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 By Sarah Pridgeon    COVID-19    April 9, 2020 

First COVID-19 case identified in Crook County

As case numbers continue to rise both across the state and worldwide, Crook County announced its first confirmed COVID-19 patient at the end of last week. Wyoming is now experiencing a deeper level... Full story

 By Sarah Pridgeon    COVID-19    April 9, 2020 

County response continues to evolve

At a special meeting on Thursday, the county’s elected officials gathered to consider new actions related to the COVID-19 outbreak in Wyoming and across the world. With the courthouse already locked down except by appointment and employees... Full story

 By Sarah Pridgeon    COVID-19    April 9, 2020 

Sew glad to help

When residents of Green Mountain Estates told Tracy Wilson they were concerned about exposure to COVID-19, she got to work immediately. Wilson has now sewn protective masks for every resident – and she’s not planning to stop there. “I didn’t...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    COVID-19    April 9, 2020 

No Easter eggs? No problem

Easter is hopping into view and, at Crook County Senior Services (CCSS), the staff believe the hunt must go on. This weekend, the organization will be presenting an outbreak-safe way to enjoy an Easter adventure. The Easter Driving Scavenger Hunt... Full story

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 9, 2020 

Man arrested near Sundance for possession of marijuana

Codey Lang of Minnesota has been arrested for possession of a controlled substance after being stopped on Hwy 585 for speeding and admitting to law enforcement that he was traveling with $1000 of marijuana he had bought in Colorado. On March 26, an...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    Opinion    April 9, 2020 

This Side of the Pond

A couple of months ago, none of us were dreaming up ways to stay entertained while stuck indoors (except during snowstorms), but that’s our new reality. Little did I know, back when the outside was...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    COVID-19    April 9, 2020 

Busting the virus myths, round two

The global pandemic is unprecedented in living memory and, as with most new things, has caused plenty of misunderstandings and myths. This week, County Health Officer Dr. James Larsen, is here to separate the facts from the fiction. Myth: “I... Full story


COVID fears maintain grip on Wyoming

Life continues to be far from normal this week with restrictions related to the COVID-19 outbreak expected to continue until at least April 17. As COVID-19 continues to spread across the world and the United States takes the baton to become the... Full story


Medical staff discuss preparedness

In an update on preparedness levels within Crook County Medical Services District, Dr. Heith Waddell said the team is working around the clock to update on current events and figure out the best steps to take to prepare for a COVID-19 outbreak in... Full story

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 2, 2020

CCMSD board continues discussions over HMS

Before discussions could continue on renewing the contract between Health Management Services (HMS) and Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) on Wednesday, the Board of Trustees needed to hear an update on the board’s complaint that the...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    School    April 2, 2020

Schools closed until April 17

In response to Governor Mark Gordon’s decision to extend statewide health orders until April 17, Crook County School District (CCSD) has announced it will remain closed until that date. The Wyoming...


This Side of the Pond

Still staring out the window, dreaming of better days when you weren’t sick of the sight of your own sofa? I’ve been looking out for the rays of sunshine during this confusing time, just to...


Busting the virus myths

The global pandemic is unprecedented in living memory and, as with most new things, has caused plenty of misunderstandings and myths. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for Crook County, which is s...


Supply chain issues hinder ambulance purchase

In February, the Board of Trustees for Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) instructed Karl Rude, president of Health Management Services, to seek out possible new ambulances to bolster the Sundance fleet. Though he was able to offer option...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 2, 2020

Crook County GOP holds historic digital convention

With social distancing rules making it impossible to hold the 2020 Crook County Republican Party Convention in the usual manner, lateral thinking was needed to make sure the voting delegates could...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 2, 2020

Board decries employee bad behavior on social media

Members of the Crook County Medical Services District Board of Trustees are not happy with the behavior of certain employees who allegedly spoke ill of a patient on social media and wants disciplinary procedures to be followed. But while most...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 2, 2020

Governor signs more bills into law

Working life may look a little different in Wyoming right now, but Governor Mark Gordon is still in the process of ratifying the work of our state legislators by putting his name to the bills passed at this year’s session. Last week, he signed a nu...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 26, 2020

State completes Moskee acquisition

The State of Wyoming has completed a transaction to purchase a sizeable chunk of land within the Moskee, near the Grand Canyon area. The acquired land is estimated at around 4349 acres in size, around seven miles east of Sundance. The now-state...


County locks down in midst of outbreak

Like the rest of the world, Crook County is navigating uncharted waters this week as COVID-19 continues its spread. As the streets grew emptier, businesses and government entities scrambled to... Full story

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 26, 2020

Local man dominates stock car circuit

Dillon Johnson learned to race before he figured out how to walk. Now 23 years old and an up-and-coming stock car racer, in the last year he has claimed the track championships in Gillette and...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 26, 2020

Keep caring

The Sundance Chamber of Commerce has launched a donation drive that will aim to support our local businesses during a time when so many of us remain in lockdown and a state order remains in effect that limits their ability to function. It’s also...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 26, 2020

Legislative session wraps up

Despite there being very little business as usual going on across Wyoming, Governor Mark Gordon has signed a number of bills into law since the 2020 Legislative Session drew to a close. Of those that have been signed, one in particular will likely...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 26, 2020

District Court issues temporary rules during outbreak

The District Judges who represent Crook County have issued general orders regarding how the courts will operate during the COVID-19 outbreak. The orders are an attempt to implement best practices as recommended by public health officials at the... Full story


This Side of the Pond

So here I am, sitting at home and twiddling my fingers. As you may have noticed from the fact that you couldn’t come through our doors to renew your subscription, we at the newspaper have...


School district preparing for unknown future

Crook County School District is scheduled to resume classes on April 6; however, says Superintendent Mark Broderson, the COVID-19 outbreak is a fluid situation. The district is doing its best to prepare contingencies in case the shutdown goes on for... Full story


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