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  • 2022 Bushnell Days

    Karen Lipska|Aug 25, 2022

    It's back for the second year in a row. Bushnell Days was August 20th for the whole day. The parade started at 10:00 a.m. with the Donald Eisenhauser American Legion Post # 60 as the color guard. It was filled with queens, a king, princesses, and a prince. The horses pranced through the parade knowing how absolutely fabulous they looked. High West Energy and Klenda trucks rolled through the streets. But the support of all the different fire departments was enlightening for the day. Kimball...

  • Back to school Open House and Backpacks

    Karen Lipska|Aug 25, 2022

    The teachers were in the classroom waiting for the students and parents. August 17th and August 18th was the open house back to school for Laramie County District #2. Albin and Carpenter's were August 17th from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. give or take a little different for each time. In Albin the new principal, Christina Nusbaum was at the door greeting the students and parents. Stacy Malm the secretary was helping make sure students were registered in the school. Then they took the students and...

  • Master Plan Updates for Pine Bluffs

    Karen Lipska|Aug 25, 2022

    An update on the Master Plan was held on August 10th at 5:30 p.m. at the Pine Bluffs Community Center. A short presentation was given by the committee on the last stages of the Master Plan. Right now, they are fine tuning it with the help of this meeting and online input. In the back were boards of what their goals are in different areas. Plus, on the tables were maps of what they are proposing. The areas are community character and services, transportation, housing, recreation and natural resources, economic development, and utilities and infr...

  • Jeff Appleman attends last meeting

    Karen Lipska|Aug 25, 2022

    It was the last meeting for council member Jeff Appleman. The Burns Town council met on August 22nd at 5:30 p.m. It was a short meeting. First was the approval of vouchers. Council member Judy Johnstone made a motion to approve and council member Dennis Bastian seconded it. All approved. Mayor Jim Clark reported there are a few different people in town. He then went through the different reports. Council member Johnstone mentioned that Visit Cheyenne came up with an idea of putting round pipes around town for people to post different events...

  • Albin Town Council accepts bids for town improvements

    Karen Lipska|Aug 25, 2022

    Two quotes and one bid were discussed at the Albin Town Council meeting. On August 11th the Albin Town Council met at 7 p.m. for their once a month meeting. For old business the lunch program report states it is looking good. First item on new business was the bid for the mobile home/RV park. The council looked at the cost and what the company would be doing. Council member Jeremiah Johnson made a motion the accept the bid from Pine Bluffs Sand & Gravel. Council member Bob Anderson seconded it. All approved. Next was a quote on the sprinklers...

  • Fall is Coming: And So is Harvest

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|Aug 25, 2022

    Where has the summer gone? It seems like I just planted a few weeks ago and now it's the end of August and harvest is just around the corner. I've been harvesting tomatoes and peppers for the last month. Cabbage is ready now and the squash and potatoes are only a few weeks out. In fact, I'll probably dig one potato plant in the next week or so to see how they're coming along. Right now I'm looking at starting to harvest them in late September but we'll see. The garlic is already harvested and...

  • Registration Open for UW Extension's Online Master Gardener Training

    University of Wyoming Extension|Aug 25, 2022

    Laramie, Wyo.-August 17, 2022- The University of Wyoming Extension's fall/winter online Master Gardener training will be offered from Sept. 15, 2022-Feb. 16, 2023. The 16-week course, which includes breaks for holidays, features approximately 48 hours of gardening instruction led by subject matter experts in the UW Extension. "The course is for anyone with an interest in gardening, from beginning gardeners to experienced gardeners. The focus is all about growing in Wyoming," says Master...

  • True Leaders can be Divisive

    Mike Heath|Aug 25, 2022

    Recently I had a discussion with a friend about President Trump. She commented that she didn’t like Trump because he was “too divisive”. According to her, he didn’t bring people together. Instead, he acted more like a “lightening rod” and attracted the anger and venom of society, mostly by his own actions. I already knew that she was a never-Trumper, someone whose mind is made up and cannot be confused with facts. However, she started me thinking. Primarily I thought about leadership and how a true leader functions. Ironically, anot...

  • Wyoming Veterans Commission What is the PACT Act

    Timothy Sheppard|Aug 25, 2022

    What's the PACT Act and how will it affect VA benefits and care? The PACT Act is perhaps the largest health care and benefit expansion in VA history. The full name of the law is The Sergeant First Class (SFC) Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act. The PACT Act will bring these changes: Expands and extends eligibility for VA health care for Veterans with toxic exposures and Veterans of the Vietnam, Gulf War, and post-9/11 eras Adds more than 20 new...

  • Buzz Bradley Memorial Team Roping Competition

    Jim Merryfield|Aug 25, 2022

    The Laramie County Roping Association held its annual team roping competition over the 20th and 21st of August. The annual event is highly anticipated by the roping community and very well attended. This year there were 173 teams that signed up for the contest. Each team was able to have three rides in the first round and those with times were able to ride in the second round. The event is a memorial to Buzz Bradley. Folklore has it that he was a car dealer in the area that had a passion for the...

  • Tayten Zitek places Second at Wheatland Invitational

    Jim Merryfield|Aug 25, 2022

    A young Arnold Palmer is developing here in Pine Bluffs. Tayten Zitek loves to golf. Unfortunately, neither Pine Bluffs nor Burns has a golf team. Young Zitek now golfs with the Cheyenne East High School golf team. And he is doing well. Over the weekend of August 11th and 12th Zitek competed in the Wheatland Invitational tournament in Wheatland, Wyoming. It was a two-day tournament that Zitek took second place in. The Cheyenne East Boys team took first out of eight teams. Zitek is the Grandson...

  • Bushnell Day Cornhole Results

    Karen Lipska|Aug 25, 2022

    The boards were lined up and the bean bags were set and ready to be tossed. At Bushnell Days in the afternoon the cornhole tournament was underway. Eighteen teams competed in a double elimination bracket. Some of the teams had never played in a tournament before but were having fun. The competitors were challenging each other. Others put their tongues out to help them get the bean bag in the hole. It works most of the time. This sport is fast and fun and challenging trying the different boards....

  • 'Hell on Wheels' Rodeo close to final of series

    Karen Lipska|Aug 25, 2022

    The end of the Hell on Wheels Rodeo season is coming soon. The contestants have been working hard to get the best scores in the shortest times to earn the points and the money to win the series. Our locals had a tough time for the night. DC Carthcart was on bareback. His horse came out great for him to mark it. But the horse knows how to twist to the side sending him to the ground. Lacey Holeman was in the breakaway. The calf ran through her loop before she could get it around the neck. Colby...

  • Second Annual Connor Graves-Tyler Morgan Cornhole Tournament Results

    Karen Lipska|Aug 25, 2022

    The boards were set up and bean bags were laid down. On Sunday August 7th was the Second Annual Connor Graves-Tyler Morgan Cornhole Tournament.  This tournament was set-up to honor Connor Graves that died from a bad accident. She grew up in the Pine Bluffs area and was very active throughout the community. Graves will always be in everyone's heart in the community. This tournament is to raise money for a scholarship in her name.   This year there were 43 teams signed up. Players came from...

  • Hunters: 2022 Wyoming hunt forecast available

    Wyoming Game and Fish|Aug 25, 2022

    Cheyenne - The anticipation for hunters has been building for months, but the time has come or is rapidly approaching as seasons for big and small game are about to open across Wyoming. Some trends — good and bad — figure to hold true once again in 2022. Mother Nature will play a role in hunter success and animal survival, but how much?  Whether you are after pronghorn along the plains, deer or elk in the mountains, bighorn sheep high in the mountains or birds along the flatlands and wetlands, check out the 2022 Wyoming Game and Fish...

  • Laramie County School District No. 2 welcomes 22 new teachers and staff

    Karen Lipska|Aug 25, 2022

    New faces and new classes are ready for Laramie County School District #2. There are 22 new faces in District #2 Lucus Lechman is from Julesburg, Colorado but moved there from Las Vegas, Nevada. He has been teaching for 27 years. Lechman has a passion for teaching football. He has a bachelor's in chemistry and a minor in physics and earned a bachelor's in education with endorsements in chemistry, physics, and coaching. Lechman will be teaching Pine Bluffs High School and Junior High Science and...

  • More back to school times

    Aug 25, 2022