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  • Curtis named Pine Bluffs' Wyoming Municipal Power Agency representative

    Zach Spadt|Jan 10, 2019

    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 representative Bill Cushing. The mayor said it was his opinion that a member of the town’s governing body should serve on the board. Curtis thanked Cushing for his service representing Pine Bluffs. According to its website, the Wyoming Municipal Power Agency is the wholesale electric provider for...

  • Fire destroys home

    Zach Spadt|Jan 10, 2019

    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 Combined Communications received a call at 8:57 p.m. reporting a structure fire in the 1200 block of North Main Street in Pine Bluffs. Firefighters from LCFD 5, LCFD 3 (Albin) and LCFD 1 (Laramie County) were dispatched to the scene one minute later. The first fire department unit was on scene within five...

  • Gordon becomes 33rd Wyoming Governor

    Zach Spadt|Jan 10, 2019

    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 pool reporter Gordon was sworn into office at the Wyoming State Capitol, which is in its third year of major renovations. Secretary of State Ed Buchanan, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Wyoming State Treasurer Curt Meier, and State Auditor Kristi Racines were also sworn in the private ceremony....

  • Martha Mossberg

    Jan 10, 2019

    Martha Mossberg, 101, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Thursday, January 3, 2019. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 14, 2019 at the First English Lutheran Church in Kimball with Pastor Caryl Miller officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Friends may stop at the funeral home on Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. to sign the register book and visit with the family. Friend may visit www.cantrellfh.com to view Martha's...

  • Betty J. Bymer

    Jan 10, 2019

    Betty J. Bymer, 89, of Pine Bluffs, Wyoming passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. Betty was born May 5, 1929 in Bushnell, Nebraska, a daughter of the late Elmer and Barbara (Claeys) Christensen. Betty is survived by three children, Kathy (Gary) Sawyer, Randy (Vina) Bymer and Lori (Roy) Werner; three sisters, Agnes Walker, Marilyn Morgart and Shirley Sterle; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving...

  • Orlene Marie Mills

    Jan 10, 2019

    Orlene Marie Merritt Mills, age 94, of Glendale, Arizona passed away on Sunday December 30th, 2018. Orlene was born July 13, 1924 in Federal, Wyoming....

  • Love Me, Love Me Not...Companion plants in the Garden

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|Jan 10, 2019

    When I first started gardening, and I mean something besides just zucchini, I just planted whatever seeds I wanted directly in the ground and expected them to grow and produce the vegetables that I wanted. Sometimes they did and sometimes they didn't. NOTE TO SELF. Zucchini always produces more than you want or can use. I digress. Many that did come up were either pretty lackluster or didn't produce at all. When I began starting plants I the house first then planting the seedlings, things got...

  • Key Changes included in the 2018 Farm Bill

    Scott Zimmerman Wy Governmental Affairs RMFU|Jan 10, 2019

    By Scott Zimmerman, Wy Governmental Affairs, Rocky Mountain Farmers Union The recently passed 2018 Farm Bill has some significant changes from the 20014 Farm Bill that can will effect producers in the tri-state area. In the 2014 Farm Bill a producer chose either Agriculture Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage as their commodity program choice and they were locked in to that choice for the life of the Farm Bill. Under the language in the 2018 version a producer can chose the option they feel is best for their operation for the first two years a...

  • Sticking to Your Goals

    Thayne Vialpando Pine Bluffs Journalism|Jan 10, 2019

    Every year people make New Year’s resolutions around this time. However, most make their goal too broad and unrealistic. In a random questioning of Teachers and Students amongst Pine Bluffs High School, they were asked what their New Year’s resolutions were. Some of the responses were: to drink more water, to get better at wrestling, to spend more time reading to my daughter, quit buying shoes, to be more up front and honest with the ones I love and care about, just to name a few. Therefore, instead of leaving your goals so broad, narrow...

  • Toni Elliott A Veteran Story

    Penny Merryfield|Jan 10, 2019

    Toni Elliott was born in Laramie in 1970 to James and Nancy Elliott. Elliott has a strong family military history. Her father was a marine in the Korean war. Her great-uncles, with whom she was very close, were in the United States Navy and United States Army during WWII. Her paternal grandfather was in the military in WWII. Her grandmother's second husband died in the United States Navy during WWII. Elliott graduated from Laramie High School in 1988. Her best friend, Tara Wright and she, both w...

  • Fall 2018 Dean's list at ENMU

    Jan 10, 2019

    PORTALES, NM (01/03/2019)-- Timber Kelly of Burns, WY (82053), has been named to the Eastern New Mexico University Dean's List for the fall 2018 semester. To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours with a GPA between 3.25 and 4.00. ENMU offers associate, bachelor's and master's degree options. Courses are offered on campus and online. Kelly is a 2017 graduate of Burns High School. She is the daughter of Tom and Carrie Kelly of Burns, Wyoming....

  • CSC announces Dean's List

    Jan 10, 2019

    CHADRON, NE (01/03/2019)-- Chadron State College announces 371 students met requirements for the Fall 2018 Dean's List by earning at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours of coursework during the semester to qualify. Travis Romsa of Burns, Wyo.; Kyle Steger of Pine Bluffs, Wyo. are amongst the students earning this honor. Chadron State College, which was founded in 1911, is the only four-year, regionally-accredited college in the western half of Nebraska. As a public...

  • Barrasso statement on Senate swearing in

    Jan 10, 2019

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) was officially sworn in as a member of the 116th Congress representing Wyoming in the U.S. Senate. He released the following statement about his service: "I am honored to represent the people of Wyoming in the U.S. Senate for six more years," said Barrasso. "My focus remains on improving the quality of life for Wyoming families. This means good jobs, a strong economy, and a safe, strong and free America. We will continue our work to...

  • Strong season continues

    Jan 10, 2019

    The Pine Bluffs Hornets continued what has proven to be a strong early start to their basketball season last weekend when they competed in the Taco John’s Invite held in Cheyenne and Laramie. The Hornets went 2-1 in the tournament, but still finished the weekend with a 7-1 overall record. Action got underway on Thursday when the Hornets took on the 4A Cheyenne East JV squadron. As the Hornets have been wont to do this season, they immediately jumped out to a 2-0 lead to start the first...

  • Hornets/Lady Hornets compete in Cheyenne

    Jan 10, 2019

  • Tri-State Grapplers Results

    Jan 10, 2019

    Bulldog Brawl 2019 -- 3rd - 4th 69-72 - Eli Currie's place is 3rd and has scored 9.0 team points. Round 1 - Eli Currie (Tri-State Grapplers) won by fall over Aron Knaub (Banner County MatCats) (Fall 0:32) Round 2 - Josiah Frueh (Scottsbluff Wrestling Club) won by fall over Eli Currie (Tri-State Grapplers) (Fall 2:10) Round 3 - Jude Connelly (Gering Wrestling Club) won by fall over Eli Currie (Tri-State Grapplers) (Fall 1:22) 1st - 2nd 42-43 - Ethan Bibbey's place is 2nd and has scored 14.0 team...