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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 22, 2021

Boards negotiate Hulett clinic lease

As a construction site on the outskirts of Hulett gradually takes on the recognizable form of a new clinic building, the full boards for Crook County’s medical services district and foundation came...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 22, 2021

County tops list of vaccine hesitant

The eleven most vaccine-hesitant counties in the nation are all located in Wyoming – and Crook County is one of them. This county has the highest percentage of residents who are hesitant about the virus in the nation at an estimated 32%, according... Full story

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 22, 2021

Neiman reflects on first session

Representative Chip Neiman isn’t sure he can explain how the 66th Wyoming Legislature differed to a normal year – one without unusual arrangements caused by a pandemic. “Everybody kept telling...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 22, 2021

Public Health works through waitlist

Crook County Public Health is now scheduling appointments for Moderna COVID-19 vaccines with any interested county resident, having already worked through the full waiting list. At this time, 1212 first doses and 938 second doses have been... Full story

 

Applications open for Country Junkin'

For the third time this June, county residents will have the opportunity to either sell their unwanted items, find new treasures – or both – during the countywide Country Junkin’ yard sale. Applications are available now if you would like to...

 

Better late than never

The snow may have waited until a little late in the season to fall, but that doesn’t make the moisture less welcome. Sunday evening saw significant snowfall, with the National Weather Service...

 

Elaine Gertrude Clark

Elaine Gertrude (Sorensen) Clark was born on Sunday, January 7, 1923, in Ravinia, South Dakota, but her birth certificate says Wagner, South Dakota. She passed away Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Crook County Medical Services in Sundance, Wyoming, at... Full story

 

Robert H. Queen

His horse is saddled, the cinches are tight, barn door closed, reins over the neck and foot into the stirrup. Sitting tall in the saddle with his hat pulled down tight, rope in hand, Robert H. Queen rides over the great divide with the Lord to... Full story

 

Correction: Mary Catherine Ruland

Donations in Mary’s memory may be made to Crook County Long Term Care or Crook County Senior Services.... Full story

 

Services: Elaine Waugh

Memorial Services for Elaine Waugh will be held Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 10 a.m. at the Civic Center in Hulett, Wyoming. Luncheon to follow.... Full story

 

Services: Larry Petersen

Larry Petersen of Pine Haven, WY, 80 years old, died February 6, 2021 after a short battle with cancer, at his daughter Dawn’s home in Sundance surrounded by his daughters and family. Memorial services will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May... Full story

 

Cards of Thanks

Our Thanks Thank you to all our family, friends and neighbors for the cards and calls and for being so wonderful at the funeral service for my sister Mae Neiman. I love and appreciate you all. Winnie Bush Our Thanks Crook County Public Health would...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 22, 2021

Energy, meat processing bills clear governor's desk

Though the 66th Legislative Session has come to an end, bills continue to pass across the desk of Governor Mark Gordon for his signature. Over the last week, the governor has signed several bills, including three that support the energy sector. House...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 22, 2021

Emergency FCC benefit aims to get low-income households connected

A new emergency benefit recently launched by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is a chance for Wyoming residents to get connected to the internet – and get your hands on devices to do so, if you don’t have one available. The benefit...

 

Lummis staff to hold remote office hours in Crook County

Staff for U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming will hold remote office hours in Sundance, Moorcroft and Hulett to meet with constituents. Statewide Policy Advisor/Field Representative, Tyler Lindholm, will be available to meet with residents...

 

Dear NP

Dear NP, “I have an 18-month-old who continually gets ear infections. Can you explain what causes some children to be more prone to ear infections than others? Is there anything I can do to help...

 

This Side of the Pond

On an island in the Pacific, surrounded by jungle, the tribespeople are in mourning. Clad in traditional garb and still linked to the cultural rituals that have always shaped their way of life, the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 22, 2021

Hulett couple charged with child endangerment

Rachel Westover and Zachariah Warnock face charges of child endangerment after allegedly admitting to a police officer that they had used methamphetamine in the presence of minor children. On April 12, a Hulett police officer was contacted by a...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 22, 2021

Gillette man sentenced on possession charges

Gillette resident Milford Hiebert has received a suspended sentence on possession charges after evidence of marijuana use was found in his vehicle during a traffic stop for speeding. In April, 2020, a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper observed a...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 22, 2021

Gillette man sentenced for possession of meth

A Gillette man has been given a suspended sentence on charges of possession after allegedly acting strangely at a Keyhole State Park campsite last fall. A State Parks Ranger was dispatched to a campsite to reports of a male who was acting as though...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Benjamin W. Phillips, Sheridan, 75/65, $105; Richard Pearson, ID, 87/75, $120; (truck) – Edward Wood, SC, 60/45, $430 Fail to Drive Vehicle Within Single Lane – Melissa Ramirez, Casper, $90 No Auto Insurance – Kyle Fowler, MN,...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

April 12 – Five VIN checks. Paper service. Four traffic stops. Fingerprints. Assisted Hulett Police. Two arrests. Two booked into jail. EMS page. April 13 – Six VIN checks. Paper service. Five traffic stops. Motorist assist. K-9 training....

 
 By Greg Johnson    News    April 22, 2021

Carbon XPrize winners announced

GILLETTE – A pair of projects that promise to revolutionize the construction industry while helping solve the world’s carbon dioxide emissions problem has won the top awards in the NRG COSIA Carbon XPrize. CarbonBuilt, a team from UCLA led by...

 
 By Mike Koshmrl    News    April 22, 2021

Shed season, winter closure ending align in '21

JACKSON — Federal and state agencies have sorted out discombobulation that led to an awfully confusing 2020 onset to the popular antler gathering season in western Wyoming. When May 1 strikes in 2021, there’s one time to keep in mind: 6 a.m....

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Cheyenne man sent to prison for threatening woman with crossbow CHEYENNE (WNE) – A man was sentenced Thursday in Laramie County District Court to three to five years in prison for threatening a woman with a crossbow and injuring a police officer. B...

 

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