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Articles from the June 22, 2023 edition

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  • Grover Celebrates 100 Years of the Earl Anderson Memorial Rodeo and Parade

    Karen Lipska|Jun 22, 2023

    Once a year Chatoga Avenue in Grover, Colorado is lined with people from all over the communities to enjoy the parade that kicks off the Earl Anderson Memorial Rodeo, home of the "Biggest Little Rodeo in the West." started off the Saturday activities for the day. Grover is a small town now but once upon a time it was booming. The town was an area that was used as cattle trails going from Texas to the Union Pacific railroad in Cheyenne, Wyoming. In 1887 the railroad used a ranch house for their...

  • LCSD No. 2 conducts parent survey on preschoolers age four

    Karen Lipska|Jun 22, 2023

    Laramie County School District #2 is conducting a parent survey to gauge interest in possible preschool services for four-year-old children who qualify for TANF benefits. Tracy Schneider, with Laramie County School District #2 explains what it was about. She said, “TANF, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, is a federal funding grant that provides Wyoming the ability to offer assistance to families in need. To be eligible TANF applicants must be Wyoming residents, U.S. citizens, legal aliens or qualified aliens. Applicants must also be...

  • Texas Trail Museum receives Pottery from Cheyenne Museum

    Karen Lipska|Jun 22, 2023

    Time comes to a standstill when a person walks into the Texas Trail Museum in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming. Once you walk into the buildings you might remember the places, times, and memories of history as it all runs through your mind. Texas Trail Museum has more than one building for people to explore. The artifacts in the museum are partly from local people that have donated. Every year there are over 20 donations. This year the museum in Cheyenne donated pottery. This pottery has dates and possibly...

  • The Knotty Pine Celebrates 10th Year Anniversary with Party!

    Karen Lipska|Jun 22, 2023

    Dave and Kara Acton are celebrating 10 years of owning a business. Two years before the Acton's looked at the business that has been in Pine Bluffs for years. Because they were still paying off their house they decided it was too expensive at the time plus other potential buyers were looking at it. The realty agent contacted them two years later. With a little time Acton was able to be in a better financial way. " It was hard at the beginning with the towns people not knowing us. We had our...

  • Burns Car Show

    Karen Lipska|Jun 22, 2023

    The cars are lined up. Some are shiny, some are still in the process of being rehabbed and the tractors are painted and ready for a day of showing off. At Burns Day there was the annual car and tractor show. The weather was great to show off the cars and tractors. They lined up on Main Street for people to check out and pick their favorite car or tractor. There are three divisions for them to enter in. The voting is by the people, for the people and of the people. Most of the owners were...

  • Free dental care for children offered at LCCC

    Jun 22, 2023

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming – Free dental care for children is being offered at Laramie County Community College on July 12 by the Dental Hygiene Program. Appointments can now be made for children up to 17 years old. The event, scheduled for 3-6:30 p.m., includes cleaning, x-rays, fluoride treatment and a dental exam. Expect appointments to last 1-2 hours with all fees waived. No dental insurance is necessary. Regular dental care for children is crucial because it allows for early detection and prevention of dental issues, provides education on proper...

  • Lawn Maintenance and Diseases

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|Jun 22, 2023

    Earlier this spring we talked about getting a lawn started and annual fertilizing. With all the rain we've been having we have just about reached the perfect storm for lawn diseases. I've always been a strong advocate of leaving grass a little longer than golf course length to maintain the health of the root system. Longer blades shade the roots and keep them from baking in the sun, causing them to sunburn. That hasn't been an issue so far this year but there is another issue we need to be on...

  • Photos of the Week

    Jun 22, 2023

  • 2023 Department Convention Department of Wyoming American Legion & Auxiliary

    Penny Merryfield|Jun 22, 2023

  • Pine Bluffs Hornets Year in Review

    Jim Merryfield|Jun 22, 2023

    It was an incredible sport year for the Pine Bluffs Hornets Sports program. For the year 2022-23 the Hornets earned two team state championships and several individual state championships. One team went undefeated the entire season and another repeated as state champions. The Pine Bluffs Hornets football team started off the season with wins over Shoshoni, Guernsey-Sunrise and Wright. The Hornets scored 135 points in the three games holding their opponents to 44. The Hornets defense shut out...

  • The Year in Review with the Burns Broncs

    Jim Merryfield|Jun 22, 2023

    The Lady Broncs had an incredible season bringing home two state championships. The girl's basketball team brought home their first ever state championship in the history of the school. The girls qualified for state at regionals as the fourth seed. The girl's season record was 14-15. Just under .500 but they saved their best playing for when it really counted, the state tournament. This was only the second time in the history of girl's high school basketball that a state champion team had a...

  • Grover Rodeo celebrates 100 Years

    Karen Lipska|Jun 22, 2023

    People traveled from all over the world to attend the Earl Anderson Memorial Rodeo in Grover, Colorado. This year was a special one in that it was the 100th year of having this rodeo. The Anderson family started preparing the land in the 1920's. In 1923 the rodeo officially started with only a few events. There was horse racing, bronc riding, calf roping, spud racing, and the musical basket race. At the time there was no fenced in arena. All the events were done on the open prairie. In 1948 the...