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Uncle Louie's Diner opens this weekend

When Uncle Louie's Diner opened in Sturgis, it didn't take long to catch the attention of foodies near and far. This Friday, the doors will swing open to the third branch of the popular restaurant...

 

School district again beats state graduation average

State statistics released last week reveal that Crook County School District (CCSD) continued to maintain its record of higher-than-average graduation rates during the 2020-21 school year. Across the county’s three high schools, the graduation...

 

400 lbs of marijuana seized during stop

A man was arrested on January 16 after his convoluted travel plans caused Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers to become suspicious and a search of his van revealed he was transporting an estimated 400 lbs of marijuana. On January 16, a trooper located in...

 

Freeze Your Fanny registration opens

Pledge to partake by February 1 and you’ll take home a commemorative t-shirt to prove you braved the chilliest race of the year. Freeze Your Fanny is scheduled to take place on Sunday, February 13 and registration is now open. “The route will sta...

 

A light dusting

A gentle snowstorm left Sundance coated in a couple of inches on Tuesday. With Winterfest coming up soon, it's time to pray for a little more of the white stuff than we've seen so far this...

 

Chester Francis Hejde

Our Lord's steadfast and faithful servant Chester Francis Hejde, 91, of Aladdin, Wyoming, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at Crook County Long Term Care in Sundance. Chester (Chet) was born September 20, 1930, in Sundance,... Full story

 

Lloyd Kenneth Pruet

Lloyd Kenneth Pruet, 61, of Hulett, Wyoming, passed away with his family by his side on January 20, 2022, in Casper, Wyoming. He was married to his best friend and business partner, Jan (Frehner), for 33 years. Born in Moab, Utah, to Leon "Skeeter"... Full story

 

Veterans' assistance available

A State of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services around Wyoming cities throughout February. Sandy McFarland is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss...

 
 By Kim Heaster    News    January 27, 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. Whether you prize primitives, favor farmhouse or think traditional is terrific, COUNTRY SAMPLER...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago Jan, 1922 No paper available. 75 Years Ago Jan. 22, 1947 Listing several projects as the Wyoming’s Reclamation Association’s fiscal year program in Wyoming, that association’s latest bulletin has reached the editor’s desk....

 

PRECorp begins transition to new CEO

Powder River Energy (PRECorp) is set to welcome new leadership later this year, and the process begins now. Long-term CEO Mike Easley will begin transitioning out of his current role, while Deputy...

 

UW Extension names new educator in Crook County

A former range research technician is the new agriculture and natural resources educator for University of Wyoming Extension in Crook County. Alex Orozco-Lopez began his job duties Jan. 4. Most recently, Orozco-Lopez worked as a range research...

 

Omicron heading towards peak

A little later than the rest of the nation, Wyoming now appears to be on the upward swing towards the peak of its Omicron wave. But while infection rates are high and the number of known cases is rising, hospitalizations have not increased as much...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Nicole Kirstine, CA, 87/80, $99; Nikki Zelenka, MT, 98/80, $150; Michael Rosas, MT, 93/75, $150; Cesar Ponce De Leon Chapar, CO, 84/70, $130; Sedona Mohr-Kain, Gillette, 89/80, $103; Nancy Maris, IA, 88/80, $101; Fabrizio Machado...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Jan. 17 – Three paper services. Traffic stop. Assisted another agency. Business checks. House watch. EMS page. Jan. 18 – Four VIN checks. Two paper services. Two traffic stops. Assisted another agency. Prisoner transport. Welfare check. Business...

 

This SIde of the Pond

Not to state the obvious, but living on an island means you’re surrounded by the sea. And when you’re eventually going to end up at the coast no matter which direction you walk, the law of...

 

Adoption

Having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will. (Ephesians 1:5) Many people, without thinking much about it, make a wide distinction between adopted children and “real” children,...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I received a text message from my son in Arizona. He read something on Facebook and forwarded it to me. They were stating there has been a change in the recycling procedure for Sundance. I for one do not do Facebook. I thought the place...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

New record: More than half a million people boarded planes at Jackson Hole Airport in 2021 JACKSON (WNE) — More than half a million people flew out of Jackson Hole in 2021 — a new record for Jackson Hole Airport. In the past few years, massive...

 

If you live here, register your vehicle here

If you live in the State of Wyoming, you are required to obtain a Wyoming vehicle registration – no matter where you work or if you’re only here on a temporary basis. The Crook County Sheriff’s Office is reminding citizens of this fact after re...

 

Please do not park in front of closed forest gates

Black Hills National Forest officials are asking the public to avoid parking in front of closed Forest gates. Gates are closed to provide a seasonal refuge for wildlife, protect road surfaces and other resources, and provide for public safety as...

 

Bulldog teams take down Panthers

SHS Lady Bulldogs Opening up their conference play on Friday night, the Sundance Lady Bulldogs snapped their losing streak with a big win over the Wright Panthers. Starting the game with a commanding lead in the first half, the Lady Bulldogs put up...

 

Calling all Wyoming 4th and 5th graders to participate in the 2022 Arbor Day poster contest

Wyoming State Forestry Division and Wyoming Project Learning Tree (WY PLT) are teaming up again this year to hold the annual Wyoming State Arbor Day poster contest. This year, Wyoming will celebrate its 134th Arbor Day. The contest is open to all...

 

NWC Dean's List

Molly Ryan, a student at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, has earned a spot on the Academic Dean’s List for the fall 2021 semester. Ryan is a senior majoring in social work from Aladdin....

 

ABANDONED VEHICLES

NOTICE OF SALE OF ABANDONED VEHICLES The following vehicles will be sold at 8 a.m. on 02/07/2022 at 3 Limestone Pit Rd., Sundance, Crook County, Wyoming, to wit: A 1988 Isuzu Pickup, VIN# JAACR11EXJ7227442, titled in the name of: William Allen Sims.... Full story

 

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