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Wapiti hunter to pay $15K for mistakenly killing grizzly POWELL (WNE) — A local black bear hunter who mistakenly killed a grizzly last spring must pay $15,000 in restitution and is barred from hunting over the next year.  At a Wednesday hearing...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Katy S. McMillan, Billings, MT, 100/80, $160; Michael James Strahan, Sheridan, WY, 90/75, $135; Evan Carlson, Fairmont, MN, 75/65, $140; Antonio S. Giron, Gillette, WY, 90/75, $135; Ruben Littlehead, Lawrence, KS, 85/70, $135; (truck)...

 

Crook County Sheriff

Feb. 5 – Three VIN checks. Paper service. Six traffic stops. Suspicious circumstance. Hit and run accident. Fingerprints. Business checks. EMS page. Fire page. Feb. 6 – Three VIN checks. Three paper service. Traffic stop. Fingerprints. Assist to...

 

County supports Purple Heart proposal

The county has formally offered its support to the Town of Hulett’s efforts to designate a Purple Heart Highway in tribute to those wounded in service to their country. The effort would designate Highway 24, which runs from south of Devils Tower, t...

 

City prepares for busy year

January’s cold snap was tough for the fire department, the Sundance City Council heard last week. It was “Mother Nature at her worst” when a structure fire during subzero temperatures caused “total havoc”, said Fire Chief Gari Gill,...

 

City refreshes franchise agreement for natural gas

Refreshing a franchise agreement with the City of Sundance does not necessarily mean that Black Hills Energy will bring natural gas to town, but it will leave the door open for that to happen. The city council passed a first reading of an ordinance...

 
 By Carrie Riley    News    February 15, 2024

This Week at Your Library

Have you heard about the Libby app? With your library card you can unlock a wide range of ebooks, audiobooks and magazines right to your smart devices. Just download the app and sign in to enjoy all your favorites. LIBRARY HAPPENINGS: MEETINGS:...

 

House: Repeal gun free zones near Wyoming schools

CHEYENNE - A bill that would repeal bans on concealed carry firearms in Wyoming's public schools, community colleges, at the University of Wyoming and in many public government buildings passed...

 

Hot load

A semi caught fire on I-90 on Tuesday afternoon, sending a black plume of smoke high into the sky and plugging the westbound lane near the 204 mile marker. Beulah Volunteer Fire was the first to...

 

Beulah facing water rate hike

The water company that serves 32 customers in the Beulah area has applied for a significant increase to its monthly rates, causing many local residents to express strong concerns to the Public Service Commission. The change would increase the amount...

 

Idler sentence increased

Josh Idler, who was recently jailed on child abuse and assault charges, will serve an additional two to six years of incarceration after being found guilty of breaking the terms of his probation in an earlier case. This increases the amount of time...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago February 7, 1924 Walter Dickinson started out Tuesday with a road grader in an attempt to clear the Spearfish road, which is badly drifted for several miles out of Sundance. The town of Rozet, fourteen miles east of Gillette on the...

 

Hulett woman sentenced for receiving narcotics through the mail

A Hulett woman will serve four years in federal prison on charges that she ordered narcotics through the mail. According to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Wyoming, Donna Singleton has been sentenced to 48 months for use of...

 

Hulett man sentenced on strangulation charges

Christopher Walter of Hulett has been given a deferred sentence on a felony charge of strangulation after an incident that took place last March at a motel in Hulett. According to court reports, Hulett Police Department responded to a reported...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Man found in woman’s home arrested for drug use, trespassing GILLETTE (WNE) — A 31-year-old man was ticketed for drug use after a 65-year-old woman found him in her home Friday night. The woman called police after finding the man in her...

 

State lawmakers debate whether climate hearing is a legislative event

CHEYENNE — Sen. Cheri Steinmetz, R-Lingle, announced on Tuesday that a public hearing on Feb. 13 would be an official meeting of the Legislature, but legislative leaders clarified they were never notified of the hearing. Steinmetz said in...

 
 By Kate Ready    News    February 8, 2024

Medicare scams reported across state

JACKSON — A Wyoming cybersecurity organization is warning of fraudsters targeting senior citizens in Medicare scams. CyberWyoming reported in a weekly press release that an elderly resident in central Wyoming “unintentionally shared her Social...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Jan. 29 – Six VIN checks. Two fingerprints. Five traffic stops. Two traffic hazards. Citizen assist. Business check. Suspicious circumstance. EMS page. House watches. Animal complaint. Jan. 30 – Two VIN checks. Paper service. Suspicious...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Joel Smith, Gillette, WY, 91/80, $115; Kellar Bock, Newcastle, WY, 85/70, $135; Dylan Boyar, Bozeman, MT, 94/75, $155 Stop Sign Violation – Kelvin Johnson, Spearfish, SD, $140; Richard Olson, Madison, MN, $140 Fail to Obey Traffic...

 

Lawmakers float $10M 'stimulus' for enhanced oil recovery in Wyoming

A measure that would provide a $10 million "stimulus" to encourage more carbon capture for use in the oil industry will advance to the upcoming legislative session following a special hearing this...

 

State committee reinstates ousted GOP members

CODY — Elected members of the Park County Republican Central Committee who were ousted last August have been temporarily reinstated by a state GOP committee. “The 22 precinct committeemen and women are free to resume their previous roles,...

 
 By Jake Goodrick    News    February 8, 2024

Brothers and strangers: Community of veterans ensure none of their own go out alone

GILLETTE - Clarence Barry followed the white hearse past the half-staff flag and up the hill that climbs through the entry gate of Mount Pisgah Cemetery. He knew almost nothing about the man lying in...

 

Bank warns of counterfeit bills

With an unknown number counterfeit hundred-dollar bills believed to now be in circulation after an incident in Billings, MT, last week, Andy Miller, President of Sundance State Bank, is warning businesses and citizens that some could make it through...

 

Have you checked for unclaimed property?

Citizens around the state are collectively owed more than $110 million in unclaimed property that has been turned over to the Wyoming State Treasurer’s Office. Governor Mark Gordon has proclaimed February 1 to be “Unclaimed Property Day” in an...

 

Daycare announces grant award

Kid Prints Inc. announced last week that it is thrilled to have received a grant of $10,000 from the Wyoming Community Foundation. It's an award that the daycare has not pursued in recent years, says...

 

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