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  • Pine Bluffs Police Department honored at Cheyenne event

    Christopher Green|Oct 1, 2020

    Fat Boys Tire & Auto held an event honoring Laramie County law enforcement agencies on Sept. 19 at its Cheyenne truck center in recognition of National Thank a Police Officer Day, presenting Pine Bluffs Police Officer Mike Moore with a signed thank-you banner. "We honored Pine Bluffs Police, Laramie County Sheriff's Department, Wyoming Highway Patrol, and the Cheyenne Police," said Rick Roddam, Marketing Director for Fat Boys Tire & Auto. "People from the community were invited to meet officers...

  • Pine Bluffs Food Bank deliberates future services

    Christopher Green|Oct 1, 2020

    Pine Bluffs Food Bank, which has been in operation for nearly six months, is considering its options moving forward as need within the community is noticeably diminishing, said Matt Hockersmith, co-founder. "We can't get rid of it, we need to have something available," said Hockersmitch, "but we just don't know what the future looks like." As an independent operation, Pine Bluffs Food Bank relies solely on community members to donate food and time to keep the service going. "The support of the...

  • Health fair to be held in Pine Bluffs

    Christopher Green|Oct 1, 2020

    Pine Bluffs Health Clinic will hold a health fair at the Pine Bluffs Community Center offering flu shots and an array of lab draws at a reduced cost on Oct. 10 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in preparation for an uncertain flu season, said Ann Anderson, Clinic Director. “The full panel they do is $35 or $40, it’s quite cheap compared to hundreds you usually pay someplace else. It just gives people an option for a cheaper way to get blood draws done,” said Anderson. “We will also be offering flu shots for $30 a shot.” COVID-19 antibody testing will be av...

  • Hornets see first loss at home

    Christopher Green|Oct 1, 2020

    Pine Bluffs Varsity Football lost to Southeast 41-14 for their second loss of the season and first loss at home on Friday, Sept. 25. “We had too many miscues and mental errors, myself included, to be successful. Southeast is a good team and you can't make mistakes if you are going to beat them. We had guys in place to make plays, but we didn't get it done,” said Will Gray, head coach. The Hornets had 89 yards rushing and 158 yards passing. “We'll regroup this week and continue work on our areas...

  • Burns receives second conference loss to Big Horn

    Christopher Green|Oct 1, 2020

    Broncs lost to Big Horn 42-8 in their third conference game of the season on Friday, Sept. 25. “We are still struggling with turnovers, and that has to change,” said Brad Morrison, head coach. “Hats off to Big Horn. We definitely were not overmatched, but they won the individual matchups consistently.” Burns had 34 yards rushing and 102 yards passing. No. 1 Jared Allen had 9 carries for 40 yards, No. 12 Cody Hape had 1 for 5 yards, No. 20 Joel Morales had 2 for a loss of 13 yards, No. 32 Riley McLaughlin had 8 for 3 yards, No. 18 Caden David h...

  • Cross country cutting time before regionals

    Christopher Green|Oct 1, 2020

    Pine Bluffs/Burns Cross Country ran in Saratoga on Friday, Sept. 25. “I don’t know if it was the weather, the PB Homecoming crazies, or the course itself, but our kids rocked it on the course today and we look good heading into our final two meets before regionals, said Ashley Rousseau, Pine Bluffs coach. The boys team cut roughly six minutes collectively from their previous time. “Colby and Greg are setting the pace for the team and the rest of the boys are showing up each meet and rocking,” said Rousseau. Freshman Alexa Sanchez joined...

  • Lady Hornets Volleyball

    Christopher Green|Oct 1, 2020

    Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets Volleyball played Southeast on Friday, Sept. 25 and Big Horn on Saturday, Sept. 26, losing to both. Against Southeast, the Hornets lost in three games. 19-25, 19-25, 15-25. Jaden Shelit had 8 kills, 1 ace serve, and 1 block. Emily Haas had 7 kills, 3 ace serves, and 1 block. Andrea Reifshneider had 17 assists. Against Big Horn, the Hornets lost in four games. 14-25, 25-19,19-25, 25-27. Abby Gray had 9 kills and 2 blocks. Alli Borgman had 8 kills and 3 blocks. Andrea...

  • New use for oil production byproduct water to make history in Pine Bluffs

    Christopher Green|Sep 24, 2020

    Encore Green Environmental plans to hold the first U.S. land application of cleaned produced water in Pine Bluffs, Wyo. on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m., a historic solution for the oil production byproduct water that has previously been left to evaporate or had to be hauled out and placed into storage, said Marvin Nash, EGE senior advisor. "We currently have a standing permit, but on the 29th, if all the results come back how we think they're going to, we will have a permit to finally ground...

  • Pine Bluffs Distillery launches new whiskey, prepares for rebrand

    Christopher Green|Sep 24, 2020

    Pine Bluffs Distilling released a peach whiskey, its first ever fruit infused whiskey, on Saturday, Sept. 19 as its last release before a rebrand launch party planned for Nov. 21. "We've tried a bunch of different fruits and peaches were always the favorite," said Chad Brown, Pine Bluffs Distilling co-owner and founder. "We've done it on a small scale, and it was really good and lined up with a farm being close by." The Palisade Suncrest peaches used for the whiskey came from Mike McLean of...

  • Hornets take a win against Saratoga, stay undefeated at home

    Christopher Green|Sep 24, 2020

    Pine Bluffs varsity football beat Saratoga 34-18 in their second conference game of the season on Friday, Sept. 18. "On offense, we got the run game going in the second half and we were able to keep the ball out of their hands. It also set up two big play action passes to Ty Sweeter for touchdowns," said Will Gray, head coach. The Hornets had 189 yards rushing and 168 yards passing. "This group of kids plays extremely hard. We are proud of them for owning up to their mistakes and working to...

  • Broncs lose to Glenrock, make adjustments for Big Horn

    Christopher Green|Sep 24, 2020

    The Broncs lost to Glenrock 38-6 for their second loss of the season on Friday, Sept. 18. "We did some really good things, but at the end of the day we made too many major mistakes to win a varsity football game," said Brad Morrison, head coach. Burns had 36 yards rushing, 189 yards passing, and 23 yards returning. No. 1 Jared Allen had 3 runs for 20 yards, No. 3 Cooper Lakin had 1 run for 14 yards, No. 18 Caden David had 3 runs losing 12 yards, No. 20 Joel Morales had 2 runs losing 6 yards, and...

  • Cross country halfway through season, looks forward to Saratoga

    Christopher Green|Sep 24, 2020

    Pine Bluffs/Burns Cross Country ran in Sinclair for the Rawlins Invite on Friday, Sept. 18. The varsity boys race had 30 total runners. Colby Stockton finished ninth and Greg Fornstrom 15th. “It has been great to see them work hard, train year-round, and support their teammates too,” said Ashley Rousseau, head coach for Pine Bluffs. “These boys are running great races each week and I am so excited to see the improvements in the next 4 weeks before regionals.” The varsity girls race had 30 total runners. Emma Gonzalez finished third, Layne B...

  • Pine Bluffs Volleyball sees second win

    Christopher Green|Sep 24, 2020

    Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets won their conference game against Glenrock on the road Friday, Sept. 18 for their second win in a row. “It was a great team win” said Wynema Engstrom, head coach. The Hornets won in four games, 22-25, 25-11, 25-22, and 25-12. “We served 92 percent, had 62 digs and 35 kills as a team,” said Engstrom. Jaden Shelit had 20 kills out of 51 attacks and 15 digs. Emily Haas had 5 kills out if 9 attacks and was 18 for 20 serving. Abby Gray had 4 kills out of 9 attacks, went 15 for 18 serving, and had 10 digs. Alli Borgman...

  • Survey to determine future traffic laws in Pine Bluffs

    Christopher Green|Sep 17, 2020

    Pine Bluffs Police Department has initiated a survey through the State of Wyoming for the University of Wyoming to assess Pine Bluffs traffic volume and speed limits over the next few months, with the goal to standardize speed limits and implement safer and more efficient traffic flows, said Police Chief Chance Walkama. Pine Bluffs contains several areas with varying speed limits, unrestricted intersections, and questionably placed signage. "We had a concern about the speed limits on U.S. 30,...

  • Deep well project moves forward, council establishes stance on alleyway

    Christopher Green|Sep 17, 2020

    Councilmembers approved a resolution for a deep well project and established a hands-off approach regarding a dispute over the alley shared by the new hotel and neighboring businesses at the town council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 8. A resolution was approved authorizing submission of an application to the State Loan and Investment Board for a loan through the state revolving fund on behalf of the governing body for the town of pine bluffs for the purpose of drilling and developing a new deep...

  • New cafe in Pine Bluffs delays opening

    Christopher Green|Sep 17, 2020

    Sadie's Cafe LLC has cancelled their soft opening planned for Saturday, Sept. 19 due compliance and construction issues that are currently being addressed, said Jeannie Hockersmith, co-founder. "We will see everyone at our grand opening on Oct. 1," said Hockersmith....

  • Kite festival to wrap up the summer

    Christopher Green|Sep 17, 2020

    Pine Bluffs will hold its 4th annual End of The Trail Kite Festival on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bluffs Recreation Area, with free kites given to the first 100 attendees under 14 years old. Professional kite fliers from the American Kitefliers Association and the Rocky Mountain Kite Association will be in attendance with large kites, stunt kites and sport kites. “Before, one was about the size of a small bus,” said Sonja Fornstrom, recreation director. Throughout the day there will be multiple kite shows; kite, cra...

  • Fallen Hero Statue

    Christopher Green|Sep 17, 2020

  • Burns recovers from shutout, beats Tongue River

    Christopher Green|Sep 17, 2020

    The Broncs beat Tongue River 16-7 in their first home game of the season on Friday, Sept. 11. "We will keep trying to find a little more balance in our offense and hopefully continue to get stops and take care of the football," said Brad Morrison, head coach. Burns had 137 yards rushing and 114 yards passing. No. 12 Cody Hape had 1 carry for 3 yards, No. 20 Joel Morales had 11 for 52 yards, No. 32 Riley McLaughlin had 25 for 90 yards, No. 18 Caden David had 7 for a loss of 6 yards, and No. 3 Coo...

  • Hornets see first loss, prepare for Saratoga

    Christopher Green|Sep 17, 2020

    Pine Bluffs lost to Lusk 58-35 in their first away conference game of the season on Friday, Sept. 11. "On offense we played well, but we shot ourselves in the foot with some untimely penalties and mistakes on key drives," said Will Gray, head coach. "We are very proud of our kids for competing and fighting to the end." The Hornets had 210 yards rushing for 2 touchdowns and 403 yards passing for 3 touchdowns. No. 11 Andrew Loya had 14 carries for 73 yards leading to 2 touchdowns, No.19 Isiah Schu...

  • Lady Hornets take first win against Lusk

    Christopher Green|Sep 17, 2020

    Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets beat Lusk on the road Friday, Sept. 11 for their first win of the season. "It was a must win for us," said Wynema Engstrom. "We have struggled in the past with communication, passing and reading the offense to properly execute our defense. All of those issues were taken care of by the girls against Lusk." The Hornets won in three games, 25-11, 25-11, and 25-15. Jaden Shelit had 11 kills, 2 ace serves, and 12 digs. Alli Borgman had 6 kills and 6 blocks. Andrea...

  • Burns volleyball defeats Central JV, sees three game win streak

    Christopher Green|Sep 17, 2020

    Burns Lady Broncs beat Cheyenne Central JV at home in 4 sets on Friday, Sept. 11, sealing a three game win streak as they prepare for their first home conference game against Rawlins. “The girls played very competitive overall, we just had a mental block in the third set and had critical errors in critical times which caused the loss of the set,” said Shelle Mosley, head coach. The scores were 25-14, 25-23, 21-25, and 25-16. Jaden Gipfert had 13 kills, 16 digs, and 3 block assists. Sienna Gallegos had 12 kills, 11 digs, and 2 block ass...

  • Poker run held to benefit local fire victims

    Christopher Green|Sep 17, 2020

    The Red Knights Motorcycle Club Nebraska Chapter 4, a club composed of fire service members and their families, held its 7th annual poker run on Saturday, Sept. 12th to raise money for local victims of fire and honor those lost on 9/11. "Half of the money we raise stays with the club and goes to our donation fund and the other half gets split up and pays out to the highest poker hand, but all that usually goes back to a good cause," said Mark Whetham, chapter president. "We're just here for the...

  • Resignations follow failure of senior citizens nutrition program in Burns

    Christopher Green|Sep 10, 2020

    Laramie County Senior Services Advisory Board President Jim Clark, and board member Kari Clark, have resigned after Senior Services Director Erin LeBlanc and Cheyenne Housing Authority Executive Director Greg Hancock failed to reach an agreement for a new senior nutrition program for the town of Burns, leaving the seniors of Burns without a government funded meal facility. "With what happened out here, I just didn't want to be associated with them anymore," said Jim Clark, who is also the mayor...

  • New mural breaks ground downtown

    Christopher Green|Sep 10, 2020

    Construction began last week in preparation for a new mural on the back side of the library, completing the background section for Larry Silvey's Pine Bluffs Veterans Memorial and Community Plaza project which he undertook nearly three years ago in an effort to beautify downtown Pine Bluffs and honor America's service members. The new mural will be called "Tribute to America's Fallen Heroes" and will feature scenes from Arlington National Cemetery, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the raising...

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