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Helping for Thanksgiving

The Platte Valley Helping Hands Board of Trustees invites the public to attend and enjoy their 24th Annual Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner, to be served from 12:30-2 p.m. on Nov. 28, at St. Ann’s Parish Hall, 218 West Spring Street, in Saratoga....

 

No Fun Allowed Cake

When one of my best friends got married, she ran into an issue with the wedding cake of all things. Picking a cake should be one of the fun experiences when planning your wedding but it wasn’t for...

 

Giving the greatest gift

Staff Report 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 so...

 

Hold on to Your Hat; preserving local history

The burdensome task of preserving local history has been made easier with new technology. It will be applied to help record and save several valuable historic collections. A program on digitizing...

 

VSO completes plans for Giving Tree

The holidays are rapidly approaching, and the Valley Service Organization (VSO) has started work on the 2019 Platte Valley Giving Tree, a community-wide project to ensure no Valley child goes without Christmas. Kassey Westring, chairman of the Giving...

 

SMHS honors Veterans at assembly

Assistant Principal Zack Schmidt of Saratoga High School opened the special assembly to honor our Veterans by reminding students why we celebrate Veterans Day. He stated, "Today it is our privilege...

 

Warriors, Cow Creek, trampoline and fish record

100 Years Ago November 13, 1919 Warriors In Gay Uniforms Soldiers of Uncle Sam in Samoa Make Picturesque Appearance On Parade Ground The Fita-Fitas, or native soldiers of American Samoa, are considered the most picturesque of all the American Army....

 

Keep it Under Your Hat

For the past several months, local historians Dick and John Perue have been going through the process of digitizing multiple historic collections. As was reported previously (see “Hold Onto Your Hat-we’re going digital” on page 16 of the Feb....

 

Build your own mini-camper

I enjoy tent camping more than a lot people I know but there are times when I would like to head out into the woods and it is a little too cold. I was reading a magazine one day and found the perfect...

 

Dressing the part

Ask most people about their favorite holiday and they may have to give it a little bit of thought. When it comes to Amanda Lane, however, she barely needs to give it a second thought. For Lane, no...

 

Garage, military awards, Perue fire and Saratoga racer

100 Years Ago October 30, 1919 Work Started On Another Garage A number of men are now at work clearing away the old buildings which have occupied the “Cluff corner” in Saratoga for the past twenty or more years, and this corner will soon be...

 

Wyoming in the eye of the beholder

The magazine Wyoming Wildlife recently announced the start of their 49th annual photo contest. According to the press release, winners of the photo contest will be published in the February 2020 photo issue of the magazine. The grand-prize winner...

 

A bitter sweet fall treat

The end of Summer/beginning of Fall is a great time to get fresh fruits and vegetables, either from Farmer Markets or picking them yourself. It is always wonderful to have canned your own and filled t...

 

Atlas James

Tom and Sara Sawyer of Mills are proud to announce the birth of their son, Atlas James, born on Sept. 26 at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wy. Maternal grandparents are Jett and Julie Townsend and Paternal grandparents are John and Kim Sawyer,...

 

Haunting Togie

Look for Witches, Goblins, Ghouls and a few Princesses to be walking the streets of Saratoga! For a safe and convenient way to trick-or-treat, parents, preschool and elementary-aged kids can come to downtown Saratoga on Thursday, October 31 from...

 

Coffee and a Smile

“Kassidy, come check out this bathroom!” says Patty as she’s walking towards me, pointing to the bathroom. I thought this was a little funny because who wants a visitor to go see a bathroom? Once I walked in I realized why she wanted me to see...

 

Remembering Victor

The Hanna Basin Museum held a dedication ceremony for its newest building on Wednesday. The Victor G. Anderson Memorial building dedication had over 100 attendees to honor Anderson for his tireless wo...

 

Until nobody comes and the doors are locked

"What's sad for me is the fact that, about half a dozen years ago, I told the bishop I'll stay here until nobody comes and the doors are locked. Guess what? Kind of a bad day for me." On Sept. 22,...

 

Hay you guys!

The Platte Valley Arts Council is sponsoring the third annual Hay Bale Sculpture Contest. All local ranches, businesses or families are invited to show off some good old ranch ingenuity that gives...

 

The Pony Express rides again

It is September and Carbon County elementary students are not only in school learning lessons, but also at an outdoor classroom in Elk Mountain taught by Kay Grant. Grant has been educating students...

 

Hebrew offered in Saratoga

For people who have thought about learning a new language, there will soon be an opportunity to learn one. Pastor Randolph Schnack will be starting a class on Biblical Hebrew at the Lutheran church...

 

You say tomato, I say ...

Eating per doctor's instructions is not easy when you are a diabetic heart patient. In helping a family member shop for groceries, I realized we were spending a lot of time reading labels in an...

 

PVAC Announces Hay Bale Sculpture Contest

The Platte Valley Arts Council is sponsoring the third annual Hay Bale Sculpture Contest. All local ranches, businesses or families are invited to show off some good old ranch ingenuity that gives...

 

HBM to unveil new building

The newest building at the Hanna Basin Museum is opening officially to the public from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 25. It is the largest of the three buildings on the museum's grounds. Unlike the...

 

Cooper Alan Dabb

Brett Dabb and Eliza Hotchkiss proudly announce the birth of their son, Cooper Alan Dabb, on July 8, 2019 at Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge, Colo. Cooper weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces at birth...

 

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