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Articles from the January 18, 2024 edition

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  • Cattle accident brings out the local help

    Karen Lipska|Jan 18, 2024

    Wednesday morning saw a big crash at mile marker 401 on Interstate 80 at 7:35 a.m. It was a very windy day. So the possibility of accidents was high for the day. Laramie County Fire District #5 was just finishing cleaning up an accident before the second accident occurred. This accident consisted of a cattle hauler that had been laid over. There were 75 head of cattle in the trailer of the semi. The driver had some minor injuries and was transported to the hospital via ambulance. This time of...

  • Albin Town Council discusses changes and the Annual Farm Show

    Karen Lipska|Jan 18, 2024

    Getting ready for the New Year was what the Albin council was doing at the meeting on January 11th at 7:00 p.m. At the first meeting town meeting the year the council affirmation was approved. They have chosen Alex Davison as their attorney. The newspaper they will being using is the Pine Bluffs Post. Their depository will be Points West Community Bank and WYO STAR. For maintenance, Council member Bob Anderson reported that the dump truck needs new batteries and the backhoe needs the hydraulic hoses replaced. The shop on 110 Cheyenne Ave has...

  • Annual meeting and Awards at LCFD No. 6

    Karen Lipska|Jan 18, 2024

    At the end of the year the tally is added up for what had happened throughout the year. Laramie County Fire District #6 had their annual meeting for the beginning of the New Year. This meeting is looking back on how the whole year went. Last year the calls had increased compared to the past. There was at least around 268 calls. That averages out to at least five calls a week. District #6 works with all the other Laramie county fire districts to make sure everyone is safe. There were awards...

  • Shalane White goes to D.C. with RMFU

    Shalane White|Jan 18, 2024

    Rocky Mountain Farmers Union is a diversified grassroots organization focused on our farmers and ranchers of Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico. Sept 11th through the 13th, 2023, a group of people from Farmers Union flew out to Washington D.C. to advocate for the farmers and ranchers of these three regions. There were three topics that were presented to our senators and their staffers. The farm bill of 2024 consists of some very important issues that we, as an organization, are trying to capture...

  • Sharon G. Shoemaker

    Jan 18, 2024

    Sharon G. Shoemaker, 77, passed away on 1-4-2024 in Cheyenne. She was born on 12/31/1946 in Cheyenne to Gerald Shoemaker and May Lehmkuhl Pollock. No services are scheduled at this time. To view her obituary, please visit

  • Sleep Interrupted, Sleep Apnea

    Deb Johnson Prairie Doc|Jan 18, 2024

    The Threat in Your Bedroom My family has a fondness for crime dramas and thrillers. It isn't uncommon to watch a scene in which a peacefully sleeping individual wakes when a shadowy figure approaches their bedside with a pillow. Predictably, the assailant calmly presses that pillow over the face of their victim and waits until the struggling stops. For millions of us, the threat in our bedrooms isn't some malevolent other, but rather our own bodies and brains. We may get our next breath, but for those with sleep apnea, it can be a struggle....

  • BLM seeks public comment for oil and gas lease sale in Wyoming

    Bureau of Land Mgmt|Jan 18, 2024

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The Bureau of Land Management Wyoming State Office today opened a 30-day public scoping period to receive public input on 5 oil and gas parcels totaling 239.38 acres that may be included in a September 2024 lease sale in Wyoming. The comment period ends February 15, 2024. The parcels the BLM is analyzing, as well as maps and instructions on how to comment are available on the BLM’s ePlanning website at: As authorized under the Inflation Reduction Act, BLM will appl...

  • Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation scholarship opportunities

    Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation|Jan 18, 2024

    January 16, 2024—Nine scholarships totaling $5,500 are offered by the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation each year to support Wyoming youth. Scholarships are available for high school graduates and continuing education students enrolled in qualifying college and trade programs. The scholarship deadline is March 1, 2024. Applications are available at (Get Involved/Education tabs). For questions, contact Diane “Dee” Brewer at 307.721.7719 or [email protected]. Many county Farm Bureau Federations also offer scholarships locally....

  • Winter weather has arrived!

    Karen Lipska|Jan 18, 2024

    'Brrr' was the first word (as such) on people's minds this weekend. It was a rough weekend for the weather. With the snow and the sub-zero temperatures, it made venturing out not such a good idea. The weather brings on concern for all humans and animals. Being in a ranch and farming area, some animals are having babies. It is natural with the weather change that births are more likely to happen. Ranchers and farmers know this but so wish for nicer weather. They are checking every two to three...

  • Wyoming Secretary of State Reaches Settlement with Robinhood for Failing Investors

    Jan 18, 2024

    CHEYENNE, WY – On January 9, 2024, Wyoming Secretary of State Chuck Gray joined a multi-state settlement with Robinhood Financial LLC, resulting in Robinhood paying $200,000 to the Wyoming Secretary of State, to be deposited in the Public School Fund pursuant to the Wyoming Constitution. The settlement stems from a multistate investigation sparked by Robinhood platform outages in March 2020, a time when hundreds of thousands of investors were relying on the Robinhood application to make trades. In addition, prior to March 2021, there were...

  • Wyoming's Food, Fun, 4-H Program Encourages Families to Cook Together

    Kellie Chichester University of Wyoming Extension|Jan 18, 2024

    Laramie, Wyo.-Jan. 10, 2023-In kitchens across the state, Wyoming's Fun, Food, 4-H program is inspiring culinary adventures and family meals. Organized by the University of Wyoming Extension, the program provides families with monthly recipes, educational materials and cooking utensils free of charge. While Food, Fun, 4-H was designed with 4-H members in mind, the program is open to any families interested in spending time together in the kitchen. The 2023-2024 program runs through May 2024 and...

  • Laramie County 4-Hers Livestock Judges place in Arizona

    Karen Lipska|Jan 18, 2024

    The Laramie County 4-H livestock senior judgers have been busy. These members have started their 4-H year off with a couple of contests. The group had the great pleasure to go to the Arizona National Livestock Show in Phoenix, Arizona. It is the first of the season for stock shows. Laramie County 4-H has started off with a great opportunity being there at nationals. There were two senior teams that competed in the contest. They participated in the National Skill-a-Thon contest. The first senior...

  • Local Bushnell residents Publish new books

    Karen Lipska|Jan 18, 2024

    There is a lot of talent between the husband and wife team. Tim Nolting and Deb Carpenter Nolting have been writing books and doing poetry along with singing most of there lives. Tim Nolting has been writing since high school. He was born in Northerneastern Kansas on a four generation ranch. Nolting has had a professional career that allowed him to travel the United States and abroad. He is now in Bushnell, Nebraska. Nolting has worked with local papers writing a column for the Gering Citizen,...

  • Rustic Plate - a sad farewell to the community of Burns

    Karen Lipska|Jan 18, 2024

    A sad day came to an end in Burns Wyoming. The Rustic Plate closed for good. The Rustic Plate started to be a place for the community to eat. The towns only place to eat was closing at the time. The community was needing a place to have an eatery and for the community to have time together. There were more people moving into the community. Ashley Osterman loves to cook and create meals. She had been posting wonderful looking dishes. Osterman had friends and those in the community who encouraged...

  • Third Annual Soup Contest to be held February 2nd

    Sonja Fornstrom Pine Bluffs Rec|Jan 18, 2024

    Start brushing up on your culinary skills! Friday evening, February 2, the Pine Bluffs Recreation Department will be hosting the 3rd Annual Soup Contest & “Pick A Movie Night”. Spend your Friday evening tasting delicious soups, visiting with friends and neighbors and top the night off relaxing in your favorite portable chair, eating popcorn, and watching a great movie! The Soup Contest & Movie Night will begin at 5:30pm with soup tasting, something you’re not going to want to miss, it’s a party for your palate! After tasting all the...

  • Hornet's Donte Jacobsen plays football in Australia

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 18, 2024

    A Pine Bluffs High School graduate is on his journey to play professional football. Donte Jacobsen is a 2020 graduate of Pine Bluffs High School and played football all four years as a Hornet. His position was quarterback. He also played basketball and ran track. In track he ran the 800m run and the mile run. Jacobsen has just completed a season playing for the Wollongong Mustangs in Australia. Wollongong is a small city in the Illawarra region of Australia. After Jacobson graduated, he...

  • Lady Broncs corraled by Lady Bulldogs

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 18, 2024

    Last Tuesday, January 9th the Lady Broncs traveled to Bridgeport, Nebraska to face in a non-conference game the Bridgeport Lady Bulldogs. The Lady Bulldogs are undefeated in season play and have a record of 13-0. The Lady Broncs would have their work cut out for them in this game. The game did not start out the way that the Lady Broncs had hoped as the Lady Bulldogs were able to run around their defense and score almost at leisure. The Lady Broncs had difficulties in containing the highly...

  • Broncs struggle against Bridgeport Bulldogs

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 18, 2024

    The Burns Broncs varsity boy's basketball team is having trouble finding their way in the 2023-24 basketball season. After their game at Bridgeport, Nebarska the Broncs fall to a 1-12 seasonal record. Although this was a non-conference game the Broncs would have liked to put another mark in the win column. The Broncs lost the game 76-36. Mason Terry and Shaw Martin led the team with eight points each. Mason Medley was right behind with seven points and Duggan Kriz with five. Parker Ochsner had...

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  • Lady Hornets swept by Cyclones in fourth quarter

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 18, 2024

    The Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets varsity basketball team traveled with their male counter-parts to the city of Yoder, Wyoming to face the Southeast Lady Cyclones. This would be a non-conference game that would test the talents and abilities of the Lady Hornets. Jessica Hoffman was the spearhead of the team hitting 12 points in the game. She made all her shots from inside the arch and even had a few free throws. In the first quarter the Lady Hornets were able to hold down the Lady Cyclones and led them by one point at the end of the quarter. The...

  • Hornets defeat the Cyclones 51-37 at Yoder

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 18, 2024

    The Pine Bluffs Hornets varsity basketball team found the winning train last week. The Hornets defeated the Southeast Cyclones in a non-conference game in Yoder, Wyoming. The game which had two of the Hornets scoring 15 points each helped the Hornets get back to their winning ways. The Hornets defeated the Cyclones 51-37. Justin Lerwick and Carsten Freeburg ran the Cyclones defense ragged as they were able to find the net for 15 points each. Lerwick hit three of his nine attempts outside the arch. He also hit four of five free throws and went...

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