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Wyoming Women’s Center Captain retires

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 29th, 2015
After 20 years with the Wyoming Women's Center, Security Captain Manager, Peter Marak's last full day of work will be July 31.  Marak was born in Dodge City, KS and raised in southwest Okla.  He graduated from high school in Greensburg, KS in 1987.  He then went back to Dodge City, to attend junior college for two years, studying criminal
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Fiber Study Development

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 29th, 2015
As we become more connected to the digital world, it's critical that our communities are equipped with the right broadband infrastructure to meet the needs of our businesses and other organizations. The importance of next-generation broadband is essential to ensure that our community keeps pace with the rest of the world. Affordable, high-speed broadband services provide invaluable benefits to our
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Local man still missing after a year

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 29th, 2015
As the one year disappearance anniversary of missing man, Kenneth VanBuskirk, approaches, his father Ernie, still hasn't given up hope, that one day his son will pick up the phone and call.  The last time VanBuskirk had contact with anyone, was July 28, 2014.  He called his dad for a routine visit on the phone. Several leads in the investigation
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First annual silent auction huge success

Posted: Friday, Jul 24th, 2015
The Niobrara Enhancement Committee held a silent auction to benefit those affected by the June 4th flood, during the annual Legend of Rawhide weekend festivities on Sat. July 11.  Over 100 items were donated, and there was a wide array to things to bid on, from pictures, to lawn mowers, to furniture, and something for everyone in between.  The auction
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Lightening causes multiple small fires in county

Posted: Friday, Jul 24th, 2015
It's hard to believe, with all the flooding a month and a half ago, that the word fire would be on people's minds, but fire season has officially begun.  With the start of three small blazes in northern and eastern Niobrara County, last Wed. July 15, fast action kept them from doing further damage.  The fires were reportedly caused by
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WWC announces employees of the second quarter

Posted: Friday, Jul 24th, 2015
Lusk, The Wyoming Women's Center (WWC) is pleased to announce Officer Roberto Calderon was awarded the Security Employee of the First Quarter. Accountant Evon Lintern was awarded the Non-Uniform Employee of the First Quarter. Congratulations to these two on achieving the professional standards of conduct which earned them this recognition.
Ms. Lintern was nominated by her peers and selected based
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Niobrara County fair kicks off

Posted: Friday, Jul 24th, 2015
The Niobrara County fair kicks off this Sat., beginning with the annual Gymkhana.  Entries will open at 8 a.m. and the start time will be at 9:30.  Vice-Chair of the fair board, Tandy Dockery organizes the even every year.  "The Gymkhana began 32 years ago, and has always been a local favorite for the ranch kids, and an opportunity to
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Local SAR searches for missing man

Posted: Friday, Jul 24th, 2015
On May 30th Niobrara County Search and Rescue, in coordination with Niobrara County Sheriff's Office, and Lusk Police Department conducted an extensive search for Kenny VanBuskirk, a Lusk resident who went missing July, 2014. Niobrara County Law Enforcement and Search and Rescue have had numerous searches throughout the year, covering areas in and outside of town. On
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NCD hold household hazardous waste collection

Posted: Friday, Jul 17th, 2015
The Niobrara Conservation District held a Household Hazardous Waste Collection this past week. Lisa Shaw, District Manager had planned the event for June 20th but as the day approached she realized that the normal partners and resources were still in flood recovery mode and unable to provide the necessary equipment and time to make the events happen. She also realized
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Does quilt raffle raises funds

Modified: Friday, Jul 17th, 2015
Several Does from Lusk spent a week in Albuquerque, New Mexico in June for the Grand Lodge Convention. They attended the many functions of the meeting as well as taking in the sights of the country. During the convention there was a craft fair fundraiser. The Ashville #140 North Carolina Drove had donated a quilt for a raffle. All the
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FEMA arrives in Lusk

Posted: Friday, Jul 17th, 2015
Last Sat, FEMA Director, Tom McCool and Homeland Security Director Guy Cameron, arrived in Lusk, to begin the process of placing FEMA teams throughout the area to aid in disaster relief.  They met with Emergency Manager James Santistevan, Lisa Mellot, and several other leaders of Niobrara County, to validate the Shooting Sports building at the Niobrara County Fairgrounds.  The building
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