 2022

USFS seeking hosts

The Medicine Bow National Forest is seeking to fill host positions at multiple campgrounds in southeast Wyoming for the 2022 season. Campground hosting is a rewarding volunteer experience that gets people outside and serving the public. Host duties...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 23, 2022

Food insecurity hits Valley

Food insecurity has become a very real problem in the upper North Platte Valley. The Saratoga  Food Pantry, a ministry of the Platte Valley Ministerial Association, provides food for  individuals and families in need.   Wanda Snell, Food Pantry...

 

Super spellers

The Saratoga School Spelling Bee was held on January 21 at the Platte Valley Community Center with 57 students in grades 2-7 participating. Fifth grader Cooper Smith was declared the champion by...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 9, 2022

Snowmobiler passes

A Casper, Wyoming resident recently died following a snowmobile accident near Ryan Park. The passing of the resident, identified as 64-year-old Sherry Volker, came after the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office received a call at approximately 11:43...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 9, 2022

Roadside 'app'etizers

Collecting roadkill? There’s an app for that. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the Wyoming Department of Transportation recently launched new features to the Wyoming 511 mobile app to send authorization for those seeking to collect...

 

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