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Class of 2020

It was a ceremony like no other for the graduating class of 2020, as families gathered in their vehicles to watch as seniors accepted their diplomas. At top, the 29 seniors don caps and gowns to...

 

Restrictions ease as more deaths announced

As new orders go into effect that will further reduce the restrictions imposed on Wyoming’s businesses and citizens, and the legislature announces progress from its two-day special session, the state recorded three more deaths from the novel...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 21, 2020

County faces drop in revenue

A decline in income for businesses across the county is likely to affect this year’s budget decisions, the Crook County Commissioners heard on Wednesday. In the meantime, departments will be asked to reduce their expenditure as much as possible...

 

Summer arrives, the outdoors beckons

As summer approaches, the attention of most Wyomingites has turned to the unique opportunities available in the state’s wide open spaces. Unlike indoor activities, there are limited restrictions applied to your enjoyment of the outdoors – and...

 

Claudis Carr

Claudis Carr died on May 4, 2020, in Denver, Colorado. Claudis was born on July 10, 1926, on a ranch in Crook County, Wyoming and had lived in Sundance, Wyoming, since she was two years old. She was the daughter of John and Edna Binney. She worked...

 

Margaret Doll

Graveside services will be held for Margaret Doll on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at 12:30 p.m. at Glenrock Cemetery. She passed away December 29, 2019....

 

Mildred G. Cundy

Mildred Wagner (Johnson) Cundy of Spearfish, South Dakota, went to rest with the Lord on May 17, 2020, at Rolling Hills Health Care in Belle Fourche, South Dakota. Mildred was born August 17, 1922, in Platte, South Dakota, to parents Bruno and Wilma...

 

Engagement

Gary and Zeta Anderson of Devils Tower are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, GraceBelize, to Clayton James Moore, son of Joel and Amy Moore of Seminole, Florida. GraceBelize is a 2018 graduate of Wyoming Virtual Academy and...

 

New Arrival

Miss Roxanne Ryan Hutchinson was born February 27, 2020, weighing six pounds two ounces and was 19 inches long. Her parents are Cody and Suzi Hutchinson, Lolo, Montana. Paternal grandparents are Mike and Janet Hutchinson, Newcastle, Wyoming and...

 

Phased reopening of Devils Tower begins

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local public health authorities, Devils Tower National Monument will resume recreational access to some park facilities. The National Park...

 
 By Tyler Lindholm    Opinion    May 21, 2020

Legislative Update

n the nation, and in like fashion the Wyoming Legislature met for two days to begin the job of taking our State back. I traveled to Cheyenne for this special session, even though we could participate...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Opinion    May 21, 2020

This Side of the Pond

I married into one of the kindest families in the county, but that doesn’t make them immune to the occasional gentle mockery. There’s one habit I brought to these shores that my loved ones find...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 21, 2020

Legislature aims to assist small businesses

For the first time since 2004, the Wyoming Legislature met in special session on Friday with the goal of figuring out how to spend the $1.25 billion received through the CARES Act. Businesses impacted by the pandemic will have access to a suite of...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 21, 2020

State orders require changes to local polling places

Many of Crook County’s registered voters will experience a change to their regular election routine this year. To comply with state orders regarding social distancing, County Clerk Linda Fritz plans to change several polling locations. “Our goal...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 21, 2020

Talking it out

With some frank discussion, feedback from the commissioners and sage advice from the county attorney, Crook County Weed & Pest Board members appear to have set aside their differences. Issues surfaced between board members at the beginning of the mon...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 21, 2020

Summer rec to go ahead

Summer fun starts soon for the kids of Sundance. With approval from Crook County Public Health, says Andrea Humphrey, the summer recreation program will be going ahead, with a few safety measures to keep everyone virus-free. “We will have a hand...

 

Proclaiming thanks

Mayor Paul Brooks signs proclamations thanking the medical team at the hospital for their work during the pandemic; the staff at the emergency operations center and County Attorney Joe Baron for...

 

Eyes to the sky

All eyes were to the sky on Friday morning as a Wyoming Air National Guard 153rd Airlift Wing C-130 passed over the Crook County Memorial Hospital, low enough that one could almost make out the markings on the plane’s tail with the naked eye....

 

Summer paving operations to begin, motorists advised to slow down and move ove

Wyoming Department of Transportation maintenance crews will begin paving operations on various roads throughout northeast Wyoming next week. Operations will begin in and around the Sundance area on...

 

This Week at Your Library

Due to concerns over COVID-19 and for the safety and well-being of our communities, the Crook County commissioners have closed county facilities until further notice. Even though the doors are closed at the county libraries, library staff will still...

 

Sundance Police Department

May 2 – House watch and business checks. Seven traffic stops. May 3 – House watch and business checks. Two traffic stops. May 4 – House watch and business checks. Two traffic stops. May 5 – House watch and business checks. Two VIN...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Della L. Woodworth, Gillette, 79/70, $88; Soledad E. Hermosillo Becerra, SD, 87/75, $115; William T. Crow, Gillette, 90/80, $90; Sacha P. Diaj, KY, 96/75, $150; Joshua M. Terry, CA, 88/80, $86 No Seat Belt (driver with passenger under...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

May 11 – Nine VIN checks. EMS paged twice. Fire page. Two sets fingerprints for medical. Animal complaint. Booked in new inmate. May 12 – Two VIN checks. Two Traffic stops. Report of destruction of property. Fingerprints for medical. Two...

 

Card of Thanks

Thank You I would like to thank everyone for being so supportive during this pandemic. The Chamber, other businesses and of course my regular customers have helped me keep my doors open. This community never fails to join together and always support...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    May 21, 2020

Sign up now to be a junkin' vendor

After last year’s successful weekend of rummaging through new treasures, Crook County will once again play host this June to the Country Junkin’ Weekend. Join your neighbors for a countywide yard sale at which you’ll never quite know what...

 

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