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  • Chief Smith awarded certificate during Pine BluffsTown Council meeting

    Penny Merryfield|Oct 19, 2023

    Due to Columbus Day, the regular Pine Bluffs town council meeting was moved to Tuesday, October 10th. The meeting was called to order and was business as usual for the first few items on the agenda. Guests from the Laramie County Sheriff's Office came forward and spoke to the council with regards to Pine Bluffs Police Chief Austin Smith and his assistance on a call in August. Sheriff Brian Kozak awarded Pine Bluffs Police Chief Austin Smith a Certificate of Commendation. This Commendation was...

  • RV/Mobile Home Park discussed at Albin Town Council

    Karen Lipska|Oct 19, 2023

    Discussion of the RV / mobile home park and upcoming events this month was on the Albin Council meeting agenda held October 12th at 7:00 p.m. The ambulance report was given by director Allison Brenneman. They have received two new portable radios. Council member Jeremiah Johnson is working on getting the radios programmed. There is an up coming EMS symposium in Billings, Montana. Aaron Anderson will be attending in November. The council had a meeting at the RV/ Mobile home park. They are working on the electrical and the road. The road needs...

  • BLM seeks public comment for Oil and Gas lease sale in Wyoming

    Oct 19, 2023

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The Bureau of Land Management Wyoming State Office today opened a 30-day public scoping period to receive public input on 20 oil and gas parcels totaling 11,250 acres that may be included in a June 2024 lease sale in Wyoming. The comment period ends Nov. 15, 2023. The parcels the BLM is analyzing, as well as maps and instructions on how to comment are available on the BLM’s ePlanning website at: https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2026886/510. As authorized under the Inflation Reduction Act, BLM will apply a...

  • Pine Bluffs Distilling holds dinner for Rope Ride Harvest Event

    Karen Lipska|Oct 19, 2023

    A delicious array of hors d'oeuvres were set out and the tables were set for the evening at Pine Bluffs Distilling. Visit Cheyenne has had from Farm to Table for at least the last three years. This year they tried to have Rope Ride & Harvest but the temperatures were not so great for the people attending. They had planned at the beginning to have a rodeo for the people to attend and then go to Pine Bluffs Distilling for drinks and dinner. But the rodeo had to be cancelled. There was going...

  • Cupcake Wars battle again

    Karen Lipska|Oct 19, 2023

    Every year there is a serious competition to see who can decorate the best cupcake. At Pine Bluffs High School, in the Family and Consumers science class with Nicole Sisson, there is an opportunity to showcase some skills. Sisson challenges each class to partner up and create their best display for Halloween. They have a chance to win in different categories. The categories are Most Creative, Most Festive, Came out of a Horror Movie, Best Color, and the Grand Prize. The teachers are the judges...

  • Wyoming National Guard Museum to host Pole Mountain Photgraphic Exhibit in October

    Oct 19, 2023

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The Wyoming National Guard Museum in Cheyenne will host a special photograph exhibit on the Wyoming National Guard’s 115th Cavalry Regiment. The "115th Cavalry at Pole Mountain” exhibition focuses on rarely seen images of the Wyoming National Guard at the Pole Mountain Fire and Maneuver Reservation during the 1920s and 1930s. The special exhibit will be open to the public during the Museum’s regular hours beginning Oct. 18. The exhibition will close on Dec. 30. The Wyoming National Guard created its first permanent...

  • Sheriff Orders Full Jail Shakedown and New Inmate Accountability Standards

    Laramie County Sheriff|Oct 19, 2023

    Sheriff Brian Kozak and the staff of the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office conducted a facility wide shakedown of the Laramie County Detention Center on October 11th, 2023. Our deputies worked together with law enforcement from the Platte County Sheriff’s Office, Wyoming Highway Patrol and Wyoming Department of Corrections to search for contraband within the jail. This was the first time a full shakedown of the entire facility had been completed. Each inspection team was assigned two K-9s certified in narcotic detection. The K-9s and their...

  • UW's Beck Publishes Rangeland Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Book

    University of Wyoming Extension|Oct 19, 2023

    Laramie, Wyo.-Oct. 11, 2023-Jeff Beck, a professor in the University of Wyoming Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, is an editor and co-author of the new open-access book Rangeland Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. The 30-chapter publication, compiled by Beck and fellow editors Lance McNew of Montana State University and David Dahlgren of Utah State University, presents a collection of leading research on contemporary rangeland wildlife management. Authored by more than 100...

  • PBHS FBLA attend Fall Leadership in Laramie

    Mary Jacobsen PBHS|Oct 19, 2023

    The Wyoming Union on the campus of the University of Wyoming was host to the 2023 Future Business Leaders of America Fall Leadership Conference on October 2. Over 100 students, advisers and guests joined together to learn more about what it takes to be a good leader in today's world. Workshops focused on developing a vision for success in school and in life, steps students can take to overcome personal obstacles, communication skills, good characteristics that leaders have to name a few. This...

  • Wyoming American Legion Baseball Cheyenne Post 6

    Governor Gordon Penny Merryfield|Oct 19, 2023

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – In August Cheyenne Post 6 Baseball was the first Wyoming team to reach the American Legion World Series, where they advanced to the semifinals. Governor Gordon stopped by their fall practice to congratulate the players and coaches. At the practice Governor Gordon shook each players hand and presented them with a coin. Afterwards, Governor Gordon was presented with a signed game ball from the American Legion Cheyenne Post 6 Baseball team Speaking with Phil Maggard Board...

  • Pine Bluffs Fall Festival '23

    Karen Lipska|Oct 19, 2023

    The leaves change, the air is crisp and it is time for everyone to celebrate the fall. The Annual Fall Festival was on October 14th at the Pine Bluffs Community Center. Pine Bluffs recreation holds this event every year. They gave out 125 pumpkins to start the season off right. The line for the pumpkins was short at the beginning but hey were giving out pumpkins all day long. With the pumpkins set up folks could get an annual picture for Fall and possibly for their Christmas cards for the...

  • Breast Cancer Awareness for all

    Karen Lipska|Oct 19, 2023

    Breast cancer is a type of cancer that forms in the cells of the breasts. It is more commonly found in women and though rare in men and children, it does affect them. In women, 297,790 are diagnosed every year. There have been 43,700 women die from this disease. The average age of women who get breast cancer is 50 years old. But it could happen at any age for this disease. The youngest breast cancer victim was at the very young age of eight years old. A girl with a rare secretory carcinoma breas...

  • Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative Think Pink for October and all year

    Oct 19, 2023

    The WBCI’s mission is to raise awareness and fund breast cancer programs in Wyoming with an emphasis on increasing breast health education, financially assisting breast cancer screenings, facilitate patient navigation (gas cards, pay for lodging when going for treatment, provide wigs, etc), and promote survivor services through fundraising efforts across the state. Since inception in 2016, the WBCI has granted over $815,000 in all 23 counties, including a statewide patient navigation voucher program. All proceeds remain in Wyoming and make a...

  • Hornets lose in Overtime to Doggers 30-31

    Jim Merryfield|Oct 19, 2023

    The Pine Bluffs Hornets varsity football team had their home coming game last Friday here in Pine Bluffs. The team was undefeated in six straight games, and they were going to face another unbeaten team in the Lingle/Ft Laramie Doggers. The winner of the game would sit atop the 2A conference and take a large morale boost into the play-offs. For most of the game the Hornets were dominant. For three quarters the Hornets held the Doggers scoreless. It looked like the Hornets were going to keep...

  • Lady Hornets sting the Lady Dogger 3-1

    Jim Merryfield|Oct 19, 2023

    The Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets varsity volleyball team took on the Lady Doggers from Lingle/Ft Laramie last Friday evening. This was also Senior Night for the Lady Hornets. Seniors were recognized with their parents at the beginning of the game. Seniors Janie Davis, Kaylea and Kelsie Bymer, Jasmin Becerra, Emily Haas, Rachael Macy, Kailen Martinez and Alyssa Slade all got to walk through the Hornets tunnel and meet their parent's center court to be acknowledged and recognized. The parents were...

  • Burns Pine Bluffs Cross Country

    Jim Merryfield|Oct 19, 2023

    The Burns/Pine Bluffs cross-country track team traveled all the way to Buffalo Saturday morning to compete in the Absaraka Conference meet.  According to coach Rousseau, “The weather was all seasons along the I-25 corridor too–ending with a muddy soupy mess along the creek that we ran in Buffalo.  Buffalo changed the course this AM due to the original course being entirely washed out with the rain this week up north.” Even with the not-so-good conditions the team ran really well. Jordan Griess finished up and wrapped up her XC...

  • Lady Broncs maintain seat in Conference

    Jim Merryfield|Oct 19, 2023

    Last Friday the Burns Lady Broncs traveled to Yoder, Wyoming to face the number one seated Southeast Lady Cyclones in a non-conference match-up. The Cyclones have a season record of 13-6 and a 5-0 conference record in the 1A Southeast conference. The Lady Cyclones would put up a good fight and effort, but the Lady Broncs would prove to be just too powerful for them. In the match-up the team had 30 kill shots with four different players all hitting at least five shots. Additionally, six players had at least one service and every player had at...

  • Burns Broncs fall hard 54-0

    Jim Merryfield|Oct 19, 2023

    To say that the Burns Broncs varsity football team is having a rough season would be an understatement. With a conference record of 1-5 and a season record of 1-7 the Broncs probably will not make the playoffs. However, the Broncs are gaining in experience and learning the game more in depth and will come back even stronger next year. Last week they hosted the Wheatland Bulldogs in Broncs Stadium. The Broncs lost the contest 0-54 but gained valuable experience and knowledge for next season. As...

  • Lady Broncs cage the Lady Tigers

    Jim Merryfield|Oct 19, 2023

    The Burns Lady Broncs varsity volleyball team faced off against the Niobrara County Lady Tigers. The Lady Tigers are ranked fourth in the conference and the second ranked team, the Lady Broncs had no problem dispatching them in three straight matches. In the first game the Lady Broncs proved their dominance both hitting the ball and blocking at the net. Brooke Hansen and Savannah Kirkbride both were dominant at the net, both in spiking the ball and blocking shots. Sienna Gallegos and Sadie Barrett were right there picking up shots to keep the...

  • JV Lady Hornets stormed by the JV Lady Doggers

    Jim Merryfield|Oct 19, 2023

    The Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets junior varsity team took on the young team from Lingle/Ft Laramie last Friday night. The Lady Doggers came to Pine Bluffs with the hopes of gaining a few more wins in their seasonal record. The Lady Hornets wanted to add a few more of their own. The young Hornets fought hard and long with several rallies that showed talent on both sides of the net. In the first game the teams went back and forth trading serves and points. MaKenna Thurin was on spot with her setting...

  • Day One Homecoming

    Jim Merryfield|Oct 19, 2023

    On Monday October 9th the Pine Bluffs High School started their homecoming week activities. There were fun activities all week long both at school and after. The first evening activity was going to be the Painting at Night event. Unfortunately, due to problems with the paint this was changed to Glow Stick Fun Night. Student Council Advisor Ashley Rousseau said, “it was a good alternative and would be a lot of fun for the students.” About 40 students showed up to participate in the event, which included Capture the flag, Tag, Frisbee...

  • Homecoming Activities 2023

    Karen Lipska|Oct 19, 2023

    Spirit was sky rocketed for the homecoming week. Every school has a time to celebrate their pride for the school and Pine Bluffs the of October 9th through October 13th. There were different activities for each day. Throughout the week the students got to dress up. Monday was Thrift Shop day, in which a person dressed like Adam Sandler to show your finds. On Tuesday, was get with a friend and dress as an iconic group. Wednesday was Barbie and Ken day. Thursday was wear purple and gold, show...

  • 2023 Homecoming Pine Bluffs Hornets

    Oct 19, 2023