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  • Avalanche carried Wisconsin snowmobiler into creek where he died

    Billy Arnold, Jackson Hole Daily Via Wyoming News Exchange|Mar 2, 2023

    JACKSON — The 24-year-old Wisconsin man who died Thursday southeast of Smoot was killed by an avalanche that broke loose above him and carried him into a creek below. “His sled landed on top of him, six to seven feet of debris piled in and he was facedown in the water,” said Frank Carus, director of the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center, who investigated the fatality. Carus said the tragedy demonstrates the danger of terrain traps — areas like gullies or streambeds where even a small amount of snow can bury a person. “You just always want to t...

  • Through black ice and whiteouts, plow driver minds South Pass

    Katsporie Klingn, WyoFile.com|Mar 2, 2023

    SOUTH PASS—Kevin Maynard doesn’t bat an eye at these conditions. Highway 28 is visible, after all, and it’s not snowing. Still, as the Wyoming Department of Transportation plow driver navigates the winding highway toward the 7,500-foot-elevation pass, streaks of snow blowing across the road morph into sheets. Visibility deteriorates as the windblown snow and sky blend into a white mass, and drifts encroach onto the lanes. A sign warns the route is closed to high-profile light traffic, with the speed limit set temporarily at 55 miles per hour....

  • School District Warrants

    Mar 2, 2023

    Crook County School District No. 1 Notice is hereby given that the Crook County School District #1 Board of Trustees issued warrants for the following bills exceeding $500.00 at the regular meeting of the board held on FEBRUARY 20TH, 2023 AT HULETT, WYOMING. To Whom Paid Purpose of Expenditure Amount General Fund 21 ELECTRIC Replace recessed LED lights $2,283.60 A & B WELDING SUPPLY CO INC Teaching Supplies $957.86 AIRPRO INC Equipment $2,165.00 ALLERDINGS, SCOT Tourney Fee $550.00 AMAZON CAPITAL SERVICES Supplies $3,284.44 AMAZON CAPITAL... Full story

  • Bids

    Mar 2, 2023

    Public Notice Crook County Weed and Pest Control District is giving notice that the district will begin receiving applicator bids for 2023 noxious weed control program. If you are interested in bidding for the noxious weed program bids will be either mailed to the District at P.O. Box 7, Sundance, WY 82729 or hand delivered to the District office at 802 11th Street South. Bids must be presented to the Office Manager no later than 6:00 p.m. April 12, 2023. Bids can be found at the local Weed and Pest Office or online at WWW.Crookcountyweeds.com... Full story

  • Bids

    Mar 2, 2023

    ANNOUNCEMENT OF SEALED BID Crook County Facilities Department is seeking bids for the purchase and removal of a 1999 L shaped barn shelter located at 1110 Fairgrounds Loop in Sundance WY. Minimum acceptable bid is $2000. Sealed bids must be received in the County Clerk’s Office at 309 Cleveland Street, Sundance by 10:00 am on March 7, 2023. Any bids received after this time will be rejected. Sealed bids will be opened and awarded March 7, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. by the Board of Crook County Commissioners. Winning bid must be paid in full by M... Full story

  • Bids

    Mar 2, 2023

    CALL FOR BIDS Crook County School District #1 is seeking bids for the Chair Lift Replacement Project, located at Sundance High School, Sundance, WY; Hulett School, Hulett, WY and Moorcroft High School, Moorcroft, WY. This project will consist of: Removing and replacing the existing stairway chair lifts at Sundance High School, Hulett School and Moorcroft High School with a completion date of August 14, 2023. Bid documents are available at: CCSD #1 Central Office 122 State Highway 585 Sundance, Wyoming 82729 Or electronically from: Schutz Foss... Full story

  • Bids

    Mar 2, 2023

    CALL FOR BIDS Crook County School District #1 is seeking bids for the Bleacher Replacement Project, located at Sundance High School, Sundance, WY and Moorcroft High School, Moorcroft, WY. This project will consist of: Removing and Replacing the existing bleachers at Sundance High School and Moorcroft High School with a completion date of August 14, 2023. Bid documents are available at: CCSD #1 Central Office 122 State Highway 585 Sundance, Wyoming 82729 Or electronically from: Schutz Foss Architects, PC 3030 4th Ave. North Billings, MT, 59101... Full story

  • Bids

    Mar 2, 2023

    CALL FOR BIDS Crook County School District #1 is seeking bids for the Gym Floor Refinishing Project, located at Sundance High School, Sundance, WY; Hulett School, Hulett, WY and Moorcroft High School, Moorcroft, WY. This project will consist of: Stripping the existing surface, repairing damaged areas of wood flooring, painting and refinishing the Gym floors at Sundance High School, Hulett School and Moorcroft High School with a completion date of August 1, 2023. Bid documents are available at: CCSD #1 Central Office 122 State Highway 585... Full story

  • Meeting

    Mar 2, 2023

    Meeting Notice The Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on March 24, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Sundance State Bank Meeting Room. In addition, the Board will host the meeting via live webinar. You are invited to attend. Publish: March 2, 2023... Full story

  • Wyoming News Briefs

    From Wyoming News Exchange Newspapers|Mar 2, 2023

    Man charged after $22K in fraudulent disability benefits GILLETTE (WNE) — A Gillette man is accused of defrauding the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services out of more than $22,000 by continuing to file temporary disability claims for about a year after returning to work. Klaus G. Paugsch, 49, waived his preliminary hearing Jan. 31 and was bound over to District Court on five felony counts of making misrepresentations or false statements in violation of the Wyoming Workers’ Compensation Act. Paugsch qualified for temporary disability ben...

  • Oil and Gas

    Mar 2, 2023

    BEFORE THE OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF WYOMING The following matter(s) will come before this Commission on MONDAY, April 10, 2023, at 1:30 P.M., or as soon thereafter as the matter(s) may be heard, or between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. on any of the subsequent days during which the Commission remains in session at the office of the State Oil and Gas Supervisor, 2211 King Boulevard, Casper, Wyoming. DOCKET NO. 441-2023, brought on the application of Signal Hill Company for an order from the Commission under the... Full story

  • Meeting

    Mar 2, 2023

    Meeting Notice The Crook County Tourism Promotion Board will meet on Wednesday, March 17th, at 5:00 p.m. in the Sundance State Bank Meeting Room in Sundance. Publish: March 2, 2023... Full story

  • Divorce

    Mar 2, 2023

    STATE OF WYOMING COUNTY OF CROOK IN THE DISTRICT COURT 6TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Plaintiff/Petitioner: Johnnie Ronco, vs. Defendant/Respondent: Joseph Ronco Civil Action Case No. DR-0010 NOTICE OF PUBLICATION NOTICE TO Joseph Ronco, DEFENDANT/RESPONDENT DEFENDANT/RESPONDENT’S CURRENT ADDRESS: unknown You are notified that a Complaint for Divorce, Civil Action No. DR-0010, has been filed in the Wyoming District Court for the 6th Judicial District, whose address is 309 Cleveland St., PO Box 406, Sundance, WY 82729 seeking dissolution of your m...