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  • Fire stirred by wind takes CRP land

    Dawnna Merryfield|Mar 4, 2021

    Laramie County Fire District No. 3 of Albin responded to a grass fire on Sunday afternoon southwest of Albin. The fire was on County road 157 and 223. There was no damage to surrounding structures but about 25 to 30 acres of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) land was burned. The Wyoming wind was blowing at an approximate speed of 23 miles per hour, which did not help with the extinguishing of the fire. Laramie County Fire District No. 3 called upon other local fire districts to assist in the...

  • Rest and relaxation with Yoga and Cocktails

    Dawnna Merryfield|Mar 4, 2021

    After about a year Pine Bluffs Distilling was finally able to host their yoga and cocktails event. Little Lotus yoga instructor Teresa Hanson hosted the event in the back room of the distillery. She kicked off the hour-long session with some meditation and stretching soon followed. "It's nice to be able to have yoga again, it's been awhile since we've been able to do this. As COVID-19 restrictions lift more we plan to do more activities. Hopefully we'll be able to get yoga back to at least once...

  • Marvin Von Mirich

    Mar 4, 2021

    Marvin Von Mirich, husband, father, brother, son, uncle, friend and Coach to most everyone else, passed away on Sunday the 21st of February 2021, after a courageous, hard fought battle with pancreatic cancer, and albeit brief he leaves behind a lifetime of wonderful memories and great accomplishments. Marv was born on the 13th of May 1968, in John Day, Oregon the youngest son of Carl and Deanna Mirich. From Oregon, the family moved to Wyoming. Marv was a fierce competitor and gifted athlete. He...

  • Delores L. Harms

    Mar 4, 2021

    Dolores L. Harms, 84, of Kimball, died at the Kimball County Manor on Saturday, February 27, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 5, 2021 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Kimball with Pastor Kenneth Mars officiating. The funeral service will be livestreamed through Wyobraskalcms facebook page. Burial will follow in the Bushnell Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 1:00 until 6:00 p.m. Friends may also visit...

  • LCCC announces spring commencement plans

    Mar 4, 2021

    Laramie County Community College will plan to hold their spring commencement activities in person. “We are excited to return to an in-person commencement this spring and celebrate the accomplishments of our students. Our students have been through so much this year and this experience is something we have been focused on making happen,” said Dr. Joe Schaffer, president of LCCC. To address concerns related to COVID-19 and provide a safe experience for everyone involved, LCCC will host three smaller commencement ceremonies this year. The...

  • Pumpkins not just for Jack O Lanterns

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|Mar 4, 2021

    Pumpkins are the face of Halloween. Uh Hum. Pardon the pun. That may be what they are best known for but they are so much more. The first thing that we need to understand in order to understand pumpkin is that it is a winter squash, a member of the Cucurbitaceae family. This is important information when it comes time to plan your garden for the next year. You don’t want to grow other curcubits where pumpkins have grown (or any other curcubit) for at least four years. That’s good crop rotation practice. The reason I bring pumpkins up now...

  • Women's History Month A Veteran Story of Women

    Penny Merryfield|Mar 4, 2021

    Rhonda A. Rasgorshek Rhonda A. Rasgorshek was raised in a military home. She was born at Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota, went to school at Edwards AFB in California, and then transferred down to Howard AFB, Panama with her father, James Merryfield. Rasgorshek moved again, but this time to Kimball, Nebraska, while her dad finished his tour in Panama. This military influence would put a call into her years later. She graduated from high school in Belleville Illinois and headed back to Nebraska to...

  • High West Energy giving back to the communities

    Dawnna Merryfield|Mar 4, 2021

    High West Energy has been serving our local community for many years now and every year they try to find new ways to donate and give back to the community. The goal is to help support the future generations. In 2020 alone they donated over $15,000 to surrounding communities. Money is given out either as scholarships, sponsorships or donations. In 2020 High West donated $500 to the Cheyenne gymnastics club, Burns Colt youth football team, Wyoming regional boys basketball team, Wyoming regional girls lacrosse team and the Albin day Junior rodeo....

  • Home Heating Help Program Application deadline extended

    Mar 4, 2021

    CHEYENNE: The deadline for applying for assistance in home heating through the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) has been extended for the 2020-2021 season. The program, administered by the Department of Family Services, helps income-eligible households cover the costs of heat. Wyoming residents now have until March 31, 2021 to apply. “We extended the application period for this season only for two reasons,” says LIEAP manager Brenda Ilg. “First, we expect there to be continued cold weather, and we are seeing some increases in...

  • Republican or Democrat - What is the real question? Part 10

    Mike Heath|Mar 4, 2021

    The contents of this article do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the Pine Bluffs Post. This article starts the analysis of the Wyoming Republican Party platform. For total disclosure and transparency, I want to let you know that I was a member of the committee that drafted the Republican Party platform that was subsequently passed by representatives of the Republicans in Wyoming. Republicans have a long process to get to a finalized platform. Each county has a central committee that is made up of Republicans elected by their...

  • Photos of the Week

    Mar 4, 2021

  • Wrestling

    Jim Merryfield|Mar 4, 2021

    The Burns/Pine Bluffs wrestling team has a state champion for the first time in 18 years. Lincoln Siebert is the Wyoming State Champion in wrestling in the 285-pound class. The Burns/Pine Bluffs wrestling team traveled to the Wyoming High School 3A State Wrestling Championship Match. The team placed eighth out of 16 teams with a total point score of 91 points. There was some other stand out performances by members of the team. The state champion turned out to be Star Valley who had four state...

  • Hornets take victory over Panthers

    Jim Merryfield|Mar 4, 2021

    The Pine Bluffs Hornets entered the WHSSA 2A East Boys Regional Basketball Tournament with a game against the Wright Panthers. The Hornets were determined to start the tournament off with a win and the Panthers were up first. The Hornets came out hard and fast and did not let up on the Panthers. The Panthers just couldn’t keep up with the Hornets and fell to them 65-46. The win for the Hornets qualified them for the state tournament. The next two game will decide the tournament champion and what seed the team will go in at. For the Hornets...

  • Lady Hornets take Wright Panthers

    Jim Merryfield|Mar 4, 2021

    On Thursday February 25, the Pine Buffs Lady Hornets entered the 2020-2021 WHSAA 2A East Girls Regional Tournament with excitement and anticipation. The first game was at home against the Wright Panthers. The Panthers record of 3-16 was pitted against the 10-11 Hornets. The Hornets came out hard against the Panthers and pushed them till the end. The Hornets won their first game of the tournament 57-20. The first quarter was all Hornets as they hit the board hard and fast. The Hornets scored 28 points in the first quarter and held the Panthers t...

  • Hornets Basketball

    Jim Merryfield|Mar 4, 2021

    With the win over Wright and Glenrock the Hornets advanced to the championship game against the Sundance Bulldogs. The Hornets coming off the wins against Wright and Glenrock were riding high and could see the championship title. With those two wins the Hornets would enter the state tournament at least the number 2 seed. They want the number one. The Hornets played the Bulldogs last month and lost to them that night. They were hoping things would be different this time. The Bulldogs proved to be just a bit too much for the Hornets and they fell...

  • Hornets Basketball

    Jim Merryfield|Mar 4, 2021

    In the second game of the WHSAA 2A Regional Tournament the Pine Bluffs Hornets faced the Glenrock Herders. After winning their first game against Wright the Hornets were looking to keep moving up with a win against the Herders. Both teams won their first game and were looking to make it to the championship game. The teams have met twice before this season. The Hornets and Herders met in December 2020 with the Hornets taking home the win and again earlier this month. Again the Hornets took home the win. The Herders were looking to break the...

  • Lady Broncs Basketball

    Jim Merryfield|Mar 4, 2021

    The Lady Broncs traveled to Rawlins to face the Outlaws in an in-conference game last Tuesday. The 5-13 Broncs were looking to get back on the winning train with a win against the Outlaws. The two teams met last month with the Broncs coming out on top. They were hoping to repeat tonight. The Outlaws were determined not to let the Broncs get the best of them again. The Outlaws beat the Broncs 65-50. Three of the Lady Broncs were in double digit scoring. Jaden Gipfert (Sr) led the way with 15 points. She had one 3-pointer, five field goals and...

  • Lady Hornets Basketball

    Jim Merryfield|Mar 4, 2021

    The Lady Hornets have qualified for state tournament. On Friday, February 26 they will took on the Niobrara County Tigers basketball team to improve their seed going into the tournament. The 13-8 Tigers were also wanting to improve their seed and take the win from the 10-11 Hornets. The Tigers proved to be a bit too much for the Hornets and they fell to the Tigers 52-42. It was a battle for both teams as neither one was able to dominate the other. The first quarter was almost even as the Tigers put 12 points on the board while the Hornets put...

  • Lady Hornets vs Wolves

    Jim Merryfield|Mar 4, 2021

    The Lady Hornets played their third game of the WHSAA 2A East Girls Regional Basketball Tournament against the Moorcroft Wolves last Saturday. The Hornets had a 1-1 record in the tournament and wanted to improve their seed in the upcoming state championship. The Moorcroft Wolves season record of 18-3 and tournament record of 1-1 made them a fierce foe. The Lady Hornets gave it their best effort but came away with a loss to the Wolves 68-46. The Hornets had a rough start putting up 10 points in the first quarter. The defense allowed the Wolves...

  • The Huddle

    Jim Merryfield|Mar 4, 2021

    The Burns/Pine Bluffs wrestling team earned the chance to go to state tournament last week. The team placed 8th out of 16 teams with 91 points. For the first time since 2003 the Burns/Pine Bluffs wrestling team has a state champion. Special accolades go out to Lincoln Siebert (285lbs) who is the 2020/21 state champion in his weight class. Congratulations also go out to the Pine Bluffs Hornets varsity basketball teams. Both the boys and girls teams earned a spot at the state championship...

  • Broncs Basketball

    Jim Merryfield|Mar 4, 2021

    The Burns Broncs traveled to Wheatland to take on the Bulldogs in a conference game last Friday evening. The (8-10) Broncs were looking to get on the winning streak before heading into regionals next week. The Broncs won the last meeting between these two teams and were hoping that lightning would strike twice. The Wheatland Bulldogs wanted to take a win into regionals themselves. The Broncs came out running but the Bulldogs were just a bit too much for them and they lost the contest 57-44. The Broncs started off hard and kept up with the...

  • Hornets and Lady Hornets

    Mar 4, 2021