LUSK – Lusk celebrated the Fourth of July with a dazzling display of lights in the sky. According to Lusk Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Chantry Filiner, the fire …

NIOBRARA COUNTY – Niobrara County Commissioners met on July 2 for their first meeting of the month. The commissioners approved High School 2024 graduate Lilly Krueger for a scholarship in the amount of $500. Krueger is attending Laramie Commu- nity College.

heir monthly meeting. Chief of Police Jacob Gordon reported that June had been a busy month for the depart- ment with 267 incidents. The police department issued over $7,500 in fines. Gordon met with the new Niobrara Coun- ty High School District #1 su- perintendent Dan Schmidt.

NIOBRARA COUNTY - The Legend of Rawhide has become a cornerstone event for the Town of Lusk and Niobrara County. Throughout the years they have shown their support through community events and donations.

LUSK – With summer in full swing and temperatures rising, Lusk residents are once again turning to the Tiger Plunge Swimming Pool to beat the heat.  The local pool officially opened …

NIOBRARA COUNTY - Willy Wilcox is no stranger to the community of Lusk nor that of Niobrara County School District #1 (NCSD#1). After 45 years of service in maintenance, that he has decided to retire.

NIOBRARA COUNTY - Several Lusk residents were placed behind bars on Saturday, June 22. Yet, the reason for the residents’ brief incarceration was not what one would initially surmise. Lusk was not experiencing some freak crimewave. Instead, townsfolk were invited to tour the historic Niobrara County jail, which is situated adjacent to the courthouse. Saving the old jail has been the passionate mission of former county commissioner Greg Starck. According to Starck’s sister-in-law, Barbara Cushman, the jail owes its continued existence to the former county commissioner. The Niobrara County Commission have been kept in the loop during the process of what to do with the old jail.

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 COUNTY - The Niobrara County School District #1 was engulfed in controversy on June 10 when the board of trustees voted 5-4 to censure Trustee Joyce Hammer. According to Superintendent George Mirich, the censure was in response to a Facebook post and a private message sent by Hammer to a school employee.

NIOBRARA COUNTY – The Niobrara County Commissioners met for their second meeting of the month, looking over the budget with department heads.

NIOBRARA COUNTY – Kassidy Miller recently accepted the position of Niobrara County Prevention Specialist at Public Health.

LUSK - The Lusk Police Department (Lusk PD) is pleased to announce the successful resolution of a significant vehicle theft case that has affected the community along with other communities in the area. Five individuals have been arrested in connection with this case.

NIOBRARA - Some traditions just fade away while other receive a new lease on life. The latter proved to be the case for Community Health and Safety Day, which was resuscitated on June 6 at the Niobrara County Fairgrounds. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lusk residents were treated to a series of exhibits from the Niobrara Electric Association (NEA), the Wyoming Highway State Patrol, the Lusk Police Department, the Niobrara Community Hospital and Clinic, the Life Flight crew and many other organizations. The last time that the town experienced such an assortment of safety and health exhibitors was in 2017. A confluence of factors forced the event into a seven-year hiatus. Then, Cent$ible Nutrition Program Educator Crystal Zerbe decided to pull the event off the shelf, wipe the dust away, and reintroduce it to Lusk in 2024.

NIOBRARA COUNTY – The Niobrara County Homemakers hosted the 25th annual Wyoming Homemakers Club state meeting from June 7 to June 9 at the Niobrara County Fairgrounds.

USK - Sheila (Sides) Tangney, a member of Lusk Drove #64 of the Benevolent, Patriotic Order of DOES, was installed as Supreme President of the Grand Lodge, Benevolent, Patriotic Order of DOES on June 6, in Loveland, Colorado.

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.

One of the joys of vacations is being able to visit different places that encapsulate the history of the area. One such gem is the Stagecoach Museum. The Stagecoach Museum will be opening for their summer season on May 13.

“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” Winston Churchill NIOBRARA: This is how Kelly Alexander felt after the first time that he attended a therapy workshop with a mustang in Texas. Alexander still has his mustang, whose official name is Pioneer Endeavor (nicknamed Endy), from that workshop today. He often spends time with Endy. Alexander had had a plan to would retire from the United States Army after serving 25-years. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, he only made it to 22 years. Alexander had served in the US Army and the US Army National Guard. He served in multiple deployments, including both Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Niobrara County Clerk's Office is getting out the word regarding changes to this year's election cycle. One of those changes went into effect on March, 3, 2023. The law now prevents people from changing their party affiliations at the polls on Primary Election Day. Individuals wishing to change political parties will now have until May 15, 2024. The law will not apply to new registrations and changes to political affiliations will be permitted subsequent to the Primary Election. Those wishing to make changes before the May 15 deadline are required to do so in person at the Niobrara County Clerk's Office located in the Niobrara County Courthouse. People will still be permitted to make name and address changes at the polls. According to Niobrara County Clerk Becky Freeman, the new law is meant to prevent "crossover voting," which is an attempt to undermine the results of closed party elections.

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