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Articles from the May 10, 2017 edition

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Derby dames get dapper

Women (and men) came from around the region to don and display their creative headwear at the ninth Annual Kentucky Derby party held at the Rustic Bar Saturday.... Full story

 
 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

 

To grow or not to grow?

The Saratoga Town Council held a public hearing Thursday at Platte Valley Community Center to allow citizens and council members to discuss a proposal to annex the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) facility into the town. Nearly 20 members of the public... Full story

 

Connie Eleanor Hood

Constance (Connie) Eleanor (Brown) Hood, born September 19, 1945 in Miami, Oklahoma, died in Saratoga April 30, 2017 from health complications. Connie was raised in Miami, Oklahoma, Mountain Grove,... Full story

 
 By Mike Armstong    News    May 10, 2017

Roads, wood piles and hours

The Upper Platte Valley Solid Waste Disposal District Board (landfill board) moved their meeting from the Encampment library to Riverside town hall May 3 at 7 p.m. Roads, wood piles, hours of operation and soliciting bids were the topics gone over.... Full story

 

Car chase ends in arrest

An Encampment man and a passenger were taken into custody Tuesday by Carbon County Sheriff’s Deputies after allegedly leading them on what the Sheriff’s office described as a high-speed chase. Kermit Stewart, 40, of Encampment, and his passenger... Full story

 

Cops top town talk

At the Saratoga town council meeting Tuesday, council members had a break from routine business to discuss the police department, with one person lodging a complaint and another offering praise for the Saratoga Police Department. One female resident...

 
 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 Staff Report    News    May 10, 2017

Kids make 'mark' in Ag

Wyoming Agriculture in the Classroom (WAIC) recently hosted the 23rd Annual Agriculture and Natural Resource Bookmark Contest for Wyoming second to fifth grade students. The 2017 theme was “Wyoming Stewardship.” The contest is one of the many... Full story

 

Chili fly-in gets hot

The first of 11 planes began to arrive at Shively Field at about 9:30 Saturday. They came out of the east dropping in altitude over Saratoga for the downwind leg of their approach. Somewhere west of... Full story

 

Panthers look for more State

The Saratoga Panther Track team came home Saturday from a busy last weekend of the 2017 track season, after road trips to Thermopolis and Lander. The two contests represented the last meets of the regular season for the Panther team, which this year...

 

Traveling Tigers trip top times

The Encampment Tiger track team had a busy final weekend for the regular season, with a meet Friday in Thermopolis and another meet Saturday in Lander. Two top-10 ranked Tigers, senior McKenzie Powell and freshman Reid Schroeder also attended the... Full story

 

Menus

Senior Center Menu Wednesday: Chicken fajita/tortilla, spanish rice, squash blend, strawberries, milk. Thursday: Roast beef, mashed potatoes/gravy, corn, wheat roll, fruit cocktail, milk. Friday: Crab cakes, macaroni and cheese, broccoli, wheat... Full story