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  • Local Fire Department, Police Department and Pine Bluffs FFA teach students about Fire Safety and More

    Karen Lipska|May 18, 2023

    Safety Day is not just about playing with fire, it's about learning all things safety The students were lined up with their guides to go to different stations to learn about safety for the day. The Pine Bluffs Elementary students attended Safety Day at the PineBluffs Historic High School parking lot. The Pine Bluffs Future Farmers of America Chapter had set up the events. Safety day is a time that explains to the young ones how to handle emergencies and to know what is NOT safe on equipment and...

  • Burns Town Council Election Results

    Karen Lipska|May 18, 2023

    On May 9th the town of Burns residents voted on the mayor and council members. The people had from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. to vote. Being on the council is not a once a month job. The members are always concerned with the the towns well-being. Their jobs are not the easiest with all the decisions that have to be made, which not everyone approves of but these people are willing to step up and try their best for the town of Burns. The results for mayor is James Clark who received 23 votes and Don Ackatz received 1 vote. The council member for...

  • Mother Nature brings Spring Showers, Pretty Flowers and Flooding

    Karen Lipska|May 18, 2023

    The weather has definitely changed to spring showers. The rains have increased and the snow is starting to melt. The National Weather Service will put out alerts for impeding weather phenomenons such as tornado, blizzard and flooding. Flooding has several ways to alert the public. Flood Watch is to be prepared. Flood advisory is to be aware. Flood warning take action. Flash flood warning is take action. What it means is to always be alert for facts. Creeks with fast moving water. The water is looking cloudy or muddy with a roaring sound coming...

  • Burns FFA Chapter earn awards at 2023 State Convention

    Karen Lipska|May 18, 2023

    The stage was set and the lights were bright for Future Farms of America members. This was set up to show the state of Wyoming how great they are in projects and other events. The Wyoming State Convention is an annual event. Over 1,500 members throughout the state attend the event. It started on Wednesday and ended on Saturday. The members attended workshops, participated in contests during the convention, and socialized with other members. At night there were sessions that gave out awards of events and contests that members had won throughout...

  • James Edward Stoetzel, MD

    May 18, 2023

    James Stoetzel, age 90, died peacefully with his children by his side at Harvard Square Retirement Community in Denver, Colorado, Tuesday, May 9, 2023. Born in Milwaukee, WI, Jim's family moved about during WW II. He graduated from Washington Community High School, Washington, Illinois in 1950. Jim attended the University of Illinois in Champaign where he met his wife, Alice Ann Snyder. They married in 1952. Jim and Ann moved to Chicago where he attended the University of Illinois College of...

  • Patricia A. Ring (Adels)

    May 18, 2023

    Patricia A. Ring (Adels), 71, of Pine Bluffs, Wyoming passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Thursday May 11, 2023 at 4:43 p. m. at her home after a long battle with cancer. Patricia was born in Kimball, NE., November 6, 1951 to Albert (Sye) and Annabel F. Adels (Garrard). Patricia was a graduate of Pine Bluffs High School with the class of 1970. She then went on to pursue a career in cosmetology and attended Wrights Beauty Academy in Cheyenne, Wy. Pat made a lifelong career...

  • Special Music Awards given to three outstanding Musicians

    Karen Lipska|May 18, 2023

    During the Pine Bluffs High School spring concert, awards were given out to students. Logan Vanderlaan is the music teacher for the Pine Bluffs High School. He encouraged his students to compete in different contests throughout the years and improve in their ability of music. Three students in the high school received awards for their music skills. The first award was for the Director's Award Band. It honors the outstanding members of a high school band. Edwin Morales had the honor to receive...

  • 10th Mountain Whiskey are Do-Gooders

    Jim Merryfield|May 18, 2023

    The 10th Mountain Whiskey and Spirits Company is out of Vail, Colorado. The company was a sponsor of the Extreme Long Distance Shooting competition held a couple of weekends ago. The company even put up a short range of their own. They put a whiskey bottle sized target 992 yards out from the firing line and challenged the shooters to hit it. This would allow the competitors to “tune up” their weapons before the actual shoot. However, the company does not want to be known only for its association with shooting organizations. Yes, they are sup...

  • Oceans of Fun at Burns Elementary

    Karen Lipska|May 18, 2023

    The sea animals were having fun at Burns Elementary. Oceans of Fun was the theme for the spring concert for Kinderboost through third grade. The first grade played the on the Orff instruments. The students took turns playing the song Larry the Lobster. Each group played different sections of the song. The third grade played their recorders. It was their first time showing their talents on an instrument. The song they played was Sailor, Sailor on the Sea. The Burns Elementary School Orff...

  • Preserve Our Pollinators

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|May 18, 2023

    Finally! The spring flowers are starting to bloom. That means the bees and other pollinators won't be far behind. I haven't seen any yet but I have seen a few ladybugs out already. Except for root vegetables we'll start planting shortly. For me, that will be in about two weeks in the outside gardens. Tomorrow in the greenhouse. Dandelions are up and they're the first food for the pollinators in the spring. But there's a lot we can do to help them out alter by the type of plants we put in our...

  • 15 Burns Seniors sign with LCCC

    Karen Lipska|May 18, 2023

    Fifteen students signed on the dotted line to continue their education at Laramie County Community College. LCCC was started in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1968. This was to encourage students to go to college in Laramie County. Through the years the college has been extended from offices in downtown Cheyenne to a campus located on College Drive southeast of Cheyenne . They have sports and animal programs and welding and nursing are a couple of the degrees that students can receive. Burns students...

  • Casino night fundraiser benefits chemo equipment for new hospital

    May 18, 2023

    The Kimball Hospital Foundation brought Las Vegas and all its excitement to Kimball at its fifth annual casino night fundraiser on Saturday at the Sage Brush. About 180 people enjoyed 14 casino-quality tables, tuxedo-clad professional dealers, hors d'oeuvres, adult beverages, music and $200 in casino chips. The more chips participants won in the games, the more drawing tickets they could use to win cash prizes. Games offered included blackjack, a 12-foot craps table, a roulette table and Texas...

  • Cody Hape signs with UW

    May 18, 2023

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  • Six Hornets sign with University of Wyoming

    Karen Lipska|May 18, 2023

    Six seniors out of Pine Bluffs High School have signed to attend college on May 10th. The University of Wyoming Administrator Shelley Dodd stated, "I have been doing my job for 27 years. In the last five years the counselors and colleges that thought it would be great to include other students to sign like the sports does. They feel that families and students need their time to celebrate the next step into the future. She was proud to announce that the University of Wyoming incoming freshmen is...

  • Pine Bluffs Hornets fifth place at Regionals in Torrington

    Jim Merryfield|May 18, 2023

    The Pine Bluff Hornets boys track and field team hopped a bus and traveled to Torrington, Wyoming to compete in the Wyoming Eastern Regionals Championship Track and Field meet last weekend. The team was excited to compete against their rivals from the north and test their skills and determination. The team finished with a disappointing fifth place but were happy with some of the individual results. Three of the Hornets took top honors in their events. Dalton Schaefer stood atop the winners...

  • Lady Hornets place Second at Regionals

    Jim Merryfield|May 18, 2023

    Last weekend the Pine Bluffs Girls Track and field team traveled to Torrington to compete in the Wyoming East Regional Track and Field meet. The girls ran, jumped and leaped their way to a second place finish in the Eastern Region. The team tallied 108 points to secure their finish ahead of Big Horn, Tongue River and Sundance. The top eight finishers in the individual events will qualify for state and the top four finishers in team events will also qualify. There is also a distance, time and...

  • Burns Broncs nearly take First, But settle for Second at Torrington

    Jim Merryfield|May 18, 2023

    The SEWAC Track and Field champions Burns Broncs Boys team traveled to Torrington, Wyoming to take on the Eastern Wyoming Regional Championships. The Broncs were anxious to face off against the eastern conference teams and show their talents. The team did very well. They did not place first but a strong second in the region only 10 points behind the first place team. Cody Hape starred in this meet making 4 qualifying times in three individual and one team event. Hape took first in the 200m...

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