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  • Firefighters extinguish camper fire Friday

    Zach Spadt|Mar 1, 2018

    A fire in Pine Bluffs Friday destroyed a camper trailer and damaged a nearby building. Shortly after 1 p.m. Friday, crews from Laramie County Fire District 5 in Pine Bluffs were dispatched to the 100 block of South Main Street for a report of a camper fire behind Farmers State Bank. The first fire truck was on the scene about six minutes later, according to a statement from the fire department. LCFD 5 Chief Derek Walls said the first personnel on the scene worked to prevent the bank from...

  • Winter melts away ... for now

    Zach Spadt|Mar 1, 2018

  • Wyo Ed. Dept. seeks input

    Wyo State Board Education|Mar 1, 2018

    CHEYENNE - The Wyoming State Board of Education (SBE) has requested public input on the proposed 2018 Wyoming Math Standards, Science Extended Standards, and additions to the 2014 Social Studies Standards. The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) will collect the public input through an online survey and regional meetings. The changes in each content area were recommended by review committees comprised of educators, content area specialists, and citizens. The proposed standards are available for review on the WDE website. Input can be given...

  • Lawrence C. Anderson

    Mar 1, 2018

    Lawrence C. Anderson, 88, of Burns, Wyoming went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Sunday, February 25, 2018. Lawrence was born on July 2, 1929 on the homestead in Easter Laramie County, Wyoming. He graduated from Albin High School and attended college at the University of Wyoming and John Brown University, there he met his wife to be, Joanne Thompson. For 65 plus years, Lawrence devoted his life to his family, his farm in the North Burns area, and serving his community. He...

  • Grades, are they still important?

    Elizabeth Syvanen Post Reporter Intern|Mar 1, 2018

    Being someone who grew up around people who take grades very seriously, I was taught from an early age that grades are important. Good grades open many more doors and they affect your life directly out of high school whether you're going into college or not. I believe that grades not only show intelligence, but effort. You can be terrible at math, but with enough studying you can get a decent grade. Being in high school, I'm around mindsets of all sorts. Some students care so much to the point...

  • Still time to be counted in the 2017 Census of Agriculture

    U.S. Dept. of Agriculture|Mar 1, 2018

    CHEYENNE, WYOMING – February 27, 2018 – Wyoming farmers, ranchers, land owners, and others who received a form still have time to be counted in the 2017 Census of Agriculture, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Although the first deadline has just passed, NASS will continue to accept Census information through the spring to get a complete and accurate picture of American agriculture that represents all farmers and ran...

  • Singing for the community

    Elizabeth Syvanen Post Reporter Intern|Mar 1, 2018

    This year the Pine Bluffs High School Choir decided to try out a new fundraiser for Valentine's Day. "We decided to do singing valentines. At first the idea sounded a bit silly, but it actually turned out to be a lot of fun," said several of the choir members. The day started at the daycare where they sang a well known friendship song by Bruno Mars called 'Count on Me,' to the children. Valentine's day isn't just about couples and relationships, it's about friendships as well. The choir took...

  • Jack A. Bowman A Veteran's Story

    Penny Merryfield|Mar 1, 2018

    Jack A. Bowman was born in Grinnell, Iowa and lived there until he turned seventeen. As a teenager, he found himself helping on the family farms in Colorado and Wyoming. "I was a farm hand helping with corn, planting and harvesting." said Bowman. It was during this time he was home based in Pine Bluffs and that is where he was when the United States Army found him and drafted him in 1969. After basic training Bowman found himself assigned to the 24th Med D Company. He would serve two years and...

  • Legislative sessions report

    Legislative Update from Representative John Eklund|Mar 1, 2018

    The first half of the 64th Wyoming State Legislature Budget Session concluded last week. In addition to addressing the Budget, the legislature is also working our way through a number of other important bills aimed at diversifying Wyoming’s economy for the long-term, making government more accountable and efficient and ensuring our schools and local communities have the adequate funding they need. I am honored to chair the House Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs Committee. Our committee has moved forward a number of important b...

  • Regional West Strengthens Partnership with UCHealth and University of Colorado Cancer Center

    News Release Regional West|Mar 1, 2018

    SCOTTSBLUFF, NE: Patients in Scottsbluff and the surrounding region will benefit from an enhanced continuum of cancer care including advanced oncology treatments, clinical trials, and access to specialists. Scottsbluff, Neb., – Patients in western Nebraska now have increased access to the region’s most advanced cancer care, thanks to a new partnership between Regional West and University of Colorado (CU) Cancer Center in collaboration with UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). CU Cancer Center is the only comprehensive cancer center i...

  • PBHS hoops teams earn state bids

    Zach Spadt|Mar 1, 2018

    Hornets net top seed for state tournament A dominant showing last weekend earned the Pine Bluffs Hornets a top seed at the 2A Wyoming State Basketball tournament set to begin Thursday. “We played with plenty of good energy,” head coach Tyler Kimzey said. Pine Bluffs went 3-0, easily putting away Tongue River, Big Horn and Southeast at the 2A regional tournament last week. The Hornets’ closest game came Saturday evening against Southeast in the final round at regionals. Even then, Pine still won by 19 points. Opening the tournament Thurs...

  • PBHS hoops teams earn state bids

    Zach Spadt|Mar 1, 2018

    Lady Hornets face Lovell Thursday By Zach Spadt Pine Bluffs Post [email protected] A second round loss hurt the Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets' chances of winning the 2A east regional basketball tournament last week, but the team still punched a ticket to the state tournament in Casper this weekend. The Lady Hornets went 3-1 last week. Their only loss was by two points against Sundance. The tournament opened Thursday afternoon with the Lady Hornets squaring off against third-ranked Big...

  • Burns-Bluffs wrestlers end year at state meet

    Alex Kuhn Northern Wyoming Daily News|Mar 1, 2018

    Boe Clayson wrestles in the third-place match at the Wyoming state wrestling meet held in Casper last weekend. Clayson lost the match against a competitor from Cokeville, but he did earn fourth-place honors in the 2A 182 weight division. Clayson was the only Burns-Pine Bluffs wrestler to place at the tournament. He earned the team 16 points. Other Burns-Pine Bluffs wrestlers who earned points included Tate Kelly (5), Lash Branigan (4) Mark Merryfield (7), Darrel Goeckeler (2), and Thayne...

  • Lady Coyotes fall to Fleming

    Dorothy Timm|Mar 1, 2018

    The Pawnee Coyote Ladies went to Sterling Monday Feb 19 to play in the NJC gym in the 1A District 4 Basketball Tournament. It was a snowy trip to go play Peetz bulldogs 50-20. They returned Tuesday to play top rated Fleming and lost 67-22. No stats or comments were available....

  • Pawnee Coyotes take a win and loss

    Dorothy Timm|Mar 1, 2018

    Pawnee Coyote boys traveled to Sterling on a snowy afternoon Monday February 19 to play Weldon Valley in the 1A District 4 Basketball Tournament at NJC and won 61-40. They returned Wednesday to play against top rated Peetz and lost 29-63. The Coyotes had played games on Friday and Saturday then Monday and Wednesday to make a busy four games in six days. No stats or Coaches comments are available....

  • Good luck at the Wyoming 2A State Basketball Tournament

    Mar 1, 2018

  • Good Luck at State Hornets & Lady Hornets!

    Mar 1, 2018

  • Pine Bluffs Hornets STATEBOUND!

    Mar 1, 2018

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