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 By Joshua Wood    News    June 5, 2019

Flying solo

During the May 21 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, the governing body of Saratoga did more than listen to a presentation from Memorial Hospital of Carbon County. The council made an appointment...

 

Getting earlier run

The Saratoga SkillsUSA/Tech Kids annual Cancer Walk will begin a little earlier than it has in the past. While, historically, the Cancer Walk has taken place during Independence Day weekend, it has been moved to June 8. Registration, at the cost of...

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 5, 2019

Battle Pass follows suit

A week after Memorial Day, Wyoming Highway 70 over Battle Pass has been cleared by the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) and opened for the season on Monday, June 3. “Crews from Saratoga and Baggs have been working to clear the road from...

 

Margaret Esther 'Peg' Johnson

Margaret Esther (Peg) Johnson of Elk Mountain and Thermopolis, Wyo passed away May 23, 2019 at Hot Springs Memorial Hospital. Peg was born September 5, 1937 in Greeley, Colo. to Gordon and Tony... Full story

 

Russell Carl Prehn

Dearly Beloved Russell Carl Prehn, husband of Nancy, passed away at Swedish Hospital in Denver surrounded by family and friends on May 6, 2019. Russ grew up in Ohio and moved to Saratoga when he was... Full story

 

Robert James Stevens

A Celebration of Life for Robert James Stevens will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8 at his residence at 606 North 6th St. in Saratoga.... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 5, 2019

USFS to assess mountain trails

As the United States Forest Service (USFS) begins the maintenance of trails in the Snowy Range and Sierra Madre Mountains this summer, they are partnering with Common Outdoor Ground (COG) to begin assessing those trails. COG, a community...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    June 5, 2019

There and gone

On Friday afternoon, a Facebook page popped up on social media called “Platte Valley Citizens.” The page, along with a website, claimed to represent citizens of the Platte Valley who are...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    June 5, 2019

Columns, editorials and news are not the same

Newspapers have a long history of being watchdogs for government, whether it is the White House or Town Hall. To be able to serve in that capacity, the readers of any newspaper should be able to...

 

Hospital a boondoggle?

Dear Editor, I have been trying to keep up with the banter regarding the project. From what I have surmised from all of it is that this is a big boondoggle where a big fancy new complex will be built in Saratoga. From my understanding, it will be...

 

Healthcare a concern for the entire Valley

Editor, When issues surrounding the Platte Valley Medical Clinic began publicly last fall, I attended a Saratoga town meeting and I was dismayed to learn most all the discussions and possible...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 5, 2019

Tax and disasters

The Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG) met at 6:30 p.m. on May 15 at the Platte Valley Community Center. After everyone at the meeting signed in and the voting delegates were recognized...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 5, 2019

Liquor and food

The Medicine Bow Town Council had their monthly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. on May 13 at the Medicine Bow Community Hall. All council members and mayor were present. There was a public hearing on the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Business    June 5, 2019

Hack's 'tackles the monster'

After 25 years of ownership, Michael "Hack" Patterson is taking a step back from the business that bears his name. For a quarter of a century, Hack's Tackle and Outfitters (Hack's Tackle) has been the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    June 5, 2019

'Red shirt' of the year

In small Wyoming towns, the local game warden for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) is one of the more recognizable officials. The green truck and red shirt have become iconic. Biff Burton...

 

Showing some spine

The Friends of the Saratoga Branch Library (FOL) are inviting Valley residents to come to the Saratoga Branch Library this weekend to find a good read ... or several. The annual Saratoga Friends of the Library Book Sale will begin at 10 a.m. on June...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    June 5, 2019

Attempted murder filed

A Saratoga man could be facing life plus 35 years in prison for attempted first degree murder, aggravated assault and battery, strangulation of a household member and kidnapping. According to the...

 

Projects at pavilion

The Saratoga Museum recently announced their schedule for Kid Camps at the Pavilion this summer, beginning with a denim pocket project on June 12. The program will be lead by former Saratoga Middle High School art teacher and current Saratoga Museum...

 

Resignations, contracts and a plaque

At 4 p.m. on May 20 at the Elk Mountain Elementary School, the Carbon County District No. 2 (CCSD2) held their monthly board meeting. The agenda was quickly approved. CCSD2 Superintendent Dr. James...

 

'Short' term memories

Jamie Short has been teaching science and math at Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow High School for five years. She is leaving after half a decade to be closer to her family in Worland where she grew...

 

Learning and lunch

Vicki Scott has made up meals and served them up for Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) students for 39 years. "I began in Medicine Bow, the year my oldest son, Zack started kindergarten,"...

 

Teacher, wife, mother ... rancher

The first teaching job that Chelsea DeWitt got out of college was at Medicine Bow Elementary School (MBES). "This was the best first teaching job I could have ever hoped for," DeWitt said. "I came...

 

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