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Articles from the October 31, 2019 edition

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  • Bus Safety Coloring contest winners

    Oct 31, 2019

  • Wyoming Veteran's Commission has new director- Tim Sheppard

    Victoria Smithey Pine Bluffs Post|Oct 31, 2019

    After putting forty years in with the Army, what could make an old soldier like Tim Sheppard come out of retirement? The kind of job that allows a veteran to take care of other vets. The new Executive Director of the Wyoming Veteran's Commission has devoted most of his adult life helping soldiers, so it just made sense that he would spend his retirement helping other vets. Retirement is a word that one would use loosely with someone like Sheppard. When asked about how going back to work full...

  • Burns Town Council discuss water, water damage, and local ambulance service

    Victoria Smithey Pine Bluffs Post|Oct 31, 2019

    Hard water and roof leaks were topics of the last Burns Town Council meeting. In a unanimous decision, the council voted to purchase a water softener for the community center in hopes of saving wear and tear on the dishwasher. Town Clerk Toni McNamar reported that there were funds left in the SLIB funding for the community center and Councilwoman Johnstone moved that said funds should be used to purchase the softener. The motion was seconded and carried. Council was surprised to discover that the East end of the North building was leaking....

  • Enzi introduces amendment aimed at streamlining housing programs

    Sen. Mike Enzi|Oct 31, 2019

    Washington, D.C. – In an effort to make housing programs more efficient and effective, U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., introduced an amendment to a Senate appropriations bill that would require certain agencies to review federal housing programs for duplication. According to the Government Accountability Office, there were more than 160 different housing programs and tools administered by 20 different federal agencies in 2010. Consequently, Enzi said, there is no coordination, goal-setting or accountability. “Our housing programs are not workin...

  • Kathy Emmons new Executive Director for Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department

    Oct 31, 2019

    CHEYENNE, Wyo - The Cheyenne-Laramie County Board of Health announced that Kathy Emmons will be the new Executive Director for the Cheyenne-Laramie County Health Department. Kathy comes to us from Cheyenne Regional Medical Center where she held numerous positions, the last being the Director of Organization Development and Learning Department. Kathy has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and Master of Arts Degree in Guidance and Counseling and a Doctor of Management with...

  • Flowers in Winter

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|Oct 31, 2019

    The days are cold The wind starts to blow Colors will pale All is snow But not necessarily. We can’t stop the days from getting cold or the wind from blowing or even the snow from coming down. Yes, the colors outside may pale, but all isn’t lost. With just a little bit of forethought we can bring some of those colors inside and brighten our homes through the dreary winter months. Many of you, probably most of you, grow a lot of flowers during the summer. But why stop there? What do you do with those flowers at the end of the season? Why not...

  • Mike Cooke A Veteran Story

    Penny Merryfield|Oct 31, 2019

    A strong family history going back to World War II, may have been a hidden drive with Mike Cooke to join the military, but he claims the Marine recruiter had a better sales pitch than the colleges he was checking out. Mike Cooke was born in Longmont, Colorado to Jackie and Mick Cooke. During his youth his family moved to Rock Springs, Wyoming. Cooke graduated from Rock Springs High School in 1990. He had originally planned to go to college but he listened to the Marine recruiter and entered the...

  • Halloween Safety Tips

    Victoria Smithey Pine Bluffs Post|Oct 31, 2019

    Halloween is fast approaching and we here at the Pine Bluffs Post want to see all of our readers have a safe and happy Halloween. That being said here are some things to keep in mind as your little ones prepare for trick or treating this Thursday evening according to While out walking: • Cross the street at corners. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. • Put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street. • Teach children to make eye contact with dr...

  • Burns Broncs vs Thermomopolis Bobcats

    Victoria Smithey Pine Bluffs Post|Oct 31, 2019

    The Burns Broncs hit the ground hard on Friday scoring their first touchdown minutes into the first quarter. This was a hard fought win for the Broncs this time, as Thermopolis seemed to have an answer for every play the Broncs brought forward. With five minutes to go in the first, Thermopolis tied the score 7/7. Burns managed to eke ahead again in the second with #34 Boe Clayson managing a two yard rushing touchdown and #11 Keenan Manlove scoring the extra point. So went the game, Burns would...

  • Tegun Hitner - Rookie of the Year

    Victoria Smithey Pine Bluffs Post|Oct 31, 2019

    Tegun Hitner has racing in his blood. This Points Track Champion is head of the Warrior Class of racers, and Rookie of the Year, and isn't looking to slow down any time soon. Although Tegun is only 15, this is his second year racing. Tegun races on a farm permit for the Fornstrom Racing Team, and is so thankful to the Fornstroms for allowing him the opportunity to do what he loves. Tegun's pit crew consists of mostly family. Mom and step dad Tracy and Troy Haas do what they can to support him, a...

  • What did Senior Night mean to you?

    Kaitlin Paice Pine Bluffs HS Journalism|Oct 31, 2019

    What does senior night mean to you? This football team has had a very rough season this year but they have stayed strong and kept their heads held up high. I had asked 2 seniors, Kyle Thurin and Seth Waldroupe, from the Pine Bluffs Football team, what senior night meant to them when they played their last home game of high school football. Kyle Thurin said senior night meant a lot to him because it would be the last time playing at home with the boys. Kyle said that after the game, the senior...

  • Pine Bluffs Hornets ends 2019 season

    Victoria Smithey Pine Bluffs Post|Oct 31, 2019

    The football season is officially over for the Pine Bluffs Hornets with their loss to the Niobrara County Tigers this last Friday. With a final score of 48/21 the Hornets are looking forward to next year. "The season didn't go according to how we wanted, but we now know what we need to work on during the offseason---blocking, tackling, and being physical." Coach Gray stated. While the Hornets couldn't seem to find their footing this season, they played with heart and conviction. The departing...

  • Burns/Pine Bluffs Cross Country compete at State

    A Rousseau|Oct 31, 2019

    State Cross Country was held in the west for the first time and man oh man was it cold. The winter storm and the "artic" chill went all the way to our bones. There was no snow on the ground, but of course, it started while our girls were taking the line. There are 6 races at State XC and this year's order was --4A Boys, 3A Boys, 2A Boys, 4A Girls, 3A Girls, and wrapping up with 2A Girls and Awards. It has been tough running at the 3A level these past two years, especially when comparing times...

  • Jesse Fornstrom & Racing

    Penny Merryfield|Oct 31, 2019

    Jesse Fornstrom, from Pine Bluffs is in his third year of Super Stock racing with Fornstrom Racing. He was bit by the racing bug through his Uncle Clint Fornstrom. Fornstron Racing has taken him to raceways in Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming. Of the Fornstrom Racing team, Jesse Fornstrom finished the season off in 3rd place in Super Stock, while Tim Bland also finished 3rd in his class. Fornstom plans on staying in racing and hopes to move up to Super Late Model Stock. He enjoys the building of...