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Fit for Main Street

Is winter getting in the way of your fitness goals? Do you need physical therapy that's tailored to your specific needs or diagnosis? The newest business to join Main Street might just have your...

 

Clinic makeover begins

Work is set to soon begin on a refurbishment of Hulett Hometown Clinic, the newly renamed facility belonging to Crook County Medical Services District. After it became clear that the district would...

 

Hospital foundation plans move forward

The Board of Trustees took their first look at the legal documentation needed to form a fundraising foundation for Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) last week. The draft was presented by Kara Ellsbury, board attorney, who had been...

 

Balow steps down as State Superintendent

One-time Hulett teacher Jillian Balow announced on Thursday that she is stepping down from her role as State Superintendent of Public Instruction to take on a matching role in Virginia. “I am honored, and deeply humbled, to announce that Virginia G...

 

Nominees announced for new District Court Judge

Upon the retirement of Judge Thomas W. Rumpke, the Judicial Nominating Commission has put forth three names to potentially take on his position of District Court Judge in the Sixth Judicial District. The commission considered all who expressed...

 

Willis A. "Bill" Hughes

Willis A. "Bill" Hughes, of Moorcroft, Wyoming, died January 12, 2022, at the age of 100, at The Legacy Living & Rehabilitation Center, Gillette, Wyoming. Born at his family home in Moorcroft, he is survived by his son, Douglas Bryan Hughes;... Full story

 

Verna Haagensen

Verna Haagensen, 79, of Sundance, Wyoming, passed away on Friday, January 14, 2022, at Crook County Memorial Hospital. Verna was born in Wadestown, West Virginia, to Howard White and Mildred Plough on October 16, 1942. Shortly after, her family... Full story

 

Helen Irene Brengle

On January 5, 2022, Helen Irene Brengle passed away peacefully in her sleep at home. A celebration of her life will be held during the summer when the weather is warmer and all her loved ones can be there. Helen was born to Roy and Blanch Smith on... Full story

 

Kyra Joy Talbot Crago

Kyra Joy Talbot (Hearsey) Crago 94, of Spearfish, South Dakota, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at Garden Hills Assisted Living in Spearfish. Kyra was born on June 14, 1927, in Palmerston North, New Zealand, the daughter of... Full story

 

Jeanette Betterton

Jeanette Betterton, 90, former longtime Guymon, Oklahoma, resident passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022, in Amarillo, Texas, where she has lived for the past few years. The daughter of Donald Nathaniel and Gladys Leora (Storm) Griffis, Jeanette Le... Full story

 

Card of Thanks

Our Thanks Thank you to our family, friends and neighbors for all your support during this difficult time of loss. The calls, visits, cards, flowers and memorial donations have truly been appreciated. We would also like to send a special thank you...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago Jan, 1922 No paper available. 75 Years Ago Jan. 15, 1947 The Jake Chaffin ranch home, located about five miles west of Sundance, was completely razed by fire Sunday night while Jake was in town. The home and all its contents and all...

 
 By Kim Heaster    News    January 20, 2022

This Week at Your Library

We are still doing curbside and in-town delivery if you would prefer not to come inside. We have numerous magazines available for a two-week checkout. COUNTRY LIVING MAGAZINE focuses on food, home renovation, home decor, DIY, and lifestyle. Whether...

 

State officials react to mandate ruling

The Supreme Court has blocked a mandate issued through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that would have required employees of large businesses to get a COVID-19 vaccine or test on a regular basis. “We are delighted that the...

 

Visitation not impacted by Omicron increase

As Omicron continues its rapid spread across the world, case rates are once again on the rise in Crook County. However, those looking to visit loved ones in the hospital or long-term care unit will not be affected by this increase. Local...

 

Dear NP

Dear NP, My father had a complicated history of prostate cancer. My doctor told me that having my blood PSA level checked is useless. What health screenings are recommended for prostate cancer, and...

 

To form a more perfect union…

You have likely heard the term “filibuster” thrown around a lot over the last couple of weeks. It is a word that isn’t used much outside of D.C., but it is important to you as the resident of a small, rural state.  The filibuster is a...

 

This Side of the Pond

When a story from the UK made it across the pond last week, I couldn’t figure out what the fuss was about. Why was everyone so excited about a Roman ruin? In case you didn’t happen across the...

 
 By Joel Funk    News    January 20, 2022

Laramie, Albany counties in 'chaos' after redistricting move

Power struggles between lawmakers reverted at least a quarter of Wyoming’s legislative redistricting map back to square one during a contentious meeting Wednesday in Casper. With time ticking down before the 2022 budget session convenes in...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

DCI investigating Gillette shooting GILLETTE (WNE) — The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating an incident from Sunday morning in which two police officers shot and killed a 22-year-old man, Ismael Trinidad Montes, who was...

 

Newcastle man arrested for intent to deliver controlled substances

A Newcastle man faces felony charges related to meth and marijuana after both substances were found in his vehicle during a traffic stop. On the morning of January 3, a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper noticed a vehicle traveling over the posted speed...

 

Wisconsin men charged with THC possession

Three Wisconsin men have been charged with felony counts of possession of THC after numerous products containing the controlled substance were allegedly located in their vehicle during a traffic stop on the interstate. On January 6 at around 4:15...

 

New laws go into effect

The next round of state lawmaking is coming up soon, but Wyoming is not quite done introducing the new laws that were placed on the books during the 2021 Legislative Session. Several changes came into effect as the year began, with others due to...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Rainy Jamee Kerwin, CA, 93/75, $150; Stanley Rothfuss, WA, 90/80, $105; Carlos McFarlane, Gillette, 90/80, $105; Merrich Liam Marttinen, Moorcroft, 31/20, $125; Shane Holien, SD, 100/80, $160; Hunter Edens, Gillette, 93/80, $125;...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Jan. 3 – Six VIN checks. Four paper services. Two traffic stops. K-9 sniff assist to Wyoming Highway Patrol. Two subjects booked into jail. Protection order violation. Crash report. Business checks. Two fire pages. Three EMS pages. Jan. 4 – Two...

 

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