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Articles from the April 27, 2023 edition


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  • Think twice about lowball offers, says county assessor

    Sarah Pridgeon|Apr 27, 2023

    If you own vacant property in Crook County, you may have received a letter from a real estate company offering to purchase it from you. County Assessor Dan Thomas shares a key piece of information about these letters: the price at which they offer to purchase your land is not based on information provided by his office. This is important for property owners to know because the price you are offered may be significantly lower than what your property would be appraised for. “Mailing addresses are public information,” he explains. “On our websi...

  • Strangulation charges follow incident at Hulett motel

    Sarah Pridgeon|Apr 27, 2023

    Christopher Walter has been charged with strangulation after an incident late last month at a motel in Hulett. According to court reports, Hulett Police Department responded to a reported verbal dispute at the motel on March 25 that occurred at around 5:30 a.m. During the dispute, Walter’s actions allegedly transgressed into physical and mental harm. He is accused of striking a female victim several times in the face with an open hand, leading EMS to suspect a broken jaw. He is also accused of placing his hands around the victim’s neck, str...

  • Homegrown beef served at lunch

    Apr 27, 2023

    Paxton Pravecek can say he fed his fellow classmates last week when beef that he raised was used for their school lunch. Pravecek donated a beef that he bottle fed and eventually gave to the Hulett School. The donation was part of a program that was started in 2018 and has since had several donations of beef from local ranchers as well as donations for the processing. About 480 pounds of actual beef were donated....

  • Cards of Thanks

    Apr 27, 2023

    Our Thanks This Year’s Post Prom Committee would like to thank our wonderful community and the surrounding area for their donations. The event provided fun activities and prizes for 47 teens and their guests. Thank you to the following: Deanna Steele Rockin Cowboy Cookshack, Charity Lindholm, Alecia Banker, Rowdy and Christy Downey, Lori Garman, Missy Gill, Heidi Mills, Johnathan Tinsley, the Lathams, Haiar ranch, Sundance State Bank, Pepsi, Trudy Durfee, Crook County Sheriff’s Office, Bearlodge Rehab, Croell Redi-Mix, Pinnacle Bank, Cou... Full story

  • Hulett Branch Library

    Nancy Bowles|Apr 27, 2023

    Have you seen the beautiful flowers around Hulett in the summertime? Now is your chance to learn the secret with expert gardener, Walt Daknis. He will be at the library on Wednesday, May 3 at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend this free class. NEW FICTION BOOKS: Homecoming by Kate Morton – Adelaide Hills, Christmas Eve, 1959: At the end of a scorching hot day, beside a creek on the grounds of a grand country house, a local man makes a terrible discovery. Police are called, and the small t...

  • Circuit Court

    Apr 27, 2023

    Speeding – Patrick Hasson, Spearfish, SD, 85/70, $135; William Such, Narragansett, RI, 97/80, $145 No Valid Driver’s License – Alexander H. Rounsaville, Gillette, WY, $150 No Valid Title, Registration, License Plates – Alexander H. Rounsaville, Gillette, WY, $150 Expired Temporary License Permit/Improper Registration – Clay J. Kraft, Gillette, WY, $135 No Auto Insurance – Clay J. Kraft, Gillette, WY, $555 Vehicle Off Road – Brittney S. Tutor, Gillette, WY, $250 Weight Over Permit Limits (4001-6000) – Matthew Carlson, Gillette, WY, $185 Proper...

  • Poppy Poster Contest held

    Apr 27, 2023

    The annual Poppy Poster Contest sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Post #80 teaches school children grades 1-12 about patriotism, veterans and service through art. The Hulett School had 55 entries this year with 16 winners. The first place winning poster will go up to the next level for judging and, if selected there, will move on to the national level. Class 1 – 1st Kelly Kaplan, 2nd Brodi Price and 3rd Madyson Palm Class 11 – 1st Bridger Ista, 2nd Paxton Pravecek, 3rd Samantha Amd...

  • Scoreboard

    Apr 27, 2023

    High School Track at Mick Tonkel-Upton Girls 100M – 3. Ahnya Ivie-Moody 14.35 Girls 200M – 2. Ivie-Moody 30.41 Girls 400M – 2. Ivie-Moody 1:08.06 Girls 800M – 6. Cassy Palus 2:58.36, 8. Izzy Fosheim 3:06.59, Rachel Merwin 3:43.69 Girls 1600M – 8. Fosheim 7:08.87, 10. Brooklyn Palus 7:27.15, Merwin 7:53.37 Girls 3200M – 5. B. Palus Girls 4x800M Relay – 3. Hulett 12:56.28 Girls High Jump – 3. Myah Cornett 4-5 Girls Long Jump – Cornett 12-1, B. Palus 10-7 Girls Triple Jump – Fosheim 25-2.5 Girls Discus – Cornett – 71-7, Aislin Riley 64-9, Elli...

  • Sentence reimposed for man who pled guilty to aggravated assault

    Sarah Pridgeon|Apr 27, 2023

    A Belle Fourche man has had his sentence for aggravated assault reimposed after repeatedly breaking the terms of his probation. Myles Dillon was originally given a suspended sentence following an incident at a Hulett motel in which he allegedly beat a victim to the point of severe trauma, including kicking him in the face and striking him with a chair. The incident occurred on August 8, 2021, outside a room in a Hulett motel. Injuries to the victim were reported to include severe trauma to the head, face and neck and a potential collapsed...

  • Department of Health: don't let rabies sneak up on you

    Apr 27, 2023

    Seasonal animal activity is prompting the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) to issue a warning regarding the ongoing threat posed by rabies, a deadly but preventable disease. Any mammal, including humans, can get rabies; in Wyoming, bats and skunks are the primary sources and can spread rabies to people and pets by bites or scratches. Dr. Emily Curren, state public health veterinarian with WDH, said there have been three confirmed rabies cases so far this year in Sheridan County skunks. Last year, there were 14 confirmed cases of animal...

  • Wyoming News Briefs

    From Wyoming News Exchange Newspapers|Apr 27, 2023

    Man dies after rollover crash on I-90 near Rozet GILLETTE (WNE) — A 37-year-old man died after rolling his car on Interstate 90 near Rozet Wednesday afternoon. Jachob Irish was driving a Honda Civic eastbound on Interstate 90 when he failed to negotiate a left-hand curve in the road near mile marker 145, according to Wyoming Highway Patrol. He drove onto the shoulder, then overcorrected, causing the Civic to go into a ditch and turn over several times. Campbell County Coroner Paul Wallem said Irish died from blunt force trauma, specifically t...

  • Thriving elk, struggling deer: Coincidence? New research suggests not

    Mike Koshmrl, WyoFile.com|Apr 27, 2023

    Findings emerging from an intensive, years-long Wyoming research project are beginning to substantiate suspicions that elk may be thriving on western landscapes at the expense of widely struggling mule deer. "More is not always better," University of Wyoming ecology professor Kevin Monteith told WyoFile. "In this situation, with deer and elk, we may not be able to have our cake and eat it too. We may not be able to have robust, large populations of elk and robust, large populations of deer."...

  • Watercraft changes made for 2023 at LAK Reservoir near Newcastle

    Apr 27, 2023

    The threat of an introduction of invasive aquatic species into LAK Reservoir near Newcastle is resulting in changes to recreational access at the site. As of April 1, 2023, motorized watercraft (including watercraft with electric motors) are not allowed on LAK Reservoir. Non-motorized watercraft that are hand-launched will still be allowed. In addition to these watercraft, the reservoir will remain open to anglers for shore and ice fishing. “Due to the discovery of invasive zebra mussels in Pactola Reservoir in South Dakota’s Black Hills in...

  • Settlement

    Apr 27, 2023

    PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE AND FINAL PAYMENT AND SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that on the 31st day of May 2023, final settlement will be made by Crook County School District No. 1, for and on account of a contract with Air-Tech Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. for the Hulett RTU Project. The above work having been completed and accepted according to the plans and specifications of Mechanical Design Works., and the above date being the 41st day after the first publication of this notice, the said Contractor will be entitled to... Full story

  • Bids

    Apr 27, 2023

    Public Notice Crook County Weed and Pest is accepting bids from commercial applicators for the following grants. Sundance Mountain, Green Mountain, State Lands, BLM Lands and Black Hills National Forest. Please have bids to the Weed and Pest by May 10, 2023 by 6:00 p.m. Publish: April 20, 27 and May 4, 2023... Full story