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  • Survey to determine future traffic laws in Pine Bluffs

    Christopher Green|Sep 17, 2020

    Pine Bluffs Police Department has initiated a survey through the State of Wyoming for the University of Wyoming to assess Pine Bluffs traffic volume and speed limits over the next few months, with the goal to standardize speed limits and implement safer and more efficient traffic flows, said Police Chief Chance Walkama. Pine Bluffs contains several areas with varying speed limits, unrestricted intersections, and questionably placed signage. "We had a concern about the speed limits on U.S. 30,...

  • Deep well project moves forward, council establishes stance on alleyway

    Christopher Green|Sep 17, 2020

    Councilmembers approved a resolution for a deep well project and established a hands-off approach regarding a dispute over the alley shared by the new hotel and neighboring businesses at the town council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 8. A resolution was approved authorizing submission of an application to the State Loan and Investment Board for a loan through the state revolving fund on behalf of the governing body for the town of pine bluffs for the purpose of drilling and developing a new deep...

  • New cafe in Pine Bluffs delays opening

    Christopher Green|Sep 17, 2020

    Sadie's Cafe LLC has cancelled their soft opening planned for Saturday, Sept. 19 due compliance and construction issues that are currently being addressed, said Jeannie Hockersmith, co-founder. "We will see everyone at our grand opening on Oct. 1," said Hockersmith....

  • Max E. True

    Sep 17, 2020

    Max E. True 86, of Carpenter passed away September 10, 2020 in his sleep at his home. He was born January 6, 1934 in Burns, WY to Raymond and Jennie True. He married Judy Acheson on January 18, 1959. Max served in the US Army and Army National Guard. He farmed for several years in the Carpenter area. Max worked for many years for Cheyenne Light Fuel and Power until he retired. He is survived by his wife, Judy True; children, Randy (Leslie) True of Cheyenne, Sandra (Bob) Haddenham of Great...

  • Extensions granted for driver licenses, IDs additional time given for renewals

    Aimee Inama WYDOT Public Affairs|Sep 17, 2020

    Multiple options available for citizens to renew licenses and IDs Residents who have driver licenses and identification cards that will soon be expiring will have additional time to renew. Although WYDOT’s Driver Services offices are open and serving customers in person, a 180-day grace period signed by Gov. Mark Gordon the week of Aug. 3 gives residents more time to renew their credentials. Previously, the Governor signed an executive order extending it 90 days. The extension, which applies to credentials expiring between March 15, 2020 throug...

  • Food Preservation

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|Sep 17, 2020

    So last night we had our first freeze of the season. I have to admit I was surprised that it actually snowed, although we had very little at my place. Mostly we had sleet. I tried to get into the shop this morning and the door was frozen shut. Fortunately, there's a second door that's protected. I truly believed that we would get rain and the higher elevations would get all the snow. The three days leading up to this storm lead to a flurry of calls (pardon the pun) all asking what can be done to...

  • Community Service

    Sep 17, 2020

  • Kite festival to wrap up the summer

    Christopher Green|Sep 17, 2020

    Pine Bluffs will hold its 4th annual End of The Trail Kite Festival on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bluffs Recreation Area, with free kites given to the first 100 attendees under 14 years old. Professional kite fliers from the American Kitefliers Association and the Rocky Mountain Kite Association will be in attendance with large kites, stunt kites and sport kites. “Before, one was about the size of a small bus,” said Sonja Fornstrom, recreation director. Throughout the day there will be multiple kite shows; kite, cra...

  • USDA Designates Two Wyoming Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    U.S. Dept. of Agriculture|Sep 17, 2020

    Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties/Border State Also Available WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2020 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated two Wyoming counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Campbell and Converse counties who suffered losses caused by recent drought may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans. This natural disaster designation allows FSA to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters. Emergency l...

  • Gary Ray Hobbs A Veteran Story

    Penny Merryfield|Sep 17, 2020

    Gary Ray Hobbs was born in Wheatland Wyoming August of 1963, to Larry and Carrie Hobbs. My Mother passed away suddenly in November of last year. (2 Older Sisters) Trina Miller of Wheatland and Evelyn Hanson of Denver. Hobbs graduated Wheatland High School 1981. He joined the Wyoming Army National Guard in 1983 as a Wheeled vehicle mechanic for the 133rd Combat Support Engineer Company, and spent 10 years with that company, as a wheeled mechanic, equipment operator then to a Heavy Equipment...

  • Fallen Hero Statue

    Christopher Green|Sep 17, 2020

  • Health Orders extended, restrictions on Indoor contact sports lifted

    Governor Gordon|Sep 17, 2020

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has announced that Wyoming’s Public Health Orders have been extended an additional two weeks through Sept. 30. One change has been made to Order No. 1, which now permits indoor close-contact group activities and sports to occur in all settings. The Governor cited a desire to see the impacts of the Labor Day holiday and the reopening of K-12 schools for in-person learning before taking additional steps and further easing health orders. Restrictions on outdoor gatherings were eased in August and outdoor con...

  • Wyoming Army National Guard activated to assist with California wildfires

    State Public Affairs Offices|Sep 17, 2020

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The Wyoming Army National Guard's G Company, 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment was activated by Gov. Mark Gordon yesterday to provide support for firefighting efforts in California. One UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter and four crew members left today and will be operating from Mather Airport near Sacramento. The helicopter and crew are expected to be in the area until Sept. 25 unless extended by request. The Black Hawk is equipped with a collapsible Bambi Bucket, a fire suppression system, which holds approximately 660...

  • Burns recovers from shutout, beats Tongue River

    Christopher Green|Sep 17, 2020

    The Broncs beat Tongue River 16-7 in their first home game of the season on Friday, Sept. 11. "We will keep trying to find a little more balance in our offense and hopefully continue to get stops and take care of the football," said Brad Morrison, head coach. Burns had 137 yards rushing and 114 yards passing. No. 12 Cody Hape had 1 carry for 3 yards, No. 20 Joel Morales had 11 for 52 yards, No. 32 Riley McLaughlin had 25 for 90 yards, No. 18 Caden David had 7 for a loss of 6 yards, and No. 3 Coo...

  • Hornets see first loss, prepare for Saratoga

    Christopher Green|Sep 17, 2020

    Pine Bluffs lost to Lusk 58-35 in their first away conference game of the season on Friday, Sept. 11. "On offense we played well, but we shot ourselves in the foot with some untimely penalties and mistakes on key drives," said Will Gray, head coach. "We are very proud of our kids for competing and fighting to the end." The Hornets had 210 yards rushing for 2 touchdowns and 403 yards passing for 3 touchdowns. No. 11 Andrew Loya had 14 carries for 73 yards leading to 2 touchdowns, No.19 Isiah Schu...

  • Lady Hornets take first win against Lusk

    Christopher Green|Sep 17, 2020

    Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets beat Lusk on the road Friday, Sept. 11 for their first win of the season. "It was a must win for us," said Wynema Engstrom. "We have struggled in the past with communication, passing and reading the offense to properly execute our defense. All of those issues were taken care of by the girls against Lusk." The Hornets won in three games, 25-11, 25-11, and 25-15. Jaden Shelit had 11 kills, 2 ace serves, and 12 digs. Alli Borgman had 6 kills and 6 blocks. Andrea...

  • Burns volleyball defeats Central JV, sees three game win streak

    Christopher Green|Sep 17, 2020

    Burns Lady Broncs beat Cheyenne Central JV at home in 4 sets on Friday, Sept. 11, sealing a three game win streak as they prepare for their first home conference game against Rawlins. “The girls played very competitive overall, we just had a mental block in the third set and had critical errors in critical times which caused the loss of the set,” said Shelle Mosley, head coach. The scores were 25-14, 25-23, 21-25, and 25-16. Jaden Gipfert had 13 kills, 16 digs, and 3 block assists. Sienna Gallegos had 12 kills, 11 digs, and 2 block ass...

  • Pine Bluffs Youth Volleyball

    Sep 17, 2020

  • Poker run held to benefit local fire victims

    Christopher Green|Sep 17, 2020

    The Red Knights Motorcycle Club Nebraska Chapter 4, a club composed of fire service members and their families, held its 7th annual poker run on Saturday, Sept. 12th to raise money for local victims of fire and honor those lost on 9/11. "Half of the money we raise stays with the club and goes to our donation fund and the other half gets split up and pays out to the highest poker hand, but all that usually goes back to a good cause," said Mark Whetham, chapter president. "We're just here for the...

  • Be Kind shows school support

    Sep 17, 2020