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 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    August 15, 2018 

Putting in the work

Twenty-year-old Thomas Ingraham was back in Saratoga working at his family's establishment, JW Hugus Restaurant, for the summer. In a week or so, he will be returning to University of Jamestown, a...

 

Hanna razes the roof

Harold Phillips, Director of Maintenance for north county Carbon County School District No. 2 schools said the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) Middle/High School needed upgrades to improve...

 

School safety subject of summit

The Federal Commission on School Safety held its third listening session of four starting at 1 p.m. on Aug. 7 in Cheyenne to listen to speakers from several western states with many rural...

 

Million won at derby

Mart Million was the winner of the Carbon County Fair Demolition Derby that started at 3 p.m. on Saturday. It was not the first time he has won. He came in first place in 2009 and second in 2012. He...

 

Targeting five by five

John Russo and other professional gun trainers will be at the Spur Outfitters pistol range starting August 18 to teach the fifth annual Advanced Defensive Pistol course. In the past, students with...

 

Bow River top three percent

There was great news for the Bow River Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter in Hanna. The team of Jolynn Borah and T’lysa Solaas representing the Bow River FFA chapter has been named a finalist...

 

HART seeks new leader

The Hanna Agricultural Resource Team (HART) met at 5:30 p.m. on July 31 at the Hanna Market to discuss changes in leadership. Rose Dabbs, the president of HART, told the members in attendance it was...

 

Whiskey changed my life

Providence has thrown a lot of interesting jobs at me over the years, but honestly, most just sort of happened by being in the right place at the right time. That is true to a major degree when it...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    August 8, 2018

Bridge a stepping stone

There was a lot of traffic on County Road 121 around 10 a.m. on July 31 as dozens of people made their way to the Rocky Mountain Power Ekola Bridge and County Road 121 dedication. Both Carbon County a...

 

JW Hugus gets 10 years

The surname Hugus is not only well known in the Valley, but in other parts of Wyoming also. J.W. Hugus once owned 12 businesses in southern Wyoming and northern Colorado. The Hugus Company Mercantile...

 

Fast traveling man plays the Valley

Scott Helmer said when he first started touring in the U.S. in 2012 one of the early places he rolled through was Riverside and he played at the Bear Trap. He loved the place and was happy to return...

 

Mission to Medicine Bow

The First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of Ft. Lupton had a mission team come to northern Carbon County to paint the parsonage at the Medicine Bow FUMC house from July 15-20. In addition to painting...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 25, 2018

Doubling down on Executive Sessions

The Saratoga Town Council had two separate executive sessions in their meeting at 6 p.m. on July 17, at the Saratoga Town Hall. In the beginning it was business as usual, as the council approved the...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 25, 2018

Teaching the Fifth Penny

Steve Nicholson, Chairman for Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG) was absent from the meeting in Riverside Town Hall that started at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, so Kenda Colman, the Vice Chairman...

 

Old Dip reopens

For old timers in Medicine Bow, the C-Spear Bar and Grill location had housed the Diplodocus Bar. The "Old Dip" as it was affectionately known by locals, was famous for it's murals painted by Bill...

 

Remember the teachers

I was out in my garden last Sunday afternoon and did a twist of my back somehow and by the evening, I was in major pain. Gut wrenching torture, that made me want to puke; I couldn’t walk for more th...

 

It'll be a coal day in Hanna

King Coal Days are here again starting July 20. At 5 p.m. on Friday registration for weekend events at the Hanna Parks and Recreation Center begin this year’s festivities. Also starting at the same...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 18, 2018

Digging Hanna

The Hanna Town Council met at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the town hall after a meet and greet with Ashley Mayfield Davis, candidate for Carbon County Attorney that began at 5 p.m. Davis stayed for the...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 18, 2018

Serving rules

The Medicine Bow Town Council met at 7 p.m. on July 9 at the Community Hall and started business as usual with approval of the agenda, the minutes for the June 11 meeting and the special meeting conve...

 

Gone to Girls State

Dawn Kenneda, Medicine Bow American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 64 Girls State Chairman, had some of her northern Carbon County girls attend the 76th session of the American Legion Auxiliary Wyoming...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 11, 2018

Saratoga council abuzz

The Saratoga Town Council met at 6 p.m. on July 3 at the Saratoga Town Hall and quickly approved the agenda, the minutes for June 19 and the financials which totaled $191,139.82. Mayor Ed Glode went...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 11, 2018

Recreation and fireworks

The Medicine Bow Town Council met at 7 p.m. on June 11 at the Medicine Bow Community Hall to discuss fireworks for the fourth of July celebration and pass the third reading of Ordinance 2-2018 B, the...

 

Travel writers enjoy 'Box' dinner

John Barker hails from Sydney, Australia and has been in the north of Wyoming three times, but now on his fourth time to the Cowboy state, he is taking a look at places off the beaten Australian...

 

From April Fools to Friday the 13th

Doug and Kathleen Campbell often joke about the fact that they bought the Hotel Wolf on April Fools Day. Obviously not superstitious, they are celebrating the hotel's 125 anniversary on Friday the...

 

Med Bow sparkles

The wind was gusty on the evening of July 4 in Medicine Bow as the dusk was closing in. It was blowing hard enough the town's fire department felt it would be wise to move the fireworks from their...

 

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