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  • Hail destroys crops, delays wheat harvest

    Zach Spadt, Pine Bluffs Post|Jul 21, 2016

    A hailstorm Sunday left some area farmers with 100 percent crop losses, others unscathed. "In the Egbert area and south, it's 100 percent crop loss," Derek Walls with Frenchman Valley CoOp said, adding, "That was wheat ready to be cut. It's rough for a lot of people. They just were getting ready to take their combines out." Walls said along with wheat crops, corn growing in the area was a complete loss. Monetary losses have not yet been assessed. Some farmers suffered little or no damage to...

  • Readers are worried about economy; state is headed for a long dry spell

    Bill Sniffin|Jul 21, 2016

    There is this new sad joke where the new Wyoming state license plate depicts the back end of a U-Haul truck with our Steamboat bucking horse emblazed on the end gate. – Pat Henderson, Sheridan In a recent column, I opined that a lot of Wyoming is going through good times along with the obvious bad times hitting places dependent on energy industries. Many of my friends let me know that even places that appeared healthy are nervous and confidence is breaking down. For example: In Sheridan, f...

  • Charles G. "Chuck" Shellhart

    Jul 21, 2016

    Charles G. (Chuck) Shellhart died on July 8th, 2016 at Platte County Legacy Home of natural causes. Charles Guy Shellhart, was born on March 3, 1933 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, son of Roye Francis and Marguerite Ailene (Johnson) Shellhart. He was raised on a ranch south of Cheyenne and graduated from Cheyenne High School in 1951. At which time he enlisted in the United States Navy serving from 1952 to 1955 during the Korean War. On May 3, 1953 Chuck and Eloise E. (Weezie) Sandberg were joined in marriage. Chuck worked for a few years as a general... Full story

  • Esther Maxine Hopkins

    Jul 21, 2016

    Esther Maxine Hopkins, 92 of Greeley, CO, passed away July 13, 2016 at Grace Pointe Assisted Living Center of Greeley. Esther was born October 16, 1923 in Albin, WY, to William August and Hattie Amelia (Olson) Lerwick. She married Clyde "Crandall" Hopkins in August 21, 1948. Esther grew up on the family homestead near Albin, WY. After high school and two years of college she taught at a little country school on Happy Jack Road, west of Cheyenne, WY. After she and Crandall were married she moved... Full story

  • Rowdy Logan Baker

    Jul 21, 2016

    Rowdy Logan Baker, a beautiful baby boy, was born at 3:39 p.m. on July 1, 2016. His proud parents are Beth and Todd Baker of Pine Bluffs WY....

  • Albin residents express concerns with future development

    Zach Spadt, Pine Bluffs Post|Jul 21, 2016

    Some Albin residents are concerned with a planned mobile home park on the outskirts of town and some of those concerns include health. During the council's monthly meeting Thursday, July 14, two residents told the council they are concerned about potential health issues stemming from the development and their property values declining. Albin Mayor Kelly Krakow said the planned development, which will include 40 mobile home lots and 16 recreational vehicle lots, will help bring business into Albin and revitalize the community of about 180. Albin...

  • Malm to play in volleyball all-star game

    Submitted|Jul 21, 2016

    Jessica Malm of Albin, a 2016 Burns High School graduate, has been selected to play in the Wyoming Coaches North/South All-Star Volleyball game, July 23 in Casper. She is the only Class 2A player on the South team and will play the libero position. She is the daughter of Howard Dixie Malm and the granddaughter of Gordon and Fanny Malm. Her coach is Christina Patterson....

  • Roping series comes to a close; and the winners are...

    Jimmie Earls, Pine Bluffs Post Editor|Jul 21, 2016

    It was an action-packed six weeks, seven if you count the one rainout on July 1, of competition at the rodeo grounds, but the season is over for the Pine Bluffs Roping Club Summer Series as the final round took place last Friday and championship buckles were presented. Your 2016 buckle winners are: PeeWee Barrels - Jaden Shelit 1D Barrels - Katie Klinginsmith 2D Barrels - Natalee Smalley 3D Barrels - Joey Corder Junior Team Roper - Brayden Evans Century Header - Kim Cox Century Heeler - Sean...

  • The race for Commissioner

    Zach Spadt, Pine Bluffs Post|Jul 21, 2016

    This is the first part of a four-part weekly series to focus on the Laramie County Commissioner race before the August 16 primary election. A former Laramie County Commissioner has decided to run for one of two open seats on the commission because he feels there is a lack of communication between county commissioners and the people whom they're elected to represent. M. Lee Hasenauer, who says he is a strong conservative, threw his hat in the ring for the open seat earlier this year. "I'm running...

  • Banner County News

    Barb Cross|Jul 21, 2016

    Good morning Banner County! If you are a part of the farming community then congratulations on getting the wheat harvest underway. Combines can be seen all over the county. Good thing. I sincerely hope that the weather co-operates. All of these high temps are perfect to get the fields cleaned up! Birthdays here in Harrisburg and of county families near and far include:Ron Havengar, Amanda Cochran, Norris Leafdale, J. T. Evans, Trey May,TJ Grubbs, Kaylee Bohnsack, Nancy Olsen, Lindsey Soule, Bret...

  • Albin News

    Charlene Smith|Jul 21, 2016

    It happens every year. A summer storm of wind and hail blows through our area leaving us or our neighbors frantic about the uncontrollable loss. This years storm hit Burns and Hillsdale pretty hard. Many roofs on homes, cars and crops were nothing more than a mangled mess Monday morning. Please keep those affected in your thoughts and prayers. Sometimes sending a card or dropping off dinner in a dish brings those families so much more than words and food. Every year, whether it is stormy, hot...

  • Hereford News

    Carolyn Ragsdale|Jul 21, 2016

    There was Vacation Bible School this past week at the Hereford Community Church. For the special on Sunday, July 17, Rosalyn Reifschneider, who led the VBS, reported on the VBS activities. Some of the students recited memory verses and sang This Little Light Of Mine and Father Abraham. The sermon topic for the day was Seeking God and the scripture was Acts 10. This story about Peter and Cornelius is a good example of seeking God. The sermon topic for July 24 is Through God’s Eyes. On July 31 t...

  • Looking Back

    Jul 21, 2016

    1 Years Ago July 20, 1916 Sunday school picnic great The picnic which was given by the Methodist Sunday school last Friday was-well attended and enjoyed by all present. The names of the winners in the various contests follow: Little Mabel Bryam won the pretty baby contest and received a baby rattle and pacifier with which she was highly delighted. Miss Edith Anderson won the premium offered for the most beautiful young lady present. The prize was a handsome set consisting of two hair pins, two side combs, a backcomb and a string of beads....

  • Foundation Golf Classic set for Aug. 6 at Four Winds

    Kimball Health Services|Jul 21, 2016

    The registration deadline is this Friday for the Kimball Hospital Foundation Golf Classic at the Four Winds Golf Course and Wind Break Bar & Grill in Kimball. The four-person scramble tournament on Aug. 6 is open to players of all abilities. This is the 25th year of the Foundation Golf Classic, which is the Foundation’s biggest fundraising event of the year. Proceeds will go toward purchasing a new bathing spa for patients at Kimball Health Services. This year’s tournament offers a putting contest for cash prizes and a chance to win a 2016 Che...

  • 'Something on the Way' is here

    Zach Spadt, Pine Bluffs Post|Jul 21, 2016

    Something on the Way, a new coffee shop located in the Pine Bluffs Commerce Building downtown held an open house Tuesday and officially opened for business Wednesday. A grand opening is scheduled for August 1. Owner Tammy Tucker said she came up with the idea for the business's name from grabbing something to eat during the daily grind. "We're you're hurrying up to eat breakfast, you get something on the way. Why not call it that," she said. Something on the Way features fresh coffee roasted in...

  • Cops: The next generation

    Jul 21, 2016

    Damien Leah (left) plays in a Pine Bluffs Police Department vehicle as PB Officer Chance Walkama (right) looks on. Walkama was visiting with attendees at the final night of the Pine Bluffs Roping Club Summer Series last Friday....

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