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 By Gary Collins    News    August 17, 2017 

School Bus Strategy

With the the approval of school zones, or boundaries for the upcoming 2017-18 school year for the Laramie County School District No.2 (LCSD), came the need to reconfigure the bus routes of the...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    August 17, 2017 

First day of school eclipsed

A sign, perhaps, of changing times and priorities is the reason for the moving of the first day of school back one day for the Laramie County School District (LCSD) No. 2 2017-18 school year as...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    August 17, 2017 

Driver walks away!

According to Dan Harms, assistant fire chief of the Pawnee Fire Protection District, there was a heavy fog at the time of the accident. The driver of the semi, Alfred Barlow, 49, of Watford City, N....

 
 By Gary Collins    Sports    August 17, 2017 

If the British were coming

The Project Appleseed Shoot held over the weekend at the Pine Bluffs Sportsman's Club was a disappointment in terms of the number of shooters who made the trip to the bluffs. In the past as many as...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    August 10, 2017

A Stroll down Trail Days

To Mrs. Albert G. "Sy" Adels: Dear Annabel, Well, another Trail Days has come and gone. While it was the 67th running of the event, it was the first for me. I am sorry you were not able to attend and...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    August 10, 2017

100 years of Pine Bluffs High

Burns Councilwoman Betty Nussbaum, Class of 1947 has to yet miss a Pine Bluffs High School Alumni Reunion Banquet and Jack Harrison, Class of 1951, has missed only one. Harrison is the nephew of...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    August 10, 2017

Love came Justin Tyme

With the final curtain on Saturday the 2017 Trail Days melodrama, "Dirty Deeds at the Depot: Also known as Professor Mack's Miracle Elixir of Life," came to its inevitable happy ending. A unique...

 
 By Gary Collins    Sports    August 10, 2017

Trail Days Rodeo Buckle Winners

Buckle winners not pictured are: Tie Down Roping: Cole Lane - Torrington, Wy * Jr Boys Breakaway Roping: Royce Breeden - Carpenter, Wy * Jr Girls Breakaway Roping: no qualified times * Sr Breakaway...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    August 3, 2017

Their Royal Highness on Parade

"We are not only representing the rodeo. We are also representing the Town of Pine Bluffs," said Vanessa DelaCruz, Trail Days reining Rodeo Queen "We want to bring people in and show them that Pine...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    August 3, 2017

Gators, bed fairies, crooks and a helping hand

Early Saturday morning, November 28, 2015, around 1:45 a.m., a caucasian male and female, brandishing a firearm, held up the office of the Gator's Travelyn Motel in Pine Bluffs, and made away with an...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    July 27, 2017

Coming together as Friends, Neighbors and Volunteers

"During the short time I have been a reporter, I've been assigned to cover developing news events involving unthinkable losses. I've covered structure fires, the town of Ten Sleep losing its firehall,...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    July 27, 2017

Celebrating Volunteers

V When in April of last year the Trail Days committee selected "Celebrating Volunteers" as the theme of the celebration, they could have no way of knowing how apt it was for the occasion. The...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    July 27, 2017

Grosses named Grand Marshals

"I feel there are people way more deserving than we are. We never get terribly involved, so we feel there's others that do a whole lot more than we do," said Phyllis Gross on a muggy Monday...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    July 27, 2017

Melodrama in History and Pine Bluffs

Pygmalion: a Lyric Scene, generally considered to be the first full melodrama, was written in 1762 by Jean Jacques Rousseau, philosopher, writer and composer, and first performed in 1770. Melodramas...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    July 27, 2017

Don't judge a rabbit by its color: Even when it comes in a book

For a moment it appeared that Mr. E and Kyle Groves of Party People Productions would be proven to be inept magicians at their magic show held at the Pine Bluffs Library, Friday afternoon on July 19....

 
 By Gary Collins    News    July 20, 2017

There's a New Veterinarian in Town

Even though she was going to have her nails done, it was not a spa day for Nikki the poodle at the Bluffs Veterinary Clinic in Pine Bluffs. Nikki needed to have some dental work done and a couple of moles removed. Prior to this, the poodle would unde...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    July 20, 2017

High West Energy presents donation

Brian Heithoff, CEO and General manager of High West Energy (HWE), on the left, presented a check for $10,000 to Jack Hockersmith of the Pine Bluffs Heritage Society in the Historic High School gym,...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    July 20, 2017

Investigation Continues

Two months after the death of Burns resident, Nathan Combs, the investigation is still ongoing but unresolved and the Weld County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) is asking anyone with information that might a...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    July 20, 2017

Flying high and riding clean

"I've been involved in professional rodeo for 17 years now, and this is one of my favorite places. I won the Cheyenne rodeo and have been reserve champion there," said Christy Hefley. Hefley, a...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    July 20, 2017

From dry goods for farmers to Farmers State Bank

The January 22, 1925 edition of the Pine Bluffs Post announced that C. E. Carlstrum was in the process of tearing down the building on Main Street and Lincoln Way which housed his grocery store. It...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    July 13, 2017

Another successful Albin Day is in the books

Faith and family, first responders, Papa Dean, Bill Johnson and others were heralded as Hometown Heroes during the 89th Annual Albin Day parade. Johnson, who was recognized by Nick Dennis and his...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    July 13, 2017

The library is the place to bee

If you are ever stung by a bee, you can be sure it is not a male bee, or drone, as they do not have stingers and their only purpose is to mate with the queen before being kicked out of the hive. The...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    July 13, 2017

Burns town council addresses liquor ordinance; other town business

Responding to constituent complaints received during the town election this spring, Councilwoman Judy Johnstone proposed an avenue to address those complaints. Apparently, there are residents of Burns who feel that the governing body does not do...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    July 13, 2017

Sportsmans Club is on target with annual fun shoot

The Pine Bluffs Sportsman's Club held its annual meeting and fun shoot on the Fourth of July at their shooting range off of Muddy Creek Drive. The election of the club's officers saw the incumbents...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    July 6, 2017

A look into the past

Thursday morning, June 29, Terry and Becky O'Conner fixed a breakfast in their motor home at the I-80 Rest Area at Pine Bluffs. Breakfast complete, the couple made their way to the information center...

 

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