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  • Brody Cress Releases New Barrel at Pine Bluffs Distilling

    Karen Lipska|Aug 3, 2023

    It is always fun and exciting to support one of Laramie County's hometown cowboys at Cheyenne Frontier Days. Brody Cress is from Hillsdale, Wyoming. He has been in rodeo all of his life. His dad belonged to the Professional Rodeo Committee Association. He was a saddle bronc rider. Cress' brother is a pro rodeo saddle bronc rider, also. He and his brother Blaze had rode in the youth rodeo in Pine Bluffs when they were very little. Cress graduated in 2014 from East High School. He then went into...

  • Bushnell Grand Marshal Announced - Roberta Marshal

    Karen Lipska|Aug 3, 2023

    It may be a small village but Bushnell, Nebraska comes alive in the summertime for their annual celebration, aBushnnd as is custom to start the celebration with a fabulous parade, it is also a custom to honor a Grand Marshal selected by the Town Committee. committee. This year Roberta Marshal has been selected to receive the honor of Grand Marshal. Even though Marshal has not lived in the community her entire life, she has been given great support by the community. Roberta (Marshal) married...

  • August a month of changes - Weather, School and Activities

    Karen Lipska|Aug 3, 2023

    Time goes by fast in the summer especially this year with the weather. We all like nice weather in Wyoming but a person appreciates when it is right now. The beginning of August is the start of a deadline that a month is the only time left to enjoy the weather. Some people still have some activities to go to. Fairs are some of them. The Laramie County fair starts August 2nd through August 12th. Then there is the Wyoming State fair that starts on August 15th through the 19th in Douglas. This a time for the kids to finish 4-H projects and FFA pro...

  • Windows of the Past Archaeology Site holds an Ice Age Visit

    Karen Lipska|Aug 3, 2023

    History is a big part of all cultures, and here in Pine Bluffs there are a few sites to explore to learn about the history of this small town. One for the main ones is the Windows on the Past Archaeology Site. Sitting at the base of the bluffs just off I-80 next to the rest area is a large building housing a plethora of history worth checking out. This place is a great place to explore and learn about the history of Pine Bluffs. There is a dig site inside the building protected from the...

  • Caught Being Safe!!!

    Karen Lipska|Aug 3, 2023

    In the summertime, when the weather is high, you can stretch right up and touch the sky, when the weather's fine we go fishing or go swimming in the sea! Some of you may know, that is not the correct finish for that particular verse. Just a bit of Mungo Jerry here, for when you start with "In the Summertime" it just kind of pops into your head. However, it's a bit fitting because it is summertime and the kids are out and about around town more. The weather is warm and sunny, perfect for...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Warren Wittstruck|Aug 3, 2023

    Have you thought much about if tomorrow never comes? Did you do everything you could do to show how much the one you love means to you? Could your life or someone you love suddenly become terminally ill or pass away before the next day comes? Well, that day will come. As we watch America fall and its politics go array, don't forget the ones you love. There is no way to reverse time. It is up to us to do things in the present time to avoid the price of regret and the pain that regret brings for...

  • Safe Student Alliance Conference

    Wyo State Board Education|Aug 3, 2023

    Join the Wyoming Department of Education for the Safe Student Alliance Conference! This in-person conference will take place on September 25 - 26, 2023 at the University of Wyoming Conference Center. At this conference, we will bring together administrators, educators, law enforcement and other experts to discuss and address important issues related to student safety and mental health. This event aims to provide valuable insights, strategies, and resources. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in engaging workshops and...

  • Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Provides State-of-the-Art Medical Imaging with New, Advanced PET/CT Scanner

    Aug 3, 2023

    Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is the only medical facility in Wyoming and one of only three facilities in the region to offer the highly advanced imaging capabilities of the Siemens Biograph Vision™, a next generation positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scanner that produces medical images with greater accuracy and efficiency and with less radiation exposure than older scanners. CRMC’s new PET/CT scanner was installed earlier this summer and is now available for patients. “This new system enables...

  • Raspberries are a Perfect Fruit

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|Aug 3, 2023

    Raspberries are the first berry that comes to my mind after strawberries. They are pretty common here and come in a wide variety of colors and flavors...anything from gold, to red, to black. Generally speaking, the red raspberries are the hardiest in our area, followed by yellow, purple and black. Raspberries can be used for all sorts of dishes from jams, to baking, pies, raspberry liqueur or just as a fresh snack. They're great with cream. Whatever you have leftover you can freeze. Rinse, dry,...

  • Purple Heart Day August 7th, 2023

    Penny Merryfield|Aug 3, 2023

    On August 7, 1782, General George Washington - then the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army - established the Purple Heart award, originally designated as the Badge of Military Merit. The Purple Heart exists in its current form since 1932, and is awarded to service members “wound- ed or killed in any action against an enemy of the United States or as a result of an act of any such enemy or opposing armed forces”. During World War II, almost 500,000 Purple Heart medals were produced in anticipation of the huge number of casualties...

  • School Supplies and Backpacks Donated to LSCD No. 2

    Karen Lipska|Aug 3, 2023

    Back to school is coming faster than most of us would like it to. It feels like summer just got here, and now we're already seeing school supplies in the store aisles and, of all things Halloween decorations. Slow down a bit, let's enjoy a bit more summertime. However, getting ready to go back to school a little early isn't a bad idea. Each parent always worries if they have everything for their kids to be ready to go back to school. The USS Wyoming SSBN 742 Foundation Board was determined to he...

  • Plays in the Park - 'Lady Windermere's Fan'

    Karen Lipska|Aug 3, 2023

    An evening in the park on a summer’s day is a great time to watch a play before school starts. On Friday August 11th at 6:00 p.m. True Troupe Theatre out of Cheyenne, Wyo., will be performing. This group performs plays every year, if not twice a year throughout the state of Wyoming in different towns. Their goal is to create a positive theatrical experience in communities. True Troupe performances are designed to illuminate the mind of all audiences. They love to get the audience involved in the play and enlighten them to the world of art....

  • Hornets - Stu Lerwick and Ryan Fornstrom BB All-Stars

    Jim Merryfield|Aug 3, 2023

    Stu Lerwick and Ryan Fornstrom were selected to play in the Wyoming Coaches Association North/South All-Star Basketball game held on the 22nd of July. Lerwick is a three-time All-State award winner and Fornstrom is a 2-time winner. Lerwick was able to score 11 points in the game. In a brief interview with Frank Gambino, Lerwick stated that, "I want to meet some new people and make some long-lasting friendships". He just wanted to play ball and have some fun. When asked what was in the future...

  • History of Volleyball from Suits to Shorts

    Jim Merryfield|Aug 3, 2023

    You sit in the stands and watch your daughter, granddaughter or niece jump, dive and run around a court. They will jump and hit a ball as hard as they can down to the floor on the other side of the net. They will dive and kick to prevent the ball from hitting the floor on their own side. Volleyball has become much more than what the creator of the game envisioned. For those who watch collegiate games they can watch the guys also play. The game was invented by William G. Morgan from Holyoke,...

  • Burns FFA participates with Cheyenne Frontier Days Challege Rodeo

    Will Luna Burns High School|Aug 3, 2023

    The Western spirit was alive and well on the arena floor during Cheyenne Frontier Days, but one event stuck out a bit more for the Burns FFA Chapter.  This year, the Burns FFA Officer Team had a truly unique CFD experience.  This year the group of students donated their time to the CFD Challenge Rodeo, an event put on by CFD volunteers and partners for students with special needs.  This amazing two-day event held during the rodeo pre-show takes students with special needs and pairs them...

  • Ireland welcomes LC 4-H, Frontier FFA

    Karen Lipska|Aug 3, 2023

    Ireland, what a beautiful country with a rich and long history. Most of us only get to see it in our minds, in books or perhaps the occasional movie. It is always good to learn about other countries and different areas in agriculture. Fortunately the Laramie County 4-H and Frontier Future Farmers of America members had the opportunity to travel to Ireland as a part of the International 4-H program. There were 50 kids and adults that made the journey to Ireland July 9th through July 18th. The...

  • Don't Forget!! Feels Like Home! 73rd Annual Trail Days Schedule of Events Don't Forget!!

    Aug 3, 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 &...