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  • Kansas Charley and the Texas Trail Museum

    Gary Collins, Pine Bluffs Post|Apr 27, 2017

    When Charley "Kansas Charley" Miller was hanged on April 22, 1892, he became the first and the youngest person to be executed after Wyoming became a state. Coincidentally, 125 years later to the day the Texas Trail Museum of Pine Bluffs held its annual meeting at the Pine Bluffs Senior center. The meeting was preceded by a cream can luncheon of potatoes, sausages, corn on the cob and cabbage. Cake and iced tea were also available. President Becky Martinez, opened the meeting with an...

  • Notorious Miss Wyoming-World set bar very high for crazy antics

    Bill Sniffin|Apr 27, 2017

    There have been many weird stories and odd people during the 127 years of Wyoming’s history. For example, there was the guy who parachuted onto the top of Devil’s Tower in 1941. Or the wild outdoorsman dubbed the Tarzan of the Tetons, Earl Durand, in 1939, who killed four pursuers until he was gunned down while robbing a Powell bank. But in 1977, Wyoming became notorious because of a former Miss Wyoming-World, Joyce McKinney, for her antics in kidnapping an LDS missionary in England. And a few...

  • Game and Fish to install 200 Poo-Poo screens to save raptors

    Wyoming Game and Fish|Apr 27, 2017

    One of the top dangers facing raptors, and many other cavity nesting birds in Wyoming, is accidentally getting trapped in a vent pipe. For some raptors, that means entering down a vent pipe of a vault toilet- an outhouse - and being unable to fly out. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the Teton Raptor Center, with support from Wyoming Wildlife Foundation, is working to prevent birds from this fate by installing 200 Poo-Poo screens on vault toilet vent pipes statewide, effectively protecting all Game and Fish owned facilities. The...

  • Proposed Archer Events Center a "facility with possibility"

    Apr 27, 2017

    When local voters head to the Sixth Penny Tax polls May 2, they will see among the ballot propositions an option for the construction of a multi-purpose event facility. Proposition 4 proposes the building of a multi-purpose events facility at the Archer Complex. “It’s so much more than a building,” said Brett Kupec, Laramie County Fair Board Chairman. “It really is a facility with possibility. Proposition 4 represents an opportunity for voters to invest in the future of Laramie County in terms of economic impact and the ability to bring l...

  • Herman makes a bid for mayor

    Gary Collins, Pine Bluffs Post|Apr 27, 2017

    Don Herman is looking to bring a new voice and new ideas to the office of mayor in the May 2 Pine Bluffs town elections. "I grew up in this town and the way I look at things around here a lot of things need to change," Herman said during the Meet and Greet event for candidates for office held in Town Hall, April 12. He believes that the town has not done enough in regards to infrastructure and to bring new businesses to town. He also questions the town's reliance on the sixth penny tax and wonde...

  • Curtis hopes to move from council to mayor's seat

    Gary Collins, Pine Bluffs Post|Apr 27, 2017

    After eight years on the town council, Alan Curtis is seeking to take on the duties of mayor, in the May 2 town elections, upon the retirement of Mayor William Shain. "I work for Centennial Ag Supply, an ag fertilizer company in town. We started it up in January 2006. We put a shingle up and started that. I was previously with another company here in town and this opportunity came along. It was kind of a start from scratch," Curtis said. "That's what I've done all my working life, forty years...

  • Danielle Elyse Nussbaum Puffer

    Apr 27, 2017

    Danielle Elyse Nussbaum Puffer, 27, of Spring Creek, Nevada, passed away April 19, 2017, of a sudden illness. Danielle was born June 4, 1989, in Cheyenne to Dennis Nussbaum and Sheila Nussbaum. Danielle lived Rock Springs until her 9th grade when she moved to Burns to attend high school. She was a cheerleader and was active in the music program and played clarinet. She moved back to Rock Springs after high school, attended Western Wyoming Community College and married Weston Puffer on December... Full story

  • Lois M. Bryant

    Apr 27, 2017

    Lois M. Bryant, age 96, passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Scott County Hospital in Scott City, Kansas. She was born on February 17, 1921 in Dighton, Kansas, the daughter of Virgil Frank and Zuma Fern Dodge Sharp. A resident of Scott City, Kansas since 1973 moving from Pine Bluffs, Wyoming, she was a Co-Farmer of Bryant Farms, homemaker a mother extraordinaire. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Scott City, Kansas and The Gideons Auxiliary. On November 30, 1941 she mar... Full story

  • Pine Bluffs Police Department Blotter

    Staff Report|Apr 27, 2017

    Activities and calls for the Pine Bluffs Police Department during the week of April 19 through April 25 were as follows: 5 Traffic stops 1 Citation for public intoxication 1 Traffic accident Numerous VIN inspections...

  • Community Calendar

    Apr 27, 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 27, 2017

    1 YEARS AGO April 26, 1917 NOW IS BEST TIME TO BUY THAT FARM After every war there is always a shuffling of the world’s population. The millions of men who are under arms are men who have broken home ties. Their village or town will never hold them again after the years or the months in the trenches. They will be faring forth all over the world to seek new fortunes in new lands. They will come to America---the land of opportunity and freedom. They will need land upon which to work out the fortunes they come here to seek. Laramie County, W...

  • Banner County News

    Barb Cross|Apr 27, 2017

    Good morning! Cool, cloudy spring weather greets us most mornings this week as April comes to a close. I do not know about you but I am finding it hard to believe that we are in the month of May already. If I could only make the next three months last for twice their time, things would be great! Hold off the holidays and bad weather. As it is this week brings us yet closer to the end of the school term with the annual FFA Banquet which is this evening at 6 p.m. Saturday, both the junior high and...

  • Hereford News

    Carolyn Ragsdale|Apr 27, 2017

    We are thankful for the rain we received this past week. We hope everyone is enjoying the green that is appearing in the fields and pastures. And the bright yellow dandelions add color to the fields. There were two specials this week at the Hereford Community Church. First Shirley Wiggin read God’s Accuracy, then Carol Opdycke read from her devotional about abundance based on Ephesians 3:20. The sermon topic for the day was Who Is Dismas? We learned that Dismas was the name assigned to the t...

  • Albin News

    Charlene Smith|Apr 27, 2017

    Kids love puddles. The magnet between them and water is only enhanced with a little dirt. So it was surprising when the youngest Smith was happy to see the big perennial puddle at the end of 5th Avenue smooth and dry. Even without a maintenance person, the Town of Albin seems to function pretty well. The dumpsters are empty, streets are clear and the burdens that aren’t top of the list are maintained. However, as much as our councilmen are able to keep our town looking nice and functioning, it i...

  • Eisenhauer protects the family

    Gary Collins, Pine Bluffs Post|Apr 27, 2017

    "Dear Mom; I was sworn in Dec. 7 at about 6:00 and left Denver at 7:30. Sure glad to be moving at last. Quite a coincidence going out on Dec. 7 isn't it." Donald Eisenhauer was born in Wolbach, Neb. on March 28, 1924 to Harry and Truly Eisenhauer. In 1926, his brother Delbert followed him into the world. Two years later came Robert, then in another two Lloyd was born, followed two years later by Tom. Another two years saw the emergence of Howard. Then a long time nobody: That's Loren or "Poot"...

  • Coyotes compete in Kersey

    Jimmie Earls, Pine Bluffs Post Editor|Apr 27, 2017

    Although the Pawnee Lady Coyotes failed to place at thePlatte Valley track meet last Saturday, Erin Ellis did compete in the shot put and discus events. Ellis' toss of 21'4.00" placed her 36th in the shot put and she finished 30th in the discus with a throw of 66'9.00". On the boys' side of the meet, the Coyotes finished 14th out of 21 in team standings. They compete this Saturday at the Weld County Championships in Frederick, Colo. Team results: Place School Score 1st Sterling 120 2nd Platte Va...