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  • Colors fly high at Burns Day Parade

    Karen Lipska|Jun 13, 2024

    Once a year the town of Burns comes alive on the second Saturday of June. The Burns Lions Club has been putting on the celebration for Burns Day for four years. People come from all over the county to have a good time. Laramie County fire District #6 held a free pancake breakfast where the pancakes were light, fluffy, and big. They also served ham and a drink with the pancakes. The fire hall was filled several times throughout the morning before the parade. The Burns Parade is awesome.Looking...

  • Burns Day thank yous and highlights at Council

    Karen Lipska|Jun 13, 2024

    Looking at second street drainage and a utilities board member was discussed at the Burns town council meeting on June 10th. There was big thanks to the maintenance workers for Burns Day. They did the trash throughout the day. Ted Kellner got Main Street street lights up before Burns Day. There was one accident during the parade. Mayor Nicholson and the town council send their best wishes to the Osterman family. Eric Johnston introduced himself to the council. He is running for Senate District 6. Johnston was very impressed with Burns Day. He...

  • Lawn Mower Sparks Fire in Burns

    Penny Merryfield|Jun 13, 2024

    Fire, fire, fire!! That was the call out on the Heath's property in Burns on June 7th. With it being fire season, and everything so dry, it didn't take long for fire crews to reach the Heath property. Mike Heath, owner was so thankful for the crews and various fire districts that responded to his call. "I can't praise our firefighters enough for their response. These volunteers leave their jobs and rush into situations never knowing what they're really getting into or even if they'll come home...

  • The Wyoming National Guard and Tunisia Celebrate 20 Years of Partnership

    SSgt Kristina Kranz 197th Public Affairs Detach.|Jun 13, 2024

    TUNIS, Tunisia – The Wyoming National Guard and Tunisian Armed Forces gathered in Tunis, Tunisia, from May 20 to 26, 2024, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of their partnership through the National Guard's State Partnership Program. Since its establishment in 2004, this partnership has come to embody international cooperation, mutual respect, and a shared dedication to global security. The exchange of gifts with our military counterparts and other ministries in Tunisia and the opportunity to immerse in Tunisia's culture not only s...

  • Prairie Doc Perspective Week of June 9th, 2024

    The late Richard P Holm MD|Jun 13, 2024

    By the late Richard P. Holm, MD My first experience with cardiopulmonary resuscitation was during the summer of 1969. I was an orderly in a Minneapolis intensive care unit (ICU) when my patient stopped breathing. I called for help and provided mouth-to-mouth breathing until the team arrived. Later the doctor told me I saved the patient’s life, further convincing me that medicine was my life’s purpose. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is the act of rhythmically pushing on the chest and breathing into the mouth of a person whose heartbeat and...

  • People's Initiative to Limit Property Tax in Wyoming

    Jun 13, 2024

    BCR Voter Initiatives is proud to announce the official filing of the People’s Initiative to Limit Property Tax in Wyoming through a Homeowner’s Property Exemption of 50% of Assessed Value. It has been 30 years since sufficient signatures were gathered for a Citizens Initiative to make its way onto a Wyoming General Election ballot. Residential property tax has risen 87% since 2017 and has been the top issue taken up in the last two sessions of the Wyoming Legislature. There were 20 bills considered last year and ten this year to no avail. The...

  • Farm, Ranch, Business

    Jun 13, 2024

    Laramie, Wyo.--Food is the common bond that ties us all to agriculture. Donating accurate agriculture books to Wyoming elementary schools has been the goal of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation (WyFB) Young Farmer & Rancher (YF&R) Committee "Ag Books for Kids" program since its inception in 2004. In the last 20 years, 11,575 agriculture books have been donated to Wyoming elementary schools. In 2024, county Farm Bureau Federations across the state donated 710 "Seed, Soil, Sun" books by Cris...

  • Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Detected in Wyoming Dairy Herd

    Jun 13, 2024

    CHEYENNE, WY – The Wyoming Livestock Board (WLSB) and the Wyoming Department of Agriculture (WDA) have received confirmation from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) of the detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in a dairy cattle herd in Wyoming. The detection was first identified in samples received by the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory. This is the first confirmed case of HPAI in a dairy farm in Wyoming. “The Wyoming Livestock Board encourages all dairy produ...

  • Medal of Honor Recipient

    Penny Merryfield|Jun 13, 2024

    At the monthly meeting of the Robert Hogan American Legion Post 21, Edward L. Galavotti, USN retired was a guest speaker along with his committee partner to present a special event to take place with regards to a Medal of Honor recipient. This is one of three for Wyoming. Per Galavotti's presentation: Vernon Baker was born December 17, 1919, on the west side of Cheyenne, Wyoming. At the age of four he lost both parents in a car accident. By 1939 he had also lost both grandparents who had taken...

  • USDA announces Grassland CRP Signup

    USDA Release|Jun 13, 2024

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that agricultural producers and private landowners can now sign up for the Grassland Conservation Reserve Program (Grassland CRP). The signup runs through June 28, 2024. Grassland CRP, offered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), is a voluntary working lands conservation program that enables participants to conserve grasslands and provide important conservation benefits for wildlife, soil health and carbon sequestration, all while continuing most grazing and haying practices. “Grassland CRP...

  • Pie Social Celebrates 40 Years

    Penny Merryfield|Jun 13, 2024

    There is nothing like "mom's apple pie" and bringing people together. Having pie is a traditional must have at many holidays, and events. On June 30, 2024 such a tradition is happening again. 2024 marks 40 years since the first Pine Bluffs Pie Social was held to kick off the campaign season. Lawrence Anderson started the tradition in 1984 because he believed that the citizens needed an opportunity to meet the candidates and speak with them one on one before they decided who to vote for in the...

  • Andersons Burns Day Grand Marshals 2024

    Karen Lipska|Jun 6, 2024

    This couple has been in the community most of their lives. They have helped numerous people at events and in their business. This years Grand Marshals for Burns Day is Mark and Judy Anderson, who have owned and operated Burns Insurance for 53 years. This couple is super kind and giving. Mark Anderson was raised on a farm north of Burns, and graduated from Burns High School in 1969. Anderson then went to college at the University of Wyoming for a business degree, where he graduated in 1973. He...

  • Burns Day, Dance classes, Senior Center major topic at Council

    Karen Lipska|Jun 6, 2024

    Dance classes and the Senior Center was on the agenda at the Burns council meeting on May 28th. There has been more people attending the council meetings in Burns. It shows that the people are very active in the community. Burns Day is on June 8th and all the town residents are trying to get ready for the day. Mayor Joseph Nicholson said, “Main Street is done with the concrete. They have only the apron on Luther Street to finish the project.” Council member Judy Johnstone informed the council that Dennis Bastian is hoping to have Betty’s Wall...

  • Students of the Quarter

    Karen Lipska|Jun 6, 2024

    Students work hard to earn good grades and be in activities. The Lions Club loves to help the students that work hard for their school and the community. The Burns Lions Club hosted the students of quarter at their meeting on May 30th. They treated them to dinner and presented awards to the students. The students are pick from counselors in each high school in Laramie County School District #2. The Burns Lions Club awarded Shelby Clark, daughter of Sheralee Hair and Klint Clark a certificate...

  • Wyoming Native graduates from the U.S, Naval Academy

    USNA|Jun 6, 2024

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. – William "Keenan" Manlove, of Cheyenne, Wyo., graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chinese, successfully completing four years of challenging academic, physical, and professional military training. He commissioned as an Ensign of the United States Navy. Manlove is a 2020 graduate of Burns High School in Burns, Wyo. U.S. Sec. of Defense Lloyd Austin, who delivered the commencement address at the Naval Academy, told Manlove and the other 1...

  • Prairie Doc Perspective Week of June 2nd, 2024

    Joanie Holm RN CNP|Jun 6, 2024

    My name is Joanie Holm. I am a certified nurse practitioner in Brookings, South Dakota and I am the person fortunate to have been the life partner of the original Prairie Doc, Richard P. Holm, M.D. Rick and I were married for 40 years before his passing in March of 2020. During those wonderful decades together, if I could point to one powerful action that strengthened our relationship with each other, with our family, our community and with our patients, it would be the act of kindness....

  • Wyoming Students Invited To Learn About Energy Sector Cybersecurity Through School Video Challenge

    Jun 6, 2024

    LARAMIE – CyberWyoming Alliance announced a challenge for students in grades 6-12 to learn about internet-connected energy sector devices and how to protect them, fostering cybersecurity awareness within the community and equipping Wyoming's youth with vital employability skills. The Cyber-In-A-Box School Video Challenge is in its fourth year with the challenge topic of energy sector internet of things items, encouraging students to research how to protect such items as hydroelectric power p...

  • Farm, Ranch, Business

    Jonathan Fox Writer UW Extension|Jun 6, 2024

    Laramie, Wyo.-May 29, 2024-The University of Wyoming College of Agriculture, Life Sciences and Natural Resources welcomes three new faculty members to the Department of Veterinary Sciences. With diverse experience in immunology, epidemiology and wildlife pathology, the new faculty are well positioned to serve the state as animal disease researchers, educators and diagnosticians. "We are fortunate to have such dedicated and accomplished faculty join our department and UW," says Jonathan Fox,...

  • First Responders share knowledge with students

    Karen Lipska|Jun 6, 2024

    The Albin Elementary School was having a fun time learning with it being close to having school getting out for summer vacation. In the morning the kids showed off their writing with books and reports. At noon all the elementary went to the Laramie County Fire District #3 fire hall. The fire fighters worked hard cooking burgers, brats and hot dogs for the kids and teachers. The Albin parents group provided all the fixings to include salads, chips, cookies, and drinks. It was a very delicious...

  • Young Authors of Albin

    Karen Lipska|Jun 6, 2024

    At the end of the school year at the Albin Elementary, it is full of last minute activities. It is always fun to have tea and to talk about the day. But in this case the tea is to see how many books the students had written. It is a fast tea, there is only 30 minutes to talk to so many students along with how many stories they had written. The students love to read a person their stories. Most of the kids had at least two stories with pictures to share with an interested listener about the subje...

  • Finnerty named Rodeo Head Coach

    LCCC|Jun 6, 2024

    The Laramie County Community College rodeo team will have a familiar and well-respected leader at the helm as Dean Finnerty was named head coach. Finnerty, who began serving as interim head coach in summer 2023, came to the team as an assistant coach in 2018. During his assistant coaching tenure, the Golden Eagles became enduring contenders in the Central Rocky Mountain Region and, alongside assistant coach Vickie Segelke, helped coach the men's and women's teams to third-place finishes in the...

  • New Clerk for Pine Bluffs

    Penny Merryfield|May 30, 2024

    Mayor Justin Fornstrom called the meeting to order and lead the council and visitors in the Pledge of Allegiance. He then went straight to business and both agenda and consent agenda were voted on and approved. Moving on to new business, Mayor Fornstrom announced the appointment of Leanne Person as the new town clerk. This was voted on and approved. He invited Person up front and proceeded to administer the oath of office and swear her in. She was welcomed to the town office and council. Moving...

  • Years of Service and Retirement Awards for LCSD No. 2

    Karen Lipska|May 30, 2024

    At the end of the year the students always look forward to receiving awards for their hard work. Laramie County School District #2 school board feels the teachers and faculty should receive something for their hard work, also. The last day of school the district had a luncheon for the teachers. They even bussed in teachers from the other schools. Everyone was excited for the last day of school. They served hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, salad, and cookies. The cooks served until it was time for...

  • Remembering and Honoring on Memorial Day

    Karen Lipska|May 30, 2024

    The last Monday of May is Memorial Day. It is a day to honor and mourn our United States Military members who have died who have served in the United States Armed Forces. But for others it's a day of mourning loved ones that have passed away. It is a time to reflect on the past, it is a time to spend with loved ones, and it is a time to regroup from the winter to the spring time. In the Bible it says that there is a time for everything. This a time for Americans to honor those that protected us...

  • Students recognized on Dean's List

    May 30, 2024

    CHADRON, NE (05/24/2024)-- Chadron State College has announced the undergraduate students qualifying for the Spring 2024 Dean's List. Students met the requirements for the Dean's List by earning at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average. To qualify, students must be enrolled in 12 credit hours of coursework, be seeking their first bachelor's degree, and have no incomplete grades during the semester. Cities, states, and countries listed are provided by the students. Maya Goss of Cheyenne, WY(82007) Hope Moutray of Cheyenne, WY(82001) Emma...

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