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Vaccine program rolls along

With restrictions on timing, dose numbers, eligible candidates and more, it’s quite the logistical challenge to roll out a COVID-19 vaccination program. That’s why it’s not yet possible to host... Full story

 

RER gets funding boost

An announcement from the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) has increased the likelihood that Crook County will one day host its own rare earth mine in the Bearlodge Mountains. Rare Element Resources has been awarded half the funding needed to...

 

Special deliveries

Piles of parcels have become the new norm for post offices during the holidays, but this season has seen even more deliveries than usual. Partly due to COVID-19 and partly due to bottlenecks in the system, the record for the number of parcels...

 

Freeze Your Fanny goes virtual

The Freeze Your Fanny Virtual Fun run/walk registration is now open. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s four-mile run and walk will be held virtually. Participants can complete the race on their own time, but the goal is to complete Freeze...

 

CCSS takes delivery of new vehicle

Crook County Senior Services (CCSS) has taken delivery of a new four-wheel drive SUV that will allow easier access to seniors who live in less accessible parts of the county. The vehicle was obtained...

 

Anderson receives congressional medal

FaithHoney Anderson of Devils Tower was one of 478 youth across the nation to receive the Congressional Award Gold Medal in 2020. To earn this award, she completed over 400 volunteer public service hours, over 200 hours for personal development,...

 

New Arrival

Will and Joni Ellsbury are proud parents of a baby boy, Ryker Henry Ellsbury, born January 4, 2021 at 2:12 p.m. He weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces and was 20 inches long. Grandparents are Debbie and Larry Ellsbury of Sundance and Bill and Marilyn Lunney...

 

Cards of Thanks

Our Thanks We would like to thank Powder River Energy and the CCSSC for the generous donation of free meals for seniors for December. Would also like to thank the cooks and people at CCSSC for all their extra work for this month. It has all been...

 

Crawford granted AVMA honor roll status

Warren Crawford of Crook County Veterinary Services is among 900 members of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to have been granted honor roll status for 2021. The induction recognizes individuals who have maintained membership for...

 
 By Kim Heaster    News    January 28, 2021

This Week at Your Library

The library will be closed Monday, February 15, for Presidents’ Day. The library doors are open. We are still doing curbside and in town home delivery if you would prefer not to come inside. In compliance with the statewide mask order, masks are...

 

Dear NP

Dear NP, I was recently diagnosed with vitamin D deficiency. What risks are associated with this diagnosis? What is the best way to increase my vitamin D level? Dear Reader, Vitamin D deficiency can...

 

The Forestry Corner

By Ed Mignery, Wyoming Tree Farm Committee, Chairman and Jeremy Dedic, Wyoming State Forestry Division, Assistant District Forester, District #1 We all have seen aspen, growing on a hillside, with their lighter shade of green than the surrounding pin...

 

Online petitions serve no real purpose

Online petitions are a joke. There I said it. If you have signed one recently, I apologize if I have offended you but I am only being honest and realistic. I say they are a joke only because I believe online petitions serve no real purpose. There is...

 

This Side of the Pond

The United States is notorious for the pride it takes in the Constitution – and rightfully so. It’s held up for good reason as the sacred document that protects this nation from tyranny and keeps...

 

Ask the question(s)

He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Matt. 16:15 So many questions and so much time. We tend, bend and spend towards little purposeful living, with tremendous expectations of our...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Florida congressman to protest Cheney in Cheyenne CHEYENNE (WNE) — A couple weeks after Congresswoman Liz Cheney, R-Wyoming, voted to impeach former President Donald Trump, one of Trump’s strongest supporters in Congress is set to visit the Wyom...

 

Winning weekend for basketball teams

SHS Girls After a week off from competition, the Sundance Lady Bulldogs grabbed two wins over conference rivals the Wright Panthers and the Big Horn Rams this past weekend. Starting fresh on Friday,...

 

Successful weekend for wrestlers

The Sundance wrestling team had a successful weekend as they travelled to Tongue River to participate in the Eagles’ first ever home dual. Going up against wrestlers from Tongue River and Glenrock, three of the four Bulldog grapplers walked away...

 

SDSU Graduate

Jessica Elizabeth Ryan of Aladdin earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the College of Nursing and graduated Magna Cum Laude after the summer and fall 2020 semesters at South Dakota State University. Students completed all requirements for...

 

Health orders loosen again

The health orders affecting Wyomingites have been eased again this week to reflect an improvement in the COVID-19 situation since they were tightened in early December. The new orders increase the number of people who may attend indoor and outdoor... Full story

 

Crook County Sheriff

Jan. 18 – Paper service. Fire page. Three EMS pages. Welfare check. Business check. Jan. 19 – Three VIN checks. Traffic stop. Two EMS pages. Fingerprints. Assisted Moorcroft Police. Two house watches. Business checks. Jan. 20 – Four VIN...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – (minor), SD, 88/75, $125; John A. Roscoe, Alva, 90/65, $185; Rebecca McLenithan, WA, 90/80, $105; Skylar Armendariz, SD, 79/70, $103; Jonathan Guy, SC, 80/70, $105; Carson Trumpold, CO, 87/70, $145; Victoria Collins, MN, 80/70, $105; Hei...

 

Sundance resident faces child abuse charges

Sundance resident Chauncey Jenerou faces a child abuse charge after an alleged altercation with a juvenile in mid-December. On December 18, a Sheriff’s Office Deputy was asked to investigate reports of a juvenile who claimed Jenerou had physically...

 

North Dakota man arrested for possession

A North Dakota man faces possession charges after he was pulled over for speeding on the highway and marijuana products were found in his vehicle. According to court reports, a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper noticed a black vehicle traveling above...

 

Junior High Basketball

The junior high basketball teams took on Twin Spruce last week, splitting their games against the Gillette teams with the 7th grade team taking a 31-23 victory, while the 8th grade team had a close...

 

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