Articles from the May 19, 2022 edition


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  • A difficult decision

    Joshua Wood|May 19, 2022

    Earlier this month, Memorial Hospital of Carbon County (MHCC) announced they would be terminating labor and delivery services. The decision, according to MHCC CEO Ken Harman, was not one arrived at easily. On May 3, Harman informed the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) what led the MHCC Board of Directors to come to the decision. According to Harman, the hospital had lost approximately $1.5 million in a three month period with $800,000 lost in January, $400,000 lost in February and...

  • Special event ordinance passes

    Joshua Wood|May 19, 2022

    As requested by Mayor Creed James, residents with concerns about Ordinance No. 862—which amends portions of Chapter 5.30 of Saratoga Municipal Code—brought them to the May 17 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council. Ultimately, Ordinance No. 862 passed on third reading with a unanimous vote. Prior to its passage, however, two members of the public addressed the council regarding their concerns. The first was Chris Shannon, co-owner of a music venue in Saratoga known as The Yard, and the second was...

  • Seeing red

    Joshua Wood|May 19, 2022

    The famed author Mark Twain once said "Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side he never shows to anybody." On the night of May 15, what looked like it might be the dark side of the moon could be seen in Saratoga and across the country. In fact, it was a lunar eclipse and the first one of 2022. The official name for this celestial event was Super Flower Blood Moon. According to Space.com, this event had the longest total lunar eclipse in 33 years. With a time of 85 minutes, it was just 11...

  • Crowding the skies

    Joshua Wood|May 19, 2022

    As wind energy projects continue to blow into northern Carbon County, various entities have sought to determine the impacts it has or will have on wildlife. In 2021, the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) had considered a moratorium on any energy projects in the Shirley Basin area. The discussion of this moratorium came following a presentation from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department regarding a study of wind energy project impacts on the Medicine Bow Pronghorn Herd Unit. That...

  • Lemons? Make lemonade cookies

    Micky Jones|May 19, 2022

    The weather is warming up and so are the outside activities. Tee ball, lemonade stands and sprinklers are all breaking out in recent weeks. In between the Wyoming spring that is. One favorite spring treat around our house this time of year is strawberry lemonade cookies. A light and refreshing way to jump into spring not to mention a bright and beautiful treat.. Also a fun and fast addition to any lemonade stand. These cookies are definitely kid friendly not only in flavor but in the kitchen as...

  • Summer is just around the corner

    Micky Jones|May 19, 2022

    With school finishing up and the weather getting warm summer is preparing to make an appearance in The Valley. I wouldn’t say the busiest time of year, yet there’s certainly a lot of fun to be had. The nice weather can make just about anyone want to get outside. Lemonade stands are popping up all over the valley and late spring sports are in full swing. Exciting activities are some of the best parts of summer. Outdoor recipes are also one fun way to spend summer. Who doesn’t love the smell...

  • Unintended Consequences

    Mike Armstrong|May 19, 2022

    I came across the two pack DVD movie special recently that was so cheap I couldn’t really pass it up. One movie I had not seen and the other had been many years ago. The combo pack was the two versions of Red Dawn. The first movie came out in 1984 and had a lot of young stars that hit it big later. The 2012 version had a lot of good young stars in it too. If you don’t know the premise of the movie, a foreign country attacks the United States. Not the entire country is taken over, but some par...

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    May 19, 2022

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  • Questions monument

    May 19, 2022

    Editor, I recently read an article from your paper regarding the explosions at Number 1 mine in Hanna in 1903 and 1908. I couldn’t decide whether to laugh or cry at the mention of donkeys pulling the loaded mine carts out of the mine. Perhaps you should educate Messrs Armstrong and Leathers about the different between donkeys and mules. Please do not use the term quadruped since that may add even more confusion. As a founding member of the Hanna Historical Society and a person who lost family members in the 1908 explosion I have to ask why the...

  • Bringing change to the resort

    Mike Armstrong|May 19, 2022

    The Saratoga Hot Springs Resort (Saratoga Resort) has had several reincarnations since a log building was erected on the present site of the resort in 1877. The building then was used as a general store, post office and saloon. It was a place known to get a hot bath from the hot springs. The settlement was known as Warm Springs. In 1884 the Saratoga House was built. It was renamed the Saratoga Hot Springs Hotel and enjoyed renown throughout the country until a fire burned the two story...

  • Tigers return with champions

    Micky Jones|May 19, 2022

    The Encampment Tiger track team took their skills to regionals over the weekend. Returning with multiple regional champions and even a new regional record set by Quade Jordan in shot put. Multiple athletes qualified to participate in the state track meet starting Thursday May 19 in Casper and continuing through Saturday May 21. Head Coach Kegan Wilford said, “I thought we had a pretty successful regional meet. We had 12 athletes qualify for the state meet and are looking forward to that.” Gir...

  • Rattlers bite into regionals

    Micky Jones|May 19, 2022

    The Little Snake River Rattler track team had their regional meet over the weekend at Shoshoni high school. The Lady Rattlers scored a total of 44 total team points and the boys had 100.5 total team points. Regina Herrera took second place in girls discus. Kannadis Peroulis took 1st place in the boys triple jump. Hadley Myers took second place in both the 110 meter hurdles and the 300 meter hurdles. The state track meet will be held Thursday May 19-21 in Casper. Girls Regional Results Cashley...

  • Miners dig in at regionals

    Joshua Wood|May 19, 2022

    The small but mighty Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) track and field team traveled to Newcastle for the 1A East Regional Tournament over the weekend. Both the boys and girls did well, with the girls team placing 6th and the boys team placing 8th. A number of individual placings also highlighted the weekend for the Miners. HEM Girls at Regionals Beginning with the 100 Meter Dash, Avery Scott took 4th place as she finished with a time of 13.45 seconds. Rainey Wilson followed in 8th place...

  • Panthers prepped for State

    Joshua Wood|May 19, 2022

    If their weekend in Shoshoni at the 1A West Regional Tournament was any indication, the Saratoga Panther track team may do very well at the 1A State Championship in Casper this weekend. Especially considering the girls team came away as regional champions. “I thought both groups performed at a really high level. We’re prepared, for the moment. To take a regional championship away from Burlington or Cokeville is a pretty good feat in itself,” said Head Coach Rex Hohnholt. “They’ve always be...

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