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Shipe hunting

The game warden station in Medicine Bow has been in existence since 1953 according to Rob Shipe, the new game warden for the area. "My district goes along US 30 to Fetterman Road towards Rock River...

 

As busy as they want to be

Hunting season in the Platte Valley is a busy time of year for many people, but nobody more than the local meat processors. With over 80 years combined experience, Encampment River Processing and...

 

Getting the proper outfit

In Wyoming, hunting is big business. A report released in 2017 by Southwick Associates estimated that outfitters and guides in Wyoming collected nearly $45 million from big game hunters in 2015. It wa...

 

Passing on the tradition

For many people, hunting isn't just something to do during the fall and winter seasons, but is a way of life that is passed down from one generation to the other. Dennis Goodwin is one of those...

 

Tagging out after the game

Editor's Note: While interviewing Lindsie Farver earlier in the year, she told a story about hunting antelope in her volleyball uniform. The Saratoga Sun is giving her the opportunity to tell her...

 

Conserving family history

The Upper North Platte River Valley, much like the rest of Wyoming, is filled with family histories that are an integral part of the history of the area as well. The descendants of original...

 

Locally sourced, locally served

Firewater Public House (Firewater) owner Danny Burau has always envisioned his restaurant to have locally grown produce and proteins served at his venue whenever possible. "We had conversations with...

 

Seeds of change

Steve Priest, the principal of Hanna, Elk Mountain, Medicine Bow (HEM) High School went to Ohio State thinking he was going to major in agronomy. His goal was to graduate and work for the seed...

 

A love for leather

Toni Tolle may not be a native to the Platte Valley, having moved to Encampment in February 2018, but she is a native to the world of agriculture and the West. Born and raised in Hereford, Texas, Toll...

 

Ranch hand sings lessons learned

The economics of ranching are, to put it simply, complex. Whether it's a ranch that's been family owned for over a century or an operation that spans hundreds, if not thousands, of acres, the issues...

 

Abuzz about agriculture

It is no accident that we use the term "busy as a bee" when talking about how active and hard working someone is. Bees are, and have been, one of the hardest working and most efficient pollinators in...

 

Agricultural education changes lives in schools and communities

As a Career and Technical Education teacher at HEM Jr./Sr. High School I often find myself asking what students are planning to do after high school graduation. "I'm just going back to the ranch,"...

 

Calving calls

Ranchers will tell you this time of year is calving season. Most of the births happen without having to get a veterinarian involved, but sometimes it is necessary to get help and Carbon County has a...

 

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