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Articles from the August 17, 2023 edition


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  • Uneventful rally

    Aug 17, 2023

    The Annual Hulett rally has come and gone again and the memory from this one may be the wet, cool weather. With temperatures in the 70s and low 80s and chances of rain almost every day, bikers may have stayed closer to Sturgis for this rally. Local businesses were definitely busy building up to Wednesday and some vendors said they actually sold more on Tuesday rather than Wednesday. Wednesday was busy for sure and people lined up for the famous Ham n' Jam pork at the Rodeo Bar. Bands were...

  • County welcomes new fire warden

    Sarah Pridgeon|Aug 17, 2023

    Fresh off the road from the West Coast, newly appointed County Fire Warden Charlie Harrison might be new to the area, but he's certainly not new to firefighting. He has, in fact, been fighting fire since he was an Explorer Scout at the tender age of 14. "I spent 36 years in the retirement system but I had been a volunteer before I became a paid guy," Harrison says. Retirement didn't stick – after a three-year vacation, Harrison found himself looking for a new challenge. "You know, there's a l...

  • Barbara Glick

    Aug 17, 2023

    Barbara "Dusty" Glick passed away in Sundance, Wyoming, on Sunday, August 6, 3023, with her daughters by her side. After many years of multiples illnesses, she succumbed to a short and courageous battle with leukemia. Barbara was born on October 28, 1936, to Allan and Treva Burns at their home in Covington, Ohio. She was the oldest of five children. Barbara grew up and attended school in Covington and spent time in their family home in Homestead, Florida. Barbara met Warren Glick, the love of... Full story

  • Iris Joan Frederiksen

    Aug 17, 2023

    Iris Joan (Dudrey) Frederiksen left this world holding her loving husband of 71 years' hand on August 6, 2023. She was born February 3, 1934 to Richard and Murel (Taylor) Dudrey in Alva, Wyoming. Joan graduated high school from Sundance, Wyoming in May 1952, and married the love of her life, Karl Henrik Frederiksen on June 1, 1952. They were the first couple to be married at the First United Methodist Church in Sundance. Mom always giggled telling the story dad sure thought he was marrying a ric... Full story

  • Hulett Branch Library

    Nancy Bowles|Aug 17, 2023

    We will be having a Garden & Flower Contest. Your framed photos must be in the library by Aug. 25. Public judging will be the following week with the winner announced on Sept. 1. There will be no entry fee and the winner will receive $50. Everyone is welcome to enter. Call 467-5676 for more information. NEW FICTION BOOKS: Flags on the Bayou by James Lee Burke – In the fall of 1863, the Union army is in control of the Mississippi river. Much of Louisiana, including New Orleans and Baton Rouge, is occupied. The Confederate army is retreating t...

  • Crook County Sheriff's Office

    Aug 17, 2023

    Aug. 7 – Four VIN checks. Five traffic stops. Business checks. Two motorist assists. Two citizen assists. Civil assist. Accident. Animal complaint. House watch. Aug. 8 – Four VIN checks. Prisoner transport. Three traffic stops. Accident. Aug. 9 – Three VIN checks. Fraud. Five traffic stops. Alarm. Motorist assist. Assist other agency. Fire page. Two accidents. Traffic hazard. Aug. 10 – Six VIN checks. Two paper services. Five traffic stops. Business alarm. Traffic hazard. Assist other agency. Two suspicious circumstances. Embezzlement. Three f...

  • Circuit Court

    Aug 17, 2023

    Speeding – Pedro Sanchez Vilchis, Frannie, WY, 86/75, $125; Robert A. Gunn Jr., Buckkner, MO, 79/70, $113; Certain Pierreuincent, Bozeman, MT, 44/30, $100 Windshield View Obstructed – Alvin M. Rosa, Vernal, UT, $60 No Seat Belt (driver) – Randy Peters, Moorcroft, WY, $25; Pedro Sanchez Vilchis, Frannie, WY, $25 No Valid Driver’s License – Thomas Newsome, Cheyenne, WY, $140 Expired Temporary License Permit/Improper Registration – Michael Levitz, Seattle, WA, $140; Elizabeth Ham, Wright, WY, $140 Fail to Drive Vehicle Within Single Lane – Rand...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Aug 17, 2023

    Dear Editor, To the citizens of Crook County: in 2022 the Legislature passed a bill mandating training for boards and elected officials. The intent was probably good, however there is a clause that enables removal of persons that don’t comply. The training (possibly indoctrination) is 8 hours!!! Very few people have the time to accomplish this!! Some have been threatened with removal. If you have, please let me know right away. I personally will not comply for several reasons. We offer training for our boards and don’t need the hea...

  • Wyoming News Briefs

    Wyoming News Exchange Newspapers|Aug 17, 2023

    Streaming service airs episode on missing Gillette woman GILLETTE (WNE) — The story of missing Gillette woman Irene Gakwa recently aired on a nationwide streaming service. The 25-minute episode titled “American Dream, American Nightmare” follows Gakwa’s journey from Nairobi, Kenya, to Gillette where she disappeared in early 2022. The episode is part of Paramount Plus’ “Never Seen Again” series, which documents families sharing the stories of lost loved ones. Featured on the show are Gakwa’s brothers, Kennedy Wainaina and Chris Gakwa and Chris...

  • Little Rascals

    Aug 17, 2023

    Hulett sophomore Kyle Smith wanted to give back to his community so he hosted the Little Rascals Skill Development camp on Aug. 5 at the Greater Hulett Community Center. Twenty-four elementary and junior high athletes showed up to develop their dribbling, shooting and defensive skills....

  • Council

    Aug 17, 2023

    Hulett Town Council The Hulett town council met on July 5, 2023 at 7 p.m. Present were Council Backen, Bears, Johnson, and Mayor Parsons. Absent was Brian Kennah. Motion to accept the agenda, Backen/Bears, mc. Motion to approve the minutes, Bears/Backen, mc. Deanna Hummel presented her projects for Veterans and Purple Heart recipients to the council. Ideas included pole banners, memorial in the park including a small piece of equipment and the designation of a Purple Heart trail which would have to have signs. These projects would not cost the... Full story

  • Don't forget mosquito protection to prevent West Nile virus

    Aug 17, 2023

    With human cases in nearby states and a higher-than-usual number of mosquito pools within Wyoming testing positive for West Nile virus, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) wants people to remember to protect themselves from mosquito bites. “Wyoming’s reported human West Nile virus case numbers have been quite low the past several years,” Courtney Tillman, epidemiologist with WDH, said. “But with more positive mosquito pools being reported this summer than we have seen in nearly 10 years and cases popping up in neighbor states, a reminde...