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 By Liz Wood    News    April 1, 2015

Platte Valley Medical Clinic has success with pilot program

Currently, there are four medical practices in the state of Wyoming that are Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH). Thanks to the Corbett Medical Foundation, the Platte Valley Medical Clinic is one... Full story

 By Liz Wood    News    April 1, 2015

Easter Services

Easter Sunday is April 5, and along with it comes many celebrations throughout the Platte Valley. Several churches are having special services, while others are having an Easter sermon during regular...

 By Keith McLendon    News    April 1, 2015

Beaching disease found in North Platte

Please note: This was an April Fool's Day joke. Va Pescado, communications director of the National Wildlife Service, has confirmed that Beaching Disease, poisson d’Avril, has been detected in brown...


Len Bensen

Word was received here this week that Carbon County native, local businessman, expert fisherman and world renowned river guide and outfitter Len Bensen, 77, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 29, 2015 at the Palisade Living Center in Palisade,...

 By Sarah Hutchins    News    April 1, 2015

River restoration focuses on penetrating radar

Discussing potential funding sources and how to receive the funding was the primary topic for the River Restoration meeting held last Thursday. The meeting was held a week after their monthly meeting...

 By Liz Wood    News    April 1, 2015

4-year-old donates hair to Wigs for Kids

Ellie Schwerdt had 10 inches of hair cut March 24 to donate it to Wigs for Kids in memory of Kirsten Campbell. Ellie is only 4 years old. Her older sister Audrey had her hair cut to donate it to Wigs...

 By Staff Report    News    April 1, 2015

Ralston awarded Daniels Fund Grant

Encampment High School senior Brett Ralston was awarded the Daniels Fund Grant last week. According to, “The Daniels Scholarship Program is a four-year annually-renewable college scholarship for graduating high school seniors who...


End of the Road?

We were surprised to discover the District Ranger for the U.S. Forest Services does not plan to have a public meeting to discuss the road closures and decommissionings in the Medicine Bow Routt National Forest. In the March 25 edition of the...

 By Liz Wood    News    April 1, 2015

Grace in cow/calf raising

As the sun rises over the Cow Creek, Jim Miller has already checked on the calves, made a few phone calls and is putting hay in the feeder for the heifers. Jim and his wife Shirley run a 300-head...

 By Staff Report    News    April 1, 2015

Chamber wants to hear plans for Fourth of July

The Leaders Luncheon, sponsored by the Saratoga/ Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce, will be held April 8 from noon-1p.m. at the Platte Valley Community Center. The Chamber of Commerce invites the public to join in discussing this month’s topic:...

 By Staff Report    News    April 1, 2015

With warm spring comes fire risks

A news release was published on March 25 from the Forest Service warning the public of the fire threat posed from the unusually warm spring weather in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest and Thunder Basin National Grassland. The region is drier...

 By H.B. Lawson    News    April 1, 2015

Bounty hunters at Saratoga mill

Fugitive recovery agents, more popularly known as "bounty-hunters" were in Saratoga two weeks ago looking for what they call a "skip" at the Saratoga Forest Management (Saratoga Mill). The skip, Nate... Full story

 By Liz Wood    Sports    April 1, 2015

Saratoga has first track meet

The Saratoga High School Track team did not have any placers at their first meet in Casper Friday. Coach Rex Hohnholt said he was missing two-thirds of his team because of spring break – some of the...

 By H.B. Lawson    Sports    April 1, 2015

Tigers place at Big Piney

The Encampment Tigers track and field team headed to Big Piney where they competed in the Pete Olsen Memorial on Friday. The Boy’s team placed 12th overall with 9 points. Gage Bartlett took fifth...

 By Sarah Hutchins    News    April 1, 2015

District Ranger meets with Ryan Park residents

With the proposed action developing to the comment period, the public is seeking answers to the reasoning behind the changes in road use in the West Side Snowy Range Travel Management Notice of... Full story

 By Sue Howe    Lifestyles    April 1, 2015

Well wishes and sympathies

There were seven here to play bingo on Tuesday. Two-dollar winners were Carl Kerbs, Nadene Kerbs. Carl Kerbs and Kathy Hennek shared a $2 round. Berneil McCord won a $3 round. Kathy Hennek won the $5 blackout round. There were five here for Bridge...


Easter egg hunt Saturday

Games provide laughter and socialization during the week. On Sunday and Saturday morning, residents played Wii Bowling. On Sunday afternoon, six residents played Dominoes with Janet Kennaday winning. On Wednesday afternoon, 11 residents played...


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