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  • Graduation '24

    May 23, 2024

  • LC Sheriff's Inmate Program cleans up Burns Cemetery

    Karen Lipska|May 23, 2024

    It is always great to see people willing to improve in their life with the support of a community. There were sheriffs and inmates at the Burns Cemetery on Monday May 20th. Laramie County Sheriff Brian Kozak has started an Inmate Community Work Crew Program. This program is for the inmates to be more active in the community. Being in jail is a punishment but for them to be back into the community makes them feel useful, which is the goal. The inmates are picked from the non violent crimes, then...

  • James Henry Steege

    May 23, 2024

    James Henry Steege passed away on May 15, 2024. He was born on September 16, 1951 to Martin and Betty Dittmer Steege. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, May 26, 2024 at 1:00 pm at the Hillsdale Cemetery. Celebration of Life Potluck dinner to follow at the Burns Plex....

  • Ice Cream, we all scream for Ice Cream

    Karen Lipska|May 23, 2024

    A lot of people love to eat ice cream at any times of the year. Homemade ice cream is the best to have. It was always made on special occasions. But throughout the years there has been less homemade ice cream and more store bought ice cream. In Burns, Josie's Creamery is making homemade ice cream. Cody, Coral Smith and their three children are the owners of the business. Cody is a fourth generation farmer in the Carpenter area. They love to make their own ice cream. The Smith's went to Penn...

  • Postal Service Collects Food

    Karen Lipska|May 23, 2024

    The United States Postal Service not only delivers packages but they also collect items to help others. The Pine Bluffs Post Office was elated to help people in the community to not be hungry. The event is called, Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. This has been happening for the last 32 years in the United States. There are over 44 million Americans who are unsure of where their next meal is. With the economy going up and people cannot afford the rising cost of food, there are more hungry people....

  • Prairie Doc Perspective Week of May 19, 2024

    Amanda Kriens CCHW|May 23, 2024

    As unique is our loss is as unique is our grief. What do we do when one day we can smile, laugh, and look back at memories with fondness and thankfulness for the life we shared with our loved one; the next day we feel paralyzed by our pain and sadness? We feel broken and feel as though we may never be our "old self" again? We may not like the answer...we feel what we feel. There is no twelve steps, timeline or prescription for our grief. New research supports that as unique as we are as humans,...

  • Remembering Our Fallen Veterans A Veteran's Story

    May 23, 2024

    My service goes back, way back to the Battle of Bunker Hill. I was in the (Continental)Army (formed June 14, 1775) with a rank of field officer and my rank could be seen on my hat with a pink or red cockade. I was a captain. Serving under General George Washington. I fought with my flintlock musket, a pistol and my bayonets. It was a tremendous battle, where over 400 of my fellow soldiers died for America. The British wounded and or dead topped 1,000. This battle was called the bloodiest of the Revolutionary War. I was proud to serve and I can...

  • Wyoming Academy of Dermatology Shares Expert Advice for Skin Cancer Awareness Month

    May 23, 2024

    May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and the Wyoming Academy of Dermatology (WAD) is empowering Wyoming residents with knowledge on how best to protect their skin and when to seek skin cancer screenings. In an effort to equip communities with accurate information for skin cancer prevention, WAD provides articles, insights, and statistics to help safeguard skin at wyomingacademyofdermatology.org/skin-cancer. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime; and in Wyoming, the risk is even higher. In fact, Wyoming residents have a...

  • Farm, Ranch, Business

    Ron Rabou for the Pine Bluffs Post|May 23, 2024

    I love Spring. Call me crazy, but cool, foggy, drizzly days are some of my favorites. I love stepping outside after a spring rain and smelling the air. It smells perfect. The sweetness from the blossoms on the apple trees and the aroma from the fresh flowers. The fresh, wholesome smell of newly plowed soil. The clean scent of newly mowed grass and the feel of the moist, dense air. As I look around my farm, I see so many wonderful sights. I see a robin sitting on her three perfectly shaped blue...

  • An Abundance of Plant life in Air-O-Fresh Greenhouse

    Karen Lipska|May 23, 2024

    Planting vegetables and flowers always happens in May. This year the winds and the unusual weather has been difficult. So, most of the people love to get starter plants and flowers from greenhouses. This gives a person a little advantage with plants being able to handle the weather better than fighting against the time of year and the weather. Instead of going all the way to Cheyenne, Carpenter has a fabulous greenhouse called Air-O-Fresh. Andrew and Emily Leach are the owners of the business....

  • Hornets Place 10th at State

    Jim Merryfield|May 23, 2024

    The Hornets track and field team took to the blacktop and headed north to the Wyoming State 2A Track and Field Championship meet last weekend. Eight members of the team qualified for the state meet and did very well. Although there were no state titles won there were seven top eight finishes and the team placed 10th in the meet with 27 points. Mitchell Birkhofer, last year's shot-put champion missed repeating by just a couple of feet taking the runner-up spot with a put of 44ft 11in. Birkhofer...

  • Lady Hornets Claim Two Titles

    Jim Merryfield|May 23, 2024

    The Lady Hornets came home with two state 2A titles this weekend. The Lady Hornets traveled to Casper, Wyoming to compete in the 2A Wyoming State Track and Field Championships last weekend. They did well capturing two state titles and numerous top 8 finishes. The weather on Friday was more akin to a wind surfing event instead of a track and field event. Some gusts were hitting over 40 miles per hour. The pole-vaulting event had to be postponed until Saturday due to the wind. The runners found...

  • Introducing Unified Sports at State Meet

    Jim Merryfield|May 23, 2024

    The Wyoming High School Activities Association (WHSAA) and the Special Olympics have partnered with each other and last weekend their vision came to fruition with the first ever State Unified Sports Championships. The event took place at the state meet and featured some of the special Olympic athletes and some other athletes competing in events in a state meet. The athletes competed in five different events. The 100m dash, 400m run, 4x100m relay race, long jump, and shot put. Teams from all over the state including Evanston, Greybull, and Cody...

  • Broncs Take Third at State Track and Field

    Jim Merryfield|May 23, 2024

    The Burns Broncs boys track and field team accumulated 80 points at the state meet to take home the silver medal in the Wyoming State 2A Track and Field meet last weekend. The team found themselves on the winner’s podium in almost every event to accumulate 80 points for a solid third place. The team had one state champion, six top three winners and 16 top 10 recipients. The Broncs brought home 1 gold medal, 2 silver medals, and 3 bronze medals. Ethan Norris would shine at this meet and lead the Broncs to their third-place finish. Norris c...

  • Lady Broncs Show at State Meet

    Jim Merryfield|May 23, 2024

    The Lady Broncs took their track and field team to Casper, Wyoming to compete in the Wyoming State 2A Track and Field meet over the weekend. The Lady Broncs took 11th place in the meet gathering 34 points over the weekend. The girls only had one top three finish with a silver medal in the pole vault. They did have 17 top 10 finishes in the contest. In the pole vault event, four of the top 10 finishers were Lady Broncs. Brynn Bach brought home the only top three medal with a silver medal in the pole vault. Bach cleared 9-feet 9-inches to...

  • The Laramie County Library looks to break records and beat the 'summer slide' with its 2024 summer reading program

    Laramie County Library Services|May 23, 2024

    This year's Summer Reading Challenge theme, "Adventure Begins at Your Library," encourages participants to treat reading as a way to explore and experience new things, even as they curl up on their couch. The Summer Reading Challenge is not just about reading; it's about embarking on a thrilling adventure through the pages of a book. "Books are portals to new places, experiences, and feelings," says Beth Cook, Deputy Director of Services at LCLS, "they can take us places we could never go on our own." This year, the library is challenging...

  • Firewise Talk and Dinner hosted by LCFD No. 6

    Annette Beavers|May 23, 2024

    Laramie County Fire District No. 6 hosted a Firewise discussion / dinner, and with thirty-five community members attending. This was a major discussion and informational meeting for the community with regards to fire, fire prevention and fire zones. We went over the fire zones around a home and how those zones can play a part in keeping or losing a home. Making sure you have your address signs are visible both by the end of the driveway and at the house was an important point in the meeting as...

  • Be careful with fire this Memorial Day

    May 23, 2024

    Cheyenne, Wyo. – Memorial Day weekend is a great time to celebrate Wyoming public lands with friends and family. While out, please remember that preventable wildfires threaten lives, property and precious resources every year. “Our firefighters are working very hard with our partners around the state to be prepared for fire season. With so many places to enjoy in Wyoming please be careful to prevent wildfires this Memorial Day weekend and through the summer,” said Richard Putnam, BLM Wyoming Acting State Fire Management Officer. Be aware of lo...

  • Burns High School Graduation

    Karen Lipska|May 23, 2024

    It is an exciting time of the year for the seniors. The last of being in high school and the start of a new adventure. The class of 2024 at Burns High School is like their motto: "Never back down, never what? Never give up! Thank you for your input." This class has been very active in so many areas and achievements with lots of scholarships and awards. On Sunday May 19th at the Archer Complex the class of 2024 was able to achieve the highest honor for high school, their diploma. The day of gradu...

  • Pine Bluffs High School Graduation 2024

    Karen Lipska|May 23, 2024

    The candle bearers were excited to be able to walk the seniors down the aisle for their special day. Pine Bluffs graduation was at 4:00 p.m. on May 19th. This year most of the seniors had two candle bearers. The candle bearer lights up the path for the seniors to get to the stage. It is a person or persons that is/are special to the seniors. This has been done for years. The music was awesome from the seniors that were graduating. Rebecca McCollum performed her last National Anthem as a senior....

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