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 By Jimmie Earls    News    December 15, 2016

Use it or lose it

Texas Trail Market General Manager Bill Cushing didn't mince words when he addressed the co-op membership Monday night. "We could lose this store," he said. "This past year has been kind of a...

 
 By Jimmie Earls    News    December 15, 2016

Two-vehicle accident on I-80 results in fatality

One person is dead following a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 80 five miles west of Pine Bluffs on Wednesday, December 14. The accident occurred at approximately 1:25 p.m. when a 2016...

 
 By Jimmie Earls    News    December 15, 2016

The right place, the right time

On ordinary days, things go according to routine. On other days, if you find yourself in the right place at the right time, you can end up saving someone’s life. Laramie County Sheriff’s Deputy Char Madden had one of those out of the ordinary day...

 

From Saratoga to UW football and back home

My new favorite baseball cap says “Wyoming versus BYU,” except that this cap is 20 years old from the 1996 WAC football championship held in Las Vegas. We were at that game and now it is Déj...

 

Troops get pay raise, funds for Cheyenne projects authorized in national defense bill

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., voted to advance a bill Dec. 7 that would authorize $611 billion in funding for our national defense including a 2.1 percent pay raise for active-duty military service members. The bill would also authorize funding...

 

Congress acts to protect the most personal data – genetic information

Congress recently passed the 21st Century Cures Act, which includes important new protections for genetic privacy, which were top priorities of U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo. The bill strengthens privacy protections around the collection of genetic...

 

Senators request President Obama stop issuing new regulations

Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, both R-Wyo., joined Senate colleagues in sending a letter to President Obama requesting his Administration stop issuing non-emergency rules and regulations in the final weeks of his term. Led by Senator Cory...

 

Melvin Lamar Hoke

Melvin Lamar Hoke, 87, passed away peacefully December 10, 2016, at his residence in Hereford, Colorado after a long battle with dementia. Melvin was born January 27, 1929 in Weldona, Colorado and... Full story

 

Vona "Lucille" Goudie

Vona "Lucille" Goudie, 94, of Cheyenne, died on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at the Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne. She was born on July 30, 1922 in Burns, Wyoming. Lucille was an exceptional... Full story

 

Bonnie Bastian

Bonnie Bastian, 89, of Burns, Wyoming, passed away November 16, 2016, at her home. She was born on February 21, 1927, in Mahaska, Kansas, daughter of Milford and Anna Gaston. Her family moved to the... Full story

 

Community Calendar

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...

 

Wagners honored by LCFD5

Rick Wagner, second from left along with this wife Estela, were honored with a plaque by Laramie County Fire District #5 Chief Derek Walls, left and Jerry Lamb, far right at the firemen's chili feed...

 

Looking Back

100 YEARS AGO Dec. 14, 1916 It was reported that Pine Bluffs had electric lights in the early morning hours from 5 to 7, in addition to the service until noon on Wednesdays. Thomas Ross, living three and a half miles southwest of Pine Bluffs, was...

 
 By Barb Cross    News    December 15, 2016

Banner County News

Good morning, and a bitter cold December day awaits, getting colder as the week wears on. Not much snow predicted either, but as you know that changes around here quite often and sometimes even in the...

 

Hereford News

The 55 And Up Club met on Friday, December 9, for their monthly potluck luncheon. There was a good turnout and everyone enjoyed the good food and fellowship. The door prizes were won by Harold...

 

LCSD No. 2 passes first reading on reduction of staffing policies

The Laramie County School District No. 2 (LCSD #2) Board of Trustees voted upon two policies concerning the reduction of staff at both the professional level and classified level at its regular-scheduled meeting held at the Albin Elementary in...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 15, 2016

Pine Bluffs' 11th Christmas light contest to be held

The Pine Bluffs Recreation Department will sponsor the 11th Annual Christmas Light Decoration Contest with the judging to take place 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wed. Dec. 21. The contest is for residents living within the town limits and businesses are...

 
 By Staff Report    News    December 15, 2016

Pine Bluffs sixth-grader earns third in Patriot's Pen contest

Pine Bluffs Elementary sixth-grader Abby Gray was presented with $75 as she was awarded third place in the local level of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Patriot's Pen essay, sponsored by the VFW...

 

Hornets sweep opponents to open season 4-0

The Pine Bluffs Hornets competed in the Burns Winter Classic Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The team concentrated on using teamwork and came out winning all of their games. The Pine Bluffs Hornets' fi...

 

Lady Hornets still in championship form

Bringing home wins this past weekend was the Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets as they were able to defeat all their opponents in the Burns Winter Classic at the varsity level. According to Lady Hornets Head...

 

Lady Coyotes continue to learn despite losses

The Pawnee Lady Coyotes had a busy week as they hosted two non-conference and one conference game at home. Pawnee took to the court Dec. 6 against Union Colony of Greeley and were defeated by 32 points. The Lady Coyotes had trouble containing the the...

 

Broncs win season opener, lose following three games

The Burns Broncs basketball team won their first game of the season and then fell to Wyoming Indian, Wind River and Snake River during the Burns Winter Classic Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The...

 

Lady Broncs go 1-3 over weekend

The Burns Lady Broncs went one and three over the weekend as they hosted their own Winter Classic Thursday, Friday and Saturday. To kick off the season, the Lady Broncs competed against Moorcroft and...

 

Wrestlers battle at Charlie Lake Invite

The Burns-Pine Bluffs wrestlers opened the season last week competing in the Charlie Lake Invitational at Cheyenne East High School. Although the squad was a few members short, coach Dan Clayson belie...

 

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