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Articles from the April 30, 2020 edition

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  • Billy's Barnyard is a go for 2020

    Brian Cox PBHS Ag|Apr 30, 2020

    Great news for the people of Pine Bluffs and surrounding communities, Bill's Barnyard, or the Pine Bluffs High School Horticulture class greenhouse is going to be open for business this year. The Horticulture class started all of the plants in early January and was about two weeks from being done transplanting when the COVID 19 canceled regular classes March 16th and switched to online courses for the remainder of the year. This created a little bit of a challenge because the greenhouse is a stu...

  • Thanking Volunteers - Volunteer Week in Pine Bluffs

    Victoria Smithey Pine Bluffs Post|Apr 30, 2020

    Volunteer week looks a little different this year due to the current situation, but here in Pine Bluffs there are still folks trying to do what they can for others. Typically, Senior Center director Alisha Michaud sees help from all over town. In the past volunteers have done several things for the center, but with the new social distancing and small group rules there are not as many opportunities as there once was. The Senior Center typically stays very busy on a normal week, seniors from the...

  • Janet Supon Kingsbury

    Apr 30, 2020

    Janet (Jan) Supon Kingsbury passed away on Friday, April 17, 2020 at home in Albuquerque, NM, surrounded by members of her family. Jan was born in December 1943 in Kimball, NE to parents, Frank and Lucyellen Supon. Jan was raised in Pine Bluffs, WY, and graduated from Pine Bluffs High School as valedictorian of the class of 1962. She enrolled at the University of Wyoming where she met the love of her life, Robert (Bob) Kingsbury, whom she married in August of 1965. She graduated from the...

  • George Ray Burkholder

    Apr 30, 2020

    George Ray Burkholder, 95. of Greeley, Co. died April 19, 2020. He was born October 14, 1924 to Ray and Helma Burkholder at Meridan, Wyoming. Private family graveside services will be held May 1, 2020 after creamation. Ray was the father of three children: Dennis of Greeley, CO.; Sharlon of Grand Junction, CO; Terry of LoLo, MT.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Ray is survived by sisters -Ruth Berry of California, Selma Gieber of Pine Bluffs, brother: Jim Burkholder of Alabama...

  • Growing Vegetables

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|Apr 30, 2020

    Good morning, Laramie County! Isn't it great to be waking up to these beautiful sunrises and warmer mornings? It gives me the itch to get outside and start planting. I've had to hold myself back for the last couple of weeks because I know better. That doesn't go for everyone though. Some people are new to gardening and some just haven't been burned by the weather often enough to wait. This week I think I'll rehash some basic tips about vegetable gardening. It will be old news for some but brand...

  • Kyle Thurin to wrestle for the Plainsmen - Northeast Junior

    Apr 30, 2020

  • Wyoming Wildlife Calendar Photo Contest opens May 4

    Apr 30, 2020

    Cheyenne - A new photo contest for Wyoming Wildlife magazine opens May 4. The first Wyoming Wildlife Calendar Photo Contest provides shutterbugs an opportunity to have their images in the 2021 calendar, which is printed as the November 2020 issue of the magazine. In the past, calendar photos were selected from submissions to Wyoming Wildlife's annual photo contest, which opens in the fall. In 2019, a record 3,335 photos were entered for the chance to appear in the photo issue, released in...

  • Dogs - not just man's best friend

    Victoria Smithey Pine Bluffs Post|Apr 30, 2020

    My mother, for lack of a better term, would have been considered a "cat person". This is not to say that she was a devoted cat aficionado, but she preferred the feline to the dog. Growing up our house usually had at least one cat hanging around, but other than the two that were there during my high school years, I am hard pressed to even remember their names. Our pets were never considered family members, they were just there for enjoyment while it lasted. My mother was also an exceptionally...

  • Honor Guard and Military Honors

    Penny Merryfield|Apr 30, 2020

    Honoring Those Who Served A military funeral is a burial rite given to all members who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America. Upon the family's request, all eligible Veterans can be honored with a bugler to play Taps and a flag folding detail. If the resources are available, a rifle team will also be provided. All military ceremonies are conducted with dignity and many of the components are symbolic of battlefield events. Although funerals are more somber than most, the...

  • It's a Pine Bluffs May Day Drive In Celebration!!!

    Apr 30, 2020

    You are invited to celebrate May 1 with a Friday Evening Tailgate Party at the Pine Bluffs Community Center Parking Lot! Drive in to the CC lot, tune your radios to 87.9 FM "The Virus" for some awesome music and a fun time. Music requests or dedications to that special person will be taken via message to 307-287-6988. Everyone is welcome to bring their barbecue grills or grab some takeout from Pine Bowl, A&W, Subway, Knotty Pine or the new Grubby'z! Don't forget your lawn chair! Weather forecast for the evening looks amazing, what a great way...

  • While schools are closed Education is still going on

    Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow|Apr 30, 2020

    CHEYENNE: Upended. This describes our education system today, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Or does it? What we have come to value and measure in education policy - assessments, accountability, and student seat time - were immediately ditched in the face of the pandemic. Our schools, despite being closed to students, remain hubs for teaching, learning, and providing meals to students. How is this being accomplished? For starters, we know that technology has made remote delivery of quality instruction possible. Since April 6, every school...