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  • Ronald McDonald Cowboy Hall of Fame

    Karen Lipska|Jun 27, 2024

    The definition of a cowboy is a person that rides a horse who attends cattle. That is only half of what Ronald McDonald is, with his years of experience is beyond that of a basic cowboy. McDonald was one of the 23 inductees to the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame. The board selected these cowboys by historical, cultural, literary and educational purposes. They look at ranching history, and what they have done in the state of Wyoming and the culture of being a cowboy. McDonald grew up on a farm and...

  • Albin Town Council replaces Salad Bar

    Karen Lipska|Jun 27, 2024

    The Town of Albin budget hearing for the public was the first item before the Albin Town Council meeting on June 20th, along with a discussion of the prices for the Mobile Home/ RV park. A candidate that is running for Senate District #6, Eric Johnston, introduced himself. He believes in how important it is to support small towns. Johnston said, “I was impressed with the ambulance fund raiser. I was excited for the turn out. In Platte County they have created a special district for the ambulance area. It is new.” Council member Jeremiah Johnson...

  • Laramie County Fire District collects for Fireworks

    Penny Merryfield|Jun 27, 2024

    Monday evening, the Town of Pine Bluffs had sirens going off, all over town. This was Laramie County Fire District No. 5 walking the streets and sidewalks, going door to door to ask for donations for the annual Fireworks show in Pine Bluffs. Each year, Laramie County Fire District No. 5 takes this approach to help gather up funds to provide a great fireworks show that can be seen for miles. Many residents park down by the ballfield to watch the great display put on by Laramie County Fire...

  • Burns Town Council discusses the Shepherd's Closet Availability

    Karen Lipska|Jun 27, 2024

    The Shepherds Closet was one of the top subjects for the council at the Burns council meeting on June 24th. The council approved of a new building permit for Cripple Creek. The address is 602 Horseshoe. It will be single family home. Council member Judy Johnstone was thrilled to announce a new person helping out for Visit Cheyenne. Chantel Young has been in hospitallity for years. She will be representing Burns at the meetings. At the council for old business was the approval of the community clause. The town of Burns met with the Masonic...

  • The Mayor's Update

    Justin Fornstrom Mayor|Jun 27, 2024

    June 24, 2024 I start this update by welcoming Leanne Person as the new Town Clerk. She joins us after a long tenure at the Pine Bluffs Elementary School and a stint at the Wyoming Energy Authority. Leanne brings a great deal of experience in problem solving and customer service, both of which are a great benefit to the Town Office. We are thrilled to have her and know you will help us welcome her in this new position. Pine Bluffs residents know that Wyoming has two seasons: winter and construction. Citizens will see many construction projects...

  • Wyoming Association for Career and Technical Education Honors Megan Degenfelder as 2024 Administrator of the Year

    Jun 27, 2024

    June 10, 2024 – Cheyenne, Wyoming – The Wyoming Association for Career and Technical Education (WACTE) is proud to announce Megan Degenfelder, Superintendent of Public Instruction, as the recipient of the 2024 Administrator of the Year award. This prestigious honor recognizes Superintendent Degenfelder's strong leadership and dedication to advancing Career and Technical Education (CTE) in Wyoming. Under Superintendent Degenfelder's leadership, CTE programs across the state have flourished, pro...

  • A Silent Summer Killer

    Nebraska Poison Center|Jun 27, 2024

    The highest percentage of carbon monoxide exposures occur during the winter months. However, carbon monoxide exposures can happen any time of year, especially during natural disasters and power outages. It is imperative that the citizens understand the dangers, the symptoms and how to prevent poisoning from carbon monoxide. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include sleepiness, headache, dizziness, blurred vision, vomiting, shortness of breath and convulsions. The first step in treating carbon monoxide poisoning is getting the victim to...

  • Prairie Doc Perspective Week of June 23rd, 2024

    Lauren Wood Thum MD Dennis Joseph Thum MD|Jun 27, 2024

    As husband and wife urologists, we talk a lot about the urinary tract and how it affects our patients. In women, the most common urinary concern is incontinence, or the involuntary leakage of urine. There are several causes and many treatment options exist depending on the type. The two main types of urinary leakage in women are urge urinary incontinence and stress urinary incontinence. For women with urge incontinence, treatment is aimed at improving quality of life disrupted by overactive blad...

  • Farm, Ranch, Business

    Ron Rabou for the Pine Bluffs Post|Jun 27, 2024

    It's hard to leave the farm. Especially in the summer. It seems like there is always work to do, no matter how much progress we've made. I decided long ago that if I let our farm dictate our personal life, we'd never leave. Over the years, we've made a very conscious effort to take short trips away from the hustle and bustle of our operation, to enjoy our boys and our time together as family in a different environment, all while hopefully exposing our boys to a world outside of where we live. My...

  • UW Extension Releases New Mobile App for Pest Identification

    Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation|Jun 27, 2024

    Laramie, Wyo.-June 18, 2024-The University of Wyoming Extension recently released a new software application that can be used to identify Wyoming plant diseases and pests. The mobile app, called Wyoming Crop Pests, is available for both Android and Apple devices and can be found in app stores by searching "Wyoming Crop Pests". Scott Schell, UW Extension entomologist, developed the tool to help amateur home gardeners and producers identify plant diseases and pests. The Wyoming Crop Pests app...

  • Veterans' Partner Hikes at Curt Gowdy State Park

    Jun 27, 2024

    Curt Gowdy State Park is providing U.S. military veterans an opportunity to get outdoors with a series of veterans’ partner hikes during the summer. Held in partnership with the Veterans Association Recreational Therapy Program, Curt Gowdy State Park will offer multiple veterans’ partner hikes from June until August. For each hike, a volunteer veteran will meet attendees at the Curt Gowdy Visitors’ Center at 10 a.m., determine what trail and distance the group is looking for, and then lead the group on their trek. A Laramie District Inter...

  • Wyoming Weed and Pest Districts Offering Cash Bounty in Exchange for Invasive Weeds

    Jun 27, 2024

    CHEYENNE, WYO. (June 18, 2024) – The Wyoming Weed and Pest Council (WWPC) has announced the opening of the 2024 weed bounty program. Now through July, folks can do their part to keep Wyoming wild and beautiful by pulling invasive weeds and exchanging them at their local weed and pest district office for money. Several counties are taking part in their own weed bounty programs across the state, with various payouts per program. For example, the Johnson County Weed and Pest District (JCWP) will pay $1 for a pound of spotted knapweed, h...

  • Senator Barrasso's letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs

    Penny Merryfield|Jun 27, 2024

    This past weekend was the 105th Annual Convention for the American Legion of Wyoming. This was held in Worland, Wyoming. Patrick Sheehan of Senator John Barrasso's office spoke for Senator Barrasso who could not be present due to other commitments. He spoke on behalf of Senator Barrasso and read a letter from Senator Barrasso to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Department of Veteran Affairs, in Washington D.C. This concerns all veterans. The letter reads as: John Barrasso Wyoming 307 Dirksen...

  • Men of Honor

    Sparke 2024|Jun 27, 2024

    Today it is hard to find those who volunteer to move forward and do more each day than they did the day before. Today's world has become a digital explosion of unlimited technology and the backbone of America. There are children with wrist band cell phones and now millions of computer chips are as small as a nano size atom found in liquids. But even today's modern science is not able to replace the miracles that come from within a human mind, heart and soul created by God. His formula of compass...

  • Fallen Hero Cart makes a stop in Burns

    Karen Lipska|Jun 27, 2024

    No one ever wants a loved one to pass on. But being in the military, it is an honor for all the hard work for keeping our freedom. The people that serve are special selfless people that make sure the United States is safe. At Burns Liberty park the Fallen Hero Cart stopped with 30 Patriot Guard Riders. Fallen Soldiers are people that are in the military when they pass away. In the past, the fallen soldiers remains would be flown to where they are from to their family. It seems that the remains...

  • Hell on Wheels Rodeo

    Karen Lipska|Jun 27, 2024

    Rodeo is in season and the Hell on Wheels Rodeo is in full bloom. People travel from all over the world to see the rodeo at Archer. They go on tours and eat great chuck wagon food. But right before the barrel racing there was a bit of excitement for a bull fighter. This week was the Future Farmers of America celebration. The Burns FFA chapter had the pleasure represent FFA. The horses were prime for the night, but the cowboys were determined to ride every second. The bareback riding was great...

  • Burns Day Arm Wrestling Championship

    Karen Lipska|Jun 27, 2024

    Burns Day is full of events, something for just about everyone. Whether you want to participate or just be a spectator there is always something to look forward to. The new event at Burns Day was arm wrestling. Arm wrestling, can you believe it. That's incredible! What man doesn't love to show off his biceps and his superb form on the table ready to take down his opponent. Now lets bring a woman into the fray and let her show everyone what's been building in those arms. Kids? Why not, kids are...

  • Grover Student-Athlete Makes LSC Commissioner's Honor Roll at Angelo State University

    Jun 27, 2024

    SAN ANGELO, TX (06/20/2024)-- More than 160 Angelo State University Rams and Rambelles student-athletes, including Hannah Kinnison of Grover, CO, have been named to the Lone Star Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll for their academic performance during the spring 2024 semester. To be eligible, student-athletes must have a minimum 3.30 GPA for the semester and be on an active roster. Participants on all 19 LSC championship sports and five non-conference sports, as well as athletic training and...

  • Boys History of Football Sports Hornets Style

    Jim Merryfield|Jun 27, 2024

    With most of the sports awaiting the 2024/25 season openers, it might be a good time to look back into the past and see how the teams have progressed through the years. This will be a look at the boy's side of sports. Starting with football the records go back to 1939. Since then, the team has a record of 352 wins, 315 losses and 6 ties. This gives the team a 51.7 percent winning average. Better than some pro teams. The Hornets' best seasons were 1941 and 1950 with an unbeaten record of 7-0....

  • Lady Hornets Basketball and Volleyball Sports History

    Jim Merryfield|Jun 27, 2024

    The Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets have a storied history in Wyoming high school basketball. Over the years, they've consistently competed at a high level. In recent seasons, they've secured conference championships and made it to state tournaments. While their overall win-loss record varies from year to year, their dedication and competitive spirit remain unwavering. Over their years the Lady Hornets have competed in 33 state tournaments (24, 21-16, 14, 12, 10, 06-02, 95-88, 86-84, 82-76) with 3 tour...

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