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  • Ruck for the Fallen passes through Pine Bluffs heading East

    Dawnna Merryfield|Nov 5, 2020

    Carrying a flag across country for a fallen hero is a deeply moving and emotion filled event. Such an event has landed in Pine Bluffs to the Pine Bluffs Police Department by means of delivery from the Wyoming State Patrol. Officer Mike Moore was on hand for Pine Bluffs to receive a folded flag carried in a large ziplok bag with badges from the various law enforcement agencies and a flyer about the fallen hero. This fallen hero is from Fort Bragg, NC. Captain Tyler R. Erdman with the 44th...

  • New business is a 'Hidden Treasure'

    Karen Lipska|Nov 5, 2020

    Hidden Treasures is the new business that is coming soon in a few weeks just in time for the holidays.  Juanita and Rich Benson have decided they need a better location for their business instead of their garage. Their products come from stores going out of business that have been closed out like Pier One, auctions online and storage units. They started with their own family that has pass away while cleaning the houses. The Bensons decided to sell the products out their garage. When the...

  • Building Permits top Agenda

    Dawnna Merryfield|Nov 5, 2020

    Pine Bluffs Town Council meeting on Monday night November 2nd had quite the conversations. With discussions ranging from building permits to Corona Virus Relief Grant Application talk.  The first major subject of the night was the discussion of building permits for 607 Parsons which was in regard to the Cobblestone Hotel sign and 603 East 10th Street in regard to a privacy fence. The building permit for the Cobblestone Hotel sign had the motion passed and was approved. According to the diagrams sent to the governing body it seems the sign...

  • 20th Annual Texas Trail Market Movie Night

    Sonja Fornstrom Pine Bluffs Rec|Nov 5, 2020

    Calling all cars, it’s a “Drive In” movie! Put your imagination to work and start building your car for the Texas Trail Market Movie Night! Do you know what they have at grocery stores like Texas Trail Market? Boxes, and lots of them! We want to encourage kids (and those kids at heart) to make their cars (or any mode of creative transportation) out of those boxes and “drive” on in to the 20th Annual Texas Trail Market Movie Night scheduled for Thursday, November 12, 6:30pm at the Pine Bluffs Community Center. TTM Movie Night will...

  • Wyoming Cost of living index for the second quarter of 2020

    Nov 5, 2020

    CHEYENNE: The second quarter of 2020 Wyoming Cost of Living Index (WCLI) is now available from the State of Wyoming, Economic Analysis Division. The WCLI consists of two parts, Inflation, which measures year-over-year change (annual) and the Comparative Cost of Living Index which compares each county’s cost of living in one period (not over time) to the statewide average. Inflation is reported for the State, by consumer category, and or five regions in the State. Inflation measures year-over-year price changes in six consumer categories. The...

  • Essential Oils

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|Nov 5, 2020

    This has been an extremely odd 10 days or so for me. As far as time goes I seem to have been in a daze to the point that I've had trouble remembering what day it was. When I'm busy trying to accomplish tasks that seem to be never ending every day just rolls into the next. I haven't driven or even left the house since October 8th with only one exception. We went out to dinner once. Other than that my life has been in the shop working with my plants and trying to clean up a few projects that are...

  • Masks -- Really?

    Mike Heath|Nov 5, 2020

    As of Monday, November 2, 2020, all Laramie County residents and visitors are required to wear a mask “Whenever any person is inside, or in line to enter, any retail or commercial business, or any government facility open to the general public, including county and municipal buildings but excluding state and federal buildings; or”. This is not the entire mask order by any means. It is only the opening statement and already shows the idiocy of the order. To begin with all state and federal buildings are excluded. For the most part the...

  • Veterans Day A Military Story

    Penny Merryfield|Nov 5, 2020

    Veterans Day, formerly Armistice Day, is an annual United States holiday honoring military veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11. It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.) History of Veterans Day...

  • Roy Hale has concert at the community center

    Karen Lipska|Nov 5, 2020

    Hope, Healing, and Happiness is the message Melanie and Roy Hale had done on Sunday November 1, 2020.  Hale is from Malvern, Arkansas. He has been in music for years, singing at churches and other events. Hale went to Nashville, Tennessee to be a star. Having a family and a career has it struggles, which ended up to be a divorce. Starting over, meeting women and dating has been an adventure. Through this time Hale met Melanie. They dated for some time and then decided to stop for a period. Thro...

  • Pine Bluffs' Refugio Cerenil ranks 11th in Powerlifting

    Dawnna Merryfield|Nov 5, 2020

    Pine Bluffs own Refugio Cerenil spent Halloween in competition at the Cowboy State Raw Meet in Casper. This was Cerenil's first time at the Cowboy State Raw Meet Competition in Casper. He set a lot of personal records during the weekend's competition. Cerenil came home with the winners seat for the masters under 120 weight class. Setting his new personal records at 463 pounds for squat and deadlift. While he wasn't able to set his new personal record for benchpress he still persevered and...

  • Pine Bluffs Hornets lose final game vs Shoshoni Wranglers

    Seth Tangeman|Nov 5, 2020

    The Pine Bluffs Hornets varsity football team finished their last game of the year against the Shoshoni Wranglers last weekend at Shoshoni, losing the game with a score of 6 to 48. Pine Bluffs had a total of 254 yards for 1 touchdown. Quarterback Stu Lerwick #12 had 1 touchdown and a total of 245 passing yards. Receiving for Lerwick were Reed Thompson #6, who caught 7 passes for 92 yards, Ty Sweeter #44 who had 5 receptions for 127 yards with a touchdown, and Brian Flores with a catch for 26 yards. On the rushing side of offense Pine Bluff’s...

  • Past and present Hornets

    Nov 5, 2020

  • Pine Bluffs Buzz holds Pumpkin Patch trip at school

    Nov 5, 2020

    Halloween always means pumpkin patches and jack-o-lanterns!  In previous years the PB Buzz has been asked by teachers to help fund field trips to The Bartels Farm just outside of Fort Collins.  But this year things worked a little differently for the elementary students.  This year, with the concerns over COVID-19, the usual field trips were canceled.   In September at the monthly PB Buzz meeting they discussed what they might be able to do for students to help them celebrate Halloween....

  • Halloween at the Distillery

    Karen Lipska|Nov 5, 2020

    Pumpkin Punch was being sipped at the Pine Bluffs Distillery on October 30th. It was the start of their Halloween party. The smell of the Rosita Mexican food truck from Scottsbluff, Nebraska flavors the start of the evening. There were lots of costumes; Babies, Caterpillars of different kinds, ghost, sock monkey, bull rider, rodeo clown to another clown and even Forest Grump and his girlfriend, Jenny Curran were there.   Music was provided by Courtney Casher and Zae Holoryd musicians from...

  • Pine Bluffs Trunk or Treat

    Nov 5, 2020

  • Trunk or Treat - A drive thru Halloween

    Dawnna Merryfield|Nov 5, 2020

    Although it wasn't your usual "Trunk or Treat", the drive through event, hosted by the Pine Bluffs Recreation center, turned out to be quite a success. There were many different activities going on through the parking lot.  Parents circled the parking lot with children pouring out of windows while even some overflowing through the sunroofs.There were many costumes ranging from tormentingly terrifying to absolutely adorable there were also  some very amusing ones. They even had many different...