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  • CowBelles hold Expo for Elementary Students

    Karen Lipska|Sep 28, 2023

    The booths were set up, the animals were in their pens, and the buses filled with kids were heading to the Archer Complex. For at least 20 years the Laramie County CowBelles and the different Laramie County Future Farmers of America have been hosting this event the Ag Expo. Laramie County CowBelles believe that the livestock industry is important. They promote in the pubic and encourage producers to learn about their understanding along with their love of agriculture. These ladies have also...

  • Burns Town Council approves new sign for Betty's Wall

    Karen Lipska|Sep 28, 2023

    A discussion about the water main that broke was one of the topics at the Burns council on September 25th at 5:30 p.m. All the council members minus Rick Lakin were present at the meeting. There were six guests and town clerk Toni Shiery. Dennis Bastian was excited and had the honor to offer his proposal for the Betty’s Wall sign. Bastian knew Betty Nussbaum who took care of the wall with a caring heart. The mayor moved to have Bastian create the sign within the price of $7000. It was approved by the council. Guest Terry and Diane Hackencamp...

  • Connie Jo Sharpe

    Sep 28, 2023

    Connie Jo Sharpe passed away peacefully on September 20, 2023 at her home in Hillsdale, Wyoming after a long recuperation from a period of illness. She was born on February 20, 1961 in Grand Junction, Colorado. She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Aaron Sharpe, and her son Samual Sharpe, two brothers, Terry Brown (Janet) and Brent Brown (Dawn) along with sister-in-law Jadin Turvey (Craig), ten nieces and nephews and 8 great nieces and nephews. She is also survived by a multitude of...

  • Donald E. Myers

    Sep 28, 2023

    Donald Myers, a lifelong resident of Wyoming, passed on to the big meeting in the sky, on September 22 at Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne, Wy after losing a brave and strong fight with cancer, Cremation has taken place. He was born February 3, 1958, in Cheyenne, Wyoming to Jack and Gladys. He was the second child of four children. Don graduated from East High School in 1976. He worked as an auto mechanic for several dealerships and auto repair shops in Cheyenne. He attended Laramie County Community College later in life and graduated with an...

  • Cent$ible holds Nutrition Program at PB Senior Center

    Karen Lipska|Sep 28, 2023

    It is always great to learn new things at any age. The Pine Bluffs Senior Center is hosting an eight week nutrition class. The class is Cent$ible Nutrition program. The first class was about the portions on a persons plate. What the protein should be for one person, how much vegetables and carbs on a plate. The instructor, Tammy Ware, goes through the rights and wrongs for people. At the end of the class the students have a chance to make something. At this time it was zucchini bread. The...

  • Secretary Gray Certifies Initiative to Limit Property Tax in Wyoming

    Sep 28, 2023

    CHEYENNE, WY – On September 25, 2023, Wyoming Secretary of State Chuck Gray certified the "People's Initiative to Limit Property Tax in Wyoming through a Homeowner's Exemption" following the committee of applicants' submission of the requisite number of sponsors. 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. Following final certification, the Secretary of State's Office shall prepare...

  • Department of Workforce Services Workers' Compensation Division proposes a significant industry base rate decrease to support employers

    Sep 28, 2023

    CHEYENNE– The Department of Workforce Services Workers’ Compensation Division proposes a significant decrease in workers’ compensation rates. For 2024, the overall rate indication is a decrease of 6.5% compared to the overall Industry Base Rates in 2023. Base rate changes at the class level will vary, but businesses may see up to a 20.1% decrease. The 2024 proposed class rates are listed on the department's website at: dws.wyo.gov/employerservices. The Department will hold a public hearing on the proposed changes on Oct. 19, at its...

  • Pine Bluffs FFA Chapter Awards

    Karen Lipska|Sep 28, 2023

    Pine Bluffs had excellent, hard working kids at the Laramie County Fair and Wyoming State Fair. Pine Bluffs Future Farmers of America were showing their knowledge and skills. These members demonstrated how to be brave and show determination to be successful in what they love to do. This shows how great work has paid off. Brynlee Loyd -  FFA Horses- Speed - FFA Barrel Racing - First place Laramie County Fair, FFA Horses - Speed - FFA Pole Bending - First place Laramie County Fair, FFA Horses -...

  • New Farm Stand opens selling homegrown Wyoming Products

    Karen Lipska|Sep 28, 2023

    Farm stands are always fun to go to and see what is new and fresh. The Lucky Buffalo Farm stand has opened up just east of the turn off at Hillsdale on the I-80 highway. The grand opening was in July but they are just getting fresh vegetables now. The owners are Joee Rain Pavlica- Kavi, Tim Kavi, and Nick Pavlica. Nick Pavlica grew up in a farming ranch lifestyle raising their own beef and having the fresh meat. Throughout the years Nick was going through jobs and living in different places. Peo...

  • Pine Bluffs High School FFA competes in LCCC Live-stock Judging

    Karen Lipska|Sep 28, 2023

    It is fall with livestock judging in full force. Pine Bluffs Future Farmers of America went to Laramie County Community College to a livestock judging event. The members have an opportunity to use their judgement on what a judge would pick in a contest. They look at the animals and scrutinize the muscles, frame, the filling out of the body, if fat is an issue, kind of breed, and the kind of animal. Pine Bluffs sent two teams to the event. The first team, Tanner Long, Keaton Lukassen, Merlin...

  • Hornets sting the Wolves 46-0

    Jim Merryfield|Sep 28, 2023

    Last Friday the Pine Bluffs Hornets welcomed the Moorcroft Wolves to a battle on the field. The Hornets were 3-0 as they continued their way to another state championship. The Wolves, who were 1-2 wanted to move up in the standings as they were ranked fifth. The Hornets quickly dashed that dream away from the Wolves as they beat them 46-0. The Hornets were able to score 19 points in the first quarter with a 21-yard run from Ryan Mohren for the first score of the game. Abe Serrano was able to...

  • Lady Broncs fall to Lady Trailblazers

    Jim Merryfield|Sep 28, 2023

    Coming off the disappointing loss to the Lady Doggers the Lady Broncs were looking to gain some momentum for the next round of games. The Lady Broncs would face the Torrington Lady Trailblazers at home to try and get back on the winning streak. The Lady Trailblazers who were 6-9 and ranked third in the conference would come to Burns on a high note winning their last match against Newcastle. The Lady Trailblazers would prove just a bit too tough for the Lady Broncs and won the match 1-3. The...

  • Burns/Pine Bluffs Cross Country

    Jim Merryfield|Sep 28, 2023

    The Burns/Pine Bluffs cross country track team traveled to Saratoga to compete. According to head coach Ashely Rousseau "We had a REAL fall day today for XC this week at the Saratoga Inn. We were down a few this week for family events, college recruiting, and illness." She added, "This is our flattest race of the season, which makes for a fast day for the kids."  The top runners for the team on this day were, Junior High Girl Harrier Emily Gilliland. Junior High boy, Asher Lee. Top High School...

  • Lady Doggers corral the Lady Broncs

    Jim Merryfield|Sep 28, 2023

    The Burns Lady Broncs had a rough weekend last week when they took on the Lingle/Ft Laramie Lady Doggers in a volleyball match. The in-conference match had the Lady Doggers fans heading back to the west with smiles on their face and bragging rights that they had beat last years state champions. The Lady Broncs were a bit disappointed in their performance coming off the win against the Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets just a few days before. In game one Brooke Hansen got a nice set and drove the ball...

  • Broncs Football fight hard but fall to Upton/Sundance

    Jim Merryfield|Sep 28, 2023

    The Burns Broncs varsity football team faced the 2-2 Upton/Sundance Bobcats last Friday night in an away game. The Broncs are 0-4 and really looking for their first win. The Broncs seem to be having a difficult time finding their groove. They are currently ranked seventh in the conference looking for their first win. The Bobcats proved just a bit too much for the Broncs, but they were able to put some points on the board. The Broncs lost the contest 16-36. Coming up next, the Broncs will encounter the Glenrock Herders at home. The contest will...

  • JV Hornets take the wind out of the Cyclones

    Jim Merryfield|Sep 28, 2023

    The Pine Bluffs Hornets JV football team took on the Southeast Cyclones at home. The JV Hornets football team is starting to find their stride and playing well. The Hornets made short work of the Cyclones and won the game 25-0. The Hornets got the kickoff and in a series of plays went 65 yards for their first score. Quarterback for the Hornets took the ball around the right side for their first touchdown of the game. On the Cyclones first possession they fumbled, and the Hornets recovered at...

  • JV Lady Hornets

    Jim Merryfield|Sep 28, 2023

    On Tuesday, September 19th the Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets junior varsity saw action against the Guernsey-Sunrise Lady Vikings in a volleyball match. In the Best out of five matches the Lady Hornets won three of five games to take the victory. For the junior varsity team this is a good win. What makes this win even better is the team played the Lady Vikings varsity team. The first game had the Lady Hornets showing their skill in defending and hitting. The defense was able to keep the Lady Vikings off balance and held them to 18 points. The Lady...

  • Lady Hornets place third at Mitchell Tourney

    Jim Merryfield|Sep 28, 2023

    The Lady Hornets volleyball team traveled to Mitchell, Nebraska to compete in the Mitchell Tournament. The Lady Hornets were looking to come out with a winning seasonal record and even a place in the tournament. The Lady Hornets did not play great but played well enough place third in the contest. The first game of the tournament the Lady Hornets took on the very strong team from Bayard. The Bayard Lady Tigers are ranked number one in the C2 district in Nebraska and have a seasonal record of 16-0. The team played well under the hitting of...

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