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  • Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) system program holds informative town meeting

    Victoria Smithey Pine Bluffs Post|Jun 27, 2019

    If you weren't able to attend the town meeting on the 18th here is a recap of what you missed. As you may have heard, This area is in the running to be the first of three for a serious upgrade to our defense system. As many will know, we currently have silos that house America's Minuteman Missile system. As that system becomes obsolete the government has approved over ninety-billion dollars to upgrade to the new Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) system. The government is obviously not...

  • EMS of the Year - Christy Barker

    Jun 27, 2019

  • Montana overcomes Wyoming in State Competition

    Jun 27, 2019

    The best and brightest minds of Montana and Wyoming clashed on June 19-20 at the Sheridan College campus, duking it out in an effort to get the most answers to difficult trivia questions. Representing Montana's six-person team were Daniel Martin (Dillon), Cole Arthur (CMR), Seth Norby (Skyview), Zach Mangels (Skyview), Noah Paulson (Skyview), and Daniel Carlson (Manhattan). Coaches for Montana were Rich McFate and Janet Gentry. Team members on the side of Wyoming included Alex Pachniak...

  • Lions induct new President

    Victoria Smithey Pine Bluffs Post|Jun 27, 2019

    On November 2, 1922, the Lions Club was chartered making it one of the oldest clubs in existence. At the International Convention in Cedar Point, OH two years later Helen Keller would encourage the Lions to continue with their work for the seeing impaired calling them the "Knights of the blind, and crusaders against darkness." Two years ago Ms. Keller's great great granddaughter would come onstage at the 100th anniversary in Chicago and encourage members to continue with her grandmother's work....

  • Wyoming Works program will help adult students pay for college, including at LCCC

    Jun 27, 2019

    Cheyenne, Wyoming – The Wyoming Education Attainment Council Executive Committee announced the launch of the Wyoming Works program. The primary purpose of Wyoming Works is to provide programs and resources for adult students to learn a skill that leads to secure employment. Laramie County Community College, like other community colleges across the state, is participating in this new opportunity for students. Wyoming Works was signed into law following the legislative session ending in March. The Wyoming Legislature allocated $5 million to...

  • USDA offers producers options to re-enroll or extend expiring CRP contracts

    Jun 27, 2019

    WASHINGTON, June 21, 2019 – Farmers and ranchers with expiring Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts may now re-enroll in certain CRP continuous signup practices or, if eligible, select a one-year contract extension. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) also is accepting offers from those who want to enroll for the first time in one of the country’s largest conservation programs. FSA’s 52nd signup for CRP runs from June 3 to August 23. “Agricultural producers with expiring CRP contracts have set aside land to reduce soil erosion,...

  • Summer? Really?

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|Jun 27, 2019

    According to the calendar, Friday, June 21st, was the first day of summer. Well...you couldn't prove it by me. The Advanced Master Gardener class was at the University of Wyoming Entomology Lab that day. First, we had to drive through snow on the summit. Then it was rainy and cold all day. Summer? Sure didn't feel like it. I think I'm ready for a little bit of that global warming. This cooler, wetter weather pattern we seem to be stuck in was predicted last winter by Don Day and, once again,...

  • Editorial......

    Eric Trowbridge and Amy Surdam|Jun 27, 2019

    Recently, Governor Gordon met with ENDOW and requested that their 20-year strategy be changed into actionable items. One of the five strategies outlined is to continue to work on and support the “knowledge and creative industries.” The Array School of Technology and Design is excited to see an emphasis placed on the technology industry. Additionally, we would like to offer some suggestions for actionable items for ENDOW and the citizens of Wyoming to consider. For those of you unaware of Array, we are Wyoming’s first and only accelerated...

  • Jennifer J. Sherman A Veteran Story

    Penny Merryfield|Jun 27, 2019

    Born the oldest child of three to John and Diane Wise, Jennifer J. Wise would keep the United States Navy in the family. J. Wise was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming and would move to Pine Bluffs as a child. She attended and graduated from Pine Bluffs High School in May of 1995, where she was awarded a full ride to LCCC. During her final year at LCCC, Wise decided she would enter the military and enlisted in the delayed enlistment program on January 2, 1997, where she served with her brother, CJ Wise....

  • Wyoming's Population continued to age fast from July 2017 to July 2018

    Jun 27, 2019

    CHEYENNE – The elderly population (age 65 and over) in the state grew 3.9 percent between July 2017 and July 2018, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates. The median age (half of the population is younger, and the other half older) rose 0.3 to 38.0 years, while it increased from 38.0 to 38.2 during the same period for the U.S. The figure indicates that the aging of Wyoming’s population has slowed down, but the pace was still one of the fastest in the country. Though the impact from Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) aging was the...

  • Pine Bluffs Roping Club Summer Series

    Jun 27, 2019

  • Jesse Fornstrom takes First Place in Trophy Dash at HiWay 92 Raceway Park

    Penny Merryfield|Jun 27, 2019

    Jesse Fornstrom, from Pine Bluffs is in his third year of Super Stock racing at HiWay 92 Raceway in Gering, Nebraska. He was bit by the racing bug through his Uncle Clint Fornstrom. Along with his cousing, Doug Fornstrom they would take alternate weeks driving their car, until each received their own. "Our first car was a 1983 Monte Carlo, that we drove and then scrapped it. Now we have a 1975 Nova, and a 1977 Nova. I love this sport, and hope to move up." he said. Fornstom is the son of Zach...

  • Project Appleseed Volunteers visit Pine Bluffs

    Patrick Self|Jun 27, 2019

    The volunteer instructors of Project Appleseed - A skilled rifle marksmanship nonprofit organization, visited Pine Bluffs Sportsman's Club June 22 and 23, 2019, offering rifle marksmanship training and Revolutionary War history to those in attendance. Sam Gay was the senior instructor for Appleseed this past weekend. As a U.S. Army veteran and retired police officer he brings a great deal of skill and experience to the Appleseed program. He began shooting with the Appleseed program in 2006,...

  • Union Pacific's Big Boy No. 4014 is coming to town!

    Jun 27, 2019

    WHAT: Union Pacific's iconic steam locomotive Big Boy No. 4014 is making a brief whistle-stop in Pine Bluffs, providing rail fans an opportunity to interact with this rolling piece of history during its tour across the Midwest. WHEN & WHERE: Monday, July 8, 2019, 9:30-10:15 a.m. MT, at the Main Street crossing. WHY IT'S IMPORTANT: Twenty-five Big Boys were built exclusively for Union Pacific, the first of which was delivered in 1941 to handle the steep terrain between Cheyenne, Wyoming, and...

  • Wyoming Stock Growers Association announces new Officers

    Jun 27, 2019

    CHEYENNE - The Wyoming Stock Growers Association (WSGA) is pleased to announce the addition of several new Officers: Scott Sims, David Kane, Dan Frank, JW Rankin, and Brad Mead. The new appointees bring extensive knowledge of Wyoming's agriculture industry to the Association's leadership. We look forward to working with them as we continue to serve the livestock business and families of Wyoming by protecting their economic, legislative, regulatory, judicial, environmental, custom, and cultural...

  • Egbert, Hillsdale, Burns, Carpenter Alumni hold reunion

    Sue Deselms Chairperson EHBC Alumni|Jun 27, 2019

    The 69th annual Egbert-Hillsdale-Carpenter-Burns alumni banquet was enjoyed by 79 people on Saturday, June 8, 2019. Alumnae representing 70 plus years attending this year was Darlene Miller Byers, Carpenter 1946. She was introduced by the emcee for the evening, JoAnn Talkington Soto, Carpenter 1958, and presented a corsage. Rick Bishop, Burns 1974, gave the invocation for the group. The honored guests of the evening were the 50 year celebrants from Hillsdale, Burns and Carpenter and the current...

  • The Party People perform at Pine Bluffs Library

    Victoria Smithey Pine Bluffs Post|Jun 27, 2019

    Despite the grey and rainy day over twenty-five people showed up for the library's magic show this last Friday. A fun afternoon for the kids now that school is out, "The Party People" provided family entertainment for those in attendance. Mr. E and Kathy Groves along with their son Kyle came all the way from Pueblo, Colorado to entertain our kids for the afternoon with a sampling of magic, comedy, and education. One of the few father/son acts left in the country, The Party People travel all...

  • 2019 Hornet Football Youth Camp

    Victoria Smithey Pine Bluffs Post|Jun 27, 2019

    If you’re like me then it’s never too early to start thinking about football! Coach Will Gray feels the same as he announces the 2019 Hornet Football Youth Camp. Running from July 8th to the 10th, this year’s camp will focus on fundamentals of the game. In the hopes of instilling a love for football, Gray is planning on putting students through all positions and hoping that the exposure and the experience will make school tryouts much easier. Camp will be open to students ages five to twelve and will run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. all three...