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Waiting on the rain

A pair of yearlings grazed south of Sundance on Tuesday as a much-anticipated storm built in the area. Despite the shot of much-needed moisture, the U.S. Drought Monitor still lists almost the entire...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 8, 2021

New laws pass the governor's desk

As the 2021 General Session reached its final days, Governor Mark Gordon signed numerous bills over the last week, including a supplemental budget that includes more than $430 million in cuts. “Despite an epic decline in revenue we were able to...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 8, 2021

Spaghetti feed to benefit local boy

Enjoy a spaghetti feed this weekend to support an eight-year-old boy who is recovering from a medulloblastoma brain tumor. Quintin Spaulding of Moorcroft, son of Whitney and Cody Spaulding and grandson of Dale and Sherry Wood, is recovering after...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 8, 2021

Long-haul COVID-19 on the rise in county

Healthcare providers in Crook County are seeing an increase in patients who appear to be suffering from long-haul symptoms of COVID-19, says Dr. Heith Waddell. But there may be hope on the horizon for people who are still suffering from coughs,... Full story

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 8, 2021

All adults now eligible for vaccine

All Wyoming residents above the age of 16 are now officially eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. Phase 1 of the program is complete in every county in the state and all 23 counties, including Crook, have moved into Phase 2, which involves... Full story

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 8, 2021

Companion pets available for dementia sufferers

They move, make noise and respond to your touch, but these animatronic animals are not your typical toy. The 20 dogs and cats currently sitting in the Crook County Senior Service (CCSS) office are des...


Lorene "Mae" Neiman

Lorene “Mae” Neiman, 91, of Hulett, Wyoming, went to rest with the Lord Friday, April 2, 2021, at Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, South Dakota. Mae was born November 17, 1929, to George Malven Watts Sr. and Edith Lorene (Williams) Wat... Full story


Albert Joseph Tysver

The gentle giant, Albert Joseph Tysver, 62, passed away on April 4, 2021, at the Spearfish Hospital on his favorite holiday, Easter, after being diagnosed three days earlier with stage four esophagus cancer. His wife and loved ones were by his side.... Full story


Tracy Alan Ware

Tracy Alan Ware, 65, of Sundance, Wyoming, formerly of Sturgis, South Dakota and Billings, Montana, passed away on Feb. 24, 2021, at the Crook County Memorial Hospital in Sundance. Tracy was born June 4, 1955, in Wolf Point, Montana, where he grew... Full story


Services for Vanda Kay Steele

A memorial service for Vanda Kay Steele will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Fidler-Roberts & Isburg Funeral Home in Sundance. Pastor Dave Jagemann, Chapel of Faith, will officiate with inurnment to follow in Green Mountain Cemetery... Full story

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 8, 2021

Second Amendment bill dies before reaching House

Though the Second Amendment Preservation Act made it through the Wyoming Senate, it will not going any further. Senate File 81 died upon introduction to the House. The bill was intended to prevent firearms from being confiscated due to federal laws...


OverDrive comes to library

It has been a year of transitions for our eAudiobook services at the library. Historically, we have offered eBooks through CloudLibrary and eAudiobooks through RBDigital, both free services to our patrons through our statewide library network. Last...


Black Hills Snow Course Readings

Site Name Elevation (ft) Current Snow Depth (in) Current Snow Water Equivalent (in) 30-yr Median (1981-2010) SWE (in) Last Year’s SWE (in) Current Percent of 30 Year Median SWE Bear Lodge Divide 4680 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.8 - Blind Park Snotel 6870 10.0...


Circuit Court

Speeding – Herbert J. Gaines, WA, 57/45, $120; Ethan L. Smith, NC, 69/45, $190; Kame Mitchel, SD, 76/65, $115; Isaac R. Welch, Moorcroft, 76/70, $97; Oliver Holmes, RI, 77/70, $99; Luke James McDonald, Hulett, 79/70, $103; Octavio Macias Diaz,...


Crook County Sheriff's Office

March 22-28 March 22 – Ten VIN checks. Five traffic stops. Two fingerprintings. Welfare check. Traffic complaint. Business alarm. Commercial fire alarm. Motorist assist. House watches. Business checks. Suspicious vehicle complaint. Suspicious circu...


This Side of the Pond

I’ve always said that America has a service industry beyond compare. In fact, during all the time I have lived on this continent, I cannot remember a single experience that I would describe as less...

 By Camille Erickson    News    April 8, 2021

Legislature approves voter ID bill

CASPER — A bill requiring Wyoming citizens to present specific forms of photo identification when casting their ballots in elections sailed through the Senate on Thursday and will now head to the governor’s desk for review. House Bill 75 would r...


Wyoming News Briefs

Fatal hit and run case to be heard in Laramie County District Court CHEYENNE (WNE) – The case of a local man accused of fatally hitting a pedestrian with his truck while drunk was found to have probable cause Friday morning and will be heard in...


Ten graduate Hunter Education

A class of ten students recently completed the Wyoming Game & Fish Department Hunter Education Class held in Sundance. This class involves about 17 hours of class instruction, marksmanship, gun handling and the passing of a written test. The class...

 By Rebecca Maupin    Sports    April 8, 2021

Thinclads competitive at Buffalo meet

The Sundance track team was in Buffalo last week, competing in their track and field events. It was a large meet for the Bulldogs who walked away with a few top ten finishers and one pre qualifying...


Temporary closures to protect nesting falcons and climbers

Rock climbing routes on the southwest face and the southwest edges of Devils Tower summit will be temporarily closed effective immediately to protect nesting Peregrine and Prairie Falcons. The...

 By Kim Heaster    News    April 8, 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. Teens and children are now encouraged to come in and use th...


Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago Apr. 7, 1921 Jack Hosfeld was in Sundance Friday in company with W.M. Smoots who has contracted to drill for the Sundance-Wyoming company. The well is to be spudded on the Fred Hawken...


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