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  • Fornstrom, Leitza and Kestner elected

    Penny Merryfield|May 6, 2021

    The votes have been cast, and the count has been completed leaving the announcement to come for the Town of Pine Bluffs town council. According to Kimberly Patterson, Pine Bluffs Treasurer, the turn out for voting was great. "There are 633 registered voters in Pine Bluffs, and there was a great showing in numbers to vote. There were new voters that registered just prior to casting their votes." stated Patterson. Of the 633 registered voters a total of 353 ballots were cast at the voting center...

  • Pool work begins

    Dawnna Merryfield|May 6, 2021

    Pine Bluffs recreation team has announced that construction is officially underway on the town's public swimming pool. Construction workers have officially started the resurfacing process. "So far everything is going according to plan. There have been some issues with one of the contractors pieces of equipment and they're behind on their own schedule but everything is still right on schedule to open." Stated Sonia Fornstrom the recreation department manager. The pool plans to open the day after...

  • Heart matters at the Pine Bluffs Senior Center

    Karen Lipska|May 6, 2021

    Thursday April 29th The Mended Hearts Inc., Cheyenne Regional Foundation, Wake Up to Heart Health, and Heart and Vascular Institute donated an AED Defibrillator. Represented were Melissa Zamora (Cardiovascular Program Director Wyoming Heart and Vascular Institute), Melanie Lenhardt (Cheyenne Regional Foundation Operations and Development Manager), Bob Born (President of Mended Hearts), David Franck Jr. (Vice President of Mended Hearts), and Scott Fox (Executive Director Cheyenne Regional...

  • Drug Take Back Day a Success

    Dawnna Merryfield|May 6, 2021

    Disposing of medication can be a questionable thing, Flushing down the toilet use to be the thing to do. However, today, law enforcement and hospitals are teaming up to relieve people of unwanted drugs or un-used medication. On May 1, Pine Bluffs Police Department participated in a Drug Take Back program. "It was very successful and we want to thank everyone who participated. Especially, the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center's Community Prevention  Program for organizing it and of course the...

  • CSC recognizes Graduates

    May 6, 2021

    CHADRON, NEB. (05/04/2021)-- Chadron State College will return to in-person commencement exercises Saturday after hosting virtual events due to COVID-19 the past two semesters. Graduate commencement will start at 9 a.m. with speaker Dr. Rick Koza, a CSC Business Professor who is retiring this year. Eighty-one May 2021 graduates and 14 graduates from 2020 will be participating. Undergraduate exercises will begin at 1 p.m. with speaker Center Dr. Merlin Butler, Director of the Division of...

  • Emergency Rental Assistance Program is open for online applications

    May 6, 2021

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Do you rent your home in Wyoming and have been unable to make rent, internet and utility payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic? You may be eligible for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), which opened on April 29 for applications at DFS.WYO.GOV/ERAP. Wyoming received $200 million in federal funding for the program, a U.S. Treasury initiative passed through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 and expanded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Under the new federal guidelines, $180 million is available for...

  • Native Grasses

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|May 6, 2021

    When I decided on the subject for this week I never thought it would still be winter at the end of April. It sure feels like it though. It's cold and snowy. So why am I talking about grass? I mean native grasses, not the other kind. Because grasses affect all of us. It could be in a lawn, on the prairie, or even with allergies, but we all come into contact with grass at some point. Last year I wrote about lawn care and maybe I will again this year but right now my focus is more on the native...

  • Legion and Auxiliary adopt a "highway" and help beautify the area

    Penny Merryfield|May 6, 2021

    For many organizations and clubs doing community service is one of the standards of serving their communities. The Donald Eisenhauer American Legion Post 60 in Pine Bluffs has committed to a four mile stretch through the WyDot Adopt a Highway program. This was not just a statement by the Post to clean up the sides of the roads, there was a process to go through. After signing up for this commitment which is for two year and renewable after that, the Post gathered together at the Post home and...

  • May 4 International Firefighters Day - Military Style

    Jamie Bridenstine Camp Guernsey Com Rel Spc|May 6, 2021

    CAMP GUERNSEY JOINT TRAINING CENTER, Wyo. – Firefighters from Southeastern Wyoming were brought together at Camp Guernsey Joint Training Area for a prescribed burn and bucket drop exercise on April 29, 2021. Firefighters from Sweetwater County, Albany County, Laramie County, Hartville, Tie Siding, and Camp Guernsey Fire Department worked together to make sure the fire burned safely and effectively. The first call of fire on the ground happened around 9:15 a.m., and was officially called out...

  • Tree City, USA comes to Pine Bluffs

    Karen Lipska|May 6, 2021

    Green was the way to go for the Arbor Day celebration with the first graders and second graders of Pine Bluffs Elementary.  On Thursday, April 29th the twenty first graders and twenty-seven second graders gather to listen to Sonja Fornstrom (Pine Bluffs Recreation) talk about Arbor Day. To surprise the school and Pine Bluffs Recreation, Tara Costanza (Community Forestry Coordinator), and Travis Pardue (Wyoming State Forestry Division) paid a visit for the celebration.  Fornstrom asked the...

  • Tri-State Grapplers Results

    May 6, 2021

    NEUSAW State Freestyle/Greco Championship Results For Tri-State Grapplers. May 1, 2021 Columbus, NE Greco Results 12U 78 Jax Thurin 4th Place 14U 83 Cable Botha 3rd Place Freestyle Results 12U 78 Jax Thurin 4th Place 14U 83 Cable Botha 3rd Place...

  • Hornets Field and Track

    Jim Merryfield|May 6, 2021

    The Pine Bluffs Hornets competed in the Dennis Zowanda Invite track and field meet on Saturday, May 1st in Lusk. Tiger Stadium was filled with coaches and athletes from nine other teams. There were teams from Burns, Wheatland, Lingle-Ft Laramie, Niobrara County, Upton, Kaycee, Guernsey-Sunrise, Southeast and Moorcroft. The boys team placed seventh with a score of 48 points and the girls team placed third with a score of 100.66 points. Some of the stand out athletes for the Hornets were Carson Rabou who placed first in the 300m Hurdles for the...

  • Broncs Field & Track

    Jim Merryfield|May 6, 2021

    On May 1st the Burns Broncs Track and Field team competed in the Dennis Zowanda Invite meet held at Tiger Stadium in Lusk. The Broncs competed against nine other teams including Pine Bluffs, Wheatland, Glendo, Guernsey-Sunrise, Kaycee, Lingle-Ft Laramie, Upton, Moorcroft, Niobrara County and Southeast. The Burns Broncs won the meet on both the boys and girls side. The boys won with a score of 123 points and the girls won by a score of 153 points. Some of the stand outs were, Colby Stockton who placed 1st in the 1600m run, the mens 4x800m relay...

  • Dutch Hop Polka comes to Pine

    Karen Lipska|May 6, 2021

    "Polka, Polka, Polka, Twin Lakes Polka, Yamahoozie Polka, a.k.a. Kiss Me Polka, Polka Twist?" as quoted by the late great Polka King of the Midwest Gus Polinski (a.k.a. John Candy-Home Alone) No! It's the Dutch Hop Polka, a Regional Folk Music & Dance Tradition. Energy and live music is what you feel and hear as you walk into the Polka Dance at the Historic Pine Bluffs High School on April 24. Nancy and her son Larry Conger, put the Polka Dance together with the help of the Pine Bluffs Herit...

  • Cheer Camp Rah Rah Rah

    Karen Lipska|May 6, 2021

    "Let's go, let's go" is the start of a cheer for twenty-four girls attending Cheer Camp on April 23 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Alex Gilbert has been  putting on the camp for six years. She started because she wanted a cheer daughter. Instead of one of her own she ended up with 24 others.  Gilbert does the basics for younger kids and a little more for the older girls. The girls work on stretching muscles, moving to jump positions on the floor, of which pike and split was the main ones. The girls then...

  • Corgi Derby Day at Pine Bluffs Downs

    Karen Lipska|May 6, 2021

    Saturday, May 1st  is Derby day around the world.  Here at Pine Bluffs Distilling was  the Corgi Derby. It is a fun time to raise money for the Cheyenne Animal Shelter with Corgis.  There was food from Stoney's BBQ available, and the tables were set with outfits for the dogs to be ready to run in the derby. A photo booth was avalable to capture the images of great looking dogs and their families. Chairs were lined up to get a great view of the race.  The announcers, Derrick Jeered and...

  • Springtime Skull at Pine Bluffs Distilling

    May 6, 2021

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