Week of July 18, 2024

Celebrating anniversaries

Family and friends celebrated the anniversaries of three Knapp couples last Saturday at the GHCC. Jerry and Marilyn Knapp were celebrated for 70 years, while their sons and wives, Kent and Jeanine and Jerry D. and Wendy celebrated 50. The GHCC was full of well-wishers who enjoyed looking at pictures of the couples that chronicled their lives together. Lunch was provided by Buttons and Bows and by Kent...

Library trivia winner

Congratulations Chris Maupin! She was drawn as the library trivia winner for this quarter. She received $25 from the Friends of the...

Patron of the month

Peggy McAmis is the Hulett library patron highlight for June. She comes in almost weekly to check out books. Sometimes she brings her husband, David, with her. Both are pretty avid readers. She is a member of the Book Discussion Group and is also a participant of the five-mile walking exercise class on Monday and Thursday nights. We love to see her smiling face and hear of her adventures. When asked what she likes about the library, she replied, "I really like you librarians... You guys...

Oshoto ranchers gearing up to sell water rippler this fall

Jonathan Gallardo, Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange

GILLETTE - The last several months have been a whirlwind for Crook County ranchers Shondah and Randall Otwell. They have been putting the finishing touches on their product, the water rippler, which they hope will make life easier for ranchers all across the country when it hits the market this fall. The water rippler solves a problem that has plagued the agricultural industry for generations. In the winter, water tanks freeze over and ranchers have to go out to each tank and break the ice...

WYDOT reminds drivers of new penalties for weight-based road closures

The Wyoming Department of Transportation would like to remind motorists of the new penalties for violating highway closures to light and high profile vehicles that went into effect July 1. The "Light and high profile vehicle closures bill" (SF0113) passed in the 2024 legislative session. The bill language notes that, "any person who willfully fails to observe any sign, marker, warning, notice or direction" for closures to light, high-profile vehicles is guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon...

Visitors to outnumber residents next month

Sarah Pridgeon

Northeast Wyoming’s residents will be far outnumbered by visitors this August as rallygoers from the east collide with an estimated 60,000 guests at Gillette’s Camplex. Both the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and the International Pathfinder Camporee will be taking place during the first week of August and officials are warning that locals will feel an impact. Save yourself some inconvenience, says Crook County Emergency Management Coordinator Ed Robinson, by planning ahead to have everything you need on hand before the influx begins. What’s...

Social Security's top 5 ways to protect against identity theft

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

Identity theft is when someone uses your personal information to impersonate you or steal from you. It is important that you stay safe online. Please review these data privacy and identity protection resources: 1. A great online resource is www.ssa.gov/myaccount. You can visit this page to open a secure my Social Security account, keep track of your earnings record, and identify any suspicious activity. 2. Our blog post, Protect Yourself from Identity Thieves, helps you understand how to spot, prevent, and report identity theft. You can check...

Hulett Branch Library

Nancy Bowles

NEW FICTION BOOKS: The Comfort of Ghosts by Jacqueline Winspear – London, 1945: four adolescent orphans with a dark wartime history are squatting in a vacant Belgravia mansion, the owners having fled London under heavy Luftwaffe bombing. Psychologist and Investigator Maisie Dobbs visits the mansion on behalf of the owners and discovers that a demobilized soldier, gravely ill and reeling from his experiences overseas, has taken shelter with the group. Come the Fall (Of Men and Horses) l by Dawn Newland – By 1924, Arizona’s expansive...

Circuit Court

Speeding – Denis Cote, Orleans, ON, Canada, 74/65, $113; Jian Zou, Edmonds, WA, 89/70, $155; Bryan Jackson, Minot, ND, 80/75, $15; Emmanuel Bolee, Fargo, ND, 91/75, $140; Keith R. Reinhard, Gillette, WY, 79/70, $103; Richard Chambers, Keyport, WA, 84/80, $10; Brennan Michael Aga, Spearfish, SD, 85/70, $135; Barbara Iwan-Limbo, Rapid City, SD, 80/75, $15; Will Collier, Gillette, WY, 94/75, $155 No Valid Driver’s License – Jose M. Dominguez Varela, Gillette, WY, $150 No Daily Use Permit – Emerly L. Spoonhunter, Gillette, WY, $85 No...

State smooths the path to grant funding for smaller towns

Sarah Pridgeon

Wyoming’s smaller towns may now have an easier path to obtaining federal grant funding through a new state program that aims to fill the gaps in knowledge and capability. Governor Mark Gordon announced last week that the Wyoming Grant Assistance Program (WYGAP) is now active through the State Budget Department and will be looking to assist local governments, nonprofits and small businesses in finding, pursuing and managing the grants they need. The program acknowledges the hurdles that often face smaller communities when it comes to seeking...

Wyoming News Briefs

Wyoming News Exchange Newspapers

Kidnapped man lands up to 14 years in prison GILLETTE (WNE) — A Gillette man who pleaded guilty to the second-degree sexual abuse of a minor received has been sentenced to ten to 14 years in prison. Zackery Minard, 22, was found in bed with a 14-year-old girl by the girl’s mother, who called her boyfriend, Timothy James Ott. Ott, 30, and a friend beat up Minard, put him in a car trunk and drove him out of town, eventually abandoning him on a country road. The temperature outside was about 35 degrees. According to Minard, Ott told him to...

  • Hulett Clay Target League finishes 2024 season

    The Hulett Clay Target League has completed another year of trap shooting competition. The seven gunners, Zac Palus, Grant Busenitz, Logan Dirks, Abigail Palus, Elena Busenitz, Aiden Williams and Cameron Dirks, were led by Coach Jim Palus and Range Safety Officer Beth McCollum. Hulett braved the May thunderstorms (always on scoring nights!) out at the recreation grounds to bust enough clay pigeons to place third in their conference against other teams from Wyoming (Upton, Burns, Niobrara and...

UW Graduates

The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Crook County at the completion of the 2024 spring semester: Katrina Bauman (Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering) and Alessandro Mastrovito (Bachelor of Science in Business) of Hulett; William Tyler Hoese (Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering), Megan Kay Lovitt (Certificate), Reagan S. Mullaney (Bachelor of Science in Business), Elizabeth Peterson (Bachelor of Arts) and Aubrey Ryann Schelling Hoard (Bachelor of Arts) of Moorcroft; Avery Maxner...

SC graduates

Sheridan College held its 75th commencement ceremony on May 11, 2024. Over 290 Sheridan College students earned degrees or certificates following the end of the spring 2024 semester, with a total of 358 degrees and/or certificates earned over the 2023-24 academic year. “The achievement of a college diploma or certificate is a major milestone in one’s life,” said Dr. Walt Tribley, President of Sheridan College. “Our students continue to excel while preparing for the next steps in their lives. Congratulations to these students on this...

  • Paragliders return to Hulett

    The tenth annual paraglider Devils Tower Fly In was held last Thursday through Saturday. Paragliders and their families came from several surrounding states to participate. Paragliders say they love coming to the Hulett area with its beautiful scenery and conducive to great flying conditions. Over 20 paragliders took to the skies of Hulett this year. Group leader Shawn O'Shane says they appreciate the wonderful airport and hospitality shown from the...

  • Cards of Thanks

    Thank You Thank you so much for attending my birthday party. What a beautiful day and so nice to receive so many cards. As Ever, Dorothy Wood Our Thanks Thank you to all of our family, friends, and neighbors who came to fight the fire on John Creek south of our house on June 11. Thank you for bringing your big equipment to build trails around the fire and smooth roads so vehicles could get into the fire area. Thank you for bringing food and water for the firefighters. Thank you to all of the local firefighter units, as well as the 100...

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