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Local Republicans censure Cheney

The Crook County Republican Party has voted to censure U.S. Representative Liz Cheney for her recent actions in supporting the impeachment of ex-President Donald Trump. “Like a lot of the counties around the state, we are disappointed in her decisi...

 

T'isn't the season

It’s not supposed to be balmy at this time of year, but the week still began with an unseasonable warm-up. It’s always a good idea to take advantage of good weather, even when it’s unexpected. Ashley Davey-Karlson and her young family did...

 

Winter festival cancelled

The Sundance Winter Festival for 2021 has been cancelled due to a lack of snow. The mild weather this area has experienced so far this winter season is unfortunately not helpful when it comes to building ski joring and bar stool courses....

 

Man leads law enforcement on two high speed chases

A county resident led law enforcement on two high speed chases in the space of one evening on the weekend. William Hamilton was eventually arrested after reports of a disturbance at a county residence led to him allegedly fleeing from police for...

 

Back on the track

A mountain lion hunt can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience even for the most avid of hunters, which is why volunteers from across northeast Wyoming were thrilled to provide one here in Crook County...

 

Sadie Louise Sperb

Sadie Louise Sperb, age 90 of Spearfish, South Dakota, passed away January 28, 2021, at Edgewood Vista Assisted Living. Sadie was born April 8, 1930, to Elmer and Bertha Queen at Sundance, Wyoming. She spent her early years at the Barton Ranch near... Full story

 

Cindy Corean

Wyoming, passed away at home on January 29, 2021, surrounded by her family. A memorial service will be held at the Bear Lodge Independent Baptist Church in Sundance on Thursday, February 4, 2021, at 11 a.m., with lunch to follow. All are welcome to... Full story

 

Wedding

Grace Island River Resort in Fort Meyer, Florida, was the perfect setting for the exchange of wedding vows between GraceBelize Anderson and Clayton James Moore on October 3, 2020.  GraceBelize is the daughter of Gary and Zeta Anderson of Devils Towe...

 

CCMSD board moves forward with clinic lease proposal

The Board of Trustees has agreed to offer a proposal that would allow Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) to lease space inside the new Hulett clinic in exchange for a contribution towards the building’s expenses. On Wednesday, Board...

 

Clinic construction ahead of schedule

Construction of the new Hulett Clinic is running ahead of schedule, according to a report from the Crook County Medical Foundation. At this time, foundation members are meeting with landscapers to finalize decisions regarding the grounds, and are...

 

CCMSD board tries new style of training

The Board of Trustees for Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) is taking part in a new style of board training this year. Provided by a San Diego-based company and designed to be fully online, iProtean is a “virtual education platform...

 

Legislative Update

We started our virtual session on January 12, gaveling in for a one-day start on the session. Bills were read in and assigned to committees and then we gaveled in with our committees, meeting virtuall...

 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I appreciate the opportunity given by our local newspaper to express opinions in this venue. Today, I’m addressing my opinion regarding an ad that appeared in last week’s newspaper as a result of two things, a national ad campaign...

 

This Side of the Pond

It’s amazing what you can get away with when you simply refuse to acknowledge your own actions. I disappeared down an internet rabbithole this week as I explored the story of a gentleman from the...

 

Where are the grownups?

There are many things happening in our community, state and country right now that make me shake my head. Let us start locally, last week on the day of President Joe Biden’s inauguration a resident of Ten Sleep burned an effigy of President Biden...

 

School district higher than state average on graduation rates

Crook County is among 18 school districts across the state that posted graduation rates above 90% this year. The district falls at number 14 on the statewide list with a rate of 91.6%. Overall across the state, the Wyoming Department of Education ann...

 

Sundance Elementary 2021-2022 Kindergarten registration due Feb. 18

Kindergarten registration for 2021-2022 is here at Sundance Elementary School! Please call the school office at 283-1227 to find out how to access a Kindergarten registration packet if your child will be entering Kindergarten for the 2021-2022...

 

Vaccine guidance updated to include some over-65s

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) has released guidance for the third tier of COVID-19 vaccinations, while also making tweaks to the second tier that will allow some people over the age of 65 to be vaccinated at this time. Counties across the... Full story

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Jamisen Norlander, Gillette, 87/80, $99; Josephin Kopsch, Lander, 87/75, $120; David Duchesneau, SD, 90/80, $105; Brooke L. Kilian, Gillette, 92/80, $120; Joachim Schwiesow, SD, 86/75, $115; Ethan W. Dykes, Sundance, 75/65, $105; Brian...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Jan. 25 – Five VIN checks. Two paper services. Three traffic stops. Five fingerprints. Two EMS pages. Assisted another agency. Two motorist assists. Assisted Wyoming Highway Patrol. Vehicle crash. Animal complaint. Domestic. Arrest. Jan. 26 ...

 

UW Extension to host certification courses for food processors 

In-person and online courses for home cooks and managers of canned food processing operations around the region will be hosted by the University of Wyoming Extension.  Two course options are offered: one for acidified foods, which is a two-day FDA...

 

Legislator proposes consolidation of school districts

CHEYENNE — Facing massive cuts to the state’s K-12 schools budget, one lawmaker has proposed a bill to study the cost-saving benefits of consolidating Wyoming’s 48 school districts into 24. “We, as a Legislature, fully understand that we...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Man charged in fatal accident PINEDALE (WNE) — The driver of a truck involved in a fatal head-on collision on July 14, 2020, is charged with aggravated homicide by vehicle.  That evening, Alex W. Smith, then of Hartford, Connecticut, was driving n...

 
 By Kim Heaster    News    February 4, 2021

This Week at Your Library

The library will be closed Monday, February 15, for Presidents’ Day. The library doors are open. We will still be doing curbside delivery if you would prefer not to come inside. We do ask that you wear a mask to enter the library. If you do not...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago Feb. 3, 1921 The Times has received in common with other Wyoming papers an appeal to “save the elk,” from W.B. Sheppard. While perhaps the game law can be improved in regard to elk,...

 

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