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Articles from the May 18, 2023 edition

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  • Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame inductees announced

    Sarah Pridgeon|May 18, 2023

    Two Crook County natives are to be honored this year with an induction into the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame. Jeff Garman and Wallace Canfield have been named to the Class of 2023. The Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame (WCHF) seeks out and celebrates the men and women who introduced this state to its ranching heritage, honoring the cowboys and ranchers who helped to break those first trails. This year, 25 more nominations have been added to the prestigious list. Alongside Crook County’s two honorees, the Region 1 class includes Marion Scott of G...

  • Tree Farmer of the Year

    May 18, 2023

    Crook County's Mike Frey has been named the 2023 Tree Farmer of the Year by Wyoming State Forestry. Frey has been the owner of the Moskee Land Corp property for close to twenty years now. Owning timbered ground comes with its own set of challenges, as he has learned throughout his ownership. His management tasks have spread from monitoring the timber harvests to thinning out the dog hair stands and everything in between. These in-between tasks included battling beetle infestations, reducing the...

  • Everyone survives

    Sarah Pridgeon|May 18, 2023

    The traditional way of thinking when it comes to mass shootings is that the person holding the gun needs to be stopped as quickly as possible, by whatever means necessary. In recent years, Crook County Sheriff's Office has placed its faith in the opposite approach, pioneering a way of thinking that shifts focus onto the individuals in the path of that gun and gives them the tools to protect themselves. "It's empowering the kids and the teachers to do things by themselves – not wait on law e...

  • Mathilda Mae Grubb

    May 18, 2023

    Mathilda Mae (Peterson) Grubb, 86 of rural Sundance, Wyoming, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2023 in Newcastle, Wyoming. Mathilda was born on April 12, 1937, at the Peterson Ranch in Weston County to Leonard and Harriett (Waters) Peterson, 45 minutes ahead of her twin brother Martin. She obtained her elementary education at local country schools, attended Newcastle High School her freshman year and finished school at Sundance High School, graduating in 1955. While employed at the Sundance State Ban... Full story

  • Service: Larry Fowlkes

    May 18, 2023

    A Celebration of Life for Larry Fowlkes (October 19, 1957-November 18, 2022) will be held at 1 p.m. on May 27, 2023 at 45 Peaceful Valley Road, Aladdin, Wyoming. A meal will be served following the service. Side dishes and desserts are welcome, but not required. Please call 290-2065 with any questions.... Full story

  • Art students excel at State

    May 18, 2023

    The 55th annual Wyoming State Art Symposium was held April 19-21 at the Ford Wyoming Center in Casper. Over 4200 pieces of student artwork were displayed. 40 First Lady Awards were selected to be displayed for the year at the governor's mansion. Approximately 1500 students, 75 high school art educators, several colleges and art institutes participated in this event. Sundance High School earned 12 awards, two of which being First Lady Awards....

  • Card of Thanks

    May 18, 2023

    Our Thanks We wish to express our deepest appreciation to everyone who offered great comfort through prayers, love, food, calls, and flowers; the many acts of kindness shown during this difficult time of losing a wonderful wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend has given our family more lifting up than you know. A special thank you to Pastor Isaac, Pastor Tom, Rachel, Brenda, Jean and all the gracious members of the Black Hills Cowboy Church for all their guidance and kindness; we couldn’t imagine a better place to have Sandy’s ser... Full story

  • Peek at the Past

    May 18, 2023

    1 Years Ago May 24, 1923 Preliminary work on the Crook County high school building at Sundance is practically finished and actual construction will begin immediately. The de3tail of the basement proved more of a job than anticipated, also the amount of rock to be quarried made it a large task to secure sufficient within a short radius of the site. Those in charge of the primary operetta last week wish to extend appreciation for the liberal attendance and also to Mesdames Rounds, Schloredt and Ilsley for their valued service in making it a...

  • This Week at Your Library

    Carrie Riley|May 18, 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., June 8, at 1...

  • Supreme Court denies appeal in possession case

    Sarah Pridgeon|May 18, 2023

    The Wyoming Supreme Court has denied a Newcastle man’s appeal against his sentence on possession charges after illegal substances were found in his vehicle during a traffic stop in Crook County. David Garrison pleaded guilty to one count of possession of marijuana as part of a plea deal. He was sentenced by Judge Stuart S. Healy III in November, 2022 to between one and three years in a state penal institution and a fine of $500. On January 3, 2022, a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper initiated a traffic stop on Garrison’s vehicle on Highway 16....

  • Crook County Sheriff's Office

    May 18, 2023

    May 8 – Thirteen VIN checks. Eight traffic stops. Animal complaint. Vehicle lockout. Civil assist. Assist to Probation and Parole. Assist to Wyoming Highway Patrol. Motorist assist. Suspicious circumstance. Suspicious person. Citizen assist. Two EMS pages. May 9 – Two VIN checks. Six traffic stops. Citizen assist. Fingerprints. Two suspicious circumstances. Citizen dispute. Business check. Trespassing complaint. House watch. Fire page. May 10 – Seven VIN checks. Active shooter drill. Trespassing complaint. Traffic hazard. Public relat...

  • Circuit Court

    May 18, 2023

    Speeding – Ricky Buchanan, Gillette, WY, 57/45, $120; Colton Gray, Gillette, WY, 89/75, $130; Miroslaw Gruszkos, Wallingford, CT, 86/70, $140; Kyle Slinkard, Hebron, ND, 90/80, $105; Kyle S. Wood, Rozet, WY, 83/70, $125 Fail to Obey Traffic Control Device – Mitchel L. Hopper, Rapid City, SD, $150 Expired Temporary License Permit/Improper Registration – Trent Olson, Spearfish, SD, $140 Child Safety Restraint System Violation – Jeffrey Lehtola, Hancock, MI, $80 Pass in No Passing Zone – Megan Ward, Beaverton, OR, $140 Leaking, Spilling,...

  • Wyoming News Briefs

    From Wyoming News Exchange Newspapers|May 18, 2023

    Meeteetse annexation approved CODY (WNE) — A proposed annexation that will increase the size of Meeteetse by more than 70% moved forward last week following a 3-2 vote by the Town Council on May 4. The question of whether to annex 390.7 acres into the town limits proved divisive among council members. Mayor J.W. “Bill” Yetter and council members Eric Scott and Josh Blake voted for the measure, while Corey Guthrie and Dustin Taylor voted against it. Yetter said the annexation would have significant benefits for the town. “The benefit to the tow...

  • Black Hills Snow Course Readings

    May 18, 2023

    Site Name Elevation (ft.) Current Snow Depth (in.) Current Snow Water Equivalent (in.) 30-Year Median SWE Last Year’s SWE Current Percent of 30-Year Median SWE Bear Lodge Divide 4680 0 0 0.2 1.6 0 Blind Park Snotel 6870 4 2 0.3 0.6 667 Cole Canyon Snotel 5870 10 3.6 1 3.8 360 North Rapid Creek Snotel 6250 1 1.3 0.3 2.9 433 Reuter Canyon 6280 3.2 1.2 2.7 1.9 44 Submitted by Sherry Burr, NRCS...

  • Don't let bugs take a bite out of outdoor fun

    May 18, 2023

    Simple personal actions can help residents escape some potentially serious insect-spread diseases linked with warmer weather and outdoor activities, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). Courtney Tillman, epidemiologist with WDH, said avoiding mosquitos and ticks is the basic strategy and remains important. “Wyoming’s reported case numbers from the diseases these insects can cause are typically low, but we consistently see activity each year. And, unfortunately, the results can sometimes be severe,” Tillman said. West Nile virus...

  • Temporary closure to protect nesting falcons and climbers

    May 18, 2023

    Rock climbing routes on the east and northeast faces of Devils Tower summit will be temporarily closed effective immediately to protect nesting Peregrine and Prairie Falcons. The closure is implemented annually to provide the falcons with an undisturbed nesting location during this critical courtship and nest-selection period. The presence of climbers near falcon nests can be distressing to parent birds and disturbance from climbing activities may force falcons to abandon eggs or chicks. The closure is also implemented to protect climbers, as...

  • Jamestown Dean's List

    May 18, 2023

    Josiah Rudloff of Aladdin has been named to the University of Jamestown’s Spring 2023 Dean’s List for maintaining a semester GPA of 3.50 or better....

  • FFA News

    Madeline Fleenor Chapter reporter, Chapter reporter|May 18, 2023

    The Sundance-Bearlodge FFA rounded off their year by attending the Wyoming State FFA Convention in Cheyenne and holding their annual chapter banquet....

  • Moline Scholarship

    May 18, 2023

    The 2023 John and Margaret Moline Scholarship is awarded to Dane Connally of Moorcroft High. Dane will be attending Mitchell Technical College, in Mitchell, SD. Dane will pursue studies in the Electrical and Construction and Maintenance program. Dane’s parents are Jessie and Toby Connally of Moorcroft....

  • HiSET graduation May 22

    May 18, 2023

    The Sundance office of the College and Career Readiness Center (CCRC) of Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) proudly announces the 2023 HiSET graduation to be held on Monday, May 22, 7 p.m. in the Central Office Gym, 122 Hwy 585, Sundance. The public is cordially invited to attend. HiSET is a high school equivalency program that includes studies and testing in Language Arts Reading and Writing, Math, Social Studies and Science. It also includes a career exploration and work preparation component as well. The goal of the program is for students to...

  • Boys and Girls State

    May 18, 2023

    Deklan Gill was selected as the American Legion Boys State Representative for Sundance. Boys State is held in Laramie June 11-17. Willow Lindholm was selected as the American Legion Girls State Representative for Sundance. Girls State is held in Laramie June 4-10....

  • Spring golf wraps up

    Rebecca Maupin|May 18, 2023

    The Sundance golf team wrapped up their spring season this past weekend as they competed in the Spring Championship at the Green Hills Municipal Golf Course in Worland. The Lady Bulldogs finished in second place as a team, two strokes behind their rival, the Upton Bobcats. Sheridan Schubarth finished her high school career, taking second place overall in the championship, with an overall two-day score of 174. Savannah Peterson was right behind her with a 176, placing her in third. Avery...

  • JH golf season ends

    May 18, 2023

    The junior high golf season drew to a close on Monday as the golfers competed in the conference meet in Wheatland. The boys' and girls' teams each finished second in their respective fields. Jake Krell held the lowest score for the boys with a 47, earning him a seventh-place finish. On the girls side it was Baylie Moeller who had a fifth-place finish with a score of 64. Boys – 7. Jake Krell 47, 9. Brooks Watts 48, Porter Watt 55, Cash Peterson 64 Girls – 5. Baylie Moeller 64, Tatum Marchant 72,...

  • Track team headed to state

    Rebecca Maupin|May 18, 2023

    The Sundance Track team competed in Torrington at the 2A East Regional Meet this past weekend. "The teams competed well, even in the puddles," coach Julie Cross commented. The top eight finishers in each race of the regional meet will move on to compete in the state track and field meet next weekend. The Sundance Bulldogs had multiple finishers in the top eight of their events throughout the weekend. They also had athletes who had qualified for the state meet throughout the season. As the...

  • Crook County Rodeo Royalty Contest entries now open

    May 18, 2023

    Entries are now open for this year’s Crook County Rodeo Royalty Contest! Contestants must attend a Crook County School, or parent(s) must reside in Crook County. Contestant age requirements are 7-22 by January 1, 2023. Deadline for applications to be received is June 2 at 5 p.m. Please contact Amber Burch at (307) 467-5678 or message our Facebook page to receive an application. Contest will be held in Hulett on the evening of July 14, and a noon luncheon on July 15....

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