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Miners corral Longhorns

Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School boys basketball team faced off against Rock River and came away with a convincing win. HEM Miners beat the Rock River Longhorns 60-37. Cliff Jones, head basketball coach was pleased with how the...

 

Glode to retire from commissioner post

"My husband, Mike, and I decided a few months ago we wanted to go to Arizona for the month of February," Lindy Glode, Carbon County Commissioner, said. "And my intention was we would come back a...

 

The 40 percent guess

The Hanna Town Council met at 6 p.m. on Jan. 9 to listen to Karl Smith from Engineering Associates speak about the new pipes to be installed in Old Town and Elmo. Pipes became the topic of the night when Mayor Tony Poulos asked Dave Sutter, Water Tre...

 

SES 'goes Outback'

Paul Taylor, an artist and educator based in Laramie, gives multicultural interdisciplinary workshops that incorporate music, art, storytelling and dance into an Australian Aboriginal style product...

 

Hanna wrestlers get work in

Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School wrestling squad was on the road Thursday at North Park, Colo. and Friday and Saturday in Pavilion for the Don Runner Invite. “The Wind River (Don Runner) Invite is a tough mid season...

 

King places first at Runner invite

“We wrestled a lot better at this tournament,” Zach Schmidt, Saratoga High School head wrestling coach said. “The boys were more focused.” Schmidt was happy to see Jaxon King place first in his weight class of 120 over Quenton Hecker from...

 

Lady Miners split week

The Lady Miners met the Rawlins 10th grade basketball team on Jan 9 at and most players of Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) could not find a way to score against the Lady Outlaws. "I do have...

 

HEM goes 3-1

"We went 3-1 last week," Cliff Jones, Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School head basketball coach said. He was pleased with what he saw with his team most of the games. HEM beat the Rawl...

 

Senior center sent new seats

Donna Pipher, Hanna Senior Center Director, said when a woman came into the facility, she thought it was to use the bathrooms. "The lady walked around for a few minutes and then came up to me and...

 

Routine starts year

The Saratoga Town Council met for the first time this year at 6 p.m. Jan. 2 at the Saratoga Town Hall, to address issues that start at the beginning of every year. Banks designated as depositories for the town were Bank of Commerce, Bank of the West...

 

Insurance, smoke and water

Wednesday, at 7 p.m. the Upper Platte River Solid Waste Disposal District (UPRSWDD) met at the Encampment library for its first meeting of the year for 2018. Leroy Stephensen led the board meeting in Randy Raymer’s absence and the routine business...

 

Injury and effort at Shatto

Lyle Richardson, coach for the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow, (HEM) Jr./Sr. High School wrestling team decided to enter the squad in the JV section of the Shane Shatto tournament in Douglas. “I put our guys in the JV portion of the Shane...

 

Tourney an up-class battle

“The Shatto is not a slouch of a tournament,” Zach Schmidt, head coach for Saratoga wrestling, said. “I knew going into it we were going to see a lot of tough competition.” Schmidt said the schools that came were mostly 3A and 4A teams....

 

Lady Miners get wins vs. Wheatland, Saratoga

Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) Lady Miners basketball team came out on top both Thursday and Saturday. Wheatland Lady Bulldogs Sophomores Wheatland Sophomores took on the HEM at 5:30 p.m....

 

Miners win in Wheatland, lose to Panthers at home

Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School boys basketball team faced Wheatland sophomores on Thursday, that size and age actually matched up on paper fairly closely, but the Miners came out...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    January 3, 2018

Keeping your kids safe

Sarah Chavez, Deputy Attorney for Carbon County came to the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School library to give a presentation on cyberbullying, sexting and online predators....

 

Marriage for the long haul

My folks just celebrated 53 years of marriage in the beginning of December. Wow. Over 50 years with one person. Staggering. I am proud of them for being able to take the words, “For better or worse,” to the heart. Marriage isn’t easy from my ex...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    January 3, 2018

Booking skijoring

Skijoring is coming back to the Platte Valley Jan. 6-7 and places for visitors are ready. As of Monday, the Saratoga Resort and Spa, Hacienda, Sage and Sand, Hotel Wolf and the Riviera Lodge still have vacancies. It is interesting to note that while...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    January 3, 2018

Overcoming all obstacles

Corey Spilski works at Sinclair Refinery as a welder in one life and a serious competitor in Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) in another. OCR is a sport in which a competitor, traveling on foot, must over...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    January 3, 2018

Hanna hosts New Year's on wheels

Roller skating came to Hanna. From 3-5 p.m. on Saturday at the Hanna Recreation Center for what was described as the New Year's Eve Roller Rink Bash. It was open to all ages and there were nachos,...

 

Town Council Approves Nominees

The Encampment Town Council met at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 to approve financials, nominate individuals and businesses for Saratoga Platte Valley Chamber Awards and listen to Jeb Steward, Chair for South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Services, (SCWEMS)....

 

Jayce meets Hanna

Jayce Wayne Wofford came with his parents Ethan and Carrie, to a benefit that many who started planning this event a month ago didn’t think he would be able to attend. Jayce was born Oct. 5 at 2 pounds 15 ounces at Denver’s Childrens Hospital...

 

Driving Carbon County

I commute 40 miles one way every day I work at the Saratoga Sun. My job before had me going back and forth from Laramie. That means I have been exposed to a fair amount of driving in Wyoming, most of it in Carbon County, just going to work There are...

 

History is always important

This is probably to seem like it is going to be about one topic, but then it goes in another direction. It will tie together, I promise. Last week, Milton Ontiveroz, University of Wyoming Communications Specialist came to the office of the Sun. After...

 

'King' keeps busy

King Coal days started Friday with a community barbecue, baseball games and Texas Hold-em poker games and wrapped up Sunday with Mud Drags. There was a lot in between. Saturday began with a 6 a.m. 5k...

 

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