Articles from the July 21, 2022 edition


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  • Taking care of the land

    Mike Armstrong|Jul 21, 2022

    The Chokecherry and Sierra Madre wind projects, owned by Power Company of Wyoming (PCW), are in Carbon County preparing for the future arrival of turbines. It has taken over a decade to be at this point to have the infrastructure ready for these wind farms. PCW is a wholly owned affiliate of The Anschutz Corporation, a privately held company based in Denver. Through its affiliates, The Anschutz Corporation has been actively involved in the West for more than 75 years in the fields of ranching,...

  • Victory celebrated

    Mike Armstrong|Jul 21, 2022

    As Carbon County became more important to opening the West and people started to put down roots, a congregation of churchgoers started to form. Dr. Sheldon Jackson founded a Presbytarian church in the railroad town of Rawlins at the intersection of Third and Cedar, the land being purchased from the Union Pacific Railroad for $62.50. In August of 1869, the Morris Presbyterian Church was created. The building was completed in 1870. The cost was $1,500. Jackson had accomplished getting the church...

  • Local artist creates sculpture and mural for public art display

    Staff Report|Jul 21, 2022

    The Platte Valley Arts Council (PVAC) has announced that local artist Lori Kostur will create a bronze sculpture and mural for the organization's public art display. Kostur's fascination with native wildlife and the historical west inspires her work. She hopes to share with viewers through her sculptures and murals. Her work has been featured in galleries and museums across the country. "My goal is to try to translate the love I have for this area to others, through the subjects that I paint and...

  • Town & Country Realty Celebrates 25 years

    Jul 21, 2022

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  • James Hugh Jennings

    Jul 21, 2022

    James Hugh Jennings, 81, passed away Friday, July 15th, 2022, at the Memorial Hospital of Carbon County in Rawlins, WY.  Hugh was born on September 9th, 1940, in Fairbury, Nebraska to Skeets and Blanch Jennings.  Hugh grew up in Ekalaka, Montana on the family ranch with his two brothers and two sisters.  He received his education in Ekalaka, graduating in 1959.  He served in the US Army Airborne, 81st Division from 1959 – 1961, and the U.S. Army Reserves from 1961 – 1965, at which time he was Honorably Discharged. Hugh later graduated...

  • Dianne Elizabeth Bowman

    Jul 21, 2022

    Dianne Elizabeth Bowman, 58, of Saratoga, Wyoming, passed away on July 9th, 2022 in Casper, Wyoming. Dianne was born in Inglewood, CA, to Roger Carlson and Julie Guisinger on November 4th, 1963. She attended high school in Casper, Wyoming, and graduated in 1982. She is survived by her husband, Larry Bowman of Saratoga, WY, siblings James Carlson, Chris Carlson, Darrin Howard, Lorie Fabbri and step-parents Conway and Beth Elton....

  • July Hanna Town Council

    Mike Armstrong|Jul 21, 2022

    The Hanna Town Council met at 6:30 p.m. on July 12 at the Hanna Town Hall. In attendance were councilmembers; Sammy Sikes, Tracy Fowler, William Dys, Jayson Nordquist and mayor Lois Buchanan. In a few moments the agenda and regular meeting minutes for June 14 and minutes for a special meeting on June 23 were approved. Public works is working on streets in cooperation with AML. Water treatment plant director David Sutter said more water was being used, but because it was summer, Sutter...

  • Taiwan is crazy important to the world

    Mike Armstrong|Jul 21, 2022

    When I lived in Taiwan back in the early 2000s my parents were terrified the thousands of missiles pointed at the island would one day take their only son out. I was never scared because I knew America had a commitment to keep the Chinese from invading. Also the island of Taiwan is like an aircraft carrier sitting out in the Pacific Ocean and would be very difficult to invade without serious losses for an opposing army. I lived in Taiwan as China started to really open up to the world. The...

  • Editorial Cartoon

    Jul 21, 2022

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  • Summer grilling season

    Jul 21, 2022

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  • Ride the Divide

    Jul 21, 2022

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  • Spaulding Resigns

    Jul 21, 2022

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  • Aunt Scary's Fun Run

    Jul 21, 2022

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  • Hungry, lonely, physically limited invited to Gather at the Table August 2

    Staff Report|Jul 21, 2022

    Anyone who is hungry, lonely, physically limited or just wishing for companionship is invited to enjoy a free hot meal Tuesday, Aug. 2, between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. in the Saratoga Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, corner of 3rd & Bridge Sts., compliments of the newly organized “Gather at the Table” committee. No reservations are needed and no restrictions apply. Folks just need to show up. “Gather at the Table” is a non-profit charity extension of the First Presbyterian Church of Saratoga. Its mission is to provide a welcoming meal... Full story

  • Platte Valley All Stars Little League

    Jul 21, 2022

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