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Articles from the March 20, 2014 edition

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 By Zachary Laux    News    March 20, 2014

Duty Calls

Pine Bluffs Junior/Senior High School maintenance supervisor Luke Person plows the entry way of the school Tuesday morning in the middle of a blizzard. "This just came out of no where," Person said.... Full story

 
 By Zachary Laux    News    March 20, 2014

Council votes to support new Pine Bluffs Elementary School

Laramie County School District 2 has the funding, and now the town’s support, to move forward with the design and construction of a new Pine Bluffs Elementary School. The Pine Bluffs Town Council...

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    March 20, 2014

Springtime in Wyoming means high water along the Rockies

The first time I heard the Wyoming term “mud season” it conjured up images of the sloppy dirt roads that I had to drive on growing up in the Midwest far country a long time ago. But here in the... Full story

 
 By Submitted    Opinion    March 20, 2014

2014 Budget Session Comes to a Close

With the sound of a gavel, the Wyoming Legislature wrapped up the 2014 Budget Session, March 6, at the State Capitol in Cheyenne.At the start of the Session on Feb. 10, a total of 306 bills were numbered for introduction. The Wyoming Legislature... Full story

 

Obituary: Betty Jean Barkell

Betty Jean Barkell, 90, died March 9, 2014 in Cheyenne.  She was born to Gottlieb Frank and Caroline "Carrie" (Vogt) Frank on Jan. 5, 1924 in Weld County. On Aug. 8, 1949 she married Ralph Leroy... Full story

 

Obituary: William "Bill" J. Meroney

William "Bill" J. Meroney, 71, a resident of Albuquerque since 1997, died Friday, March 7, 2014, with his family by his side. He is survived by his wife for 46 years, Sandra; children, Daniel... Full story

 

Obituary: Lucile L. Thompson

Lucile L. Thompson, 90, of Pine Bluffs, died Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Life Care Center. She was born Dec. 12, 1923 in Kleanburn, Wyo., daughter of Nick and Lucia (Paolone) Julio. When she was 5,... Full story

 
 By Zachary Laux    News    March 20, 2014

Pine Bluffs Council to dedicate Commercial Building to Anderson

The Pine Bluffs Town Council is planning to dedicate the Commercial Building across from Town Hall to past mayor Leonard Anderson, as well as display the history that used to reside in that area. The...

 

Faith communitites community calandar

Albin Baptist Church, 315 Cheyenne Ave, Albin; 246-3254; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m., Sunday service 10:45 a.m.; Youth group, Sunday, 5:30 p.m. Blessed Hope Baptist Church, 327 S. Main St., Suite D, Burns; 307-757-7910; J. Nathaniel Ensley, pastor;... Full story

 
 By Zachary Laux    Sports    March 20, 2014

Four basketball players dribbled together since fifth grade

Finishing off the high school girls basketball season was bitter-sweet for Coach Lindsey Forbes and four Pine Bluffs seniors, who have known each other on the court since the fifth grade. Sweet...

 
 By Zachary Laux    Sports    March 20, 2014

Hornets look to future, next basketball season

The Pine Bluffs Hornets finished off its basketball season on a high note, with a trip to the state tournament, even though many did not expect the team to make it that far. "Nobody had us going to...

 

Banner community news

Top o’ the morning to all of you Irish folks out there! St. Paddy’s Day has come and gone and 2014 is almost 1/4 of the way over. Hard to believe. They say time flies when you are having fun, I personally am not having that much fun. Did anyone... Full story

 

Burns community news

The Burns Branch Library will have displays of James Patterson and Louis L’Amour’s books this week in celebration of their birthdays. James Patterson, one of the world’s top-selling novelists was born March 22, 1947. He is best known for his... Full story

 
 By Zachary Laux    News    March 20, 2014

Weller wins $750 in talent show

Pine Bluffs high schooler Jason Weller won $750 for his music program after shredding on his guitar and placing first in the Kiwanis Talent Show held March 8 in Cheyenne. "Our family is extremely prou...

 

Albin community news

Many of us ventured out on the past cold Saturday to see the great buys at the community garage sale at the Albin Community Center. Everything from clothes to furniture was offered and bought. The Burns Football team hosted a lunch. A nice event for... Full story

 

Herford community news

For the special this week at the Hereford Community Church Andrea Reifschneider played a medley of songs on the piano. Pastor Opdycke talked about St. Patrick who established over 300 churches in Ireland. The sermon topic was “A Friend’s... Full story

 

Bushnell community news

The village board meeting was held Wednesday, March 12. The health board is still working on the cleanup of the lumberyard property. The junk vehicles will be impounded and held in a designated spot on the south side of the lagoon for 30 days and... Full story

 
 By Zachary Laux    News    March 20, 2014

Texas Trail Ringnecks host first Predator Derby

Pheasants Forever Pine Bluffs chapter celebrated with a banquet Saturday evening after hosting its first Predator Derby held Friday and Saturday. Dean Bowman, youth advisor for the Texas Trail...

 
 By Charlene Smith    News    March 20, 2014

Who can fast with these recipes around?

Charlene Smith reporter@pinebluffspost.com The humble and reflective season of Lent is upon us. This time of the year, for 40 days, Christians reflect on all they have been given and at what cost....

 

Looking Back

100 years ago March 20, 1914 “Pine Bluffs, Wyo., March 14 — Because the unprecedented fall of snow early last December crushed down grasses in the district which had not yet cured, horses are dying from “forage poisoning.” Mold formed on the...

 

No till Notes: 'Field Pea Planting'

Last week I covered important considerations in getting your field pea crop off to a good start. I discussed using certified seed, planting population and how to calibrate according to the size of the seed to get the desired 350,000-375,000 final...

 

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