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  • Train derailment near Hillsdale

    Jun 24, 2021

  • Albin Town Council

    Karen Lipska|Jun 24, 2021

    Albin town council had their meeting on June 17. There was a budget meeting hearing first before the regular meeting making sure about the adjustment for the next year. Mayor Kelly Krakow called the meeting to order. Approval of previous minutes was first for the night. Next is bid opening of the streets and curbs that need to be in throughout the town. It was discussed and approved since there was one bid.A guest was welcomed to the meeting. The old business was reviewing the lunch program report and mayor updates. The lunch program is trying...

  • Burns Day a great comeback

    Karen Lipska|Jun 24, 2021

    Burns Day is back! June 12th this year the Burns Lions Club worked diligently to bring back the celebration. Burns Day started out years ago as a celebration for class reunions. Egbert and Burns High Schools were combined when these reunions were started. Eventually it turned into a whole town celebration with a parade, vendors, sports competitions and of course food. Several years ago Burns Day ceased due to lack of interest and assistance in putting together the celebration. It's no small...

  • High West Energy holds 84th Annual Meeting in Pine Bluffs

    Karen Lipska|Jun 24, 2021

    The High West Energy annual meeting was Thursday June 17th. The bucket trucks of High West Energy had the buckets high in the sky holding the High West Energy banner up when you entered. The employees were directing where to park. Then a tractor trailer picked you up to go to the building if you wanted. A Little train was there to take kids and adults around the grounds for a ride. The registration tables were set up for members to check-in. As the members and their families moved into the...

  • Eastern Wyoming College Victim of Cybersecurity Attack

    Jun 24, 2021

    Torrington, Wyoming, June 22, 2021 - Officials at Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) have announced that a cybersecurity attack received early this morning has currently disabled the College’s computer, phone and email systems. Investigations are currently underway to appropriately determine the extent of the cyber-attack. College officials are working with local law enforcement agencies, the Department of Homeland Security, local IT professionals and state IT professionals. The Wyoming Community College Commission (WCCC) is supporting EWC’s eff...

  • Temporary Closure for the Pine Bluffs Library week of June 28

    Jun 24, 2021

    The Pine Bluffs Branch Library will be temporarily closed while a construction crew repairs the concrete in front of the building’s entrance. The closure will occur the week of June 28. Exact closure dates will be posted on the organization’s website ( and social media channels, along with updates about reopening. The closure is expected to last for three days. Please call the library in Cheyenne at 307-634-3561 with questions or concerns....

  • Overgrazing your yard

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|Jun 24, 2021

    There are a few places that cause me to cringe inside every time I drive past them. Every one is a home on a small acreage with a lot of horses. I think of one in particular that I see nearly every day with several horses on maybe two acres of pasture. The grass is routinely eaten right down to the dirt with nothing left. I titled this article "Overgrazing Your Yard' because my primary intent is to reach homeowners in developed areas but the information also applies to commercial livestock...

  • Adopt a BLM wild horse at a pair of Wyoming events in July

    Jun 24, 2021

    CHEYENNE Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management will hold two Wyoming wild horse and burro adoption events in July featuring both untrained and trained horses. July 2, Wheatland Corrals: approximately 30 wild horses will be available at the new off-range corral’s second public adoption. The gates open at 8 a.m. and horses will be adopted on a first come, first served basis with the event scheduled to end at 3 p.m. Load out of horses will begin once all required paperwork is complete. Horses at the Wheatland Facility are untrained. The fac...

  • American Legion Department of Wyoming

    Penny Merryfield|Jun 24, 2021

    The American Legion, Department of Wyoming held their 102nd Annual Department of Wyoming Legion Convention. The American Legion was established in March of 1919. The first Post was the Ferdinand Brandstetter Post No. 1 in the United States in Van Tassell, Wyoming. It has grown to Post homes all over the United States and more. Each Post has a governing body of a Commander, 1st Vice Commander, 2nd Vice Commander and an Adjutant. From there each state is divided into districts with Commanders as...

  • Photo of the Week

    Jun 24, 2021

  • Collecting for Fireworks

    Jun 24, 2021

  • Pine Bluffs Farmers Market theme - 'Father's Day Out'

    Karen Lipska|Jun 24, 2021

    Father's Day Out, Sunday June 20th. It was a small market for vendors. The group set up close to the building so they would have less problems with the wind and weather. The resin vendor had necklaces, keychains of all letters, dragons and butterflies. Little animals to put on your shelves. Her daughter gave her a set of molds to work with and she loves them . She enjoys the craft. The Chains and rings art is a vendor that makes outfits and jewelry with chains and rings. His dad did the art and...

  • Cerenil continues to aim high

    Jim Merryfield|Jun 24, 2021

    A Pine Bluffs Hornets alum scores big at Chadron State Collage. Jourdaine Cerenil graduated from Pine Bluffs High School in 2020. She was on the Hornets track team and volleyball team. She received a scholarship to Chadron State College in track. Her specialty, the high jump. At the end of her first year of competition she had broke the schools record for "women's jumps group." In the dead lift, she hit a one rep dead lift of 330lbs. In the high jump she excelled. Cerenil tied the CSC schools...

  • Future Broncs Basketball Camp

    Karen Lipska|Jun 24, 2021

    First basketball camp in Burns June 14 through June 16. Coach Kurtis Suloff started the camp with three goals for the kids to learn through the time at camp. First goal is to show up at camp. This goal has two part, first is to physically be at camp every day. The second part is to show up mental for the camp. Putting their mind to the game and the skills that they would be learning. The second goal, be ready. This goal is knowledge. Learning the skills and listening to the coach and others...

  • The Biggest Little Rodeo in the West

    Dorothy Timm|Jun 24, 2021

    Rodeo - Grover style. June 19 and 20, each day at least 1,000 people came to see the 98 th PRCA "The Biggest Little Rodeo In the West" in Grover. Several big tents were set up on the east side of the arena close to the fence and cars and pickups lined up close where there were no stands for sitting. Saturday the weather was cooler and overcast for the parade. In the afternoon it was nice till strong winds and some rain had some people going to their cars for a while and many getting their coats...

  • More Burns Day

    Jun 24, 2021

  • Grover hosts the Earl Anderson Memorial Rodeo

    Karen Lipska|Jun 24, 2021

    Father's Day weekend was the 98th year rodeo in Grover, Colorado. This memorial rodeo is about Earl Anderson and his family. It is called the "Home of the Biggest Little Rodeo in the West." As I walk around the grounds,the rodeo family is more than blood, it's the town and friendship of the contestants and volunteers of the event. Anderson has been honored and respected throughout the years. For it's the history of the rodeo. It's my history along with others in the past and the present. On...