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 By Staff Report    Business    May 27, 2020 

Carbon County Economic Development Closes Micro-Grant

The Carbon County Economic Development Corporation has announced the closing of the “Moving Forward Together Micro-Grant Program” as of May 31, 2020. The purpose of the program was to give financial resources to local, small businesses adversely...

 By Staff Report    Business    May 20, 2020

MHCC gets LUCAS devices

The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust recently announced a multimillion-dollar effort to save the lives of COVID-19 patients and protect the frontline healthcare workers caring for them. The grant will fund the purchase of six LUCAS...

 By Staff Report    Business    May 20, 2020

Carbon Power & Light announces new service rebate program

Members of Carbon Power & Light Inc. in 2020 will be eligible to receive electric services under a new rebate program that will extend significant benefits for line extension costs, the cooperative announced today. At its May 11 meeting, Carbon...

 By Joshua Wood    Business    May 20, 2020

HMS signs contract with new doctor

Since Health Management Services (HMS) announced they were assuming management of the Corbett Medical Clinic in Saratoga in August 2018, one of the biggest concerns for Valley residents has been when...


Firewater finds help

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), was a big slice of the small business relief included in the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed and signed into law on...

 By Mike Armstrong    Business    May 6, 2020

Banking on local business

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), was the biggest component of small business relief included in the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed and signed into...

 By Joshua Wood    Business    May 6, 2020

Giving back to those who give their all

For Jezria "Jez" Collins, there is something special she feels about helping someone achieve home ownership. The real estate industry runs deep for Collins, who first obtained her broker's license at... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    Business    April 22, 2020

U.S. Chamber Foundation announces small business recovery grant

As businesses throughout the country are struggling in the wake of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), funding opportunities have appeared on local, state and national levels. In Carbon County, the...


Working with the wind safely

Companies bringing in workers to build the different projects in Carbon County are aware of the concern residents might have with the influx of people coming from all over the United States. "Rocky... Full story


Local banks invest in their communities

Many small businesses in Carbon County have been impacted by the COVID-19 shutdown. The Coronavirus Aid and Economic Security (CARES) Act was created to help alleviate the damage to these businesses...


From Spirits to Sanitizer

The Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek Ranch (Brush Creek) is joining the fight to help Carbon County stay safe by switching their distillery operations from making spirits to making hand sanitizer....

 By Joshua Wood    Business    April 15, 2020

Making Easter bear-able for those in need

In the weeks since the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused restaurants in the Valley to restructure their business, the area has been witness to multiple acts of kindness. As was reported...

 By Joshua Wood    Business    April 15, 2020

Toss a tip to your 'tender

It's been nearly a month since Governor Mark Gordon issued his first public health order which closed restaurants and bars to dine-in service. Wyoming, however, is not alone as states throughout the n...


A Bar A to remain closed for summer

The A Bar A, a guest or “dude” ranch in Encampment, Wyoming, has announced that it will cancel its 2020 guest season due to concerns arising from COVID-19. This is the only time the Ranch has closed in 98 years of operation. The A Bar A is a...

 By Staff Report    Business    April 8, 2020

New realtor at Town & Country

Town & Country Realty is proud to announce that Shelby McGuire has joined their team. Shelby is not new to real estate as she completed the Salesmen Course I and II and received her license back... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    Business    April 8, 2020

Moving forward in Carbon County

With the effects of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on local businesses, various programs have been announced on both the federal and state levels in the form of grants and loans. Recently, the...

 By Joshua Wood    Business    March 25, 2020

Adapt and overcome

On Thursday afternoon, a joint order from Governor Mark Gordon and State Health Officer Alexia Harrist directed restaurants, bars and other public spaces in Wyoming to close their doors. In the case o...

 By Joshua Wood    Business    March 25, 2020

Keeping the Valley supplied

As the Valley continues to cope with the ongoing uncertainty caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the two grocery stores in Saratoga continue to try and meet the needs of their customers despit...

 By Joshua Wood    Business    March 18, 2020

Facing the unknown

At the moment, the possible health impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on Wyoming appear to be relatively minimal. Following the weekend, the Wyoming Department of Health confirmed 10 cases... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    Business    March 18, 2020

Making things stretch

With how remote many towns in Wyoming are, one might have expected that the panic-buying induced by uncertainty over the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) would not reach parts of the Cowboy State. This...

 By Joshua Wood    Business    March 4, 2020

A touch of hospitality

"I want to see continued growth in the Valley which, obviously, will lead to enhancement of quality of life for businesses, locals and visitors. If you bring in more business and you help that...


Embarking on another adventure

When Stacy Crimmins first came to work for the Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce 17 years ago, she came in as a part-time administrative assistant to the director. The hours worked well for...


Holding up a mirror

Access to mental health is just one of many issues that rural areas such as Wyoming are forced to deal with. With mental health providers often located in more populous towns, it leaves a lengthy driv...


Destiny and dentistry

It has often been said that the only constant in life is change. Even in the Platte Valley, where life seems to move a little slower, it is inevitable. For Dr. Robert Wimpenny, owner of Platte Valley...


Chamber seeking directors for board

The Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber is seeking nominations from its membership for positions on the nine-member Board of Directors. Directors are elected by ballot at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner on February 6 with a three year term beginning in...


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