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  • Curtis shares high hopes for Town of Pine Bluffs

    Dawnna Merryfield|Jan 7, 2021

    As every good mayor should, Alan Curtis, the Mayor of Pine Bluffs, has quite the plans for the little town. Some short term, some long term, and even some wishes for the upcoming year(s). Some of his more immediate plans include installing a new deep well for the Town of Pine Bluffs. The deep well would be located by highway 30 near the rodeo grounds. A deep well in that location would help provide a better water supply for the town. This would be a long term benefit for the town of Pine...

  • Govenor Gordon welcomes new Staff Member

    Jan 7, 2021

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon announced the addition of a new staff member today, as Olivia Sanchez has joined his office as scheduler. Sanchez comes to the Gordon administration from the Wyoming Stock Growers Association, where she served as Director of Communications, Publications and Program since 2018. She previously worked as Marketing and Sponsorship Coordinator at the Laramie County Fair. A native of Burns, Wyo., Sanchez earned her Bachelor of Arts in Social Science from the...

  • 2020 in review: Jan. - June

    Dawnna Merryfield|Jan 7, 2021

    Published Jan. 9 NEW LAW ON TITLES CHEYENNE: Joint owner of a vehicle? New law on titles issued after Jan. 1 may affect you If two owners are listed on a vehicle title, who can sell the vehicle? According to the Laramie County Clerk, the answer depends on when the title was issued and how the owners’ names are joined. Published Jan. 16 BRING DOWN THE OLD -IN WITH THE NEW Pine Bluffs is seeing the end of the first business to open its doors on Parsons St. Anyone driving up the street today would have seen a hollowed out shell of a building tha...

  • Robert "Bob" Dean White

    Jan 7, 2021

    Robert (Bob) Dean White, 89, longtime resident of Cheyenne, went to be with Jesus on December 24, 2020 in Cheyenne. He was born on September 30, 1931 in Ault, Colorado, to M "Red" and Mabel White. Bob joined the Navy at an early age. His career was as a water well driller. Hobbies were gold prospecting and playing golf. Bob was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Cheyenne, Amvets Post 10 and the VFW. He is survived by his beloved companion, Lola Brown; son, Kenneth White (Esta) of Port...

  • Loren David Gotfrey

    Jan 7, 2021

    Loren David Gotfrey joined his Lord and Savior on January 1, 2021, at the age of 60. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Crossroads Community Church in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming with Pastor Dan DeBruyn officiating. Burial will be held at the Dix, Nebraska Rural Cemetery on a later date. Memorials may be made to The Gotfrey Family. Loren was the son of Jim and Maida (Spohn) Gotfrey born on July 24, 1960 in Rapid City, South Dakota. He was raised and attended...

  • New federal rule extends odometer disclosure requirements to 20 years

    Jan 7, 2021

    LARAMIE COUNTY CLERK: If you are selling or buying a vehicle model year 2011 or newer, the Laramie County Clerk’s office wants you to know about a new federal odometer disclosure rule that takes effect January 1, 2021. Vehicles of model years 2011 and newer will now be subject to an odometer disclosure for 20 years instead of 10. The new rule doubles the amount of time odometer readings must be declared at the time of a vehicle sale. Laramie County Clerk Debra Lee said the new rule is intended to combat odometer fraud as the nation’s fleet...

  • Pine Bluffs Senior Center Weekly Bingo Winners

    Jan 7, 2021

    Game 1 Edna Hickman Game 2 Richard Fornstrom Game 3 Walt Niles Game 4 Walt Niles Game 5 Glenn Romig Game 6 Glenn Romig Game 7 Richard Fornstrom Game 8 Walt Niles Game 9 Mary Lyons Blackout Glenn Romig & Edna Hickman...

  • Starting plants from Seeds

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|Jan 7, 2021

    This year has already been pretty strange as far as the weather goes. It's January and nearly tee shirt weather. One day it seems like we're really going to have a good winter, snow and all, then the next several days are beautiful. It's hard to believe it actually is winter. Seems more like spring to me. And that turns my mind to starting plants. I just hope we don't get the fluctuating temperatures like we did last spring. It's not quite time yet, but it is time to start getting the supplies...

  • The Military Challenge Coin A Veteran's Story

    Penny Merryfield|Jan 7, 2021

    The Origin of Military Challenge Coins The most commonly held view is that the tradition of the military coin began in the United States Army Air Service (a forerunner of the current United States Air Force). Air warfare was a new phenomenon during World War I, when the army created flying squadrons and manned them with volunteer pilots from every walk of civilian life. Most pilots were wealthy Ivy League students who were drawn by the adventure and romance of the new form of warfare. One Ivy Le...

  • Photos of the Week

    Jan 7, 2021

  • USDA announces continuation of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program, Fifth Round of Food Purchases

    USDA Release|Jan 7, 2021

    (Washington, D.C., January 4, 2021) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will purchase an additional $1.5 billion worth of food for nationwide distribution through the Farmers to Families Food Box Program. In total, USDA has distributed more than 132 million food boxes in support of American farmers and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “This new round of Farmers to Families Food Boxes will go a long way in helping American families access nutritious and healthy meals as...

  • The Bureau of Land Management issues decision for Converse County Oil and Gas Project

    Jan 7, 2021

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Today, the Bureau of Land Management issued a decision that could generate billions of dollars for the American public and will strengthen domestic energy production and independence. The Record of Decision for the Converse County Oil and Gas Project allows the development of up to 5,000 new oil and natural gas wells within a 1.5 million-acre project area in Converse County, Wyoming, over the life of the project. “Today’s announcement aligns with the Department’s commitment to responsibly developing our nation’s vast...

  • Broncs Basketball

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 7, 2021

    The 2-2 Burns Broncs took on the 8-0 Bridgeport Bulldogs on Saturday, January 2, in their first home game since the holiday break. The Broncs were excited to hit the courts again and looked forward to the competition. The 8-0 Bulldogs proved just too much for the Broncs though and they lost their first game of the new year by a score of 66 to 45. It looked like the Broncs had a tough time getting back in the groove as they were out scored 28 to 9 in the first half. The Broncs were only able to...

  • Lady Broncs Basketball

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 7, 2021

    On January 2, the (1-4) Burns Lady Broncs started the 2021 year with a loss to the (8-1) Bridgeport Bulldogs 78 to 51 here at home. The Lady Broncs entered the game with lots of energy and enthusiasm after the holiday break. But the Bulldogs were just to strong to overcome. The Broncs leading scorer Junior Rylee Jo Ward led the way with 23 points. Junior Molly Mosley had 7 points for the game. The Lady Hornets went into the half trailing the Bulldogs by a score of 43 to 28. Ms. Ward and Ms....

  • Wrestling

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 7, 2021

    The Burns/Pine Bluffs wrestling team started off the 2021 year in grand style. The team participated in the South Quad meet in Cheyenne on January 2. The team went 2 and 1 with some outstanding performances from Logan Branigan, Lincoln Siebert and Colby Stockton on the varsity team. There were new things to get used to due to the COVID situation but the team seems to be right on track for a great season. The Burns/Pine Bluffs team beat the Torrington team 51 to 24. In the 152lbs class, Colby...

  • Tri-State Grapplers Results

    Jan 7, 2021

    P2P-2021 Kickoff Results for TRI-STATE GRAPPLERS 4U 41-43 Axyl Ross's place is 2nd.  4U 45-47 Jasper Gibson's place is 2nd.  6U 37-40 Jaxon Lynch's place is 3rd.  6U 43-44 Axyl Ross's place is 2nd.  6U 44-48 Dylen Bibbey's place is 2nd.  6U 46-50 Nathaniel Stovall's place is 4th.  6U 51-56 Laivyn Morgan's place is 3rd.  Girl K-2nd 48-51 Laivyn Morgan's place is 2nd.  8U 47-50 Elliot Inman's place is 3rd.  8U 47-53 Brice Inman's place is 1st.  8U 51-54 Cooper Inman's place is 2nd.  8U...

  • The Huddle

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 7, 2021

    Parents, grandparents, boyfriends and girlfriends sit in the stands and bleachers and watch their loved ones run up and down the court or field or the diamond. We understand the physical dangers that our athletes face and the definite benefits that come from good, safe and healthy competition. But what person would think up a game as inherently dangerous as football. Or baseball where we let one person throw a large rock at 70 to 80 miles an hour toward someone they love. Let’s take a look at the inventors and history of some of these games...

  • Freedom Rally to remind State Governor just who serves who

    Jennifer Burns|Jan 7, 2021

    Representative Scott Clem (HD District 31 Campbell County) organized a large protest rally at the state capitol in Cheyenne on Monday, January 4th, 2021. Speakers also included Wyoming House District 10 candidate, Jennifer Burns, Senator Anthony Bouchard, Senator Lynn Hutchins, Representative Chuck Gray and a host of other guests. The group felt it was time to practice our constitutional rights and to peaceably assemble to protest the tyranny of our Wyoming State Governor. As many as three-hundr...

  • Republican or Democrat - What is the real question? Part 3

    Mike Heath|Jan 7, 2021

    Last week’s article was probably an eye opener for many people. Those who don’t follow politics regularly most likely wouldn’t know much, if anything about the Democrat platform. But just going through the first three planks brings their agenda clearly to the forefront. Democrats seek to destroy the United State as we know it. Looking back, we all have to blame ourselves for where we are today. Barak Hussein Obama made it “perfectly clear” during his campaign that he wanted to fundamentally change America. Too many people heard his...