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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 3, 2022

Governor reflects on local opportunities

A national award for a school employee in Newcastle provided the occasion for Governor Mark Gordon to make a trip to northeast Wyoming last week, but also gave him the chance to do some multi-tasking....

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    School    March 3, 2022

Schroeder throws support to literacy bill

Newly minted Superintendent of Public Instruction Brian Schroeder is throwing his support behind a bill that is slowly making its way through the legislative process. A staunch proponent of childhood literacy, he believes Senate File 32 is vital to...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 3, 2022

CDC loosens COVID-19 guidelines

New guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) last week reflect the view that we are now moving into a stage of the pandemic focused more on managing the disease. In counties considered to be experiencing low levels of community...

 

Bullish on the weather

A pair of bull elk soak in a bit of warm morning sun as they lazily graze along Highway 116 south of Sundance during last week's frigid weather....

 

Card of Thanks

Thank You The family of Bonnie “Jean” Wenande would like to thank everyone for their acts of kindness during this sad and difficult time. The calls, cards, flowers, donations to her memorial are very much appreciated. Thank you to Father Bryce... Full story

 

Gary George Goodvin

Gary George Goodvin, 70 passed away February 18, 2022, at his home in the Philippines surrounded by loved ones. Gary was born June 28, 1951, in Chamberlain, South Dakota, to Burton "Bud" and Twila Abernathy Goodvin. Gary spent his younger years in... Full story

 

Edith Shepherd

Edith Shepherd, 90 of Moorcroft, Wyoming, passed away on February 27, 2022. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 11, 2022 at the First Presbyterian Church in Moorcroft. Burial will take place at Black Hills National Cemetery at 2:30... Full story

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 3, 2022

County artist presents Black Hills Art Gala

Alexandra Hansen, an artist from Aladdin, invites the community to an elegant event this March that aims to introduce the work of new artists from around the Midwest. The Black Hills Art Gala will tak...

 

Forest Service plans spruce management project

The U.S. Forest Service is looking to introduce a forest-wide project to increase resiliency by diversifying the tree species within the Black Hills National Forest (BHNF). The Public has until March 24 to submit comments regarding the proposal....

 

Black Hills Snow Course Readings

Site Name Elevation (ft.) Current Snow Depth (in.) Current Snow Water Equivalent (in.) 30-year Median SWE Last Year’s SWE Current Percent of 30-year Median SWE Bear Lodge Divide 4680 5.1 1 2.1 1.4 48 Blind Park Snotel 6870 17 4 6.6 4.6 61 Cole...

 

Legislative Update

Its mid-morning Monday and I am racing to meet this week’s paper deadline. We have had a crazy busy two weeks of session – now starting the third week at a run. We are finishing the last of the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 3, 2022

Engine trouble leads to fatal crash on I-90

A Moorcroft resident was killed on Tuesday in a vehicle crash that took place on the interstate near Moorcroft. The crash occurred when a passenger vehicle collided with a semi truck that was experiencing engine troubles. The incident took place at...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 3, 2022

Unemployment still trending down

Unemployment continues to trend downwards across Wyoming, including in Crook County. The latest figures from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services show the unemployment rates to have ticked down another small notch, from 1.9% in November to...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 3, 2022

Beulah man given suspended sentence on reduced possession charge

A Beulah man has been given a suspended sentence as part of a plea agreement that saw a felony charge of possession of marijuana reduced to a misdemeanor in return for a guilty plea. On July 19, 2021...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Feb. 14 – Business checks. Child abuse report. Civil standby. Two sets fingerprints. Theft report. Traffic stop. Four VIN checks. Feb. 15 – Business checks. Three EMS pages. House watches. Paper service. Fingerprints. Theft report. Two traffic...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Lane T. Blakeman, MO, 98/70, $200; Gerardo Gregorio, SD, 96/75, $165; Darryl Harris, VA, 86/75, $115; Heath A. Rose, Gillette, 80/70, $105; Josh Bryson, Canada, 91/80, $115; Neil M. Dunbar, Aladdin, 84/70, $130; Grant Turek, NE, 90/80,...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 3, 2022

Crossover bill crosses chambers

Most of the legislation aimed at reforming the election process in Wyoming has failed to make it past the halfway point of this year’s budget session. However, one bill that would make a significant change to how citizens of this state cast their...

 

Legislature rejects Medicaid expansion

CHEYENNE — Attempts were made in both chambers of the Wyoming Legislature on Friday to amend the 2023-24 biennium budget to expand Medicaid coverage to more than 20,000 residents without health insurance.  Both failed.  In the Senate, amendment...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Man who sang ‘Bad Boys’ during chase faces 18 years GILLETTE (WNE) — A Gillette man could serve up to 18 years in prison for kidnapping and strangling his wife under a plea agreement reached earlier this month. Robbie C. Muller, 32, pleaded...

 
 By Todd Klopp    Sports    March 3, 2022

Two Sundance wrestlers place at State tourney

The Sundance Bulldog wrestling team finished its 2021-22 season this past weekend in Casper at the State Tournament. The Bulldog wrestlers captured two medals as Dawson Flahaven (285 lbs.) finished...

 
 By Rebecca Maupin    Sports    March 3, 2022

Girls headed to State BB

The Sundance girls’ basketball team punched their ticket to the state tournament this past weekend, taking second place in the 2A East Regional Tournament. It was a three-game weekend for the Lady Bulldogs coming into the tournament as the number...

 

Sundance senior to be featured in Rising Star of the West contest

Sundance High School senior Levi Rudloff will be featured as part of KEVN Black Hills FOX's Rising Star of the West scholarship contest Wed., Mar. 9 on The SIX and on Black Hills FOX News at 9...

 

Wise Words

For FCCLA, Jaylin Mills and Blakely Gill are going to compete in the STAR Event National Programs in Action with their focus on the Power of One. They interviewed residents of Sundance Assisted Living and asked for their advice on life. The...

 

DTNHA Scholarship

First established in 1958, Devils Tower Natural History Association is a non-profit corporation chartered by the United States Congress, to aid the National Park Service with historical, educational and interpretive programs. Our mission is to...

 

Probate

STATE OF WYOMING COUNTY OF CROOK IN THE DISTRICT COURT SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE NO. 5874 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JUDITH ANNE HENKEL Deceased. NOTICE OF PROBATE OF ESTATE TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID ESTATE: You are hereby notified... Full story

 

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