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 By Joshua Wood    News    June 3, 2020

North Platte claims council member

A weekend that was supposed to be one of triumph for high school graduates started off with tragedy as one Saratoga resident drowned on the North Platte River on May 29.  According to a press... Full story

 By Dana Davis    News    June 3, 2020

Mettle amid the wreck

Two booms, dust and a flash. That is how Rick Hughes described the accident that shook Saratoga on Monday morning. Hughes was standing just inside the door of his insurance agency when a car passed...


Betty J. Vyvey

The Memorial Service for Betty Vyvey has been postponed until we are able to travel and meet together safely.... Full story


Steve Wilcoxson

*UPDATE* The Memorial Service for Steve Wilcoxson has been postponed until a later date. Instead, a noon luncheon will be held at the American Legion on June 6. The Memorial Service for Steve Wilcoxson will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 6 at... Full story

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 3, 2020

Setting the ballot for 2020

If the amount of candidates who have filed is any indication, the 2020 Primary Election will be one to watch on the national, state and local level. Following the deadline of May 29, a total of 16...

 By Joshua Wood    Education    June 3, 2020

CCSD2 to provide meals through summer

Despite an unusual school year that finished with students at home, Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) and the Board of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES) have been working to help...

 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    June 3, 2020

A life of service and dedication

“Service is the measure of greatness; it always has been true; it is true today, and it always will be true, that he is greatest who does the most good.” ~ William Jennings Bryan Being the son of... Full story

 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    June 3, 2020

In the COVID-19 era, what on earth do you advise to 2020 graduates?

Wow, what on earth would you say to a graduate this year about his or her future? Here in the age of COVID-19, there is more uncertainty now than any time during my lifetime.  With 33,000,000 Americans out of work, these are bigger joblessness...


Supporting careers in health

The Memorial Hospital of Carbon County Foundation Board has awarded four scholarships to local youth pursuing careers in healthcare. Qualifying applicants had to be a graduate of Carbon County School...


Speaking remotely

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, many events around the state were cancelled. On the high school level, many sports seasons were unable to finish and competitors were left without a true ending. This was not the case for speech and debate.   Starting...


Honoring their service

The sun was shining down in Encampment on this past Memorial Day as friends and family came together to honor the fallen. Since 1984, VFW Post 1625 has held the Memorial Day Ceremony at the...


Still waiting to move

The Fossil Museum House is still waiting to be moved to its new home at the Medicine Bow Museum. Its location is already picked out and will be directly across the street from the famous Virginian...


HART gets a start

The Hanna Agricultural Resources Team (HART) met for the first time since November at 6:30 p.m. on May 26 at the Hanna Community Garden. HART usually takes a break in the winter time, but starts to...

 By Joshua Wood    Education    June 3, 2020

State FBLA goes digital

The final quarter of the 2019/2020 school year saw students learn new ways to use technology. Not only in terms of how to complete their school work, but how to compete in a virtual competition....

 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 3, 2020

Visitors council approves funding

The Carbon County Visitors Council (CCVC) met at 10 a.m. on May 20 by telephone and video conference. In addition to the representatives from each municipality for CCVC, grant applicants attended to...

 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    June 3, 2020

We've got you covered

While it remains to be seen if there will be another wave of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Valley has been relatively unscatched by the global pandemic. Normally insulated...

 By Mike Armstrong    News    June 3, 2020

Hands on deck

In early May, the Hanna Landfill let go of two of its employees. "We had to let them go," Sharon Biamon Medicine Bow mayor and High Country Joint Powers Board (HCJP) member explained. "There were...


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