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Articles from the June 30, 2021 edition

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 By Kaitlyn Campbell    News    June 30, 2021

And the party never ends

The history of a local music venue known as The Yard is long and fraught, and may be gaining a new chapter this summer. The Yard, owned by Chris Shannon and Cindy Bloomquist, is located across from...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 30, 2021

Developments on Green Mountain

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series on the Green Mountain ski area. When Brush Creek Ranch purchased the Green Mountain Ski Area in June 2019, many residents in Encampment and Riverside...


Virgil E. Everist

Graveside memorial services for Virgil E. Everist will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at the Saratoga Cemetery. Virgil died at home in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 22, 2021. Virgil was born on... Full story

 By Kaitlyn Campbell    News    June 30, 2021

Resort definition questioned again

The Saratoga Hot Springs Resort (previously known as the Saratoga Resort and Spa) has had a convoluted history with zoning. Additionally, the history of retail business zoning seemingly goes hand in hand with the history of the resort. When the...


Art returns to Saratoga

Last summer, things may have appeared normal in the Valley as locals and visitors were treated to Saratoga Days and the annual Independence Day parade. While many traditional Valley events took place...

 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    June 30, 2021

Please celebrate safely

This weekend, many of us will be celebrating the 245th birthday of the United States of America. Traditionally, this national holiday is filled with barbecues, fireworks, parades and concerts and...

 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    June 30, 2021

Uden murder mystery solved – some day we will learn about Amy Bechtel

(Note: The Oxygen Cable TV network on Monday night aired a new documentary on the 1980 murders of Virginia Uden and her sons. It will be aired repeatedly on into the future.) Back in 2013, I wrote: “After 33 years of one cold case and 16 years for...

 By Dana Davis    Education    June 30, 2021

Giving a lot of HART

The Hanna Agricultural Resource Team (HART) met on June 22 at the Hanna Market. At the beginning of the meeting, recent Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School graduate Haley Felton was...


Distilling a craft

Phillip Mundt was recently appointed as head distiller and production manager at Brush Creek Distillery in Carbon County. Mundt comes to the distillery from Colorado where he worked at Stranahan's Col...

 By Joshua Wood    News    June 30, 2021

Work resumes for Octagon

Following discussion between Octagon Construction and the Saratoga Town Council during their June 15 meeting, the question remained as to who should pay water and sewer connection fees; the developer...


Brit and Fish coast to coast

Summers in Wyoming can be heralded by several sights. For some, it's the flurry of cotton from nearby cotton trees which agitate their allergies. When it comes to others, the seasonal opening of mount...


Poetry and prose

Most people know Karen Heath as the clerk and treasurer for the Town of Medicine Bow, but she is also a writer of seven fiction works and a book of poetry which she recently published in 2021. Her boo...


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