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  • Pine Bluffs Lion's Club continues tradition of Student of the Quarter Scholarships

    Nov 26, 2020

    The Pine Bluffs Lion's Club has been presenting scholarships for student of the quarters since 2004, according to Gary Roadifer. This quarter's students are: Abby Gray of Pine Bluffs High School and Layne Burnett of Burn's High School. The idea of student of the quarter came from our sponsoring Lion's Club, Kimball's Lions Club. We started the program in 2004 and to date have recognized 118 students.from the high schools in Laramie County School District 2 with a certificate and a small...

  • Snoopy's Bookhouse "A Free Little Library" comes to the neighborhood

    Jo Radcliffe Pine Bluffs Post|Nov 26, 2020

    On a cold blustery winter day, there is nothing better than cuddling up in your favorite chair with a warm blanket, a hot cup of coffee, tea or cocoa (whatever your taste buds desire) and opening a good book. Suspense, romance, fantasy, action/adventure or children's - books whatever your preference a good book can take you out of the real world to another place or time. You become immersed in the story as it plays out on the pages. The characters become your friends, you laugh with them, cry...

  • Fornstrom Racing Goes Pink

    Nov 26, 2020

  • Clark Arthur Smith

    Nov 26, 2020

    Clark Arthur Smith, 95 of Cheyenne passed away peacefully at home with family by his side on November 19, 2020. Clark was born in Pine Bluffs on January 8, 1925 to Ralph H. Smith and Bernice (Beatty) Smith . His grandparents, Hubert and Laura Burns Smith ( Laura Burns direct descendant to Robert Burns, the Scottish Poet who wrote "Auld Lang Syne") moved his family from Kansas to homestead and ranch in Pine Bluffs. Clark's father, Ralph Smith, a rancher and champion Bronc Rider, rode in early...

  • Natural Air Fresheners

    Mike Heath Laramie County Master Gardners|Nov 26, 2020

    Can plants really purify the air in our homes? That's a good question. Some researchers, such as scientists at NASA, say, "Yes": Other notable researchers, such as Lauren Johnson at CNN, will say, "No". Of course I'm being a bit facetious here. Lauren Johnson is not a researcher, but in typical CNN fashion seems to believe that anything she says is the absolute statement of fact and her "science" debunks everyone else. The fact is that the question is still up for debate. The science is not...

  • Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation sets policy for coming year, elects leaders

    Nov 26, 2020

    November 18, 2020— The meat supply chain, state agency coordination with county entities and pandemic responses by non-elected officials were among the many topics included in policies adopted at the 101st annual meeting of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB). Held Nov. 12-14, 2020 in Casper, Wyo., the meeting is an important step in the grassroots policy development process of Farm Bureau. The need for a competitive enterprise system, individual freedoms and protection of property rights ring through all of the discussions as Farm...

  • This year's Small Business Saturday may be the most critical in history

    Daniel Nordberg SBA Regional Administrator|Nov 26, 2020

    Small Business Saturday is a relatively new American tradition. While Black Friday has been an informal holiday for more than 60 years, it wasn’t until 2010 that the Saturday after Thanksgiving earned its official title, designating it as a day to shop local and support hometown retailers. In a year where businesses have faced profound challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Small Business Saturday may be more critical than ever before. In fact, many locally owned retailers earn upwards of 50 percent of annual revenues during t...

  • An Interview with Kari Brafford: Celebrating National American Indian Heritage Month

    MSgt J Marshall Wyo Military Dept Public Affairs|Nov 26, 2020

    Told by Master Sgt. Jacqueline Marshall, Wyoming Military Department Public Affairs CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The Wyoming National Guard is celebrating National American Indian Heritage Month by paying tribute to the culture and heritage of these remarkable Americans who deeply enrich the quality and character of our Nation.  For this month's observance, I spoke with Staff Sgt. Kari Brafford, a Human Resources Specialist, who has served 10-years in the Wyoming Army National Guard. Throughout her...

  • Thank you Pine Bluffs Post for COVID information

    Mike Heath|Nov 26, 2020

    As you all know now I’ve been writing articles on the COVID crisis for the last couple of months. The Pine Bluffs Post have been the only newspaper in the state with the courage to publish the facts that we aren’t being told by the news media and the health departments. I want to commend and thank the editor, Penny Merryfield, for her willingness to print the truth, even though it has made a lot of people mad. I don’t know how much blowback she’s had, but I’ve had blowback from one elected official so far and my wife has felt it for...

  • Look back on Wyoming wild turkey history this Thanksgiving

    Sara DiRienzo|Nov 26, 2020

    It wasn’t until 1955 when hunters could harvest the historic wild turkey in Wyoming Cheyenne - It wasn’t until 1955 when hunters could harvest the historic wild turkey in Wyoming. Hunters’ interest has continued to gain momentum since. With both fall and spring seasons to chase gobblers, hunters’ stealthy pursuits provide excellent food for their families and mementos of feathers, beards and spurs to commemorate the hunt long after. It all started in 1935, when the Wyoming Game and Fish Department swapped sage grouse with New Mexico...

  • 2020 All Conference Players

    Shelle Rostad Burns High School Volleyball Coach|Nov 26, 2020

    Rylee Ward was selected as a unanimous 3A Volleyball All-Conference player during our Regional meeting. She was one of 16 very talented players in the 3A Absaraka conference chosen. Burns ran a 5-1 offense which means Rylee was a key component of running a successful offense as the team's only setter. Rylee ended the season with 429 assists. She was a 91.6% server and contributed 39 aces throughout the season. Rylee also had 50 kills, 20 blocks, and 151 digs throughout the 2020 season. Rylee...

  • 2020 All Conference Players

    Seth Tangeman|Nov 26, 2020

    The Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets had three All-Conference players this year. Jaden Shelit, Andrea Reifschneider, and Emily Haas, CONGRADULATIONS. These girls had an amazing season, when asked about all conference, junior Jaden Shelit said "Receiving all-conference honors is such a great feeling-the feeling of accomplishment and success is even greater when you get to share it with teammates. It was a hard season, but we all worked hard, and it paid off, even if we didn't make it to state. We all...

  • Burns and Pine Bluffs Football All-Stars

    James Merryfield|Nov 26, 2020

    The 2020 football season has ended and it is time to recognize the outstanding efforts demonstrated by some of our players. The top honor bestowed upon football players in the five classifications around Wyoming High School football has been revealed. These honors are bestowed by a panel of head coaches across the state and unveiled by the Wyoming Coaches Association. To be considered for All-State football honors, a player must have been named First-Team All-Conference. In class 2A, Burns Bronc’s player Mr. Lincoln Siebert received...

  • Wrestling

    Nov 26, 2020

  • Photo of the Week

    Nov 26, 2020

    Pine Bluffs Post will be featuring local photos from area photographers in it's Photo of the Week section. Photo must be taken by those submitting a photo. Please submit to [email protected]. Please include a description of where and when photo was taken, and all submissions give the Pine Bluffs Post permission to print said photo. Contact information must be included....

  • Are You a Democrat, Republican, Libertarian or Constitutionalist?

    Jennifer Burns|Nov 26, 2020

    Part two of a Four Part Series and Political Analysis Wyoming has been predominantly a “red state”. But do some truly align with the Repulican platform? Those in the state Legislature who do not vote according to the party platform are known as RINOs [Republican In Name Only], a derogatory name to be called. The website WyoRINO.com states scores are an “index based on the Platform and the Resolutions of the Wyoming Republican Party, which are passed in convention every two years by thousands of elected grassroots Republicans. This...