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  • Town rebounds with Trail Days

    Zach Spadt, Pine Bluffs Post|Aug 11, 2016

    Pine Bluffs residents needed a break after a hailstorm hit two weeks ago. They got that with Trail Days last week. The 66th annual event attracted people from across Wyoming and surrounding states and included a melodrama, talent shows, street dances and a youth rodeo. The five-day event concluded Sunday with a mud volleyball tournament. Beginning Wednesday, local artists showed off their talents at a talent show. Thursday night brought the first of four melodrama performances, with local...

  • Around the state: funny campaign ad, curious sheep, Naked and Afraid and Buffalo Coats

    Bill Sniffin|Aug 11, 2016

    While I had earlier predicted Liz Cheney, Wilson, will win the Wyoming GOP nomination for U. S. House, now she is enduring being on the butt end of a funny commercial by her competitor State Sen. Leland Christensen, Alta. Christensen has a long social media post about what he considers to be the three biggest mysteries he is aware of. He equates Liz with the Lochness Monster and Bigfoot as “rarely seen” imaginary legendary creatures. He contends she is not “indigenous” to Wyoming and can onl...

  • Garcia takes the tape at 5K

    Jimmie Earls, Pine Bluffs Post Editor|Aug 11, 2016

    It’s almost a sure thing if you run in the same 5K race as Jorge Garcia, the best anyone else to hope for is second place. This was the case this past Saturday at the 15th Annual 5K/1Mile Longhorn Stampede Fun Run/Walk. This year, there were 34 registered participants, but not all of them were local. Some came from as far away as Texas. The age range varied as well, with the youngest participant being 14-years-old and the oldest being 74. The final results for each age bracket are: Women's Division 14 & Under Shelby Thurin – Pine Bluffs, WY...

  • Panhandle women hit the links

    Submitted|Aug 11, 2016

    Even though the day was hot and steamy, 40 ladies from the Panhandle Senior Women’s Golf Association gathered together for an enjoyable day of golf at the beautiful Scottsbluff Country Club this past Monday. Results from the tournament: First place team – Gail Magers, Joey Eberhardt, Aliene Schilz and Pat Rogers. Second place – Sandy Huckfeldt, Jane Holechek, Claudia Benda and Kathy Anthony. Third Place – Dee Vogel, Lynn Schukei and Nancy O’Connell. Fourth place – Daria Faden, Karen Koch, Beth Korell and Kay Heggem. There were three teams...

  • Hooked up for action

    Aug 11, 2016

  • The race for Commissioner

    Zach Spadt|Aug 11, 2016

    This is the final part of a four-part weekly series to focus on the Laramie County Commissioner race before the August 16 primary election. Buck Holmes said he has dedicated his life to public service, and now he wants to spend four more years doing that on the Laramie County Board of Commissioners. The primary election, in which four candidates, including Holmes, are vying for two available seats on the commission is August 16. Other candidates include incumbent Amber Ash, former commissioner M. Lee Hasenauer and political newcomer Kevin...

  • Early voting ends Monday

    Submitted|Aug 11, 2016

    Early voting sites for Primary Election set up in Albin, Iron Mountain; voting continues in Atrium through Aug. 15. The Laramie County Clerk’s Office is setting up early voting sites in Albin and Iron Mountain for voters who wish to cast their ballots in advance of the state’s August 16 Primary Election. County Clerk Debra Lee said election teams will bring voting machines and materials to the outreach sites. Voters may vote at the Albin Community Center, 430 5th Ave., on Tues., Aug. 9, or at the Iron Mountain Country Church, 1971 Rd 109, on...

  • Plane crashes at airport

    Jimmie Earls, Pine Bluffs Post Editor|Aug 11, 2016

    At 12:41 p.m. this past Sunday, Laramie County Fire District #5, as well as Pine Bluffs EMS and Pine Bluffs Police responded to a crashed plane at the Pine Bluffs Airport. According to Jerry Lamb with LCFD5, the belly-landing crash was the result of operator error. No injuries were reported. The pilot, whose name was not available, was the lone occupant of the aircraft....

  • Fun Ways to Help Ease Kids Back into the Classroom

    StatePoint Media|Aug 11, 2016

    (StatePoint) After a summer of fun, getting back into the swing of the classroom can be difficult for students of all ages and family backgrounds. But parents can help, say experts. “It’s easy for parents to feel like there isn't enough time to add more activities to an already packed schedule. But, there are many easy ways you can set the tone of making learning fun, ease the back-to-school transition, and foster literacy skills at home,” says Jon Reigelman, creative director of the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL). Reige...

  • Albin News

    Charlene Smith|Aug 11, 2016

    Have you ever noticed how quickly changes come in our Wyoming seasons? Well, of course you have, you live here. Earlier this week, the cool morning start was a few degrees below what it usually is. It was that first morning when we all realize a short autumn and long winter are not long off. It still warms up into the 80’s, but the nights remind us as the days get longer the coolness will linger long after dawn. The Town Council meeting is scheduled for tonight, Thursday August 11 at 7 p.m. R...

  • Hereford News

    Carolyn Ragsdale|Aug 11, 2016

    This week at the Hereford Community Church Pee Wee Smock and Hannah Reifschneider were celebrating their birthdays. For the special Karel Smock read Musical Woes from the book God Uses Cracked Pots by Patsy Clairmont. Pastor Opdycke has returned from her trip to Ohio. While she was there she visited Noah’s Ark. A man in Ohio has built a replica of Noah’s Ark and it now open to the public.The sermon topic was Obedience is the Key to Receiving Blessings. The scripture text was John 14:23-31. Nex...

  • Banner County News

    Barb Cross|Aug 11, 2016

    The Kimball/Banner County Fair has been underway for the past few days and man is there a lot going on, and more will be going on for the rest of the week beginning today with the animal weigh ins. Tomorrow at 8 a.m. the swine will begin the show, followed by goats at 11 a.m. and sheep at 1 p.m. Breakfast will be available at the concession stand until around 8:30 a.m. and the Exhibit Hall will be open for the 4-H and FFA projects. Saturday, August, 13 the concession stand will be open as well...

  • Lightning over the Panhandle

    Aug 11, 2016

  • Trail Days Mud Volleyball Tournament

    Jimmie Earls, Pine Bluffs Post Editor|Aug 11, 2016

    The Pine Bluffs Mud Volleyball tournament, traditionally held the Sunday of Trail Days weekend was a rousing success. Twenty-four teams out of the maximum of 25 signed up for the tournament which began at 10 a.m. and lasted well into the afternoon hours. Left, Matt Hockersmith of Pine Bluffs tries to track down a ball. The event began in 1991 and has been held ever since, attracting teams from across southeastern Wyoming, northern Colorado and western Nebraska, and this year was no...

  • Looking Back

    Aug 11, 2016

    1 Years Ago August 10, 1916 John B. Sloan Announces for Office of County Commissioner John B. Sloan of Cheyenne is the Republican candidate for the nomination for county commissioner to fill the four-year term. His announcement is published elsewhere in this issue of the post. Mr. Sloan is one of the old timers of the state, having been in the army at Fort Laramie before there was a Cheyenne. He is thus well posted in Wyoming development and has always kept up with the times. He held office which he now seeks during the years of 1913 – 14 a...

  • School board discusses July hail damage in Burns and Pine

    Zach Spadt, Pine Bluffs Post|Aug 11, 2016

    Despite suffering severe damage during last month’s hailstorm, schools in Pine Bluffs are expected to open on time. Officials also said the storm provided a chance to review emergency management policies. “It is a chance to step back and reflect,” LCSD2 Superintendent Jon Abrams said during Monday’s meeting. Facilities Director Kim Nelson said to expect to replace every roof on every school building in Pine Bluffs and that every vehicle was totaled in the July 27 storm. Monetary damages have not yet been assessed, but insurance adjuste...

  • Possible changes to LCSD2 bus routes

    Zach Spadt, Pine Bluffs Post|Aug 11, 2016

    Laramie County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees discussed creating a more efficient busing plan for district students. During their regularly scheduled meeting Monday in Albin, LCSD No. 2 board members discussed holding public meetings with parents' regarding school bus routes. According to Lance West, who oversees bus operations for the school district, there is a great deal of inconsistency with drivers and dropping off students on rural routes. Some bus drivers will drop students off where their driveways hit public roads, whereas oth...

  • Tips to Beat Wardrobe Wars When Back-to-School Shopping for Kids

    StatePoint Media|Aug 11, 2016

    (StatePoint) It’s no secret that kids have strong opinions when it comes to style and that their tastes are always evolving. With 38 percent of parents spending between $100 to $249 per child on back-to-school clothing, according to statistics from online retailer zulily, parents and kids alike should feel confident in their purchases. “It’s never a good feeling to buy your child new clothes, only to find a favorite color, pattern or style has changed,” says Shawn Redman, senior buyer and kids’ fashion expert for “This back-to-sch...