Articles from the May 6, 2021 edition

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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 6, 2021

Busy year so far for local business

Construction, moving trucks and for sale signs illustrate what a busy year this has been so far for the business community in Sundance and the surrounding area. Renovations are being made to...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

Healthy attendance

Recognizing a familiar date on the local calendar, members of the community headed to the Sundance High School gym on Saturday to collect the results of their blood draws and browse booths during the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 6, 2021

Multiple factors cited in fatal crash

A fatal vehicle crash on the intestate east of Sundance claimed the life of a Rapid City resident last Wednesday. The incident took place in the morning and involved a single SUV. According to reports from Wyoming Highway Patrol, the crash took...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 6, 2021

Museum opens in Old Stoney

The big day has finally arrived. After years of effort to refurbish Old Stoney and bring new life to the historic school building, the Crook County Museum has reopened to the public on the ground...

 

Teacher of the year revealed

Crook County School District has announced that this year’s recipient of its Teacher of the Year award will be Mrs. Tina Inghram, second grade. Inghram has spent a quarter of a century educating...

 

Rod Owen DeCent

Rod Owen DeCent, age 57, passed away peacefully May 1, 2021, with his wife and family by his side. Rod was born May 13, 1963, in Aurora, Minnesota, to Allan “Doc” and Priscilla DeCent. He grew up in Embarrass, Minnesota, and graduated from J. F.... Full story

 

Engagement

Bob and Bonnie Queen proudly announce the engagement and coming wedding of their daughter, BobbiJo to Matthew Rodriguez of Spearfish, South Dakota. Matt is the son of Angel Rodriguez of Spearfish and Eddie Rodriguez of LaPuente, California. A May,...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

County outstrips state average in population growth

According to the results of last year’s national census, performed by the United States Census Bureau, the population of Crook County has grown by 7.1% over the last decade. This is a faster rate of growth than the 6.3% average for the United...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

Names sought for County War Memorial

The Crook County War Memorial Committee is seeking names to be added to the Crook County War Memorial this fall. Please submit names, along with a copy of the veterans DD Form 214, by July 16. In order for a name to be engraved on the War Memorial,...

 
 By Kim Heaster    News    May 6, 2021

This Week at Your Library

The library will be closed on Monday, May 31, for Memorial Day. We are still doing curbside and delivery if you would prefer not to come inside. The statewide mask mandate has ended, but if you want to wear a mask in the library, we have masks...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 6, 2021

Crook least vaccinated county in Wyoming

Wyoming’s remaining public health orders have been extended for another two weeks, according to a press release from the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). Valid until May 16, the orders continue the mask use and physical distancing requirements... Full story

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 6, 2021

Fraud alert follows health department data leak

The health information of thousands of state residents was mistakenly exposed earlier this year, according to announcement from the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). The department is now warning about fraudulent calls from people falsely claiming...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

Crook County participates in National Prevention Week

National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness and action around substance use prevention and the promotion of positive mental health. This year, this national initiative, sponsored by the Substance...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

Crook County Sheriff's Office

April 26 – Three traffic stops. Welfare check. Civil assist. Nine VIN checks. Alarm. Traffic hazard. Fingerprints. Suspicious vehicle. Business checks. Assist Game and Fish. Public relations. April 27 – Two EMS pages. Ten VIN checks. Theft. Two...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

Circuit Court

Speeding – David L. Elliott, Moorcroft, 68/45, $175; Troy Homme, MN, 89/80, $103; Elbert Marbury, LA, 88/70, $135; Trevor Roberson, MO, 80/75, $15; Jennifer Mickelson, SD, 81/75, $97; Weston Straight, Gillette, 91/75, $140; Derek F. Smith, Hulett,...

 
 By Jillian Balow    Opinion    May 6, 2021

Balow: Time for a comprehensive plan

I grew up watching westerns with the likes of Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and John Wayne. Predictable endings – good guys riding off into the sunset after saving the town – never spoiled the action or suspense of the movie.  Wyoming hoped for the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Opinion    May 6, 2021

This Side of the Pond

When a scandal comes along, one expects it to involve some combination of sex, drugs, gambling and alcohol, maybe a murder or three. Without those juicy elements, what’s the use in having one at...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 6, 2021

County escapes worst of tourism drop

t’s no surprise that 2020 was a challenging year for the tourism industry across the nation. Wyoming, however, fared better than most places, according to a report the Wyoming Office of Tourism, and Crook was one of the least impacted counties in...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 6, 2021

Financial support available for restaurants and bars

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has launched a program to support restaurants and bars that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated restrictions. Applications opened on Monday for the program, which makes use of...

 
 By Greg Johnson    News    May 6, 2021

ITC in Gillette chosen for $52M CO2 capture project

GILLETTE – Less than two weeks removed from announcing the winners of the NRG COSIA Carbon XPrize, the Integrated Test Center is at the center of another large, high-profile carbon capture project. Gov. Mark Gordon announced Friday afternoon that...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

Wyoming News Briefs

Wyoming gas prices tick up again CHEYENNE (WNE) — Wyoming gas prices have risen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.90 per gallon as of Monday, according to GasBuddy.com’s daily survey of 494 stations in Wyoming. Gas prices in...

 
 By Rebecca Maupin    Sports    May 6, 2021

Busy golf week

The Sundance Golf team hosted their triangular this past week as Lusk and Upton ventured their way up to compete against the Bulldogs golfers. Three Lady Bulldogs placed in the top five of the girls...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

Local students perform well at Bandmasters contest

These piano and vocal students of Janet Lake participated in the virtual South Dakota Bandmasters Music Contest in March and brought home Superior (I) and Excellent (II) ratings. Left to right: Ali...

 
 By Rebecca Maupin    Sports    May 6, 2021

Great showings for Bulldogs at two track meets

The Bulldog runners had a busy week last week participating in two track meets. Travelling to Belle Fourche on Tuesday, the Hofland sisters took top honors in the disc and shot competitions as Hunter...

 

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