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  • Eastern Wyoming College host Wyoming Academic Challenge

    Feb 20, 2020

    (Torrington, WY, February 17, 2020)...Eastern Wyoming College hosted the Wyoming Academic Challenge on February 15, 2020. Six Wyoming high schools sent eleven teams to compete. The two to four-member teams participated in four rigorous rounds of competition. Questions ranged from current events, and mathematics to literature. Schools participating were: Cheyenne East, Cheyenne South, Cheyenne Poder, Douglas, Pine Bluffs and Riverside. Cheyenne East High School team #1 placed first with a total...

  • Possible electric rate increase coming for Pine Bluffs

    Victoria Smithey Pine Bluffs Post|Feb 20, 2020

    Tuesday’s meeting of the Pine Bluffs town council opened with a motion to accept a feasibility study for a possible assisted living facility. Resolution 2020-05 was motioned and unanimously passed to apply for a community grant to request funds to conduct the study that would determine if Pine Bluffs would be able to sustain their own assisted living facility. The application for the study will be turned in by March first with the decision to be made in June. If that 25,000 dollar grant is approved the town would need to supply a 25 percent m...

  • Shop with a Hero gives funds to erase school lunch debt

    Victoria Smithey Pine Bluffs Post|Feb 20, 2020

    Though there may be no such thing as a free lunch businesses and individuals in our area want to make sure that none of our kids go without. Through many donations the annual Shop With a Hero was able to give each participating child $150.00 to buy gifts with. The money that was left over became a gift to the local school district to help erase student lunch debt. Local Police Chief Chance Walkama along with Wyoming State Parks Representative Don Heiduck and Deputy Rodney Kemp presented a check...

  • Norma Jean Sandberg Deselms

    Feb 20, 2020

    Norma Jean Sandberg Deselms, 90, of the Golden Prairie Community (North of Burns, Wyoming) died February 14, 2020 at the Davis Hospice Center. She was the oldest child born to Earnest and Eunice Sandberg on April 10, 1929 in Kimball, Nebraska. Norma attended 1st through 12th grade in Burns graduating in 1947. After graduation, she attended the University of Wyoming and then Nazarene College in Nampa, Idaho, earning a teaching certificate. She taught in one room school houses in North Laramie...

  • University of Wyoming Fall Semester Graduates: Laramie County

    Feb 20, 2020

    Feb. 14, 2020 -- The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Laramie County at the completion of the 2019 fall semester. The following degrees may be included on this list: BA (Bachelor of Arts); BAS (Bachelor of Applied Science); BS (Bachelor of Science); BSCS (Bachelor of Science in Computer Science); BSFC (Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences); BSME (Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering); BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing); JD (Juris Doctor); MA (Master of Arts); MPA (Master of...

  • Growing award winning vegetables

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|Feb 20, 2020

    Americans have always been competitive. It doesn't really matter what the field is, from racing (the Daytona 500 is going on right now) or playing games or showing off our skills. We all want to be the best. Some of us have natural talents and abilities and some of us have to develop skills from knowledge and practice. Regardless of whether we have natural abilities or we have to strive to develop skills, it all requires hard work to be the best. Growing and showing vegetables is no different....

  • Spirit for Basketball

    Johnna Fornstrom Pine Bluffs HS Journalism|Feb 20, 2020

    Recently the student section of Pine Bluffs Jr. Sr. High has been going absolutely wild. There have been themes for the last couple of games that were a big hit. On Saturday February 8th the Pine teams played Upton, which was a tough one for the boys' varsity. The theme that night was Hawiian. All of the kids were dressed in shorts, grass skirts, and fun Hawiian shirts. For the girls' varsity game the boys cheered on the girls, and the girls came with a solid win. The girls cheered even harder f...

  • Hornets

    Victoria Smithey Pine Bluffs Post|Feb 20, 2020

    The Pine Bluffs Hornets are riding high after winning their last three games. Tuesday, February 11, saw a win against Kimball with a final score of 85/48. The Hornets then faced the Southeast (Yoder) Cyclones and came away win 77/50 win, and finally the Hornets managed to stomp the Glenrock Herders on Saturday with a 85/21 win. Friday, February 21, the Hornets will face the Niobrara County Tigers at a 7 p.m. away game. Please come out and support your Hornets....

  • Lady Hornets

    Victoria Smithey Pine Bluffs Post|Feb 20, 2020

    Not to be outdone by their male counterparts, the Lady Hornets came away from the weekend with three more wins under their belts. Tuesday's game against the Kimball Longhorns saw a 58/23 win. The Lady Hornets kept up the momentum with a 44/24 win over the Southeast (Yoder) Cyclones, and Saturday's home game against the Glenrock Herders brought the ladies a 62/22 win. The Lady Hornets will visit the Niobrara County Lady Tigers on Friday, February 21 at 7 p.m. Come on out and support your Lady...

  • Burns/Pine Bluffs Wrestling

    Feb 20, 2020

  • Broncs send Kaden Laiken, Ben Banville and Boe Clayson to the Shrine Bowl

    Victoria Smithey Pine Bluffs Post|Feb 20, 2020

    Three boys who are soft spoken, and so talented that they were chosen from hundreds to represent Burns in this summer's Shrine Bowl. Kaden Laiken, Ben Banville, and Boe Clayson sat down with me this past week to talk about the upcoming game and their thoughts on their futures. The Shrine Bowl team consists of 36 players and twelve alternates. The boys are then divided up into two teams, north and south, depending on their locations. For the past seven years the north team has taken home the...

  • More than 'Frosting on the Cake' Wars

    Feb 20, 2020

  • A Scouting Minute...Spotlight on a Scout

    Elizabeth Zerck|Feb 20, 2020

    Spotlighting scout this month is Kooper Zerck. Zerck is in his third year as a Scout and a member of the "Bear Den" in Pack 109. He is active in all scouting activities, and has worked hard on learning the Scout laws and what they mean today. "I think kind. It means to help others. Like if there is someone new in scouts." said Zerck. Earning patches, badges and belt-loops is part of the Scouts. Zerck is currently working on his Fur, Feathers and Ferns. "We went to the botanical gardens in...

  • Pine Bluffs Snowcoming Dance

    Feb 20, 2020

  • Burns Snowcoming Dance

    Feb 20, 2020