Week of June 13, 2024

Rodeo time

The Hulett roping club held their annual rodeo last weekend at the Hulett recreation grounds. This rodeo, the 77th annual turned out to be a great weekend with a great turnout of spectators. The rodeo weekend was filled with excitement and fun, as the audience watched skilled cowboys and cowgirls compete in various events such as bull riding, bronc riding and roping. More photos pages 8 and...

Gardening season

Bonnie Klein reports a lot of recent activity at the senior garden in Hulett. The garden is located behind the Senior Center on land Summit National Bank has allowed the seniors to use. Dave and Justin from Tower Valley Station and Tower Country Equipment Rental recently provided equipment and their time to help with relocating manure donated by a local rancher for composting into good gardening soil. The garden's emphasis is on making good fresh produce readily available for the seniors of...

Rodeo weekend

The kickoff for the Hulett Rodeo weekend was the annual parade which is sponsored by the Hulett rec. board and the Hulett Chamber of Commerce. Over 34 entries were entered this year, everything from rodeo queens to the Hulett marching band to floats. Following the parade, the first day of the Hulett rodeo was held. The weather was beautiful, and a good crowd of spectators watched the first day of events. The street dance featuring Tris Munsick and The Innocents was held downtown and the goat...

Teton Pass road closure continues, interim detour planned

The Wyoming Department of Transportation has closed access to Wyoming State Highway 22/ Teton Pass due to a landslide at milepost 12.8 and a mudslide at milepost 15. Commuters have been asked to detour around using US 26 through Swan Valley and then into the Snake River Canyon. WYDOT crews are currently evaluating the stability of the area and investigating adjacent areas for potential safety hazards. This is being considered an extended closure, and there currently is no estimated opening...

Women's Conference June 22

Saturday, June 22 is the third annual Women’s Conference, with this year’s theme being Warrior Arise! based on scripture Ephesians 6:10-18. This free meeting is an outdoor, rain or shine day of teaching, fellowship, praise and food held in the front yard of David and Debi Plekan, 146 Hunter Street, Hulett. The meeting begins with breakfast cooked on the outdoor griddle at 9 a.m. OutlawRidge Ministries co-founder Debi Plekan will be the first speaker, sharing a message of encouragement and fortitude. The second speaker is Kari Perkins...

Crook County Sheriff's Office

May 27 – Juvenile problem. Two welfare checks. Three traffic stops. Other. Disturbance. Animal complaint. Business check. Suspicious circumstances. May 28 – Four VIN checks. Six traffic stops. Assisted another agency. Assisted Wyoming Highway Patrol. Citizen assist. Disturbance. Motorist assist. Suspicious person. Trespassing. May 29 – Ten VIN checks. Five traffic stops. Animal complaint. Two EMS calls. Business checks. Information report. Threatening. Trespassing. May 30 – Six VIN checks. Three paper services. Three traffic stops....

Circuit Court

Speeding – Warren McNatt, Nottingham, PA, 80/75, $15; Aspen Naylor, Gillette, WY, 87/75, $120; Victor Jaramillo Sanchez, Gillette, WY, 85/80, $15; Patrick Hasson, Spearfish, SD, 85/70, $135; Donna Dague, Windsor, CO, 75/70, $25; Jorge Campos Varela, Gillette, WY, 80/75, $15; Alonso Olegario, Denver, CO, 87/75, $145; Basil Wagner, Summerset, SD, 80/75, $15; Jacob Lehtola, Spearfish, SD, 85/75, $105; Tracy Cox, Taberg, NY, 80/75, $15; Romeo Bryce, Safford, AZ, 80/75, $15; Elaina Carlson, Las Vegas, NV, 86/75, $115 No Valid Driver’s License...

Wyoming News Briefs

Wyoming News Exchange Newspapers

New mental health program off to a fast start GILLETTE (WNE) — A new program to help Gillette residents with their mental health has gotten off to a fast start. Earlier this spring, the Northeast Wyoming Community Health Foundation launched Hope Source to help people pay for therapy and counseling costs. Nachelle McGrath, executive director of the foundation, said she’s received 20 applications, and ten of them have been approved. The other applications were sent back because they needed more information, and they will be re-submitted....

Hulett Branch Library

Nancy Bowles

NEW FICTION BOOKS: Camino Ghosts by John Grisham – In this new thriller on Camino Island, popular bookseller Bruce Cable tells Mercer Mann an irresistible tale that might be her next novel. A giant resort developer is using its political muscle and deep pockets to claim ownership of a deserted island between Florida and Georgia. Only the last living inhabitant of the island, Lovely Jackson, stands in its way. What the developer doesn’t know is that the island has a remarkable history, and locals believe it is cursed…and the past is...

WYDOT reminds residents to keep signs out of rights-of-way and off traffic poles

The Wyoming Department of Transportation would like to remind residents, businesses and realtors that placing signs along the roadways, on traffic poles or fences along state and federal highways is prohibited. Wyoming statute (W.S. 24-10-104) states that outdoor advertising must meet certain conditions for placement. Placing signs or objects within highway rights-of-way is prohibited, including on right-of-way fencing or on trees, traffic signs or traffic signal poles within the right-of-way. Signs in the rights of way and on traffic poles...

Wyoming braces for mosquito season

Sarah Pridgeon

After a notably bad year for mosquitoes, the Wyoming Weed and Pest Council (WWPC) is warning that the conditions so far in 2024 could mean we're set for another season of swatting. While most mosquitoes limit their nuisance to itchy bites and buzzing, some carry a potentially serious disease: West Nile Virus. In 2023, Wyoming saw the worst outbreak of the disease in a decade, with a case rate far exceeding the national average and four human deaths. The year before, only three cases in total...

  • Swimming lessons start in July

    Swimming lessons are coming back this year at the Belle Fourche Rec Center. The Town of Hulett and Hulett Rec Board will be providing transportation to and from the lessons, which will be held from July 8 to 18. Last year, 34 students took advantage of the opportunity. This year’s price has increased from $28 to $48.38 per student for nonmembers, for which each child will receive two weeks of instruction from certified swim instructors, progressing from beginner to lifeguard levels. The price covers costs including bus driver pay, fuel and...

  • Sondra Courtney

    Sondra Lee Floyd (Giacometto, Courtney) 84, of Belle Fourche, South Dakota, passed into God's hands on May 29, 2024. She was born on November 16, 1939, in Spearfish, South Dakota, to Gifford and Leone Floyd. Her dad passed when she was just four years old, and her mom leased out the ranch, packed-up and moved them to Miles City, Montana, where Leone taught school until they returned to the Floyd Family Ranch. Sondra attended the Five Mile School, which was within walking distance from the...

Crook County kids participate in Ag Books for Kids 2024

The Crook County Farm Bureau Federation promoted a program called Ag Books for Kids in the Crook County elementary school classrooms. This year's book was "Seed, Soil and Sun" by Cris Peterson. The purpose: to instill the knowledge that many of our daily necessities come from agriculture! American agriculture provides us with the food we eat, the clothes we wear and so much more. "Donating accurate agriculture books to Wyoming elementary schools has been the goal of the Wyoming Farm Bureau...

Hulett Semester 2 Honor Rolls

A Honor Roll Sixth Grade: Samantha Amdahl, Hannah Willems, Citabria Wolfskill Seventh Grade: Cedar Palm, Madison Willems Eighth Grade: Tommy Bauman, Laiah Daniels, Jocelynn Didier, Jolee Jay, Gabriella Jordan, Aiden Williams Freshman: Duncan Letellier Sophomores: Dylan Williams, Vella Wyka Juniors: Andi Hostler, Ellie Jay, Elizabeth Jordan Senior: Ahnya Ivie A/B Honor Roll Sixth Grade: Raylynn Edinger, Lacey Jay, Paxton Pravecek, Clara Riley, Danylee Schaefer, Lilah Wendling, Jaxton Wolfskill, Staisha Wolfskill Seventh Grade: Jasmine Didier,...

  • Having a field day

    Well over 100 kids participated in this year's annual WSG Youth Field Day. Open to kids aged 0-18, the day was enjoyable with a beautiful day of fishing and attending interactive displays. This event is a free outdoor education experience. Displays this year included taxidermy, archery, a demonstration from the Hulett ambulance, panning for gold and bee keeping. Following the activities a lunch was served and kids received all sorts of great prizes, fishing poles, bb guns, rifles and outside...

  • BHNF management plan largely dormant

    Sarah Pridgeon

    We likely won’t be seeing much about the revised management plan for the Black Hills National Forest this year, according to Dru Palmer, consultant to the county commissioners. She said last week that the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has pushed back publication of the notice of intent to begin developing the plan to fall or early winter. This is partly because USFS is also working on its environmental impact statement for old growth forests, she said, and some of the same personnel are involved with both projects. In the meantime, Palmer told...

  • County continues battle to be involved in old growth forest planning

    Sarah Pridgeon

    The Crook County Commissioners have signed up as a cooperating agency as the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) decides how to manage old growth forests, but will be making their thoughts clear on how the process has gone so far. Earlier this year, the commissioners called for a rethink of USFS plans to amend every national forest land management in the nation to create an overall strategy. The county criticized the one-size-fits-all approach and failure to include local governments in the planning. In a letter sent to the USFS in April, the...

  • Mailing delay

    Next week’s papers (dated June 20) will be mailed on Thursday due to the post office closure Wednesday for the Juneteenth federal...

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