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David R. Hammer

David R. Hammer was born on November 4, 1943, in Encampment, Wyoming to Robert Lee and Evelyn (Connerly) Hammer. He passed away on December 13, 2021. David attended Encampment High School and was... Full story

 

Buckley (Buck) Rhoads

Buckley (Buck) Rhoads died December 14, 2021. He was born March 9, 1928 to Harvey and Mildred Rhoads in Pumpkin Buttes, Gillette, Wyoming. Buck grew up in Recluse, Savageton, and Sheridan where he met his wife Patricia Amende. They were married in...

 

Mavis A Knapp (Vreim)

Mavis A Knapp (Vreim) Spread her wings on October 25, 2021, In Johnstown CO, at the age of 78. She had suffered a traumatic fall in her home and severe injuries.  She was born on September 18, 1943 i... Full story

 

Redistricting has us concerned

Growing, growing, gone? That seems to be the direction for House District 47 as the Wyoming Legislature, particularly the Joint Corporations Committee, continues their most recent redistricting efforts. What is currently the largest district in the s... Full story

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    December 22, 2021

Mandate versus choice

Though the majority of their staff are vaccinated against COVID-19, Memorial Hospital of Carbon County (MHCC) is pleased with the injunction against a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) va...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    December 22, 2021

Carbon County to receive opioid settlement

While Wyoming and the rest of the country are currently dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, the opioid epidemic has raged on in the background.  In April 2018, the Board of Carbon County...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 22, 2021

Omicron confirmed in Wyoming

Less than a month after the Omicron variant of COVID-19 virus was detected in the United States, it’s presence has been confirmed in Wyoming. In a press release from the Wyoming Department of Health on Friday morning, it was reported lab...

 

Sip, sip, paint

The Hanna Recreation Center was the site of a Sip and Paint party which, had over a dozen participants, on December 18. According to Director Vivian Gonzales, the Town of Hanna had some office workers...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    December 22, 2021

Public health suspends traveling clinics

A vaccine clinic held on November 18 at the Platte Valley Community Center may be the last traveling clinic for the foreseeable future.  During the December 7 meeting of the Board of Carbon County Co...

 

Tigers take two

The Encampment Tigers were finally able to get some time on the hardwood both at home and on the road this past week. Though they were scheduled to host the Carbon County Classic the weekend before,...

 

Panthers get their licks in

The Saratoga Panthers were off to a tough start for basketball season with a 1-2 weekend as they finally were able to get time on the hardwood.  Though the Panthers had been slated to compete in the...

 

Small but mighty

The Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) Miners played their first game on December 13 to a home crowd against the Wheatland sophomores. The Miner basketball team is down to six boys and player...

 

Lady Miners learn about themselves

The first game of the season for the Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) Lady Miners had the girls basketball team come out on top against the Wheatland sophomores. The Lady Miners have eight...

 

Saratoga grapplers take 3rd

At the Grand West Invitational the Saratoga Panthers had multiple wrestlers place at the top of their weight classes, with two 1st place finishes by Brian Smith at 113 and Quade Jordan at 220. The...

 

Miners compete well this week

On Thursday the Hanna, Elk Mountian, Medicine Bow (HEM) Miners wrestlers traveled to Saratoga for a Triad meet with Laramie JV and North Park . The HEM Miners had been scheduled to go to an invite...

 

Rattlers take three in a row

After two tournaments in two weeks, the Little Snake River Valley (LSRV) Rattlers are 3-3 this season. “Maybe, we did play a tougher schedule than needed our first outing,” Head coach Jack Cobb...

 

Lady Panthers split weekend

The Saratoga Lady Panthers battled three teams over the weekend, winning two of their three games. The Lady Panthers clawed through the Wrangler Invite. In their very first game of the season facing...

 

Lady Rattlers strike thrice

The Little Snake River Valley Lady Rattlers (LSRV) had an exciting weekend in basketball over December 16. Winning all three games in their line up, the Lady Rattlers sank their teeth into the...

 

Santa Claus has helpers that wear badges

Several kids from the north of Carbon County got a treat from law enforcement agencies based in Wyoming, Carbon County and municipalities. Local children participated in the Shop-with-a-Cop annual...

 

Hanna honors town employees

The Hanna Town Council met at 6:30 p.m. on December 14 at Hanna Town Hall. The mayor and three council members were present. Council member Jayson Nordquist was absent. The Council in a matter of...

 
 By Joshua Wood    News    December 22, 2021

Too good to be true

Sometimes it is worth looking a gift horse in the mouth. Publishers Clearing House can only be described as a cultural phenomenon. For decades, commercials have aired showing real people being...

 

Build it and they will come

Platte Valley Martial Arts and operator Nick Haderlie held an open house Wednesday, December 8, on the possibility of an aquatics center in Saratoga. Many in attendance seemed in agreement the...

 

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