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DeMaris Ann Middleton

DeMaris Ann (Doyle) Middleton passed away with family around her on May 4, 2019, at the Crook County Hospital in Sundance, Wyoming. DeMaris was born July 19, 1941, in Rapid City, South Dakota, to Robert and Iris (Howie) Doyle, the eighth out of 11... Full story


Freida Wilma Dent

Freida Wilma Dent, 94, was granted her angel wings on April 19, 2019, at the Crook County Medical Facility after complications from a surgery on March 12, 2019. Freida was born September 26, 1924, to Olga T (Gall) Gali and Anton Gali in Powder River... Full story


Nancy A. Powell

Nancy A. Powell, 97 of Spearfish, South Dakota, passed away on April 30, 2019 at Regional Health Senior Care in Sturgis. She was born to John and Maude Garhart on March 23, 1922 in Denver, Colorado. Growing up in Spearfish, she graduated from Spearfi... Full story


Dorothy "Dottie" Soule

Dorothy “Dottie” (Dennis, Fall) Soule, 82 years old, of Gillette, Wyoming, passed away peacefully at the Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center, after a short battle with cancer, with family by her side on Wednesday May 1, 2019. She was born... Full story


Getting smart but acting foolishly: there is a solution

By Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director of the National Federation of State High School Associations and Ron Laird, Commissioner of the Wyoming High School Activities Association We communicate on smart phones, drive smart cars, make purchases using...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    Opinion    May 9, 2019

This Side of the Pond

My home town is abuzz with excitement to welcome a new eatery just in time for summer. Considering the town center is littered with fish and chip shops, kebab joints and burger takeouts, you...


Boys take first at Wright and Lusk

The Sundance-Hulett boys golf team came out on top at the Wright Spring Invitational last Friday. The girls team took second place. Individually, Gage Leveque tied for fourth and Logan Kromarek tied...

 By Rebecca Maupin    Sports    May 9, 2019

SHS hosts Bulldog Invite

The Sundance track and field team hosted the Bulldog Invite on Friday in Sundance and fared well in many of the events. The Bulldog boys had four different athletes place in the top three for the...


SHS at Wyoming Art Symposium

Sundance Students bringing home awards at the recent Wyoming Art Symposium. Results were printed in last week's paper. (Photos courtesy Tobi Miller)...


Harper Memorial Scholarship winners announced

The Harper Memorial Scholarship committee is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 scholarship recipients. The Orville D. Harper Revocable Trust and the Wanda J. Harper Revocable Trust established this scholarship fund, for which Crook County School Dist...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    Outdoors    May 9, 2019

"Camp Wild" registrations still open

The deadline to sign up your kids for Camp Wild day camps this June has been extended because there are still plenty of places left to fill. The Game & Fish youth summer camp will be held in...


Public surveys underway on Black Hills National Forest

The public will encounter contract employees working on the Black Hills National Forest in developed and dispersed recreation sites and along forest service roads. They will be out in all types of weather conditions, wearing bright orange vests and...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 9, 2019

Johnson trial begins

The trial of Jessie Johnson began as scheduled on Monday morning for charges related to the death of local man Doug Haar. Contrary to concerns expressed by defense attorney Don Fuller that it might not be possible, given the limited population in...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    Sports    May 9, 2019

Guardians of the flame

Guardians of the Flame ran proudly through town on Thursday morning carrying the Special Olympics torch on its way through Crook County. The Flame of Hope started out in Hulett before moving on to...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 9, 2019

Emergency department tops state rankings

When the state's surveyors ask you to speak at a national conference to teach other small hospitals how to emulate your emergency department, it's a good sign your efforts are bearing fruit. "Five...

 News    May 9, 2019

Bringing down the house

A Timberline Services crew made short work of taking down - and cleaning up - the old buildings on the lot at the intersection of 8th and Main streets. The lot will reportedly be home to a new residence in the future....

 By Sarah Pridgeon    Outdoors    May 9, 2019

Turkey hunter suffers gunshot wound

A hunting expedition narrowly avoided tragedy at the weekend when a young member of the party struck his grandfather with a bullet intended for a turkey. According to reports from the Crook County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched on May 4...

 News    May 9, 2019

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times May 7, 1919 The caucus called by Mr. Roberts to be held at the city hall last Saturday evening for the nomination of candidates for city officers resulted in the nomination of M.C. Roberts for mayor, W.J. Williamson, D.W....

 News    May 9, 2019

Library hosts "Yellowstone Horse Ranger" program

Crook County Library will host the program “Yellowstone Horse Ranger” by Bob Richard on Friday, May 17 at 7 p.m. in the library meeting room in Sundance. The program is free and open to the public. With the question “Young man, can you ride a...

 News    May 9, 2019

This Week at Your Library

We have a large paper shredder available for public use. Call the library at 283-1008 to schedule a time to come in and shred away! Library Programming: STORYTIME: Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. May’s themes: “Dance/Music/Motion”, “In the...

 News    May 9, 2019

Wyoming News Briefs

Police shoot man after high-speed chase through downtown Cheyenne CHEYENNE (WNE) — A high-speed chase through downtown Cheyenne that included multiple shots fired at pursuing officers ended Friday evening with the driver being shot and taken to...

 News    May 9, 2019

School to host active shooter drill

The Crook County Sheriff’s Office would like to make the public aware that it will be partnering with Sundance High School to conduct an active shooter drill on May 16. This will be the first practical ALICE drill, a culmination of the last few...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 9, 2019

Minnesota woman faces drug charges

A Minnesota woman faces two felony charges of possession after the person she was traveling with called law enforcement when she became upset at an interstate parking area and asked to be left behind. On April 5, a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper was...

 News    May 9, 2019

Circuit Court

Speeding – Antonio A. Souza, Brazil, 75/65, $125; Jane S. Materi, Upton, 82/70, $105; Robert C. Scull, SD, 86/75, $100; Anthony Thomas Jay Delfino, Moorcroft, 85/75, $90; Mark W. Wold, ND, 78/70, $86; Michael T. Divis, Gillette, 90/80, $90; Lars...

 News    May 9, 2019

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Apr. 29 – Five VIN checks. Detention Deputy booked in subject arrested by Wyoming Highway Patrol on Campbell County warrant. Detention Deputy did fingerprints for outside employment. Detention Deputy booked in subject brought over from Court. Apr....


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