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Winter maintains its icy grip

With low temps dipping below -30 over the weekend and into the early part of the week, residents were treated to a late winter bone-chilling cold snap. In addition to making outside chores an...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 7, 2019

Rare earth mine creeps ahead

Rare Element Resources (RER) has announced it will spend the first nine months of 2019 completing a pilot plant campaign to verify all the steps in its proprietary process of separating rare earth elements. Whether the Bear Lodge Project is revived...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 7, 2019

Lindholm: budget remains stable, for now

The 2019 Legislative Session was a successful one, says Representative Tyler Lindholm, but he feels Wyoming should stay wary of its future when it comes to state finances. The budget might balance for now, he explains, but it still depends on income...

 

Bruce William Gose

Retired Crook County rancher, Bruce William Gose, 90, Upton, Wyoming, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 28, 2019, at Long Term Care in Sundance, Wyoming. He was born Sunday, November 18, 1928, at Hot Springs, South Dakota, the sixth of... Full story

 

New Arrival

Meloney and Luke Bushor of Spearfish, South Dakota are the proud parents of a baby girl born December 20, 2018, at Spearfish Regional Hospital in Spearfish, South Dakota. She has been named Kiera Faith Bushor and was 7 lbs 8.9 oz. and 19 inches at...

 

Card of Thanks

Our Thanks We are humbled with heartfelt gratitude of the outpouring of support we’ve received during Gaylord’s lengthy health issues ending with stage 4 bone cancer. He fought a hard battle but couldn’t win in the end. Thanks to Isburg’s...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times March 5, 1919 Mr. Mondell’s bill extending the Yellowstone Park to the south and southeast has passed the house of representatives. This bill is the outcome of a general agreement that the park sought to be extended to the...

 

This Week at Your Library

We have been weeding the non-fiction section in the library, to include the books on writing. These books are available to the public for free, so stop in weekly to grab the ones you want for your home library. Library Programming: STORYTIME:...

 

Crook County Food Pantry

During the month of February the Pantry provided assistance to over 98 people. This included nine new clients, 31 youth under the age of 18, and 25 persons over the age of 60. We also shared food with the Blessings program in Sundance, which...

 

This Month at the Weed and Pest

With the continued frigid weather, customer traffic at the office has remained slow, but activities are still occurring. Despite the cold, building repairs are finally underway from the hail storm last spring. Plowing snow has become a common occurre...

 

Legislative Update

I am finally back home—quite a change -27 degrees this am and several feet of snow on the ground. Makes the Capitol seem like a banana belt. The legislature adjourned “sine die” at 1:45 a.m. on...

 

Our View

Anyone who may have doubted Governor Mark Gordon’s conservative chops will have been delighted to read his letter to the legislative body last week. Before signing the supplemental budget, he took the opportunity to take a wire brush to the bill...

 

This Side of the Pond

On my very first trip across the pond, I landed in New York City. Bleary-eyed, I staggered the unfamiliar streets in search of sustenance. That was when I stumbled across one of the best ideas...

 
 By Ramsey Scott    News    March 7, 2019

Wyoming works to expand broadband

CHEYENNE — Wyoming’s efforts to expand broadband internet access across the state go beyond making sure people can binge their favorite TV show no matter their ZIP code. Connectivity is just as vital for small communities as it is for large...

 
 By Zac Taylor    Outdoors    March 7, 2019

Delegation seeks to authorize grizzly hunt

CODY — Following on the heels of state legislation authorizing state grizzly bear management, members of Wyoming’s congressional delegation are reintroducing a bill to authorize just that. Sen. Mike Enzi and Rep. Liz Cheney introduced the...

 
 By Greg Johnson    News    March 7, 2019

Bill allowing coal terminal lawsuit sends message, legislator says

GILLETTE — Giving the Wyoming Legislature’s Management Council authority to take independent legal action over Washington State’s efforts to kill a coal export terminal project sends a message more than it threatens a lawsuit. That’s what...

 

WDH: watch out for germs spread by cute chicks

As the time of year arrives when people buy baby poultry and start planning flocks, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is reminding people to watch out for the harmful germs baby birds can sometimes carry even if they appear healthy and clean....

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Student pleads not guilty to attempted murder charges GILLETTE (WNE) — Dale Warner’s voice grew fainter Friday afternoon as the eighth-grader pleaded not guilty to nine counts of attempted first-degree murder in Gillette. The 14-year-old boy is...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 7, 2019

Governor signs new laws

The 2019 session of the Wyoming Legislature drew to a close in the early hours of Thursday morning, finalizing the list of bills that would be presented for Governor Mark Gordon’s signature. Some of the noteworthy changes to Wyoming’s law...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Feb. 25 – Five VIN checks. Paper service. Deputy assisted motorist. Deputy assisted another agency. Deputy did welfare check. Feb. 26 – Three VIN checks. Three traffic stops. Paper service. Deputy assisted motorist. Deputy did welfare check....

 

Sundance Municipal Court

Dogs Running at Large - Ashley Wood, Sundance Dogs Without City License or Vaccination Tag – Ashley Wood, Sundance Speeding – Wilman Hernadez, NM, 60/55; Annette Koester, Newcastle, 74/55; Carrie Olson, Lusk, 67/55 Failure to Stop at Posted Stop...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Keri K. Andrews, Sundance, 89/75, $115; Robert J. Loftus, SD, 89/80, $88; Bruce E. Kuenzel, SD, 79/70, $88; Stephanie J. McKown, Sundance, 88/75, $110; Juan Carlos Flores, TX, 88/80, $86; Jamie A. Howard, SD, 95/75, $145; Carol Lynn...

 

Post Prom Party planning underway

Your help is needed to keep the celebrations going after prom on April 6, 2019. As in years past, parents and the community have teamed up to provide the students with a place to gather once prom comes to an end, keeping them safe while offering...

 

Jackalope Jump coming soon

The Jackalope Jump is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and businesses to raise much needed funds for Special Olympics Wyoming athletes at the local, area, and state level by taking an icy dip into freezing waters. Money raised...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    School    March 7, 2019

Commissioner scholarship applications open

The county commissioners invite seniors of Crook County’s schools to apply for their annual scholarship program. Due April 20, applications are open to anyone who is either enrolled in a Wyoming college or set to enroll this year. The Crook County...

 

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