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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 27, 2022 

Uncle Louie's Diner opens this weekend

When Uncle Louie's Diner opened in Sturgis, it didn't take long to catch the attention of foodies near and far. This Friday, the doors will swing open to the third branch of the popular restaurant...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    School    January 27, 2022 

School district again beats state graduation average

State statistics released last week reveal that Crook County School District (CCSD) continued to maintain its record of higher-than-average graduation rates during the 2020-21 school year. Across the county’s three high schools, the graduation...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 27, 2022 

400 lbs of marijuana seized during stop

A man was arrested on January 16 after his convoluted travel plans caused Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers to become suspicious and a search of his van revealed he was transporting an estimated 400 lbs of marijuana. On January 16, a trooper located in...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Sports    January 27, 2022 

Freeze Your Fanny registration opens

Pledge to partake by February 1 and you’ll take home a commemorative t-shirt to prove you braved the chilliest race of the year. Freeze Your Fanny is scheduled to take place on Sunday, February 13 and registration is now open. “The route will sta...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 27, 2022 

Omicron heading towards peak

A little later than the rest of the nation, Wyoming now appears to be on the upward swing towards the peak of its Omicron wave. But while infection rates are high and the number of known cases is rising, hospitalizations have not increased as much...

 

This SIde of the Pond

Not to state the obvious, but living on an island means you’re surrounded by the sea. And when you’re eventually going to end up at the coast no matter which direction you walk, the law of...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 27, 2022 

If you live here, register your vehicle here

If you live in the State of Wyoming, you are required to obtain a Wyoming vehicle registration – no matter where you work or if you’re only here on a temporary basis. The Crook County Sheriff’s Office is reminding citizens of this fact after re...

 

Fit for Main Street

Is winter getting in the way of your fitness goals? Do you need physical therapy that's tailored to your specific needs or diagnosis? The newest business to join Main Street might just have your...

 

Clinic makeover begins

Work is set to soon begin on a refurbishment of Hulett Hometown Clinic, the newly renamed facility belonging to Crook County Medical Services District. After it became clear that the district would...

 

Hospital foundation plans move forward

The Board of Trustees took their first look at the legal documentation needed to form a fundraising foundation for Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) last week. The draft was presented by Kara Ellsbury, board attorney, who had been...

 

Balow steps down as State Superintendent

One-time Hulett teacher Jillian Balow announced on Thursday that she is stepping down from her role as State Superintendent of Public Instruction to take on a matching role in Virginia. “I am honored, and deeply humbled, to announce that Virginia G...

 

State officials react to mandate ruling

The Supreme Court has blocked a mandate issued through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that would have required employees of large businesses to get a COVID-19 vaccine or test on a regular basis. “We are delighted that the...

 

Visitation not impacted by Omicron increase

As Omicron continues its rapid spread across the world, case rates are once again on the rise in Crook County. However, those looking to visit loved ones in the hospital or long-term care unit will not be affected by this increase. Local...

 

This Side of the Pond

When a story from the UK made it across the pond last week, I couldn’t figure out what the fuss was about. Why was everyone so excited about a Roman ruin? In case you didn’t happen across the...

 

Newcastle man arrested for intent to deliver controlled substances

A Newcastle man faces felony charges related to meth and marijuana after both substances were found in his vehicle during a traffic stop. On the morning of January 3, a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper noticed a vehicle traveling over the posted speed...

 

Wisconsin men charged with THC possession

Three Wisconsin men have been charged with felony counts of possession of THC after numerous products containing the controlled substance were allegedly located in their vehicle during a traffic stop on the interstate. On January 6 at around 4:15...

 

New laws go into effect

The next round of state lawmaking is coming up soon, but Wyoming is not quite done introducing the new laws that were placed on the books during the 2021 Legislative Session. Several changes came into effect as the year began, with others due to...

 

Zoning conflict resolved

A zoning issue that first cropped up for the Sundance City Council at the latter end of 2021 was brought to a resolution on Tuesday through a simple motion. The motion updated the zoning for five frontage lots within Sundance View Estates from...

 

Bike trail doc surprises council

The Sundance Chain Gang Mountain Bike Association has extended its bicycle trails past the edge of White Ranch Park, but who’s on the hook to pay for maintaining it? This unexpected question arose during Tuesday’s meeting of the Sundance City Cou...

 

Landowners ask to improve Little Missouri Rd

The condition of Little Missouri Road has troubled residents Jim and Otto Schlosser for several years, prompting an unsuccessful effort in 2018 to pave a 15-mile portion of it with the assistance of federal funding. Last week, however, the pair infor...

 

Winterfest preparations begin

Preparations have now begun for this year’s Sundance Winter Festival, safe in the knowledge that Gillette Skijoring Derby has stepped up to handle the responsibilities of organizing the popular event. Sheryl Klocker of the Sundance Chamber of...

 

County reestablishes two roads

Two county roads were officially established last week – neither are new roads, but both are incorrect on the county’s official maps. Neither Wagner nor Rifle Pit Rd actually exists in its original position, requiring an update for the books....

 

Omicron variant dominates statewide infections

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) announced last week that Omicron has quickly become the most common variant of COVID-19 causing new infections in Wyoming. This has been determined, according to State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist, through...

 

This Side of the Pond

This week’s column is brought to you at the request of a reader who came to visit the office last week and happened to mention a particular dish that he ate in the UK, but has never been able to...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 6, 2022

Committee gives nod to redistricting plan

A successful step for Senator Ogden Driskill in his efforts to keep Crook and Weston counties whole: his updated plan for redistricting this portion of the state was officially adopted by the committee working on the process last week. “They took...

 

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