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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 13, 2021

Café coming down

When the Coders purchased local eatery higbee’s, the plan was to renovate and reopen as swiftly as possible. Unfortunately, the Sundance City Council heard last week, it has proven impossible to...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 13, 2021

Foundation refuses to donate clinic

The Crook County Medical Foundation Board has refused a request to hand over the new clinic building in Hulett to Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) once construction has been paid off. Instead, the foundation says it intends to open up...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 13, 2021

Rest areas to re-open

Sundance and Moorcroft will see their rest areas re-open for the 2021 tourist season, and possibly beyond. In a press release, Wyoming Office of Tourism Executive Director Diane Shober described them as valuable tourism tools. “With the summer seas...


Local attractions opening this weekend

Devils Tower National Monument has announced that the Belle Fourche River Campground and picnic area will be opening on May 15. Cook Lake will also be opening for both camping and day use on May 14....

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 13, 2021

City still considering the future of recycling

After taking a month to consider the future of recycling in the City of Sundance, Public Works Director Mac Erickson does not yet feel he’s ready to make the right decision. What to do about glass has now been included in the overall question of...


Richard R. "Dickie" Proctor

Our father, Richard R. “Dickie” Proctor, left his earthly home on May 6, 2021, in Sundance after multiple times sharing this sentiment with his family: “I’m 91. I’ve lived a GOOD life. I’m ready to go.” Even though we are very saddened... Full story


Lee Edward Tromble

Lee Edward Tromble, 82, of Sundance, Wyoming, entered into his Savior’s presence on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, in Sundance. Lee was born in Seeley, Wyoming, on January 21, 1939. His parents, Thea and Viva Tromble, homesteaded in Seeley. Lee, a very... Full story


Service: John "Jack" Pridgeon

Memorial Services for John “Jack” Pridgeon of Beulah, Wyoming, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at the Presbyterian Church in Moorcroft, Wyoming. Lunch will be served, and fellowship will follow the funeral in the... Full story

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 13, 2021

Commissioners oppose Biden's land conservation plan

Concerned that President Joe Biden’s new land conservation initiative could cause “dramatic and irreversible harm” in this area, the county commissioners are preparing a resolution to oppose it. A public meeting has been scheduled to allow...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 13, 2021

Council considers zoning ordinance changes

The Sundance Council is almost ready to institute franchise fees within city limits for utility companies that wish to make use of city rights-of-way. The agreements are ready to be sent out, said City Attorney Mark Hughes at Tuesday’s regular...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 13, 2021

County in need of volunteer board members

Several boards that serve Crook County are in need of volunteers to fill seats as the terms of current members come to an end. The county commissioners strongly encourage members of the community to consider offering their service. If you would like...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    Opinion    May 13, 2021

This Side of the Pond

Reassuring news from across the pond: the United Kingdom will not be collapsing at this time. The number of large black corvids housed at the Tower of London is no longer in danger of falling below...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 13, 2021

County socioeconomic study begins

The county commissioners have approved an agreement with consulting firm DJ&A to begin work on a socioeconomic study that focuses on the impact of natural resources on the health of Crook County. The study will be added to the current natural...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 13, 2021

No vaccine passports for Wyoming, says governor

Vaccine passports are unlikely to become a requirement here in Wyoming after Governor Mark Gordon signed a directive last week that says state agencies, boards and commissions are not allowed to require them to access state spaces and services.... Full story

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 13, 2021

Vape signage coming to city parks

At the request of Crook County Prevention Specialist Katie Allen, signage within the ballparks and municipal park spaces in Sundance will soon be getting an update. The current signs, she told the council last week, are a little behind the times....


Crook County Sheriff

May 3 – Five EMS pages. Three fire pages. Fire call. Four traffic stops. Assisted other agency. Five VIN checks. Theft report. Two sets fingerprints. Courtesy ride. Traffic complaint. House watch. Business checks. May 4 – Five traffic stops. Dog...


Circuit Court

Speeding – Anthony T. Fulciniti, Pine Haven, 85/75, $105; Zachariah Wilcox, Gillette, 88/80, $101; Ginger Hazelbaker, SD, 50/45, $65; Derek F. Smith, Hulett, 79/65, $130; Kuwaaupe F. Morris, 86/80, $82; Juanita Mendoza Moreno, Gillette, 85/75, $105...


Wyoming News Briefs

Man who threatened trailer park manager with a gun pleads no contest CHEYENNE (WNE) – A man accused of threatening a trailer park manager with a gun was arraigned Thursday in Laramie County District Court. Rudy Michael Delarosa pleaded no contest...

 By Kim Heaster    News    May 13, 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...


Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago May 12, 1921 The formal opening of the Crook County Red Cross library took place Saturday, when the general public was invited to the use of the choice selection of volumes which comprise the library at present. The classifying and arra...


Rodeo Royalty applications being accepted

Applications are now being accepted for Crook County Rodeo Royalty. Contestants are judged on horsemanship, knowledge and appearance. Buckles and several prizes are awarded to each age division and the queen will also receive a saddle and $1000...


Crook County Farm Bureau Federation announces 2021 scholarship winners

The Crook County Farm Bureau Federation has selected the winners for three scholarships for 2021. This year’s winners are Dalton Butler, Joseph Kennah and FaithHoney Anderson. In first place, Dalton Butler was selected to receive a $1500...


Strata Energy extends deadline for student scholarships

Strata Energy, Inc. has extended the deadline for Crook County high school graduates to apply for Strata’s Community Energy and Opportunity scholarships. Strata scholarships are available to students graduating from a Crook County high school or...

 By Rebecca Maupin    Sports    May 13, 2021

Bulldogs host track meet

In the final week of the regular season for track, the Bulldogs competed against eight teams at their home invitational on Friday. The Bulldogs added state qualifiers in two more events as the 1600m...


Davis graduates with honors

Zachary Davis graduated with International Honors during the Black Hills State University commencement ceremony on Sat., May 8. During the ceremony for the College of Business and Natural Sciences, Davis was granted a degree in chemistry and a...


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