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Articles from the March 16, 2017 edition

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 By Jimmie Earls    News    March 16, 2017

Is hemp the future of Wyoming ag?

When you think of the top cash crops grown in Wyoming, some people may immediately think of hay, sugar beets or wheat. But when you mention the idea of hemp becoming a top ag producer in the state,...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    March 16, 2017

Fire crews respond to truck rollover

One person was transported by ambulance to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center last Saturday night following a two-vehicle accident near westbound Exit 386 on Interstate 80. Trooper Tyler Matheney with...

 
 By Staff Report    News    March 16, 2017

Absentee and early voting in Laramie County starts March 23

Laramie County voters go to the polls on May 2 to vote on a proposed one-percent specific purpose sales and use tax to fund projects for Laramie County, Cheyenne, Albin, Burns and Pine Bluffs. According to Laramie County Clerk Debra Lee, the menu-sty...

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    March 16, 2017

Relationships – how on earth do you stay married for 50 years?

Over the years, I have become convinced there is something about Wyoming that makes being married for 50 years easier here than in other places. My wife Nancy and I just celebrated that milestone....

 

Barrasso, Wyden introduce American soda ash bill

U.S. Senators John Barrasso (R-WY) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced bipartisan legislation to maintain competitive royalty rates on America’s natural soda ash, which is critical in manufacturing industrial products like glass. The Soda Ash...

 

Cheney planning 2.0 disapproval resolution passes U.S. Senate

Congressman Liz Cheney (WY-AL) released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed the disapproval resolution to overturn the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Resource Management Rule, which is commonly called “Planning 2.0”. “I am...

 

Senate acts to protect authority of states to manage their own schools

The Senate voted on March 9 to rescind a Department of Education regulation that directly contradicted a bipartisan education bill Congress passed in 2015, which put control back in the hands of states and parents. The Department of Education rule...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    March 16, 2017

Faith and begorrah: The history behind some popular Irish traditions

On the day tradition states St. Patrick of Ireland passed away, celebrants the world over have been dying their beer green. The custom of green beer came about in Ireland when drinkers would add green shamrocks to their beer, their way of...

 

Community Calendar

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...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    March 16, 2017

LCCC speaker series focuses on National Women's History Month

Wyoming was the first territory and then the first state to allow women to vote, serve on a jury or allow a woman, Esther Hobart Morris, to serve in public office. When Wyoming was being considered for statehood it almost did not get in because of...

 

Looking Back

100 YEARS AGO March 15, 1917 After an enforced vacation of nearly two weeks, caused by the prevalence of measles, the schools of Pine Bluffs resumed their studies Wednesday morning. The attendance was very light, owing to the fact that many of the...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    March 16, 2017

Banner County News

Good morning Banner County and all of you that are friends and neighbors! Monday was cloudy with no chance of meatballs, and it sure has been spring type weather. Much better than places back east....

 

Hereford News

This week, March 12, at the Hereford Community Church Cecelia Smock was celebrating her birthday. For the special Steve Hauer sang Feel The Nails. The sermon topic was The Voice of Peter. Pastor...

 
 By Charlene Smith    News    March 16, 2017

Albin News

If you ever need to have a long, unimportant conversation, bring up the weather. That should keep you exchanging ideas and words and changing opinions more often than a raindrop turns into a Wyoming s...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    March 16, 2017

Rescue dogs steal the show

With the wind howling and shaking the building, it was a perfect Sunday for snuggling in bed and that is precisely how Bootzilla the Pitbull wanted to spend her morning. However, while stardom has...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    March 16, 2017

The "steaks" were high at music bingo

The 14th Annual Music Bingo and Raffle was held by the Pine Bluffs Music Boosters last Friday. In addition to the individual bingo winners, the two winners of the big raffle each received a quarter...

 
 By Gary Collins    News    March 16, 2017

Anderson steps down from Albin Public Works Dept.

The town of Albin is beginning the process of replacing their Public Works supervisor in light of the resignation of Arron Anderson, tendered at the regular monthly meeting of the council, Thursday, March 9. Anderson is leaving to work for the...

 
 By Jimmie Earls    Sports    March 16, 2017

No time to spare:

Tristen Zitek had flirted before with a perfect game, racking up 10 strikes in a row before leaving a seven pin on his 11th throw and finishing with a 288. Plus, he's had two 290 games this year. But...

 
 By Jimmie Earls    Sports    March 16, 2017

Thompson is Wyoming 2A Southeast Player of the Year

Pine Bluffs senior Hunter Thompson was recently named the Wyoming 2A Southeast Conference Player of the Year. Thompson averaged 22.4 ppg in his senior year and took All-State honors all four years of...

 
 By Jimmie Earls    Sports    March 16, 2017

Gray resigns as Hornet basketball coach

Will Gray has coached his last boys basketball game at Pine Bluffs High School. Last week, he tendered his resignation to the Laramie County School Board #2 and was made official at last Monday...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    March 16, 2017

A trio of Broncs named All-Conference

Three players on the Burns Broncs boys basketball team were recently named All-Conference for 2016-17. Seniors Klayton Clark and Sam Sharpe, along with sophomore Jack Ickes took the honors. The honors are awarded by the members of the Wyoming...

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    March 16, 2017

O'Neal named All-Conference

Burns sophomore Malli O’Neal was recently named 2A girl's basketball All-Conference by members of the Wyoming Coaches Association....

 

Bowling Scores

Monday Woman 1. Texas Trail Market 239 2. Bluffs Vet Clinic 195 3. Knotty Pine 186 Handicap Game: Val Eastman 266 Handicap Series: Tiffany Michaud 727 Scratch Game: Val Eastman 202 Scratch Series: Carleen Graves 518 Tuesday Mixed 1. Wyoming Malting...

 
 By Jimmie Earls    Sports    March 16, 2017

Pine Bluffs All-State and All-Conference selections announced

The post-season awards are coming in for members of the Pine Bluffs Hornets and Lady Hornets basketball teams. On the girl’s side, seniors Montanna Chrystal and Jadyn Golding were named All-State by the Wyoming Coaches Association. Chrystal and...

 

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