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North county museums work together

With a total of 10 museums, Carbon County has the most museums of any county in Wyoming. These historical depositories range in size from the Grand Encampment Museum (GEM), which has thirty or so...

 

HART discusses new beds

The Hanna Agricultural Resource Team (HART) met on August 24 at the Hanna Market for their monthly meeting. The major topic was the coming construction of the new community garden. The community...

 

A touch of the international

The bold, beautiful hair and accent of Brian Roche is sure to stand out in Saratoga, Wyoming. The renowned hair stylist is working through Copper Creek Hair Company is owned by Madeline Bonitatibus...

 

The Black Diamond of Carbon County

"Carbon- a town in the county of Carbon, Wyoming. Eight four miles by rail northwest of Laramie. Coal mining is carried on here. It has three churches, a bank, a common and high school, and a...

 

Here you are family

On the weekend of July 9, it may have looked like a small town had sprung up at Bottle Creek Campground south of Encampment. A variety of campers and tents had been set up for an extended weekend...

 

Where there's a Wille ...

Ann and Dale Wille were selected to be the Grand Marshals of the Carbon County Fair this year. This isn't the first time a Grand Marshal has been selected in Little Snake River Valley in recent... Full story

 

Real living history

Grand Encampment Museum (GEM) hosted its annual Living History Day on Saturday with booming attendance. The event is a tradition which Candy Moulton, author and a founder of GEM said goes back about...

 

Rendezvous returns

Last summer, a number of highly anticipated events were ultimately cancelled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Among those was the Sierra Madre Muzzle Loading Rifle Club's Mountain Man Rendezvous,...

 

Francis to receive Pioneer Award

Encampment native Francis Herring is the 2021 Pioneer Award winner for the Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering Outfit. Herring, best known as Francie, was one of the 16 children of Ellis and Gladys...

 

Wide open spaces

With more and more folks flocking to the Upper North Platte River Valley weekly and a free event being staged, a record crowd is expected to attend the 18/19th annual Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering...

 

Smile when you go through the doors

The Owen Wister Cabin residing at the Medicine Bow Museum (MBM) is open after being closed for four years. "It got re-painted and refurbished," MBM worker Howard Bame said. "It was looking pretty...

 

Here's a llama, there's a llama

According to her parents, Elk Mountain residents Steve and Courtney Priest, Mackenzie has been obsessed with llamas since she was about eight years old. "I did like the book 'Llama Mama'," Mackenzie,...

 

Nichols exhibit opens at Grand Encampment

On June 25 and 26, The Grand Encampment Museum (GEM) hosted author Nicole Jean Hill, Professor of Art at Humboldt State University in California. Hill was present not only to present her book on...

 

Directing the hall of fame

Candy Moulton of Encampment has been named the new Executive Director of the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame (WCHF) while Andy Nelson of Pinedale is the new Board Member for Region 10, which includes...

 

Worshipping for 75 years

For its 75th year, the Wyoming Ranchers Family Camp will return to Bottle Creek campground south of Encampment. Begun as a mountain top Christian get together three-quarters of a century ago by Wyoming ranchers with families, the event has now grown...

 

An end of a preaching era

Gary Wilken has been a minister at the Medicine Bow Methodist Church for just shy of a quarter century. Wilken went to Colorado State University (CSU) and attained his undergraduate degree and then...

 

Three decades of service

People who know Hanna Fire Chief Mark Kostovny know he didn't want a big deal made out of him hitting the 30 year mark working as a firefighter. His crew, however, insisted and a small award party... Full story

 

Distilling a craft

Phillip Mundt was recently appointed as head distiller and production manager at Brush Creek Distillery in Carbon County. Mundt comes to the distillery from Colorado where he worked at Stranahan's Col...

 

Brit and Fish coast to coast

Summers in Wyoming can be heralded by several sights. For some, it's the flurry of cotton from nearby cotton trees which agitate their allergies. When it comes to others, the seasonal opening of mount...

 

Poetry and prose

Most people know Karen Heath as the clerk and treasurer for the Town of Medicine Bow, but she is also a writer of seven fiction works and a book of poetry which she recently published in 2021. Her boo...

 

Hanna goes international

The Hanna Basin Museum was recently given access to an audience in the millions.  ARD German Radio & TV is the largest public broadcasting network in Europe. It serves 60 plus radio stations...

 

A model dedication

It is all too easy to become mesmerized by the various historical collections and exhibits at the Grand Encampment Museum in Encampment, Wyoming. On June 9, the museum added yet another one, which...

 

Honoring the founders

This year the Saratoga Historical & Cultural Association (SH&CA) annual dinner/meeting is very special as founders of the 45-year-old organization are being honored. According to a news release, “These are the folks who had foresight in the 1970...

 

Grow your own sun

Show off your green thumb this September Sign up now for the Saratoga Friends of the Library’s (FOL) inaugural Sunflower Growing Competition. Created in collaboration with the Friends’ Free Seed Library and the Saratoga Branch Library, this...

 

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