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  • Ag students do fund raiser for Mullen Fire Fighters

    Oct 15, 2020

  • COVID-19 hits Eastern Laramie County and Laramie County School District 2

    Oct 15, 2020

    Laramie County School District #2 was notified last week that a student within the Burns Jr/Sr High School community has tested positive for COVID-19. The Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department, in partnership with Burns Jr/Sr High School, has begun contact tracing protocols. Some students that attend Burns Jr/Sr High School have been quarantined. Those quarantined have potentially been in contact with the COVID-19 positive individual and meet the definition of a close contact. During the quarantine period, quarantined individuals must...

  • Health Fair held in Pine Bluffs

    Oct 15, 2020

    The Pine Bluffs Health Clinic recently held a health fair. It was the first of many they hope to hold. According to Dr. Ann Anderson, the clinic was extremely pleased with community support and participation in the event. "We saw about 50 people for blood work and gave out about 18 flu shots." Anderson stated. The Pine Bluffs Health Clinic is looking to hold health fairs in April and October of each year. The health fair was held at the Pine Bluffs Community Center last Saturday and was...

  • Doris M. Parsons

    Oct 15, 2020

    Doris M. Parsons, 95, of Katy, Texas, went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. Doris was born on August 29, 1925 in Berryton, KS, to Edna and Maurice Spear. She graduated from Berryton High School and attended Sterling College where she met and married John (Bill) Parsons in 1948. They lived most of their lives in Pine Bluffs, WY where she loved her community by sharing meals, homemade cinnamon rolls, fresh garden vegetables, time, and talents. She had a deep spiritual walk with God...

  • Chris Glenn Floy

    Oct 15, 2020

    Chris Glenn Floy, of Laramie, WY, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Friday, October 9, 2020. After a six-year fight with cancer, Chris was at home surrounded by his family when he took his last breath here on earth. As we remember Chris and his life's legacy we start from the beginning. Chris was born during a snowstorm on April 19, 1956, just north of Pine Bluffs, in Golden Prairie, WY, to Howard "Ross" and Bernice Floy. Chris was raised on a ranch northwest of Pine Bluffs and graduated...

  • Jeffrey York Armstrong

    Oct 15, 2020

    Jeffrey York Armstrong, 59, of Pine Bluffs, WY passed away on September 28, 2020 in Albin, Wyoming. He was born on January 16, 1961. Cremation has taken place. Services will be held on Saturday, October 17th at 10AM at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel....

  • Governor Gordon designates CARES Funds to assist employers and job seekers

    Oct 15, 2020

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Gordon is directing federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds to replenish and reinforce two programs that provide benefits to employers and job seekers. The Governor has allocated $25 million to replenish Wyoming’s Unemployment Trust Fund and an additional $16.4 million in Workers Compensation Fund Premium Credits to help address the financial and economic strain on businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wyoming’s Unemployment Trust Fund is required by statute to meet a specific balan...

  • Stinging Nettle A burning experience

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|Oct 15, 2020

    Stinging Nettle could easily be called a Prince among weeds. Not a very illustrious title, but it fits. If you've ever come in contact with the plant then you've experienced the burning, stinging affect that it has on human skin. It can be much more than just irritating. Then if you've ever tried to get rid of a patch of stinging nettle you realize just how tough and persistent, color that word to mean invasive, it is. On the other hand, if you've used stinging nettle for it's health benefits...

  • Wyoming National Guard concludes Cyber Shield exercise

    Cpl. Kristina Kranz Wyo Military Dept|Oct 15, 2020

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The Wyoming National Guard partnered with the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security to participate in a Cyber Shield 2020 exercise last month. Army and Air Guard members and state employees came together for the training event to test their capabilities for real-world cyberattack scenarios. The state of Wyoming gains a lot from this type of partnership. One of the principal responsibilities of the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security is to support local jurisdictions in times of...

  • United States Navy A Military Story

    Penny Merryfield|Oct 15, 2020

    The year was 1775,. The Second Continental Congress of the United States passed a resolution creating the Continental Navy. At this time the Continental Navy consisted of converted merchantmen because of the lack of funding, manpower, and resources, with exclusively designed warships being built later. The Continental Navy was a success and stemmed from the efforts of the Continental Congress and patron John Adams. It's main goal was to interrupt British maritime commercial operations. As the...

  • Get your breast cancer screening appointments back on the books

    Diana Enzi and Bobbi Barrasso|Oct 15, 2020

    Women often put the needs of their loved ones before their own. That may be truer than ever this year, as mothers juggle working from home, virtual learning and childcare along with the usual everyday responsibilities. As members of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program®, we encourage women to take this month to prioritize their health as we observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer and second-most common cause of cancer deaths among American wo...

  • 'Ain't from Here' appears at the Knotty Pine Saloon

    Karen Lipska|Oct 15, 2020

    The Knotty Pine Saloon hosted on Friday evening, the band "Ain't From Here". The three man band from Fort Collins, Colorado, has played larger venues with a full band. The three performers, Braydon Peterson on lead guitar and dobro (resonator guitar), Jeremy Smith on rhythm guitar and Chris Solis on base guitar met at an Open Mic Night in Fort Collins. All three are song writers. Their music is referred to as Red Dirty Music, which is a fusion of heavy metal with rock, blues and folk. To the...

  • Halfway through early and absentee voting Laramie County sees record number of voters

    Oct 15, 2020

    With just three weeks left for early and absentee voting, Laramie County voters have turned out in record numbers to register and vote in the 2020 General Election. By close of business on Friday, Oct. 9, one-third of registered voters had already cast their ballots. Of the 12,103 voters who have voted, 7,356 cast theirs by absentee ballot while 4,747 voted in person. Of the more than 13,000 absentee ballots mailed out by the County Clerk, nearly 54 percent of voters have already returned their ballots. Voters have until 7:00 p.m. on Nov. 3 to...

  • Burns Broncs Homecoming Game against Upton-Sundance

    James Merryfield|Oct 15, 2020

    Burns' homecoming football game was held on Friday the 9th of October. Burns welcomed Upton-Sundance to the city. While it was a week of homecoming festivities and celebrations, the Broncs suffered a 54 to 14 loss. Burns had a hard time getting things going on the ground. They rushed 25 times during the game, gaining just 1 yard. In the air they were a bit more successful going 10 for 30 on completions for 130 total passing yards, 4 first downs and 2 touchdowns and 2 costly interceptions. Both...

  • Pine Bluffs Hornets shut out Wright Panthers

    James Merryfield|Oct 15, 2020

    The Pine Bluffs varsity football team played on Friday, 9th October at home in Pine Bluffs and the local crowds were not disappointed. The Hornets ran up another victory against the Wright Senior Boys football team with a 29 to 8 victory. The Hornet's shut out the Wright Senior Boys in the first quarter while scoring a touchdown and a field goal for a 10 to nothing lead. Stu Lerwick #12 ran for a 2 yard touch and #7 Marvin Reza added the point after touchdown (PAT). Then Marvin Reza added a 28...

  • Lady Hornets Volleyball vs Lady Broncs Volleyball

    Karen Lipska|Oct 15, 2020

    Burns homecoming was a win in many ways. The volleyball game was touch and go with the three sets. The Lady Broncs spiking and setting to the Lady Hornets with their return back. The hearts of both teams were working hard to win. Bottom line, the Lady Broncs had better control of the ball than the Lady Hornets, and it was a sweet win for Burns Homecoming. First set was a close 27 Lady Broncs over the 25 Lady Hornets. The second set was a 25 to 20 with the Lady Broncs taking the set. Final set...

  • XC and the Pine/Burns Forget about it 5K!

    A Rousseau|Oct 15, 2020

    This week has been a bit crazy. We were supposed to run in the Leroy Sprague Invitational at Prairie View Golf Course this week as we have for roughly the past 10 years, but 2020 has been all about changes on a dime and we had one this week. We were told on Tuesday that we didn’t have a meet this week and that we needed to figure it out so our kids could run. So we decided Lions Park was the place to host a Pine/Burns Forget About It 5K!! We ran 2 heats--heat one included all JH harriers, 10 ladies, and 3 gentlemen while heat two included o...

  • Crossroads Church hold Youth activities

    Karen Lipska|Oct 15, 2020

    What a great Wednesday for kids in Pine Bluffs! At the Crossroads Church the youth group had started this year. Mr. Lee is the leader of this event. At the beginning the board questioned him. Mr. Lee was a busy person with being a teacher, coaching soccer, and having a home life. But he is so excited helping kids all the way, he said yes. He has been doing this for over 10 years. While the kids were waiting for everyone to get to the church, they played football. Mr. Lee gathered everyone up to...

  • Burns High School Homecoming 2020

    Oct 15, 2020