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Articles from the December 4, 2019 edition

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Hanna marshal helps Medicine Bow

It was almost out of a movie script. A snow storm shuts down two highways leading to a remote small town of about 300 people in a large Western state. A classic, historical, old hotel has a guest...

 

Making plans and meeting goals

The Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) Board of Trustees were given a preview of Encampment K-12 School’s new school improvement plan during their Nov. 18 meeting. Held in the music room...

 

Prepare for joyful music

The Encampment Community Choir, in cooperation with the Encampment High School Choir, will be presenting their annual Christmas concert this week, according to a recent press release. Before the respective choirs take the stage, the Sierra Madre...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 4, 2019

Battle Pass closes for season

Wyoming Highway 70, one of two seasonal passes in the Platte Valley, has officially closed for the season. The announcement came via a press release from the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) on Monday afternoon. The closure is between...

 

Remembering Jack Shively

On June 22, 1944, it was reported by the Saratoga Sun that Lt. Jack E. Shively, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Shively, had been reported missing in action over France. The article, which appeared on the...

 

Who cares? or A Parent's Perspective on Valley Healthcare

I’ve often been asked, as this debate over medical access in the Valley has played out, who I am in support of providing that care. People have asked me whether I support the Platte Valley... Full story

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    December 4, 2019

Waiting for an answer

For several months now, the Town of Saratoga has been without a permanent zoning officer and building inspector. Beginning in March, with the resignation of Dan Ferrin, the position has been filled on...

 

A sense of community

Thanksgiving is often a time spent with family. For the past 24 years, the volunteers with Platte Valley Helping Hands have spent that time helping others. Even in a small community like the Valley,...

 

Putting Hanna Elementary FIRST

There are 10 Hanna Elementary students going to Casper on Dec. 6-7 to compete in the Wyoming FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League Robotics Competition. Jason...

 

Open-facing leftover turkey

Thanksgiving is over and what is the big thing on every one’s mind? What do I do with all the left over turkey? Well, ok, maybe it isn’t the biggest thing, but certainly there may be a concern...

 

What Makes America Great?

The great nation we are today depends on three ideas: democracy, rights, and opportunity. Two important documents gave us independence and order. Then, throughout history, many significant people helped maintain the democracy we have today. It is...

 

What Makes America Great?

Greatness is defined as being above average. When I look at America today, I see anything but the standard rule and here’s why. Our military is ranked top of the line safeguarding the liberties at the foundation of our country. We are free to belie...

 

Raising fir to raise funds

It might have appeared to some that a small forest had grown overnight in the lawn across from RNB State Bank in Saratoga the day after Thanksgiving. In the place of snow covered grass, a number of ev...

 

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