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  • Dig in to Food while digging History

    Karen Lipska|Sep 7, 2023

    The summer goes fast when a person is visiting with others and learning about history. The Archaeology site in the bluffs hosted their second annual season finale dinner. It was time to visit with others for the year. This event was great to go to as a family to discover the history of Pine Bluffs and have a great time with others. The families and friends gathering together for the end of the season and perhaps take a tour for the last time of the year. Each time a person visits the place you...

  • Mothers of Preschoolers Come to Pine Bluffs

    Karen Lipska|Sep 7, 2023

    Being a mother comes with a lot of struggles at times. Mothers of Preschoolers or MOPS as they are more commonly known is an organization all about mothers and kids of all ages. At Crossroads Community Church in Pine Bluffs they are having their first meeting of the year on August 29th. This is to get new members signed up and to get to know the leadership team that will be running the event. MOPS is an organization for mothers that are needing a little more something in their life. This group...

  • North Water wells deep subject at town council

    Karen Lipska|Sep 7, 2023

    A public hearing about the north water wells was held before the special Pine Bluffs Town council meeting on Wednesday August 30th at 4:15 p.m. The public hearing was presented by Chris Lidstone. He explained about why the town of Pine Bluffs was having a public hearing and how they had gotten to this point. First the hearing for an application to be present to the public to be heard by the state to revolving the basic of land investment board. It was filed in August 2023. The application addresses the potential development of the North Wells...

  • Keith P. Schoene

    Sep 7, 2023

    Keith P. Schoene was born at the hospital in Burns, WY August 2, 1932 to Elmer & Letha (O'Loughlin) Schoene. He grew up on the family farm near Egbert, WY with his sisters, Virginia and Ruth and twin brother, Kenneth. After graduating from Egbert HS in 1950, Keith served in the Army, was a hired hand for Gail Anderson, and served as Postmaster in Egbert. In 1959 he married Ruby Atnip and had three children, Gwendlyn, Melinda and Bruce. Keith eventually took over the family farm, raising...

  • Annual Cook-Off grows for Pawnee High School

    Karen Lipska|Sep 7, 2023

    For at least 13 years during Grover Day there has been a Cook-off event. The event is to raise money for the Pawnee High School. In the last few years the cookoff event has grown, and this year was no different as there were 15 contestants attempting to tantalize the taste buds and be crowned winner. Last year there were seven contestants and good food to taste test, so 15 culinary contestants cooking up a storm? Oh boy!. There were four categories to enter in the contest, appetizers, beans,...

  • Girl Scouts STEM Van at City Park

    Karen Lipska|Sep 7, 2023

    The STEM Girl Scout van came to Pine Bluffs. It was to promote Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics programming. This van has been a project for a two and half years. This will be a way for the Girls Scouts program to reach girls in the rural area. This summer the van had traveled through Montana and Wyoming. Over 7,000 miles to different communities. The van was equipped with solar panels to power the technology that is in it. It has a 3D printer, microscopes, reality headsets...

  • Pine Bluffs Senior Center to host Centi$ible Nutrition Program

    Penny Merryfield|Sep 7, 2023

    Pine Bluffs Senior Center is hosting a free class at the senior center. It is free for low income or persons getting assistance. If they qualify for SNAP, or free and reduced lunches the family can participate. The class “Eat Healthy for less” will start on September 14, and run every Thursday through November 9 from 1:oo p.m. to 2:30 p.m.. The basis of the class is to teach people how to save money and time at the grocery store, cook healthier meals faster, and stretch their food dollars.A free cookbook, kitchen utensils and more come wit...

  • Wyoming to Participate in Truck Convoy for Special Olympics

    Sep 7, 2023

    CHEYENNE, WY - Law enforcement and truck drivers will join forces for the Truck Convoy to raise awareness and funds to benefit Special Olympics Wyoming athletes on Saturday, September 16, 2023. The WYDOT yard at 5300 Bishop Blvd. will be lined with trucks as they convoy through Cheyenne to celebrate their support of Special Olympics Wyoming athletes. Last year’s convoy presented 72 trucks spanning 5.5 miles long. This year Special Olympics Wyoming athletes and WY law enforcement have set the goal for 100 big rigs spreading the message of i...

  • Pine Bluffs Small Town Home

    Penny Merryfield|Sep 7, 2023

    Recently in a group conversation about the wonderful pluses about big cities and what they have to offer, I asked the question about safety, helpfulness and neighborly actions. I have to admit, there are some good benefits to big city life such as places to go, things to do, more shopping availability, however, with that also goes more grime, crime and slime. Not to say all big cities are crime ridden places, but the more people you have, the more things tend to change and not always for the good. Here at home, in Pine Bluffs, I love the fact t...

  • Secretary of State Conditioally Certifies Initative to Limit Property Tax in Wyoming

    Sep 7, 2023

    CHEYENNE, WY – On August 30, 2023, Wyoming Secretary of State Chuck Gray conditionally certified the “People’s Initiative to Limit Property Tax in Wyoming through a Homeowner’s Exemption” which was submitted to the Secretary of State’s Office. Pursuant to Wyoming law, the people may propose and enact laws by initiative upon completion of the requirements set forth in W.S. 22-24-301 et seq. Conditional certification is granted pending submission of the signatures of one hundred (100) qualified registered voters to act as sponsors in support of...

  • WDE And Superintendent Degenfelder Release 2023 School Performance Ratings With New Resources For Parents

    Sep 7, 2023

    Cheyenne - The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) has released results for the 2022-23 School Performance Ratings. Full school performance rating data can be found at https://edu.wyoming.gov/data/accountability-reports/. A three ratings period snapshot by district can be found at https://edu.wyoming.gov/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/2023-School-Performance-Rating-District-by-District-Snapshot.pdf. A Parent & Community Member Overview, outlining the accountability process and additional current results can be found at https:/...

  • Protect yourself from "storm chasers" after a natural disaster

    Sep 7, 2023

    September is National Preparedness Month, so throughout the month of September, BBB’s Consumer Columns will focus on helping people prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters, both natural and man-made. Natural disasters like storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding, and wildfires often bring out the best in people as strangers reach out to help others in need. Unfortunately, the aftermath of a crisis also brings out contractors taking advantage of those who have already been victimized. Better Business Bureau warns homeowners affected...

  • Support Your Local Farmer's Market

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|Sep 7, 2023

    Umm! Fresh veggies. Absolutely delicious. And where do you get them? Definitely not at the grocery store. Not that the grocery store is bad, but they all have to deal with the logistics of getting the vegetables from the farm to your house. That takes time and a lot of it. The logistics chain of today is pretty good but, out of necessity, it has a lot of links and they all delay the food getting to you. Let's start at the farm. And no, children, your food doesn't come off the grocery store...

  • UW Researchers Study Plant Recovery Following Mass Extinction of Dinosaurs

    UW College of Ag|Sep 7, 2023

    Laramie, Wyo.—Sept. 1, 2023—Using clues from the fossil record, researchers at the University of Wyoming are traveling back in time to study a mass extinction event that occurred 66 million years ago. Their goal is to better understand how and when life rebounded after a meteor wiped out 75 percent of species on Earth. The five-year study is part of a multidisciplinary effort led by the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and funded by a nearly $3 million grant from the National Science Fou...

  • Airman Assists in Mid-Flight Medical Emergency Less Than 24 Hours After Earning EMT License

    Sr Amn Edward Hunter Hermsen WANG|Sep 7, 2023

    "Service before self." This is one of the U.S. Air Force's core values, and it's instilled in us from day one. It guides us to prioritize mission success over personal interests when wearing the uniform and stepping into our roles. Remembering this ethos is expected under the watchful eye of peers and supervisors. But, it's in those moments, when we might not be wearing the uniform, amid everyday challenges and pressure, that we truly display our courage and willingness to act in true service...

  • Hornets take down the Wranglers 36-12

    Jim Merryfield|Sep 7, 2023

    The Pine Bluff Hornets varsity football team started their journey to another state championship last Thursday. The Hornets took on the Shoshoni Wranglers at home. Last year the Wranglers were able to put up a higher score against the mighty Hornets but this year they were a little off. The Wranglers were only able to score 12 points against a very aggressive Hornets defense. The Hornets offense was slow to start as they were only able to put up 15 points in a close 15-12 halftime score. The...

  • Lady Hornets smoked by Yuma Indians

    Jim Merryfield|Sep 7, 2023

    The Lady Hornets varsity volleyball team took on the Yuma Lady Indians from Colorado in a non-conference match-up. The Hornets, under new Head Coach Travis Werner were anxious and excited to put their hard work at practice to the test. The Hornets played well and the new system that coach Werner put into play seemed to work. However the Indians were just a bit too much for the Hornets to overcome and they ended up losing 0-3. The game started off with both teams exchanging serves and points. The...

  • Broncs fall to Yuma

    Jim Merryfield|Sep 7, 2023

    The Burns Broncs varsity football team traveled to Yuma, Colorado to take on the Yuma Yuma’s. The Broncs are coming off a loss from last week’s game and looking to redeem themselves. The Broncs hit the field and gave it their all. In the end though the Yuma’s proved too much for the Broncs and they fell 8-38. Coach Romsa had this to say about the Yuma’s, “Yuma is a great team that is well coached.” The Broncs put up some good numbers with 200 total yards. The offense had 122 yards through the air and 78 yards on the ground.” Coach Romsa a...

  • Lady Broncs compete at Gillette Invite

    Jim Merryfield|Sep 7, 2023

    The Burns Lady Broncs are starting out the 2023/24 volleyball season in fourth place. The team is shaking off the rust from the off-season and getting the new players involved. The team traveled to Gillette for a tournament and two games against the Wheatland Lady Bulldogs. After coming off a four-game winning streak and losing the last two games the Lady Broncs were looking for lightning to strike and get back on the winning side of the board. However after two games against the Wheatland Lady...

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  • Burns Pine Bluffs Cross Country

    Jim Merryfield|Sep 7, 2023

    The Burns/Pine Bluffs cross country track team traveled to Gering, Nebraska for their next meet. In order to try and help the runners beat the heat the officials moved up the times of the meet. According to coach Rousseau, “Yes it was cooler, but it did get pretty toasty for the JV and Varsity Races. We ran at the 5 Rocks Amphitheatre–mere hours before a music festival was set to begin” Gering had 6 races this day–JH Girls followed by JH Boys, then JV Girls and Boys, with the Varsity Ladies and Gentlemen wrapping up the day. Coach Roussea...

  • JV Lady Hornets win of JV Lady Indians

    Jim Merryfield|Sep 7, 2023

    The Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets volleyball squad was in full swing over the weekend. The Junior Varsity team took on the Yuma Lady Indians in a non-conference game. The Lady Hornets were on fire and anxious to hit the court. The Lady Hornets won the game 2-0. In a dominating way the junior varsity team was on point and defensively strong the first game. Keefer Fornstrom started the games first match serving and ran off four quick points for the Hornets. Kierstyn Klinginsmith was strong at the net, getting several blocks and push-backs for points....

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