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 By Staff Report    Business    July 28, 2021 

Hark, a meadowlark

Meadowlark Pediatrics, LLC has joined the visiting specialists at the Platte Valley Clinic and has begun seeing patients on alternate Thursdays. The Laramie-based medical group was founded by Paula...

 
 By Staff Report    Business    July 21, 2021

HMS looking for help

Progress on the North Platte Valley Medical Center has generated a lot of interest from the medical community seeking long-term employment, but the Saratoga Care Center has urgent, current need for skilled nurses according to Mark Pesognelli,...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 21, 2021

While the pavement is hot

Maintenance crews with the Wyoming Department of Transportation will begin seasonal paving operations in Carbon County on Monday, weather permitting. Work will begin on U.S. Highway 30/287 near Medicine Bow, between mile markers 263.8-264.2. This...

 

Rendezvous returns

Last summer, a number of highly anticipated events were ultimately cancelled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Among those was the Sierra Madre Muzzle Loading Rifle Club's Mountain Man Rendezvous,...

 

Francis to receive Pioneer Award

Encampment native Francis Herring is the 2021 Pioneer Award winner for the Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering Outfit. Herring, best known as Francie, was one of the 16 children of Ellis and Gladys...

 

Wide open spaces

With more and more folks flocking to the Upper North Platte River Valley weekly and a free event being staged, a record crowd is expected to attend the 18/19th annual Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering...

 

Cowboy Gathering returning to Encampment

"We're back . . . & FREE!" blasts the headline of the Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering poster announcing resumption of the cowboy poetry and music event which was cancelled last year by the...

 

Directing the hall of fame

Candy Moulton of Encampment has been named the new Executive Director of the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame (WCHF) while Andy Nelson of Pinedale is the new Board Member for Region 10, which includes...

 

Worshipping for 75 years

For its 75th year, the Wyoming Ranchers Family Camp will return to Bottle Creek campground south of Encampment. Begun as a mountain top Christian get together three-quarters of a century ago by Wyoming ranchers with families, the event has now grown...

 

Toys on display

The Platte Valley Arts Council will be holding the fourth annual Toy Tractor Display Show and Competition on September 11 as part of Encampment’s Copper Days Festival according to a press release from the local organization.  The show will be...

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 23, 2021

Rawlins man dies in custody

Nathon Christopher Gallant of Rawlins, Wyoming passed away on the evening of June 17 in the Carbon County Detention Center according to a press release from the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office. Gallant had been placed in the detention center after...

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 16, 2021

Helping mental health

Due to a growing demand for mental health treatment options across the United States, particularly in rural areas, Memorial Hospital of Carbon County is implementing the MHCC Health and Wellness Center. Services will initially be based from the MHCC...

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 16, 2021

Wyoming launches drought resources website

On June 9, Governor Mark Gordon announced the launch of a new website which would provide detailed, updated information on drought conditions in Wyoming. Developed through a collaboration of multiple state and federal agencies, drought.wyo.gov will...

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 16, 2021

WIC Program gets temporary boost

Monthly benefits for families participating in the Wyoming WIC Program, which is operated by the Wyoming Department of Health, will see a significant temporary boost over the next few months. The Wyoming WIC Program—also known as the Special...

 

Farver awarded scholarship

The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation recently awarded $5,500 in college scholarships to young Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation members. “Education of any type is important to our members,” said Todd Fornstrom, Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB)...

 

Studying increase in wildfires

Last fall, the Mullen fire west of Laramie raged for the better part of two months, burning more than 176,000 acres and 70 structures in Carbon and Albany counties, and in Jackson County, Colorado. Unfortunately, this scenario was typical during the...

 

Honoring the founders

This year the Saratoga Historical & Cultural Association (SH&CA) annual dinner/meeting is very special as founders of the 45-year-old organization are being honored. According to a news release, “These are the folks who had foresight in the 1970...

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 9, 2021

County commissioners select official seal

Following a request for entries from county residents to design an official seal for Carbon County, the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) have selected their official seal. Bobbie Herman...

 

Grow your own sun

Show off your green thumb this September Sign up now for the Saratoga Friends of the Library’s (FOL) inaugural Sunflower Growing Competition. Created in collaboration with the Friends’ Free Seed Library and the Saratoga Branch Library, this...

 
 By Staff Report    Education    June 9, 2021

Encampment honor roll

Encampment High School recently released their Principal’s List and Honor Roll for the 2nd semester of the 2020-2021 school year. A total of 12 students, grades 7th through 12th, are on the Principal’s List and another 41 students are on the Hono...

 
 By Staff Report    Business    June 9, 2021

MHCC - Platte Valley clinic now open

Memorial Hospital of Carbon County celebrated the completion of the latest addition in its line of Carbon County based healthcare facilities on June 3rd, 2021 during a grand opening and ribbon...

 

The Saratoga Valley-A Wonderful Mine

Reprint of this story is from the files of the June 8, 1899 Saratoga Sun. Mr. Thomas Tonge of Denver, Colorado during his recent visit of one week in Saratoga and vicinity was very favorably impressed with the possibilities of the Saratoga Valley...

 

Highgrade killed in Encampment

The Grand Encampment Opera Company presents "The Widow's Might or What Happened to Henry" by C. H. Keeney.  Performing June 16, 18 & 19, 2021 in conjunction with the Encampment Riverside...

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 2, 2021

Hanna Marshal to retire

Following more than a decade of service to the Town of Hanna, Jeff Neimark has announced his retirement from the Hanna Marshal’s Office and from law enforcement. Hired in 2008, Neimark’s 13 years as Hanna law enforcement makes him the longest... Full story

 

Back in the saddle

The Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering will be celebrating two years in one this summer. The annual event, which sees cowboy poets and musicians from across the country descend upon Encampment, was can...

 

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