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  • "Paint with Me" hosted at Sadie's Cafe

    Dawnna Merryfield|Jan 21, 2021

    Sadie's Cafe recently hosted their second painting event on Thursday night. Artists gathered around and watched as Ashley Hottell gave a lesson on how to bring their blank canvases to life. The theme for the night was a snowy, woodsy scene with many different animals wandering through each picture. Using their imagination for a wintery scene gave an array of different paintings. Some artists had bears, wolves and even elk. Hottell was on hand to do a one on one help and instruction if needed....

  • County Commissioners meet with Albin Town Council about county road

    Dawnna Merryfield|Jan 21, 2021

    County Commissioners Brian Lovett and Gunnar Malm joined Laramie county fire department #3 (LCFD#3) for the Albin town council meeting on Thursday January 14, 2021. There were plenty of subjects that needed attention, the first item of business was from LCFD #3. They ask that their land purchased be annexed as part of the town. The plan is to build a new fire department building with the funding from the 6th penny tax. The discussion will be revisited at the February meeting. Lovett and Malm visited to discuss the plans for resurfacing county...

  • LCCC Outreach program gives back to community

    Dawnna Merryfield|Jan 21, 2021

    Laramie County Outreach Center will be giving away furniture on January 23rd from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. An anonymous donor left in endowment for the outreach program to get new furniture for their building, leaving existing furniture without a home. The furniture ranges from the 1970s all the way to the 2000s but is in great condition. "I would hate to see all of it just go to waste." stated Christie Goertel, Life Enrichment, Program Manager, Laramie County Community College. The outreach center will be offering their classes beginning...

  • Pine Bluffs Senior Center host Ladies Tea

    Dawnna Merryfield|Jan 21, 2021

    Bringing traditions back from the past found a group of ladies at the Pine Bluffs Senior Center. This is just one of several traditions found that day. The Ladies Tea itself, is a traidion from the past where many great recipes, dinners and sewing tips were found. The wearing of the hat and stylish dresses is one tradition Votruba shared with the group....

  • On the SIDE!

    Jan 21, 2021

    PHEASANTS FOREVER Due to the series of unfortunate events through the past year the pheasants forever banquet is canceled again this year. In place of washers banquet fundraiser the pheasants forever did a silent auction with guns. However this year the access to those types of items are quite limited so the gun silent auction will not be happening this year. So far there is no new plans for the fundraising but as new information is available the events and information will be posted. ALBIN GRADUATE MAKES DEAN’S LIST Local students named to...

  • William "Bill" Cushing

    Jan 21, 2021

    On Sunday, January 17, 2021, Bill Cushing, loving husband, father and grandfather met his Savior at the age of 70.  He was born in Scottsbluff, NE on July 24,1950 to Carole M. Cushing and Emily Jane Cushing Hall.  Bill spent his childhood growing up in Scottsbluff, Nebraska and graduated from Scottsbluff High School in 1968.   Bill continued his education at Nebraska Western College starting in the fall of 1968. On February 28, 1970,  he married his high school sweetheart, Mary L. Van Kirk...

  • COVID Update January 2021

    Mike Heath|Jan 21, 2021

    The national news media continues to rant about the increasing “spike” in the number of COVID cases. Being the media they really don’t say how cases are being counted though. Wyoming is no different. The reporting is confusing and doesn’t state the facts so they can be understood by most people. Our cumulative numbers are continuing to rise but the rate of positive results based on the number of tests performed has only increased by 0.038%. That’s not a great change since we have increased the number of tests performed by 20.75%. As...

  • Planning your Garden Space

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|Jan 21, 2021

    In 2020 nurseries ran out of seeds, shrubs, trees and nearly everything else we need to plant our gardens in the spring. Even more surprising, they ran out early in the season. It wasn't even only the local nurseries either. Everyone, nationwide, ran out. Even the big national suppliers. Some stocks weren't replenished until December 2020. I suspect it was due to COVID and more people were staying home, looking for something to do. I'm very happy that an unusually large number of people turned...

  • Cheyenne Regional Medical Center to host 'Wake up to heart health' virtual event during American Heart Month

    Jan 21, 2021

    Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Regional Medical Center will host its 12 annual “Wake Up to Heart Health” event on Feb. 6, 9-10:30 a.m. Due to COVID-19, this year’s event will be held virtually via Zoom to help ensure participant and organizer safety. Speakers will include Dr. Abdur Khan, a CRMC interventional cardiologist, and Dr. J.J. Chen, a CRMC psychiatrist. Part of this year’s focus will be on the impact that heart disease, including heart attacks, can have on mental health. “Physical and mental health are often interconnected,” Dr. K...

  • Keith Baker A Veteran Story

    Penny Merryfield|Jan 21, 2021

    Keith Baker was born in Kimball Nebraska to    Charles and Ruth Baker in 1962. He would grow up in the Albin, Wyoming area, attending schools in the area. Baker would graduate from Albin High School in May of 1980. Baker, whose family was rich in military history, decided to follow in his uncle's footsteps. "I wanted to serve my country. With two of my uncles that had served in the military, I also would share military history with two cousins whom had served as well." stated Baker. From high...

  • Photo of the Week

    Jan 21, 2021

  • Republican or Democrat - What is the real question? Part 5

    Mike Heath|Jan 21, 2021

    Plank 6 ECONOMY, EMPLOYMENT, AND TAXES: This plank is a real doozy. It is a clear representation of the Democrats’ desire to turn us into a Socialist country where the government would control everything about our lives. Turning our country Socialist would “fundamentally change the United States” (Barack Obama’s first campaign), effectively destroying our country as we know it. We know that Democrats support unions. I do believe that at one point in our history the unions were necessary and the only way to obtain the changes that needed...

  • Hornets Basketball

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 21, 2021

    The (4-5) Pine Bluffs Hornets basketball team hosted the Southeast Cyclones (4-5) last Friday night. Led by Stuart Lerwicks'18 points the Hornets took the win with a 53 to 45 final. The Hornets improve their record to 5-5 and look forward to next weeks game against Mitchell. The Hornets came out firing scoring 16 points in the first quarter. The defense was just as tough as they held the Cyclones to only 5 points in the first quarter. The second quarter was different as the Cyclones found a...

  • Lady Hornets Basketball

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 21, 2021

    Last Friday the Lady Hornets (4-5) played host to the Southeast Cyclones (6-3) basketball team. The Lady Hornets coming off the win last weekend against the Lady Broncs were in high hopes of continuing the streak against the Cyclones. The Cyclones had different ideas as they won the day with a 54-43 over the Lady Hornets. The Cyclones came out strong and scored 14 points in the first quarter. The Lady Hornets were able to score 7 against a strong defense. The Lady Hornets scored 10 in the...

  • Broncs Basketball

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 21, 2021

    The Burns Broncs (3-5) traveled to the home of the Buffalo Bison (4-8) last Saturday to play an away game. The Broncs were hoping for a win to overcome the loss last week against Pine Bluffs. The Bison proved to be too powerful for the Broncs though as they lost 71-23. The first quarter was all Bison despite the Broncs Isaac Bloom (Junior) and Jackson Kirkbride (Junior) each scoring 3 points. The Bison outscored the Broncs 24-8 in the first. The second quarter was not much better. Caden David (Junior) scored 5 and Tate Bishop (Junior) scored 3...

  • Broncs Basketball

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 21, 2021

    The (4-5) Buffalo Bison lady basketball team hosted the (3-5) Lady Broncs last Saturday. The Lady Broncs were hoping to continue the winning streak over Pine Bluffs with a win against the Bison. The Bison had other ideas and they ended up beating the Lady Broncs 67-39. The teams looked pretty even in the first quarter as they both scored 10 points. The second quarter took a turn for the Bison as they outscored the Lady Broncs 15-9. The Lady Broncs went into the locker room at the half trailing the Bison 25-19. The second half showed a lot of...

  • Weekend of Wins for Pine/Burns Wrestling

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 21, 2021

    Burns/Pine Bluffs Wrestling team had a busy but fruitful weekend. They competed in 3 matches against Newcastle/Upton, H.E.M. and Saratoga. They won all three matches. They beat the New Castle/Upton wrestling team by a score of 39 to 33. It was a close match but the Burns/PB team finished strong. Performances by Elliot Anderson (160lbs) and Colby Smith (126lbs) who won by pin fall. Elliot pinned his opponent in 23 seconds. Colby also won by pin fall in 1:40 seconds. Colter Haws also won his...

  • The Huddle

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 21, 2021

    Who doesn’t have memories of sitting with the family on Sunday afternoon and watching dad’s favorite team playing football. Then there is the Super Bowl and the refreshments and foods that go with it. Or sitting in the bleachers at the local high school cheering on our loved ones and their team as they run up and down the field. Football has become so much of our past time and much of our young students high school life that we sometimes wonder if their life does not revolve around the sport instead of academia. Where did this large part...

  • We are losing our FREEDOM

    Mike Heath|Jan 21, 2021

    You are losing your freedom! I am losing my freedom! Our children are on the verge of not even knowing what freedom is! Look around at what’s happening in our country. We’ve watched the Democrats and liberal Republicans exert an enormous amount of energy trying to eliminate our rights as protected by the U.S. Constitution. Conservatives have, for the most part, stood back and watched others fight the fight. Sometimes we’ve sent money and sometimes we’ve just shrugged our shoulders and turned away to other interests. We can’t afford...

  • Tri-State Grapplers Results

    Jan 21, 2021

    P2P - Diggers Gold - Brush Results for Tri-State Grapplers 4U 30-34 Mesa Scarborough's place is 3rd. 4U 37-41 Jasper Gibson's place is 4th. 6U 43-47 Dylen Bibbey's place is 1st. 6U 46-49 Decker Medina's place is 2nd. 6U 48-51 Nathaniel Stovall's place is 4th. 6U 50-53 Laivyn Morgan's place is 3rd. Girl K-2nd 32-34 Mesa Scarborough's place is 3rd. Girl K-2nd 46-51 Laivyn Morgan's place is 1st. 8U 55-59 Gavin Bibbey's place is 1st. 8U 55-56 Ethan Bibbey's place is 1st. 10U 54-57 Jesse Gortney's...