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Prom night royalty

Sundance High School seniors Jerel Nehl and Sheridan Schubarth were crowned this year's Prom King and Queen at the 2023 Prom held on Saturday....

 By Sarah Pridgeon    School    April 6, 2023

Hoax puts schools into lockdown

A hoax caller claimed there was an active shooter inside Sundance High School on Monday morning, prompting a lockdown and a call to action for Crook County Sheriff’s Office. But as deputies responded, the Sheriff’s Office was already aware that...


Sundance students compete in academic contest

Six students from Sundance took part in the International Academic Competitions (IAC) in Big Horn on Saturday, April 1, with four of them qualifying to go on to the national and international events....

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 6, 2023

Crook County among fastest-growing in Wyoming

Crook County’s recent population growth is considerably higher than the state and national averages, according to new data released by the Wyoming Department of Administration and Information’s Economic Analysis Division. Between July of 2021 and...


Black Hills wildlife fared better than in much of Wyoming this winter

The Black Hills region appears to have escaped the more severe levels of wildlife mortality that have affected much of Wyoming this winter. The Wyoming Game & Fish Department has announced that...


Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago April 12, 1923 A pleasant surprise party was tendered Miss Grace Zimmerschied Friday evening, it being her birthday. Forty-three of her schoolmates were present and the surprise was a...


Show us your mussels

As boating enthusiasts gear up for the summer, so too do the Wyoming Game & Fish Department’s ongoing efforts to make sure that zebra mussels do not find their way into Wyoming waters. Game & Fish is now offering training for the public on how to...


Bats now officially classified as endangered species

The northern long-eared bat is now officially listed as “endangered”. The implementation of this upgrade to the bat’s status was originally set to take place on January 30. However, this was delayed until the end of March to address concerns...

 By Carrie Riley    News    April 6, 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...


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...


Circuit Court

Speeding – Cass Sutton, Billings, MT, 94/80, $130; Tina Fitzpatrick, Gillette, WY, 100/80, $160; John C. Abraham, Gillette, WY, 90/80, $105; Lee Savage, Hayward, WI, 89/80, $103; Kayti L. Burt, Casper, WY, 88/75, $110; C. Levi, Andover, NJ, 81/70,...

 By Sherry Burr    Outdoors    April 6, 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 14.5 4.8 1.1 0 436 Blind Park Snotel 6870 31 8.7 7 1 124 Cole...

 By Gail Kaiser    News    April 6, 2023

Pinochle Marathon

These are Pinochle final average scores for individuals as of March 31, 2023: Lyle Brunson 3945 Jacquie McInerney 3881 Terry Wilkerson 3774 Vivian Brunson 3705 Carol Jordan 3703 Tracy Santistevan 3635 Jennifer Adams 3626 Larry Byrne 3585 Gail Kaiser...


This Side of the Pond

I was explaining to a friend the other day that being English in these parts has turned out to be both a blessing and a curse. The curse comes with the fact that, even now, I find myself using the wro...

 By Dave Jagemann    Opinion    April 6, 2023


And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Galatians 6:9 We all have been tired and exhausted or soon will be. Weariness is a state of being that although is not uncommon, is never intended...


Wyoming News Briefs

Trial for Cody couple delayed to August for possible plea agreement CODY (WNE) – The jury trials for the Cody couple charged with abusing their 15-year-old child by putting her in cruel confinement have been delayed until Aug. 7 due to possible ple...

 By Nicole Pollack    News    April 6, 2023

Utility moves away from coal

CASPER – Wyoming’s largest utility doesn’t see much coal in its future.  By 2030, only two of Rocky Mountain Power’s 11 Wyoming coal-burning units will remain, according to the biennial Integrated Resource Plan it filed Friday with state...


Abandoned Vehicles

NOTICE OF SALE OF ABANDONED VEHICLES The following vehicles will be sold at 9 a.m. on April 23, 2023 at 3 Limestone Pit Rd, Sundance, Crook County, Wyoming, to-wit: A 2010 Mazda Mazda3, TX license plate number PVW8054, VIN# JM1BL1SF6A1171399, titled... Full story






MEETING NOTICE OF DIRECTORS MEETING KARA CIRCLE AND WINDY WAY IMPROVEMENT & SERVICE DISTRICT A public meeting will be held at the Sundance State Bank Meeting Room, 207 N. 2nd Street (North end of the Post Office Building), Sundance, Wyoming on... Full story


Name Change

STATE OF WYOMING COUNTY OF CROOK IN THE DISTRICT COURT 6TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Civil Action Case No. 8922 IN RE NAME CHANGE OF Christopher Patrick Delong Minor Child, By Next Friend Amber Renee Boardman PUBLIC NOTICE BY PUBLICATION In accordance with... Full story



WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION CHEYENNE, WYOMING NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE OF AND FINAL SETTLEMENT FOR HIGHWAY WORK Notice is hereby given that the Wyoming Department of Transportation has accepted as completed according to plans, specifications... 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



Meeting Notice The Crook County Tourism Promotion Board will meet on Wednesday, April 19th at 5 p.m. in Hulett, Wyoming at the Golf Course. Publish: April 6, 2023... Full story


Prom comes to LTC

A group of SHS Prom-goers organized by junior Willow Lindholm visited Crook County Long Term Care prior to Prom to give the residents a preview of the Grand March. Left to right are: Sophie...


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