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Articles from the March 25, 2021 edition

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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 25, 2021

Fire consumes second home this month

For the second time this month, fire has caused the complete loss of a home in Crook County. The blaze began on Sunday evening at a property on Sand Creek Road and, despite the efforts of county volunteer firefighters, it proved impossible to save...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 25, 2021

Re-trial expected for Marty Smith

ased on a $2500 bond in anticipation of her upcoming re-trial on charges related to the death of Sundance man Doug Haar, who died from traumatic asphyxiation in the early hours of August 1, 2018. Smith was found guilty by jury of felony counts of...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 25, 2021

Fairground upgrades begin

The first step of a renovation project at the Crook County Fairgrounds has begun with the demolition of the three old cattle and horse barns. These were in a bad state due to age, says Fair Board Pres...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 25, 2021

RER gets go-ahead on demo plant

The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) has given formal notice that Rare Element Resources (RER) and General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) may enter into negotiations for a financial award...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 25, 2021

Public Health prepares to offer jabs for all

Within the next couple of weeks, Crook County Public Health (CCPH) is aiming to meet its goal of injecting a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine program into the arm of every person who is currently signed up on its waiting list. This has become possible... Full story


Carol Speidel

Carol Speidel, 77 of Moorcroft, WY went home to the Lord on March 13, 2021. Carol was born to Edwin and Gertie Rueb in Long Lake, SD on February 2, 1944. She graduated from Leola High School and later worked in a neighboring hospital.  In June of... Full story


Vernon Arthur Montgomery

Vernon Arthur Montgomery, 75, Sundance, Wyoming, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 surrounded by loved ones. He successfully fought Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma for 30 years but ultimately lost a final and brief battle to metastat... Full story


Bob Tope

Bob Tope, 74, of Newell, South Dakota lost his courageous battle with cancer Monday, March 22, 2021 at Monument Hospital in Spearfish, South Dakota.  Robert Joe Tope was born in Spearfish May 9,1946 to Robert Sinnett and Mildred Della (Shepherd)... Full story


Veterans assistance available

A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services around Wyoming cities throughout April. Sandy McFarland is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss state...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 25, 2021

Benefit auction this weekend for Halverson family

A benefit auction for the Halverson family will be taking place this Friday at the shooting sports building in Sundance. James and Jessica and their three children lost their home and belongings during a fire earlier this month and the fundraiser is...


Card of Thanks

Thank You Thank you for the phone calls, text messages, food, donations to St. Jude, love, support and friendship during the loss of my Dad, Charles Mitts. It is wonderful to live in such a great community. Marla Mitts... Full story

 By Kim Heaster    News    March 25, 2021

This Week at Your Library

We are still doing curbside and delivery if you would prefer not to come inside. The statewide mask mandate has ended, but if you want to wear a mask in the library, we have masks available. Children under 13 MUST be accompanied by an adult. Two...


Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago Mar. 24, 1921 A most enjoyable masquerade dance was pulled off at Commercial Hall Thursday evening. The weather was fine and a good crowd was present. Some of the costumes were very...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 25, 2021

Sundance man sentenced for fraud

Sundance man Robert Glenn has received a suspended sentence for a felony fraud charge after allegedly writing a total of ten bad checks to businesses and entities within the City of Sundance. Sundance Police Department reports that it was alerted in...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 25, 2021

North Dakota man sentenced after high speed chase

A North Dakota man has been given a suspended sentence after leading law enforcement on an extended high speed chase over a year ago, reaching speeds well over 100 mph. On January 5, 2020, a Crook County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was patrolling Hwy...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 25, 2021

Minnesota man sentenced for intent to deliver marijuana

A Minnesota resident has received a suspended sentence related to a large amount of marijuana that was allegedly found in their vehicle when they were pulled over during a traffic stop. On June 22, 2020, a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper observed a gr...


Crook County Sheriff

Mar. 8 – Eight VIN checks. Two traffic stops. Civil assist. Assist to Hulett Police. Suspicious circumstance complaint. Runaway report. Two motorist assists. Animal complaint. Fraud complaint. Subject booked into jail. Business burglar alarm. Busin...


Circuit Court

Speeding – Scott D. Johnson, WA, 92/75, $130; Shane M. Flury, Casper, 84/75, $103; Robin Sansom, Canada, 94/80, $130; Zachary Krueger, Brandon, 84/75, $103; Dustin Mininger, SD, 91/80, $115; Joshua Henson, Casper, 90/75, $135; Linda L. Roberts,...


Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I just returned from the impressive SHS performance of the musical “Flapper” which compelled me to write my first letter to the editor, one which I have been thinking about for several months. I know firsthand as both a director and...


Dear NP

Dear NP, Last year I was diagnosed with Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever after a long course of sickness. My delay in treatment was because I failed to mention I had a recent tick bite. With warmer...


This Side of the Pond

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but sometimes it’s a surreal experience to be told you’re awesome. I discovered this week that I could walk all the way from Britain to China...

 By Mark Watson    Outdoors    March 25, 2021

Ryan Ranch welcomes triplet calves

ALADDIN, Wyo. — Ranchers through the Northern Great Plains are in the midst of calving season right now, and that is true at the Ryan Ranch, located north of Aladdin, Wyo. But unlike nearly every ot...


New spring season dates for most wild turkey hunt areas

There’s a new opening date for Wyoming’s spring turkey season. Hunters should plan for an April 20 opener in four of the state’s five hunt areas. The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission made this...


Wyoming News Briefs

Man charged in Riverton stabbing faces enhanced sentence RIVERTON (WNE) — Accused of stabbing a 55-year-old man in a van near North Federal Blvd last week, Jody VanFleet was sent to a higher court on Wednesday.  The 37-year-old VanFleet has been...


Ask Game & Fish

Q: “What can I do to prevent the spread of zebra mussels found in moss balls?” A: Zebra mussels, an aquatic invasive species, were recently found in moss balls sold through Wyoming pet stores. Moss balls are used in aquariums for decoration and...


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