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  • 115 Years of People, Notes, Sports and area News

    Penny Merryfield|Apr 27, 2023

    The delivery of the news has grown and changed so much over the years. The Pine Bluffs Post has grown with those changes and is still striving to bring the news to our area. The "birth" of the Pine Bluffs Post started in April of 1908. The first edition was April 3, 1908. The first story on the front page was "Our Little Bow - In presenting The Pine Bluffs Post to the citizens of Pine Bluffs and the surrounding country we do not feel that we are filling a "long-felt want," but are simply...

  • Marking his first 100 Days in Office, Secretary Gray Reflects on Accomplishments Thus Far

    Apr 27, 2023

    CHEYENNE, WY – Marking his first 100 days in office, Secretary of State Chuck Gray reflected on all of his administration’s work since January 3rd. The Secretary of State released the graphic attached below showcasing the accomplishments of Secretary Gray’s administration thus far. “Our office has already done tremendous work,” Secretary Gray said. “Focusing on improving election integrity and transparency, ensuring fiscal responsibility on Constitutional and Statutory Boards, and emphasizing customer service, the Secretary of State’s Off...

  • An Interview with the Candidates for the Town of Pine Bluffs

    Karen Lipska|Apr 27, 2023

    The people were wandering into the Pine Bluffs town hall to attend the Pine Bluffs council candidates forum held on April 24th. Three out of four candidates participated at the forum. They were Dave Crouse, Josh McGurn, and Dennis Michaud. Don Herman was not available. Joshua Tangeman was the moderator and Rene' Lovitt was the timer for the forum. In the audience was Mayor Justin Fornstrom and his wife Kara, some of the current council, family members of the candidates and some residents of...

  • James Earnest Loyd

    Apr 27, 2023

    James Ernest Loyd, 75, of Hereford, Colorado passed away April 20, 2023 at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. He was born on February 27, 1948 to Jesse and Evelyn (Flierl) Loyd in Denver, Colorado. Jim was the oldest of five children. Jim grew up on the family farm near Parker where he attended elementary school and graduated from Douglas County High School. After high school, Jim continued to work on the family farm at Parker. He relocated with his parents and four siblings to Hereford CO in...

  • Cheyenne Regional's Medical Specialty Clinic Designated as First Assessment Center in Wyoming for Zephyr Valve Treatment

    Apr 27, 2023

    Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Regional’s Medical Specialty Clinic is the first health facility in Wyoming to be designated as an assessment center for a treatment using Zephyr Valves. This minimally invasive option has been shown to help patients with emphysema or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) breathe better and have increased stamina. “Clinical trials have shown that patients who undergo this procedure often have improved lung function and exercise capacity, which can improve their overall quality of life,” said Dr. Danille Prime,...

  • The Death of a Nation - Part 3

    Mike Heath|Apr 27, 2023

    God save America cried the heroes. God save America cried they all. Whether from the gallows high.Or from the battlefield they died. God save America was their cry. Adapted from an Irish patriotic song. Many of our Founders were veterans of the Revolutionary War. If they weren’t on the battlefield themselves they played an active role in other ways. I believe they would have had a hard time understanding government officials actively working to damage the country they fought so hard to create. At the same time, they understood that all men c...

  • Burns Honor Society Annual Induction

    Karen Lipska|Apr 27, 2023

    The candles were set on the table and the students were dressed very professionally. Burns High School National Honor Society had their Annual Induction Ceremony on April 17th at the Burns High School Commons area. Mrs. Kaycee Tidyman welcomed the families, friends, and members to the ceremony. Some of the seniors members of Burns National Honor Society assisted in different parts of the induction. Hogan Allen started the evening lighting a candle representing the part of Scholarship....

  • Firewise Planning

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|Apr 27, 2023

    If the drought of the past two years has taught us anything it should be that we should be planting more native species of plants and plants that will help protect our homes and property from fire. We've been fortunate that we haven't had any severe fires recently in our region but the threat is always there and we have had extensive grassland fires in the past. In the long run fires are a benefit to the ecology but in the short term they destroy grassland (pasture) and threaten structures. As...

  • The Broncs Beat

    Apr 27, 2023

    Rec Grant Applicants Hope to Improve BHS By Dallas Harrigfeld, BHS Senior Recently, teachers submitted Recreation Grant requests for new items and improvements at Burns Jr./Sr. High School. Students can expect to see these additions and enhancements in the upcoming months. As students at BHS, we are largely unaware of where funding comes from to make changes to the school. What's the cap on the funds? Who approves the funding? But what we students want to know most is, what's changing? It's a...

  • Hornets Place Third at Home in Kendra Roeder Invite

    Jim Merryfield|Apr 27, 2023

    The Hornets boy's track and field team were on the track last Friday for the Kendra Roeder Invite Track and Field meet. Teams from all over the state competed in the ice-cold conditions on the field. Athletes and spectators alike were all trying to stay warm and out of the wind. For the athletes each event seemed to be into the wind, which brought the temperature down to below the freezing mark. Shot putters and discus throwers were all throwing into the wind. High Jumpers and long jumpers were...

  • Lady Broncs Volleyball earn Championship U18 at NWCC Tourney

    Jim Merryfield|Apr 27, 2023

    The Wyoming State Volleyball Champions, the Burns Lady Broncs traveled to Cody, Wyoming to compete in the Northwest Champions Challenge tournament. The tournament was sponsored by Wyoming Club Volleyball. This is an AAU sanctioned organization that helps promote volleyball at different age groups. Wyoming Club Volleyball partners with many club directors, school coaches, and various venues to host high quality AAU sanctioned events in Wyoming at all levels of play. They compile results from all...

  • Burns Cody Hape sets New 400M Record

    Jim Merryfield|Apr 27, 2023

    Another record bites the dust. This scholastic year has provided some exciting history making, record-breaking events. And now Cody Hape from the Burns Broncs Track and Field team has entered this small group of athletes. An up-and-coming star of the Burns Broncs track and field team Hape is a sprinter that competes in the 200m, 400m and 800m runs. He also competes in other sports but the sprinting events seem to be his best. Last week Hape broke the school record in the 400m with a time of...

  • Tyler Kimzey - Coach of the Year

    Jim Merryfield|Apr 27, 2023

    Pine Bluffs Hornets Boys Basketball coach Tyler Kimzey has been named as one of the Coaches of the Year for the winter sports program. "This is a great award to have the privilege of receiving" Coach Kimzey said. "It is definitely a team award". The Hornets are the Wyoming State Basketball Champions in their division and Coach Kimzey is part of the reason. Coach Kimzey credits the coaches and players for his winning of this award. "It wouldn't have been possible without the best coaches and...

  • Lady Broncs place Fourth at the Kendra Roeder Invite

    Jim Merryfield|Apr 27, 2023

    The Burns Lady Broncs Track And Field team traveled to Pine Bluffs on April 21st for the Kendra Roeder Invite meet. The meet was held in the icebox that was the Hornets Stadium. The temperature was just above the freezing mark and the wind was 10-15 miles per hour. The wind chill was below freezing. The athletes resembled frozen popsicles rather than track and field athletes. The team did well in the frigid temperatures as they took fourth place in the meet. The 4x 800m-relay team placed first in their race. Emma Norris took second in the high...

  • Burns Broncs Dominate Kendra Roeder Invite

    Jim Merryfield|Apr 27, 2023

    In the Kendra Roeder Invite held in Pine Bluffs the Burns Broncs Boys Track and Field team dominated. The team took first place in the boys division and had someone in the top three in almost every event. The meet also nick-named the Freezer Meet, due to the wind chills that were well below the freezing mark, had 13 teams all trying to stay warm and out of the wind. The infield looked more like an Alaskan Inuit village with all the tents, blankets, sweats and coats of the athletes and parents tr...

  • Lady Hornets take Second at home meet

    Jim Merryfield|Apr 27, 2023

    The Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets participated in the Kendra Roeder Invite that was held at the Pine Bluffs High School stadium. The stadium was more like an arctic island as the wind chill temperatures dropped below freezing. Athletes and spectators alike were dressed in what ever they could find to keep warm. Despite the frigid conditions the Lady Hornets were able to come away with a second place finish out of a field of 13 teams. The Lady Hornets fell short of first by only 2.5 points. It was a...

  • Bowling Scores

    Apr 27, 2023

  • Area Lions Club present Student of the Quarter

    Karen Lipska|Apr 27, 2023

    Two students was selected for the quarter from the Lions Clubs. Asher Lee was selected from Pine Bluffs Junior High and High School. His parents are Dustin and Amber Lee. Lee is a seventh grader. His plan is to just trying to stick through school and see where he lands. Lee is active in track and his church. Pine Bluffs Lions Club President Bob Lyons presented a certificate and endowment gift to Lee. Maianna Seibert was selected from Burns High School. Her parents are Jason and Ann Siebert....

  • BURNS CANDIDATES FOR BURNS TOWN COUNCIL 2023

    Karen Lipska|Apr 27, 2023

    Mayor James Clark said, "I am excited on how the town is doing. We will continue on what we do to improve the town and promote events in Burns. The Burns Lions Club has helped with bringing younger ones into the community. Also events like the craft fairs show where Burns is." Ralph Bartels said, " I will continue to help the town with whatever the committee and Mayor Clark puts me on. My goal is to improve the streets along with continuing to improve the town. I feel it is my civil duty to...

  • Pine Bluffs Hornet Prom 2023

    Karen Lipska|Apr 27, 2023

    The lights were turned down low and the stage was set up with playing cards and Las Vegas lights for the grand march. At the Pine Bluffs Historic High School the students of Pine Bluffs High School had their annual prom. This year's theme was 'Casino Night.' The gym was appropriately decorated with playing cards on the walls and the suits hanging in the middle of the gym. As the students walked in it represented a fashion show as the girls were draped in beautiful dresses and the boy's in their...

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