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  • Burns Lions Club elect New Officers

    Karen Lipska|Jan 11, 2024

    Every month the Burns Lions Club meeting is held on the first Thursday. This time it was on January 4th at 6:30 p.m. They had a big night of items to tackle with concerning the club. It started out with a delicious dinner that Ashley Osterman put on with pulled beef and chicken sandwiched along with mashed potatoes and cole slaw and a dessert of brownies. The night had lots of agenda items to catch up on and start the new year. To start the New Year they had the Lions Club of Wyoming Global...

  • Building Permits and vehicle sale for Pine Bluffs Town Council

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 11, 2024

    The Pine Bluffs town council met on Monday evening to go over a few things. The meeting was called to order at 6 pm. The team did approve a building permit for 302 Walnut to rebuild a building. Another building permit for 409 Blair to build a garage was postponed due to lack of information, the council needed to make an informed decision. They also approved a resolution to change the voting dates and times on odd numbered years to align with the county voting procedures. The council also discussed the selling of city and police vehicles that...

  • Rates major discussion at Burns Town Council

    Karen Lipska|Jan 11, 2024

    The beginning of the year means looking at rates during the council meeting. Burns Town Council met on January 8th at 6:30 p.m. The Utility Board met before the regular council meeting. They were looking at the rate numbers. They changed some of those numbers at the meeting. The board decided with a lot of discussion there were some changes needed. There will be an increase in trash removal to $25. If a resident has an extra trash container it will be now $15, increasing $5 dollars. The sewer will be increased to $26. Water will be the same...

  • Steven Richard Thompson

    Jan 11, 2024

    Steven Richard Thompson, 71, of Pine Bluffs, WY passed away peacefully on January 4th, 2024, in a Denver, Colorado hospital. Steve was born to Richard Thompson and Melvia Stouffer on April 28th, 1952 in Vinton, Iowa. Steve grew up in Western Nebraska and Southeast Wyoming. His Sophomore year in High School, he moved to Pine Bluffs and was raised by his grandparents, Dallas and Bernice Wood. They were very supportive of his love for football, basketball and track, which he excelled in. He had...

  • SNHU Announces Fall 2023 President's List

    Jan 11, 2024

    MANCHESTER, NH (01/04/2024)-- It is with great pleasure that Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) congratulates the following students on being named to the Fall 2023 President's List. The fall terms run from September to December. Full-time undergraduate students who have earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.700 and above for the reporting term are named to the President's List. Full-time status is achieved by earning 12 credits over each 16-week term or paired 8-week terms grouped in fall, winter/spring, and summer. Kari Aguilar of...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Jennifer James|Jan 11, 2024

    Jennifer James comments about the recent charges of two foster care parents, recently charged with 20 counts related to sexual abuse of minors involving four children, five counts of battery against four minors, and one count of child endangerment against a fifth, according to court documents. James states, "My husband was very fortunate to be placed in the foster care system under a wonderful woman, who he considered his only true mother; Roxanne. She taught him about life, honesty,...

  • Special Olympics Wyoming to Host 2024 Statewide Jackalope Jumps

    Special Olympics Wyoming|Jan 11, 2024

    (A COLD-WATER fundraising event benefiting Special Olympics Wyoming) Special Olympics Wyoming is looking for individuals, athletes, businesses, schools, law enforcement, fire, military, and other clubs and organizations willing to #MAKEASPLASH by taking a cold-water plunge at a 2024 Jackalope Jump! Jackalope Jump fundraising events to benefit Special Olympics Wyoming athletes are being scheduled across the state. It’s a great way for everyone to get involved and raise funds to support programming and events for over 1,600 athletes statewide....

  • 2024 tax filing season set for January 29: IRS continues to make improvements to help taxpayers

    IRS|Jan 11, 2024

    IR-2024-04, Jan. 8, 2024 WASHINGTON —The Internal Revenue Service today announced Monday, Jan. 29, 2024, as the official start date of the nation’s 2024 tax season when the agency will begin accepting and processing 2023 tax returns. The IRS expects more than 128.7 million individual tax returns to be filed by the April 15, 2024, tax deadline. Although the IRS will not officially begin accepting and processing tax returns until Jan. 29, people do not need to wait until then to work on their taxes if they’re using software companies or...

  • For immediate release UW Extension to Offer Seminar on Crop Production in Alkaline Soils Feb. 14-15

    Jeremiah Vardiman UW Extension|Jan 11, 2024

    Cody, Wyo.-Jan. 3, 2024-The University of Wyoming Extension will offer a seminar on alkaline soil management Wednesday, Feb. 14, through Thursday, Feb. 15, in Cody. Virtual attendance options are also available. The event is designed for commercial crop producers, crop consultants, crop advisors and ag service field personnel. The goal is to help Wyoming producers deal with alkaline soils, whether they grow forage crops, row crops, niche commodities or vegetables. "We created this event to...

  • Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference February 2-3 in Laramie, Wyoming

    Jan 11, 2024

    “Cultivating Emerging Leaders” is the theme for a Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference, February 2-3, 2024, in Laramie, Wyoming. This premiere agriculture leadership conference offers something for everyone. Sessions cover topics ranging from anti-average leadership to soil health to business profit to agriculture policy. The two-day event features tours, research conversations, outstanding speakers and presentations, fellowship, and fun. The conference is hosted by the WyFB YF&R Committee and is for farmers and ranchers of all ages....

  • Poster Winners honored at Burns Lions Club dinner

    Karen Lipska|Jan 11, 2024

    There was a bit of excitement at the Burns Lions Club dinner prior to their meeting as there were two students showing off their art. Every year the Burns and Pine Bluffs Lions Club's sponsor a Poster contest for the local elementary students. The elementary schools that were in the contest was Albin, Burns, Carpenter, and Pine Bluffs. Elementary teacher, Paulete Dunnam works with excellent artists in Laramie County School District #2. It is great to see how creative the students are in the...

  • Vietnam Peace Day

    Penny Merryfield|Jan 11, 2024

    As with any war there comes an end ... a day of peace. January 27, 1973 was a day that the United States, South Vietnam, Viet Cong and North Vietnam would sign the Paris Peace Accords, which created the end of America's involvement in the Vietnam War. It is still a war remembered by so many who have served in Vietnam or in the waters off shore. It is still strongly remembered by family and friends of the 58,220 United States military members who died in this war. This war took a total of 1 . 3...

  • All State Band includes two from Burns High School

    Karen Lipska|Jan 11, 2024

    Burns High School is very proud to have two students that will be attending All State Band. All State Band is a state wide contest for the students who apply and are chosen. It starts as an individual competition but then they are all put together at the end as a band to perform. Elsie Gilliland is a junior and plays clarinet. She is shy but very competitive and very athletic. Gilliland swims with the East High School swim team because Burns does not have a swim team. Gilliland broke a record...

  • Area Athlete Named Volleyball Academic All-American at Angelo State University

    Jan 11, 2024

    SAN ANGELO, TX (01/09/2024)-- Hannah Kinnison of Grover, Colo., a senior outside hitter on the Angelo State University Rambelles volleyball team, has earned 2023 Academic All-America honors from the College Sports Communicators (CSC) organization. A food animal science and marketing major, Kinnison is carrying a perfect 4.0 GPA. She was previously named the Lone Star Conference Academic Player of the Year and earned CSC Academic All-District honors. She is the only LSC player to earn CSC Academic All-America honors as she was named to the...

  • Blair Sanchez comes home with Grand Champion over-all from Catch-a-Calf

    Karen Lipska|Jan 11, 2024

    Burns had a young lady do so well in the Catch-a-Calf program and it is extremely exciting to see youth success in a program that has been going on for years. The Catch-a Calf program has been happening at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo., since 1935. The 4-H and Future Farmers of America members that participate come from Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming. There is 40 kids that are able to be in the program. The members have to apply to be able to be in the program. At...

  • Burns/Pine Bluffs Wrestling competes at Shane Shatto Memorial Meet

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 11, 2024

    The Burns/Pine Bluffs wrestling team attended the Shane Shatto Memorial meet in Douglas, Wyoming last weekend. The team placed 13th out of the 25 teams that participated in the tournament. It was a long and difficult tournament and some of the wrestlers were able to place in the top six. Leading the team was Rihana Tillman. Tillman wrestles in the 170-pound weight class and went undefeated in her final three matches to take first place. Tillman received a bye in her first round and then faced My...

  • 2A East Smackdown tough on the Burns Broncs

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 11, 2024

    The Burns Broncs boys' varsity basketball team is having a rough start to the 2023-24 basketball season. The 1-11 Broncs are hoping to start this off better in the 2024 year as they head north to the East Boys Matchup tournament. Unfortunately, the Broncs were still trying to shake off the dust from last year and could not keep up with the faster northern teams. First for the Broncs would be the Wright Panthers. The Panthers have an 11-2 seasonal record and are fast and strong. The Broncs could...

  • Lady Broncs fight strong come home with 1-3 record

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 11, 2024

    The Burns Lady Broncs traveled north to compete against the Sundance Lady Bulldogs, Big Horns Lady Rams, Tongue River Lady Eagles and Wright Lady Panthers. The Lady Broncs had a rough outing coming away with a 1-3 record in the tournament. First for the Lady Broncs were the Sundance Lady Bulldogs. The Lady Bulldogs are a strong team and proved to be just a bit too much for the Lady Broncs on this day. The Lady Bulldogs beat the Lady Broncs 29-41. The Lady Broncs spread the scoring all around as eight players scored points. Jordan Griess led...

  • Hornets fall 0-4 at Mid-Season

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 11, 2024

    The Pine Bluffs Hornets boys’ varsity basketball team traveled north to compete in the Mid-Season Matchups tournament in Lusk/Lingle, Wyoming. The team would face the four northeast teams in the 2A conference. The teams of Tongue River, Sundance, Big Horn and Wright would prove to be too much for the young Hornets team, and they lost all four games. The scores were close, and the Hornets were right there the whole way. In the first game against the Tongue River Eagles the Hornets kept the game close. The Eagles are 9-2 in their seasonal recor...

  • Lady Hornets take One of Three

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 11, 2024

    The Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets varsity basketball team traveled north to compete against the northern conference competition. The team faced the Big Horn Lady Rams, Sundance Lady Bulldogs, Wright Lady Panthers and Tongue River Lady Eagles. The Lady Hornets came away with a 1-3 record against their northern competitors. First up for the Lady Hornets would be the Big Horn Lady Rams. The Lady Rams are fourth in their conference and trying to move up. The Lady Hornets were able to defeat the Lady Rams in pretty strong fashion by 30 points. The Lady...

  • TriState Grapplers Results

    Jan 11, 2024

    Sidney Smackdown Tournament December 17th, 2023 Pre-K 48-61- Kahne Smith's place is 2nd and has scored 30.0 team points. • Round 1 - Kahne Smith (Tri-State Grapplers) won by fall over Liam Young (Kimball Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:13) • Round 2 - Kahne Smith (Tri-State Grapplers) won by major decision over Hunter Smith (Bayard Wresting club) (Maj 20-8) • Round 3 - Kyrin Ewert (Bridgeport Wrestling Club) won by fall over Kahne Smith (Tri-State Grapplers) (Fall 1:27) 3rd-4th 60- Jaxon Ayers's...

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