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Pixley wins Cheyenne steer roping title

Photo by Fred McClanahan, Jr.

By Sarah Pridgeon Jay Pixley of Sundance emerged as the winner of the short go-around at Cheyenne Frontier Days last weekend, despite entering the event in eighth place. As the only steer roper to successfully rope his steer, he earned…

Crook County Volunteer firefighters recognized

Brandi and Danny Fowler

Crook County Volunteer fire units and personnel received very high evaluations from their work on the Oil Creek Fire in Weston County earlier this month. All units worked extremely well with their Division Supervisors and were always ready when needed.…

Residents invited to city water meeting

By Sarah Pridgeon Larry Schommer, Public Works Director, invites members of the community to attend a meeting on Thursday, July 19 to kick off a study of the city’s water system. Any resident who has experienced problems with water pressure…

Discussions reach conclusions at council meeting

By Sarah Pridgeon Several ongoing issues were brought to a conclusion at this month’s regular meeting of the city council, including ownership of the swimming pool land and the situation with trucking on Government Valley Road. The council also began…

“Office Hours” next Thursday

Robin Bailey, Denise Canfield, and Matt Jones, Field Representatives for U.S. Senators Michael Enzi and John Barrasso and Congressman Cynthia Lummis are scheduled to hold “Office Hours” in Hulett and Sundance Thursday, July 19 at the following times and places: …

Black Hills ablaze

An unidentified firefighter returns to the line on Wednesday at the Ghost fire. (Katie Allen photo)

By Sarah Pridgeon Smoke has been visible all across the county over the last two weeks, with wildfires burning throughout the Black Hills. Thanks to the recent extreme weather, a single spark or lightning strike became sufficient to ignite blazes…

Full burning restrictions in place

The Crook County Fire Warden has announced that Emergency Fire Restrictions have been put in place per the Crook County Commissioners to ensure the limitation of any additional risks to the start of fires in the County during this extremely…

Tucker receives 5-7 years

On Wednesday, Sixth District Court Judge Michael N. Deegan sentenced former Hulett resident Brice Tucker to a five to seven year prison term on a felony count of sexual assault in the third degree. The charge stems from an alleged…