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  • Curtis elected Pine Bluffs Mayor

    Jimmie Earls, Pine Bluffs Post Editor|May 4, 2017

    Updated 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3 The polls have closed, the ballots have been counted and current Pine Bluffs council member Alan Curtis will be the next mayor of Pine Bluffs. Curtis defeated Don Herman 224-97 for the spot vacated by outgoing mayor William Shain. Wacey Shelit received four write-in votes, Donn Randall and Dennis Talich each received two write-in votes and one write-in vote was cast for incumbent and outgoing mayor William Shain. A total of 340 ballots were cast in-town, six...

  • Can't get away from Wyoming even when 2,000 miles away

    Bill Sniffin|May 4, 2017

    So there we were, enjoying Easter week in Dallas with our daughter and family. Although we were a long way from Wyoming, headlines in the Dallas newspaper were asking questions about why Gov. Greg Abbott had hidden a horrible accident from constituents for almost a year. This incident occurred in Wyoming last July. Gov. Abbott, who is wheelchair-bound, somehow scalded himself in the shower of a handicap room at an un-named hotel. The second and third degree burns were so serious, he needed to go...

  • Barrasso talks soda ash, beef and human rights

    Sen. John Barrasso|May 4, 2017

    U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) questioned Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, President Trump’s nominee to be the next U.S. ambassador to China, on soda ash, beef exports and human rights. The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations held Branstad’s confirmation hearing today. On Soda Ash: “Many U.S. industries experience a wide variety of concerns surrounding China’s trade policies and practices. “As we’ve discussed in this Committee, soda ash continues to face unfair trade practices from China, from other countries. “The United States is the...

  • Reps for Barrasso, Enzi and Cheney to visit Pine Bluffs May 11

    Staff Report|May 4, 2017

    The Field Representatives for U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso and U.S. Congressman Liz Cheney will be available in Laramie County on Thursday, May 11, 2017. Their schedule will be: Office Hours at the Pine Bluffs Town Hall, 2:30 – 3:30 Area residents are encouraged to stop by during this time to discuss matters regarding the federal government. Field Representatives Jamie Gronski from Senator Barrasso, Dianne Kirkbride from Senator Enzi and Karmen Rossi from Representative Cheney will be available to receive comments and concerns. F...

  • Hornet's Buzz

    Kayla Thurin, Pine Bluffs High School Junior|May 4, 2017

    Once a month during the school year, the Pine Bluffs Post will highlight a student from Pine Bluffs High School journalism class. Before you read this please keep in mind that I’m not saying everyone is guilty of the following. Some people do it out of habit and don’t even realize that they are saying it and don’t necessarily mean it negatively. One of my goals is to cause people to reflect on the way they use certain words while speaking to others. Some people use language that may have had positive meanings, but in today’s society the pos...

  • Alice Ann (Snyder) Stoetzel

    May 4, 2017

    Ann Stoetzel, age 84, died in Denver, Colorado on April 25, 2017. She was born in Mattoon, Illinois, lived in Neoga, Illinois, with her parents and sister Jean (Meckling). She graduated from the Neoga High School in 1950, attending the University of Illinois. She met her husband, James Stoetzel there. They were married in 1952. They lived in Chicago, Illinois for four years, Flint, Michigan for one year, Schurz, Nevada for two years, then settled in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming for 30 years. Her husband is James Stoetzel, M.D. After her husband... Full story

  • Pine Bluffs Police Department Blotter

    Staff Report|May 4, 2017

    Activities and calls for the Pine Bluffs Police Department during the week of April 26 through May 1 were as follows: 3 Traffic stops 1 Keep the peace call 1 Abandoned vehicle Numerous VIN inspections...

  • Voter turnout is light in the early going

    Gary Collins, Pine Bluffs Post|May 4, 2017

    About 25 people had come from Albin to vote in the county-wide sixth penny election by 11:00 a.m. There is not any polling location in Albin for county-wide elections. Albin voters must go to Pine Bluffs, Burns or Cheyenne to vote, except for the Town of Albin elections for mayor and council, when they can vote in Albin. One couple came down from Cheyenne this morning to vote in Pine Bluffs, according to Gary Roadifer, Election Judge Coordinator for the county-wide election. They didn't want to stand in line in Cheyenne to vote. They had...

  • Piano recital is May 7

    Staff Report|May 4, 2017

    The public is invited to a spring piano recital featuring selected students of Patricia Randolph on Sunday, May 7 at 3:30 PM at the Kimball Baptist Fellowship Church located at Sixth and Oak Street Students performing include Bailey Bagnell, Ethan Bemis, Chloe Berger, Rachel Berger, Jordan Cook, Audrey Day, Abby G,ray Deanna Horst, Abigail Mars, Lydia Mars, Nathaniel Mars, Patrick Mars, Sirena Mars, Timothy Mars, Carly Norberg, Crystal Pile, Michael Shain, Merina Theobald, Gabriel Thompson, Dru Weimer, Kollyn Weimer, Jason Weller and Jessica...

  • Community Calendar

    May 4, 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

    May 4, 2017

    1 YEARS AGO May 3, 1917 U-BOAT SINKS ARMED U. S. SHIP London, May 5---The American oil tank steamer Vacuum has been sunk. The captain and part of the crew and the naval lieutenant and nine American naval gunners are missing. The ship was sunk by a German submarine Saturday while she was on her way to the United States. The chief mate and 17 men, including three of the American Navy gunners, have been saved. Paris, May 2---In a powerful attack in the Champagne region Monday, the French troops captured several fortified lines of trenches in...

  • Banner County News

    Barb Cross|May 4, 2017

    Good morning Banner County! Well after a few days of ole man winter this past week, it is looking pretty good out there right now. The track meet scheduled for last Saturday was re-scheduled for this Monday, due to the weather of course and my tulips survived as far as I can tell. So for the students this week let us hope the weather stays nice because they are busy as usual beginning with their annual clean-up day on Wednesday, May 3rd. Beware of the younger ones out and about here in town....

  • Hereford News

    Carolyn Ragsdale|May 4, 2017

    The 55 And Up Club will hold their monthly potluck luncheon on Friday,May 12, at 12 noon at the Friendship Alliance North Church in Grover. Everyone 55 and over are welcome to attend. Come and join in the fun with your friends and family. There will be a door prize! This week at the Hereford Community Church Larry Williams was celebrating his birthday. For the special Carol Opdycke read God’s Banquet Hall. The sermon topic for the day was John Speaks. John was the youngest of the apostles, a...

  • Albin News

    Charlene Smith|May 4, 2017

    This first week of May keeps us hoping, between May Day, “May the Fourth be with you,” and Cinco de Mayo. The weather seems to feel the need to be just as exciting. Thunder, lightening, snow, rain, and just to keep it interesting, fog as thick as cement. What could be more exciting than birthday’s. One of the nicest and most hardworking men I have ever had the pleasure of calling friend will celebrate his birthday. Larry Sorensen pleasantly ages another year May 9. The Albin Elementary Schoo...

  • Burns candidates make final push for May 9 election

    Gary Collins, Pine Bluffs Post|May 4, 2017

    On May 9 the Town of Burns will be holding elections for the position of mayor and two town council members. Incumbent Mayor Ralph Bartels and incumbent Councilman Dennis Bastian are seeking to retain their seats. Harvey Humphrey is stepping down from his council seat. Bartels believes he has done a good job as mayor, especially given that the town's funding from the state was reduced six per cent last year. "When I moved to Burns I became involved, first as a council member, I spent six years...

  • PBHS music honor society inducts new members

    Gary Collins, Pine Bluffs Post|May 4, 2017

    The Pine Bluffs music department held its music banquet on April 24 at the high school commons. The evening included a pot luck meal following the induction of new members to the Pine Bluffs Tri-M Music Honor Society, the senior recognition of Kailin Butler and Brandon Steege who received the Tri-M senior stoll and chord for graduation. There was also the presentation of festival solo/ensemble certificates for students in music grades 7-12. Amber Abrams, Hyleigh Fornstrom, Syndie Fornstrom,...

  • Pawnee boys place 11th at Weld Co. Championships

    Jimmie Earls, Pine Bluffs Post Editor|May 4, 2017

    The Pawnee girls track and field team didn't place at the Weld County Championships last week, but the boys finished 11th out of 21 in team standings. The Coyotes take part in the 1A Invitational Meet in Limon, Colo. this Saturday. Boys team results: Place School Score 1st Roosevelt 123 2nd Windsor 118 3rd Platte Valley 93 4th Mead 64 5th Greeley Central 47 6th Berthoud 46 7th University 44 8th Valley 32 9th Greeley West 27 10th Eaton 24 11th Pawnee 23 12th Dayspring Christian Academy 18 13th...

  • There's no place like home

    Gary Collins, Pine Bluffs Post|May 4, 2017

    "Dear Mom: This has been certainly a nice place to stay and the people down here have treated us great, but I'll be glad to be getting out of here as any place gets old fast no matter where you are, unless you're home." Eisenhauer was writing from Camp Lejeune in New River, N.C., June 25, 1943. He was then part of the Marine Paratroopers. He qualified as a parachutist on March 13, 1943. As he wrote to his mother, from boot camp, when he decided to join the unit: "I thought it over good as I met...