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HART Gardens winds down

The Hanna Agricultural Resource Team (HART) came together at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 27 at the Hanna Market. Perry Goodrich, chairman of HART, told the members present, the cleanup on July 27 was...

 

Getting some horse sense

Even though Chris Irwin has been coming to the Valley for five years now, the number of people attending his clinics does not appear to dissipate. This year, the Canadian-born horse trainer held...

 

A big day at Big Creek

Native American history was the subject on the Grand Encampment Museum Trek with a visit to war lodges, the Coffin Bison Kill site and around 72 tipi rings east of Riverside Saturday. Tour guides...

 

The hero's journey

For 12 years, Mark Gutierrez served in Iraq and Afghanistan in the United States Navy Special Operations where he was tasked with explosive ordnance disposal. "I was defusing and rendering safe... Full story

 

Finding the stories

On the evening of Aug. 2, the Grand Encampment Museum (GEM) hosted a panel of authors and historians at the Grand Encampment Opera House as part of their Pioneering Women Symposium. The panel, called...

 

A big trek to Big Creek

The Grand Encampment Museum (GEM) will be holding a historical trek that will appeal to both local and Native American history buffs on Aug. 17 as they host the "Native American Trek at Big Creek: A B...

 

Ski Jump program, trek grounded

Two programs by local historian Dick Perue, one sponsored by the Saratoga Friends of the Library and another sponsored by the Saratoga Museum, have been cancelled. The Friends of the Library program,...

 

A 'grand' day for Buttercup

At just about any county fair, it is not uncommon to see a variety of different animals ranging from swine to poultry to steer. The Carbon County Fair is no different and, every year, children and...

 

Getting on the map

Nicole Karem is Gateway Community Coordinator for the Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) and she came to Carbon County on July 22 to explain designating Encampment/Riverside as a Gateway Commun...

 

Rawlins rivalry renewed

A Saratoga/Rawlins rivalry is starting up again. No, it’s not like the Hatfields and McCoys this time, it’s coed softball to raise funds for a favorite cause in each municipality. The Saratoga...

 

Saddle up with Joe Pickett

A trivia contest based on six C.J. Box books is the heart of a Western themed gala that kicks off this Saturday. The Saratoga Museum sponsored event takes place at The Yard, an outdoor venue at 108 SE River Street, from 5:00 to 8:30. Teams of six...

 

Here's to women

This year the United States will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. This historic amendment gave the right of citizens of the United States to vote, stating...

 

Blast from the past

Located on the Grand Encampment Museum grounds July 26 through 28, local black powder enthusiasts recreate the days of the Mountain Men with primitive camping, authentic costuming, traders row, black...

 

Women of the west

Stories of Wyoming’s role in the development of woman suffrage, trail pioneers, and women who made their mark at frontier forts, in outlaw country and in mining camps of the Grand Encampment copper district are the focus of “Pioneering Women: a...

 

Moon landing commemorated

On July 20, 1969, broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite said, "The least of us is improved by the things done by the best of us, because if we are not able to land at least we are able to follow" as...

 

Pedaling affordable housing

It is nothing new to see bicyclists pedaling through Saratoga as the area is on both the Continental Divide Trail and Trans-America routes. Just recently, however, the Platte Valley Christian Center...

 

Where the Spirit moves you

Susan Dyer was ordained as a vocational deacon in Colorado in 2000. Dyer worked in this position in the larger suburban Denver area helping out as a hospice chaplain, hospital chaplain and homeless...

 

Here comes the thunder

"Other kids that live with their grandparents are able to help a lot more. One of my main chores is getting (fire)wood and it takes me maybe 15-30 minutes and, afterwards, I'll be in so much pain and...

 

God and the mountains

The Wyoming Ranchers Family Camp will be celebrating 74 years as they gather at Bottle Creek Campground outside Encampment from July 11-14. According to a press release, “what started out by Wyoming ranchers with families some 74 years ago as a Mou...

 

Pie in July

Ah summer! It’s finally here with vacations, floating, camping and barbecues. But it’s not fun if someone you love is in the hospital and there is no blood on the shelf. Here, in the southern part of Wyoming, it takes 500 people a week to donate...

 

GECG names Barkhursts

Long-time Brush Creek ranch couple, Tim and Margo Barkhurst, has been selected as 2019 Carbon County Pioneers by the Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering Outfit (GECGO) and will be honored during the...

 

A Monumental Day

On a bright Saturday morning, June 29, around 33 people interested in learning about the past gathered at the Saratoga museum for a trek to area burial places to soak up information about local cemete...

 

Cowboy goes global

"I got a horse when I was seven," Jake Zielke said. "We more or less saved it from the slaughterhouse because it was old. The first year, I rode it bareback before I could save up enough money to buy...

 

Rising to the future

On June 11 the trio of Christina Barrineau, Aquatic Habitat Biologist for Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD), Joe Parsons, District Manager for the Saratoga-Encampment-Rawlins Conservation...

 

Season start for HART

The Hanna Agricultural Resource Team (HART) met at 5:30 p.m. on June 18 in the community area at the Hanna Market. It was the first time since the group went into hibernation in November 2018....

 

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