PLATTE COUNTY — Did you know that Platte Paratransit, based in Wheatland, offers transportation for medical necessities such as dialysis treatment, chemotherapy, or other medical appointments to residents in Wheatland, Guernsey, and Chugwater? They also provide transit to a residence if the patient was transported to a hospital via ambulance after an injury, illness, or emergency, such as a car accident.

GUERNSEY — Lake Guernsey VFW Post 4471 is proud to announce the Post and District 5 winners of the 2023-24 Patriot’s Pen, Voice of Democracy, and Smart/Maher Citizenship Education Teacher Award contests. The 2023 Patriot’s Pen Winners for 6th grade are 1st place Aaron Ward, 2nd place William Hayes, and 3rd place Nevaeh Ibarra.

GUERNSEY – Homes were decorated to the hilt for the Holiday Home Tour on Sunday, December 10, and the weather decided to cooperate to be great for a tour.

GUERNSEY — There was a reverent, somber atmosphere Saturday at Prairie Rest Cemetery as volunteers from the community and Guernsey VFW Post #4471 and its Auxiliary, began to decorate veterans’ graves in honor of Wreaths Across America.

WHEATLAND - Platte County 4-H Achievement Day was held Nov. 4th at the Platte County Agriplex. Members, leaders, friends, and families enjoyed dinner, entertainment from members who had traveled nationally and internationally over the past year, and celebrated the wisdom of graduating seniors. The evening brought fun and laughter for all while members and leaders were celebrated for their accomplishments.

WHEATLAND – There were nearly 200 people again this year at the third annual gathering of Sisters in Christ this weekend in Wheatland.

WHEATLAND — The Platte County Historical Society will host a program about homesteading in the Platte County area during the late 1800s.

The following actions were taken in the Town of Guernsey Municipal Court during the month of October, 2023:

WHEATLAND – Platte County Memorial Hospital has been a steadfast presence in Wheatland for decades. Although the hospital was located in different buildings prior to the present-day site, the structure on 14th St. (while having undergone many changes in its own right), has been the hub of critical care access in the county and outlying rural area since 1955.

If you’ve ever misplaced your phone or your wallet, there’s a sickening feeling that instantly overtakes you.

CHEYENNE – On July 1, Secretary Chuck Gray welcomed several new additions to the Wyoming Election Code. House Enrolled Act 46, which strengthens Wyoming’s voter ID law for absentee ballots, and House Enrolled Act 30, which increases transparency in the release of Wyoming’s Voter Registry List information, all went into effect on July 1. House Enrolled Act 70, which prevents crossover voting and closes Wyoming’s primaries, and Senate Enrolled Act 86, which advances election security by, among other things, shortening the early voting period from forty-five days to twenty-eight days, previously went into effect in March.

CASPER – U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, today issued the following statement after the United State Supreme Court ruled the Biden administration lacked authority to use executive action to cancel student loan debt.

UERNSEY - The old YMCA in Sunrise is the oldest YMCA in Wyoming and when the town of Sunrise became a ghost town in 1984, all the buildings, including the YMCA built by John D. Rockefeller Jr. in 1917 became dilapidated and in need of major upgrades and repair.

GUERNSEY—School’s out, pools are open and many Americans are on the road, checking out the sites our country has to offer. With a number of major historical attractions, the Guernsey area sees a fair number of tourists every summer and keeping those places clean and attractive should be a priority. But with a mix of ownership, it’s not always clear just exactly who should be responsible and to what extent. But for some locals guys, getting what needed done became more important than who should do it.

WHEATLAND – The first year the Blue Mountain Car Show appeared on the scene was in the COVID-ravaged year of 2020 and Hollywood celebrities from The History Channel’s “Horny” Mike Henry & Ryan Evans from the show Counting Cars were on hand.

Wheatland – Wild horse and burro adoption events at the Bureau of Land Management’s Wheatland Off-Range Corral will resume as scheduled throughout the summer. The last Friday in July, the public is invited to visit the Wheatland Corral to meet and take home a wild horse or burro of their own.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services around Wyoming cities throughout July.

Wyoming State Parks, in coordination with the Bureau of Reclamation, is announcing the temporary closure of the river crossing below Glendo dam for the safety of the visiting public.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The Wyoming National Guard is pleased to announce its first-ever corporate sponsor, Simon, a Colas company, as part of the esteemed Partnership for Your Success program (PaYS). On Wednesday, a sponsorship ceremony was held at the Joint Forces Readiness Center in Cheyenne, commemorating this significant milestone. Distinguished attendees included Wyoming Congresswoman Harriet Hageman, Wyoming National Guard Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Greg Porter, and corporate leadership from Simon and Colas.

Atlanta, Ga. - The following local career and technical students were recognized for excellence at the 2023 SkillsUSA Championships, held in Atlanta, on June 21-22. More than 6,000 students competed at the national showcase of career and technical education. The SkillsUSA Championships is the largest skill competition in the world and covers 1.79 million square feet, equivalent to 31 football fields or 41 acres.

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