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  • Snakes alive!

    Gary Collins, Pine Bluffs Post|Jun 29, 2017

    A report was received by the Post, Wednesday, July 21, regarding a rattlesnake spotted on the east side of Pine Bluffs. According to Edna Hickman, the predator was last seen on Beech Street. A quick survey of the area revealed no further evidence of the unwelcome visitor. Further investigation, the following day, revealed that Tom Morgan, who lives in an apartment of the Cheyenne Housing Authority on Beech Street, originally spotted what he believes was a rattlesnake. According to Morgan, he...

  • Road closures planned

    Staff Report|Jun 29, 2017

    Street closures are planned in Pine Bluffs over the next two weeks as construction crews set long-span girders for bridges on Interstate 80. The closures will happen during the evening and overnight hours to minimize traffic disruptions. The following closures are planned: Parsons Street will be closed June 27-29, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Beech Street will be reduced to one lane on July 5 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. and on July 6 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Beech Street will be completely closed on July 7...

  • Palms named Albin Day grand marshals

    Gary Collins, Pine Bluffs Post|Jun 29, 2017

    Grand Marshals for the upcoming Albin Day, July 8, are long-time Albin residents Charles Wayne "Chuck" and Pat Netherton Palm. Chuck was born in Kimball, Neb. in 1931 but has lived on the family farm all of his life. According to Pat, Chuck's "claim to fame," is that he has only moved about 50 feet in his life, from his parent's home to the Palm's current home. "Not many people can say that in this day and age," Pat said. Chuck's grandfather, John, who was 100 per cent Swedish, came to the area...

  • Here are some more favorite Wyoming political stories

    Bill Sniffin|Jun 29, 2017

    Former U. S. Rep and Vice-President Dick Cheney would often tell this story about how his last name is pronounced. He says he attended a family reunion some years ago and sought out a favorite uncle who was the oldest person there. The old man was sitting in a rocking chair with a gentle dog in his lap. Dick asked his uncle: “Is our name pronounced CHEENEY or CHANEY?” The uncle paused for a minute and then said “it is pronounced “CHANEY.” Dick thanked him and complimented him on his little do...

  • League of Women Voters urges Wyoming senators to protect health insurance for people at home and to conduct work in public

    Wyoming League of Women Voters|Jun 29, 2017

    The League of Women Voters of Wyoming (LWVWY) is urging Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso to use their roles on the U.S. Senate’s working group on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) to protect health care and insurance for 20,000 Wyoming residents. “Please use your position on the working group to preserve important patient health care and insurance protections while fixing flaws with the current law. It may become necessary to scale back promised tax breaks for wealthier Americans,” the letter says. It adds, “We urge you to work this bill...

  • Enzi statement on health care proposal

    Sen. Mike Enzi|Jun 29, 2017

    U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., made the following statement after Senate Republicans released their discussion draft of legislation to stabilize health insurance markets and bring down health care premiums: “After months of hard work, Senate Republicans are proposing solutions to address the challenges to health care created by Obamacare that are affecting millions of hardworking families,” Enzi said. “Senate Democratic leaders have repeatedly declared they would not be part of getting rid of the current deficient system. Members of the GOP c...

  • Beverly Irene Knight

    Jun 29, 2017

    Beverly Irene Knight passed away June 22, 2017 at the Laramie Care Center at the age of 91. She was born in Otis, Colorado February 25, 1926 to Olla and Ruby (nee Stratton) Elwood. They moved to Pine Bluffs, Wy at an early age and she completed all her education and spent her early years in Pine Bluffs. She married John Knight on January 12, 1963. They spent most of their lives in Laramie. She enjoyed crafts, knitting, crocheting and golfing. She knitted over 1200 baby caps that she donated to Ivinson Memorial Hospital for newborns and close... Full story

  • Howard Wayne Jessop

    Jun 29, 2017

    A lifelong resident of Pine Bluffs Wyoming, Howard Wayne Jessop, age 79, passed away June 24, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Harold and Olga Jessop on the family farm June 20, 1958. Farming was in Howard's blood, he put his heart and soul into the cultivation and lifelong care of the family farm. From dusk to dawn he would tend the daily rigors of a successful wheat farming operation with a joyful heart. He loved farming and would always say, "If you loved... Full story

  • Pine Bluffs Police Department Blotter

    Staff Report|Jun 29, 2017

    Activities and calls for the Pine Bluffs Police Department during the week of June 21 through June 26 were as follows: 10 Traffic stops 1 Deceased person 1 Dog at large 1 Welfare check Numerous VIN inspections...

  • Community Calendar

    Jun 29, 2017

    Items for possible inclusion in the weekly community calendar should be typewritten or legibly printed. All submissions should include the name and daytime telephone number of the person submitting the information in case questions arise. Items which may be included in the calendar are church events, club meetings, and school events. If your club will not be meeting or has a change, please contact us so we can update the calendar with the correct information as soon as possible. Items should be received on Monday at 5 p.m., one week prior to...

  • Looking Back

    Jun 29, 2017

    1 YEARS AGO June 28, 1917 MILLION DOLLAR RAIN YESTERDAY A fine shower of rain Tuesday night, which extended nearly over the entire county tributary to Pine Bluffs, relieved the dry period that had about set in. In some places there was hail and a number of farmers in the Albin district were damaged, but the Post was not able to learn just how much damage had been done. It is thought that most of those who were damaged had hail insurance. Wednesday afternoon a small sized cloudburst descended on the eastern end of the county. In the town of...

  • Banner County News

    Barb Cross|Jun 29, 2017

    Good morning! I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather, if not a little on the hot side sometimes. I surely would rather hear complaints about the heat instead of complaints about the cold! Can you believe that it is July already? Too darn hot to be working outside unless you can get out there early in the morning. I need to clean out two chicken houses. So far the weather and my time have not cooperated. I suppose that most of you have made some sort of plan for the 4th of July...

  • Hereford News

    Carolyn Ragsdale|Jun 29, 2017

    This week at the Hereford Community Church Carolyn Ragsdale was celebrating her birthday. For the special Carol Opdycke read the poem It Couldn’t Be Done from the book Treasury of Hope. The sermon topic was The Re-union. This time of the year there are many reunions. To have a reunion, there would have been a separation. One of the scriptures was Hebrews 10:19-39. We are separated from God by sin, but Jesus made possible our reunion with Him. Next week the sermon topic will be Spirit and L...

  • Albin News

    Charlene Smith|Jun 29, 2017

    Hello from Albin. We welcome summer with a bang and a sale. Albin community garage sales are Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call Dixie if you want a table or more information at 246-3262. After the summer equinox, a few of our friends and neighbors celebrate their birthdays. Jillian McLaughlin’a birthday is June 24. June 29 is Chris Lemaster’s big day. And Dennis Hanson blows out his candles the last day in June. Albin day is quickly approaching. July 8 our little tow...

  • A century of Pine Bluffs High School

    Gary Collins, Pine Bluffs Post|Jun 29, 2017

    The May 18, 1916 edition of the Pine Bluffs Post headline announced a special election, set for May 27, in which the citizens of the town were to decide the fate of a $20,000 bond needed to build a new school. The following article went on to say, "More room is badly needed not only on account of the present crowded conditions, but in order that two more grades can be added to our high school in order to meet present demands." The June 1, 1916 edition of the Post declared that the measure...

  • Grover holds biennial reunion

    Gary Collins, Pine Bluffs Post|Jun 29, 2017

    In the midst of the 1967 of a nation-wide railroad strike of six shopcraft unions, Union Pacific President, Edd Bailey rode his private railroad car to Cheyenne only to drive to Grover, Colo. to attend his wife's high school reunion. The former Miss Mabel Parker, class of 1926, was one of over one thousand former students and faculty to attend the first reunion of the 50-year-old high school. The reunion was the work of the class of 1947, with Mrs. Boyd (Lillian) Bivens serving as chairman. "In...

  • Four weeks down, four to go

    Jimmie Earls, Pine Bluffs Post Editor|Jun 29, 2017

    It's hard to believe, but the Pine Bluffs Summer Roping and Barrel Racing season is already half over. The series started on June 2 and will wrapup on July 21. The leaderboards are quickly taking shape with, what started out slow with few participants, has grown into a weekly battle for coveted points. A few changes in leaders has taken place in some categories, while in other categories, leaders have padded their lead with great showing each week. In his first week of competition this season,...

  • License and registration fees go up July 1

    Staff Report|Jun 29, 2017

    Motorists will pay more for driver license and motor vehicle registration fees starting July 1. During the 2017 legislative session, lawmakers approved two bills, which will increase the fees for a driver license and the state's portion of motor vehicle registrations. The new law takes effect July 1. The increases will replace a portion of the $25 million in state general funding lawmakers removed from the Wyoming Department of Transportation's budget this past session. WYDOT received those...

  • Sprucing up the Walker house

    Gary Collins, Pine Bluffs Post|Jun 29, 2017

    It is unknown when the Walker House which sits on the property of the Texas Trail Museum was built, according to documents in the museum. The land on which the building stands was donated to the town of Pine Bluffs by the Bay State Livestock company in 1886. What is known is that the building was used for years to house railroad workers, harvest crews and high school students. In advertisements in the Pine Bluffs Post in 1908 and 1909, the house was known as the Section House Hotel and served...

  • Local Lions receive recognition

    Gary Collins, Pine Bluffs Post|Jun 29, 2017

    Pine Bluffs Lions Club, Cheyenne Lions Club, Cheyenne Frontier Lions Club, and Cheyenne Sunrise Lions Club hosted the 2017 Wyoming Lions State Convention at Little America in Cheyenne June 2nd - 4th. Lions Club was formed in 1917 by a Chicago business man, Melvin Jones, who wanted a service club that served their community. The excitement of hosting the convention during Lions Club International Centennial made this convention one of celebrating 100 years of Lions. Lion International President...