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  • First large fire of the year now under control

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jun 20, 2024

    A sizeable fire northwest of Hulett had been fully contained by Monday morning, thanks to the combined efforts of local, state and federal firefighters. Located northwest of Hulett, the Creek Fire was reported late in the afternoon of June 11 and is believed to have been caused by lightning, according to Incident Commander Karsten Milek. The fire reached approximately 1470 acres on a mixture of private, state and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands. A command center was set up at the...

  • Johnson ends run as councilwoman

    Jun 20, 2024

    Mayor Ted Parsons thanked Terri Johnson for her years serving on Town Council. Mayor Parsons, at the last town council meeting, presented outgoing councilperson Terri Johnson with a certificate of appreciation for all of her years serving as a town council member. Johnson has served on the town council for eight years and decided this election year not to run. She has been involved in many of the decisions to improve and develop the Town of Hulett during her years serving on the Hulett Town...

  • POW camps in Wyoming

    Jun 20, 2024

    Cheryl O'Brien presented an informative and educational program on the POW camps of Wyoming. The event, which was held at the Greater Hulett Community Center and sponsored by the Hulett branch library, the Hulett Museum, and the Roy Montgomery American Legion, was attended by over 20 people. O'Brien presented information and photographs taken from her book, World War II POW camps of Wyoming....

  • Girls State

    Jun 20, 2024

    Ellie Jay, Hulett, and Shannon Gilmartin, Sundance, participated in Wyoming Girls State June 9-15, in Cheyenne. Willow Lindholm, Sundance, was elected Girls State Governor last year and presided over this year's camp. Girls State is a week-long government and leadership camp. The Sundance and Hulett delegates' camp fees were paid for by the Roy Montgomery Unit 80, American Legion Auxiliary, Hulett. Janet Cole Lake is the Girls State Chair. Delegates are placed in "cities" where they run for...

  • New judge announced

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jun 20, 2024

    The Sixth Judicial District officially has a fourth judge. Governor Mark Gordon announced last week that he has appointed Mike McGrady to fill the newly created role for the district that covers Crook, Campbell and Weston counties. A bill passed by the Wyoming Legislature earlier this year increased the number of judges in the district from three to four and appropriated $1.24 million to fund the additional judge for the first two years, beginning on July 1. It also authorized three full-time positions for the personnel necessary to staff and...

  • Circuit Court

    Jun 20, 2024

    Speeding – Michael J. Cymbaluk, Bismarck, ND, 78/55, $175; Leonard King, West Islip, NY, 85/80, $15; Cassandra Doyle, West Jordan, UT, 80/75, $15; Dillon Collins, Vale, SD, 80/75, $15; Jack Perkovich, Rock Springs, WY, 80/75, $15; Riley Rosenlund, 84/75, $103; Darren Jones, Lebec, CA, 80/75, $15; Matthew James Hall, Clearwater, FL, 80/70, $105; Arlus Oworu, Maple Grove, MN, 102/80, $170; Maxammed Xalane, Columbus, OH, 80/75, $15; Kaitlin Peterson, Erie, OH, 82/70, $120; Hattie Pool, Buffalo, MN, 94/75, $155; Garrett Cestnik, Casper, WY, 8...

  • Crook County Sheriff's Office

    Jun 20, 2024

    June 10 – Two VIN checks. Fingerprints. Three traffic stops. Two suspicious circumstances. Alarm. Accident. Two civil standbys. Citizen assist. Two motorist assists. House watch. June 11 – Six VIN checks. Fingerprints. Traffic stop. Traffic complaint. Citizen assist. Two business checks. Accident. Suspicious circumstance. Motorist assist. Animal complaint. June 12 – Four VIN Checks. Seven traffic stops. Two animal complaints. Fingerprints. Business checks. Assist to Probation & Parole. Fire page. EMS page. June 13 – Five VIN checks. Two pap...

  • Wyoming News Briefs

    Wyoming News Exchange Newspapers|Jun 20, 2024

    Wyoming’s average gas prices are down again this week CHEYENNE (WNE) — Average gasoline prices in Wyoming have fallen 1.3 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.27 per gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy.com’s survey of 494 stations in Wyoming. Prices in Wyoming are 5 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, and stand 27.3 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. According to GasBuddy price reports, the lowest price in the state Sunday was $2.82 per gallon, while the highest was $4.19, a difference of $1.37. The national average price...

  • Independence celebration

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jun 20, 2024

    The Independence Day holiday brings with it two familiar opportunities to enjoy patriotic firework displays. On July 4 itself, the Devils Tower will form the backdrop for a display at the KOA. The event begins in the afternoon, when proudly coiffed visitors may take part in the annual mullet contest. Should your hairdo not meet the requirements but you’re still feeling competitive, you can instead sign up for a cornhole tournament. Meanwhile, enjoy music on the deck and food from vendors. The firework display will be set off as night falls. V...

  • Veteran's assistance available

    Jun 20, 2024

    A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services around Wyoming cities throughout June. Sandy McFarland is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss state and federal veterans’ benefits, Department of Veterans Affairs claims or VA healthcare. McFarland can also help veterans and their families apply for benefits, file claims or request healthcare. Her office is located at 551 Running West Dr., Ste. 100, in Gillette, and she will be available at the f...

  • Rodeo time

    Jun 13, 2024

    The Hulett roping club held their annual rodeo last weekend at the Hulett recreation grounds. This rodeo, the 77th annual turned out to be a great weekend with a great turnout of spectators. The rodeo weekend was filled with excitement and fun, as the audience watched skilled cowboys and cowgirls compete in various events such as bull riding, bronc riding and roping. More photos pages 8 and 9....

  • Gardening season

    Jun 13, 2024

    Bonnie Klein reports a lot of recent activity at the senior garden in Hulett. The garden is located behind the Senior Center on land Summit National Bank has allowed the seniors to use. Dave and Justin from Tower Valley Station and Tower Country Equipment Rental recently provided equipment and their time to help with relocating manure donated by a local rancher for composting into good gardening soil. The garden's emphasis is on making good fresh produce readily available for the seniors of...

  • Rodeo weekend

    Jun 13, 2024

    The kickoff for the Hulett Rodeo weekend was the annual parade which is sponsored by the Hulett rec. board and the Hulett Chamber of Commerce. Over 34 entries were entered this year, everything from rodeo queens to the Hulett marching band to floats. Following the parade, the first day of the Hulett rodeo was held. The weather was beautiful, and a good crowd of spectators watched the first day of events. The street dance featuring Tris Munsick and The Innocents was held downtown and the goat...

  • Teton Pass road closure continues, interim detour planned

    Jun 13, 2024

    The Wyoming Department of Transportation has closed access to Wyoming State Highway 22/ Teton Pass due to a landslide at milepost 12.8 and a mudslide at milepost 15. Commuters have been asked to detour around using US 26 through Swan Valley and then into the Snake River Canyon. WYDOT crews are currently evaluating the stability of the area and investigating adjacent areas for potential safety hazards. This is being considered an extended closure, and there currently is no estimated opening...

  • Women's Conference June 22

    Jun 13, 2024

    Saturday, June 22 is the third annual Women’s Conference, with this year’s theme being Warrior Arise! based on scripture Ephesians 6:10-18. This free meeting is an outdoor, rain or shine day of teaching, fellowship, praise and food held in the front yard of David and Debi Plekan, 146 Hunter Street, Hulett. The meeting begins with breakfast cooked on the outdoor griddle at 9 a.m. OutlawRidge Ministries co-founder Debi Plekan will be the first speaker, sharing a message of encouragement and fortitude. The second speaker is Kari Perkins Ste...

  • Crook County Sheriff's Office

    Jun 13, 2024

    May 27 – Juvenile problem. Two welfare checks. Three traffic stops. Other. Disturbance. Animal complaint. Business check. Suspicious circumstances. May 28 – Four VIN checks. Six traffic stops. Assisted another agency. Assisted Wyoming Highway Patrol. Citizen assist. Disturbance. Motorist assist. Suspicious person. Trespassing. May 29 – Ten VIN checks. Five traffic stops. Animal complaint. Two EMS calls. Business checks. Information report. Threatening. Trespassing. May 30 – Six VIN checks. Three paper services. Three traffic stops. Crash. Assis...

  • Circuit Court

    Jun 13, 2024

    Speeding – Warren McNatt, Nottingham, PA, 80/75, $15; Aspen Naylor, Gillette, WY, 87/75, $120; Victor Jaramillo Sanchez, Gillette, WY, 85/80, $15; Patrick Hasson, Spearfish, SD, 85/70, $135; Donna Dague, Windsor, CO, 75/70, $25; Jorge Campos Varela, Gillette, WY, 80/75, $15; Alonso Olegario, Denver, CO, 87/75, $145; Basil Wagner, Summerset, SD, 80/75, $15; Jacob Lehtola, Spearfish, SD, 85/75, $105; Tracy Cox, Taberg, NY, 80/75, $15; Romeo Bryce, Safford, AZ, 80/75, $15; Elaina Carlson, Las Vegas, NV, 86/75, $115 No Valid Driver’s License – A...

  • Wyoming News Briefs

    Wyoming News Exchange Newspapers|Jun 13, 2024

    New mental health program off to a fast start GILLETTE (WNE) — A new program to help Gillette residents with their mental health has gotten off to a fast start. Earlier this spring, the Northeast Wyoming Community Health Foundation launched Hope Source to help people pay for therapy and counseling costs. Nachelle McGrath, executive director of the foundation, said she’s received 20 applications, and ten of them have been approved. The other applications were sent back because they needed more information, and they will be re-submitted. “I...

  • Hulett Branch Library

    Nancy Bowles|Jun 13, 2024

    NEW FICTION BOOKS: Camino Ghosts by John Grisham – In this new thriller on Camino Island, popular bookseller Bruce Cable tells Mercer Mann an irresistible tale that might be her next novel. A giant resort developer is using its political muscle and deep pockets to claim ownership of a deserted island between Florida and Georgia. Only the last living inhabitant of the island, Lovely Jackson, stands in its way. What the developer doesn’t know is that the island has a remarkable history, and locals believe it is cursed…and the past is never the p...

  • WYDOT reminds residents to keep signs out of rights-of-way and off traffic poles

    Jun 13, 2024

    The Wyoming Department of Transportation would like to remind residents, businesses and realtors that placing signs along the roadways, on traffic poles or fences along state and federal highways is prohibited. Wyoming statute (W.S. 24-10-104) states that outdoor advertising must meet certain conditions for placement. Placing signs or objects within highway rights-of-way is prohibited, including on right-of-way fencing or on trees, traffic signs or traffic signal poles within the right-of-way. Signs in the rights of way and on traffic poles...

  • Wyoming braces for mosquito season

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jun 13, 2024

    After a notably bad year for mosquitoes, the Wyoming Weed and Pest Council (WWPC) is warning that the conditions so far in 2024 could mean we're set for another season of swatting. While most mosquitoes limit their nuisance to itchy bites and buzzing, some carry a potentially serious disease: West Nile Virus. In 2023, Wyoming saw the worst outbreak of the disease in a decade, with a case rate far exceeding the national average and four human deaths. The year before, only three cases in total...

  • Senators decry timber sale reductions

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jun 6, 2024

    Wyoming’s two senators are criticizing the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) for its “chokehold” on the timber industry in the wake of the recent layoff announcement from Neiman Enterprises. U.S. Senators John Barrasso and Cynthis Lummis joined their South Dakota counterparts, John Thune and Mike Rounds, in calling for USFS to outline what it plans to do to protect the remaining forest products industry in the Black Hills. Neiman Enterprises announced layoffs and product reductions at its last remaining South Dakota facility, Spearfish Forest Products...

  • Candidates confirmed

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jun 6, 2024

    Filing has now closed for this year’s primary election, with candidates now finalized for city, county, state and national seats. Chip Neiman will stand again for his seat as State Representative for House District 01. He will be unopposed. At the county level, one county commissioner seat with a four-year term will be voted on this year. Incumbent Kelly Dennis will be challenged by Dale T. Davis. On the national level, John Barrasso will be challenged for his United States Senator seat by John Holtz of Laramie and Reid Rasner of Mills on the R...

  • WW II POW camp presentation next week

    Jun 6, 2024

    The Hulett Library and the Hulett Museum are sponsoring a presentation by Cheryl O’Brien on June 13 at 6 p.m. at the library. She will be discussing her book, World War II POW Camps of Wyoming. She will be sharing information, pictures and stories about life in the POW camps in Wyoming....

  • Let's take a road trip

    Jun 6, 2024

    The Hulett Museum is taking part in a Wyoming Art Road Trip! Venues around the state are exhibiting art throughout the summer. People who visit the locations will be entered into a drawing! Stop by the Hulett Museum to check out some local art and start your road trip! If you have any questions, give us a call at 307-467-5292....

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