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Not so fast, pard!

The Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering is the latest event to fall victim to concerns over the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its effects on social gatherings. The annual event, which would have...

 By Staff Report    Education    May 27, 2020

Platte Valley Arts Council awards scholarship

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 to...

 By Staff Report    Business    May 27, 2020

Carbon County Economic Development Closes Micro-Grant

The Carbon County Economic Development Corporation has announced the closing of the “Moving Forward Together Micro-Grant Program” as of May 31, 2020. The purpose of the program was to give financial resources to local, small businesses adversely...

 By Staff Report    Business    May 20, 2020

MHCC gets LUCAS devices

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust recently announced a multimillion-dollar effort to save the lives of COVID-19 patients and protect the frontline healthcare workers caring for them. The grant will fund the purchase of six LUCAS...

 By Staff Report    Business    May 20, 2020

Carbon Power & Light announces new service rebate program

Members of Carbon Power & Light Inc. in 2020 will be eligible to receive electric services under a new rebate program that will extend significant benefits for line extension costs, the cooperative announced today. At its May 11 meeting, Carbon...


PVHP submits CAH plans

The Platte Valley Healthcare Project (PVHP), through its architect HGFA Architects of Billings, MT, has submitted final plans and drawings for the North Platte Valley Medical Center (NPVMC) to the Wyoming Department of Health. NPVMC will be a 25-bed...

 By Staff Report    News    May 13, 2020

Surgeries will resume at MHCC

For nearly two months, Memorial Hospital of Carbon County has had to cancel or reschedule surgical procedures as they worked to respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Carbon County. Beginning tomorrow, however, things will begin to return to...

 By Staff Report    News    April 29, 2020

Medical center changes locations

The Platte Valley Healthcare Project (PVHP) has accepted a donation from Paul McCarthy of approximately 7.8 acres of land at the intersection of West Bridge Ave and N. 13th Street in Saratoga as the... Full story


Graduating seniors urged to apply for VSO's YCA Award

Carbon County School District 2 graduating seniors may now apply for the $500 Youth Citizenship Award offered by the Valley Service Organization (VSO). Applications may be obtained by emailing: [email protected] If the student does not have...


Becoming a part of history

Do you want to make history? You already are!  The Wyoming State Archives and State Museum, the University of Wyoming American Heritage Center (AHC), and Wyoming State Historical Society are working together to encourage you to consider how you...

 By Staff Report    News    April 22, 2020

WSGA calls for DOJ Investigation

This week, the Wyoming Stock Growers Association (WSGA) joined with 22 other state cattle associations across America in sending a letter to U. S. Attorney General William Barr expressing “the need for the Department of Justice (DOJ) to work with...


Going digital for Earth Day

Staff Report Each year in April, the Saratoga-Encampment-Rawlins (SER) Conservation District promotes two conservation events, Earth Day, which is April 22, and Arbor Day, which is April 24. Earth Day was founded in 1970 as a day of education about...

 By Staff Report    News    April 22, 2020

Four Deaths Added to Wyoming's Coronavirus-Related Count

*UPDATE* Governor Mark Gordon has provided a statement on the death of four Fremont County residents who were members of the Northern Arapaho tribe. "I want to extend my condolences to the Northern Arapaho Tribe and to the families of the four... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    April 22, 2020

Governor Gordon unveils plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions

Governor Mark Gordon has unveiled a plan to transition Wyoming to a new phase of COVID-19 response. The plan creates a pathway to ease restrictions, recover businesses, and resume some activities. The phased approach will be driven by health-related... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    April 15, 2020

National Crime Victims' Rights Week

The Carbon County Sheriff’s Victim/Witness Program recognizes April 19-25, 2020 as National Crime Victims’ Rights Week by raising awareness about crime victims’ issues, promoting victims’ rights and honoring victims of all crimes. The 2020...


A Bar A to remain closed for summer

The A Bar A, a guest or “dude” ranch in Encampment, Wyoming, has announced that it will cancel its 2020 guest season due to concerns arising from COVID-19. This is the only time the Ranch has closed in 98 years of operation. The A Bar A is a...

 By Staff Report    News    April 15, 2020

Wyoming's Second Coronavirus-Related Death Confirmed

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is announcing the death of a hospitalized Laramie County man previously identified as a laboratory-confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) case. The older man represents Wyoming’s second reported death... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    April 8, 2020

Kiwanis assisting Platte Valley businesses

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected people’s lives, and livelihoods, both across the world, and closer to home right here in the beautiful Platte Valley. Jon Winter, Platte Valley Kiwanis president, told local Kiwanians, “The financial...

 By Staff Report    Business    April 8, 2020

New realtor at Town & Country

Town & Country Realty is proud to announce that Shelby McGuire has joined their team. Shelby is not new to real estate as she completed the Salesmen Course I and II and received her license back...

 By Staff Report    News    April 8, 2020

Get behind the mask

With new national recommendations encouraging the targeted use of personal face coverings due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, a Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) official is updating residents on why using them at key times... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    April 8, 2020

Federal aid to more Wyoming residents coming soon

The Department of Workforce Services (DWS) is readying to update its Unemployment Insurance (UI) system to distribute unemployment funds from the Coronavirus stimulus package to boost jobless benefits. DWS is reviewing information received over the...

 By Staff Report    News    April 8, 2020

First Coronavirus-Related Death Confirmed in Wyoming

A hospitalized Johnson County man previously identified as being infected with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has died, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). The older man had health conditions that put him at higher risk of... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    April 1, 2020

Department Advice on Potential Coronavirus Illnesses

As reported coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases continue to go up and because not everyone who may be ill can be tested, a Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) official is offering advice on what residents who are sick with a respiratory illness... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    April 1, 2020

Testing through Wyoming Public Health Lab to be limited

Because of testing supply issues, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) will be limiting testing available through the Wyoming Public Health Laboratory for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to the department’s established priority patients and... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    April 1, 2020

Gordon, Harrist extend orders through April 30

Governor Mark Gordon and State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist have extended the three existing statewide health orders through April 30 to slow community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect lives. The Governor continues to... Full story


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