Hill City

Photos by Walter Sprague/NLJ

The Black Hills South Dakota Tractor Run group decided to come into Newcastle for lunch at Pizza Hut on Thursday, Sept. 8. Since the tractors can only go about 15 miles per hour, the run into Newcastle and back took about eight hours. Above, participants as they get ready to have lunch at Pizza Hut in Newcastle. Below, a vintage tractor is carefully backed into a space at the Pizza Hut parking lot.

On Thursday, Sept. 8, Newcastle was mildly overrun by a slow-moving and colorful invasion from the east. For the first time in four years, the Black Hills South Dakota Tractor Run came to town. It tries to do one every two years, but its last run was in 2018. When COVID hit, the organization had to...

Tyler Jewett loads logs into a doweling machine at Wade Pearson’s sawmill. Jewett splits his time working at the mill and as a ranch hand in Beulah. (Photo by Nick Reynolds, WyoFile.com)

Wyoming loggers fear extinction as federal forest policy evolves   By Nick Reynolds, WyoFile.com   The Pearson family is as much of a fixture in this corner of Crook County as Devils Tower.  Wade Pearson’s ancestor, John Pearson, was among the region’s earliest white settlers when he arrived in the...
Sonja Karp NLJ Sports Reporter   After a couple of busy weeks, the Dogies/Bobcats took it a bit easy this week with only a one-day tournament in Hill City last Saturday. The squad took advantage of the slower week and finished fifth out of 21 teams. “This week was a nice break from the schedule we’...

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