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  • Pine Bluffs Hornets Football State Champs!!!

    Nov 17, 2022

  • Pine Bluffs celebrates Veterans Day

    Karen Lipska|Nov 17, 2022

    It is an honor to have served was the words said by most of the veterans at the Veterans Program at Pine Bluffs high school on Thursday, November 10th. After the program at the high school there was a meet and greet at the Pine Bluffs Public Library. The homemade cookies were set neatly on a serving tray and the hot coffee was ready to be poured. On November 10th from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. the Pine Bluffs Library honored the veterans of the area. The veterans were welcomed with refreshments...

  • Building Permits and a Christmas Dinner discussed at Albin Town Council

    Karen Lipska|Nov 17, 2022

    Christmas lights are getting ready to be put up and the building permits ordinance is about to be approved. The Albin town council met on November 10th at 7:00 p.m. There were three guests at the meeting. They were Allison Brenneman, Lee Willert and Zane Willert. For old business the lunch program is doing okay. The second item was the first reading of the building permit ordinance. The council would like the people in town to make sure the buildings have the correct permits. It was approved. Next was new business. The council would like to...

  • Pine Bluffs Town Council decides on Storm Water Master Plan

    Penny Merryfield|Nov 17, 2022

    Getting past the agenda approvals and consent agenda the Pine Bluffs Town Council went right into the review and approval for the awarding of the Storm Water Master Plan Program. Mayor Justin Fornstom asked several questions to have things clarified, to which Brandon Noble, of HDR Engineering of Cheyenne answered and explained about the mapping etc. After some discussion, a motion was made by Councilwoman Allie Leitza and was seconded by Janna Kestner to approve the recommendation and grant the bid to HDR Engineering in Cheyenne. Department...

  • Pearl Florine "Flo" (Steege) Person

    Nov 17, 2022

    Pearl Florine "Flo" (Steege) Person, 88, of Pinedale, Wyoming was welcomed into the loving arms of her Savior on November 9, 2022. Flo was born on May 23,1934 in Independence, Missouri to Rothoy and Loretta (Mendenhall) Robinson. Shortly after she was born, her family moved to Eastern Laramie County. She graduated from Egbert High School in 1952. Throughout her life, she lived in Burns, Wyoming; Omaha, Nebraska; Cheyenne, Wyoming, and spent the last three years of her life in Pinedale, Wyoming....

  • Johnny Lemaster

    Nov 17, 2022

    Johnny Lemaster, 95, of Albin, WY passed away November 15, 2022 at Davis Hospice Center. He was born March 19, 1927 to Floyd and Alice Lemaster. In Albin. He was one of 8 children. He devoted his life to farming and taking care of his mother. Johnny and his younger brother, Gene, were inseparable. They started driving red International tractors when they were 12 and helped their dad on the farm their whole life. Johnny attended Albin School until the 8th grade Johnny enjoyed being with his famil...

  • Christmas in the Country

    Karen Lipska|Nov 17, 2022

    The old county school house out north of Hillsdale, Wyoming recently held their Christmas in the Country craft fair. It is was bursting with craft items. Every year the community north of Hillsdale has a craft fair. This an event to help mothers and people that can not get to a craft fair to sell their projects. This craft fair is a little different. The school house is out in the country. As you walk upon the porch there are items to buy to put on the outside of your house. Inside you just start walking around like you are in someone's home....

  • Storing and Preserving Potatoes

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|Nov 17, 2022

    Now that the harvest is over and the potatoes have all been dug, what do you do with your bounty? This year I harvested 700 pounds of potatoes from 350 plants. When I planted last June I anticipated 5 pounds of potatoes per plant. But that was without doing any research on what the yield should really be. After checking into it I found that I should only expect one and a half pounds per plant. Since I got two pounds I guess it turned out better than average. But that's still a lot of potatoes....

  • Veterans Day in Burns, Wyoming

    Karen Lipska|Nov 17, 2022

    The gym was decorated in red, white, and blue for the morning. The Burns High School Seniors put together a Veteran's program for the the veteran's that have family in the school. On November 10th at 10:00 a.m. Emma Blosmo and Emma Bach welcomed all the veterans, families, and students to the veteran's day program. Ms. Irene Savage, Laramie County School District #2 Special Education teacher sang the National Anthem with heart for the veteran's. Senior Jasper Nusbaum gave the prayer for the...

  • Burns FBLA serves breakfast to local Veterans

    Karen Lipska|Nov 17, 2022

    The food was hot and ready and lined up for the veterans. The Burns Future Business Leaders of America with their advisor Brittany Mitchell put on a breakfast for the veterans on November 10th at he Burns High School. The menu included eggs, biscuits and sausage gravy, yogurt, breakfast bars, and juices. Savannah Kirkbride welcomed all the veterans to the breakfast. She then thanked the veterans for their service. The FBLA members went to different tables and talked with a veteran about the...

  • Albin Elementary honors Veterans with song

    Karen Lipska|Nov 17, 2022

    The United States flag was set and the students were ready for the day. At Albin Elementary they had their first program of the school year. They invited the veterans in the area for breakfast and a program that the students put on. For breakfast the veterans were served a delicious breakfast casserole, banana bread and pumpkin cookies that the students had made. After breakfast the Albin student council put a program on with the help of Mrs. Rhonda Morrison the music teacher. The Albin...

  • Hornets Football State Champs

    Jim Merryfield|Nov 17, 2022

    The Pine Bluffs Hornets Varsity football team made it to the 1A 9-man state finals against the Shoshoni Wranglers. The Hornets entered the game undefeated. This game was destiny as the Wranglers were the first team that the Hornets faced and beat this season. The Hornets beat the then ranked #1 Wranglers in an epic battle that would be replayed at the end of the season by a score of 34-26. That was the closest game that the Hornets had all season until the play-offs. All of the other games that...

  • Emma Norris signs with Chadron State College

    Jim Merryfield|Nov 17, 2022

    Last Thursday Emma Norris, the volleyball standout, signed with Chadron State College to play volleyball and attend their campus. Norris, an All-State and All-Conference Award winner said, "I like the environment that Chadron has." Norris wants to go into education in the health arena or exercise or something like that. She said that Chadron had many programs in the area that she wanted to learn about but was not set on any one in particular. She also wants to keep volleyball as part of her...

  • Emma Norris 2A Southeast Conference "Player of the Year"

    Jim Merryfield|Nov 17, 2022

    Emma Norris of the Burns Lady Broncs varsity volleyball team has been selected as an All-Conference Award winner, an All-State Award winner and now to cap off the year she has been selected as the 2A Southeast Conference Player of the year. Norris helped lead the team to the 2A state championship title. The team faced the powerful Big Horn Lady Rams in the state finals. The Broncs beat the Rams with a score of 3-1. Norris led the team in kills, blocks and digs proving that she is an all-around player. Norris signed a letter of intent to play...

  • All-Conference and All-State Award Recipients named

    Jim Merryfield|Nov 17, 2022

    The Wyoming Coaches Association has made their selections for the yearly awards for volleyball. Four girls from the Burns Broncs volleyball program have been named to All-Conference team. It had to be a hard decision for the coaches as there were so many members of the Lady Broncs that could be considered for the award. The team members that made All-Conference are Emma Harris, Brooke Hansen, Sienna Gallegos and Tehya Gallegos. All four will receive certificates for their accomplishments....

  • Lady Hornets bring home All-Conference and All State Awards

    Jim Merryfield|Nov 17, 2022

    Abby Gray, a standout player on the Lady Hornets volleyball team has been selected as one of the 2022 All-State Award winners. One of the requirements for an All-State award is to be selected as an All-Conference award winner also. Gray led the team in kill shots as well as several other categories. Gray was truly a standout performer and caught the eyes of the coaches across the state. This is the first year for Gray to win this award in volleyball. The Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets have three...

  • Burns teaches sport and life lessons - Girls on the Run

    Jim Merryfield|Nov 17, 2022

    When is a sport not a sport? There are many different aspects in running a long distance race. Even a 5k run will take practice and coaching on how to pace yourself, how to breath and how to run the last part of the race and how to believe in yourself to finish the race. The "Girls on the Run" program teaches these lessons to young girls from 3rd to 8th grades. But the Girls on the Run program's not just a sports training program. Girls on the Run is a skills and life learning program. The...

  • Pine Bluffs Distilling hold Chili Cookoff kickoff Bar Bucks

    Karen Lipska|Nov 17, 2022

    Some say there is nothing better on a cold day than a nice hot bowl of chili and a cinnamon roll or perhaps some good old fashioned cornbread. Of course depending on your chili preference you might include some sour cream and tortillas. So, on that note he tables were set up and the smell of chili was in the air. Pine Bluffs Distilling hosted their annual Chili cook-off on November 12th at 2:00 p.m. This event started with Bars Buck. A fund raiser for the Laramie County Christmas Baskets. In...

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