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Articles from the October 12, 2023 edition


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  • Burns Rural and in-town residents show support at Town Council

    Karen Lipska|Oct 12, 2023

    The Burns council chambers was full up with Laramie County residents at the Burns council meeting October 9th at 6:00 p.m. At the last council meeting there was an eviction of one the businesses. The meeting started with the normal approval of consent agenda being approved. At the public comment Mayor Jim Clark read the rules for the speakers to follow. They had only three minutes and they have one time to speak. Mayor Clark requested that the speakers stand and spell their name along with if th...

  • Drug Arrest made in Pine Bluffs

    Penny Merryfield|Oct 12, 2023

    Recently Pine Bluffs Police Department assisted the Department of Criminal Investigation on an arrest that occurred in Pine Bluffs. Roland D. French was arrested on September 29, 2023 at 2:26 p.m. at 4th and Blair Street. He was charged with a 35-7-1031ciii-Possess Controlled Substance-Sch I, II, or III Felony amount; 35-7-1031aii-Manufacsture or Deliver Controlled Substance-Sch-I, II, or Felony amount; 35-7-1042 Attempt and Conspire Felony. Chief of Police Austin Smith stated: "Good Afternoon...

  • Benefit Dinner brings communities together for Lupe Mendoza

    Karen Lipska|Oct 12, 2023

    No one wants of go through health issues at anytime especially a person's own health issues. It is hard sometimes to be able to afford the treatments that are necessary and be able to live at the same time. At the Albin Community Center on October 8th a Benefit Dinner was held for Lupe Mendoza. Mendoza and Miguel Olivas have been in the community for years. They have helped with the Mexican people, knowing Spanish and teaching English. The couple always has food for the community. During the...

  • Rustic Plate owner speaks out at Burns Town Council

    Karen Lipska|Oct 12, 2023

    The Rustic Plate started in March of 2021. Now they are in a battle to survive. It started with Ashley Osterman and Danielle Allman being co owners. The two wanted to help the community. At the time the Rodeo Diner was going through some changes and the town of Burns needed a restaurant. Throughout their time the Rustic Plate has helped lots of people in the community. The first weekend of their opening was a basketball tournament. They served hundreds of people. It was good to see the activity...

  • BBB Tip: How to spot and avoid identity theft

    Jami Jonckowski-Wiens Wynco BBB|Oct 12, 2023

    Scams are designed to either steal your money or your identity to steal your money later. Scammers have all kinds of techniques to collect personally identifiable information (PII). Once they have it, they can become you, using your identity to open accounts, file taxes, or obtain medical coverage. How identity theft scams work: How do people steal your identity? With enough personal information, a scammer can pretend to be you and commit many crimes. They can make false applications for loans and credit cards, withdraw money from your bank...

  • Hoffman Named State Master Gardener Coordinator

    University of Wyoming Extension|Oct 12, 2023

    Casper, Wyo.-Oct. 3, 2023-Donna Hoffman, a University of Wyoming Extension educator based in Casper, was recently appointed state coordinator for Wyoming's Master Gardener program. With more than two decades of experience as a Master Gardener coordinator, volunteer and extension educator in Natrona County, she is well suited to the role. "The Master Gardener program has a long history in Wyoming and we have a lot of passionate volunteers who continue to support the program," says Bridger Feuz,...

  • Registration Open for UW's Second Annual High Altitude Bull Test

    Shelby Rosaco University Wyoming|Oct 12, 2023

    Laramie, Wyo.-Oct. 4, 2023-For producers interested in evaluating how their bulls perform at high elevation, the University of Wyoming is offering its second annual High Altitude Bull Test and Sale. The program provides data on individual bull performance and offers a venue for producers to market and sell bulls that have undergone pulmonary arterial pressure (PAP) testing. It also offers an opportunity for students to gain real-world experience in bull development, management and marketing....

  • Pine Bluffs High School Hornets Homecoming Glow in the Dark Night

    Jim Merryfield|Oct 12, 2023

    Pine Bluffs High School started Homecoming week on Monday. The weeks evening events started with what was to be a painting exercise on how to color your friend. It was attended by at least 30 students from all grades, and everyone enjoyed themselves. In talking with Lily ????? who attended the event, said that she wanted to come to "put paint on some of her friends." Well, that didn't really work out. Ashley Rousseau, cross-country track coach who is also the student council teacher advisor...

  • Agent Orange Awareness Month

    Penny Merryfield|Oct 12, 2023

    October is Agent Orange Awareness Month; a time in which communities around the world can learn about the dangerous chemical Agent Orange and how it affected American Veterans and Vietnamese civilians. “The wounds of war are not always visible; Agent Orange left an indelible mark on the bodies and lives of our brave and unwitting servicemembers, a horrible reminder of the sacrifices they made for our nation and its freedom.” Timothy Sheppard A Brief History Of Agent Orange While it is widely reported that American combat troops did not...

  • It was no contest for Hornets over Panthers

    Jim Merryfield|Oct 12, 2023

    The Pine Bluffs Hornets varsity football team maintained their undefeated record by beating the Saratoga Panthers last Friday night. The team traveled to Saratoga to face the Panthers in an in-conference game and proved why they are in the number one spot. The Hornets won the contest 33-6. The Hornets win takes them to 6-0 for a seasonal record and keeps them atop the conference leader board with a 5-0 conference record. Compared to other games for the Hornets they had very few penalties. In...

  • Broncs play hard, fall to Eagles

    Jim Merryfield|Oct 12, 2023

    The Burns Broncs varsity football team traveled to Dayton, Wyoming, the home of the Tongue River Eagles to face them in an in-conference match up. The Broncs were riding high as they were coming off their first win of the season last game. It was a beautiful afternoon, and the Broncs were riled up and ready to go. Despite the massive effort the Broncs lost the game 6-42. The Broncs received the kickoff and got a holding penalty right off the bat. However, on the next play the Eagles got a pass i...

  • Lady Hornets take on Lady Panthers and Lady Wranglers

    Jim Merryfield|Oct 12, 2023

    The Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets traveled to Shoshoni to compete in a match against the Wright Lady Panthers and the Shoshoni Lady Wranglers. The Wright Lady Panthers are ranked number one in the 2A Northeast conference, and the Shoshoni Lady Wranglers are ranked third in the same conference. It was going to be a tough meeting for the Lady Hornets who are ranked number one in the Southeast conference. The Lady Hornets would face off against the Wright Lady Panthers for their first match. According to Coach Werner, “the Panthers are a good...

  • Burns Pine Bluffs Cross Country

    Jim Merryfield|Oct 12, 2023

    The day started out chilly for the Burns/Pine Bluffs cross-country team. The team headed to Cheyenne for the meet. By the time the junior high meets rolled around, it had become a beautiful fall weather day, including a bit of sun and windburn. It was the final junior high race today and man did they come to compete.   This weeks top performers were: Top JH Girl Harrier Emily Gilliland!  Top JH Boy Harrier Xander Wilson.  Top Lady Harrier Jordan Greiss! Top Guy Harrier Brayden Sumare! Race day was out of the ordinary said Coach Rousseau....

  • Burns Broncs JV Football

    Jim Merryfield|Oct 12, 2023

    The Burns Broncs JV football team dominated the Southeast Cyclones last Monday in Burns. The junior Broncs are playing good football and dominating their opponents. Last week against the Cyclones the Broncs scored 55 points. The defense was strong and held the Cyclones to only 14 points. All the Cyclone points came in the fourth quarter. The Broncs defense shut the Cyclones down in the first half while putting 32 points up. The defense was so strong that in the mid third quarter with the score 40-0 the officials announced that they were startin...

  • Laramie County Emergency Services hold first Open House for Communities

    Karen Lipska|Oct 12, 2023

    The fire trucks were lined up inside and outside of the Event Center at Archer. The Laramie County fire districts were having their first Laramie County Emergency Services Open House. Laramie County Fire District #1 opened up their third station next to the Archer Event Center. They had all their truck lined up for the day. People were welcome to check out the station for the day. At the event center, all the other fire districts from Laramie County were set up in the building that included the...

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