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 By Staff Report    News    October 21, 2020 

WYDOT to increase semi parking

The Wyoming Department of Transportation is working to bring additional winter semitruck parking and other safety improvements to Interstate 80, with a major project scheduled to begin this week. WYDOT’s I-80 Winter Freight project will bring...

 
 By Staff Report    Business    October 21, 2020 

NVPMC critical to long-term care

Long-term care facilities — especially those in rural areas — have struggled for some time because they often have trouble attracting workers. Although vital to many rural communities, stand-alone long-term care facilities are rarely profitable,...

 
 By Staff Report    News    October 21, 2020 

Gordon clarifies guard's role

Governor Mark Gordon clarified that the role of the Wyoming National Guard in assisting with contact tracing is very limited. Due to the record number of new positive cases of COVID-19 the Department of Health and counties needed urgent assistance,...

 

Barney teacher of the year

Alexis Barney, a fourth- and fifth-grade teacher at Evansville Elementary School in Natrona County School District No. 1, was named Wyoming's 2021 Teacher of the Year September 22, during the Wyoming...

 

Wishing in Encampment

Encampment High School was recently recognized by Make-A-Wish Wyoming for their participation in and fundraising for the program, according to a recent press release. The Kids for Wish Kids program was introduced by Make-A-Wish Wyoming in 2000 and...

 

Candidates to speak at VSO forum

All candidates for Saratoga Town Council and House District 47 have indicated they will attend the upcoming candidates’ forum sponsored by the Valley Service Organization (VSO), according to Kassey Westring, forum moderator for the organization....

 

Tailgating at the PVCC

As the warmth of the summer months give way into the cooler days of fall, there’s nothing that hits the spot quite like a bowl of chili. Additionally, there’s nothing in the fall quite like a good tailgate party. In that vein of thinking, the...

 

USDA approves loan application

The USDA has approved the Platte Valley Healthcare Project’s loan application to build the North Platte Valley Medical Center (NPVMC) as a Critical Access Hospital in Saratoga. The USDA has obligated $18,392,000 in long term financing to get the...

 

LSR Museum planning fall trek

For the 26th year, members and friends of the Little Snake River community will make a fall trek. This year the trek will be close to home, straddling the Continental Divide. It will be a time to...

 

Pacificorp invests in recycling

PacifiCorp is supporting a new technology that holds promise for recycling fiberglass products such as decommissioned wind turbine blades that might otherwise end up in a landfill. With funding from...

 

State resources directed to Mullen Fire

Governor Mark Gordon has directed numerous state resources to provide assistance and support to affected communities and teams battling the Mullen Fire. The fire is burning largely on the Medicine Bow National Forest as well as some adjacent private... Full story

 

Driver killed by own truck

A fatal crash in Rawlins on September 11 claimed the life of one person, according to a press release from the Wyoming Highway Patrol. The crash occurred early Friday morning around 3rd Street and North Higley Boulevard. The driver of 20020...

 

Governor Mark Gordon orders flags at half mast

Governor Mark Gordon, pursuant to a directive from the White House reflecting the U.S. Flag Code, has ordered both the U.S. and State of Wyoming flags be flown at half-staff statewide immediately on Friday, September 18, 2020, for the death of U.S.... Full story

 

Clinic visits important

If you’ve been putting off seeing the doctor for needed medical care, Heidi Sifford, practice manager of the Platte Valley Clinic, wants you to know you might be endangering your health more by staying away than by coming in. If patients feel...

 
 By Staff Report    News    September 2, 2020

Giving FIRM answers

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be hosting a series of virtual open houses for Carbon County residents in two weeks. The open houses, which will run for three consecutive days, will allow residents to learn about their flood risk...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 26, 2020

Roads closed for tree removal

Segments of Forest Road 261 (Cedar Pass Road) and Forest Road 443 (Jerry Accord Road) in the Sierra Madre and Snowy Ranges, Medicine Bow National Forest, will be temporarily closed for public safety during roadside hazard tree removal work into the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 26, 2020

Forest service issues Stage II restrictions

Fire-prone fuel and weather conditions have prompted the need for Stage II fire restrictions on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland (MBRTB). Restrictions go into effect on Thursday, August 20, 2020 and...

 

The only constant is change

The Platte Valley Clinic has been a very busy place for a long time. Just ask Susan Foley, FNP. Foley has been holding down the fort as the sole medical provider in town since January, but now she says things are looking up. Before Dr. Adrian Durham...

 

New position, familiar face

The Carbon County Economic Development Corporation is pleased to announce they have hired long-time Rawlins resident, Yvonne Johnson, to take the helm for the organization. Johnson has a long history of service for Carbon County. From 2004 to 2012 sh...

 

Waiting for approval

After the Platte Valley Healthcare Project (PVHP) submitted the original application for a Critical Access Hospital in June, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) responded with their comments and asked for additional clarification on...

 

Plans released for clinic

Architectural plans for the future MHCC Health Center-Platte Valley were presented for approval during the July 23rd, 2020 Board of Trustees Meeting. A thorough review of the proposed layout and...

 

Time in a bottle

In 2009, the late Stephen Hawking threw a Time Traveler’s Party. The most curious part about this event is that Hawking sent the invitations out after the party as an experiment to determine if time travel was possible. While, at the moment, backwa...

 

Wooly history on display

The Little Snake River Museum in Savery, Wyoming is requesting people not to be sheepish about gathering as they hold the grand opening of a new museum display. Thanks to donations from John and Cathy MacPherson, the museum will be revealing the new...

 

Union Telephone to expand coverage

Union Telephone Company, in partnership with CoBank, recently announced a $100 million debt placement with the funds being invested over the next two years in the region. Union Telephone Company will expand its mobile wireless network, improving...

 

Give blood, get pie

While pie in the sky ideas are, by definition, impossible to attain it will be much easier for Saratoga residents to get pie in July. As long as they give one of the most precious gifts a person can give. The Knights of Columbus recently announced...

 

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