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 By Mike Armstrong    News    January 22, 2020 

Different approaches

The Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG) met at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday in Rawlins for their regularly scheduled meeting. CCCOG usually meets every other month, but met in December to make up f...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    January 22, 2020 

Trash, Recreation, Truck

The Hanna Town Council met at 6 p.m. on January 14 at the Hanna Town Hall for their regularly scheduled monthly meeting. All council members were present with the exception of council member Tracy...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    January 22, 2020 

Miners place two

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School wrestling team went to the Don Runner Invite in Pavillion this weekend. They sent six wrestlers to compete The event drew 22 teams. With so...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    January 22, 2020 

Miners beat the Outlaws

On January 14, the Rawlins JV boys and girls basketball teams came to Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School to take on the Miner teams. Lady Miners The Lady Outlaws had some players...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    January 22, 2020 

Panther grapplers hit the mat

The Saratoga High School wrestling team went to Pavillion this past weekend to attend the Don Runner Invite. 22 teams came together and the Panthers sent seven wrestlers to compete. The team had a...

 

Bin there

The High Country Joint Powers Board (HCJPB) met on January 7 at 6 p.m. at the Medicine Bow Community Center to make up for the meeting that was supposed to be held on January 2. Bad weather was the...

 

An Advocate for Carbon County Tourism

The holidays have just finished and, with them, have come in messages from friends all over the world. There were a few from friends overseas that wonder when I am going to come back. It is a fair... Full story

 

Panther grapplers show well

By Mike Armstrong Head Coach Jared Mason was pleased with the Panther wrestling team at their meet on Friday and Saturday. “Overall the Panthers wrestled well at the Zach Parish Memorial dual...

 

Miners progressing

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School wrestling team went to two events last week where the team tested itself against many teams. The first event was on January 9 at the North Park...

 

Hanna Recreation Center reopens

When Vivian Gonzales came into the Hanna Recreation Center on December 17, the place was flooded. Pipes had burst in the kitchen area and water made its way, almost, to the aerobic room. The director...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    January 8, 2020

Getting things back on track

On the day after Christmas a strong snowstorm hit northern Carbon County and, besides closing down the roads, the winter weather played havoc with the railroad traffic. The early morning derailment...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    January 8, 2020

Working to fund state and local tourism

Carbon County is large, diverse and has the most municipalities in one county in the state. The county also has a strong year round travel industry with outdoor activities for every season and a...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    January 1, 2020

CCCOG hears about the wind

The Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG) held a rescheduled meeting that had been originally planned for Nov. 18 but was canceled due to a snowstorm. The council met at 6 p.m. on December 18...

 

Swimming into 2020

2020 is starting. Where did 2019 go? More importantly, how many of last year’s resolutions did I make good? I think I was okay about most. To be honest, resolutions are really goals. So, I don’t... Full story

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    January 1, 2020

Advocating for tourism

The mines are closed in Hanna but there is a museum and recreation center that could draw people into the town. Medicine Bow has wind projects, but the main building in the municipality is the...

 

Sewers, Streets and Cops

The last meeting in 2019 had all council members attending along with mayor Greg Salisbury and town clerk/treasurer Doreen Harvey. The council quickly approved the agenda and minutes from the Nov. 14...

 

Panthers, Miners do well

Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School hosted three teams at the HEM Quad Tournament. Saratoga, Laramie and North Park, Colo. brought together teams to get experience on the mats as the s...

 

HEM takes out Wheatland

Lady Miners The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) girls basketball team went to Wheatland on Dec. 17 to face the host school’s sophomore team. It wasn’t easy for the Lady Miners, but they...

 

Rec. center closes for Christmas

Old Man winter played Grinch to the Hanna Recreation Center on night of Dec. 16. The heat went out and Carbon County cold caused pipes to burst in the kitchen area and ceiling area near the front...

 

Going to the dogs

The Riverside Town Council met at 6 p.m. on Dec. 12 at the Riverside Town Hall. The agenda and minutes from the regularly scheduled meeting on Nov. 14 was approved in a timely manner. Town...

 

Grants, grants, grants

The Medicine Bow Town Council met at 7 p.m. on Dec. 9 at the Medicine Bow Community Hall. Mayor Sharon Biamon was present as were council members Lyle Flansburg, Lucy Schofield, and Trevor Strauch....

 

Neimark Commended

The Hanna Town Council met at 6 p.m. on Dec. 11 at the Hanna Town Hall. The meeting was scheduled a day later than the usual meeting day of Tuesday due to the Hanna Elementary School Concert on Dec. 1...

 

The truth of Christmas

My folks tried their best to keep Santa Claus alive for me as long as they could and, I have to say, they did a damn good job. I can remember when I was around five, living in Houston, my sister and... Full story

 

Engineering an Experience

By Mike Armstrong The Hanna Elementary School's robotic team sent 10 students to Casper on Dec. 6 -7 to compete in the Wyoming FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO...

 

Miners do well

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School wrestling team went to Lusk for the Tiger Invitational on Dec 13. There were 23 teams for the invite, 14 from Wyoming and eight from...

 

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