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Articles from the April 27, 2023 edition


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  • Watch for lowball property offers

    Sarah Pridgeon|Apr 27, 2023

    If you own vacant property in Crook County, you may have received a letter from a real estate company offering to purchase it from you. County Assessor Dan Thomas shares a key piece of information about these letters: the price at which they offer to purchase your land is not based on information provided by his office. This is important for property owners to know because the price you are offered may be significantly lower than what your property would be appraised for. “Mailing addresses are public information,” he explains. “On our websi...

  • Up in lights

    Sarah Pridgeon|Apr 27, 2023

    Improvements to the county fairgrounds continue this year with two significant projects: a complete replacement of all lighting and an all-new show/sale ring. "We're doing a lighting enhancement project. It's all-new LED lights, exterior and interior in every building," says Facilities Maintenance Supervisor Larry Schommer of the first project. "All the incandescent, fluorescent lights are getting replaced." The project is funded through a Wyoming Department of Energy grant. The 'WyLight' grant...

  • A different kind of storm

    Sarah Pridgeon|Apr 27, 2023

    After a winter that brought seemingly endless blizzards, we'd be forgiven for feeling glum at news of yet another squall. Sunday, however, brought a different kind of storm to the northern portion of the United States – a much more beautiful one. In this area, columns of light pulsed and danced as the day dwindled towards midnight, moving upwards towards a vast swirl overhead. The colors may have been less vivid than for skywatchers further north, but the aurora borealis was very much visible t...

  • Season changes approved - with one exception

    Sarah Pridgeon|Apr 27, 2023

    Alterations to this year’s hunting seasons have now been approved by the Wyoming Game & Fish Commission, but with one important change to what was proposed. The general deer season will still be shortened, but a little less than expected. “Our rifle season, after the commission met, is going to be November 1 through November 17, so we still cut the weekend out but with an extra few days of wiggle room to play with,” says Sundance Game Warden Nate Holst. The commission met last week to consider the adjustments, which were proposed mainly in re...

  • Card of Thanks

    Apr 27, 2023

    Thank You A huge thank you to the Crook County Medical Services and EMS. On the night of March 31, I was brought into the ER by my most amazing wife, with severe chest pain and headache, not caused by her. I firmly believe that I am here today because of the knowledge, professionalism, attention to detail, expediency and concern for patient care. The initial critical care received at CCMSD EMS was crucial to the recovery that we can now enjoy. The EMS crew actually came to the ER to assist staff. It appeared to me that they had worked together... Full story

  • Martin R. Peterson

    Apr 27, 2023

    Martin R. Peterson, 85 of Sundance, Wyoming, passed away on April 22, 2023 in Gillette, Wyoming. Martin was born on April 12, 1937, 45 minutes after twin sister Mathilda at the Peterson ranch home in Weston County, Wyoming. His parents were Leonard and Harriett (Waters) Peterson. His elementary education was in county schools in the area. His freshman year of high school in Newcastle and completed high school at Sundance High School in 1955. He was a rancher his entire life, with his brother... Full story

  • Barbara Leila Redinger Macdonald

    Apr 27, 2023

    Barbara Leila Redinger Macdonald, 87, passed away April 22, 2023 in Spearfish, South Dakota. Barbara was born February 23, 1936 in Deadwood, South Dakota, to Paul W and Loretta I (Cook) Redinger. Barbara was baptized, confirmed and attended the Old Apostolic Lutheran church her entire life. Her faith in Jesus Christ as her Savior was very strong. Barbara graduated from Deadwood High School in 1953. She attended nursing school for a few months and then married William “Bill” Macdonald on June 6, 1954. She stayed home and raised her children unt... Full story

  • Roderick W. Hancock

    Apr 27, 2023

    Roderick W. Hancock, 85 of Sundance, Wyoming, formerly of Pine Haven, Wyoming, passed away on April 19, 2023, at the Crook County Memorial Hospital after receiving exceptional care from Sundance Assisted Care. Rod was born on June 28, 1937, to Walter and Ruth (Davis) Hancock in Twin Bridges, Montana and graduated from high school in 1955. On August 9, 1959, Rod was united in marriage to Mary Margareth Kaatz. In August of 1961, Rod joined the US Army and served until July of 1963. Following his... Full story

  • Veteran transportation available here

    Apr 27, 2023

    Veteran’s needing transportation to a VA appointment will now have a new option in Crook County. The DAV has provided a van to be used for area veterans. Although based in Sundance, it is hoped it will be available to serve veterans from across the county. The new service is available to take veterans to any VA scheduled appointment they may have and is not limited to the Ft. Meade facility. There is currently one volunteer driver for the service in Sundance but the organization would like to grow that number to 4-6 drivers in order to p...

  • Peek at the Past

    Apr 27, 2023

    1 Years Ago May 3, 1923 The Custer Battlefield Hiway was reported open the entire route Tuesday. The Carlile-Sundance section, the last to be freed of snow, has been dragged throughout and is in fair condition. The only bad stretch reported is between Whitewood and Sturgis. Lawrence Good has made another step into Sundance business circles, and is now proprietor of the Hotel Garage, formerly conducted by G.S. Riply. Lawrence will conduct the repair shop, run the livery barn and also keep up freight transportation business, and may be pretty...

  • Department of Health: don't let rabies sneak up on you

    Apr 27, 2023

    Seasonal animal activity is prompting the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) to issue a warning regarding the ongoing threat posed by rabies, a deadly but preventable disease. Any mammal, including humans, can get rabies; in Wyoming, bats and skunks are the primary sources and can spread rabies to people and pets by bites or scratches. Dr. Emily Curren, state public health veterinarian with WDH, said there have been three confirmed rabies cases so far this year in Sheridan County skunks. Last year, there were 14 confirmed cases of animal...

  • Watercraft changes made for 2023 at LAK Reservoir near Newcastle

    Apr 27, 2023

    The threat of an introduction of invasive aquatic species into LAK Reservoir near Newcastle is resulting in changes to recreational access at the site. As of April 1, 2023, motorized watercraft (including watercraft with electric motors) are not allowed on LAK Reservoir. Non-motorized watercraft that are hand-launched will still be allowed. In addition to these watercraft, the reservoir will remain open to anglers for shore and ice fishing. “Due to the discovery of invasive zebra mussels in Pactola Reservoir in South Dakota’s Black Hills in...

  • Crook County Sheriff's Office

    Apr 27, 2023

    Apr. 17 – Seven VIN checks. Three traffic stops. Traffic accident with damage. Animal complaint. Business check. Citizen assist. Three house watches. Information report. Motorist assist. Fingerprints for outside employment. Suspicious person. Wanted person. EMS page. Apr. 18 – Three VIN checks. Three traffic stops. Animal complaint. Citizen assist. Suspicious person. Theft report. Two EMS pages. Apr. 19 – Two VIN checks. Three paper services. Nine traffic stops. Traffic accident with injuries. Animal complaint. Burglary. Business checks. Found...

  • This Week at Your Library

    Carrie Riley|Apr 27, 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...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Apr 27, 2023

    Dear Editor, We won’t know the true scope of wildlife losses till the winter’s snow retreats. I am happy to see the Governor, wildlife biologists and sportsmen’s groups are already working to restore wildlife populations devastated by the perfect storm of a severe winter following years of extreme drought. As you can imagine, the winterkill animals have been a windfall for predators and their numbers are still strong. In the next couple of months, baby lambs, calves, deer and antelope fawns and elk calves will become the main source of food...

  • This Side of the Pond

    Sarah Pridgeon|Apr 27, 2023

    It turns out there is a limit to my parents’ patriotism. You could draft them for national service, you can tax them for the good of the republic, but a line must be drawn at fava beans. In fact, I’m not even going to share with you the kind of language that came out of my mother when I informed her that she’s going to have to eat some. The official dish of the Coronation of King Charles III has been announced and it contains – you guessed it – fava beans, along with tarragon and spinach....

  • Circuit Court

    Apr 27, 2023

    Speeding – Patrick Hasson, Spearfish, SD, 85/70, $135; William Such, Narragansett, RI, 97/80, $145 No Valid Driver’s License – Alexander H. Rounsaville, Gillette, WY, $150 No Valid Title, Registration, License Plates – Alexander H. Rounsaville, Gillette, WY, $150 Expired Temporary License Permit/Improper Registration – Clay J. Kraft, Gillette, WY, $135 No Auto Insurance – Clay J. Kraft, Gillette, WY, $555 Vehicle Off Road – Brittney S. Tutor, Gillette, WY, $250 Weight Over Permit Limits (4001-6000) – Matthew Carlson, Gillette, WY, $185 Proper...

  • School Warrants

    Apr 27, 2023

    Crook County School District No. 1 Notice is hereby given that the Crook County School District #1 Board of Trustees issued warrants for the following bills exceeding $500.00 at the regular meeting of the board held on APRIL 24TH, 2023 IN SUNDANCE, WYOMING. To Whom Paid Purpose of Expenditure Amount General Fund 21 ELECTRIC Building Repairs $1,577.75 21 ELECTRIC Projector Installation $32,290.00 307 MYSTERIES LLC Post Prom $600.00 A & B WELDING SUPPLY CO INC Supplies $511.90 A & B WELDING SUPPLY CO INC Supplies $3,222.15 ADP LEMCO INCORPORATED... Full story

  • Meeting

    Apr 27, 2023

    Notice of Annual Meeting Kara Circle and Windy Way Improvement & Service District A public meeting will be held at the Sundance State Bank Meeting Room 207 N. 2nd Street (North end of the Post Office Building), Sundance, Wyoming on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the budget, assessments and general business. One Directors position is vacant, and will be filled by appointment of the remaining Directors. District members may submit their name for consideration for the Director position to Nancy Brown at 307-281-0470. Publish April... Full story

  • Name Change

    Apr 27, 2023

    STATE OF WYOMING COUNTY OF CROOK IN THE DISTRICT COURT 6TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Civil Action Case No. 8949 IN THE MATTER OF THE CHANGE OF NAME OF Renee Amanda Schilling, Petitioner Notice of Publication You are hereby notified that a Petition For Change of Name, Civil Action No. 8949 has been filed on behalf of Renee Amanda Schilling in the Wyoming District Court for the 6th Judicial District, whose address is 309 Cleveland St., Sundance, WY 82729, the object and prayer of which is to change the name of the above-named person from Renee Amanda... Full story

  • PSC

    Apr 27, 2023

    PUBLIC NOTICE The Wyoming Public Service Commission (Commission) hereby gives notice of the Application of Powder River Energy Corporation’s (PRECorp or Cooperative) for authority to revise its rules and regulations to establish meter equipment clearance requirements to prevent interference with maintenance and testing activities, revise its non-industrial line extension policy to provide for the collection of costs incurred up to the point of cancellation, and revise its meter testing and verification program. 1. PRECorp is a public utility a... Full story

  • Bids

    Apr 27, 2023

    Public Notice Crook County Weed and Pest is accepting bids from commercial applicators for the following grants. Sundance Mountain, Green Mountain, State Lands, BLM Lands and Black Hills National Forest. Please have bids to the Weed and Pest by May 10, 2023 by 6:00 p.m. Publish: April 20, 27 and May 4, 2023... Full story

  • Name Change

    Apr 27, 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

  • Probate

    Apr 27, 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

  • Complaint

    Apr 27, 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

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