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 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 25, 2020 

What to do if you feel sick

Nobody likes getting a cold or flu at this time of year but, when the weather changes from cold to warm, it happens. Unfortunately, with COVID-19 lurking throughout the country and certain parts of... Full story

 

Returning home amid crisis

Karen Heath, the town clerk/treasurer of Medicine Bow, was invited by her niece to take a dream vacation to Iceland flying out March 11. "My niece's husband wanted to give her a great birthday...

 

A WyOasis in Medicine Bow

Imagine: citrus trees growing in Medicine Bow, Wyoming all year round. As unlikely as this might sound, Kani and Lyle Flansburg believe it possible and are taking the steps to make this unlikely...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 18, 2020

High country in Hanna

The Hanna Town Council met at 6 p.m. on March 10 at the Hanna Town Hall. The agenda and minutes from February 11 were quickly approved and the council went into board and department reports. The first...

 

How do you say goodbye to your mother

When I was living in Taiwan, my awesome stepmother passed away and I felt a major loss. My father had died a couple years before, so that parental group was gone out of my life. They both died fairly...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 18, 2020

Town Lots Purchased

The Medicine Bow Town Council met at 7 p.m. on March 8 at the Medicine Bow Community Hall. The room was packed with seats hard to come by. Mayor Sharon Biamon, councilmember Trevor Strauch and...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 11, 2020

Back to the drawing board

The High Country Joint Powers (HCJPB) board met at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Hanna Town Hall to discuss the progress of the landfills closure destined for July 1, 2020. Contractors had been out at...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 11, 2020

A Med Bow minute

The wind and winter weather took another casualty last week when the new law enforcement candidate for Medicine Bow, David Ridge, decided that he was not prepared to live in Carbon County. Ridge had n...

 

Miners season bittersweet

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School boys basketball team were aware, going into state, there were some excellent teams to go up against. Their goal was to get one of the four...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 4, 2020

Lodging tax passes

Governor Mark Gordon has said he will be signing only one tax bill that comes to his desk. That is House Bill 134, also known as the Five Percent Lodging Tax. Once it’s signed into law, House Bill...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 4, 2020

A missed opportunity

Chairman of the Wyoming Tourism Board and bestselling author C.J. Box, along with nine other Carbon County residents, went to visit Senator Larry Hicks at the Capitol Building in Cheyenne at around 2...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    March 4, 2020

Lady Miners give valiant effort at Regionals

In a season that has been pummeled with bad weather causing missed games and practices, the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School girls basketball team put forth much effort at...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    March 4, 2020

Panther Wrestler Justin Shotwell places at State

The wrestling season came to a close this weekend in Casper. The Saratoga High School wrestling team came back with a grappler who came in 4th in the 120 pound weight class. Panther Wrestling Head Coa...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    March 4, 2020

Miners dig in for State Championship

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School boys basketball team are going to state. Head Coach Cliff Jones said the team had accomplished what it wanted before it went to regionals....

 

Key to the Town

The Medicine Bow Town Council met at 7 p.m. on February 10 at the Medicine Bow Community Hall. Mayor Sharon Biamon and all council members were in attendance. Before the minutes from the meeting of...

 

Helping Hand Mindset

Growing up I lived in some small towns in Texas but, even then, they were in close proximity to Houston. When my folks moved to the D.C. area, my father had us live in suburbs. My mother liked living...

 

The Key to Medicine Bow

Kenda and Jim Colman first came to Medicine Bow 42 years ago when Jim was hired at Medicine Bow High School. Kenda did not really know much about small town living. When she and Jim married the first...

 

HEM has had some hard knocks

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School basketball teams have had more winning weeks, but both coaches were glad the weather did not cancel games like it has recently. Both teams...

 

Embarking on another adventure

When Stacy Crimmins first came to work for the Saratoga/Platte Valley Chamber of Commerce 17 years ago, she came in as a part-time administrative assistant to the director. The hours worked well for...

 

Hanna went CodeRED

The Hanna Town Council met at 6 p.m. on February 11 at the Hanna Town Hall. All members of the council and mayor were present. The agenda was approved after it was amended to show that Carbon County...

 

HEM feels weather woes

Northern Carbon County has seen a lot of snow this season, but what has really effected the towns in the area are the constant road closures due to heavy winds along with the winter conditions. Hanna,...

 

Carbon Invite cut in half

Twenty schools were intending to come to the Carbon Tournament on February 14-15 at Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School. Due to the blustery wind and icy road conditions, three...

 

Weather wrecks wrestling again

Old man winter just kept on disrupting the schedule for the two wrestling teams in Carbon County School District No. 2. This past week the wrestling teams of Saratoga High School Panthers and the...

 

McGraw Machine gets two scholarships

Twins Conor and Shane McGraw, two seniors at Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) were both recipients of a track and football scholarship from Black Hills State University (BHSU). "In a small 1A...

 

HEM gets to play 2 out of 3

Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School basketball teams received a forfeit from Glendo to start their week on Friday. The next day, the basketball teams rolled out to Rock River to face t...

 

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