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Articles from the January 4, 2024 edition


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  • 4-H Awards and 50th Year Award to Leader Sheala Roof

    Karen Lipska|Jan 4, 2024

    The parking lot was full at the Pathfinder building at Laramie Community County College. The 4-H families, members, and leaders were excited to attend the Annual Achievement Night. This is a night for the members to see how well they did throughout the 4-H year. These members work hard on their projects to be better in life. They learn new skills to help them in the future. The evening started with the Prairie Dusters 4-H Club leading the pledges. Kristi Nagy, who is one of the 4-H educators...

  • Local Mixologists bring their specialty drinks to the table

    Karen Lipska|Jan 4, 2024

    Everyone loves to have a great time in life. Some people like to go to bars, tasting rooms, and restaurants. In these establishments we want a great bartender to help us find a delicious drink. In Eastern Laramie County there are several places to go for a great time. To ring in the New Year some of the bartenders in the area have a signature drink. Bartenders are hard working people that do not always receive enough credit for their work. They have to know how to multitask their time from...

  • Elsie Marie Wisroth

    Jan 4, 2024

    Elsie Marie Wisroth, of Burns passed away on December 28, 2023 in her home at the age of 93. She was born on January 22, 1930. Elsie was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Burns where she was baptized and confirmed. She was married on June 3, 1950 to Robert W. Wisroth for 65 years. Elsie was active in her church having taught Vacation Bible School and Sunday school. She was active with the Ladies Aide and helped maintain the church. She was a talented seamstress quilting baby quilts for each baptized infant and donated hundreds of quilts...

  • Chef Curless retires from PB Senior Center

    Karen Lipska|Jan 4, 2024

    The Pine Bluffs Senior Center was ringing in the New Year with two new employees. But had a bitter sweet good bye to an employee that was retiring. Sharon Curless has been a cook for the Pine Bluffs Senior Center since 2020. She loved to make the desserts for the Senior Center lunches. But, like everything else in life time has a point change for all. Although she will be helping from time to time at the Senior center most of her time will be spent elsewhere. The Senior Center will miss her...

  • Rebecca McCollum four time All State Band member

    Karen Lipska|Jan 4, 2024

    Pine Bluffs High School has had in the last four years a student or students who have attended All State Music. All State music is a competition that the students apply for to participate. The organization sends the required music to the student and then in a month the student goes to get it recorded.  The music is different rhythms and arrangements of different notes. For most people the song has a name is what a person can know. In this case the arrangement of certain notes. The competition i...

  • Laramie County Library System Now Offering hoopla, Giving Patrons Access to Free Streaming Movies, Music, TV Shows and More

    Jan 4, 2024

    LCLS is committed to expanding its offerings for all patrons. Hoopla gives Laramie County residents access to a whole new world of streaming content no matter how far they are from a library. Laramie County Library System is now offering hoopla, an easy-to-use streaming service that offers patrons free access to millions of titles. Hoopla is entirely free; all one needs is a library card and a device that can connect to the internet. The hoopla app is even compatible with Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, and Android TV. With hoopla, LCLS patrons now...

  • Happy New Year from the Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative

    Jan 4, 2024

    As we approach the end of the year, we have high anticipation for what 2024 has in store for us. I would also like to encourage some moments of reflection – to look back on what the Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative has done this past year as we continue to grow as an organization allowing us to deepen our impact across Wyoming. With our increased outreach, we have been able to tap into communities and share our resources and programs with providers, imaging groups and other organizations that were otherwise unaware of our existence. It’s tr...

  • LCSO Completed 100 Accomplishments for 2023!

    Laramie County Sheriff|Jan 4, 2024

    Sheriff Kozak and his new command staff took office on January 3,2023. They began to reorganize the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office by having the employees focus on three overall goals: 1. Invest in the employees by implementing professional leadership to focus on employee development, retention, and recruiting. 2. Reconnect with residents and businesses to fight crime. 3. Restructure jail operations to focus on drug addiction, mental health, and other programs to lower recidivism and crime. These three overall goals led the agency and its...

  • State Board of Education moves forward with Public Comment on Perkins V State Plan, Standards and Certicates of Completion

    Jan 4, 2024

    CHEYENNE – The Wyoming State Board of Career and Technical Education (SBCTE) and Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) met virtually on December 21. The board convened as the SBCTE to review recommended updates to the Wyoming Perkins V State plan. The plan allows Wyoming to access federal funding for CTE programs at the K-12 and postsecondary levels. In 2023, under Superintendent Degenfelder's strategic plan initiative of Preparing Students for Jobs Through CTE, a cabinet of stakeholders representing education and business/industry was...

  • Burns Shiriah Eklund signs with Laramie County Community College

    Karen Lipska|Jan 4, 2024

    It is a first time that a Burns student from Burns High school signed with Laramie County Community College for livestock judging. Shiriah Eklund is senior this year and received the offer to sign with LCCC. Eklund has been showing cattle for most of her life. Her parents have a great herd for their girls to show how great they are in the beef industry. Eklund along with her father Val Eklund and mother Sherry Eklund had the opportunity sign with LCCC. Eklund spoke to the audience saying, " My...

  • Commercial Pesticide Recertification and New Applicator Program Offered Jan 16-18.

    Jan 4, 2024

    Casper, Wyo.—Dec. 22, 2023—For Wyoming pesticide applicators seeking to recertify their commercial application license or apply for their first commercial license, the University of Wyoming Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) will offer educational programming in Casper Tuesday, Jan. 16, through Thursday, Jan. 18. Commercial pesticide applicator licenses are required for anyone who applies or supervises the application of pesticides on property other than their own, for contract or hire. The event, which will take place at t...

  • Pine Bluffs Hornets Sports Year in Review

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 4, 2024

    The Pine Bluffs Hornets sports program had a successful 2023 season. They had one state championship team and another that went to the state tournament. The varsity basketball team successfully defended their 2A championship position and the Lady Hornets volleyball team went all the way to the state tournament. The Lady Hornets varsity basketball team went to regionals. Some of the players graduated from Pine Bluffs High School last year but are recognized in the 2023 season. The Hornets varsity boy’s basketball team successfully defended...

  • Burns Broncs Sports Year in Review

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 4, 2024

    As the year 2023 comes to an end it is great to look back at the accomplishments of the young athletes that represented the schools that they attended. In some cases, the athletes have graduated and moved on to their collegiate journeys and in some cases are still attending their schools. In Burns the highlight of the year was the Burns Lady Broncs varsity basketball team winning the state championship. This would be the first time in a very long time that a school that did not have a winning record won the state championship. The Lady Broncs...

  • 2023 Year in Review

    Jan 4, 2024

    January 5, 2023 Laramie County swears in New Sheriff and Leaders Cheyenne, WY --- Sheriff Brian Kozak took his oath of office at 8am on January 3, in the Laramie County Commissioners Board Room. Sheriff Kozak campaigned with a promise to bring new leadership to the Sheriff's Office, and that promise was fulfilled an hour after taking office. At 9am the following leaders also took their oath of office and hit the ground running: Undersheriff Chance Walkama; *Chief Deputy Perry Rockvam; Chief...