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 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 17, 2019 

Tax, workers & public works

The Hanna Town Council met at 6 p.m. on April 9 at the Hanna Town Hall with mayor Lois Buchanan and council members Bob Patton, Sammy Sikes and Linda Schisel in attendance. Council member Tracy...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 17, 2019 

MOU, drainage & discs

The Encampment Town Council met at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Encampment Town Hall where three council members and the mayor were in attendance. Shannon Fagan was absent. The agenda and minutes from...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    April 17, 2019 

HEM runs into wall

The good showings the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School track and field team has been having in the past couple weeks came to a halt on Friday with cancellation of the Kaycee...

 

Six firsts and a broken record

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School field and track team shined at the Rawlins Invite on Friday and the Ted Schroeder Meet in Rock Springs on Saturday. Taylar Scott placed 1st in...

 

History leads the future

Sometimes when reading over the national news of our country, I get the feeling we are a place that is ready to explode. Fortunately, because I am a avid reader of history books, I really believe...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 3, 2019

Tax talk at CCCOG meeting

The Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG) met at 6:30 p.m. on March 20 at the Sinclair Town Hall. Chairman Steve Nicholson was in attendance, but vice chairman John Zeiger and...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    April 3, 2019

Miners make most of meet

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School track had to cancel their scheduled meet in Wheatland on Saturday, but went to the Jerry Campbell Invitational in Buffalo instead. "The HEM trac...

 

Angus bullish on seed-to-table

"We are making this new American cuisine and we are doing it at this gorgeous location and it checks all the boxes on what I want to be doing with my life," Angus McIntosh, Jr. chef at Brush Creek Ran...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 27, 2019

Good work, bad structure

The Saratoga Town Council met at 6 p.m. on March 19 at the Saratoga Town Hall without mayor John Zeiger in attendance. Council member Steve Wilcoxson was mayor pro tem in Zeiger's absence. The...

 

Growing up friends

The world changed for me on the Saturday morning of March 16. I got a phone call from the sister of my friend KC telling me the person I had known since I was 15, had passed on. I have written about K...

 

Miners perform at Wind River

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow varsity track and field team went to the Wind River Invite in Pavillion on March 16 and came away with some strong performances from team members. There were 15...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 20, 2019

Wind effects

The Hanna Town Council got a late start on March 12 at the Hanna Town Hall. The meeting was to start at 6 p.m., but had a delay of about 20 minutes to have a quorum. Mayor Lois Buchanan and council...

 

Mixing education

Students that learn at home have different reasons to do so. It is not necessarily popular with public school administrators that have small school populations to begin with, but in Carbon County...

 

Hanna track in training

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School track is out practicing outside when the weather permits, but if not, head coach Jackie Jones has them at the Hanna Recreation Center swimming...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 13, 2019

Audit approved

The Saratoga Town Council met at 6 p.m. on March 5 at the Saratoga Town Hall with all the council and mayor John Zeiger in attendance. It was business as usual with the approval of the minutes for...

 

Wagner to Girls State

Freddie Wagner, a junior at Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School was selected to go to Girls State by the American Legion Auxiliary of Medicine Bow. "We go to the community college in...

 

Food fit for a governor

Saratoga Middle/High school students in the ProStart program in the Valley created and served appetizers at the Governors Hospitality and Tourism Conference on Jan. 28 for attendees. The annual event...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 13, 2019

Food boon

The Hanna Recreation Center played host to the public for people to get free food for the first time in Hanna. The Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies truck got to Hanna at around 7:30 a.m. on Friday. Vi...

 

Locally sourced, locally served

Firewater Public House (Firewater) owner Danny Burau has always envisioned his restaurant to have locally grown produce and proteins served at his venue whenever possible. "We had conversations with...

 

Seeds of change

Steve Priest, the principal of Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School went to Ohio State thinking he was going to major in agronomy. His goal was to graduate and work for the seed...

 

Calving calls

Ranchers will tell you this time of year is calving season. Most of the births happen without having to get a veterinarian involved, but sometimes it is necessary to get help and Carbon County has a...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    March 6, 2019

Wind Tax increase discussed

The Medicine Bow Town Council met at 7 p.m. on Feb. 11 at the Medicine Bow Community Hall. All council members and mayor Kevin Colman were in attendance. The agenda and minutes for the regular town...

 

It actually is a small world after all

You often hear it is a small world, but I have been blown away a few times by how true this statement really is. I have instances that are amazing. Well, at least I think so. The first time I...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    March 6, 2019

1,000 point club adds third year player

"Shane went over a 1,000 the other night, so we have two kids that have hit 1,000 points in their career," Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) Senior High boys basketball head coach Cliff Jones sa...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    March 6, 2019

Comebacks quash Lady Miners' hopes

Lady Miners at State After a great sendoff from students and faculty from Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School and Hanna Elementary, the Lady Miners had a tough go at State. St....

 

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