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 By Mike Armstrong    Politics    May 12, 2021 

Lummis visits Valley

The Valley hosted U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R - Wyoming) on Thursday as the junior senator toured restoration projects on the North Platte and Encampment Rivers and later spoke at the...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 12, 2021 

Zoned out in MedBow

Council President Lucinda Schofield called the Medicine Bow Town Council to order on April 12 at the Medicine Bow Community Hall. Those present were Schofield and Councilmembers Cindy Chace, Sharon...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Opinion    May 12, 2021 

Funny how we change

Columns sometimes come easy and sometimes they are a struggle. So I was pleased to be about three quarters into a column on “Spring” that was coming out pretty well a few weeks back. Then I got... Full story

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Lifestyles    May 12, 2021 

Special rifle takes aim at raising funds

The World War I monument in Hanna is close to being repaired entirely and should be ready for its unveiling on July 4. The monument was originally dedicated on July 4, 1920. The Hanna Basin citizens...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    May 12, 2021 

Hanna heads to Thermopolis

“The weather was great,” Hanna. Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School head track coach Jackie Jones said. “It was nice that in the 80 degree weather that we had a little cloud cover and...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    May 5, 2021

Miners dig in at Mountain Man Invite

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) track team ventured off to Pinedale to participate in the Mountain Man Invitation on April 30. Eight teams competed. The HEM girls team came in 5th and the...

 

Come on spring

Every year around this time, I start feeling the call of spring even though warm weather is still a bit of dream. understand why I get like this. Where I grew up in Maryland, by this time in April,...

 

Recovering Carbon County

Carbon County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) Director Yvonne Johnson won't deny that 2020 has been challenging. Not only because she was newly hired as the year went into its third month,...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 28, 2021

Hanna approves resident waivers

The Hanna Town Council met on April 12 at the Hanna Town Hall. The council members present were Sam Sikes and Bill Dys. Council members Tracy Fowler and Jayson Nordquist were absent. Mayor Lois...

 

From Buckaroos to Outlaws

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School track team had two good track meets according to head track coach Jackie Jones. "For Kaycee on Friday, it was a chilly, drizzly day, but it was...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 21, 2021

All eyes on Carbon County

Carbon County has been getting a lot of national and international attention recently. So, too, has former county commissioner and current Rawlins mayor Terry Weickum. On page A1 of the March 4 New...

 

Hanna takes a pass

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) track team had to give a pass on going to Saratoga Track Invitational. “We had a couple seniors on a college visit and a few of the kids were out sick, so...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 21, 2021

Putting it in 'Layman' terms

The Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG) met in person at on March 31 at the C4 headquarters building in Rawlins. The C4 (Carbon County Coordination Center) building was picked for the...

 

You can't count the virus out yet

It is hard to believe that a year ago I was in quarantine for a virus that people were just learning about. I remember being told because I had symptoms to stay home and assume I had it by health offi...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 7, 2021

Getting windy in Rawlins

The Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG) met in person on March 31 at the Carbon County Coordination Center (C4) in Rawlins. The meeting had originally been scheduled on March 15 but, due to...

 

A bridge to the past

For several years, the Town of Hanna has worked to relocate an old foot bridge to the Hanna Basin Museum. The bridge, which once crossed a ditch that connected the town, was removed to discourage...

 

Making the rounds

On March 18 and 19, Jackie King, a field representative for Senator Cynthia Lummis, came to Carbon County to touch base with residents, organizations and businesses. The morning of the 18th, King...

 

How it could have been different

Recently, I did a series of interviews with people that work on family ranches. The subject matter was interesting and I learned a lot. During several of the interviews I mentioned that I came from fa...

 

From River to River

Jackie Jones, head coach for Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) track was a little worried that the weather might be a factor for the track team to be able to compete at the Green River Meet....

 

Jamie Campbell makes the final cut

After nearly three decades cutting the hair of Carbon County residents, Jamie Campbell, owner of Jamie's Clip & Curl, is handing over her scissors. Campbell has strong roots in the county. Raised...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 24, 2021

Visitor's council makes changes

The Carbon County Visitors Council (CCVC) met in Rawlins on March 10 at the Best Western Hotel for their regularly scheduled meeting. All board members were present in person except the Baggs and Hann...

 

HEM gets some wind

“We actually had a great weather day in Wind River,” Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) head track coach Jackie Jones said. “The first meet in good weather is sort of a surprise, but was...

 

Elk Mountain Hotel stands strong

Health orders in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are lifting this week and, slowly, businesses are seeing signs of getting back to normal. Christine Neel, owner of the Elk Mountain Hotel...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 17, 2021

A fluid discussion

The Hanna Town Council met on March 9 at the Hanna Town Hall. It was attended by council members Jason Nordquist, Sammy Sikes and William Dys. Council member Tracy Fowler was absent. Mayor Lois...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 17, 2021

The Med Bow zone

The Medicine Bow Town Council met on March 8 at the Medicine Bow Community Hall. All council members were present along with Mayor Sharon Biamon. The council decided to pay all but 10 percent of the c...

 

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