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  • Hair today, gone tomorrow

    Gary Collins, Pine Bluffs Post|Mar 30, 2017

    A happy wife at home and happy children in the classroom were the results of a promise kept by Todd Thompson of Pine Bluffs Elementary School (PBES). The promise was kept at the PBES Thursday assembly in the Theater room of the school when five of Thompson's students took clippers to his beard. Thomson had promised his fifth-graders that if they really tried and gave there best efforts on the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) test, they could shave off his beard. "I bet the...

  • I-80 work in Pine Bluffs to affect traffic pattern

    Jimmie Earls, Pine Bluffs Post Editor|Mar 30, 2017

    Now that most of the winter weather is behind us (knock on wood), the Wyoming Department of Transportation is gearing up for major road construction projects.One of those projects will affect traffic in Pine Bluffs until fall. Work will begin soon on a project to reconstruct three bridges on eastbound Interstate 80 in Pine Bluffs. As a result, drivers should expect and prepare for significant detours and route changes in the project area. Changes are scheduled to be implemented over the next...

  • Springtime around these parts can be balmy and blizzardy

    Bill Sniffin|Mar 30, 2017

    Ah, spring. In much of the United States, spring is a time of tilling the soil, putting out flower plants and long walks in short sleeve shirts. Now here in Wyoming, spring often offers something quite different. Wyoming’s other seasons are quite predictable. For example: Summer features long sun-filled days, low humidity, the bluest skies in America and cool, wonderful nights. It is a time of golf and of camping. It is a time of enjoying five hours of daylight after work and birds chirping i...

  • States deserve to be heard before an endangered species listings

    Sen. Mike Enzi|Mar 30, 2017

    U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., introduced legislation today that would require the federal government to disclose the data it uses for Endangered Species Act (ESA) listings. It would also ensure that ESA decisions are more reliant on the input of state, local and tribal studies. “Wyoming has some of the richest wildlife habitat in the world,” Enzi said. “The Endangered Species Act has a profound impact on our economy and our lives. The federal government should be sharing its endangered species data and allowing those most affected by a propo...

  • Making water infrastructure a priority

    Sen. John Barrasso|Mar 30, 2017

    Even though it is invisible to most Americans, every community across this country relies on a complex system of reservoirs, aqueducts, dams, levees, treatment plants, pumping stations, and millions of miles of pipes forming our water infrastructure. For decades, most Americans haven’t given much thought to our water systems, not worrying where water comes from when we turn on the tap, or where it goes after it swirls down the drain. Now years of deferred maintenance are catching up with us, and the cost of inaction could be severe. On C...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Mar 30, 2017

    It was my understanding that the town council had decided not to replace the blue spruce in the park, I presented this prepared speech to them at the meeting March 20, 2017. After such a terrible, terrifying storm our town looks better every day. The majority of homes have been repaired, painted and resided. Some have been even enhanced. Our majestic wonderful trees cannot be repaired or resided. It’s very heart wrenching to go by the park and see the bareness. I think of the pioneers, our forefathers who brought the trees here so many, many y...

  • Pine Bluffs Police Department Blotter

    Staff Report|Mar 30, 2017

    Activities and calls for the Pine Bluffs Police Department during the week of March 16 through March 21 were as follows: 1 Distrubance call 1 Theft call resulting in citation 3 Traffic stops, 1 leading to marijuana seizure/citation 1 Assist to outside agency 1 Assist to aid college student to get home Numerous VIN inspections...

  • Wauneta Jane Brown

    Mar 30, 2017

    Wauneta Jane ("Barb") Brown, 74, passed away March 20, 2017 at her home in Goodyear, Arizona. A private remembrance service will be held in Goodyear later. Burial will be at the Pine Bluffs cemetery, Pine Bluffs, Wyoming. No graveside services are planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Valley Phoenix, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014. Barb was born May 23, 1942, the youngest of six children, to J. Lester and Flossie M. Kitto, née McCune on a... Full story

  • Stevenson and Wyatt to wed

    Mar 30, 2017

    Gary and Sue Stevenson of Sheridan are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter Kylie Shay to Cody Ray Wyatt, of Casper. Stevenson earned a Bachelor of Science in business management in 2012 from Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana in 2012. She is currently employed by Stevenson Newspapers. She is the granddaughter of Sylvia Sayers, formerly of Pine Bluffs, and the late Jim Sayers. Wyatt, the son of Jerry and Sue Wyatt and Jean and Monte McNamee, all of Casper, earned a...

  • RT Communications invests in local fiber optic service

    Staff Report|Mar 30, 2017

    A fast-paced world is about to get faster in Pine Bluffs. RT Communications will invest nearly $2 million over the next two years in a Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) network in Pine Bluffs. This network will replace the traditional copper-based infrastructure. Once the project is complete, homes and business in Pine Bluffs will have access to internet speeds up to 1 gigabyte (1,000 Mbps), which is 100 times faster than the average speed available in Wyoming. Becky Dooley, Vice President/GM, says, "RT...

  • Community Calendar

    Mar 30, 2017

    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...

  • Looking Back

    Mar 30, 2017

    1 YEARS AGO March 29, 1917 S. M. C. Mercer, last Friday afternoon, sustained a fracture of the skull when he was struck by a box car in the local yards. Mr. Mercer was employed at the coal chutes and was injured while in pursuit of his duties. He was knocked down by the shock but was not rendered unconscious. He was cared for by Dr. Marshall and No. 19 was held in order that he might be taken to the Union Pacific hospital in Cheyenne. Mr. Mercer’s sons, Lester and Doris Mercer, accompanied the injured man to Cheyenne and on their return t...

  • Banner County News

    Barb Cross|Mar 30, 2017

    Good morning! A beautiful spring day here in Harrisburg, hope it is still so by the time this letter reaches you. The Harrisburg Community Church will hold their annual spring clean-up this coming Saturday, April 1st beginning at 8 a.m. so we are hoping that the weather will cooperate on that date also! This past weekend was another busy one for us and probably for most of you also. I see spring flowers popping their heads up here and there. Speaking of spring.......the Midwest Theater in...

  • Hereford News

    Carolyn Ragsdale|Mar 30, 2017

    The 55 And Up Club will meet on Friday, April 14, for their monthly potluck luncheon at 12 noon at the Friendship Alliance North Church in Grover. Everyone 55 and over are welcome to attend. Come and join in the fun with your friends and family. There will be a door prize! On March 26 at the Hereford Community Church Aubrie and Sarah Sparks and Roger Copeland were celebrating their birthdays. For the special Paula Copeland signed How Great Thou Art. The sermon topic was The Voice of the...

  • Albin News

    Charlene Smith|Mar 30, 2017

    This weekend is a great week for pranksters and practical jokers. April Fool’s Day may not be a National Holiday, but it sure brings a lot of laughs. Especially in houses with little ones. So, watch out for that elephant in your front yard or the age-old saran wrap on the toilet. And don’t let yourself get too serious if you are pranked. Ted Anderson was not pulling Bob’s leg when she said “The baby is coming today.” Allison Anderson celebrates her birthday on the funniest day of the year. Now...

  • Lanning is a true Wyoming firebrand

    Gary Collins, Pine Bluffs Post|Mar 30, 2017

    Weighing in at two pounds and 10 to 12 ounces, prospects for baby Lavitra Bodley Lanning's survival, on Bodley's Hill, were tenuous at best. Lanning recalls her mother telling her she was placed in a box on a table with jars of hot water in all four corners and a light bulb above her head. While not a practice used in modern medicine, her mother's home remedy proved effective. Little Lavitra survived and has done so for 87 years. "I guess there is reason I'm supposed to be here; to give...

  • Local Korean War vet receives honor for service

    Gary Collins, Pine Bluffs Post|Mar 30, 2017

    Wyoming veterans of the Korean War were honored with medals from Governor Meade and Consul General Shin Chae-Hyun of the Republic of Korea (ROK) for their service to both countries. Present for the ceremony, along with about 30 other veterans, was Willard Allan Jones, his wife Bunny and their son, Mike. Jones goes by his middle name, Allan. Willard, said Jones is his father's name. "He's buried in the cemetery here," Jones said. "If you put Willard in there nobody will know who he is," Mrs...

  • Pine Bluffs track and field takes top spot at Kimball Invite

    Jimmie Earls, Pine Bluffs Post Editor|Mar 30, 2017

    Both Pine Bluffs boys and girls track and field teams took first place at the Kimball Invitational meet held last Saturday at Kimball High School. Individual results: Girls Athlete Place Section 100 Meter Dash 13.40 SB Montanna Chrystal 1st Finals H1 13.50 Montanna Chrystal 1st Prelims H1 14.80 SB Amber Abrams 5th Finals H1 14.90 SB Torri Long 5th Prelims H1 15.00 Torri Long 6th Finals H1 15.10 Amber Abrams 6th Prelims H1 200 Meter Dash 31.10 SB Amber Abrams 5th Prelims H1 31.20 SB Hyleigh...

  • Burns track and field opens season at Morrill

    Staff Report|Mar 30, 2017

    The Burns boys and girls track teams opened the season last weekend competing in the Early Bird meet at Morrill, Neb. Here’s how individual performances came out: Girls Athlete Place Section 100 Meter Dash 13.97 SB Malli O'Neal 7th Prelims H1 14.05 Malli O'Neal 7th Finals H1 15.42 SB Mallory Ickes 15th Prelims H1 200 Meter Dash 28.82 SB Malli O'Neal 5th Prelims H1 32.76 SB Cassidy Weibel 18th Prelims H1 33.65 SB Elizabeth Desautels 20th Prelims H1 400 Meter Dash 1:05.61 SB Kelsey Faircloth 3rd Finals H1 1:10.05 SB Piper Perez 9th Finals H1 1...

  • Bowling Scores

    Mar 30, 2017

    Monday Women 1. Texas Trail Market 270 2. Knotty Pine 210 3. Bluffs Vet Clinic 198 Handicap Game: Ann White 263 Handicap Series: Johnna Clark 723 Scratch Game: Amy Zitek 205 Scratch Series: Amy Zitek 564 Tuesday Mixed 1. Tristen’s Trio 39 2. Wyoming Malting 35 3. P & Z 28 Women - Handicap Game: Amy Zitek 260 Handicap Series: Amy Zitek 708 Scratch Game: Amy Zitek 221 Scratch Series: Amy Zitek 591 Men - Handicap Game: Chris Zitek 283 Handicap Series: Chris Zitek 788 Scratch Game: Chris Zitek 267 Scratch Series: Chris Zitek 740 Tuesday Men 1. NAPA...

  • Four PBHS students inducted into National Honor Society

    Gary Collins, Pine Bluffs Post|Mar 30, 2017

    Continuing a 54 year tradition, four Pine Bluffs High School (PBHS) students were inducted into the school's National Honor Society (NHS), David J. Souder chapter in a Tuesday evening ceremony. After reciting the new member pledge, the four had become members of the school's chapter, which was established in 1963 and named in Honor of David Souder. David James Souder was a senior at PBHS for the first semester of the 1957-8 school year. On January 1, 1958, while hunting with a friend, he...

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