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 By Joshua Wood    News    October 7, 2020

Mullen Fire grows to over 150,000 acres

In just a week, the Mullen Fire has grown by over 50,000 acres and continues to burn in both Wyoming and Colorado. The fire, which had reached 151,711 acres in size on October 5, forced road closures...


A groundbreaking reality

A process that began little more than two years ago finally come to fruition on a warm October day in Saratoga. On Saturday morning, the groundbreaking for the much anticipated North Platte Valley...


Lloyd Eugene Hallam

Lloyd Eugene Hallam, 52, of Laramie, died September 23, 2020 in Loveland, Colorado. He is survived by his wife, Kathy of Laramie; his children, Laura, Emily, and Ben Hallam; his siblings, David... Full story

 By Dana Davis    News    October 7, 2020

Encampment accepts bid

The Encampment Town Council held a special meeting October 1, 2020 to decide which bid to accept for a new truck for Police Chief Kevin Shue. The meeting lasted less than 10 minutes. Shue said that...


Wishing in Encampment

Encampment High School was recently recognized by Make-A-Wish Wyoming for their participation in and fundraising for the program, according to a recent press release. The Kids for Wish Kids program was introduced by Make-A-Wish Wyoming in 2000 and...

 By Joshua Wood    Opinion    October 7, 2020

Loving what I do

A few weeks ago the 1st grade class from Saratoga Elementary School was getting a tour of downtown Saratoga from Sherry McCay, a volunteer with the Saratoga Museum. As they made their way down Bridge... Full story


Candidates to speak at VSO forum

All candidates for Saratoga Town Council and House District 47 have indicated they will attend the upcoming candidates’ forum sponsored by the Valley Service Organization (VSO), according to Kassey Westring, forum moderator for the organization....


Tailgating at the PVCC

As the warmth of the summer months give way into the cooler days of fall, there’s nothing that hits the spot quite like a bowl of chili. Additionally, there’s nothing in the fall quite like a good tailgate party. In that vein of thinking, the...


Classic theatrics

When the Parco Sinclair Theater first opened its doors in 1924, the interior walls were hand painted and the seating was top notch for its time. Its exterior was like the rest of the company town; a...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    October 7, 2020

Lady Panthers take down Lady Pronghorns

The Saratoga Lady Panthers appear to still be finding their feet this season as they went 1-1 against two conference foes last week. On Thursday, they hosted the Farson-Eden Lady Pronghorns (6-4, 2-2)...


HEM undermines Oilers

After going 0-3 this season, a homecoming win was important to the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School Miners according to Head Coach Zach Scott. It was senior day, in addition to...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    October 7, 2020

Longhorns evade Tigers

The Encampment Tigers were dealt their first defeat on their home field this week as they hosted the No. 1 Meeteetse Longhorns (5-0, 4-0) on Saturday. The undefeated Longhorns handed Encampment their... Full story


Panthers dog Lingle-Fort Laramie

The Saratoga Panthers continued their winning ways on Friday against Lingle/Fort Laramie, coming out on top 66-43. "We are getting better," Logan Wright, Panther head coach said. "The thing about...

 By Joshua Wood    Sports    October 7, 2020

Lady Tigers take down Lady Panthers

The Encampment Lady Tigers had only one game last week, the results of which may prove to propel them into the remainder of the season. On Friday, the Lady Tigers hosted their conference and Valley ri...


Lady Miners conquer Guernsey-Sunrise

It was senior day and Homecoming and the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School Lady Miners wanted to give their fans a day to remember. Steve Priest, principal of HEM, was keeping close...


Town of Hanna honors RR 316 responders

The last time the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School Miners played at home over the Labor Day weekend, on September 5, there was ominous black smoke billowing into the clear blue...

 By Dana Davis    Business    October 7, 2020

Comfort in hard times

It may seem odd for a coroner to hold an open house but that is exactly what Carbon County Coroner Paul Zamora did this past Saturday. Even though he was unable to attend, the event was a success.... Full story


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