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Articles from the February 23, 2022 edition

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 By Joshua Wood    News    February 23, 2022

Healthcare to Childcare

Later this year, construction will be complete on the North Platte Valley Medical Center (NVPMC), the critical access hospital at the corner of 13th Street and Bridge Avenue.  The facility—which...

 

Duct tape and bailing wire

Carbon County commissioners discussed how communication among the county’s first responders could be improved but are still trying to figure out how to pay for a proposed $1.4 million communications upgrade. The equipment currently used by county...

 

Barbara Jean Crow

Barbara Jean Crow, 79, died on February 8, 2022 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She was born November 11, 1942 to Warren Tappen and Leona Mae (Gullick) Marshall in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Barbara was an Optician. She is survived by her daughters,... Full story

 

Hanna talks Old Town

Prior to their rescheduled February 15 meeting, the Hanna Town Council meeting held a special meeting for the presentation of the preliminary design of the Hanna Old Town Water System Rehab Phase 2 Pr...

 

Alternate I-80 could save $1 million a day if road stays open

Did you know that when Interstate 80 is closed for weather, that US 30 next door is automatically closed, too? This is to prevent the 8,000 semi-trailer trucks a day from storming that more narrow, more local highway as an alternate route. The... Full story

 

Waxing poetic

SUPER BOWL HALFTIME “SHOW” Did you happen to see that halftime “Show”? At least they called it that. It did not make much sense to me. I thought it just fell flat. I did not understand it - that football halftime show. Those folks were...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 23, 2022

USFS seeking hosts

The Medicine Bow National Forest is seeking to fill host positions at multiple campgrounds in southeast Wyoming for the 2022 season. Campground hosting is a rewarding volunteer experience that gets people outside and serving the public. Host duties...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 23, 2022

Food insecurity hits Valley

Food insecurity has become a very real problem in the upper North Platte Valley. The Saratoga  Food Pantry, a ministry of the Platte Valley Ministerial Association, provides food for  individuals and families in need.   Wanda Snell, Food Pantry...

 

Super spellers

The Saratoga School Spelling Bee was held on January 21 at the Platte Valley Community Center with 57 students in grades 2-7 participating. Fifth grader Cooper Smith was declared the champion by...

 

Jennings interviewed

On Tuesday, February 15, a Community Forum was held for superintendent of schools candidate Darrin Jennings at the Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC) in Saratoga. Doctor Jim Copeland, the current superintendent for Carbon Country School District...

 

Manning the district

Carbon County School District No 2 (CCSD2) Superintendent candidate Noel Manning came to the Hanna Recreation Center to take questions from community members of the north part of Carbon County even...

 

Panthers keep top spot for regionals

The Saratoga Panthers are heading into the 1A West Regional Tournament as the No. 1 Southwest Seed following a tight game with the Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) Rattlers on February 11 in the Panth...

 

Lady Panthers head to Lander

The Saratoga Lady Panthers hosted their final home game of the season on February 18 as they faced off against the Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) Lady Rattlers.  The matchup between the Lady...

 

HEM using season to build character

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) Miners faced two opponents who were not scared to run their press all game long against the team of five. Head Coach Cliff Jones has no issue with a team...

 

Rattlers take two out of three

The Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) Rattlers did exactly what head coach Jack Cobb wanted them to do. The Rattlers faced three conference teams that are all extremely tough and his team came away... Full story

 

Lady Miners split end of regular season

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) Lady Miner basketball team went to Guernsey-Sunrise in a conference contest on February 18 and came out on top by a resounding 32 points. The Lady Miners be...

 

Panthers take seven to State

The Saratoga Panther grapplers will be taking seven members to the 2A State Wrestling Tournament this weekend after some decent placings at the 2A East Regional Tournament. Only two members of the...

 

Miners send four to State

“Regionals went very well. I was very pleased with our outcome,” Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School wrestling head coach Robert Riddle said. “We had four of our five wrestlers...

 

Two times Fore

Over 100 people took to the frozen Saratoga Lake over the weekend and while there weren't any fish caught, there may have been a few birdies. The 2nd Annual Frozen Fore was, by all accounts, a...

 

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