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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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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.... Full story

 
 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...

 

VSO awards luncheon set

The Valley Service Organization (VSO) will hold its annual public luncheon to honor the recipients of its 2018 Woman of Distinction and Youth Citizenship Awards at noon on Thursday, May 24 in the back room at the Hotel Wolf, according to VSO...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    May 16, 2018

Double barrel duo

When Josh Kleinheksel and Tammy Bartlett first became interested in shooting sporting clays, neither of them thought that they would become nationally ranked. Nor did they think that within four...

 

Spy stories

Honeypots, surprise birthday cakes and searching for assets were some of the stories told as former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operative Pat Stuart spoke at the Saratoga Library Thursday... Full story

 
 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    May 2, 2018

Colonel care

"Accomplish the mission and take care of the welfare of your people. These are the two dictums a Marine goes by. Same here. We are here to perform the mission to the best of our ability and we are...

 

Eyes on change at Sage and Sand

Sitting alongside South First Street in Saratoga, the Sage and Sand Motel has been a fixture for 60 years. Another constant, however, is change. In August 2017, the motel saw a change in management...

 

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