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Articles from the October 19, 2017 edition

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  • Financials for 6th Penny Project focus of Town Hall meeting

    Amy Votruba|Oct 19, 2017

    Several items were on the agenda to be reviewed and approved at the Pine Bluffs town council meeting for Oct. 16. Review of building permit for a car port at 318 W 8th per Jerry Lamb, Public Works Director "all looked good." Council moved and passed the building permit. Reviewed and approved were invoicing for Lidstone & Associate for the North Well Field Project in the amount of $4, 649.66 and Water Storage Tank Replacement for $24,178.24. New business discussed were Todd Bishop, Keiser Wealth... Full story

  • Sunday Hours for Texas Trail Market

    Amy Votruba|Oct 19, 2017

    In a couple weeks if you are missing an ingredient for your Sunday dinner, you will be able to pick it up at the Texas Trail Market. New Sunday hours will be Noon to 6:00 p.m will begin on November 5. Holidays will see activity at the Market as well, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. It is felt that these particular holidays are "family" time and should be spent with family, all other holiday hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This decision of the board for the co-op... Full story

  • Richard L. Butler

    Oct 19, 2017

    Richard L. Butler, 62, died the 8th of October 2017. Richard was born on the 20th of January 1955 in Kimball, NE. to George & Darline Butler. Richard was full of life. He loved to hunt, fish & camp. Richard resided on the family farm most of his adult life; doing what he loved, dryland wheat farming. He married his long time love, Julie Miner, on April 7th, 2004. She had two children, Shilo Whitel Brandy and Shalane Whitel Bill and numerous step grandchildren. Richard is survived by his... Full story

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Bobbi Barrasso and Diana Enzi|Oct 19, 2017

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a great time to refresh our knowledge of the disease. As more research is done and advancements are made, it can be difficult to determine the latest and most trusted information on breast cancer. It's important to review some common myths and facts about the disease, and share them with others. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women: Fact. An estimated 252,710 women (and 2,470 men) are expected to be diagnosed with invasive... Full story

  • Stevenson -Wyatt Wedding

    Oct 19, 2017

    Kylie Stevenson and Cody Wyatt, both of Sheridan, wed at the Powder Horn Golf Club in Sheridan, Wyoming on September 2, 2017. Stevenson earned a Bachelor of Science in business management from Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana in 2012. She works for Stevenson Newspapers. She is the daughter of Gary and Sue Stevenson of Sheridan. Wyatt, originally of Casper, earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from the University of Wyoming in 2010 and his professional engineering license... Full story

  • Got Milk!

    Amy Votruba|Oct 19, 2017

    Outside of Carpenter sits a large number of buildings that is the home of Burnett Enterprises, a dairy, farm and feedlot. It has come a long way from the bare ground in 1998 to the present day. Jeff and Jay Burnett came from Hereford, CO. After college they landed in the Carpenter area to farm and feed cattle. Along with their families, they started a feedlot in 1998 on ground generously given to them by their parents. The feedlot was used solely for beef cattle until Dec 2003 when the "mad cow... Full story


    Publishing class at Pine Bluffs High School|Oct 19, 2017

    Did you know that humans are responsible for roughly 84% of forest fires? Did you know that there are more than 75,000 wildfires reported in the United States alone that burn over 7,000,000 acres and almost 2,500 homes and buildings per year? October 8th through the 14th is fire prevention week. Although wildfires can start when lightning strikes, new research shows that people start a lot more fires than lightning does. People start so many fires in fact that it is drastically changing... Full story

  • Kimberly J. Patterson A Veteran's Story

    Penny Merryfield|Oct 19, 2017

    Structure, commitment, rules and regulations in the United States Air Force life was not a new routine for Kimberly J. Patterson. Having graduated high school from the Academy of Notre Dame, in Tyngsboro, Massachutsetts rules and regulations were common practice. After taking a six month break from school, Patterson attended Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire. Patterson made the change to the University of Massachusetts in Lowell, and joined the Air Force ROTC program. Appying herself, as... Full story

  • Wyoming Health Fair in Albin

    Oct 19, 2017

    Wyoming Health Fairs will be coming to the Albin Elementary School Cafeteria on Tuesday, October 24th from 730-930AM. Anyone can attend. It's a wonderful opportunity to access low-cost lab work. Flu shots will also be available. For questions, call Pam Shults/School Nurse @ 245-4160.... Full story

  • 4-H Enrollment Grover

    Oct 19, 2017

    Enrollment for the 2017-2018 Weld County 4-H year is now open! 4-H is a leading youth organization in the nation and serves over 900 youth in Weld County! 4-H provides hands on learning opportunities for youth to gain necessary life skills and become the leaders of tomorrow. Youth begin their involvement by joining a local club where they have monthly meetings and events to learn together. 4-H offers numerous projects for members to build those life skills ranging from entomology to rabbits, dairy cattle to cake decorating, and goats to... Full story

  • 2017 Abandoned Brands Notice

    Oct 19, 2017

    The Wyoming Livestock Board would like to remind all livestock brand owners in Wyoming that any brands that were due for renewal in 2017, that were not renewed, will be transferred to our abandoned brand list in January 2018. At that time, all abandoned brands will be sold on a first come first serve basis to the public. You still have time to check the delinquent list on our website ( in case you missed the renewal and need to pick up your brand. Those brands will be available to original owners postmarked no later than Dec.... Full story

  • Liberty Park main item on Burns' Town Council agenda.

    Amy Votruba|Oct 19, 2017

    Plans for Liberty Park were on the Agenda at the Oct. 9 Burns' town council meeting. Harvey Humphrey was present to discuss the plans. The plan is to start advertising in October for three weeks and have the bid opening on November 30. The projected time for Liberty Park to be 100% is September 1, 2018. A copy of the bid document along with the a set of plans is at the town office. The water feature is the only part that is not included in the plans, as that will be done by Sawyer Landscaping. The park will include walk ways, benches and... Full story

  • Absentee Ballot Deadline Nears

    PRESS RELEASE Office of the Laramie County Clerk|Oct 19, 2017

    4 days remain for absentee voting in LCCC bond election Twenty-two days remain for voters who wish vote by absentee ballot in the LCCC Bond Election, according to the Laramie County Clerk’s office. The Clerk’s office reported that as of Oct. 14, the election office had sent out more than 700 absentee ballots. County Clerk Debra Lee reminds voters if they want an absentee ballot, they must request one from Clerk’s office. Registered voters can call the Election office at 633-4242, email the office at [email protected] , write... Full story

  • Authorized travel permits

    Oct 19, 2017

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  • Hornet's Homecoming!

    Amy Votruba|Oct 19, 2017

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  • Annual Touch a Truck and Tractor

    Amy Votruba|Oct 19, 2017

    On October 14 the parking lot of the Community Center was full of "climbing gear" for youngster and adults alike. The annual "Touch-A-Truck" was alive with people that braved the wind and colder temperatures to take a ride in the High West Bucket. Jack Bowman was giving rides with his tractor and three seater trailer, the local EMT crew was giving away free ice packs, fire crews were giving out fire truck tattoos, police distributed sucker and badges and the town maintance crew were giving away... Full story

  • Hornet's Homecoming Game Victory!

    James Merryfield|Oct 19, 2017

    The Hornets entered the game huge underdogs. Having lost the last 22 home games between these two teams. It seemed that things were not on the side of the Pine Bluffs Hornets. However this time was going to be different. This time the Hornets had their stinger primed, ready and sharpened to razor sharp perfection. Revenge was in the air and the Hornets were not to be denied. The Hornets wasted no time in showing Southeast who was king of this field. Scoring 14 points in the first quarter and... Full story

  • Season ends Cross Country team looks forward to State

    A Rousseau|Oct 19, 2017

    As our season is coming to a close we decided to run a little closer to home to wrap up the Junior High Season. Today the Pine Bluffs/Burns Cross Country team head to the Glenrock Golf Course for a dual with the Glenrock Cross Country teams. Most teams are at there regional races today before the big state meet next week in Sheridan, Wyo. This course was tough. There were two horrendous hills that were challenges. The JH harriers has to run those hills only once, but the high school harriers had the challenge of running the loop for a second... Full story

  • Lady Hornets Volleyball

    Oct 19, 2017

  • Burns Broncs face Thermopolis Bobcats

    Oct 19, 2017

  • Lady Broncs meet Lusk suffer defeat

    Traci Schneider|Oct 19, 2017

    Ariana Cudney, Senior, our middle, injured her knee in warm-ups so Kassey Banville, Senior, started as the front row middle. Kassey often contributes to the team as a defensive specialist, but today helped the team in a big way by coming away with 5 solo blocks and 1 assist. Kassey is one of those athletes that is willing to play anywhere on the court for the good of the team. “We knew Lusk was going to be tough.” said Coach Schneider. “They hit hard and place the ball well. Our defense has improved over the season but we struggled today...

  • National Women in Business Week Char Madden

    Amy Votruba|Oct 19, 2017

    In recent decades there have been great strive for women entering professions, more than in the 50s, 60s and even the early 70s. This is apparent with Deputy Sheriff Char Madden. Madden knew at the young age of ten that she wanted to be a police office, which was influence by Dean Jackson who recently retired from the district attorney's office. Jackson was a detective with the Cheyenne police office, which is where Madden grew up and went to school. During this the time, two D.A.R.E. (Drug... Full story

  • Saluting Women in Business Kim Patterson

    Penny Merryfield|Oct 19, 2017

    Diversity, commitment and loyalty are traits successful women have. They are driven as is Pine Bluffs Town treasurer. Kimberly Patterson started off years and miles ago in a direction headed for success. She started out as a young high school graduate from Hanscomb, Massachusetts. College brought her to the Air Force ROTC, where she graduated in the top 1% of her class, and was commissioned as an officer in the U S. Air Force after obtaining her college degree in Industrial Engineering. Her... Full story

  • Saluting Women in Business Cali Warden

    Amy Votruba|Oct 19, 2017

    Being an owner/operator of a full service salon is a reality for Cali Warden. Although it was not a revelation at a young age, Warden was the one that did everyone's hair and makeup for Homecoming and Prom in her home town of Crawford, NE. You would find Warden on the bus to basket ball and volley ball games braiding hair in preparation for the games. Family members as well enlisted Warden's help in making them look glamorous. Warden's mother was a nail technician and would take Cali with her to... Full story