Articles from the February 2, 2023 edition

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Frozen beef

A young bull endures Monday morning's frigid -32 degree weather south of Sundance as area temperatures plunged well below zero. The National Weather Service recorded a wind chill low of -51 degrees...

 

Endangered listing for bat delayed

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has delayed the effective date of its decision to upgrade the classification status of the northern long-eared bat to “endangered”. According to U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis, FWS announced it would...

 

What goes around, comes around

An hour after opening on Thursday, Karma Consignments was already buzzing with the sounds of customers discussing the fit of jeans and which tops pair best with what pants. The name, says owner...

 

Hedlund jailed on child abuse charges

Karey Hedlund of Moorcroft has been jailed for up to ten years on charges of child abuse. Hedlund accepted a plea deal related to the 16 separate counts of child abuse and one of aggravated assault and battery with which she was originally charged. H...

 

Sheriff's Office trains for active shooter event

Crook County Sheriff's Office hosted an active shooter training at Sundance High School on January 20, focusing on a scenario in which one or two officers must respond to an active shooter situation....

 

Laura Danielle Kenway

Laura Danielle Kenway went home to be with the Lord on January 23, 2023. Laura was born on February 3, 1990 to Gary and Evonna Schelling. She is survived by her husband, Chris Kenway; her father, Gary Schelling; siblings, Ryan (Tammy) Schelling, Ami... Full story

 

New K-9 joins Sheriff's Office

After "Bata" retired last May after seven years of service, Crook County Sheriff's Office is excited to announce one of the newest members of the team. K-9 "Condor" is a year-and-a-half-old Belgian Malinois and is currently certified as a narcotics...

 

Unemployment rises in Crook County

Like much of Wyoming, Crook County saw a modest rise in its unemployment figures at the end of last year. Data released by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (WDWS) shows that the county was joint third in its rise in unemployment between...

 

Final call for UPC codes

For years, the Sundance Community Handbell Choir has been collecting Our Family UPC codes (# 70253) through a Decker‘s Market fundraising program. Decker’s recently changed to a different house brand, but the handbell choir is making a final...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago February 1, 1923 The Homestake Mining Company of Lead have properties adjoining that of the Peerless Company near Gillette. Although not yet as well developed as the Peerless, coal is being mined there and rumor has it that development...

 

Gillette man given suspended sentence for DUI with kids in the vehicle

A Gillette man has been given a suspended sentence on a felony charge of driving under the influence while his two minor children were present in the vehicle after being caught speeding on Pine Haven Rd. On July 2, 2022 a Crook County Sheriff’s Off...

 

Deferred sentence for man arrested during Hulett Rodeo traffic stops

A Casper man has been given a deferred judgement and probation after being arrested for possession with intent to deliver during routine traffic control for the Hulett Rodeo parade. At around 10 a.m. on June 11, 2022, a Crook County Sheriff’s Offic...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Jan. 23 – Seven VIN checks. Two paper services. Four traffic stops. Fingerprints. Disturbance. Business check. Public assist. EMS page. Jan. 24 – Two VIN checks. Paper service. Crash report. Assist to Wyoming Highway Patrol. Welfare check. Two pr...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Gregory Loos, Rapid City, SD, 94/75, $155; Christopher Tipton, Mandan, ND, 94/75, $155; Kristi Mooney, Casper, WY, 91/75, $140; Joseph C. Jones, Emmons, MN, 90/75, $140 Expired Temporary License Permit/Improper Registration – Steven...

 
 By Jim Wood    Opinion    February 2, 2023

More government transparency coming from your newspaper

Your newspaper and newspapers across Wyoming are advocating in the state legislature to make government information more accessible to you. In Wyoming; state, county, city, school district and other governmental entities are legally directed to...

 

Weekly Update

As you may have seen on FOX News and other major media outlets, Wyoming experienced quite a week in the national news spotlight due to a resolution brought forward in the Senate. Senate Joint...

 

This Side of the Pond

I’m sorry, but you can’t have my knife. I might be an American now, but that doesn’t mean I will – or even can – eat my meals using nothing but a fork. What lunacy is this, anyway? I’ve...

 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Crook County’s State House Representative, Chip Neiman, in his new position of power in the legislature (Majority Floor Leader) has been given the ability to keep bills from coming to the floor for a vote. He is currently holding two...

 

Good

And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart (Heb. 6:9). Good. A sufficient and solid word that often gets lost in settling for less or demanding more. Humanity finds trouble in thinking God...

 

Bill would make treatment courts part of judicial branch

GILLETTE — A bill that is making its way through the state Legislature would transfer treatment courts from the Wyoming Department of Health to the judicial branch. Senate File 23, sponsored by the Joint Judiciary Interim Committee, passed its...

 
 By Riley Banker    News    February 2, 2023

Horse evaluation team takes trip to Stock Show

The FFA horse team made our way over to the Black Hills Stock Show to take a look at the ranch riding and reigning contestants competing. We watched a few classes to practice our judging skills and...

 

Avian flu suspected of killing carnivore in Wyoming 

POWELL — The first suspected case of avian flu killing a mammal in Wyoming has been sent to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s wildlife lab for verification.  A red fox, one of three suspected cases recently sent to the state lab, tested...

 
 By Jasmine Hall    News    February 2, 2023

COVID anti-discrimination bill dies on House floor

CHEYENNE — Members of the House of Representatives killed an anti-discrimination bill addressing required COVID-19 vaccinations, mask wearing and testing on third reading. House Bill 66 was voted down 32-29-1, following the passage of an amendment...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Sheriff deputy shooting case moves to county attorney  CODY (WNE) — The investigation into the Park County deputy who shot and killed a male suspect in Powell during a traffic stop last year has been forwarded to the county attorney, said Charla...

 

Horse Pasture Bids

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS FOR HORSE PASTURE The City of Sundance has available three separate parcels of land for pasture lease for the period March 15, 2023 to February 28, 2024. These three parcels will be let to bid by separate parcels. These... Full story

 

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