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Articles from the January 24, 2019 edition

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  • Child marriage ban passes committee

    Zach Spadt|Jan 24, 2019

    CHEYENNE - Under Wyoming law, a minor can get married with certain approvals. However, if someone in that marriage were to become a domestic violence victim, before turning 18, he or she would be unable to visit a safe house. A bill in the Wyoming Legislature, sponsored by a group of bipartisan legislators, seeks to end that by outlawing child marriage outright. House Bill 60 passed the House Judiciary Committee on a vote of 8-1 Thursday, January 14. Sponsored by Rep. Charles Pelkey, D-Laramie,...

  • 'Sanctuary city' bill advances

    Zach Spadt|Jan 24, 2019

    CHEYENNE — A ban on so-called “sanctuary cities” in Wyoming moved a step closer to becoming law Tuesday afternoon after a committee vote. If House Bill 151 is enacted, local governments would be barred from refusing to comply with federal officials or law enforcement officers regarding the immigration status of residents or face losing their state funding. According to the Center for Immigration Studies, a sanctuary jurisdiction is one that has laws in place preventing local law enforcement or officials from complying with Immigration...

  • Post staff earn press awards

    Staff Report|Jan 24, 2019

    CHEYENNE - Pine Bluffs Post Publisher Penny Merryfield and Reporter Zach Spadt were honored with Pacemaker awards at the Wyoming Press Association Annual Convention held in Cheyenne over the weekend. Merryfield's ongoing weekly series, "A Veteran's Story" took first place in Miscellaneous Speciality Reporting. It was her first award at the Pine Bluffs Post and her first Wyoming Press Association Pacemaker. "A Veteran's Story" appears weekly in the Post and features a profile on a local veteran....

  • Walker graduates Air Force basic training

    Joint Hometown News Service|Jan 24, 2019

    U.S. Air Force Airman Weston A. Walker graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Walker is the son...


    Jan 24, 2019

    CHEYENNE - The State Board of Education (SBE) requests public input on the Proposed 2019 Wyoming Computer Science Content and Performance Standards. The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) will collect public input through an online survey until 11:59 p.m. on March 5, 2019 and also at regional meetings. Public input meetings will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at the following locations: • February 25, Green River - SCSD #2 Central Admin. Office, 351 Monroe Avenue. • February 25, Buffalo - JCSD #1 Buffalo High School, 29891 Old Hwy 87. ...

  • Round 2 of Volleyball to start

    Jan 24, 2019

    Ready for round 2 of Coed Volleyball? Pine Bluffs Recreation is setting up a Spring Adult Coed Volleyball League! Gather up your team again or organize a new one, whatever you do, don't miss out!!! Registration: February 1-18, 2019 Pine Bluffs Town Hall, M-F, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. League Location: Pine Bluffs Community Center Day: Wednesday Nights Date: March 6 - April 10, 2019 Registration Deadline: Monday, February 18, 2019 ~ 4:00 p.m. For more information contact Pine Bluffs Recreation Department at Town Hall or call 307-24...

  • Fertilizer - Energy for strong plants

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|Jan 24, 2019

    We’ve all seen the fertilizer ads with the rich beautiful lawns and tall, lush flowers. As we get closer to spring the ads will increase in volume and make us all wish that our lawns were that lovely and lush and our flowers were bursting with all the wonderful green foliage and colorful blooms. All of the fertilizer companies swear that their product is the best in the market and if you just buy theirs, not the competitors, then you can have the same look that they show on TV and on their bags. Yeah. Right. Just because they say it doesn’t...

  • Student of the Quarter

    Colby Lamb Pine Bluffs Journalism|Jan 24, 2019

    If you ever walked around Pine Bluffs High School, you might hear people joking with a senior named Bradley AKA "Old man" Shmidl. Bradley has been picked by the Pine Bluffs Jr/Sr High School staff to be the student of the quarter. I asked Bradley what his favorite class in school was and he said "my favorite class is weights". As the second quarter of the school year just got over we asked Bradley why do we think he got chosen by the staff for the award he said "I got picked because of my...

  • After Military.... A Veteran Story Part 2

    Penny Merryfield|Jan 24, 2019

    Now you meet your Veteran Service Officer. This is handled through the Wyoming Veterans Commission. Wyoming Veterans Commission The Wyoming Veterans Commission's mission is to develop, enhance and promote programs, services and benefits for Wyoming veterans and their families, through outreach, education, communication and legislation. Working in partnership with the Wyoming state government, the Wyoming Military Department, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, and Veterans Service...

  • Fire District 6 Host Chili Cook Off

    Mike Heath|Jan 24, 2019

    On Saturday, Fire District #6 hosted their second annual chili cookoff and fundraiser at the fire station in Burns. The first chili cookoff, held last year, had only a half dozen competitors, but great chili. I attended the first event and found it to be an enjoyable, relaxing time among a small group of some off the most friendly people you'll find. This year, I found myself among the competitors. Only there weren't just six pots of chili. I found myself competing against 20 other chili chefs...

  • Home and road wins make Hornets 11-1

    Zach Spadt|Jan 24, 2019

    Two wins over the weekend improved the Pine Bluffs Hornets to 11-1 on the year. On Friday, the Hornets hosted Southeast and won that game 67-57. Though Southeast got the first points of the game, the Hornets never trailed after sinking a 3-pointer with 7:06 remaining in the first quarter. Pine Bluffs had a double-digit lead by the end of the first quarter - and they never looked back. Michael Shain was the Hornets' points leader with 23. He was 3 for 8 in 3-point attempts. The junior shot 100...

  • Lady Hornets defeat Southeast, Glenrock

    Jan 24, 2019

    The Lady Hornets won their last two games against Southeast and Glenrock 47-35 and 58-16, respectively. The Lady Hornets are now 2-0 in conference play. They will travel to Lusk to continue conference play Friday....

  • Burns/Pine Bluffs Wrestling at Torrington

    Jan 24, 2019

  • Tri-State Grapplers Results

    Jan 24, 2019

    Cowboy Clash VWCTour of Nebraska 1st-2nd 59 - Jax Thurin's place is 2nd and has scored 30.0 team points. • Quarterfinal - Jax Thurin (Tri-State Grapplers) received a bye () (Bye) • Semifinal - Jax Thurin (Tri-State Grapplers) won by fall over Keegan Florom (Paxton) (Fall 0:46) • 1st Place Match - John Connell (Western Edge Wrestling Club) won by decision over Jax Thurin (Tri-State Grapplers) (Dec 11-6) • 2nd Place Match - Jax Thurin (Tri-State Grapplers) won by rule over Keegan Florom...