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  • Pine Bluffs Police Department Responds to Domestic Violence Incident and Arrests Suspect

    Aug 31, 2023

    PINE BLUFFS, WY – On August 22, 2023, at 1609 hours, the Pine Bluffs Police Department responded to a report of a Domestic Violence incident at 515 Blair Street. The suspect, identified as Tyler Pohlman, allegedly assaulted his grandmother with a chair and discharged a shotgun within the home before fleeing the scene. Upon arriving at the scene, Pine Bluffs Officers and a Laramie County Deputy encountered the suspect, who then fled back into the residence. Shortly thereafter, a loud bang was h...

  • Emergency Order to Stay inside, Stay Safe

    Aug 31, 2023

    In the late afternoon hours an emergency call (reverse 911) was put out across the air and on the phone lines from Laramie County to stay indoors, lock doors and windows for the Town of Pine Bluffs due to a dangerous situation with the possibility of an armed suspect fleeing from officers. The incident under investigation was a reported domestic violence call. This call progressed into the lockdown of Pine Bluffs due to the threat of a weapon and the fleeing of the suspect. This order not only went out to residents of Pine Bluffs, but also to...

  • Lease for Rustic Plate extended another month for more info and discussions

    Karen Lipska|Aug 31, 2023

    There are some concerns about safety while the new playground in being built at Steege Park. The Burns Town Council met on August 28th at 5:30 p.m. Mayor Jim Clark is making sure things in the town stay safe. The new equipment that is being put in at Steege park has the council a little concerned about the old equipment. There is a piece of equipment that needs to be addressed. The park has tape around it warning people to stay clear but the question is, is that safe enough. The Mayor is contacting the company. The sooner the project is done...

  • Bushnell Gazebo hosts Artists

    Karen Lipska|Aug 31, 2023

    Right after the parade the Grain Bin Gazebo hosted presentations through the afternoon during Bushnell Day. Patrons of the day had the opportunity to sit on bales of hay and enjoy the different talents of the presenters. Two of the people that were there taught and explained different materials they were passionate with. The first one was Le Roy Meininger with his rock collection. He is also an Iris hybridizer and retired science teacher. Meininger went through the different rocks he had brought...

  • Cultural performances at Bushnell Day

    Karen Lipska|Aug 31, 2023

    Bushnell Day was full of events going on. One of the places that was having activities was the Calvary United Methodist Church. Throughout the afternoon there were four different Cultural presentations. Three of these presentations were writers of different forms. Martin Gilmore, originally from Gering, Neb., is now a teacher at the University of Northern Colorado. In his presentation he explained how he got into music. Gilmore is a song writer and loves to teach Folk and Blue Grass music. He...

  • Korby D. Swantkoski

    Aug 31, 2023

    Korby D. Swantkoski, 57, of Bushnell, died in Kimball on Friday, August 18, 2023. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday September 16, 2023 at the Sagebrush in Kimball. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, September 15, 2023 from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. to sign the register book and leave condolences for the family. Friends may also visit www.cantrellfh.com to view his tribute wall and share stories with the family. Memorials may be given in memory of Korby to the...

  • LCCC earns regional honor for agriculture program

    LCCC|Aug 31, 2023

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming – The Laramie County Community College Ag & Equine Pathway was selected as the Region I winner of the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE), Outstanding Postsecondary Agriculture Program Award. Region 1 includes Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Alaska and Hawaii. NAAE places high value on continuing education in agriculture. The Outstanding Postsecondary Agriculture Program Award recognizes exemplary postsecondary i...

  • Creating a Mental Health Crisis

    Mike Heath|Aug 31, 2023

    In the last week Laramie County was shocked by four violent crimes, two in Pine Bluffs and Burns respectively. The two in Cheyenne weren’t quite as shocking since crime there seems to be escalating but they were horrendous none the less. Eastern Laramie County isn’t used to such crimes so it’s particularly disturbing for us. It’s been over twenty years (from memory?) since we’ve had a crime of this nature. Cheyenne had two horrifying and senseless crimes this week. One involved a “mother” (Hannah Wingert) and her boyfriend (Joshua Moody...

  • Local Agencies to Offer Firearm Basic Safety Course for Healthcare Providers on September 5

    Aug 31, 2023

    Cheyenne, WY—Several local agencies have partnered to offer a firearm basic safety course for healthcare providers at the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office on September 5, 1-3 p.m. Course objectives are to explain safety rules and safety considerations when using a firearm in addition to identifying types of firearms, discussing safe storage options and explaining key components of a safety plan to mitigate suicide risk. Registration is online at https://forms.gle/BHdomGwpPaMukoeh9 or by emailing [email protected]. “We are offer...

  • Healthworks awarded $273,055 through COVID-19 Health Disparity Grant

    Aug 31, 2023

    Cheyenne, Wyo. - HealthWorks has been awarded $273,055 from the Provider Recruitment and Retention in Select High-Need Counties Program which is part of the COVID-19 Health Disparity Grant Program. Wyoming has dedicated $8.1 million of federal funding to help eligible entities build up the health care infrastructure and address historical inequities in their communities. The funding is part of Wyoming’s $38.8 million allocation from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for its COVID-19 Health Disparities Grant. The Align T...

  • It's a Strange Year for Growing Vegetables

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|Aug 31, 2023

    I was having a hard time believing it's already late August. But as I look at my garden it's starting to look like late September. Everything I planted outdoors took forever to start growing. I think because of the cooler than normal temperatures. Everything was transplanted on June 1st but didn't start to grow until mid-July. It all stayed about six inches tall except for the cabbage. It seemed to love the cool weather but it's even growing a little slower than I expected. The chilis, Roma...

  • Great Food, Great Car Show all in fun at Grover Day

    Karen Lipska|Aug 31, 2023

    The park at Grover, Colorado was hopping with lots of activities. It was Grover Day's 17th annual event. They always celebrate the event on the fourth Saturday in August. If a person has never attended Grover Day it is an adventure. One of the biggest issues that have people confused is Grover Rodeo days, which is actually the Earl Anderson Memorial Rodeo. They are two separate events. Grover Day is just that, a day with with the community. The event starts at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday morning....

  • Grover Day hosts short stories at Museum

    Karen Lipska|Aug 31, 2023

    The chairs were set up for a first time reading during Grover Day at the Grover Depot Museum. The committee worked with Nicholas Berhard to have a short story reading. There were several people who showed up for the event. There was a slight breeze at the event for the people to enjoy the time out in the tent that sheltered them from the sun. It was an hour of Nicholas Berhard reading a short story. Berhard is a historian from Brighton, Colorado and is a publisher of Nantucket books. It is a site for e books. He had found the story in some...

  • RD Bar & Grill gets an updated decor

    Kim Kranz|Aug 31, 2023

    RD Bar & Grill (formerly Rodeo Diner) has been open 14 months now and has never updated the restaurant, that is until now. They have put in new flooring, painted and rearranged. They have brought the bar to the main room and used the small room that housed the bar, into a kids room. They have incorporated many changes; new hours of 9am-9pm Monday through Saturday, gift cards, package liquor, classes and events, and they are working on many additional ideas. The idea of a kid's room is to help...

  • Hornets start the season with scrimmage against Cyclones

    Jim Merryfield|Aug 31, 2023

    The state champion Pine Bluffs Hornets football team started their journey to another championship last Friday. Currenty the Hornets are ranked #1 in the class 1A-9 man conference. The team scrimmaged with the Southeast Cylones. Although the game does not count toward the seasons record the game is an invaluable tool to the coaches. It gives them and the players a chance to watch and instruct the team in different aspects of the game under actual playing conditions. Coach Zach Anderson who is...

  • Lady Broncs have great showing at Douglas Bearcat Invite

    Jim Merryfield|Aug 31, 2023

    As the 2023-24 volleyball season begins the State Champion Burns Lady Broncs volleyball team traveled to Douglas to compete in the Douglas Bearcat Invitational. The defending champions Burns Lady Broncs start the season at the top of the 2A classification. They garnered five of the ten first-place votes. The team was able to play three games on Friday and then three game on Saturday. The Lady Broncs would face the Wright Lady Panthers, The Torrington Lady Trailblazers and the Buffalo Lady...

  • Cornhole players bag the win

    Karen Lipska|Aug 31, 2023

    The cornhole boards were lined up and measured to be at the right distances to be fair to all the beanbag tossers. Bushnell Day for the last three years has had a cornhole tournament. It is held in the park so everyone has the opportunity to watch the tournament. This year the numbers were down on teams by three but it was still a great tournament. There were 17 teams that were ready to play and have fun for the day. Some of the teams were glad it was mainly local folks. They love to compete...

  • Horseshoes - A brotherly competition

    Karen Lipska|Aug 31, 2023

    Every year everyone tries to beat the Mayor of Grover and his brother at horseshoes. Horseshoes was as popular as corn hole at one time. Everyone had stakes, shovels, and horseshoes at their homes or in their vehicles. It was the thing to do.The game has lost some of its thrill throughout the years except at Grover, Co. There are four sets of horseshoe pits at the park in Grover. Each pit is set up with an enclosed pit and the right amount of dirt/sand in it. Plus for safety issues there is a ba...

  • First Meet for Burns/Pine Bluffs Cross Country

    Jim Merryfield|Aug 31, 2023

    The Burns/Pine Bluffs cross-country track team had their first meet last Saturday. According to Coach Rousseau, “Today was WET!!! Really Really Wet. But compared to the rotten heat all week—this was a respite for our harriers.” The team has grown in numbers and there is a possibility they may increase the team just by the sheer volume of the roster. According to Coach Rousseau there are 49 members on the team this year. She added “We have 49 harriers this year 6th grade-12th grade. My favorite part is our team has at least ONE harrier from ea...

  • Lady Hornets compete at Dogger Invitational Tourney in Lingle

    Jim Merryfield|Aug 31, 2023

    The Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets volleyball team started the season off with a loss at the Dogger Invitational tournament held in Lingle. This was the first outing for the team under new head coach Travis Werner and both sides learned from the experience. The Hornets ended the tournament with a record of 1-3. Their first win of the season was over the Kaycee Lady Buckaroos. The Lady Hornets showed their dominance on both sides of the net. The Hornets downed the Buckaroos with scores of 25-14 and 25-12. It was a great boost for the team. The team...

  • Burns Broncs play game in Rawlins

    Jim Merryfield|Aug 31, 2023

    The Burns Broncs varsity football team played their first game of the 2023-24 season last Friday night. The Broncs traveled to Rawlins, Wyoming to take on the Rawlins Outlaws. The Broncs are coming off a disappointing season last year with a record of 4-5. Head Coach Travis Romsa is looking forward to the season and a better record. The game did not go according to the Broncs plan. The Broncs lost to the Outlaws 33-6. Although the outcome was not what they were expecting, however the lessons learned and experience will greatly enhance their...

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