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  • Hunting fun

    Apr 13, 2023

    The Hulett Chamber of Commerce held an Easter egg hunt last Saturday at the Greater Hulett community center. The day was a beautiful setting for kids of all ages to hunt for some Easter eggs. Over 400 eggs were hidden and were filled with candy and Hulett chamber bucks....

  • County to offer grants to combat opioid addiction

    Sarah Pridgeon|Apr 13, 2023

    The county is in the process of setting up protocols for issuing grants to local organizations involved in combating the opioid addiction crisis. The funding for the grants comes from a large-scale class action lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies that were involved in supplying opioids. The county commissioners signed a resolution in 2021 to accept the statewide settlement agreement and receive the associated funds. The OneWyo Opioid Settlement is part of a nationwide settlement and is eventually expected to net somewhere between $82,000...

  • James Birney Frisbee, Jr.

    Apr 13, 2023

    James Birney Frisbee, Jr., age 75, passed away on November 24, 2022 at Monument Health hospital in Rapid City, South Dakota. He was born April 14, 1947 at Sundance, Wyoming, to James Birney Frisbee, Sr. and Enid Alice (Wilson) Frisbee, the youngest of four children. He was known by his family and friends as Jim or Jimmy. He attended grade school in Sundance and country school at New Haven and high school in Hulett, graduating in 1965. Growing up, Jim helped his father and brother on their ranch...

  • Service Notice: Elizabeth "Janice" Schelldorf

    Apr 13, 2023

    Memorial services for Elizabeth “Janice” Schelldorf will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 23, 2023 at the Sundance United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Mount Moriah Cemetery in Sundance. A reception will follow at the church. A full obituary was previously published....

  • Watch what you put down the sewer

    Apr 13, 2023

    Hulett residents are asked to please be careful what they put down the town sewer. Recently there was a sewer plug by the river and the town had to have someone come to jet the sewer main. Items that were retrieved were cleaning rags, construction debris and green plastic floss picks. These kind of items over time can be very detrimental to the sanitation system....

  • Volunteer recognition

    Apr 13, 2023

    Hal Bowles recently received a jacket from Wyoming Game and Fish for 500 hours of volunteer service for teaching hunters' safety. The jacket was presented by Game Warden Nate Holst....

  • Author to visit libraries

    Apr 13, 2023

    The Crook County Public Library will present award winning author Eugene Gagliano at three events next month. Programs will be presented at 9:30 a.m. on Tues., May 9 at the Moorcroft Branch Library; 1 p.m. on Tues., May 9 at the Hulett Branch Library and 10 a.m. on Wed., May 10 at the Crook County Library in Sundance. Known by many as the teacher who dances on his desk, Eugene M. Gagliano is a retired elementary teacher with a great sense of humor. He and his wife Carol live near the base of...

  • Circuit Court

    Apr 13, 2023

    Speeding – Jeffery Desotell, Hancock, WI, 85/75, $105; Lazaro Rivera, Borger, TX, 85/70, $135 No Valid Driver’s License – Angilea E. Dahlsledt, Gillette, WY, $150...

  • Crook County Sheriff's Office

    Apr 13, 2023

    Apr. 3 – Five VIN checks. Two traffic stops. Business check. House watch. Motorist assist. Project Lifesaver. Suspicious circumstance. Fire page. EMS page. Apr. 4 – Two VIN checks. Traffic accident with damage. Accident hit and run. Business checks. House watches. Motorist assist. EMS page. Apr. 5 – Three VIN checks. Paper service. Two traffic stops. Traffic accident with damage. Traffic complaint. Wanted person. Welfare check. Two EMS pages. Apr. 6 – Four VIN checks. Five paper services. Three traffic stops. Traffic accident with damage....

  • Hulett Branch Library

    Nancy Bowles|Apr 13, 2023

    There will be a coloring contest for kids K-3. The sheets will be handed out at school or you can stop by the library and pick them up. Make sure to stop by the library the week of April 17-21 and vote for your favorites. Laura Lynn will be offering a journal making class at the Library on Wednesday, May 3 from 1-3 p.m. We will be using a beautiful collection of papers called Lady Vagabond. Please bring a scissors, ink pen and glue sticks or adhesives that you have and a paper slicer, if you have one. For more information or to sign up, visit...

  • Oil company requests relief on late tax payment fees

    Sarah Pridgeon|Apr 13, 2023

    Black Thunder Oil, the new owners of assets that once belonged to BW Oil, approached the Crook County Commissioners last week to request assistance with penalties on tax payments that the company didn’t know were owed. Jeff Waliezer of Black Thunder explained that the company had not received any notice of these taxes until a bill arrived with a ‘past due’ penalty. Black Thunder acquired the assets after BW Oil defaulted on three years of tax payments totaling over $300,000 in 2016, leading the Crook County Treasurer’s Office to launch the pro...

  • Commissioners

    Apr 13, 2023

    PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THE COURTHOUSE IN SUNDANCE, CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING Tuesday, April 4, 2023 8:30 o’clock a.m. Present were Chairman Fred M. Devish, Vice-Chairman Kelly B. Dennis, Member Bob Latham and County Clerk Melissa Jones. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited to the Flag. Kelly moved to approve and ratify the minutes from March 7 & 8, 2023. Bob seconded, all ayes, motion carried. Bob moved to approve the following resolution: RESOLUTION NO. 2023-8 FISCAL YEAR 2023 BUDGET AMENDMENT WHEREAS Crook County a...

  • Council

    Apr 13, 2023

    Hulett Town Council The Hulett town council met on March 1, 2023. Present was Council Backen, Bears, Kennah and Mayor Parsons. Absent was Councilwoman Johnson. Motion to accept the agenda, Kennah/Backen, mc. Motion to accept the minutes, Backen/Bears, mc. Motion to approve the financial report, Backen/Kennah, mc. PWD – A water leak was repaired at the corner of Sager/Hunter. Bills – Motion to pay general bills, Backen/Bears, mc. Motion to pay airport bills, Kennah/Backen, mc. Motion to pay landfill bills, Backen/Bears, mc. Land swap – Counc...

  • Weight Limits

    Apr 13, 2023

    IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION CROOK COUNTY WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS TAKE EFFECT APRIL 2023 The Crook County Board of Commissioners have put into effect Spring Weight Restrictions on the following pavement surface roads. The following roads will be posted, six (6) ton per axle weight limit. Restriction on the following roads will go into effect @ 8am, April 8, 2023 • Moskee County Road #207 from Interstate I-90 to the end of pavement (approximately six (6) miles) • Pine Ridge County Road #205 from Interstate I-90 to end of pavement • Old Sundance Road...

  • Mine project confidence grows

    Nicole Pollack, Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange|Apr 13, 2023

    CASPER – It’s all coming up roses for the rare earths mining project in the works outside Laramie. A few weeks after announcing that its Halleck Creek find could be the largest known deposit of rare earth elements — a modern manufacturing staple — in North America, American Rare Earths released a formal resource estimate on March 31 that suggests a mine at the site could prosper for decades to come. Its findings confirm “a strategically significant rare earth asset … which should enable the largest economy in the world to reduce its dependence...

  • Wyoming News Briefs

    From Wyoming News Exchange Newspapers|Apr 13, 2023

    Probation recommended for man accused of pointing rifle from car GILLETTE (WNE) — The man accused of pointing an AR-15-style rifle at a car full of people after cutting them off reached a plea deal that recommends probation on reduced charges. Christen H. Best, 18, pleaded no contest March 15 to amended counts of possession of a deadly weapon with unlawful intent, a felony and misdemeanor reckless endangerment. District Judge James M. “Mike” Causey accepted and withheld judgment on the felony plea and found Best guilty of the misde...

  • DTNHA offers scholarships

    Apr 13, 2023

    The Devils Tower Natural History Association is pleased to announce we will be offering two monetary, one-year scholarships, in the amount of $1000 each. Application forms may be obtained from Crook County school counselors or by contacting DTNHA at PO Box 37, Devils Tower, WY 82714, by calling 307-467-5283 x 631 or by email, from Executive Director Sandra Mooney at: [email protected]. Below are the qualifications for the scholarship: • The applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student in one of Crook County’s high sch...

  • Good citizens

    Apr 13, 2023

    Hulett Police Chief Bill Motley in conjunction with Hulett School Principal Kirby Baier have created The Good Citizenship Award; recognizing students for their honor, integrity and selfless services. The following students were recognized for finding lost money in the school and turning it into the office and not just keeping it. The amounts ranged from a nickel upwards to twenty dollars....

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