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Spirits abound at Oktoberfest

The weather could not have been any more beautiful for the Saratoga Hot Springs Resort and Spa for their 9th annual Oktoberfest. Although beer was the dominant beverage being served, there were...

 

How leaders take away freedom

When I have a bad day, such as yesterday; I had an instance where one of my flexi-pipes, under my sink in the bathroom, came apart spraying water everywhere, I calmed down by reminding myself it could...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    September 22, 2022 

Roads are Ready

The Medicine Bow Town Council met at 7 p.m. on September 12 at the Community Hall. Director of the South-Central Wyoming EMS (SCWEMS), Stayton Mosby updated the Town Council. SCWEMS is in the process...

 

Lady Miners get wind blown

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) Lady Miners High School volleyball team faced the number one team in their conference this past Saturday. “I think for what we were expecting we did reall...

 

Saratoga Varsity Cross Country at Rawlins Invitational

The Saratoga Panther Cross Country team met other competitors from across the state at the Rawlins Invite on Friday that were powerhouses. The weather was good and the Panthers, both boys and girls,...

 

Panthers play tough, but lose

The Saratoga Panther High School football team faced the Niobrara Tigers and played extremely tough throughout the game until the 4th quarter where some tough breaks had the Tigers jump ahead 14 more...

 

Rattlers defeat Miners

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) Miner High School football team went to Baggs to play Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) Rattler football team and got a taste of why LSRV were state...

 

Families get a helping hand

Living in Carbon County is getting more expensive. Housing in the Valley, Rawlins and now even northern Carbon County, which for several decades has been considered cheap for housing, keeps on...

 

A Tough Homecoming for Lady Miners

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School Lady Miners volleyball team had a busy homecoming week, hosting three teams, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Lady Miners had some great...

 

Panthers get their killer pounce back

Head coach of the Saratoga Panther High School football team, Logan Wright, felt very good with his team as they bounced from their loss to Wind River last week. The Panthers beat the Moorcroft...

 

Miners get a taste of East Thunderbirds

Facing a team made up of 9th graders may not seem all that daunting unless those kids go to Cheyenne, the number one ranked school in 4 A football at the moment. None of the Cheyenne East Thunderbird...

 

Tigers run down Pronghorns

The Encampment Tiger football team killed the Ten Sleep Pioneers last week 53-0 and the Tigers kept the Farson-Eden Pronghorns scoreless 28 to 0. Encampment head football coach Kegan Willford has...

 

Rattlers keep chomping

The Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) Rattler High School football team took on a team this week which is solid and won. The Dubois Rams are in the 6-man South conference and had been undefeated until...

 

The flags are not forgotten

The Labor Day holiday started Friday, and for many Carbon County residents, it was the beginning of getting ready to depart to some place. For Hanna residents Dorla Baker and Gene Buckendorf Friday...

 

Winters of discontent

It has been getting a bit brisk at night which is great given how warm it has been the past week. For the record, I am enjoying the hot, if not scorching afternoons. I love the feeling of the sun heat...

 

Cougars beat Panthers first game

"In my opinion, there were two different games played," Saratoga Head Football Coach Logan Wright said. "Until the middle of the 3rd quarter, we were playing competitively and then the wheels sort of...

 

Rattlers bite Longhorns

The Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) Rattler High School football team started their season looking like the state champions they were last year in 6-man football as they took on the Meeteetse...

 

Good game lost

Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School Miner football team met the Kaycee Buckaroos at noon, Friday on HEM's home turf. Last year, the Miners had just enough players for 6-man. This year...

 

Coal country through French eyes

The town of Hanna, once a major coal boomtown as recent as the 1980s, has watched jobs disappear to the point, the town itself is the largest employer versus any other industry. The transition has...

 

Lady Miners tested by Lady Tigers

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School girls volleyball team played their first game under new head coach Hannah Williams on Friday at 6 p.m. at HEM against a strong Carbon County...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    August 25, 2022

A new Marshal takes oath

The Medicine Bow Town Council met on August 8, for their regularly scheduled meeting. Mayor Sharon Biamon called the meeting to order and those present were Councilmembers Lucy Schofield, Cynthia...

 

Dirty Politics

Until I made my home in Wyoming, my political affiliation was the majority where I lived. I started voting in Maryland, a major blue state, although I will acknowledge the current governor Larry Hogan...

 

Going to college before graduating high school

Three students from Carbon County School District No 2 (CCSD2) were able to go to the University of Wyoming before they graduated high school. They were Mackenzie Priest from Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medi...

 

Celebrating the Kids

On Monday morning, at 9 a.m. the first day of school in Carbon County School District No. 2, a siren went off telling the town something was happening.  There was. Hanna Elementary School (HES) had...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    August 18, 2022

Water is rising

Sammy Sikes was mayor pro tem in Mayor Lois Buchanan’s absence at the Hanna Town Council on August 9, 2022. Councilmember Bill Dys was also not in attendance. Councilmembers Tracy Fowler and Jayson...

 

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