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  • School lunch assistance is available

    Jimmie Earls, Pine Bluffs Post Editor|Aug 18, 2016

    With the start of the 2016-17 school year taking place this coming Monday, Laramie County School District #2 is taking steps to make sure no student goes hungry while attending school. In a release provided by the school district, free and reduced price meals will be available for children unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. Each school, and the district office have a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any...

  • People you meet, events you experience create the individual that you become

    Bill Sniffin|Aug 18, 2016

    Back in 1978, I hired a group of young men in their mid-20s who all grew up to be powerhouse publishers. But back then, they were raw, ambitious and a handful to deal with, for sure. My wife Nancy and I recently both enjoyed and endured hearing about some of those earliest Wyoming experiences during a mini-reunion of some of these former colleagues here in Lander. Recalling those early Wyoming days of the late 1970s was like going back in a time machine and experiencing them all over again....

  • Kevin James Burns

    Aug 18, 2016

    Kevin James Burns, 54 formerly of Cheyenne dies June 12 after a heroic battle with glioblastoma. He was born Feb. 18, 1962, in Newton N.J., the son of Edward and Catherine (Balaconis) Burns. Kevin married Sharon (Adair) Nov. 14, 1981 after joining the Franklin Township Somerset N.J. Police Department in September 1981, where he served proudly for 25 years. Kevin formerly was the caretaker for the Laramie County Fairgrounds and the opening manager for the Laramie County Shooting Sports Complex.... Full story

  • Emerson F. "Fal" Calvert

    Aug 18, 2016

    Emerson F. "Fal" Calvert ,74, of Pine Bluffs, Wyoming, died on Friday, August 12, 2016. He was born on July 12, 1942 in Denver, Colorado and had lived in Pine Bluffs, since 2008. Mr. Calvert served in the U.S. Army and was a jack of all trades.  He was a musician, owned trucking, tow, and tire businesses, was skilled in construction, welding, and was licensed as an electrician.  He loved to work and also received a degree in biblical studies. Above all, he was a very loving and giving person.... Full story

  • Chaires graduates with honors

    Submitted|Aug 18, 2016

    Grace Tillman Chaires graduated Summa Cum Laude from Central Christian College on May 21st. She was on the President's Honor Roll with a 4.0 GPA all eight semesters. Grace's degree is in Business Management. She was awarded the "Wall Street Journal" Senior Business Award and was named to "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges". She was inducted into Alpha Kappa Sigma, Sigma Beta Delta and Pi Gamma Mu Honor Societies. Grace just celebrated her 20th Birthday prior to...

  • Voters decide commission race plus statewide opponents

    Jimmie Earls, Pine Bluffs Post Editor|Aug 18, 2016

    Voters in Laramie County, as well as all other counties in Wyoming, took to the polls Tuesday in the primary election to determine several local races and narrow down statewide opponents who will face-off in the general election in November. At home in Laramie County, four candidates campaigned for two available spots of the county commission. Incumbents Buck Holmes, who serves as Board of Commissioners Chairman, and Amber Ash faced challengers M. Lee Hasenauer and Kevin Tighe. Ash was appointed to her current tern on the board, so this is the...

  • Cleanup efforts continue following storm

    Zach Spadt, Pine Bluffs Post|Aug 18, 2016

    Pine Bluffs is getting back on its feet from last month's hailstorm and town officials are shifting to long-term recovery plans. Volunteer and non-profit organizations are also lending a helping hand to those who need it. Town Treasurer Kim Patterson said at Monday night's regularly scheduled town council meeting that a committee is being formed to help guide the town through recovery efforts. “We're doing anything we can to assist (residents) with pulling their homes back together,” Patterson said. The committee will consist of Pine...

  • Put your phone away: Distracted driving includes hands-free talking

    StatePoint Media|Aug 18, 2016

    (StatePoint) In an age of constant communication and connectivity, it can be difficult to take a break. But drive time is when your phone should take a backseat to safety, say experts. “You don’t need to be texting to be distracted by your phone,” says Kelly Nantel, vice president of communications and advocacy at the National Safety Council. “Even hands-free talking is a major distraction.” Research indicates drivers using handheld and hands-free phones only see about 50 percent of all the information in their driving environment....

  • Area high school teams prepare for fall schedules

    Jimmie Earls, Pine Bluffs Post Editor|Aug 18, 2016

    Before the ring of the first bell or the first textbook has been opened, high school student athletes were hard at work preparing for upcoming football, volleyball and cross country seasons. See next week's issue of the Pine Bluffs Post for our special fall sports preview....

  • PBHS Class of '51 celebrates 65th reunion

    Submitted|Aug 18, 2016

    On August 5, 2016, 10 of the original 23 graduates of Pine Bluffs High School class of 1951 celebrated their 65th reunion at a lovely dinner at Little America in Cheyenne. The members enjoyed an evening of reminiscing and sharing mementos from their high school years as well as a few from elementary and junior high. Eleven of the students were classmates from first grade to the day they graduated in 1951 Five of those members were in attendance at the reunion. A great time was definitely had by...

  • Record chasers make pit stop in Pine

    Jimmie Earls, Pine Bluffs Post Editor|Aug 18, 2016

    In their quest to set a record for antique engines at the Bonneville Salt Flats last week, the team from Kowalski Customs based in Reading, Pennsylvania had to take an unexpected pitstop at Pine Bluffs Auto Parts on August 10 due to mechanical issues. But it wasn't the race car that needed attention, it was the 1973 Chevy Suburban towing said race car that required some TLC. After making repairs to the truck, the four team members were on their way to Utah. "I've been doing this for 28 years,"...

  • Banner County News

    Barb Cross|Aug 18, 2016

    Good morning Banner County, neighbors near and far! Welcome to new neighbors Bret and Tiffany Jefferies and their children. We like to see those empty homes fill up! We all here are trying hard to switch gears from summer...to school, and all of the changes that are coming with that. Schedules, homework, and ball games are just a few. Most of you have been there done that or are there now, either with your own kids or grands. Busy times indeed. Buses ran today, Thursday, August 18, for a full...

  • Hereford News

    Carolyn Ragsdale|Aug 18, 2016

    The 55 And Up Club met for their monthly potluck luncheon on Friday, August 12. Carolyn Ragsdale won the door prize for the women. Harold Weisbrook won the door prize for the men. They are planning an outing. On Friday, August 26, the group plans to travel to Nunn, Colo. to visit the museum there and attend Nunn Days. If you would like to join them for the outing please contact Karel Smock at 970-895-2262 or Lola Nussbaum at 970-895-2302. This week at the Hereford Community Church Shirley...

  • Albin News

    Charlene Smith|Aug 18, 2016

    The Fiesta “Jesus of Nazarene” had a wonderful attendance. Everyone enjoyed the red and green chili. The seven bikes were won by Avery Anderson, Eduarde Gurrda, Vanessa Pery, Angel Arzola, Max Lonzano, Leslie Guterrie and Reece Chauy. A big thanks to all who helped with the event especially the community center staff. A big birthday wish going out to Julie Rabou. And a big happy anniversary to Jason and Jillian McLaughlin. May everyone celebrating enjoy their special day. Many big congrats...

  • Looking Back

    Aug 18, 2016

    100 Years Ago August 17, 1916 F. W. Mondell from Boyhood to Congress Frank W. Mondell was born in St. Louis, Mo. The day that Lincoln was elected the first time. His father was an active Union man in the days that immediately followed when St. Louis was greatly agitated over the question of union vs. secession. The hotel he kept was quite the headquarters in that part of the city for Union sympathizers. He became captain of the first Missouri cavalry, was in the very first battles of the Civil war in central western Missouri and saw...

  • 2016 Trail Days Tractor/Pick Up Pull Results

    Submitted|Aug 18, 2016

    TRACTOR PULL 3500 DIV 1: Jim Russell 96.9 FT/42 John Deere B Mark Lambert: 29.2/49 John Deere MT 3500 DIV 2: Jim Russell 71.5 FT/42 John Deere B 3500 DIV3: Jeff Johns 187.8 FT/37 Allis Chalmers WC 4000 DIV 1: Justin Talmage 202.2FT/52 Minneapolis Moline ZA Matt Haas 185.0 FT/52 Farmall Ivan Kranz 182.4 FT/32 John Deere A 4000 DIV 2: Bob Barlow 115.5 FT/ 50 John Deere B Al Franklin 94.4 FT/52 John Deere B 4000 DIV 3: Bob Greenrod 197.3 FT/56 Minneapolis Moline 445 Jeff Johns 193.6 FT/37 Allis...

  • UW Extension educator warns of livestock poisonous plant dangers

    University of Wyoming Extension|Aug 18, 2016

    A University of Wyoming educator is warning about poisonous plants in pastures this late summer and early fall. The species of poisonous plants posing danger can change as pastures move through the seasons, said Brian Sebade, based in Albany County and serving southeast Wyoming. “Livestock stand a greater chance of becoming poisoned by seeking out areas of green forage with higher palatability, such as  sub-irrigated pastures or riparian areas, or the few green plants left in dry pastures and upland sites,” he said. Poisonous plants to...

  • Great tips for seasoned tailgaters

    StatePoint Media|Aug 18, 2016

    (StatePoint) Tailgating season is here, and while you may want to refer to last year’s playbook, new tools and tips can help make this your best season yet. Stay Comfortable There are a few simple things you can do to make comfort and safety a priority while tailgating. Number one is to pack plenty of water in order to keep everyone hydrated. Whether you use an umbrella, a pop-up tent or simply arrive early to seek out a leafy corner of the lot, make sure your space includes some shade. And don’t forget the sunscreen. Be sure to check the w...

  • Breeden named 2017 CFD Lady-In-Waiting

    Submitted|Aug 18, 2016

    Emily Breeden was named 2017 Lady-In-Waiting after a selection process including submitting a written application, an accomplishment book, a horsemanship skills demonstration, and an interview. Emily, the daughter of Kyle and Tip Breeden, is a 2014 graduate of East High School. Emily currently attends Laramie County Community College, majoring in Special Education. She grew up actively participating in Cheyenne Frontier Days events; and has represented the Daddy of 'em All as a Dandy for four...

  • Fornstrom attends conference in Indianapolis

    Submitted|Aug 18, 2016

    Melissa Fornstrom, Pine Bluffs High School senior, recently attended the National Student Leadership Conference in Indianapolis sponsored by the High School Athletic Associations. Melissa is serving her second year of a two year term on the Wyoming High School Activities Association Student Advisory Council. Students from twenty-seven states including Hawaii, and also students from Canada attended the conference. Melissa joined fellow council members Macie Hayes of Douglas, Danielle Mitchelson...