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From April Fools to Friday the 13th

Doug and Kathleen Campbell often joke about the fact that they bought the Hotel Wolf on April Fools Day. Obviously not superstitious, they are celebrating the hotel's 125 anniversary on Friday the...

 

Hiking 'the fight'

In the early morning hours of July 4, as the sun began to rise over the Snowy Mountain Range, people began to gather in the parking lot of the Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC) to register for...

 

Med Bow sparkles

The wind was gusty on the evening of July 4 in Medicine Bow as the dusk was closing in. It was blowing hard enough the town's fire department felt it would be wise to move the fireworks from their...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    July 4, 2018

Hamming it up

When one is standing on the shore of the Upper North Platte River, the sounds one expects to hear would be the songs of birds. On one warm summer weekend, June 23, a different sound joined the avian m...

 

Tidying the garden

Summer is here and Hanna resident Rose Dabbs presided over the monthly Hanna Agricultural Resource Team (HART) meeting held at 5:30 p.m. on June 26 at the Hanna Market to discuss work needed to be...

 

Singles Eating Together

A new ministry for single adults has blossomed at St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church. Singles Eating Together is a monthly time for adult singles­—of any faith—to gather and share a meal and conversation. The next Singles Eating Together...

 

Family and faith

The Wyoming Rancher Family Camp, which was started by a handful of Wyoming ranchers and their families, will be entering it’s 73rd year. This year, the event will host speaker Brandon Buller, a pastor born in Nebraska and raised in Wyoming. After...

 

Walking the Lincoln

The Lincoln Highway enters the state from the east on U.S. 30 at Pine Bluffs and, established in 1913, was America's first coast-to-coast highway. Much of the route in Wyoming today is dirt and...

 

Medicine Bow Major

Local Carbon County lass, Carly Cooper, daughter of Robert and Shelly Cooper of Medicine Bow, was promoted to the rank of Major in the United States Army. Early in May of 2018 C. Cooper joined the...

 

70s feel for breakfast

Residents in Hanna now have a place to go to for breakfast on Sunday mornings. The Biscuit Barn, housed in the building that shares Skinny's Bar, opened two months ago. Katrina Tolbert and Lennie...

 

A bumpy road to 100

On June 15, 1918 the end of World War I was approaching. The University of Wyoming had just announced it would no longer be teaching German as a foreign language, following the lead of many other...

 

Victor Anderson remembered

At noon on June 9 at Carbon Cemetery, Victor Gabriel Anderson's life was celebrated by over 150 people. Victor Anderson was born on Dec 1, 1930 and passed away at his home in Coyote Canyon on March...

 

HART awards scholarship

The Hanna Agriculture Resource Team (HART) met at 5:30 p.m. on May 29 at the Hanna Market for their monthly gathering of members. The meeting had Jon Ostling, Hanna resident, introduce himself to the...

 

Heaven & Earth

Saratoga Friends of the Library (FOL) is encouraging people to get down to their roots as well as look towards the skies this month. The FOL encourages residents to stop by the Saratoga Branch Library...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    June 6, 2018

'Sprucing up'

According to an old Chinese proverb, "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second best time is now." Valley residents will no doubt remember this quote as it was a favorite of the late...

 

Lions fill offices

The Medicine Bow Lions Club chapter met at 6 p.m. on June 15, at the Virginian to elect new officers for the June 2018 to June 2019 terms. Carol Maddox replaces outgoing president Pam Glasser. Serving with C. Maddox is first vice president Bob Heward...

 

VFW notes

Members the Platte Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 6125 is heading to Cheyenne this weekend for the annual convention. Jaden Campbell will be one of the guests at the convention to recite her Patriot’s Pen essay, Adjutant Liz Wood said....

 
 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    May 30, 2018

Community Picnic in the basket

Many longtime residents of the Platte Valley have fond memories of the community picnics that had been organized by Kendall McBride for several years. John Zeiger, one of those residents, is hoping...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    May 30, 2018

Evans named Woman of Distinction

The ladies of the Valley Service Organization (VSO) gathered at the historic Hotel Wolf at noon on Thursday, May 24 to honor one of their own. Before doing so, Carol Beach announced Saratoga Middle...

 

Four school sendoff

Lorin Young is a self described retired coal miner. He is originally from Utah, but came to Wyoming when he was nine. He met his wife, Cheryl, in Rawlins and they came to Hanna to work for the mines....

 

Miracles tested

The Saratoga Council of Catholic Women will soon host Tim Francis, with You Shall Believe Ministries, for the first time ever in the state of Wyoming. According to the organization, Francis has presented over 500 missions and will be coming to...

 

American Legion names new officers

The Angus England Post 54 of the American Legion Saratoga, Wyoming held annual elections Saturday, May 19 at their regular monthly meeting. The results are as follows: Post Commander—Steve Wilcoxson; Vice Commander—Don Ainsworth;...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    May 23, 2018

Part-time pastor-full-time commitment

When David Cole arrived at the First Presbyterian Church of Encampment in January, the parishioners had been without a pastor for over a year. During that time, members of the church had taken turns g...

 

There's a new chef in town

International chef Wayne Martin came to the Saratoga Hot Springs Resort two months ago and is in a love affair with Saratoga and Carbon County. Martin said he can't wait until his family gets to join...

 

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