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 By Staff Report    Business    January 19, 2022 

Finding balance

Balance is an important concept to Jeff Mincy. As he takes over the administrative leadership of the Platte Valley Clinic and the Saratoga Care Center, which he will lead until the North Platte Valley Medical Center opens in August, he says it’s...

 

Moving minds

Staff Report Saratoga Elementary School (SES) kicked off their 2nd Annual Health Moves Minds initiative on February 1 with the goal of raising money for a local charity. Last year, SES began working with the National Health and Physical Education...

 

Time to skate

The recent cold weather has brought some fun with it as well, as the Kiwanis Ice Rink has officially opened for the season. The Platte Valley Kiwanis announced the opening for the ice rink in a press release on December 31, 2021. For the last few...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 5, 2022

Snowmobilers rescued

Four Missouri residents were recently rescued while snowmobiling in the Snowy Range, according to a press release from the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office. On December 17, at approximately 7:34 p.m., the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office received a c...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 5, 2022

Two USFS roads closed

Winter logging activity near Ryan Park on the west side of the Snowy Range has temporarily closed two National Forest System roads and rerouted portions of three snowmobile trails. The impacted routes are near Wyoming Highway 130 in the Medicine Bow...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 22, 2021

Omicron confirmed in Wyoming

Less than a month after the Omicron variant of COVID-19 virus was detected in the United States, it’s presence has been confirmed in Wyoming. In a press release from the Wyoming Department of Health on Friday morning, it was reported lab...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 15, 2021

DNA technology solves cold case

A nearly 30 year old cold case has been solved by the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation’s (DCI) Cold Case Team according to a press release from the Carbon County Sheriff’s...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 15, 2021

Battle Pass closes for winter

The winter weather which closed down much of Interstate 80 this past weekend also closed down the second of two seasonal passes in the Platte Valley. On December 10, the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) announced the closure of Wyoming...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 15, 2021

Molden named state penitentiary warden

The Wyoming Department of Corrections announced the promotion of Neicole Molden from deputy warden to warden of Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins on Friday. Molden was hired by the Wyoming Department of Corrections in 2009 as a Unit Manager...

 

A foundation for education

The Wyoming Community Foundation will award over $200,000 to Wyoming students this year, helping students study at colleges, universities, and trade schools across Wyoming and the country. Until the deadline of March 1st, 2022, students can apply...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 1, 2021

Governor welcomes injunction

A preliminary injunction issued by the United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri was welcomed by Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon on Monday afternoon. According to a press release from Gordon’s office, the injunction halts...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 1, 2021

Booster shots recommended

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) encourages eligible fully vaccinated Wyoming adults to enhance and extend their protection against COVID-19 by getting a single booster dose of one of the available free, safe and effective vaccines. National...

 

PVAC awarded grant

The Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund board recently awarded $277,082.25 to 15 grant projects around the state at their recent grant review meeting. Awards were given to a wide variety of projects, including historic preservation, theatre and music...

 

Ready to grow

The 2021 Giving Tree will be up at Town and Country Realty in Saratoga Monday, November 22. The Giving Tree project, organized every year by the Valley Service Organization (VSO) is designed to ensure all valley Saratoga and Encampment children have...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 17, 2021

Snowy Range closed

Though the lower portions of the Platte Valley have experienced some slightly warmer weather in recent weeks, winter is on its way. On November 11, the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT)...

 

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...

 

Light it up!

The annual Lighted Christmas Parade will be held at 5:00 pm on Saturday, December 11.  2021 theme is a Red, White and Blue Christmas! The parade begins at Constitution Ave. by the Saratoga Care...

 

Thanksgiving delivered

Platte Valley Helping Hands (PVHH) will continue to provide their Annual Free Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner, but with the same limitations as last year, due to the continued spread of Covid-19 in the area. All meals will be delivered to homes by...

 

Mincy named CEO

Jeffrey Mincy has been named CEO of the Platte Valley Clinic and Saratoga Care Center and will head administrative operations of the North Platte Valley Medical Center when construction is complete...

 

Bigger and better

This year's Christmas parade should be bigger and better than ever, according to the chair of the event, which is sponsored by the Valley Service Organization. Judy Hamel said the theme for this...

 
 By Staff Report    News    October 13, 2021

Controlled burns planned

Medicine Bow National Forest fire personnel are hoping to conduct prescribed burns in the northwest portion of the Sierra Madre Range in the coming weeks. The targeted burns will improve vegetation conditions and wildlife habitat. The burns will...

 

New owner, same service

Laurie Forster gave the long-time reins of her real estate company Town & Country Realty to her agent Amanda Shahadey back in July. Amanda bought the business and building but the same faces are in the office. Laurie including her husband Reg, along...

 

A new smiling face

Town & Country Realty is proud to announce Lauren Trostle has joined the team. She was born in the heart of Amish Country, Pennsylvania but now calls Elk Mountain, Wyoming home sweet home. She...

 

Something to digest

The Platte Valley Ministerial Association is hosting a Beans and Rice Banquet on Tuesday, October 12 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall of St. Ann’s Church.  The dinner is a fundraising event for the Saratoga Food Pantry.  Admission is by...

 

Hay, listen up!

The Platte Valley Arts Council is sponsoring the 5th annual Hay Bale Sculpture Contest. All local ranches, businesses or families are invited to show off some good ole’ fashioned ranch ingenuity that could give their outfit creative bragging...

 

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