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Articles from the March 9, 2023 edition

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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 9, 2023

Local timber industry to benefit from wildfire program

A wildfire prevention program in California is set to bolster the timber supply here in Crook County, according to an announcement made by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) last week. Through this program, Neiman Sawmills is expected to receive surplus...


Bulldogs place third at State

The Sundance High School girls wrapped up their basketball season with a third place finish at the state tourney last week in Casper. After notching a win against Kemmerer and a narrow loss to Burns,...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 9, 2023

Crossover voting bill becomes law

Swapping your party affiliation from Republican to Democrat or vice versa on the day of an election will no longer be possible in Wyoming. HB 103 took effect last week without the signature of Governor Mark Gordon, who felt the legislation may cause...


Season of struggle

The toughest winter in a while might have been easier on Crook County's ranchers if it hadn't come on the heels of several years of drought. "Cold and snow is a problematic thing, whether you're...


Terrence King

Terrence King, 85, of Aladdin, Wyoming, passed away March 3, 2023 at the Garden Hills Assisted Living in Spearfish. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pat and Rose King; sister and brother-in-law, Diane and George Bean. He is survived by his... Full story


Kenneth Howard

Kenneth "Ken" Howard, 73 of Aladdin, Wyoming, passed away at his home on February 27, 2023 surrounded by his wife and children. Ken was born on March 23, 1949 to Kenneth Howard and Anna Maddox in Hamilton, Ohio. He was the youngest of three... Full story


Lorraine Loh

Funeral Mass for Lorraine Loh, 94, of Dickinson, North Dakota was Friday, March 3, 2023 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church with Msgr. Thomas Richter as celebrant. Burial followed at St. Henry's cemetery in Regent. Lorraine passed away February 27,... Full story


Shirley Jean Frasier

Shirley Jean (Larive) Frasier enjoyed her last day on this earth on March 3, 2023. Shirley was born on May 1, 1937, the youngest of 13 children to Arthur and Tillie (Lloyd) Larive. She attended schools in Sundance, Wyoming, Rapid City, South Dakota,... Full story


Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago March 15, 1923 Marshall Engineering company, Deadwood, $40,600. A.W. Ostlund, Gillette, $7,188. These are the successful bidders for the Crook County High School job, which will be pushed to a finish this summer. The Marshall company,...


Card of Thanks

Thank You I would like to thank the community for all their support as we held the 2A East Regional Basketball Tournament here in Sundance. The amount of help that it took for us to run the tournament was immense. Couple that with the amount of... Full story

 By Carrie Riley    News    March 9, 2023

This Week at Your Library

We do in-town deliveries for people who are unable to make it into the library and we do curbside delivery for those who would prefer not to come inside. Just give us a call and we will get your books ready. Have you tried the Libby app to access...


Librarians meet

The Hulett Branch Library hosted the all-staff meeting last week at the GHCC. Librarians from Moorcroft, Sundance and Hulett gathered to discuss what's going on in their libraries, to have lunch and...


Library to host "The Tea Party Controversy"

Crook County Library will host the program “The Tea Party Controversy: Investigating the Origins of Wyoming Woman Suffrage” by Kylie McCormick on Friday, March 17 at 7 p.m. in the library meeting room in Sundance. The program is free and open to...


This Side of the Pond

Honestly, leave it to a man to decide that, if a woman has done great and wonderful things, it must be because she’s secretly not a woman at all. I came across an old conspiracy theory this week...


Op-ed: The 67th General Session positions tomorrow's Wyoming leaders for success

On March 3, the Wyoming Legislature gaveled out the end of the 67th General Session. The work your elected officials achieved was remarkable. As the leaders of the House and Senate chambers, it is our privilege to report out the accomplishments of...

 By Chip Neiman    Opinion    March 9, 2023

From the Desk of House Majority Floor Leader Chip Neiman

With the 67th General Session of the Wyoming Legislature complete, I am encouraged by the good work that has been done for the people of Wyoming and am especially heartened at the prospect of being home and seeing my family, friends and neighbors...


Lindholm selected for Girls State

Willow Lindholm has been selected as the Sundance delegate to Wyoming Girls State, to be held June 4-10 at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne. Sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary Unit 80...


Seventh grades take part in poppy poster contest

Tobi Miller, Sundance art teacher, for many years has had all of her seventh grade students (32 this year) participate in the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Unit 80 (Hulett and Sundance) poppy...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 9, 2023

New laws include property tax relief increase, crossover voting ban

As the 67th General Session of the Wyoming Legislature comes to an end, having gaveled out on Friday afternoon, the successful bills from among the 497 filed continue to make their way to the desk of Governor Mark Gordon. As one of its highest priori...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 9, 2023

Highway Patrol trains fentanyl detection dogs

As overdose deaths connected to fentanyl continue to rise both in Wyoming and across the nation, Wyoming Highway Patrol (WHP) has taken proactive steps to detect the illicit substance. On Thursday,...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 9, 2023

Aladdin man arrested for aggravated assault

An Aladdin man has been arrested for aggravated assault and property destruction. Patrick Michael King faces two felony charges after allegedly using his four wheeler to ram a man on a bicycle who...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 9, 2023

Pandemic rules ending for Wyoming Medicaid enrollment

For about three years, the state stopped reviewing whether Wyomingites enrolled on the Medicaid program were still eligible – but things are about to change. As the Wyoming Department of Health prepares to resume the practice of reviewing...

 By Sherry Burr    Outdoors    March 9, 2023

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 17.2 4.8 2.1 1 229 Blind Park Snotel 6870 34 7.5 6.6 4 114 Cole...


Circuit Court

Speeding – Jorge Rivera Garcia, Gillette, WY, 95/75, $160; Jessica Lorenz, Newcastle, WY, 85/70, $135 Expire Temporary License Permit/Improper Registration – Jason Darnell, Amado, AZ, $140; Joshua G. Pfeifle, Gillette, WY, $140 No Valid...


Crook County Sheriff's Office

Feb. 27 – Seven VIN checks. Two Fraud reports. Threats complaint. Suspicious circumstance. Two sets fingerprints. Assist to Campbell County. Domestic. Assist to Moorcroft Police. Fire page. Four EMS pages. Feb. 28 – Five VIN checks. Welfare... Full story


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