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  • Dan and Leanne DeBruyn Grand Marshals for Trail Days

    Karen Lipska|Jul 20, 2023

    The grand Marshal for Pine Bluffs Trail Days is Leanne and Dan DeBruyn. They have been in the community for years. Leanne and Dan have been married for 45 years this year. Leanne started school in Pine Bluffs and then moved to Albin her eighth grade year and graduated from the Albin High School. Dan was raised in Albin and graduated from Albin High School, also. They dated for three years throughout high school. After Leanne graduated in May, they were married in June. The DeBruyn's then...

  • Albin Town Council Contemplates Cleaning Contracts

    Karen Lipska|Jul 20, 2023

    The Albin Town Council looked at two building permits to be approved at the meeting on July 13th at 7:00 p.m. They checked about the insurance, also. The council is happy that people are not just building without permits. The council put an ordinance in about building permits in the spring, now permits are coming into the town hall. At the last meeting the council looked at the Serrano building permit. They had some concerns. Serrano sent in a new drawing of the permit of where the trailer will be at on the lot. He did not come in personally...

  • EV - Electric Vehicle Charging Unit Now available at Cobblestone Inn and Suites

    Karen Lipska|Jul 20, 2023

    Did you ever think we'd see the day when electric vehicles were all the rage? Maybe we thought we would see flying cars, (Back to the Future) or perhaps self drive cars, (Demolition Man). Either one would be okay, maybe. Controversy on electric vehicles is definitely out there. But little by little it's becoming more and more in the forefront. It may take awhile to perfect this endeavor, but it will be with us in the future. The ribbon was cut for the new EV chargers for electric vehicles by...

  • Dena Lanning

    Jul 20, 2023

    Dena Lanning was born Dena Ellen Thurlow in Cherokee, Ok on October 22, 1952. Her parents Joe Thurlow and JoEllen Thurlow (aka Bockie) had four children. Dena was the oldest and the only girl. Growing up, Dena was a tom boy, loved to dance and was very social. After graduating from high school, her father took a job as the music teacher in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming. Dena said one time she never understood the need for lotion until she moved to Pine Bluffs. She may have added lotion, but it was...

  • Former Senator James injured in farming accident

    Jul 20, 2023

    On Sunday, June 16th, former Senator Tom James (Sweetwater) was pinned by a 4000 lb trailer while alone on his farm in Carpenter Wyoming. His wife, an advanced practice registered nurse, was not there at the time of the accident. After twenty minutes, a passing car stopped to render aid and first responders were called to the scene. The Burns volunteer fire department was able to free him from the collapse and he was life-flighted to the Medical Center of the Rockies in Denver. He is expected to...

  • Birth of great great grandson makes Five Generations for Ruth Tipsword

    Jul 20, 2023

    A recent trip to St. George, Utah brought five generations together for the first time. Ruth Tipsword and her daughter, Debra Childress flew into St. George to meet the newest member of the family. Baby Drezden Hokanson was three weeks old at the time of meeting his Great Great Grandma Tipsword. Tipsword and Childress enjoyed a six day visit with family and embracing the newest member of the family. Drezden is the son of Jordan and DeAubrey Hokanson. Grandma Tracy Hokanson is a 1990 graduate of...

  • Public Service Announcement

    Jul 20, 2023

    Methamphetamine Is a powerful and addictive stimulant drug. It is Important to know the many mental and physical symptoms and signs of abuse. Meth use releases large amounts of the chemical in the brain associated with pleasure, motivation and movement contributing to its strong addictive qualities. It is important to know the signs of use if you suspect a loved one of using meth. If you or a loved one are struggling with Methamphetamines, reach out for help. Narconon helps people all over the US find treatment to end the web that traps those...

  • Laramie County Community College anounces Spring Graduates and Honor Roll

    Jul 20, 2023

    CHEYENNE, WY — Laramie County Community College is proud to announce the list of graduates for the 2023 spring semester and those students earning a place on the president’s and vice president’s honor rolls. Under the list of graduates, students earning high distinction (HD) graduated with a cumulative grade point average between 3.75 and 4.0, and students graduating with distinction (DS) earned a cumulative GPA between 3.5 and 3.74. Students earning president’s honor roll recognition have earned a cumulative 3.75-4.0 GPA, and students on the...

  • University of Wyoming Spring Semester Dean's and Dean's Freshman Honor Roll - Laramie County

    Jul 20, 2023

    July 11, 2023 -- The University of Wyoming lists 194 students from Laramie County on the 2023 spring semester academic Dean’s and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls. The honor rolls consist of regularly enrolled undergraduates above freshman standing who earned a 3.4 or better grade-point average, and freshmen who have earned a 3.25 or better grade-point average. To be eligible, students must have been enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours taken for letter grades. For more information about the University of Wyoming, view the webpage at www...

  • Emergency Blood Shortage: Vitalant Issues Call for Donors

    Jul 20, 2023

    WYOMING (July 17, 2023) — Nonprofit blood services provider Vitalant has an emergency blood shortage and urges all eligible donors to schedule a blood donation this July to prevent treatment delays for patients who need lifesaving transfusions. Exacerbated by the Fourth of July holiday week, the ongoing seasonal drop in blood donations since May has sharply reduced the available blood supply for patients by more than 25%, resulting in less than three-day supply of most blood types. Maintaining an adequate blood supply is critical to helping p...

  • Noxious Weeds - Dalmatian Toadflax

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|Jul 20, 2023

    We've had a great year for rain, especially after the drought of the last two years. Here it is almost mid-July and I've only watered twice and that was just to start new plants. I took a trip a few weeks ago and covered half of the state in a weekend. I couldn't believe how green it was everywhere. However, the water causes more than grass to grow. It also gives new life to weeds, even noxious weeds, like Dalmatian Toadflax. When it didn't come up at the expected time of the year, I thought I...

  • Wyoming Army National Guard Soldier Named Top Soldier of the Year

    Sgt 1C Ashley Motley 197th Pub. Affaris Det.|Jul 20, 2023

    ANCHORAGE, Ala. – U.S. Army Spc. Luke Harrison, a dedicated field artillery radar operator serving in the Wyoming Army National Guard and representing Region VI, has been bestowed with the honorable title of the Army National Guard's Soldier of the Year. He has earned this esteemed distinction through his remarkable achievements in the 2023 All-Guard Best Warrior Competition, held from July 8 to 13 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska. U.S. Army Sgt. Bailey Ruff, a skilled horizontal c...

  • Young Entrepreneurs

    Jul 20, 2023

  • Traveling Cowboy Minister

    Karen Lipska|Jul 20, 2023

    The Martin family has been in the community for years. Jerry Martin and his wife Andrea does Ministry with Cowboy Connection Ministries. They live in the Burns and Carpenter area but travel to different rodeos to put on Cowboy Church all over the United States. Martin has been doing ministry for 19 years since April 1997. He has been in rodeo for a few years. Martin has won tie down roping in Grover, Colorado. He still does some roping but not as much. He is a member of the National Senior Pro...

  • University of Wyoming Spring Semester Provost's Honor Roll: Laramie County

    Jul 20, 2023

    July 17, 2023 -- The University of Wyoming lists 75 students from Laramie County on the 2023 spring semester Provost’s Honor Roll. The Provost’s Honor Roll consists of undergraduates who have completed at least six but fewer than 12 hours with a minimum 3.5 grade-point average for the semester. For more information about the University of Wyoming, view the webpage at www.uwyo.edu. Students are: Burns: Niki Bohlinger; Carpenter: Hunter A. Parry, Candace Sessums; Pine Bluffs: Gregory Gerald Fornstrom, Paige M. Thompson....

  • Roping Series has great turnout with 77 teams for Friday Night Roping

    Jim Merryfield|Jul 20, 2023

    The Pine Bluffs Roping Club had their third roping competition Saturday, July 14th. The competition had 77 teams all vying for the jackpot payoff of over $1,000. The best "time" for the roping would receive a payout of over $400. On a Saturday evening that had Mother Nature trying to put a damper on the event over 40 riders showed up to compete. The arena was wet on top due to recent rains but dried out about an inch down. The horses didn't seem to mind as they were fast and nimble. It was...

  • Travis Werner new Lady Hornets Volleyball Coach

    Jim Merryfield|Jul 20, 2023

    The Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets have a new head coach for the volleyball team. Travis Werner has been selected as the Lady Hornets Volleyball head coach. This will be Werner's first season as a head coach. He has been coaching the boy's C basketball team for 10 years and the football team for eight. This will be his first as a head coach. This is also the first time that he has coached volleyball. According to Werner "I played volleyball a lot in college for intramurals and for fun. So, I had to...

  • Lake Family makes Roping a Family Event

    Jim Merryfield|Jul 20, 2023

    The Pine Bluffs Roping Club is a family orientated organization. The club was organized in the 1960's and was one of the biggest rodeos in the area. It started out as a junior and senior rodeo but has trimmed back to just team roping. However talking to some of the ole timers, the younger generation is starting to really show an interest in the sport and it might be coming back to a full rodeo. One of the families that came to participate in the roping event last Saturday was the Lake Family....

  • Hell on Wheels Rodeo Series

    Karen Lipska|Jul 20, 2023

    The sky opened up and the sun was shining bright for the Hell on Wheels Rodeo Series on July 7th at 7:00 p.m. This summer the rodeo series is starting strong for the season. Before the rodeo there's time to enjoyy the chuckwagon dinner. It has very tasty brisket with all the fixings and little bit of sweets. It is always booked for the good food. After dinner the spectators can get a tour of the rodeo area. Visit Cheyenne and Hell on Wheels volunteers explain how rodeo got started and what the...

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

    Jul 20, 2023

    Cheyenne Day Celebrations Bring Unforgettable Fun to Downtown on Wednesday, July 26thCheyenne, WY – Visit Cheyenne and the downtown Cheyenne business owners are gearing up for an exhilarating day of family-fun and excitement in downtown Cheyenne on Wednesday, July 26th. With a wide array of activities and entertainment planned throughout the day, you can count on a memorable experience for all ages.Kicking off the Cheyenne Day festivities is the famous Pancake Breakfast served by the Kiwanis v...

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