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  • UW Wool Judging Team Celebrates a Successful 2024 Season

    UW College of Ag|Apr 11, 2024

    Laramie, Wyo.-April 8, 2024-The University of Wyoming's small but mighty collegiate wool judging team competed in three regional contests this year, beginning with a strong performance at the 7220 Wool Judging Invitational in Laramie and concluding with an impressive finish at the Black Hills Stock Show in Rapid City, S.D. Members of the 2024 team are Sydney Camp from Grand Junction, Colo.; Elisabeth Dooley from Casper; Cameron Herrick from Laramie; Mary Thomas from Gering, Neb.; and Allie Van...

  • Local author Jared Michaud has book signing in Pine Bluffs

    Karen Lipska|Apr 11, 2024

    A new author has inspired youth about science - fiction reading. Jared Michaud introduced his new book at the Pine Bluffs Library on Friday April 5th. Michaud loved to read. His family has been in the Burns and Pine Bluffs area all his life. Michaud went to Laramie County community College for journalism, and did some work with the Wyoming Eagle. Michaud learned that creative writing is different compared to journalism. He found out he wanted to be more creative and write his own book. Michaud...

  • Music Festival Workshop held for LCSD No. 2 music students

    Karen Lipska|Apr 11, 2024

    The students who play instruments were excited about playing as a group for the first time. The players have so much going through their heads. First, is to impress the conductor with the individual's talent, next to be able to play with new friends, and last is the bragging part to the parents on the experience. At the Music Festival, Laramie County School District #2 music teachers put on a workshop for the students to be in a contest for the first time in music. It is a time for the students...

  • LCSD No. 2 Music Festival

    Karen Lipska|Apr 11, 2024

    Music festival Julie Andrews from the Sound of Music has nothing compared to the students of Laramie County School District #2. Pine Bluffs, Albin, Burns, and Carpenter students, elementary through Junior High school, (fifth through eighth grades) had an excellent time at the Music Festival. The annual Music Festival in Pine Bluffs, held at the Pine Bluffs Historic High School happens each spring. This Music Festival is for the students to show off their skills to the judges and to their...

  • The Bluffs are alive with "Eggs"

    Karen Lipska|Apr 4, 2024

    Easter Egg Hunts in town have been happening for years. These hunts have been put on by the Pine Bluffs Lion's Club. Every year if the weather is nice the Easter egg hunt is on top of the Bluffs at the golf course. The wide open space lets the kids scatter and run to the eggs quicker. There are five age categories for the kids. The toddlers, pre-school through kindergarten, first grade through second grade, third grade through fourth grade, and fifth grade through sixth grade. Each group had a...

  • Burns Town Council accepts bid for Main St. Work

    Karen Lipska|Apr 4, 2024

    Bids, quotes, and what is going at the Burns Community Center was on the agenda for the Burns Town council meeting on March 25th. Laura Hunter gave a big thanks for the new equipment in the exercise room. She is now looking for a sanitizer or towels to wipe down the equipment after a person has used it. This will help keep the room more sanitized. Plus it will help keep the new equipment in great shape. Hunter will be doing a proposal for the next meeting with the wipes attached to the wall. She is sure the memberships have increased because of...

  • Growth seen at Pine Bluffs Food Pantry

    Karen Lipska|Apr 4, 2024

    It is always good to have food on the table. At times it is rough for some people to be able to do that. The economy is broken with gas prices high, rent along with utilities increasing, and food prices rising by the month. Alisha Michaud, director of the Pine Bluffs Senior Center, has seen people struggling with the simple task of putting food on the table. There was a food pantry before the Covid pandemic, but the food was barely coming in and the people did not respond to it very well....

  • Night-time Glow in the Dark Eggs

    Karen Lipska|Apr 4, 2024

    Easter egg hunts normally start on the Saturday before Easter in general, but on Easter is the family Easter egg hunts. First thing in the morning the Easter bunny puts Easter eggs all over the house and yard along with a great Easter basket filled with goodies. However, one family decided to do the Easter egg hunt a little different. The Gleckler family would normally have an Easter egg hunt in the morning. As the years have gone by they have added an Easter bunny. This year was different for...

  • Prairie Doc Perspective Week of March 31, 2024

    Kelly Evans Hullinger MD|Apr 4, 2024

    As a general internist who does primary care for adult and elderly patients, I talk to patients a lot about arthritis and joint replacement surgery. This type of surgery, also known as arthroplasty, is one of the most common types of elective surgery done in the United States. Knees, hips, and shoulders are the most frequently done arthroplasties, and most of those surgeries are done for severe osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis, is due to wear-and-tear of the...

  • Bestselling author Aiden Thomas to present webinar with Wyoming Humanities

    Apr 4, 2024

    Wyoming Humanities is honored to present New York Times-bestselling author Aiden Thomas ("Cemetery Boys") in conversation with Emy diGrappa, exploreing life, writing, and so much more. This free live event takes place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16. Registration is required. Registration is required and can be done at https://webinar-portal.net/webinars/wyh/registration_240416.php Aiden Thomas is a trans, Latinx, New York Times bestselling author of young adult novels. They received an MFA in...

  • Knowing when to Call 911

    Laramie Co. Combined Communications Center|Apr 4, 2024

    No one plans to call 9-1-1, but now you can plan. Sign up for Smart911to give 9-1-1 valuable information about yourself, family members, your home, pets, and even vehicles that will be immediately available to 9-1-1 when you make an emergency call. This information can save valuable seconds or even minutes during an emergency. Smart911is private and secure and provided to Laramie County citizens and local public safety agencies. Protect your loved ones by creating a Smart911 Safety Profile. You can provide 9-1-1 with life-saving information...

  • Albin Community Center invaded by "Eggs"

    Karen Lipska|Apr 4, 2024

    Easter is here. It was a big weekend of Easter egg hunts. It is always exciting to to see what the kids will find at the hunts. This year the Albin Easter egg hunt was changed to the Saturday before Easter. It has normally been on the weekend before Easter. This is so people can enjoy family or travel to family functions. Since there are so many Easter egg hunts held the day before Easter, having it the week prior gave everyone more opportunities to attend attend other Easter egg hunts. Change...

  • "Egg-cellent Hunt in Burns

    Karen Lipska|Apr 4, 2024

    The town of Burns was full of activities on Saturday March 30th. There was something for all ages in the town. There was breakfast at the Burns Community Center in the morning, but the main activities were around the town hall. In the south gym was the Easter craft fair. There were over 20 vendors at the event. It started at 9 a.m. and went to 3:00 p.m. There was baked goods, airplanes, jewelry, flowers, sewing goodies, soaps, Girl Scout cookies, the new church, and wind chimes. But the longest...

  • Bushnell holds Egg - Terrific Hunt for local children

    Jessica Rocha for the Pine Bluffs Post|Apr 4, 2024

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  • Farm, Ranch, Business

    Wyoming Wool Growers Assn.|Apr 4, 2024

    Domestic sheep provide ecosystem services – from reducing fuel loads and spreading seeds so new plants will grow, to controlling weeds and invading vegetative species – all without the use of chemicals or machinery, all while depositing fertilizer into their environment. Sheep are a vital part of medical research to improve the human condition. Sheep were some of the first animals used for successful blood donation (in 1667!) and womb transplants (in 2007), and were also used to create art...

  • One of the Brave

    Sparky LCFD|Apr 4, 2024

    The Laramie County Fire Academy 2024 is not just for young volunteers, it is also open to those who are brave enough to pursue their goal of fire and rescue service like Leland Williams, fireman for District 6. A multi-year veteran of the US Army and US Navy who served in the Middle East in Armor and as an infantryman with medical training. It is not unusual to see this man carrying nearly half of his weight in firefighting gear, or packing up to enter a major structure fire, respond to hundreds...

  • What's The Rave About Sparky???

    Sparky LCFD|Apr 4, 2024

    No one plans to call 9-1-1, but now you can with a plan! Sign up for Smart911 to 9-1-1 valuable information about yourself, family members, your home, pets and even vehicle information that will be immediately available to 9-1-1 when you make an emergency call. This information can save valuable seconds or even minutes during an emergency. Smart 911 is private and secure and is provided to Laramie County Citizens and local public safety agencies. Protect your loved ones by creating a Smart911 Safety Profile. You can provide 9-1-1 with life-savi...

  • Fresh products right off the Prairie Hill Farm

    Karen Lipska|Mar 28, 2024

    It is always great to have fresh food right off the farm. Hillsdale, Wyoming has a new farm stand in the area. It is called Prairie Hill Farm on 4143 County Road 213. John Smucker had a family of ten. Being a family, they love to maintain the best they can on raising their own food. It cut down on cost and is better for the family health. Smucker's eldest daughter wanted to get a job for herself. Smucker suggested that she milk more cows and open up a little stand with products that she had...

  • March is Official Red Cross Month

    Karen Lipska|Mar 28, 2024

    Fires, explosions, floods, tornados, hail, and other disasters can destroy peoples lives and houses in a moments notice. But in most areas the people have the American Red Cross to help. The American Red Cross was established in 1881 by Clara Barton. It was about the mission of the American Red Cross during the height of World War II to support “the hour of greatest need”. It is an organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief, and disaster preparedness education. One of the first disasters was the Johnstown Flood in May 31,...

  • Boot Check with local High School Seniors

    Karen Lipska|Mar 28, 2024

    The room had a circle of chairs in the middle and on the edge were tables of new boots with people waiting. The seniors were in the seats in the middle waiting to listen to what was going on. On board was Jae's Story chapter 1. The question on everyone's mind was, what was chapter 1. Seeing Andrea Allen on the sideline had questions in the students minds. Last year Andrea Allen introduced the Cole foundation with others. Cole Allen was her son, who committed suicide. Friends and family never...

  • Helmsley Charitable Trust grants $5,275 to help Pine Bluffs Health Clinic purchase state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment

    Mar 28, 2024

    Pine Bluffs, WY - The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has granted $5,275 to the Pine Bluffs Health Clinic to purchase a GE Vscan Air Portable Point-of-Care Ultrasound unit as part of a statewide ultrasound initiative across Wyoming. The initiative includes nearly $13.9 million to help Wyoming hospitals and health centers purchase ultrasound imaging devices and boost sonography and point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) training opportunities across the state. "Our providers in the...

  • Egg Stuffing for Easter Egg Hunt

    Karen Lipska|Mar 28, 2024

    New events are coming soon and awards were presented at the Pine Bluffs Lions Club meeting. The meeting was full of activities for the night and a great dinner at Bluffs Bakery and Curries Dining. The Pine Bluffs Lions Club members were thrilled to have three guests at the meeting on March 19th. Riley Petry is the mother of Felicity Petry. Felicity recently won the International poster contest for the Lions Club. At the meeting Lion Gary Roadifer presented Petry with the LCI certificate from...

  • Prairie Doc Perspective Week of March 24, 2024

    Andrew Ellsworth MD|Mar 28, 2024

    "Well, doc," the patient was telling me, "I get winded so easily now. I can hardly go to the mailbox without stopping to catch my breath. It did not used to be that way. Do you think something is wrong?" Many of us have experienced shortness of breath. After a period of inactivity, such as winter or a busy month, when we decide to exercise again, it may be easier to feel winded. That experience can be due to deconditioning, feeling out of shape. A good remedy for that is a gradual increase in...

  • Summer STEM Fellows Inspire Learning

    Wyoming Afterschool Alliance|Mar 28, 2024

    WYAA Launches Second Cohort of Successful Near-Peer Mentoring Program The Wyoming Afterschool Alliance (WYAA) is building a community of young people connected across different ages who are invested in one another through common STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) experiences to provide young people a range of ways to remain in and contribute to Wyoming’s future while building their own pathways to economic mobility. Applications are now open for the Summer STEM Fellowship for undergraduate students interested in working or v...

  • UW's Laramie Research and Extension Center to Host Ram Test Field Day April 13

    Wit Stewart UW Extension|Mar 28, 2024

    Laramie, Wyo.-March 20, 2024-The University of Wyoming's annual ram test will conclude with a public field day Saturday, April 13, at the Laramie Research and Extension Center. The event, which begins at 11 a.m., will present results from the 140-day performance test and discuss how test results can be used to make selection decisions. Lunch, provided by Wyoming Wool Initiative, will be served at noon. Starting at 1 p.m., attendees will have the opportunity to view the tested rams and participat...

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