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  • Texas Trail Market meeting is Monday

    Staff Report|Dec 8, 2016

    Texas Trail Market will hold its annual membership meeting this coming Monday, Dec. 12 at the Pine Bluffs Community Center. The store will close at 5 p.m. that day so the meeting can take place. A ham dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Door prizes will also be awarded during the evening. Chairman Bill Cushing will address the membership at 7 p.m. to give an update on the state of your local co-op grocery store. Members will also be casting votes for two available board spots....

  • LCSD2 meeting dates for 2017

    Staff Report|Dec 8, 2016

    The Laramie County School District No. 2 has announced the meeting dates for both the committee of the whole (work session) meetings and the regular school board meetings. The Committee of the Whole (COW) meeting will be held Jan. 4, 2017 in Pine Bluffs while the regular board meeting will be held in Carpenter Jan. 9, 2017. The COW meeting will be held in Burns Feb. 8, 2017 while the regular board meeting will be held in Pine Bluffs Feb. 13, 2017. In March, the site for the COW meeting will be held in Pine Bluffs on the 8th and March 13, 2017...

  • Blowing in the wind

    Staff Report|Dec 8, 2016

    Sustained winds of 52mph were to blame for this tractor-trailer blowover on eastbound I-80 just outside Pine Bluffs Monday afternoon. According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, the rig, driven by Eric Gunder of Missouri, was traveling with an empty trailer when the high winds sent the truck toppling onto its right side, injuring passenger Ruth Allen, also of Missouri. Allen was transported to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center for treatment. No other vehicles were involved in the...

  • Pine Bluffs' Prostart class offers creativity and fun

    Becky Christofferson|Dec 8, 2016

    One of the most popular classes at the Pine Bluffs High School brings together creativity and fun as well as the chance to learn lifelong kitchen skills. According to Pine Bluffs High School Family and Consumer Science Teacher Nicole Horrocks, her class is called Prostart because it stands for "where the pros start". "Prostart is a National Restaurant Association curriculum training students to be culinary professionals in the restaurant field," she explained. Only high school students who are...

  • Here are last words on 2016 election: Wyoming voters most powerful in USA

    Bill Sniffin|Dec 8, 2016

    Welcome to the Cowboy State – home of the most powerful voters in America. And these voters care a lot about voting too, as record numbers turned out on Nov. 8. Some counties like Laramie, Fremont and Johnson recorded 100 percent turnouts of registered voters. This is amazing in a country where barely half of the eligible voters turned out. Because we have the smallest population of any state in America, it takes just 187,923 voters in Wyoming to cast a single electoral vote. In California it ta...

  • Barrasso outlines the future of Obamacare

    Sen. John Barrasso|Dec 8, 2016

    U.S. Senator John Barrasso recently delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding the future of Obamacare. Barrasso outlines how Republicans plan to dismantle Obamacare and replace it with patient-centered care. Excerpts of Senator Barrasso’s remarks: “The health care law began collapsing a long time ago – and Republicans are now ready to clear away the rubble. Then we’ll write a new law that reforms America’s broken health insurance system. One that puts American families in control of their health care.” “The American peop...

  • GAO: Student Loan Cost Projections Doubled; Flawed Estimates Lack Transparency

    Sen. Mike Enzi|Dec 8, 2016

    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released the results of an extensive investigation requested by Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, on the cost projections of the Income Driven Repayment (IDR) plans administered by the Department of Education. GAO’s report shows that the current cost projections for IDR plans are tens of billions higher than original estimates. GAO also found that the Department of Education used flawed data to estimate program costs, which is expected to result in massive l...

  • Larry Bruce Conger

    Dec 8, 2016

    Larry Bruce Conger, 74, passed away November 27, 2016. He was born to Vernon F. and Florence V. Conger on September 19, 1942 in Bisbee, AZ. On August 22, 1964 he married Nancy Isakson. Soon after, he reported for service in the National Guard and received an honorable discharge in 1969. Larry joined his father farming and ranching near Pierce, CO. In 1991 they relocated the ranching operation to Banner County, NE. Larry is survived by his wife of 52 years, Nancy; daughters, Christina (Brian)... Full story

  • Sherrie Lynn Lemley

    Dec 8, 2016

    Sherrie Lynn Lemley (Dwinell) passed away on November 29, 2016 in Aurora, CO due to multiple organ failure at Anschutz hospital. She was 62. Sherrie was born on May 21, 1954 in Fort Morgan, CO to Melvin and Verla Klawonn. She was raised near Grover, CO on the family farm. She married and had three sons Ben, Anthony and Gene and lived mostly Rocky Ford, CO. She later married Dr. Steve Lemley, May 19, 2007 and resided in Colorado Springs, CO until her death. Sherrie was a loving mother who loved t... Full story

  • Dog tags due in January

    Staff Report|Dec 8, 2016

    For both residents in Burns and Pine Bluffs, dog tag renewals are fast approaching with a January deadline for both communities. In Pine Bluffs, proof of current rabies shot is required to get the tags. Ever year the town teams up with local Bluffs Vet Clinic to hold a dog and cat clinic in January at the Pine Bluffs Town Hall so that residents may get their pets current with the mandated shots needed as well as get their town tags at the same time. As of press time, no date had been set for the clinic. Any dogs that are caught running at...

  • Community Calendar

    Dec 8, 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 kids have a (snow)ball!

    Becky Christofferson|Dec 8, 2016

    Mason Hoyt, right, throws a snowball at Sawyer Rose, left, during the snowball fight at the Carpenter Family Fun Night hosted by the Carpenter Elementary Student Council. The event started out with a baked potato bar provided by the student council with help from the Carpenter School Community organization as well as side dishes and desserts brought in by students' families. Everyone enjoyed the movie "Big Hero 6" after the snowball fight. The student council wanted to give the families the...

  • Looking Back

    Dec 8, 2016

    1 YEARS AGO Dec. 7, 1916 The farmers institute was to be held along with a corn, small grain and potato show. Leading agriculturists of the state were to discuss crops, soil, livestock and dairy problems. The farmers of this section met and effected a permanent organization of a local Farm Loan Rural credit association with a membership of 23 and with applications of loans amounting to $40,000. It was reported that Mrs. Joe Hanson of Salem was suffering with a severe attack of a tooth ache. A new library door, new blackboards and new book...

  • Banner County News

    Barb Cross|Dec 8, 2016

    Good morning friends near and far! I hope this week has been good to you. It is a busy time of year for sure, and it is definitely beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Are you ready? I am not. The house is decorated, and the grand kids gifts have been bought. They are not wrapped however and the family here in this decorated home has not been taken care of. I hope to get right on it tomorrow, before the weekend when everyone else is trying to do the same thing. On top of that the weather has...

  • Hereford News

    Carolyn Ragsdale|Dec 8, 2016

    This week at the Hereford Community Church Jan Hauer and Andrea Reifschneider were celebrating birthdays. The second Advent candle was lit by Mike, Rosalyn, Andrea, and Tommy Reifschneider. For the special Pee Wee and Cecelia Smock sang Remember Me and Lets Put Christ Back in Christmas accompanied by Pee Wee on the guitar. The sermon topic was Swaddling Clothes and the scripture was Luke 2:8-12. Next week the sermon title will be Simply Spiritual. Then on December 18, the morning topic will be...

  • Albin News

    Charlene Smith|Dec 8, 2016

    Winter came suddenly this year. It always surprises some of us, even after living in Wyoming for years or even a lifetime, how we can have 50 degree weather and the next be whipped around in chilling 60 mile per hour winds with snow on the way. Maybe it isn’t that winter came suddenly, it is that we were spoiled with extra days of autumn. But don’t remain spoiled in thinking you will have any extra days to bake goodies and write your letters to Santa Claus and family and friends far away. Just a...

  • Pine Bluffs Health Clinic set to open Jan. 2

    Becky Christofferson, Pine Bluffs Post|Dec 8, 2016

    The new Pine Bluffs Health clinic is set to open Jan. 2, 2017 under the management of Kimball Health Services (KHS). KHS plans to have new providers and expanded hours for those wanting medical care in Pine Bluffs and the surrounding communities According to KHS CEO Ken Hunter, the clinic will be changing from a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) to a Rural Health Clinic (RHC). “It comes down to how we are reimbursed from the federal government,” he explained. “Through the medicaid and medicare reimbursement structure, going to the RHC w...

  • High West Energy's Walter finalist in Women's Leadership Award

    Becky Christofferson, Pine Bluffs Post|Dec 8, 2016

    High West Energy's PR and Marketing Manager Lorrell Walter was named as a finalist in the Women's Leadership Award sponsored by the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce. Walter was recognized during the Women's Leadership Luncheon Dec. 2 at the Radisson in Cheyenne. According to the nomination letter received by the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce, Walter was awarded a national spotlight on excellence award in May for an event she planned and implemented. The nomination letter continues to...

  • 'Tis the season!

    Becky Christofferson, Pine Bluffs Post|Dec 8, 2016

    Local merry-makers braved the cold temperatures and wind Monday night for Pine Bluffs' annual Christmas At Home celebration....

  • Basketball starts with the Burns Winter Classic Jan 8

    Jimmie Earls, Pine Bluffs Post Editor|Dec 8, 2016

    The 2A #1-ranked Pine Bluffs Hornets and Lady Hornets will be defending their dual state basketball titles starting today as high school basketball gets under way with the Burns Winter Classic tournament. Pine Bluffs will get things started Thursday starting at 4 p.m. with a girls match-up with Wyoming Indian. The boys will follow at 5:30 p.m. Burns will host Moorcroft on the opening night, with the girls playing at 7 p.m. and the boys playing the nightcap game starting at 8:30 p.m. Friday will...

  • Undefeated!

    Becky Christofferson, Pine Bluffs Post|Dec 8, 2016

    The Burns Junior High girls basketball team couldn't have had a more perfect season then the one that ended Saturday as SEWAC basketball champions. Playing with determination, the team edged out Pine Bluffs 19-22 in the semi-final game Saturday morning. The championship game saw the team compete against Lusk for the third time as the Lady Broncs shut out the Lady Tigers 33-16. Winning both games during the SEWAC tournament, not only gave the Burns team the SEWAC title, but an impressive 13-0...

  • Pine Bluffs Junior High Girls earn 3rd at SEWAC

    Becky Christofferson, Pine Bluffs Post|Dec 8, 2016

    The Pine Bluffs Junior High Lady Hornets came up with a third place finish Saturday after defeating the Southeast Lady Cyclones in a tough game 22-21. Pine Bluffs Head Coach Nicole Horrocks said she was very proud of the team's effort at the SEWAC tourney. "It was a team effort and I thought they played their best all season." The Lady Hornets went up against the Burns Lady Broncs in the semi-final game. Playing tough, Pine Bluffs lost to Burns by a mere three points, 19-22. The "A" team of the...

  • State champion Hornets look to repeat

    Staff Report|Dec 8, 2016

    The Pine Bluffs Hornets basketball team is coming off an excellent year of grabbing three state titles in basketball, track and football. However, with the start of a new season, the team knows they will need to work hard and focus on this season's opponents if they want to make it back to the state title game in Casper this year. The team will be lead by three returning starters of Haize Fornstrom, Hunter Thompson and Kyle Steger as well as an impressive 11 returning lettermen. Seniors on the...

  • Lady Hornets hope to retain their crown

    Staff Report|Dec 8, 2016

    The Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets know what it feels like to come home as state championship title holders and working hard throughout the season will be on the team's agenda to hopefully lead back to a trip to Casper in March. According to fifth year head coach Lindsey Forbes, she is looking towards the six seniors to lead the 25-member team this year. There are eight returning letter winners to the team from last year. Forbes says their biggest goal is the same as last year. "It's to get better...

  • Burns basketball teams look to improve this season

    Staff Report|Dec 8, 2016

    Both the Burns Broncs and the Burns Lady Broncs are looking for this year to improve their records as they will begin their basketball season today against Moorcroft. According to Burns Lady Broncs Head Coach Barry Ward, who begins his 21st year as coach, the team will bring back lots of experience with their nine returning letter winners, five of those coming back as seniors. The team has a total of 26 athletes that are playing this year. He expects the team to lead collectively to add more...

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