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 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 20, 2018 

King Coal gets permit

The Hanna Town Council met at 6 p.m. on June 12 for a public hearing on the open container permit for King Coal Days Celebration. The permit was approved and the event will run from July 20-22. The...

 

Shining in Saratoga

"Come next year in January, in the year 2019, Diamond Rio will have been together-the same six guys have been standing beside one another for 30 years," Marty Roe, Diamond Rio lead vocal and rhythm...

 

Victor Anderson remembered

At noon on June 9 at Carbon Cemetery, Victor Gabriel Anderson's life was celebrated by over 150 people. Victor Anderson was born on Dec 1, 1930 and passed away at his home in Coyote Canyon on March...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 13, 2018

Emergency measure

The Saratoga Town Council met on at 6 p. m. on June 5 to listen to several speakers after business as usual of approving the agenda, minutes from the May 15 meeting and paying the financials. The...

 

HART awards scholarship

The Hanna Agriculture Resource Team (HART) met at 5:30 p.m. on May 29 at the Hanna Market for their monthly gathering of members. The meeting had Jon Ostling, Hanna resident, introduce himself to the...

 

Snow fence and gates

John R. Waggener, an archivist in the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming, is the author of "Snow Chi Minh Trail: The History of Interstate 80 between Laramie and Walcott Junction."...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 6, 2018

Wind moves forward

The Carbon County Council of Governments met at 6:30 p.m. on May 16 at the Encampment Town Hall to listen to representatives from Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) about what road projects...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 6, 2018

Sign built for wind

Residents heading east to the Hanna Recreation Center on Wyoming 72 will see a new addition from the police force on the right side of the road. It is a speed limit indicator sign. On May 22, with...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Opinion    May 30, 2018

The perks and pitfalls of celebrity

When writing a column, way too often, I start on a topic and as I put the idea in words, I find myself waylaid by another theme. Then I realize I want to do a column on the new concept. So the other...

 

It's elementary ... times three

Saratoga resident Mark Shipp has been making his work commute to the north Carbon County towns of Hanna, Elk Mountain and Medicine Bow for seven years. Is he a traveling salesman of some sort? No. He...

 

Four school sendoff

Lorin Young is a self described retired coal miner. He is originally from Utah, but came to Wyoming when he was nine. He met his wife, Cheryl, in Rawlins and they came to Hanna to work for the mines....

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 23, 2018

Election filings due soon

The Saratoga Town Council met at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the town hall and quickly approved the agenda, minutes and the financials from May 1 town council meeting. The bills approved came in at a total...

 

Dog day at Hanna Elementary

Liam Scott will be starting elementary school next semester. A challenge for many children, but because Liam who, at age 14 months, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1), an autoimmune dise...

 

Field day for Soto

A whistle blast starts the balloon busting event and another game in the annual Mr. Soto Elk Mountain Elementary School (EMES) and Medicine Bow Elementary School (MBES) Field Day. The competition has...

 

Hunter Ed class set

From May 29 to June 2, Wyoming Game and Fish (WGFD) will have it's seventh annual hunter education at the Hanna Senior Center. "We bounced around having the classes between Elk Mountain and Hanna...

 

There's a new chef in town

International chef Wayne Martin came to the Saratoga Hot Springs Resort two months ago and is in a love affair with Saratoga and Carbon County. Martin said he can't wait until his family gets to join...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    May 23, 2018

Heavy metal brothers

There was gold in Casper for the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School Miner track team that went to State. Conor and Shane McGraw both had events where they came in first to the pride...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 16, 2018

Liquor and junk

The Hanna Town Council met at 6 p.m on Tuesday at the town hall. Before the council meeting started, Tony Poulos, mayor of Hanna, had a public hearing asking the audience if there was anyone who had...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    May 16, 2018

Track team takes third in Torrington

By Mike Armstrong The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School track placed third overall at the Wyoming High School Activities Association (WHSAA) 1A/2A East Regional track meet in Torring...

 

Spring songs in Elk Mountain

The Elk Mountain Kids Choir and the Elk Mountain Youth Choir performed together for the 5th annual Elk Mountain Spring Recital on May 10. There were solos in singing and playing the piano to...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 9, 2018

Pulse on powerlines

On April 24, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) came to the Hanna Recreation Center to gauge the public's opinion on a proposed PacifiCorp construction of a new and upgraded 230-kV transmission...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 9, 2018

Citizen chip concerns

The Saratoga town council met at 6 p.m. on May 1, approved the agenda and paid bills totaling $195,687.97. Ed Glode, mayor, told the council he had received correspondence from the Saratoga Middle...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 9, 2018

A non-profit HART?

Hanna Agricultural Resource Team (HART) met at 6 p.m. on April 23 at the Hanna Market to go over the possibility of becoming a 501(c)(3) organization. Oliver Tanner, resident of Hanna, told HART of...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Opinion    May 9, 2018

Cure 'round the world

I thought I had beaten the flu season again this year. Last year I had one day where I had gotten the inklings of being under the weather and I dosed myself with vitamins and rest. It worked and I...

 

Barrasso comes to HEM

Wyoming U.S. Senator (R) John Barrasso came to Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School to meet with students and faculty of the school at 8:30 a.m. on May 1. The meeting was held in the...

 

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