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Articles from the May 30, 2024 edition

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  • Pulling ahead

    May 30, 2024

    School's out, but not before the elementary kids had a chance to enjoy a day of fun activities on Wednesday. For the full story, see page 11....

  • In memorium

    May 30, 2024

    Volunteers gathered at the War Memorial on Friday to prepare for Memorial Day by sprucing up several local cemeteries and placing flags on the graves of veterans, honoring their sacrifice and patriotism....

  • Buffalo jump to host open house

    Sarah Pridgeon|May 30, 2024

    Local tourist attraction the Vore Buffalo Jump has announced that its open house to kick off the summer season will offer free entry to the public. The event will take place on June 1 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the archaeological site just west of Beulah. It will include tours of the site and the chance to watch work in action as the jump's caretakers continue to preserve its historical secrets. From 10 a.m. until noon, archaeologists will be performing maintenance on the bone bed, organized by Vo...

  • Wyoming Reads celebrates literacy with area first graders

    May 30, 2024

    Crook County first graders from Hulett, Moorcroft and Sundance gathered at the Crook County School District central office gym on Tues., May 21 for the 19th annual Wyoming Reads celebration in Crook County. Due to the rainy weather, it was moved from the traditional Devils Tower location. After a sack lunch, area coordinator Bonnie Stahla, Crook County Library Director, read the story of The Good Queen Sue in memory of Sue Jorgensen with the help of all the first graders. Part of the...

  • SES Field Day filled with activity

    Rebecca Maupin|May 30, 2024

    As the school year drew to a close, the eagerly awaited field day arrived at Sundance Elementary School, offering a day filled with excitement and activity for students in grades K-6. The children enthusiastically participated in a variety of events, including the 4x100 relay, gaga ball, long jump, softball throw, capture the flag and kick the can. A bouncy house added to the fun, keeping the students engaged throughout the day. The event concluded on a high note with a dunk tank, where...

  • Shirley Ann Beagle

    May 30, 2024

    Shirley Ann (Lincoln) Beagle passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 19, 2024, at Fountain Springs Healthcare Center with family by her side. Shirley was born in Beulah, Wyoming, on August 15, 1938. She was the second of three daughters born to Orville and Evelyn (Summers) Lincoln. The family ranched on "The Divide" near Sundance, Wyoming. Shirley graduated from Sundance High School in 1956 and the National College of Business (now National American University) in 1957. She started her... Full story

  • Earl Elvin Rush

    May 30, 2024

    On May 21, 2024, Earl Elvin Rush passed away at the Crook County Long Term Care Facility with his grandson and wife at his side. Elvin was born on January 9, 1935, near Moorcroft, Wyoming, to Earl Jacob and Addie Marie (Moon) Rush. He graduated from Hulett High School and then entered the U.S. Army where he was stationed in England for one year and in the States for the remainder of his service. Elvin worked various jobs throughout his lifetime including Highway Maintenance Supervisor for the... Full story

  • Winnie Bush

    May 30, 2024

    A celebration of life will be held for Winifred "Winnie" Bush on Saturday, June 15,2024 at the Hulett Civic Center. Lunch will be served. A full obituary was previously published.... Full story

  • Scott Mason Clarkson

    May 30, 2024

    Scott Mason Clarkson, 78, of Spearfish, SD passed away with his family by his side in Rapid City, after a brief but insurmountable series of medical crises. Scott was born to Herbert and Dorothy (Herb and Dot) Clarkson on April 6, 1946 in Belle Fourche, South Dakota. He grew up with his sisters and brother, fishing, hunting and trapping along the banks of the Belle Fourche River on the family farm east of town. He attended Ingersoll Country School just down the road from his home through 6th... Full story

  • Judy May Meisner

    May 30, 2024

    Judy May Meisner died on Saturday, May 18, 2024, in Spearfish, South Dakota, at the age of 77. Judy was born on September 12, 1946, to Julius and Lola (Miller) Adam in Deadwood, South Dakota. Her family lived in Deadwood, Tinton and Spearfish while she was growing up. She was very close with her cousins and made many special memories with them. Judy was always up for getting together with family and enjoying a good visit. Judy met Edward Meisner at the Beulah bar and later married him in 1971. T... Full story

  • Legislative Update

    Chip Neiman, Representative|May 30, 2024

    Dear Governor Gordon, Biden’s Bureau of Land Management has issued a new Resource Management Plan to stop all mining projects in the Powder River Basin– the nation’s largest coal producing region and contributor to affordable, plentiful, and clean energy for millions of people. In reaction, you expressed outrage and “profound disappointment” over this bureaucratic death-blow to our State. I’m with you there. It’s outrageous and profoundly disappointing that out-of-touch D.C. pencil-pusher...

  • Junkin' time

    Sarah Pridgeon|May 30, 2024

    Crook County will again transform into one giant yard sale next weekend, as the three-day annual Junkin’ Weekend gets underway. Look for a bargain, find the perfect gift or simply browse locations all across the county until something strikes your fancy. The Junkin’ vendors will be spread around the area, with stops available in and around all four municipalities. Garage and yard sales are a summer staple, but the Junkin’ Weekend aims to bring them all together for the convenience of bargain hunters and vendors alike. To do this, Crook Count...

  • ATV accidents injure four

    Sarah Pridgeon|May 30, 2024

    Two separate four-wheeler accidents took place over the Memorial Day weekend, both of them leading to injuries. The incidents took place on Saturday, the first at 3:45 p.m. and the second in the evening, at around 8 p.m. All four individuals involved in the accidents are believed to be Campbell County residents. “One was up in the area of Cook Lake and the other one was down the Grand Canyon-Wagon Canyon area,” says Undersheriff Alex Jessen. “Both involved two passengers on one four-wheeler and both were probably going too fast for the roads...

  • Town deer tests show improvement

    Sarah Pridgeon|May 30, 2024

    The number of tests coming back positive for chronic wasting disease is holding steady, according to the latest data from the Wyoming Game & Fish Department. Crook County’s deer hunt areas were on the high priority list for testing in 2023, along with a large portion of the west of the state and several to the south and center. Hunters in high priority areas are asked to submit samples for testing to help the department monitor the spread of the always-fatal disease. From those areas, and from all across the state, a total of 5100 samples f...

  • Card of Thanks

    May 30, 2024

    Our Thanks The family of Mark Huseby would like to express their heartfelt thanks to everyone for their phone calls, visits, prayers, cards sent, memorials and food prepared. Everyone and everything are greatly appreciated. Sincerely, The loving family of Mark Huseby... Full story

  • Peek at the Past

    May 30, 2024

    1 Years Ago May 29, 1924 Word was received here Monday that both the Newcastle National and the Osage Bank had closed their doors that morning. It is not known how badly the institutions are affected, but this crash is a severe blow to Newcastle and Weston County. The Official Opening Celebration of the Wind River Canyon Road will be held at Thermopolis, July 1, 2 and 3. A big program, including exposition shows, rodeo and wild west, 40 rounds of boxing and visits to the swimming pools, dancing pavilions, parks and other attractions of the...

  • The reel start of summer

    Sarah Pridgeon|May 30, 2024

    Movies in the Park are coming back this year. If you’d like to enjoy some fresh air and a little Hollywood entertainment, head to Sundance Square on Thursday evenings throughout the summer. The family-friendly evenings are sponsored by various local businesses and hosted by the Sundance Chamber of Commerce. Concessions will be available from local nonprofits, as well as from The Frosty Cow. The summer fun kicks off on June 13 with Angels in the Outfield. In the following weeks, movies will include Madagascar, Sweet Home Alabama, A Bugs Life, T...

  • Shootout next week

    May 30, 2024

    What do you say to free food, free golf cart, a chance to bet on your favorite golfer and beverages available? We need a gallery to watch the top 10 golfers in our area on Friday, June 7! It’s called the Sundance 10 Person Shootout and those who have attended the last four years have loved it! The top golfers our area from Gillette to Rapid City, Newcastle to Devils Tower will all tee off on #1 and only two will remain when the group gets to #9. You can place bets, get some food and drink, grab a cart and follow the players around the course u...

  • Illegally released walleye found in Newcastle's Black Elk Pond

    May 30, 2024

    The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says the recent discovery of walleye in Black Elk Pond in Newcastle is the result of illegal fish stocking and seeks to find the person responsible. Walleye have not been stocked by the department in Black Elk Pond. They are a predatory species and after they reach just a few inches in size, they feed exclusively on other fish and can have lasting impacts on a fishery if a population becomes established. “Illegal fish introductions are a serious problem and seem to be especially prevalent in northeast W...

  • Social Security omits food from in-kind support and maintenance calculations

    Josh Weller, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist in Denver, Colorado|May 30, 2024

    Supplement Security Income (SSI) provides monthly payments to adults and children with a disability or blindness. It also provides monthly payments to adults aged 65 and older, who have limited income and resources. SSI benefits help pay for basic needs like rent, food, clothing, and medicine. People applying for and receiving SSI must meet eligibility requirements, including income and resource limits. Under our current rules, we include food assistance as unearned income when calculating In-Kind Support and Maintenance (ISM). We understand th...

  • Circuit Court

    May 30, 2024

    Speeding – Nicole Harris, Billings, MT, 90/75, $135; Rico Imus, Gillette, WY, 80/75, $15; Shelley J. Benson, Hulett, WY, 75/70, $15; Aleksandr Muravev, Charlotte, NC, 88/75, $125; Connie Vinup, Madison, IN, 80/75, $15; Keegan W. O’Brien, Gillette, WY, 101/80, $165; Mario Carreon Regalado, Gillette, WY, 95/75, $160 Stop Sign Violation – Deena McKinney, Jefferson, GA, $140 Operate Vehicle with Improper Equipment – Jason Lauer, Spearfish, SD, $90 Violate Legal Weight (4001-6000) – Carl A. Rice, Broadus, MT, $185 Violate Fire Rules on State Land ...

  • Crook County Sheriff

    May 30, 2024

    May 20 – Ten VIN checks. Traffic crash. Three EMS calls. Assisted Wyoming Highway Patrol. Business checks. Paper service. Fingerprints. Suspicious person. Four traffic stops. May 21 – Five VIN checks. Four traffic stops. Business checks. Citizen assist. Motorist assist. Three fingerprints. Property damage. EMS call. Runaway juvenile. Welfare check. May 22 – Six VIN checks. Paper service. Eight traffic stops. Two assist other agencies. Burglary. Business checks. Extra patrol. Motorist assist. Prisoner transport. Suspicious circumstances May 2...

  • Letter to the Editor

    May 30, 2024

    Dear Editor, The first week of May, I made my annual sojourn to the Beulah Cemetery to mow the grass. Upon arrival I was amazed and heartened to see that someon3 had already done my deed. Not only had they mowed the entirety of it, they had trimmed each and every grave of old grass and bushes! Who could that be? I later found out it was members of the “Cowboy Church” who gave freely of their time and effort. Thank you, thank you! What an amazing and heartfelt gesture. And again last week, I mowed the cemetery for the upcoming Memorial Day. Wha...

  • This Week at Your Library

    Carrie Riley|May 30, 2024

    Did you know we have a Library of Things collection? You can check out lots of fun kits for a variety of activities. Check out our Maker bags to explore art, architecture and creativity. There is a bag for each activity geared towards different age groups. One for preschool to kindergarteners and one for first to sixth graders. LIBRARY HAPPENINGS: MEETINGS: Crook County Library Board meeting Thur., Jun 6 at 1 p.m. in Sundance. Crook County Library Foundation meeting Wed., Jul. 17 at 1 p.m. in Moorcroft. Sundance Friends of the Library meeting...

  • Vision document reveals Honor Wyoming goals

    Jasmine Hall, Jackson Hole News&Guide Via Wyoming News Exchange|May 30, 2024

    JACKSON — Honor Wyoming is aiming to build a majority in the state Legislature made up of lawmakers who adhere to its values, most of whom are the ultraconservative Wyoming Freedom Caucus and its allies in the Senate. That vision is outlined in a document being circulated via email around the state. It says Honor Wyoming is taking on the state’s Republican “establishment class.” Honor Wyoming’s mission is “to protect and advance liberty values through state-based grassroots and legislative advocacy,” according to the prospectus obtained by the...

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