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  • Burns Community Center has Grand Opening

    Karen Lipska|Feb 8, 2024

    Come on in and sit a spell. Have a cup of coffee, maybe a cookie or two and chat with your neighbors or just sit back and relax. Welcome to the grand opening of the Burns Community Center. On Monday, February 5th, it was a fairly beautiful day as in weather and for the Burns Community Center. The Burns Community Center in the last few years has had its ups and downs in the community. The center was once the Burns Senior Center. Because of management of the center, it did not do very well and...

  • Bushnell Pancake Feed

    Karen Lipska|Feb 8, 2024

    It's that time of year again where most people stay inside due to the wintry cold temperatures and snow falling, sometimes A LOT!. But people love to visit with each other. The communities, especially small ones are like family wanting to catch up with what is happening. The Bushnell Lions Club loves to help people. They put on their annual pancake feed at the Bushnell Fire station on Saturday February 3rd. The pancake feed has been a regular event for years. Fact is, the Bushnell Lions Club...

  • Creed and Degress for Pine Bluffs FFA

    Karen Lipska|Feb 8, 2024

    The tables were set up and the members and parents were excited to see how the night would go. The Pine Bluffs Future Farmers of America had their Winter Warm-Up FFA Degrees. President Spencer Rabou opened the Pine Bluffs FFA meeting. They did the proper procedure of the meeting. The officers started with degrees for the night. First was the Chapter degree. For a Chapter Degree the members have to apply. The members are required to have received a Greenhand degree, complete 180 hours of...

  • Soup Winners Announced

    Sonja Fornstrom Pine Bluffs Recreation|Feb 8, 2024

    The new Pine Bluffs Soup Nazi has been crowned; "Winner, Winner Crack Chicken Noodle!" Wendy Purdy won the title with her Crack Chicken Noodle Soup! Last Friday evening, February 3, the Pine Bluffs Recreation Department hosted the 3rd Annual Soup Contest & "Pick A Movie Night". Participants at the event spent their Friday evening tasting some of the most delicious soups! On the menu was Creamy Potato, 15 Bean Cajun Sausage, Smoked Sausage Beer Cheese, Broccoli & Cheese, Enchilada...

  • Baylor University Dean's Academic Honor List

    Feb 8, 2024

    Baylor University announces their Fall 2023 Semester Dean’s Academic list with a local Burns graduate on the list. Grace F. Steenbergen was listed for her academic outstanding achievement of at least a 3.7 grade point average. Steenbergen is attending the Baylor University College of Arts and Sciences....

  • Wyoming FBLA 2024 State Leadership Conference

    Feb 8, 2024

    Greetings - Wyoming Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is preparing for its State Leadership Conference and we are seeking business and education professionals to play an important role in the career, professional, and personal development of the top middle school and high school students in Wyoming. The conference provides opportunities for Judging, Volunteering, Sponsorships, & Presenting/Exhibiting. Wyoming FBLA is excited to continue its partnership with the University of Wyoming College of Business for the 2024 State Leadership...

  • Prairie Doc Perspective Week of February 4, 2024

    Jill Kruse DO|Feb 8, 2024

    Winter weather has finally arrived this year. Getting outside for some activity, even in winter, is great for your overall health. However snow, ice, and cold can turn a stroll in the park into an obstacle course. Having proper footwear is not only important for warmth, but also the wellbeing of your feet. Choosing the correct boots for the elements could mean the difference between enjoying the outdoors and needing an urgent care visit. What makes good footwear for enjoying the outdoors safely? Good traction is essential for walking outside in...

  • Farm, Ranch, Business

    Karen Lipska|Feb 8, 2024

    Every kid loves to own their own animals. The animals are cute and cuddly. But with owning animals comes responsibility. But it is different for the Sanchez kids and Derner kids. They have set up a business with their sheep and goats. Club lambs and club goats are for the kids to have sheep that have been bred for the production of the club lambs and goats. These businesses are for terminal projects. This is throughout the time of showing for the kids in 4-H and Future Famers of America to...

  • 1st Lt. Garrett Stanfill's journey to esports glory

    Sgt Kristina Kranz WNG State Pub Aff Office|Feb 8, 2024

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – In the fast-paced realm of esports, where every move counts, and victory hangs in the balance, 1st Lt. Garrett Stanfill, a Wyoming Army National Guard Soldier, has forged his path from a Gameboy enthusiast to a triumphant player in Overwatch for the U.S. Army Esports team. Stanfill has been a Wyoming Guard member for over 10 years. Starting with the reserve officer training corps program at the University of Wyoming, he commissioned in 2017 as a second lieutenant. Stanfill...

  • 25th Albin Farm Show is big success

    Karen Lipska|Feb 8, 2024

    Everyones world pretty much revolves around the weather. Some people are more tense about it than others. Some folks like to check the Farmers Almanac, which is a book that predicts the weather for the whole year. The Farmers Almanac was started in 1792 in Massachusetts giving information for local farmers. Many farmers today still rely on the Farmers Almanac.Grandparents just went outside to see what was in the air or the sky. At the Albin Farm Show, they had the Cheyenne National Weather...

  • 25th Albin Farm Show is big success

    Karen Lipska|Feb 8, 2024

    The town of Albin was quiet until a person got to the Community Center. Vehicles were parked everywhere. It was the annual Albin Farm Show. This event has been going on for twenty-five years. This year was a little different than in the past. They added the Wyoming Wheat Growers Annual meeting to the event. It was a great time to combine vendors, and have the farmers not to have to attend two events. The morning started with the meetings of the Wyoming Wheat Growers. Wyoming Wheat Growers Associ...

  • Wrestling Team Pinned By Illness

    Jim Merryfield|Feb 8, 2024

    The Burns/Pine Bluffs wrestling team competed in the Southeast Duals meet despite over half of the team being absent for one reason or another. The team competed against Bridgeport, Alliance, Hay Springs and Sidney going 1-3. Bridgeport defeated Burns/Pine Bluffs 60-21 106 - Rutley Hansen (Burns/Pine Bluffs) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf 113 - Kohl Krakow (Burns/Pine Bluffs) over Ron Varner (Bridgeport) Dec 8-3 120 - Taylor Eichthaler (Bridgeport) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf...

  • Lady Broncs can't cage the Lady Bearcats

    Jim Merryfield|Feb 8, 2024

    The Lady Broncs came up against the number one seated Douglas Lady Bearcats last Friday. The Lady Bearcats have a season record of 15-0 and conference record of 3-0. The Lady Broncs were coming off the win against the Lady Cyclones and played hard and fast. The Lady Bearcats were able to slow the Lady Broncs and take the win away from them. The Lady Broncs lost to the Lady Bearcats 33-68. This game would be a total team effort as no one player really stood out. The entire team contributed to...

  • Broncs can't Buck the Bearcats

    Jim Merryfield|Feb 8, 2024

    The Broncs had a rough time with the Douglas Bearcats last Friday. The sliding Broncs could not out-play the Bearcats nor stop their offense. The Bearcats put up 70 points in the game hitting from both inside and outside the key. The Broncs managed to score 20 points on the night with some fine efforts by Mason Medley and Shaw Martin who both scored nine points. Medley and Martin were the leading scorers for the Broncs with nine points each. Medley was able to hit four of nine shots from the...

  • Madison Foley Signs with Trojans

    Jim Merryfield|Feb 8, 2024

    Madison Foley, the Burns Broncs volleyball defensive specialist signs with the Colby Trojans. Foley who set two school records in her tenure at Burns High School signed a "Letter of Intent" with Colby Community College to play volleyball for the Trojans. Colby Community College is located in northern Kansas just a few hours away from Burns. Foley is looking to fulfill the same role with the Trojans. Foley, the teams Libero was selected as WyoSports Prep Athlete of the week, All-Conference award...

  • Tehya Gallegos heads to Montana

    Jim Merryfield|Feb 8, 2024

    Tehya Gallegos has decided to continue her athletic career at Miles City Community College at Miles City, Montana. Gallegos signed a "letter of intent" with the Miles City Pioneers volleyball team last Thursday in the Chute at Burns High School. Gallegos who is the setter for the Lady Broncs volleyball team had a hard time choosing which school to attend. She has been approached by several different teams from across the area for her talents. Gallegos said, "When I visited there and met the...

  • Broncs Blown away by Cyclones

    Jim Merryfield|Feb 8, 2024

    The Broncs varsity basketball team ran into a storm as they tipped off against the Southeast Cyclones. The Broncs were trying to improve on their season, but the strong Cyclones were just too much, and they fell 37-51. It was another sad loss for the Broncs. Shaw Martin would lead the team this game and put up 12 of the teams 37 points. Martin was able to hit four of six shots from the floor and four of five from the free throw line. Better than a 70% shooting average on the night. Martin also...

  • Lady Broncs calm the Lady Cyclones

    Jim Merryfield|Feb 8, 2024

    The Lady Broncs blew into the city of Yoder to face the Southeast Lady Cyclones last Thursday. The Lady Broncs were coming off a loss to Sundance the week before and were ready for some high winds. The Lady Broncs, led by Josie Barrett who scored 13 points in the Lady Broncs win put away the Lady Cyclones 33-24. This would bring the Lady Broncs victories to eight. Barrett led the team with 13 points. She hit two for three from outside the arch and went two for 12 inside. She also hit three of...

  • More 25th Albin Farm Show

    Karen Lipska|Feb 8, 2024

    When a person goes to a farm show there is always new equipment to look at for the future. 21st Century John Deere was giving a talk about some of their new equipment in their Precision Ag Essential program. They are wanting to help farmers to improve their crops and yield. They had two pieces of new equipment that was introduced to the farmers in the area. One of pieces was the John Deere HarvestLab 3000. Cole Young introduced the equipment to the crowd. He went into what is can measured. This...

  • Wyoming Wheat Growers Meeting

    Shalane White|Feb 8, 2024

    On January 31st the Wyoming Wheat Growers Association held their annual meeting. This year integrating it with the annual farm show in Albin Wyoming. The Wyoming Wheat Growers Association is a group of people working together to bring to light the issues faced with the wheat industry. This year the meeting, headed by President Derek Jackson, was a lot on foreign trade and how vital it is to those growing wheat in the US. And that is why they are working so hard with our legislators on the...

  • More Albin Farm Show Pics

    Karen Lipska|Feb 8, 2024