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Cowboy Gathering returning to Encampment

"We're back . . . & FREE!" blasts the headline of the Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering poster announcing resumption of the cowboy poetry and music event which was cancelled last year by the...

 

Toys on display

The Platte Valley Arts Council will be holding the fourth annual Toy Tractor Display Show and Competition on September 11 as part of Encampment’s Copper Days Festival according to a press release from the local organization.  The show will be...

 

Art returns to Saratoga

Last summer, things may have appeared normal in the Valley as locals and visitors were treated to Saratoga Days and the annual Independence Day parade. While many traditional Valley events took place...

 

An old fashioned waterstop

The Cul de Sac Cowboys kicked off the Waterstop Jamboree in Medicine Bow on Friday. The band that features Ryan Martin, a International Western Music Association first place award winner as...

 

No thin ice for Kiwanis

On November 28, Old Man Winter provided just enough cool weather for the grand opening of the Platte Valley Kiwanis' portable ice skating rink at Khe Sanh West Park in downtown Saratoga. As was...

 

'Stampede'-ing to the University of Wyoming

What do Stan Lee, C.J. Box and Jerry Palen all have in common? While they are each creative people, all three are also included in the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming in...

 

Big show, little town

When driving through Riverside, population 52, one might not expect there to be much for entertainment as they take Wyoming Highway 230 down to Colorado. In this small town, which was home to...

 

Dwelling in the Valley

"Michelle just refused to give up," Scott Mcilvaine said of his wife. "She just kept going forward because she wanted to give joy to the Valley." Scott was referring to her getting the Kitchen Dweller...

 

Woods get a piece of Western Spirit

On March 7, the 39th Annual Western Spirit Art Show and Sale in Cheyenne will be holding its opening reception for the 2020 exhibit. Among those featured in the exhibit, which is scheduled to run...

 

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...

 

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