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  • Voters make their choice

    Jimmie Earls, Pine Bluffs Post Editor|Nov 10, 2016

    After all the posturing and politicing, the 2016 election season has come to a close and the unofficial results are in. On the national scene, Republican Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton, earning 66 percent of the vote. In the battle for U.S. Representative, Republican Liz Cheney easily defeated Democrat challenger Ryan Greene with 64 percent of the vote. In statewide races, Republican Anthony Bouchard squeaked by Kym Zwonitzer by just a 31-vote margin...

  • Last day to submit comments for Pine Bluffs North Wells Land project

    Becky Christofferson, Pine Bluffs Post|Nov 10, 2016

    Today is the last day for Town of Pine Bluffs residents to voice their suggestions and concerns for the North Wells Land Use Master Plan. A web-based comment card is available at This survey helps to gather data about what the residents would like to see happen to the land that the Town of Pine Bluffs bought in the fall of 2014. The town hired AVI, P.C., an engineering, planning and surveying firm of Cheyenne, to help conduct the study and collect the data from what Pine Bluffs residents...

  • Thanksgiving Meal and Craft Show held in Burns Nov. 19

    Staff Report|Nov 10, 2016

    The Blessed Hope Baptist Church of Burns will hold its annual community Thanksgiving Meal in conjunction with the Rural Christmas Craft Show Nov. 19 at the Burns Plex, located on Main Street in Burns. According to Pastor Nathaniel Ensley of Blessed Hope Baptist, the church will sponsor the free Thanksgiving meal starting at 11 a.m. to members of the community. The church has held its Thanksgiving meal since 2013 with a count of 270 being the largest number of individuals served. Last year, he believes there were 200 people that were served....

  • Tilting at windmills: our wind should provide power for California utilities

    Bill Sniffin|Nov 10, 2016

    Just about any sunny afternoon of the year, the famous (and infamous) Wyoming wind blows its hardest across the high prairie. While it has been cursed millions of times for its velocity and consistency this is, in fact, an economic blessing for the people of the state. And it is during mid-afternoon when the demand is highest for electricity in hot places like southern California, Arizona and Nevada. State legislatures in states like those have been turning to renewable energy sources like...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Nov 10, 2016

    Have you ever asked why that saying was started or what it may mean? Most of us are too busy with working and raising a family to give it much thought. In fact, many people fear or dislike large strong dogs. Well I want to share with you a true story about a very special dog. In fact, this dog made me understand why that saying was started and what it means. My son introduced me to a Rottweiler and I witnessed this dog protect my grandson from getting to close to a railroad track by softly gripping my grandson’s wrist and returning him to my s...

  • Senators charge DoE with ignoring the law

    Sen. Mike Enzi|Nov 10, 2016

    Less than a year ago, Congress passed a historic education bill known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). That bill took educational control away from the federal government and gave it back to the states. Congress passed it with overwhelming bipartisan support, but a group of senators believe the Department of Education is actively ignoring the law as written. Recently U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., joined the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Senator Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., along with...

  • News about vaccinations and bison acquisition from the Wyoming Livestock Board

    Wyoming Livestock Board|Nov 10, 2016

    The Shoshone tribe, in cooperation with the US Fish & Wildlife Services (USFWS) and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), imported a small group of American bison to a privately (tribal) owned property near Morton and Pilot Butte reservoir on Nov. 3. Since June, these entities have involved the Wyoming state veterinarian in this process to assure that they were legally importing the animals according to Wyoming statute and the Wyoming Livestock Board’s import regulations. Recent articles in local publications may have given the perception t...

  • Chess Club captures Pine Bluffs students' interest

    Becky Christofferson, Pine Bluffs Post|Nov 10, 2016

    Most every Friday morning students congregate in a classroom for two hours to play the old game of chess. Beginning in the fall of 2015, Pine Bluffs Junior-Senior High English Teacher Eric Kestner wanted to offer something for students on Fridays. "Friday school offers students a chance for remediation, but we also wanted to offer enrichment opportunities for our students," Kestner explained. "Chess club fits that role perfectly." With just a handful of students attending when it first began,...

  • Anthony Joseph Michaud

    Nov 10, 2016

    Tim and Alisha (Burry) Michaud would like to announce the birth of their son, Anthony Joseph. Anthony was born on Sept. 24, 2016 in Fort Collins, Colo. Grandparents are Robert and Trisha Burry and Dennis and Susie Michaud, all of Pine Bluffs. Great grandparents include Darrell and Hilda Frank of Kimball, Neb., Kathrine Norrie of Fort Collins, Colo., the late Roger Burry and Renee Burry, formerly of Pine Bluffs, the late Paul and Bernice Michaud of Fort Collins, Colo., and the late Thomas Norrie of Fort Collins, Colo....

  • 75th Anniversary

    Nov 10, 2016

    Clarence & Lois Bryant will celebrate their 75th Wedding Anniversary with an Open House Saturday November 19, 2016 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church 701 Main, Scott City, Kansas. The Bryant's would like to invite any friends who cannot attend to send your cards and best wishes to their home address: 1524 Court - Scott City, KS 67871....

  • Banner County News

    Barb Cross|Nov 10, 2016

    Good morning everyone, another beautiful day in the neighborhood! By the time that this is actually in the paper, we will all know who won what election and there is no doubt in my mind that we will all be glad to have that process over with, whatever the outcome and no matter our political affiliation. However, at the time of this writing, we do not have those answers so I probably will rant and rave just a little bit next week! Our voting station is at the Banner County Courthouse as always...

  • Hereford News

    Carolyn Ragsdale|Nov 10, 2016

    For the special this week at the Hereford Community Church Kathy Zitek told about Metro Ministries program to support a child. Then she read the devotion from the Daily Guidepost about how a simple item can remind us to be thankful. The sermon title was Do Not Be Anxious but rely on the Holy Spirit. The main scripture was Philippians Chapter 4. Next week, November 13, the sermon title will be Our Legacy of Faith. The Prairie Songbirds will be singing Stars and Stripes Forever followed by a...

  • Albin News

    Charlene Smith|Nov 10, 2016

    What a beautiful long summer we have. Except for the cool autumn nights, you wouldn’t know we are two weeks from Thanksgiving. Be thankful for the time and the weather that you have. Moments will pass and weather will change. Worrying about either will do nothing more than rob you of the blessing of being present. Many people like to steal away a few moments with a good book. A great opportunity to help your heist of time and our school is the book fair. Don’t forget to visit the book fair thi...

  • LCSD2 students may audition for Children's Missoula Theatre

    Becky Christofferson, Pine Bluffs Post|Nov 10, 2016

    For students who like to express themselves through the art of acting or those who maybe would like to step outside their comfort zone to learn something new, an opportunity will await them during the auditions of the Children's Missoula Theatre. The touring company of the Children's Missoula Theatre will be in Pine Bluffs to audition students kindergarten through 12th grades who attend school in Laramie County School District No. 2 (LCSD #2) 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday Nov. 14 at the Pine Bluffs High School Commons. The theatre group is being...

  • A tall drink of water

    Becky Christofferson, Pine Bluffs Post|Nov 10, 2016

  • Festive fare

    Nov 10, 2016

  • Here's pie in your eye

    Becky Christofferson, Pine Bluffs Post|Nov 10, 2016

  • Laramie or bust: Hornets prep for title showdown

    Jimmie Earls, Pine Bluffs Post Editor|Nov 10, 2016

    The last time the Pine Bluffs High School football team played in a state championship game, none of the current players were alive, so this Saturday is literally a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the Hornets. Pine Bluffs has played for the title three previous times, the last in 1994 – they have never come out the victor. But 2016 is shaping up to be the year of championships in Pine Bluffs, so who's to say this isn't the football team's year. After taking down Rocky Mountain in the 1A q...

  • Garcia becomes Chadron State's first national cross country qualifier

    Nov 10, 2016

    Chadron State College senior Alejandro Garcia of Pine Bluffs will be competing in the NCAA Division II National Cross Country Championships at St. Leo, Florida, on Saturday, Nov. 19. Garcia earned the berth by claiming the third of the three at-large slots that are awarded to runners whose teams did not qualify for the national event during the South Central Regional Championships in Denver on Saturday, Nov. 5. Overall, Garcia finished 21st among the 193 men during the 10 kilometer race in...

  • Lady Hornets end season at state volleyball tourney

    Becky Christofferson, Pine Bluffs Post|Nov 10, 2016

    After a long five years, the Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets volleyball team was able to make the trek to Casper to compete in the Wyoming 2A State Volleyball tournament last Thursday. Gaining valuable experience and a lifetime memories, the team came home going 0-2 in their matches. Pine Bluffs got the chance of competing in the state tournament after grabbing fourth place in the regional tournament. According to Junior Kenzie Graves, it was the team's goal. “This year at the regional tournament when the possible end of our season was right there, w...

  • Pawnee Coyotes fall in quarter-finals

    Becky Christofferson, Pine Bluffs Post|Nov 10, 2016

    The Pawnee Coyotes football team ended their season during the quarter-final game of the Colorado State High School 1A six-man football tournament as they were defeated by the Hi Plains Patriots. Pawnee hosted the number three seed Patriots Nov. 5 for entrance into the semi-final game. The Coyotes had a rough start to the first quarter as Hi Plains put up 30 points on the board to Pawnee's 18 however making quite a comeback, the Coyotes added 27 points in the second half compared to the...

  • Martin earns WHSAA Sportsmanship Award

    Staff Report|Nov 10, 2016

    Sophomore Willow Martin was recognized recently by both the Wyoming High School Activities Association and the Laramie County School District No. 2 for her sportsmanship. Martin was recognized by her sportsmanship that was shown during the Lady Broncs versus Lingle – Ft. Laramie volleyball match Sept. 30, 2016. According to the WHSSA press release, Martin had exemplary conduct and good sportsmanship throughout the match. “She played hard and was encouraging to her teammates by helping them up and slapping hands at the end of each play.” Those...

  • Looking Back

    Nov 10, 2016

    1 YEARS AGO Nov. 9, 1916 Former Governor Carey was in Pine Bluffs and Albin to deliver a speech. It was reported that a chicken house belonging to the property occupied by Mrs. Clark on the west end of town was destroyed by a small fire. Attorney O.E. Smith opened up an office across the street from the post office. It was reported that Judge Mann was building a large garage. A fence was constructed by Fred Higday around the school grounds of District #35. At the time of printing the newspaper, it was reported that there were a total of...

  • Hornet JV football ends season

    Becky Christofferson, Pine Bluffs Post|Nov 10, 2016

    Small numbers lead the Pine Bluffs Junior High Football team to learn more about the game as well as playing as a team this season. According to PBJH Football Coach Pat Walter, due to low numbers a decision between Pine Bluffs Athletic Director Kendra Roeder and himself was made to go ahead with a nine-man team. “After gathering information on who was interested in playing, our numbers were very low,” Walter explained. “After a couple of days of assistant coach Addison Perlinski and I encouraging kids to give it a try, we arrived at our final...

  • Pawnee Lady Coyotes end season

    Staff Report|Nov 10, 2016

    The Pawnee Lady Coyotes traveled to Sterling, Colo., Oct. 26 to compete in the Colorado Class 1A District 4 Volleyball Tournament at Northeastern Junior College. The Lady Coyotes faced the Longmont Christian Lady Warriors and were defeated in five sets, with the last set losing by two 13-15. According to Pawnee Head Volleyball Coach Mary Burson, the team played very well against Longmont Christian but just couldn't come up with the win. "Serves missed was a crucial error in the final game to...