Week of April 11, 2024

SPOT tax to appear on this year's ballot

Sarah Pridgeon

Voters will be asked this year to again approve the Specific Purpose Sales and Use Tax (SPOT), which raises money that goes directly to the four municipalities and the county and is used for infrastructure needs that are often difficult to fund elsewhere. This time, at the suggestion of Pine Haven Mayor Karla Brandenburg, the amount to be raised for each entity may be increased from $1.5 million to $3 million. This doesn’t change the amount of the tax itself – it’s still just a penny, she said, and it’s a penny that is already in...

Town election May 14

A town election will be held on Tuesday, May 14 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Greater Hulett Community Center. Voters will be going to the polls to elect two council people who will serve four-year terms. Terms are ending for Brian Kennah and Terri Johnson. Johnson has stated that she will not be vying for re-election, while Kennah is undecided. Any qualified person who so desires to file for an office of any of the above positions may do so by filing a petition at town hall. Petitions may be obtained at town hall and must be filed by noon on...

Crook County Sheriff's Office

April 1 – VIN check. Three paper services. Three traffic stops. Four fingerprints. Welfare check. Suspicious circumstance. Three business checks. Two EMS pages. April 2 – Four VIN checks. Three citizen assists. Traffic stops. Civil standby. Lift assist. Business check. Assist other agency. Three EMS pages. April 3 – Eight VIN checks. Four paper services. Traffic stops. Prisoner transport. Motorist assist. House watch. Business check. Assist other agency. Protection order. Fire page. EMS page. April 4 – Three VIN checks. Four paper...

Circuit Court

Speeding – Julie Chick, Gillette, WY, 85/75, $105; Brennan Michael Aga, Spearfish, SD, 89/75, $130; Alan P. Jeanpierre, San Antonio, TX, 82/70, $105 No Seat Belt (driver) – Chase White, Thermopolis, WY, $25; Kenny Craig, Elkmont, AL, $25; Sheldon Hayter, Gillette, WY, $25; Brooke Sanders, Gillette, WY, $25 Expired Temporary License Permit/Improper Registration – Chase White, Thermopolis, WY,...

New law eases licensing for contractors

Jackie Galli, Buffalo Bulletin Via Wyoming News Exchange

BUFFALO — A new law to come out of the 2024 legislative session will eliminate some of the hoops that contractors have to jump through to obtain licenses in different municipalities, but an unintended consequence may be felt in city building department revenues. Gov. Mark Gordon signed SF0114, Contractor Licenses Reciprocal Recognition Requirements, which goes into effect on July 1. Under the law, each county, city, town and other government entity that issues licenses to contractors will now recognize a license issued to a contractor by...

Wyoming News Briefs

Wyoming News Exchange Newspapers

Minor killed at Casper mall CASPER (WNE) — A minor is dead following a stabbing just before noon Sunday outside Eastridge Mall in Casper. “The two people most directly involved are in custody,” police lieutenant Scott Jones said, adding that additional individuals who may have been involved have been identified, questioned and may face “further action.” The victim, who is under the age of 16, will not be publicly identified until after an autopsy is performed Tuesday by the Natrona County Coroner. He died shortly after law...

Sharing fish hatchery history

Hulett Museum and art gallery, and the Hulett branch library, sponsored a program Sharing History through Art at the GHCC. Karen Holzer with the Spearfish fish hatchery spoke to a room filled with adults and students. She brought some of the artwork and a beautiful replica quilt to show the history of the fish hatchery. After her presentation, the audience was able to ask interesting questions about the presentation and the fish...

Entries open for Rodeo Royalty Contest

Entries are now open for this year’s Crook County Rodeo Royalty Contest! Contestants must attend a Crook County School, or parent(s) must reside in Crook County. Contestant age requirements are 7-22 by January 1, 2024. Deadline for applications to be received is May 31 at 5 p.m. Please contact Amber Burch at (307) 467-5678 or message our Facebook page to receive an application. Contest will be held in Moorcroft with horsemanship on the evening of July 8, and an evening banquet on July...

Ag laws explained for newcomers

Sara Fleenor, UW Extension Educator

Westward expansion is not a new concept and the movement is trending again. As implants move in and set up residence here in Crook County, it is important to have knowledge about Wyoming agriculture laws and regulations that can be causes of upset and strife. After several sensational cases involving misunderstandings surrounding landowner rights and responsibilities, here are some common issues and ways to avoid trouble. Good fences make good neighbors. This is a saying that is very common in Wyoming, but what does that mean? Wyoming is a...

Recognition

The Crook County Library Board celebrated Nancy Bowles and her ten years of service as the Hulett Library's Branch Manager at the Crook County Library Board meeting on April 4 at the Hulett Branch Library. Nancy and her years of dedication to her position are a wonderful asset to the Crook County Library System. Shown, left to right, are library board members Sue Fuhrmann, Randy Leinen, Library Director Bonnie Stahla, Nancy Bowles, library board...

Math masters

A few of the Hulett kids participated in the Wyoming State Math Competition for the Northeast District in Gillette. Results are as follows: Seventh grade (67 participants) – 44. Cedar Palm, 45. Madison Willems, 55. Hearken Cruz Eighth grade (47 participants) – 46. Aiden Williams (Tied for first in the team division) Ninth/Tenth grades (82 participants) – 20. Dylan Williams, 46. Vella Wyka, 51. Ben Harrison Eleventh/Twelfth grades (51 participants) – 21. Justen Foster, 31. Andie Hostler,...

Hulett School Menu

Breakfast Apr. 15 – Chocolate oatmeal bar, fruit, juice, milk Apr. 16 – Banana bread squares, yogurt, fruit, milk Apr. 17 – Frosted long john, GoGurt, apple, milk Apr. 18 – Yogurt parfait, Scooby Snacks, fruit, milk Grab N Go Apr. 15 – Uncrustable, fruit, string cheese, juice, milk Apr. 16 – Bagel mini, yogurt, fruit, milk Apr. 17 – Frosted long john, apple, GoGurt, milk Apr. 18 – Yogurt parfait, Scooby Snacks, fruit, milk Lunch Apr. 15 – Super nachos, cheesy refried beans,...

  • Black Hills Snow Course Readings

    Site Name Elevation (ft) Current Snow Depth (in) Current Snow Water Equivalent (in) 30-yr Median SWE (in) Last Year’s SWE (in) Current Percent of 30 Year Median SWE Bear Lodge Divide 4680 2.6 0.4 1.1 4.8 36 Blind Park Snotel 6870 0.0 0.0 7.0 8.7 0 Cole Canyon Snotel 5870 10.0 2.3 5.2 8.1 44 Ditch Creek 6880 1.5 0.4 3.6 6.0 11 Little Bear Run 6240 0.0 0.0 2.5 5.2 0 Mallo 6420 0.0 0.0 5.9 9.5 0 Mount Tom 5560 0.0 0.0 2.9 5.8 0 North Rapid Creek Snotel 6250 13.0 4.9 6.6 7.6 74 Reuter Canyon 6280 0.8 0.1 7.0 10.1 1 Upper Spearfish 6500 5.0 1.2...

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