Articles from the April 9, 2020 edition

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First COVID-19 case identified in Crook County

As case numbers continue to rise both across the state and worldwide, Crook County announced its first confirmed COVID-19 patient at the end of last week. Wyoming is now experiencing a deeper level... Full story


Wyoming records second coronavirus death

Wyoming reported its second death attributed to coronavirus on Wednesday. The state Department of Health, in a news release, announced that the victim was an older Laramie County man who had been hospitalized for the treatment of coronavirus.... Full story


Spring, summer events canceled in face of continuing restrictions

Spring and summer events and activities around Wyoming are being canceled as the state works to deal with the restrictions on personal movement imposed by the coronavirus. The Wyoming High School Activities Association announced Tuesday it canceled... Full story


County response continues to evolve

At a special meeting on Thursday, the county’s elected officials gathered to consider new actions related to the COVID-19 outbreak in Wyoming and across the world. With the courthouse already locked down except by appointment and employees... Full story


Sew glad to help

When residents of Green Mountain Estates told Tracy Wilson they were concerned about exposure to COVID-19, she got to work immediately. Wilson has now sewn protective masks for every resident – and she’s not planning to stop there. “I didn’t...


No Easter eggs? No problem

Easter is hopping into view and, at Crook County Senior Services (CCSS), the staff believe the hunt must go on. This weekend, the organization will be presenting an outbreak-safe way to enjoy an Easter adventure. The Easter Driving Scavenger Hunt... Full story


Edith Trickel

Edith Trickel, 88, of Sundance, Wyoming, died Friday, April 3, 2020. Edith was born on October 9, 1931, in Cylinder, Iowa, to Claus and Mabel (Gustin). She lived in Sundance almost 40 years. She was well known years ago as the children’s... Full story


Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times April 7, 1920 Good Friday has come and gone, and Judge Ashdown neither planted potatoes nor set a hen on that day, thereby shattering a record of many years. Storm on Easter, storm for seven consecutive Sundays thereafter,...


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...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 9, 2020

Man arrested near Sundance for possession of marijuana

Codey Lang of Minnesota has been arrested for possession of a controlled substance after being stopped on Hwy 585 for speeding and admitting to law enforcement that he was traveling with $1000 of marijuana he had bought in Colorado. On March 26, an...


Crook County Sheriff

Mar. 30 – Two VIN checks. Search and rescue. Courtesy ride. Four civil assist calls. Traffic hazard removed from roadway. Animal complaint. Business check. Mar. 31 – Four paper services. Assisted Devils Tower ranger. Abandoned vehicle reported....


Sundance Municipal Court

Speeding – Bradley Miller, ND, 42/30; Holly Hepker, Newcastle, 71/40; Tanner Adler, SD, 73/55...


Circuit Court

Speeding – Shane N. Hammond, Gillette, 91/75, $125; Kory James Massie, WA, 61/45, $125; Nathaniel D. McGilliuray, SD, 89/80, $88; Jeffery R. Singer, Gillette, 84/75, $88; Jason B. Fouch, Newcastle, 87/80, $84; Nicholas A. Lease, SD, 87/80, $84;...


High-speed pursuit ends with crash

A high-speed pursuit that began in Wyoming Monday afternoon ended in a rollover crash in Spearfish. Tony Mangan, a spokesman for the South Dakota Highway Patrol said the pursuit began around 3:20 by...


Wyoming News Briefs

Gas prices drop almost 10 cents statewide in a week GILLETTE (WNE) - Wyoming gas prices have fallen 9.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.06 a gallon Monday. Prices have fallen below $2 a gallon in two counties, Albany at $1.762 and...


Our View

While some may criticize Governor Mark Gordon for not issuing a stay-at-home order, we applaud him. By sticking with sensible statewide orders, he has kept bureaucracy to a minimum and confusion at bay while ensuring our law enforcement agencies can...


This Side of the Pond

A couple of months ago, none of us were dreaming up ways to stay entertained while stuck indoors (except during snowstorms), but that’s our new reality. Little did I know, back when the outside was...


Wyoming residents continue to help neighbors through outbreak

From free ice cream and sack lunches to parades and scavenger hunts, Wyoming residents made the best of their self-isolation in the last week by helping others. Here are just a few stories from around the state: Cheyenne realtor spreads smiles with... Full story


Legislature weighs options for special session

SHERIDAN — Legislative leadership has indicated a special session of the Wyoming Legislature may take place in the “very near future” as industries across the state feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter to the members of the... Full story


Busting the virus myths, round two

The global pandemic is unprecedented in living memory and, as with most new things, has caused plenty of misunderstandings and myths. This week, County Health Officer Dr. James Larsen, is here to separate the facts from the fiction. Myth: “I... Full story


What is the emergency operation's center?

You may be wondering what goes on in the emergency operations center (EOC) during a pandemic. Think of it as the nerve center for the incident. Response and the cost are planned. Decisions are made. Information is gathered and sent out to the media a... Full story


Block Grant Application

Public Notice Please take note that Goshen HELP a 501(C)3 is providing public notice regarding the Draft FFY 2021 Community Service Block Grant Application for the following counties: Carbon, Crook, Goshen, Niobrara, Washakie, and Weston. The...



PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THE COURTHOUSE IN SUNDANCE, CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:03 o’clock p.m. Present for the special meeting were Chairman Kelly B. Dennis (per conference call), Vice-Chairwoman...


Application Hearing

NOTICE OF HEARING UPON APPLICATION FOR BRIDGER PIPELINE LICENSES and ACCESS PERMITS Be advised that the Board of County Commissioners in and for Crook County, Wyoming is holding a public hearing on April 21, 2020 at the hour of 10:00 A.M. at the...





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