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 By Jim Angell    News    August 6, 2020

Trail Days a success, council members agree

The 2020 Trail Days celebration was an unqualified success, according to Pine Bluffs Town Council members. Council members, during their meeting Monday, agreed that turnout for the annual event was...

 
 By Jim Angell    News    August 6, 2020

Pine Bluffs Recycling Center ready for business

Except for some signs, Pine Bluffs’ recycling center is ready for business, according to town Treasurer Kim Patterson. Patterson, speaking during the Pine Bluffs Town Council meeting on Monday, told council members that people will be able to park...

 
 By Jim Angell    News    August 6, 2020

Homemade goods take center stage at Trail Days

A stroll through the vendors’ area of Pine Bluffs City Park during Trail Days revealed an impressive array of homemade products, from pickled eggs and asparagus to rich cookies and fudge. And all the products, it seemed, had a story. “My brother...

 

Wyoming affected by Onion-Linked Salmonella Outbreak

CHEYENNE: With a growing outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections linked to eating red onions, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is encouraging caution among state consumers.  At least 16 cases have been identified among Wyoming residents so...

 

Oliver Reservoir - Health Alert for Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)

NEBRASKA: On Friday, July 31, 2020 the South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) was notified by the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) that the water sample for Oliver Reservoir meets or exceeds the threshold of the toxin,...

 

Range, Act, DTE and RT to become one company

Forsyth, MT – Range Telephone Cooperative, Inc. “Range,” Advanced Communications Technology, Inc. “ACT,” Dubois Telephone Exchange, Inc. “DTE,” and RT Communications, Inc. “RT” today announce they are uniting under one brand,...

 

It's Show Time - 4H Projects Shine at the Fair

A couple of months ago I wrote about 4H and it's importance to youth. It's one of the few youth programs that teaches multiple disciplines to give youth the opportunity to learn about areas that...

 

Purple Heart Day August 7

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...

 
 By Jim Angell    News    August 6, 2020

Heath harvests unusual crop

Although the combines are still harvesting wheat in eastern Laramie County, Master Gardener Mike Heath recently finished up harvesting a more unusual crop at his farm. Heath last week finished his...

 
 By Jillian Balow    News    August 6, 2020

Scholarship to Wear a Mask is not the right direction for Wyoming Students

I am alarmed at the free college rhetoric that hit the Wyoming news cycle over the past week. I know our post-secondary institutions are concerned about enrollment being down this fall and the...

 

Trail Days Cowboy Church

David Shumpert was a cowboy, rancher and more. About six years ago, while on the mountain feeling frustrated, and tired, he asked God "What do you want me to do Lord?" His answer came solid and firmly...

 

Trail Days 5K Run/Walk

Early Saturday morning before 7:00 a.m. runners and walkers gathered at the starting point for their event. Runners consisted of forty-four individuals looking to run the distance of three miles,...

 
 By Jim Angell    Sports    August 6, 2020

Pandemic benefit: Pine Bluffs stunt dog company puts on show for Trail Days

It took a pandemic to make it happen, but a Pine Bluffs company that puts on shows of athletic exhibits by dogs finally got a chance to stage a performance for a hometown crowd at Trail Days. The "Stu...

 

Friday Night Roping July 24th

10 X 10 Round Robin Friday 24,2020 Fast time: Jeff Hillman JR West 1st : Jeff Hillman Mike Shelit 2nd : Jeff Hillman JR West 3rd : Shaw Konig JR West...

 

Horseshoe Tournament

Trail Day Sat.  8-1-20 1st Place Brian Andreas Cheyenne, and Sean Schneidmiller, Cheyenne 2nd Marcos Garcia, Scottsbluff and Tim Bland, Pine Bluffs 3rd Clint Fornstom and Doug Fornstrom 4th Zach...

 

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