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 By Staff Report    Business    October 23, 2019 

Put it in reverse

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 drawi...

 
 By Staff Report    Business    October 23, 2019 

Art after hours

The Platte Valley Arts Council will be hosting a Chamber After Hours Social on Friday Nov. 1 from 4-7 p.m. at the Platte Valley Community Center. The evening will include a celebration of all forms of the arts as well as fellowship amongst other cham...

 

Wyoming in the eye of the beholder

The magazine Wyoming Wildlife recently announced the start of their 49th annual photo contest. According to the press release, winners of the photo contest will be published in the February 2020 photo issue of the magazine. The grand-prize winner...

 

Haunting Togie

Look for Witches, Goblins, Ghouls and a few Princesses to be walking the streets of Saratoga! For a safe and convenient way to trick-or-treat, parents, preschool and elementary-aged kids can come to downtown Saratoga on Thursday, October 31 from...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    October 9, 2019

Panther-Outlaw putters end season

Fall golf saw two Saratoga students wrapping up their senior season by temporarily trading their purple and gold Panther attire to dawn red and white for the Rawlins Outlaws. Logan Wells joined the...

 

Hay you guys!

The Platte Valley Arts Council is sponsoring the third annual Hay Bale Sculpture Contest. All local ranches, businesses or families are invited to show off some good old ranch ingenuity that gives...

 

Some fresh air for lunch

Dr. Robert Field, Interim Director of Center for Global Studies at the University of WYoming was recently announced as the guest speaker for the Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce Leaders Luncheon in October. Field will be sharing...

 

PVAC Announces Hay Bale Sculpture Contest

The Platte Valley Arts Council is sponsoring the third annual Hay Bale Sculpture Contest. All local ranches, businesses or families are invited to show off some good old ranch ingenuity that gives... Full story

 

A matter of BRAND-ing

Memorial Hospital of Carbon County (MHCC) recently announced their partnership with the University of Wyoming (UW) to offer distance learning for students pursuing a nursing degree. For the 2019-2020 program year, MHCC has been selected as a...

 

Hospitalists and Clinical Care Settings

Following the announcement of Memorial Hospital of Carbon County’s (MHCC) intent to establish a clinic in the Valley, the county hospital issued a press release about hospitalists and clinical care settings. In the release, Dr. Stephanie Chiu, a...

 

Melvin Brewing takes the cup

The 24th annual Saratoga Steinley Cup Microbrew Festival and Competition was held this past weekend and over 640 craft beer enthusiasts attended the festival. This year's competition class was ESB,...

 

Dust off your tractors

What could be more enjoyable than a day of fun for the entire family? The Copper Days Festival in Encampment, Wyo.has been entertaining tractor enthusiasts since 1994. Beginning at 11 a.m. on Sat., Sept. 8 and at 10:30 a.m. on Sun., Sept. 9, the...

 

A big trek to Big Creek

The Grand Encampment Museum (GEM) will be holding a historical trek that will appeal to both local and Native American history buffs on Aug. 17 as they host the "Native American Trek at Big Creek: A B...

 

Ski Jump program, trek grounded

Two programs by local historian Dick Perue, one sponsored by the Saratoga Friends of the Library and another sponsored by the Saratoga Museum, have been cancelled. The Friends of the Library program,...

 

Get ready to raise your glass

The official State of Wyoming Microbrew Competition will be held Aug. 17 in Saratoga, Wyoming. Microbreweries based in Wyoming are slated to compete for the coveted Steinley Cup at the 24th annual competition. This year’s competition brew is...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 31, 2019

Saratoga Sun Editor Gone

At approximately 2 a.m. on July 28, officers from the Saratoga Police Department responded to a call of a possible attempted suicide at 204 West Main. Upon arriving, the officers located Saratoga...

 

Saddle up with Joe Pickett

A trivia contest based on six C.J. Box books is the heart of a Western themed gala that kicks off this Saturday. The Saratoga Museum sponsored event takes place at The Yard, an outdoor venue at 108 SE River Street, from 5:00 to 8:30. Teams of six...

 

Blast from the past

Located on the Grand Encampment Museum grounds July 26 through 28, local black powder enthusiasts recreate the days of the Mountain Men with primitive camping, authentic costuming, traders row, black...

 

Women of the west

Stories of Wyoming’s role in the development of woman suffrage, trail pioneers, and women who made their mark at frontier forts, in outlaw country and in mining camps of the Grand Encampment copper district are the focus of “Pioneering Women: a...

 

Cowboy Gathering turns 17

Top hand cowboy music and poetry aren't the only attractions at this weekend's seventeenth annual Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering (GECG) at Grand View Park complex in Encampment. Other activities...

 

Suzi And Tuff as Flip

Art work for this year's Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering posters, flyers, programs and promotional material again comes from the brush of Riverside artist R. G. Finney and is a framed Giclee...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 17, 2019

Boaters warned of construction

Due to a fish passage project on the Encampment River, boaters are strongly discouraged from boating or floating the river downstream of Baggot Rocks Public Access Area beginning August 5. Previously, the work was scheduled to begin in mid-July, but...

 

God and the mountains

The Wyoming Ranchers Family Camp will be celebrating 74 years as they gather at Bottle Creek Campground outside Encampment from July 11-14. According to a press release, “what started out by Wyoming ranchers with families some 74 years ago as a Mou...

 

Pie in July

Ah summer! It’s finally here with vacations, floating, camping and barbecues. But it’s not fun if someone you love is in the hospital and there is no blood on the shelf. Here, in the southern part of Wyoming, it takes 500 people a week to donate...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 10, 2019

CCVC announces new grant policy

The Carbon County Visitors’ Council (CCVC) mission is to promote events, tourism, and the hospitality industry in Carbon County. The CCVC Board of Directors feel that it is their fiscal responsibility to help ignite and establish as much...

 

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