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 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 26, 2017 

MBHS sells for $250K

On April 19, Kevin Colman, mayor of Medicine Bow, signed over the deed to the Medicine Bow High School–built in 1980–to representatives from the global engineering company Venezolana De Proyectos...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 26, 2017 

'Courage' gets Watts trip to Casper

Encampment junior Charles Watts attended the Boys' and Girls' Club of Central Wyoming banquet held in Casper April 23 to learn how his story did in State competition. Watts won local and district...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 26, 2017 

Emergency employee

Mike Farver was honored at a barbecue on April 8 by South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Services (SCWEMS) as Employee of the Year. In addition to his colleagues, he was joined by his wife Tabatha...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 26, 2017 

'Living Legend' to stop in the Bow

Union Pacific’s “Living Legend” No. 844 steam locomotive has traveled more than 1,600 miles during its roundtrip run to Boise, Idaho, to celebrate the 92nd anniversary of the historic Boise Depot. Brief stops allowed visitors to see the...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 26, 2017 

Plant flooding, drug bust & bike rodeo

At Tuesday’s Hanna Town council meeting, David Sutter explained the state of the flooding in the Water Treatment Plant and Marshal Jeff Neimark informed the town of a narcotic arrest outside of town and gave an update of the Bike Rodeo set for May...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 19, 2017

Flying into holes

During the Riverside Town Council meeting Thursday, Riverside council member Liz Swynarczuk resigned from the position of Park Director and turned those duties and projects over to council member Cheesbrough. Cheesborough will find herself working...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 19, 2017

Setting the tone

A Frisbee disc golf tournament and the purchase of four musical instruments for a downtown park got approval from the Encampment Town Council at their meeting April 13. The Town recently had purchased an outdoor musical instrument from Freenotes...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Opinion    April 19, 2017

Bambi is no friend of mine

I was 5 or 6 when I saw Bambi for the first time and cried little boy tears at the injustice of his mother’s death. The days are long gone of me crying about a deer’s death, although Bambi was living in the forest and not destroying gardens in...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 19, 2017

Hanna rec center gets new direction

Vivian Gonzales, former town clerk for Hanna is now the acting Hanna Recreation and Park Director. The Hanna Recreation Center was in flux for several months when Jerry Leturgey resigned as director....

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 19, 2017

Living Legend 'checks in' at Hanna

Steam Engine No. 844 of the Union Pacific Railroad stopped at Front and Main Streets in Hanna, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18. Union Pacific Railroad representative Sara Cassidy...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 12, 2017

Landfill board approves baler, sets clean up days

The Upper Platte Valley Solid Waste Disposal District (landfill board) approved a new baler be purchased for the landfill, and will get 10 acres mowed so the area can be ready for waste to come. It was announced at the meeting on April 24 the first a...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    April 12, 2017

Hanna track makes strides

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) high school track team had two meets this weekend. The team went to Cheyenne East on April 7. Jarrett Neimark competed in the varsity division and placed third in the triple jump. The rest of athletes...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 12, 2017

Wee Folks needs wee folks

Wee Folks Day Training Center (Wee Folks), a nonprofit located at Miner Shopping Center in Hanna, is in danger of closing in the year to come after almost 50 years of helping pre-kindergarteners prepare academically and socially to enter public...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 12, 2017

Showing some HART

The Hanna Agricultural Resource Team (HART) met March 29 at Hanna Hometown Mart’s cafe area to hear Abby Perry, Extension Educator from University of Wyoming speak on Range Management and Horticulture. Perry focused on seed starting and which...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 12, 2017

Fiasco fiascoed

Jon Bon Jovi had bronchitis recently and canceled his April 7-8 Madison Square Garden concerts, rescheduling for April 13 and 15. The Denver concert was canceled altogether. The concert initially had been scheduled for March 13. The Bon Jovi website...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Business    April 5, 2017

Building business: new or old

Jim Drever, the Regional Director for the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), wants Carbon County residents to know SBDC is a resource for both those who are thinking of starting a business and those who have been in business for years. SBDC...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    April 5, 2017

HEM jumping to get on track

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School Miners track team went to Rock Springs on Saturday, to compete for the first time this season. Big Piney Invitational the previous week and...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    April 5, 2017

Hanna gets Jazz-y

The Junior Jazz youth basketball program hosted by the Hanna Recreation Center had 170 children sign up for the program. The center has been hosting this program for almost 40 years in Carbon County. Saratoga is fielding nine teams, Encampment...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 29, 2017

Hanna library to show local artists, gets upgrades

The Hanna library will be featuring local artist's work for the month of April. Tammy Paige, Hanna branch manager said the art program starts April 3. Each week will feature new artists through the...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 29, 2017

Funds for flow

Ann Calvert, new Hanna town clerk, with help of past town clerk Vivian Gonzales, started the Hanna town council meeting March 21. The council discussed the water project and the applications needed for State Revolving Fund (SRF) and Mineral...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Opinion    March 29, 2017

Can vote, go to war, but can't drink

I put myself through the University of Maryland being a bartender. I was able to work on Capitol Hill for political organizations that paid meager wages because I could supplement my income. When I moved to work on my masters at the University of...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 29, 2017

New Town Clerk in Hanna

The town of Hanna has a new town clerk but her face is recognized by many. For years new clerk Ann Calvert has helped customers at the Hanna Branch of the Rawlins National Bank. Vivian Gonzales, who...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 29, 2017

HEM students earn state degrees

Patrick Ellis and Landon Jones, who have known each other since kindergarten, are two students of Hanna-Elk Mountain-Medicine Bow High School (HEM) awarded the highest degree the Wyoming state Future...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    March 29, 2017

Big Piney Invitational canceled

Coach Jackie Jones and the Hanna-Elk Mountain-Medicine Bow High School (HEM) track team got 20 miles outside Rawlins before discovering the Big Piney Track Invitational was canceled due to weather in the western part of the state. “It is the risk...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 22, 2017

Food on the go

Medicine Bow River Ranch sponsored a mobile food bank at Medicine Bow Fire Station 10 a.m. March 17 that provided food for 187 people. Tonja Funch, the Agency Relations Manager and Program Manager...

 

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