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 By Staff Report    Lifestyles    August 5, 2020 

Time in a bottle

In 2009, the late Stephen Hawking threw a Time Traveler’s Party. The most curious part about this event is that Hawking sent the invitations out after the party as an experiment to determine if time travel was possible. While, at the moment, backwa...

 

World class treasures

The size of the Grand Encampment Museum (GEM) in Encampment and the Little Snake River Museum (LSRM) in Savery surprise visitors. Although there is a main building where visitors start in both...

 
 By Staff Report    Lifestyles    August 5, 2020 

Wooly history on display

The Little Snake River Museum in Savery, Wyoming is requesting people not to be sheepish about gathering as they hold the grand opening of a new museum display. Thanks to donations from John and Cathy MacPherson, the museum will be revealing the new...

 

Searching for 'Jap-town'

On July 24-27 there was some digging going on in Hanna and it wasn't by AML. LTA, Inc., an archeological company out of Laramie, came to the historic mining town to see what they could uncover in an...

 

Living History Days

When one walks onto the ground of the Grand Encampment Museum (GEM), it is difficult not to feel like one is being transported back in time or to the movie set of an old western.  Old storefronts,...

 

Anything you can do

In 1870, 50 years before the 19th amendment gave women the right to vote in the United States, Louisa Swain cast the first historic ballot for the general election in Laramie. She was able to vote...

 

Preserving local history

Editor's note: This is the first in a series on museums in Carbon County. There are seven museums in Carbon County. Some have been around for decades and others are still fairly new. It takes time,...

 

Fair to move forward

“One of the new events we have this year are the mini-buckers and mini-bulls on Friday night,” Julie Webb, Carbon County Fair administrator said. “It will start at 7 p.m.” The Carbon County Fa...

 

Lauren Grainger & Jason Peters

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Grainger are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Lee, to Jason Michael Peters, son of Mrs. Janet Ebeling and Mr. James Peters of Minneapolis, MN and...

 

Gardens growing

The Hanna Agricultural Resources Team (HART) had their July monthly meeting at 5 p.m. on July 6 at the Community Garden. This is the second summer meeting for the group. The attendees looked over the...

 

Give blood, get pie

While pie in the sky ideas are, by definition, impossible to attain it will be much easier for Saratoga residents to get pie in July. As long as they give one of the most precious gifts a person can give. The Knights of Columbus recently announced...

 

Good numbers in Hanna

The Hanna Parks and Recreation board met at 4:30 p.m. on July 1 at the Hanna Recreation Center. All board members were present except Jon Ostling. There is currently an open seat on the board, but eno...

 
 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    July 8, 2020

Going for the bronze

Like so many other events throughout the summer that have fallen victim to statewide restrictions due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the 5th Annual Festival of the Arts was unable to take place...

 

Dishwashers hit Saratoga

"All these people that are in the front to see the Kitchen Dwellers are called 'Dishwashers'," said Anna Schaffer, Casper Star- Tribune copy editor and fan of the band featured at Saratoga Days....

 

At a geologic pace

The Fossil Cabin Museum is getting ready for its move in the manner of a turtle, very slowly. There may even be a fossil bone from this type of reptile built into the house somewhere. Medicine Bow...

 

Hanna postmaster ships out

After 20 years serving as postmaster for the Hanna Post Office Debbie Dancik-Paxton is retireing on July 2. Hanna was not her first assignment. She started with the post office nearly 40 years ago....

 

Carbon County 4-H leader named Volunteer of the Year

Dedicating their head, heart, hands and health (4-H) Deanna Maul of Campbell County and Marquita McNees of Carbon County have received 4-H Salute to Excellence Awards. Nominators said both share...

 

A bumpy road to 100

Editor's note: This story originally ran June 20, 2018 On June 15, 1918 the end of World War I was approaching. The University of Wyoming had just announced it would no longer be teaching German as a...

 

GEM shows off new Lora Nichols exhibit

by Mike Armstrong "Its wonderful," Carbon County historian Nancy Anderson exclaimed about the new Lora Webb Nichols exhibit at the Grand Encampment Museum (GEM). "It is very informative and beautifull...

 

HART starts work on historical garden

The Hanna Agricultural Resource Team (HART) met at 9 a.m. on June 13 at the Hanna Basin Museum to work on the historical tea garden the group had offered to create for the museum. Members Linda...

 
 By Dana Davis    Lifestyles    June 24, 2020

Citizens organized to see violence ended

On Wednesday June 17, 2020 Citizens Organized to see Violence Ended (COVE) held a meet and greet for volunteers. The turn out was better than expected with not only volunteers from Rawlins, but...

 

Fourth year best year for 'Tales'

The Tale of Two Cities disc golf event this past weekend in Encampment and Riverside had 52 contestants this year. This was the largest amount of competitors in the Mother Mountain Anglers (MMA)...

 

Music in the Park Cancelled

The staff of the City of Rawlins is sad to announce that the Music in the Park concert series dates for June will not be held: June 18th and 25th. After review of the current Statewide Public Heath Order for events as well as discussions with local...

 

Still waiting to move

The Fossil Museum House is still waiting to be moved to its new home at the Medicine Bow Museum. Its location is already picked out and will be directly across the street from the famous Virginian...

 

HART gets a start

The Hanna Agricultural Resources Team (HART) met for the first time since November at 6:30 p.m. on May 26 at the Hanna Community Garden. HART usually takes a break in the winter time, but starts to...

 

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