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White Ranch Park preps to open

George and Betty White always wanted to leave a legacy for their community. This Memorial Day weekend, the foundation that has worked for more than a decade to fulfill their vision invites you to...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 20, 2021

Lawsuit against county health officer dismissed

A lawsuit against county health officers across Wyoming, including Crook County’s Dr. James Larson, has been dismissed by the Fourth Judicial District Court. Filed by a group of individual petitioners, the suit alleged that officials caused harm...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 20, 2021

Upton confirmed as RER test plant location

Rare Element Resources (RER) confirmed this week that the next stage of development for its planned rare earth mine will take place in Upton. This is the location originally chosen for the company’s full-scale separation activities once the mine...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 20, 2021

Seller's market:

The conversation over many a recent cup of coffee has centered on how many people seem to be moving to this area. It’s a trend that appears to be continuing across the Midwest, but has Crook County...


Marjorie Creamer

Marjorie Mae Creamer of Colorado Springs, Colorado, passed away peacefully April 30, 2021. Marge was born in Sundance, Wyoming, on December 16, 1931 to Henry and Mae Oudin. She attended school in Sundance and Newcastle, Wyoming and Spearfish, South D... Full story


Service: Glen L. Wyatt

Memorial Service for Glen L. Wyatt will be held Friday, May 28 at 11 a.m. at the Sundance United Methodist Church. His obituary is available online at Full story


Peggy Charlene McAmis

Peggy Charlene Shaul McAmis of Alva, Wyoming, peacefully entered the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 14, 2021. Peggy was born February 25, 1932, to Charlie and Esther (Anderson) Shaul, she lived her entire life on the family... Full story


Cards of Thanks

Our Thanks Dear Family and Friends, Thank you for the cards, calls, visits, food, flowers, plants and the Memorial gifts. Thank you to Eastern Star #5 for the wonderful cookies and coffee following the burial. Thank you to the bank for the use of... Full story


Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago May 19, 1921 A phenomenal display of the northern aurora was observed at this point late Saturday night. The entire heavens were covered by the kaleidoscopic display, and it was...



Sundance volunteer firefighters Chris Tomford, Thomas Engelhaupt and Dallas Johnson graduated Friday, May 14 from Casper College Fire Science class....


Fishing derby this weekend

Sundance Rod and Gun Club will be sponsoring a kids’ fishing derby at the Sundance Pond on Sat., May 22. The derby will start at 1 p.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. Registration will start at noon. The derby is free for all kids 13 years old and...


Girls State participants announced

Five Crook County girls, two juniors and three seniors, have applied and have been accepted to go to the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State in Cheyenne in early June: Rhianna Heaster from Sundance High School, Rylee McCollum-Sims, Meaghan Mahoney...


Bring your own rake

The Pine Grove Cemetery Board is calling for volunteers to join them in cleaning the cemetery on Monday, May 31. Participants are asked to bring their own rakes, shovels and garbage bags. Cleaning up the area will take place in the morning with...


Library presents Black Hills cemeteries program

Crook County Library is hosting the program “They Passed Here: Lost and Historical Cemeteries of the Black Hills” by Hugh and Linda O’Gara on Fri., May 21 at the library meeting room in...


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...


Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I have hesitated in writing this letter because my spouse is on the Crook County Hospital Board and I am apprehensive that my thoughts may be received incorrectly or with prejudice. But after due consideration, I believe that words must...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    Opinion    May 20, 2021

This Side of the Pond

I made it halfway through my wedding day before nature called. If you’ve never worn a voluminous dress that’s twice as wide as your own hips by the time it reaches the floor, you may not be aware...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 20, 2021

Unidentified military headstones discovered near Beulah

A curious discovery was recently made under the sign on top of the hill next to Beulah. Two motorcyclists came across a pile of old military tombstones, with no indication as to where they may have...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 20, 2021

Fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks

People who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have been given the go-ahead to return to the everyday life they enjoyed before the pandemic began. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has updated its public health guidance to remove the... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs

Woman pleads guilty to charges in kidnap case CASPER (WNE) — A woman involved in an August kidnapping that left one dead and one injured pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting robbery in Natrona County District Court on Friday. Kayla Wollitz was...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 20, 2021

Missouri man sentenced on felony drug charges

A Missouri man has been given a suspended sentence for felony possession charges involving both marijuana and methamphetamine, after being pulled over for speeding in Pine Haven last fall. On August 27, 2020, a Crook County Sheriff’s Office Deputy...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 20, 2021

Gillette woman arrested for possession following vehicle fire

A Gillette woman faces felony possession charges after marijuana was found during an investigation into a vehicle fire in Beulah. According to court reports, a Crook County Sheriff’s Office deputy spoke with Jennifer Archer while investigating a...


Circuit Court

Speeding – Austin M. Rusk, Gillette, 34/20, $140; Donald J. Peterson, WA, 94/80, $130; Kyle T. Soltesz, SD, 92/75, $155; William Quintanilla, CA, 103/80, $175; Kevin Tyler, SD, 80/75, $15; Joseph L. Krause, Gillette, 89/75, $130; Trevor Lovett,...


Sundance FCCLA celebrates a successful year

Even though the school year was difficult, many positive things happened at Sundance High School. FCCLA followed their tradition of successfully serving the community and placing well at the WY FCCLA...

 By Rebecca Maupin    Sports    May 20, 2021

Great finish to spring golf season

The spring golf season came to a close this past weekend as the Bulldog golfers competed in the Spring Championships in Cheyenne. The first round of play put Bulldog Sheridan Schubarth four strokes...


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