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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 30, 2020

First steps taken for new hospital

The tentative first steps have been taken to secure a new hospital for Crook County that will replace the aging building in Sundance, using funding taken from the $1.25 billion allocated to Wyoming through the CARES Act. According to Representative...


Schools will only partially reopen

Most kids won’t be returning to class during this school year, but Crook County School District (CCSD) is developing plans to make sure those students who are struggling receive the attention they... Full story


State prepares to open for business

One step at a time – that’s how Wyoming will get back to normal, says Governor Mark Gordon, after weeks of self-isolation and restrictions on everyday life. The pandemic is not over, he stressed during a press conference, but efforts will be... Full story

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 30, 2020

Deluxe Harley to unveil new premises

The coming of spring always heralds the return of motorcycles to Wyoming’s roads, and Crook County’s local service center is aiming to be open in time to welcome them. But this year, rather than...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 30, 2020

County lags behind in census responses

Wyoming is lagging behind the rest of the nation in responding to the 2020 Census, with just 44.4% of households logged so far compared to a national total of 53.2%, which is more than 75 million households. In Crook County, the numbers are lower...


Doubling your money

To date, the Gift Card Promo brought to this community by the Sundance Chamber of Commerce has raised over $9300. Actually, says Andy Miller of Sundance State Bank, where the totals are being tallied, you could consider the fundraiser to have been... Full story


Sharon Mae (Miller) Kanode

Sharon Mae (Miller) Kanode, 81 of Moorcroft, Wyoming, passed away after a long illness on April 22, 2020, at the ranch, surrounded by her husband and children. Sharon was born on September 16, 1938, to Aubry Raymond Miller and Velda Bernice (Penn)... Full story


Janet Supon Kingsbury

Janet “Jan” Supon Kingsbury passed away on Friday, April 17, 2020, at home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, surrounded by members of her family. Jan was born in December 1943, in Kimball, Nebraska, to parents, Frank and Lucyellen Supon. Jan was raised... Full story



Upended. This describes our education system today, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Or does it? What we have come to value and measure in education policy – assessments, accountability and student seat time – were immediately ditched in the face of...


Letter to the Editor

With the advent of the COVID 19 virus, those unfamiliar with the workings of the beef industry were shocked to learn that Beef Packers were charging large increases for boxed beef and that at the same time had dropped the prices they were paying for...


This Side of the Pond

Despite the best efforts of the toilet paper hoarders, to the best of my knowledge we’ve managed to avoid any real danger of food shortages here in the county. Our supermarkets have done a sterling...



These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 During the past month I have come across several items that help process not...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    April 30, 2020

Serving and protecting during turbulent times

How do you protect and serve a community in lockdown? At a time when life has changed for everyone, a shift at Crook County Sheriff’s Office may look different, but the objective remains the same. Certain crimes have become more common, such as... Full story


"Downright fraudulent"

The first antibody tests have begun to appear on the market, both to purchase online and through a few providers in this region. But are they worth taking, this early in the game? The answer is no, according to both state health officer Dr. Alexia... Full story


Cards of Thanks

Our Thanks On behalf of the Sundance, Moorcroft and Hulett Food Pantries I would like to thank all the people and businesses of Crook County for your recent generous donations of food and money. There has been an increased need for help in Crook...


Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times April 28, 1920 The trial of John Cordillo on the charge of killing Frank Jennings near Laramie last September while in the employ of the state prohibition commissioner’s office, was to have started at Cheyenne yesterday....


This Week at Your Library

Due to concerns over COVID-19 and for the safety and well-being of our communities, the Crook County commissioners have closed county facilities until further notice. Even though the doors are closed at the county libraries, library staff will still...


Sundance Police Department

Apr. 18 – House watch and business checks. Stray dog report; owner located and dog retrieved. Three traffic stops. Apr. 19 – House watch and business checks. Stray dog report; owner located. Assisted EMS. Traffic stop. Apr. 20 – House watch...


Circuit Court

Speeding – Emily Joy Hepker Moorcroft, 82/70, $105; John C. Seeger, Wright, 85/80, $15; Carlos F. Beltran, CO, 85/75, $90; Lucy S. Halperin, WA, 91/75, $125; Andrew J. Gilbertson, MN, 89/80, $88; Wilver I. Godines Sabala, ND, 74/45, $190; Dustin...


Experience the outdoors with Expo at Home

To keep kids and families wild about wildlife and Wyoming’s outdoor resources, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and conservation partners are bringing the outdoors inside. This month, anyone can learn about the outdoors, wildlife and fish with...


Fireworks show

The Gines family — including Landon and Sarah Gines and their children Carter and Hailey — watch a display during a demonstration of class-C fireworks available to the general public, sold by...


Cool cars cruise to counter coronavirus blues

GILLETTE — The rumble of American muscle echoed off the storefronts of Gillette Avenue as lines of cool, classic cars and modern-day marvels cruised around the downtown district during the early evening hours Friday. It was an effort to get cars... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs

Former worker sues fracking company CHEYENNE (WNE) – A man who had his leg damaged in a fracking accident is suing the president and safety manager of a hydraulic fracturing company, along with the company that provides the fracking equipment, for...


Wyoming's coronavirus count tops 400; park campgrounds to open in May

State residents will be allowed to camp at state parks beginning in mid-May as part of the gradual reopening of businesses and services closed in March to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Gov. Mark Gordon on Wednesday announced that state park... Full story


Wyoming's coronavirus count to 415; state preps for easing of restrictions

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Wyoming grew by 11 to total 415 on Thursday as state residents began preparing for the easing of restrictions imposed on some businesses in March to prevent the spread of the illness. New statewide health... Full story


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