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  • Third Annual Tri-Tip Fundraiser a Success

    Karen Lipska|Mar 23, 2023

    As you pull up to Pine Bluffs Distilling, you might have seen the fired up barbecue pits and smelled the heavenly aroma Tri-Tip searing over the open flames. The Third Annual Tri-Tip Dinner Fundraiser held on March 18th was full of activities. The fundraiser was held to raise bar bucks for the Christmas Basket program. Pine Bluffs Distilling starts early in the year to raise this money. This money goes to the Laramie County Christmas Baskets. The baskets are gift cards that are given out at...

  • Town Council adopts Resolution 2023-05

    Penny Merryfield|Mar 23, 2023

    During the first 15-20 minutes of the March 13th Town Council meeting, it was business as usual. The agenda and consent agenda were voted on and approved. It was into “New Business” and the passing of resolutions into the visitor’s comments where the atmosphere in the meeting changed. Matt Butler of Laramie County Emergency Management gave an update on the Region 7 Hazard Mitigation Plan. This was voted on and adopted. Resolution 2023-6, Resolution to Amend the FY23 Budget - Community Center gym floor and painting project was discussed...

  • Burns Graduate heading to Portugal World Youth Day Pilgrimage

    Penny Merryfield|Mar 23, 2023

    A life experience is on the horizon for Katelyn Bach, a 2020 graduate of Burns High School. Bach who is currently is a junior at Chadron State College, in Chadron, Nebraska applied and was picked to go on a pilgrimage to Lisbon, Portugal in participation of World Youth Day. This event is August 1-6, 2023 in Lisbon Portugal. Bach and a group of students will be departing Nebraska on July 30, 2023, and will be in Lisbon, Portugal until August 9, 2023. Bach, who is attending Chadron State College...

  • Laramie County Republican Party elects new executive board

    Mar 23, 2023

    During a recent meeting of the Laramie County Republican Party, an election was held to elect a new executive board. Nominated and elected as Chairman is Taft Love. "I am very honored the committeemen and committeewoman of Laramie County elected me chairman of the party. I am excited about our future and will work to create more excitement around the party in our communities. It is important that we work to bridge the gap with the Wyoming Republican Party and unite as we move into the next...

  • Robotics Team raise funds for International Competition

    Karen Lipska|Mar 23, 2023

    The Pine Bluffs Historic High School was buzzing with people supporting the 4-H robotics teams on March 18th. When a person walked in they had a chance to get raffle tickets. One side of gym was lined with silent auction items, and raffle items. At the end of the gym was all the delicious food that a was being served for the event. There was baked ziti with Italian bison meat mixed in it served with salad and bread. There was a dessert table that the 4-H members worked hard to make for a sweet f...

  • Laramie County Communty College announces fall 2022 graduates and honor roll

    Mar 23, 2023

    CHEYENNE, WY — Laramie County Community College is proud to announce the list of graduates for the 2022 fall semester and those students earning a place on the president’s and vice president’s honor rolls. Under the list of graduates, students earning high distinction (HD) graduated with a cumulative grade point average between 3.75 and 4.0, and students graduating with distinction (DS) earned a cumulative GPA between 3.5 and 3.74. Students earning president’s honor roll recognition have earned a cumulative 3.75-4.0 GPA, and students...

  • Girl Scouts return to Pine Bluffs and Burns

    Karen Lipska|Mar 23, 2023

    The Girls scout have started up in town again. They were dormant throughout the Covid pandemic. Now there are several Girl Scouts from the Pine Bluffs and Burns area. The girls are out selling cookies to raise funds for the group. Girls Scout Troup number 1918 did their pre orders and now there will be times in Burns and Pine Bluffs where the Girls Scouts will be selling cookies at different businesses. They will be selling on March 25th at the Texas Trail Market from 10:00 p.m. through 1:00 p.m. The next scheduled time is at Pine Bluffs...

  • The 2023 Legislature - Part 6

    Mike Heath|Mar 23, 2023

    The 2023 Legislature had a few great successes but multiple failures. I began watching the legislature in earnest in 2002 when I was tasked by the Department of Family Services to collect legislative material for the Director every morning then to serve on the task force to develop the Department of Workforce Services. I’ve never before seen a regular legislative session that was such a failure to the citizens. I’ve spoken with several representatives who attribute the failures to two things. First, they blame outside organizations for intr...

  • Rally around the Champions - Hornets Basketball

    Jim Merryfield|Mar 23, 2023

    The Pine Bluffs Elementary School paid tribute to the Wyoming 2A State Champion Hornets in a rally held last week. The first through sixth grade students got the chance to ask questions and get high fives from each of the players and coaches. Ryan Fornstrom picked up a mike and went through the stands as the youngsters held up their hands and asked questions to the team. Most of the questions were, "How they felt about being champions?" Others asked if all the practice was worth it? It was a...

  • Spring Lawn Care

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|Mar 23, 2023

    It's that time of year again when we all start thinking of our lawns. I'm seeing some of the native grasses starting to green-up but surprisingly some of the non-native plants, like toadflax and cheatgrass, aren't. Usually it's the other way around. But that's okay. Nature has a way of taking care of itself. Of course, we like to help it along when it comes to our yards and wanting that picture-perfect lawn. If you are putting in a new lawn from seed there are a few things to consider. To begin...

  • Flags of Our Fathers A Sunday Movie at the Post

    Jim Merryfield|Mar 23, 2023

    Flags of our Fathers, a 2006 film directed by Clint Eastwood, tells the story about the surviving members of the team that raised the flag during the battle on the isle of Iwo Jima. In February and March of 1945, U. S. troops fight and win one of the most crucial and costly battles of the war on the island of Iwo Jima. Pine Bluffs Post 60 of the American Legion hosted this feature film on Sunday the 19th. A gathering of about 20 people showed up to view the movie. The post will be hosting a...

  • Getting Chopped at PBHS Culinary Class

    Karen Lipska|Mar 23, 2023

    In what could be perceived as a high school version of Chopped Pine Bluffs High School students showed their prowess in a culinary competition hosted by the Army National Guard. There were three classes that participated in this competition in which a winner would be chosen from each class. The students were in groups of three to four. Each group was given an MRE, Meal-Ready-To-Eat. The group had to change the MRE into a culinary delicacy and use everything in the packet. It would be...

  • Cerenil is All-Conference High Jumper

    Con Marshal CSC|Mar 23, 2023

    Jourdaine Cerenil of Pine Bluffs did not qualify for recent the NCAA Division II National Indoor Track and Field Meet, but she was placed on the All- Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's First-Team in mid-March. A junior at Chadron State College, Cerenil placed third in the high jump at the RMAC Indoor Championship on Feb. 25 when she cleared a season-best 5-feet, 6 ½ inches.  That turned out to be just half inch shy of qualifying for the national meet. Despite the disappointment of not...

  • Burns Seniors Baylen Smith, Cale Haws Compete in Lovell

    Jim Merryfield with Kristen Smith|Mar 23, 2023

    Burns Seniors Baylen Smith and Cale Haws ventured to Lovell Wy, March 3, 2023 for the Wyoming Amateur Wrestling Association (WAWA) Junior Freestyle and Greco style. There they both competed in the Junior Greco and Junior freestyle wrestling. These wrestlers are wrestling on their own now. They both wrestled with the Burns/Pine Bluffs wrestling team and did well. Smith competed at 126lbs and was last years champion. In Greco style wrestling he defended his title by going 3-0. He defeated his fir...

  • Hornets Winter Sports Awards

    Jim Merryfield|Mar 23, 2023

    The Pine Bluffs Junior/Senior High School honored the Winter Sports participants with an awards dinner. The dinner was catered by the Booster Club Ladies, and everyone that ate said the food was fantastic. The nacho/taco dinner was enjoyed by a crowd of about 200 students, athletes, faculty, parents and family. It was a good time had by all as coaches introduced the teams and awarded school awards. The sports represented were wrestling, indoor track, girl's and boy's basketball. In wrestling...

  • Stu Lerwick -2022-23 Player of the Year

    Jim Merryfield|Mar 23, 2023

    Stuart Lerwick has been selected as the 2022-23 MaxPreps Wyoming High School Basketball Player of the Year. Since 2006, MaxPreps has recognized outstanding performers in high school basketball. MaxPreps continues the tradition to close out the 2022-23 season by naming the top player in each state. Selections are based on team success and individual excellence in addition to local and state accolades Lerwick, a 6-foot-3 senior forward led the Hornets to a 26-3 record and the Class 2A state...

  • National Agriculture Week

    Karen Lipska with Shalane White|Mar 23, 2023

    National Ag Day was March 21 and it's a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. Every year, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America join together to recognize the contributions of agriculture. We at the Pine Bluffs Post hereby "Salute our Agricultural members of our area. Pine Bluffs' White and Daugherty at Farm Convention The National Farmers Union is a diversified grassroots...

  • National Agriculture Week

    Ron Rabou for the Pine Bluffs Post|Mar 23, 2023

    We've all heard the saying that, "A country that cannot feed itself, cannot secure itself." But what does that actually mean? In short, it means the more we depend on other countries to produce the things we can produce in this country, the more vulnerable we become to relying on other countries to provide us with what might arguably be the most important thing any of us do on a daily basis: eat. If we don't have a reliable, plentiful, and safe food supply, we are ALL in trouble. It's easy to...

  • National Agriculture Week

    Karen Lipska|Mar 23, 2023

    Pine Bluffs Distilling believes in farm to flask. They buy from the local farms to produce their products. There is a malting business in which locally grown grains are used for malting that are of course obtained locally. But the main business is The Pine Bluffs Distilling. Chad Brown meets with the farmers to pick out what grains are best for their product at the time. In the last year they have introduced the contemporary new American Style Gin. It is very citrus forward versus juniper forwar...

  • Grazing in Wyoming

    Wyoming Department of Agriculture|Mar 23, 2023

    When you think of Wyoming agriculture, there is a good chance the first thing you think about is cows. There is a good reason for that. Due to a number of factors and challenges in our state like our short growing season and climate, livestock is easily the number one agricultural commodity in Wyoming. In fact, animal agriculture accounts for more than XX% of the cash receipts generated by our industry in Wyoming. With that said, there are challenges when it comes to raising livestock in our...

  • Ancient Grains May Offer New Opportunities for Wyoming Producers, UW Extenstion Reports

    University of Wyoming Extension|Mar 23, 2023

    Laramie, Wyo.-March 16, 2023-Wyoming may be well positioned to capitalize on the growing demand for products made with ancient grains, a new study by the University of Wyoming Extension suggests. The publication, titled "Growing Einkorn, Emmer, and Spelt in Wyoming," analyzes the results of four years of trials conducted on Wyoming farms and agricultural experiment stations. These experiments tested the viability of producing three types of ancient wheat suitable for Wyoming growing conditions....

  • 2023 National Ag Day

    Ken Hamilton WFBur Fed Exe VP|Mar 23, 2023

    Growing a Climate for Tomorrow is the theme for National Ag Day. In Wyoming if you are thinking about agriculture, you are probably thinking about cattle and sheep. And for good reason. Wyoming farmers and ranchers sold over a billion dollars' worth of livestock in 2020. Grazing livestock is an important part of our state and when you drive across Wyoming, you'll recognize how wide open our spaces are. These expansive areas are ideal for cows and sheep to graze, which also keeps the land...

  • Noxious Weed are Everywhere!

    LC Weed and Pest|Mar 23, 2023

    Multiple times a week we are asked, “What kind of weeds do I have? Are they noxious weeds?”. You can find the State and County noxious weeds lists plus the noxious weed pictures on our website at: www.laramiecountyweedandpest.com. Laramie County residents can schedule a time for us to do a weed inspection to help you identify your weeds and recommend a solution. Call us at (307) 245-3213. Some of the weeds that seem to be the worst troublemakers this year are, as usual, Bindweed, Canada Thistle, Dalmatian Toadflax, Cheatgrass, Larkspur,...

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