Week of May 16, 2024

  • Nine Hornets Fly to New Hive

    Jim Merryfield

    Last Tuesday nine Hornets signed their letters of commitment to attend Laramie County Community College (LCCC) for the 2024/25 year. According to Principal Sweeter, "It seems that more and more students are electing to go to a two-year college than a four year one". Principal Sweeter then added, "It seems that the stigma of a 2-year degree verses a 4 year degree is changing. Students are opting for the 2-year degree or trade school rather than a 4-year degree. This way they can get into the...

  • USPS Pauses Restructuring After Pressure from Senator Lummis

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – United States Postal Service (USPS) Postmaster General Louis DeJoy agreed to pause the planned changes to the mail delivery network that would have closed the Cheyenne and Casper Processing and Distribution Centers following repeated calls from U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY). The USPS agreed to temporarily pause the reforms that would have left the Cowboy State without a single Processing and Distribution Center and forced mail being sent from one Wyoming community to another to be sent to Colorado or Montana for...

  • Scholarships awards highlight Town Council

    Penny Merryfield

    Pine Bluffs council meeting on Monday night was a packed room needing more chairs brought in. Listing on the agenda right after the start of the meeting and agenda approval was the Mayoral Scholarships and the Thomas E. Mohren Memorial Scholarship. Mayor Justin Fornstrom came around to the front and called up Alexa Sanchez as the first recipient of the Mayoral Scholarship and presented her with a check for $500. Jasmin Garcia was asked next to come to the front and received her $500 scholarship...

  • Young Hornets fly away to University of Wyoming

    Jim Merryfield

    Two students from the Pine Bluffs Junior/Senior High School have decided on the next step in their scholastic journey. They both have decided to attend a university. Last Wednesday, Jasmin Garcia and Jace Pierantoni both signed letters of commitment to the University of Wyoming for the 2024/25 year. Daiton Lemmon and Dawn Sanchez from the university were both there to welcome the students and to answer any questions that might arise. Both are in the student development office. Garcia would like...

  • University of Wyoming gains Seven Broncs

    Jim Merryfield

    Seven students from the Burns Junior/Senior High School signed their letters of commitment last Wednesday. Dawn Sanchez from the University was there to help welcome the students and answer questions. Mrs. Sanchez's son, Cooper Sanchez, is a student there at Burns. Signees were Summer Kinkade, Jesse Tarango, Grace Yearout, Sadie Barrett, Jordan Griess, Saria Eklund and Shelby Clark. Jesse Tarango is the recipient of the Daniels Fund Scholarship. He was awarded this scholarship a couple of...

  • Broncs seek New Corral

    Jim Merryfield

    Some of the Broncs seniors are looking for new pastures to enhance their scholastic careers. Seven Broncs seniors have decided that Laramie County Community College (LCCC) has what they are looking for to move on to their next level in life's journey. LCCC representatives were at Burns Junior/Senior High School campus last Wednesday to witness the signing and welcome the students to LCCC and answer questions from students and parents. Those seniors that signed their letters of commitment were...

  • Defending Wyoming's Access to our Public Lands

    In Wyoming, we have always relied on access to America’s public lands for our way of life and our livelihood. It is essential for energy and mineral development, ranching and agriculture, hunting and fishing, hiking and climbing, and so much more. Unelected, unaccountable Washington bureaucrats are now jeopardizing Wyoming’s access to that land. They want to hijack Wyoming’s decision-making surrounding public land management and transfer it to climate zealots. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM)’s new Rock Springs Resource Management...

  • Albin Town Council discusses liquor license and propane contracts

    Karen Lipska

    There are two events in Albin that the Albin council discussed at the the May meeting. Before the council meeting was the liquor license hearing. No one was at the hearing except the council. The council discussed the propane contracts that they received. They asked for two options from Butch’s and Legacy Coop Propane & Fuel. The council looked at what they did the year before and how much the contract was at the time. At the conclusion they approved of Legacy Coop Propane & Fuel. One of the events that the Albin Council is excited for is...

  • Prairie Doc Perspective Week of May 12, 2024

    Jill Kruse DO

    Technology has come a long way in the past 200 years. The telegraph was invented in 1837 and made rapid long range communication possible. Messages could be sent around the world through a series of connected wires. The telegraph had medical applications in the Civil War. It was used to order medical supplies and report information about injuries and casualties to medical teams. This was cutting edge technology at the time, but it now is considered an obsolete method of communication. Alexander...

  • Annual Spring Concert and Awards

    Karen Lipska

    Kids were running to get their instruments tuned and voices were warming up in the background. The parents were trying to find the best seats to be able to see their kids. The Pine Bluffs High School had their annual spring concert on Wednesday May 8th. It was a night to show how hard the kids had worked on their skills and playing to produce incredible music. This night was full of nervousness for the young ones to be great compared to the ones that have been playing for years. The fifth grade...

  • Boston Horse Cart traveler stops in Pine Bluffs

    Karen Lipska

    A person does not see a horse pulling a cart on the highway much now a days. But Wyoming has been keeping track of one that recently traveled through the state. Lee the Horse logger is going to Boston. He is originally from East Glacier, Montana. Lee's family owned a small ranch that got sold. He started out wanting to visit friends, yet Lee did not want to get rid of his horses and he didn't have much money. The horse's name is Jesse, and is a North American Suffolk Punch horse. It is a rare...

  • Albin to the Rescue!

    Jeremiah Johnson

    In case of emergency, Dial 911. This phrase is ingrained in us from the earliest age, yet do any of us really know what it takes to support this lifeline? What does it take to rush to the aid of someone in need? In the next few paragraphs, I hope to pull the curtain back and shed a little light onto what it takes to provide EMS in a small rural setting. Let's begin with a little history. In the days of the old west, it was the doctor that traveled to the patient. Nobody worried about how to...

  • Northern Lights Displayed over Pine Bluffs

    Recently the skies were lit up with beautiful colors and light designs across the world in many places. Here at home in Pine Bluffs we were gifted with such a breath taking light show that many people turned out in the late hours of the night to capture this "light show" event. Here at the "Post" we put a call out for pictures of the light show - thus giving bragging rights to the one photo for the front page. There were many photos entered that covered our area. There were many photos entered...

  • Boy Scouts Coming to Kimball

    Troops of Boy Scouts will be descending on Kimball, Nebraska for the 2024 Frontier District Invitational Spring Camporee on May 17th through May 19th. The Frontier District consists of Cheyenne, Laramie and Wheatland area Scouts but an invitation has been sent out to Scouts in the surrounding Nebraska area to attend this year’s Spring Camporee. The annual event will be held at the South Platte National Resource District’s Oliver Reservoir Recreation Area located just west of Kimball. The area features ideal facilities for the Scout spring...

  • Heavy agenda for Burns Town Council

    Karen Lipska

    It was a busy night at the Burns council meeting on May 13th. There were lease issues, law enforcement, and concerns about a park and Main Street. The council and the Utility board was sad that Harvey Humphrey put his resignation in for the Utility board. Humphrey has served on some position in Burns for many years. To have him resign was sad. The council said, “We appreciate all the work he has done.” The Utility board will be interviewing members to be on the board. The council had their third reading of Ordinance 18A.48 fiscal year...

  • Election Countdown: Primary election candidate filing period starts May 16, ends May 31

    The 2024 election season officially kicks off at 8 a.m., Thursday, May 16, with the start of candidate filing for the Aug. 20 Primary election. The Laramie County Clerk’s office will accept applications for county commissioner, assessor, and political party precinct committee members through Friday, May 31 at 5 p.m. Applications are available on the Laramie County Clerk’s election page at https://www.laramiecountywy.gov/County-Government/Elected-Officials/County-Clerk/Elections/Campaign-Corner or may be picked up at the election office in...

  • Farm, Ranch, Business

    Maya Gilmore UW Extension

    Laramie, Wyo.-May 10, 2024-The University of Wyoming's collegiate meat judging team competed at four regional contests this spring. At every contest, the team had at least one top five team finish and at least one individual top ten finish. This year's team includes students Leah Allen from Steamboat Springs, Colorado; Jordan Anderson from Centre Hall, Pa.; Kristy Benjamin from Boulder; Kaitlyn Brandenburg from Council Bluffs, Iowa; Aida Hester from Hot Sulphur Springs, Colo.; assistant coach...

  • Jose Levario

    Jose Levario, age 70, passed away in a tragic accident, near his home north of Pine Bluffs, Wyoming. He was born February 16, 1954 in Mexico. Jose had worked in Texas and Colorado before arriving in Wyoming in 1990. He worked for the pig farm in Albin, Wyoming. He also worked for Memo Serrano in his fencing business and Margarito Gomez in his concrete business. He worked on the farm of Jack and Jeannie Hockersmith and for elderly residents in Pine Bluffs. No information about Jose’s family is known. Most people knew Jose as the guy who...

  • Lois Brookshier (Steege)

    Lois Brookshier (Steege) November 13, 1945 — May 2, 2024 Celebration of life June 1st, 2024 Burns Plex north building...

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