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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 6, 2019

Support group planned for grieving spouses

Cheryl Wales is creating a support group for people who are grieving the loss of a spouse. Members will be encouraged to provide comfort, emotional support and practical advice to each other as they work through the grieving process together. Wales...

 

Fishing for firsts

Although the turnout for this year's Sundance Rod and Gun Club fishing derby was down from previous years, the kids that did cast their lines into Sundance Pond in search of fish weren't...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 6, 2019

Public Health nurse wins national CDC award

A little sleight of hand and Carol Stutzman’s colleagues at Crook County Public Health were able to keep her in the dark until the very moment she was announced as Wyoming’s CDC Childhood Immunization Champion for 2019. The national honor...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 6, 2019

Cowboy class of 2019

Two members of the Crook County community will be inducted into the 2019 class of the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame. Joe Graham and Gerald McInerney will both be recognized among the 47 cowboys chosen from across the state in Casper this September duri...

 

PRECorp rebuild project commences

The Powder River Energy members in Sundance will see power line construction activity this summer, and some planned outages as contractors rebuild the electrical infrastructure in town. PRECorp...

 

Recognition

Melissa Jones, Deputy County Clerk, being presented with a certificate of appreciation for her 15 years of dedicated service to Crook County. Left to right: County Clerk Linda Fritz, Melissa Jones and County Commissioner Kelly Den...

 

Doris Vore

A vibrant bloom is gone with the death of Doris Vore, age 97 of Sundance, Wyoming. Doris was born to Harry and Charlotte Reynolds in a wayside cabin on Sunny Divide during their move from Rocky Point to the ranch southeast of Sundance. She attended...

 

Freda Weaver

Freda Weaver passed away May 30, 2019, at the Goshen Care Center in Torrington, Wyoming. She was born May 5, 1925, in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, to Lucius and Gladys Mabbott, and was raised in Belle Fourche and Spearfish, South Dakota. Freda...

 

Cards of Thanks

Our Thanks The family of Doris Vore would like to give a big thank you to everyone at the Long Term Care for the wonderful care and thoughtfulness they gave our Mother. Forever grateful, Ted, Janet, Dann, Tom and Susan Our Thanks A huge THANK YOU to...

 

Rodeo royalty deadline coming this week

Entry deadline for Crook County Rodeo Royalty is Friday, June 7 at 5 p.m.  Queen, Princess, Jr. Princess and Pee-Wee Princess are all positions available.  Here is your opportunity to represent the western way of life, plus promote this beautiful...

 

Crook County Food Pantry

During the month of May, the Pantry served 162 people. This included 19 new clients, 47 under the age of 18 and 52 over the age of 60. We also shared food with the Blessings programs in Sundance, Moorcroft and Hulett, which collectively serve...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times June 4, 1919 Oscar Erickson was quite seriously injured by a horse at the Sewell ranch on Mason creek one day last week. He was trying out his new saddle, which turned and gave him a fall and the resultant mix-up will keep...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 6, 2019

Strangulation charges lead to deferred sentence for Moorcroft man

Dustin Regan of Moorcroft has received a deferred sentence on charges of strangulation of a household member after an incident in 2018 during which police were alerted of his presence in a local bar showing signs of having been assaulted. On October...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 6, 2019

Hulett man guilty on felony possession charges

Robert Huckins of Hulett has been found guilty by a jury and received a suspended sentence and fine on felony possession charges following an incident in which a police officer responded to a domestic dispute and discovered marijuana hidden in a bag...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 6, 2019

Suspended sentence for possession with intent to deliver

Sheng Chang of Wisconsin has received a suspended sentence for a felony charge of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. Chang was one of two people arrested on U.S. 212 in March, 2018; she was allegedly driving the lead vehicle containing...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 6, 2019

Colorado man charged with meth possession

A Colorado man has been bound over to District Court on a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine. William Beeching also faces extradition to Colorado on additional drug-related charges. On May 19, a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper was advised...

 

"Tech support" scam explained

Fraud against those aged 50 and over is a massive problem, especially schemes that use the internet. One common internet fraud is a technical-support scheme. In these schemes, a criminal convinces a consumer to purchase phony, worthless or malicious...

 

Municipal Court

Speeding – Donald Fuller, Casper, 42/30; David Schumm, SD, 76/55; Anthony Miller, IN, 47/30; Glen Brandon, AR, 48/30; Wesley Crombie, IA, 35/30; Colin Andrew, CA, 65/55 Speeding in Active School Zone – Clint Jandreau, SD, 37/20 Careless Driving...

 

Sundance Police Report

May 25 – House watch and business checks completed. Wallet turned in to Police Department; Officer located owner and mailed wallet to him. Officer assisted Fire Department. Three traffic stops. May 26 – House watch and business checks completed....

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Ashley J. Conner, CA, 79/70, $88; Tamala L. Brockman, CO, 88/75, $110; Jeffrey R. Salazar Guerrero, FL, 77/70, $84; Jean M. Lesmeister, SD, 85/75, $90; Miguel A. Pena, GA, 101/80, $150; Christofer J. Ganster, WI, 86/75, $100; Sean C....

 

Crook County Sheriff

May 27 – Four traffic stops. Deputy investigated crash. Deputies assisted other agencies three times. Deputy assisted motorist. Deputy did welfare check. Deputy recovered found property. May 28 – VIN check. Five paper services. Traffic stop....

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Opinion    June 6, 2019

This Side of the Pond

I am filled with trepidation, dear reader, for in just over a week I shall meet the predator who haunted my childhood dreams. At Denver Zoo, I shall come face to face with a Siberian tiger. The...

 
 By Andrew Litzel    News    June 6, 2019

Crook County Weed and Pest Monthly Update

With the continued cold weather and abundance of moisture in all forms, spring operations have been slow to start. Most weeds and other plants are several weeks behind usual emergence times, and wet muddy ground makes control even more difficult....

 

Celtic guitarist at Sundance Library

The Crook County Library is pleased to once again welcome acclaimed Celtic guitarist and storyteller Jerry Barlow in concert. The event will be held on Friday, June 7 at 6 p.m. at the Library, 414 Main St. in Sundance. The program is sponsored by...

 

Wyoming infantry set for deployment to Kosovo

Children played in the crowd. Others slept as the families settled into chairs, waiting for the deployment ceremony to begin. The mood was one of pride and somberness as leaders and dignitaries...

 

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