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LCFD No. 5 assists in Hackberry fire

A call for assistance came across the channels from Banner County, Nebraska as a wildfire reached the stage of out of control. Banner County submitted an emergency declaration according to Nebraska...

 
 By Karen Lipska    News    August 12, 2021

71st Annual Trail Days brings the crowd to Pine Bluffs

Oh give me land, lots of land under starry skies above, 'Beneath These Western Skies'! The very appropriate theme of Pine Bluffs Trail Days 2021, held August 5-7. The only issue is, the normally beaut...

 
 By Karen Lipska    News    August 12, 2021

"Big Boy" stops in Pine Bluffs

The whistle was blowing, people were standing up straight and bouncing on their toes to get the first glimpse of Big Boy. Thursday August 5th at the railroad crossing on Highway 30 and Main Street at...

 
 By Karen Lipska    News    August 12, 2021

Brisket/Pie...Come and get it!

"DING, DING, DING," That's the sound of the big metal triangle calling everyone to lunch. "Come and get it." The smell of brisket was in the air along with smoke from the fires. Call it smoking brisket, either way it smelled exceptional. After the...

 

Hospital to receive USDA loan for new facility

Plans for building a new hospital in Kimball took a big step forward this week. At their meeting on Monday, the Kimball Health Services Board of Trustees announced receiving approval of a $23.4 million direct loan through the US Department of Agricul...

 

Water is Critical

So far Laramie County is doing pretty well according to the National Drought Monitor. There are parts of the county, though, that are in the abnormally dry range or drought. If you watch the map it...

 
 By Karen Lipska    News    August 12, 2021

Laramie County Commissioner Linda Heath meets Governor Noem

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem was a guest of Governor Mark Gordon at Cheyenne Frontier Days on Thursday, July 29th. Governor Noem became South Dakota's 33rd governor on January 5, 2019. She is a...

 
 By Karen Lipska    News    August 12, 2021

The Merchant of Vengeance performed for 71st Annual Trail Days

Villain, hero, sweet girl, wise aunt and uncle, relief, singing and laugh were some of the words used to describe the melodrama this year. The Merchant of Vengeance by Brooks Reeves and Rory Mack was...

 
 By Karen Lipska    News    August 12, 2021

Don Hollingshead, veteran Sheriff joins Pine Bluffs Trail Days Festivities

Don Hollingshead is one of the candidates that will being running for Laramie County Sheriff. Sheriff Danny Glick had announced his retirement in July. Don Hollingshead has been in the Laramie...

 
 By Karen Lipska    Sports    August 12, 2021

5K and Mile Run

The Longhorn Stampede was overcast, windy and smoky on Saturday August 7th. There were fifty-eight participants to run and walk the 5k or one mile at 7 a.m. in the morning. Everyone signed up in...

 
 By Karen Lipska    Sports    August 12, 2021

Trail Days Horseshoes - a game still loved

Almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades as the saying goes. At Reher Park in Pine Bluffs on Saturday, August 7th at 1:00p.m. the horseshoe tournament was in full swing. Eighteen...

 
 By Karen Lipska    Sports    August 12, 2021

TD Softball Tourney

eams were lined up to bat the ball. The 5th annual Co-Ed Softball tournament started on Friday August 6th and ended on Saturday August 7th. This annual softball tournament is a fundraiser for the...

 
 By Karen Lipska    Sports    August 12, 2021

Down and Dirty in the Mud!

Bump and splash is what you hear from the volleyball courts. The 29th Annual Trail Days Coed Mud Volleyball Tournament was played on Sunday August 8th out at the Pine Bluffs Distilling area. This...

 
 By Karen Lipska    Sports    August 12, 2021

11th Annual Covered Wagon Car Show

The engines were revving up for 11th Annual Covered Wagon Car and Bike Show at the Knotty Pine Saloon after the parade on Saturday. There were twelve entries for cars, four entries for trucks and...

 
 By Mike Heath    News    August 12, 2021

Mask Mandates....Again?

Are we on the road to another mask mandate in Wyoming? We are if the CDC has its way. They’ve identified Wyoming as having so many COVID cases that everybody has to mask up again. Even if you’ve been vaccinated. Even children. Praise God for...

 

own Council short, but full of information

Pine Bluffs held their monthly town council meeting on Monday, after a busy weekend of Trail Days. Mayor Justin Fornstrom opened the meeting briefly after 7:00 p.m. and the few visitors joined in with the council to say the “Pledge of...

 

2021 Trail Days Youth Rodeo

PeeWee Goat Tail Tying 1. Merritt Evans 2. Jayton Farella 3. Teigen Derner 4. Emma Quinn 5. Kynsee Loyd 6. JW Jolly PeeWee Pole Bending 1. Jayton Farella 2. Braxtyn Stoltenberg 3. Emma Quinn 4....

 
 By Karen Lipska    Sports    August 12, 2021

Cornhole Tourney

The first annual Conner Graves-Tyler Morgan Memorial Corn Hole Tournament was out at the Pine Bluffs Distilling area on Sunday, August 8th. This was started by Ryan Graves and Kyle May. The idea was...

 

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