Saratoga to annex USFS

The Saratoga Town Council met Tuesday for its second regular meeting of the month where it voted to annex the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Hayden-Brush Creek District Ranger office just south of town. The vote to annex the USFS office into town came...

Court orders evaluation for kidnapping suspect

John Konecny, a Saratoga resident arrested last week on charges of kidnapping, battery, theft and property destruction stemming from an incident in April, appeared in court Monday and was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, according to a...

Medicine Bow readies for eclipse, liquor laws

The Medicine Bow Town Council met May 8 at the Community Hall to discuss preparation for the upcoming solar eclipse, renew liquor licenses and fix the retaining wall in the Community Hall. There was a public hearing to take comments on the renewal...

Snyder elected district court judge

Governor Matt Mead announced Thursday he had appointed Dawnessa Snyder as District Court Judge for the Second Judicial Circuit in Carbon County. Snyder will be replacing outgoing judge Wade Waldrip,...

CCCOG talks liquor, elections

Wednesday in Medicine Bow, the Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG) met to discuss the new liquor laws and their bearing municipalities, and to elect new officers. Michelle Serres, whose term of chair was ending, was replaced by Steve...

Finding flying fun

Josh Craig says he and his friends have always wanted to give back to the community they grew up in. Mother Mountain Anglers (MMA) club was founded with this concept in mind. MMA is a non-profit that started out as a fishing club, but disc golf has...

Steer & Heifer Show results

Overall Heifers Saige Ward, of Laramie, won Grand Champion Heifer Saige Ward, of Laramie, won Reserve Champion Heifer Overall Steers Saige Ward, of Laramie, won Grand Champion Steer Rylie Heggie, of Laramie, won Reserve Champion Steer Class I...

Not just loafing around

When the mobile food unit from Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies distributes once a month in Medicine Bow’s firehouse, there is usually a truck outside the building giving out bread products. Brands such as Oroweat, Thomas’ (with many types of...

Music begets music

Members of the nonprofit Encampment-Riverside Community Choir were at Encampment K-12 School Thursday to present the school a check for $1,272 to support the school's music program. The community...

The Poppy remembers

Memorial Day, or Decoration Day, as it was first known on May 30 in 1868, was proclaimed by General John Logan, the National Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, by General order number 11....

Saratoga strong at state

The Saratoga Panthers rolled into Casper last week for track and field state finals and came away strong, with a plethora of top 10 finishes and a first-place All State champion for their efforts. The team was one of the largest track teams at...

Tigers shine at cloudy meet

Wyoming’s mercurial spring weather brought cold temperatures and snow to track and field state finals in Casper over the weekend, but neither the cold nor the wet could stop the Encampment Tigers who had four of nine athletes take home first...

Coal Country Champion

Hanna-Elk Mountain-Medicine Bow (HEM) High School has bragging rights in two events won by Shane McGraw. He took first in both the 400-meter dash with a time of 51.18 and the 800-meter dash at 2:01.73. “We are honored to have our two event State...

Hell? No, just State track

Before I get into my regularly-scheduled rant, I would like to express how proud I am of every single participant at the Wyoming State track meet held recently. I saw kids trying to compete with...

Tea & Textiles

A fashion show with Victorian flair featured mostly clothes created from seamstress Ruth "Hettie" Parker Kyner was presented by Grand Encampment Museum (GEM) at the Encampment Opera House. The...

John William 'Bill' Herring

A funeral service for John William "Bill" Herring, 76, was held at 11 a.m. Monday May 15, 2017 at the Gorman Funeral Homes-Platte Chapel in Wheatland, Wyoming ,with Pastor Dave Weber of Community By...

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