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Articles from the January 13, 2021 edition

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 By Joshua Wood    News    January 13, 2021

Saratoga finds its Creed

While a run-off election in Georgia was determining who would gain control of the United States Senate on January 5, the Saratoga Town Council was finding their own direction during their first...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    January 13, 2021

Commissioners approve Wyoming Downs

The Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) started the new year off at the tracks as they approved a resolution for pari mutuel wagering to operate in the county during their January 5 meeting....

 

Filling a need

Almost two years ago, the first Friday in March, on the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies ( WFBOTR) food truck made its first appearance in the town of Hanna to distribute food. It was a very...

 

First responders vaccinated

On January 6, vaccination against the coronavirus COVID-19 started for first responders in Carbon County. Melissa Sikes, Director of South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Services (SCWEMS),...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    January 13, 2021

Council to interview counsel

While the Town of Saratoga will start the year with someone in the mayor’s seat, the Saratoga Town Council is also moving forward with replacing both their legal counsel and their town clerk. Both t...

 

Tears for America

It was almost a no-brainer what I was going to write for my column this week. 2020 was tough for me as I know it has been for so many people in the county, state, country and world. I lost my mother i... Full story

 

Yes, Virginia there still is a United States of America

It is the day after January 6, 2021 and I could not sleep no matter how hard I tried. The thoughts and experiences of this past year and then yesterday were way too vivid. Even though my family is in...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 13, 2021

Clinic goes high def

A new AMX420 high-definition portable X-ray machine is helping healthcare workers at the Platte Valley Clinic deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. The $133,000 machine, manufactured by GE Healthcare, was...

 

Angling for a good time

The Mother Mountain Anglers held their annual kid's fishing clinic on January 9th, 2021. The non-profit group promotes the preservation of nature and community through the shared love of fishing....

 

Catch a good time

While there have been a number of annual events that have been cancelled or postponed due to ongoing health orders, one event that will still take place is the Annual Saratoga Ice Fishing Derby as it...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Sports    January 13, 2021

Panthers scratch out more wins

As the Saratoga Panthers enter the regular season, fresh off their holiday break, they appear eager to prove that their showing at the 2020 1A State Championship was not a one-off event.  On January...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Sports    January 13, 2021

Lady Panthers take down Shoshoni

As the Saratoga Lady Panthers returned to the hardwood following winter break, they went 1-1 over the weekend with a loss on the road and a win at home. On January 7, Saratoga was swept up by the...

 

Miners digging for wins

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) Miners hosted the Encampment Tigers on Friday. The Tigers, considered one of the best teams in the state, showed why they are so highly regarded at the Mine...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Sports    January 13, 2021

Lady Tigers finding their step

As the Encampment Lady Tigers returned to the court from winter break, they had two games on the road. The Lady Tigers were hosted by the 2A Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets on January 7 and by the Hanna, Elk...

 

Saratoga individuals wrestle well

The Saratoga Panther grapplers traveled to Torrington on Friday, January 9, to compete against the teams of Laramie, Burns and Torrington. Head Coach Jared Mason said the Panthers began their day...

 

Lady Miners keep digging

Encampment's Lady Tigers came to Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School to take a win from the Lady Miners on Friday. Encampment In the 1st quarter of the game, it looked like they were...

 

Miners grapplers gaining experience

The wrestling coaches at Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School were pleased with their grapplers this weekend when they went to Torrington on Saturday. Both Head Coach Robert Riddle and...

 
 By Staff Report    News    January 13, 2021

COVID-19 "UK Variant" found in Wyoming

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH)) confirmed on January 16 the state’s first case of the “UK variant,” or B.1.1.7 COVID-19 variant has been identified in a Teton County adult male. While further investigation is ongoing, early information... Full story

 

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