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Dennis sworn in

Kelly Dennis was sworn in to serve a new four-year term as county commissioner by Judge Matthew Castano on Tuesday morning. The three commissioners kicked off the year with necessary housekeeping...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 7, 2021

COVID-19: state orders set to relax

Over the month of December, hospitalizations in Wyoming due to the COVID-19 virus dropped by more than half, prompting Governor Mark Gordon to announce that restrictions on hours of service in bars and restaurants will be dropped. A health order requ... Full story

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 7, 2021

Raffle winner announced

This year’s traditional Sundance Chamber of Commerce Raffle was a little different to usual, but the grand prize winner still walked away with significantly heavier pockets. Vicky Vineyard was announced as the winner of the raffle after the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 7, 2021

Straight shot

Vaccines may now be available for COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean the public is willing to automatically trust them. A year ago, we didn’t even know the virus existed, so how can we be sure getting vaccinated is safe? Both the Pfizer and Moderna... Full story

 

Makeover underway

After battling for many months over a nuisance order for a property on E. Sewell Street, the city was pleased to hear that Crook County School District was purchasing the lot. The home and...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 7, 2021

Commissioners decline to pay for office holiday party

On Tuesday morning, the county commissioners opted not to authorize a $379 expense submitted by the Crook County Treasurer’s Office. The charge, which appeared in the mileage and travel line, was for a Christmas dinner hosted for office staff. The...

 

Cards of Thanks

Our Thanks From the family of Violet Courchaine, we would like to thank our friends, family and neighbors for all your kindness during this difficult time. For your visits, calls, food, flowers and donations for the memorial. We also send our gratitu...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 7, 2021

CCMSD to build entry level first responder program

Sundance’s ambulance service has acquired a state-of-the-art ambulance with improved equipment and has full-time paramedics working for Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD), says EMS Coordinator Anthony Vopat. However, there’s a final...

 

Assessor's Office mails personal property renditions

Crook County Assessor Theresa Curren would like all businesses and agricultural producers to know that personal property renditions were mailed on December 31, 2020. This is your chance to make any changes to your personal property account, such as...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 7, 2021

Sundance woman charged with child abuse

A Sundance woman faces child abuse charges after an allegedly violent incident involving a minor. According to the affidavit of a Sundance Police Officer, the incident took place after Delissa Fowler returned home from a bar and physically attacked...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 7, 2021

County woman charged with fifth DUI

Crook County resident Nancy Hawken faces a felony charge of driving while under the influence, fifth offense, after her vehicle was found in a ditch on the highway. On December 15 at around 6:20 p.m., a Wyoming Highway Patrol was advised of a vehicle...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 7, 2021

Iowa men charged with possession and intent to deliver

Two Iowa men face multiple charges related to possession and delivery of marijuana. Keith Gates Jr. and Dontaye Burton were found to be transporting a significant quantity of marijuana products after being pulled over for speeding on Hwy 212. On...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Andrea L. Marden, Moorcroft, 88/75, $125; Aaron Gray, NY, 88/80, $101; Michael Higgins, MO, 85/70, $135; Cody Harrison, Evansville, 90/80, $105; Felipe Lucas Gomez, MD, 51/45, $97; Ross Coopwood, Gillette, 94/80, $130; Zachary Davis,...

 

Sundance Police Department

Dec. 16 – House watch and business checks. Three traffic stops. Three bar checks. Patrolled school zones. Assisted Highway Patrol with accident. Dec. 17 – House watch and business checks. Nine traffic stops. Three bar checks. Patrolled school...

 

Sundance Municipal Court

Speeding – Hannah Brewer, CA, 46/30; Hayley Klein, CO, 75/55 Operate a Motor Vehicle without Proof of Insurance – Alejandra Martinez De Garza, TX...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Dec. 28 – Four VIN checks. Two fingerprints. EMS page. Two traffic stops. Dec. 29 – Two motorist assists. Two fingerprints. Three EMS pages. Two fire pages. Six VIN checks. Assisted Highway Patrol. Four traffic stops. Traffic hazard. Dec. 30 ...

 

Quick or deep?

“Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water?” – John 4:11 Can you live your life both quickly and deeply? Blowing through...

 

This Side of the Pond

Last week, my countrymen did absolutely nothing to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of our own version of Roswell. The Rendlesham Forest UFO is often referred to as “one of the most famous alleged...

 

Coal producers could see short-lived respite

CASPER — After a bruising year battling the one-two punch of the COVID-19 pandemic and collapse in energy markets, coal operators in Wyoming could receive a small boost in demand in 2021, but it may be short-lived. In 2020, U.S. coal production...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Legislature to convene for one-day virtual session CHEYENNE (WNE) – The 66th Wyoming Legislature will convene at noon Jan. 12 for a one-day virtual session to fulfill the requirements of the Wyoming Constitution. Gov. Mark Gordon’s message will t...

 

DSU Dean's List

Molly O’Connor of Sundance has been named to Dickinson State University’s (DSU) Dean’s List for the 2020 fall semester. At the end of each regular semester, the University recognizes those students named to the Dean’s List. Eligible students...

 
 By Kathryn Palmer    News    January 7, 2021

Protesters: 'Stop the tyranny' of health orders

CHEYENNE – About 250 people demonstrated in front of the Wyoming State Capitol Monday afternoon to protest a statewide mask mandate and other COVID-19 related restrictions. Calls to “Stop the...

 

Fire crews burn piles across the Black Hills National Forest

Forest Managers are working to reduce hazardous fuels across the Black Hills National Forest. Districts across the Black Hills National Forest are focusing efforts on burning thousands of hand and...

 

Crook County Natural Resource District

CALL MEETING TO ORDER by Lily Altaffer at 12:00 pm by conference call. ATTENDANCE by conference call Board: Lily Altaffer, Kim Fundaun, Wanda Burget Employees: Sarah Anderson, Bridget Helms, Carmen Horne-McIntyre OPEN ISSUES TO DISCUSS Position...

 

Crook County School District No. 1

MINUTES of MEETING BOARD of TRUSTEES CROOK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT #1 Preparing Today for Success Tomorrow CCSD#1 will prepare & empower all students for successful, lifelong learning through effective teaching. CALL TO ORDER The regular meeting of...

 

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