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 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 12, 2019 

Breaking wind

The wind was not blowing strong at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the Seven Mile wind farm, owned by Rocky Mountain Power, northeast of Hanna. It was a beautiful Wyoming spring day, with bright blue skies...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Opinion    June 12, 2019 

A party for the generations

This being the time where many students are graduating from high school and college, I guess I have some words of advice for a person who has been around for a bit. Recently I was invited to a cocktai...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 12, 2019 

Gassing the Lincoln

The Hanna Basin Museum board met at 2 p.m. on Friday for a regularly scheduled board meeting. The board consists of Pam Paulson, Diana Springsguth, Lanene Osling, Sue Tlustos and Nancy Anderson. The...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 5, 2019

Tax and disasters

The Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG) met at 6:30 p.m. on May 15 at the Platte Valley Community Center. After everyone at the meeting signed in and the voting delegates were recognized...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 5, 2019

Liquor and food

The Medicine Bow Town Council had their monthly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. on May 13 at the Medicine Bow Community Hall. All council members and mayor were present. There was a public hearing on the...

 

Resignations, contracts and a plaque

At 4 p.m. on May 20 at the Elk Mountain Elementary School, the Carbon County District No. 2 (CCSD2) held their monthly board meeting. The agenda was quickly approved. CCSD2 Superintendent Dr. James...

 

'Short' term memories

Jamie Short has been teaching science and math at Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow High School for five years. She is leaving after half a decade to be closer to her family in Worland where she grew...

 

Learning and lunch

Vicki Scott has made up meals and served them up for Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) students for 39 years. "I began in Medicine Bow, the year my oldest son, Zack started kindergarten,"...

 

Teacher, wife, mother ... rancher

The first teaching job that Chelsea DeWitt got out of college was at Medicine Bow Elementary School (MBES). "This was the best first teaching job I could have ever hoped for," DeWitt said. "I came...

 

Three school principal moves on

Traci Schneider came to the position of principal for the three northern Carbon County elementary schools this year planning to stay for many years. Unfortunately, although she had a job she loved,...

 

Thompson 'closes the book'

Kathy Thompson did not start out her professional career in library science or even education. Thompson, who hails from Montana, studied restaurant management, received an associates arts degree and...

 

Super duper Cooper

"When Shelly finished her contract at Sinclair, the principal said she was the only teacher there that had never been any complaints," Jeanette Fischer, Medicine Bow resident and former teacher in...

 

Glasser leaves on a 'high note'

Pam Glasser is known to many inhabitants in Carbon County as a music teacher. To fellow musicians and concert goers in Wyoming, Houston and Israel, Glasser is acknowledged as an accomplished French...

 

Capital idea

Cody Sheldon has been the music teacher at Saratoga Elementary for the past five years. As the school year ends, Sheldon is leaving Wyoming and moving to Washington D.C. to teach music in the...

 

Athletes and weather

An old adage about Wyoming states: "If you don't like the weather, wait five minutes, it will change." Nowhere is this more apparent than at the State Track and Field Championship in Casper. Those...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Opinion    May 22, 2019

There is no substitute for a sister

I have always said that my parents may not have lasted very long together (about five years), but they created one of my best friends when my sister was born. I don’t think I realized it when she fi...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 22, 2019

Licenses & King Coal

Before the Hanna Town Council regularly scheduled at 6 p.m. on May 14 at the Hanna Town Hall, there was public hearing at 5:50 p.m. for the submission of a community development block grant....

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    May 22, 2019

Four titles, five runner-ups and three All-State athletes

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) track and field team did well at state. The boys team placed 4th and the girls team 5th. "Being able to bring in four state titles, five runner ups, three...

 

Mr. Soto's Field Day

It is that time of year for the annual Mr. Soto Elk Mountain Elementary (EMES) and Medicine Bow Elementary School (MBES) Field Day. On Friday, after the "Big Boy" train stopped at Medicine Bow for...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 15, 2019

Playgrounds and wells

The Riverside Town Council met on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Riverside Town Hall to a full house. Mayor Leroy Stephenson and council members Katie Cheesbrough and Fred Lorenz were in attendance. Josh C...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    May 15, 2019

Miners take second in Sheridan

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School track and field team went to regionals in Sheridan and came in 2nd of all the schools that attended. In six of the boys track events, HEM athlet...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 15, 2019

Planning for summer

The Encampment Town Council met at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Encampment Town Hall. Mayor Greg Salisbury was present as were council members Shannon Fagan and Kimberly Loftice. The Agenda and Minutes...

 

Feeding Carbon County

Two months ago, the Hanna Recreation Center played host for people to get free food for the first time in Hanna (See "Food boon" on page 6 in the March 13 edition of the Sun). The Wyoming Food Bank of...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    May 1, 2019

An education in the wind

Graduation is nearing and many students in Carbon County are weighing their options. It is never easy for graduating seniors to be sure they are going down the right road concerning their future....

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    May 1, 2019

Shooting for bigger competition

Jackie Jones, Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School track and field head coach, is happy where many of her athletes are at this point in the season. "Things are coming together nicely...

 

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