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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    February 22, 2024 

Revamp kicks off with grant app

A $2.7 million grant for which the county applied last week would fund more than half the work needed to overhaul the courthouse. The seat of Crook County’s government needs significant work to address issues ranging from overcrowding and...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    February 22, 2024 

Legislature eyes long list of bills

With the deadline now passed for new bills to be introduced during this year's budget session, the Wyoming Legislature has its agenda set for the next few weeks. The majority of the focus, of course,...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    February 22, 2024 

CCMSD introduces clinic manager

A new clinics manager has joined the team in Sundance. Melaynee Trandahl, RN BSN, was a twelve-year veteran of Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) before stepping into the role of overseeing management of the clinic. In a press release, CC...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    February 22, 2024 

Scam targets Medicaid clients

Medicaid clients in Wyoming are experiencing another attempted scam this year, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). This time around, the caller is attempting to gather personal...

 

County slips back into drought

Crook County has once again slipped into drought conditions due to an ongoing “snow drought”. The latest data from the National Integrated Drought Information System shows that, during the last month, 95% of the county has entered a state of...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    February 22, 2024 

Listeria outbreak linked to dairy products

An outbreak of listeria has been linked to a type of cheese sold nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The outbreak has led to a recall of products made by Rizo-López Foods, including cheese, yogurt and sour cream. The...

 

Tough calls ahead for zoning

After hearing the results of an outreach effort on the question of zoning, the county commissioners will take some time to consider what comes next. Should the county stop right here and cease to pursue the thought of zoning? Should it go ahead full...

 

Water dispute boils over

The ongoing situation with Beulah’s water system evolved in two directions last week. Citizens were granted permission to start the process of forming a district through which they could take control of their water system. The next day, the...

 

Kid Prints back in the black

Kid Prints Inc. is back on track financially and thankful to the Sundance City Council and community for their support in making that happen. “We are no longer in the red for our finances,” said board member Naomi Jacobson last week. The...

 

Fire chief troubled by new regs

Sundance’s firefighters plan to stand against “severe” new regulations proposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), says Fire Chief Gari Gill. “There’s quite a pushback throughout the nation on it,” he said last...

 

County supports Purple Heart proposal

The county has formally offered its support to the Town of Hulett’s efforts to designate a Purple Heart Highway in tribute to those wounded in service to their country. The effort would designate Highway 24, which runs from south of Devils Tower, t...

 

City prepares for busy year

January’s cold snap was tough for the fire department, the Sundance City Council heard last week. It was “Mother Nature at her worst” when a structure fire during subzero temperatures caused “total havoc”, said Fire Chief Gari Gill,...

 

City refreshes franchise agreement for natural gas

Refreshing a franchise agreement with the City of Sundance does not necessarily mean that Black Hills Energy will bring natural gas to town, but it will leave the door open for that to happen. The city council passed a first reading of an ordinance...

 

Winterfest cancelled

Not even a backup plan that would have required a little less snow could save the Sundance Winter Festival from the whims of Mother Nature this year. With almost no snow cover on the streets of the city, the Sundance Chamber of Commerce has...

 

Concern over old-growth forest plan

Crook County is calling for the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) to rethink its plans to amend every national forest land management in the nation to create one overall strategy for managing old-growth forests. In a comment letter signed by the county comm...

 

Beulah facing water rate hike

The water company that serves 32 customers in the Beulah area has applied for a significant increase to its monthly rates, causing many local residents to express strong concerns to the Public Service Commission. The change would increase the amount...

 

Idler sentence increased

Josh Idler, who was recently jailed on child abuse and assault charges, will serve an additional two to six years of incarceration after being found guilty of breaking the terms of his probation in an earlier case. This increases the amount of time...

 

Escaped burn pile leads to 42-acre fire

The first significant fire of the year burned an area 42 acres in size on Monday afternoon. According to Fire Warden Charlie Harrison, a three-week-old burn pile on private land a mile to the west of...

 

Weed & Pest starts planning for grasshoppers

Crook County Weed & Pest asks for members of the community who would be interested in a grasshopper program this year to attend a meeting later this month. To be held on February 19 at 6 p.m. and February 20 at 9 a.m. in the courthouse basement, the...

 

Hulett woman sentenced for receiving narcotics through the mail

A Hulett woman will serve four years in federal prison on charges that she ordered narcotics through the mail. According to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Wyoming, Donna Singleton has been sentenced to 48 months for use of...

 

Hulett man sentenced on strangulation charges

Christopher Walter of Hulett has been given a deferred sentence on a felony charge of strangulation after an incident that took place last March at a motel in Hulett. According to court reports, Hulett Police Department responded to a reported...

 

Bank warns of counterfeit bills

With an unknown number counterfeit hundred-dollar bills believed to now be in circulation after an incident in Billings, MT, last week, Andy Miller, President of Sundance State Bank, is warning businesses and citizens that some could make it through...

 

County graduation rates higher than average

Once again, the students of Crook County have outdone the state average with a graduation rate for the 2022-2023 school year of 89%. This places Crook County School District among the top 15 in the...

 

Daycare announces grant award

Kid Prints Inc. announced last week that it is thrilled to have received a grant of $10,000 from the Wyoming Community Foundation. It's an award that the daycare has not pursued in recent years, says...

 

CCSD fares well on state report card

Crook County School District (CCSD) fared well on the annual state report card, but Superintendent Mark Broderson says the district won't be resting on its laurels. The report card, published by the...

 

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