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Energizing Wyoming

Rocky Mountain Power energized a major transmission line addition this month, completing a key part of its work to connect Wyoming’s diverse energy resources to the vast reach of the utility’s transmission system. This major milestone is part of...

 

Firewater bottles up for winter

Despite what appeared to be a late boost to the tourist economy in the Valley, the economic impacts from the coronavirus (COVID-19) are still being felt as temperatures drop and confirmed cases contin...

 

Expanding Dixie outside the Valley

by Joshua Wood The Platte Valley has long been home to creative minds. At the turn of the last century, Lora Webb Nichols documented day-to-day life in the Valley with one of the first cameras in the...

 

Making it stretch

The Platte Valley Healthcare Project (PVHP) is kicking off a $1 million “stretch” fundraising campaign to provide resources for upgrades to equipment and facilities that will enable the North Platte Valley Medical Center to provide a higher...

 

Style is a part of grooming

Doris Perryman has opened a new business in Hanna; Doris' Favorite Lil Sudsy Dawgs and Pups. Perryman is a certified professional pet stylist and groomer. Pet stylist? Perryman explains that styling...

 

Relief funding available in November

Governor Mark Gordon has allocated remaining federal CARES Act funding to help Wyoming businesses and nonprofits with ongoing COVID-19 related losses and expenses. The Wyoming Business Council is finalizing two new funds for the COVID-19 Business Rel...

 

It truly takes a village

On October 23, co-founders of Village Valley Childcare, Shelby Merrill and Cheena Parsons, were having lunch with Yvonne Johnson, Director of the Carbon County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC)...

 

Halloween walk in Saratoga set

It's time for the annual Halloween Walk! This year, the walk will take place Thursday, October 29th, from 3:30p.m.- 5p.m. to coincide with other school events. For added safety this year,...

 

NVPMC critical to long-term care

Long-term care facilities — especially those in rural areas — have struggled for some time because they often have trouble attracting workers. Although vital to many rural communities, stand-alone long-term care facilities are rarely profitable,...

 

Traveling to all towns in Carbon County

Yvonne Johnson, the new director for the Carbon County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC), was born in Carbon County and grew up in Rawlins. When she left Rawlins, she worked in Saratoga. She...

 

A groundbreaking reality

A process that began little more than two years ago finally come to fruition on a warm October day in Saratoga. On Saturday morning, the groundbreaking for the much anticipated North Platte Valley...

 
 By Dana Davis    Business    October 7, 2020

Comfort in hard times

It may seem odd for a coroner to hold an open house but that is exactly what Carbon County Coroner Paul Zamora did this past Saturday. Even though he was unable to attend, the event was a success....

 

USDA approves loan application

The USDA has approved the Platte Valley Healthcare Project’s loan application to build the North Platte Valley Medical Center (NPVMC) as a Critical Access Hospital in Saratoga. The USDA has obligated $18,392,000 in long term financing to get the...

 

Pacificorp invests in recycling

PacifiCorp is supporting a new technology that holds promise for recycling fiberglass products such as decommissioned wind turbine blades that might otherwise end up in a landfill. With funding from...

 

Brush Creek gets spirited

When Brush Creek Ranch first envisioned The Farm, it included a brewery and distillery to compliment its world class restaurant. The brewery recently put out product for Brush Creek Ranch patrons...

 

Clinic visits important

If you’ve been putting off seeing the doctor for needed medical care, Heidi Sifford, practice manager of the Platte Valley Clinic, wants you to know you might be endangering your health more by staying away than by coming in. If patients feel...

 

Some Elk Mountain magic

The Elk Mountain Hotel was built in 1905 and, in its day, has also been known as the John S. Evans Hotel, Mountain View Hotel and Grandview Hotel. No matter its name, the restored Victorian inspired...

 

The only constant is change

The Platte Valley Clinic has been a very busy place for a long time. Just ask Susan Foley, FNP. Foley has been holding down the fort as the sole medical provider in town since January, but now she says things are looking up. Before Dr. Adrian Durham...

 

New position, familiar face

The Carbon County Economic Development Corporation is pleased to announce they have hired long-time Rawlins resident, Yvonne Johnson, to take the helm for the organization. Johnson has a long history of service for Carbon County. From 2004 to 2012 sh...

 

Hugs for help

A thrift shop located in the basement of St. Joseph's Catholic Church is the newest business in Hanna. The Catholic church has had thrift shops in its basement over the years, and they were run by...

 

Howlin' for five years

Koyoty Sports and Trophy Room Taxidermy (Koyoty Sports) in Saratoga recently celebrated their 5th year in business with their annual Koyoty Howl and, if attendance at the event was any indication, the...

 

A delayed toast to 25

For the first time since 1996, the annual Steinley Cup Microbrew and Competition will not take place in Saratoga. The competition, which would have celebrated its 25th year this summer, is just anothe...

 

Waiting for approval

After the Platte Valley Healthcare Project (PVHP) submitted the original application for a Critical Access Hospital in June, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) responded with their comments and asked for additional clarification on...

 

Plans released for clinic

Architectural plans for the future MHCC Health Center-Platte Valley were presented for approval during the July 23rd, 2020 Board of Trustees Meeting. A thorough review of the proposed layout and...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Business    August 5, 2020

Hungry for adventure

Ask any local of Saratoga or the Platte Valley where a good place to eat is, the reply will likely be "What are you hungry for?" With 10 eateries in the area, residents and tourists have no shortage...

 

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