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  • PB Poster Creator goes to International Level

    Karen Lipska|Jan 25, 2024

    Every year all the elementary schools in the Laramie County School District #2 area receive a kit for the students to be able to create for the contest. Pine Bluffs Elementary presented the students their awards. Of the Pine Bluffs Lions Club, Gary Roadifer handed out certificates to all the students that participated in the poster contest. It is great to see that the students take these opportunities to possibly get a scholarship for the future. This is the International Peace Poster contest...

  • New Proposal for Burns Community Center

    Karen Lipska|Jan 25, 2024

    A new proposal for the Community Center in Burns was one of the topics for the night at the Burns Town Council meeting on January 22nd, along with concerns about buildings of the town of Burns from the public that were addressed at the meeting. For old business Mayor Jim Clark made a statement about the Rustic Plate article in the Pine Bluffs Post. He said, "I have been silent way too long on the Rustic Plate. I avoided all social media because it was not the proper place for me to answer...

  • Kaleb D. Harms

    Jan 25, 2024

    Kaleb D. Harms, 29, of Pine Bluffs, died at his home in Pine Bluffs on Monday, January 8, 2024. Cremation has been held and memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 19, 2024 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball with Pastor Alan Foutz officiating. Inurnment will be held in the Pine Bluffs Cemetery following the service. Friends may visit www.cantrellfh.com to view Kaleb's tribute wall to share condolences and stories with the family. Memorials may be given in his memory...

  • Marie L. Joska

    Jan 25, 2024

    Marie L. Joska, 99, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Thursday, January 18, 2024. Funeral services for Marie will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 26, 2024 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball with Randy Bohac officiating. Burial will follow in the Kimball Cemetery. Friends may stop at the funeral home on Thursday, January 25, 2024 from 1:00 until 6:00 p.m. Friends may also visit www.cantrellfh.com to view her tribute wall and leave condolences and stories for the...

  • Stacy Atkins - New Librarian Asst.

    Karen Lipska|Jan 25, 2024

    The Pine Bluffs Branch Library is always having new activities and books. Most of the time a person can walk in and find something to do for the day if not the future. A new book to read, perhaps a movie or two or maybe a little computer time. Holly Bauer is always excited to show a new world of adventure to anyone that is willing to read. To start the New Year out, the library has a new addition starting a new adventure for them self. Stacy Atkins is the new assistant librarian. She has been in...

  • FEMA releases "Disaster Mind" Game

    Jan 25, 2024

    DENVER – An educational game designed to teach high school-aged youth about decision-making during disasters is now available online at FEMA.gov/disastermind. Disaster Mind was developed by FEMA Region 8 in coordination with iThrive Games and can be accessed on any computer-based web browser. Disaster Mind challenges and encourages participants to make critical decisions in the face of three simulated disaster scenarios: a flood, wildfire, and blizzard. Players receive information and tools to help them navigate the journey and lead others...

  • Wyoming Humanities now accepting applicationns for new internship opportunities

    Jan 25, 2024

    Thanks to a grant from the Wyoming Workforce Services’ Workforce Development Training Fund, Wyoming Humanities is excited to seek applicants for a Native Narrative Student Research Internship. “There is so much Tribal wisdom around language, history, storytelling, the environment, arts and culture,” Wyoming Humanities Executive Director Shawn Reese said. “Wyoming Humanities would like to highlight the scholars and experts willing to share this knowledge in culturally appropriate ways.” The new six-month internship begins in April, wit...

  • Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming's Cookie Program Starts February 2, 2024

    Jan 25, 2024

    Billings, MT — January 9 — Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming (GSMW) will kick off their 2024 Girl Scout Cookie season in Montana and Wyoming on February 2, 2024, the annual event in which Girl Scouts unbox their futures as young female entrepreneurs through the world’s largest entrepreneurial program for girls. During this highly-anticipated time of the year, girls flex their entrepreneurial muscles and acquire important life skills like goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. All proceeds...

  • Prairie Doc Perspective Week of January 21, 2024

    Nicola Park LAC LPC-MH|Jan 25, 2024

    "I've lost everything...but I just can't stop". "Once I take that first drink that is all I think about". "I use to take the pain away". These are some of the many things you might hear someone who struggles on a daily basis with an addiction say. Addiction is a chronic disease that can physically and mentally change a person from who they once were. When we hear the word addiction, we might automatically go to 'the person on the street looking to score their next fix', but these are people who...

  • UW Extension to Host 40th Annual Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days Feb. 7-8

    Chance Marshall Writer-Editor UW Ext|Jan 25, 2024

    Riverton, Wyo.-Jan. 23, 2024-Fremont County's 40th annual Farm and Ranch Days will take place Wednesday, Feb. 7, through Thursday, Feb. 8, at the county fairgrounds in Riverton. This year's event will feature more than 20 educational sessions, plus two keynote speakers. All programming is free and open to the public, no RSVP required. Sessions for both days begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 2:45 p.m., with free lunch funded by sponsors and prepared by the Fremont County CattleWomen. "It's hard to...

  • Pathways Day returns to LCCC February 7

    LCCC|Jan 25, 2024

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming – Laramie County Community College is inviting high school juniors and seniors for Pathways Day, providing a hands-on chance to explore what higher education can offer. The free day of in-person exploration of careers and programs is set for 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 7, with registration ending Feb. 1. Space is limited, so students are encouraged to register early. Students can register at lccc.wy.edu/PathwaysDay. Registrants choose one of eight exciting pathways that will guide their experience through the day. The event includes...

  • UW Extension to Offer Private Pesticide Applicator Programming in Southeast Wyoming

    University of Wyoming Extension|Jan 25, 2024

    Torrington, Wyo.—Jan. 18, 2024—The University of Wyoming Extension will offer six private pesticide applicator education programs at various locations in southeast Wyoming Feb. 6 through March 6, 2024. Private applicator licenses are required for anyone who applies or supervises the application of Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs). The four-hour private applicator education programs provide an overview of certification requirements, pertinent regulations, pesticide safety and handling, proper disposal practices and more. Applicators can...

  • Quarter Awards at Pine Bluffs Elementary

    Karen Lipska|Jan 25, 2024

    Every quarter at the the Pine Bluffs Elementary School the awards program is held. Each teacher presents their class awards. This program is to reward the students that worked hard to achieve great grades. These awards also look at students that are trying but have not figured everything out. This is a day for the grandparents and parents to see how the students are doing. The awards were in two sections. The first set of awards was for the Kindergarten through third grade and the second set...

  • Hornets sting Broncs

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 25, 2024

    In a conference game last Saturday, the Pine Bluffs Hornets faced off against their conference rivals the Burns Broncs. The Hornets had yet to play a conference game and wanted to start the season off with a win. The Hornets came out strong and beat the Broncs 59-37 at home. Carsten Freeburg almost put on a one-man show scoring 22 points. He wasn't the only one that had double digit scoring though. Justin Lerwick hit double digits when he scored his 11th point. Freeburg was all over the court hi...

  • Local Golfer hits Hole in One

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 25, 2024

    It really wasn't a "hole in one" but it probably felt like it. Tayten Zitek and the rest of the Cheyenne East golf team have been selected to represent the state of Wyoming at a national golf tournament in April. Zitek, the son of Chris and Amy Zitek and grandson of Jim and Kate Zitek, and the rest of the Cheyenne East golf team won the state 4A championship last year. This was the first time since 1984 that the Cheyenne East team had won the state championship. This was Zitek's first state...

  • Girl Wrestlers pin their way to the top

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 25, 2024

    Nichole Sumare of the Burns/Pine Bluffs wrestling team took first place in her weight class last weekend. The team traveled to Lander, Wyoming to compete in the Lander Invite where they placed fourth out of 23 teams. Sumare took a little over a minute to pin her opponent,Angelina Bontadelli from Powell in the first round and just 3:08 seconds for her second win against Isabel Kuegeler from Riverton. In her final match against Alicia Dexter from Pinedale, Sumare was able to pin her opponent in...

  • Broncs fall to the Hornets Sting

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 25, 2024

    The Burns Broncs fell to the bite of the Hornets last Saturday in a conference match-up. Despite the efforts of Mason Medley and Parker Ochsner who each scored double digits, the Bucking Broncs could not overcome the Hornets swarm and fell 37-59. Mason Medley led the team in scoring with 14 points. He shot 46 percent from the floor and went two of three from the free throw line. Medley hit six of 11 shots from the floor but missed his three-points attempts. Medley also was hot on the boards...

  • Lady Hornets Bucked off by Lady Broncs

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 25, 2024

    The Lady Hornets hosted the Lady Broncs in a conference game held at the Hornets Hive last Saturday. The Lady Broncs were just a bit too strong for the Lady Hornets and beat them 34-51. The Lady Hornets had a slow start and were only able to score two points in the first quarter. But they rallied in the rest of the game and did well. Unfortunately, they were not able to overcome the deficit from the start of the game and fell to last year's champions. Jessica Hoffman was slow to start and...

  • Tigers tame the Broncs

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 25, 2024

    The Niobrara County Tigers pulled the reigns back on the bucking Broncs and kept them in their chute. Despite the efforts of Mason Medley who scored 15 points in the game the Broncs fell to the Tigers 45-78. Medley went seven of nine from inside the arch and made one of three free throws. Medley also brought down a team leading 11 rebounds with nine defensive and two offensive. He also had two assist's, two steals and blocked one shot. Mason Terry just missed the double digits with nine points....

  • Lady Hornets declaw the Lady Tigers

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 25, 2024

    The Lady Hornets took on the Lady Tigers from Mitchell, Nebraska last Tuesday. The Lady Hornets were running hard and stung the Lady Tigers with a 61-31 victory. Avery Sweeter and Jessica Hoffman were on fire hitting 30 of the teams 61 points. Sweeter led the team with 18 points and Hoffman added another 12 points. The first quarter saw the Lady Hornets shut down the Lady Tigers and hold them to only four points. The offense was not going to let the defense down and put up 16 points. Avery Gray led the team in the quarter hitting a three...

  • Hornets get stinger pulled out by Tigers

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 25, 2024

    The Hornets were out-played by the Mitchell, Nebraska Tigers in a non-conference game last Tuesday. These non-conference games are educational and help the team gain experience. The Hornets conference record is 1-0 and they are currently sitting atop the conference. Even with the heroic effort of Carsten Freeburg who scored 20 of the teams 49 points in the game the Hornets lost the contest 49-71. Freeburg also added four rebounds pulling down two offensive and two defensive rebounds. Freeburg went three of 14 from the three-point range and...

  • FAB Rodeo Extreme Shootout

    Karen Lipska|Jan 25, 2024

    The kids and parents are always looking to improve and participate in their sport. This time of year rodeos are far and few in between, especially for the youth. On January 20th about five miles northwest on road 212 out of Pine Bluffs there was an indoor rodeo for the youth. This indoor rodeo was set up for the tough cowboys and cowgirls that were determined ride. The event was the FAB Rodeo Extreme Shootout. This was the start of their season. FAB stands for 'Fast Action Braxton.' A young lad...