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Hearts of gold

Despite snow and frigid temperatures, the first annual "Heart of Gold" livestock show was held March 30 at the Crook County Fairgrounds in Sundance. Participants from Sundance Elementary learned...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 7, 2022

Second booster recommended for some

COVID-19 is at its lowest levels in many months across Wyoming. Last week, there were just 60 known active cases across the state, only one of which was in Crook County. With the newest variant, Omicron BA.2, now said to be the dominant strain in...

 

Scouting for information

Established last fall, a new collaborative covering the northeast of Wyoming is looking to improve outdoor recreation in this area – and needs your help for its first steps towards doing so. The Northeast Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Collaborative (N...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 7, 2022

RER hires new top staff, confirms demo plant schedule

Rare Element Resources (RER) last week announced that it has developed a timeline for its rare earths demonstration plant that should see construction complete within around two years and the test itself done around a year later. Meanwhile, the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 7, 2022

Nominees announced for Circuit Court judge

Three names have been chosen to fill the seat of Circuit Court Judge in the Sixth Judicial District, which was vacated recently by Judge Matthew F.G. Castano upon his appointment as District Court Judge. The Judicial Nominating Commission has...

 

Leta Viergutz

Leta Viergutz, 80 of Gillette, Wyoming, passed away March 28, 2022, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming, after a lengthy illness. She is survived by her daughters, Daviett Gray, Pearl Daniello, and Jodie Titel; eight grandchildren and... Full story

 

Eileen Garman

Eileen Garman, age 82 of Alzada, Montana, died Thursday, March 31, 2022, at the Belle Estate in Belle Fourche, South Dakota. The funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 7, 2022, at the Christian Life Center in Belle Fourche, with... Full story

 

Marabel Frances Gates

Marabel F. Gates, 97, passed away peacefully in living faith on April 1, 2022. She was born July 27, 1924, in Sheridan, Wyoming. She was a lifelong member of the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church. She was born to Fred R. and Frances S. (Roberts)... Full story

 

Diana Lynne Hardesty

Diana Lynne Hardesty, age 72, of Dardanelle, Arkansas, died Monday, March 28, 2022, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center. She was born July 29, 1949, in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, to Robert Henry and Caroline Jean Lynn Spencer. She was a United... Full story

 

Public meeting to address WYO Help community action plan

WYO Help (formerly Goshen Help), a community action agency, is seeking input from the public about access to public resources. They will hold a public meeting on Wed., Apr. 20 at 10:30 a.m. at the Senior Center in Sundance to explain and discuss WYO...

 

Paving operations to begin on US 14 east of Devils Tower Junction

The Wyoming Department of Transportation and its contractor Croell, Inc. will begin construction on a ten-mile stretch of US 14 between Sundance and the Devils Tower Junction of US 24 the week of April 11. The scope of this project is to install...

 

Barn applications available

Barn applications for the 4-H Learning Lab housed at the Crook County Fairgrounds in Sundance are now available. 4-H and FFA members are eligible to use the barns for their Crook County Fair projects. Spots are available for sheep, goats, swine and,...

 

Library to host pioneer aviator program

Crook County Library is hosting the program "Pioneer Aviator of the Black Hills: Neva Esmay Pluimer" by Tim Velder on Fri., Apr. 22 at the library meeting room in Sundance. The program will begin at...

 

Museum exhibit to tour Crook County libraries

The Wyoming State Museum’s traveling exhibit, Barn Here, will be on a mini-tour of northeast Wyoming with the Crook County Library, beginning in April. Wyoming barns differ greatly in style and function from barns in many other parts of the United...

 
 By Ashley Berumen    News    April 7, 2022

Wyoming's namesake ship makes history

It has been more than 12 years since women were authorized to serve aboard submarines. While women comprise nearly one-fourth of the Department of Defense's total force, only a small fraction of women serve on submarines. The 15 enlisted women servin...

 

Letter to the Editor

To whom it may concern, It appears that the rare earth element demonstration processing plant envisioned to be placed in Upton, WY is well funded with a commitment from the Department of Energy (DOE) of $21.9 million and $25 million from shares. The...

 

This Side of the Pond

I can’t believe it’s been almost two weeks and we’re still talking about less than a minute’s worth of footage during an award show that most of us forgot to watch. In case you somehow...

 

UW Extension to host invasive grass, weed workshops in Gillette, Sheridan, Sundance

Workshops about invasive grasses and weeds are scheduled in early May in Gillette, Sheridan and Sundance. Sponsored by University of Wyoming Extension, the free public workshops – all covering the...

 

Recreationists asked to help protect bats from white-nose syndrome

Wyoming Game and Fish is asking cavers, climbers and explorers to clean their shoes and gear both before and after visiting caves after white-nose syndrome (WNS) was identified for the first time in Carbon and Platte counties. WNS, a disease that...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 7, 2022

Bird flu outbreak reaches Wyoming

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) warned on Wednesday that the presence of bird flu has been confirmed in Wyoming. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) have found the highly contagious virus in non-commercial,...

 
 By Victoria Eavis    News    April 7, 2022

Gordon announces in Buffalo he will seek second term

CASPER - Gov. Mark Gordon announced his reelection bid Monday, offering an upbeat message after a first term dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic and economic challenges.  "I do believe that Wyoming...

 
 By Victoria Eavis    News    April 7, 2022

Despite threats, lawmaker will run

CASPER — Rep. Landon Brown had two press releases on his computer: one that announced he was bowing out of the Wyoming Legislature and one that said he was running for reelection. He sent the latter one Friday, but only after weeks of mulling over...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Average Wyoming gasoline prices down half a penny in past wee CHEYENNE (WNE) — Average gasoline prices in Wyoming have fallen 0.5 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.06 per gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy.com’s survey of 494...

 

Crook County Sheriff

Mar. 28 – Eight VIN checks. Nine paper services. Six traffic stops. Business checks. Suspicious activity. House watch. EMS page. Mar. 29 – Two VIN checks. Paper service. Traffic stop. Home alarm. Property damage. Search warrant. Juvenile...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Timothy Perry, Rozet, WY, 90/75, $135; Jacob Batters, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada, 87/70, $145; Thomas John Kern, Arlington, WA, 88/75, $125; James Fiorello, Rapid City, SD, 87/75, $120; Ryan Eaton, Saint Onge, SD, 89/80, $103; Natalie...

 

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