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Movin' and Groovin'

This past Saturday evening, June 4, folks from far and wide gathered as The Yard hosted the 10th Annual HiWater Hoedown for an evening of great music, good weather, and fun.  The night kicked off wit...

 

Rack 'em up!

Chalk up your pool cue! This weekend marks the 14th Annual Wyoming Open and billiards players from Wyoming and surrounding states will converge on the Platte Valley Community. Beginning April 7, this...

 

Scary fun

Jason Decker, of Brighton, Colorado has the perfect description of what it is like to race on skis behind a horse. “It is so fun and so scary at the same time.” The exuberant Decker has been racing in Saratoga for the last five years. “I...

 

In the public eye

The Platte Valley Arts Council (PVAC) recently announced their plans for public art displays throughout the Platte Valley. The pieces will feature local artists and include murals and sculptures depicting local life and culture. According to Stacy...

 

Local beauty abounds

The weather was perfect for a hike through the Snow Mountains this Sunday, September 14. With fall weather surely not far away, I headed out with a copy of "Platte Valley Adventures" published by the... Full story

 

Hay, listen up!

The Platte Valley Arts Council is sponsoring the 5th annual Hay Bale Sculpture Contest. All local ranches, businesses or families are invited to show off some good ole’ fashioned ranch ingenuity that could give their outfit creative bragging...

 

The Carbon County Way

On Friday evening, the Carbon County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) hosted their event, Black Ties & Boots, at the Platte Valley Community Center in Saratoga. In line with its mission...

 

Brewing up a good time

After having been cancelled last year due to COVID-19, Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce CEO Amanda Knotwell knew the 25th Annual Steinley Cup Microbrew Festival had to go big. If the number...

 

Get your tractor ready!

What could be more enjoyable than a day of fun for the entire family? The Copper Days Festival in Encampment, Wyoming has been entertaining tractor enthusiasts since 1994. Beginning at 11 am on Saturday, September 11 and at 10:30 am on Sunday, Septem...

 

Best of the Best

The crowd gathered at the Bear Trap Cafe and Bar on July 24 was unusual, but not surprising given the event. Midget wrestling returned to Riverside for a Saturday night, giving the crowd a chance to...

 

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...

 

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