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Articles from the April 9, 2015 edition

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 By Polly Taylor    News    April 9, 2015

WyDOT reminds residents of upcoming demolition

Beginning Monday, April 13, residents of Pine Bluffs will have to deal with a lot of noise, and detoured traffic on Interstate 80. The noise will be caused by demolition of the Beech Street overpass,...

 

Easter Bunny leaves golden eggs

On Saturday afternoon the Pine Bluffs Lions Club hosted their annual Easter egg hunt at Leaning Rock Golf Course hiding Golden eggs, one in each age category. For each special egg turned in, a new $5...

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    April 9, 2015

When you're a small state, size really does matter

Does size matter? It sure does when you are Wyoming, whose massive geographic size has nothing to do with its great advantages of being the smallest state in the union when it comes to population. Spa...

 

Dr. Douglas W. McConnell

Dr. Douglas W. McConnell, 57, of Kimball, died at his home in Kimball on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 4, at the Kimball High School gym with...

 

Concern about ACLU closure

Dear Editor: It was with some concern that we, the board of directors for the Wyoming Press Association, read recently of the American Civil Liberties Union’s decision to close its Wyoming office. Over the years, the ACLU and its Wyoming staff have...

 

Community Calendar

Items for possible inclusion in the weekly community calendar should be typewritten or legibly printed. All submissions should include the name and daytime telephone number of the person submitting the information in case questions arise. Items...

 
 By Submitted    News    April 9, 2015

Cheyenne Audubon Society sets lecture, field trip dates

Keeping track of our climate is the subject of the Cheyenne – High Plains Audubon Society free public lecture scheduled for April 21 in the Cottonwood Room of the Laramie County Public Library, 2200 Pioneer Ave. Guest speaker Nolan Doesken is the...

 
 By Submitted    News    April 9, 2015

Leopold Conservation seeks nominees

Nominations are being sought for the 2016 Leopold Conservation Award® in Wyoming. The award, presented by Sand County Foundation, the Wyoming Stock Growers Association (WSGA) and Peabody Energy, recognizes Wyoming ranchers who demonstrate outstandin...

 
 By Polly Taylor    Sports    April 9, 2015

Hornets tie for second at Bayard

The sun wasn't out, but at least it wasn't snowing, hard, and it turned out to be an all-around great day for the Pine Bluffs boys and girls track and field teams at the Bayard Invitational last...

 
 By Polly Taylor    Sports    April 9, 2015

Burns girls in top three at Bayard

“It was a good day at Bayard for the Burns track and field teams. The weather cooperated for the most part, and a number of our athletes took advantage to put up some solid marks for the second...

 
 By Polly Taylor    Sports    April 9, 2015

Pawnee Coyotes score at Highland Invitational

Seven members of the Pawnee Coyote track team placed in the top ten at the recent Highland Invitational meet, and Coach Kathy Adams could not be happier. Luke Duggan brought home the only first place...

 
 By Polly Taylor    News    April 9, 2015

June 8 set aside as Town Clean-up Day

In a short meeting, the Pine Bluffs Town Council made short work of the town's business, which included announcing the date for Town Clean-up Day. Jerry Lamb said June 8 has been set aside for the...

 
 By Submitted    Sports    April 9, 2015

Pine Bluffs graduate competes at USATF

Betty Schaefer(formerly Betty Brower, 65, Pine Bluffs Class of 1967), competed at the USATF Masters Indoor National Track and Field Championships in Winston Salem, N.C. with her team the SoCal Striders. She won three Gold medals. She won the 65-69...

 
 By Submitted    News    April 9, 2015

Community garage sale time is drawing near

It's that time of year again, to start annual spring cleaning. Clean and organize your home and then be ready to peddle your gently used treasures at the Pine Bluffs Recreation Department's seventh annual community wide garage sale, planned for June...

 
 By Larry Kane    Opinion    April 9, 2015

Shopping carts lead to interesting conversation

I like to play with people by approaching strangers and making a comment to them which they are not expecting, and then waiting for their reaction. Often I do this in a grocery store where I see a gentleman pushing the cart while the lady is out...

 
 By Submitted    News    April 9, 2015

Pine Bluffs FBLA members qualify for national conference

Pine Bluffs FBLA had a great showing at the Future Business Leaders of America state leadership conference March 19-21 in Cheyenne. Placing in the competitive team events were Scott Gross and Kyle...

 

More Easter fun hosted by Lions Club

The Pine Bluffs Lions Club, which has been hosting the area's 'big' Easter egg hunt each year for almost a hundred years, once again provided area children with the opportunity to hunt for the brightl...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    April 9, 2015

Banner County News

This past Sunday was Easter and it could not have been any more beautiful weather wise. Many of us enjoyed family, friends, and food, some at home and some away. Whatever your circumstance I hope you...

 
 By Charlene Smith    News    April 9, 2015

Albin News

That little bunny delivered some tasty treats and good times to the little ones of Albin at the annual Easter egg hunt. The Albin Community Center sponsored the event that over 35 children and their...

 
 By Carolyn Ragsdale    News    April 9, 2015

Hereford News

The Hereford Community Church celebrated Easter with a sunrise service. Dawn Freeman and Brenda Haun were celebrating their birthdays. For the special Steve Hauer sang Behold. Pastor Opdycke’s...

 
 By Submitted    News    April 9, 2015

Senators request no funding available for ATT

Wyoming’s U.S. senators have signed letters to Senate appropriators requesting that they include language to prohibit spending on implementation of the United Nations (U.N.) Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). In the letters Senators Mike Enzi, John... Full story

 

Looking Back

100 Years Ago April 8, 1915 Buster Again in Jail Buster Byers who was recently acquitted in the grain stealing case is again in the county jail. On last Friday Buster imbibed too much artificial patriotism and armed himself with a six-shooter, and...

 
 By Rod Horn    News    April 9, 2015

Platte lines: Setting allocations an important and complex process

In the last column, we introduced a general overview of the allocation system used by the NRD as one of the tools used to maintain adequate ground water supplies. As the District moves forward to set allocations for the irrigation years 2016-2018,...

 
 By Mark Watson    News    April 9, 2015

No Till Notes: Field peas and cattle

There is a developing feed source for the cattle industry here in our region with the introduction of field peas as an alternative feed source for the livestock industry. The production of field peas...

 

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