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  • Legislative session begins

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jan 19, 2023

    As one of the county's own picked up the gavel as President of the Wyoming State Senate, and another became the first freshman legislator elected as floor leader, Crook County took its fair share of the focus during the first week of the 2023 Legislative Session. During the opening ceremonies, Governor Mark Gordon gave the annual State of the State speech, during which he took the opportunity to recognize one of the community's exemplary volunteers. Perry Honored There's something about the...

  • County seeks funding for public response building

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jan 19, 2023

    On Tuesday morning, the county commissioners approved a grant application for funds that would be used to construct a new building to house the county’s emergency response departments under a single roof. The application will be submitted to the State Lands and Investments Board (SLIB) for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. The building would be known as the Crook County Consolidated Public Response Facility and would contain space for three individual departments. “It’s for fire, emergency management, search and rescue,” said Commissione...

  • Bird flu outbreak now largest on record

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jan 19, 2023

    As bird flu continues to decimate poultry flocks across the nation, the Wyoming Game & Fish Department is advising waterfowl hunters to take precautions this season to minimize your risk of contracting this disease. Large waterfowl die-offs have been observed recently due to highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), otherwise known as bird flu, in the Cheyenne and Wheatland areas. Though it’s extremely rare for this zoonotic disease to infect humans, it is possible. If you have been exposed to birds that may be infected with HPAI, monitor for i...

  • Richard J. Macy

    Jan 19, 2023

    Richard J. Macy passed away peacefully at 92 years of age on Friday, December 30,2022, at his home in Green Valley, Arizona. Richard was born on June 2, 1930, in Gabriels, New York to Edward and Gertrude Macy. The family moved frequently during the Depression years but settled in Shell, Wyoming in 1946. Richard attended Greybull High School and graduated in 1948. The same year, he joined the United States Navy, serving four years and seeing combat action in the Korean War. Richard received a baseball scholarship to the University of Wyoming... Full story

  • Wanda Lucille Foote

    Jan 19, 2023

    Wanda Lucille Foote, 87, passed away, at the long-term care unit in Sundance, Wyoming, January 14, 2023, just seven days before her 88th birthday, her sweet body was just plum wore out. Wanda was born January 20, 1935, to Earl and Beulah Moore, in Guernsey, Wyoming. She was one of three children. She loved growing up in the Guernsey area, and absolutely loved becoming an aunt. Her nieces and nephews adore her and sing her praises whenever they talk of her. She is lovingly called Auntie Wanda to this day. She met and fell in love with Rodney Llo... Full story

  • Alberta Reynolds

    Jan 19, 2023

    Alberta Reynolds passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2023. Alberta was born April 19, 1933 in Moorcroft, WY to Fred and Rosa Sehn. She spent her childhood on a ranch just a hop and much skipping over the hill from Oshoto. She graduated from Moorcroft High School in 1952. She met Wayne Reynolds, the love of her life in "Bible School", probably a Sunday school class. They started dating, usually going to the movies in Moorcroft. They married on her birthday in 1954 (maybe a subtle reminder to never forget their wedding date). They had four children,... Full story

  • New Arrival

    Jan 19, 2023

    Proud parents Austin and Emma Humphrey are happy to announce the birth of their daughter Adalynn Grace Humphrey. Adalynn was born on December 7, 2022 in Spearfish South Dakota at 10:17 p.m. She weighed 9 lbs. 5 oz. and was 20.5 inches long. Proud grandparents are Angel and Lee Humphrey of Sundance and Steve and Sara Hofmann of Spearfish. Great grandparents are Dee and (late) Dallas Roadifer of Sundance, (late) Ollie and Glenn Humphrey. Great grandparents Karen and (late) Steve Hofmann of Belle...

  • Peek at the Past

    Jan 19, 2023

    1 Years Ago January 18, 1923 Sweeping recommendations for laws to be passed by the seventeenth Wyoming legislature were made by Gov. William B. Ross. Chief among the recommendations made by the state executive were: abolish the state farm board and the state board of immigration. Combine the board of livestock commissioners, the board of sheep commissioners and the state veterinarian’s office. Adopt a severance license tax on products removed from the state. Provide for a constitutional amendment to tax the coal and oil properties instead of...

  • Card of Thanks

    Jan 19, 2023

    Our Thanks The family of Eric Huseby would like to express our appreciation to everyone for all the kind words, nice cards, phone call, plants and the memorials for the Hulett Volunteer Fire Department. We would also like to thank the Buttons and Bows Club for all their hard work in preparing the nice meal after Eric’s service. Thank you to all the people who brought food as well. Thank you to Chip Neiman for the wonderful words and message for Eric’s service. All your time and efforts in this is deeply appreciated by all of us. Eric Hus... Full story

  • This Week at Your Library

    Carrie Riley|Jan 19, 2023

    We do in-town deliveries for people who are unable to make it into the library and we do curbside delivery for those who would prefer not to come inside. Just give us a call and we will get your books ready. Have you tried the Libby app to access digital content using your library card? You can get eBooks, audiobooks and magazines right on your smart phones or tablets. Stop in today to find out more. Displays: Snowmen by Jane Wilkerson Library Programming: CROOK COUNTY LIBRARY BOARD meeting Thurs., Feb. 9, at 1 p.m. in Hulett. CROOK COUNTY...

  • Americans for Prosperity opens HQ in Sundance

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jan 19, 2023

    Sundance will soon play host to the headquarters of the newest chapter of Americans for Prosperity (AFP), a grassroots political advocacy group that will now have a presence in 36 states. Heading up the Wyoming chapter as its new state director will be Tyler Lindholm, who says he is thrilled to be following up the success of making Sundance the smallest town in America to host a congressional office with the creation of a state headquarters for a national nonprofit organization. “My main decision was the opportunity to stay closer to home a...

  • UW extension offers private pesticide applicator education programs

    Jan 19, 2023

    The University of Wyoming Extension will offer private pesticide applicator education programs across the state from late January through March. These four-hour educational sessions provide an overview of certification requirements for private applicators, pertinent laws and regulations, pesticide safety and handling, groundwater contamination, pesticide disposal and more. Upon completion of an educational session, applications for private applicator licenses will be submitted to the Wyoming Department of Agriculture for approval and issuance...

  • Suspended sentence for man found transporting 400 pounds of marijuana

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jan 19, 2023

    A man who was arrested after a search of his van revealed he was transporting an estimated 400 lbs of marijuana has been given a suspended sentence on a possession charge. On January 16, 2021 a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper located in Crook County was contacted by another trooper who said she had stopped a van on Hwy 50 near Gillette and become suspicious of criminal activity, specifically the transportation of controlled substances. However, the second trooper did not have a K-9 available and was denied consent to perform a search. As well...

  • Circuit Court

    Jan 19, 2023

    Speeding – Siaki F. Satuala, Bountiful, UT, 78/65, $79; Todd McKay, Pallisade, CO, 86/75, $115; Keegan Brackey, Polson, MT, 80/70, $105; William Herd, Powhatan, VA, 96/80, $140; Robert Link, Kansas City, MO, 92/80, $120; Corey Smith, Gillette, WY, 89/75, $130 No Seat Belt (passenger) – Deave Sanchezdario, San Diego, CA, $10 No Valid Driver’s License – Raul Vasquez, Covina, CA, $140; Justin R. Olson, Moorcroft, WY, $150 Expired Temporary License Permit/Improper Registration – Justin R. Olson, Moorcroft, WY, $150; Miles C. Cooper, Sturgis,...

  • Crook County Sheriff's Office

    Jan 19, 2023

    Jan. 9 – Three VIN checks. Paper service. Two traffic stops. Animal noise complaint. Fingerprints. House watches. Theft report. Two citizen assists. Motorist assist. Business check. Jan. 10 – Four VIN checks. Paper service. Three traffic stops. Suspicious circumstance. Vagrancy complaint. House watch. Business check. Disturbance complaint. Assist to Wyoming Highway Patrol. Two EMS pages. Jan. 11 – Three VIN checks. Three paper services. Seven traffic stops. House watches. Business checks. Motorist assist. Suspicious circumstance. Finge...

  • Civility and decorum necessary to achieve results for Wyoming

    Ogden Driskill|Jan 19, 2023

    By Ogden Driskill Last week, the Wyoming Legislature gaveled in the start of the 67th Legislative Session. This year, I was elected by my colleagues to serve as Senate President, an honor I never imagined when I first stepped into the Capitol as a freshman senator more than a decade ago. In this role, I inherit a noble legacy of servant leadership – and a solemn charge to continue to build upon it. The first week of session is dedicated to legislative ceremonies, taking the oath of office and or...

  • This Side of the Pond

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jan 19, 2023

    Oh Harry, whatever are we all to do with you? And I do mean “we”, because the wayward second son of King Charles III is as much your problem these days as he is ours. If you’ve somehow managed to miss the latest installment of several years’ worth of family drama, Prince Harry (he’s still a prince, right? Even I can’t keep up) has vomited a lifetime of resentment towards his family and the paparazzi into the pages of his newly released memoir. It will come as little surprise to you that I cons...

  • Dockstader sponsors parental rights bill

    Maya Shimizu Harris, Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange|Jan 19, 2023

    CASPER — Wyomingites may see something similar to Florida’s so-called “Don’t Say Gay” law become a reality in Wyoming. Sen. Dan Dockstader, R-Afton, is sponsoring a bill that would bar classroom instruction about sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade, or “in a manner that is not age appropriate or developmentally appropriate...” The act would take effect in July of this year if it becomes law. Senate File 117, titled “Parental rights in education,” would also require school personnel to report changes in...

  • Wyoming News Briefs

    From Wyoming News Exchange Newspapers|Jan 19, 2023

    Two arrested after police find 121 fentanyl pills in car GILLETTE (WNE) — A man and a woman were arrested on numerous drug possession charges Friday evening after police officers found meth and 121 fentanyl pills in a car. Police received a report of a man smoking fentanyl in a white Ford Escape that was parked at the Ramada Inn. When they arrived, there was no one in the car, but officers could see three fentanyl pills inside the vehicle, said Police Sgt. Steve Dillard. As officers were looking inside the car, a 33-year-old man, Andrew R...

  • Commissioners

    Jan 19, 2023

    PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THE COURTHOUSE IN SUNDANCE, CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING Tuesday, January 3, 2023 8:00 o’clock a.m. The swearing in ceremony for elected officials was held in the Court Room. 8:30 o’clock a.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited to the Flag. Bob moved to appoint Fred M. Devish as Chairman of the Board of Crook County Commissioners and to appoint Kelly B. Dennis as the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Crook County Commissioners. Fred seconded, all ayes, motion carried. Bob moved to approve the fol... Full story

  • Probate

    Jan 19, 2023

    IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT WITHIN AND FOR CROOK COUNTY, STATE OF WYOMING IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM A. TEANEY, Deceased. Civil No. 8923 NOTICE OF PROBATE TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID ESTATE: You are hereby notified on the 16th day of December, 2022, the Last Will and Testament of the decedent was admitted to probate by the above Court and Jeremy Dedic and Juan Flores were appointed Co-Personal Representatives. Any action to set aside the Will shall be filed with the Court within three (3) months from... Full story

  • Probate

    Jan 19, 2023

    IN THE SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT WITHIN AND FOR CROOK COUNTY, STATE OF WYOMING IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ROBERT LUMLEY WINTER II, Deceased Probate No. PR-5892 NOTICE OF AMENDED APPLICATION FOR DECREE OF DISTRIBUTION UNDER WYO. STAT. § 2-1-205 TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF ROBERT LUMLEY WINTER II You are hereby notified that on January 3, 2023, an Amended Application for Decree of Distribution under Wyo. Stat. § 2-1-205 was filed in the above named Court. In this Amended Application, Phoebe C. Winter, in her capacity as a... Full story

  • Bids

    Jan 19, 2023

    WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION LEGAL NOTICE INVITATION TO BID The Wyoming Department of Transportation will receive bids uploaded to the Public Purchase website, until 11:00 A.M., Mountain Time on February 16, 2023, at which time they will be publicly opened and read for FURNISHING MAINTENANCE JANITORIAL AND GROUNDS MAINTENANCE AT THE NORTHEAST WELCOME CENTER. A MANDATORY Pre-Bid Inspection will be held at 1:00 P.M., Mountain Time on Monday, February 6, 2023 at the Northeast Welcome Center located at MP 199.31 on I-90 (Aladdin... Full story

  • Basketball teams take down Hulett

    Rebecca Maupin|Jan 19, 2023

    SHS Girls The Sundance Lady Bulldogs closed out another week of non-conference play as they faced two more teams from South Dakota and their county rival, Hulett. Monday night, the team had their final makeup game from the Stateline Shootout as the Belle Fourche Broncs came to town. The Lady Broncs started strong with their aggressive defense, stopping the Sundance team in their tracks. Once the initial shock wore off and the Lady Bulldogs regained their focus, they were able to put some points on the board. The Lady Broncs, however, had...

  • Bulldog wrestlers take on Newcastle

    Todd Klopp|Jan 19, 2023

    The Bulldog wrestling team started the second half of their season by participating in the 16-team Newcastle Invitational this past Friday. Leading the way for the Bulldogs were Jayden Keller with a second-place finish at 126 lbs and Karter Mayberry with a third-place finish also at 126 lbs. Other records on the day were 2-2 records for both Gavin Mollenbrink at 182 lbs. and Jacob Comer at 220 lbs. Finishing at 1-2 were 106-pounder Zac Duvall and 170-pounder Savannah Peterson. Liam Holt 160 lbs. and Clay Robinson both finished 0-2 on the day....

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