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 By Staff Report    News    July 11, 2018

Fort Steele features towns

A walking tour was presented at Fort Fred Steele as part of the site's "150 Summers Celebration." The self-guided tour titled "Towns and Ghost Towns" presented, by sign, interesting tidbits about...

 
 By Staff Report    Politics    July 11, 2018

PBS to air gubernatorial debates

Republican candidates running for the office of Wyoming Governor will be participating in a series of public debates Thursday, July 12, 2018 in the auditorium of the Wyoming National Guard Joint Forces Readiness Center in Cheyenne. There will be two...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 11, 2018

Fire ban in effect

The Sierra Madre Range and Snowy Range within the Medicine Bow National Forest have both entered Stage 1 fire restrictions effective July 5 according to a press release from the United States Forest Service (USFS). The USFS coordinated with both...

 

Singles Eating Together

A new ministry for single adults has blossomed at St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church. Singles Eating Together is a monthly time for adult singles­—of any faith—to gather and share a meal and conversation. The next Singles Eating Together...

 

Independence Weekend Schedule

Saratoga Friday, June 29 6-8pm: Live Music at Lollypops Saturday, June 30 10am-1pm: Battle of the Badges @ SMHS Football Field 10am-5pm: Platte Valley Arts Festival @ PVCC 10am-3pm: Auto Show @ West Bridge Street, downtown Noon-6pm: Bouncy House and...

 

Family and faith

The Wyoming Rancher Family Camp, which was started by a handful of Wyoming ranchers and their families, will be entering it’s 73rd year. This year, the event will host speaker Brandon Buller, a pastor born in Nebraska and raised in Wyoming. After...

 

Battle of the badge

One of the many events that will be available for residents and tourists alike to attend during Togie Days will be the Battle of the Badges. Organized by Carbon County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Hale, the event will be raising money for the Saratoga...

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 27, 2018

Man falls to death

On Sunday, June 10, 2018 at approximately 8:30 p.m. the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Cole Nuhring, stating his friend later—to be identified as Justin Siler (19)— had fallen off a boulder at the South French Creek...

 

Hunter safety in Saratoga

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will hold a hunter education class in Saratoga the last week of June. The class will meet on the following days: Tuesday, June 26 from 1-5 p.m., Thursday, June 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Friday, June 29 from 9...

 

Steinley Cup a brewin'

The 23rd annual Steinley Cup Microbrew Festival in the Good Times Valley is just around the corner. This year’s competition is set for Saturday, August 18 at Veterans Island Park in Saratoga. An integral part of the afternoon is the Chili...

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 20, 2018

Rain, cool helps contain Badger

Cool weather and consistent rains aided fire crews over the weekend in containing the Badger Creek Fire. While the fire had been doubling it’s size on a daily basis throughout the week, it held steady at 20,000 acres during the cloudy and rainy...

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 13, 2018

Fire at Badger Creek

U.S. Forest Service and Albany County fire personnel responded to a wildfire Sunday afternoon in the southern Snowy Range, Medicine Bow National Forest, which forced evacuations from multiple locations due to rapid growth. As of Sunday, 9 p.m. the...

 

Heaven & Earth

Saratoga Friends of the Library (FOL) is encouraging people to get down to their roots as well as look towards the skies this month. The FOL encourages residents to stop by the Saratoga Branch Library...

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 6, 2018

Lunch focuses on government

The Saratoga/ Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce’s (SPVCC) guest speaker will be Chris Brown from the Wyoming Association of Governmental Affairs Network. He will talk about this past year’s Wyoming State Legislature and the changes that will...

 
 By Staff Report    Education    June 6, 2018

EWCC Honor Roll

Eastern Wyoming College, in Torrington, recently released their list for President’s Honor Roll which recognizes students that are full time, with 12 or more credit hours, who also achieve a 4.0 grade average. President’s Honor Roll Sarah...

 
 By Staff Report    Education    June 6, 2018

Encampment Honor Roll

Principal’s List Barkhurst, Hailey 12 Pantle, Micaiah, 12 Wagy, Makayla 12 Peterson, Noelle 11 Powell, Paige 11 Little, Riley 10 Hopkins, Riley 9 Knotwell, Kamry 9 Peterson, Dalton 9 Gilbert, Koye 8 Powell, Ashton 8 Honor Roll Cor, Cody 12 Cox,...

 
 By Staff Report    Education    June 6, 2018

Med Bow Elementary Honor Roll

(A’s and B’s) 4th grade Brianna Blakeman Makayala Johnson Kolby Olsen 5th grade Hyrum Heward Cody Priest 6th grade Alayna Blakeman Hanna Elementary A Honor Roll-4th grade Shane Carroll, Elizabeth Hammond Darrien Pace Ryan Reno Madison Widdiso...

 
 By Staff Report    Education    June 6, 2018

HEM Honor Roll

4.0 Honor Roll Amy Campbell Madison Campbell Hayley Felton Quinn Felton Hanna Gonzales Taylar Scott Charlee Solaas T’lysa Solaas Freddie Wagner Rayce Ward Taylee Widdison Rainey Wilson Kayle Woods A Honor Roll Howard Bame Jolynn Borah Elizabeth...

 

Lions fill offices

The Medicine Bow Lions Club chapter met at 6 p.m. on June 15, at the Virginian to elect new officers for the June 2018 to June 2019 terms. Carol Maddox replaces outgoing president Pam Glasser. Serving with C. Maddox is first vice president Bob Heward...

 

VFW notes

Members the Platte Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 6125 is heading to Cheyenne this weekend for the annual convention. Jaden Campbell will be one of the guests at the convention to recite her Patriot’s Pen essay, Adjutant Liz Wood said....

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 30, 2018

Repairs on Sage Creek

Carbon County Road 401 and Forest Road 801, also known as Sage Creek Road, will be undergoing repairs from mile post 10 to 62 starting June 1. The improvements are funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Central Federal Lands Highway...

 
 By Staff Report    Education    May 30, 2018

PVAC scholarship awarded

Since 1993, the Platte Valley Arts Council has had the goal of 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. Its mission...

 
 By Staff Report    Education    May 30, 2018

Wyoming 5th for higher education

Wyoming Ranks No. 5 on ‘Best States for Higher Education’ List The low cost of higher education in Wyoming, combined with low student debt and a relatively high community college graduation rate, have placed the state No. 5 on U.S. News & World...

 

Miracles tested

The Saratoga Council of Catholic Women will soon host Tim Francis, with You Shall Believe Ministries, for the first time ever in the state of Wyoming. According to the organization, Francis has presented over 500 missions and will be coming to...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 30, 2018

Carbon County Cowboys chosen

The Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame has announced the newly-selected Class of 2018 by geographic regions. These men and women will be inducted during ceremonies at the Casper Events Center on Sunday, September 23, 2018. Those selected from Region 7 in...

 

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