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  • Resolution for Emergency Management Disaster Plan Approved by Town of Albin

    Karen Lipska|Apr 18, 2024

    Spring clean up and an ambulance fundraiser was on the agenda at the Albin Town Council monthly meeting on April 11th. This was a first in a year that Mayor Kelly Krakow had nothing to report. He also tried to keep the town informed about items that pertain to the council and town. There were two major votes at the meeting. There was the resolution of the Emergency Management Agency that was presented by Jeanine West, the Director at Cheyenne/ Laramie County Emergency Management. This resolution will help guide the town officials on how to...

  • Local Keynote Speakers at FFA State Convention

    Karen Lipska|Apr 18, 2024

    At each state convention there are incredible keynote speakers that make the convention great to be at. The Wyoming Future of Farmers of America Sate Convention is not any different than others. To open the first night was Governor Mark Gordon and First Lady of Wyoming Jennie Gordon. Governor Gordon told the members about where he came from and about his ranch up by Sheridan. Wyoming. He told the audience about his wife, who was not a ranch person when they first got married but now she is more...

  • 34th Annual Taco Bingo huge success

    Karen Lipska|Apr 18, 2024

    All ages love to play bingo to win great prizes. Burns and Carpenter Elementary schools held their 34th Annual Taco Bingo event at Burns Elementary School on April 13th. The Taco Bingo fundraiser was started to earn money for different trips for the elementary students and educational purposes. When the event first started, the schools traded back and forth using the school gyms. As the years went by the event had grown to be big. The groups decided to keep the event at the Burns Elementary...

  • New State Officers from LCSD No. 2

    Karen Lipska|Apr 18, 2024

    It is always great to see members working towards goals on leadership in Future Farmers of America. This last week, April 10th through April 13th was the Wyoming State FFA Convention. At this time the election of new officers is being worked on throughout the time of the convention. Different members in Wyoming FFA applied to be officers before the convention. They take all the applications at the beginning to the Convention and start with interviews. The members go into the different...

  • Burns Town Council considers new club

    Karen Lipska|Apr 11, 2024

    New club and clean up was presented at the Burns Town council meeting on April 8th at 6:30 p.m. The meetings are increasing with more people coming in. The council is now checking with the audience to see if they have any questions or concerns. Every two years the councils of the area need to make a resolution for the emergency plan. Jeanine West, director of Cheyenne/ Laramie County Emergency Management presented a Laramie County Emergency Response Plan. This plan is only for the council to see. It is not for the public because of security...

  • Students of the Quarter Honored

    Karen Lipska|Apr 11, 2024

    Promoting hard work to students is one of the goals for the Lions Club. The Pine Bluffs Lions Club had their first of the month meeting at Currie's Fine Dining. Student of the quarter, is to encourage hard working students in High School. This is for a student to know that they are doing good and it helps with mental health for them. It is an honor for the Lions Club, an honor to the student, and their family. Pine Bluffs Lions Club and Burns Lions Club had the opportunity to honor the students...

  • Pine Bluffs Town Council starts meeting with moment of silence for Tom Mohren

    Karen Lipska|Apr 11, 2024

    A Moment of silence for a lost member of the community and Mayor Justin Fornstrom made a proclamation at the meeting of the Pine Bluffs Town council on Wednesday March 27th. This moment of silence was for Tom Mohren. Mohren has been in the Pine Bluffs community since 1982 as a Pine Bluffs Police officer. Mohren became chief of police at one point in his career. He was on the town council and has been on several different committees. Mohren always had a joke for people. He loved his family and the community. Mohren helped a lot of people out in...

  • Local author Jared Michaud has book signing in Pine Bluffs

    Karen Lipska|Apr 11, 2024

    A new author has inspired youth about science - fiction reading. Jared Michaud introduced his new book at the Pine Bluffs Library on Friday April 5th. Michaud loved to read. His family has been in the Burns and Pine Bluffs area all his life. Michaud went to Laramie County community College for journalism, and did some work with the Wyoming Eagle. Michaud learned that creative writing is different compared to journalism. He found out he wanted to be more creative and write his own book. Michaud...

  • Music Festival Workshop held for LCSD No. 2 music students

    Karen Lipska|Apr 11, 2024

    The students who play instruments were excited about playing as a group for the first time. The players have so much going through their heads. First, is to impress the conductor with the individual's talent, next to be able to play with new friends, and last is the bragging part to the parents on the experience. At the Music Festival, Laramie County School District #2 music teachers put on a workshop for the students to be in a contest for the first time in music. It is a time for the students...

  • LCSD No. 2 Music Festival

    Karen Lipska|Apr 11, 2024

    Music festival Julie Andrews from the Sound of Music has nothing compared to the students of Laramie County School District #2. Pine Bluffs, Albin, Burns, and Carpenter students, elementary through Junior High school, (fifth through eighth grades) had an excellent time at the Music Festival. The annual Music Festival in Pine Bluffs, held at the Pine Bluffs Historic High School happens each spring. This Music Festival is for the students to show off their skills to the judges and to their...

  • The Bluffs are alive with "Eggs"

    Karen Lipska|Apr 4, 2024

    Easter Egg Hunts in town have been happening for years. These hunts have been put on by the Pine Bluffs Lion's Club. Every year if the weather is nice the Easter egg hunt is on top of the Bluffs at the golf course. The wide open space lets the kids scatter and run to the eggs quicker. There are five age categories for the kids. The toddlers, pre-school through kindergarten, first grade through second grade, third grade through fourth grade, and fifth grade through sixth grade. Each group had a...

  • Burns Town Council accepts bid for Main St. Work

    Karen Lipska|Apr 4, 2024

    Bids, quotes, and what is going at the Burns Community Center was on the agenda for the Burns Town council meeting on March 25th. Laura Hunter gave a big thanks for the new equipment in the exercise room. She is now looking for a sanitizer or towels to wipe down the equipment after a person has used it. This will help keep the room more sanitized. Plus it will help keep the new equipment in great shape. Hunter will be doing a proposal for the next meeting with the wipes attached to the wall. She is sure the memberships have increased because of...

  • Growth seen at Pine Bluffs Food Pantry

    Karen Lipska|Apr 4, 2024

    It is always good to have food on the table. At times it is rough for some people to be able to do that. The economy is broken with gas prices high, rent along with utilities increasing, and food prices rising by the month. Alisha Michaud, director of the Pine Bluffs Senior Center, has seen people struggling with the simple task of putting food on the table. There was a food pantry before the Covid pandemic, but the food was barely coming in and the people did not respond to it very well....

  • Night-time Glow in the Dark Eggs

    Karen Lipska|Apr 4, 2024

    Easter egg hunts normally start on the Saturday before Easter in general, but on Easter is the family Easter egg hunts. First thing in the morning the Easter bunny puts Easter eggs all over the house and yard along with a great Easter basket filled with goodies. However, one family decided to do the Easter egg hunt a little different. The Gleckler family would normally have an Easter egg hunt in the morning. As the years have gone by they have added an Easter bunny. This year was different for...

  • Albin Community Center invaded by "Eggs"

    Karen Lipska|Apr 4, 2024

    Easter is here. It was a big weekend of Easter egg hunts. It is always exciting to to see what the kids will find at the hunts. This year the Albin Easter egg hunt was changed to the Saturday before Easter. It has normally been on the weekend before Easter. This is so people can enjoy family or travel to family functions. Since there are so many Easter egg hunts held the day before Easter, having it the week prior gave everyone more opportunities to attend attend other Easter egg hunts. Change...

  • "Egg-cellent Hunt in Burns

    Karen Lipska|Apr 4, 2024

    The town of Burns was full of activities on Saturday March 30th. There was something for all ages in the town. There was breakfast at the Burns Community Center in the morning, but the main activities were around the town hall. In the south gym was the Easter craft fair. There were over 20 vendors at the event. It started at 9 a.m. and went to 3:00 p.m. There was baked goods, airplanes, jewelry, flowers, sewing goodies, soaps, Girl Scout cookies, the new church, and wind chimes. But the longest...

  • Not just your average Walk in the Park

    Karen Lipska|Apr 4, 2024

    It is that time of the year when the weather is getting people out to walk or to just get fresh air.The four walls are getting to people with the frigid weather. National Walk in the Park is for people to reconnect with Mother Nature's calmer side even though in Wyoming Mother Nature is questionable. In the past people were outside working on their land or other land. Working in a building or staying at home to take care of the family. Now people work at home on their computers for hours at a...

  • Fresh products right off the Prairie Hill Farm

    Karen Lipska|Mar 28, 2024

    It is always great to have fresh food right off the farm. Hillsdale, Wyoming has a new farm stand in the area. It is called Prairie Hill Farm on 4143 County Road 213. John Smucker had a family of ten. Being a family, they love to maintain the best they can on raising their own food. It cut down on cost and is better for the family health. Smucker's eldest daughter wanted to get a job for herself. Smucker suggested that she milk more cows and open up a little stand with products that she had...

  • March is Official Red Cross Month

    Karen Lipska|Mar 28, 2024

    Fires, explosions, floods, tornados, hail, and other disasters can destroy peoples lives and houses in a moments notice. But in most areas the people have the American Red Cross to help. The American Red Cross was established in 1881 by Clara Barton. It was about the mission of the American Red Cross during the height of World War II to support “the hour of greatest need”. It is an organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief, and disaster preparedness education. One of the first disasters was the Johnstown Flood in May 31,...

  • Boot Check with local High School Seniors

    Karen Lipska|Mar 28, 2024

    The room had a circle of chairs in the middle and on the edge were tables of new boots with people waiting. The seniors were in the seats in the middle waiting to listen to what was going on. On board was Jae's Story chapter 1. The question on everyone's mind was, what was chapter 1. Seeing Andrea Allen on the sideline had questions in the students minds. Last year Andrea Allen introduced the Cole foundation with others. Cole Allen was her son, who committed suicide. Friends and family never...

  • Egg Stuffing for Easter Egg Hunt

    Karen Lipska|Mar 28, 2024

    New events are coming soon and awards were presented at the Pine Bluffs Lions Club meeting. The meeting was full of activities for the night and a great dinner at Bluffs Bakery and Curries Dining. The Pine Bluffs Lions Club members were thrilled to have three guests at the meeting on March 19th. Riley Petry is the mother of Felicity Petry. Felicity recently won the International poster contest for the Lions Club. At the meeting Lion Gary Roadifer presented Petry with the LCI certificate from...

  • "ART" performed by True Troupe

    Karen Lipska|Mar 28, 2024

    The word art brings up questions to be curious about. True Troupe had put a play on at the Little theatre in the Pine Bluffs Historic High School on Saturday March 23rd. True Troupe is from Cheyenne, they put on different plays throughout the year. ART was the name of the play. It originally came from Paris in 1994. It is a comedy about three friends with some drama. A person in this region would question modern art at any point. A lot of people in Wyoming are used to western art vs modern. This...

  • Burns FFA Regional Speech Winners

    Karen Lipska|Mar 28, 2024

    Practice makes perfect as the old saying goes, however, in this case it is true for two of the members of the Burns Future Farmers of America. Rylie West and Hadyen Hubbard won the Regional speech contest in Laramie, Wyoming. They each had separate contests they were in. West was in the Creed speech contest. This is his third win this year for the Creed. The Creed is five paragraphs that describe the strong beliefs and values about agriculture. It has the belief that inspire past, present, and...

  • Burns FFA Chapter wins cover design and cupcakes

    Karen Lipska|Mar 21, 2024

    A challenge was thrown out to the Pine Bluffs Future Farmers of America and Burns Future Farmers of America chapters. They were asked to design a cover for the special FFA section for the Pine Bluffs Post. The Pine Bluffs Post loves to feature the two FFA chapters of Laramie County School District #2 in a special section. Last year was the first time the challenge was put out to the the two FFA chapters to design the front cover. It was fun and interesting to see the members get creative with de...

  • Fundraiser for Bar Bucks raises over $4,000

    Karen Lipska|Mar 21, 2024

    The time has begun again for an amazing fundraiser that never goes out of style. Bar Bucks, the fundraiser that helps so many at a stressful time of the year. Christmas, although joyful and festive can also be stressful. Bar Bucks is a program for the bars in Laramie County to help raise money for the Christmas basket program. This program is to make sure that families in Laramie County have food for Christmas holiday. This program has been going for at least 23 years. In the past, the Lions...

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