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  • Champs!

    Jimmie Earls, Pine Bluffs Post Editor|Nov 17, 2016

    In a quote attributed to legendary University of Alabama football coach, the late Paul "Bear" Bryant, "Offense seels tickets, but defense wins championships." If you attended the Wyoming 1A state title game last Saturday in Laramie, then you know there's a lot of weight to that quote. In what can only be described as a battle of defense, the Hornets were able to edge the Tongue River Eagles 10-7 to take state for the first time in the school's history. A feat not lost on head coach Will Gray....

  • Saying thank you for service and sacrifice

    Becky Christofferson, Pine Bluffs Post|Nov 17, 2016

  • Expected I-80 construction for summer 2017

    Staff Report|Nov 17, 2016

    The Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) is anticipating construction to begin on Interstate 80 (I-80) as early as summer of 2017 to rehabilitate the existing roadway, bridges and ramps in Kimball County. A public information meeting was held in Bushnell Oct. 26, in which 15 citizens were in attendance. “The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the project, potential impacts and receive input,” NDOR Public Involvement Manager Sarah Kugler explained. “The meeting went very well. We had a great turnout.” It is predicted that in the year 2017, t...

  • Welcome to Donald Trump Country; New president offers economic hope

    Bill Sniffin|Nov 17, 2016

    Wyoming got good economic news early Wednesday morning with the national election of Donald Trump as president and Liz Cheney as our new U. S. Representative. Sometimes when you live out here on the frontier, you could assume that what happens in a presidential election probably would not have much impact on your small-populated rural state. Not so. For example, the two candidates for President in the Nov. 8 election had strikingly different plans concerning some big ideas for a state like...

  • A chance to make up lost ground...

    Rep. Cynthia Lummis|Nov 17, 2016

    In response to the results of Tuesday’s election, U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis issued the following statement: “Much of my eight years as Wyoming’s sole voice in the House has been spent fending off the disastrous policies of an Obama Administration, including former Secretary Clinton, run completely amok. Donald Trump taking the White House and Republicans keeping the Senate and House marks a chance to make up lost ground, revitalize our economy, and reverse the Obama legacy of federal overreach and the Obamacare takeover of healt...

  • Enzi issues statement on election results

    Sen. Mike Enzi|Nov 17, 2016

    U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., issued the following statement following Tuesday’s elections. “It has been a long and hard fought election season, but yesterday millions of Americans took to the polls in order to have their voice heard and exercise their right to vote. For more than 200 years our country’s election process has been a shining example of democracy in action and this year was certainly no different. Our country faces many challenges ahead. Whether it be our growing national debt, rising health care costs or a host of other issues....

  • USDA awards funds for fiscal year 2017 market development programs

    USDA|Nov 17, 2016

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is awarding $200 million to more than 70 U.S. agricultural organizations to help expand export markets for U.S. farm and food products through the Market Access Program (MAP) and the Foreign Market Development (FMD) Program. “USDA and the U.S. agricultural industry work together in a unique public-private partnership to open and grow markets around the world for high-quality, American-made farm and food pro...

  • Frederick Carl Huckfeldt

    Nov 17, 2016

    Frederick Carl Huckfeldt, 92, of Cheyenne passed away November 8, 2016. Fred was born on February 2, 1924, in Eustis, Nebraska to Charlotte (Moritz) and Frederick Henry Huckfeldt, was raised on the family farm in Nebraska until 1929 when his family moved to Veteran. Helping on the farm until December 7, 1941, on the Monday following the Pearl Harbor attack, he enlisted in the Army and served 2½ years overseas in a Searchlight Battery in Africa, Italy and finally the 78th Infantry... Full story

  • Stevenson-Mines Wedding

    Nov 17, 2016

    Ashley Stevenson and Aaron Mines, both of Sheridan, wed at Brinton Museum in Big Horn, Wyoming on July 30, 2016. Stevenson attended the University of Wyoming earning a bachelor's degree in communication and a master's degree in secondary education from Black Hills State University. She is currently employed as an English teacher at Tongue River Middle School in Ranchester, Wyoming. She is the daughter of Gary and Sue Stevenson of Sheridan. Mines graduated from Chadron State College with a...

  • High West Energy holds annual meeting

    Becky Christofferson, Pine Bluffs Post|Nov 17, 2016

    The annual meeting of High West Energy was held Nov. 5 at the Kimball High School in Kimball with approximately 325 people attending the event. On the business side, members listened to reports of officers, directors and committees, voted upon three board seats as well as revised bylaws. The three district board seats up for election were District 14, which encompasses the Hereford and Grover areas as well as the Buford area; District 16, which encompasses a section east and northeast of the Cheyenne limits, but west of Hillsdale; and District...

  • Community 'drive-in' movie Nov. 17

    Staff Report|Nov 17, 2016

    In a joint effort between the Texas Trail Market and the Pine Bluffs Recreation Department, a “Drive In” movie night will be held tonight featuring a newly released movie for children to enjoy at the Pine Bluffs Community Center. Doors to the community center will open at 5:30 p.m. with the moving following at 6:20 p.m. featuring “Finding Dory”, rated PG, a movie focused on the friendly but forgetful blue tang fish as she begins a search for her long-lost parents where the real meaning of family is found. The movie should be finished approxi...

  • Community Calendar

    Nov 17, 2016

    Items for possible inclusion in the weekly community calendar should be typewritten or legibly printed. All submissions should include the name and daytime telephone number of the person submitting the information in case questions arise. Items which may be included in the calendar are church events, club meetings, and school events. If your club will not be meeting or has a change, please contact us so we can update the calendar with the correct information as soon as possible. Items should be received on Monday at 5 p.m., one week prior to...

  • Carpenter Elementary School First Quarter Honor Roll

    Nov 17, 2016

    Sixth Grade All A's – Emma Bach, Twyla Butler, Hayden Hoffman, Jesson Loyd, Katherine Olson, Cheyenne Rounds, Tatem Woodward; All A's & B's – Angel Chavez, Delaney McDonnell, Natalee Smalley, Grace Villarreal, Chase White; Fifth Grade All A's – Emily Becker, Jared Talmadge; All A's & B's – Brenton Alter, CJ Campbell, Wyatt Carter, Gavin Holmes, Zoe Sorensen; Fourth Grade All A's – Molly Allen, Havala Castro, Ellie Fogg, Jessica Hoffman, Hayden Hubbard, Shiloh Nokes, Evelin Santana Morales, Xavier Wilson; All A's & B's – Yahir Chavez, Ana...

  • Rockin' away the day

    Nov 17, 2016

  • Burns Café finds the sweet spot

    Becky Christofferson, Pine Bluffs Post|Nov 17, 2016

    In what most remember being the music room at the old Burns Elementary school, now thrives as the only place in Burns to grab a bite to eat. About two months ago, Jodee and Mark Zitek opened up the Burns Café after closing the doors on their café in Hereford in January of 2015. "When we heard that it was available, I thought to myself, I have got to try this. So we jumped in and it's been excellent," Jodee explained. "The support we have gotten has been just great." The community support has b...

  • Fireproof your holiday feasts

    AAA MountainWest|Nov 17, 2016

    Food is a big part of holiday fun, but festivities can take your attention away from cooking and lead to fires. Cooking caused half of residential building fires in 2014, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. More cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year. In fact, the National Fire Protection Association reports that three times as many home fires occur on that holiday compared with the average day, with Christmas Day and Christmas Eve not far behind. “Holiday decorations and candles can also be fire hazards, but...

  • Banner County News

    Barb Cross|Nov 17, 2016

    Good morning! We are in the final countdown of days before Thanksgiving. It seems more like Easter with the weather we have been having, actually I think it has been warmer than some of our Easters over the past few years. Sunday and Monday, November 13 and 14, were the evenings of the “Super Blue Moon”, which happens once every 68 years. The moon is “super” because it is as close to the earth as it will be for another 68 years, and we are lucky to live during a time when we can see it. The Har...

  • Hereford News

    Carolyn Ragsdale|Nov 17, 2016

    There was a good crowd for the Thanksgiving luncheon on Friday, November 11, for the 55 And Up Club. Since it was Veteran’s Day, the veterans that were there were recognized and each received a gift. The door prize for the men was won by Fritz Duggan. The women’s door prize was won by Carolyn Ragsdale. Following the delicious meal, the program was presented by Jill Gardiner representing Abode Home Health of Colorado. Abode Home Health provides in home care for people in rural Weld and Lar...

  • Albin News

    Charlene Smith|Nov 17, 2016

    With all the happenings around the world last week, Albin stayed on the straight and narrow. Like an old farm dog who peeks up from his nap to watch the feral cat get himself in trouble with the rabid skunk. We are no less interested than the pot stirrers who want to make everything about fear and hate. Except we prefer, like the farm dog, to sit on the porch, do what is asked of us and protect our loved ones in time of need. No matter which way you voted, or what you think may happen, Albin wil...

  • Awanas program flourishes in small Burns church

    Becky Christofferson, Pine Bluffs Post|Nov 17, 2016

    Just four years ago, the Blessed Hope Baptist Church opened its doors in the Burns Plex on Main Street in Burns, using a small (dimension) room for its congregation, a fellowship area as well as the pastor’s office. The church has had to move three times throughout the building, to make sure there is enough room for services and activities. In those four years, the church has seen immense growth as it now occupies six rooms, with two of those being constructed by the church itself. According to Blessed Hope Baptist Church Pastor Nathaniel E...

  • Trustees take the oath

    Nov 17, 2016

  • Mirich finds niche with swimming

    Becky Christofferson, Pine Bluffs Post|Nov 17, 2016

    Being a first-year swimmer for the Cheyenne South High School Swim Team didn't stop Burns High School (BHS) student Jakobi Mirich from becoming a contender in the 4A class swim division this year, nor did it stop her from qualifying for the state meet held in October. "Jakobi is a tremendous person. She contributed to our team in so many ways inside and outside the pool,"South High School Swim Coach Jason Garman said. "Even though she is only a freshman, she brought a lot of maturity to our...

  • Looking Back

    Nov 17, 2016

    1 YEARS AGO Nov. 16, 1916 The car shortage and tie-up on the U.P., which had existed for several weeks, was getting more serious as the elevators were full of grain and were forced to stop buying as they were unable to get cars. The building for the creamery and artificial ice plant in Pine Bluffs was constructed. Chas. Stevens was planning on opening up a job print shop in Sidney, Neb. R.B. Shook was moving the garage from the Farnsworth property to his farm north of Egbert where he will convert it into a dwelling. E.H. Harvey put in a...

  • Pine Bluffs' Shelit earns Sportsmanship award From WHSAA

    Staff Report|Nov 17, 2016

    Pine Bluffs Senior Sierra Shelit was honored by the Wyoming High School Activities Association recently for her displays of good sportsmanship. According to the press release, Shelit was recognized by the officiating crew Debby Followell and Jeanne Scheneman of the Cheyenne Volleyball Officials Association. During the game between Pine Bluffs and Southeast Sept. 16, Followell and Scheneman noted that Shelit offered encouragement to her teammates and when she would make a mistake, would get right back into the game. The press release also...