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 By Penny Merryfield    News    May 26, 2022 

Pine Bluffs EMS has new director

Derek Walls, out-going director of Pine Bluffs EMS steps down after serving about seven years as director. Walls has been director two different times, and has seen much growth in his seven years. Wal...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    May 19, 2022

National EMS Week Honoring Our EMS/EMTs

May 15-21, 2022 is National EMS Week. We are lucky in our area to have wonderful volunteers who give up time from their families, jobs and their everyday lives to come to the rescue during...

 

Pine Bluffs Ag Science and Billy's Barnyard Greenhouse

While the weather has not been good for growing plants outside, it has been wonderful for the greenhouse at Pine Bluffs High School. Students in Ag Science class with Mr. Brian Cox start in the fall...

 

Carpenter Road Property and Pioneer Park improvements discussed at Town Council

In the physical absence of Mayor Justin Fornstrom, Councilmember Mike Ragsdale called the meeting to order leading off with the Pledge of Allegiance while Mayor Fornstrom was present through zoom. A motion was made to accept the agenda, which was...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    April 7, 2022

April the month of the Military Child

Throughout all branches of the military, April is set as the Month of the Military Child. This is done to honor the youngest members of the military families. This special month long honor to the military child was established in mid 1980s by Former...

 

Building Permits Resolution 2022-xx Water Rates top agenda for Pine Bluffs town council

Members of the community came together with the town council in person and on You-Tube to hear the meeting of March 14, 2022. The council went into action after the welcoming statement by Mayor Justin Fornstrom and all saying the pledge of...

 

Water Rate Study for town of Pine Bluffs

As time progresses all things age and some breakdown, others cease to function or upgrades are required in order to have a smooth working system. There are times upgrades must be done to fill the supply and demand as well. This can apply to cost,...

 

Pine Bluffs Town Council discusses water rates to increase for residents

Water rates are going to rise, minimally, as well as the town is drilling a new well. These were some of the items discussed at Monday, February 14, town council meeting. The town of Pine Bluffs which has not raised their water rates since 2014, has...

 

Pine Bluffs Post earns awards at the Wyoming Press Association Convention

Members of the staff of the Pine Bluffs Post recently traveled to Casper, Wyoming to attend the Wyoming Press Association 123rd Annual convention and awards ceremony. Each year entries into the...

 

Pine Bluffs Distilling take top overall Winner in Bar Bucks

For many years there has been a fund raising program in Laramie County that has become an annual event. The Laramie County Community Christmas program, which raises funds for grocery cards given out to many rural individuals and those in the larger...

 

Honoring the Four Chaplains

On Feb. 3, 1943, four Army chaplains – Father John P. Washington, Rabbi Alexander D. Goode, and the Revs. George L. Fox and Clark V. Poling – gave up their life jackets on a sinking Army transport...

 

The Draft vs Enlist

From the dawn of history, there has been been some form of military throughout the world. In the early days it was a "right of passage to become a soldier" whether you "signed up" or you were taken...

 

Remembering Dec. 7, 1941

It was December 7, 1941, and many members of the military were still sleeping in their bunks this Sunday morning, along with residents of the Pearl Harbor, Oahu area. At 07:55 the first attack hit....

 

A Thanksgiving Veteran's Story

Serving in the military means often times one is away from home during Thanksgiving time. For many military members their Thanksgiving meal is one provided by the military at the chow hall. This...

 

United States Navy A Military Story

The year was 1775,. The Second Continental Congress of the United States passed a resolution creating the Continental Navy. At this time the Continental Navy consisted of converted merchantmen...

 

A Veteran Mother's Story

As with any branch of service, our soldiers can be sent to a war zone, be assigned to foreign countries where there is unrest and instability. Moms and Dads stand proud of their child, who has grown...

 

Cookies at the rest area help fund Veteran Programs

Throughout the summer months, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 60 can be found out at the Pine Bluffs Rest Area, with cookies, water, and lemonade. They set up a couple of tables, and display their...

 

LCFD No. 5 assists in Hackberry fire

A call for assistance came across the channels from Banner County, Nebraska as a wildfire reached the stage of out of control. Banner County submitted an emergency declaration according to Nebraska...

 

own Council short, but full of information

Pine Bluffs held their monthly town council meeting on Monday, after a busy weekend of Trail Days. Mayor Justin Fornstrom opened the meeting briefly after 7:00 p.m. and the few visitors joined in with the council to say the “Pledge of...

 

Purple Heart Day August 7

On August 7, 1782, General George Washington - then the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army - established the Purple Heart award, originally designated as the Badge of Military Merit.  The...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    July 29, 2021

Military Monday & More

Each day during Cheyenne Frontier Days, a special event takes place. This included Military Monday. The rodeo grand entry features military transportation through the ages as well as a giant flag in...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    July 22, 2021

National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day July 27

Each year, the President of the United States issues a proclamation announcing July 27th as a day of national observance in honor of Korean War veterans and their families. There are observances of...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    July 15, 2021

New Town clerk sworn in

Pine Bluffs Town Council July meeting opened to standing room only. After the Pledge of Allegiance was said, and agendas approved the council jumped into business. This included approving last...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    July 15, 2021

Serving as Honor Guard

Honoring our military veterans is done in many ways, and shown in many different forms. Flags, ribbons, patches and stickers display a form of thank you, pride in and a legion to our veterans. Yet...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    July 1, 2021

Independence Day - July 4

For 244 years we, as a nation, have celebrated our independence from the British. Across the country there is fireworks, parades and celebrations. As history tells us of the resolution by Richard Henr...

 

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