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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 4, 2020

State revenue freefall likely to linger

The age of mineral wealth may be at an end for the State of Wyoming. The latest CREG report shows a severe drop in revenue over the next couple of years thanks to a huge decline in income from coal, o...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 4, 2020

Names announced for primary ballot

Filing dates have closed for the seats that will appear on the ballot at this year’s primary election and the names of those candidates who will be running for seats at the city, county, state and national level have been published. At the state...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 4, 2020

Four Aces bets on new location

A new structure on the south side of town, near the port of entry, will soon open its doors as the location for Four Aces Fabrication, a local business until recently housed at the property of its...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 4, 2020

CCMSD prepares to apply for hospital funding

Preparing to apply for funding for a new hospital, Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) has begun to create a list of flaws associated with the current building that make it difficult to deal with a pandemic such as COVID-19. The district w...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 4, 2020

Tabling the chair

Should a chairman vote on the issues put before the board, or make the motions that will then be voted on? Trustees Sandy Neiman and Connie Lindmier believe the answer to both these questions is no, and made their opinions clear during Friday’s...

 

Motor home catches fire on I-90

At 12:50 p.m. on May 31, according to Lt. Tim Boumeester of Wyoming Highway Patrol, a Gillette resident and her young children were traveling westbound on Interstate 90 near mile post 160 when their...

 

Rita Ann McKenney Pickerd

Rita Ann “Andy” McKenney Pickerd went home to the Lord on May 28, 2020, after a long courageous battle with cancer and heart problems. Rita was born March 9, 1943 and was raised in the Aladdin area and graduated from Sundance High School in... Full story

 

Norma Helene Bernd

Norma Helene Bernd, August 23, 1931 to May 29, 2020. No words can express the profound sorrow and loss we feel as we announce the passing of our mother. Norma was born in Gillette, Wyoming to George and Margaret Beagle. She grew up in Sundance,... Full story

 

Rosemary Ann Miller

Rosemary Ann (Jones) Miller, a long-time resident of Plains, Montana, peacefully passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020, in Sundance, Wyoming. Rosemary was born on July 12, 1938, to her parents, Robert and Mabel Jones. She grew up with her brothers and... Full story

 

Pete Gaona

Pete Gaona was born August 1, 1939 in Strathmore, California. He passed away on May 27, 2020, in Gonzales, Louisiana. He is survived by Helen, his wife of 59 years; daughter, Yvonne (Jeff) Moberg; son, Chris (Christi) Gaona; daughter, Pamela (Jason)... Full story

 

LTC will not re-open yet

No plans are yet in place to allow visitors back into the hospital and the long term care facility within its walls, said CEO of Crook County Medical Services District Micki Lyons on Friday. Decisions on how to go about this process have been left... Full story

 

PRECorp to retire member capital credits

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Powder River Energy Corporation (PRECorp) Board of Directors voted Tuesday, May 19, to retire $8.5 million in capital credits to its member-consumers. The capital credit process is one of the benefits of... Full story

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Opinion    June 4, 2020

This Side of the Pond

There’s a rite of passage in my homeland that involves sticky fingers, woodland hikes and a basket full of fruit. I was reminiscing on this last week when the husband came across blackberries for...

 

State's biggest rodeos succumb to pandemic

As Wyoming’s number of COVID-19 cases passed the 700 mark this week, the fate of the state’s biggest summer events was revealed. Organizers announced that rodeos including Cheyenne Frontier Days, Laramie Jubilee Days and the Central Wyoming Fair... Full story

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 4, 2020

Alternative polling locations approved

New polling locations for several of the county’s locations were approved after a public hearing on Tuesday morning. The changes are in response to state orders regarding social distancing during the COVID-19 epidemic and will affect both the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 4, 2020

Groundbreaking date set for Hulett Clinic

The Crook County Hospital Foundation is planning a groundbreaking ceremony for the new clinic to be built in Hulett. According to Judy Hutchinson, foundation chairman, the event will take place on June 13, directly after the Hulett Rodeo Parade. The...

 

Old Fashioned Tent Revival coming this weekend

For the third year, Hulett will play host next weekend to an Old Fashioned Tent Revival at the Ranch by the River. Each evening, enjoy listening to a different speaker, along with music by Pastor Ron Merritt of Gillette. The event will take place...

 

Crook County Farm Bureau Federation Scholarship

The Crook County Farm Bureau Federation has selected the winners for three scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year. This year’s winners are Dalton Butler, Hunter Bailey and Lauren Haiar. In...

 

SHS Honor Rolls

Quarter 4 Seniors Molly Marie Amann Tyson S Bjornestad Austin Daniel Bush Laney Kay Dungey Darcy Rae Flahaven Kayla Rose Fowler Tessa Louise Hughes Levi Joseph Kuenzel Teddi Madison Marchant Joleen Grace Pollat Tairyn Michelle Richards Josiah Swede...

 

Mignerys honored with American Forest Foundation Leadership Award

Local landowners Ed and Barb Mignery have been recognized with the American Forest Foundation Leadership Award for the leadership efforts they have provided to the Wyoming Tree Farm group. Ed was...

 

Contestants wanted for Rodeo Royalty

The Crook County Rodeo Royalty Committee is looking for young horsewomen ages 7-22 to participate in this year’s pageant. Contestants will be judged on personality, horsemanship and appearance. The girls will get the opportunity to travel with...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 4, 2020

Food producers encouraged to apply for assistance program

Doug Miyamoto, Director of the Wyoming Department of Agriculture, announced last week that applications are now being taken for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), an initiative that aims to support farmers and ranchers whose operation...

 

June 6 is Free Fishing Day

It’s hardly a secret that Wyoming fishing is top-notch, especially with ten blue-ribbon trout fisheries across the state. But, the first Saturday in June the fishing gets a little better — because it’s free.  On June 6, the Wyoming Game and...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Julie Ann Newey, Gillette, 89/80, $88; Arun K. Bussa, CO, 86/70, $135; Chelsea K. Chapin, Gillette, 88/75, $110; Wanda R. Fanning, TX, 91/75, $125; Jon R. Jacobson, ND, 87/70, $130; Adillia Leiva Dejuarez, CA, 91/80, $100; Mark D.... Full story

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

May 25 – Six traffic stops. Animal complaint; loose livestock on property which is civil issue, nothing criminal. Five motorist assists. Shooting complaint; unfounded as people were target practicing which is not illegal in county. Assist to Keyhol...

 

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