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  • Grass fire quickly extinguished on County Road 220

    Apr 11, 2019

    The Laramie County Fire District #6 responded to a fire on the 5700 block of county road 220 on Thursday, April 4th at approximately 3:30 in the afternoon. While working on a farm truck, the grass underneath caught fire and quickly spread to a swather, a smaller truck, and burned about an acre of grass and trees. There were no injuries reported and the firefighters were able to extinguish the fire in about 10 minutes. Fire Chief Derek Walls credited the owners saying, “Property owners had d...

  • After 21 years Mary Cushing continues turning pages at the library she loves

    Victoria Smithey Pine Bluffs Post|Apr 11, 2019

    Soft spoken with an easy smile, Mary Cushing is the go to person at our local library. As a child she loved books, and would often play librarian with the collection she had at home. "I would make a pocket for the back, and rig up the special pencil with the date stamp on the top." Said Mary. As a grown up Mary found herself straying away from the library sciences and gravitating towards a nursing degree. She attended Nebraska Western College in Scottsbluff, NE, and was all set to attend nursing...

  • Theodore "Ben" Bastian

    Apr 11, 2019

    Theodore "Ben" Bastian, 94, surrounded by his family went to be with his Lord and Savior April 5, at his home in Burns. He was born December 30, 1924 in Cheyenne to Theodore Wesley and Lela Bledsoe Bastian. He grew up on a ranch near Burns and graduated from Burns High School in 1942. Ben was a Purple Heart recipient while serving in the European Theater during WWII. He married Bonnie Gaston on September 5, 1945. They spent their lives in the ranching and farming business. They enjoyed bowling,...

  • Linemen Appreciation Day

    Apr 11, 2019

    Governor Mark Gordon signed a proclamation on April 8, designating it as Linemen Appreciation Day. In light of the commitments linemen make - maintain the power 24/7, 365 days, and are first responders of electric utility family, getting the power back on and making things safe for all after storms and accidents. “It is our way of thanking our linemen for their work to keep the power on and the public safe.” said Governor Mead in his proclamation....

  • An open letter to Wyoming seniors and their loved ones

    Sen. Mike Enzi|Apr 11, 2019

    Earlier this month, I received a message on my answering machine in Gillette. The caller claimed they were from the IRS and said I was being charged with fraud. If I did not call the phone number they provided, my case would be brought to the courts. A few weeks later, I received another message supposedly from the Social Security Administration. Again, they said I was being charged with a crime and instructed me to call a phone number they provided. Thankfully, I knew both of these calls were not real and did not give any of my personal...

  • Soil...Just dirt... or is it?

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|Apr 11, 2019

    I've hit the subject of soils pretty hard these last few months and there's a very good reason. Soil is the foundation of everything we do as gardeners, be it home gardening or even commercial. Without good soil, our efforts will be in vain. Most people will look at soil and just see dirt. What is soil, really, and what makes good soil? Good soil is productive. That means it will grow your plants from seedlings, whether flowers or vegetables, into vigorous, healthy, mature plants. Soil starts...

  • Student of the Third Quarter

    Thayne Vialpando Pine Bluffs Journalism|Apr 11, 2019

    There are many distinguishable students at Pine Bluffs Jr./Sr. High School. However, once a quarter one exemplary student is chosen for Student of the Quarter. The school year is quickly winding down and it may seem hard for a lot of students to maintain both their academic and extracurricular activity focus. One the other hand some students knuckle down and put their nose to the grindstone; such is the case with Student of the 3rd quarter Ty Sweeter. Ty maybe of the quieter type of student be...

  • Joey Romans Military Child Month Honoree

    Victoria Smithey Pine Bluffs Post|Apr 11, 2019

    Military brats, base babies, whatever you call them the world has no shortage of children growing up in military households. Pine Bluffs has one of its very own in Joey Romans. A soft-spoken and highly intelligent young man, Joey is easy to talk to and has a definite idea of where he wants his life to go. Joey started his freshman year at Pine Bluffs High School, and is enjoying his time in our fair town. He moved to town from Cheyenne and is much happier in a smaller setting. "It's a better...

  • Burns FFA Wins Casper College Livestock Judging Contest

    Apr 11, 2019

  • Mitchell Invite Results Burns and Pine Bluffs

    Apr 11, 2019

    Mens Results 100 Meters Varsity - Finals x 3. 12 Seth Tangeman 11.56aSR Pine Bluffs 11. 12 Colby Lamb 11.93aPR Pine Bluffs tied 38. 9 Reed Thompson 13.38aPR Pine Bluffs 41. 11 Mark Maher 13.65aPR Burns 43. 10 Austin Barth 14.61a Burns 45. 10 Derik Smith 15.92a Burns tied 200 Meters Varsity - Finals x 8. 12 Colby Lamb 24.60aSR Pine Bluffs 32. 11 Kolton Keslar 27.47aPR Burns 35. 10 Austin Barth 30.14aPR Burns 38. 9 Scott Fornstrom 32.86a Pine Bluffs 39. 10 Derik Smith 33.04aPR Burns 12 Seth...

  • TriState Grapplers Results

    Apr 11, 2019

    April 6th Results Eads Junior Olympic Tournament Eads, Colorado 8&Under Division 51 pound bracket- Jesse Gortney's Place is 1st. Champ. Round 1- Jesse Gortney Tri-State Grapplers) won by fall over Xadrian Apodaca (Rocky Ford) (Fall 1:41) Quarterfinal- Jesse Gortney Tri-State Grapplers) won by fall over Jaxen Downing (Mayhem) (Fall 2:33) Semifinal- Jesse Gortney (Tri-State Grapplers) won by fall over Mason Sierra (Eads) (Fall 1:00) 1st Place Match- Jesse Gortney Tri-State Grapplers) won by fall o...

  • Smithmoor Gun Range host final Winter Match

    Victoria Smithey Pine Bluffs Post|Apr 11, 2019

    Exercising their second amendment rights is something Gary and Cody Smith take very seriously while still managing to squeeze in a lot of history and a little bit of fun. Located at 4696 Road 204 in Carpenter, the Smithmoor Gun Range is a father/son owned Black Powder Cartridge Rifle Club or BPCR for short. With monthly matches throughout the winter, the Smithmoor Range is steeped in old west history. The Smithmoor is a private club that has hosted several national and local championships and boasts three or four of the top national shooters...

  • Wyoming Congressional Award Ceremony

    Apr 11, 2019

    Six Burns students and one Pine Bluffs alumni were awarded Congressional Awards in a ceremony held at the Cheyenne Civic Center on Sunday, April 7th. Grace Steenbergen, Mercedes Bertels, Colby Stockton, Nicole Talkington, Cassidy Weibel, and Alyssa Miller were all celebrated for their outstanding achievements. Also in attendance were Senator Mike Enzi, Senator John Barasso, and Representative Liz Cheney. The Congressional Awards is a long standing service program offered to young people aged 13...

  • 2019 A Walk in the Park

    Apr 11, 2019

    Pine Bluffs Recreation held their annual Take a Walk in the Park on April 1. There were 45 people that braved the cold to participate in the 2nd Annual National Take A Walk in the Park Day on Saturday! Congratulations to our winners: Ty Scarborough - Hoverboard Tuf Scarborough - FitBit Charge Zak Mossberg - FitBit Charge Leslie Morrison Mickelson - City Park Stump Chair Ayden Merideth - Bag of KitKats Sandy Hunter Mossberg - Bag of KitKats Lisa Scarborough was on hand for pho...

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