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  • Pine Bluffs receives new ambulance through CARES

    Dawnna Merryfield|Jan 28, 2021

    The Town of Pine Bluffs has officially received their much needed new ambulance! The funding for the new ambulance came from the cares Act which was a part of the covid-19 relief package. Kim Patterson, Town of Pine Bluffs Treasurer, is the one who wrote and applied for the grant on behalf of the town. Included in the grant was money for the new town drop boxes which are located at the front of the municipal building and also in the back. The new ambulance was delivered by Wes Robinson from Ken...

  • Proposed Bill HB0037 ...road usage charges

    Dawnna Merryfield|Jan 28, 2021

    The State of Wyoming was recently presented with a bill, HB0037, which is in regards to the road usage charges. "The road usage charge would be applied to all Wyoming registered vehicles when traveling on Wyoming highways." All the fees are arranged for 6 different vehicle categories. Each individual would have one of two options. Option one would be to pay a flat fee based on the rate for the individuals vehicle category. In this situation the maximum number of miles for a time period would be multiplied by the amount of that vehicle's...

  • Burns High School has district Teacher of the Year

    Dawnna Merryfield|Jan 28, 2021

    Anna Eklund, Burns High School math teacher was recently selected as Laramie County School District No. 2 "Teacher of the Year". Every year faculty can nominate a teacher, who in their opinion, stands out and goes above and beyond in their classroom and subject. Bobby Dishman, the Principal at Burns high School, commented that "Anna Eklund is a rockstar at what she does. I've had several kids mention that they struggled with math classes and didn't like it but then they had Eklund as a teacher...

  • Adolfo Garcia

    Jan 28, 2021

    Adolfo Garcia, 69, of Pine Bluffs, Wyoming passed away on January 17, 2021. Adolfo died peacefully with his beloved wife Rosa Lee and their children by his side. Adolfo was born in Iramuco, Guanajuato, Mexico on September 5, 1951, to Carmen and Maria Garcia. His desire to take care of his family led to his journey to the United States in pursuit of the "American Dream" on January 6, 1979. Through these endeavors, he met Rosa Lee Helms. They married in 1983. Adolfo retired from the Union...

  • Patricia A. Morrison

    Jan 28, 2021

    Patricia A. Morrison, 87, died January 13, 2021 in Cheyenne at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. She was born December 1, 1933 in Bend, Oregon to Woodrow and Francis Mahoney. Cremation is under the care of Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home and condolences may be offered at

  • Logan Leo Chambers Laramie County First baby 2021

    Dawnna Merryfield|Jan 28, 2021

    Logan Leo Chambers would make his debut into the world as the first baby born in Laramie County, Wyoming on January 1, 2021 at 3:22 a.m. The proud parents of Logan are Annah and Zachary Chambers. He enters the family being the only son with three older sisters; Lillian, Morgan and Robin. "The girls absolutely adore their new little brother," stated mom, Annah Chambers. Logan's weight and height are 6 pounds 11 ounces and 20.5 inches long. The proud grandparents are: Janine and Robert Hinkley,...

  • Hail is a dangerous enemy

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|Jan 28, 2021

    Hail is Public Enemy #1 in southeastern Wyoming. The entire state has hail, but did you know the worst hail zone in the country is right here in Laramie County? Yep. The oval from Burns to Carpenter has more major hail events each year than any other place in the world. When you add that to the fact that we're on the extreme western edge of "tornado alley" it equals the potential for a whole lot of bad weather. We have high wind, extreme cold, blizzards, extreme heat, drought, torrential...

  • Honoring the Four Chaplains

    Penny Merryfield|Jan 28, 2021

    On Feb. 3, 1943, four Army chaplains – Father John P. Washington, Rabbi Alexander D. Goode, and the Revs. George L. Fox and Clark V. Poling – gave up their life jackets on a sinking Army transport in the North Atlantic so that others might live. Of the 902 soldiers, Navy armed guard, ship's crew and civilian passengers on board the Dorchester, only 230 survived. They have told us of the chaplains' efforts to restore calm in a hopeless and chaotic situation, and how they were last seen at...

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    Jan 28, 2021

  • Republican or Democrat - What is the real question? Part 6

    Mike Heath|Jan 28, 2021

    (**The contents of this article does not necessarily reflect the opinion or views of the Pine Bluffs Post**) Plank 7 PUBLIC LANDS, CONSERVATION, AND THE ENVIRONMENT: Public lands and the environment have been at the forefront of public discourse for several decades, going back as far as the environmental movements of the 60’s and perhaps earlier. In far too many cases, the issue had become violent and destructive on the part of the environmentalists. From spiking trees in the Pacific Northwest that killed several loggers to the hazardous...

  • Lady Broncs beat out Lady Outlaws 54-52 in close game

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 28, 2021

    The Lady Broncs (4-6) played host to the Lady Outlaws (2-6) from Rawlins last Friday. The Lady Outlaws were tough and it was a close game but the Lady Broncs pulled out the win. The Lady Outlaws started out hard in the beginning but the Broncs defense came alive and roped the Outlaws back in check. In the first quarter the Outlaws looked like they were going to run away with the game They outscored the Broncs 21 to 13. Rylee Jo Ward (Jr) and Daljit Kaur both hit for 5 point in the first leading...

  • Lady Hornets fall to Mitchell Tigers

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 28, 2021

    The Lady Hornets (4-6) played host to the Mitchell Tigers (6-11) last Tuesday evening. Coming off the loss to Southeast the Lady Hornets were looking to get a bit of revenge against the Tigers. The Lady Hornets came out hard but the Tigers were just too much for them to handle and they lost the game 60-34. The Hornets came out strong against the Tigers keeping up with them basket for basket. They were only down by one at the end of the quarter. Four of the Lady Hornets scored a field goal and...

  • Engel signs with U of Maine

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 28, 2021

    Alexis Engel signed with the University of Maine to continue to play volleyball. She explained that she did not get a scholarship because it is a D3 school. "But I am going for all 4 years," she added. Engel is planning on majoring in psychology. Engel is looking for a new approach to people and how they live. "I wanted to get away from Wyoming. There are a lot of closed minded people here and I wanted to experience outside of that. My first choice was Oregon but I got the offer from Maine so I...

  • Hornets Basketball

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 28, 2021

    The Pine Bluffs Hornets (4-6) hosted the Mitchell Tigers (10-7) last Tuesday. The Hornets coaches were quarantined so Coach Gray stepped in. They tried to postpone the game but Mitchells schedule was full so the game went on as scheduled. The Hornets played hard and tough but the Tigers were just a bit too much for them. The first quarter was fair with Stuart Lerwick (So) leading the way with 2 field goals and a free throw. But the Hornets found themselves down 15-9 going into the second...

  • Broncs Basketball

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 28, 2021

    Burns Broncs hosted the Rawlins Outlaws last weekend. The Rawlins Outlaws are one of the top rated teams in the state. The Broncs gave it a brilliant effort but ended up losing the contest 72-37. The Outlaws were just a bit too strong for the Broncs but they played hard and look forward to their next meeting. The game was pretty much all Outlaws. The first quarter the Broncs scored 10 points led by Tate Bishop (Jr) who was able to hit 2 field goals. However the defense was unable to round up...

  • Wrestling

    Jim Merryfield|Jan 28, 2021

    The Burns/Pine Bluffs wrestling team visited the South Wrestling team last week. The Burns/Pine Bluffs team was able to put another mark in the win column with a 48–30 victory in the match. The Burns/PB team was able to score 5 pinfalls in the match. A good showing for the team. Carlyle McGinnis-Sparks (113lbs) won his match over Souths' Hannah Soden with a pinfall in 3:36 seconds. Baylen Smith (120lbs) also won his match by pinfall in 1:47 seconds. Logan Branigan (145lbs) got the win in 1:13...

  • Winter Sky with Autumn Marshall at Pine Bluffs Distilling

    Jan 28, 2021