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 By Mike Armstrong    News    September 23, 2020 

CCVC meets in Saratoga

The Carbon County Visitors Council (CCVC) met at 10 a.m. on September 16 at Firewater Public House in Saratoga. The agenda and minutes from the regularly scheduled meeting on August 19 were approved....

 

Keeping Track of Time

Probably one of the smartest things I have ever done was start to keep a journal my senior year of college. I can’t say it was my idea. A friend of mine was relentless in keeping track of her day... Full story

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    September 23, 2020 

Wind and water at CCCOG

The Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG) met at 6:30 p.m. on September 16 at the Medicine Bow Community Hall. Baggs, Dixon, Elk Mountain, Hanna, Medicine Bow, Rawlins and Saratoga had represen...

 

Lady Miners Bury Opponents

“To be fair, all the teams that we played this weekend were young and we have a core of young ladies that are solid,” said Jackie Jones, Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) Lady Miners head...

 

Panthers come close to first win

The Saratoga High School football team went to Pine Bluffs to try and get their first win of the young season. A valiant effort was put forth said head coach Logan Wright but, in the end, the Panther...

 

Fire top topic in Hanna

The Hanna Town Council met at 6:30 p.m. on September 8 p.m. at the Hanna Town Hall. The mayor, Lois Buchanan and council members Tracy Fowler, Bob Patton and Sam Sikes were present. Council member...

 

Panthers succumb to Wolves' bite

The Saratoga Panthers hosted the Moorcroft Wolves at 2 p.m. this Saturday in a conference game. In the 1st quarter, the Panthers were the first to score. The Wolves got down the field on several...

 

Brush Creek gets spirited

When Brush Creek Ranch first envisioned The Farm, it included a brewery and distillery to compliment its world class restaurant. The brewery recently put out product for Brush Creek Ranch patrons...

 

Fighting the RR 316 Fire

Around 11 a.m. on September 5, a few Hanna residents noticed smoke on the railroad tracks not far from the Hanna Basin Museum. Probst Electric (Probst) employees saw a small fire and took their water...

 

Hanna fire brings perspective

I thought it would be clever to write my thoughts on Saturday as I waited to see if I was going to have to be evacuated due to the 316 fire and the potential of losing pretty much everything I owned.... Full story

 

The Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned cocktail is a whiskey drink. It has a few variations and depending on how an imbiber wants to interpret history, the recipe for a proper Old Fashioned is disputed. How did this...

 

LSRV wins the rematch against HEM

"The kids are working really hard and there are some boys that are going to show some leadership," said Zach Scott, Head Coach of the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) Miners. Scott said before...

 

Lady Miners win three straight

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) girls volleyball team had a solid week. Encampment The Lady Tigers came to HEM on Thursday to face the Lady Miners. The first set was a see-saw battle with...

 

The mystery of the missing tombstone

"Aunt Lily (Turner) passed away in December of 2014," Hanna resident Pam Paulson said. "She was a veteran and, at the time of her death, I ordered a veteran memorial headstone." Paulson said she was...

 

Hanna signs MOU

Hanna Town Council held a special meeting on August 28. In attendance were Mayor Lois Buchanan, Council members Sammy Sikes, Linda Schisel and Bob Patton. Council member Tracy Fowler was absent....

 

Hanna netters go 1-1

The first game of the season, the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) girls volleyball team was a resounding victory. The Lady Miners met Lingle/Ft. Laramie at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday at Lingle...

 

New paint job at Med Bow

Bonnie Culver, the branch manager at Medicine Bow Library, put out a call to volunteers to help put a new coat of paint on the library this weekend. It worked. By Saturday afternoon the trim was...

 

Some Elk Mountain magic

The Elk Mountain Hotel was built in 1905 and, in its day, has also been known as the John S. Evans Hotel, Mountain View Hotel and Grandview Hotel. No matter its name, the restored Victorian inspired...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    August 26, 2020

Uptick in lodging

The Carbon County Visitors’ Council (CCVC) had its monthly at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Cowboy Motel in Baggs. All representatives attended the meeting either by conference call or in person. The...

 

A whole new game

Russ Wiggam, athletic director for Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School, is happy that students are getting to practice for fall sports. Earlier this summer, high school sports being...

 

Niswender lands dream job

Laura Niswender has always wanted to teach in a rural small school setting. She has achieved her goal, although not teaching exactly. Niswender is the new principal of the Hanna Elementary, Elk...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    August 26, 2020

Getting out the vote in Hanna

The town of Hanna normally has its voting at the Hanna Town Hall. But due to the social distance measures the town took to keep its residents safe, the voting took place at the Hanna Recreation...

 

HART talks gardens

The Hanna Agricultural Resource Team (HART) met at 5 p.m. on August 12 at the Hanna Market. Recent summer meetings have been held at the community garden. The indoor meeting had almost a dozen...

 

Hugs for help

A thrift shop located in the basement of St. Joseph's Catholic Church is the newest business in Hanna. The Catholic church has had thrift shops in its basement over the years, and they were run by...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    August 19, 2020

A quick blaze outside Hanna

Hanna Fire Chief Tracy Fowler was in her truck just a little outside of Hanna when the call came over her radio that there was a fire burning outside of town on August 11. She turned around and went...

 

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