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Settling into St. James

Despite trying to avoid the call to service, Rev. Karen Buckingham has been settling in to her role as Reverend of the St. James Episcopal Church in Encampment for about a year now. Buckingham and her... Full story


Ice cream, cookies & cobblers

The First Baptist Church in Hanna had an ice cream social starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday and had over 50 people attend. In addition to the five types of ice cream, there were homemade cookies and...


Just hiking through

Spanning 3,100 miles from the border of Mexico to the border of Canada, the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) is one of three long-distance hiking trails that combine what is often called the "Triple... Full story


Horse talk

On a bright Saturday morning on Blackhall Mountain Ranch, the smell and sound of percolating coffee threads itself through the handful of conversations happening among those gathered in an arena.... Full story


High Plains by the river

Despite the erratic weather that was present on Saturday, Riverside residents gathered at Rick Martin Memorial Park for the annual Riverside Party Day. On the enclosed stage loaned by the Town of... Full story


Learning to feel at home on the range

It's a cold and cloudy Sunday morning as I pull myself out of bed around 7:30 a.m. and get myself dressed. Normally the "day of rest" is used for just that; rest. On this particular morning of Aug.... Full story


Targeting five by five

John Russo and other professional gun trainers will be at the Spur Outfitters pistol range starting August 18 to teach the fifth annual Advanced Defensive Pistol course. In the past, students with... Full story


HART seeks new leader

The Hanna Agricultural Resource Team (HART) met at 5:30 p.m. on July 31 at the Hanna Market to discuss changes in leadership. Rose Dabbs, the president of HART, told the members in attendance it was...


Library to feature bird photo program

Friends of the Saratoga Library announced a local couple will be presenting a program highlighting their birding experiences at 7 p.m. on Thursday Aug. 16 in the Saratoga Branch Library. The public is invited to attend this entertaining and...


Bargains, burgers brats, & banjos

At 8 a.m. Saturday, 22 local residents and 4 participating businesses will kick off the weekend in south county with bargains galore. A garage sale spanning the Encampment/Riverside area features 22... Full story


Mission to Medicine Bow

The First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of Ft. Lupton had a mission team come to northern Carbon County to paint the parsonage at the Medicine Bow FUMC house from July 15-20. In addition to painting...


Old Dip reopens

For old timers in Medicine Bow, the C-Spear Bar and Grill location had housed the Diplodocus Bar. The "Old Dip" as it was affectionately known by locals, was famous for it's murals painted by Bill... Full story


A stop on the Journey

As the summer has progressed, one of the constants throughout Wyoming is the sight of cyclists traveling alongside the roads. Since WYO 130 cuts through Saratoga, the town is often an obvious stop... Full story


Leap into the past

The official name for the town of Encampment is Grand Encampment and it received that name because it was, indeed, a grand encampment for fur traders, mountain men and local Native American tribes to... Full story


Gathered for a sweet 16

Valley residents and visitors will have yet another weekend full of events they can choose to attend with one such event being the Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering. Entering it's 16th year, the... Full story


It'll be a coal day in Hanna

King Coal Days are here again starting July 20. At 5 p.m. on Friday registration for weekend events at the Hanna Parks and Recreation Center begin this year’s festivities. Also starting at the same...


Mission to Saratoga

One of the draws of being in the military is being able to travel the world. The same applies to being a pastor and a missionary. Pastor Phil Arndt of Saratoga Alliance Church has done both. While enl... Full story


Gone to Girls State

Dawn Kenneda, Medicine Bow American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 64 Girls State Chairman, had some of her northern Carbon County girls attend the 76th session of the American Legion Auxiliary Wyoming... Full story


The stuff of life

Staff Report 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 w...


New hoops for Lions

The Saratoga Lions Club met July 5 to award member Doug Campbell a pin for his 40-year membership and install new officers. The members seemed in a good mood as business was conducted and Joe Glode...


From April Fools to Friday the 13th

Doug and Kathleen Campbell often joke about the fact that they bought the Hotel Wolf on April Fools Day. Obviously not superstitious, they are celebrating the hotel's 125 anniversary on Friday the... Full story


Hiking 'the fight'

In the early morning hours of July 4, as the sun began to rise over the Snowy Mountain Range, people began to gather in the parking lot of the Platte Valley Community Center (PVCC) to register for...


Med Bow sparkles

The wind was gusty on the evening of July 4 in Medicine Bow as the dusk was closing in. It was blowing hard enough the town's fire department felt it would be wise to move the fireworks from their...

 By Joshua Wood    Lifestyles    July 4, 2018

Hamming it up

When one is standing on the shore of the Upper North Platte River, the sounds one expects to hear would be the songs of birds. On one warm summer weekend, June 23, a different sound joined the avian m...


Tidying the garden

Summer is here and Hanna resident Rose Dabbs presided over the monthly Hanna Agricultural Resource Team (HART) meeting held at 5:30 p.m. on June 26 at the Hanna Market to discuss work needed to be...


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