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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 6, 2021 

Busy year so far for local business

Construction, moving trucks and for sale signs illustrate what a busy year this has been so far for the business community in Sundance and the surrounding area. Renovations are being made to...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 6, 2021 

Multiple factors cited in fatal crash

A fatal vehicle crash on the intestate east of Sundance claimed the life of a Rapid City resident last Wednesday. The incident took place in the morning and involved a single SUV. According to reports from Wyoming Highway Patrol, the crash took...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 6, 2021 

Museum opens in Old Stoney

The big day has finally arrived. After years of effort to refurbish Old Stoney and bring new life to the historic school building, the Crook County Museum has reopened to the public on the ground...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 6, 2021 

Crook least vaccinated county in Wyoming

Wyoming’s remaining public health orders have been extended for another two weeks, according to a press release from the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). Valid until May 16, the orders continue the mask use and physical distancing requirements...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 6, 2021 

Fraud alert follows health department data leak

The health information of thousands of state residents was mistakenly exposed earlier this year, according to announcement from the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). The department is now warning about fraudulent calls from people falsely claiming...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Opinion    May 6, 2021 

This Side of the Pond

When a scandal comes along, one expects it to involve some combination of sex, drugs, gambling and alcohol, maybe a murder or three. Without those juicy elements, what’s the use in having one at...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 6, 2021 

County escapes worst of tourism drop

t’s no surprise that 2020 was a challenging year for the tourism industry across the nation. Wyoming, however, fared better than most places, according to a report the Wyoming Office of Tourism, and Crook was one of the least impacted counties in...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 6, 2021 

Financial support available for restaurants and bars

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has launched a program to support restaurants and bars that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated restrictions. Applications opened on Monday for the program, which makes use of...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 29, 2021

Health fair this weekend

The annual blood draws are complete and it’s time for the results, which will be available this weekend at the Crook County Health Fair. According to CEO Micki Lyons of Crook County Medical Services District, county residents turned out in record...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 29, 2021

District asks for ownership of Hulett Clinic

As long as the new Hulett Clinic reverts to the ownership of Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) once the building is completely paid off, the Board of Trustees has signaled its willingness to enter into a rental contract to occupy it....

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 29, 2021

The bystander effect

The kid down the street won’t make eye contact and seems like he’s always sad, and on rare occasions you can see bruises on his legs. You can’t tell whether there’s a sensible, innocent...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 29, 2021

CCSS launches tablet program for seniors

Continuing the push to help seniors stay connected with their community, Crook County Senior Services (CCSS) has secured five iPad tablets that can be loaned out for as long as a senior would like to use them. Useful for everything from contacting...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 29, 2021

County unemployment rates continue to drop

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic a year ago caused a significant number of job losses across the state due to the impact of restrictions and business shut-downs. This quarter, however, the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS) has...

 

This Side of the Pond

I’m not exactly breaking news to point out the weather hasn’t been able to make its mind up recently. One minute we’re pondering the idea of shorter trousers, the next we’re knee-deep in a...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 29, 2021

Pregnant woman rescued from Warren Peak

Thanks to the assistance of deputies from the Crook County Sheriff’s Office, a pregnant woman and her husband who found themselves stranded on Warren Peak last weekend were successfully rescued despite snowdrifts blocking the road. Deputy Josh Thro...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 29, 2021

Single dose vaccine back on the table

The Johnson & Johnson version of the COVID-19 vaccine is back on the table after the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended its continued use. The vaccine is once again available in Crook County,...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 22, 2021

Boards negotiate Hulett clinic lease

As a construction site on the outskirts of Hulett gradually takes on the recognizable form of a new clinic building, the full boards for Crook County’s medical services district and foundation came...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 22, 2021

County tops list of vaccine hesitant

The eleven most vaccine-hesitant counties in the nation are all located in Wyoming – and Crook County is one of them. This county has the highest percentage of residents who are hesitant about the virus in the nation at an estimated 32%, according...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 22, 2021

Neiman reflects on first session

Representative Chip Neiman isn’t sure he can explain how the 66th Wyoming Legislature differed to a normal year – one without unusual arrangements caused by a pandemic. “Everybody kept telling...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 22, 2021

Public Health works through waitlist

Crook County Public Health is now scheduling appointments for Moderna COVID-19 vaccines with any interested county resident, having already worked through the full waiting list. At this time, 1212 first doses and 938 second doses have been...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 22, 2021

Energy, meat processing bills clear governor's desk

Though the 66th Legislative Session has come to an end, bills continue to pass across the desk of Governor Mark Gordon for his signature. Over the last week, the governor has signed several bills, including three that support the energy sector. House...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 22, 2021

Emergency FCC benefit aims to get low-income households connected

A new emergency benefit recently launched by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is a chance for Wyoming residents to get connected to the internet – and get your hands on devices to do so, if you don’t have one available. The benefit...

 

This Side of the Pond

On an island in the Pacific, surrounded by jungle, the tribespeople are in mourning. Clad in traditional garb and still linked to the cultural rituals that have always shaped their way of life, the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 22, 2021

Hulett couple charged with child endangerment

Rachel Westover and Zachariah Warnock face charges of child endangerment after allegedly admitting to a police officer that they had used methamphetamine in the presence of minor children. On April 12, a Hulett police officer was contacted by a...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 22, 2021

Gillette man sentenced on possession charges

Gillette resident Milford Hiebert has received a suspended sentence on possession charges after evidence of marijuana use was found in his vehicle during a traffic stop for speeding. In April, 2020, a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper observed a...

 

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