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Unusual orb

Rare lunar phenomena often come with long and detailed nomenclature, and Sunday night’s super blood wolf moon certainly fell into that category. Appearing in the skies over Crook County in the late...

 

Be a below-zero hero

Feeling brave? Wyomingites who boast both a desire to support Special Olympics and a particularly hardy constitution will gather at Keyhole Reservoir on March 2 to fling themselves into the freezing water and raise money for this year’s Jackalope...

 

Legislators seek to repeal death penalty

As Wyoming continues to search every corner of the budget for savings to stabilize the economy, a group of legislators has hit upon an idea that could save a quarter million dollars every year. Co-sponsored by Representative Tyler Lindholm, House Bil...

 

All ready to assess

County Assessor Theresa Curren has proudly announced that every member of her office is now officially certified. While she and Bridget Helms are permanently certified, Tracey Jundt has achieved...

 

Local lodging tax will likely remain intact for now

A proposed statewide lodging tax would not affect Crook County until 2022, when the additional two percent that voters approved on November's ballot expires. According to Steve Lenz, chairman, the...

 

Anna Marie Jones

Anna Marie Jones, age 85, passed away at Powder River Manor in Broadus, Montana, on January 17, 2019. Anna was born on January 25, 1933, in Rocky Point, Wyoming, to Edwin and Gertie (Blankenship) Atkinson. She was the youngest of eight children.... Full story

 

Sundance Community Handbell Choir hosts area ringing event

February 2, the day before Super Bowl Sunday, is Super Bell Saturday! Sundance Community Handbell Choir will again host one of 13 Read and Ring sessions held around the five-state region of Area 11 Handbell Musicians of America, of which the local...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times January 22, 1919 A. Bulkey today retires from the feed barn business, having conducted the barn since last July. Leslie Hooper of the Sundance Hotel succeeds Mr. Bulkey at the barn, and also retaining the hotel. Oliver Boon...

 

Free use personal fuelwood permits available one day only

Black Hills National Forest offices will be open temporarily on January 25 from 12 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. for the expressed purpose of issuing free use personal fuelwood permits to the public. No other services will be available.  Offices that will...

 

Correction: Freeze Your Fanny

The correct date for the Freeze Your Fanny race is Sunday, February 3. The article in last week’s paper listed the wrong date....

 

Card of Thanks

Thank You A huge grateful and heartfelt thank you to Cindi, Joan, Trista, Kari, Judge Castano, Kelly and the many others who planned, provided the great snacks and hosted the wonderful retirement party for me. I resisted the idea, you persisted and...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Jayden V. Dowdy, Gillette, 85/75, $90; Ryshelle I. Gilbert, CT, 94/80, $190; Alexis I. Sayler, ND, 91/75, $125; William D. Simianer, Upton, 86/70, $125; Zachary S. Brown, Gillette, 33/20, $85; Roberto V. Gameiro Neto, CO, 77/70, $84; Geo...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Jan. 14 – Five VIN checks. Two paper services. Detention Deputy did fingerprints for outside employment. Deputy responded to disturbance and trespass warning was issued. Deputy assisted on ambulance call. Jan. 15 – Three VIN checks. Seven traffic...

 
 By Byron Gather    News    January 24, 2019

Support for anti-public notice bill in error, says legislator

EVANSTON — The Uinta County Herald was met with confusion when asking Wyoming Sen. Wendy Schuler, R-Evanston, why she co-sponsored a bill last week that would allow municipalities to be their own watchdogs and publish public notices on their own...

 
 By Ramsey Scott    News    January 24, 2019

Transparency group members say work will be a long process

CHEYENNE — Gov. Mark Gordon and State Auditor Kristi Racines’ working group to make Wyoming a more transparent state met Friday to chart a path forward. But its members cautioned it likely would be a long process.  The Financial Transparency...

 

This Week at Your Library

We are still looking for Moorcroft and Hulett school annuals. They will become part of our permanent collection in the Wyoming Room. Library Programming: VALENTINE’S TRAVELING BAKE SALE: The Friends of the Library are busy planning the traveling...

 

Updates from the Legislature

Greetings from…somewhere over the Pacific Ocean! I am currently on my way to China to represent Wyoming at the Global Blockchain Summit over the three-day recess of the Legislature. I have been...

 

This Side of the Pond

Do you want to be a superhero? It seems like every movie, book or telly show these days features some version of a caped crusader, saving the world from threats both fantastical and extraterrestrial...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, Maybe I need a refresher in the Civics class that I had in grade school? Don’t all Washington elected officials still take an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States? According to Article 1, Section 7 (as it has been...

 

National School Choice Week – Jan. 20-26

Parents know best! When it came time to enroll my daughters, Grace Belize and Faith, in school, I knew that I wanted them to receive the best education possible. Fortunately, I came across online education and for 13 years it’s been the perfect...

 

Evanston school officials restart gun discussions

EVANSTON — The Uinta County School District No. 1 Board of Trustees held the first of two public hearings on proposed rule CKA, the School Safety and Security Rule, which would allow district employees to apply for approval to carry concealed firea...

 

CWD found in a new elk hunt area near Sheridan

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department confirmed a cow elk has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Elk Hunt Area 37. The elk was harvested by a hunter in late December. CWD has been previously documented in deer in overlaying Deer...

 

Ask Game and Fish

Q: How do I keep my dog safe while ice fishing? A: Our canine companions tag along for a lot of outdoor adventures. With Wyoming ice fishing season taking shape, bringing your dog along for company could be tempting — but also dangerous. A fun...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Cam-Plex wins $1.5 million grant for upgrades GILLETTE (WNE) — After being turned down twice by the Wyoming Business Council board and staff, Cam-plex has secured a $1.5 million grant to help upgrade the Heritage Center and Energy Hall from the...

 

Rough week for SHS basketball teams

Sundance Girls vs. Wright: 35-61 The Sundance girls faced persistent powerhouse Wright on the Bulldog's home court Thursday night. The Panthers entered the game with a stifling 10-3 record while the...

 

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