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The Saratoga Valley-A Wonderful Mine

Reprint of this story is from the files of the June 8, 1899 Saratoga Sun. Mr. Thomas Tonge of Denver, Colorado during his recent visit of one week in Saratoga and vicinity was very favorably impressed with the possibilities of the Saratoga Valley...

 

Highgrade killed in Encampment

The Grand Encampment Opera Company presents "The Widow's Might or What Happened to Henry" by C. H. Keeney.  Performing June 16, 18 & 19, 2021 in conjunction with the Encampment Riverside...

 

Back in the saddle

The Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering will be celebrating two years in one this summer. The annual event, which sees cowboy poets and musicians from across the country descend upon Encampment, was can...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    June 2, 2021

Valley Village founders honored for contributions

Each year, the ladies of the Valley Service Organization (VSO) bestow the title Woman of Distinction on a woman who has made significant contributions to the North Platte Valley.  In previous years,...

 

Bringing HART to Hanna FFA

The Hanna Agricultural Resource Team (HART) met on May 18 at the Hanna Market for their first meeting of the 2021 growing season. Perry Goodrich, chairman of HART, told the group their community...

 

The tail of Medicine Bow

"I gave him title of Town Ambassador not only because he greeted people, but because if someone came in a little upset, Bo would run to the door and people would start petting him," Medicine Bow town...

 

Checking out from MedBow Library

Bonnie Culver first went to work for the Medicine Bow Library 15 years ago. "This is a sad and happy day," Culver said as librarians from all over the county came inside to wish Culver well in her...

 

Special rifle takes aim at raising funds

The World War I monument in Hanna is close to being repaired entirely and should be ready for its unveiling on July 4. The monument was originally dedicated on July 4, 1920. The Hanna Basin citizens...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    May 5, 2021

More than a water stop

When driving along U.S. 30, the town of Medicine Bow can be a welcome sight to those traveling to Carbon, Natrona or Albany County. The town of less than 300 people nearly seems an oasis in the high...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    May 5, 2021

A growing alliance

On a sunny, albeit breezy, day on April 18, members of the Saratoga Alliance Church gathered to observe the most recent groundbreaking for the growing congregation. While the event itself was...

 

Weekend confirmation

On April 24, 11 students from three communities in Carbon County gathered at the Platte Valley Community Center in Saratoga. The students, who come from Saratoga, Encampment and Hanna, received their...

 

Recovering Carbon County

Carbon County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) Director Yvonne Johnson won't deny that 2020 has been challenging. Not only because she was newly hired as the year went into its third month,...

 

Supporting victims

The week of April 18 is being recognized by the Carbon County Sheriff’s Victim/Witness Program as National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. The intention of the week is to raise awareness about crime victims’ issues, promote victims’ rights and...

 

Keel leads local church

"I definitely feel that I'm supposed to be here doing this right now. It doesn't mean that I'm the best person or the most qualified, it just means that for some reason I was supposed to do this and I...

 

'I'm here to help'

For the past seven years, Marie Christen has been the sweet and smiling face behind Sweet Marie's Bakeshop in Saratoga but will now be showing her smile at Saratoga Town Hall as the new town clerk. Ha...

 

MHCC to hold blood draws

In the past, Valley residents who have utilized the health and wellness blood draws from Memorial Hospital of Carbon County (MHCC) have had to drive to Rawlins to attend MHCCs health fair to speak with their providers. This year, MHCC is providing th...

 

Wyoming Health Fairs to return

The Wyoming Health Fairs and Wellness Health Fairs (WHF) will be returning to the Valley and the Hanna area in 2021. While cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), longtime users of the...

 

Billiards in the blood

In the Valley, sports often reign supreme. In the fall, middle school and high school students either run long distances in cross country, attack the net in volleyball or reach for the touchdown in...

 

A bridge to the past

For several years, the Town of Hanna has worked to relocate an old foot bridge to the Hanna Basin Museum. The bridge, which once crossed a ditch that connected the town, was removed to discourage...

 

Lucky number 13!

Rack 'em up! After being "permanently postponed" last year due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Wyoming Open will return to Saratoga for it's 13th year with ball in hand. The Platte Valley...

 

Setting the season virtually

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is holding season setting question and answer sessions online to review 2021 hunting season proposals. No in-person meetings will be held. Game and Fish will present region-specific information that addresses...

 

Champion tourism

The importance of tourism to Carbon County is everywhere if one knows where to look. The iconic hotels and good restaurants are not the only places that serve visitors. Gas stations, retail...

 

Shed mystery solved

When local historian Nancy Anderson donated a railroad shed to the Hanna Basin Museum in December, she was not sure what it was actually used for (See "Shedding a mystery" on page 10 of the December...

 

Snowbound Sand Hill

The route used by Hanna and Elk Mountain residents to travel between the two towns has always had some challenges to travel in the winter time. Parts of the 11 mile stretch can drift up but, until...

 

Restoring history

"I have been the director for the Hanna Basin Museum for almost two years now and I have been working diligently to getting someone out here to restore this monument," Sunshine Solaas said. "The...

 

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