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  • Pine Bluffs High School Salutes Veterans

    Kailen Martinez|Nov 18, 2021

    The Pine Bluffs High School Gym was the site of the high school Veterans Day Assembly on November 11, 2021. The stands were full of students, teachers, community members, and of course veterans. After the welcome from Ginger Crow, the new music director of PBHS, a prayer was given by Carson Rabou, a member of the Tri-Music Honor Society. Following the Presentation of Colors by members of the American Legion Post 60, all in attendance stood for the Pledge of Allegiance. The Junior and Senior...

  • Burns Town Council starts with moment of silence

    Karen Lipska|Nov 18, 2021

    The Burns town council on November 8th started the meeting with a moment of silence. Veron Testerman was a board member on the utility board. He had passed away in October. On public comments a concerned citizen stated that she had brought this up before and nothing was done. “We need some law enforcement in Burns. In Cheyenne a student was killed in front of the school walking across the street in the crosswalk. Two other students were hit walking in the cross walk. Last week someone was in the diner asking questions on how much money was i...

  • Projects and thank yous at Pine Bluffs Town Council

    Karen Lipska|Nov 18, 2021

    With a heavy agenda, the November 8, 2021 meeting of the Pine Bluffs Town Council, took on some thank yous and checking on numerous projects.. Mike Ragsdale started the meeting due to Mayor Fornstrom being absent for the night. All agendas were approved. For public comments, Laramie County Commissioner Gunner Malm would like to thank the Pine Bluffs council and the Pine Bluffs community for supporting the spot tax. He thanked the Pine Bluffs council for having an early election ballot to determine the early outcome of the election....

  • Todd Fornstrom elected to sixth term as Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation President

    Nov 18, 2021

    CODY, Nov. 13, 2021-Todd Fornstrom, of Laramie County, was elected to his sixth term as President of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) at the organization's 102nd annual meeting in Cody. "I enjoy the people and the policy development process," Fornstrom said. "It is fun and an incredible honor to represent the members of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation." "Bringing people together for the good of agriculture is very rewarding," Fornstrom continued. Todd and his family farm in Laramie...

  • The First Thanksgiving

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|Nov 18, 2021

    It was cold, bitterly cold, on December 18, 1620 when the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts to form their first colony in the New World. Since they had no shelter on land, they had to live on the ship for the next few months and ferried back and forth to the shore as they worked hard to build homes for their new colony. In March they began to move ashore permanently as shelter became available. But, the months aboard ship were devasting. One hundred settlers started the journey,...

  • Burns Broncs holds two signing

    Karen Lipska|Nov 18, 2021

    Rylee Jo Ward has signed on to go to Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska. She had great year in volleyball. Ward had 1855 career assists, 880 season assists, Player of the Year east Conference, All state 2021, South All- Star Team, and All Conference twice. Ward's volleyball team placed 2nd in the east 3A, and 4th place at state volleyball. Even though she tore her ACL in 2019 Ward fought back to be on top. Ward said, "I have always wanted to go to Chadron State just like my parents. I...

  • Pine Bluffs football teams have undefeated seasons

    Jim Merryfield|Nov 18, 2021

    Football fun notes. This year the entire Pine Bluffs football program went undefeated in seasonal play. Varsity, JV and elementary football teams all were perfect in their regular season games. Coach Gray had this to say about the varsity season. "The year didn't finish how we wanted but we are very proud of the kids. They competed with everything they had. Throughout the year they faced adversity head on and didn't complain. Winning is hard to do, and these kids got a big taste of winning. They...

  • All Conference Awards from Coaches received by four Pine Bluffs Hornets

    Jim Merryfield|Nov 18, 2021

    As the Pine Bluffs Hornets volleyball season comes to an end the Wyoming Coaches Association has voted on the All-Conference and All-State Conference Award winners. Pine Bluffs did well as four of the Hornets received All-Conference Award recognition. Abby Gray, Emily Hass, Andrea Reifschneider and Jaden Shelit were all recognized for their efforts and talents on the court and received All-Conference Award honors. In addition to the All-Conference Award Jaden Shelit was recognized further and received All-State Award honors. Her efforts and...

  • Four Lady Broncs recipients of All Conference Awards from Coaches

    Jim Merryfield|Nov 18, 2021

    Even though the volleyball season is over there are still some events that we can recognize. The 2021 Coaches Association have announced the All-Conference Award winners for the 2021 volleyball season. Burns Broncs had four ladies from the Burns Broncs Volleyball team named to the All-Conference team. They were Kylie Gallegos, Brooke Hansen, Emma Norris and Rylee Ward. In addition to the All-State Award recognition two of the girls were named to the All-State Award team. Emma Norris and Rylee Ward both received All-State Award Honors. If you...

  • Rylie Jo Ward Athlete of the Year

    Jim Merryfield|Nov 18, 2021

    In addition to the All-Conference and All-State Award honors one Burns Lady Broncs volleyball team member received another honor. The 3A Eastern Conference Player of the Year is an honor that is given to athletes that demonstrate not only outstanding talent but true team spirit and support. This year two people were recognized for this honor. Rylee Ward of the Burns Lady Broncs Volleyball team was recognized. Rylee Ward is co-winner with Tessa Taylor of Buffalo as the 2021 3A Eastern Conference...

  • Albin Community Volleyball

    Karen Lipska|Nov 18, 2021

    The fourth annual Albin volleyball tournament was October 12 through October 13th. Seven teams from Cheyenne, Wyoming to Lagrange, Wyoming competed. This tournament was started because outdoor sports have ended and it was the middle of fall. This is a way for people to have fun and to burn off some energy. The Albin Community Center was where you could bring your family to an event that is safe for all. Some of the teams had never played at the tournament before. Other teams have been back to...

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  • Veterans Day Event held at Burns High School

    Karen Lipska|Nov 18, 2021

    On November 11, 2021 Burns High School honored Veterans in the morning. The Future Business Leaders of America made and served a brunch to the veterans at the school. To start the program in the gym Jackson Kirkbride did open prayer be thankful for the day and the veterans following with a moment of silence. The Burns High School Choir sang the National Anthem while everyone turned to the America flag to honor it. Seniors Kamber Clayson and Caden David recited speeches to honor the veterans....

  • Wyoming infantry unit welcomes its first female commander

    Sgt Kristina Kranz 197th Public Affairs Detachment|Nov 18, 2021

    AFTON, Wyo. – To 1st Lt. Alyssa Brenner, a change of command ceremony means a step forward in her career. To the rest of the Wyoming National Guard, it was a historic milestone. As she grasped the guidon in the traditional passing of the colors she became the first female to command an infantry unit in the Wyoming Army National Guard. She is the second female to command a combat arms unit in Wyoming, joining Capt. Leslie Brazil, former commander of Alpha Battery, 2-300th Field Artillery R...

  • The Weaponization of Healthcare Part 2

    Mike Heath|Nov 18, 2021

    Remember the statement “You never let a serious crisis go to waste”, 2008, Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s Chief of Staff? The Democrats certainly aren’t letting COVID go to waste. They’re using the healthcare industry to beat us about the head and shoulders with vaccine and mask requirements. There’s no personal freedom left as far as Socialists are concerned. They have the power and are using it all the way down to the local levels of government. So far Wyoming is better off than many states but we still have our problems. Anyone who takes the time to...

  • LCCC's CDL graduate sets up Wyoming business

    Nov 18, 2021

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming. – Cheyenne, Wyoming — Justin Smith just wanted to find some work-life balance. The single mom of two daughters, needed to make ends meet, but also spend time with her family. So, she set out to do just that in early 2021 when she joined the Laramie County Community College, Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) program. Smith was able to participate thanks in part to Climb WY, a program that assists single moms overcome poverty. Smith found success in the program quickly. “She excelled and shared her enthusiasm and knowled...

  • Pine Bluffs and Burns Seniors receive Citizenship Award

    Karen Lipska|Nov 18, 2021

    The Laramie County Retired Education Personnel awarded two students the Citizenship Award. This is award to given to seniors from Laramie County high schools. The career counselor or principal of the school explained to the Laramie County Retired Education Personnel why he/she should be selected. This student demonstrates involvement in school and community service. This senior has had to overcome some type of adversity. Their goal is to have some sort of career. The person demonstrates...

  • Albin talks equipment sales, new Christmas decorations and more

    Karen Lipska|Nov 18, 2021

    Mayor Krakow called the meeting to order on November 11 at 7:00 p.m. Council member Jeremiah Johnson made a motion to approved the previous minutes. Council member Kelley Kriz seconded. All approved. There was a few bids for the equipment the town of Albin was selling. They are: $155 for the pig hut, $1.45 for a T-post, $10 for the hog panel, $25 for waterer, and $1.50 for a T post. The council decided on and approved all bids of the night except $1.45 for the T-post. “The lunch program is a little low on funding but will be better next month ,...