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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    December 1, 2022 

Radio station sending letters from the North Pole

Would your child enjoy getting a letter from one of Santa’s elves? Thanks to a seasonal project from Dirt Road Radio (KYDT-KBFS), this year they can look forward to getting mail straight from the North Pole. “Any child of eight years and younger...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    December 1, 2022 

Hospital district hits cash flow bottleneck

Ongoing problems with the electronic medical records system have led to a situation where Crook County Medical Services District is experiencing serious issues with cash flow. Though she expects the business office to catch up with the billing in...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    December 1, 2022 

'Tis the season of giving

Kids from Girl Scout Troop 1989, along with a few helpers, hung tags on the Boot Tree inside Sundance Hardware this weekend, an annual effort to make sure every child in the community has a gift...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    December 1, 2022 

CCMSD to introduce career progression program

Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) is introducing a new program that it hopes will encourage staff members to progress their own careers – and simultaneously offer an opportunity to people who may be interested in the medical field but...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    December 1, 2022 

CCMSD questions red-level transmission status

Masks are still required inside the Crook County Memorial Hospital, and regular testing is still taking place, but it’s becoming increasingly unclear as to why. CEO Micki Lyons told the Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) Board of...

 

This Side of the Pond

How do you kick back and enjoy your favorite sporting event when you know that people have suffered to make it happen? It’s a question that billions of us have been forced to ask ourselves over the...

 

Legislators snag leadership roles

Continuing the recent tradition of punching above its weight, the small county of Crook can once again boast that both of its legislators hold positions of leadership in the Wyoming State...

 

RER gets funding bump from Wyoming Energy Authority

Rare Element Resources announced this week that it has been awarded $4.4 million from the Wyoming Energy Authority (WEA) towards its demonstration plant in Upton. The grant is a cost reimbursement award for future expenditures related to the...

 

Purcell named dispatcher of the year

Crook County's own Jennifer Purcell has been honored with the Public Safety Telecommunicator of the Year award from the Wyoming chapter of APCO International. Purcell has worked within the county's...

 

Sundance kicks off the holidays

If the leftovers are all gone, that must mean it’s time for the Christmas season to begin. In traditional style, Sundance will be kicking off the holidays next weekend with a range of festive events. This year, the theme for the parade and associat...

 

County adds new jobs, increases payroll and weekly wages

In the space of a year, Crook County has added almost 100 jobs to its economy, a 3.5% increase in employment opportunity, according to figures released by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services in its quarterly census of employment. The data...

 

Vote tally now official

No changes were made to the results released on election night after the Crook County Canvass Board came together for its post-election audit on Thursday. Though several races came down to the wire, only one was close enough to meet the criteria to t...

 

Amendment votes reflected statewide

Crook County’s thoughts on the two constitutional amendments that appeared on last week’s ballot were broadly reflected by voters across the state. Like local voters, Wyoming as a whole supported the idea of allowing towns invest money in...

 

Funding cuts threaten future of Special Olympics

Crook County kids with special needs have for many years had the chance to train and compete in sports ranging from skiing and bowling to basketball and track, winning medals and building life...

 

Shop small for the season

Get your Christmas lists ready – next weekend is your annual opportunity to support local businesses and earn the chance to win a reward of your own. November 26 marks the date of two local traditions: Small Business Saturday® and the Ladies...

 

Ox Yoke Ranch named landowner of the year

The Ox Yoke Ranch near Beulah has been named as one of seven recipients of the Wyoming Game & Fish Department’s Landowners of the Year award for 2022. The award recognizes the ranch and its owners for providing recreational opportunities to the...

 

Commission moves to abaondon county roads

Commission moves to abandon two portions of county road By The county commissioners have moved to officially abandon portions of two roads in the Moskee area at the request of the landowner across whose property they run. The two partial roads ...

 

If at first you don't succeed

Reflecting on the city’s lack of success in securing American Rescue Plan Act funding to pay for several important infrastructure projects around town, the Sundance City Council has agreed that it’s worth giving it another go. “You could say...

 

Final phase launched for Old Stoney

It's time to apply for the second – and final – phase of the Old Stoney rejuvenation project, Andrea Wood of the Crook County Museum District announced last week. Old Stoney has been open to the...

 

Winterfest makes a comeback

Winterfest will be back this winter – but not on Main Street. It’s a shame, said Jamie Jessen as she addressed the city council on behalf of the Sundance Chamber of Commerce. But at this time, it’s the only way to keep the popular event going....

 

Foundation purchases AEDs for fire trucks

The Crook County Medical Foundation presented portable AED defibrillators to representatives from the county's volunteer firefighter departments last week. The foundation purchased the AEDs after...

 

New signage warns of toxic blooms

Crook County Natural Resource District has teamed up with Keyhole State Park to purchase and install signage that will educate the public about the dangers of harmful cyanotoxins caused by...

 

GOP responds to candidate dispute

The central committee for the Crook County Republican Party is unable to support Ogden Driskill in his bid to retain his Senate District #1 seat due to his voting record, according to a statement from Sherri Davis, Precinct Committeewoman. This votin...

 

Project impacts snow trails

A portion of the trails in the Bearlodge that are popularly used by recreationists during the snowy months of the year will be closed this winter due to a timber stand improvement project. The U.S....

 

Towns turned down for ARPA funding

Between the municipalities of Crook County, a total of six requests for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Water and Sewer Program funding were presented to the State Lands and Investments Board (SLIB)...

 

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