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The hunt is on

An estimated 50 kids and their folks showed up in Beulah Saturday to seek out the bounty left behind by the Easter Bunny as the 2022 Beulah Easter Egg Hunt got underway. Organizers said the kids were...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    April 21, 2022

How do we pay for it?

At this week’s meeting of the board of the Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD), members revisited a master plan for the Crook County Hospital consisting of four options presented by architect Curtis Hendershott of Treanor HL recently...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 21, 2022

City considers re-introducing clean-up days

Back in the day, said Clerk Treasurer Kathy Lenz to the council, the City of Sundance used to have an annual clean-up day. This began with efforts from the community to tidy and clean the streets and parks of the city and ended with a BBQ to reward...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 21, 2022

Residents to receive trash coupons again

For the last few years, the City of Sundance has issued a free trash coupon to each of its utility customers. This coupon has offered citizens the opportunity to bring their trash to the city’s transfer station completely free of charge on a day of...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 21, 2022

Stats show unprecedented Wyoming death rates

The Vital Statistics Services division of the Wyoming Department of Health has released data showing that 2021 was a second year of unprecedented death rates in this state. However, there were also more births and marriages in Wyoming, and fewer...

 

Dr. Heith Waddell receives Advocate Award

Dr. Heith Waddell has been named the recipient of the 2022 American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Wyoming State Nurse Practitioner Advocate Award. This prestigious award is given annually to a dedicated NP advocate in each state who has...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 21, 2022

Movie nights coming to Sundance Square

With the blessing of the City of Sundance, summer movie nights are set to come to Sundance Square this June. The council has granted permission for the Sundance Chamber of Commerce to make use of the...

 

Bertha Mae Billings

Bertha Mae (Seeley) Billings, age 82, passed away April 13, 2022, at Monument Health in Rapid City, South Dakota, due to a lengthy illness, with her family by her side. Bertha was born to parents Carl and Alma Seeley on November 1, 1939, in... Full story

 

Bertha Mae Feeley

Bertha Mae (Kokesh) Feeley, beloved mother, Grandma, aunt and friend, was called home by our Lord Tuesday evening, April 12, 2022. She was just beginning her second century of life when He took her hand and, with an easy smile, walked side by side... Full story

 

Entries open for Crook County Rodeo Royalty Contest

Entries are now open for this year’s Crook County Rodeo Royalty Contest! Contestants must attend a Crook County School, or parent(s) must reside in Crook County. Contestant age requirements are 7-22 by January 1, 2022. Deadline for applications to...

 

Masonic Lodge to hold 'Widows Night'

The Sundance Masonic Lodge will be honoring our Masonic widows on Wed., Apr. 27, at 7 p.m. The evening will start with the widows ceremony, followed by a presentation by Reverend Stephen Christy about his trip to the Holy Land. This will be followed...

 

Correction:

In last week’s story, “County approves compensation policy”, it was noted that Crook County’s compensation policy was based on a pared down version of the Campbell County policy. It was later clarified that the policy was actually a version... Full story

 

Cards of Thanks

Thank You Town of Sundance. Thank you for your very generous support of our traveling bake sale on Good Friday. Bethel 7 Job’s Daughters Thank You Community of Sundance: I would like to thank all the people who came out on Saturday, April 2 and... Full story

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 21, 2022

Aladdin Water District addresses all concerns

A year ago, amid concern that the Aladdin Water District was failing to comply with its reporting requirements, the Crook County Commissioners considered the idea of dissolving it. After agreeing the changes that need to be made for the district to...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 21, 2022

ARPA request applications now available

Guidelines for public or private organizations wishing to request a portion of the American Rescue Plan Act money granted to Crook County are now available on the county website. After a public hearing, the county commissioners approved the proposed...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Apr. 4 – Five VIN checks. Two traffic stops. Animal complaint. Property damage. Suspicious circumstances. Theft report. Welfare check. EMS page. Apr. 5 – Three VIN checks. Paper service. Five traffic stops. Animal complaint. Assisted another...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Anatoliy Zhukovskiy, Kent, WA, 87/75, $120; Sandeep Thadiparthy, Overland Park, KS, 92/75, $145; Dena Reiff, Lake Preston, SD, 83/70, $125; John Pagcaliwagan, Minot, ND, 94/80, $130; Monica Haffner, Box Elder, SD, 105/80, $185; Spencer...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Family members sentenced for theft from contractor CHEYENNE (WNE) — Four members of a family were sentenced Wednesday afternoon in Laramie County District Court after they were accused of working together to steal from a local contractor. David...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, It was with great interest to read Hugh Thompson’s critique of my opinion about the rare earth mine and processing center being proposed for the Sundance and Upton areas respectively. Yes, the mine itself would only occupy about 250 ac...

 
 By Kim Heaster    News    April 21, 2022

This Week at Your Library

We are still doing curbside and in-town delivery if you would prefer not to come inside. We have numerous magazines available for a two-week checkout. HOUSE BEAUTIFUL MAGAZINE is an interior decorating magazine that focuses on decorating and the dome...

 

Public asked to report groups of dead birds

Wyoming Game & Fish has now detected cases of bird flu in wild birds within this state. Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI, commonly known as bird flu) was already known to be affecting back yard poultry in Wyoming. The national outbreak has...

 

Sundance seventh graders win Poppy Poster prizes

For many years, Sundance art teacher Tobi Miller has had all of her seventh-grade students participate in the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Unit 80 (Hulett and Sundance) poppy poster contest. The...

 

State champ

Wudzie Zaato from Sundance attended the W.A.W.A. (Wyoming Amateur Wrestling Association) State Championship Tournament April 14-16 with the Moorcroft Mat Masters. Wudzie competed in all three...

 

National Crime Victims' Rights Week April 24-30

The Crook County Attorney's Office Victim Witness Program commemorates National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 24-30, 2022. In commemoration of National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW), ribbons...

 

Enroll Wyoming offers free health insurance assistance

Many people don’t realize they currently qualify for comprehensive and affordable health insurance and could sign up today. Expanded benefits and cheaper costs can be found by connecting with Enroll Wyoming, a nonprofit that provides free...

 

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