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Burns Broncs

It was a tough day of football for the Burns Broncs as they traveled to Big Horn to face off against the division-leading Big Horn Rams. Here, Broncs receiver Rowan Fitchner catches a deep strike...

 
 By Allie Hurley    News    October 16, 2014

Fifth-penny tax hot topic of discussion at Pine Bluffs town meeting

Discussions about money to improve the community and the county were a big topic at the recent Pine Bluffs town meeting. Buck Holmes, a Laramie County commissioner, brought the council and audience’s attention to the fifth-penny tax at the Oct. 6...

 

Wyoming's hidden gems in the form of boutique hotels and restaurants

We joined folks from Laramie, Green River, Lusk, Rawlins, Saratoga, Encampment, Medicine Bow, Chicago and Sun Valley at an event at an even more obscure place in Wyoming recently. Does the name Elk...

 
 By Allie Hurley    News    October 16, 2014

How the fifth-penny tax has been utilized in Laramie County

The fifth-penny tax will be on the Nov. 4 ballot. Debates continue whether it’s necessary or essential. The tax, also known as the One Percent General Purpose Optional Sales Tax, was approved in 1978. It has continued every four years by voter’s...

 

Community Calender

Thursday, Oct. 16 Albin Bookmobile School Sports Cross Country: conference meet at Hulett, 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17 School Sports Volleyball: Pine Bluffs at Burns, 3:30 p.m. Football: Burns at Wheatland, 7 p.m. Football: Pine Bluffs vs. Moorcroft,... Full story

 

"Blood Moon" over Pine Bluffs

Elijah Fogg, 16, of Pine Bluffs, captured the "Blood Moon" around 4:30 a.m. on Oct. 8 northwest of town. Fogg used his binoculars to get a closer look....

 

Canned food drive at Oct. 18 UW football game

Cowboy Fans headed to the University of Wyoming Cowboy Homecoming Football game vs. San Jose State on Oct. 18 can check all items off this list. The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation has partnered with UW Sports to hold a “Celebrate Agriculture/Harves...

 

Pine Bluffs wins tough, five-set match against Lady Warriors for perfect week

The Pine Bluffs High volleyball team survived a five-set battle against Leyton last Thursday at home. The Lady Hornets come out on top, winning the match 25-16,25-15, 20-25, 19-25, 15-13. "We jumped...

 

Cross county team shines during invite

The Pine Bluffs and Burns cross country team ran against nine other schools at the Leroy Sprague Invite in Cheyenne last Friday. During the boys’ varsity 5K event, Jorge Garcia placed 28th in the field of 77 with a time of 18:25. Wyatt Norman...

 

Lady Broncs streak past Saratoga

Burns High posted victory against Saratoga with a three-set volleyball road win last Friday. During the first set, the Lady Broncs won 25-13. The Lady broncs continued their winning ways in the second and third sets, 25-10 and 25-16. “We played...

 

Hornets fall to Upton/Sundance on the road

The Pine Bluffs High football team fell in a road game last Friday at Upton/Sundance, 38-0. The Hornets’ Kyle Jeffres had nine assisted tackles and teammate Dakota Chrystal added eight Scott Gross had four unassisted tackles and a fumble recovery....

 
 By Submitted    Sports    October 16, 2014

Pawnee still not at full strength in two losses

The Pawnee High volleyball team played shorthanded in its two losses this week. The Coyotes were swept Oct. 7 at home against Caliche (25-4, 25-12, 25-16) and on the road at Peetz on Oct. 10 (25-8, 25-4, 25-13). “This week, Pawnee played with five...

 
 By Allie Hurley    News    October 16, 2014

Local meteorologist helps third-graders learn about weather

The third-grade class at Carpenter Elementary School recently received a visit from a local meteorologist. Amber Imel's class is learning about weather, and Samantha Thomas of a nearby TV station...

 

The savory and sweet orange orb called pumpkins

Pumpkins are center stage this month – in front of grocery stores, on candy wrappers, in decorations, and yes, even in our recipes. There’s a lot more to those hard shell jack-o-lanterns than decoration and pies, though. The pumpkin originated...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    October 16, 2014

Banner Co. News

Good morning Banner County! Here is hoping you haven’t blown away! Neighbors down south in Kimball have a couple of things going on Sunday, Oct. 19. The Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church located at 5...

 

Albin News

F. Scott Fitzgerald said, “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” It’s always refreshing in a season that ushers in dormancy to see neighbors preparing for the new life in...

 

Hereford News

The Hereford Community Church held their quarterly business meeting on Sunday. They will be planning for the upcoming 75th anniversary of the church. It was reported that 161 stockings were filled to...

 

Looking Back

100 years ago Oct. 16, 1914 In the current issue of Farm and Fireside, Herbert Quick, the editor of that publication, gives the following advise to the American Farmers: The first effect of the European was is not favorable to the American grain and...

 
 By Mark Watson    News    October 16, 2014

No Till Notes: Dakota Lakes

Dakota Lakes Research Farm is located 16 miles east of Pierre, S.D. On our tour, we had the privilege of spending a morning with Dr. Dwayne Beck, who operates the farm. If you aren’t familiar with...

 

Guess where?

How well do you know Laramie County? You can find out by participating in the Pine Bluffs Post's "Guess Where?" feature. Each month, we will publish a photo and it's up to you to guess where it was...

 

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