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  • County pushes local interests in forest plan

    Sarah Pridgoen|Jan 12, 2023

    As a new year begins, the county commissioners have reaffirmed their commitment to ensuring that Crook County’s interests are represented in the updated management plans under development by the U.S. Forest Service for the Black Hills National Forest (BHNF) and, separately, by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for lands in northeast Wyoming. Forest Plan The BHNF management plan has caused considerable concern over recent months after many – including the commissioners – felt that the draft assessments being used to develop the update were...

  • Bad medicine

    Sarah Pridgoen|Oct 7, 2021

    Ivermectin cannot be used to cure COVID-19 – so where did we get the idea that it can? Why do so many people still want to be treated with a medicine that’s only effective against the coronavirus in a dose that would kill a human being several times over? Wesley Davis (Emergency Nurse Practitioner: DNP, ENP-C, FNP-C, AGACNP-BC) says Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) is seeing an alarming increase in the number of patients asking to be prescribed ivermectin. Though these patients are often angry when their request is denied, he say...

  • State files to remove Kuhl from office

    Sarah Pridgoen|Aug 26, 2021

    On the instruction of Governor Mark Gordon, the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office has filed a civil case with District Court that could see County Treasurer Mary Kuhl removed from office. The petition, signed by Wyoming Attorney General Bridget Hill on behalf of the State of Wyoming, cites the felony and misdemeanor charges that are pending against Kuhl and also accuses her of theft from the Crook County Treasurer’s Office vault. The petition for Kuhl’s removal is based on a verified complaint filed by the county commissioners with the Gover...

  • CCMSD board at odds over questions of conduct

    Sarah Pridgoen|Jun 3, 2021

    Questions of conduct were the subject of unusual scrutiny during last Thursday’s meeting of the Crook County Medical Services District Board of Trustees. Several topics were introduced to the agenda, including proposed changes to who should be allowed to talk to the press, accusations of threats being made against trustees and a disagreement over whether a public document should have been made available to the newspaper. Though it was only alluded to throughout most of the discussions, all three topics appeared to center on a single issue: t...

  • !!!CANCELLED!!! SHS hosts Veterans Day concert

    Sarah Pridgoen|Nov 12, 2020

    THIS EVENT WAS CANCELLED AFTER PRESS TIME Sundance High School’s musically talented students will once again honor veterans with a concert program on Thursday evening. The program begins at 7 p.m. on November 12. According to music teacher Teresa Preisner, patriotic selections will include “America the Beautiful” and, in recognition of servicemen and women, “An Armed Forces Salute” (performed by both band and choir). “Student speakers will speak on ‘what is a veteran,’ ‘what is Veterans Day’ and Red Skeleton’s recitation of the Pledge of Alle...