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  • Pine Bluffs Police Department honored at Cheyenne event

    Christopher Green|Oct 1, 2020

    Fat Boys Tire & Auto held an event honoring Laramie County law enforcement agencies on Sept. 19 at its Cheyenne truck center in recognition of National Thank a Police Officer Day, presenting Pine Bluffs Police Officer Mike Moore with a signed thank-you banner. "We honored Pine Bluffs Police, Laramie County Sheriff's Department, Wyoming Highway Patrol, and the Cheyenne Police," said Rick Roddam, Marketing Director for Fat Boys Tire & Auto. "People from the community were invited to meet officers...

  • Pine Bluffs Food Bank deliberates future services

    Christopher Green|Oct 1, 2020

    Pine Bluffs Food Bank, which has been in operation for nearly six months, is considering its options moving forward as need within the community is noticeably diminishing, said Matt Hockersmith, co-founder. "We can't get rid of it, we need to have something available," said Hockersmitch, "but we just don't know what the future looks like." As an independent operation, Pine Bluffs Food Bank relies solely on community members to donate food and time to keep the service going. "The support of the...

  • What's the Real Fuss over COVID-19

    Mike Heath|Oct 1, 2020

    For several months now we’ve all been dealing with this public health disaster called COVID-19. Every time a report comes out on the news it’s made to sound as if everybody on the planet is at risk of dying from this dreaded disease. But what is the real fuss about? Before we go any further let me establish my credentials. Without them, nothing I write could be considered valid. I spent my first seven years in the Air Force in Public Health. Public Health in the Air Force has the same functions as in the civilian sector with only one exception....

  • Tribute to Fallen Heroes

    Oct 1, 2020

  • Health fair to be held in Pine Bluffs

    Christopher Green|Oct 1, 2020

    Pine Bluffs Health Clinic will hold a health fair at the Pine Bluffs Community Center offering flu shots and an array of lab draws at a reduced cost on Oct. 10 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in preparation for an uncertain flu season, said Ann Anderson, Clinic Director. “The full panel they do is $35 or $40, it’s quite cheap compared to hundreds you usually pay someplace else. It just gives people an option for a cheaper way to get blood draws done,” said Anderson. “We will also be offering flu shots for $30 a shot.” COVID-19 antibody testing will be av...

  • Garlic - Smelly but healthy

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|Oct 1, 2020

    Garlic is a fascinating plant that most people just think of as only a seasoning in foods. It is a great seasoning, but oh, so much more, too. I hadn't realized just how special this plant was until I was asked to grow it for medicinal use. Then I started researching the plant. I started with the basics. You know, how to plant, how to harvest, how to process, etc. Then I started looking at the health benefits, too. I've always loved garlic, but now I'm eating a lot more of it because I'm living...

  • Governor Gordon calls for Modernization of Federal Endangered Species Act

    Oct 1, 2020

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon was in Washington DC today working with Wyoming Senator John Barrasso to update and modernize the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Governor pointed to some significant improvements in the Endangered Species Acts Amendments of 2020, which would elevate the role of state wildlife agencies in species management, allow impacted states the opportunity to help develop recovery plans, and delay judicial review of delisting rules during the p...

  • Ricky "Rick" Ramos A Veteran Story

    Penny Merryfield|Oct 1, 2020

    Ricky "Rick" Ramos was born at McConnell AFB in Wichita, Kansas on May 18, 1968 to Manuel E., and Merry Ramos. Ramos would graduate from Belle Plaine High School, Belle Plaine, Ks in 1987. While some seniors know what they are going to do after graduation, many struggle with the decision and then staying with it. For Ramos, it was easy with a very strong military presence in his family. His father Manuel, served in the United States Air Force, in the Philippines, during the Vietnam War. Prior...

  • Jessica Loyd, candidate for LCSD No. 2 Board of Trustees, withdraws from election

    Oct 1, 2020

    Jessica Loyd, candidate for Laramie County School District #2 board of trustees, representing Area F, has withdrawn from the November election. Laramie County Clerk Debra Lee said that since Loyd’s withdrawal occurred after ballots had been certified and printed, notices of the candidate’s withdrawal will be included in absentee ballots mailed to voters in Election District 6 starting today. Voters will be informed that due to the candidate’s withdrawal, any votes cast for Loyd will not be counted. Signs informing voters of the candi...

  • Hornets see first loss at home

    Christopher Green|Oct 1, 2020

    Pine Bluffs Varsity Football lost to Southeast 41-14 for their second loss of the season and first loss at home on Friday, Sept. 25. “We had too many miscues and mental errors, myself included, to be successful. Southeast is a good team and you can't make mistakes if you are going to beat them. We had guys in place to make plays, but we didn't get it done,” said Will Gray, head coach. The Hornets had 89 yards rushing and 158 yards passing. “We'll regroup this week and continue work on our areas...

  • Pine Bluffs Hornets Homecoming Court

    Oct 1, 2020

  • Burns receives second conference loss to Big Horn

    Christopher Green|Oct 1, 2020

    Broncs lost to Big Horn 42-8 in their third conference game of the season on Friday, Sept. 25. “We are still struggling with turnovers, and that has to change,” said Brad Morrison, head coach. “Hats off to Big Horn. We definitely were not overmatched, but they won the individual matchups consistently.” Burns had 34 yards rushing and 102 yards passing. No. 1 Jared Allen had 9 carries for 40 yards, No. 12 Cody Hape had 1 for 5 yards, No. 20 Joel Morales had 2 for a loss of 13 yards, No. 32 Riley McLaughlin had 8 for 3 yards, No. 18 Caden David h...

  • Cross country cutting time before regionals

    Christopher Green|Oct 1, 2020

    Pine Bluffs/Burns Cross Country ran in Saratoga on Friday, Sept. 25. “I don’t know if it was the weather, the PB Homecoming crazies, or the course itself, but our kids rocked it on the course today and we look good heading into our final two meets before regionals, said Ashley Rousseau, Pine Bluffs coach. The boys team cut roughly six minutes collectively from their previous time. “Colby and Greg are setting the pace for the team and the rest of the boys are showing up each meet and rocking,” said Rousseau. Freshman Alexa Sanchez joined...

  • Lady Hornets Volleyball

    Christopher Green|Oct 1, 2020

    Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets Volleyball played Southeast on Friday, Sept. 25 and Big Horn on Saturday, Sept. 26, losing to both. Against Southeast, the Hornets lost in three games. 19-25, 19-25, 15-25. Jaden Shelit had 8 kills, 1 ace serve, and 1 block. Emily Haas had 7 kills, 3 ace serves, and 1 block. Andrea Reifshneider had 17 assists. Against Big Horn, the Hornets lost in four games. 14-25, 25-19,19-25, 25-27. Abby Gray had 9 kills and 2 blocks. Alli Borgman had 8 kills and 3 blocks. Andrea...

  • Friday Night Roping Series

    Oct 1, 2020

  • Prime Time Activities Mentor Class Litter Pick Up

    Oct 1, 2020

    Once a month PBHS has a Prime Time Mentor group activity to build and flourish relationships within their building. Relationships between both teacher to student and student to student. These activities consist of diverse and thought provoking challenges that the students may not necessarily participate in normally. For example they have; Stop the Bleed, Breakout Room. Create a Radio Show, Drumline, and Change a Tire With Thurin. They also include activities out in the community such as Trash...

  • Pine Bluffs Youth Soccer League

    Oct 1, 2020

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