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Articles from the June 29, 2023 edition

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  • Laramie County Fire Department presents Firewise program revitalized for homeowners

    Jim Merryfield|Jun 29, 2023

    Laramie County Fire Department has revitalized their Firewise program and Pine Bluffs was the first open presentation of the program. Rusty Dunham and Matt Butler were the presenters from the county. According to Rusty Dunham who is the County Firewise Coordinator, "This program is an information and guidance program designed to aid homeowners in wildfire areas and residential housing areas on decision-making choices to help protect their home in case of a fire." Matt Butler who is the Laramie...

  • Maintenance apartment topic at meeting

    Karen Lipska|Jun 29, 2023

    The town council was contemplating having an apartment attached to the maintenance building. This would be discussed further at the next monthly meeting. The Albin Town council met on June 22nd. One of the top subjects of the night was the apartment that may be part of the maintenance building. Damon Printz presented plans on what needs to be done. He explained the main steps are to resurface everything and put in the bathroom. He would install vinyl foam on the floor and paint the walls. Printz continued going into details that would need to...

  • 2023 Albin Day Honorary Grand Marshal Kay (Moore) Goodschmidt

    Wanda Moore|Jun 29, 2023

    Kay (Moore) Goodschmidt was selected to be the 2023 Grand Marshal of the 95th Albin Day Celebration. However, Kay will be the Honorary Grand Marshal this year in her true Albin spirit as she went to her Heavenly Home on January 13, 2023 following a brief but severe illness. In 1963 Kay served as Albin Day Queen along with attendants Martha Norberg and Joan Rabou. The beautiful float was decorated with purple and white flowers. Albin Day Chairman, Jillian McLaughlin said "Kay was Albin Day's...

  • Phoenix Gene Cerenil

    Jun 29, 2023

    Phoenix Gene Cerenil was born October 22, 2003, in Cheyenne, Wyoming to Refugio Rice Cerenil and Autumn Starr Cerenil-Lee. She started elementary school in Arvada, Colorado and later moved to Pine Bluffs, Wyoming. She lived in Laramie, Wyoming for a short time before settling in Cheyenne, Wyoming, where she was a caretaker for children in her family. Phoenix loved animals and children. She was creative and loved to weld and cook. Everyone who knew Phoenix described her as a kind, gentle and givi...

  • Development Standards - Serious Topic at Burns Council

    Karen Lipska|Jun 29, 2023

    The town council was looking at different buildings in town, for permits, and inspections. They also were questioning the speed limit signs. The Burns Town council met on June 26th. The council had one building permit request for the evening for 235 Wyoming Avenue. They will be putting on an addition that will be 16 feet by 24 feet along with a garage which is 24 feet by 24 feet. Darius Mandel checked it out and signed off on it. The council approved. Mayor Jim Clark checked out the two new houses on Cripple Creek. They built the houses in thre...

  • Texas Trail Museum hold annual meeting Re-elects two member for three more years

    Karen Lipska|Jun 29, 2023

    The board of the Texas Trail Museum had their annual meeting on Saturday June 24th at the American Legion home in Pine Bluffs. President John Culek opened the meeting by introducing the board members. Vice-President Nola Carey, secretary Mary Ackatz, treasurer Amy Votruba, Jerry McWilliam is the Ex, Kim Marquardt, Kevin Marquardt, Lisa Trompke, and Kennth King. During the Covid pandemic the board was small. Last year at the annual meeting there were several new members. They were able to fill...

  • Senator Lummis Receives the Defender of Limited Government Award

    Jun 29, 2023

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) received the Defender of Limited Government Award for her tireless work to defend the freedoms of people in Wyoming. The Institute for Legislative Analysis presented Lummis with this award for her score on its Limited Government Index. On this scorecard, Lummis ranks in the top 10 senators who are defending limited government. "People in Wyoming believe in keeping the government out of their business, and I'm honored to receive the D...

  • Why Do I Garden?

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|Jun 29, 2023

    On one of our recent rainy mornings I sat at the table looking out the window while I slowly sipped a cup of coffee. Very slowly sipped a cup of coffee. It felt like a good morning to be lazy and I have to admit I enjoyed it. As I viewed the front yard, I couldn't help but be overwhelmed by the complexity of creation and awed by the beauty of the flowers and other plants. The blue flax whose color is so soft that it's felt as well as seen. The brilliance of the bouncing betties, the myriad of...

  • American Legion Auxiliary Unit 60 Cookies for Travelers

    Penny Merryfield|Jun 29, 2023

    The American Legion Auxiliary supports every branch of the military and all its veterans. Some of the many ways they do this is providing funds for Veteran Projects, Veterans in need of help, and many other ways. To achieve this, all Auxiliary Units do this across the board, and therefore they will hold fundraisers to raise added funds to allow them to help out and donate to Veterans homes/shelters, Standdown events for Veterans, directly to the VA for items needed by Veterans, to these...

  • Pine Bluffs Distilling holds a Chad's Birthday Barrel Release and Party

    Karen Lipska|Jun 29, 2023

    Pine Bluffs Distilling was full of birthday cheer and excited with a new release. Chad Brown of Pine Bluffs Distilling celebrates his birthday every year with a release of a new whiskey. This year the celebration landed on his father, Charles "Charlie" Brown's birthday. This gave the father and son duo a chance to enjoy a day of fun together. Chad's birthday is close at hand landing on June 27. Pine Bluffs Distilling started out at 1:00 p.m. with the release of the birthday barrel. It was a...

  • LCFD No. 5 collects for annual fireworks show

    Karen Lipska|Jun 29, 2023

    The sirens were going off and the firetrucks were lit up as they trolled up and down the streets of Pine Bluffs, Wyoming for the annual Fourth of July fireworks fundraiser. Once a year Laramie County Fire District #5 conducts their fundraiser for the Fourth July fireworks. This has been a way for the fire department to make sure everyone knows in town about the fundraiser and to make the town fireworks show spectacular. It's fun to see the firefighting families walk the streets and go door to...

  • Burns Bronc Bryce Humphrey 3rd at State Trap Shoot

    Jim Merryfield|Jun 29, 2023

    Bryce Humphrey, who placed ninth in the state in trap-shooting will be traveling to the national tournament. The national tournament will be held in Mason, Michigan at the MTA Homegrounds. Humphreys will be testing his talent against the nation's best high school shooters and teams. Since its inception in 2018 the USA Clay Target League National Championship has proven to be a huge success. Nearly 3,000 of the nation's best clay target shooters participate each year. The National Championship is...

  • Royce Breeden heads to National in High School Rodeo Competition

    Jim Merryfield|Jun 29, 2023

    Royce Breeden is a local high school rodeo champion and now he has made his mark in the state. Breeden and his teammate placed third in the team roping competition. Breeden with his roping partner will be headed to nationals to test their skills against the best in the country. Breeden is the header of the team, which means he throws first. His target is to rope the animal by the horns and his teammate must rope the two hind legs for it to be a complete event. If either one misses the game is a...

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    Jun 29, 2023

  • Places to go for summer fun - short trip or day trip

    Karen Lipska|Jun 29, 2023

    If you want to burn off some energy and have fun while doing it, the Frontier Trampoline Park in Cheyenne is the place to go. There are different activities for all ages to partake in. It opened in February of 2020 during the COVID pandemic but had to shut down a month later. They then had a soft opening with ten people being in the park in June of 2020. It took a long time to get up to full capacity with the fact of cleaning all the time (which is normal) and following the COVID rules. This...

  • Places to go for summer fun - short trip or day trip

    Karen Lipska|Jun 29, 2023

    The old west style is happening every month throughout the summer in Cheyenne. The event is "The Hell on Wheels" Rodeo and Chuck Wagon Dinner series featuring six rodeos and the award winning 3 Lazy R Chuck Wagon held at the Archer Event Center. Cheyenne has hosted a rodeo since the 1860's. They were overflowing with cowboys, railroad workers, and lawmen in Cheyenne at the time. Cheyenne Frontier Days was created to prove that the cowboys could tame wild horses and catch cattle at the same time....