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 By Joshua Wood    News    June 2, 2021

Scamming the Valley

The days of the Nigerian prince needing help getting his money out of the country or the long-lost wealthy uncle leaving a sizable inheritance are long gone. As technology has advanced, so have the...

 By Staff Report    News    June 2, 2021

Hanna Marshal to retire

Following more than a decade of service to the Town of Hanna, Jeff Neimark has announced his retirement from the Hanna Marshal’s Office and from law enforcement. Hired in 2008, Neimark’s 13 years as Hanna law enforcement makes him the longest... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 2, 2021

Ad valorem taxes discussed by commissioners

Newly passed legislation appears to be causing headaches for county treasurers throughout Wyoming before it has even taken effect. Senate File 60, which was introduced and passed during the 2021...


Robert 'Bob' Verplank

Father. Husband. Grandfather. Friend to everyone; as he never met a stranger. Bob, 83, of Dallas, Texas passed away peacefully on Tuesday April 27. His caring and loving approach with people made an indelible impression to all he encountered. Bob... Full story


Back in the saddle

The Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering will be celebrating two years in one this summer. The annual event, which sees cowboy poets and musicians from across the country descend upon Encampment, was can...

 By Staff Report    News    June 2, 2021

Food for the summer

Food inequality is an issue that is faced by families throughout the country, whether they live in urban or rural settings. For many children, the only time they are able to get breakfast or lunch is when school is in session. As of yesterday,... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    June 2, 2021

Espy elected WIR 2nd Vice President

Carbon County Commissioner John Espy was recently elected as the 2nd Vice President of the Western Interstate Region (WIR) according to a press release from the Wyoming County Commissioners...

 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    June 2, 2021

To build a fire … pit

It can be all too easy to focus on the things going wrong in our lives that we overlook the things going right. Sometimes, all it takes is a simple thing to wake us up to that fact. At the same time,...

 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    June 2, 2021

Foster Friess was kind and generous...and so much more

Thank you, Foster. You could sum up Foster Friess in one word: Generous. He did more for more people than anyone I have ever known. He and his wife Lynn gave away $500 million in their lifetimes. Amazing. Foster Friess died May 27 at age 81.  My...


Heading to higher education

The school year is over and parents, graduates and educators feel a sense of accomplishment. Summer is almost here but, for most graduates, life is going to change in the near future. Some students...


Cleaning up for graduation

Graduation from 6th grade to middle school is often marked with a ceremony or small party of some sort by students, teacher and school. In small schools, the transition means that a students is not a...

 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    June 2, 2021

Valley Village founders honored for contributions

Each year, the ladies of the Valley Service Organization (VSO) bestow the title Woman of Distinction on a woman who has made significant contributions to the North Platte Valley.  In previous years,...

 By Joshua Wood    Education    June 2, 2021

School district approves temporary lease

For the past year, the coal mines under the town of Hanna have been one of multiple projects taken on by the Abandoned Mine Land (AML) program of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality...


Bringing HART to Hanna FFA

The Hanna Agricultural Resource Team (HART) met on May 18 at the Hanna Market for their first meeting of the 2021 growing season. Perry Goodrich, chairman of HART, told the group their community...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 2, 2021

Fire starts west of Hog Park Reservoir

Update as of June 9, 2021 at 7:30 a.m. The National Forest Service now puts the North Fork Fire at approximately 13 acres. Two hotshot crews, a Type 2 hand crew, three engines, a Type 1 Heavy... Full story


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