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Fighting the RR 316 Fire

Around 11 a.m. on September 5, a few Hanna residents noticed smoke on the railroad tracks not far from the Hanna Basin Museum. Probst Electric (Probst) employees saw a small fire and took their water...

 

Betty Everist Vyvey

A memorial service for Betty Everist Vyvey will be held at 1 p.m. on September 12 at Veterans Island in Saratoga. Donations can be made to Saratoga Volunteer Fire Department, Saratoga Senior Center or Platte Valley Helping Hands....

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 9, 2020

Can you hear me now?

The process of expanding cell phone coverage in Carbon County began for Union Wireless on September 1 as four public hearings were held during a meeting of the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BO...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 9, 2020

New direction for historical building

The historic Hugus-Ferguson Building will not be home to the Carbon County Museum anytime in the near future.  Nearly seven years after the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) and the...

 

Hanna fire brings perspective

I thought it would be clever to write my thoughts on Saturday as I waited to see if I was going to have to be evacuated due to the 316 fire and the potential of losing pretty much everything I owned.... Full story

 

The danger of tribal politics

Editor, An American historian once defined our national politics as the “systematic organization of hatreds.” Although this observation was made years ago, it is just as true today. In 2020, who you hate is who you are. Our parties today are...

 

The Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned cocktail is a whiskey drink. It has a few variations and depending on how an imbiber wants to interpret history, the recipe for a proper Old Fashioned is disputed. How did this...

 

Saratoga tastes tough competition

The Saratoga Lady Panthers faced some tough, upper conference competition early in their season as they traveled to Rock Springs on September 5. While the Lady Panthers went 0-2 against the Rawlins La...

 

Bartlett twins hit top spots

Saratoga Cross Country ran off to the Burns Invitational on Friday. While there, the Bartlett twins returned to their top spots as they raced against 28 other runners in the varsity boys division....

 

Encampment drills into Oilers

The Encampment Tigers hosted their first game of the season on September 5 as they welcomed the Midwest Oilers. Encampment wasted no time in clawing into Midwest and, ultimately, won the game leading...

 

Encampment falls to Lady Miners

The Encampment Lady Tigers had only one game last week and had their first taste of defeat as they were hosted by the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) Lady Miners. Both teams are at the top of...

 

LSRV wins the rematch against HEM

"The kids are working really hard and there are some boys that are going to show some leadership," said Zach Scott, Head Coach of the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) Miners. Scott said before...

 

Lady Miners win three straight

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) girls volleyball team had a solid week. Encampment The Lady Tigers came to HEM on Thursday to face the Lady Miners. The first set was a see-saw battle with...

 

For the sake of mental health

After 50 years of serving the county, Carbon County Counseling will be undergoing a transition.  On September 1, CEO Patrick Gonzales approached the Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) for...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 9, 2020

Mayor seat still vacant

Two weeks after the resignation of Mayor John Zeiger, the Saratoga Town Council is no closer to filling the now vacant position. During the September 1 meeting of the governing body, Mayor Pro-Tem...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    September 9, 2020

A little bit at a time

At their September 1 meeting, the Saratoga Town Council began the process of moving excess revenues from Fiscal Year 2019/2020 into corresponding reserve funds. While the council appeared to agree...

 

The mystery of the missing tombstone

"Aunt Lily (Turner) passed away in December of 2014," Hanna resident Pam Paulson said. "She was a veteran and, at the time of her death, I ordered a veteran memorial headstone." Paulson said she was...

 

Gathered up to the present

It is, perhaps, an understatement to say that the Upper North Platte River Valley has a wealth of history. From copper mines to coal mines, from manifest destiny to the lumber industry, the Valley...

 

Reflections from the files of the Grand Encampment Herald

Reprint of this story from the September 9, 1910 issue of the Grand Encampment Herald brought to you courtesy of Grandma’s Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community. Ed Martin and Chas. Martin have discovered the...

 

Elva Evans is hooked on history

by Dick Perue (Author's note: The following originally was written as an introduction for Elva's book, "Saratoga 150 Years" however, being extremely modest, she wouldn't include it in "Saratoga 150 Ye...

 

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