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Messy Fingers held a grand opening on May 24 at their location next to the Landmark Bar on 9th Street in Wheatland. Dani Ragsdale (left) and Willie Allison (right) helped Sandy Debois, Pat Sterling and Nash Trujillo celebrate the new café.

New restaurant fulfills lifelong dream

Sandy Dubois celebrated the grand opening of her own small-town café with from-scratch home cooking, dubbed “Messy …

Art guild announces artist of the month

WHEATLAND – Platte County Art Guild announces the Artist of the Month for the month of May is the MBC Knife-Making Ministry. The group gathers together twice a month to create art from the …

Guernsey State Park offers activities

GUERNSEY — Not just every community has a state park within a couple miles of their city limits. If you’re looking for something different to do, Guernsey State Park is offering a summer …

Sunrise tour set for June 22

SUNRISE — What do archaeology and iron ore have in common? You might be surprised! If you’ve missed it in the past, June 22nd is the day to save for the next tour of the Paleoindian Red …
County News
May 14 Osmera, Seth M., Guernsey. Possess Contr Narc Subst. – Schedule 1 or 2 - Amt More Than In Para ci: Remand; Possess Contr Narc Subst. – plant-3oz or less: Remand; Powder or …
CHUGWATER – An appointment of a new mayor pro-tem was among the actions taken during the May 6 meeting of the Chugwater Town Council. Mayor Carol Ash cited the declining health of current …
WHEATLAND – Opinions and accusations were flying, but the jury is still out on the path that should be taken as the Platte County Commissioners decided whether to abandon or move easements in …
WHEATLAND – After approval by county commissioners to move the county’s North Tower communications antenna, emergency responders will have better signals than they’ve ever had. …
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Obituaries
Brud Orin Coy
Brud Orin Coy August 29,1955-November 26,2023 Torrington - On November 26, 2023, Brud Orin Coy defeated Multiple Sclerosis, by leaving his earthly body and running into the arms of his Lord and …
Karen Joyce (Nagel) Laursen
A gathering to reminisce and honor the life of Karen Joyce (Nagel) Laursen, 74, will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, June 7, 2024 at First Christian Church in Wheatland with Pastor Casey Schroeder …
Harold Keith Billings
Harold Keith Billings, 86, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at the Platte County Memorial Hospital in Wheatland surrounded by his family. Keith Billings was born on September 24, 1937 the son of …
Betty Jean (Carmichael) Reed
Betty Jean (Carmichael) Reed, age 89, a beloved figure of Lance Creek and Niobrara County passed away peacefully on May 29, 2024.   Betty Jean was born to James Carmichael and Betty Terry on …
Mary V. “Ginger” (Ervin) Leeling
Mary V. “Ginger” (Ervin) Leeling, 74 of Visalia, California, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at her home with her family by her side. Ginger (as she was most commonly known) was born …

Fire Ban declared, road issues discussed by commissioners

WHEATLAND – Fire warden Aaron Clark said due to the fuel conditions and forecasted hot, dry weather, a fire ban for unincorporated areas will be in effect as of noon on June 14. The …

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Republican governors oppose two WHO proposals under negotiation

CHEYENNE (WNE) — Twenty-four Republican governors, including Gov. Mark Gordon, joined together Wednesday to write a letter to President Biden, stating their united opposition to two proposals …
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Stacy Buchholz
4-H and Youth
Develop. Educator
Friend or Foe? It is snake season
PLATTE COUNTY – Over the last weekend, my family and I were traveling some backroads and found that our creepy, crawly friends have come out of hibernation. Many of these backroad snakes were, …
Lisa Phelps
Sunset reflections
U nless you see it, it’s hard to grasp. That’s a bit of an understatement because I’m talking about an amazing double rainbow that spanned the entire county, from north to south I …
Lisa Phelps: Sunset Reflections
Roses. Flowers. Chocolate and cute little red hearts and notes of affection. You know what I’m talking about because it has become such a tradition in our world every February 14 to share something sweet (whether poetic prose, a gesture, or actual goodies) with a “sweetheart.” (See what I did there?)
Legal Notices
Public Notice No. 11665.
Public Notice of Petition for De-annexation Of Property from the Town of Chugwater Due to a map error, the following notice replaces the previous announcement of a petition for de-annexation. …
Public Notice No. 11664.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING HEAR YE HEAR YE, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN – Robert Herrin has filed an application for a Variance in a Residential District, located at 1552 Elliot Street, Wheatland, WY …
Public Notice No. 11663.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING HEAR YE HEAR YE, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN – High Plains Thunder Wrestling Club has filed an application for a Special Use Permit in a Residential District, located at …
Public Notice No. 11662.
ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Black Mountain Tank Demolition Project Notice is hereby given, that the Town of Wheatland, Wyoming will receive sealed bids until 2:00 PM, Local Time June 4th, 2024, for …
Public Notice No. 11660.
WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION CHEYENNE, WYOMING NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE OF AND FINAL SETTLEMENT FOR HIGHWAY WORK Notice is hereby given that the Wyoming Department of Transportation has …