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 By Joshua Wood    News    May 26, 2021

Elk Mountain man arrested

A 55-year-old Elk Mountain man was arrested on May 17 by the Hanna Marshal’s Office following an investigation that began in late February. Charges filed against Lyle Gordon Richardson allege he...

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 26, 2021

Saratoga Police Department to add officer

At the May 18 meeting of the Saratoga Town Council, Saratoga Police Chief Ken Lehr cited an increase in drug related offenses and violent crime in a request to advertise for a fifth police officer.... Full story


Waxing historic

The Hanna Elementary (HES) 4th grade class recently presented to the school and community a human wax museum centering on past residents who had lived in either Hanna or Carbon. Fourth grade teacher...


Julie Ann Evans Glode

Julie Ann Evans, the eldest daughter of Valle and Elva Evans, was born on August 27, 1956 and grew up on the Evans family ranch on Cow Creek. There, with much room to grow, she threw up to be an... Full story


Gerald Lee Pippin

Gerald Lee Pippin, resident of Encampment, Wyoming, passed away on May 22, 2021 at the Saratoga Care Center at the age of 73 years. Gerald was born on August 9, 1947 in Champion, Missouri. He... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    May 26, 2021

Saratoga approves $3 million budget

The Saratoga Town Council unanimously passed their budget for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 on 1st reading during their May 18 meeting with Ordinance No. 859. While the governing body is anticipating more...

 By Mike Armstrong    Opinion    May 26, 2021

A different time

I can remember my step-grandmother telling me stories when I was in high school and college that used to amaze me. Not because they were so extraordinary in their content, but in their time frame....

 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    May 26, 2021

Saying good-bye to my father–seems like yesterday

“I love you, pop.” “I love you, too, son.” ·The last words exchanged between a father and son. As a long-time newspaper writer, I knew that someday I would be writing Dad’s obituary. Some twenty-one years ago on May 23, 2000, was that...


The tail of Medicine Bow

"I gave him title of Town Ambassador not only because he greeted people, but because if someone came in a little upset, Bo would run to the door and people would start petting him," Medicine Bow town...


Checking out from MedBow Library

Bonnie Culver first went to work for the Medicine Bow Library 15 years ago. "This is a sad and happy day," Culver said as librarians from all over the county came inside to wish Culver well in her...

 By Joshua Wood    Education    May 26, 2021

Planting for the future

The German-Swiss poet Herman Hesse once wrote "Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth".  On May 19, the Saratoga-Encampment-Rawlins Conservation District...

 By Staff Report    News    May 26, 2021

Indoor events no longer limited

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) announced on May 21 the likely final phase for statewide public health orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the immediate removal of one of the two remaining orders. Statewide public health order...

 By Mike Armstrong    Sports    May 26, 2021

Lady Miners place 4th at State

For the first in 37 years, the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School girls track and field team brought home a trophy from State. The team came in 4th place. Head Coach Jackie Jones poin...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    May 26, 2021

Encampment competes at State

Encampment's track and field athletes traveled to Casper this weekend to compete in the State Track and Field Championships for three days at Kelly Walsh High School. Though none of them returned...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    May 26, 2021

Two firsts for Saratoga

Coach Rex Hohnholt's Saratoga track and field athletes placed very well while competing at the State Track and Field Championships in Casper. While neither the boys team or girls team came away on...

 By Staff Report    News    May 26, 2021

Scenic byways open for season

A sure sign of summer on its way, both scenic byways into the Platte Valley were officially opened last week by the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT).  The first byway to open was Wyoming...


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