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 By Gary Collins    News    May 18, 2017 

Wyoming's newest "small town" springs up in Pine Bluffs

Visitors and tourists in the town of Riverwish, Wyo. will find plenty of opportunities for shopping, learning and entertainment. Located in Wanda Theobald's third grade classroom in the Pine Bluffs...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    May 18, 2017 

Shain and Fornstrom recognized for service

Presented on Monday by Mayor-elect Alan Curtis, Mayor William Shain and Councilman Mark Fornstrom received plaques from the Town of Pine Bluffs "in appreciation of your service and dedication to the... Full story

 
 By Gary Collins    News    May 18, 2017 

Albin mayor and council members take the oath

Following the May 2 Albin town election, the victors were sworn in at the conclusion of the regularly scheduled town hall meeting, May 11. Sworn in were Mayor Kelly Krakow for a third term. Also...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    May 18, 2017 

Legion members sworn in

The annual installation of officers of the Louis E. Canady American Legion Post 60 in Pine Bluffs took place in the legion hall Wednesday, May 10. The swearing in of the officers was conducted by...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    May 18, 2017 

Semper Fidelis

"Dear Mom, I can't write much now as it is almost time for taps." "I was looking out the window and I saw Dad runnin' to the house with that telegram. The only time I saw my Dad cry," Poot said. "The...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    May 18, 2017 

High-flying mayor

"It's a good thing he doesn't like boats our we'd have to build him a lake," said Rodney Anderson, former mayoral opponent of John Marquardt. Marquardt served one year as a town councilman beginning...

 
 By Gary Collins    Sports    May 18, 2017 

KofC hits the links for annual golf scramble

Using his 42 inch Craftsman mower, Dennis Talich took time last week to mow the fairways at Leaning Rock Golf Course in preparation for the 13th annual Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament Saturday,...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    May 11, 2017

Bartels re-elected as Burns Mayor

The Town of Burns election for the seat of mayor and two councilman has concluded with Mayor Ralph Bartels retaining his seat. Bartels won re-election for a two-year term with a total of 51 votes...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    May 11, 2017

Stay at home moms are domestic unsung heroes

"We usually try to do something to get out of the house so that people stay sane," said Riley Petry, pronounced Patry, who has elected to stay at home with her children while they are too young for sc...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    May 11, 2017

Shain looks back on past eight years as mayor

"I think I've done my time, but overall I was pleased to serve the town of Pine Bluffs. It was a humbling experience. I think I did the job as well as I was able. Hopefully, it was okay," said...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    May 11, 2017

Young love and war

"Dear Alice, What gives anyhow? Here I am expecting to hear from you, and what do I get, not even a post-card. Well, let by-gones be has beens and start writing will you? I am sadly in need of mail as...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    May 11, 2017

Spring concert goes on a sentimental journey

"Tribute to the 1940's" was the theme for the Pine Bluffs Elementary School Spring Concert held at the Historic High School, Thursday May 4. A full house of parents and family's enjoyed the...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    May 4, 2017

Voter turnout is light in the early going

About 25 people had come from Albin to vote in the county-wide sixth penny election by 11:00 a.m. There is not any polling location in Albin for county-wide elections. Albin voters must go to Pine Bluffs, Burns or Cheyenne to vote, except for the...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    May 4, 2017

Burns candidates make final push for May 9 election

On May 9 the Town of Burns will be holding elections for the position of mayor and two town council members. Incumbent Mayor Ralph Bartels and incumbent Councilman Dennis Bastian are seeking to...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    May 4, 2017

PBHS music honor society inducts new members

The Pine Bluffs music department held its music banquet on April 24 at the high school commons. The evening included a pot luck meal following the induction of new members to the Pine Bluffs Tri-M...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    May 4, 2017

There's no place like home

"Dear Mom: This has been certainly a nice place to stay and the people down here have treated us great, but I'll be glad to be getting out of here as any place gets old fast no matter where you are,...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    April 27, 2017

Kansas Charley and the Texas Trail Museum

When Charley "Kansas Charley" Miller was hanged on April 22, 1892, he became the first and the youngest person to be executed after Wyoming became a state. Coincidentally, 125 years later to the day...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    April 27, 2017

Herman makes a bid for mayor

Don Herman is looking to bring a new voice and new ideas to the office of mayor in the May 2 Pine Bluffs town elections. "I grew up in this town and the way I look at things around here a lot of thing...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    April 27, 2017

Curtis hopes to move from council to mayor's seat

After eight years on the town council, Alan Curtis is seeking to take on the duties of mayor, in the May 2 town elections, upon the retirement of Mayor William Shain. "I work for Centennial Ag...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    April 27, 2017

Eisenhauer protects the family

"Dear Mom; I was sworn in Dec. 7 at about 6:00 and left Denver at 7:30. Sure glad to be moving at last. Quite a coincidence going out on Dec. 7 isn't it." Donald Eisenhauer was born in Wolbach, Neb....

 
 By Gary Collins    News    April 20, 2017

WAC season over for Pine Bluffs

The season has ended, not as hoped for but as expected, for the Pine Bluffs High School (PBHS) Academic Challenge team. Four members of the team, Brandon Steege, Samuel Garcia, Amy Bauer and Scout...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    April 20, 2017

Letters to home

"Dear Mom: It's been a long time since I've written, I know, but I could tell from your letter that you understood. This letter will probably be a little late getting there, but if I could rush it...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    April 20, 2017

Burns freshman bests upperclassmen

Wyatt Ebben, a freshman at Burns High School, did Wyoming and his school proud by taking a first place in the Chadron State College Scholastic competition April 7 in Nebraska. Ebben managed to out-test sophomores, juniors and seniors in the Business...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    April 20, 2017

LCSD2 adopts new boundaries

In a seven to one vote the Laramie County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees approved the school boundaries that were proposed and debated these past two months. At the April 10 meeting, board member Lee May was the sole dissenting vote on the...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    April 20, 2017

Town addresses clean-up and illegal dumpster use

Pine Bluffs Town Treasurer Kim Patterson addressed the annual town clean-up at last Monday's town council meeting. During the following discussion the subject of county residents driving into Pine Bluffs and depositing their trash in town dumpsters,...

 

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