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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 12, 2022 

Election scrutiny could lead to loss of polling places, says county clerk

The primary elections this August will see a couple of minor alterations for local voters, but future elections could bring deeper change. Warned County Clerk Linda Fritz last week, the current focus on election integrity may see Crook County lose...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 12, 2022 

Elected officials secure salary increase

Crook County’s elected officials are set to see a significant salary increase for the first time in many years. The county commission has approved raises across the board to ensure that those individuals elected to serve the county are paid at a...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 12, 2022 

Commission seeks to strengthen control over large-acre development

Is more control needed over what happens on Crook County land? The county commission is hoping its potential rules for large acre subdivisions will be enough but, as stated by Commissioner Kelly Dennis last week, may need to consider the idea of...

 
 News    May 12, 2022 

Upcoming activities at the Hulett Museum

Visit the Hulett Museum and Art Gallery for several upcoming activities, including the story of a local unsung hero and a summer craft series. Who was the unsung hero during the 1941 parachutist rescue at Devils Tower? Who was the first civilian...

 
 By Kristen Czaban    News    May 12, 2022 

GOP expels most Laramie County delegates from convention

SHERIDAN — Laramie County lost the bulk of its representation at the Wyoming Republican Party state convention Saturday morning. After nearly two hours of procedural maneuvering and debate, the body voted not to seat all 37 delegates from the state...

 
 News    May 12, 2022 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Bich Tran, Hesperia, CA, 90/75, $135; Vladislav Grishchenko, Snohomish, WA, 100/70, $210; Steven A. Turbiville, Spearfish, SD, 94/75, $205; Braden Yackley, Spearfish, SD, 55/30, $295; Edgardo Ruiz-Canseco, Gillette, WY, 91/80, $115;...

 
 News    May 12, 2022 

State Briefs

Girl taken from Alaska found in Gillette CHEYENNE (WNE) — U.S. marshals and Gillette Police Department officers on Friday afternoon found a child kidnapped from Alaska earlier this spring.  The recovery followed the arrest of the noncustodial...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 5, 2022

Bush appointed as Circuit Court Judge

Sticking close to home again when making his decision, Governor Mark Gordon has selected Crook County Deputy Attorney Lynda R. Bush as the Sixth Judicial District’s next Circuit Court Judge. “I want to thank Governor Gordon for the honor of this...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 5, 2022

Applications open for Country Junkin' vendors

Once again this June, the Country Junkin’ weekend will offer a unique opportunity to sell your unwanted items, find new treasures or both during a countywide yard sale. Applications are available now if you would like to sign up as a vendor. The...

 
 News    May 5, 2022

Town Election May 10

The Hulett Town election will be held Tues., May 10 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Greater Hulett Community Center. This year residents will be voting for mayor and two council positions. Mayor Ted Parsons’ position is up as are Councilmen Boz...

 
 News    May 5, 2022

Veterans' assistance available

A State of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services around Wyoming cities throughout May. Sandy McFarland is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss state...

 
 News    May 5, 2022

Circuit Court

Speeding – Bridgitt Erickson, Lincoln, MT, 86/80, $97; Brian Scott, Gig Harbor, WA, 68/45, $175; Nathan Schlaeger, Vadnais Heights, MN, 90/75, $135; Victor Quinones Serna, Gillette, WY, 90/70, $160; Daniel Parlee, Corpus Christi, TX, 95/80, $135;...

 
 By Nancy Bowles    News    May 5, 2022

Hulett Branch Library

All ladies are welcome to come to our Ladies Tea Party on Mon., May 9 at 2:30 p.m. Make sure you wear a decorated hat for the contest. Prizes for prettiest and craziest hats. There will be tea-time treats, great entertainment and games as well as...

 
 News    May 5, 2022

Library coloring winners

The Hulett Branch Library has announced winners of the second and third grade coloring contest: first place was May Moody (third grade) and second place was Hannah Fowler (third grade)....

 
 By Jake Goodrick    News    May 5, 2022

PRB coal demand and production continues

GILLETTE (WNE) — The coal production from Peabody Energy Corp. and Arch Resources Inc. through the first three months of 2022 aligned with the strong projections each company had for their Powder River Basin mines headed into the year, despite...

 
 By Victoria Eavis    News    May 5, 2022

Fairness complaint filed with GOP

CASPER — A complaint filed Friday with the Wyoming GOP claims four county-level Republican parties violated bylaws, raising further questions about whether state party leaders have been selectively enforcing rules at the expense of traditional cons...

 
 News    May 5, 2022

State Briefs

Man sentenced to 70 days in vehicular homicide SHERIDAN (WNE) — Sheridan County Circuit Court Judge Shelley Cundiff sentenced Todd A. Kohler to 70 days in jail, one year of supervised probation and 230 hours of community service education on...

 

Much needed moisture

Mother Nature didn't disappoint with the spring storm last weekend. Heavy wet snow was dumped across the area, providing much-needed moisture. Amounts ranged from 15 inches to nearly 20 inches with...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 28, 2022

Election filing opens soon

For those interested in standing for election this year, whether for local, county or state positions, the filing window is about to open. For a two-week period, citizens will be invited to put forth their names for seats ranging from U.S. Congress t...

 

Board members encouraged to attend training

The Crook County Clerk’s Office, in conjunction with the Midwest Assistance Program, will be holding a board member and special district director training on Friday, April 29. The training will begin at 6 p.m. and should be done by 8 p.m. It will...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Eric Anderson, Evansville, IN, 88/75, $125; Denice H. Poseley, Gillette, WY, 43/30, $85; Mollie M. Boardman, Nashua, NH, 52/30, $170; Noah Matson, Spearfish, SD, 87/75, $120; Mannaseth Freeman, Orem, UT, 90/80, $105; Terri Lesley,...

 
 By Jake Goodrick    News    April 28, 2022

Search continues for missing Gillette woman

GILLETTE — Just about every day at about 5 p.m., Kennedy Wainaina waits on a phone call. Ever since his sister, Irene Wairimu Gakwa, went missing from Gillette in February or March, he has stayed in close contact with the Gillette police...

 

Coloring contest winners

Coloring contest winners Hadlee Apland and Mordecai Wolfskill. The Hulett public library announce the winners of their Easter coloring contest for kids in kindergarten and first grade. First place...

 

Auxiliary poppy poster contest held

The American Legion Auxiliary Post #80 held their annual poppy poster contest. This year's entries were awesome and very hard to judge. Winners were: Class 1 – first Maybelle Moody, second Hannah...

 

State Briefs

Man sentenced to 74-100 years on 58 child porn charges GREEN RIVER (WNE) — A 49-year-old Wamsutter resident will be spending the rest of his life in prison following a sentencing hearing where he pled guilty to 58 criminal charges. Russell Jay...

 

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