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  • New Police Chief sworn in for Pine Bluffs

    Victoria Smithey Pine Bluffs Post|Sep 19, 2019

    Monday's town council meeting introduced attendees to Pine Bluffs new Chief of Police Chance Walkama. Walkama is originally from Upstate New York and has been in Pine since 2013. Walkama was stationed in Cheyenne in 2004 and fell in love with our great state. He and his wife are both avid outdoor lovers and have added a new baby to their family. Still a member of the Air National Guard, Walkama was just commissioned as a Medical Corps Officer. Walkama has been with the police department here in...

  • Strong emotions brought out at Pine Bluffs High School with Rachel's Challenge visit

    Victoria Smithey Pine Bluffs Post|Sep 19, 2019

    On April 20, 1999, Rachel Joy Scott became the first victim in the Columbine High School shooting. Rachel was known as a bright light, a shining example, and a genuinely nice person. People who knew Rachel often speak of how kind she was, and how much she honestly wanted to make a change in the world around her. There is no way to know what kind of person Rachel would have grown up to be, but even in death, she continues to touch the lives of others. According to the National Center for School...

  • Pine Bluffs Distillery introduces three new whiskeys at a grand debut

    Victoria Smithey Pine Bluffs Post|Sep 19, 2019

    This weekend at the Pine Bluffs Distillery three new whiskeys made their debut. Chad and Theresa Brown were on hand along with the soulful sounds of Canadian duo Winnie Brave to introduce Pine to these three new flavors. "Spring" sipping whiskey with hints of hibiscus and honey, this smooth creation is a hit with the locals alongside its sister "Summer" with its orange vanilla flavor. I tried the "Summer" whiskey in an Afternoon Tea. With some crushed mint and ice this was a refreshingly cold...

  • Lois E. Carpenter

    Sep 19, 2019

    Lois E. Carpenter, 100, died August 31, 2019 in Fort Collins, Colorado. She was born July 9, 1919 at Doniphan, Nebraska to Ed and Clara Harshfield. She graduated from high school in Cambridge, Nebraska. After graduation she married Avon Carpenter March 3, 1938 and they moved to Pine Bluffs, Wyoming. She and her husband owned and operated Pine Bowl for over 20 years. After her husband's death, she worked as a receptionist for Pine Bluffs Senior Center until her retirement. She is survived by son,...

  • Road Closes coming to I-80, I-25

    Sep 19, 2019

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Work to repair the Parsley Boulevard bridge over Interstate 80 will begin Monday, Sept. 16, and will result in traffic restrictions and lane closures during the project. Parsley Boulevard will be closed to northbound traffic beginning mid-next week (on or around Sept. 18) and will continue to be closed into the following week. A detour will be in place. Southbound Parsley Boulevard traffic will be able to continue using the bridge. On I-80, lane closures will be in effect in the westbound lanes for the duration of the p...

  • When to plant a tree

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|Sep 19, 2019

    Trees. Beautiful and highly coveted in Laramie County. Did you know that at one time, and not all that long ago, there were hardly any trees in Laramie County except for those on the bluffs in Pine Bluffs? Nearly every other tree has been planted and nurtured to get to where we are today. It's taken a lot of work to have the wonderful treescapes we all enjoy today. Besides the hostile environment, we've seen the ravages of nature on our trees. Just think back a couple of years to the big...

  • Homecoming is upon us!

    Alison Mickelson Pine Bluffs HS Journalism|Sep 19, 2019

    With homecoming just around the corner, students are getting revved up for a fun week of activities and games. September 16th through the 20th, Pine Bluffs High School will be full of excitement. With the theme of Homecoming to a Theater Near You, dress-up days will include: Monday - Ferris Bueller's Day Off/ PJ Day, Tuesday - Back to the Future/Decade Day, Wednesday - Mean Girls/Wear Pink, Thursday - Harry Potter/Class Color. The class colors are as follows, JH. Ravenclaw - Blue, Lower...

  • Honor Coin for a Veterans family

    Victoria Smithey Pine Bluffs Post|Sep 19, 2019

    The idea of the challenge coin can possibly be dated back to ancient Rome. It is said that if a soldier performed well during battle he would be paid his daily wages plus one extra coin. Some historians say that the extra coin was specially stamped with the legion that it came from, and many of the soldiers would save that particular coin. It's unclear where the modern practice of handing out coins comes from. There is a story of a wealthy officer from World War I that had bronze medallions...

  • Community Service by Pine Bluffs Lions Club

    Sep 19, 2019

  • Burns Broncs vs Moorcroft

    Victoria Smithey Pine Bluffs Post|Sep 19, 2019

    The Burns Broncs played hard last Friday but were unable to squeeze past the Moorcroft Wolves With a final score of 32 to 38 the Wolves managed to push by the Broncs by the end of the game. Starting in the first quarter the Broncs quarterback Kaden Laiken was able to run 41 yards for a touchdown for the first score of the game. Soon after, Laiken completed a pass to #44 Tanner Wilson for a 31 yard touchdown, bringing the score to 12/0 although the Broncs seemed to struggle to get that extra...

  • Burns/Pine Bluffs XC Girls take first at the Kimball meet

    A Rousseau|Sep 19, 2019

    The Pine Bluffs/Burns XC team traveled our shortest distance of the year to Kimball, Nebraska for our annual meet at the Four Winds Golf Course. Most of the harriers have run this course so this was an "old race" for them. This was a quick meet with only four races--all JH Girls, JH Boys, HS Girls, and ending with HS boys. We are still knocking down our times each week. We averaged 35 seconds off, with our top girl knocking over a minute off from last week! Quick hitters--8th grader Jordan...

  • Hornets fall to Wright Panthers

    Victoria Smithey Pine Bluffs Post|Sep 19, 2019

    Friday the 13th was certainly an unlucky day for the Pine Bluffs Hornets as the fell in their first conference game to the Wright Panthers. With a final score of 25 to 7 the Hornets are having a hard time finding their stride for the season just yet. “We cant win if we turn the ball over 5 times and allow a kickoff return for a touchdown.” Stated Coach Gray. The lone touchdown for the game was scored by #14 Donte Jacobsen although he struggled to keep the ball as he ended up throwing four interceptions this game. #91 Michael Shain was able to...

  • Hornets Volleyball compete at Big Horn

    Lisa Gilbert|Sep 19, 2019

    We traveled to the Big Horn Tourney this weekend. The kids played well overall. When we faced Wright, we had a mental block and our unforced errors plagued us. We will watch game film and they will see that they beat themselves. These girls are capable of beating any team if they just believe it. We will continue to work on our skills as well as the mental aspect of the game. Scores Shoshoni 26-24, 25-11 W Sundance 25-21, 25-21 W Upton 25-23 25-11 W Tongue River 25-13, 25-21 W Wright 22-25, 19-25 L Stats Sophie Howard 25/29 serving, 3 aces, 27...

  • National POW/MIA Recognition Day

    Sep 19, 2019

    Since the American Revolution, people fighting to secure the freedom of the United States have at some points in time been held as prisoners of war (POWs). But it took more than 200 years for our country to officially recognize the sacrifices made by those Americans who spent time in enemy hands or who were declared missing in action (MIA) from U.S.-involved conflicts around the globe. National POW/MIA Recognition Day was established in 1979 through a proclamation signed by President Jimmy...

  • An interview with 'Kansas'

    Victoria Smithey Pine Bluffs Post|Sep 19, 2019

    Cheyenne Civic Center will get a chance to host legends this Sunday night when they bring in eight time gold record winning Kansas. The band debuted their first album in 1974 and haven't looked back since. That first album solidified the band and created the sound that they would become famous for. A mix of what would be considered American Rock and complex symphonic arrangements cemented Kansas in to the annals of rock and roll history. Kansas has produced fifteen studio albums, five live...