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Oak Ridge Boys sell out

William Lee Golden, Duane Allen, Richard Sterben and Joe Bosnall-known as the Oak Ridge Boys-came to the Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC) to benefit local charities on Saturday. The Oak Ridge...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 21, 2017 

Slow water flow, metering, subsidence, radios and grants

Tuesday the Hanna Town Council met to approve the new hours of the Hanna Recreation Center, discussed ways to find out how to get the water meters to read data currently not being collected and the Marshal reported the status of the recently purchase...

 

20 years of fashion, fur, fine art and fun

"Fashion, fur, fine art," said Laura Morrow when asked to describe her store Laura M Gallery on 102 West Bridge Avenue. The business celebrated 20 years of being open although the location has...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    June 21, 2017 

Neimark set to 'kick it'

The rosters are set for the Six-Man Shootout All-Star game between Wyoming and Nebraska's best small-school football players. The sixth Nebraska-Wyoming Shootout Six-Man football game will be June 24...

 

'Russell'ing up some fun

Bryon Russell played with the Utah Jazz on the team that was a contender for the NBA championship two years in row. Russell is often remembered for guarding Michael Jordan as Jordan made the clutch...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 21, 2017 

Things going 'swimmingly' in Hanna again

It has been six weeks since the pool at the Hanna Recreation Center had to be closed for repairs to the pipe draining into the scrubber box that starts the filtration. "We had to have it special...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 14, 2017

Jazz lesson

Bryon Russell, a former Utah Jazz small forward, is coming to visit the Hanna Recreation Center at 1 p.m. on June 15 in coordination with the Utah Jazz Junior Basketball recreational program in Carbon County. Russell, a native of California,...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 14, 2017

Landfill gets messy

“You’re talking trash, this is it. If you’re talking sewer, this is not it.” said Sue Jones, the Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) board member, as she got the meeting to calm down from some heated exchanges between...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 14, 2017

Liquor, camping, shuttle, map, eclipse and fogging

The Riverside Council met Thursday to appoint representatives to two Carbon County boards, renew liquor licenses and go over the camping situation when the Whatfest event comes to town in late July. Riverside Hospitality (Bear Trap) and Mangy Moose...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 14, 2017

New rep, Battle Pass, events discussed

On Thursday at 7 p.m. Encampment Town Council met to approve a new representative for the Carbon County Visitors Council and filled three vacancies with the Planning Commission. The May 2017 payroll, contracted liabilities and the monthly regular...

 

Two-wheeled tuneups

“No tag, no repair,” says Ralph Hicks who is behind the program Bikes for Kids which gives children donated and repaired bikes. Bikes for Kids takes a contributed bicycle and will either recondition it or use the bike for spare parts. Hicks says...

 

Do moose like a bargain too?

Saturday marked the first time both the towns of Hanna and Elk Mountain introduced community garage sales. Hanna started at 8 a.m. with the Hanna Recreation Center being the place to see objects from...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Opinion    May 31, 2017

It's the kids, stupid

To most people who know me in Wyoming, it is not much of a secret I worked in the world of spirits (not the ghostly type) to make my living. Probably less well known, I earned my bread and butter as an English teacher in Taiwan for almost half a...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 17, 2017

Science Fair shows interesting results

The fourth, fifth and sixth grade students of Saratoga Elementary showed their science fair projects at the Platte Valley Community Center gym Thursday until around noon when the last science undertaking was judged. Experiments discovered Yeti was...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 17, 2017

Riverside CCEDC rep picked, summer activities discussed

own Council listened to Sandy Martin’s, Encampment resident offer to represent the town on the Carbon County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) and voted to have her take the position. Martin said she would look into why large tanker trucks w...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 17, 2017

Hanna discusses mines, pool fix

The Hanna Town Council met Tuesday to hear from Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Abandoned Mine Land Division (AML) how defunct mines in and around town limits are being checked for mine subsidence, and to approve $3,500 for fixing the...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 17, 2017

Pedaling excitement

Jeff Niemark, Marshal of Hanna, and Mark Shipp, principal of Hanna Elementary School, had hoped for a positive experience for students attending the Bike Rodeo on Friday at Hanna Elementary School. They got it judging by the smiles from...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 17, 2017

Bravery defined

Few parents put their children to bed and have to hope when they wake up, both children are still alive. This is the scene endured every night when Sharon and Jerome Bustos put their two-year-old daughter Alison to bed. “I go to bed knowing I have...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    May 17, 2017

HEM sends entire track team to State

“I could burst,” said Hanna-Elk Mountain-Medicine Bow (HEM) high school track coach Jackie Jones. She was commenting about how the entire track team made state. Of the good showing in Gillette over the weekend Jones said, “Over the weekend the...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 17, 2017

Vet Chefs get truckin'

Oliver Tanner first opened the Manley store in Hanna at Miner’s Plaza about a year ago. The store sells sporting equipment, rifles, bows and licenses for hunting and fishing. There are those in the community who knew Tanner was a chef from...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 10, 2017

Guns and cashflow

On April 2 at 6 p.m. the Medicine Bow Lion’s Club had a dinner and meeting at the Virginian Hotel which had Jim Copeland, Superintendent of Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD 2), as a guest speaker for the first time. For the first hour,...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Opinion    May 10, 2017

The Magic of Mom

The modern holiday of Mother's Day in the U.S. was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St. Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. Jarvis wanted to honor her mother who was a peace activist....

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    May 10, 2017

Neimark places first in triple jump at two meets

Hanna–Elk Mountain–Medicine Bow (HEM) High School’s Jarrett Neimark won first place for the triple jump with 40’3” at the Wheatland Invite on May 2 and the Thermopolis Bobcat invite on May 5 with 41’04.25”. Conor McGraw also took a...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 10, 2017

King Coal dethroned

It is unlikely coal mining will return to Hanna according to state and county officials. Opening federal lands for leasing to coal helps fund Wyoming Education. For the northern part of Carbon County, an area renowned for coal mining over a century,...

 

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