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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...

 

Hobgoblins coming

Journey with fun-loving Hobgoblins to the “land of colored ice” as they tell the tale of a young girl and her quest to find her best friend. You may find yourself believing in malevolent mirrors, yetis, talking reindeer, and snow chickens when...

 

Free Jazz concert

There will be a free and open to the public Jazz Concert at the PVCC on Tuesday, Feb. 26. The concert will begin at 12 p.m. and should last about an hour-and-a-half. This concert will feature the Award Wimming Ben Markley Trio with guest tenor...

 

Horror in the Valley

The monstrous seeds were planted in Riverside. As a boy, Max Weiland would listen to his brother, Erik, scare him to sleep with tales from H.P. Lovecraft, a renowned horror writer of the 1920s pulp...

 

Willams set for skijoring Saturday

The Saratoga Lions Club and Platte Valley Jaycees recently announced several developments for the Saratoga Skijoring weekend of February 8-10. Popular musical entertainers Chancey Willams and the Youn...

 

Lights on!

The annual Lighted Christmas Parade will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1 and will begin at Bridge Ave. and River Street as it goes through historic downtown Saratoga. While waiting for the...

 

Capturing wildlife

Kyle Warren said it was his journalism class at Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School, taught by Sarah Jones, that got him interested in photography. "We went to a journalism camp when...

 

Riding the stage

Friends of the Saratoga Library invite all interested parties to experience what is was like to ride the local stagecoach. Dick Perue will present an hour-long slide program featuring views a...

 

Remembering the big storm

It has been nearly 70 years since the infamous Blizzard of 1949, which has been considered one of the worst on record for the states of the northern plains of the United States. The first storm hit on...

 

Altitude takes the cup

By Keith McLendon Despite a rainy Saturday morning, over 550 craft beer enthusiasts, mostly from Wyoming and northern Colorado, attended the 23rd annual Saratoga Steinley Cup Microbrew Festival and Co...

 

Traveling troubadour 'picks' Saratoga

Danny Roy Perniciaro was 13 when he got his first guitar for Christmas. That instrument set him on a path that would lead the Bay St. Louis, Miss. native on a 46-year journey around the country. Nine...

 

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