Articles from the April 26, 2017 edition

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Hooves and Hoops

Over the weekend at the Platte Valley Community Center in Saratoga, family fun ambled onto the Kirsten Campbell Court very slowly. The place also smelled like a stable. Donkey basketball-the sport... Full story

 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 26, 2017

MBHS sells for $250K

On April 19, Kevin Colman, mayor of Medicine Bow, signed over the deed to the Medicine Bow High School–built in 1980–to representatives from the global engineering company Venezolana De Proyectos... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    April 26, 2017

Landowner license application deadline approaching

The deadline for landowner hunting license applications is only a few weeks away. May 15 is the last day applications can be submitted for resident landowner elk, deer, and antelope licenses and non-resident landowner deer and antelope licenses.... Full story

 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 26, 2017

'Courage' gets Watts trip to Casper

Encampment junior Charles Watts attended the Boys' and Girls' Club of Central Wyoming banquet held in Casper April 23 to learn how his story did in State competition. Watts won local and district... Full story


Zoning officer & alerts

After going through routine business on the agenda, the Saratoga Town Council stopped to discuss Dan Ferrin, the new zoning officer hired by the town, and the impacts the position will have. Council members hope filling the position—which went... Full story

 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 26, 2017

Emergency employee

Mike Farver was honored at a barbecue on April 8 by South Central Wyoming Emergency Medical Services (SCWEMS) as Employee of the Year. In addition to his colleagues, he was joined by his wife Tabatha... Full story


An argument against annexation

Dear Editor, I would like to share some serious concerns about the proposed annexation in front of the present Town Council and being discussed by the Saratoga Planning Commission. To begin with I would like to express my support for the annexation... Full story


Taking our LIEAP

Editor, Are you aware that the proposed federal budget calls for the elimination of the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)? This is the program that keeps many Wyoming residents warm in the winter. Earlier this year, the State of Wyoming le... Full story


Energy production up, but not by much

Coal production in Wyoming saw a bit of a bounce in the first quarter of 2017 while oil and gas production fell in the state, but the state's economic picture still looks bleak according to figures... Full story


Panthers back in swing

Saratoga High School’s track team hit the field this week after a relaxing spring break spent with family, or on a class trip to Europe. Even though the team’s originally scheduled meet in Douglas was canceled due to weather, the Panthers found... Full story


Tigers take strides

The Tigers of Encampment High School roared out of vacation Friday to turn in some strong times and distances at the Green River Invitational. The Lady Tigers did particularly well at the meet. Senior McKenzie Powell took second in the 400-meter dash... Full story


Neimark hits the mark

Hanna–Elk Mountain–Medicine Bow (HEM) High School track had some great results in the Green River Invitational April 21. Jarrett Neimark won the triple jump for the second time at an invitational with a mark of 42’-05.50” and Shane McGraw... Full story



Senior Center Menu Wednesday: Sweet/sour meatballs, steamed rice, oriental vegetables, strawberries, ice cream, milk. Thursday: Pork roast, au gratin potato, spinach, wheat bread, applesauce, milk. Friday: Swiss steak, baked potato, broccoli, wheat... Full story

 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 26, 2017

'Living Legend' to stop in the Bow

Union Pacific’s “Living Legend” No. 844 steam locomotive has traveled more than 1,600 miles during its roundtrip run to Boise, Idaho, to celebrate the 92nd anniversary of the historic Boise... Full story

 By Mike Armstrong    News    April 26, 2017

Plant flooding, drug bust & bike rodeo

At Tuesday’s Hanna Town council meeting, David Sutter explained the state of the flooding in the Water Treatment Plant and Marshal Jeff Neimark informed the town of a narcotic arrest outside of... Full story


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