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  • Madden steps down from PBPD

    Jimmie Earls|Dec 17, 2015

    Pine Bluffs police officer Char Madden tendered her resignation to Chief Justin Trout in a letter dated Nov. 29. "I am submitting my letter of resignation effective November 29, 2015 through December 12, 2015. I would like to take the time to thank you for the opportunities I had with the Pine Bluffs Police Department. I learned a great deal while working with the police department and would like to remain a reserve officer, so I may continue to serve my community. Thank you." During the Pine Bl...


    Dec 17, 2015

    Blizzard Warning for South Laramie Range Issued by The National Weather Service Cheyenne, WY 1:43am MST, Fri Dec 18 Blizzard warning now in effect until 11 am MST this morning... Timing: Through late this morning. Winds/visibility:. Sustained west to southwest winds 35 to 50 mph with gusts to 65 mph. The strongest winds will occur through mid morning. Visibilities will drop to around one quarter mile. Impacts: strong winds will produce near whiteout conditions and significant blowing and drifting snow. Travel will be dangerous to impossible... Full story

  • Last minute stocking stuffers for shoppers in Cowboy State

    Bill Sniffin|Dec 17, 2015

    Jerky, books, gadgets and all specific things about Wyoming were some of the ideas sent by friends when I asked them their recommendations as perfect last-minute stocking stuffers this Christmas. Kari Cooper in Jackson recommended a “Wyoming Staycation” where people go skiing, attend a UW sporting event or take part in a myriad of holiday activities all over the state. Historian John Davis of Worland likes the idea of giving gift certificates to local restaurants. He might be thinking about how...

  • BHS students hold Christmas concert

    Polly Taylor|Dec 17, 2015

    The Burns Jr/Sr High School Band and high school Choir performed a Christmas concert to a packed house last week. The high school band started out the evening playing a medley of songs from popular Christmas movies and programs, such as Charlie Brown's Christmas and Home Alone. The combined band (shown) played the tune Bullet Train, which incorporated horns, strings, wind and percussion instruments; the March from The Nutcracker; and ended with a lively number, Santa Rocks the House, complete...

  • Community Calendar

    Dec 17, 2015

    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... Full story

  • School Board retains same slate of officers

    Polly Taylor|Dec 17, 2015

    The Laramie County School District 2 Board of Trustees met for a short, end-of-the-calendar-year meeting, and re-elected the 2014-2015 slate of officers to board leadership for 2015-2016. Taft Love will remain Chairman and member-at-large; Jeff Kirkbride Vice-Chairman and member-at-large; Julianne Randall, Treasurer and representing Pine Bluffs; and Todd Fornstrom, Clerk, and also representing Pine Bluffs. The board also approved the re-appointment of Tom Morgans, representing Burns, and Jack Bo...

  • Shop with a cop

    Polly Taylor|Dec 17, 2015

    Despite the snow Saturday morning, members of the Pine Bluffs Police Department and Laramie County Fire District 5, as well as kids, made the trek to the new Walmart in Cheyenne to Shop with a Cop for Christmas gifts. Pictured is the wife of Police Reserve Officer Mike Moore with one of the 10 children selected for the outing, checking out a possible addition to what he had already chosen. Afterward the kids were treated to lunch at Pizza Hut....

  • Delta Club celebrates Christmas

    Martha Cannon|Dec 17, 2015

    Delta Club's annual Christmas party was absolute fun. Hostessing the luncheon were Mary Jo Larson and her friend Theresa. Present were Judy Anderson, Vernita Anderson, Joy Barnes, Martha Cannon, Wanda Moore, Pat Palm, Jerrene Randall and Dorothy Seymour. Mary Jo served a baked ham lunch, which was totally yummy. We spent our time guessing mystery sisters, opening wonderful gifts and planning 2016, more to do than we can fit into one year. A great time was had by all....

  • Birth Announcement

    Dec 17, 2015

    Brent and Yangji Young announce the birth of their daughter, Ferrah Phina Yangchen Young, on Dec. 3, 2015, in Cody, Wy. Ferrah weighed 8 pounds 9 ounces and was 22-inches long. The grandparents are Ken and Teresa Young of Cheyenne, and Tina Young of Wheatland, Wy.... Full story

  • Lady Hornets unbeaten after Winter Classic

    Jimmie Earls|Dec 17, 2015

    The Pine Bluffs Lady Hornets stung the competition last weekend during the Burns Winter Classic, taking down all four opponents they faced to start the season at 4-0. Kemmerer The first victim was Kemmerer, who took a slim 14-13 lead after the first quarter of play and increased their lead to 26-21 at the break. The Lady Rangers looked to be in good shape in the early going of the second half, padding their lead to 39-30 by the end of the third quarter. In the final eight minutes of play, the...

  • Hornets take three of four at Burns

    Jimmie Earls|Dec 17, 2015

    Things were looking pretty good for the Pine Bluffs boys basketball team heading into the Burns Winter Classic last weekend. The Hornets started off 3-0 against their first three opponents, but then they ran into the defending state champs who handed Pine Bluffs its first loss on the season. Kemmerer Pine Bluffs' first foe of the season was Kemmerer last Thursday. The Hornets jumped out to a 13-8 lead in the first quarter and padded it in the second quarter to take a 24-12 lead into intermission...

  • Bowling Results

    Dec 17, 2015

    Monday Women 1. Pine Bowl, 276 2. Texas Trail Market, 261 3. Exxon, 254 Highs Handicap game: Jo Radcliffe, 290 Handicap series: Jo Radcliffe, 714 Scratch game: Jo Radcliffe, 243 Scratch series: Jo Radcliffe, 573 Tuesday Mixed 1. Harding Ranch, 36 2. Team #7, 33 3. P&Z, 32 Women’s Highs Handicap game: Allie Leitza, 237 Handicap series: Allie Leitza, 650 Scratch game: Jo Radcliffe, 198 Scratch series: Jo Radcliffe, 506 Men’s Highs Handicap game: Bob McLees, 284 Handicap series: Bob McLees, 782 Scratch game: Jared Zitek, 258 Scratch series: Jar...

  • Broncs record even after Winter Classic

    Jimmie Earls|Dec 17, 2015

    Whenever you play host to several guests, you will have your share of those who are just happy to be invited, and those who are there to leave with the deli tray. Such was the case for the Burns Broncs who hosted the Burns Winter Classic December 10-12. At the end of the weekend, the host team found their record split at 2-2 to start the season, proving there were some gracious invitees and some spoilers in the mix. Moorcroft The Broncs got off to a winning start by downing the Moorcroft Wolves...

  • Manlove named Coach of the Year

    Jimmie Earls|Dec 17, 2015

    The Wyoming Coaches Association has named Pine Bluffs/Burns cross country coach Cole Manlove 2A Girls Cross Country Coach of the Year. Coach of the Year is a peer award, voted on by fellow coaches across the state. “I’m very honored to be named,” said Manlove. “This award shows that my peers have recognized me as one of the outstanding coaches in the state. I am fortunate and incredibly blessed to have been recognized. That being said, this is only a reflection of the outstanding team we have and the girls ran their butts off. Our team is a co...

  • Wrestlers finish tenth at Charlie Lake Memorial

    Jimmie Earls|Dec 17, 2015

    The Burns/Pine Bluffs wrestling season is off to a slow start after placing 10th at the Charlie Lake Memorial tournament at Cheyenne East on December 11-12. In Pool A – Round One, the team fell 59-18 to Gering, followed by a Round Two 54-24 loss to Cheyenne South. In Round Three, Burns lost 77-0 to Poudre and in Round Five, Douglas beat Burns 46-30. In the Placement Matches, Niwot and Burns faced off to see who would take 9th Place. Niwot came away with a 40-27 win to send Burns home with a 10th place finish. The team travels to Wright on D...

  • Lady Broncs win a pair, lose a pair

    Jimmie Earls|Dec 17, 2015

    The Burns Lady Broncs hosted several teams across the state this past weekend for the Burns Winter Classic. It was a see-saw schedule that saw the Lady Broncs win, lose, win and lose to even their record at 2-2 to start off the 2015-16 season. Moorcroft The Lady Broncs started play last Thursday against the Lady Wolves from Moorcroft. It was touch and go for a while, but when the clock hit zero, the Lady Broncs had their first win of the year, beating Moorcroft 32-14. Jessica Malm led the Lady...

  • Lady Coyotes winless so far

    Jimmie Earls|Dec 17, 2015

    Injuries and lack of a bench are putting the Pawnee Lady Coyotes in a bit of a predicament early in the 2015-16 season. "This season, we are a very young team of six total, but currently playing with only five players," said Coach Megan Malcom. "Having no subs is a pretty big obstacle, add to that we have girls that have never played basketball before." Last Friday, the Lady Coyotes visited Peetz to play the Lady Bulldogs. The first half was all Peetz as the Lady Bulldogs took a 17-2 lead in...

  • Broncs edge out Rattlers

    Jimmie Earls|Dec 17, 2015

    Burns junior Klayton Clark, right, takes a jump shot against Snake River during the Burns Winter Classic on Saturday. The Broncs edged the Rattlers 54-52 to move to 2-2 on the season....

  • The bionic senior

    Dec 17, 2015

    The National Institutes of Health is funding the development of robots that would make it easier for impaired seniors to get around, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens. To stay in their homes, elderly with mobility issues often require costly home modifications such as replacing steps with ramps or installing wheelchair lifts. The goal of this project is to develop a four-legged robot that enhances mobility, so that the elderly can remain physically active and enjoy a healthier life with reduced reliance on the assistance...

  • Coyotes struggle early

    Jimmie Earls|Dec 17, 2015

    The Pawnee Coyotes boys basketball team is struggling in the early going of the 2015-16 season, with a record of 1-4 so far on the year. Pawnee opened the season at home hosting Dayspring Christian Academy on December 1. The Coyotes tried to get their rhythm at the start but the Eagles took an early 15-2 lead in the first and never looked back. DCA led 29-12 at halftime. The Coyotes tried to keep pace in the second half but were outscored 15-11 in the third and 19-16 in the fourth to take the 63-39 loss to start the season at 0-1. Next up was a...

  • From the Kitchen of Crabbie Abner

    Dec 17, 2015

    I don’t know about you, but in my family we usually had a meal the night before Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s that wasn’t typical or traditional. In the northeast, Chinese food is typical fare for Christmas Eve, because Christmas Day most everyone will be feasting on turkey – again – or baked ham, or even a prime rib roast. Christmas Eve is for relaxing, enjoying being together before the mad rush to open presents and then the clean-up and big dinner afterward. So, the food should be equally as relaxing – comfort food – something tha...

  • Bird counts set

    Cheyenne-High Plains Audubon Society|Dec 17, 2015

    The Guernsey – Fort Laramie Christmas bird count is Dec. 27. The public is welcome to participate. Cheyenne – High Plains Audubon members will leave from Lions Park in Cheyenne at 7:30 a.m. and return late in the day. Local birders will meet at 8 a.m. at Fort Laramie and then meet the Cheyenne group at 10 a.m. at the main entrance to Guernsey State Park. Contact Mark Gorges for more information on carpooling and what to pack, [email protected], 307-634-0463. For details, see the newsletter posted at or contact c...

  • Catch all the burbot you want; just don't litter with them

    Wyoming Game and Fish Dept.|Dec 17, 2015

    Anyone who fishes for burbot in southwest Wyoming can’t deny the excitement they feel when they land one of those huge, slimy, eel-like, invasive burbot. They’re invasive because someone or some group of people illegally introduced the fish into area waters at least 12 years or so ago, and it has been a fisheries management challenge for Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) biologists ever since. Although there is no limit on burbot, the Game and Fish reminds anglers to properly dispose of all burbot they catch. “Piles of dead burbot have sh...

  • Just a Few Thoughts...on Kwanzaa

    Polly Taylor|Dec 17, 2015

    You know, it’s not that I don’t have anything better to write about, but I think newspapers can also be used as an educational tool, to explain the meaning behind certain events and celebrations. Last week I talked about Chanukah, and this week it is Kwanzaa. While Kwanzaa is not considered a religious celebration, like Chanukah and Christmas, it does fall during the Christian holiday season, and is meant to be a time of sharing, and the gathering of families and friends. Kwanzaa is a soc...

  • Looking Back

    Dec 17, 2015

    1 Years Ago December 23, 1915 The Dixie Minstrels to appear in Pine Bluffs A keen intrest is felt in local circles over the comeing of the all-colored success, the Dixie Minstrels, who will appear at the Pine Bluffs opera house Monday night Dec. 27 in one of the best minstrel entertainments that is on today. This minstrel show is somewhat different from the average minstrel troupe, as the company carries a clever chorus of pretty creole girls instead of being all men, as is usuraly the case with other minstrels. The attraction is one of the...

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