Articles from the November 22, 2017 edition

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Showing up for the count

The Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG) met in Rawlins on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and heard Sarah Hutchins, Carbon County Planner, explain the importance of the 2020 Census deadlines and how they could affect county municipalities. CCCOG... Full story


Woman found at hot pool dies

Tragedy struck one of the Valley’s landmark attractions this weekend when a local woman died Friday after being found at the Hobo Hot Pools in Saratoga. Eve Dodd, 55, of Saratoga, was found at the hot pool Friday evening. After a call to emergency... Full story


Carl 'Ken' Olson

In December of 1932, Swan and Margaret (Sjoden) Olson welcomed their son, Ken, to the 4-Bar Ranch just west of Saratoga. Soon, the family, with little sister Elva, returned to Sweden for two years to...


State economy shows bounce

A set of economic indicators published by the Economic Analysis Division of the State of Wyoming Department of Administration and Information this month show mixed results as the state’s economy struggles to improve from languid performance the las... Full story


Checking out the Little Free Library

Jamis McLinskey got help from his mom, Lesie, cutting the ribbon on Encampment’s new Little Free Library on Saturday. The library is sponsored in part by the Platte Valley Arts Council (PVAC) and the opening was hosted by The Red Wagon owner and... Full story


Mayor wants updated report

The Hanna town council met Tuesday at 6 p.m. to allow Western States Wireless to have a lease for a tower antenna. The council went over routine business of approving the minutes for Oct. 17 meeting, the evening’s agenda and town financials. The... Full story


Enter (and exit) the Sandman

There is a guy out there who, according to western legend, puts people to sleep by sprinkling magical sand onto people’s eyes. That guy is the Sandman. He even has a famous song: “Mr. Sandman.” Yeah, well, the Sandman needs to hire some... Full story


Big things from a little cowboy

Tuker Carricato is a polite, but ever so laconic young preteen who lives in the Valley. Because he's a man of very few words, it's a fair bet that a lot of Valley residents have not heard of him.... Full story


Where to dispose of the bodies

An animal carcass can still be disposed of at the landfill this hunting season and will continue to be allowed until Dec. 31, 2018. Randy Raymer, the chairman of the Upper Platte River Solid Waste District (UPRSWD) said that it may seem like a lot... Full story


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