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Hulett designated Purple Heart Community

In a heartfelt ceremony, veterans were honored in a Welcome Home ceremony last Saturday in Hulett. Gov. Mark Gordon (above), Maj. Gen. Greg Porter and Veterans Commission Chairman Jake Jacobs all...


Robert Lee Geis

Robert "Bob" Lee Geis, age 66, of Spearfish, South Dakota, passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on March 21, 2023, at Monument Hospice House in Rapid City, South Dakota.  Bob was born November 12, 1956, in Fukuoka, Japan, at USAF... Full story

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 30, 2023

Agencies come together to compile services list

Did you know that you can check out a blood pressure monitor at the county library? That you can get help from senior services to clip your toenails if you are unable to reach your feet? That there are thousands of sandbags available through the...


SHS plans active shooter training

Active shooter trainings are common, but not usually to the extent that will be seen in Sundance this May. Sundance High School is about to play host to what might be the first large-scale training scenario to be held in Wyoming while school is...


Bringing the wings

Keyhole State Park is one of six Wyoming destinations to be taking part in the "Wings Over Wyoming" project to install pollinator gardens this coming spring and summer – and volunteers are needed...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 30, 2023

CCMSD plans loan app for new hospital

After an in-depth conversation with a representative from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), funding for a new county hospital is looking more possible than ever. Lorraine Werner, Special Projects Coordinator for the USDA’s Rural...


Charlotte Joan Stover

Charlotte Joan Stover, 96, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2023. She was born on October 17, 1926, in Humboldt County, Iowa, Weaver Township.  She and her parents, Walter R. and Viona (Rowe) Green moved to the Black Forest near Colorado Springs,... Full story


Stanton Thomas Dodson

Stanton Thomas Dodson of Moorcroft, Wyoming, passed away quietly March 21, 2023, at Fort Meade VA Medical Hospital. He was born on June 26, 1935, in Sparta, Tennessee, to Fred and Mary Dodson. Stan joined the US Air Force in 1956 and served for four... Full story


Philip Andrew Kudlock 

Philip Andrew Kudlock, age 85, passed away March 14, 2023 at Weston County Manor in Newcastle, Wyoming. Phil was born December 20, 1937 in Newcastle to Peter and Edith (Gage) Kudlock. He was the second born son, joining his older brother Keith... Full story



Pamela Lawrence and Jon Davis are engaged to be married at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at Clarenbach Memorial Park, 109 South Third Street in Sundance. All family and friends are invited. Please bring your own lawn chair or blanket. A potluck...


Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago April 5, 1923 Dr. C.K. Stewart of Moorcroft received, thru the government forestry department, 100 Chinese elm trees. The stock came from the propagating station at Bellingham, Wash....


Easter Services

Chapel of Faith Good Friday Services – April 7, 6 p.m. Easter Sunday Breakfast – April 9, 8:30 p.m. Easter Sunday Service – April 9, 10 a.m. Pine Ridge Ministries Easter Sunrise Service – April 9, 7 a.m. Potluck Breakfast and Egg Hunt ...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 30, 2023

USDA offers aid for producers impacted by winter weather

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering recovery assistance for livestock losses in Wyoming due to the storms and frigid weather of winter. Assistance on offer includes both technical and financial, with the goal of helping farmers and...


Circuit Court

Speeding – Warren Nielsen, Sundance, WY, 113/80, $225; Dillan L. Jordan, Moorcroft, WY, 100/70, $210; Daniel Peterson, Billings, MT, 87/80, $99 Expired Temporary License Permit/Improper Registration – Charles Glenn Allen, Sundance, WY, $140;... Full story

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 30, 2023

Beware of Medicaid coverage scam, says WDH

If you receive a text message threatening that your Medicaid coverage will be cancelled unless you make a payment of $500, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) says you are likely the victim of a scam and should ignore the demand. According to...


Crook County Sheriff's Office

Mar. 20 – Five VIN checks. Traffic stop. Assault. Business checks. Gun call. Fingerprints outside employment. Property damage/vandalism. Suspicious person. Theft. Trespassing. Welfare check. EMS page. Mar. 21 – VIN check. Paper service. Business...


This Side of the Pond

Are you planning any pranks this weekend? Of course you are, it’s mandatory to convince at least one person that their shoelaces are untied on April Fool’s Day. If you’re in need of ideas that...

 By Carrie Riley    News    March 30, 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 dig...

 By Billy Arnold    News    March 30, 2023

Feds, Wyo. split over Hageman's bill to delist grizzlies

JACKSON – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service opposes Wyoming congresswoman Harriet Hageman’s legislative push to remove Endangered Species Act protections from Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem grizzly bears. But the Wyoming Game and Fish Department...


Wyoming News Briefs

Mountain lion shot and killed in Slater GUERNSEY (WNE) – As local ranchers Jeb and Lalonda Baker were sipping an early morning cup of coffee and looking out toward the horizon, they wondered why their dog was out agitating the cattle. When the dog...

 By Grace Moore    News    March 30, 2023

Public hearing scheduled for new bentonite mine

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) plans to move forward with the permitting process for a new bentonite mine a couple of miles outside of Pine Haven with a public hearing to consider objections from citizens regarding its...


Abortion critics navigate courts

CASPER – Anti-abortion lawmakers in Wyoming celebrated a historic win following the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade over the summer, vowing to further restrict the procedure by next deleting the rape and incest exemptions in the...


Liquor Licenses

RETAIL, BAR AND GRILL, GOLF CLUB AND RESTAURANT LIQUOR LICENSES FOR THE CITY OF SUNDANCE, 2023/2024 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the applicants whose names are set forth below have filed applications for renewal of their Retail Liquor Licenses, Golf... Full story


School Salaries

CROOK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. ONE PUBLICATION OF ANNUAL GROSS SALARIES* Superintendent $138,700.00       subtotal $138,700.00 Coordinator / Director $7,000.00 $45,574.00 $49,318.00 $50,566.00 $74,000.00 $79,000.00 $87,500.00   subtotal... Full story



Invitation to Bid Crook County Road & Bridge is seeking bids for supplying and delivery of Magnesium Chloride for the CMAQ Dust Mitigation Project. The bids are due by April 13th at 11 am. Please visit the Road & Bridge office; call 283-1441; or... Full story


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