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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 23, 2020

CCMSD severs ties with management company

Claiming that there is no longer rapport between Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) and Health Management Services (HMS), the Board of Trustees announced last week that it will sever the relationship with its management company. At a...


School districts decide to close buildings for rest of year; Wyoming coronavirus case count to 389

School districts across Wyoming are making the decision to leave their buildings closed for the remainder of the school year. The decisions by school officials in communities including Pine Bluffs, Casper and Powell come as the number of confirmed... Full story


Seventh coronavirus death reported

An older Teton County man has died as a result of the coronavirus, bringing to seven the number of Wyoming residents whose deaths have been linked to the illness. The Wyoming Department of Health announced the death Wednesday night, a few hours... Full story


Wyoming coronavirus cases to 370; Legislature drafts special session bills

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Wyoming increased by 21 over the weekend, with 17 of the new cases coming from Fremont County. The Wyoming Department of Health, in its daily coronavirus update, reported the state had 370 confirmed cases...


Governor Gordon unveils plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Mark Gordon has unveiled a plan to transition Wyoming to a new phase of COVID-19 response. The plan creates a pathway to ease restrictions, recover businesses and resume some activities. The phased approach will be driven... Full story


When opportunity knocks

After taking a few days to think about it, the Board of Trustees has decided to offer support to the efforts of Senator Ogden Driskill and Representative Tyler Lindholm to secure a new hospital for Crook County Medical Services District. The... Full story


Pandemic restrictions will continue until end of month

With the peak of the pandemic expected to arrive in early May, Governor Mark Gordon has reminded the public that it’s vital to stay the course. Wyoming is lagging behind the rest of the world in terms of its COVID-19 timeline, he said last week.... Full story


Sundance State Bank secures $4.6 million in loans for local businesses

Government was not designed to operate at speed. When the federal government announced the CARES Act, and the new and unprecedented programs that would need to be introduced, it ultimately fell to... Full story


Getting a makeover

When the Sundance community emerges from self-isolation, something may look different downtown. City Hall will have taken on a new look as contractors Rosencranz Construction (representatives...


Ross John Garman

Ross John Garman, 58, of Sundance, Wyoming passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 12, 2020, 20:20 at Crook County Memorial Hospital in Sundance with his four daughters and wife gathered around him when Jesus unexpectedly called him home. Ross was... Full story


Spring leak

JW Services works on a water leak near Park Street on Tuesday morning. The old line has been problematic for some time, says Public Works Director Mac Erickson, but the hope was to complete the...


Nancy Jane Reinecke Julian

Nancy Jane Reinecke Julian passed away on April 16, 2020. Her illness was brief, and she passed in peace. Nancy was an avid explorer, artist, SCUBA diver, philanthropist, chef and family woman who fostered strong values and cultivated the passions... Full story


Nadine Lena Miller Fidler

Nadine Lena Miller Fidler, 90, of Spearfish, South Dakota, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2020, at Monument Health Spearfish Hospital after a battle with cancer. Born August 17, 1929, in McCook, Nebraska, to Charles Jr. and Francis (Shook)... Full story


Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, According to the Sundance Times, Senator Driskill and Representative Lindholm presented an idea to Crook County Medical Services District Board, (CCMSDB), to secure $45 million dollars for a new hospital building from the CARES Act. Acco...


This Side of the Pond

Week 354 of self-isolation and, I don’t know about you, but the tales of love and support between neighbors across the globe are still doing a sterling job of keeping me grounded. But there’s one...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 23, 2020

Concerned over shutdown, hospital board takes over finances

The Board of Trustees have been concerned about cashflow within Crook County Medical Services District; with many patient visits postponed, the hospital and clinic has seen much reduced traffic over the last few weeks. But though the board did...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 23, 2020

Dems choose Biden as presidential nominee

Crook County’s choice of Joe Biden as its Democratic nomination for president was largely in line with the overall result from the Wyoming 2020 Presidential Preference Primary on Saturday. Held entirely by write-in vote due to the current...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 23, 2020

Steering committee appointed for natural resource plan

In mid-March, Jackson-based Y2 Consultants put out a call on behalf of the Crook County Commissioners for volunteers to serve on a steering committee that will assist in creating a natural resource management plan for the county. The commissioners...


WSGS provides branding recommendations

With branding season set to begin soon across the region, questions over how to safely accomplish the annual chore while adhering to state directives on social distance have begun to crop up. In an effort to provide guidance, the Wyoming Stock...


WYDOT utilizing federal funding to replace county bridges

The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) recently completed the installation of a new bridge over Arch Creek on County Road 179 in Crook County. This structure, in addition to the Belle...


Sundance Police Department

Apr. 11 – House watch and business checks. Officers responded to silent alarm; building found to be secure. Four traffic stops. Apr. 12 – House watch and business checks. Traffic stop. Apr. 13 – House watch and business checks. Officer...


Crook County Sheriff's Office

Apr. 13 – Two VIN checks. Coroner call. Apr. 14 – Animal carcass removal. Two motorist assists. Suspicious circumstances. Welfare check. Search and rescue. Fire department page. EMS page. Prisoner transport. Apr. 15 – Traffic complaint. Paper...


Circuit Court

Speeding – Anthony J. Palmeri, TX, 90/70, $145; Orlando Oliverez, NV, 89/75, $115; Keenan James Oby, Upton, 91/80, $100; Richard N. Walsh, CT, 86/75, $100; Sarah E. Crawford, Sundance, 97/75, $155; Tamir Nemekhbayar, CO, 85/70, $120 Fail to Drive...

 By Isabella Alves    News    April 23, 2020

Stroke, heart attack patients not seeking timely care

CHEYENNE - Nationwide, there’s been a decrease in the number of people seeking timely treatment for heart attacks and strokes, and the trend is being seen locally at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. There’s about a 40% reduction in stroke and...


Shooting the coronavirus life at home

DOUGLAS — In a movement expanding all across the nation, photographers are picking up their cameras and families are stepping outside to pose for photos to document this time in history during the... Full story


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