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Articles from the April 20, 2023 edition


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  • Property tax refund program now open

    Sarah Pridgeon|Apr 20, 2023

    The Wyoming Department of Revenue has opened applications for its newly expanded property tax relief program, which is intended to assist homeowners struggling to pay property taxes. “With this program, Wyoming is taking a step forward toward helping those who need it most,” announced Governor Mark Gordon. “We recognize the importance of keeping property taxes low so families can remain in their homes and communities. We are committed to ensuring that this program helps homeowners in need. Target relief ensures that those who need assis...

  • Vendor apps now available for Country Junkin' weekend

    Sarah Pridgeon|Apr 20, 2023

    Garage filled with items you no longer need? Can’t bring yourself to throw out those gently used tools? Applications are now open to vendors for this year’s Country Junkin’ event. Find a new home for your well-loved belongings as, for three days this summer, bargain hunters travel the length and breadth of the county on the hunt for treasures from second hand goods to vintage items and food. Country Junkin’ is scheduled this year for June 2 to 4, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on the first two days and from 8 a.m. until noon on the Sunday. Vendors...

  • Back on track

    Apr 20, 2023

    Keaton Mills clears the bar during the Center of the Nation track meet in Belle Fourche on Saturday. Thanks to the arrival of more spring-like weather, the Bulldogs were finally able to get back into competition with a pair of meets over the weekend. For more, see page 14....

  • Local hunting seasons to be reduced

    Sarah Pridgeon|Apr 20, 2023

    Wildlife managers are proposing adjustments to the Wyoming Game & Fish Department’s hunting season proposals throughout the state. More modifications have been made since the department presented its season proposals during public meetings around the state in March. Since that time, the ongoing impacts of winter and overwhelming public concern led wildlife managers to reexamine their recommendations. In Crook County, however, a reduction to both the length of the season and the number of available licenses has been proposed due to concerns o...

  • Schools continue to strengthen safety response

    Apr 20, 2023

    You can't put kids in padded cells. You can't surround them with bubble wrap or follow them everywhere they go. You can't refuse to let them leave the house. So how can you feel confident that the people you love most in this whole world are going to be safe at a time when school shootings seem to be on the news every other day? Superintendent Mark Broderson reflects on this question two weeks after a hoax call sent the high school in Sundance into lockdown. "We want our schools to be...

  • Correction:

    Apr 20, 2023

    Memorial services for Elizabeth “Janice” Schelldorf will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2023 at the Sundance United Methodist Church. The notice in last week’s paper contained an error.... Full story

  • Ronald Howard Pulse, Sr.

    Apr 20, 2023

    Ronald Howard Pulse, Sr. of Cheyenne passed away on April 6, 2023 in Casper. He was born on May 29, 1928 in Plevna, Missouri and married Mary Ann (Kramer) Pulse from Ft. Madison, Iowa, on July 23, 1949. They had four children, ten grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren and were together for 70 years. Ronald loved his family but also took great pleasure in serving and protecting his community. He was in law enforcement for over 45 years, serving as a policeman, highway patrolman, chief of police, undersheriff and two-term sheriff... Full story

  • Having a gander

    Apr 20, 2023

    A pair of Canada geese amble along the dam at Sundance Pond on Tuesday morning. Having finally thawed, the popular goose habitat is once again welcoming the pairs back....

  • Cards of Thanks

    Apr 20, 2023

    Our Thanks This Year’s Post Prom Committee would like to thank our wonderful community and the surrounding area for their donations. The event provided fun activities and prizes for 47 teens and their guests. Thank you to the following: Deanna Steele Rockin Cowboy Cookshack, Charity Lindholm, Alecia Banker, Rowdy and Christy Downey, Lori Garman, Missy Gill, Heidi Mills, Johnathan Tinsley, the Lathams, Haiar ranch, Sundance State Bank, Pepsi, Trudy Durfee, Crook County Sheriff’s Office, Bearlodge Rehab, Croell Redi-Mix, Pinnacle Bank, Cou... Full story

  • Peek at the Past

    Apr 20, 2023

    1 Years Ago April 24, 1923 Three well loaded wagons passed through here Saturday with supplies and tools for the highway work now starting at Rocky Ford. The job includes a cement bridge and two miles of new road. G.W. Williamson sustained a severe loss by fire Thursday when his farm residence was completely destroyed with all the contents. This is a hard blow to Grandpa Williamson, whose years are numbered by scores but it is hoped he will soon be able to rebuild. Lawrence Good and Tom Straight started work Tuesday on the high school basemen...

  • Dear NP

    Dr. Wesley Davis, DNP|Apr 20, 2023

    Dear NP, How long do I have to get a laceration repaired? Dear Reader, Repair of a laceration depends on several factors, which is likely why you get different answers to your question. Let’s start by discussing what a laceration is. A laceration is a cut or wound caused by tearing the body’s soft tissue. The wound might be irregular or jagged. Lacerations carry a risk of contamination with bacteria or debris from whatever caused the cut. Lacerations can be deep or shallow, long or short and...

  • This Week at Your Library

    Carrie Riley|Apr 20, 2023

    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 digital content using your library card? You can get eBooks, audiobooks and magazines right on your smart phones or tablets. Stop in today to find out more. Displays: tea cups and sets by Josie Pearson and the library staff Library Programming: CROOK COUNTY LIBRARY BOARD meeting Thurs., May 4, at 1...

  • Circuit Court

    Apr 20, 2023

    Speeding – Dylan Rowe, Spearfish, SD, 92/70, $170; Derek F. Smith, Hulett, WY, 81/70, $115; Jarett Carrasco, Northglenn, CO, 93/70, $175; Jamie Jacobsen, Buffalo, WY, 83/75, $101; Mason Andrew Remmick, Gillette, WY, 92/80, $130; Jasen Stevens, Apache Junction, AZ, 90/80, $105; Keasly L. Kerbo, Gillette, WY, 90/75, $135; (minor), Brock S. Ward, Ogden, AR, 85/70, $135 No Valid Title, Registration, License Plates – Mikaela Kessel, Fort Collins, CO, $140 Impede Traffic in Left Lane on Interstate – Ruben Rodriquez V, San Marcos, TX, $90 Weigh...

  • Crook County Sheriff's Office

    Apr 20, 2023

    Apr. 10 – Ten VIN checks. Four paper service. Three traffic stops. Alarm. Animal complaints. Business check. Civil standby. Welfare check. Apr. 11 – Three VIN checks. Paper service. Three traffic stops. Traffic accident with damage. Business alarm. Animal complaint. Business check. House watch. Fingerprints. Motorist assist. Two EMS pages. Apr. 12 – Six VIN checks. Traffic stop. Assist another agency. Assist Wyoming Highway Patrol. Citizen dispute. Coroner call. Controlled substance problem. Harassment. Traffic complaint. Wanted person. EMS p...

  • PRECorp team wins Phase 1 HeroX prize

    Apr 20, 2023

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Electricity (OE) announced recently that PRECorp is one of nine Phase 1 winners of the inaugural American-Made Digitizing Utilities Prize. This $675,000 prize – $75,000 for each team – connects utilities with interdisciplinary teams of software developers and data experts to transform digital systems in the energy sector through data analytics, processing, quality assurance, storage and deletion, according to a media release. “The electric industry sector is facing a massive amount of data from...

  • Wyoming News Briefs

    From Wyoming News Exchnge Newspapers|Apr 20, 2023

    Degenfelder opposes proposed Title IX rule change CHEYENNE (WNE) — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Megan Degenfelder released a statement Thursday regarding the Biden administration’s proposed Title IX rule changes. Title IX is a 1972 law that bans sex discrimination in public schools, colleges and universities that receive federal funding. Among other changes, proposed new rules that are due to take effect in May would include protections for transgender and nonbinary students for the first time. Degenfelder said in the sta...

  • Lummis pushes back against endangered listing for bat

    Sarah Pridgeon|Apr 20, 2023

    U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis has once again expressed her disapproval of the decision to upgrade the northern long-eared bat’s status to endangered – this time, in the form of a joint resolution. As the new listing for the bat went into effect, Lummis was among a group of eleven lawmakers who submitted a joint resolution in protest. The resolution states that Congress “disapproves the rule submitted by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service…and such rule shall have no force or effect”. It was introduced to the Senate, read twice and refer...

  • Bird flu epidemic now present nationwide

    Sarah Pridgeon|Apr 20, 2023

    The ongoing bird flu epidemic is now present in all 50 states, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Though the United States has so far only seen one case of a human infected with the highly pathogenic avian influenza virus – reported in Colorado last year – the CDC has announced two more cases in Chile and China over the past week. The former was only the second human case ever reported in South America, following a case in Ecuador in January. On Monday, the CDC reported that the 53-year-old-man was in res...

  • Comments sought on withdrawal of forest system land near Pactola Reservoir

    Sarah Pridgeon|Apr 20, 2023

    Public comments are now being sought for a proposal put forth by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to withdraw a portion of the Black Hills National Forest System near Pactola Reservoir in South Dakota. The proposal would see 20,574 acres of land in the Rapid Creek Watershed in Pennington County withdrawn from consideration for potential sale or mining for up to 20 years, subject to valid existing rights. According to a press release from USFS, the purpose is to protect cultural and natural resources in the...

  • Name Change

    Apr 20, 2023

    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 Wyoming Statutes 1-25-103, notice is hereby given that a Petition for Name Change of Minor Child, Civil Action No. CV 8944 has been filed in the Wyoming District Court for the 6th Judicial District, whose address is 309 Cleveland St., PO Box 406, Sundance, WY 82729, seeking to change the name of the... Full story

  • ABANDONED VEHICLE

    Apr 20, 2023

    NOTICE OF SALE OF ABANDONED VEHICLE The following vehicle will be sold at 10 a.m. on May 1, 2023 at 15 Deer Drive, Pine Haven, Crook County, Wyoming, to-wit: A 1998 Alpinelite Stonecreek 36RL, VIN# 1W53ATR27WY029350. The seller claims $5000.00 for expense of removal, preservation, custody, storage and sale. The vehicle shall be sold to the highest bidder who pays in a form acceptable to the seller. Seller: Cheryl Angel PO Box 1421, Sundance, WY 82729 (307) 281-1392 Publish: April 13 and 20, 2023... Full story

  • Complaint

    Apr 20, 2023

    STATE OF WYOMING COUNTY OF CROOK IN THE DISTRICT COURT SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT WILD WEST HIDEAWAY, LLC, a Wyoming limited liability company, Plaintiff, -vs.- SUSAN DOYLE, MARY BABSON, NANCY FISHER, and THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES AND LEGATEES OF DOROTHY BURRUS, CHRISTOPHER TAUCHER, TOM TAUCHER, and THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES AND LEGATEES OF MARGARET TAUCHER and THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES AND LEGATEES OF OTIS T. REYNOLDS, and ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN INDIVIDUALS CLAIMING ANY INTEREST IN THE REAL PROPERTY LOCATED IN CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING... Full story

  • Settlement

    Apr 20, 2023

    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 and rules governing the same work performed under that certain contract between the State of Wyoming and, S & L Industrial, LLC, The Contractor, on Highway Project Number B214022 in Campbell, Crook, Johnson and Weston Counties, consisting of pennant signing, and the Contractor is entitled to final... Full story

  • Probate

    Apr 20, 2023

    STATE OF WYOMING COUNTY OF CROOK IN THE DISTRICT COURT SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Civil No. 8948 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: JANICE ELIZABETH ESCHEDOR, Deceased. NOTICE OF PROBATE TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID PROBATE: You are hereby notified that on the 3rd day of April, 2023, the Last Will and Testament of the above-named decedent was admitted to probate by the above-named court, and that Schauntell L. Green and Joel G. Eschedor were appointed Co-Personal Representatives thereof. Any action to set aside the Will shall be filed in the... Full story

  • Proposals

    Apr 20, 2023

    Request for Proposals The Museum District Board of Crook County, Wyoming is requesting Cost Proposals from responsible contractors or individuals to provide contract professional construction services for the Museum District Board on Old Stoney Museum in Sundance, WY. The Museum District Board will receive sealed Proposals for construction project until 3 p.m. local time May 31, 2023. Bids will not be read aloud. Crook County Museum District Renovation Construction Project, Old Stoney Attn: Administrator PO Box 795 Sundance, WY 82729 The... Full story

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