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  • PBHS Class of 2020 raising money with donkey basketball next week

    Zach Spadt|Feb 28, 2019

    The Pine Bluffs Hornets and Lady Hornets may have wrapped up their regular season play, but there will still be basketball played on their home court. And it will be played on donkeys. On Tuesday next week, residents will have the chance to see local firefighters, High West Energy employees and Pine Bluffs High School students play basketball on donkeys. Proceeds will benefit the Pine Bluffs High School Class of 2020. A press release issued by the event’s presenter, Dairyland Donkey Basketball, called the event “wilder than a rodeo and...

  • Pine Bluffs grad enjoys exchange to Netherlands

    Feb 28, 2019

    2016 Pine Bluffs High School graduate Jaclyn Davison poses for photos in the Netherlands earlier this year. Davison is among three University of Wyoming students to have been selected for the Benjamin A Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad. Davison joins 844 American undergraduate students to receive the scholarship. "Through exchange I have been able to make connections with people from different countries, cultures and lifestyles. It has all led to me learning so much about the...

  • Pine Bluffs earns second at EWC academic challenge tournament

    Zach Spadt|Feb 28, 2019

    Students from Pine Bluffs earned second place at the Eastern Wyoming College Wyoming Academic Challenge tournament held over the weekend. The team consisting of Greg Fornstrom, Reagan Pachel, Joey Romans and Diana Sanchez earned the honors. Pine Bluffs also took home first place honors in the small schools division. Cheyenne East won the overall tournament. According to a press release, teams of two-to-four competitors competed in four rigorous rounds of competition. Questions ranged from...

  • Melvin Eugene Waterman

    Feb 28, 2019

    Melvin Eugene Waterman, 73, passed away peacefully at home on Feb 14th with his loving wife, Karen, by his side. Mel was born December 24, 1945 to Clemens and Olive Waterman of Stronghurst, IL as the ninth of their ten children. He proudly served his country, overseas, in the Vietnam War as part of the Navy before he settled down in Iowa, where he met Karen McDowall. Mel and Karen wed July 2, 1977 in Red Oak, IA before relocating to Colorado, and later to Wyoming. Mel will be remembered by his...

  • Ruth G. McNamee

    Feb 28, 2019

    Ruth G. McNamee passed away peacefully February 21, 2019 in Ft. Collins Colorado. She was born June 15, 1927 in Denver, Colorado to Sidney A. and Georgia (Merrill) Graves. Ruth grew up in Cheyenne, Wyoming, with her sister Lynn. She graduated from Cheyenne High School in 1945, and she then attended the University of Wyoming graduating with a B.S. in Home Economics in 1949. While at the University, Ruth was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and a member of the University Sharp Shooting team. She...

  • Dalmatian Toadflax - Scourge of the Plains

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|Feb 28, 2019

    About seventeen years or so ago, I was visiting a neighbor and noticed a very pretty yellow flower in the draw behind his house. I took a closer look at the plant and considered asking if I could dig some up to bring home. I never did and, unfortunately, I learned later that I didn't have to. It came all on its own. Now, my little piece of paradise is covered in Dalmatian Toadflax. I only learned what the plant was about five years ago. All I knew up to that point is that is seemed to be taking...

  • Gelled up tractors and yummy porkloin!

    Karla DeLa Cruz Student Reporter|Feb 28, 2019

    Today's FFA members are the innovators and leaders of tomorrow. Through agricultural and hands-on learning, they are preparing for more than 250 unique career opportunities in the food, fiber and natural resources industry. The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 669,989 student members who belong to one of 8,630 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organizatio...

  • Celebrating our Coast Guard Reserves

    Penny Merryfield|Feb 28, 2019

    The United States Coast Guard Reserve was originally established on 23 June 1939 as a civilian reserve.1 This civilian reserve was renamed the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary on the passage of the Coast Guard Reserve and Auxiliary Act of 19 February 1941 and the military reserve commenced operations at that time. Passage of this act designated the Reserve as a military branch of the active service, while the civilian volunteers, formerly referred to as the Coast Guard Reserve, became the Auxiliary. It is this day, February 19, that the...

  • Calling for Participants for the Class of 2020 Distinguished Young Women of Wyoming to take place August 2019

    Feb 28, 2019

    Laramie, WY - There is a call for applicants to participate in the state program of Distinguished Young Women of Wyoming, a free program to compete for cash scholarships for college. Young women graduating in the class of 2020 are are eligible to participate in the state program that will take place in Laramie July 31 - August 3, 2019. Participants will compete in five areas: Scholastics(25%), Interview (25%), Fitness (15%), Talent (20%), and Self Expression (15%). More information and the...

  • STATE BOUND

    Feb 28, 2019

    A 3-0 2A regional tournament performance gave the Pine Bluffs boys a top seed at the 2019 Wyoming State Basketball Tournament. The Hornets defeated Moorcroft, Big Horn and Wright to win the eastern Wyoming Region. In the tournament opener, Pine Bluffs quickly ran away form Moorcroft to win the first game 70-26 last Thursday. In that game, Michael Shain led scoring with 20 points. Of Shain’s 20 points, 9 came from 3-point shots. Tucker Norman also had scored in the double-digits with 12 points, as did Andrew Fornstrom (11) and Justus Golding...

  • Lady Hornets drop finals match, place second at regionals

    Zach Spadt|Feb 28, 2019

    The Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets punched a ticket to the state championship basketball tournament set to begin this weekend. They did so after a 2-1 run at the regional tournament held last weekend. The To begin the tournament, the Lady Hornets defeated Moorcroft 58-49. Kammie Ragsdale, Wyoming’s leading scorer in girls 2A, led the Lady Hornets in scoring against Moorcroft with 22. Hyleigh Fornstrom followed with 13. On Friday, Pine Bluffs defeated Big Horn by 11 points. Ragsdale put on another impressive performance scoring nearly 30 points...

  • Thurin 3rd at state wrestling

    Feb 28, 2019

  • Tri State Grapplers Results

    Feb 28, 2019

    Saturday February 23rd Laramie Cowboy Club Tournament with Ethan Bibbey going 3-0 for a 1st place finish in the 6&Under 42 Hershey Youth Wrestling Tournament we had 3 wrestlers attend it. 1st-2nd grade 45 - Jesse Gortney's place is 1st and has scored 18.0 team points. Quarterfinal - Jesse Gortney (Tri-State Grapplers) received a bye () (Bye) Semifinal - Jesse Gortney (Tri-State Grapplers) won by fall over Colby Kramer (Sutherland youth wrestling) (Fall 2:23) 1st Place Match - Jesse Gortney (Tri-State Grapplers) won by fall over Kellen Malcolm...

  • Pheasant Fest or Bust

    Dean Bowman|Feb 28, 2019

    On Wednesdaym February 20, seventeen members of the Texas Trail Ringnecks, of Pine Bluffs, along with six advisors headed south to Denver, Colorado to the airport to fly to Shamburg, Illinois to assist the running of the Youth Village at the Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic. Pheasant Fest is a trade show that focuses on wildlife conservation, upland game bird hunting (pheasant and quail), dog training, and wildlife habitat management and restorationand was held February 22 - 24. In connection...

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