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  • Burns FFA Chapter wins cover design and cupcakes

    Karen Lipska|Mar 21, 2024

    A challenge was thrown out to the Pine Bluffs Future Farmers of America and Burns Future Farmers of America chapters. They were asked to design a cover for the special FFA section for the Pine Bluffs Post. The Pine Bluffs Post loves to feature the two FFA chapters of Laramie County School District #2 in a special section. Last year was the first time the challenge was put out to the the two FFA chapters to design the front cover. It was fun and interesting to see the members get creative with de...

  • Voter Registration Pop-Up Event Prepares Voters for the 2024 Elections

    Laramie County Clerk|Mar 21, 2024

    The Laramie County Clerk’s office is holding its first-ever voter registration pop-up event on Sun., Mar. 24, at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer Ave. The event takes place in the Cottonwood Room, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Staff from the Clerk’s office will be on hand to register new voters, update registrations for those who have moved, those who want to update their party affiliation, request absentee ballots, or have questions about the coming elections. The requirements for registration are: U.S. citizen, resident of Laramie Cou...

  • Fundraiser for Bar Bucks raises over $4,000

    Karen Lipska|Mar 21, 2024

    The time has begun again for an amazing fundraiser that never goes out of style. Bar Bucks, the fundraiser that helps so many at a stressful time of the year. Christmas, although joyful and festive can also be stressful. Bar Bucks is a program for the bars in Laramie County to help raise money for the Christmas basket program. This program is to make sure that families in Laramie County have food for Christmas holiday. This program has been going for at least 23 years. In the past, the Lions...

  • Levi Gerald Martin

    Mar 21, 2024

    Levi Gerald Martin, 25, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 in Cheyenne. He was born on October 26 , 1998 in Denver, Colorado. Graveside services will be Monday, 1:00 p.m., at the Carpenter Cemetery. To view the full obituary, please visit


    Mar 21, 2024

    Discharge of all fireworks and outdoor fires are prohibited in unimproved areas. All campfires are prohibited. Trash or refuse fires between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 a.m., inside containers provided with spark arresters and located within a cleared radius of a minimum of 15 feet of burnable materials. RESOLUTION# 240JOS-24 "RESOLUTION IMPOSING STAGE 2 FIRE RESTRICTIONS FOR LARAMIE COUNTY AS A RESULT OF EXTREME FIRE DANGER" WHEREAS, pursuant to W.S. § 35-9-301 through 35-9-304 the Laramie County Board of County Commissioners has the power to...

  • The Mayor's Update

    Justin Fornstrom Mayor|Mar 21, 2024

    I start this update by again thanking the Pine Bluffs Post for the opportunity to inform citizens on recent developments occurring in our town. In January, the Town Council adopted revisions to the Charter Ordinance with regard to the election schedule. The filing period for candidates seeking municipal office is May 16-31. The primary election will be held on Tuesday, August 20th, with the general election to be held on Tuesday, November 5th. For each open position, the two candidates receiving the most votes in the primary election will...

  • Updates on mobile home/rv park and Easter activities at Albin Town Council

    Karen Lipska|Mar 21, 2024

    The updates on the Mobile home/ RV park and an upcoming fundraiser was discussed during the Albin Town Council meeting on March 14th. The new business of the night was the elected officials meeting and a WAM voting delegate. Every quarter the elected officials in Laramie County have a meeting and dinner. This is for the elected officials to catch up on each town's policies plus to get to know each other or catch up with friends. This time the meeting will be in Cheyenne at the Botanic Gardens. Mayor Kelly Krakow and the rest of the council is...

  • 134 Fire Follow-up

    Laramie County Fire Authority|Mar 21, 2024

    Cheyenne, WY – March 17, 2024 at approximately 4:35 PM, LCFA responded to a wildland fire, started when a gas flare ignited, off County Road 134. The fire was extinguished by 5:52 p.m. Crews put out hot spots and cleared scene at 7:45 p.m. “The winds and dry conditions contributed to the fast spread along with difficult terrain and access.” Deputy Fire Chief Manny Muzquiz, LCFA. The 134 Fire burned 125 acres of grassland. There were no homes or structures damaged. Agencies assisting LCFA- FD1, FD 3, FD 4, FD 5, FD 6, Wyoming Air Guard Fire,...

  • Easter Activities for area Communities

    Karen Lipska|Mar 21, 2024

    All the kids love the Easter activities and the adults love to be able to have time to spend with friends and family. People always plan for events during the Easter weekend. The weekend has activities that are great for all ages. If a person likes to go to church, Good Friday service is available at the Pine Bluffs United Methodist Church and at Fellowship in Carpenter. On Sunday Morning there are several churches starting at the regular time for Easter in the communities with a special celebration of Easter. There are a couple of new...

  • Oasis - - A New Church in Burns

    Mar 21, 2024

    Jared and Laurie Schinzel have lived in Burns, WY since 2017. They have 3 children Cooper, Luke, and Kaycee. Both grew up in farming/ranching families and have started a small, registered Hereford cattle business. Having grown up in rural communities, they have a heart overflowing for the people of rural Wyoming. As their family grows and becomes more connected to the community of Burns and surrounding areas, they see a need for a rural church to invite others into God's oasis. Their vision is...

  • A Farmer's Perspective

    Ron Rabou for the Pine Bluffs Post|Mar 21, 2024

    I hate the wind. In over 50 years as a Wyoming resident, I have always detested it. As a farmer, it is heartbreaking to observe the life-giving soil moisture disappear as the wind wreaks havoc on the fields we will be planting soon. Each morning, I listen to my friend, Don Day, hoping that he will offer me a reprieve from the elements and reassure me that rain is on its way. There is no doubt that living in Wyoming has plenty advantages. Unfortunately, the weather isn't always among them. I...

  • Northwest College to Host UW Seminar on Family Businesses in Agriculture

    Randall Violett UW Extension|Mar 21, 2024

    Powell, Wyo.-March 12, 2024-Those interested in community leadership will be intrigued by the latest installment of the University of Wyoming's Ranch Management and Agricultural Leadership (RMAL) 2024 seminar series to be held in Powell Monday, April 1. The seminar, hosted by Northwest College, is titled "Leading the Field: Family-Run Businesses, Industry, and Community Leadership." It addresses everything from successional planning to finding ways to work together in a family-owned business....

  • New Livestock Production and Marketing Specialist Joins UW Extension

    Benjamin Rashford UW Extension|Mar 21, 2024

    Laramie, Wyo.-March 13, 2024-The University of Wyoming Extension welcomes Rob Ziegler as the new livestock production and marketing extension specialist with the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics. Ziegler earned his bachelor's degree in animal and veterinary sciences from UW in 2018 while working as a laboratory technician for the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory. He went on to earn a master's degree in ruminant nutrition from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2020. His...

  • Pine Bluffs FBLA at Wyoming State Leadership

    Mary Jacobsen PBHS|Mar 21, 2024

    The 2024 Wyoming State Leadership Conference for the Future Business Leaders of America was held in Laramie, Wyoming last week. Over 525 students from around the state converged on the UW campus to compete in business related events included prepared speeches and presentations, role play events and case study scenarios. Students performed in front of a panel of judges on knowledge of the business topic as well presentation skills. Chapter President Maddie Brown who has been attending the state...

  • Laramie County Sheriff's Office puts School Resource Deputies into the schools

    Mar 21, 2024

    At the request of Sheriff Brian Kozak, Laramie County Commissioners approved funding positions for our School Resource Deputy (SRD) program. Sheriff Kozak and the administrative staff developed an SRD policy based on best practices from the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) to clearly define what roles deputies will have within our schools. With policy in place, a Corporal was assigned to supervise the program. Deputies Fertig and Konegni completed NASRO SRD certification...

  • Burns FBLA at Wyoming State Leadership

    Karen Lipska|Mar 21, 2024

    Every year is the state conference for Future Business Leaders of America in March. It is a time for the members to show off their skills on what they have learned against other members. This year the conference was in Laramie. This an event that all over Wyoming the members come to go to nationals. Burns took 19 members to the conference. There were workshops to attend and learn about colleges and leadership workshops. When the competition came around on Friday is was full of members. It was...

  • Emily Haas takes Her Thunder to Kansas

    Jim Merryfield|Mar 21, 2024

    Emily Haas, the hard-hitting volleyball spiker for the Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets volleyball team has found a home to continue her athletic career. Haas has signed with the Sterling College Warriors. She will be attending Sterling College located in Sterling, Kansas next fall under a volleyball scholarship. "The school has a good biology and science program," she said. Haas, is wanting to become a nurse and thinks it will be a good school to accomplish this or at least get started in. The family...

  • Wrestlers close out Season with High Hopes

    Jim Merryfield|Mar 21, 2024

    The Burns/Pine Bluffs varsity wrestling team held their annual awards banquet last Monday. The combined team showed up to thank each other for their dedication to the sport, to each other and to the coaches. Head Coach Will Luna would be the master of ceremonies and passed out both local awards and conference awards. The night started off with a potato bar dinner that was sponsored by the Food Services of the Burns School. Potatoes and fixin's were plenty, and everyone seemed to enjoy the...

  • Hillsdale Casino Night

    Karen Lipska|Mar 21, 2024

    Every year the Hillsdale Ladies invite the community to have some late winter fun. They have a fundraiser for scholarships for Laramie County School District #2, which includes Burns High School and Pine Bluffs High School. The Ladies love to make sure everyone is well fed for the evening of events. This year they spiced things up with Mexican food. The ladies prepared chicken fajitas, beef and chicken enchiladas, tacos, and green chili with several desserts. This food is always homemade and...

  • TriState Grapplers Results

    Mar 21, 2024

    Chaos at the Capital Triple Crown Winners 14U Boys Jax Thurin 16U Boys Cable Botha 16U Girls Nichole Sumare Chaos at the Capital Folkstyle Cheyenne, WY 12U Boys 76-81 - Grady Reher's place is 5th and has scored 11.0 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Jaxton Hatley (Torrington Wrestling Club) won by fall over Grady Reher (Tri-State Grapplers) (Fall 0:35) Cons. Round 1 - Grady Reher (Tri-State Grapplers) won by forfeit over Kayden Strand (Team Braves Wrestling Club) (FF) Cons. Round 2 - Kystin...

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