- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Law enforcement officers and others plan to work extra hours in northeast Wyoming next week as the 75th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally gets going in nearby South Dakota.

Related events in Wyoming include the Ham and Jam in Hulett and the Burnout in Sundance. Both will take place Aug. 5.

Campbell County Emergency Management Coordinator David King says Hulett normally has one law enforcement officer on duty but 13 will be working the Ham and Jam.

The Gillette News-Record reports (https://bit.ly/1SLks04 ) more than 1 million people are expected to attend this year’s rally. Peak daily attendance could top half a million.

King says more than 15 agencies have been preparing for Sturgis since March. Anticipated problems range from heavy traffic to gang activity.


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