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  • Cobblestone holds Grand Opening

    Dawnna Merryfield|Apr 1, 2021

    Although Cobblestone Hotel opened their doors on March 12, 2021 the hotel was forced to put all of their activities on hold due to the snow storm and events that followed. The Cobblestone Hotel was finally able to host their grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony. There was quite the list of activities to do on Wednesday. There were several speakers including, but not limited too, the President and CEO of Cobblestone Hotels Brian Wogernese and Pine Bluffs Mayor Allen Curtis. The hotel staff...

  • Rainbows and flowers at Sadie's

    Dawnna Merryfield|Apr 1, 2021

    Ashley Hottell guided another class of students through an elaborate painting activity. For Sadie's Cafe's monthly paint and sip activity Hottell decided a rainbow and flower painting would be the nights highlight. The activity was open to all ages, drinks and food were brought individually. To help with the mood music was playing softly in the background. Hottell encouraged frequent breaks with this painting to help layer them appropriately. Taking breaks would allow the specific layers to dry...

  • Burns FCCLA students attend State Convention

    Dawnna Merryfield|Apr 1, 2021

    For this year's annual Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) state competition things were a little different but they still managed to have an in-person fun filled event. Usually state is a two-day event, students would attend two days of competition. At night they would generally have a dance or movie options or even team tourism activities. However this year half the schools attended one day the rest of the schools attended the second day. The State convention still had all...

  • Cactus blooms at Pine Bluffs Distilling

    Dawnna Merryfield|Apr 1, 2021

    Pine Bluffs Distilling had quite the colorful and eventful night. The paint party had three birthday parties hosted! The theme for the painting activity was cacti in bloom. Autumn Marshall instructed the class on how to start with the background. They used a faint pink color to begin with. Next they worked on the clouds and then moved to painting the desert sand. Next were the bulbs of the cactus adding blooms on top of each of those and finishing with the thorns on the cactus. Savannah Eggli,...

  • Past owner of the Pine Bluffs Post - "Jim" Lee passes

    Apr 1, 2021

    James Huddart "Jim" Lee, 103, passed away December, 25, 2020 at his assisted living facility in Las Vegas, NV. Jim was born November 27, 1917 in Harrisburg, Nebraska. Three years later his family moved to Cheyenne, Wyoming and he attended school there. In 1937 Jim and his parents Clarence (C. M.) and Carrie, purchased the Pine Bluffs Post. In 1942 during World War II, Jim was drafted into the US Army. He was a member of the Army's 3rd Infantry Division fighting in North Africa, Sicily, Italy...

  • Governor Gordon appoints new Director of State Construction Department

    Apr 1, 2021

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has announced the appointment of Jerry Vincent as Director of the Wyoming State Construction Department. He replaces Mel Muldrow, who will continue to serve as Administrator of the Construction Management Division. A native of Minnesota, Vincent comes to Wyoming from the West coast, where he has served the K-12, Higher Education, and County level programs for the past twenty-five years. Vincent's experience is largely in design, construction, facilities/planning, and maintenance/operations. He has been...

  • Care of our Prairies

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|Apr 1, 2021

    Ever since the "historic" snowstorm ended I've been watching the complaints pile up on FaceBook. Now I'm not a FaceBook user so Linda was reading them to me. I gave up on FaceBook when Zuckerberg decided it was his place to decide what kind of speech was permitted to be heard. So, I decided to no longer support his agenda. As Linda was reading the messages I just couldn't believe all the complaints about the weather and the amount of snow we got. I contrast those comments with my own thoughts....

  • Restored Spanish-American War flag unveiled

    Cpl Kristina Kranz St Pub Affairs Off|Apr 1, 2021

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The Wyoming State Museum unveiled a newly restored flag from the Spanish-American War on March 22, 2021 in Cheyenne, Wyo. Descendants of the soldiers from the 1st Wyoming Volunteer Infantry Battalion who served in the Spanish-American war in 1898 were in attendance at the small gathering. The Wyoming Army National Guard's Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Gregory Porter, was also in attendance as the guest speaker. Around 1,000 soldiers in the Wyoming National Guard were selected to...

  • Photos of the Week

    Apr 1, 2021

  • Regional West looks back at COVID-19 a year later

    Apr 1, 2021

    SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb., – As COVID-19 went from being a new threat in the United States to being a very real threat in Scotts Bluff County, the leadership and staff at Regional West had prepared for the eventuality well before the county’s first confirmed case on March 29, 2020. Regional West Chief Medical Officer Matthew Bruner, MD, FACOG, said he recalls talking with hospital leadership about COVID-19 in December 2019. Those talks became more intense in February 2020 and into early March when the first Nebraska case was diagnosed in Omaha....

  • Tri-State Grapplers Results

    Apr 1, 2021

    Eads Junior lympic Tournament Results for TRI-STATE GRAPPLERS 6 and Under 41 Jaxon Lynch - 2nd place. 10 and Under 60 Jesse Gortney - 1st place. 10 and Under 62 Jesse Gortney - 3rd place. 10 and Under 77 Jax Thurin - 1st place. 10 and Under 83 Jax Thurin - 1st place. 12 and Under 60 Jesse Gortney - 3rd place. 12 and Under 82 Jax Thurin - 1st place. 12 and Under 101 Eli Currie - 4th place. Shane Stewart Memorial Tournament Results for TRI-STATE GRAPPLERS 6U 44-46 C Lincoln Miller - 4th place. 6U...

  • Kendra Sloan switches from LCCC to Wyoming Air Guard

    Penny Merryfield|Apr 1, 2021

    From college to military..Kendra Sloan, 2019 Pine Bluffs High School graduate makes the switch from college books and sports uniforms to military uniform. Giving up her sports uniform was a hard decision as this past Hornet medaled all years in track, and won state two years in pole vault, and 4x4 for three years. Coach Dustin Lee, who coached Sloan throughout high school praised her for her dedication, willingness to learn, and push herself to be better each time. "Kendra was great to work with...

  • Morrill Early Bird 2021

    Apr 1, 2021

    100 Meters Varsity - Finals x 1. 12 Kadin Perez 11.69aSR Mitchell 2. 12 Rylan Aguallo 11.84aSR Mitchell 3. 12 Caden Lewis 11.93aPR Morrill 4. 11 Ryan Clapper 12.18a Southeast 5. 12 Mark Bartlett 12.25aSR Morrill 100 Meters Varsity - Prelims x 1. 12 Kadin Perez 11.86a Mitchell 2. 12 Caden Lewis 12.03a Morrill 22. 11 Tyler Christofferson 13.45aPR Pine Bluffs 200 Meters Varsity - Finals x 1. 12 Kadin Perez 23.40aSR Mitchell 2. 11 Ryan Clapper 24.28a Southeast 3. 12 Rylan Aguallo 24.59aSR Mitchell 4. 10 Luke Kasten 24.68aPR Potter-Dix 5. 12 Javon...

  • League Bowlers

    Apr 1, 2021

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