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Med Bow welcomes new council member

Council approves liquor license transfer, community garden gets $1,000 Legion Auxiliary grant


The Medicine Bow Town Council met 7 p.m. August 14, to have Trevor Strauch join the council and to approve the transfer of liquor license from JoAnne Bennett of the Diplodocus Bar, to Christopher and Mary Strauch, doing business as C. Spear Bar and Grill.

Mayor Kevin Colman appointed Trevor Strauch to the vacant seat on the Council. The council members present approved Straugh the appointment.

The council approved the transfer of the license, with Strauch abstaining. Regular business was gone over and bills were approved.

Kay Embree, member of American Legion Auxiliary (ALA), reported the community garden was doing well, but a deer had gotten in because the double gates had not been properly secured. Embree applied for an ALA grant and had been awarded $1,000. She said the ALA would like to spend the money on a memorial bench and some trees. The bench would be in remembrance of 9/11. She said a condition of the grant was to do an event on 9/11; to plant the trees, place the bench and weed the garden. Embree asked if Colman would do a speech on 9/11 and he said he would try.

Sharon Biamon, council member and director of the Medicine Bow Museum, said the museum was having a book signing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., August 19 with authors Starley Talbott and Michael Kassell. The featured books will be Wyoming Airmail Pioneers.

Clifford Smith, the caretaker of the town’s iconic Bow Basin Wrangler, which is on a large floor slab, was looking for a home.

The Bow Basin Wrangler was the mascot of the Bow Basin High school before it closed. The museum has no room, so Karen Heath, the town clerk, suggested it could go in the community hall after being covered with protective coating.

The Medicine Bow Fire Department was granted a 24-hour malt beverage permit for the mud drags scheduled for September 9.

At 7:43 p.m., the council went into Executive Session to discuss possible litigation, employees, and possible property acquisition. At 8:35 p.m. the council returned to general session. Colman directed Heath to post notices for a workshop on September 18 on Code Enforcement.

The next scheduled town council meeting is at 7 p.m. on September 11 at the Medicine Bow Community Center.


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