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Giving Tree deadlines Thursday

The deadline for parents to return forms for their children’s tags to be on the 2018 Platte Valley Giving Tree is tomorrow (Thursday, Nov. 15). Kassey Westring, Giving Tree chairman for the sponsoring Valley Service Organization (VSO), said the...

 

Cowbelle cooking

A cookbook, “Favorite Recipes from the Snowy Range CattleWomen”, was published this week and will go on sale at the Craft Fair Saturday at the Platte Valley Community Center. More than 300 favorite recipes submitted by members and friends of the...

 

Learning the Lincoln

You can learn about the history of the Lincoln Highway in Wyoming during two showings of a Wyoming PBS documentary entitled “100 years on the Lincoln Highway.” The program, sponsored by local...

 

Grand Encampment ghosting

The Grand Encampment Museum (GEM) in Encampment, Wyo. is known for its collection of buildings from the town’s past. Walking the grounds of the museum, visitors can see the Palace Bakery and Ice...

 

'Sticking it' to Wednesdays

Monte Thayer is looking forward to pool season. Thayer is the organizer of the Platte Valley Wednesday night pool league and has announced an initial organizational meeting for tonight at the Hotel...

 

'Goblin' candy

Look for witches, goblins, ghouls and a few princesses to be walking the streets of Saratoga the afternoon of Halloween. For a safe and convenient way to trick-or-treat, preschool and elementary-aged kids (and their parents) can stroll downtown...

 

From Tyre to Saratoga

Rev. Ameer Issak, pastor of the Tyre Evangelical Center in Tyre, Lebanon, will visit the First Presbyterian Church of Saratoga to share what is happening with the Church in that area of the Middle...

 

Stalking the red stag

In April, Encampment resident Robert "Bobby" Bergeson and his oldest daughter, Jana Runyan, had the opportunity to take part in a red stag hunt in New Zealand. Introduced to the islands in the late 18...

 

Hay, hay, hay!

Staff Report For the second year in a row, Valley residents can expect to see hay bale sculptures standing in fields thanks to the Platte Valley Arts Council (PVAC). In a recent press release, the...

 

Settling into St. James

Despite trying to avoid the call to service, Rev. Karen Buckingham has been settling in to her role as Reverend of the St. James Episcopal Church in Encampment for about a year now. Buckingham and her...

 

Ice cream, cookies & cobblers

The First Baptist Church in Hanna had an ice cream social starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday and had over 50 people attend. In addition to the five types of ice cream, there were homemade cookies and...

 

Just hiking through

Spanning 3,100 miles from the border of Mexico to the border of Canada, the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) is one of three long-distance hiking trails that combine what is often called the "Triple...

 

Horse talk

On a bright Saturday morning on Blackhall Mountain Ranch, the smell and sound of percolating coffee threads itself through the handful of conversations happening among those gathered in an arena....

 

High Plains by the river

Despite the erratic weather that was present on Saturday, Riverside residents gathered at Rick Martin Memorial Park for the annual Riverside Party Day. On the enclosed stage loaned by the Town of...

 

Learning to feel at home on the range

It's a cold and cloudy Sunday morning as I pull myself out of bed around 7:30 a.m. and get myself dressed. Normally the "day of rest" is used for just that; rest. On this particular morning of Aug....

 

Targeting five by five

John Russo and other professional gun trainers will be at the Spur Outfitters pistol range starting August 18 to teach the fifth annual Advanced Defensive Pistol course. In the past, students with...

 

HART seeks new leader

The Hanna Agricultural Resource Team (HART) met at 5:30 p.m. on July 31 at the Hanna Market to discuss changes in leadership. Rose Dabbs, the president of HART, told the members in attendance it was...

 

Library to feature bird photo program

Friends of the Saratoga Library announced a local couple will be presenting a program highlighting their birding experiences at 7 p.m. on Thursday Aug. 16 in the Saratoga Branch Library. The public is invited to attend this entertaining and...

 

Bargains, burgers brats, & banjos

At 8 a.m. Saturday, 22 local residents and 4 participating businesses will kick off the weekend in south county with bargains galore. A garage sale spanning the Encampment/Riverside area features 22...

 

Mission to Medicine Bow

The First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of Ft. Lupton had a mission team come to northern Carbon County to paint the parsonage at the Medicine Bow FUMC house from July 15-20. In addition to painting...

 

Old Dip reopens

For old timers in Medicine Bow, the C-Spear Bar and Grill location had housed the Diplodocus Bar. The "Old Dip" as it was affectionately known by locals, was famous for it's murals painted by Bill...

 

A stop on the Journey

As the summer has progressed, one of the constants throughout Wyoming is the sight of cyclists traveling alongside the roads. Since WYO 130 cuts through Saratoga, the town is often an obvious stop...

 

Leap into the past

The official name for the town of Encampment is Grand Encampment and it received that name because it was, indeed, a grand encampment for fur traders, mountain men and local Native American tribes to...

 

Gathered for a sweet 16

Valley residents and visitors will have yet another weekend full of events they can choose to attend with one such event being the Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering. Entering it's 16th year, the...

 

It'll be a coal day in Hanna

King Coal Days are here again starting July 20. At 5 p.m. on Friday registration for weekend events at the Hanna Parks and Recreation Center begin this year’s festivities. Also starting at the same...

 

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