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  • Tania England - LCSD No. 2 Teacher of the Year

    Karen Lipska|Jul 27, 2023

    Every year Laramie County School District #2 announces the teacher of the district. Tania England, who is Carpenter Elementary Schools Second grade teacher received this honor. England has been in the district for two years and loves the community. She was born in London, England but moved to the United States when she was in middle school. England's family settled into Seattle, Oregon where she graduated from high School. She attended college at Oregon State where she received her masters in...

  • Burns Town Council sign new Gym Policy

    Karen Lipska|Jul 27, 2023

    The development standards are finally complete and other projects are being worked on in Burns. The Burns Town council met on July 24th. There was a hearing for the public to make comments on the development standards before the meeting. No one showed up to the hearing. The council has been in months of having workshops for the development standards. The council feels that this is important to have guidelines for all parts of the town for the residents to follow. Kelly Schroeder has be helping the council work out the do's and don’ts with c...

  • Pastor Dan DeBruyn Announces Retirement

    Karen Lipska|Jul 27, 2023

    Years of being is involved in the church and pastor since 2001, Pastor Dan DeBruyn is now retiring from the Crossroads Community Church. Throughout the years DeBruyn has had different jobs that has helped him to be a pastor. Each one was a step to be able to help others in need. He worked as an electrician for awhile and with this knowledge DeBruyn went to Haiti and helped wire a school house along with doing plumbing. He traveled to Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina and while there, DeBruyn...

  • William R. Rabou

    Jul 27, 2023

    William R. Rabou, a beloved member of the Albin community, passed away peacefully on July 19, 2023, in Cheyenne. He was born on July 1, 1942, in Kimball, NE to Raymond and Lavon (Mathews) Rabou. From a young age, William had a deep connection to his hometown and the family ranch that had been passed down through generations. Following in his family's footsteps, he dedicated himself to the land and livestock business as an integral part of Rabou Ranch LLC. William participated in 4-H growing up....

  • Pine Bluffs Police Department

    Jul 27, 2023

  • Shelby Clark, Burns 2023 Laramie County Ambassador

    Karen Lipska|Jul 27, 2023

    Shelby Clark is one of the Laramie County Ambassadors for 2023. Clark will be a senior at Burns High School. She is very active in sports and different organizations in the school. Clark plays volleyball, and basketball. She participates in Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Future Business Leaders of America, and has been on the honor roll several times. Clark is the president of Burns Future Farmers of America. She has been an officer for three years in the organization. Clark...

  • University of Wyoming Spring Semester Graduates: Laramie County

    Jul 27, 2023

    July 18, 2023 -- The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Laramie County at the completion of the 2023 spring semester. The following degrees may be included on this list: BA (Bachelor of Arts); BAS (Bachelor of Applied Science); BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts); BM (Bachelor of Music); BS (Bachelor of Science); BSAR BSB (Bachelor of Science in Business); BSCE (Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering); BSCH (Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering); BSCP (Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering); BSCS...

  • "Waiver" Programs Part of Wyoming Medicaid Renewals

    Wyoming Dept of Health|Jul 27, 2023

    The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is reminding participants, family members, providers and case managers the state’s efforts serving vulnerable groups through “waiver” programs are part of Wyoming Medicaid, which recently restarted its annual renewal process. Medicaid is a joint federal-state insurance program that pays for the medical and long-term care of low-income and medically needy individuals and families. Wyoming Medicaid offers three waiver programs with rules and practices that differ from traditional Medicaid: · Commun...

  • The Grain Palace

    Jul 27, 2023

    The Harvest Festival held at Pine Bluffs last September was an unqualified success. The splendid displays of grains, grasses and vegetables were truly remarkable, but the great attraction, the main feature of the fair, was the Grain Palace. The Palace measured 24x36 feet and was 14 feet to the eaves. The frame was covered with clapboards of grain. no two rows being of the same kind. Mr. A. Bindreiff was the designer and Mr. J. B. Todd, the mechanic whose skill and artistic taste carried out the...

  • Religion Belongs in Our Schools Part 2

    Mike Heath|Jul 27, 2023

    Taking religion out of schools is essential to destroying the United States, a long-standing goal of Communism. Other goals go even further and seek to remove religion from our culture. Communists have been actively promoting “freedom from religion” as long as I can remember and too many so-called conservatives have fallen into the trap of Communist indoctrination. For many, this indoctrination has been going on so long that they truly believe our Founders wanted religion removed from schools. Since the Communists had already infiltrated our...

  • Children Love to Garden

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|Jul 27, 2023

    Children are simply amazing. Especially when it comes to doing anything outdoors. Our granddaughter will be four years old soon and she loves to be outside with us. It doesn't matter what we are doing. It could be mowing the yard, planting, watering, pulling weeds, or just looking at the stars. As long as she's with us and outside, she's happy. And so am I. When the grass is ready to mow she tells me about it then mows the yard with me on the riding lawn mower. Of course, I drive the mower and s...

  • 70th Anniversary Korean War Armistice Day

    Penny Merryfield|Jul 27, 2023

    Each year, the President of the United States issues a proclamation announcing July 27th as a day of national observance in honor of Korean War veterans and their families. There are observances of this day on military bases, at military cemeteries such as Arlington National Cemetery, and more informal observances held in America, South Korea, and elsewhere to commemorate the 70 Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice Day. A Brief History of the Korean War Korea was, at one time, a united penins...

  • LCFD No. 6 Receives New Fire Truck

    Karen Lipska|Jul 27, 2023

    Laramie Country Fire District #6 in Burns, Wyoming was elated to receive a new fire engine. Fire District #6 covers the areas of Burns and Hillsdale for fires and other emergencies. On July 13th Burns welcomed a new 3000 gallon Western Star Tender into their fleet. Last year they received a new fire truck for the Hillsdale fire house. This has been a blessing to the two areas for as many emergencies they have received this year in the communities. A 3000 gallon Western Star Tender has lots of fe...

  • Sister Band stops in Pine Bluffs

    Karen Lipska|Jul 27, 2023

    A two women band was passing through Pine Bluffs and decided to email Pine Bluffs Distilling to see if they could play in the area. The music was soothing and unique to this area. Maddie has the twang that is from the Ozark Mountains. There weren't many people in attendance but the ones that were there were thrilled with the ladies. Maddie Warren is from Blue Eye, Missouri. The town is nestled in the Ozark Mountains. Warren and her family decided to take a tour to Big Sky Montana for a...

  • Trail Days 2023

    Karen Lipska|Jul 27, 2023

    This year Trail Days Royalty for 2023-2024 is Queen Maddie Brown and Attendant Kaitlynn Schnell. Queen Maddie Brown, daughter of Chad and Theresa Brown is a senior at Pine Bluffs High School. Brown belongs to the National Honor Society and Future Business Leader of America. She loves to run in Cross Country, track, and Indoor Track. Brown also competes in 4-H Sporting Sports. Archery is a skill she is excited to do in the summer. Attendant Kaitlynn Schnell, daughter of Klent and Sara Schnell is...

  • 73rd Annual Trail Days "Feels Like Home"

    Karen Lipska|Jul 27, 2023

    The first weekend in August has been a time for Pine Bluffs to celebrate once a year. Time has gone by fast but it's exciting to be a part of Pine Bluffs celebration for 73 years. This years theme is “Feels Like Home”. If one has been in the town even for a few minutes, they would tell people that the theme is the town. Even graduates who have left to find new adventures will come back to visit or move back and say, “ It feels like home.” This year there are two new events for Trail Days. The first new event is Hunter Thompson's Youth Basketb...

  • Trail Days 2023

    Jul 27, 2023

    Ten people are brought together by a mysterious invitation to the Reef ranch. Not one of them knows the host, who is nowhere to be found. Like the chocolate soldiers that inexplicably disappear from the mantel, one by one the guests begin die. Luckily Inspector Miles is among the guests but even he is stumped as to who the murderer could be. Come join us and see if you can solve the mystery! Cast: Mimms, the maid (butless) - Taylor Miller Clayhorn, the butler - Damien Thompson Albert Prince,...

  • Feels Like Home!

    Jul 27, 2023

    Wednesday August 2 All day Hunter Thompson Youth Basketball Camp at the Pine Bluffs High School Gym. K-5 Grade start at 8:30 a.m. through 10:30 a.m. 6 through 8 start at 11:30 a.m. through 1:30 p.m. High School 3:30 p.m. through 5:30 p.m. 7:20 p.m. the Queen Coronation for Trail Days Royalty 2023 will be at the Pine Bluffs Historic High School at 607 Elm Street. Reception will follow the melodrama. 7:30 p.m. is the Melodrama ‘ And Then There Was One ‘at the Pine Bluffs Historic High School at 607 Elm Street. Admission is Adult: $5.00, 12 & und...

  • Burns Bryce Humphrey Goes to National

    Jim Merryfield|Jul 27, 2023

    A local clay target shooter, Bryce Humphrey participated in the USA High School Clay Target League (USAHSCTL) National Championship event July 5th – 9th. Humphreys has been shooting with the Cheyenne East team for the past couple of years. This year the Cheyenne team took top honors in their category for the state. Humphreys competed as an individual and with the Cheyenne East Team at nationals. Bryce Humphrey's mother said this about the team. "These kids are doing amazing. We have watched thes...

  • Local Shooter is a Top Shooter with High School Team

    Jim Merryfield|Jul 27, 2023

    Bryce Humphrey is a 2023 graduate of Burns High School. He is also now a national ranked trap shooter. Humphrey qualified for the national competition during the 2022-23 year for the Cheyenne East Team. The Cheyenne East team finished seventh in the nation. Humphrey finished in the top 15% of all male shooters at the competition. Humphrey was out with a friend when he first picked up a shotgun. He shot a few rounds at a target and was hooked. Humphrey said, "I knew that this was something I...

  • Emma Norris- Lady Broncs in WCA Tournament

    Jim Merryfield|Jul 27, 2023

    The Wyoming Coaches Association annual North/South volleyball tournament was held on Saturday, July 22nd. Burns Broncs own Emma Norris was selected to participate in the event. Norris who was one of the standout players on the Wyoming State Champion Burns Lady Broncs Volleyball team took part in the week-long event. Norris said, "I got everything that I wanted out of the event." Norris was able to contribute 6 kills in the game. Norris said, "I got plenty of help from my teammates." The South...

  • Lady Broncs Daljit Kaur plays WCA Tournament

    Jim Merryfield|Jul 27, 2023

    One of the Burns Lady Broncs State Basketball Champions, Daljit Kaur participated in the Wyoming Coaches Association (WCA) annual North/South basketball tournament. Kaur was one of the leading scorers and a standout defensive player on the Lady Broncs team. Kaur showed her talents at the WCA game by scoring 12 points during the game. Unfortunately, the south ended up losing by a score of 77-69. Kaur, who wore #32 in the game, was all over the court. Making shots from the top of the key, passing...

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