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  • 2023 Memorial Day celebrated with American Legion

    Karen Lipska|Jun 1, 2023

    The small flags placed at the grave sites were flying in the gentle breeze and flowers were placed on the graves graves. The day was a beautiful day to honor lost ones. Memorial Day (the last Monday in May is a time to remember. It became a holiday in 1868. It is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the United States military. It is about the ones who died while serving. Many people visit the cemetery to honor ones that passed plus the memorials of the military. The...

  • Pine Bluffs Town Council talks software and ordinances at special meeting

    Karen Lipska|Jun 1, 2023

    Pine Bluffs is considering new software for the police department and there were some questions from a visitor. The Town of Pine Bluffs had a special council meeting on May 24th at 4:30 p.m. The two main items were Ordinance 2024 and reviewing the software. Ordinance 2024 needs to be approved by July 1, 2023. Council member Tom Mohren asked if there were any changes since the last meeting? Kim Patterson realized the issue and informed the council she used the wrong formula. She had corrected numbers right away. Patterson added the cost to...

  • Pine Bluffs Elementary celebrates graduation for Kindergarten/Sixth Grade

    Jim Merryfield|Jun 1, 2023

    Pine Bluffs Elementary School graduated 63 young scholars last Thursday. Twenty-seven kindergarten graduates and 33 sixth graders who will be heading into Junior High School next year. The kindergarten graduates were escorted by the older sixth grade graduates down the walk of honor as they took the stage for some well-chosen songs and entertainment for the crowd. All the young scholars smiled from ear to ear as they finished with their current academics and head off to newer pastures and experi...

  • Local Student Award $2,500 Dairy MAX Scholarship

    Jun 1, 2023

    GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas – May 19, 2023 – Layne Burnett of Carpenter, Wyoming was selected to receive a 2023 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. "Dairy farmers know the value of investing in the future," said Todd Green, vice president of industry image and...

  • Liquor license, road repair, ordinances and Burns Day topics at meeting

    Karen Lipska|Jun 1, 2023

    A liquor hearing was held before the meeting in Burns. The Burns Town council met on May 22nd at 5:30 p.m. for their regular meeting.The renewal of a liquor license for the Rustic Diner was heard. Ray Black wondered how a town gets its liquor licenses. The council informed Black that the state gives small municipalities two full liquor licenses. At the regular meeting the license was approved. The main event coming to the town of Burns is Burns Day. Mayor Clark signed a contract with the Laramie County Sheriffs department. He reported it will c...

  • Angelo State University announces Spring 2023 Dean's List

    Jun 1, 2023

    SAN ANGELO, TX (05/30/2023)-- Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas, has announced the students achieving the Dean's List for the 2023 spring semester, including Hannah Kinnison of Grover. To be eligible for the ASU Dean's List, full-time undergraduate students must maintain a 3.25 or better grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Kinnison is majoring in Food Animal Science Marketing at Angelo State....

  • UW and CWC Join New Regional Initiative to Bolster Local Food System

    Jun 1, 2023

    Laramie, Wyo.—May 24, 2023—The University of Wyoming and Central Wyoming College recently received a $1.3 million USDA grant as part of a five-year regional initiative to strengthen local food systems. The project, titled the Northwest and Rocky Mountain Regional Food Business Center, aims to support and collaborate with Wyoming’s farmers, ranchers and value-added food processors to develop and strengthen local food systems. The center will focus on expanding animal processing capacity, helping local food entrepreneurs scale up their...

  • Water is Essential - Getting it to Your Plants

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|Jun 1, 2023

    We all know that living things, both plants and animals need water to survive. Some more than others but water is a necessity of life. Animals can at least move around to find water but plants are dependent on their environment. Since we create their environment, it's incumbent on us to also provide water. Irrigation systems are the answer. Since it will be time to plant in about a week this is a good time to discuss the transportation of water to your plants. God's irrigation system works best...

  • Burns celebrates "Music Awards" with food, and drink

    Karen Lipska|Jun 1, 2023

    The Burns High School gym was full of tables and chairs ready for an evening of laughter and tears. Mr. Zamboni Brown had his first and last awards for the Burns High School Music program. It was his first year with the music program. Brown loves music and teaches others about music. He was not afraid to perform, try any instrument, or music piece. With his encouragement the students at Burns were able to step out of their comfort zone. The night started with a carry-in supper. The parents...

  • Albin Elementary Young Authors

    Karen Lipska|Jun 1, 2023

    Instead of lunch being served at Albin Elementary, it was tables of authors. The last week of the school year the students showed their ability in writing in the lunch room. Each student of the Albin Elementary school displayed some form of their writing. It could be in a book, display, or a summary of a book. There were stations for each student. A person could moved around the room reading or talking with the students. Each grade had different styles of their books. The sixth graders read...

  • Hornets and Lady Broncs players selected to play in the Panhandle Prep All-Stars games

    Jim Merryfield|Jun 1, 2023

    The Panhandle Prep All-Star games, which brings together some of the top prep basketball players from Wyoming and Nebraska was held May 26th at Scottsbluff High School. Burns Lady Broncs head coach Barry Ward and Hay Springs' Ron Olson were selected to coach the girls red team. Pine Bluffs Hornets coach Tyler Kimsey and Potter-Dix's Cory Mickelman, coached the boys red team. Three of the Wyoming State Champion Pine Bluffs Hornets basketball team and one from the Burns Lady Broncs basketball...

  • Hornets Stu Lerwick to play in Wyoming-Montana All-Star Basketball Series

    Jim Merryfield|Jun 1, 2023

    Stu Lerwick, a member of the 2022 & 2023 State Basketball Champion Pine Bluffs Hornets has another accolade in his resume. The multi-sport All-State and All-Conference Award winner as well as State Triple Jump Champion has been selected to play in the Wyoming-Montana All-Star Basketball Series. Athletes are selected from schools all across the state and performances at the state tournaments. For the first time Gillette will host the two-day, four-game all-star action. The games will be held...

  • Annual Shrine Bowl selects two Hornets, two Broncs

    Jim Merryfield|Jun 1, 2023

    Four of our local football players have been selected to participate in the Annual Shrine Bowl football game. From the Burns Broncs, Cody Hape and Cooper Lakin. From the Wyoming State Champion Hornets Diego Paniagua and Dalton Schaefer. Also selected as part of the coaching staff was Coach Brian Anderson of the Hornets. The Shrine Bowl is the Pro-Bowl of the Wyoming High School football players. The best players from across the state are selected and treated to a weeks' worth of activities at...

  • Wyoming Coaches select five Hornets as All-State award winners

    Jim Merryfield|Jun 1, 2023

    The Pine Bluffs Hornets Track and Field team have five All-State athletes. The Wyoming Coaches selected five members of the Hornets boys and girls’ team as All-State award winners. Stu Lerwick and Mitchell Birkhofer from the boy’s team. Emily Haas, Jessica Hoffman and Alyssa Slade from the girl’s team. Lerwick, who took first at regionals in the triple jump also brought home gold at state with a leap of 43’8.25”.Mitchell Birkhoffer, who took first in the shot put at regionals was able to defend his title at state with a throw a...

  • Burns Broncs has six selected as All-State Winners 2023

    Jim Merryfield|Jun 1, 2023

    The Wyoming Coaches Association announced the 2023 All-State Award winners for track and field. The Burns Broncs Boys Track and Field team came away with six All-State winners. The Burns Boys Track and Field team took home the Silver Medal placing second over all in the 2A division. Cody Hape already had two state award medals and one class 2A record, and now he is an All-State track and field award winner. Hape who won the 200m and 400m races at state also set the 2A class record in the 400m run with a time of 48.46 seconds. Other All-State...

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    Jun 1, 2023

  • Wyoming National Guard Celebrates 135th Birthday

    Collin Gahm-Nakos Wy National Guard Public Affair|Jun 1, 2023

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – A crowd gathers at the Joint Force Headquarters building to join in celebrating the rich heritage of the Wyoming National Guard. The Cowboy Guard, established 135 years ago, has served in a vital role as the Sword and Shield of Wyoming. With a history that predates Wyoming's statehood, the Guard has served domestically and abroad, protecting the homeland and contributing to the nation's efforts. From the Wyoming National Guard's earliest days to the modern era, its members...

  • HIGH WEST SPONSORS MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY

    Brooke Darden HWE|Jun 1, 2023

    High West Energy participated in the Military Appreciation Barbecue that was held on Saturday, May 20th, by the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce. This event was held at the Cheyenne Regional Airport and sponsored by High West Energy and Nuvision Credit Union. May is Military Appreciation Month and this is just one way that High West shows their support for the military. High West also participated in the Military May luncheon hosted by the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce where Chief Exe...