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  • Fire in the sky brings ooohs and ahhs

    Karen Lipska|Jul 11, 2024

    The Fourth of the July is a celebration for the freedom of the United States. The history is marked on the date in 1776 which is 248 - years ago. There is so much history that a person can make several books of incredible pages. Throughout the United States people celebrate in all kinds of different ways. There are food contests, parades, and days full of activities. In some of the western states there are rodeos. Everywhere a person turns the rodeos are in full bloom. Some places have car shows...

  • Property Bid Awarded at Town Council

    Penny Merryfield|Jul 11, 2024

    The meeting of the Pine Bluffs town council on Monday night started with a thank you from the mayor for all those attending. Afterwards, Mayor Fornstrom invited everyone to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. It was noted that Councilmember Janna Kestner was absent. Moving on to the agenda, Councilmember Allie Leitza moved to add to new business item no. 3 - Property Bids for 8th Street property. This was seconded by Councilmember Dave Crouse and was passed. Moving on to the consent agenda, a motion was made by Councilmember Leitza and...

  • Shepherd's Closet to stay open per Burns Town Council

    Karen Lipska|Jul 11, 2024

    The question lies with the Shepherds Closet being in the community at the Burns council meeting on July 8th. There were a few items at the Burns meeting on the agenda. In the public comments, Dennis Bastian was concerned about a few items with the town. He likes to help out at the cemetery in Burns, and this week there was trouble with the drip line to the trees. One spot in the drip line was blowing out water. He would like a company to fix it and check the rest of the drip line. It will cost...

  • Patricia Schaefer

    Jul 11, 2024

    Patricia Schaefer, 88, New England, died Wednesday, July 3, 2024 surrounded by family at CHI St. Alexius, Dickinson. Patricia's Celebration of Life Service, will be at 10 a.m., Friday, July 12, 2024 at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church, New England, with Rev. Beth Parks officiating. Interment will take place the Hettinger Cemetery, Hettinger. Visitation will be on Thursday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson, and will continue at the church on Friday from 9 a.m. to 10...

  • Threads and Needles - a bonding friendship

    Karen Lipska|Jul 11, 2024

    In Albin is a beautiful quilt that is hanging in the lunch room at the Albin Community Center. It was made by the Delta Club in Albin. The Delta Club has been in Albin as long as people can remember. The club was for the women to meet once a month to learn new or to help them in the house. At the beginning it was learning about canning, making bread, or sewing. Throughout the years the members have become older but do not need as much of the homemakers skills. They now go to museums, clean up...

  • Prairie Doc Perspective Week of July 7th, 2024

    Jill Kruse DO|Jul 11, 2024

    Doctors are taught medical terms and jargon in medical school like a secret code. Many medical terms are rooted in Greek and Latin. Over the course of our training, these words become second nature and we become fluent in this medical "language", although we are also expected to talk to our patients using simple terminology. However, most specialties in medicine still use the original Greek and Latin roots for their names. Once you know where these names come from, everything makes sense. Most...

  • Ballot Ready? Laramie County Clerk posts sample Primary Election ballots

    Jul 11, 2024

    Wyoming’s Primary Election is Aug. 20 and early and absentee voting starts July 23. Primary Election sample ballots for Laramie County voters are now available online and in the County Clerk’s election office, located in the Laramie County Governmental Complex, 309 W 20th St., Suite 1500. Voters can access their sample ballot by visiting , Elections, My 2024 Ballot-Who’s on My Ballot, entering their address, and selecting the political party affiliation based on their voter registration. County Clerk Debra Lee said...

  • Statement on Laramie County ballot and Cheyenne mayoral candidate Victor Miller

    Laramie County Clerk|Jul 11, 2024

    Registered voter, Victor Miller, candidate for mayor of Cheyenne, is on the official Laramie County ballot. There is no Artificial Intelligence (AI) candidate running for office in Laramie County. Victor Miller, by his own admission, filed as a candidate for mayor of Cheyenne, and his name will appear on the 2024 Primary Election ballot, pursuant to the clear letter of Wyoming law. Mr. Miller’s application, submitted in person and certified by the City Clerk of Cheyenne, listed registered voter Victor Miller as a candidate for mayor. Wyoming l...

  • Farm, Ranch, Business

    Maya Gilmore WriterEditor UWy Extension|Jul 11, 2024

    Thermopolis, Wyo.-July 2, 2024-The second annual Wyoming Sheep and Wool Festival will take place Friday, July 12, through July 14 at the Hot Springs County Fairgrounds in Thermopolis. The annual event, organized by the Wyoming Wool Growers Association, celebrates all aspects of the Wyoming sheep industry and includes programming by the University of Wyoming Extension and Wyoming Wool Initiative. "What I love about the Wyoming Sheep and Wool Festival is how it brings together the ranchers who...

  • UW Extension Releases New Cookbooks

    Maya Gilmore WriterEditor UWy Extension|Jul 11, 2024

    Laramie, Wyo.-July 2, 2024-For those interested in unique ways to cook tomatoes, tomatillos, peppers or zucchini, UW Extension recently published three new recipe publications in the Cooking It Up! series. The three latest publications are titled "Cooking It Up! From The Tomato Vine and Tomatillos"; "Cooking It Up! From The Pepper Plant"; and "Cooking It Up! From The Zucchini Patch". The new volumes expand on two earlier publications in the "Cooking It Up!" series, which focused on one-pot...

  • Walter Schaefer A Veteran Story

    Penny Merryfield|Jul 11, 2024

    Walter Schaefer was born November 29, 1969 in Texarkana, Texas to Mike and Dianna Schaefer. Schaefer's dad worked for the Union Pacific Rail Road and eventually settled in Laramie. He grew up in Laramie, Wyoming. Going through the schools in Laramie, Schaefer graduated from Laramie High School in 1988. "The military has always been in my mind, especially through high school," Schaefer stated. "I enlisted in the delayed entry program between my junior and senior year. My dad was in the Army...

  • Ice Cream in the Park raises funds for the "Old High School"

    Karen Lipska|Jul 11, 2024

    On the Fourth of the July people love to eating for the celebration. There are barbecues everywhere including the town of Pine Bluffs. Family and friends come to spend time with loved ones while celebrating Independence Day, eating and being merry, like having Christmas in July. The Pine Bluffs Lions Club loves to help others. The organization helps with other organizations to raise money, to help people with sight issues. They are a group with a heart. The Pine Bluffs Hertiage Society is a...

  • Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Selects Kerin Clark as Executive Vice President

    Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation|Jul 11, 2024

    Laramie, Wyo., July 8, 2024- Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) is pleased to announce Kerin Clark has been selected as the next Executive Vice President for the organization. Clark will begin transitioning to her new role on July 17th. "Anytime we have the opportunity to select leadership that has experience, talent and motivation, we win," said WyFB President Todd Fornstrom. "Kerin has been a part of the Farm Bureau Family in Wyoming for nearly 30 years and is a natural fit. She has proven...

  • Oasis Church has the Vacation Bible School Youth Shouting 'Believe in It'

    Karen Lipska|Jul 11, 2024

    The kids came in packs to have fun at the vacation bible school at Oasis Church. It is a new church in Burns, Wyoming located in the North building of the Burns town hall. Oasis Church just started around November last year. A person would never say there is too many churches in a town. The church reminds a person of a country style of setting with some technology. Though a person would not want to fall asleep. The excitement in the air from the people in the church gives a person energy for wee...

  • Shooting Team Hits Bullseye at State

    Jim Merryfield|Jul 11, 2024

    The Pine Bluffs shooting team competed in Torrington, Wyoming on Saturday, June 30th, at the state championship tournament. The team did very well. Ethan Bomberger received the 25 Straight patch for his perfect round of 25 in the second round. The kids had a lot of fun and according to Coach Brian Anderson "The kids shot well and really improved from last year." Leading the team was junior varsity shooter, Harley Hottell who had a total score of 80 and placed third in the High Gun Junior...

  • Home on the Range whats the 'Beef"

    Karen Lipska|Jul 11, 2024

    There is nothing better than fresh cuts of meat, knowing where the meat came from and that it does not have preservatives. Plus getting the right kind of cuts of meat that suit the individuals is just important. Home on the Range Meat Processing business has new owners. Grover and Kiraton Castro are from Carpenter, Wyoming. They have four kids that love to work with livestock. This couple is very outgoing and hearing people in the community. Castro learned from an old butcher about cutting meat...

  • Church services

    Jul 11, 2024

    Albin Baptist Church 315 Cheyenne Ave, Albin; 246-3254; Sunday school 9:30 a.m., Sunday service 10:45 a.m.; Youth group, Sunday 5:30 p.m. Blessed Hope Baptist Church 327 S. Main St., Burns 307-547-2383 J. Nathaniel Ensley, pastor, Sunday Services: Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Fellowship 10 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m.; Summer Studies (June-September) 5 p.m. Wednesday Services: Childrens AWANA’s 6:45 p.m.; Teen Service 7 p.m.; Bible Study/Prayer 7 p.m. Burns Presbyterian Church 140 S. Wyoming Ave., Burns; 547-3734 Rev. Gwyn Downing, pastor Sunday w... Full story

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