Articles from the February 3, 2022 edition

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 By Karen Lipska    News    February 3, 2022

Burns teacher and LC Sheriff Deputy honored

Honoring different ones that support the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The Veterans of Foreign Wars had their annual Banquet to honor ones that have helped and won in a contest on January 29, 2022 at...

 

Pine Bluffs Distilling take top overall Winner in Bar Bucks

For many years there has been a fund raising program in Laramie County that has become an annual event. The Laramie County Community Christmas program, which raises funds for grocery cards given out to many rural individuals and those in the larger...

 
 By Karen Lipska    News    February 3, 2022

Students receive awards

The Pine Bluffs Elementary students receive rewards for their hard work. On January 12, 2022 Pine Bluffs Elementary rewarded students this quarter on the hard work they have accomplished. This is to...

 

Phyllis Cooney

Our loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away January 4, 2022, at Davis Hospice Center surrounded by family. Phyllis was born August 21, 1933, in Lindbergh, WY, to August and Anna...

 

Soup Contest and Pick a Movie night at the Pine Bluffs Community Center

With winter upon everyone, having recreation events falls to serving warm soups and chili and watching movies. Pine Bluffs Recreation Department has set up such an event. On Friday, February 4, at 6:00 p.m. one can join the crowd down at the...

 

Dalmatian Toadflax

This has been a crazy winter. Not that it wasn't predicted but crazy, nonetheless. Most of the winter has been pretty warm and the wind hasn't even been horrible. We've had a couple of really cold...

 

Wyoming Agriculture in the Classroom recipient for 2022 WGF Commissioner License

Wyoming Game & Fish Commissioner License to Be Auctioned by Wyoming Agriculture in the Classroom Wyoming Game & Fish Commissioner, Gay Lynn Byrd, has chosen Wyoming Agriculture in the Classroom (WAIC) as a non-profit recipient of a 2022 WGF Commissio...

 
 By Mike Heath    News    February 3, 2022

Separate But Not Equal

“…the legislative, executive, and judiciary departments ought to be separate and distinct.” James Madison, Federalist 47. “The powers of the government of this state are divided into three distinct departments: The legislative, executive and...

 

Honoring the Four Chaplains

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...

 
 By Karen Lipska    News    February 3, 2022

4-Hers learn about horse judging for upcoming competition

The question is what is a good position horse? The 4-H group has been meeting on Mondays for the month of January after school to prepare for a contest in horse judging. Horse judging like any other judging contest is for the youth to have better...

 

Hornets dominate the Doggers

The Hornets are swarming. With seven wins in a row the Hornets are eager to see how far they can go on this streak. The 5-10 Lingle-Ft Laramie Doggers would be the next challenge on January 29. The...

 

Serrano breaks personal record

Monse Serrano had just won the shot put event in Laramie for the Burns/Pine Bluffs indoor track team and broke her own personal record for the event. I sat down with her and discussed her...

 

Lady Hornets tame the Lady Doggers

The Lady Hornets with a win under their belts were swarming and wanted another win. They hosted the Lingle-Ft Laramie Lady Doggers last weekend. The 8-6 Lady Doggers had a three-game winning streak...

 

Broncs take Bulldogs 64-62

In a game that was never decided until the last buzzer the Burns Broncs were in the fight of their life with the Wheatland Bulldogs. In an up and down battle the Bulldogs kept pace with the Broncs and never let them get out of sight. The Broncs took...

 

Burns/Pine Bluffs Wrestling

The Burns/Pine Bluffs wrestling team competed last week in the Ron Thon Memorial Varsity tournament. The tournament brings in 39 teams from across the state and even a few from out of state to...

 

Lady Broncs defeat Lady Bulldogs

The Lady Broncs traveled to Wheatland to take on the Lady Bulldogs in a conference game last Friday. The Lady Broncs were looking for a win. After their loss to Torrington last week they wanted some revenge and a win to put a saddle on. The Lady Bull...

 

Lady Hornets cage the Lady Tigers

The Lady Hornets were tired of seeing their score less than their opponents. They were determined that this was not going to happen again. The Niobrara County Lady Tigers were going to be the first win in what they wanted to be a long winning...

 

Indoor track competes at 307 Invitational in Laramie

The Burns/Pine Bluffs Indoor track team traveled to Laramie to compete in the 307 Invitational 2022 Meet hosted by Laramie High School last Saturday. The team did very well. There were 12 Teams that competed in the meet including Cheyenne Central,...

 

Standing up for the Jim Bridger Power Plant

Wyoming powers America. As the nation’s biggest net energy supplier, we fuel America’s cars and we power the West’s homes. When America achieved energy independence, the Cowboy State was a key driver. Unfortunately, the Biden administration is...

 

Letter to the Editor

In August of 2021part of our family of surviving siblings from Louisiana and Mississippi visited your lovely little town of Pine Bluffs. We had been working on plans a year or so earlier but the pandemic came along and struck them all down. We did...

 

Black Hills Energy Warns Customers of Scam Attempts

CHEYENNE. Wy – January 31, 2022--Black Hills Energy has received reports from customers regarding attempted scam calls, during which the customer is told their bill is delinquent and service will be disconnected unless they pay the caller. The...

 
 By Karen Lipska    News    February 3, 2022

Tagging with the 4-H and FFA

At the start of the year they are getting ready for the fair and other shows. At the Bluffs Veterinary Clinic on January 22nd in Pine Bluffs it was a day of tagging for the 4-H and Future Farmers of...

 
 By Karen Lipska    News    February 3, 2022

Wyoming native murder mystery writer

Murder, mystery and post-traumatic stress disorder are all part of this book. The author Dean Petersen was at the Pine Bluffs library on January 29th introducing his book, The Burqa Cave. Petersen is...

 

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