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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 18, 2020

Fair proceeds with minor changes

A staple of the summer in Crook County, fair week is set to go ahead with most of its component parts intact this year. According to Carolyn Fowler, Fair Secretary, the only major change will be...

 
 By Seth Klamann    News    June 18, 2020

Motorcycle rally set to go ahead

Businesses that benefit from the visitor count during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally were no doubt relieved to hear on Monday evening that the Sturgis City Council had voted 8-1 to officially sanction the event this year, with modifications...

 

COVID-19 reappears in Crook County

As Wyoming continues its ponderous journey back to normality, a new case of COVID-19 popped up locally this week. The first active case in Crook County for several weeks brings the total number of individuals in this county who have contracted the... Full story

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 18, 2020

Sundance business makes its name globally

Two years after launching Straight Cold Rollin in Sundance, Josh Kammerer no longer quite fits the description “local business”. Today, he has clients based in states as far afield as Texas ...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 18, 2020

Donating the bear necessities

Stuck in self-isolation with the shows at which she would normally display her work cancelling left, right and center, artist Kathy Sigle of Spearfish came up with an idea. Crook County Food Pantry, one of the beneficiaries of her brainwave,...

 

New Arrival

Proud parents Bren and Robin (Moberg) Rasmussen are happy to announce the birth of their son, Cal Sonny Rasmussen. Cal was born in Bozeman, MT on Thursday, June 4, weighing 7lbs, 3.4oz. Maternal...

 

Dean Bush

Shortly after his last woodfire pasture branding and the obligatory post-branding checks, Dean Bush left this world peacefully on a beautiful June morning with a cool breeze rustling through his bedroom, meadowlarks singing, and surrounded by his... Full story

 

Michael Alex Imberi

Michael Alex Imberi, 59 of Sundance, Wyoming, left us peacefully on June 5, 2020, for the next part of his journey after a long battle with cancer.  Mike was born to Alex and Jean Imberi on December 19, 1960. He was grateful to grow up with his... Full story

 

Much needed entertainment

Hulett held its 73rd annual rodeo last weekend, filling the hillside with visitors to one of the only large summer events to have been given the go-ahead during the global pandemic. Among the guests...

 

Letter to the Editor

I haven’t written in a while so here goes. Let’s talk Census: The data involving towns in Wyoming shows that it takes over 2100 residents to be self-sufficient. We’re just under 1200. The bulk of the money that bridges the gap for small...

 

Dear NP

Dear NP, What are some ways to tell a stroke is coming? And why is it so important to recognize them as early as possible? L. J. Dear L. J., Strokes are the third leading cause of death in the United...

 

Retirement party

Emergency responders from around the county bid a fond farewell to 911 dispatcher and law enforcement officer Patrice Patterson last week with a party at the courthouse gazebo. To recognize 24.5...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 18, 2020

Moorcroft man sentenced to prison for burglary

Dewey Schoenewald of Moorcroft has been sentenced to up to ten years in prison for a burglary charge that relates to multiple break-ins alleged to have taken place in January. He will also serve up to ten years on theft charges from 2018, which had...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 18, 2020

Man accused of strangling driver with a seatbelt

A Rawlins man faces felony charges of strangulation after allegedly pulling on the seatbelt of the driver he was sitting behind in an attempt to stop the vehicle. On May 26 just before 4 p.m., a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper was dispatched to a...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 18, 2020

Man to stand trial for possession and domestic battery

Casey Anderson is set to stand trial in October on charges of possession of marijuana and domestic battery after an alleged altercation in Moorcroft. On April 4 at around 2:13 p.m., a Moorcroft Police Department officer was asked to respond to a...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 18, 2020

Gillette man sentenced for possession

Gillette man Cody Shuck pled guilty to possession charges after he was spotted acting suspiciously near a Crook County bentonite pit, and has been sentenced to up to six years in jail. A Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to a report of a suspi...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 18, 2020

Erratic driving leads to felony possession charge for Gillette woman

A Gillette woman was arraigned in District Court last week on a charge of possession after being pulled over for erratic driving on the interstate in Crook County. On April 22, a Crook County Sheriff’s Office deputy receive a report from dispatch...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 18, 2020

Woman facing felony possession charges

Sarah Lenchner of Illinois has been bound over to District Court on felony possession charges after she was arrested in the Moorcroft rest area in association with a stolen vehicle. On April 7 just after 8 a.m., a Wyoming Highway Patrol officer was...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Mary K. Swenson, Sundance, 86/75, $100; Emily S. Winn, GA, 89/80, $88; Thy Doan, SD, 87/80, $84; Blake M. Weidner, Pine Haven, 28/20, $85; Sunny R. Roberts, Sundance, 94/80, $115; Justus A. Saunders, OH, 93/80, $110; Cesar Haro, CO,...

 

State Parks see record number of visitors in April and May

Despite the negative impact on the economy nationwide due to the COVID-19 pandemic, outdoor recreation in Wyoming, and specifically the State Parks, have proven to be not only popular destinations, but also a major economic contributor to the...

 

DEQ: Avoid and report possible harmful cyanobacterial blooms in Wyoming waters

With summer nearly upon us and more people heading to Wyoming’s lakes and reservoirs to recreate, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) and the Wyoming Livestock Board (WLB) want to remind...

 

Names sought for County War Memorial

The Crook County War Memorial Committee is seeking names to be added to the Crook County War Memorial this fall. Please submit names, along with a copy of the veterans DD Form 214, by July 16. In order for a name to be engraved on the War Memorial,...

 

EWC Graduates

Eastern Wyoming College held the 71st annual commencement for candidates on May 8, 2020 virtually. There were 233 graduates. Crook County graduates from the Fall 2019, Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 semesters are RiLee Bonaguidi, Elizabeth Peterson,...

 

MSU Honor Rolls

Montana State University has announced its undergraduate honor rolls for spring semester 2020. There are two MSU honor roll lists, the President’s List and the Dean’s List. Students named to MSU’s president’s or dean’s lists include...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago June 16, 1920 The Commercial Club succeeded in getting action on the road between Sundance and Rocky Ford by appealing to the State Highway department. This is an example of what can be accomplished through organization, and should caus...

 

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