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  • Laramie County Fire District Five Appreciation Dinner 2024

    Sparky LCFD|Apr 11, 2024

    The Laramie County District Five Fire Board showed their appreciation for the services of Pine Bluffs Volunteer Fire Fighters on April 8, 2024 with a special dinner and award celebration at Curries Family Dinning of Pine Bluffs. Praise and special thanks were given to those firefighters attending the dinner for their outstanding volunteer work protecting our community from fires and performing emergency services 24/7. Chief Derek Walls thanked the fire board for the dinner and ceremony. Chief...

  • Important changes in store for voters this year

    Laramie County Clerk|Apr 11, 2024

    “Know before you go and be ballot ready.” That’s the advice the Laramie County Clerk has for those intending to vote in this year’s election. “There are two major changes in store for voters this year—a law prohibiting crossover voting and one reducing the period for absentee-early voting from 45 to 28 days,” said Clerk Debra Lee. The party crossover law affects voters who change political parties so they can vote for candidates who do not appear on their Primary election ballot. Under the new law passed last year, currently registered vo...

  • Burns Town Council considers new club

    Karen Lipska|Apr 11, 2024

    New club and clean up was presented at the Burns Town council meeting on April 8th at 6:30 p.m. The meetings are increasing with more people coming in. The council is now checking with the audience to see if they have any questions or concerns. Every two years the councils of the area need to make a resolution for the emergency plan. Jeanine West, director of Cheyenne/ Laramie County Emergency Management presented a Laramie County Emergency Response Plan. This plan is only for the council to see. It is not for the public because of security...

  • Students of the Quarter Honored

    Karen Lipska|Apr 11, 2024

    Promoting hard work to students is one of the goals for the Lions Club. The Pine Bluffs Lions Club had their first of the month meeting at Currie's Fine Dining. Student of the quarter, is to encourage hard working students in High School. This is for a student to know that they are doing good and it helps with mental health for them. It is an honor for the Lions Club, an honor to the student, and their family. Pine Bluffs Lions Club and Burns Lions Club had the opportunity to honor the students...

  • New Ordinance for Pine Bluffs Town Council

    Penny Merryfield|Apr 11, 2024

    Mayor Justin Fornstrom called the meeting of the Pine Bluffs town council of April 8th to order at 6:00 p.m. All councilmembers were in attendence as well as the town attorney Alex Davison. After the Pledge of Alligence was said, the council went right into the agenda and moved on into the items to be discussed. Councilmember Allie Leitza mad a motion to approve the agenda, it was seconded and the motion passed. Moving onto the Consent agenda, a motion was made by Councilmember Allie Leitza to accept the consent agenda, which was seconded by...

  • Wyoming State Government Jobs Expo Showcase Exciting Opportunities in Public Service

    State of Wyoming|Apr 11, 2024

    Cheyenne, Wyoming - The State of Wyoming is proud to announce the upcoming Wyoming State Government Jobs Expo, an event designed to highlight available state jobs and promote careers in public service. This premier event will take place April 16, 2024, from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM at the Wyoming State Capitol. Several communities from across the state will also host events throughout the day. Please visit ai.wyo.gov/expo for a list of events, locations, and times. The Jobs Expo hopes to attract a wide variety of job seekers, from seasoned professio...

  • Pine Bluffs Town Council starts meeting with moment of silence for Tom Mohren

    Karen Lipska|Apr 11, 2024

    A Moment of silence for a lost member of the community and Mayor Justin Fornstrom made a proclamation at the meeting of the Pine Bluffs Town council on Wednesday March 27th. This moment of silence was for Tom Mohren. Mohren has been in the Pine Bluffs community since 1982 as a Pine Bluffs Police officer. Mohren became chief of police at one point in his career. He was on the town council and has been on several different committees. Mohren always had a joke for people. He loved his family and the community. Mohren helped a lot of people out in...

  • Prairie Doc Perspective Week of April 7, 2024

    Jill Kruse DO|Apr 11, 2024

    There is an old joke where a man walks into his doctor's office and says, "Doc, it hurts every time I do this. What should I do? To which the doctor replies, "Simple, don't do that!" While the advice seems trite and maybe even insulting, like most jokes, there is some truth in it. Pain is one of the ways your body tries to protect you from even worse injury. Pain tries to keep you from walking on a sprained ankle or lifting things with a broken arm. In those cases, the advice from the doctor is accurate. We cast broken bones to immobilize...

  • BLM kicks off spring with two wild horse and burro adoption events in April

    Bureau of Land Mgmt|Apr 11, 2024

    Cheyenne, Wyo. – The Bureau of Land Management will hold two separate wild horse and burro adoption events in April. The first event will have approximately 30 untrained horses up for adoption and sale at the Wheatland Off-Range Corral. The second event will be held at the Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility and have approximately 40 untrained horses and 10 untrained burros up for adoption. The Wheatland event begins at 8 a.m. on Friday, April 19, when animals can be previewed until the live competitive auction starts at 9 a.m. R...

  • Farm, Ranch, Business

    Wyoming Department of Agriculture|Apr 11, 2024

    With spring upon us, many across the start to think about “Spring Cleaning” to get ready for the warmer weather. As part of this process, water is one item that not many may think of when building their cleaning lists but should. If you consume water from a well or use well water in your lives, a water test is a great idea. In Wyoming, it is recommended to test your well for bacteria (total coliform) and nitrates every year. Regular testing for bacteria, nitrates, and more for drinking wat...

  • UW Extension Sheep Task Force to Offer Webinar on Innovation in the Lambing Barn

    Micah Most Writer UW Extension|Apr 11, 2024

    Buffalo, Wyo.-April 8, 2024-The University of Wyoming Extension Sheep Task Force will offer a free webinar Tuesday, April 23, at 6 p.m. The hourlong event is geared toward Wyoming sheep producers interested in updating their lambing barn facilities and technology. The presentation will feature guest speakers Regan Smith of Smith Sheep & Stuff and Cord and Kristin Bieber of Bieber Land & Livestock and Skull Creek Targhees. UW Extension sheep specialist Whit Stewart and UW Extension educator...

  • PBHS Students continue Community Tradition with Bedding Plant Sale

    Sally Wheeler PBHS|Apr 11, 2024

    A beloved community tradition is set to bloom once again as Pine Bluffs High School students prepare for their annual bedding plant sale. Held in the high school's greenhouse, the sale has become a cherished event that not only showcases the students' green thumbs but also fosters a sense of camaraderie and pride within the community. For years, the Pine Bluffs High School greenhouse has served as a hub of activity, providing students with hands-on learning opportunities in horticulture and...

  • Twentieth Air Force dedicates headquarters building

    20th Air Force Public Affairs|Apr 11, 2024

    F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. -- Members of the Twentieth Air Force came together to dedicate their headquarters building during a ceremony on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, April 4, 2024. The building was renamed Erwin Hall in honor of Henry "Red" Erwin, who was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1945 after he was severely injured during a bombing run over Japan in January 1945. His son, prior Alabama state senator Henry Erwin Jr., attended the event presided over by Maj. Gen. Stacy Huser,...

  • UW Wool Judging Team Celebrates a Successful 2024 Season

    UW College of Ag|Apr 11, 2024

    Laramie, Wyo.-April 8, 2024-The University of Wyoming's small but mighty collegiate wool judging team competed in three regional contests this year, beginning with a strong performance at the 7220 Wool Judging Invitational in Laramie and concluding with an impressive finish at the Black Hills Stock Show in Rapid City, S.D. Members of the 2024 team are Sydney Camp from Grand Junction, Colo.; Elisabeth Dooley from Casper; Cameron Herrick from Laramie; Mary Thomas from Gering, Neb.; and Allie Van...

  • Local author Jared Michaud has book signing in Pine Bluffs

    Karen Lipska|Apr 11, 2024

    A new author has inspired youth about science - fiction reading. Jared Michaud introduced his new book at the Pine Bluffs Library on Friday April 5th. Michaud loved to read. His family has been in the Burns and Pine Bluffs area all his life. Michaud went to Laramie County community College for journalism, and did some work with the Wyoming Eagle. Michaud learned that creative writing is different compared to journalism. He found out he wanted to be more creative and write his own book. Michaud...

  • Burns/Pine Bluffs Wrestling Program hosts Clinic

    Jim Merryfield|Apr 11, 2024

    The Burns/Pine Bluffs wrestling program held a wrestling clinic last Friday at the Burns Junior/Senior high school. The clinic was held by a very knowledgeable female wrestler, Kaylynn Albrecht. Albrecht is on the National Wrestling team and has been chosen to participate in the Olympic try-outs. She attended school in Texas where she was a top wrestler in high school and college. She was selected to win the collegiate championship tournament until COVID hit and cancelled the tournament....

  • Lady Broncs Head to Cheyenne

    Jim Merryfield|Apr 11, 2024

    The Lady Broncs track and field team found themselves on the field of battle in the Okie Blanchard Stadium in Cheyenne. The Okie Blanchard Invitational track meet had 12 schools from the southeast conference in attendance. The Lady Broncs finished a disappointing eighth place with some great performances by some of the Lady Broncs. Kodie James was the only individual to break into the top three with a third-place finish in the high jump. The 4x800m relay team managed a second-place finish in...

  • Lady Hornets Swarm into Cheyenne

    Jim Merryfield|Apr 11, 2024

    The Lady Hornets went to Cheyenne to compete in the Okie Blanchard Invitational track and field meet last Friday. The team had a rough outing and did not place well. As a team they placed ninth in the field. The Lady Hornets junior varsity team placed third in the meet with some great performances by Kaylea Bymer, Jasmin Garcia and the 4x800m relay team. This would be a good day for Jessica Hoffman who took first place in two events and just missed a top ten finish with an 11th place effort in...

  • Hornets Swarm into the Okie Blanchard Meet

    Jim Merryfield|Apr 11, 2024

    The Hornets varsity and junior varsity track and field teams hit the track on a perfect day for the meet. Sky was partly cloudy, and temperature was just perfect for running. The Hornets were not going to let the day be a bust and worked hard to finish high. The varsity team stumbled a bit and managed to climb the ladder to the ninth spot. The junior varsity team climbed a bit higher to the fifth spot thanks to the efforts of Travis Lerwick who took a first-place finish and Justin Lerwick who...

  • Broncs Trot to Cheyenne seeking Another Win

    Jim Merryfield|Apr 11, 2024

    The Broncs track and field boys team went to the Okie Blanchard Invitational track and field meet last Friday. The event was at the Cheyenne East High School Okie Blanchard Stadium in Cheyenne. The Broncs were coming off the definitive win last week at the Bayard Invitational and showed up with high hopes of repeating. Unfortunately for the Broncs the competition was a bit stronger that that of the Nebraska meet and the Broncs came in a disappointing seventh. An outstanding performance by Ethan...

  • Music Festival Workshop held for LCSD No. 2 music students

    Karen Lipska|Apr 11, 2024

    The students who play instruments were excited about playing as a group for the first time. The players have so much going through their heads. First, is to impress the conductor with the individual's talent, next to be able to play with new friends, and last is the bragging part to the parents on the experience. At the Music Festival, Laramie County School District #2 music teachers put on a workshop for the students to be in a contest for the first time in music. It is a time for the students...

  • LCSD No. 2 Music Festival

    Karen Lipska|Apr 11, 2024

    Music festival Julie Andrews from the Sound of Music has nothing compared to the students of Laramie County School District #2. Pine Bluffs, Albin, Burns, and Carpenter students, elementary through Junior High school, (fifth through eighth grades) had an excellent time at the Music Festival. The annual Music Festival in Pine Bluffs, held at the Pine Bluffs Historic High School happens each spring. This Music Festival is for the students to show off their skills to the judges and to their...

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