The Niobrara Alumni Association hosted their 49th annual Alumni Banquet on June 22. It was one of the most successful alumni weekends that the community and class reunions have had yet.

NIOBRARA – A favorite stop for many Niobrara County residents has opened for the season. Three Sisters Truck Stop has fired its grill up once more to serve some of the area’s most beloved cuisine. “Three Sisters” Lori Carpenter, Shirley Bullock and honoree sister Darlene Adams have owned their restaurant since April 15, 1997. The sisters recently celebrated 27 years of business. This celebration comes in spite of the sisters’ efforts to retire and pass the popular restaurant along to new owners.    

The Town of Lusk held their monthly meeting on May 8. There were several town ordinances, an approval of a liquor license renewal, an approval of land leases and the sale of an old fire truck.

NIOBRARA – The Niobrara County Cattlewomen cel- ebrated their Christmas party on December 13 with mem- bers and a guest speaker, the president of the Wyoming Cattlewomen, Tani Wohlbrandt. The stated goal of the Niobrara County Cattlewomen has been the positive promotion of beef.

Tis the season to be shopping for friends and family! And, there was no shortage of homemade crafts, cuisines, and other holiday items at the Niobrara County Christmas Bazaar on Friday and Saturday. Sponsored by the Niobrara County Homemakers, this annual holiday event allows sundry vendors to display and sell their wares at the local Fairgrounds. According to Homemakers Secretary and Chairwoman of the Bazaar Donna Hanson, the event began in 1986 and, with the exception of the dark years of the pandemic, has grown ever since. On average, the Bazaar draws between 60 and 70 vendors every holiday season. Hanson stated that Lusk has always enthusiastically embraced this beloved Christmas tradition.

LUSK - According to dispatch data, the first 911 call came in at 2136 on Saturday, October 14, from a bus driver south of Lusk on 85 reporting that the bus he was driving in the north bound lane full of college football players was on fire.

Lusk- The monthly update by all elected officials at the county commissioners meeting revealed all departments are busy with audit prep and business as usual.

LUSK - Every two minutes a woman in the U.S. is diagnosed with breast cancer.

We are excited as we enter our fall and winter months here at NCHD and look forward to continuing to serve the community.

LUSK - The software for the phone and communications system at the Niobrara county school district is so out of date that it is no longer possible to patch in updates.

LUSK - Proposed amendments to ordinances 8-15-120, 8-15-130 and 8-15-150 which would have aligned city ordinances with state statutes in verbiage regarding the presence of minors in bars and the ability of those minors to be served alcohol failed for lack of motion at Tuesday’s meeting.

LUSK - Many hours of discussion and planning came to fruition with the approval of several contracts during the Niobrara county commissioners’ meeting on October 3

LUSK - Skye Martin has worked for the school district since 2006 when she started as a substitute teacher.

WORLAND, Wyo. - Five members of Lusk Drove #64, WY, of the Benevolent, Patriotic Order of DOES, attended the Wyoming State Meeting in Worland Sept. 7 through 10.

LUSK - The hallways of LEMS and buildings out at Lance Creek rang with giggles, murmurs and cheers during a recent Grandparents Day celebration hosted by Niobrara county schools.

LUSK- Jeff Veley is a youth speaker and entertainer, who specializes in youth behavior and anti-bullying.

LUSK -Several items of discussion at Monday’s board meeting lead to tension during the brief meeting. During board reports the ongoing conflict regarding the video recording of board meetings and subsequent publication of them on social media or YouTube was again brought up.

LUSK - Police K9 Xana (Zah-nah), a 2.5 year old German Shepherd was introduced to the Lusk town council at the September 5 meeting. Xana is the new K9 officer for the Lusk department with partner Jake Gordon.

LUSK - Discussion regarding current zoning laws, the ongoing revision to the zoning and planning regulations and economic opportunities in Niobrara were a large portion of Tuesday’s commissioner meeting.

LUSK - The Wyoming County Commissioners Association hosted representatives from a dozen congressional offices during the Natural Resources Tour. The tour for the region which included Niobrara county emphasized the need for appropriate natural resource management which includes energy sector specifically oil, gas and coal. The tour served as an educational tour regarding the socio-economic benefits of appropriate resource management with multiple-use options for both public and private lands.

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