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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    February 9, 2023 

Washington reps move again to protect Devils Tower name

U.S. Senators Cynthia Lummis and John Barrasso have resubmitted a bill that would protect the name of Devils Tower National Monument. The bill, which was introduced on January 22 and has been read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    February 9, 2023 

Sheriff's Office takes part in ice rescue training

Following the December tragedy at Keyhole Reservoir, a recent training session gave Crook County Sheriff's Office the opportunity to test out the Argo first responder UTV under the varying...

 
 By Nancy Bowles    News    February 9, 2023 

Hulett Branch Library

The library is having an air fryer class on Wed., Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m. Brianna will teach us the basics of using an air fryer and you will get to enjoy some delicious food. The class is free, thanks to the Friends of the Library, but you must call...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Roger M. Haluzak Jr., Gillette, WY, 93/80, $125; Crofton Higgins, Everett, WA, 94/80, $130; Issak Freisen, Hilda, AB, Canada, 78/55, $175; James Bratton, Douglas, WY, 81/70, $115; Charles Price, Buffalo, WY, 90/75, $135 Drive While...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Jan. 30 – Two VIN checks. Paper service. Motorist assist. Four EMS pages. Fingerprints. Business check. Jan. 31 – Three EMS pages. Four paper services. Two traffic stops. Citizen assist. Fingerprints. Wanted person. Feb. 1 – Two VIN checks....

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Police seize 1,342 fentanyl pills BUFFALO (WNE) — Johnson County law enforcement seized more than a thousand fentanyl pills and a handful of other drugs after a report of a suspicious vehicle in the Kum & Go parking lot in early January. “We pull...

 
 By Carrie Haderlie    News    February 9, 2023 

Wyoming saw population influx from Colorado during pandemic, data shows

CHEYENNE — Data from the early pandemic years shows that more people migrated into Wyoming than left the state, and most came to the Equality State from Colorado. An influx of people from the Front Range means potential new businesses and...

 

Stitching together

A group of women are getting together as a group of friends (not so much a class) to enjoy some quilting time. The women gather at the Greater Hulett Community Center, normally on Fridays. The group...

 

Snow patrol

The Hulett Public Works Department was busy last week, plowing the streets, and trying to keep the slush and snow off of them during a three-day storm, which had warm weather, rain and snow. Above,...

 

Sheriff's Office trains for active shooter response

Crook County Sheriff's Office hosted an active shooter training at Sundance High School on January 20, focusing on a scenario in which one or two officers must respond to an active shooter situation....

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Jan. 23 – Seven VIN checks. Two paper services. Four traffic stops. Fingerprints. Disturbance. Business check. Public assist. EMS page. Jan. 24 – Two VIN checks. Paper service. Crash report. Assist to Wyoming Highway Patrol. Welfare check. Two pr...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Gregory Loos, Rapid City, SD, 94/75, $155; Christopher Tipton, Mandan, ND, 94/75, $155; Kristi Mooney, Casper, WY, 91/75, $140; Joseph C. Jones, Emmons, MN, 90/75, $140 Expired Temporary License Permit/Improper Registration – Steven...

 
 By Nancy Bowles    News    February 2, 2023

Hulett Branch Library

NEW FICTION BOOKS: Just the Nicest Couple by Mary Kubica – Jake Hayes is missing. This much is certain. At first, his wife, Nina, thinks he is blowing off steam at a friend’s house after their heated fight the night before. But then a day goes...

 

Bill would make treatment courts part of judicial branch

GILLETTE — A bill that is making its way through the state Legislature would transfer treatment courts from the Wyoming Department of Health to the judicial branch. Senate File 23, sponsored by the Joint Judiciary Interim Committee, passed its...

 

New K-9 joins Sheriff's Office

After "Bata" retired last May after seven years of service, Crook County Sheriff's Office is excited to announce one of the newest members of the team. K-9 "Condor" is a year-and-a-half-old Belgian Malinois and is currently certified as a narcotics...

 

Snow fun

At the Hulett Branch Library, story time is always fun and this last week they outdid themselves. The story time kids made snowballs and then had a snowball fight in the library. Every Tuesday, kids...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Sheriff deputy shooting case moves to county attorney  CODY (WNE) — The investigation into the Park County deputy who shot and killed a male suspect in Powell during a traffic stop last year has been forwarded to the county attorney, said Charla...

 

County to request ARPA funding for public response building

On Tuesday morning, the county commissioners approved a grant application for funds that would be used to construct a new building to house the county’s emergency response departments under a single roof. The application will be submitted to the St...

 

Exhibit talks about stage coach routes

The Hulett Museum in conjunction with the Hulett Library held an afternoon program at the GHCC last Thursday going over and discussing the traveling exhibit which started Jan. 20. Mike Madler...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Jan. 9 – Three VIN checks. Paper service. Two traffic stops. Animal noise complaint. Fingerprints. House watches. Theft report. Two citizen assists. Motorist assist. Business check. Jan. 10 – Four VIN checks. Paper service. Three traffic stops....

 
 By Nancy Bowles    News    January 26, 2023

Hulett Branch Library

NEW FICTION BOOKS: A World of Curiosities by Louise Penny – It’s spring and Three Pines is reemerging after the harsh winter. But not everything buried should come alive again. Not everything lying dormant should reemerge…But something has…As...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Derek Bush, Wasilla, AK, 94/75, $155; Zackarie Talbot, Upton, WY, 85/75, $115; Jason Ramirez-Corpuz, Laveen, AZ, 86/70, $140; Saul Soto, Brownsville, TX, 93/80, $125; Grant Blomgren, Spokane, WA, 96/80, $140; Kodi Todd Ysen, Bagley, MN,...

 
 By Jasmine Hall    News    January 26, 2023

Long-term funding for suicide prevention lifeline removed

CHEYENNE — The 988 suicide lifeline bill was stripped on Friday of its $40 million appropriation to create a long-term trust fund, as well as the $6 million for a trust fund reserve account. The change was adopted in an amendment brought forward by...

 
 By Madelyn Beck    News    January 26, 2023

Fentanyl problem still growing in Wyoming

The flow of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids into Wyoming continues to swell, according to data presented to state lawmakers last week.  From 2017 to 2021, Wyoming lost 410 people to drug overdoses with a growing share of deaths due to...

 

Event board gifted to library

Ben Pravecek and Brian Jordan of Hulett Public Works putting up an outside event case purchased with funds from the Hulett Library Foundation. The board will display library inform...

 

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