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 By Mike Armstrong    News    January 26, 2023 

Hospitality icon loved Wyoming

When icons of an industry pass on from this world, it is interesting to perceive their life and accomplishments. When all is said and done, recounting this unique person's life and contributions, it i...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    January 26, 2023 

Panthers take out Panthers

The Saratoga High School Panthers faced off against the Cokeville Panther in a matchup of two of the stronger teams in the state. The game proved it. "Cokeville is a really good basketball team,"...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    January 26, 2023 

Turning the Corner

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) Miner High School basketball team played two games this week, winning the first against Rock River on Friday and losing the second to Guernsey-Sunrise. The...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    January 26, 2023 

Rattlers take a bite out of Panthers 

The Little Snake River Valley basketball team went to Colorado to face a strong Colorado 2A team in Rangely. This Colorado team called the Panthers were a solid test for the Rattlers on January 19,...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    January 26, 2023 

Lady Miners do a split

On January 19 the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) girls High School basketball team faced Rock River and although the game had some excellent moments for the Lady Miners, the Lady Longhorns pr...

 

Flags and ribbons at Boys and Girls Club opening

The Hanna Miner Memorial Parks and Recreation Center welcomed the Boys and Girls Club to open their 9th chapter in the state. The ribbon cutting was attended by close to 150, with many children and...

 

Lucky it happened

There are several instances over the course of my life where I feel I was so very lucky when something bad happened to me. I am sure I am not the only person who ever experienced a terrible moment or...

 

Panthers remain undefeated

The Saratoga Panther High School basketball team continued their winning ways this week and have a perfect record on the season. Their game against Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) went well...

 

Miners look for more ways to improve

"Playing Saratoga, I found they never put any press on us," Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School Head Coach Cliff Jones said. "Other top teams like Burlington and Southeast pressed the...

 

Lady Miners get their first win

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School girls basketball team has won only one game this season, but Head Coach Jackie Jones isn't discouraged because she knows the girls are...

 

Lady Rattlers take out two for the week

The Little Snake River Valley High (LSRV) High School girls basketball team continued their winning ways. After dropping their first two games in the beginning of the season, the Lady Rattlers have...

 

Rattlers almost beat Panthers

Jack Cobb, head coach of the Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) basketball team said the game on January 13 against the Saratoga Panthers had the excitement of a state game. All the fans from both...

 

Lady Miner wrestler takes first

Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School Miner wrestling team went to the Don Runner Memorial wrestling meet in Wind River and had one of its wrestlers place 1st. The tournament had girls...

 

Brush Creek Resort founder Bruce White passed away at age 70

Residents in the Platte Valley have watched the Brush Creek Ranch of days past turn into the Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek Ranch (Brush CreeK), which has been acclaimed by travel magazines as the... Full story

 

New Mayor for Medicine Bow

The Medicine Bow Town Council met January 9 to swear in two newly elected council positions. Casey Federer and Lucy Schofiedl were immediately sworn in once the meeting was underway. Then from the...

 

Tigers become another Panther victim

The Valley saw the clash of two Carbon County rivals on January 6. Although Encampment started out strong in the beginning, it was not long before the Saratoga Panthers overwhelmed them. Saratoga won...

 

Gauging Success

“This is just my opinion, and there are certainly contenders which might prove me wrong, but I believe the top four teams in 1A basketball right now are Burlington, Saratoga, Southeast and Upton,...

 

Rattlers spit out one win and one loss

The Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) High School Rattler basketball team went across the border to play two 2A Colorado teams. The first game on January 6 went well for the Rattlers as they beat...

 

Lady Miner Wrestlers go top 10 at Shatto

“The Shane Shatto Tournament was very good,” Head Wrestling Coach Robert Riddle for Hanna, Elk Mountain, (HEM) High School said. “ All the kids wrestled well.”  HEM went up against 28 teams...

 

Wind blows against the Lady Miners

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) Lady Miner High School basketball team faced the leader in the Southeast conference and did not quite match up to the Southeast Cyclones.The score was 50...

 

Lady Rattlers take out two

The Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) High School girls basketball team went on a road trip that produced two wins in a row. Given the Lady Rattlers had a rough start in the beginning of the season,...

 

Getting the feel of it

Eli Hobbs was made Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School principal when Steve Priest retired in late September. Hobbs has had a few months to learn to understand the job with a lot of...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    January 5, 2023

Medicine Bow Mayor elect resigns before taking oath of office

William Bailey won the election for Mayor of Medicine Bow in November against incumbent Mayor, Sharon Biamon. This past week, Bailey sent in a resignation letter. A new Mayor will be chosen from the... Full story

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    January 5, 2023

Peaceful transfer of power

The mayor for the past four years of Hanna, Lois Buchanan, stepped down on January 3, at a special town council meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Hanna Town Hall. Council members Sammy Sikes, Jayson...

 

The New Year Cometh and so does the diet

With the start of 2023, I am hoping to commit myself to some better eating and exercise habits. I am pretty sure I won’t be the only person in the country doing this. This holiday season, well...

 

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