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Articles from the December 31, 2015 edition

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 By Polly Taylor    News    December 31, 2015

2015 ends on a festive note

The year has come to an end, and Christmas came and went last week. Santa Claus took time to visit Pine Bluffs Elementary before students were released for vacation, shown here with his elf Bob Lyons...

 

Boom-bust: Is our state economy counter-cyclical to rest of USA?

Oh no, not again. Or as the old bumper sticker read: “Please God, give me one more boom. This time I promise not to piddle it away” or words to that effect. Our governor and members of the...

 
 By Jimmie Earls    News    December 31, 2015

Planning is vital to battle old man winter

Although the winter solstice didn’t officially arrive until December 21, mother nature has already dealt us several punches of wintry weather that would send those not used to driving in snow and ice huddling under the blankets and hibernating unti...

 

Community Calendar

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... Full story

 
 By Jimmie Earls    News    December 31, 2015

Colorado company seeks sale barn in Pine Bluffs

Gary Naill, owner of Nebco Services LLC based in Sterling, Colo., is looking to establish a sale barn in Pine Bluffs. Naill addressed Pine Bluffs Town Council Monday night to ask for a cost quote on real estate acreage and how much land the town has...

 

Gray picked for Shrine Bowl coaching staff

Pine Bluffs head football coach Will Gray has been picked to be part of the South coaching staff for the 43rd annual Wyoming Shrine Bowl football game to be played June 11, 2016 at Natrona County...

 

Thurin steps off the gridiron

The next time the Pine Bluffs Junior High football team takes the field, it will be without a familiar face on the sideline. Coach Matt Thurin has decided to take a break from coaching football, but h...

 

Bowling Results

Monday Women 1. Pine Bowl, 328 2. Exxon, 307 3. Texas Trail Market, 278 Highs Handicap game: Jamie Loyd, 265 Handicap series: Johnna Graves, 706 Scratch game: Jo Radcliffe, 208 Scratch series: Jo Radcliffe, 564 Tuesday Mixed 1. Harding Ranch, 40 2....

 
 By Jimmie Earls    News    December 31, 2015

Feeling the Christmas spirit

Local kids got a chance to decorate their own pine cones in the holiday spirit as part of the Pine Bluffs Branch Library Christmas party held Dec. 22. Pictured from the left are Domonic Christensen,...

 

DOI reminds WINhealth customers to end electronic premium payments

Wyoming Insurance Commissioner Tom Glause reminds WINhealth customers who had automatic or electronic payment programs that they need to contact their banking institution to end their electronic premium payments after the customer’s December...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    December 31, 2015

Banner County News

Good morning Banner County, neighbors both near and far! Here is hoping that you all had a very, very Merry Christmas. Christmas Eve services at the Harrisburg Community Church were uplifting, with ma...

 

Hereford News

HAPPY NEW YEAR! The Christmas storm left us with a lot of drifted snow. Several people, including us, were snowed in. It was reported that there was a large drift in front of the church, so there was...

 

Albin News

If we are fortunate, we see many years end and many years begin. We experience new beginnings and endure sad endings, hanging on to the memories that stay behind. The end of the year is a natural...

 
 By Mark Watson    News    December 31, 2015

No Till Notes: Giving

I’ve met a lot of really interesting and enjoyable people through my travels and involvement with conservation agriculture and continuous no till crop production. Two of my favorites are Brian and...

 

Veterans outreach services scheduled in January

A Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services in Wyoming cities throughout January. Joseph (Joe) Ferguson is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss state and...

 

Key dates for Wyoming hunting near

As the year comes to an end hunters should be aware of several important dates. 2016 application information For those hunters planning to hunt in 2016, applications for residents, non-residents, and landowners open 8 a.m. MST on Jan. 4, 2016. This...

 

Looking Back

100 Years Ago December 30, 1915 Pine Bluffs market report According to Pine Bluffs market reports, butter was 30 cents, butter fat 32 cents, eggs 27 cents, hens were eight cents, turkeys 10 cents, old toms, ducks and geese were eight cents, hogs...

 

From the Kitchen of Crabbie Abner

By now, if you eat all of the traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas foods, you are probably getting a little tired of turkey. Of course, some people traditionally eat prime rib, and a few may enjoy ham; generally speaking though, fowl of some kind...

 
 By Jimmie Earls    News    December 31, 2015

Albin students get visitors from the north

Albin Elementary students, from left, Jaspur Nusbaum, Edwin Morales, Jesus Lozano and Denali Bronder got up close and personal with two reindeer that visited the school Dec. 22. The reindeer are...

 

Local students named to Dean's, President's lists

Chadron State College has announced that 387 students met requirements for the Fall 2015 Dean’s list by earning at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours of coursework...

 

County test of Emergency Outdoor Warning System scheduled

The Cheyenne/Laramie County Emergency Management Agency will be testing the Outdoor Warning Siren system promptly at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 1 for Pine Bluffs. The warning system will sound a steady signal for a period of one to three minutes.... Full story

 

Just a Few Thoughts...About Resolutions

It’s that time of year again. Time to make a lot of long-term (12 month) promises to yourself that you’ll most likely not keep. I think I’ve managed to keep a few New Year’s resolutions in my...

 
 By Polly Taylor    News    December 31, 2015

113 Christmas food boxes delivered in Pine Bluffs

Every year the Pine Bluffs Lions Club, along with members of American Legion Post 60, and students who are members of the local FFA Chapter, come together to distribute food boxes to those in need,...

 

Don't get hashtagged by the WHP

The Wyoming Highway Patrol will be conducting an impaired driving and traffic safety campaign over the New Year's weekend utilizing social media. The campaign is titled #DoNotGetHashtaggedByWHP. The concept is to deter motorists from driving...

 

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