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COVID fears maintain grip on Wyoming

Life continues to be far from normal this week with restrictions related to the COVID-19 outbreak expected to continue until at least April 17. As COVID-19 continues to spread across the world and the United States takes the baton to become the...

 

Medical staff discuss preparedness

In an update on preparedness levels within Crook County Medical Services District, Dr. Heith Waddell said the team is working around the clock to update on current events and figure out the best steps to take to prepare for a COVID-19 outbreak in...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 2, 2020

CCMSD board continues discussions over HMS

Before discussions could continue on renewing the contract between Health Management Services (HMS) and Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) on Wednesday, the Board of Trustees needed to hear an update on the board’s complaint that the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    School    April 2, 2020

Schools closed until April 17

In response to Governor Mark Gordon’s decision to extend statewide health orders until April 17, Crook County School District (CCSD) has announced it will remain closed until that date. The Wyoming...

 

Don't forget to get counted

For the first time since the U.S. Census was launched, this year Americans will have the ability to stand up and be counted via the internet. The 2020 Census has begun and your options to respond now include an online questionnaire. “As far back...

 

Keeping it bear-able

Jeff Moberg photo This giant toy is among numerous bears on show around town for the Sundance Bear Hunt. Members of the community are displaying bears for kids to spot and count as they take their daily exercise....

 

Betty J. White

Betty J. White, a Crook County matriarch who resided near Sundance, Wyoming, went to heaven on March 26, 2020. As a spry 85-year-old, Betty delighted in the knowledge that she had ‘a hell of a ride’ and was a successful rancher who enjoyed the...

 

Kyle Dyer

Kyle Dyer, 27, of Hulett, Wyoming, died Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Hulett. He was born early in the morning on July 1, 1992, in Spearfish, South Dakota, to Kim Somervold. It was a mild day, like his temperament. Kyle grew up in Spearfish with his...

 

Card of Thanks

On behalf of the Jensen Family We wish to express our deepest appreciation to everyone who offered great comfort through prayers, love, food or visits; the many acts of kindness shown during this difficult time has given us great comfort. To the...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times March 31, 1920 C.H. Sackett, local dealer in the light Overland car, states that for the present dealers of this territory are unable to secure stocks of these cars which bid to be the favorite general utility machine of the c...

 

This Week at Your Library

Due to concerns over COVID-19 and for the safety and well-being of our communities, the Crook County commissioners have closed county facilities until further notice. Even though the doors are closed at the county libraries, library staff will still...

 

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. Clifford Knesel is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss state...

 
 By John Barrasso    Opinion    April 2, 2020

Saving America's rural hospitals

 These are extraordinarily challenging times for the nation’s hospitals and health care workers. In just a couple of months, the coronavirus has swept around the globe and across the country,...

 

This Side of the Pond

Still staring out the window, dreaming of better days when you weren’t sick of the sight of your own sofa? I’ve been looking out for the rays of sunshine during this confusing time, just to...

 
 By Camille Erickson    News    April 2, 2020

Gordon OKs oil and gas tax break

CASPER — In the midst of unprecedented volatility in the global oil market, shale producers in Wyoming received a small boost Friday in the form of tax relief. Gov. Mark Gordon signed into law a bill providing reductions in state mineral taxes...

 

Treasure hunt

Delila, 5, (from left) Dominik, 11, and Jennifer Bieber find a COVID-19 treasure hunt package in Spirit Mountain Cave after following a series of clues from the COVID-19 Treasure Hunt Facebook group...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Make-A-Wish starts Messages of Hope campaign as wishes are postponed CHEYENNE (WNE) – More than 50 Wyoming kids with critical illnesses had pending wishes with the Make-A-Wish Foundation before the coronavirus spread across the U.S. Now, for the...

 

Water

NOTICE TO APPROPRIATORS OF WATER Public notice is hereby given that the following listed water users have completed the requirements of appropriation and beneficial use of ground water for the following wells as approved by the State Engineer....

 

NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT

NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF FORECLOSURE SALE Pursuant to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Mortgagee Letter 2020-04, dated March 18, 2020, as a result of the Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium in connection with the...

 

Public Service Commission

PUBLIC NOTICE The Wyoming Public Service Commission (Commission) approved the Application of Powder River Energy Corporation (PRECorp or the Cooperative) for authority to revise its Cost of Power Adjustment (COPA) to reflect a net decrease of...

 

Mining Permit

Public Notice Bentonite Performance Minerals, LLC of Colony, Wyoming has applied for a regular mining permit amendment from the Land Quality Division of the Department of Environmental Quality for the State of Wyoming. The mining permit amendment...

 

Weight Restrictions

IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION CROOK COUNTY WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS RESCINDED Effective April 1, 2020 The Crook County Board of Commissioners has lifted the weight restrictions on the following pavement surface roads. • Moskee County Road #207 from Interstate...

 

COMMISSIONERS

PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THE COURTHOUSE IN SUNDANCE, CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:00 o’clock a.m. Present for the special meeting were Chairman Kelly B. Dennis, Vice-Chairwoman Jeanne A. Whalen,...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Leslie W. Davis, Gillette, 84/75, $88; Sam Alan Simons, Gillette, 38/30, $111; Viviana M. Pizaro, CA, 91/80, $160; Greg A. Fischer, KY, 95/70, $170; Jeremy G. Geiser, Gillette, $90; Dennis A. Wachula, MT, 81/75, $82; Jeff G. Johnson,...

 

Busting the virus myths

The global pandemic is unprecedented in living memory and, as with most new things, has caused plenty of misunderstandings and myths. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for Crook County, which is s...

 

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