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 By Jim Angell    News    August 20, 2020

Hemp producer relieved by judge's ruling

A pioneer in Wyoming's fledgling hemp industry accused of growing marijuana for distribution is praising the circuit court judge who dismissed the charges against his mother and him. "We're relieved...

 By Jim Angell    News    August 13, 2020

Carson Rabou wins entrepreneur contest

An Albin youth who launched a business marketing organic wheat products directly to consumers has been named a winner of a statewide contest for young entrepreneurs. Carson Rabou tied for first place...

 By Jim Angell    News    August 13, 2020

Ron Rabou tells his story, provides tips for change in new book

Albin farmer Ron Rabou knows it can be difficult to change the way a family-owned business operates after generations, but he also knows that to survive in changing times, people must be willing to ad...

 By Jim Angell    News    August 13, 2020

Shooting, casting practice on tag for 'Family Fun Day'

A day of fun on the range, a little casting practice and some lunch are all on the agenda later this month as the Bowman family hosts Family Fun Day at the Bowman Shooting Range. The free annual event, sponsored by the Bowmans and others, features ha... Full story

 By Jim Angell    Sports    August 13, 2020

Wyatt Day Wins 'All-Around' At Youth Rodeo

Two first-place finishes at the Pine Bluffs Trail Days Youth Rodeo earned cowboy Wyatt Day "all-around" honors among senior boys for the annual event. Day finished first during the Aug. 1 rodeo in...

 By Jim Angell    Sports    August 13, 2020

Appleseed Shoot - a combination of shooting instruction, history lesson

A shooting event at the Pine Bluffs Sportsman's Club last weekend mixed shooting instruction with a history lesson. The Appleseed Shoot, sponsored by Project Appleseed, saw five people trained in...

 By Jim Angell    News    August 6, 2020

Trail Days a success, council members agree

The 2020 Trail Days celebration was an unqualified success, according to Pine Bluffs Town Council members. Council members, during their meeting Monday, agreed that turnout for the annual event was...

 By Jim Angell    News    August 6, 2020

Pine Bluffs Recycling Center ready for business

Except for some signs, Pine Bluffs’ recycling center is ready for business, according to town Treasurer Kim Patterson. Patterson, speaking during the Pine Bluffs Town Council meeting on Monday, told council members that people will be able to park...

 By Jim Angell    News    August 6, 2020

Homemade goods take center stage at Trail Days

A stroll through the vendors’ area of Pine Bluffs City Park during Trail Days revealed an impressive array of homemade products, from pickled eggs and asparagus to rich cookies and fudge. And all the products, it seemed, had a story. “My brother...

 By Jim Angell    News    August 6, 2020

Heath harvests unusual crop

Although the combines are still harvesting wheat in eastern Laramie County, Master Gardener Mike Heath recently finished up harvesting a more unusual crop at his farm. Heath last week finished his...

 By Jim Angell    Sports    August 6, 2020

Pandemic benefit: Pine Bluffs stunt dog company puts on show for Trail Days

It took a pandemic to make it happen, but a Pine Bluffs company that puts on shows of athletic exhibits by dogs finally got a chance to stage a performance for a hometown crowd at Trail Days. The "Stu...

 By Jim Angell    News    July 30, 2020

Harvest well under way, fire chief urges caution

Eastern Laramie County's wheat harvest is well under way and results so far have been mixed, according to one area farmer. Rebecca Talmadge of ST Organics, which owns fields between Carpenter and...

 By Jim Angell    News    July 23, 2020

Schools to open as normally as possible, trustee says

While some details are still being ironed out, students in Pine Bluffs and other schools in Laramie County School District No. 2 will resume classes in as close to a normal setting as possible this fall, a district trustee said Monday. Taft Love,...

 By Jim Angell    News    July 23, 2020

Town may want to discuss emergency services with other officials, mayor says

The town of Pine Bluffs may want to speak with officials in Laramie County and Kimball County, Nebraska, about providing emergency services for both areas, Mayor Alan Curtis said Monday. Curtis, speaking during a town council meeting, said the Pine...

 By Jim Angell    News    July 23, 2020

Pine Bluffs community garden to be operating by spring

Pine Bluffs residents who want to try their hands at vegetable gardening but lack the space for a plot will be able to see how their gardens grow next spring, thanks to efforts by the Pine Bluffs Environmental Club. The Pine Bluffs High School club...

 By Jim Angell    News    July 16, 2020

Plenty to do at 70th Trail Days

Pine Bluffs’ 70th annual Trail Days celebration may officially be limited to three days this year, but there’s enough going on to keep anybody busy through the weekend. Donn Randall, chairman for the annual celebration, said several groups have p...

 By Jim Angell    Sports    July 16, 2020

Delancey claims two top honors in Albin Rodeo

Cheyenne cowgirl Reagen DeLancey picked up first-place honors in two events at the July 11 Tim Malm Junior Rodeo in Albin. DeLancey, one of dozens of competitors at the fourth annual rodeo held in hon...

 By Jim Angell    News    July 16, 2020

Pine Bluffs Galactic Lemonz to play two shows for Trail Days

A Pine Bluffs three-piece band will be treating listeners to a mix of classic rock and heavy metal music on July 31 as part of Trail Days. And some of the songs that will be played by Galactic Lemonz...

 By Jim Angell    News    July 9, 2020

Police maintain services while economizing

The Pine Bluffs Police Department is keeping its costs down while maintaining coverage of the community through steps to economize, such as relying on part-time officers, Chief Chance Walkama said Monday. Walkama, speaking during the Pine Bluffs Town...

 By Jim Angell    News    July 9, 2020

Pheasants Forever silent auction very successful, official says

The silent auction held at Pine Bluffs Distilling last week as a fundraiser for Pheasants Forever was very successful, according to a group official. B.J. Bowman said 26 firearms put up for auction...

 By Jim Angell    News    July 9, 2020

Recycling services to be available later this month

Recycling services will be available in Pine Bluffs later this month, thanks largely to the efforts of a group of Pine Bluffs High School students, a town official announced Monday. Kim Patterson, the town’s treasurer, told the town council during...

 By Jim Angell    Sports    July 9, 2020

Nebraska ropers win Friday team roping event

A pair of Nebraska ropers took home first place at the second B-S Productions roping event held at the Pine Bluffs Arena on Friday. Rex Stauffer and J.R. West, both of Harrisburg, Nebraska, took home...

 By Jim Angell    Sports    July 9, 2020

Pine Bluffs man plans restoration of Archery course

A Pine Bluffs man plans to restore an archery course outside of Pine Bluffs for use by the public by late July. Dave Crouse won support for his plans from the Pine Bluffs Town Council during its...

 By Jim Angell    News    July 2, 2020

After 5,000 gallons of sanitizer, Pine Bluffs Distilling going strong with spirits

After making nearly 5,000 gallons of sanitizer, Pine Bluffs Distilling is back to its normal operations, making unique vodka, whiskey, bourbon and rye. Chad Brown, co-owner and founder of Pine Bluffs...

 By Jim Angell    News    July 2, 2020

Pheasants Forever holds silent auction Thursday at Pine Bluffs Distilling

With its annual banquet canceled because of the coronavirus, Pheasants Forever wants to give people a chance to win the quality firearms it puts up for silent auction every year as a fundraiser. The organization will hold a silent auction Thursday...


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