Articles from the May 30, 2018 edition

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David R. Johnson

David R. Johnson, born April 26, 1929 in Kansas City, Missouri, passed away Sunday. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Johnson, and several children and grandchildren. Dave came to the Platte Valley in the 70s and quickly made Saratoga his... Full story

 
 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 Joshua Wood    News    May 30, 2018

Ranges reopen

The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) recently announced in a press release that Wyoming Highway 130, over Snowy Range, and Wyoming Highway 70, over the Sierra Madre, were open as of May...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    May 30, 2018

Community Picnic in the basket

Many longtime residents of the Platte Valley have fond memories of the community picnics that had been organized by Kendall McBride for several years. John Zeiger, one of those residents, is hoping...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    May 30, 2018

Evans named Woman of Distinction

The ladies of the Valley Service Organization (VSO) gathered at the historic Hotel Wolf at noon on Thursday, May 24 to honor one of their own. Before doing so, Carol Beach announced Saratoga Middle...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Opinion    May 30, 2018

The perks and pitfalls of celebrity

When writing a column, way too often, I start on a topic and as I put the idea in words, I find myself waylaid by another theme. Then I realize I want to do a column on the new concept. So the other...

 
 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...

 

It's elementary ... times three

Saratoga resident Mark Shipp has been making his work commute to the north Carbon County towns of Hanna, Elk Mountain and Medicine Bow for seven years. Is he a traveling salesman of some sort? No. He...

 

Four school sendoff

Lorin Young is a self described retired coal miner. He is originally from Utah, but came to Wyoming when he was nine. He met his wife, Cheryl, in Rawlins and they came to Hanna to work for the mines....

 
 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...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    May 30, 2018

Unemployment rate down

In a recent press release from the Research and Planning section of the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, it was reported that the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from...

 

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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