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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 11, 2022 

Fish Wildfire under control

Thanks to the diligent work of local crews in the days after the blaze began, a little luck when it came to the weather and the arrival of a top-level management team, the worst of the Fish Wildfire...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 11, 2022 

Council proceeds with industrial area rezone

The Sundance City Council will move ahead with the process to rezone a 48.5-acre swathe of property on the south edge of town that belongs to Croell Companies. Owner Roger Croell made the request in June, telling the council it would facilitate const...

 

County calls for rethink of Black Hills National Forest Plan assessments

Crook County has joined the call for the U.S. Forest Service to rethink its draft assessments for the revised Black Hills National Forest Plan. A comment letter submitted by the county commissioners t...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 11, 2022 

Bring your ID to next week's election

This year’s primary election will take place on August 16 and voter ID will be required for the first time. You will be asked to show an acceptable form of identification when voting in person, which can include a Wyoming driver’s license, a...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 11, 2022 

Natural gas back on the table

Natural gas could be back on the table for Sundance. At last week’s regular meeting of the city council, Mayor Paul Brooks announced he had rekindled discussions over bringing this new energy source to town and was hopeful there might be some...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 11, 2022 

WYDOT seeking comments on construction plan

Wyoming Department of Transportation is looking for comments from the public for its 2023 transportation improvement planning document. This document is used to project the construction and other projects that will be undertaken over the next few...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 4, 2022

Man killed in shootout near Sundance

A male subject with an active Wyoming warrant was shot and killed by law enforcement on Saturday morning after two shootouts took place on I-90 near Sundance. According to the Crook County Sheriff’s Office, the subject was contacted by a Wyoming...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 4, 2022

CCMSD to apply for grant to fund hospital remodel

Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) will move ahead with a capital construction grant application for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding on the basis that you can’t turn down money that isn’t offered to you. “We can’t decline...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 4, 2022

Fish fire pushes south

A fire burning in steep, rugged terrain on Iron Mountain, seven miles south of Sundance, had grown to 6500 acres by Tuesday afternoon after expanding overnight as high winds caused it to run past the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 4, 2022

COVID-19 still cropping up in county

Wyoming remains in the red in terms of community transmission levels of COVID-19, said Micki Lyons, CEO of Crook County Medical Services District, last week. For this reason, she said, “We’re still using the same pattern of testing in long-term...

 

Fair week gets underway

Fair week is underway, and the fairgrounds are full to brimming with livestock, exhibits and their owners. On Tuesday, judges were hard at work judging static exhibits, FFA projects and open class,...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 28, 2022

Sundance welcomes new businesses

Sundance welcomes several new businesses this summer, all of which offer services for mind, body, soul – or all three. As well as the community of wellness entrepreneurs that have come together in the Morale Business Center, two barbershops have...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 28, 2022

Accident claims young man's life

A traffic accident claimed the life of a young Moorcroft resident last week. The teenager was traveling near Pine Haven when his vehicle left the road and rolled over. According to Wyoming Highway Patrol’s accident report, the incident took place...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 28, 2022

E-cycling event confirmed again this year

It’s time again to scour your home for electronic items you no longer need, but aren’t sure how to dispose of. Crook County Natural Resource District (CCNRD) has announced it will be offering this year’s e-cycling opportunity on August 27, and...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 28, 2022

Gillette man arrested for DUI with kids in the vehicle

A Gillette man faces a felony charge of driving under the influence while his two minor children were present in the vehicle after being caught speeding on Pine Haven Rd. On July 2, a Crook County Sheriff’s Office deputy was stationary on Pine...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 28, 2022

Michigan man jailed on DUI felony charge

A Michigan has been sentenced to up to 72 months of incarceration on a felony drunk driving charges after being spotted driving erratically on I-90 while in the process of moving to Gillette. According to court reports, on November 30, 2021, at...

 

This Side of the Pond

When I say the Brits can’t cope with the heat, I’m not kidding. While Wyoming baked in 104-degree weather last Monday, most of the UK was suffering through exactly the same temperatures. But...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 28, 2022

County still tops statewide employment rankings

Crook County’s position in the state’s unemployment rankings is holding steady this summer. With just 2.6% of citizens unemployed, the county sat at number four on the statewide list during the month of June. Ahead of Crook County are Teton and...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 21, 2022

A flight to remember

When strangers see the words on Ed Kinsall's ball cap, they often approach to shake his hand and thank him for his service. Until now, he's never been sure whether to believe they were sincere. Kinsal...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 21, 2022

Neiman Enterprises announces shift cuts

Neiman Enterprises announced last week that it will be reducing hours for employees at both of its sawmills in the Black Hills. The reduction will see a shift removed at the Hulett sawmill and...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 21, 2022

988 mental health lifeline launches

As the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline launches its new three-digit emergency number, Crook County Prevention Manager Katie Allen reminds the community that opportunities exist locally to help a friend or neighbor in crisis. If you are...

 

Game & Fish issues fire ban

A fire ban goes into effect on lands owned or administered by Wyoming Game & Fish this Friday, following the example of the county-implemented restrictions that will become effective at the same time. Both fire bans are in response to the good grass...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 21, 2022

Moorcroft man charged with child abuse

A Moorcroft man has been bound over to District Court on charges of child abuse. Dustin Regan allegedly used his hand and a fly swatter to hit two children during a domestic incident. On July 2, at around 12:36 a.m., a Crook County Sheriff’s...

 

Burn ban in effect next week

A full burn ban will be in effect across the county beginning July 22. Fire Warden Doug Leis sought the blessing of the Crook County Commissioners last week to implement the restrictions,...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 14, 2022

City sets sights on ARPA funding

The Sundance City Council has approved four applications to the State Loans and Investments Board (SLIB) for almost $2 million in project funding through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Three involve improvements to the city water system, while...

 

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