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  • Deck the halls and streets

    Charlene Smith, Pine Bluffs Post staff|Dec 5, 2013

    The Pine Bluffs Maintenance department finishes the town's Christmas decorations just in time for the Christmas at Home celebration Monday evening, (photos on page 6). Approximately 100 decorations along with lights and swags make Pine Bluffs sparkle like new fallen snow....

  • Familiar face leads Police Department

    Charlene Smith, Pine Bluffs Post staff|Dec 5, 2013

    "As long as they need me, I will be here to help," said Pine Bluffs Police Chief Don Taylor after being named the interim police chief. Taylor took over after the recent resignation of Robin Clark. Taylor was the chief for three years before handing the reigns to Clark 16 months ago. He retired and began to travel with his wife. "We went to Florida, Texas, Missouri, really all over the place," Taylor said. "I just got back from Missouri where I was hunting and got two deer." Taylor said it is... Full story

  • Best 'Wyoming books' to buy this Christmas

    Bill Sniffin,|Dec 5, 2013

    "Books and booze," is how one of my coffee buddies answered, when I asked his ideas for the perfect Wyoming-oriented Christmas gifts. He had been giving out bottles of Wyoming Whiskey and Koltiska liqueurs over the past years plus he bought six of my Wyoming's 7 Greatest Natural Wonders books and a bunch of Chuck Box and Craig Johnson western potboilers. It is hard for me to argue with his selections, but this column is my annual attempt to compile a list of wonderful Wyoming-oriented books...

  • What's beyond your fence?

    Charlene Smith, Pine Bluffs Post staff|Dec 5, 2013

    As I was driving to work, I noticed a bull standing close to his fence gazing longingly over to the other pasture. Now, if you were raised with even a smudge of country on your jeans or "genes," you know he wasn't admiring the greener grass on the other side of the fence. He was looking at the cows. I would take the bet that this bull has not gone "without" his whole life. He most certainly knows how to work a corn field, if you know what I mean. Otherwise he would have been a steer or under...

  • Burns Bronc ranks in Super 25

    Charlene Smith|Dec 5, 2013

    Travis Romsa, son of Scott and Lori Romsa of Burns, was selected to the Casper Tribune Super 25, which honors Wyoming's best football players. Romsa along with his parents and brother Brandon, accepted the award in Casper at a dinner held for all the recipients. Head Coach Marv Mirich and assistant coach Drew Servern joined Romsa and his family when he accepted the award. Romsa and the Burns Broncs went undefeated this season, losing their first game in the playoffs....

  • News Notes

    Dec 5, 2013

    Tax rendition forms mailed According to Kenneth Guille, Laramie County Assessor, rendition forms for reporting commercial and industrial personal property have been mailed. Wyoming Statute requires all merchants, manufacturing, construction, farm and professional equipment be reported to the County Assessor by March 1st of each year. Guille stated information provided in 2013 is reflected on the forms businesses will be receiving. Businesses are asked to make any additions or deletions and return the form as soon as possible. If there have...

  • Texas Trail Market brings community together

    Charlene Smith, Pine Bluffs Post staff|Dec 5, 2013

    Whether it was the free food, "The Croods," or just a chance to hang out with neighbors and friends, more than 150 youths, along with their families, packed the Pine Bluffs Community Center gym the evening of Nov. 22. For 13 years, Texas Trail Market has sponsored the movie night for 13 years, providing free hot dogs, nachos, pop and all the popcorn you can eat. "We just wanted to make sure everyone had a good time," Texas Trail Market manager Bill Cushing said. "And we had a lot of fun, too."...

  • Community Calendar

    Dec 5, 2013

    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...

  • The Pine Bluffs Post welcomes new publisher

    Zachary Laux, Pine Bluffs Post staff|Dec 5, 2013

    My Monday in early November, was beginning to look bleak, before I got the call. I was backtracking from Cheyenne to Fort Collins the weekend before, after I learned Interstate 80 was closed due to a crash. I could have stayed in Cheyenne, but doing so would have meant arriving late to work Monday, and I had too much work to do in Saratoga, and, for some reason, I decided it would be a good idea not to take my laptop on this particular trip. Backtracking to Fort Collins to take Highway 287 back... Full story

  • Pine Bluffs and Burns football players are recognized

    Charlene Smith, Pine Bluffs Post staff|Dec 5, 2013

    The Wyoming Coaches Association released the names of the 2013 football players selected to the All-Conference and All-State teams. In the 1A All-Conference team, sophomore Kyle Jeffres and junior Preston Thurin, both of Pine Bluffs were named. Jeffres was also named to the 1A All-State Football team. Burns had nine players named to the 2A All-Conference team. They were seniors Wyatt Berg, Austin Burkett, Preston Goehring, Mikky Heward, Taylor Kirkbride, Matt Murphy and Travis Romsa. Junior...

  • Christmas at Home 2013

    Charlene Smith, Pine Bluffs Post staff|Dec 5, 2013

    After filling their bellies with chili made by Rick and Estelle Wagner at the Pine Bluffs Fire Department fundraiser for the department, the crowds enjoyed the sounds of Mannheim Steamroller on the streets downtown. Eight open houses busied the crowd as well as the wreath and gingerbread house bidding. If anyone was in the shopping spirit, vendors and businesses had plenty to chose from. The Bell Choir amazed young and old alike with their white gloves ringing the shiny golden bells. Leading...

  • Young driver wins big

    Submitted|Dec 5, 2013

    Natalie Phelps, 14-year-old daughter of Alan and Melissa Phelps of Cheyenne, is following in her dad's footsteps as a race car driver. Phelps won the championship for her class at Big Country Speedway in Cheyenne this past summer. She was competing with the "Warrior Class," which is a 4 cylinder front wheel drive car. This is a class for beginners or "rookies" and is open to any age or gender. Phelps had won the mid-season championship earlier in the summer. At the Wyoming Auto Racing Club...

  • Athlete of the Week: Pine Bluffs Junior High football team

    Charlene Smith, Pine Bluffs Post staff|Dec 5, 2013

    There is something fascinating about young athletes. And something more intriguing about undefeated young athletes. Just looking at the Pine Bluffs junior high football team, you couldn't tell they achieved something most teams only dream of. Going undefeated. The Hornets have five eighth graders and 12 seventh graders. The size and experience vary as much as the wind direction in Wyoming. But they all brought something unique to the team. "Team effort," the boys yelled. "We never gave up and...

  • Bowling Results

    Dec 5, 2013

    Monday Women (11/25/13) 1 Designs West 263 2 Farmers State Bank 262 3 Subway 239 Handicap Game Amy Thurston 229 Handicap Series Johnna Graves 656 Scratch Game Jesi Zitek 196 Scratch Series Kathy Freeburg 531 Tuesday Mixed 1 Spare Room 36 2 P&Z 32 3 Bob's 31 Women's Highs Handicap Game Carrie Popham 250 Handicap Series Beth Steege 656 Scratch Game Jo Radcliffe 189 Scratch Series Jo Radcliffe 536 Men's Highs Handicap Game Bob McLees 283 Handicap Series Bob McLees 730 Scratch Game Bob McLees 236...

  • Winner 
shares tips for holiday desserts

    Submitted The Food Networks Cupcake Wars|Dec 5, 2013

    If there's one downside to fabulous, food-filled holiday celebrations, it's the gurgles and groans of post-feasting indigestion. "We assume it's because we overate, but for a lot of people, that pain and sick feeling may not be about how much you ate but what you ate," said Kyra Bussanich, (, three-time winner of The Food Network's "Cupcake Wars" and author of a just-released recipe book, Sweet Cravings: 50 Seductive Desserts for a Gluten-Free Lifestyle. "About 2 million...

  • Banner News

    Barb Cross|Dec 5, 2013

    Well Thanksgiving is over, Black Friday is over and so is Cyber Monday. In at least two of the major shopping stores in our area Black Friday began on Thanksgiving Day. What kind of croc is that? I would like to hear your opinion, I just cannot believe that I am the only one who gets aggravated at this more and more each year. All of that aside, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. I was really looking forward to the break, and was equally looking forward to school on Monday! One of these days t...

  • Albin News

    Monte Lerwick and Charlene Smith|Dec 5, 2013

    Hello all and welcome to December. The month of giving and getting and celebrating the blessed life we have been given. Word on the street is that by the time you are reading this, a cold front with some snow and a "wee bit" of wind has moved in. As Monte said, "Batten down the hatches, it's about to blow!" Keep the home fire burning, it will soon pass. Maybe not to sunny and 75, but pass nonetheless. The Albin Elementary Christmas program is scheduled for Tues., Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Please...

  • Bushnell News

    Jamie Carpenter|Dec 5, 2013

    I'd like to invite everyone to the open house at the High Point Welcome Center in Kimball from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6. The Community Center board meets on Monday, Dec. 9. The Granny Craft Club is meeting at Jeanne Laboray's at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 10 for their Christmas dinner. The Calvary United Methodist Women will meet at Jeanne Laboray's at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11 for a cookie exchange. The village board meets at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11. Saturday, Dec. 7 is "Take Your...

  • Grover News

    Carolyn Ragsdale|Dec 5, 2013

    10 and Up Club Christmas Luncheon Date: Saturday, Dec. 14th Time: 12 p.m. Where: Friendship Alliance North Church PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE. This month we are having a soup and sandwich luncheon; with the soup and meat tray being provided. Those attending are asked to please bring a salad or dessert dish. Voluntary donations of food items will be accepted to put towards a basket for a Christmas needy family. PeeWee and Cecelia Smock will be entertaining with music. Everyone 55 and older are...

  • Hereford News

    Carolyn Ragsdale|Dec 5, 2013

    For the special service on Nov. 24 at the Hereford Community Church, Shirley Wiggin played "I Love To Tell The Story" on her auto harp then asked the congregation to sing along. The sermon topic was "Thanksgiving." Pastor Opdycke gave the history of Thanksgiving which has been celebrated since the pilgrims came to America. Abraham Lincoln set the last Thursday in November as the official Thanksgiving Day in 1863. It is a day set aside to thank God for all our blessings. Some of the things we...

  • Looking Back

    Dec 5, 2013

    1 years ago On the illustrious date of November 20 the mayorettes (sic) of the coming generation met for the purpose of providing a means of entertainment during the long evenings of winter. It was decided to form a club named the Pine Bluffs Recreation Club made up principally of the young single men of the community, although married men could join if it was convenient for them to do so. The place sought that was fitting and proper was the Blair Hall. The posterior room is to be fitted with...

  • No Till Notes 'Wildlife Conservation Habitat'

    Mark Watson|Dec 5, 2013

    With pheasant hunting season in full swing I thought I would look at some opportunities for recreation in our area. I know we have a recreational opportunity in our region for attracting pheasant and deer hunters to our area on a much larger scale than what is currently available. If you provide a good hunting environment for these hunters there is a real opportunity for increasing farm income and benefiting the businesses in our communities. There are many hunters along the Front Range of Color...

  • Winter Sports Tab

    Dec 5, 2013

  • Hornets build underclassmen

    Charlene Smith, Pine Bluffs Post staff|Dec 5, 2013

    Pine Bluffs boys basketball head coach Will Gray begins his second season as head coach with only one returning starter, Scott Gross. However, the bench offers experience and five letter winners from last year. Gray is focused on building from that experience and the new players coming onto the court. "We have a lot of players to replace from last year's very successful team," Gray said. "Even though it didn't end the way we wanted, we were able to accomplish many great things." Gray said this...

  • Burns Broncs set high goals

    Charlene Smith, Pine Bluffs Post staff|Dec 5, 2013

    On a white board placed at the Burns boys’ basketball practice gym is a quote from Vince Lombardi. “Winning is not something. It is the only thing. You don’t win once in a while. Winning is a habit. So is losing.” Coach Sean Patterson entering his third year at the helm of the Burns basketball team. He hopes to improve on the winning habits of the Broncs. With a 39-18 record, which includes his years as assistant coach, Patterson knows the taste of victory as well as defeat. Last year, the Bro...

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