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  • New Housing proposed for Burns

    Karen Lipska|Apr 21, 2022

    A proposal of development and Burns Insurance Property. The Burns town council met on April 11th at 6:30 p.m. In the Public comments Jeff Barnes stated that he is running for the position of Laramie County Sheriff. Barnes explained his background and issues that he would like to work on and Linda Heath announced her running for re-election for County Commissioner. Next was the Agenda Request. First was Burns Insurance for the renewal of Property Insurance proposal. Mark Anderson went through...

  • Building Permits Town Clean-Up and Housing Proposal for Burns Town Council

    Karen Lipska|Apr 21, 2022

    Building permit and clean up for the town Albin. Albin town council met on April 14th at 7:00 p.m. First was the concern of the construction on the new site for the Laramie County Fire District #3 station. The contractor reassured he stop activities as soon as he had once figured out there was no permit. The council will make sure in the future that is in the paperwork about the permit. Council member Bob Anderson made a motion and council member Jeremiah Johnson second. It was approved. The bid for the tool cat was determined to go to CAT....

  • Carpenter Road Property and Pioneer Park improvements discussed at Town Council

    Penny Merryfield|Apr 21, 2022

    In the physical absence of Mayor Justin Fornstrom, Councilmember Mike Ragsdale called the meeting to order leading off with the Pledge of Allegiance while Mayor Fornstrom was present through zoom. A motion was made to accept the agenda, which was seconded and voted on. The agenda was accepted as presented. Council then moved on to the Consent Agenda, which included: 1. Review and Approve March 14 & 23, 2022 Meeting Minutes 2. Consideration of Claims and Payroll 3. Review and Approve: Building Permits/Plat Map a. 401 Maple – Metal Storage C...

  • John Michael Brown

    Apr 21, 2022

    John Michael Brown, 73, formerly of Meriden, Wyoming, passed away in Holstein, Iowa, in the presence of his loved ones on December 5, 2021. He was born in Cheyenne on August 27, 1948, to J. Harry and Gwendolyn Brown and was raised on the family ranch in Meriden. He treasured many hours with his grandfather on the banks of Horse Creek listening to stories and appreciating the value of an agricultural way of life. Mike attended Albin High School during which he excelled in both basketball and...

  • Holden William Wolf August 9, 1998- April 13, 2022

    Apr 21, 2022

    Holden William Wolf, 23, passed away on April 13, 2022 in Sheridan, Wyoming. He was born in Worland, Wyoming to Terrence Deryll and Doneen Ann (Knuppel) Wolf on August 9, 1998. Holden grew up enjoying the freedom that small-town life offered. Holden's family and friends all know Holden as the quiet, kind, purely sweet soul with a big heart and infectious smile. Everyone loved Holden, and he was often referred to as Golden Holden. Along with Holden's great smile and warm heart came a witty sense...

  • Knotty Pine host Eclectic Clause

    Karen Lipska|Apr 21, 2022

    The beat was living in Knotty Pine on April 1st. Although it was April Fools Day the music was no joke. Eclectic Clause is a unique name but it is their way. This band is from Cheyenne. Roger Madiz, nicknamed Rabbit who plays the bass, Larry Hallan nicknamed Grape Ape who plays the guitar and Clint Barton nicknamed Shaggy who is the drummer and lead singer. Grape Ape and Shaggy have been together for six years. Rabbit is a new member to the band. Their music is a variety of country music to old...

  • Lawn Care - Maintenance and Diseases

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|Apr 21, 2022

    Earlier we talked about getting a lawn started and annual fertilizing. I did forget to mention that when sowing your seed, make two passes at right angles to each other. You'll get better coverage. Now I want to cover what comes after your seed comes up and you have this beautiful new grass. Don't worry that it looks a bit sparse. If you had good seed and planted correctly it will fill in with time. Now it's time to move into maintenance. Fertilizing is on most everybody's mind at this time of...

  • Pine Bluffs Police holds Drug Take Back Day

    Apr 21, 2022

    Do you have used, unwanted, or expired medications? The Pine Bluffs Pine Bluffs Police, Pine Bluffs, WY will be again participating in The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 28, 2022 between 9AM - 2PM. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.7 million people misused prescription pain relievers, 4.9 million people misused prescription stimulants, and 5.9 million people misused prescription tranquilizers...

  • Wyoming GOP Tries to Cancel Laramie County Voters

    Mike Heath|Apr 21, 2022

    At the Wyoming Republican Party Executive Committee meeting in March a motion was made to investigate the Laramie County Republican Party for a potential by-laws violation at the county convention on March 12th. The motion was made after a complaint was made by Ben Hornok, a Laramie County precinct committeeman and Central Committee member. The state Executive Committee normally does not permit nonmembers to speak or join the discussion even though the meetings are open to the public. At the Laramie County Convention Mr. Hornok rose to speak...

  • Wyoming National Guard announces best warriors in the state

    Sgt Kristina Kranz 197th Public Affairs Detachment|Apr 21, 2022

    CAMP GUERNSEY JOINT TRAINING CENTER, Wyo. – Sgt. Tyler Holloway and Spc. Zachary Pinc fought their way to the top to win the 2022 Wyoming Army National Guard State Best Warrior competition. Nine other competitors from across the state came together to compete in the grueling competition from March 31 to April 3 at Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center. Each Soldier took part in various rigorous events testing their mental and physical soldiering capabilities. Each event tested the competitor's c...

  • Coloring Contest Winners

    Apr 21, 2022

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  • Kimball Hospital Foundation raises 22K at Casino Night

    Karen Lipska|Apr 21, 2022

    The dice were rolling and cards were shuffling. The Kimball Hospital Foundation had their fourth annual Casino Night at the Sagebrush in Kimball, Nebraska on April 9th. The Kimball Hospital Foundation was working to raise money for a new cardiac stress testing system at Kimball Health Services. When you first walked in the volunteers directed you where to go for particular activities. One room was a live auction and food for the night. The food bar had pretzel knots, nachos, two kinds of wings:...

  • TriState Grapplers Results

    Apr 21, 2022

    TRI-STATE GRAPPLERS RESULTS MIDWEST CLASSIC NATIONALS 6 and Under 43 - Jaxon Lynch's place is unknown and has scored 0.0 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Rhogan Robbins (Winner Youth Wrestling) won by fall over Jaxon Lynch (Tri-State Grapplers) (Fall 1:00) Cons. Round 1 - Jaxon Lynch (Tri-State Grapplers) received a bye () (Bye) Cons. Round 2 - Kyan Keys (Unattached) won by fall over Jaxon Lynch (Tri-State Grapplers) (Fall 0:51) 10 and Under 61 - Jesse Gortney's place is 8th and has scored 4.0...

  • Pine Bluffs Recreation Soccer

    Apr 21, 2022

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  • Finding the 'eggs' - A Hunt in Burns

    Karen Lipska|Apr 21, 2022

    The fire truck was sitting at the old Elementary playground and the eggs were hiding on the playground. On Saturday April 16th at 10 a. m. Laramie County Fire District #6 put on their first Easter Egg Hunt. Council Member/Firefighter Jeff Appleman announced where each age group would be in each section. When the siren of the fire truck goes off then the hunt begins. He did say there was a raffle for Easter baskets to earn money for next years Easter egg hunt. The parents and kids were ready by...

  • 'Egg-ceptional finds in the Bluffs'

    Karen Lipska|Apr 21, 2022

    Parents and kids gathered together to be directed to the right areas based on the ages of their children by the Pine Bluffs Lions Club. Saturday April 16th at 2 p.m. at the Leaning Rock Golf course in Pine Bluffs was the annual Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt. This Easter egg hunt has been happening for over fifty years that the Pine Bluffs Lions Club puts on. This year it was a bit windy and a tad chilly but the parents and children were determined to hunt the eggs. Most of the eggs contained...