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  • Family time at the library

    Mar 9, 2017


  • WyDOT to begin eastbound phase of Muddy Creek project

    Jimmie Earls, Pine Bluffs Post Editor|Mar 9, 2017

    The Wyoming Department of Transportation will soon start work on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 where the Muddy Creek overpass was demolished. WyDOT Engineer Tim Morton said work should start in early April with concrete barrier placement. This will affect I-80 from the 400.5 marker to the Nebraska state line. While the project is under way, eastbound traffic will be diverted onto the westbound lanes, setting two-way traffic. During this time, Morton said access to eastbound I-80 will not...

  • A Wyoming Jewell

    Gary Collins, Pine Bluffs Post|Mar 9, 2017

    "A lilting fluting breeze, a soft rhythmic whisper in the trees, this was the beguine dance by an unseen and barely heard zephyr; the metronome for the first movement of a symphony. One droning 'A' note tuned instruments in a mellow tone. "The Plains Blizzard Symphony Sunday Matinee" began on Jan. 2, 1949, and flowed over the open prairies of Wyoming." So wrote Carpenter's Loretta Jewell in the preface of book two of her four volume, "The Blizzard in Black and White, Winter of 1948-49: True...

  • Passing out counterfeit $100 bills on the Las Vegas Strip is a bad idea

    Bill Sniffin|Mar 9, 2017

    A few weeks ago, we were spending some warm weather time in Las Vegas. It felt good to enjoy some 75-degree weather after enduring January’s temperatures of -29 and winter conditions like 17 inches of fresh snow in Lander. We loaded up our 2005-vintage motorhome and rambled down Interstate 15. We stayed at a wonderful park called Las Vegas RV Resort, an RV park near a big casino called Sam’s Town. This column is all about my apparent attempt at passing a phony $100 bill at a lunch counter at...

  • Town outlines sixth-penny projects

    Alan Curtis, Pine Bluffs Town Council|Mar 9, 2017

    As the May 2 Specific Purpose Tax Ballot contains many important infrastructure projects for Pine Bluffs. A total of $5,000,000 has been allocated for water and electrical improvements, replacement and refurbishment of existing facilities, acquisition of equipment, debt reduction, routine road maintenance, and the expansion of the cemetery. These projects are spread across Propositions 5 through 9. Proposition 5 includes renovation of the clean water system, electric infrastructure improvements, and a new Public Works facility. $2,000,000 has b...

  • Hornet's Buzz

    Cody Jones, Pine Bluffs High School Junior|Mar 9, 2017

    In the Fall of 2006, Dustin Lee proposed an idea to the parks department about building a disc golf course in the bluffs. There seemed to be support, but unfortunately the idea never came into fruition. In September of 2016, Patrick Cosner made a phone call to Sonya Fornstrom at the Pine Bluffs Parks Department with the same idea in mind. With the growth of the sport over the years and group of knowledgeable individuals only 40 minutes away, it didn't take long for Fornstrom to begin the...

  • Pine Bluffs Police Department Blotter

    Staff Report|Mar 9, 2017

    Activities and calls for the Pine Bluffs Police Department during the week of March 1 through March 7 were as follows: Two follow-up calls with DFS for Possible Child Neglect Calls One Vandalism Two Harrassment Multiple VIN inspections One Traffic Stop...

  • Glenn Edwin Hartman

    Mar 9, 2017

    Glenn Edwin Hartman, 70, of Pine Bluffs passed away March 1st at Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne. He was born May 2, 1946 in Manassas, Virginia and had lived in Pine Bluffs since 2000. Glenn was an electrician and truck driver for many years. He was an active member of the Pine Bluffs United Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his life partner, Linda Coffman; four children, Glenn Hartmann, Jr., Lisa Miller, Marcia Hartman, and Wendy Hartman-Hasselbach; mother, Lucy Mae... Full story

  • Juan A. Ramirez

    Mar 9, 2017

    Juan A. Ramirez, 40, of Pine Bluffs, Wyoming, died Friday, March 3, 2017 at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. He was born January 29, 1977 in Cheyenne, a son of Ezequiel Ramirez and Estela (Arenas) Wagner. Juan graduated from high school in Estes Park, Colorado and moved to Pine Bluffs shortly thereafter. Survivors include his mother, Estela (Richard) Wagner of Pine Bluffs; his father, Ezequiel (Amelia) Ramirez of Cheyenne; his grandmother, Rita Reyes of Pine Bluffs; a son, Emilio Ramirez of... Full story

  • Community Calendar

    Mar 9, 2017

    Items for possible inclusion in the weekly community calendar should be typewritten or legibly printed. All submissions should include the name and daytime telephone number of the person submitting the information in case questions arise. Items which may be included in the calendar are church events, club meetings, and school events. If your club will not be meeting or has a change, please contact us so we can update the calendar with the correct information as soon as possible. Items should be received on Monday at 5 p.m., one week prior to...

  • Homicide suspect apprehended in Pine Bluffs

    Staff Report|Mar 9, 2017

    A person of interest in a Riverton, Wyo. homicide, considered armed and dangerous, was taken into custody Sunday evening by Wyoming State Patrol Trooper McKay, assisted by units from the Pine Bluffs Police Department. The suspected was stopped and arrested, without incident at Eighth and Parsons in the town of Pine Bluffs by McKay. The state patrol had received information that the suspect was at the rest stop in Pine Bluffs. “We had been trying to track him all evening, when we received word of his being at the rest area,” McKay said. Pin...

  • Books make great Easter gifts for kids

    StatePoint Media|Mar 9, 2017

    (StatePoint) Filling Easter baskets for the kids? Think beyond the typical sweets and treats and consider including books as well. “All kids love books, even if they’re too little to read. For babies and toddlers, choose kid-sized books full of bright photos that they will love looking at again and again. There’s so much research showing how important reading is for a child’s development. You can build on it by making the experience fun for parents and their children,” says Rachel Barry, vice president of marketing and publicity at DK, a pub...

  • Looking Back

    Mar 9, 2017

    1 YEARS AGO March 8, 1917 At a meeting of the stockholders of the People’s Telephone Company held last Thursday, it was voted to sell the stock of the company to H. H. Whaley. Accordingly, Mr. Whaley is now nearly the sole owner of the stock of the company, which was organized about six years ago and has been operating since. Mr. Whaley does not intend to raise rates in order to put the company on a paying basis, but hopes to secure enough additional lines in the various directions tributary to Pine Bluffs to put the business on a paying b...

  • Banner County News

    Barb Cross|Mar 9, 2017

    Good morning Banner County, friends and family. This past week was beautiful and we sure enjoyed some nice spring weather. Then Monday came with those terrible high winds and clouds. I don’t know anyone who likes the wind. With my opinion about that, on with the news, Banner County folks especially those who either do, or will be attending school here in Harrisburg, and all of you who choice your children into the Banner County School system are encouraged to attend the special Banner County S...

  • Hereford News

    Carolyn Ragsdale|Mar 9, 2017

    This week, March 5, at the Hereford Community Church Kathy Zitek was celebrating her birthday. For the special Karel Smock read about St. Patrick’s Day. As we approach Easter, Pastor Opdycke’s sermon topic was The Voice of Judas. Some of the scriptures she chose were from Matthew 26, which tell about Judas who betrayed Jesus. Next week the sermon topic will be The Voice of Peter. She will continue to focus on some of the key people leading up to Easter. The church will celebrate Easter Sun...

  • Albin News

    Charlene Smith|Mar 9, 2017

    What is that saying, March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. Well, this lion of ours never seems to nap and in turn is very grumpy. Someone should throw him a lamb, maybe he would stop roaring for a bit. Lions are one of the biggest cats out there. But the smaller, house and farm variety seem to take a bigger part of our heart. Bubba, our family cat, passed away last Monday evening. Most people only get about seven or eight decades. I just spent the last couple with Bubba. And I...

  • Happy wife, happy life

    Gary Collins, Pine Bluffs Post|Mar 9, 2017

    Nicely situated in the north end of Bushnell, Neb. is the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Laboray. Guests arriving at the house will be ignored by the two cats, Pounce and Tommy Kat, surveying the world from their front yard. Passing through the open porch and knocking on the door, one is greeted by a friendly,"Come on in," from Jeanne Laboray, a good natured woman with a musical voice. Entering one is met by the Laboray's two dogs, Little Black Lady, a basset hound/dachshund mixed puppy, and Sweet...

  • Laramie County Fair Selects 2017 Laramie County Fair Ambassadors

    Staff Report|Mar 9, 2017

    The Laramie County Fair Board is pleased to announce the selection of Elizabeth Barbour, Natalie Phelps, Jared Marquardt, and Grace Withers as the 2017 Ambassadors for this summer’s Laramie County Fair. The ambassadors are selected by a committee that chooses the top ten submitted applications and those ten individuals are then interviewed by the committee where the four ambassadors are selected. Elizabeth Barbour is a senior at Cheyenne Central High School. She is involved in the High Plains FFA Chapter and a member of the Track & Field t...

  • Burns High School Academic Decathlon Award Winners 2017

    Staff Report|Mar 9, 2017

    The following students from Burns High School took home awards from the Wyoming Academic Decathlon held Feb. 26 and 27 in Casper. Honors Division (students with GPA's above 3.75): Katie Norris Won an $8000 Scholarship to UW for being the highest scoring individual in the competition. Won a $250 Scholarship for being the top scoring student from Burns. Silver medal in art Gold in Economics Gold in Literature Gold in Music Bronze in Science Silver in Social Science Gold in Essay Gold in Speech...

  • Heartbreak in Casper

    Jimmie Earls, Pine Bluffs Post Editor|Mar 9, 2017

    Expectations were high for the Pine Bluffs Hornets this season. After rolling unbeaten through the regular season, the defending 2A state champions took out every opponent during the 2A East Regional Tournament in Gillette. So when the team hit Casper last Thursday, many were expecting much of the same. Apparently nobody told the Wind River Cougars or Lovell Bulldogs. When you're thet top dog, everybody is gunning for you and wants to be the first to bring you down. That's what Wind River did...

  • Pine girls fall short at state

    Jimmie Earls, Pine Bluffs Post Editor|Mar 9, 2017

    After suffering their first loss of the season in the 2A East Regional final the previous week, the Lady Hornets were looking to rebound against the competition at state. But there's a good reason these teams make it to state. Greybull The Pine Bluffs girls opened the 2A state tournament agsint the Greybull Lady Buffaloes last Thursday. The Lady Hornets came out slow and Greybull took a 10-4 lead in the first. The Lady Hornets bounced back in the second, outscoring Greybull 15-4 to take a 19-14...

  • Bowling Scores

    Mar 9, 2017

    Monday Women 1. Texas Trail Market 209 2. Bluffs Vet Clinic 171 3. Pine Bowl 170 Handicap Game: Holland Weisbrook 247 Handicap Series:Holland Weisbrook 686 Scratch Game: Amy Zitek 208 Scratch Series: Amy Zitek 563 Tuesday Mixed 1. Wyoming Malting 31 2. Tristen’s Trio 28 3. NEO Mark 22 Women - Handicap Game: Kayla Kay 244 Handicap Series: Carol Melees 642 Scratch Game: Amy Zitek 211 Scratch Series: Amy Zitek 521 Men - Handicap Game: Jordan Ragsdale 285 Handicap Series: Jordan Ragsdale 743 Scratch Game: Chris Zitek 246 Scratch Series: Chris Z...