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 By Karen Lipska    News    June 17, 2021 

Burns holds swearing in of new mayor, councilmembers

The Burns Town Council meeting started off with the swearing in by town clerk Toni Shiery of the not so newly elected Mayor, James Clark, who is not a novice at this post as he was mayor last term....

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    June 17, 2021 

Pine Bluffs town council approves budget for Fiscal Year 2022 and more

Newly sworn in Mayor, Justin Fornstrom held his first public town council meeting on Monday, June 14. Present also were the newly elected council member Allie Leitza. After the Mayoral Scholarships...

 
 By Karen Lipska    News    June 17, 2021 

Lloyd Sisson retirement...It's electricfying!!!

"Work your fingers to the bone, what do you get? "Boney fingers, boney fingers", according to the late great Hoyt Axton! What happens after that is normally retirement. In the case of Lloyd Sisson tha...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    June 17, 2021 

Greg Fornstrom and Diana Sanchez Recipients of Mayoral Scholarships

Two Pine Bluffs High School graduates from 2021 were the recipients of the 2021 Mayoral Scholarships at Monday nights town council. Newly sworn in Mayor, Justin Fornstrom had the honors of presenting...

 
 News    June 17, 2021 

University of Wyoming Spring Semester Dean's and Dean's Freshman Honor Rolls

June 9, 2021 -- The University of Wyoming lists 220 students from Laramie County on the 2021 spring semester academic Dean’s and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls. The honor rolls consist of regularly enrolled undergraduates above freshman standing...

 
 News    June 17, 2021 

Promotions for members of Joint Force Headquarters

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Members of the Wyoming Army National Guard Joint Force Headquarters were recently recognized. Kristina Kranz, of Carpenter, was promoted to sergeant and is a public affairs non-commissioned officer. She has served for three and a...

 

Cover crops for home gardens

I know. The first question you ask is, "Why use a cover crop? I only have a small garden." When we talk about cover crops we are talking specifically about vegetable gardens. Whether you have a small...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    June 17, 2021 

National 1st Vice Paul Dillard visits Pine Bluffs

From the offices in Indianapolis to small peaceful Pine Bluffs, National 1st Vice Commander Paul Dillard during his visit to Wyoming, had his first Post visit in Pine Bluffs at the Donald Eisenhauer...

 
 By Karen Lipska    News    June 17, 2021 

Vacation Bible School "Treasures at Crossroads"

"Treasures" at The Crossroads Community Church in Pine Bluffs for four days of Vacation Bible School.From June 7th-10th the kids get two hours to explore the nights treasure. The first nights...

 
 By Mike Heath    News    June 17, 2021 

Like Sheep to the Slaughter – From Liberty to Dictatorship Part 8 Final

For seven weeks we’ve explored multiple actions that dictators historically use to take over a country. We started with a discussion of dividing the population and setting different factions against each other to create hatred and unrest. The...

 

Everyday heroes and why we need them

The 3,000-gallon Port-a-tank – LCFD5 volunteer training exercise 05/24/2021 The port-a-tanks are used by the fire department for emergency use to supply a temporary water resource for fire trucks wh...

 
 By Karen Lipska    News    June 10, 2021

Opening day at the pool

First is the theme of the day , first day of June, and first day of the pool being open in two years, the first off the diving board, the first in the water. Taking turns diving off the board with...

 
 By Karen Lipska    News    June 10, 2021

Farm fresh items from local farmers

"Come one, come all," the Pine Bluffs Farmers Market Summer Kick-Off is open and ready for business! On Sunday June 6th 17 vendors were set up at the Community center parking lot prepared to show off...

 

Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation awards college scholarships

Laramie-The Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation recently awarded $5,500 in college scholarships to young Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation members. “Education of any type is important to our members,” said Todd Fornstrom, Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation...

 

Weed season is here

Every time I think I'm going to get ahead of the chores something comes up and I fall further and further behind. Always so much to do and so little time. I thought I was about to get ahead with the...

 
 By Penny Merryfield    News    June 10, 2021

Flag Day June 14

Red, White and Blue! These colors we have all seen, raised our eyes to, and stood with pride saluting her. This is the American Flag. Through her history she has seen pride in the men and women who...

 
 By Mike Heath    News    June 10, 2021

Like Sheep to the Slaughter – From Liberty to Dictatorship Part 7

Anyone who’s watching the news, especially over the past year, can see a failed criminal justice system. Remember all the riots across the country? Burning buildings, police precincts destroyed, stores ransacked and looted, people assaulted, and...

 
 By Karen Lipska    News    June 3, 2021

New mayor, and council take office

Pine Bluffs Town Council scheduled a earlier meeting to swear in the new mayor, council members and other pertinent members. At the beginning of the night Police Chief Chance Walkama welcome's the...

 
 By Karen Lipska    News    June 3, 2021

Pine Bluffs Lions Club holds a Ride for Sight

Every sport has diehard people in it, and on this day, there was proof with this race. On May 30 in Pine Bluffs at the park, the Lions Club of Pine Bluffs put on their annual Ride for Sight bicycle...

 

Medical Professionals, Law Enforcement seeing dangerous Counterfeit Opioids

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – A trend in opioid use that has developed over the past couple of weeks has local medical professionals and law enforcement officials expressing concerns over public safety. Scotts Bluff County Sheriff Mark Overman said the Weste...

 

Gardening with Children

Our granddaughter will be 20 months old this month and she loves to be outside with us. I know that she doesn't really have a clue what we are doing or any concept of why we are doing it but she does...

 

Memorial Day A Veteran's Story

Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or...

 

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