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  • Andersons Burns Day Grand Marshals 2024

    Karen Lipska|Jun 6, 2024

    This couple has been in the community most of their lives. They have helped numerous people at events and in their business. This years Grand Marshals for Burns Day is Mark and Judy Anderson, who have owned and operated Burns Insurance for 53 years. This couple is super kind and giving. Mark Anderson was raised on a farm north of Burns, and graduated from Burns High School in 1969. Anderson then went to college at the University of Wyoming for a business degree, where he graduated in 1973. He...

  • Burns Day, Dance classes, Senior Center major topic at Council

    Karen Lipska|Jun 6, 2024

    Dance classes and the Senior Center was on the agenda at the Burns council meeting on May 28th. There has been more people attending the council meetings in Burns. It shows that the people are very active in the community. Burns Day is on June 8th and all the town residents are trying to get ready for the day. Mayor Joseph Nicholson said, “Main Street is done with the concrete. They have only the apron on Luther Street to finish the project.” Council member Judy Johnstone informed the council that Dennis Bastian is hoping to have Betty’s Wall...

  • Students of the Quarter

    Karen Lipska|Jun 6, 2024

    Students work hard to earn good grades and be in activities. The Lions Club loves to help the students that work hard for their school and the community. The Burns Lions Club hosted the students of quarter at their meeting on May 30th. They treated them to dinner and presented awards to the students. The students are pick from counselors in each high school in Laramie County School District #2. The Burns Lions Club awarded Shelby Clark, daughter of Sheralee Hair and Klint Clark a certificate...

  • Wyoming Native graduates from the U.S, Naval Academy

    USNA|Jun 6, 2024

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. – William "Keenan" Manlove, of Cheyenne, Wyo., graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chinese, successfully completing four years of challenging academic, physical, and professional military training. He commissioned as an Ensign of the United States Navy. Manlove is a 2020 graduate of Burns High School in Burns, Wyo. U.S. Sec. of Defense Lloyd Austin, who delivered the commencement address at the Naval Academy, told Manlove and the other 1...

  • Carol Sue Woods

    Jun 6, 2024

    Carol Sue Woods, age 65, of Kersey, Colorado passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2024. She was born on July 14, 1958, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, grew up in Pine Bluff, Wyoming and graduated from Pine Bluffs High School in 1976. After high school, Carol moved to Oklahoma and started working in the medical field. She eventually made her way back to her hometown and worked for the Town of Pine Bluffs for a short period of time. She eventually moved to Colorado to pursue a career in the electrical and HVAC...

  • Barbara Jean Epler

    Jun 6, 2024

    Barbara Jean Epler, 91, a longtime resident of Hillsdale, Wyoming, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, May 26, 2024, following a brief illness with pancreatic cancer. Born the youngest of twelve siblings, Barbara's life was marked by her love, curiosity, and commitment to her family and community. Barbara farmed and ranched in Hillsdale with her husband, Harry L. Epler, and their three sons, Casey, Alan, and Curt. A lifelong learner, Barbara became a Reiki master, a master gardener, a...

  • Susan Y (Sutherland) Anderson

    Jun 6, 2024

    Sue Anderson of Burns, Wyoming, passed from this life on May 25, 2024, at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. She was born November 18, 1955, to Don and Edna Ruth (Hixon) Sutherland at Slaton, Texas. The family moved to the Elm Creek, Nebraska area when she was young. She attended country school and graduated from Elm Creek High School in 1974. Volleyball scholarships allowed Sue to obtain an associate degree from Eastern Wyoming College and a bachelor's degree from the University of Wyoming. She...

  • Kathleen (Heigis) Wolff

    Jun 6, 2024

    Kathleen (Heigis) Wolff, 68, passed away on May 25th, 2024 after a hard fought battle with cancer. She was born on March 22, 1956 in Rapid City, SD. Kathy married Dan Schnell and together they had one daughter, Dallas Schnell. She later married Allen Wolff and spent her remaining years in Burns, WY where she enjoyed baking, sewing, gardening and crafting. Kathy worked harder than most and always with a smile on her face. She was first to lend a helping hand and had a special way of making those...

  • LeRoyce Marvin "Lee" Woolington

    Jun 6, 2024

    LeRoyce Marvin "Lee" Woolington, 80, of Pine Bluffs, died on June 3, 2024 in Pine Bluffs. He was born on April 25, 1944 in Kimball, Nebraska. Lee worked in the potato plant and that's where he met Rexine and their life together started. They decided to purchase their home in 1974 on Walnut Avenue for a whopping $28,000. Lee began working for the Union Pacific Railroad for many years, however, he found his passion when he stepped into a semi! Driving truck was so enjoyable for him he went as far...

  • Prairie Doc Perspective Week of June 2nd, 2024

    Joanie Holm RN CNP|Jun 6, 2024

    My name is Joanie Holm. I am a certified nurse practitioner in Brookings, South Dakota and I am the person fortunate to have been the life partner of the original Prairie Doc, Richard P. Holm, M.D. Rick and I were married for 40 years before his passing in March of 2020. During those wonderful decades together, if I could point to one powerful action that strengthened our relationship with each other, with our family, our community and with our patients, it would be the act of kindness....

  • Wyoming Students Invited To Learn About Energy Sector Cybersecurity Through School Video Challenge

    Jun 6, 2024

    LARAMIE – CyberWyoming Alliance announced a challenge for students in grades 6-12 to learn about internet-connected energy sector devices and how to protect them, fostering cybersecurity awareness within the community and equipping Wyoming's youth with vital employability skills. The Cyber-In-A-Box School Video Challenge is in its fourth year with the challenge topic of energy sector internet of things items, encouraging students to research how to protect such items as hydroelectric power p...

  • Farm, Ranch, Business

    Jonathan Fox Writer UW Extension|Jun 6, 2024

    Laramie, Wyo.-May 29, 2024-The University of Wyoming College of Agriculture, Life Sciences and Natural Resources welcomes three new faculty members to the Department of Veterinary Sciences. With diverse experience in immunology, epidemiology and wildlife pathology, the new faculty are well positioned to serve the state as animal disease researchers, educators and diagnosticians. "We are fortunate to have such dedicated and accomplished faculty join our department and UW," says Jonathan Fox,...

  • First Responders share knowledge with students

    Karen Lipska|Jun 6, 2024

    The Albin Elementary School was having a fun time learning with it being close to having school getting out for summer vacation. In the morning the kids showed off their writing with books and reports. At noon all the elementary went to the Laramie County Fire District #3 fire hall. The fire fighters worked hard cooking burgers, brats and hot dogs for the kids and teachers. The Albin parents group provided all the fixings to include salads, chips, cookies, and drinks. It was a very delicious...

  • Young Authors of Albin

    Karen Lipska|Jun 6, 2024

    At the end of the school year at the Albin Elementary, it is full of last minute activities. It is always fun to have tea and to talk about the day. But in this case the tea is to see how many books the students had written. It is a fast tea, there is only 30 minutes to talk to so many students along with how many stories they had written. The students love to read a person their stories. Most of the kids had at least two stories with pictures to share with an interested listener about the subje...

  • Pine Bluffs Roping Club Kicks off Season

    Jim Merryfield|Jun 6, 2024

    The Pine Bluffs Roping Club kicked off its 2024 season with a Team Roping rodeo last Friday evening. The cows were fast, and the cowboys and cowgirls' ropes were looped and swinging. The event attracts ropers from all over the area, Cheyenne, Bridgeport, Carpenter, Potter and many other cities. It used to be a full rodeo with hundreds of participants and spectators, but as the times changed, they knocked it down to just team roping. There were 76 teams that competed for the cash prizes. There...

  • Broncs end Season on High Note

    Jim Merryfield|Jun 6, 2024

    Safe to say that the Broncs boys’ sports season for 2023-24 has had a rough time. The football team and the basketball team each only won one game in the season. The track and field team came up big bringing home six medals at state. For the football team, their only win would come on homecoming night against the Herders of Glenrock. The Broncs beat the Wolves 14-20 in overtime. The football team went 1-8 last season, but their play was not that bad. They had some really great performances. In their win against Glenrock the Broncs game was t...

  • Lady Broncs head to the Barn

    Jim Merryfield|Jun 6, 2024

    The 2023-24 sports season for the Lady Broncs was a bit disappointing but still very successful. All three teams, track and field, volleyball and basketball made appearances at the state level. The basketball team was looking to defend their state championship title while the volleyball team was looking for another title. Many of the Lady Broncs track and field team qualified for the state tournament and performed well. The basketball team was looking to defend their state title from the 2022-23 season as they made the way north to the champion...

  • Ride for Sight - A Success

    Karen Lipska|Jun 6, 2024

    The sun was out, the grass is green, which only means it's time to have fun with different activities for the season. The Pine Bluffs Lions Club believes in helping people, so they held their Ride for Sight event on Sunday June 2nd. It started at 7:00 a.m. with a breakfast during registration. The Pine Bluffs Lions members were ready to give the bikers energy for a ride in the country. It starts in town for a little warm up, get the blood pumping and the body ready. Then the bikers were off to...

  • Finnerty named Rodeo Head Coach

    LCCC|Jun 6, 2024

    The Laramie County Community College rodeo team will have a familiar and well-respected leader at the helm as Dean Finnerty was named head coach. Finnerty, who began serving as interim head coach in summer 2023, came to the team as an assistant coach in 2018. During his assistant coaching tenure, the Golden Eagles became enduring contenders in the Central Rocky Mountain Region and, alongside assistant coach Vickie Segelke, helped coach the men's and women's teams to third-place finishes in the...

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