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Articles from the January 24, 2013 edition

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Award Winning

An article written by former Pine Bluffs Post reporter Elaina Ilminen took second place in in-depth reporting at last week’s Wyoming Press Association convention. The judges were from newspapers in... Full story

 

Let the wind blow!

Wyoming is no stranger to wind, and I-80 experienced mother nature wanting to say “hay”. State Patrol slowed traffic to one lane on west bound I-80 last week to clear up the me...

 

Reduced to rubble

Demolition on the iconic Pine Bluffs Wild Horse gas station and glass enclosed cafe began Friday. It is unclear at press time what owner Toby Kimzey plans to do with the cleared lot. Pine Bluffs...

 

Wyoming fuel tax increase is necessary

Dear Neighbors, As most of you know, the Wyoming State Legislature is in session and we have some difficult issues. The House has just passed on third reading the 10 cent increase in fuel tax. I was... Full story

 

Derailing a superintendent

The move to usurp the voice of the voters goes too far. It’s been an unprecedented two weeks to open the 2013 session of the Wyoming Senate. While personal disputes are commonplace in politics, this session took the personal vendetta to a new...

 

School News

Michaud named to President’s List at WNCC Mark Michaud, of Pine Bluffs,, was named to Western Nebraska Community College’s President’s List for the fall semester. To be eligible for President’s List, a student must complete at least 12...

 

Burry, Michaud to wed

Robert and Patricia Burry of Pine Bluffs, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alisha Burry to Timothy Michaud, the son of Dennis and Susan Michaud of Pine Bluffs. A May wedding is...

 

Birth Announcements

Prettyman Selah Carmichael Prettyman was born to Phil and Christine Prettyman, by the grace of God and the skillful work of mid-wife, Carole Roedocker of Fort Collins, Colo., on Sunday, Jan. 20. She...

 

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...

 

Inauguration of forgiveness and hypocrisy

I like to ride my bicycle. (reminds me of an 80’s tune ...) And sometimes, once a year, I will ride 150 miles in two days in the MS 150 Ride. I am slow. Often bugs on the road pass me when I try to...

 

Court Report

Police Report: December 2012 Tuesday, December 4 Investigated a simple assault. Thursday, December 6 Responded to a report of a suspicious person. Friday, December 7 Citation issued for a vehicle that required plates. Saturday, December 8 Assisted an...

 

Correction

In the story about the Burns Town Council meeting which appeared in last week’s Pine Bluffs Post, the block number for the lots the town is seeking bids was incorrectly identified. The property is in Block 26. The Post regrets the...

 

City Park Project starts swinging

Pine Bluffs Council reviewed four bids from contractors for the City Park Project Monday night at its meeting. Scott Larson from Benchmark Industries gave the council a spreadsheet to review with all...

 

Another law officer leaves Pine Bluffs

During executive session at the Pine Bluffs Council meeting Monday evening, the council accepted Jake Johnson’s resignation from the police department. Within the last six months, the department... Full story

 

Student of the Week

Albin Elementary: Mandie Amend is the go-to student in the sixth grade room for help, especially in math. “They usually ask me for help because I am the smartest one, I guess,” said Mandie in a...

 

Hornets sting Broncs in the Hornet’s Nest

The Hornets’ Nest was the scene of the latest meeting of Pine Bluffs Hornets and Burns Broncs. The inter-district rivals kept it a tight game in the first half, with the Hornets hitting some free...

 

Lady Broncs defeat Lady Hornets

A 62-40 victory Saturday at Pine Bluffs brought the Burns Lady Broncs record to 10-3 for the season. For their opponent, the Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets, it meant adding a loss for a 4-6 season record....

 

Lady Coyotes’ streak continues

Pawnee Lady Coyotes traveled to Prairie Friday, and kept their perfect record of 8-0 with a 48-39 win. The first half didn’t look promising to keep their winning way going and had the fans nervous....

 

Bowling Results

Monday Women 1. Pine Bowl 25 2. Texas Trail Market 24 3. BVC 24 Highs Handicap game: Johnna Graves 240 Handicap series: Sally Reher 646 Scratch game: Jesi Zitek 225 Scratch series: Jesi Zitek 599 Tuesday Mixed 1. Beth’s Team 8 2. Killer Bs 7 3....

 

Mustangs run over Coyotes

The Prairie Mustangs ran over the Pawnee Coyotes Friday night, sending the visiting Coyotes home with a 58-69 losss. “We played hard, but did not shoot well tonigh,” Pawnee coach Tim Brunelle...

 

‘If I don’t catch a fish soon, I am going to start cheating’

“Seems I am enduring the horrible life that living in a blue state can portend I’ve noticed that whenever you do an “I love Whyoming” column, you take a cheap shot at other parts of the...

 

Lights, camera, action! It’s a wrap!

It seems everything can be dressed up in its’ Sunday best to be served on Super Bowl Sunday, for Oscar night or even to that special someone in their lunch pail. The sandwich is not to be left out.... Full story

 

Hot travel spots less than three hours away

Wanna get away? Experiencing a fiscal cliff in your own check register? Well, you can still go somewhere exotic and exciting and keep the debit column from screaming in red. Southeast Wyoming is...

 

Albin News

The residents and rabbits have ventured out again from their warm abodes. The sun has been shining and has started to melt the now dirt-black snow. But, don’t fertilize the lawn yet, we still have a...

 

Looking Back

100 years ago On Wednesday the house passed its first bill, the emergency appropriations measure carrying $60,000. The bill was put through under suspension of the rules and by unanimous consent. Eleven bills and one joint resolution were introduced...

 

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