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  • New Clerk for Pine Bluffs

    Penny Merryfield|May 30, 2024

    Mayor Justin Fornstrom called the meeting to order and lead the council and visitors in the Pledge of Allegiance. He then went straight to business and both agenda and consent agenda were voted on and approved. Moving on to new business, Mayor Fornstrom announced the appointment of Leanne Person as the new town clerk. This was voted on and approved. He invited Person up front and proceeded to administer the oath of office and swear her in. She was welcomed to the town office and council. Moving...

  • Years of Service and Retirement Awards for LCSD No. 2

    Karen Lipska|May 30, 2024

    At the end of the year the students always look forward to receiving awards for their hard work. Laramie County School District #2 school board feels the teachers and faculty should receive something for their hard work, also. The last day of school the district had a luncheon for the teachers. They even bussed in teachers from the other schools. Everyone was excited for the last day of school. They served hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, salad, and cookies. The cooks served until it was time for...

  • Remembering and Honoring on Memorial Day

    Karen Lipska|May 30, 2024

    The last Monday of May is Memorial Day. It is a day to honor and mourn our United States Military members who have died who have served in the United States Armed Forces. But for others it's a day of mourning loved ones that have passed away. It is a time to reflect on the past, it is a time to spend with loved ones, and it is a time to regroup from the winter to the spring time. In the Bible it says that there is a time for everything. This a time for Americans to honor those that protected us...

  • Students recognized on Dean's List

    May 30, 2024

    CHADRON, NE (05/24/2024)-- Chadron State College has announced the undergraduate students qualifying for the Spring 2024 Dean's List. Students met the requirements for the Dean's List by earning at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average. To qualify, students must be enrolled in 12 credit hours of coursework, be seeking their first bachelor's degree, and have no incomplete grades during the semester. Cities, states, and countries listed are provided by the students. Maya Goss of Cheyenne, WY(82007) Hope Moutray of Cheyenne, WY(82001) Emma...

  • CSC announces President's List

    May 30, 2024

    CHADRON, NE (05/24/2024)-- Chadron State College has announced the undergraduate students qualifying for the Spring 2024 President's List. The list consists of students with a 4.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale. To qualify, students must be enrolled in 12 credit hours of coursework, be seeking their first bachelor's degree, and have no incomplete grades during the semester. Cities, states, and countries listed are provided by the students. Emma Bach of Burns, WY(82053) Burns High School graduate 2023. Katelyn Bach of Burns,...

  • Over $20,000 raised for "New" Ambulance in Albin

    Karen Lipska|May 30, 2024

    A person never wants to have to call for help. But if a person needs it, they would like to have reassurance that it is available. The Albin Ambulance Board and crew held a fundraiser on May 25th at 6:00 p.m. In the past the ambulance EMT's would have a hamburger dinner for people to donate, but this year was full fundraising event. It was an incredible event. There were over 20 tables full of people. Most had obtained their tickets ahead of time, but there were people walking in the door to...

  • Prairie Doc Perspective Week of May 26th, 2024

    Joanie Holm RN CNP|May 30, 2024

    It has been a few years since my children were babies! Having spent my youth as a babysitter and a career in pediatrics, I was pretty comfortable in watching the developmental of babies, toddlers and young children. ( Teenagers are another story for another day!!) That isn't always the case for young parents who may not have experience with this age group. Babies develop in a somewhat predictable fashion. As you think of a newborn, you might think of the poor neck control which changes...

  • June wild horse and burro adoption in Wyoming

    Bureau of Land Mgmt|May 30, 2024

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Bureau of Land Management Wyoming kicks-off the summer with four wild horse and burro adoptions in June. Untrained animals will be offered to qualified adopters at the following in-person adoptions for a $125 minimum fee: June 1, Wind River Wild Horse Ranch Public Off-Range Pasture: approximately 20 wild horses (burros to be determined) will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the public off-range pasture near Lander. Take a free wagon tour to view the resident wild horses until 1 p.m. June 8, Deerwood Ranch Public O...

  • Farm, Ranch, Business

    Derek Scasta Rangeland Mgmt Spec UW Ext|May 30, 2024

    UW Extension Publishes Guide for Managing Vegetation on Small Acreages Laramie, WY – May 23, 2024-The University of Wyoming Extension recently released a free digital publication designed to help small-acreage landowners and others make decisions about land management. The publication, titled "Photo Monitoring Vegetation for Small Acreages," provides easy-to-follow instructions to gather, analyze and store data about which plant species are present in an area. "The primary benefit is for f...

  • Greenhouse banked the greenbacks

    Karen Lipska|May 30, 2024

    Learning to plant and grow is a skill of patience and knowing when is the right time to give the plant nutrients and water. The Pine Bluffs Future Farmers of America have honed that skill for their greenhouse. The Pine Bluffs High School Greenhouse opened on May 14th. The first day they sold over 1,000 plants. There were vegetable plants, flowers, and potted plants. People were out to get their gardens filled with plants from the Pine Bluffs High School Greenhouse. There were tray fuels that...

  • Local Student Awarded $2,500 Dairy MAX Scholarship

    May 30, 2024

    GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – May 28, 2024 – Layne Burnett of Carpenter, Wyoming was selected to receive a 2024 Dairy MAX scholarship. Burnett is one of three students to receive a $2,500 scholarship award from Dairy MAX to go towards their college education. The Dairy MAX scholarship program honors dairy farmers' commitment to their communities and giving back to the next generation. "Investing in the youth of the dairy industry is important to Dairy MAX, and fundamental in progressing the ind...

  • PB Library Poetry Winners

    Karen Lipska|May 30, 2024

    Rhyming words or putting words together to form a poem is a skill that can be taught or it comes naturally. For most poets or writers it's natural for them to put words to paper. National Poetry Month was in April. The Pine Bluffs library held a poetry contest for the entire month of April. There were people of all ages turning in poems in at the library. Three winners were announced for the contest. Seventh grader Natalie Michaud won the grade sixth through eighth division. She composed The Essence of Knowledge and Innocence as follows. The...

  • Local Area Athletes Prosper at State

    Jim Merryfield|May 30, 2024

    Two local track and field athletes bring home three state titles from the Wyoming 2A State Championship Track and Field Meet, one from Burns and one from Pine Bluffs. There was also a couple of second place and third place finishers. It was a good meet for the athletes, and they brought their "A" game. There were numerous "season best" records set and some really great efforts. Jessica Hoffman from Pine Bluffs defended her discus throwing state title successfully tossing a championship throw of...

  • Hornets end Season with State Tournament

    Jim Merryfield|May 30, 2024

    The Hornets sports season ended with another trip to the state championship. The Hornets track and field team had several members qualify for the state championship tournament this year. Members like Mitchell Birkhofer, Shawn Shmidl, Carsten Freeburg and Jesus Solis just to name a few. The team did well and made a good showing. The Hornets football and basketball teams also had a good season. The teams were in a rebuilding stage as the 2022-23 graduating class took with them many of the team’s starters and top performers. For the track and fiel...

  • Lady Hornets Queen of the Hive

    Jim Merryfield|May 30, 2024

    The Lady Hornets had a great sports season. The volleyball team went to state for the first time in four years. The team had a winning season and went 1-2 at state. The basketball team had a .500 season going 15-16 overall and 3-3 in conference play. Still with so many great performances from all the athletes there was one athlete that stood out. Jessica Hoffman, a junior last year was a top performer in regionals, conference, and state. In track and field Hoffman defended her state title in the discus throw taking first place with a toss of...

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