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 By Staff Report    Lifestyles    May 20, 2020 

PVHP submits CAH plans

The Platte Valley Healthcare Project (PVHP), through its architect HGFA Architects of Billings, MT, has submitted final plans and drawings for the North Platte Valley Medical Center (NPVMC) to the Wyoming Department of Health. NPVMC will be a 25-bed...

 
 By Dana Davis    Lifestyles    May 20, 2020 

Sifting through Sandy Beach

On Monday May 18, 2020 several families volunteered to clean up Sandy Beach. Christy Keel organized a group of moms in effort to make the beach safer for kids since her son cut his foot on some...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Lifestyles    May 20, 2020 

Reopening in Medicine Bow

Carbon County is slowly showing signs of coming out of the COVID-19 lockdown. The Town of Medicine Bow opened town hall to the public on May 12 after the town council voted on May 11 to do so. It...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    May 20, 2020 

A spring start for New BeCLEANings

While it may not have been a roaring start to a new initiative to keep the Valley clean, New BeCLEANings had a blooming start for spring on Friday morning as Leanna Jones, CEO for the Saratoga/Platte...

 
 By Dana Davis    Lifestyles    May 13, 2020

National Day of Prayer

The first Thursday in May was designated as the National Day of Prayer by President Harry Truman on April 17, 1952. However, the tradition goes back to President Abraham Lincoln who had established a...

 

Center celebrates safely

This Friday, May 15 is our Birthday/Anniversary meal and the menu is chicken fried steak. Please call by 9 a.m. to get on the list and pick-up is at 11 a.m. Please be sure to take the necessary precautions to keep yourself well. Wash hands, sanitize...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    May 6, 2020

PVMA to hold National Day of Prayer at PVCC

Much like everything and everyone else over the past two months, the Platte Valley Ministerial Association (PVMA) has had to rethink how to hold the National Day of Prayer. The observance of the...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    May 6, 2020

Food pantry still open to provide services

Over the past several weeks, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted many facets of Americans' way of life. The price of gas has plummeted, unemployment has soared to numbers not seen since the...

 

A Creative Easter Egg Hunt

As the month of April ends, many activities were canceled throughout Carbon County and the nation due to the concern of COVID-19 and adhering to social distancing directives. Even though Easter servic...

 

Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Bats, Beetles, and Wind–Oh My

What do all these things have in common? They all help provide pollination, so we have food on our tables. Grocery stores would be rather empty without the hard work of bees, birds, butterflies, bats and other pollinators. Yes, even the wind helps...

 

A couple's retreat at the Osprey Nest

A pair of Osprey have made the nesting platform on Pic Pike Road their home. The couple have been seen soaring around the area for several days. Carbon Power and Light took the initiative to give the...

 

The good Saratoga Samaritan

On Wednesday, around 2:30 p.m., a semi-truck was cut off by a car near the Sinclair exit going eastbound on Interstate 80 and crashed between the highways. The cab looked like a giant had stomped on...

 

Becoming a part of history

Do you want to make history? You already are!  The Wyoming State Archives and State Museum, the University of Wyoming American Heritage Center (AHC), and Wyoming State Historical Society are working together to encourage you to consider how you...

 

Keeping company with the wolves

The Canadian poet Atticus once wrote "We are never alone, We are all wolves, Howling at the same moon." In recent weeks, that simple piece of poetry has taken on a very literal meaning as the streets...

 

Faith like a rock

While the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted everything from schools to local business, another aspect of life that has been affected is that of church goers. With the Holy Week having begun on...

 
 By Dana Davis    Lifestyles    April 8, 2020

An angelic dish

As promised in my previous column “Florentine it,” I am going to share another way to add vegetables to a picky eater’s diet. Use spaghetti squash instead of pasta. This substitution also helps...

 

The Trek to Elk Mountain

Bill Jones is part owner of Bow River Crossing, the convenience store in the town of Elk Mountain that has been open for about a year and a half. What is remarkable about Jones is that he lives in...

 

One of the Best 40 in Saratoga

By Mike Armstrong Joshua Wood loves the communities of Carbon County that he has lived and interacts with on a daily basis. He got his dream job of being a reporter for the Saratoga Sun, a little...

 

"It's about helping others"

by Joshua Wood Even before the arrival of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wyoming forced the closure of multiple businesses in the Valley, a wave of support was beginning to form. As small...

 

Making junior disc golfers

Between the time that school in Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) was cancelled and the time that Governor Mark Gordon issued a public health order prohibiting gatherings of 10 or more...

 

You've got the 'flu' boy

As history repeats itself, I thought this article in the December 12, 1918 issue of the Saratoga Sun is worth passing along. The article reads: "You certainly won't want to contract the flu after read...

 

Returning home amid crisis

Karen Heath, the town clerk/treasurer of Medicine Bow, was invited by her niece to take a dream vacation to Iceland flying out March 11. "My niece's husband wanted to give her a great birthday...

 

Possumlope spotted in Saratoga

For a brief amount of time, Koyoty Sports & Trophy Room Taxidermy in downtown Saratoga will be home to the world's first and, so far, only possumlope. According to co-owner Warden Patzer, one of...

 

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