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 By Mike Armstrong    Opinion    May 19, 2022 

Unintended Consequences

I came across the two pack DVD movie special recently that was so cheap I couldn’t really pass it up. One movie I had not seen and the other had been many years ago. The combo pack was the two...

 By Mike Armstrong    Business    May 19, 2022 

Bringing change to the resort

The Saratoga Hot Springs Resort (Saratoga Resort) has had several reincarnations since a log building was erected on the present site of the resort in 1877. The building then was used as a general...


'An amazing honor'

"The 2022 Small Business Person of the year for Wyoming is such a prestigious award and it looks at a business that has grown in its revenue, its employees and has that resilience and staying power...

 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    May 12, 2022

Panther track making big decisions for regionals

The regular track and field regular season just finished this weekend for the Saratoga Panther High School track and field team after competing in meets in Lander and Thermopolis. Head coach Rex...

 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    May 12, 2022

HEM digs in at Thermopolis

by Mike Armstrong The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) Miners went to the well-attended Bobcat Invite in Thermopolis and had a good showing. There were 28 teams from around the state and 506...


'Trees are cool'

National Arbor Day is always celebrated on the last Friday in April, but many states observe Arbor Day on different dates throughout the year based on best tree planting times in their area.  Carbon...


HART holds grand opening of new gardens

The Hanna Agricultural Resource Team (HART) had their first meeting to start the new growing season on April 26 at Rosie's Posies in the Hanna Shopping Center. There were over a dozen members in...

 By Mike Armstrong    Business    May 5, 2022

The forest for the trees

The Saratoga Forest Management lumber company had 30 Danish students from the University of Copenhagen vist the mill on April 26 to observe operations. Owner Gary Ervin was happy to host this group...


Keeping their memory alive

The Miners Monument in Hanna, which is dedicated to the miners who lost their lives over a 100 years ago is getting attention from some people who feel this monument has been somewhat forgotten due...

 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    May 5, 2022

No school too small, no event too big

Conor McGraw, a graduate from Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School was a standout athlete along with his twin brother Shane. The HEM football team went to the state championship and in...

 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    May 5, 2022

Panthers racing to state

“We want our kids to be racing the best kids in the state,” said Rex Hohnolt, Saratoga track and field head coach. “It was nice that it was a decent day in Riverton.” Hohnholt is talking about...

 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    May 5, 2022

Running against the wind

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) Miner High School Track and Field team went the Scott Hardy Memorial track meet in Wright on April 29. The weather was a bit challenging for the athletes he...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 28, 2022

Audit frustrations

The Encampment Town Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on April 14 with Mayor Greg Salisbury in attendance along with council members Bill Craig, Shannon Fagan-Craig and Gary Stull. Town...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 28, 2022

Amending budgets

The Medicine Bow Town Council held their regularly monthly scheduled meeting on April 11 at the Medicine Bow Community Hall. Mayor Sharon Biamon was present along with council members Cindy Chace,...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 28, 2022

Saratoga Museum speeds up

"This is the landing page and I kept the website simple," Saratoga Museum Director Dana Davis said. "I made it simple purposely because a lot of people will be looking at it from their phone." To...


Shanghai: then and now

Nothing has prepared for me to see pictures of Shanghai, the city I lived in for five years, in a lockdown state which have been showing up the past couple weeks on different news outlets. One in...


Bennett breaks record in Rawlins

by Mike Armstrong The Saratoga Panther’s track and field team competed in the Nancy Steinberg Invite in Rawlins, coming in 2nd in both boys and girls events as they competed against seven schools,...


Miner track sees results

Mother Nature was kind as far as temperatures went for Friday's Nancy Steinberg Track and Field Invite in Rawlins, but she still tested the athletes with strong wind conditions. "The conditions were...


Mom look what the Easter bunny left me!

ke Kelly, Medicine Bow resident studies his new found treasure at the Medicine Bow Easter Egg hunt held at the town park on Saturday morning. See more Easter on Pages 6-7...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 21, 2022

Miner monument gets attention

The Hanna Town Council had a busy agenda to get through as it started at 6:30 p.m. on April 12 at the Hanna Town Hall. Mayor Lois Buchanan, council members Sammy Sikes, Tracy Fowler and Jayson...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 21, 2022

National Crime Victims Rights Week proclaimed

Whereas, the term “crime victim” is more than just a label and has legal standing and protections that go along with it; “Whereas, we acknowledge that crime victims’ rights laws passed in Wyom...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 14, 2022

WYDOT ready for the future

The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) Director Luke Riener came to Rawlins to explain the Wyoming Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Strategy. Reiner stated Wyoming will set the foundation and... Full story

 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 14, 2022

The road not easy

Wyoming offers challenges to residents during spring with weather often unpredictable. Gardeners have to judge when they should plant to get the most out of the season without being too early. It... Full story


The Age Disconnect

I am getting ready to hit one of those birthdays I always thought meant I was old, but am now reevaluating.  This is not my first time doing something like this. I can remember at 18 feeling sorry... Full story

 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 14, 2022

Coming Full Circle

*Editor's Note: The print version of this article has the same headline as one on page 3 of this week's edition. We apologize for the error* John Van Winkle, the new Hanna deputy marshall is no strang... Full story


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