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 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    July 18, 2018 

Leap into the past

The official name for the town of Encampment is Grand Encampment and it received that name because it was, indeed, a grand encampment for fur traders, mountain men and local Native American tribes to...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    July 18, 2018 

Gathered for a sweet 16

Valley residents and visitors will have yet another weekend full of events they can choose to attend with one such event being the Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering. Entering it's 16th year, the...

 

It'll be a coal day in Hanna

King Coal Days are here again starting July 20. At 5 p.m. on Friday registration for weekend events at the Hanna Parks and Recreation Center begin this year’s festivities. Also starting at the same...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    July 18, 2018 

Mission to Saratoga

One of the draws of being in the military is being able to travel the world. The same applies to being a pastor and a missionary. Pastor Phil Arndt of Saratoga Alliance Church has done both. While enl...

 

Gone to Girls State

Dawn Kenneda, Medicine Bow American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 64 Girls State Chairman, had some of her northern Carbon County girls attend the 76th session of the American Legion Auxiliary Wyoming...

 

The stuff of life

Staff Report Ah, summer! It’s finally here with vacations, floating, camping and barbecues. But it’s not fun if someone you love is in the hospital and there is no blood on the shelf. Here, in the southern part of Wyoming, it takes 500 people a w...

 

New hoops for Lions

The Saratoga Lions Club met July 5 to award member Doug Campbell a pin for his 40-year membership and install new officers. The members seemed in a good mood as business was conducted and Joe Glode...

 

From April Fools to Friday the 13th

Doug and Kathleen Campbell often joke about the fact that they bought the Hotel Wolf on April Fools Day. Obviously not superstitious, they are celebrating the hotel's 125 anniversary on Friday the... Full story

 

Hiking 'the fight'

In the early morning hours of July 4, as the sun began to rise over the Snowy Mountain Range, people began to gather in the parking lot of the Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC) to register for...

 

Med Bow sparkles

The wind was gusty on the evening of July 4 in Medicine Bow as the dusk was closing in. It was blowing hard enough the town's fire department felt it would be wise to move the fireworks from their...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    July 4, 2018

Hamming it up

When one is standing on the shore of the Upper North Platte River, the sounds one expects to hear would be the songs of birds. On one warm summer weekend, June 23, a different sound joined the avian m...

 

Tidying the garden

Summer is here and Hanna resident Rose Dabbs presided over the monthly Hanna Agricultural Resource Team (HART) meeting held at 5:30 p.m. on June 26 at the Hanna Market to discuss work needed to be...

 

Singles Eating Together

A new ministry for single adults has blossomed at St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church. Singles Eating Together is a monthly time for adult singles­—of any faith—to gather and share a meal and conversation. The next Singles Eating Together...

 

Family and faith

The Wyoming Rancher Family Camp, which was started by a handful of Wyoming ranchers and their families, will be entering it’s 73rd year. This year, the event will host speaker Brandon Buller, a pastor born in Nebraska and raised in Wyoming. After...

 

Walking the Lincoln

The Lincoln Highway enters the state from the east on U.S. 30 at Pine Bluffs and, established in 1913, was America's first coast-to-coast highway. Much of the route in Wyoming today is dirt and...

 

Medicine Bow Major

Local Carbon County lass, Carly Cooper, daughter of Robert and Shelly Cooper of Medicine Bow, was promoted to the rank of Major in the United States Army. Early in May of 2018 C. Cooper joined the...

 

70s feel for breakfast

Residents in Hanna now have a place to go to for breakfast on Sunday mornings. The Biscuit Barn, housed in the building that shares Skinny's Bar, opened two months ago. Katrina Tolbert and Lennie...

 

A bumpy road to 100

On June 15, 1918 the end of World War I was approaching. The University of Wyoming had just announced it would no longer be teaching German as a foreign language, following the lead of many other... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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...

 

Heaven & Earth

Saratoga Friends of the Library (FOL) is encouraging people to get down to their roots as well as look towards the skies this month. The FOL encourages residents to stop by the Saratoga Branch Library...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    June 6, 2018

'Sprucing up'

According to an old Chinese proverb, "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second best time is now." Valley residents will no doubt remember this quote as it was a favorite of the late... Full story

 

Lions fill offices

The Medicine Bow Lions Club chapter met at 6 p.m. on June 15, at the Virginian to elect new officers for the June 2018 to June 2019 terms. Carol Maddox replaces outgoing president Pam Glasser. Serving with C. Maddox is first vice president Bob Heward...

 

VFW notes

Members the Platte Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 6125 is heading to Cheyenne this weekend for the annual convention. Jaden Campbell will be one of the guests at the convention to recite her Patriot’s Pen essay, Adjutant Liz Wood said....

 

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