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Articles from the January 23, 2014 edition

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 By Zachary Laux    News    January 23, 2014

5 or 4.5?: School board explores 4.5-day school week and longer school days

Teachers, students and parents will have an opportunity to be heard and talk about a four-and-a-half-day school week Feb. 5 at Burns High School. Superintendent Jack Cozort and the Laramie County Scho...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 23, 2014

Pine Bluffs Post publisher part of winning team

The Pine Bluffs Post's sister newspaper, The Saratoga Sun, was ranked the No. 2 small weekly newspaper in Wyoming, partially thanks to the efforts of the Pine Bluffs Post's new publisher Zachary...

 

Feeling welcome in a strange land

Coming into a new community can be a scary thing. It was for me when I came to Pine Bluffs just recently. I didn’t know anything about this area. I didn’t know what the people would be like. The... Full story

 

Post Editorial: Cheer your team to a win

Early into a midwinter Friday evening, the cold darkness doesn't black out the car lights forming a convoy up to local schools in rural southeast Wyoming and northern Colorado. The destination is the... Full story

 

Obituary: Barbara Mechels

Barbara Mechels, 69, passed away at home, surrounded by her family, from melanoma cancer on Jan. 18, 2014. She made her entrance into the world in a notable way when she was born in the family car on... Full story

 

Obituary: Benjamin C. Miller

Benjamin C. "Ben" Miller, 72, of Carpenter passed away at his home on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Miller was born Dec. 30, 1941, in Johnson County, Iowa, a son of the...

 

Birth: Weston William Gray

William and Jessica Gray and big sisters Abby and Avery are proud to announce the birth of their baby boy, Weston William Gray. Weston was born at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center in Cheyenne, on... Full story

 

Athlete of the week: Trent Timm

An understated young man walks tall down the Pawnee High School halls. Trent Timm, son of Scott and Stephanie Timm, not only has athletic ability and academic discipline, but also a quiet charm that...

 

Triumphant Hornets: Pine Bluffs knocks down the top Vikings

Home court advantage couldn't mask the task at hand for the Pine Bluffs Hornets. They faced the top ranked Guernsey Vikings. And into the fight they marched, catching the Vikings off guard and...

 

Lady Hornets fly over Vikings to net

The Lady Hornets creamed the Gurnsey Vikings Friday night with a final score of 55-11. "It was a great team win," said Coach Lindsey Forbes. We were able to give everyone some minutes and varsity...

 

Broncs finish 3-game week with a win

Most basketball teams train in endurance. Along side the drills and running plays, players run to stay in shape and build endurance for one game. Burns training led them to endure three games in one w...

 

Lady Broncs are perfect in a busy basketball week

"When we are behind we need to shoot the ball. Don't foul and score some points," Coach Barry Ward instructed the Lady Broncs late in the game Tuesday against Mitchell. The team listened and beat the...

 

Coyotes Continue to struggle

Coach Tim Brunelle remains happy with the Pawnee Coyotes growth through this season. Even though it comes at the cost of more losses. The Coyotes traveled to Arickaree Thursday to meet strong shots...

 

Grapplers grabbed by injuries

Mid season run for the Burns/Pine Bluffs wrestling squad should be a time when they are hitting their tactical style preferences, not the therapeutic pool. Coach Dan Clayson is concerned with the...

 

SLIB says 'Yes' to new clinic funds

Construction of the new Tri-County Medical Center in Pine Bluffs will begin in March after the Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board approved a $1 million grant to the project Thursday. SLIB left...

 

Baker tournament gets plenty of dough

Twenty-six teams competed in the 18th annual Pine Bowl Team Challenge Jan. 11 and 12. By Saturday evening, the competition was down to 16 teams. Coming out on top Sunday evening was the Pine Bowl... Full story

 

Pine Bluffs welcomes good news

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Foundation Director Stephen Stone gave the Pine Bluffs Town Council something to cheer about at Monday's council meeting. "I am pleased to tell you SLIB approved the...

 
 By Zachary Laux    News    January 23, 2014

Students could cheer next year: Science teacher's proposal suggests cheerleader squad at Burns High School

A Burns science teacher proposed starting a cheer squad for Burns High School students, a proposal which will be examined more closely by the Laramie County School District 2 School Board of Trustees...

 

Cooking inspiration from Martin Luther King Day

I have a simple dream. Someday I will cook for people who do not share the same DNA as I do and they will think it is yummy. They will pay me. They will come back again and again and I will make... Full story

 
 By Barb Cross    News    January 23, 2014

Banner community news

Good morning to all, and congratulations for NOT blowing away completely! Man has the wind ever been at it’s best. We have been plagued by tumbleweeds, like everyone else I imagine, but yesterday I...

 

Albin community news

The wind continues to blow. No, really. I thought this weekend we would come out from behind the wind break but we just got more wind to break through. Advice for the week; don’t spit into the... Full story

 

Burns community news

Burns High School is having a financial aid meeting 6 p.m. Wednesday. This meeting is for all juniors and seniors and their parents. It is very important for those with plans to attend college after graduation. For more information please contact... Full story

 

Bushnell community news

Hope you all survived the dust storms this week! The wind definitely added to the piles of tumbleweeds around town. The monthly village board meeting was postponed again. It has not yet been...

 

Herford community news

For the special this week at the Hereford Community Church Carol Opdycke sang “You’ll Never Walk Alone” accompanied by Joyce Smock on the piano. The sermon topic was John 6:37 “Everything and... Full story

 

Looking Back

100 years ago A pertinent instance of the habit of the American press as at present conducted to conceal, distort and pervert news unpalatable to is powerful constituents is offered by its treatment of the facts about the income tax. That in a... Full story

 

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