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  • Fundraiser

    Mar 7, 2024

    Join the Red Devil cheerleaders for a night of fun and fundraising as they host the sixth annual chili supper fundraiser this Saturday at the GHCC. Have a great meal catered by the one, the only Ponderosa Café featuring chili, corn muffins and a drink. Attendees will have a chance to bid on silent auctions and take part in the live auction. Plus, you'll have a chance to hit the jackpot with the 50/50 card raffle. Fun for the whole family and community. Take part of a fun evening full of...

  • Dry winter reduces flood potential

    Sarah Pridgeon|Mar 7, 2024

    There's not much chance of flooding this spring, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). The county continues to slide into drought conditions after a winter that brought little snow. The flood outlook summary for this spring is below average across all of northeastern Wyoming and western South Dakota. This is the time of year for ice cover on streams, rivers and lakes to melt and for ice-jam flooding to potentially occur. Flooding from snowmelt on the plains typically takes place betwe...

  • OWITS announces youth contest

    Mar 7, 2024

    The Old West Invitational Turkey Shoot is announcing this year’s youth contest. To enter, you must submit any type of creative work related to turkeys. Examples may be a type of writing or music, fabric project, culinary art, drawing, painting, sculpting, metal work, woodworking or any other visual art. The contest is open to Hulett School Youth grades 6 through 12 (ages 12-18). Participants must have a valid Hunter Safety Course card. Winners will participate in the 14th Annual Old West Turkey Hunt in Hulett and must be available the e...

  • Easter Egg Hunt March 23

    Mar 7, 2024

    There will be a Hulett Easter Egg Hunt on March 23 at 1:30 p.m. in the park on Main Street next to the bank. Open to ages 1-12 and bring your own basket. Along with the Easter Egg Hunt you can have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny beginning at noon at Mercantile 307. This event is sponsored by the Hulett Museum and Art Gallery and the Hulett Branch Library. In the event of bad weather, the event will be held at the Hulett Civic Center on Main Street. Individuals and businesses have provided enough candy to fill 1500...

  • Black Hills Snow Course Readings

    Sherry Burr, NRCS|Mar 7, 2024

    Site Name Elevation (ft.) Current Snow Depth (in.) Current Snow Water Equivalent (in.) 30-year Median SWE Last Year’s SWE Current Percent of 30-year Median SWE Bear Lodge Divide 4680 0.5 0.1 2.1 4.8 5 Blind Park Snotel 6870 11.0 2.8 6.6 7.5 42 Cole Canyon Snotel 5870 7.0 1.9 4.7 7.4 40 Ditch Creek 6880 11.1 2.6 3.5 3.8 74 Little Bear Run 6240 0.0 0.0 3.6 4.0 0 Mallo 6420 9.4 2.0 6.5 6.1 31 Mount Tom 5560 4.5 1.0 4.3 4.9 23 North Rapid Creek Snotel 6250 16.0 4.5 5.8 6.5 78 Reuter Canyon 6280 0.0 0.0 8.2 9.1 0 Upper Spearfish 6500 9.2 2.3 6.2 8...

  • CCMSD launches new records system

    Sarah Pridgeon|Mar 7, 2024

    Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) is about to flip the switch on a new electronic medical records system (EMR) – a project more than a year in the making. Please forgive any hiccups in service while the new system is implemented, says a press release from the district announcing the launch. “At CCMSD, our mission is ‘Proudly providing high quality care, putting patients first’ and partnering with a new EMR will do just that,” states the press release. “Taking our software into the future to maximize efficiency and patient car...

  • Circuit Court

    Mar 7, 2024

    Speeding – Oddette L. Lambert, Upton, WY, 94/70, $180; James Milburn, Enning, SD, 85/75, $105; Megan Koens, Faulkton, SD, 93/80, $125; Cameron L. Blakeman, Watford City, ND, 104/75, $205; Nathaniel Carlson, Milaca, MN, 75/65, $105; Jeffrey Cooney, Jackson, GA, 77/65, $120; Trevor Brownback, Newcastle, WY, 110/70, $270 Lane Violation – Jasdeep Gill, Surrey, BC, Canada, $90 Expired Temporary License Permit/Improper Registration – Kannon Lee Parks, Johnstown, CO, $150 Drive While License Cancelled, Suspended or Revoked – Amanda Nicole Barton,...

  • Crook County Sheriff's Office

    Mar 7, 2024

    Feb. 26 – Four VIN checks. Trespassing complaint. Animal complaint. Suspicious circumstance. Fingerprints. two EMS pages. Fire page. Feb. 27 – Three VIN checks. Three Paper services. Business checks. Suspicious circumstance. Harassment complaint. Fingerprints. Theft report. EMS page. Feb. 28 – VIN check. Four paper services. Two Traffic stops. Business check. Attempt warrant arrest. Fingerprints. Suspicious circumstance. EMS page. Feb. 29 – Eight VIN checks. Two traffic stops. Dog bite report. Assist to Keyhole Park Police. Trespassing complain... Full story

  • Wyoming introduces hunter education endorsement for teachers

    Mar 7, 2024

    Joint efforts by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the Professional Teaching Standards Board have resulted in a new license endorsement for teachers interested in teaching hunter education in Wyoming classrooms. “The Professional Teaching Standards Board is pleased to partner with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in offering hunter education as an endorsement that teachers can add to their licenses,” said Brendan O’Connor, PTSB executive director. “Hunting, fishing and natural resource conservation is embedded in Wyoming’s culture....

  • Hulett Scoreboard

    Mar 7, 2024

    Girls Basketball State Tournament : Hulett – 31, Cokeville – 57 Hulett – 34, LSR – 61...

  • From the desk of House Majority Floor Leader Chip Neiman

    Chip Neiman, Representative|Mar 7, 2024

    The Wyoming Legislature is heading into the fourth and final week of the Budget Session. The biggest lift is still ahead: reaching a budget agreement between the House and Senate. After both chambers finalized our respective budgets at the end of week two, it became clear that there are big differences between the two bills – both in dollar value and priorities. The House and Senate bills are separated by about $1.1 billion, the largest divide that I have seen during my time in the L...

  • How we protect you from misleading advertising and communications

    Josh Weller, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Denver, Colorado|Mar 7, 2024

    Social Security works with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to protect you from scams that use Social Security as bait. Section 1140 of the Social Security Act allows OIG to impose severe penalties against anyone who engages in misleading Social Security-related advertising or imposter communications. For example, the OIG may impose a penalty against anyone who: • Mails misleading solicitations that appear to be from or authorized by Social Security. • Operates an imposter website or social media account designed to look like it bel... Full story

  • Wyoming News Briefs

    Wyoming News Exchange Newspapers|Mar 7, 2024

    Jackson, Teton officers remember slain sergeant in Sheridan JACKSON (WNE) — Jackson and Teton County law enforcement officers joined a convoy of police cars from across Wyoming in a procession Friday to honor a Sheridan policeman who was killed in the line of duty. Sgt. Nevada Krinkee, a 33-year-old husband and father, was shot and killed Feb. 13 while attempting to serve a trespass notice. Six members of the Jackson Police Department joined the somber procession in Sheridan. Eight members of the Teton County Sheriff’s Office also traveled to...

  • Community honors, celebrates life of Sgt. Nevada Krinkee

    Caroline Elik, The Sheridan Press Via Wyoming News Exchange|Mar 7, 2024

    SHERIDAN — Sheridan County residents, law enforcement officers and supporters from all walks of life gathered Friday in Sheridan to honor the life of fallen Sheridan Police Department Sgt. Nevada Krinkee. Krinkee was shot and killed Feb. 13 while attempting to serve a trespass warning on William Lowery. He leaves behind his wife, Karla Krinkee, and their infant daughter. Hundreds of people of all ages lined Main Street and Coffeen Avenue Friday to show support as a procession of family and first responder vehicles traveled to the Sheridan C...

  • Campbell County Recreation Center to address gender in locker rooms

    Jonathan Gallardo, Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange|Mar 7, 2024

    GILLETTE — The Campbell County Recreation Center is one of the county’s busiest facilities, with hundreds of thousands of visits each year. But earlier in February, Rec Center staff members were faced with a situation they’d never dealt with before, and the Campbell County Attorney’s Office and human resources department are working on a solution. At the Parks and Recreation Board’s quarterly meeting with commissioners Monday, Commission Chair Del Shelstad said an adult at the Rec Center reported seeing a transgender woman in the women’s l...

  • Second act for CBM

    Alex Hargrave, Buffalo Bulletin Via Wyoming News Exchange|Mar 7, 2024

    BUFFALO — If its methanogenesis technology is successful, a new company could bring a second life to some of the Powder River Basin’s tens of thousands of coalbed methane wells. The Denver-based clean energy and climate tech company Cowboy Clean Fuels was recently awarded $7.8 million in state funding to pursue commercial scale development of a technology that will produce so-called renewable natural gas and capture carbon emissions using existing coalbed methane infrastructure, though not everyone is as optimistic as the company and its fun...

  • UW Extension

    Vicki Hayman, Community Vitality and Health Educator|Mar 7, 2024

    Did you know a sweet potato is not a yam? When it comes to the yam, there is a bit of confusion. What you’ve been referring to as a “yam” is most likely a sweet potato. You may have never even tasted a yam. The so-called “yams” in the supermarket produce section are nearly always sweet potatoes. Some people think that red-skinned, long sweet potatoes are yams, but they surely are just one of many varieties of sweet potatoes. Sweet Potatoes vs. Yams “Sweet potato” and “yam” are often synonyms in recipes and at the market. They are two different...

  • UW Extension offers free online class on electric pressure cookers

    Mar 7, 2024

    The University of Wyoming Extension has released a free online course on how to use electric pressure cookers to prepare healthy, inexpensive meals. "Today, food costs are more expensive and everyone's budgets are tighter," says Kali McCrackin Goodenough, manager of UW Extension's Cent$ible Nutrition Program (CNP). "Using an electric pressure cooker can decrease the amount of active time to cook dinner, which may mean cooking from scratch more often. It can also be less expensive than buying fas...

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