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 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,... Full story

 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.... Full story

 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... Full story

 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,... Full story

 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 3, 2017

Ag Expo educates Carbon County students

The 24th annual Ag Expo at the Carbon County fairgrounds on April 27 had 177 students participate. Carbon County Stock Growers and Carbon County Extension sponsored the 24th annual Ag Expo for Carbon... Full story

 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 3, 2017

Hanna hones hunting

Ryan Kenneda and Jordan Winter, both Senior Game Wardens, taught a six day hunter's education program at the Hanna Senior Center. There were 28 online registrants but people adding the class in... Full story


Garden set to bloom

The Hanna Agricultural Resource Team (HART) met April 25 at Hanna Hometown Mart's Cafe area to discuss the plans for the ribbon cutting ceremony for the garden in the land where Hanna Elementary... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story


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... Full story

 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.... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story


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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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... Full story

 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...


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... Full story

 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... Full story


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