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 By Zach Spadt    News    March 7, 2019

Council seeks funding for new airport hangar

The Pine Bluffs Municipal Airport may be getting a new hangar and maintenance shop should the Wyoming Business Council approve a $173,000 grant request from the town. Expected to cost approximately $477,000 the new building would also house a...

 
 By Zach Spadt    Sports    March 7, 2019

HEARTBREAK

The Pine Bluffs Hornets came within seconds of earning their second state basketball title in as many years. Instead, it was the Wyoming Indian Chiefs who found themselves storming the court at the...

 
 By Zach Spadt    Sports    March 7, 2019

Lady Hornets fall in semi-finals, bounce back to take third at state hoops

After suffering a disappointing loss to Wyoming Indian in the semi-final round of the Wyoming state basketball championships in Casper, the Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets bounced back in a big way. Taking the court Saturday, the Lady Hornets defeated...

 
 By Zach Spadt    News    February 28, 2019

PBHS Class of 2020 raising money with donkey basketball next week

The Pine Bluffs Hornets and Lady Hornets may have wrapped up their regular season play, but there will still be basketball played on their home court. And it will be played on donkeys. On Tuesday next week, residents will have the chance to see...

 
 By Zach Spadt    News    February 28, 2019

Pine Bluffs earns second at EWC academic challenge tournament

Students from Pine Bluffs earned second place at the Eastern Wyoming College Wyoming Academic Challenge tournament held over the weekend. The team consisting of Greg Fornstrom, Reagan Pachel, Joey...

 
 By Zach Spadt    Sports    February 28, 2019

Lady Hornets drop finals match, place second at regionals

The Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets punched a ticket to the state championship basketball tournament set to begin this weekend. They did so after a 2-1 run at the regional tournament held last weekend. The To begin the tournament, the Lady Hornets defeated...

 
 By Zach Spadt    News    February 21, 2019

Council hires new public works head

Pine Bluffs has its new public works director. During their bi-monthly meeting Tuesday night, Pine Bluffs Town Council members voted 4-0 to hire Loren Lovitt for the position which was vacated in January upon former public works director Jerry...

 
 By Zach Spadt    News    February 21, 2019

Rock Ranch Vodka honored with award

After a memorable first year in business, the crew at Pine Bluffs Distilling can add another feather to their cap: A bronze medal from the American Craft Spirits Association. Of more than 500 vodkas entered into the organization’s annual contest,...

 
 By Zach Spadt    Sports    February 21, 2019

Hornets conclude season 19-1

The Pine Bluffs Hornets capped off what can only be described as a successful regular season in Lingle Saturday. PBHS was 19-1 on the regular season and 6-0 in conference play. That’s how you get a top seed at the Wyoming 2A East Regional...

 
 By Zach Spadt    Sports    February 21, 2019

Lady Hornets drop home finale, rebound in Lingle

Friday night's home Pine Bluffs girls basketball game didn't go the way the Lady Hornets wanted. The team's 54-41 loss to Niobrara County (Lusk) came at the worst possible time, too: Senior Night. In...

 
 By Zach Spadt    News    February 7, 2019

Council approves grant request

Pine Bluffs Town Council Members Monday night voted to apply for $764,000 in grants and loans to bore an 800ft water well near the town's rodeo facility. In two resolutions, the council approved apply...

 
 By Zach Spadt    News    February 7, 2019

House committee kills public notices bill

CHEYENNE - A Wyoming legislative committee killed legislation that would have dropped the requirement that local governing bodies publish public notices and minutes in newspapers. House Bill 242,...

 
 By Zach Spadt    Sports    February 7, 2019

Lady Hornets top Burns

BURNS - Torri Long and Dylan Sweeter combined for 26 of Pine Bluffs' 59 points in their win over Burns Friday night in a game dominated by the Lady Hornets for all four quarters of play. Long had 14...

 
 By Zach Spadt    Sports    February 7, 2019

Hornets tame Broncs

BURNS - Michael Shain and Justus Golding each scored in the double digits on the way to Pine Bluffs' dominant win over the Burns Broncs Friday night. Golding contributed 17 points while Shain added...

 
 By Zach Spadt    News    January 31, 2019

Rockin' in Denver

For most of the fall school semester and into this year, youths from the Mountain West gathered and learned the fundamentals of playing Rock n' Roll music. And that included Pine Bluffs eighth-grade...

 
 By Zach Spadt    News    January 24, 2019

Child marriage ban passes committee

CHEYENNE - Under Wyoming law, a minor can get married with certain approvals. However, if someone in that marriage were to become a domestic violence victim, before turning 18, he or she would be...

 
 By Zach Spadt    News    January 24, 2019

'Sanctuary city' bill advances

CHEYENNE — A ban on so-called “sanctuary cities” in Wyoming moved a step closer to becoming law Tuesday afternoon after a committee vote. If House Bill 151 is enacted, local governments would be barred from refusing to comply with federal...

 
 By Zach Spadt    Sports    January 24, 2019

Home and road wins make Hornets 11-1

Two wins over the weekend improved the Pine Bluffs Hornets to 11-1 on the year. On Friday, the Hornets hosted Southeast and won that game 67-57. Though Southeast got the first points of the game, the...

 
 By Zach Spadt    News    January 17, 2019

Teacher of the Year

Each year, the Wyoming Department of Education releases a list of teachers of the year for each school district. For Laramie County School District 2, that honor went to a popular man around Pine...

 
 By Zach Spadt    News    January 17, 2019

Gun bill sent to committee

Monday voted to keep a bill repealing most gun-free zones in to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Sponsored by Sen. Anthony Bouchard, R-Carpenter, Senate File 75 would give the Legislature the sole...

 
 By Zach Spadt    Sports    January 17, 2019

Hornets win in Fort Collins

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Four Pine Bluffs Hornets scored in the double-digits on Friday when they defeated Front Range Baptist 86-67 in Fort Collins. Justus Golding led Pine Bluffs in scoring with 18...

 
 By Zach Spadt    Sports    January 17, 2019

Lady Hornets win in Colo.

Kammie Ragsdale scored 29 of Pine Bluffs' 70 points against Front Range Baptist in Fort Collins Friday afternoon. Of those, 24 came from 2-point shots, 3 came from and 2 came from free throws. She...

 
 By Zach Spadt    News    January 10, 2019

Curtis named Pine Bluffs' Wyoming Municipal Power Agency representative

Pine Bluffs Mayor Alan Curtis will serve as the town’s representative on a cooperative for rural municipal power providers. He was confirmed during the town’s regularly scheduled council meeting held Monday night. Curtis will replace former...

 
 By Zach Spadt    News    January 10, 2019

Fire destroys home

Firefighters and first responders from area agencies responded to a structure fire Monday night. According to a Laramie County Fire District 5 (Pine Bluffs) information release, Laramie County...

 
 By Zach Spadt    News    January 10, 2019

Gordon becomes 33rd Wyoming Governor

CHEYENNE — Wyoming’s governorship changed hands Monday afternoon in two separate ceremonies when Gov. Mark Gordon took the oath of office. Early Monday morning, in a ceremony open only to relatives, construction workers and an Associated Press...

 

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