Articles from the May 19, 2022 edition

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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 19, 2022

Candidates announce for state seats

Three local candidates have thrown their names in the hat for the upcoming elections, aiming to vie for Crook County’s two seats in the Wyoming State Legislature. Senator Ogden Driskill announced he will stand again for Senate District 1, saying...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 19, 2022

Old Stoney art auction coming up

As the final push to complete Old Stoney continues, the Crook County Museum District is preparing for its 12th annual art auction. Always a popular draw for art lovers and museum supporters alike, the annual show is an opportunity to own a locally...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    May 19, 2022

Teen Challenge makes an impact

Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper James Rose started the day with this advice to the assembled sophomores and freshmen from Moorcroft, Sundance and Hulett: "You'll get the most out of today if you are...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 19, 2022

Keeping up with the times

In a world where technology changes every day, it's more important than ever that the rulebook we're expected to play by gets the regular updates it needs to keep up. Sometimes a little tweak can make the world of difference to a victim, as will...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 19, 2022

Republicans remember their legacy

Dignitaries and members of the Crook County Republican Party gathered on Saturday night for the annual Lincoln Day Dinner, a fundraising event that once again attracted a sold-out crowd. Hosted at Cen...

 

Barbara "Bobbi" Nielsen

Barbara "Bobbi" Marie Bolin was born in Newcastle, Wyoming, on August 16, 1954, to Jack Bolin and Melva A. Bay Bolin. Bobbi attended the Homestead School near Hauber Mine for grades 1-5. Bobbi then moved to Hulett with her grandparents, Tom and... Full story

 

Howard Charles Pickerd

Howard Charles Pickerd, 74, of Cheyenne, Wyoming passed away April 7, 2022, at home. Howard was born in Sundance, Wyoming, on May 25, 1947, to Henry and Ruth (Hauber) Pickerd. They lived in Alva, Wyoming and Aladdin, Wyoming, near his family's... Full story

 

Jerry Lee Schloredt

Jerry Lee Schloredt, raconteur, foodie, avid reader, golfer, practical jokester, political pundit and all-around man about town, passed away Monday, May 16, 2022. He died peacefully at his daughter's home in Spearfish, South Dakota, surrounded by... Full story

 

Ruth "Peggy" Cronn

Literally the thirteenth child in a baker's dozen, Ruth "Peggy" Magdelene Gaddis Cronn was born on November 6, 1921, to Tilden A. Gaddis and Barbara Wolf Gaddis. Peggy's family lived in Iowa, Oklahoma and Kansas prior to coming to Minnehaha County,... Full story

 

Kari Bonnell Jensen Priewe

Kari Bonnell Jensen Priewe, 89, of Belle Fourche, South Dakota, passed away May 11, 2022 at the Belle Estate in Belle Fourche. Kari was born October 12, 1932, at Moorcroft, Wyoming, to Thorval Sr. and Lillian (Ballard) Jensen. The family moved near... Full story

 

Colton Tipton

Colton Tipton, 19, sadly passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Although it was a brief life, he certainly left his mark. He is survived by parents, Lisa Alberts, Jason Thomsen and Travis Tipton; brothers, Caleb Tipton and Dominic Shepperson; sisters,... Full story

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 19, 2022

Human case reported as bird flu continues to spread

As the bird flu continues to spread across the United States, including in Wyoming, a single reported case in a person from Colorado has now been confirmed by the CDC. The infected individual is reported to have had direct exposure to poultry and...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 19, 2022

Crook County currently experiencing sporadic positive COVID-19 cases

Almost a third of people who were hospitalized with COVID-19 are now believed to go on to experience post-COVID conditions six months later. Among everyone who contracted the virus, 13.3% of people are thought to have still been experiencing...

 

Celebrate our first responders EMS Week

May 15-21 is the 47th annual celebration of EMS Week. EMS week is the time to learn and understand more about and honor those front-line heroes dedicated to providing emergency medicine care. In the years of 2020 and 2021, COVID–19 took the focus...

 

Library program focuses on small town perspectives

Crook County Library is hosting the program "Wyoming: Perspectives on a Small Town with Long Streets" by Dennis Davis on Fri., May 20 at the library meeting room in Sundance. The program will begin...

 
 By Kim Heaster    News    May 19, 2022

This Week at Your Library

The library will be closed on Mon., May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. We are still doing curbside and in-town delivery if you would prefer not to come inside. We have numerous magazines available for a two-week checkout. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC is a...

 
 By Katie Allen    Opinion    May 19, 2022

Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed here in the US since 1949, but it seems like we mostly haven’t paid attention to it because maybe it didn’t apply to us – or so we thought. We’re fine. Our family is fine. Our neighbors are...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Opinion    May 19, 2022

This Side of the Pond

If you’re a follower of the royal family, you already know that the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration is in full swing. To commemorate her 70 years on the throne we have a brand new dessert,...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 19, 2022

California woman sentenced for two separate crimes

Paige Poor of California has been sentenced on two separate incidents that took place in Crook County almost a year apart. The first involved seizure of an estimated $100,000 worth of controlled substances from a vehicle in which she was a...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 19, 2022

Man given split sentence on drug charges after Beulah crash

David Gray of South Dakota has been given a split sentence for possession with intent to deliver after marijuana and TCH was found in his vehicle when it crashed into the Stateline Station in Beulah. On the morning of August 12, 2021, a Crook County...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 19, 2022

Suspended sentence for Cheyenne man

A Cheyenne man has been given a suspended sentence on possession charges after the person he was staying with in Sundance requested that he be removed from their residence. A Crook County Sheriff’s Office deputy investigated a disturbance and...

 

Gillette woman given suspended sentence for possession

A Gillette woman has been given a suspended sentence on charges related to an incident in which methamphetamine was found in her vehicle when she crashed on the interstate near Sundance. On May 8, 2021, a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper was notified...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Marsha Rogers, Hulett, WY, 91/80, $115; Zachary Anderson, Broom field, CO, 80/70, $105; Timothy Murphy, Mandeville, LA, 87/75, $120; David Henjum, Belgrade, MT, 92/75, $145; Julia Blakesley, Thermopolis, WY, 80/75, $15; Joyanna Diaz,...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 19, 2022

Gillette resident given suspended sentence for possession

A Gillette resident has been given a suspended sentence on a possession charge after being pulled over for speeding on the highway in Crook County. On November 24, 2021 at 7:44 p.m., a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper was patrolling U.S.14 when he obse...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Deputies rescue drunk party goers CODY (WNE) — An evening gathering in Badger Basin resulted in a possible life-saving rescue by Park County deputies who’d spent almost five hours on the scene to ensure the many partygoers were OK. According to...

 

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