Articles from the June 3, 2021 edition

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Lined up around the bend

Predictions that local attractions would see a busy summer seemed to be bearing fruit at Devils Tower during Memorial Weekend. Vehicles lined up to enter the park, with staff of Devils Tower National...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 3, 2021

Smith reaches plea agreement

Marty Smith has changed her plea to “no contest” on charges that she was an accessory to the death of local man Doug Haar and will appear in District Court next month for a sentencing hearing with Judge Thomas W. Rumpke. Smith was found guilty...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 3, 2021

District resubmits offer for Hulett clinic

The hospital district and foundation appear to have come to a tentative agreement regarding the future of the new Hulett clinic. With the sticking point of who will ultimately own the building solved, the Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD...

 
 By Sarah Pridgoen    News    June 3, 2021

CCMSD board at odds over questions of conduct

Questions of conduct were the subject of unusual scrutiny during last Thursday’s meeting of the Crook County Medical Services District Board of Trustees. Several topics were introduced to the agenda, including proposed changes to who should be...

 

Teachers retire from Sundance schools

As another year draws to a close, the halls of Sundance’s schools are set to change in a significant way. With more than a century of time spent with the youngsters of Crook County School District...

 

Service: LeRoy Bush

A memorial service for LeRoy Bush will be held Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Hulett. Burial will be held at the Hulett Cemetery.... Full story

 

Thomas J. Stein

Thomas J. Stein “T.J.” passed away peacefully in Sundance, Wyoming, on May 28, 2021, at the age of 78. TJ was born August 12, 1942, at his parent’s house in Cold Spring, Minnesota. He lived there with his parents Joseph Frederick Stein and Kath... Full story

 

Cards of Thanks

Our Thanks The family of Glen Wyatt deeply appreciates and is grateful for the support and expressions of sympathy and understanding as we grieve and adjust to life without our beloved husband, father and grandfather. He was our anchor. We will...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago June 2, 1921 G.W. Mosberger was in Sundance Thursday and announced that a sheepherders’ picnic will be held on Houston creek the last Sunday in June, to which all are invited. Whether...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 3, 2021

Senior Services launches support program for dementia carers

In association with a statewide program called Wyoming Dementia Together, caregivers to people who are suffering from dementia have the opportunity through Crook County Senior Services (CCSS) to become part of an inclusive community for support and...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 3, 2021

Tornadoes touch down in southern Black Hills

Citizens in and around Sundance received an alert on May 23 that a tornado watch would be in effect for the majority of the afternoon and early evening. Fortunately, no tornadoes have been reported during that timeframe within Crook County. Over the...

 

Anderson places second in scholarship contest

Wyoming Virtual Academy senior Faith Honey Anderson of Devils Tower finished second in this year’s Rising Star of the West Scholarship contest and wins a $2000 scholarship. Katherine Kvale of Bison High School is the winner of the 15th annual...

 
 By Kim Heaster    News    June 3, 2021

This Week at Your Library

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 available. Teens and children are encouraged to come in and use the co...

 

Driskill asks public to get involved with redistricting, changes to voting laws

Senator Ogden Driskill is urging residents who have an interest in redistricting or changes to how Wyomingites go to the polls to tune in to next week’s meeting of the Joint Corporations Committee. Those who wish to testify may do so, either by att...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 3, 2021

Wyoming sees small uptick in COVID-19 cases

Wyoming appears to be experiencing a mild resurgence of COVID-19 cases, with more hospitalizations recorded last week than the state has seen since January, as well as six new deaths. In Crook County, a long period of very low case numbers has come t... Full story

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Kyle Sutton, CO, 88/80, $101; Yury Kashubin, AR, 84/70, $130; Maria Escobar, Jackson, 89/80, $103; Talon L. Tucker, SD, 90/80, $105; Nuchem Hammerman, NY, 92/80, $120; James C. Schnepf, IN, 80/70, $105; (minor), PA, 89/80, $103; Anita...

 

I never

I will never forget Your precepts, for by them You have given me life. – Psalm 119:93 Life is filled with many different experiences and observations. There is a vastness to investigate, and...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    June 3, 2021

Committee revives controversial gun bill in surprise vote

The Joint Agriculture Committee Tuesday revived a controversial gun rights bill on a split-second, unannounced vote moments before the committee adjourned in a move lambasted by critics for its lack of transparency. The bill, last...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Gillette man charged with stalking in addition to kidnapping, battery GILLETTE (WNE) – A man who used different aliases on social media and asked people to contact his ex-girlfriend on his behalf has pleaded not guilty to felony stalking charges....

 

Field day held early

Field day typically happens the last day of school and is a great way to send the students off for summer vacation. After looking at the weather report, the Parent Involvement Committee opted to host...

 

UW President's Honor Roll

The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Crook County on the 2021 spring semester President’s Honor Roll. Students are: Cort Ingalls, Myles T. Stefanich and Richard Logan Stefanich of Beulah; Katrina A. Bauman and Taylor Olivia...

 

Athletes of the Year

Brad Kruger (senior) and Bailey Hofland (junior) have been named as Sundance High School 2020-2021 athletes of the year....

 

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