Articles from the February 23, 2023 edition

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Encampment council talks spring projects, lagoon bids

At their February 9 meeting, the Encampment Town Council updates from the South Central Wyoming Emergency Services (SCWEMS) and various projects which would require attention once the weather clears....

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 23, 2023

Arrest made in Saratoga overdose deaths

Less than two weeks after the overdose death of a Saratoga couple on February 4, at least one suspect is in custody. On February 21, the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office announced an arrest had been made in Saratoga on February 17 in connection with...

 

Paxton honored for commitment to education

In the Platte Valley, it seems the name Jerry Paxton is synonymous with education. Paxton, who served as House District 47 representative from 2013 until 2022, has been involved in education since...

 

Dr. Gary W. Lyons

Dr. Gary W Lyons, 88, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2023. Born October 18, 1934 in Corry, Pennsylvania to the late Arch and Aralene (Drought) Lyons. Dr. Lyons was preceded in death by the... Full story

 

Betting on community kindness

After snowmobiles were done flinging snow at the 6th Street Sprint and kids were done sledding, the evening warmed up as chips flew to end the 36th Annual Sierra Madre Winter Carnival on January 28. C...

 

The martial arts of non-violence

When Nick Haderlie came to the Valley with his family five years ago, he began looking for judo or jiu-jitsu classes but was unable to find anything local. His solution was to start his own martial...

 

It's Wyoming

A few weeks ago I wrote a column about my encounter with some dunderheads that were visiting our wonderful state and weren’t happy with their experience. I got to thinking about Wyoming, and what ma... Full story

 

Time to admit there's a problem

When overcoming an addiction, the first step is admitting there’s a struggle. The same is also true for a community to overcome a problem with drugs. The Platte Valley has a dilemma with drugs.. The increased number of drug arrests during the time... Full story

 

Chronicling Saratoga's healing waters

The history of Saratoga's hot springs and its healing waters are deeply tied to that of the town itself. So is that of the Saratoga Hot Springs Resort and Spa. Dr. Michael "Doc' Janssen, the most...

 

Lady Miners ride rollercoaster to No. 3 seed

Like the mine cart scene in an action movie, the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) Lady Miners took their fans on a rollercoaster this past week. On Tuesday, the Lady Miners hosted the...

 

Panthers perform perfectly to end season

The Saratoga Panthers finished their regular season with a significant win over the North Park Wildcats and an 18-0 record. On Tuesday, Saratoga dealt a Valentine’s heartbreaker to the Wildcats in...

 

Lady Tigers scratch out two more wins

The Encampment Lady Tigers played two non-conference games on the road to finish out the regular season as they were hosted by the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) Lady Miners on Friday and...

 

Saratoga grapplers take 3rd at regionals

All 11 Saratoga Panther matmen who competed in the 2A East Regional Championships on Friday earned the right to contend for a State Championship title. The team boasted individual championships in...

 

Miners take three on the chin

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) Miners hosted three games last week, but were unable to secure a win in any of them. Despite the losses, the team still had some bright moments. On Tuesday,...

 

Miners digging in for State Tournament

Old Man Winter may be trying to take Wyoming to the mat, but that didn’t stop the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) Miners from heading to Casper for the State Wrestling Tournament this...

 

Lady Rattlers strike at Farson twice

The Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) Lady Rattlers went 2-2 last week as they ended their regular season with four conference games: two against the Farson-Eden Lady Pronghorns and two against the...

 

Rattlers battle for seeding

The Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) Rattlers finished their regular season with a crucible of conference games, with two against the Farson-Eden Pronghorns and two against the Cokeville Panthers....

 

Placing a spotlight on good deeds

The schools in Hanna have begun a new program which aims to recognize students who may typically go unnoticed. The staff of Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School and Hanna Elementary...

 
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