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A foundation for the arts

Sharon Hawkins, Executive Director for Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts (BCFFA), said she remembers when an artist told her that her artwork was always in black and white, but once she finished...

 

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

The Valley had the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band return to the Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC) on Aug 29 to a sold out auditorium. The band was established in 1966 in Long Beach, which translated into... Full story

 

Melvin Brewing takes the cup

The 24th annual Saratoga Steinley Cup Microbrew Festival and Competition was held this past weekend and over 640 craft beer enthusiasts attended the festival. This year's competition class was ESB,...

 

Dust off your tractors

What could be more enjoyable than a day of fun for the entire family? The Copper Days Festival in Encampment, Wyo.has been entertaining tractor enthusiasts since 1994. Beginning at 11 a.m. on Sat., Sept. 8 and at 10:30 a.m. on Sun., Sept. 9, the...

 

Casting on the Platte River

On the afternoon on Aug 6, a videographer could be seen following a group of women down Bridge Street. Ryan Halverson was making a documentary for Hermann Global, a company that specializes in...

 

Walking with Pickett

It is not uncommon for fans of popular book series to want to journey to the locations that inspired their favorite authors. Chuck "C.J." Box, New York Times Bestselling author of the Joe Pickett...

 

Get ready to raise your glass

The official State of Wyoming Microbrew Competition will be held Aug. 17 in Saratoga, Wyoming. Microbreweries based in Wyoming are slated to compete for the coveted Steinley Cup at the 24th annual competition. This year’s competition brew is...

 

Have fiddle, will travel

Nashville based musician Jake Clayton will be playing Encampment's Music in the Park on Aug. 3. Recently, the Saratoga Sun sat down for an interview with Clayton For many people, there are pivotal...

 

Growing a 'Wild Rose'

The last album released by Americana duo The Bird and The Bear was an Extended Play (EP) in 2015 titled "Build A Fire." With the inclusion of the hauntingly romantic track "As Soon As Winter Comes", i...

 

Wyoming, Where I Belong

During the summer of 1903, Judge Charles E. Winter of Encampment put pen to paper and wrote a poem entitled "Wyoming." The words, describing a new state that was young and strong, were given a score s...

 

Cowboy Gathering turns 17

Top hand cowboy music and poetry aren't the only attractions at this weekend's seventeenth annual Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering (GECG) at Grand View Park complex in Encampment. Other activities...

 

Suzi And Tuff as Flip

Art work for this year's Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering posters, flyers, programs and promotional material again comes from the brush of Riverside artist R. G. Finney and is a framed Giclee...

 

A fifth of Firewater

Summer in the Platte Valley is often highlighted with a variety of bands and musicians who come to the area to entertain locals and tourists alike. In keeping with that tradition, Firewater Public...

 

A disc in three

As Mother Mountain Anglers (MMA) host their "Tale of Two Cities" disc golf tournament for the third year on June 29, they are continuing to add more to the event. Last year, MMA set up nine temporary...

 

Eccentricity on stage

From the Wyoming town of Pinedale to Germany, Jared Rogerson has played his eccentric style of music to many different audiences. Rogerson, who played at the Platte Valley Community Center on June 8,...

 

From Boot Hill to paradise

Ever wonder what it takes to convert a cemetery from "Boot Hill" to a place of beauty comparable to paradise? To find out the answer, attend a Saratoga Museum sponsored historic trek of both Cadwell...

 

Calling cooks and crafters

The Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce (S/PVCC) is calling all cooks and crafters to participate in the upcoming Steinley Cup. The 24th Annual Steinley Cup Microbrew Festival, scheduled for Aug. 17, is just around the corner. According to...

 

Civil War era western author visits GEM

Following the end of the Civil War in 1865, countless Americans headed west. Former slaves, Confederate soldiers, immigrants and more headed to the West to start a new life. What would eventually...

 

Weed 'Em and Reap

The Grand Encampment Opera Company presents "Mischief in the Magnolias or Weed 'Em and Reap" by P. B. Rogerson. Performing June 12, 14 & 15, 2019 in conjunction with the Encampment Riverside...

 

The Wizard of Oz

It can be hard to find someone who isn't familiar with "The Wizard of Oz." The book, written by L. Frank Baum and published in 1900, influenced the 1939 movie starring Judy Garland. On May 12, the Sar...

 

A Big Boy indeed

I don't ever remember being specifically interested in trains growing up, though I have always found them intriguing. It was the Transcontinental Railroad that, for better or worse, established the...

 

Open for business

"Saratoga will have the greatest pool players in the world, per capita, during the Wyoming Open," this from Wyoming Open Director Monte Thayer as he describes the numerous professionals and Hall of Fa...

 

Rutz returns for signing

Rawlins native J.V. Rutz will be sharing his novel, "The Illusion Killer," with the people of his home state during a book signing from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 4 at the Rawlins Library located...

 

Wolf Pack on the loose

"I talked with Marybeth," former governor Spencer Rulon said. "I hear you might need a lawyer." Joe smiled. "I think I do." C.J. Box, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Joe Pickett series, left...

 

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