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  • Grover Parade leads into the Earl Anderson Memorial Rodeo

    Karen Lipska|Jun 23, 2022

    The Earl Anderson Memorial Rodeo was celebrating it's 99th year and it all started with a parade held in Grover, Colo. To get the parade started on the right track, the Donald Eisenhauer American Legion Post 60 Honor Guard from Pine Bluffs posted the colors by leading off the parade with flags flying and a very patriotic float of members making sure the kids got a good start on candy. The Grand Marshal this year was the "Empty Saddle" in honor of all the cowboy friends and community members...

  • Burns to hire a Marshal

    Karen Lipska|Jun 23, 2022

    A new Marshal is coming to town. The Burns town council met on June 13th at 6:30 p.m. First on the Agenda was a request for the approval of the sewer line extension that is bad. The Utility board put bids out to companies to put a new sewer line in on Second street. Two different companies submitted bids. MSI with a bid of $74,850 and Aztec Construction with a bid of $58,255. The council voted going with the bid from Aztec. Next on the agenda was Domenic Bravo, president of Visit Cheyenne and CEO of Cheyenne Downtown Development Authority. He w...

  • Winners of the Car and Tractor Show - Burns

    Karen Lipska|Jun 23, 2022

    Classic cars and antique tractors lined Main street around the park. At Burns Days on June 11th following the parade, tractors and cars were a major presence around the Main Street Park. There were 11 tractors for the people's choice. Some had traveled from as far as Laramie. The winner was Roger White with his 1950's Mayrath mobile. For Volkswagen, there were seven different vehicles on display. The people's choice winner was Dave Bartenhagen for his Foreign 1974 Volkswagen Thing. Then last...

  • University of Wyoming Fall Semester Dean's and Dean's Freshman Honor Rolls: Laramie County

    Jun 23, 2022

    June 20, 2022 -- The University of Wyoming lists 208 students from Laramie County on the 2022 spring semester academic Dean’s and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls. The honor rolls consist of regularly enrolled undergraduates above freshman standing who earned a 3.4 or better grade-point average, and freshmen who have earned a 3.25 or better grade-point average. To be eligible, students must have been enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours taken for letter grades. For more information about the University of Wyoming, view the webpage at...

  • Everybody Loves Tomatoes

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|Jun 23, 2022

    Kinda', somewhat, maybe. Or not. With downcast eyes and a cowed demeanor, I have to admit that I never liked tomatoes. Everybody around me would put raw, sliced tomatoes on their sandwiches or even just eat the fruit by itself. But me, no, I just couldn't stand them. UNTIL! Yes, until I tried a tomato right off the vine. Suddenly I fell in love with this terrific, tasty fruit. I don't quite understand this phenomena because I've always loved ketchup, pizza, marinara sauce, spaghetti sauce and...

  • UW Extension Recognizes 2021 State and National Award Recipients

    University of Wyoming Extension|Jun 23, 2022

    Laramie, Wyo.—June 16, 2022—At its annual spring conference, the University of Wyoming Extension celebrated awardees who earned recognition from professional associations at the state and national level. Author of Wyoming Specialty Crop Directory earns recognition Cole Ehmke, former community development specialist for the UW Extension, received the Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP) Eta Chapter Mid-Career Service recognition for his Wyoming Specialty Crop Directory. With listings for more than 800 local food producers, farmers markets and community...

  • Democrats Praise Liz Cheney

    Mike Heath|Jun 23, 2022

    Thursday night I watched the made for TV hearing on the January 6th protest. For the first five minutes or so the Chairman, Democrat Bennie Thompson, praised Liz Cheney for her support of the Democrat’s actions against Donald Trump. He gave Cheney the honor of being the first to speak against Trump and the “riots”. Cheney stated multiple times that Congress needed a full accounting of what happened that day but she presented an patently biased account, presenting the Democrat’s story as if she was a prosecuting attorney. The...

  • 2022 Department of Wyoming American Legion State Convention

    Penny Merryfield|Jun 23, 2022

    Members of the American Legion from across the state of Wyoming converged on the town of Green River for their 103rd Department Convention. While the Legion members took one meeting room at the Hampton Inn, the American Legion Department of Wyoming Auxiliary held their 101st Department Convention as well, in the next meeting room. Down the hall and around the corner the Sons of the American Legion held their convention as well. During convention, reports are given for the year, as well as a...

  • We have "Eats" in Burns

    Karen Lipska|Jun 23, 2022

    If you happen to be in Burns, Wyo., for what ever reason, just passing through, ("look, there's a little town this way, let's go check it out."), finding a yard sale or visiting family or friends you might get a bit hungry. Well fear not! There just so happens to be two very nice places to grab a bite and replenish the old energy system. With that being said welcome to the Rustic Plate. Owned and operated by Danielle Allman and Ashley Osterman and located in the Burns Community Center. It all...

  • Black Hills Energy to Serve First Customer Under New Wyoming Blockchain Interruptible Service Tariff

    Jun 23, 2022

    CHEYENNE, WY – June 21, 2022 – Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power Company (CLFP), doing business as Black Hills Energy, announced today it will serve its first customer under its Blockchain Interruptible Service Tariff, a new electric rate option to support the growing blockchain industry in Wyoming. “We are pleased to deliver yet another innovative solution to support business and technology growth in Wyoming while benefiting other Cheyenne customers,” said Mark Stege, Black Hills Energy’s vice president of operations. “This agreement...

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    Jun 23, 2022

  • Earl Anderson Memorial Rodeo has lots of action

    Karen Lipska|Jun 23, 2022

    The Earl Anderson Memorial Rodeo had it's 99th year. It is called the Home of the Biggest Little Rodeo. Each year people recall their times attending, helping, and/or competing at the rodeo. This year the committee featured the Hill Top Gang. They have attended the rodeo for 18 years. It started with four siblings that fell in love with the area and the way of life. It was how a step-father and kids became a family without a marriage supporting the ranch and the community. Through the years the...

  • Bomberger Boys place at Dawes County 4-H Progress Show

    Jun 23, 2022

  • Old records to break with the new Hornets season

    Jim Merryfield|Jun 23, 2022

    As the 2022 – 23 High School sports season approaches lets look at some of the juniors records that were set in this season. There will be some big shoes to fill and beat their own records. Below we will cover some of the records for the school and who set them. We will try to cover the different events that our talented students compete in. In the boys 100m dash the current record for the school was set by Seth Tangeman back in 2019 with a time of 11.13 sec. For the girls 100m dash the record of 12.71 was set back in 2016 by Montanna...

  • New Broncs season brings record breaking hopefuls

    Jim Merryfield|Jun 23, 2022

    The 2021-22 track and field season is officially closed. The Broncs team did well and we look forward to watching them compete in the 2022-23 season. Lets look back at our junior athletes and see how they fared to past junior athletes. The junior team will have some pretty big shoes to fill as they compete in their final year of high school.WeI will cover most of the track and field events and the current record holders for the 11th grade. In the 100m dash Duell Petsch holds the record of 11.37sec set in 2008. Cody Hape is sitting in the...

  • Garage "sailing" through the area

    Karen Lipska|Jun 23, 2022

    Cars and people wandered the streets looking for yards full of items in them. Pine Bluffs, Burns and Albin had garages sales this month. This is a yearly event for all towns. Pine Bluffs annual garage sale is held the first Saturday in June which happened to be the 4th. There were 28 garage sales listed for the town. Some of the garage sales started on Friday and carried over to Saturday. There was a listing of sales at certain businesses in town to help people so they knew where to go for the g...

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