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 By Joshua Wood    News    July 7, 2021

On top of Green Mountain

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of articles on the Green Mountain ski area. On July 12, representatives from Brush Creek Ranch will appear before the Carbon County Planning Commission...

 

Nichols exhibit opens at Grand Encampment

On June 25 and 26, The Grand Encampment Museum (GEM) hosted author Nicole Jean Hill, Professor of Art at Humboldt State University in California. Hill was present not only to present her book on...

 
 By Kaitlyn Campbell    News    July 7, 2021

Definitions Questioned

Over a decade of history converged at the June 8 Saratoga Planning Commission meeting.  Chris Shannon, co-owner of The Yard music venue, attended the meeting to voice his concerns about the definition of resort and the current zoning of The Yard....

 

Vicki Wiant

Vick Sue (Vurpillatte) Wiant, 78, passed away June 3, 2021in Lake Havasu, Arizona, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on June 18, 1942 in Kokomo, Indiana to Ruth Vurpillatte.  She moved... Full story

 
 By Mike Armstrong    News    July 7, 2021

World War I monument dedication delayed

A World War I monument restored over the winter was not presented to the public on July 4 as the Hanna Basin Historical Society (HBHS) board had hoped. About two weeks ago, the HBHS board decided,...

 
 By Mike Armstrong    Opinion    July 7, 2021

Comic book connections

It is sometimes really difficult to narrow down the subject matter for a column. Without a doubt, I have my drought periods trying to think of what to write about but, often enough, I have a couple...

 

After the party, it's time to clean up

Independence Day has passed and the largest party in Saratoga every summer has concluded. From the Festival of the Arts to the Old Fashioned Family Carnival to, yes, even Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band headlining Saratoga Days it... Full story

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    July 7, 2021

Liz Cheney for President? Destiny calls.

Right now, there is a clear path ahead for Liz Cheney, and it does not involve the state of Wyoming. She will deny this. And she may not even believe it now.  And for the rest of this year, she will continue to represent us to the best of her...

 

Cowboy Gathering returning to Encampment

"We're back . . . & FREE!" blasts the headline of the Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering poster announcing resumption of the cowboy poetry and music event which was cancelled last year by the...

 

Directing the hall of fame

Candy Moulton of Encampment has been named the new Executive Director of the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame (WCHF) while Andy Nelson of Pinedale is the new Board Member for Region 10, which includes...

 

Worshipping for 75 years

For its 75th year, the Wyoming Ranchers Family Camp will return to Bottle Creek campground south of Encampment. Begun as a mountain top Christian get together three-quarters of a century ago by Wyoming ranchers with families, the event has now grown...

 

Toys on display

The Platte Valley Arts Council will be holding the fourth annual Toy Tractor Display Show and Competition on September 11 as part of Encampment’s Copper Days Festival according to a press release from the local organization.  The show will be...

 

An end of a preaching era

Gary Wilken has been a minister at the Medicine Bow Methodist Church for just shy of a quarter century. Wilken went to Colorado State University (CSU) and attained his undergraduate degree and then...

 

Three decades of service

People who know Hanna Fire Chief Mark Kostovny know he didn't want a big deal made out of him hitting the 30 year mark working as a firefighter. His crew, however, insisted and a small award party...

 

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