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Making the dream work

There's a lot more that goes into running a successful medical clinic than just having a doctor or nurse who can see patients. What goes on quietly in the background is equally important to the...

 

Wolf survives COVID

The Hotel Wolf is hard to miss coming into Saratoga. An L-shaped, two and one-half story, brick and frame building located on lots 11 and 12 of Block 27 of the town, the front of the hotel faces...

 

The Pearl of the Plains

The Virginian Hotel, a historic hotel in Medicine Bow, has hosted many guests over the years and has been in the family of owner Vernon Scott for several generations. "It was known as the 'Pearl of...

 

PVHP buys care center

The Platte Valley Healthcare Project (PVHP) has agreed to assume ownership of the Saratoga Care Center for $1, the non-profit recently announced. The purchase also includes Laramie Peak Therapies, which is housed at the facility. “It’s important...

 

Sun sees double ... dozen

Over the weekend, the Saratoga Sun attended the 122nd Annual Wyoming Press Association (WPA) Convention. It was the first year that the convention went entirely virtual as newspapers from around the...

 

Bjore certified

Dr. Emma M. Bjore, medical director for the Saratoga Care Center, has been approved for accreditation as Certified Medical Director (CMD) by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicin...

 

Rebranding commerce

Bank of Commerce (BOC), Carbon County’s only locally-owned bank, announced today a rebrand of its visual identity. It has been nearly 30 years since Bank of Commerce has updated the brand. The time is right to refresh the look as a total package....

 

Electrifying donations

On December 18, Carbon Power & Light, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, and the Wyoming Rural Electric Association made a donation to three area fire departments as part of their...

 

Celebrating Carbon County

In the age of the internet and social media, branding is everything. Wyoming, as a state, is fairly easy to brand. Attractions such as Old Faithful and the Grand Tetons are internationally recognized...

 

Past, present and future

The arrival of one E.J. Shively in Saratoga was not big news, at the time. The announcement of his arrival in Saratoga could be found on page 8 of the February 27, 1919 Saratoga Sun among other short...

 

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...

 

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