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 By Mike Armstrong    News    December 11, 2019 

Talking trash

The mayors of Hanna, Elk Mountain and Medicine Bow were among those in attendance at the most recent meeting of the High Country Joint Powers Board (HCJPB) on Dec. 5 at the Hanna Town Hall. Residents...

 

Making Memories in a Spirited Manner

The Spirit Vault in the Cheyenne Club at Brush Creek's Farm has few counterparts anywhere in the world. Coming into the lounge area where there is a bar for pouring drinks, the most overwhelming...

 

Going All-State

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School girls volleyball team has put their season behind them and many of the players are focusing on the upcoming basketball season. Volleyball coach...

 

Rimmer awarded All-State

Saratoga Panther Noah Rimmer was acknowledged by Wyoming Coaches Association with being selected as an All-State football player this year. "I'm excited I got the award," Rimmer said. "I am honored of...

 

Hanna marshal helps Medicine Bow

It was almost out of a movie script. A snow storm shuts down two highways leading to a remote small town of about 300 people in a large Western state. A classic, historical, old hotel has a guest...

 

Putting Hanna Elementary FIRST

There are 10 Hanna Elementary students going to Casper on Dec. 6-7 to compete in the Wyoming FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League Robotics Competition. Jason...

 

Old Town report

The Hanna Town Council met at 6 p.m. on Nov. 12 at the Hanna Town Hall for their regularly scheduled meeting. The agenda and minutes from the Oct. 8 regularly scheduled council meeting where approved....

 

The Coach truly makes a difference

One of the strongest benefits I continue to get from my job as a Saratoga Sun reporter is covering sports teams in Carbon County School District No 2 (CCSD2). Living in Hanna, I am the guy who covers...

 

North County Contingencies

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School can find this time of year tough to get to school due to the weather. Wind and snow can make it treacherous for busses to pick up students and...

 

Cooley inducted into Omega Tau Rho

Marcy Cooley was surprised when she was named Wyoming Realtor of the Year in 2018 (see Cooley named Wyo. Realtor of the year on page 1, Sept. 26, 2018 Saratoga Sun). That year she thanked many people...

 

Tom and Jerry for Christmas

The cold weather is bearing down on us and so are the holidays. This is the time of year when people break out their recipes of hot toddies or egg nog to get in the spirit of Christmas and keep warm....

 

They always dig deep

The first person to score against the Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) football team all season was a sophomore from Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School. Jase Smith scored in the...

 

Stranded in high country

The Medicine Bow Town Council met at 7 p.m. on Nov. 12 at the Medicine Bow Community Hall. Mayor Sharon Biamon, council members John Cowdin, Lyle Flansburg, Lucy Schofield and Trevor Strauch were in...

 

One in a million

The Bow River Crossing (Bow River) convenience store in Elk Mountain made someone a winner on Oct. 21 when they purchased a winning Cowboy Draw Wyo Lottery ticket worth $1,165,543. According to Bill...

 

Thoughts of a Warm Destination

Anyone who knows me is aware that I love warm weather. I think it goes back to the fact that I lived in Houston from ages three to 10. Before that, it was Florida for a year. Plus, even after my...

 

Challenging Hanna

On Oct. 15, Larry Scott came to Hanna to speak of Rachel’s Challenge to Hanna Elementary students in the morning, Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School students in the afternoon and a...

 

Lady Miners look to regroup

By Mike Armstrong The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School girls volleyball team went to the state tourney knowing the first team they faced would be tough. At 4:30 p.m on Nov. 7 in...

 

Miners head to Championship

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School football team hosted the Lingle-Ft. Laramie football team at 1 p.m. on Friday for the right to go to the State Championship next week in...

 

Hanna whips Longhorns

The Meeteetse Longhorns came to Hanna to wrest a playoff game from the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School football team, but the Miners were having none of it. The weather was...

 

Showing good sportsmanship

Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School principal Steve Priest and his wife Courtney, Medicine Bow Elementary School secretary believe strongly in good sportsmanship. They decided, after...

 

Lady Miners head to state

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School girls volleyball team went to the 1A East tournament on Friday in Wheatland. Once it was over, they found themselves going to the State...

 

Gonzales goes global

Christian Gonzales, a 2015 Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School graduated, has recently come back to Hanna after serving his country from 2016 until the beginning of this month....

 

Good sportsmanship

The Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) met at 4 p.m. on Oct. 21 at the Hanna Elementary School. Board members present were chairman Joe Gaspari, vice chairman Paul Clark, treasurer James...

 

Healing Hawaii

When I first went to the state of Hawaii, it was to stay on the island of Maui. It was my first trip away from the U.S. mainland and it was exotic in so many ways. The people were incredibly friendly...

 

Miners Go Undefeated

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School football team finished up the regular season undefeated after beating Guernsey-Sunrise 68-12. The Miners went 8-0 overall and 7-0 in conference...

 

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