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Articles from the March 17, 2016 edition


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  • Rollover claims life of Carpenter teen

    Sergeant David Wagener, Wyoming Highway Patrol|Mar 17, 2016

    A fatal crash on March 6 has resulted in the death of 17-year-old Kiersten D. Larson of Carpenter, Wyoming. The crash occurred at 6:00 a.m. near mile post 383 on Interstate 80 eastbound, approximately three miles west of the Burns/Carpenter exit. Larson was driving a 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee eastbound on I-80 when the vehicle initially veered off the interstate to the north. Larson overcorrected the SUV to the right causing the Jeep to slide out of control across both lanes of I-80 eastbound. The vehicle left the interstate to the south into...

  • A rough first day

    Susan Braden, Pine Bluffs Post|Mar 17, 2016

    Shain McNally of Cheyenne had a rough first day on the job for C. Roberts Hauling last Wednesday. McNally was traveling eastbound on Interstate 80 when one of his passenger-side tires blew around Mile Marker 4. The blown tire wrapped around the other tires, causing them to ignite right behind the fuel tanks. Several passersby stopped to help, using fire extinguishers from their cars but to no avail. A unit from the Bushnell Fire Department arrived shortly on scene to quell the fire. No injuries...

  • State economy headed for bust; are there some ways to survive?

    Bill Sniffin|Mar 17, 2016

    Is Wyoming on the downhill slide toward another bust? Our coal mining industry is under attack. Oil and natural gas prices have plummeted so fast that expensive fracking projects scheduled all over the state have been cancelled. Thousands of men and women have been laid off. Tax revenues are down and continuing to decline. Whoa, this is starting to sound familiar. Are we going back to the future? If so, this is not our first rodeo. Back in 2008, the whole country reeled over the biggest...

  • Pine Bluffs hires new police officer

    Jimmie Earls, Pine Bluffs Post Editor|Mar 17, 2016

    A new face could soon be patrolling the streets of Pine Bluffs as the town took the next step to fill the vacant patrolman position with the Pine Bluffs Police Department. At last week’s meeting of the Pine Bluffs Town Council, council member Mark Fornstrom announced that a potential hire was chosen by a committee formed to fill the spot once held by former officer Char Madden. Madden resigned last November to take a deputy position with the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office. “Through the interview process and and the application process, I thi...

  • Community Calendar

    Mar 17, 2016

    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...

  • Prevent Child Abuse Wyoming presents Family Fun Fair and "Comedy for the Cause" April 2

    Submitted|Mar 17, 2016

    Prevent Child Abuse Wyoming will present a Family Fun Fair on April 2 at the Cheyenne Atlas Theatre, 211 West Lincolnway, featuring Magician Loren Poppe This family friendly event will include activities such as face painting, family photos, clowns, raffles and much more from 1-3 p.m. The main event will feature a magic show by Magician Loren Poppe at 3 p.m. “We want to provide an afternoon of wholesome fun for the entire family. All of the proceeds will benefit Prevent Child Abuse Wyoming”, says event coordinator Brandi Miller. For more inform...

  • Game and Fish requests return of stolen trail camera

    Wyoming Game and Fish Dept|Mar 17, 2016

    Biologists with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department are hoping the person who stole a trail camera that was collecting data on mule deer migration will come forward and return the equipment. The trail camera was set up beneath a highway underpass along Interstate 80 west of Laramie. Its purpose was to collect data on mule deer migrations and to learn how the animals use the underpass while moving between habitat types. The camera was stolen sometime between January and early March. “The data from this camera are very important to us,” sai...

  • Thompson named 2A Southeast Conference POY

    Jimmie Earls, Pine Bluffs Post Editor|Mar 17, 2016

    Pine Bluffs junior Hunter Thompson was named 2A Southeast Conference Player of the Year recently, as well as being named All-Conference and All-State. Thompson's teammate Haize Fornstrom was all named All-Conference and All-State. Fellow Hornets Kyle Steger and Trent Werner were also named All-Conference. Also in 2A boys basketball, Burns Broncs Sam Sharpe and Klayton Clark were named All-Conference. On the girls' side, Lady Hornets Azhane Bufford and Jadyn Golding were named All-State and...

  • No Till Notes: Boa building wealth two acres at a time

    Mark Watson|Mar 17, 2016

    I had the great pleasure of meeting and visiting with Dr. Kofi Boa at this year’s No-till On the Plain’s winter conference. Dr. Boa has undertaken an incredibly difficult and rewarding task in his homeland of Ghana, Africa. Dr. Boa is building soil health to stimulate economic growth in an impoverished nation. He is building wealth in Africa two acres at a time. I’d like to share his inspiring story with you. Dr. Boa was a young child when his mother returned to their home in tears. His mothe...

  • Boy Scout district approves sixteen new Eagle Scouts

    Submitted|Mar 17, 2016

    Sixteen Boy Scouts were awarded the coveted Eagle Scout rank in the Frontier District during 2015. The Eagle Scout rank is the highest rank a Scout can attain. Only about 6 percent of Boy Scouts nationally are able to reach this goal. In addition to reaching numerous goals and mastering at least 21 merit badges, these Eagle Scouts had to provide leadership for a service project. The Eagle Scout projects are meant to benefit the community. The Eagle Scout candidate must ascertain a suitable...

  • Looking Back

    Mar 17, 2016

    12 Years Ago March 20 1941 BRITISH DACHSHUND Most unusual household pet in Washington is owned by the British ambassador, Lord Halifax. Believe it or not, he was a German dachshund. The envoy brought the dog from a kennel in Virginia shortly after his arrival in the United States. Note—The dachshund was widely used in American cartoonists during the last war as a sinister symbol of Germany, and some animals were mistreated by misguided zealots. A BIT OF MIXED Cross marriages between two families produce some queer mix-ups, but the situation c...

  • Banner County News

    Barb Cross|Mar 17, 2016

    Good morning Banner County, friends near and far. I hope you are all doing well, especially with this daylight savings time business. I never do adjust well. The Lady Wildcats hosted a Talent Show this past Friday to raise money for summer camps and I didn’t see many of you there. Ten acts entertained us and most of them were unique. Congratulations to Avery Wicker and Riley Little on winning first place and to all contestants, you are all winners. The third quarter of school is winding down a...

  • Hereford News

    Carolyn Ragsdale|Mar 17, 2016

    On March 13, at the Hereford Community Church, Kathy Zitek celebrated her birthday. For the special, Kathy Zitek read part of Memory of Church’s Prairie Preacher by Jack Gillette which is about Rev Gertrude Horn. That article is in the Grover Depot Museum. The sermon title was Coming to Life. One of the scriptures was John 11 about the Death of Lazarus. Next week is Palm Sunday. The sermon title will be The Servant. March 27 is Easter. The church will have their sunrise service at 7 a.m. The ser...

  • Albin News

    Charlene Smith|Mar 17, 2016

    “Winds in the east, mist coming in. Like somethin’ is brewin’ and bout to begin. Can’t put me finger on what lies in store, but I fear what’s to happen all happened before.” It doesn’t take a chimney sweeper to figure out springs is blowing in. The wind is blowing the tumbleweeds off the cold, brown, wet earth to expose little green sprouts of newness. The wind is blowing into the rabbits hole and helping “Peter” get ready for Easter. The wind is blowing out a few birthday cakes and making...

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