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  • Water allocations effect local farms and ranches

    Zach Spadt|Feb 8, 2018

    Ten to 20 eastern Laramie County agriculture producers who farm in western Nebraska will have chance to give input on how irrigation water is allocated. Every third year, the South Platte Natural Resources district allocates water resources to producers on a per-acre basis in western Nebraska. While the decision is made across state lines, it impacts area growers who may live in Laramie County but cultivate swaths of land in Nebraska. "Anywhere from 10 to 20 growers from (Laramie County) farm...

  • New online jury management system available soon

    Lorna L. Griesbach Judicial Assistant|Feb 8, 2018

    Wyoming Supreme Court Chief Justice E. James Burke is pleased to announce that a new jury management system will soon be available to the citizens of Wyoming. The eJuror system will provide potential jurors the flexibility to communicate with the court online. Jurors can complete and submit a juror questionnaire, update personal information, verify when they need to report for jury service, request jury service excusals, postponements and deferrals, and upload documents for court review. A summons will be mailed to the potential juror that...

  • Last years storm

    Feb 8, 2018

  • Senioritis

    Elizabeth Syvanen Post Reporter Intern|Feb 8, 2018

    Senior year is hard, even for the seniors. "I feel like I'm surviving but just barely," was the answer I got from most of the 2018 Graduates to be. I decided to ask what advice seniors would give to underclassmen, and to my surprise there was a lot of similar answers. The first secret was to "stay on top of your course work, and don't procrastinate, because it will snowball," which came from fellow senior Kenzie Graves. Second, "Apply for scholarships early on and just take in every moment,"...

  • Margaret Ann Eckrich

    Feb 8, 2018

    Margaret Ann Eckrich, 78, of Cheyenne passed away Jan. 31st at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. She was born March 24, 1939 in Chicago, IL. She married Paul Eckrich on May 5, 1962. Margaret is survived by her husband; son and daughter-in-law, William “Bill” and Debby Eckrich of Loveland, CO; brother, John O’Connell and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Mary O’Connell, a brother, Bill O’Connell and three infant children: James, Paul III and Diane. Funeral Liturgy will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday a... Full story

  • Pine Bluffs FFA reflects on a busy 2017

    Pine Bluffs FFA members|Feb 8, 2018

    As we looked back on our 2017 year, we have realized that we have accomplished many great things as a chapter. One of the first things that kicked off our 2017 year was the state officer visit. With their arrival, they brought with them different activities that let us as members learn how FFA can better our lives and how we can use agriculture to progress in life. After the excitement of the state officers, the members of the Pine Bluffs FFA went to the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Co...

  • Pheasant Fest 2018

    JT Mohren|Feb 8, 2018

    Pine bluffs youth chapter of Pheasants Forever participates in an annual gathering with other youth chapters all around America at Pheasant Fest. Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic is a trade show that focuses on wildlife conservation, upland game bird hunting , dog training, and wildlife habitat management and restoration. This year the fest is held in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on February 16th-18th. Wyatt Fornstrom is the Pine Bluffs Pheasants Forever youth president and has many duties at the...

  • Billy J. Lindsey A Veteran's Story

    Penny Merryfield|Feb 8, 2018

    Billy J. Lindsey was born in Milliken, Colorado. He moved when he was a toddler to Sheboygan, Wisconsin. During his junior year, Lindsey enlisted in the Wisconsin Army National Guard. Just prior to his senior year, his parents moved to Valentine, Nebraska. He would graduate in 1990, and during his senior year, transferred his guard to Nebraska Army National Guard out of O'Neal, Nebraska. In both states, Lindsey was in the 44 Bravo unit. After high school graduation, he would attend basic...

  • Valentine's Day

    James Merryfield|Feb 8, 2018

    As Valentines Day approaches lets look at the symbols that we associate with this romantic day. Of course there are flowers and cupid, rings and dinners and of course hearts. How did this iconic symbol come to be. It doesn’t look like the human heart. Why do we even associate the heart with feelings and emotions? Where did the belief that the heart is at the center of passion come from? Why is it red? Lets start with the color. According to Amy Cunningham, Editor of, in many cultures around the globe, red represents p...

  • Continuing momentum, Hornets win two last week

    Zach Spadt|Feb 8, 2018

    Pine Bluffs continued its stellar basketball season last week with wins over Southeast High School and Glenrock as they headed to a 16-1 record for the season. Playing at home Friday, Pine Bluffs rolled Southeast 83-43. Bluffs 15-point start to open the first quarter almost seemed sluggish compared to the rest of the game. By the end of the second quarter, the Hornets were well-ahead of Southeast with a lead of 43-9. And the momentum continued through the second half for Pine Bluffs. PBHS head...

  • Burns Broncs fall to Lusk, Glenrock

    Zach Spadt|Feb 8, 2018

    The Burns Broncs dropped an away and home game last week. Playing Glenrock at home, the Broncs lost 48-24 Friday, but it was a tale of two halves said head coach Sean Patterson. “We were not prepared to play at the speed that Glenrock was playing at early Friday,” Patterson said. “They took advantage of our turnovers and built a nice lead.” The Broncs got off to a crawling start, ending the first quarter down 18-4. The second quarter wasn’t much better with the Broncs completing the second half down 12-33. It was a different second half, how...

  • Lady Hornets have 2-0 weekend

    Zach Spadt|Feb 8, 2018

    Kammie Ragsdale had an incredible weekend on the court, scoring 32 points to lead the Lady Hornets to two wins against Southeast and Glenrock. The Lady Hornets knocked off Southeast 42-29 at home Friday and hammered Glenrock 57-14 on the road Saturday. Dylan Sweeter had a strong outing during Friday's game with 15 points. Hyleigh Fornstrom scored 10 points during Saturday's game. Against Southeast Friday, it appeared to be all Pine Bluffs for the majority of the game. However, a 15-7 third...

  • Pawnee Coyotes fall to Prairie Mustangs

    Dorothy Timm|Feb 8, 2018

    Pawnee Coyote boy's team traveled to Prairie Friday February 2 to play the Mustangs and brought home a loss 52-62. Josh Duggan led the team with 14 points and made 7 rebounds; James Krist added 12 points, made eight rebounds and took one steal; Trey Moore made one 3 point play and had a total of 10 points, four rebounds, four assists and four steals; Logan Cacciola added 10 points, had four rebounds, one assist and two steals,; Josh Keiper had four points, one rebound and one assist; Jade Cass...

  • More Hornets Basketball

    Feb 8, 2018

  • Burns/Pine Bluffs Wrestlers Results

    Feb 8, 2018

    Central @ Burns/Pine Bluffs on 02/01/2018. Burns/Pine Bluffs (BURN) 33.00 Central (CENT) 31.00 106: Nathan Broomfield (CENT) over (BURN) (For.) 113: David Fales (CENT) over (BURN) (For.) 120: Double Forfeit 126: Double Forfeit 132: Wyatt King (CENT) over Zach Cudney (BURN) (UTB 3-3) 138: Brayden Marks (CENT) over Joey Romans (BURN) (Fall 1:06) 145: Tate Kelly (BURN) over Andrew Johnson (CENT) (Fall 2:54) 152: Bryan Nicholson (CENT) over Diana Sanchez (BURN) (Fall 0:22) 160: Mark Merryfield...