Articles from the December 6, 2017 edition

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VFW competition winners surprised, honored

During a ceremony held before a scheduled speaker at the Platte Valley Community Center Wednesday, the Encampment Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) recognized and awarded their youth scholarship competit... Full story


Study: Wyoming fourth in nation for charity, volunteerism

Anyone in Wyoming will tell you if you ask that life in a remote, rural state requires a fair bit of self-sufficiency, and Wyomingites pride themselves on it. But another thing you’ll hear is that no one person can do everything alone, and... Full story


Marshal happy about COPS

eff Neimark, Hanna Marshal, got happy holiday news from the U.S. Department of Justice, (DOJ). The Hanna Marshals Office was approved by the DOJ for a Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) award of one officer position. This comes from the... Full story


Shop Small sales Saturday in south county

In the spirit of the holidays and the Small Business Saturday initiative, Encampment and Riverside are hosting a “Shop Local” Day on Saturday, December 9. All the planning has been done, just follow this itinerary for a pleasurable shopping exper... Full story


Learning other holidays, relearning ours

The holiday season has started. This past Thanksgiving, I realized I was enjoying this holiday again. It has taken me four years, which is about the same time I stopped living overseas. Thanksgiving was probably the toughest holiday to celebrate for... Full story


Nominations open for Cowboy Hall of Fame

The Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame (WCHF) has inducted 195 people since 2014, 184 men and 11 women. Beginning Dec. 1, 2017, nominations are open for the Class of 2018. The nomination window on the WCHF website will continue to accept nominees until... Full story


Mensa scholarship essay contest

The Wyoming Mountain Mensa chapter of American Mensa has scholarships available for students living in Wyoming. The scholarships for the 2018 competition, ranging in value from $500-$1,000, are awarded by the Mensa Education & Research Foundation... Full story


Town tree trimmed for Christmas

Saratoga resident Dawn Webster wanted a town Christmas tree. Talking the idea around, Rich Keely suggested to use one of the live trees around town instead of cutting one down. Looking at the trees... Full story


Oil, gas upticks give Wyoming a boost

After the first four months of Wyoming’s fiscal year 2017 elapsed, figures published by the state show some uptick in economic activity in the state thanks in part to a pickup in the oil and gas sectors. Other sectors of the economy have not fared... Full story


The road from crime and prison to success

Nationally Recognized speaker Victor Woods was at the Platte Valley Community Center Wednesday to bring his "never give up" message to Saratoga sixth to 12th grade students in attendance in the... Full story


SCWEMS sets EMT class

South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Services, or SCWEMS, will be holding an EMT class at the beginning of 2018 to train new paramedics to serve their neighbors in the Platte River Valley and northern Carbon County. The class is scheduled to... Full story


HEM gets double-double

Amy and Madison (Maddy) Campbell are twins in the ninth grade at Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) Jr./Sr. High School. Shane and Conor McGraw are another set of twins at HEM in the 10th grade.... Full story


It's beginning to look a lot like ...

Saratoga held its annual Christmas parade Saturday. Afterward, children of all ages went to the PVCC to have hot dogs and chili and visit Mr. and Mrs. Claus at the Valley Service Organization's...  Website


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