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 By Jimmie Earls    News    March 31, 2016

Blizzard paralyzes region

If you thought the official start of spring on March 20 meant we were out of the woods concerning winter weather, think again. Last week, the region was dealt a nasty reminder there is still plenty...

 
 By Zach Spadt    News    March 31, 2016

Fire destroys family home near Burns

A Burns family is safe but without a home and most of their belongings after a fire destroyed their residence the morning of March 23. Firefighters from Laramie County Fire District #5 responded to a...

 
 By Bill Sniffin    Opinion    March 31, 2016

State GOP delegation may have up-down vote on Donald Trump

Have you ever seen anything like the current political race for president of the United States? After watching from 1956 to 2012, I have never seen anything like this bizarre Trump...

 

Natasha Lynn Garcia

Natasha Lynn Garcia, 33, beloved daughter of Adolfo and Rosa Garcia, died peacefully at her home on March 24, 2016 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Natasha was born on April 27th, 1982 in Cheyenne. She was the...

 

Community Calendar

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...

 

Town clarifies snow emergency policies

"Early Wednesday morning I woke up to see a dark street – we were all without power as winter storm Selene blew through the area freezing everything in its path – including the power lines. I was...

 
 By Jimmie Earls    Sports    March 31, 2016

Track seasons delayed due to blizzard; Burns, Pine Bluffs try again Saturday

If the Pine Bluffs and Burns track and field teams were going to do any sort of running last Thursday, they would have had to trade their track cleats for snowshoes. Last Wednesday, Mother Nature decided to throw a snowy curveball into the mix and...

 

Does your household need a generator? What to consider

With increasingly volatile weather patterns and a growing reliance on technology, more people are becoming familiar with the benefits of having a back-up generator at home. But beyond the importance of immediate back-up power in the event of an...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    March 31, 2016

Banner County News

Good morning Banner County, friends near and far. I hope you had a wonderful Easter and are handling this crazy weather we have been dealing with. Last week I made mention of my Christmas...

 
 By Charlene Smith    News    March 31, 2016

Albin News

Just when you think spring is here, it snows. Not just snows, but a Wyoming blizzard. That storm was a great one and the students of Laramie County appreciated the extended spring break. A big shout...

 

Hereford News

We hope all of you had a wonderful Easter. Early Sunday morning at the Hereford Community Church Pee Wee and Cecelia Smock and Ken and Carolyn Ragsdale celebrated their anniversaries. For the special...

 
 By Mark Watson    News    March 31, 2016

No Till Notes: 10 tips, Part 2

Last week I started off my 10 tips to successful no-till crop production with a discussion on crop rotations. I feel this is the most important consideration on your farm. Designing a crop rotation fo...

 

Looking Back

75 Years Ago April 3, 1941 YOUR NEWSPAPER IS BEGINNING THIRTY-FOURTH YEAR TODAY The Pine Bluffs Post is starting its thirty-fourth year of service to the people of southeastern Wyoming with this issue of the publication. At the site of the present...

 

Unmet demand for afterschool programs is high in rural communities

(StatePoint) As many families in rural communities struggle for economic security, experts say that the afterschool programs that keep students safe and inspire them to learn are in short supply. A recently released report, “The Growing Importance...

 

New report shows Medicaid expansion in Wyoming can improve behavioral health care access

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a report on Monday showing that Wyoming can greatly improve access to behavioral health services for its residents by expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Substance use disorders...

 

USDA Seeks Applications for $5.8 Million in Grants to Provide Development Support to Rural Cooperatives

Agriculture Under Secretary Lisa Mensah today announced that $5.8 million in competitive funding is available to help start, improve or expand cooperative businesses in rural areas. “Cooperatives have long been a key resource for small and...

 

Refreshing spring entertaining ideas

(StatePoint) When it comes to successful springtime entertaining, think light and refreshing food and drink. Keeping flavors and colors cool will infuse your get-together with energy and zest. Food When the weather warms, let your guests’ plates...

 

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