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Skating into Saratoga

For some time, downtown Saratoga has had a number of amenities to offer both locals and visitors. If people fancy a warm drink, they can get coffee at one of two locations on Bridge Avenue. That pang...

 

Following their faith

*Editor's Note* A previous version of this article had Greg Snell's wife named as Wanda. Her name is Linda. We apologize for the error. After nearly a year and a half without someone in their pulpit,...

 

Livestreaming Thanksgiving

The Platte Valley Ministerial Association will still be holding their annual Community Thanksgiving Service this year, though it will have some changes due to the impacts from the coronavirus (COVID-19).  In a press release from the Platte Valley...

 

Wyoming tourism faces COVID-19

The Wyoming Office of Tourism (WOT) had to have their conference in a different manner than years past. On October 21 and 22, WOT held their fall summit virtually. Executive Director of WOT, Diane...

 

The greatest gift

What if you were told an hour of your time could change someone’s life? In the time it takes you to read this article, nearly 100 people will receive lifesaving blood transfusions. By taking just an hour or so to donate, you will do something...

 

Insurance enrollment open

Open enrollment is the time to purchase, change or re-new your health insurance coverage for 2021. From now until December 15, you can work with an insurance agent or with Enroll Wyoming to make sure you get the coverage you need for 2021. Even if...

 

Continuing to serve

We obviously have many reasons to feel gratitude to those who have served in the U.S. military, but one we may have overlooked is the role military service has played in preparing our healthcare workers to help keep our community healthy and secure....

 

Reverse drawing has begun

The Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce has begun selling tickets for the annual Reverse Drawing. Tickets are $10 each and only 300 are sold. Unlike the usual raffle procedure, the very last ticket drawn is the grand prize winner in this...

 

Retiring after 25 years

"I am a Carbon County girl," Lezlee Musgrove, the town clerk/treasurer of Sinclair said. "I was born in Rawlins, but grew up in Sinclair. My father worked for the refinery when it was company town...

 

Holiday bazaar a benefit to small business

The Saratoga Holiday Bazaar has long been a central location for local crafters and makers to sell their wares, promote their small businesses and encourage shopping locally. With a difficult year...

 

Helping hands delivering Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and it would seem that there has never been more need in the 25 years of the Platte Valley Helping Hands’ Free Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner than 2020.  Fortunately, the Platte Valley Helping Hands have...

 

Still funding the fight

For the ninth year in a row, the Saratoga TechKids/SkillsUSA made a generous donation to the Corbett Medical Foundation. Traditionally, the school program hosts a golf tournament and a 5K run/walk...

 

FFA helps build haunted house

The Hanna Recreation Center was a flurry of activity on Wednesday evening as student volunteers from the FFA and the schools in Hanna got together to create a different type of haunted house for...

 

Calvert switches it up

Pam Paulson was the Hanna town treasurer for 13 years before recently retiring. Paulson worked with Ann Calvert, who was town clerk for three of those years. When Paulson decided to leave, Calvert...

 

Changes to Hannaween

The Hanna Parks and Recreation Center had a meeting at 4:30 p.m. on October 7 at the Hanna Recreation Center. The Hanna mayor, Lois Buchanan, was in attendance along with two board members. Because th...

 

Wishing in Encampment

Encampment High School was recently recognized by Make-A-Wish Wyoming for their participation in and fundraising for the program, according to a recent press release. The Kids for Wish Kids program was introduced by Make-A-Wish Wyoming in 2000 and...

 

Tailgating at the PVCC

As the warmth of the summer months give way into the cooler days of fall, there’s nothing that hits the spot quite like a bowl of chili. Additionally, there’s nothing in the fall quite like a good tailgate party. In that vein of thinking, the...

 

Classic theatrics

When the Parco Sinclair Theater first opened its doors in 1924, the interior walls were hand painted and the seating was top notch for its time. Its exterior was like the rest of the company town; a...

 

Town of Hanna honors RR 316 responders

The last time the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School Miners played at home over the Labor Day weekend, on September 5, there was ominous black smoke billowing into the clear blue...

 

HART of Winter

The Hanna Agricultural Resource Team (HART) met at 5 p.m. on September 15 at the Hanna Market. “We need to get ready for the cold weather,” Chairman Perry Goodrich, said. “We already got one...

 

Hanna treasurer retires

Pam Paulson took her first bookkeeping class at Hanna High School. Although not born in Carbon County, Paulson came to the town a little before the mining boom in the 1980s and Hanna was the place...

 

LSR Museum planning fall trek

For the 26th year, members and friends of the Little Snake River community will make a fall trek. This year the trek will be close to home, straddling the Continental Divide. It will be a time to...

 

The Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned cocktail is a whiskey drink. It has a few variations and depending on how an imbiber wants to interpret history, the recipe for a proper Old Fashioned is disputed. How did this...

 

For the sake of mental health

After 50 years of serving the county, Carbon County Counseling will be undergoing a transition.  On September 1, CEO Patrick Gonzales approached the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) for...

 

The mystery of the missing tombstone

"Aunt Lily (Turner) passed away in December of 2014," Hanna resident Pam Paulson said. "She was a veteran and, at the time of her death, I ordered a veteran memorial headstone." Paulson said she was...

 

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