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Articles from the February 24, 2021 edition

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 By Dana Davis    News    February 24, 2021

Common sense soaking

While there were rumors of two deaths at the hot springs this past week, Police Chief Ken Lehr, confirmed that there was only one. Details could not yet be released at the time of the interview as...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 24, 2021

I-80 pursuit ends safely

What began as a routine traffic stop quickly turned into a dangerous pursuit according to a recent press release from the Wyoming Highway Patrol.  On February 19, a Wyoming Highway Patrol Trooper attempted to stop a vehicle between Elk Mountain and...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    February 24, 2021

Encampment vaccine clinic back on

Vaccinations against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been, by and large, successful in Carbon County despite a brief shortage caused by nationwide weather issues last week. In a February 17 inte...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    February 24, 2021

Paving the way

The Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) passed two resolutions during their February 16 meeting that adopted policies proposed by Kandis Fritz, Carbon County Road and Bridge Coordinator....

 

Outreach expanding

The Carbon County Visitors Council (CCVC) met on February 17 via Zoom. It would be a short meeting compared to most CCVC board meetings. As it lasted exactly one hour. After all board members were...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    February 24, 2021

Commissioners get fire updates

During their February 16 meeting, the Board of Carbon County Commissioners heard updates on both the Mullen Fire and the Hanna RR 316 Fire from Lenny Layman, Carbon County Emergency Manager.  The...

 

How did they do it?

A couple weeks back, I was in the town of Elk Mountain and a snow squall was making my departure back to Hanna seriously questionable. I guess I have to acknowledge, my trusty white Mazda is not exact...

 

What were they thinking? First principles of American Constitutionalism

"Tis funny about th' constitution," said Mr. Dooley, the legendary, philosophical Irish bartender created by Finley Peter Dunne. "It reads plain, but no wan can undherstant it without an...

 

Ban won't hurt mitigation

Dear Editor A ban on federal oil and gas leasing in Wyoming could indeed push oil and gas companies to lease and develop more state and private land eventually. After 32 years as a habitat and mitigation biologist though, I have to say, concluding...

 

Mixing media

Most artists are happy to be selling the work at any age, but few find themselves a senior in high school having sold about a dozen pieces before graduation. Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM)...

 
 By Staff Report    News    February 24, 2021

Bringing ground

The USDA has issued final loan approval for the construction of the North Platte Valley Medical Center which means, according to Construction Superintendent Monty Wardell, “We can finally move forward.” Wardell said that his firm, contractor...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    February 24, 2021

One hour or less

The Saratoga Town Council just barely had a quorum as it met on February 17. With Councilmember Bob Keel and Mayor Creed James both absent and Councilmember D’Ron Campbell joining by phone, the meet...

 

Triple-threat Bennett

It doesn't take an avid basketball fan to see that Saratoga's Whitney Bennett loves to play the game. Whether in person or, due to limits on attendance, on the National Federation of State High...

 

HEM visits Tiger nation

The last games the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School basketball teams got to play was back on February 8 against the Wheatland junior varsity teams. Both the Miners and Lady Miners...

 

Lady Tigers take their leave

Last week, the Encampment Lady Tigers finished out their regular season as they went 0-3 in one conference game and two non-conference games. With no ticket to the regional tournament, the Lady...

 

Tigers enter quadrant play at No. 2 seed

The Encampment Tigers will be entering the 1A Southwest Quad Regional Tournament as the No. 2 seed this week following a conference loss and two non-conference wins last week. On February 16, the Tige...

 

Saratoga sends all grapplers

Saratoga High School wrestling head coach Jared Mason was happy with the showing his Panther grapplers. "The Saratoga Panthers wrestling team really stepped up at the WHSAA (Wyoming High School...

 

Lady Panthers secure place in quad

The Saratoga Lady Panthers, if anything, have proven over the last few seasons that they are growing as a team. Two seasons ago, the Lady Panthers bought their ticket to the regional tournament throug...

 

Panthers keep top spot

The Saratoga Panthers held onto their No. 1 spot in the 1A Southwest Conference as they fended off three conference foes last week. On Tuesday, Saratoga narrowly defeated their Valley and conference...

 

HEM seeds four

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) wrestling team sent six wrestlers to the WHSAA (Wyoming High School Activities Association) 2A Southeast Quadrant and were able to place four grapplers to...

 

Restoring history

"I have been the director for the Hanna Basin Museum for almost two years now and I have been working diligently to getting someone out here to restore this monument," Sunshine Solaas said. "The...

 

Mining lemonade

Adversity is part of sports, but it is tough when mothernature is your opponent. At Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School, winter weather canceled another senior appreciation night and t...

 

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