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  • Fire destroys two homes in Pine Bluffs

    Jimmie Earls, Pine Bluffs Post Editor|Apr 13, 2017

    Two Pine Bluffs families were left homeless following a fire that broke out in the early hours of Sunday, April 9. At approximately 1:35 a.m., firefighters from Laramie County Fire District #5 were dispatched to 1279 North Main St. in the Pine View Mobile Home Park after a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival of the first responding crews, two outbuildings were fully involved in fire. The fire had also already spread to two mobile homes and a third non-mobile home was also threatened. Pine...

  • Tell me again, how do people stay together and be married so long?

    Bill Sniffin|Apr 13, 2017

    My recent column about couples celebrating long marriages sure generated a lot of comments. I thought these were wonderful. Here goes: “My folks, who were married 45 years when my mom passed away, always said that ‘date nights’ were important. Date nights didn’t include kids, just time away from home doing something they enjoyed together. My mom always said ‘surprise’ date nights were the best,” recalled Leslie Blythe of Casper. Diana Schutte Dowling, formerly of Greybull, recalled that...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Apr 13, 2017

    According to the July 14, 2016, report by the Congressional Research Service entitled Salaries and Allowances: In Brief, in order to ensure the welfare of the citizens of their district or state, we pay members of Congress a base annual salary of $174,000. They also enjoy generous health and life insurance provisions. A Members’ Representational Allowance (MRA) is available to support legislators in their official and representational duties and may be used for expenses including staff, travel, mail, office equipment, district office rental, st...

  • Anti-faith bias making it harder for some children to get help

    Sen. Mike Enzi|Apr 13, 2017

    Faith-based providers and individuals helping children should not be prevented from providing welfare services because of their religious faith, according to U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., and Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa. The lawmakers say some people in positions of power are essentially discriminating against people of faith and seeking to force providers out of these services because of the providers’ beliefs. Enzi and Kelly introduced legislation today to ensure faith-based institutions and individuals can continue to provide services for t...

  • Pine Bluffs Police Department Blotter

    Staff Report|Apr 13, 2017

    Activities and calls for the Pine Bluffs Police Department during the week of April 5 through April 11 were as follows: 1 Fight call 3 Citations issued for possession of narcotics 3 Traffic stops 1 Fire call 1 Distrubance call Numerous VIN inspections 1 Possible child abuse...

  • Kestner eyes a spot on town council

    Gary Collins, Pine Bluffs Post|Apr 13, 2017

    While she is not the first woman to seek office in Pine Bluffs, there have been more than a few of those, at 29, Janna Kestner is certainly one of the youngest. The wife and mother of a 15-month-old son, Warwick, has been interested in public service for sometime, but with starting a new family and establishing her family's home in Pine Bluffs, Kestner has not had the time until now. "My husband, he got the job offer here. We moved here, we started settling in. Pine Bluffs started to feel like...

  • Another sellout banquet for Pheasants Forever

    Gary Collins, Pine Bluffs Post|Apr 13, 2017

    Games, raffles, auctions live and silent, presentations, food and beer on tap were available to sponsors and their guests at Saturday night's 17th annual Pheasants Forever Banquet in the Pine Bluffs Community Center. Uncle Fred's Catering served up fried chicken, Rocky Mountain Oysters and all the fixin's while Jim Wilson served as Master of Ceremonies keeping the evening moving until auctioneer, Steve Price, "The Steve Price," according to Wilson, stepped up to the microphone. With all that foo...

  • Larry Lee Nussbaum

    Apr 13, 2017

    Larry Lee Nussbaum, 73, of Pine Bluffs, Wyoming died April 1, 2017, by his own hand. He was born June 16, 1943 in Pine Bluffs to Elvera and Byron Nussbaum at home, delivered by Dr. Morris. He is survived by his special friend, Nola Cary. Also by two grandsons, Jesse and Colton Bice; nephew Patrick Couch of CA, local cousins, Paul Reher, Phyllis Cooney, Elnora Beavers and many family members in Sundance, WY. Larry was a Navy veteran and a member of the Louis Canady American Legion Post 60. He... Full story

  • Honor Student Spotlight

    Apr 13, 2017

    Pine Bluffs Elementary School – 3rd quarter honor roll: All A’s: 5th Grade: Jasmin Becerra, KayLea Bymer, Janine Davis, Jasmin Garcia, Emily Haas, Taylor McCollum, Nathan Paice, Audrey Shutts, Tayten Zitek 4th Grade: Ethan Bomberger, Travis Lerwick, Ryan Mohren, Merina Theobald All A’s & B’s: 6th Grade: Catilyn Eggli, Alex Flores, Abby Gray, KiyEllen Lanning, Kasandra Madden, Miranda Michiaels, Jason Mickelson, Gavyn Oakes, Diego Paniagua, Aylin Reza, Dalton Schaefer, Alex Sloan, Hannah Wallowingbull, Jessica Weller 5th Grade: Madelyn Brown,...

  • Community Calendar

    Apr 13, 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

    Apr 13, 2017

    1 YEARS AGO April 12, 1917 On Monday afternoon, one of the most enjoyable parties of the season was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Karlstrum in honor of Miss Elaine Karlstrum, who had then reached the first milestone of her life. A large birthday cake, with one lighted candle, adorned the center of the table. All the children were seated around the table for the refreshments, which consisted of two kinds of cake, ice cream and candy. Little Elaine received many beautiful and useful gifts. PRESIDENT SIGNS WAR PROCLAMATION...

  • Banner County News

    Barb Cross|Apr 13, 2017

    Good morning Banner County, neighbors near and far! Beautiful weather we have been having lately, although some rain would be nice. School was released at the regular time on Thursday, (today) and will not resume until Tuesday, April 18th. The following day, April 19th the junior high track team will travel to Chappell for competition which will begin at 9 a.m. Safe travel and good luck. The recent MAC competition for Choir and Band resulted in 3rd place ratings for both sections and individual...

  • Hereford News

    Carolyn Ragsdale|Apr 13, 2017

    The Hereford Community Church held their quarterly business meeting before the worship service on April 9. The congregation is looking at attending a Rockies game on August 6. If you are interested in going, contact Steve Hauer at 970-895-2336. It was decided to hold the bake sale and car wash on June 10. If anyone has yard sale items or craft items to sell, they can have their own table that day. Roger and Paula Copeland were celebrating their anniversary this Sunday, April 9. For the special...

  • Albin News

    Charlene Smith|Apr 13, 2017

    Here comes Peter Cottontail, hoping down the bunny trail. Easter is on its way. That should mean the tulips and other bulb flowers will color our town shortly. But with all the sugar and chocolate consumed in the next week, none of us may care what colors we see. Or perhaps, even if the wind blows the bulbs back to Holland. Kicking or should we say hoping off the Easter weekend is the Albin Community Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 15 at 10 a.m. There will be five age divisions along with conce...

  • Local artist's work goes from the campground to the lobby

    Gary Collins, Pine Bluffs Post|Apr 13, 2017

    Tucked away in a RV park east of Cheyenne and the TA Truck Stop are two antelopes reposing at the bottom of a swimming pool at the WYO Campground. As antelope are neither fish nor aquatic fowl, the curious traveler may indeed wonder how two of the beasts had come to be there. Not surprisingly, they will soon discover their presence is the result of art, not nature. They are the work of artist Marcia Pavlica, who along with her husband Mike, is the owner of the campground. Pavlica stated that it...

  • Local FFA students earn degrees

    Gary Collins, Pine Bluffs Post|Apr 13, 2017

    Pine Bluffs and Burns High School seniors who are members of their FFA chapters received their State Degrees at the 2017 Wyoming FFA Convention in Cheyenne last Thursday night. The convention ran from Wednesday, April 5 through Saturday April 9. In addition to the state degrees, awards were given to those who showed proficiency in parliamentary procedures and agriculture related fields competitions with a Burns Junior High team moving on to the national convention. Five Pine Bluffs chapter...

  • Local students compete in Young Authors Competition

    Gary Collins, Pine Bluffs Post|Apr 13, 2017

    Authors across the school district have written pieces of poetry, fiction and nonfiction in a hope of representing the district against the other districts of the state in the Young Authors Competition. Once the pieces were written, all the children's names were removed in order to make the judging as impartial as possible. The pieces are then judged by teachers in their school of grades different than the authors. For example, pieces written by first graders are judged by, teachers from the...

  • Burns takes to the track and field in Mitchell

    Jimmie Earls, Pine Bluffs Post Editor|Apr 13, 2017

    The Burns High School track and field team headed north to Mitchell, Nebraska last Thursday. Here's how individual performances in the finals shaped up: Girls Athlete Place 100 Meter Dash 13.70 SB Malli O'Neal 11th 15.20 SB Cassidy Weibel 27th 15.70 SB Elizabeth Desautels 32nd 200 Meter Dash 28.55 SB Malli O'neal 10th 28.57 SB Kelsey Faircloth 11th 31.36 SB Piper Perez 23rd 400 Meter Dash 1:06.86 SB Mara Schindler 13th 1:07.23 Kelsey Faircloth 16th 1:07.55 SB Katie Norris 17th 1,600 Meter Run...

  • Several Pine Bluffs athletes pre-qualify for state meet at Okie Blanchard Invite

    Staff Report|Apr 13, 2017

    The Pine Bluffs track team headed cross-county last Friday to take part in the Okie Blanchard Invitational at Cheyenne East High School. The boys team finished in fifth place, while the girls came in sixth in team standings. As head coach Dustin Lee explained, it was a good day overall for the team and individuals. “Despite a little breeze throughout the day the weather was great for our first trip to the new Okie Blanchard Stadium. Our athletes took advantage of the weather and the tough competition and had several season and personal best p...

  • Pawnee boys place ninth at Fightin' Reds Invite

    Staff Report|Apr 13, 2017

    Although the Pawnee girls failed to place at the Fightin' Reds Invitational in Eaton last week, the boys were able to come home in ninth place overall. Team standings: Place School Score 1st Sterling 161 2nd Berthoud 109 3rd Greeley Central 86 4th Eaton 75 5th Liberty Common 64 6th Platte Valley 61 7th Valley 41 8th Dayspring Christian Academy 30 9th Pawnee 27 10th Highland 19 11th Heritage Christian 12 12th Merino 7 13th Estes Park 6 14th Briggsdale 2 15th Windsor 2 Individual results: 1600...

  • Bowling Scores

    Apr 13, 2017

    Monday Women 1. Texas Trail Market 330 2. Bluffs Vet Clinic 269 3. Exxon 254 Handicap Game: Alisha Michaud 267 Handicap Series: Debbie Kelly 714 Scratch Game: Carleen Graves 199 Scratch Series: Conner Graves 489 Tuesday Mixed 1. Tristen’s Trio 43 2. Wyoming Malting 42 3. NEO Mark 33 Women - Handicap Game: Nicole Macy 263 Handicap Series: Carol Macy 710 Scratch Game: Nicole Macy 189 Scratch Series: Amy Zitek 479 Men - Handicap Game: Kiel Harding 277 Handicap Series: Kiel Harding 719 Scratch Game: Chris Zitek 247 Scratch Series: Chris Zitek 6...

  • A trip back in time

    Gary Collins, Pine Bluffs Post|Apr 13, 2017

    Last Friday crews tasked with the work of removing dying trees in Pine Bluffs and planting new ones as part of the town's reforestation project unearthed a time capsule in Reher Park. The capsule appeared as Mitch Reisdorfer and Chris Walstone, of Cheyenne Lawn and Tree Care, were in the process of pushing over the tree just to the west of the marker which, in 1969, dedicated the park in honor of Virgil V. Reher, who served Pine Bluffs as a councilman and mayor from 1961-68. The capsule, buried...

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