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  • Suicide Recovery: One man's story

    Scott Schulte|Sep 28, 2017

    There is a certain sadness in the eyes of "Bill" (not his real name) when he talks about the darkest time of his life. No one knew this handsome overachiever was lugging around a burden that became too much, leading him to attempting suicide. "I won't talk about how I tried to kill myself," Bill said. "I don't want to give anyone any ideas. How in these cases are not important. It's what leads someone like me to a darkness so deep and constant that I honestly thought ending my life was the only... Full story

  • Hornets hammer Eagles, 51-6

    Scott Schulte|Sep 28, 2017

    The Pine Bluffs' football team came away from Friday's home game against Tongue River with a near-perfect 51-6 beating on the visitors. The Hornets scored in nearly every way possible while putting the clampse on the Tongue River offense. "I thought we played well," said Coach Will Gray. "But we are still missing those big chunk plays. We haven't had many big plays on offense and we need to get that corrected." After Isaiah Montanes ran for a three yard touchdown and Andrew Fornstrom was good... Full story

  • Moorcraft shuts down Broncs, 28-0

    Scott Schulte|Sep 28, 2017

    The Burns football team was on the wrong end of a 28-0 score when they matched up against Moorcroft. After a scoreless first quarter, Moorcroft broke open the scoring with six yard touchdown and 2-point conversion. Five minutes later and just before halftime, Moorcroft scored again. With another 2-point conversion, the hosts were ahead, 16-0. "We're young and it's showing," said Broncs coach Marv Mirich. "We're playing a lot of sophomores and even have a freshman on the varsity team. Even our... Full story

  • No great financial change by interstate construction

    Scott Schulte|Sep 21, 2017

    What's that saying? The more things change, the more they stay the same? This could easily be said about the economic impact, or lack thereof, from the I-80 construction through Pine Bluffs. With the influx of vehicles leaving I-80 in both directions, it would seem money would have been spent at local businesses. This doesn't appear to have been the case, however. "I think things pretty much stayed the same as usual," Ben Larkin, assistant manager at the Pine Bluffs Sinclair Truck Stop. The...

  • A family welded together

    Scott Schulte|Sep 21, 2017

    Tiffany Gustamantes is a woman who knows what she wants in her life. She is also a woman who will do what is necessary, no matter what it takes, to get what she is after. Just ask her husband, Jake. The life of Jake and Tiffany reads like one of those Saturday afternoon television romance stories. That doesn't seem to bother Jake, 25, or Tiffany, 23. The couple had been dating in 2014, when Jake was a pipe welder journeyman. It was then he was sent for work to Gillette, WY. This left Tiffany...

  • Hornets topple Rams in OT

    Scott Schulte|Sep 21, 2017

    A great team figures out how to win when it is in trouble. Such was the case for the Pine Bluffs Hornets Friday night. Down 14-0, the defending 1A state champions not only had a hill to climb, but atop that hill was Big Horn, last year's 2A state champion. With a shift in classifications, the two powerhouses are both in the 1A division this year. Heading into Friday night's game the Hornets were ranked third, while Big Horn owned the top ranking. After climbing into overtime, Big Horn struck...

  • Mark Neeley: Taking life head on

    Scott Schulte|Sep 14, 2017

    People know when Mark Neeley is in the room. It's not due to his unique walk or the sliding sound his walker makes. Rather, Neeley, a new resident to Pine Bluffs carries a smile, and outgoing personality contagious to everyone around him. "I like being happy," Neeley said. "Every morning I get up and look in the mirror and I make the decision to have a positive attitude." Such a gift doesn't just belong to Neeley. No, as he tells it, making the choice to live in a positive frame of mind belongs...

  • Hornets defeat Broncs 31-0

    Scott Schulte|Sep 14, 2017

    The Pine Bluffs Hornets put a big time sting into visiting rival Pine Bluffs Broncos Friday night, 31-0. After a scoreless first quarter, the Hornets hit paydirt in the second quarter when Isaiah Martinez scored from four yards out. With Andrew Fornstrom making good on the point after touchdown (PAT), Pine Bluffs led 7-0. Haize Fornstrom was next to score. This time it was two yard dive. Andrew Fornstrom was good again on the PAT and 14 points separated the teams. Marvin Reza made good on a 33...

  • Eclipse watching in Pine Bluffs

    Scott Schulte|Aug 24, 2017

    Some street lights turned automatically on, birds chirped in confusion and radio stations played songs like Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon." This was part of the fun late Monday morning as the 2017 total eclipse made its way over Pine Bluffs. "It's not something that happens every day," said Stew Fornstrom, an employee at Pine Bluffs Gravel where they celebrated the eclipse with a potluck lunch. Looking north from Pine Bluffs, it was nearly complete darkness. Casper had been ground zero...

  • Mini (me) triathlon brings families together

    Scott Schulte|Aug 24, 2017

    There is nothing quite like spending a day swimming, biking and running with one's cousins. It often is those cousins, after all, who become a youngster's first close friends. This may be one of the big reasons the Perlinski and Graesser families and their children (cousins) look forward to the annual Mini (Me) Triathlon. If nothing else, the two related families get to spend time together. "This is the third year we have done this," said Andre Grasser. "This is something we can do as a family....

  • "Girls on the Run" reaches area

    Scott Schulte|Aug 24, 2017

    As part of the back to school activities at Burns Elementary School last week, members of the Girls on the Run (GOTR) program came to town as part of its expansion. With it being in most parts of the state, GOTR executive director Cindy Bradley said, "This is one of the last areas where we aren't active. Our program is open to girls in this area." "The basis of GOTR is to increase the ability to exercise and discover and use self-esteem in the lives of young ladies," Bradley said. What started...

  • Family Fun Day in Pine Bluffs

    Scott Schulte|Aug 24, 2017

    Family Fun Day 2017 was a great success with more than 150 participants from the area. People of all ages enjoyed the day of activiites and education regarding their favorite weapon. From hand guns to archery and fishing, those in attendance were taught proper usage by local experts. Sponsors of the event where people were taught gun and archery safety included Pheasants Forever, Wyoming Game and Fish, 4-H Shooting Sports of Laramie County and the Sportsman Warehouse. "I hope it will grow each...

  • Back to school night

    Scott Schulte Gary Collins|Aug 24, 2017

  • Pine Bluffs residents concerned but not afraid of North Korea

    Scott Schulte, Pine Bluffs Post Reporter|Aug 17, 2017

    Natalie Montgomery, 18, of Pine Bluffs could hardly contain her excitement and pride when talking about the next chapter of her life. While many of her high school friends are heading to college, Montgomery is off to Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. "I ship out on August 22," Montgomery said. "I'll be part of the Wyoming National Guard." While training to become a medic tech with the Aero Medical Evacuation Squadron, looming large on any horizon is North Korea and its leader Kim Jong-Un. With...

  • Eclipse weekend advice: Stay home and be prepared

    Scott Schulte, Pine Bluffs Post Reporter|Aug 17, 2017

    Have plans for this weekend? Jeff Bartels, Burns EMS Supervisor has a great idea for people in our area. "Stay home," Bartels said during the Burns City Council meeting. "Try not to plan on going anywhere." Bartels said the Wyoming Highway Patrol is expecting an influx of visitors that could exceed 350,000 people. The excitement is over Monday's solar eclipse with some of the best viewing of the eclipse taking place right along I-80 and I-25 in Wyoming. "To give you an idea of what is...

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