A display inside Saratoga’s Platte Valley Community Center depicts design plans for the North Platte Valley Medical Center. Photo courtesy Platte Valley Community Center.

Valley healthcare committee granted non-profit status

The Platte Valley Healthcare Committee passed its last big hurdle to be able to apply for USDA funding to construct a critical access hospital. The board is now recognized by the IRS as a non-profit organization.

With the designation in place, the committee plans to submit its application for funding in February. Emma Diercks reports.



A screenshot of the fake news story.

Local agency falls for phony flu news

You may been asked this week if you had heard about three cases of coronavirus confirmed in Lander? That was fake news. The story, posted to the internet, looked like it could be real. It was posted on January 28th by a website that is actually a “fake news generator.”

As Bigfoot 99 has been reporting correctly all week long, the Wyoming Department of Health has not confirmed any cases, or suspected cases, of the novel coronavirus in the Cowboy State. However, one local agency fell for the phony story. Cali O’Hare reports.

Click here to view a video of the fake news generator in action


Photo by Emma Diercks/Bigfoot 99.

Saratoga PD upgrading radios with grant

The Saratoga Police Department will purchase two new portable radios through a grant provided by Homeland Security. The agency plans to apply again in the future for more radios. Emma Diercks reports.



National Stock Show in Denver. Photo provided by Carbon County 4-H.

4-H youth stay busy in “off-season”

Summer days spent at the Carbon County Fair and Rodeo may seem like a long way off, but for 4-H participants, this time of year is spent honing their skills and working with the animals they plan to show.

During a County Commissioners meeting held last Tuesday, the Youth Development Director for Carbon County 4-H provided an update on recent activities. Cali O’Hare has more.



Sports: Busy weekend ahead includes marquee match-ups

It’ll be a competitive weekend for the schools of Carbon County as plenty of them will take on ranked opponents. Joey Saverine has the preview.


More Highlights:

  • Wyoming basketball looks for first conference win over San Jose State
  • Cowgirl basketball team heads west to take on #2 Lady Spartans
  • Broncos hire new VPt of Football Administration


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