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  • COVID-19 Changing habits .......Changing many lives

    Dawnna Merryfield|Feb 4, 2021

    COVID-19, what happened? Our entire lives have been flipped upside down and shaken a couple times. Everyone has been affected in one way or another. Whether you're a truck driver, farmer, food service or most of all in the medical field. Things for the medical field have been like a never-ending roller coaster, the ups and downs have been quite hard to decipher. During all the chaos the local doctors offices and hospitals have been everyone's go-to for information, comfort and help when people a...

  • Burns High School Lincoln Seibert commits to Northwestern College

    Dawnna Merryfield|Feb 4, 2021

    Burns High School senior - Lincoln Siebert takes a step for his future and signs his letter of intent for college after graduation. Siebert after some serious consideration decided to go to Northwestern college, in Orange City, Iowa. "It is similar to the small town I have grown up in, it is a christian liberal arts college and is close to family for me." Siebert stated. Siebert has been in sports during his high school career - football and wrestling. At Northwestern, he will play football and...

  • Singing Valentines bring back sweet songs of love

    Dawnna Merryfield|Feb 4, 2021

    Valentines Day is just a short time away and it is a day designated for love and sweet sentiment. Many people will order flowers, give candy and take their special someone to dinner. To carry this loving tradition even farther, the Pine Bluffs High School choir will be delivering singing Valentine's on February 11th and the morning of the 12th depending on the amount of valentines. For a small donation the high school students will either show up for a live performance with a song of your choice...

  • Laramie County Library System continuing to provide curbside pick-up and other library services

    Feb 4, 2021

    Laramie County Library System is continuing to provide curbside pick-up and other library services in order to ensure that items, activities, and resources are available to anyone who needs them during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The library’s curbside pick-up service can be utilized to pick up books, movies, videogames, and other library items or to pick up weekly crafts and activities for children. Curbside pick-up is available anytime the library is open, weather permitting. For more details about this service, please visit: https://lcl...

  • Fertilizing – When and How Much

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|Feb 4, 2021

    Believe it or not, spring is rapidly approaching. Yeah. Once again the weather has been up and down, cold and warm, windy and calm, snowy (well, kind of) and dry. It's almost like it can't make up it's mind. The last few years have been a bit unusual as far as the temperature goes. I remember the first year I planted lavender my thermometer read 125 degrees on May 25th. I also remember having snow in June just a few years before. Regardless of the weather the calendar is telling me that spring...

  • Kevin Curtis, PGR Supporting all who served

    Penny Merryfield|Feb 4, 2021

    On a cold January, Kevin Curtis was born in Fitzsimons Army Hospital - known as Fitzsimons Army Medical Center (FAMC) in Aurora, Colorado, USA. The facility opened in 1918 after World I and closed in 1999. This would be the beginning of his support and thanks to the United States military. Curtis would grow up not to far from Fitzsimons in Loveland, Colorado where he would graduate from Campion Academy. From graduation on Curtis would find himself in the workforce, yet he felt a driving force...

  • Pine Bluffs Mark Merryfield promoted to Lance Corporal

    Sergeant Balles Nils V RSS USMC Recruiter|Feb 4, 2021

    Date of Rank: 01 February 2021 Select Grade: Lance Corporal To all who shall see these presents, greeting: Know ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the fidelity and abilities of Mark Merryfield, I do appoint this Marine a Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps to rank as such from the first day of February, two thousand and twenty one. This appointee will therefore carefully and diligently discharge the duties of the grade to which appointed by doing and performing all...

  • Photos of the Week

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  • Local Powerlifter takes first place at Colorado Meet

    Dawnna Merryfield|Feb 4, 2021

    Local powerlifter Refugio Cerenil recently competed in the World Raw Powerlifting Competition in Windsor, Colorado. Cerenil took home the first place prize for bench in his weight and age class. He also took overall for his age and weight class. Cerenil has been competing less than two years and to date, he has only competed in Wyoming, mostly Casper and Cheyenne. "I have been training and competing in Wyoming only for the past year." he said. "This was my first competition outside of the...

  • Hornets Basketball

    Jim Merryfield|Feb 4, 2021

    The (5-6) Pine Bluffs Hornets hosted the (4-7) Niobrara County Tigers in an in-conference game last Friday night. This would be the first game of a double header this weekend. The Hornets were coming off the lose to the Mitchell team last week and had practiced hard to fix some of the challenges that they faced. All that hard work paid off as the Hornets beat the Tigers 56-42 and added another mark in the win column. Reed Thompson hit a basketball milestone by getting his first triple-double...

  • Broncs Basketball

    Jim Merryfield|Feb 4, 2021

    On January 29, the (6-6) Broncs hosted the (5-7) Wheatland Bulldogs in the Broncs gym. Coming off the win against Torrington last week the Broncs wanted to keep the streak alive. They were up for the challenge and played a sound game. The Broncs beat the Bulldogs 48-43. The Broncs play again on Saturday, January 30 against the Southeast Cyclones. Burns started out the game strong. They outscored the Bulldogs 12-7 in the first quarter. Three players each hit 2 field goals in the first. The...

  • Lady Broncs Basketball

    Jim Merryfield|Feb 4, 2021

    Last Friday the Lady Broncs hosted the Wheatland Lady Bulldogs at Broncs Corral. The Lady Broncs were eager to redeem themselves after the loss to Torrington last week. They put up a valiant effort but lost the heartbreaker to the Bulldogs by one point. The Bulldogs won the contest 45-44. This was an up and down game. The first quarter belonged to the Broncs as they outscored the Bulldogs 10-5. Molly Mosley (Jr) led the Broncs with two field goals. Rylee Jo Ward (Jr) hit one of her 3 pointers...

  • Lady Hornets Basketball

    Jim Merryfield|Feb 4, 2021

    The (6-6) Lady Hornets started their double header weekend hosting the (6-6) Niobrara County Tigers Friday night. The Lady Hornets coming off the devastating loss to Mitchell last week were looking to get back on the winning streak with a win against the Tigers. The Lady Hornets were not taking any prisoners as they beat the Tigers 50-39. The Hornets came out firing as they outscored the Tigers by 7 points and closed the quarter 13-6. The Tigers were not going to go quietly and they outscored th...

  • Honoring an Eastern Wyoming Basketball Legend

    Jim Merryfield|Feb 4, 2021

    Its funny how a movie can sometimes motivate people to do wonderful things. This is the story of a young basketball star in Burns. Rylee Jo Ward had finished watching the movie "Jump-shot" which was produced by pro basketball star Steven Curry. She was fascinated at the profound effect that a single player had on so many athletes and fans. The player, Kenny Sailors, raised in Hillsdale, Wyoming is credited with the creation of the jump shot. Although he passed years ago, Rylee Jo found out that...

  • Broncs have victory over Bulldogs

    Jim Merryfield|Feb 4, 2021

    On January the (6-6) Broncs hosted the (5-7) Wheatland Bulldogs in the Broncs gym. Coming off the win against Torrington last week the Broncs wanted to keep the streak alive. They were up for the challenge and played a sound game. The Broncs beat the Bulldogs 48-43. The Broncs play again on Saturday 30 January against the Southeast Cyclones. Burns started out the game strong. They outscored the Bulldogs 12-7 in the first quarter. Three players each hit 2 field goals in the first. The second was close. The Broncs outscored the Bulldogs 13-12 and...

  • Republican or Democrat - What is the real question? Part 7

    Mike Heath|Feb 4, 2021

    Plank 8: IMMIGRATION: The Immigration plank in the Democrat Platform is very short and starts off with a profound, but meaningless, statement, “Our country was built on immigration”. Sounds good and I think we can all agree that it’s true. It’s really what they don’t say that creates the issues. They actually ignore our history and current events. This plank couldn’t have come up at a more opportune time, though, when the events happening right now on our southern border are viewed in conjunction with Biden’s inauguration. There...

  • Burns Broncs vs Southeast Cyclones

    Jim Merryfield|Feb 4, 2021

    On Saturday, January 30, the Burns Broncs played the second game of a double header weekend. The Broncs traveled to the home of the Southeast Cyclones for the non-conference game. The Broncs were reeling from the second win in a row against the Bulldogs and were not ready to lay down. It was an up and down game and ended up going into overtime to declare the winner. The Broncs beat the Cyclones 52-49 in a very close game. The first quarter had Jackson Kirkbride (Jr) and Tate Bishop (Jr) each hitting for 5 points as the Broncs outscored the...

  • Lady Hornets take down Lingle Doggers

    Jim Merryfield|Feb 4, 2021

    The Lady Hornets (7-6) traveled to the home of the (3-9) Lingle-Ft Laramie Doggers for the second half of their double header weekend. The Lady Hornets were anxious to continue the winning streak and looked forward to the contest against the Doggers. The Hornets buzzed around the court as if they were right at home and ran up 52 points. The Doggers really did not get a chance as the Hornets won the day with a 52-39 victory. The Lady Hornets scored 11 points in the first quarter thanks to Shelby Thurins two field goals. The Hornets kept putting...

  • Burns Lady Broncs vs Southeast Cyclones

    Jim Merryfield|Feb 4, 2021

    Coming off the heartbreaking loss to the Bulldogs the (4-8) Lady Broncs we looking to get back on the winning train as they hosted the (8-5) Southeast Cyclones. The Cyclones were not going to yield to the Broncs and held them to 39 points. The Cyclones were able to score 46 points and beat the Broncs 46-39. Rylee Jo Ward (Jr) was the leader again in the game. She hit for 14 points. She hit 5 field goals and 4 free throws. She blocked one shot, deflected another. She had 4 steals and 4 assists. Jaden Gipfert (Sr) had 6 points with two field...

  • Hornets 'Sting' the Doggers 56-35

    Jim Merryfield|Feb 4, 2021

    The (6-6) Hornets played the second game of the weekend double header by traveling to Lingle-Ft Laramie to play the (3-9) Doggers in a non-conference game. The Hornets still enjoying the moment of beating the Cyclones at home wanted to keep the feeling going with a win against the Doggers. The Hornets came out shooting and kept the Doggers down. The Hornets beat the Doggers 56-35 to get their seventh win of the season. The Hornets started off by out scoring the Doggers 14-5 in the first quarter. And by the end of the second quarter had a...

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  • Tri-State Grapplers Results

    Feb 4, 2021

    P2P - Prairie Clash - Brush Results for Tri-State Grapplers 6U 49-49 Nathaniel Stovall's place is 4th.  8U 46-48 Brice Inman's place is 1st.  8U 48-52 Elliot Inman's place is 4th.  8U 51-52 A Cooper Inman's place is 2nd.  10U 53-56 Jesse Gortney's place is 1st.  10U 73-76 Jax Thurin's place is 1st.  12U 64-71 Brody Fuss's place is 1st.  12U 74-77 Drey Gardner's place is 1st.  12U 101-104 Caysen Ross's place is 3rd....

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