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  • 15th Annual Oregon Trail Band includes Pine Bluffs HS Honor Band

    Karen Lipska|Jan 20, 2022

    Pine Bluffs High School students accepted to play in the Oregon Trail Honor Band. The 15th annual Oregon Trail Band sponsored by Doane University of Crete, Neb., was held Monday. January 10, 2022 at Bridgeport High School. The band was conducted by Dr. Jay W. Gilbert. Dr. Gilbert is the director of instrumental music at Doane University. He has studied with the renowned conductor and arranger John P. Paynter along with outstanding orchestral conductor Victor Yampolsky from Northwestern...

  • Munoz places ninth at Catch a Calf program at National Western Stock Show

    Karen Lipska|Jan 20, 2022

    Local youth, Yazmin Munoz brings back her injured steer to show at the National Western Stock Show in Denver. Catch-A-Calf is a program that has happened since 1935. Every year youth that have been in 4-H and Future Farmers of America apply in four states which are Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, and Wyoming. These youth fill out the papers and obtain sponsors to have the opportunity to raise a calf to show at the National Western Stock Show. The youth have a year to prove they have the skills and a...

  • Burns Lions Club to host Sweetheart Dance in February

    Karen Lipska|Jan 20, 2022

    The Burns Lions Club inducted a new member along with getting ready for several upcoming events. The meeting on January 6th was canceled due to weather but rescheduled for January 12th at 6:15. After a delicious meal, the main meeting began. New business had several issues to be addressed. First was the induction of a new member that was sponsored by Jim Clark. Joseph Nicholson received a certificate along with Jim Clark from the Burns Lions Club. Next order of business, dues are due for...

  • Board member resigns from ambulance board

    Karen Lipska|Jan 20, 2022

    An ambulance Board resignation and a visit from the Laramie County Sheriff's Department at the Albin Town council that met on January 13th at 7:00 p.m. The Albin town council had two visitors at their meeting Thursday evening. Laramie County Fire District #3 came to listen in on the meeting, and Laramie County Sheriff candidate Boyd Wrede who came to visit the council as he has been doing throughout Laramie County. Wrede introduced himself then explained he was raised here in Laramie County plus he was on the Cheyenne Police Department for 21...

  • John Francis Cushing

    Jan 20, 2022

    John Francis Cushing, 79, of Cheyenne passed away January 14, 2022 at Davis Hospice Center surrounded by family. John was born September 9, 1942 in the Cheyenne Memorial Hospital to George and Helen (Breeden) Cushing. He married Ardith Palmer on December 19, 1970 in Carpenter, Wyoming. John graduated from Carpenter High School in May 1960. John served honorably in the Army Reserve and was stationed at Fort Leonard wood, MO for 6 months. After serving John worked as a farm laborer for many of...

  • Growing Vegetables in Small Spaces

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|Jan 20, 2022

    Right before Christmas I attended a craft fair and was able to speak at length to several people about vegetable gardening and growing plants, in general. The most intriguing conversation I had concerned growing vegetables in a very small yard with little space. In fact, that conversation lasted all morning. The yard we discussed was very small with no room to put in a vegetable garden even though the client wanted to grow her own vegetables. She wanted to reserve the tiny grassy area for her...

  • LCCC Recieves Community Empowerment Fund Award

    Jan 20, 2022

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming – Laramie County Community College has received a $101,000 award from the Microsoft Community Empowerment Fund to support the recruitment and retention of veteran and military-associated students. The award will be used to help create awareness of the educational and career pathways at LCCC for students who have served, or are currently serving, in a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. “LCCC is committed to helping military-associated students gain access to educational and career pathways,” said Sarah Hannes, director of...

  • To Form a More Perfect Union...

    Senator Cynthia Lummis|Jan 20, 2022

    You have likely heard the term “filibuster” thrown around a lot over the last couple of weeks. It is a word that isn’t used much outside of D.C., but it is important to you as the resident of a small, rural state. The filibuster is a procedural tool used in the Senate to pump the breaks on a piece of legislation or a nominee that the minority party finds concerning. It raises the threshold for passage of a bill to 60 votes as opposed to a simple majority of 50 votes. Use of the filibuster forces senators from both parties to reach a...

  • How Stupid Can We Be?

    Mike Heath|Jan 20, 2022

    COVID-19 vaccine mandates are a source of controversy nationwide including here in Wyoming and Laramie County. Some people feel so strongly about the mandate that I’ve watched a few discussions that I thought may come to blows. Those I’ve seen have all been fueled by anger from people who believe everyone must be vaccinated. This is another topic, among many, that’s tearing our country apart. The basic argument from those who refuse to be vaccinated against COVID is one of personal freedom and our basic human rights. That sounds simple...

  • Kimball Hospital announces Major Regional Fundraising Campaign

    Jan 20, 2022

    Kimball – Kimball Health Services (KHS) leadership on Thursday, Jan. 13, announced a $2.2 million fundraising campaign to complete funding for a new hospital in Kimball opening in the fall of 2023. Standing on the site where the hospital will be constructed, officials announced a lead gift of $500,000 from Bonnie Risk to kick off the fundraising campaign. Her contribution brings the private gifts committed to $1.5 million. Risk has been a longtime advocate for Kimball Health Services and is a...

  • Burns/Pine Bluffs Indoor track takes off

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 20, 2022

    The Burns/Pine Bluffs indoor track team competed in the Casper Natrona Meet last Friday. Some of the athletes did very well. As a team they did well and had a great time. Here are some of the top 5 finishers on the team. Monse Serrano finished third in the shot put. Alyssa Slade finished second in the high jump. Emma Gonzalez finished first in the 3200m run and second in the 1600m run. Sean Rhoades placed fourth in the triple jump. Listed below are team results. Monse Serrano: Shot: 35'8" (3rd)...

  • Burns/Pine Bluffs Wrestling

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 20, 2022

    The Burns/Pine Bluffs (B/PB) wrestling team competed last Thursday against Lingle-Ft Laramie/Southeast at home in Burns. The B/PB team won 12 of 19 matches to win the meet. They beat their opponets 48-30. Looks like the Burns/Pine Bluffs team might be on the way to another championship season. Conor Manlove, Elliot Anderson, Colter Haws and Cale Haws all won their matches by pinfall. Tagr Holmes won by decision 7-4. Cody Winslow and Tanner Long both won by forfeit. Colby Smith also won by...

  • Burns Broncs fight the Bison

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 20, 2022

    In the final game of the week the Burns Broncs took on the 8-1 Buffalo Bison Saturday evening at home. The Broncs coming off the losses to Bridgeport and Douglas were hoping to get back on the winning streak against Buffalo. The Bison had other ideas and wanted to keep their winning streak alive and the Broncs were in the way. The Broncs had a couple of rough quarters but overall not a terrible showing. The first quarter was close as the Broncs stayed within three points of the Bison. Jackson...

  • Lady Bison take the Lady Broncs down

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 20, 2022

    The Lady Broncs last game of the week would be against the Lady Buffalo Bison at home. The 4-3 Lady Bison came to Burns to increase the number of wins. The Lady Broncs were looking to get a win. The Lady Broncs offense had a tough time getting on a roll and the defense was just a bit too weak to hold back the charge of the Lady Bison. The Lady Broncs lost the match-up 55-35. The first half showed the Lady Broncs remaining in the single digits in both quarters. The Lady Bison outscored the Lady...

  • Lady Hornets over powered by Lady Dragons

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 20, 2022

    In their second game of the week the Lady Hornets played host to the Holyoke Lady Dragons last Saturday. The 9-1 Lady Dragons came to Pine Bluffs to try and increase their record and put another win under their belts. The Lady Hornets were looking for a win after losing to the Lady Bulldogs the day before. The Lady Hornets started off slow and allowed the Lady Dragons to get a 20 point lead before they were able to get things rolling. The first quarter belonged to the Lady Dragons. They scored...

  • Hornets sting the Dragons

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 20, 2022

    The Pine Bluffs Hornets are on a roll winning their last three games. The next team standing in the way of the Hornets were the Holyoke Dragons from Colorado. The Hornets traveled to play the Dragons in a non-conference game in Colorado last Saturday. The 6-3 Dragons felt confident that they could avoid the sting of the Hornets and come away with a win. The Hornets were too strong for the Dragons and they got stung and the Hornets came away with the win 62-48. For the second game in a row three...

  • Hornets smash the Cyclones

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 20, 2022

    The Pine Bluffs Hornets, now 9-2 hosted the Southeast Cyclones last Friday night. The Hornets coming off a two-game winning streak last week wanted to keep the momentum going and sink their stinger into the hard blowing Cyclones. The Cyclones, coming off the win against Lingle-Ft Laramie last week wanted to put another mark in their win column. This would not be the game for the Cyclones though. In this game the Hornets had three members who scored double digits in scoring. The Hornets defense was dominate as they held the Cyclones to only two...

  • Lady Hornets over powered by Lady Cyclones

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 20, 2022

    The Lady Hornets took on the Southeast Lady Cyclones last Friday in a non-conference game. The 11-1 Lady Cyclones came to Pine Bluffs to do battle with the 4-7 Lady Hornets. The Lady Hornets coming off two wins last week were hoping to keep the run going and sting the Lady Cyclones and put another mark in the win column. The Lady Cyclones wanted to blow the Lady Hornets away and add a mark in their own win column. For the Lady Hornets it was a fading dream as they lost to the Lady Cyclones 45-29. None of the quarters was a blow out as the Lady...

  • Lady Bearcats out score Lady Broncs

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 20, 2022

    The Burns Lady Broncs headed home from their loss in Bridgeport to face the Douglas Lady Bearcats in a non-conference game. The Lady Bearcats 10-1 coming of the win against Cheyenne South wanted to keep the momentum rolling against the Lady Broncs. The Lady Bearcats out scored the Lady Broncs in all four quarters to route the Lady Broncs 76-44. The Lady Broncs played hard and ran up and down the court all the way to the last buzzer. The offense of the Lady Bearcats was just too much. The Lady Bearcats came out hard against the Lady Broncs and s...

  • Bearcats win over Broncs

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 20, 2022

    The Burns Broncs came home from Bridgeport to face the Douglas Bearcats in a non-conference game. The Broncs coming off the loss to Bridgeport wanted to make short work of the Bearcats and put a mark in the win column. The Bearcats had just won against the Cheyenne South team and wanted to keep the winning streak alive and take the Broncs to the stables. The Bearcats were a bit too strong both on offense and defense for the Broncs and won the contest 51-32. The Broncs started off slow against the Bulldogs and only managed to put three points...

  • Tri-State Grapplers Results

    Jan 20, 2022

    K-Town Takedown 2021 Tournament Results  6U 38-41 Jaxon Lynch's place is 1st.  8U 49-51 Jackson James's place is 3rd.  8U 62-67 Brysen Walls's place is 4th.  10U 59-60 Hadley James's place is 2nd.  10U 60-64 Jesse Gortney's place is 1st. 12U 88-94 Jax Felicia Thurin's place is 2nd. 12U 110-115 Riggin Cathcart's place is 3rd. 12U 135-145 Keaton Lukassen's place is 1st. 14U 83-89 Cable Botha's place is 1st.  P2P - Winter Showdown - DGC Tournament Results  10U 60-63 Jesse Gortney's place is...

  • Bulldogs take a bite out of Broncs

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 20, 2022

    The Broncs, now 6-7, had a busy week last week having three games in 5 days. They traveled to Bridgeport to take on the 7-5 Bulldogs, then home against the 9-2 Douglas Bearcats and 7-1 Buffalo Bison. First challenge of the week would be the Bridgeport Bulldogs. Coming off the win against Alliance last week the Broncs and their supporters were looking to put the Bulldogs down and another win in their column. The Broncs hit the court with enthusiasm and determination. They went toe to toe with the Bulldogs in the first quarter. Down only by a...

  • Lady Hornets JV take down Lady Cyclones

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 20, 2022

    The Pine Bluffs Junior Varsity Lady Hornets took on the Southeast Junior Varsity Lady Cyclones last Tuesday. Both teams looked a bit nervous and equally matched as neither team was able to score any points in the first half. The second half was more competitive as each team scored in the third quarter. The Pine Bluffs JV Lady Hornets were able to blank the JV Lady Cyclones in the fourth and managed to put points on the board. As mentioned before the first half ended in a tie as neither team was...

  • Lady Broncs corraled by Bulldogs

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 20, 2022

    The Lady Broncs would test their endurance as they played three games in five days. The Lady Broncs, now 4-9 looked to turn things around against the Lady Bulldogs. They traveled to Bridgeport to take on the 9-1 Lady Bulldogs last Tuesday. Then they came back home to take on the Douglas Lady Bearcats and Buffalo Lady Bison. The Lady Broncs started off with the Bridgeport Lady Bulldogs on Tuesday evening. The 9-1 Lady Bulldogs proved to be too much for the Lady Broncs as they took the lead in the first quarter and never looked back. The Lady...

  • Burns/Pine Bluffs Wrestling

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 20, 2022

    The Burns/Pine Bluffs wrestling team competed in the Blazer Duals wrestling meet on Saturday, January 15. The team competed against teams from Niobrara, Glenrock, Kelly Walsh, the All Stars and Torrington High. The team went 4-1 in the meet beating everyone but Niobrara. Here are the results. Niobrara defeated Burns/Pine Bluffs 46-30 Burns/Pine Bluffs defeated Glenrock 60-24 Burns/Pine Bluffs defeated Kelly Walsh JV 48-35 Burns/Pine Bluffs defeated All Stars 72-6 Burns/Pine Bluffs defeated Torrington High School 51-30 Individually the team did...

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