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Soto: The Institution

Class, integrity and character. These are words not often found in this day and age when describing individuals, but there is a man known by just about anyone who has met him to have these...

 

A familiar face at Saratoga Museum

Carbon County is blessed with seven museums. They range in size and what they offer to the public. All of them share the goal of archiving and saving the culture of the area around them for future...

 

Moving minds

Staff Report Saratoga Elementary School (SES) kicked off their 2nd Annual Health Moves Minds initiative on February 1 with the goal of raising money for a local charity. Last year, SES began working with the National Health and Physical Education...

 

Pocket Monsters of Carbon County

by Mike Armstrong “My kids love it,” Hanna Marshal Ted Kranenbery Jr said. “It is pretty neat to see the places that they can go in Hanna.” Kranenberg popped out his phone and pulled up the...

 

Ready, set, snow!

The town of Encampment will be hosting the 35th Annual Sierra Madre Winter Carnival (ASMWC). Save the date January 28 and 29 for family winter fun. With Multiple events, races and three different...

 

Time to skate

The recent cold weather has brought some fun with it as well, as the Kiwanis Ice Rink has officially opened for the season. The Platte Valley Kiwanis announced the opening for the ice rink in a press release on December 31, 2021. For the last few...

 

New year, new you?

As people prepare for each New Year, a seemingly common resolution is to go to the gym more often. The Saratoga Recreation Department is looking to make that resolution just a little bit easier by...

 

Ready to balance the books

Lindsey West may be the newest face leading the Carbon County Treasurer's Office, but she isn't new to county government. West was appointed to the position of Carbon County Treasurer by the Board of...

 

Director checks out

For more than five years, Jacob Mickelsen led the Carbon County Library System as director. He starts the New Year with a new position, departing his home state of Wyoming for Loveland, Colorado. The...

 

Finding a new skill

Lenny Powell, the owner of Skinny's Beer Garden in Hanna, has been pouring drinks for customers for 30 years. Then Covid-19 came on the horizon and like many bars in Wyoming, he had to close. "All of...

 

Sip, sip, paint

The Hanna Recreation Center was the site of a Sip and Paint party which, had over a dozen participants, on December 18. According to Director Vivian Gonzales, the Town of Hanna had some office workers...

 

Santa Claus has helpers that wear badges

Several kids from the north of Carbon County got a treat from law enforcement agencies based in Wyoming, Carbon County and municipalities. Local children participated in the Shop-with-a-Cop annual...

 

Build it and they will come

Platte Valley Martial Arts and operator Nick Haderlie held an open house Wednesday, December 8, on the possibility of an aquatics center in Saratoga. Many in attendance seemed in agreement the...

 

Mosby named new SCWEMS director

The South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Services (SCWEMS) organization has a new face. Stayton Mosby hails from Colorado and took the position of director this past week. Mosby finds Carbon County...

 

Making Hanna home

"I was born and raised in West Virginia," Ted Kranenberg Jr., the new Hanna Marshal said. "After high school, I joined the military." From the military, Kranenberg found himself in demand as a...

 

PVAC awarded grant

The Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund board recently awarded $277,082.25 to 15 grant projects around the state at their recent grant review meeting. Awards were given to a wide variety of projects, including historic preservation, theatre and music...

 

Ready to grow

The 2021 Giving Tree will be up at Town and Country Realty in Saratoga Monday, November 22. The Giving Tree project, organized every year by the Valley Service Organization (VSO) is designed to ensure all valley Saratoga and Encampment children have...

 

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...

 

Light it up!

The annual Lighted Christmas Parade will be held at 5:00 pm on Saturday, December 11.  2021 theme is a Red, White and Blue Christmas! The parade begins at Constitution Ave. by the Saratoga Care...

 

Learning self-reliance

The 2nd Annual Urban Agriculture Workshop put on by the Medicine Bow Conservation District (MBCD) was held at the Medicine Bow Community Hall on October 16. It attracted a good crowd, with...

 

Thanksgiving delivered

Platte Valley Helping Hands (PVHH) will continue to provide their Annual Free Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner, but with the same limitations as last year, due to the continued spread of Covid-19 in the area. All meals will be delivered to homes by...

 

The counsel of women

Wyoming is known as the Equality State as it was the first in the United States to give women the right to vote. There may have been some self-serving reasons by men in power during that time but, fro...

 

Good to be together again

The Wyoming Hospitality and Tourism Fall Summit was held in Sheridan on October 20 and 21. The common statement made by leaders and attendees was how good it was to have the conference in person...

 

Getting gardens ready for winter

Garden boxes are at the new community garden site and the Hanna Agricultural Resource Committee (HART) is working hard to get them ready before winter sets in. There are 31 boxes in total, which had...

 

Bigger and better

This year's Christmas parade should be bigger and better than ever, according to the chair of the event, which is sponsored by the Valley Service Organization. Judy Hamel said the theme for this...

 

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