Articles from the November 18, 2021 edition

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Hospital opens to visitors

With the number of serious COVID-19 cases seeming to be on the decline, Crook County Medical Services District has made the decision to reopen the hospital and long-term care to visitors on a limited basis. At this time, says CEO Micki Lyons,...


A tribute to warriors

U.S. Senator John Barrasso opened the Veterans Day musical program at Sundance Elementary School last week with a speech about the importance of those who serve and Wyoming's contributions to the...


Helping heroes hunt

Every year, a group of disabled veterans heads to Crook County to experience the deer hunting this area has to offer. The Black Hills Veterans' Day White Tail Hunt has been hosted since 2016 by Huntin...


Volunteers needed to keep Winterfest going

A brand new festival burst onto the local scene in 2015, immediately attracting plenty of visitors whose idea of a fine winter day was to play around in the snow while watching their neighbors ski-jor down Main Street or tumble down a slope atop a ba...


John Pershing Cook

John Pershing Cook, 72, of Pine Haven, Wyoming, passed away peacefully on November 6, 2021, surrounded by family. John was born in Mt. Pleasant, Utah, on September 19, 1949, to PJ and Darlyne (Story) Cook, the first of six children. John lived in... Full story


Maude Flahaven

Maude (Griffith) Flahaven was born on November 5, 1942, to Alvin and Rose (Tracy) Griffith at Dupree, South Dakota. She attended schools in Ziebach County and Dupree. On June 3, 1961, she married John Flahaven and the couple resided in Dupree, until... Full story


Thomas Harm Hippen

Thomas Harm Hippen, 65, of Hulett, Wyoming, passed away August 28, 2021. Tom was born January 5, 1956, in Dalton, Nebraska, to John and Ruby (Jessen) Hippen. He spent his early years on the wheat farm in Bennet County, South Dakota, at Martin, where... Full story


Diana Lynn Stevenson

Diana Lynn Stevenson was born April 12, 1945, in Belle Fourche, South Dakota to Malcolm and Eileen (Hauber) Bucher. She passed away peacefully, November 13, 2021, in the arms of her family, in Sheridan, Wyoming. Diana was a loving wife, mother,... Full story


Carson Rose

Our dear Lord took one of his children home on November 9, 2021. Carson Rose passed away peacefully in his sleep after a three-year stay at Crook County Long Term Care. Carson was born on April 22, 1934, in the hills of Virginia. As a youngster he mo... Full story


Darlene Gail Thorne

On November 10, 2021 Darlene Gail Thorne received her wings on the way to heaven. She will be sorely missed by her loved ones and friends. She was born on September 17, 1945 in Douglas, Wyoming, to Orvil and Leona (Hill) Corbin. Growing up traveling... Full story


Terry Lynn Williams

Terry Lynn Williams, 66, of Moorcroft, Wyoming, passed away Saturday, November 13, 2021, due to complications from COVID with her children by her side at Rapid City Regional Hospital. Terry was born in Craig, Colorado, on June 20, 1955, to Alan... Full story


Cards of Thanks

Our Thanks We are incredibly touched by the outpouring of kindness and care from our local and extended community in the loss of our dad and grandfather. We are grateful for the many phone calls, texts, cards, visits, meals and memorial... Full story


Powder River Energy Foundation gives $20,000 to local organizations in special Holiday giving

With a dramatic increase in its annual Holiday giving program, the Powder River Energy Foundation recently donated a total of $20,000 to 17 charitable organizations in the five-county area of northeast Wyoming. “The Foundation’s mission is to...

 By Kim Heaster    News    November 18, 2021

This Week at Your Library

The library will be closed Thurs. and Fri., Nov. 25 and 26, for Thanksgiving. We are still doing curbside and delivery if you would prefer not to come inside. We have numerous magazines available for a two-week checkout. American History...


This Side of the Pond

I don’t wish to brag, but in just over two weeks I will be indulging in the purest form of Americana. For the first time in my life, I will do something I never envisioned as a possibility: walk...


Letter to the Editor

Dear editor, Deer population is conspicuously low. I carefully read the article on the deer harvest being down, but feel that the deer population is down farther than the article suggested. I’m sure that our game wardens and biologists are far...


Dear NP

Dear NP, “Are diabetes medications helpful for weight loss? Are there any bad side effects if I take these medications for weight loss and am not diabetic? What are the requirements to have them...


Donations welcomed for Christmas Baskets

For many years, the Christmas Basket program has provided a way for the community of Sundance to work together to make sure everyone enjoys the happy holidays they deserve. Once again, the program is asking for donations to make the magic happen....

 By Vicki Hayman    News    November 18, 2021

Talking Thanksgiving turkey

There is no doubt that a turkey is the symbol of Thanksgiving. I have a number of safe shortcuts you can take in preparing your holiday turkey and can decrease the time spent in preparation. Use these tips to prepare a turkey that guests will gobble...


Weed and Pest reflects on a busy year

Crook County Weed and Pest had another productive 2021 and has been successfully carrying out our programs over the course of the seasons as best as possible. The district dealt with many of the same issues all landowners and business owners dealt...

 By Jasmine Hall    News    November 18, 2021

Gordon unveils proposed $2.3 billion budget

CHEYENNE - Gov. Mark Gordon proposed a balanced general fund budget of nearly $2.3 billion for the 2023-24 biennium Monday that will be considered by the Wyoming Legislature during the 2022 budget ses...


Riverton school board told of more teen violence amid pandemic

RIVERTON — There has been an “extreme increase” in violence among Fremont County youth as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Riverton school board heard last month.  “It is alarming,” Sydney Allred, executive director of the Fremont...


Wyoming News Briefs

Man sentenced for child sex abuse CHEYENNE (WNE) — A man convicted of having sexual contact with two children in his care received prison time Tuesday during a sentencing hearing in Laramie County District Court. Laramie County District Judge...



PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THE COURTHOUSE IN SUNDANCE, CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING Tuesday, November 2, 2021 8:30 o’clock a.m. Present were Chairman Kelly B. Dennis, Vice-Chairwoman Jeanne A. Whalen, Member Fred M. Devish and Cou... Full story


Name Change

STATE OF WYOMING COUNTY OF CROOK IN THE DISTRICT COURT SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT IN RE NAME CHANGE OF Nova Rae Sparrow Beasley Minor Child, By Next Friend, Amy Rose Mollet Civil Action Case No. 8821 PUBLIC NOTICE BY PUBLICATION In accordance with... Full story


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