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In harmony

Winter arrived with a vengeance this week, bringing frigid temperatures, cold winds and a few inches of much-needed snow. Not everyone was displeased by the new state of their digs, though. Above, a...

 

County passes on landfill district

A solid waste district is not on the cards as a means to solve the county’s issues with trash, but the commissioners are still willing to explore the available options. A committee is to be formed over the next month to more fully investigate what...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    February 11, 2021

Moorcroft plans to go it alone

Mayor Dick Claar of Moorcroft has expressed his disappointment in the decision to appoint a committee because it’s a repeat of the failed previous attempt to find a countywide solution to the trash problem. In response, the Moorcroft council has...

 

City revisits franchise fees

With budget cuts looming ever closer, the Sundance City Council is revisiting the idea of franchise agreements with utility companies that serve citizens within town limits. While these do already exist with certain companies, until now they have...

 

Aladdin Water District faces the axe

Convinced that members of the Aladdin Water District will not be organizing themselves properly any time soon, the county commissioners have taken the first step towards dissolving it. A hearing will take place at the beginning of March to make a...

 

County considers new rules for large parcels

County regulations provide guidance as to what a landowner may and may not do when it comes to such things as placement of mailboxes and cattleguards – but only if they own less than 35 acres....

 

William L. Willey

William L. Willey, 78 of Coalville, Utah, formerly of Hulett, Wyoming and Belle Fourche, South Dakota, passed away at the Intermountain Medical Center in Murry, Utah, on Thursday February 4, 2021. Private family visitation with Masonic Rites will... Full story

 

Larry Petersen

Larry Petersen of Pine Haven, Wyoming, 80 years old, died February 6, 2021, after a short battle with cancer, at his daughter Dawn’s home in Sundance surrounded by his daughters and family. Larry was born to Woodrow and Marlys (Stewart) Petersen... Full story

 

Randy Scott Beckman

Randy Scott Beckman passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on February 6, 2021, at the VA Hospital in Sturgis, South Dakota. Cancer is wicked. Randy was born June 25, 1950 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he spent his childhood years.... Full story

 

Cards of Thanks

Our Thanks Crook County Fire Zone 12 – Aladdin VFD – wishes to thank Don Brunson’s family for naming us as recipients for his memorial funds. Don was an active member of the department in his younger days and his son and grandchildren continue... Full story

 

Legislative Update

Greetings Crook and Weston Counties,  I’m writing with an update to overview some of the information on the happenings at the virtual session. As I have shared before, what we dealt with were bills that had been discussed during the interim. One...

 

Our View

We are troubled by the commission’s decision not to form a solid waste district for Crook County. Not because we feel one way or the other about the county’s trash issues, but because this is not how our democracy is supposed to work. We believe...

 

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, Regarding “Local Republicans Censure Cheney,” I was surprised because I consider myself a “local Republican” and I did not censure Representative Cheney. Reading further confirmed that the Republican Party...

 

Buffalo Bulletin Editorial: Time to get off welfare

President Joe Biden’s moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on public lands is a bad idea and certainly cause for concern for Wyoming and Johnson County. But to hear Wyoming’s politicians describe the pause, it will be the downfall of our...

 

City considers new water project

The City of Sundance is planning to pursue a new water project. Though the North Transmission Line has been sitting on the priority list for a while, the deteriorating condition of the current water line is becoming an ever-more-serious problem. The...

 

Pandemic continues to improve across Wyoming

An important milestone this week offered further evidence that Wyoming may have passed the worst of its winter wave of COVID-19. For the first time since the end of September, active cases fell below 1000 on Saturday. The decline has been ongoing...

 

Council pleased with law enforcement contract

A month after the Crook County Sheriff’s Office took on the enforcement of law within Sundance, the city council had no concerns or complaints to share with Sheriff Jeff Hodge at last week’s regular meeting. “The people I’ve talked to think...

 

Aladdin hall to get a makeover

The Aladdin Community Hall is set to receive a full makeover courtesy of the Aladdin Homemakers. The group has been maintaining the building for a while but, said Sheila Burggraff last week, it’s time for some major repairs and renovations....

 

Smart Capital funds still available to local businesses

Businesses that are in need of working capital to get started or expand but are having a hard time mustering the collateral for a loan can still take advantage of a program that Sundance helped pioneer almost a decade ago. Clerk Treasurer Kathy Lenz...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Mitchell Rotta, WI, 90/80, $105; Lian Thang, MO, 82/70, $120; Jessica Malenovsky, MT, 80/70, $105; Daniel Little, MT, 94/75, $155; Shaun Ryan Wendling, Moorcroft, 89/75, $130; Nicholas McKee, 88/75, $125; Aaron Johnson, CO, 87/80, $99; S...

 

Crook County Sheriff

Feb. 1 – Six VIN checks. Two traffic stops. Booked in two new inmates. Two vehicle crashes. Report of fraud. Civil assist. Fire alarm. Business alarm. EMS page. Fire page. Business checks. Feb. 2 – Four VIN checks. Three paper services. Traffic...

 

Legislators propose oversight of health orders

CASPER — At least four bills that would specifically regulate public health orders have been introduced in the Wyoming Legislature this session. The tenor of the proposals ranges from broad legislative oversight of public health orders to more...

 

UW researchers researching livestock parasites

University of Wyoming researchers are surveying Wyoming cattle and sheep producers about pests tormenting their livestock. “The goal of this survey is to understand the current degree of external parasitism, prevalent external parasites, diagnosis...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Cody resident detains burglary suspect CODY (WNE) — Jumping over neighborhood fences as he chased the auto burglary suspect, Cody resident Colton Johannsen, 20, was not willing to let the man go despite the late-night hour and winter’s chill....

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago Feb. 10, 1921 From all indications the entire county will be represented in Sundance on Feb. 22, the date of the good roads dance. Arrangements are being made to care for a large crowd, and if weather is favorable it will be a record...

 

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