Week of May 30, 2024

For the dogs

Cathy Allred with her "baby", at the recent town vaccination clinic. See page 5 for...

Protecting our pets

The Town of Hulett held their annual animal vaccination clinic at the Greater Hulett Community Center. Nearly 30 animals received a variety of vaccinations, including rabies, parvo, distemper, and rattlesnake. Veterinarian DJ Woehl came from Rozet to see the animals. This is the second year she has graciously come to...

Looking for prey

A short-eared owl sits on a fence post looking for prey along Old Highway 87 between Buffalo and Kaycee. The species is one of the most wide-spread owl species in the world and also one of the most often seen during the day, according to the Cornell Lab of...

Junkin' time

Sarah Pridgeon

Crook County will again transform into one giant yard sale next weekend, as the three-day annual Junkin’ Weekend gets underway. Look for a bargain, find the perfect gift or simply browse locations all across the county until something strikes your fancy. The Junkin’ vendors will be spread around the area, with stops available in and around all four municipalities. Garage and yard sales are a summer staple, but the Junkin’ Weekend aims to bring them all together for the convenience of bargain hunters and vendors alike. To do this, Crook...

Social Security omits food from in-kind support and maintenance calculations

Josh Weller, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Denver, Colorado

Supplement Security Income (SSI) provides monthly payments to adults and children with a disability or blindness. It also provides monthly payments to adults aged 65 and older, who have limited income and resources. SSI benefits help pay for basic needs like rent, food, clothing, and medicine. People applying for and receiving SSI must meet eligibility requirements, including income and resource limits. Under our current rules, we include food assistance as unearned income when calculating In-Kind Support and Maintenance (ISM). We understand...

Wyoming News Briefs

Four wild horse and burro adoption events to take place in June CHEYENNE (WNE) — The Bureau of Land Management Wyoming is kicking off the summer with four wild horse and burro adoptions in June. Untrained animals will be offered to qualified adopters at the following in-person adoptions for a $125 minimum fee: • June 1, Wind River Wild Horse Ranch Public Off-Range Pasture: Approximately 20 wild horses (burros to be determined) will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the public off-range pasture near Lander. Take a free wagon tour to...

Circuit Court

Speeding – Nicole Harris, Billings, MT, 90/75, $135; Rico Imus, Gillette, WY, 80/75, $15; Shelley J. Benson, Hulett, WY, 75/70, $15; Aleksandr Muravev, Charlotte, NC, 88/75, $125; Connie Vinup, Madison, IN, 80/75, $15; Keegan W. O’Brien, Gillette, WY, 101/80, $165; Mario Carreon Regalado, Gillette, WY, 95/75, $160 Stop Sign Violation – Deena McKinney, Jefferson, GA, $140 Operate Vehicle with Improper Equipment – Jason Lauer, Spearfish, SD, $90 Violate Legal Weight (4001-6000) – Carl A. Rice, Broadus, MT, $185 Violate Fire Rules on...

UW Extension

Sara Fleenor, UW Extension Educator

Snakes are out and about now that the weather is warming up. The sentiment “the only good snake is a dead snake” is one that is repeated frequently. This article is not written by a snake lover; it comes more from a place of fear and loathing. However, I do understand snakes possess qualities that make them an important part of the ecosystem. Snakes help maintain balance in the food web. Snakes can be both predator and prey. When a large prey population attracts and sustains a large snake population, those snakes become prey for birds,...

  • Time for pickleball

    Summer is here and it's time for Pickleball. The tennis courts in Hulett have been converted into a pickleball court thanks to Nathan Haas. People who are interested in playing can check out paddles and balls from the Hulett Branch Public Library. Also, watch for information on upcoming...

  • Legislative Update

    Chip Neiman, Representative

    Dear Governor Gordon, Biden’s Bureau of Land Management has issued a new Resource Management Plan to stop all mining projects in the Powder River Basin– the nation’s largest coal producing region and contributor to affordable, plentiful, and clean energy for millions of people. In reaction, you expressed outrage and “profound disappointment” over this bureaucratic death-blow to our State. I’m with you there. It’s outrageous and profoundly disappointing that out-of-touch D.C....

Wyoming Reads celebrates literacy with area first graders

Crook County first graders from Hulett, Moorcroft and Sundance gathered at the Crook County School District central office gym on Tues., May 21 for the 19th annual Wyoming Reads celebration in Crook County. Due to the rainy weather, it was moved from the traditional Devils Tower location. After a sack lunch, area coordinator Bonnie Stahla, Crook County Library Director, read the story of The Good Queen Sue in memory of Sue Jorgensen with the help of all the first graders. Part of the...

HiSET graduation

The 2024 HiSET high school equivalency graduation for the Sundance College and Career Readiness Center, Eastern Wyoming College, was held on May 20. EWC adult ed programming is free of charge to participants. Pictured left to right: Callie Allred, Director of the College and Career Readiness Center, Eastern Wyoming College, Torrington; Logan Dirks, Hulett; Bryce Olson, Aladdin; Brad Hoyer, Sundance; Travis Hawley; Maryjane Swearingen, Upton; Warren Black, Hulett; Ayme Ahrens, Sheridan, Eastern...

  • Wyoming State Parks observes Free Fishing Day June 1

    Angling at Wyoming’s State Parks June 1 will be a good day of fishing guaranteed. Wyoming State Parks, in conjunction with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s “Free Fishing Day”, is waiving daily use fees at all parks/recreation areas that provide angling on June 1. Wyoming State Park locations offering free entrance are Boysen, Buffalo Bill, Curt Gowdy, Edness K. Wilkins, Fort Phil Kearny, Glendo, Guernsey, Keyhole, Seminoe and Hawk Springs. Does not apply to camping fees or reservations. Fishing opportunities also exist at the...

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