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 By Mike Armstrong    Opinion    August 21, 2019 

Drop Bears and Jackelopes

I am loving this time of year. Wyoming in the summer can’t be beat and I revel in living here. Winter and wind be damned, now that summer is here. I am blown away every time I enter the town of Elk... Full story

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    August 21, 2019 

Water, fowl at Hanna Town Council

The Hanna Town Council met at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Hanna Town Hall with three council members in attendance. Council member Traci Fowler was absent. Mayor Lois Buchanan was present. Before the...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    August 21, 2019 

Coming to an understanding

There are new wind projects being slated to come to northern Carbon County that will have impact on several municipalities. The Lucky Star Wind Energy Project (Lucky Star) will be operating on 78,292...

 

Casting on the Platte River

On the afternoon on Aug 6, a videographer could be seen following a group of women down Bridge Street. Ryan Halverson was making a documentary for Hermann Global, a company that specializes in...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    August 14, 2019

Judging sludge, protecting water

The Encampment Town Council met at 7 p.m. on Thursday with all council members present with the exception of Bill Craig. Mayor Greg Salisbury and Doreen Harvey Town Clerk/Treasurer were also in attend...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    August 14, 2019

WY-not 230?

The Riverside Town Council met at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Riverside Town Hall where all current council members were in attendance. Mayor Leroy Stephenson and Town Clerk/Treasurer Jan Cook were...

 

Sunshine for HBM

Sunshine Solaas is settling into her job as the new director for the Hanna Basin Museum (HBM). The position had not been filled for several months and Solaas acknowledges there is work to be done....

 

Getting on the map

Nicole Karem is Gateway Community Coordinator for the Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) and she came to Carbon County on July 22 to explain designating Encampment/Riverside as a Gateway Commun...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    August 7, 2019

CCCOG hosts WYDOT

The Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG) met at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Valley Community Center in Baggs. As might be expected, there was strong representation from the towns of Baggs...

 

Sammich, not sandwich

Hanna has a new place to get lunch and dinner. It has been open for less than two weeks and proprietors Rial and Tina Baxter have been pleasantly surprised at their brisk business. Especially since...

 

Rest in Peace

“This isn’t just a loss to Saratoga and its community,” Saratoga resident Wanda Snell said shaking her head with eyes misting up. “This is a loss for Carbon County.” Wanda was talking to me...

 

A Greenway to North County

Jason Greenway, the new principal for Hanna Elementary, Elk Mountain Elementary and Medicine Bow Elementary, was born and raised in Tucson, Ari. He went to college at Northern Arizona University for...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 31, 2019

Minutes, notary and trash

The Medicine Bow Town Council met at 7 p.m. on July 8 at the Medicine Bow Community Hall with President of the Council Karla Denzen presiding due to Mayor Kevin Colman being absent. Council member...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 31, 2019

Man camp impact

Mayor Kevin Colman called a special meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. on July 15 at the Medicine Bow Community Hall with council members, Karla Denzin, Sharon Biamon, John Cowdin, and Trevor Strauch...

 

Here's to women

This year the United States will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. This historic amendment gave the right of citizens of the United States to vote, stating...

 

Freddie the Federalist

Freddie Wagner, a Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow High School senior to be, was honored in Medicine Bow at a dinner for her accomplishments in going to American Legion Auxiliary Girls State from...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 17, 2019

Truck question

The Riverside Town Council met at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Riverside Town Hall with council member Fred Lorenz absent. The meeting started with a public hearing for a liquor license application for...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 17, 2019

In the flood zone

All council members were in attendance at the Hanna Town Council held at 6 p.m. on July 9 at the Hanna Town Hall. Mayor Lois Buchanan was not present due to illness. Council member Bob Patton was mayo...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 17, 2019

Talk of the mountain

The Encampment Town Council met at 7 p.m. on July 11 at the Encampment Town Hall to an almost full house. Many attendees were awaiting to hear Mayor Greg Salisbury’s comments on a purchase of land...

 

Brush Creek Ranch goes green ... house

If you have driven on the Snowy Range Highway in the recent month, or just passed by Brush Creek Ranch (Brush Creek) on the way to Ryan Park, you may have noticed some large buildings that sprung up....

 

It is great to live in America

As the 4th of July rolls by, this is one of my favorite times to be in Wyoming. For that matter, the United States. But honestly, the 4th of July feels special, like it should, celebrating in small... Full story

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    July 3, 2019

Racing against 24

Conor and Shane McGraw, twin brother student athletes at Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School were invited to the 44th Annual Great Southwest Track and Field Classic (Great Southwest)...

 

Cowboy goes global

"I got a horse when I was seven," Jake Zielke said. "We more or less saved it from the slaughterhouse because it was old. The first year, I rode it bareback before I could save up enough money to buy...

 

Craig calls it quits

Carrie Craig is leaving Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) after working for the school system for 40 years. Craig said she started working for the district after she left her job at the Sara...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    June 26, 2019

Always play to the whistle

The shootout between Wyoming and Nebraska had a recent Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) graduate quarterback as part of the game on June 15 held at Chadron State University in Nebraska....

 

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