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 By Joshua Wood    News    September 2, 2020

From analog to digital

Despite the impact felt by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Carbon County Library System (CCLS) ended the 2019/2020 fiscal year relatively well according to Jacob Mickelsen, CCLS director....

 

General election set

As the dust has settled from the 2020 Primary Election on August 18, the roster has been set for the general election on November 3. On the national stage, Wyomingites will have four women from the...

 

Absentee ballots increased in 2020

While most data from the 2020 Primary Election was on par with the primary election two years ago, one area that saw an increase was in absentee ballots cast prior to August 18.  This information...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 2, 2020

Gateway to understanding

Following two special meetings, one on Tuesday and one on Friday, between two counties and several municipalities, it appears that the entities have settled on a request to be presented to the Industr...

 

Hanna signs MOU

Hanna Town Council held a special meeting on August 28. In attendance were Mayor Lois Buchanan, Council members Sammy Sikes, Linda Schisel and Bob Patton. Council member Tracy Fowler was absent....

 

Representation Matters

“Now, more than ever, the illusions of division threaten our very existence. We all know the truth: more connects us than separates us. But in times of crisis the wise build bridges while the foolis... Full story

 

Credit where it's due

To the Editor: The staff of the Carbon County Museum have been following Mike Armstrong’s recent series of articles about the county’s museums and historical sites with great interest. It is wonderful that someone is taking the time to call...

 

Defund welfare

Editor, I’m all for defunding! Defunding welfare so you can’t riot, burn, loot, steal assault and throw urine, feces, rocks and explosives at police when you have to work for a living. Wake up, America. Left unchecked, these lovelies will soon...

 

Clinic visits important

If you’ve been putting off seeing the doctor for needed medical care, Heidi Sifford, practice manager of the Platte Valley Clinic, wants you to know you might be endangering your health more by staying away than by coming in. If patients feel...

 

Lady Panthers dig into new season

Shayley Love, head coach of the Saratoga Lady Panthers, said her netters had a great start to their season following a double-header on Saturday against the 1A Dubois Lady Rams (3-0) and the 2A...

 

Tiger tacklers ready for season

Last season, the Encampment Tigers hit the gridiron for the first time in nearly 30 years. None of the games counted towards a conference win, but that didn't appear to stop them. This season, the...

 

Panthers up and running

The long distance runners from Saratoga and Encampment have returned to the track this year, though under slightly different circumstances than in years before. With the effects of the novel coronavir...

 

Hanna netters go 1-1

The first game of the season, the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) girls volleyball team was a resounding victory. The Lady Miners met Lingle/Ft. Laramie at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday at Lingle...

 

Lady Tigers roar into season

The Encampment Lady Tigers hosted their first games on Friday with a double-header against the Guernsey-Sunrise Lady Vikings (2-0) and the Dubois Lady Rams (2-0) in a best two-out-of-three setting to...

 
 By Staff Report    News    September 2, 2020

Giving FIRM answers

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be hosting a series of virtual open houses for Carbon County residents in two weeks. The open houses, which will run for three consecutive days, will allow residents to learn about their flood risk...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 2, 2020

Commissioners to amend personnel policy

The Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) have amended their personnel and benefits manual, updating it from the 2016 version. The proposed amendments cover several issues and the BOCCC will...

 

New paint job at Med Bow

Bonnie Culver, the branch manager at Medicine Bow Library, put out a call to volunteers to help put a new coat of paint on the library this weekend. It worked. By Saturday afternoon the trim was...

 

Some Elk Mountain magic

The Elk Mountain Hotel was built in 1905 and, in its day, has also been known as the John S. Evans Hotel, Mountain View Hotel and Grandview Hotel. No matter its name, the restored Victorian inspired...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 2, 2020

Fire forces evacuation of Hanna

*This article was updated on September 7 at 2:15 p.m. to reflect the most recent information available.* Approximately 67 families, including 200 individuals and 100 animals, are temporarily displaced... Full story

 

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