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HART seeks new leader

The Hanna Agricultural Resource Team (HART) met at 5:30 p.m. on July 31 at the Hanna Market to discuss changes in leadership. Rose Dabbs, the president of HART, told the members in attendance it was...

 

Whiskey changed my life

Providence has thrown a lot of interesting jobs at me over the years, but honestly, most just sort of happened by being in the right place at the right time. That is true to a major degree when it...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    August 8, 2018

Bridge a stepping stone

There was a lot of traffic on County Road 121 around 10 a.m. on July 31 as dozens of people made their way to the Rocky Mountain Power Ekola Bridge and County Road 121 dedication. Both Carbon County a...

 

JW Hugus gets 10 years

The surname Hugus is not only well known in the Valley, but in other parts of Wyoming also. J.W. Hugus once owned 12 businesses in southern Wyoming and northern Colorado. The Hugus Company Mercantile...

 

Fast traveling man plays the Valley

Scott Helmer said when he first started touring in the U.S. in 2012 one of the early places he rolled through was Riverside and he played at the Bear Trap. He loved the place and was happy to return...

 

Mission to Medicine Bow

The First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of Ft. Lupton had a mission team come to northern Carbon County to paint the parsonage at the Medicine Bow FUMC house from July 15-20. In addition to painting...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 25, 2018

Doubling down on Executive Sessions

The Saratoga Town Council had two separate executive sessions in their meeting at 6 p.m. on July 17, at the Saratoga Town Hall. In the beginning it was business as usual, as the council approved the...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 25, 2018

Teaching the Fifth Penny

Steve Nicholson, Chairman for Carbon County Council of Governments (CCCOG) was absent from the meeting in Riverside Town Hall that started at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, so Kenda Colman, the Vice Chairman...

 

Old Dip reopens

For old timers in Medicine Bow, the C-Spear Bar and Grill location had housed the Diplodocus Bar. The "Old Dip" as it was affectionately known by locals, was famous for it's murals painted by Bill...

 

Remember the teachers

I was out in my garden last Sunday afternoon and did a twist of my back somehow and by the evening, I was in major pain. Gut wrenching torture, that made me want to puke; I couldn’t walk for more th...

 

It'll be a coal day in Hanna

King Coal Days are here again starting July 20. At 5 p.m. on Friday registration for weekend events at the Hanna Parks and Recreation Center begin this year’s festivities. Also starting at the same...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 18, 2018

Digging Hanna

The Hanna Town Council met at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the town hall after a meet and greet with Ashley Mayfield Davis, candidate for Carbon County Attorney that began at 5 p.m. Davis stayed for the...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 18, 2018

Serving rules

The Medicine Bow Town Council met at 7 p.m. on July 9 at the Community Hall and started business as usual with approval of the agenda, the minutes for the June 11 meeting and the special meeting conve...

 

Gone to Girls State

Dawn Kenneda, Medicine Bow American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 64 Girls State Chairman, had some of her northern Carbon County girls attend the 76th session of the American Legion Auxiliary Wyoming...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 11, 2018

Saratoga council abuzz

The Saratoga Town Council met at 6 p.m. on July 3 at the Saratoga Town Hall and quickly approved the agenda, the minutes for June 19 and the financials which totaled $191,139.82. Mayor Ed Glode went...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 11, 2018

Recreation and fireworks

The Medicine Bow Town Council met at 7 p.m. on June 11 at the Medicine Bow Community Hall to discuss fireworks for the fourth of July celebration and pass the third reading of Ordinance 2-2018 B, the...

 

Travel writers enjoy 'Box' dinner

John Barker hails from Sydney, Australia and has been in the north of Wyoming three times, but now on his fourth time to the Cowboy state, he is taking a look at places off the beaten Australian...

 

From April Fools to Friday the 13th

Doug and Kathleen Campbell often joke about the fact that they bought the Hotel Wolf on April Fools Day. Obviously not superstitious, they are celebrating the hotel's 125 anniversary on Friday the...

 

Med Bow sparkles

The wind was gusty on the evening of July 4 in Medicine Bow as the dusk was closing in. It was blowing hard enough the town's fire department felt it would be wise to move the fireworks from their...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 4, 2018

Dinosaurs on the move

Seven miles outside of Medicine Bow, towards Laramie on US 30, is a pull-off with two Wyoming informational visitor signs and a couple of buildings. One of the informational signs is about the dinosau...

 

Tidying the garden

Summer is here and Hanna resident Rose Dabbs presided over the monthly Hanna Agricultural Resource Team (HART) meeting held at 5:30 p.m. on June 26 at the Hanna Market to discuss work needed to be...

 

Music on the road

Carl Bernstein and Marilyn Priddy rolled into Saratoga on June 13 in the early afternoon and approached Tona Hall, manager of Firewater Public House (Firewater) about singing and playing music for foo...

 

Candidates talk tourism

By Mike Armstrong On Thursday, six candidates for governor attended a panel hosted by Wyoming Lodging and Restaurant Association (WLRA) to discuss their views and policies related to tourism,...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 27, 2018

Reps and rotomillings

The Saratoga Town Council met at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Saratoga Town Hall after business as usual of approving the agenda, the minutes from June 5 and the financials. The bills approved to be paid...

 

Carbon County makes you tough

It is no secret I have lived in a fair amount of places in my life, but I really don't think I have ever lived an area that can have such different weather that is less than 40 miles apart. This...

 

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