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On top of the world

This year's Sundance Volksmarch made good use of the scenic trails at Sundance White Ranch Park at the weekend. Sponsored by the Black Hills Volkssport Association, the event offered climbers a 5k or...


Full summer ahead for Cook Lake

Landslide dangers and necessary construction have hindered use of Cook Lake Recreation Area in recent seasons – but not this year. According to Mike Gosse, District Ranger, the popular site will be offering a full set of amenities over the coming...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 30, 2022

Drought declared over

The rain might have interrupted a few early-summer barbecues around the area, and many a vehicle and siding panel could have done without the hail, but Crook County has officially been raised out of drought conditions thanks to all the recent...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 30, 2022

Passing the book

You don't need to be quiet in the library. You're allowed to talk, and laugh, and enjoy yourself. The cliché of the stern librarian with a finger to her lips, hair pulled back in a bun and a cross lo...


Keith LeRoy Shelstad

With heavy and grateful hearts, we mourn the passing of our father, Keith LeRoy Shelstad on June 20, 2022. Keith was born the youngest son of nine children in Chinook, Montana on July 15, 1937. Ever responsible, he worked on the farm, did odd jobs... Full story


Services: Boyd Dean Jensen

Celebration of Life for Boyd Dean Jensen will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at the Crook County School District Central Office Gym in Sundance, Wyoming. Lunch will be served.... Full story


Willis A. "Bill" Hughes

A family graveside memorial will be held on Saturday, July 2 at 11 a.m. followed by a luncheon at the Moorcroft Presbyterian Church at high noon. The community is welcome to attend the luncheon to reminisce of Bill's life well lived. Willis A.... Full story


State Park Backpacks available at the library

Crook County Libraries are joining with the Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails to offer the "Check-Out State Parks Library Program." Backpacks can be checked out at any of our Crook County Library locations – Sundance, Moorcroft and...


Card of Thanks

Our sincere thanks to our friends, neighbors and extended family for your love, comfort and support in memory of our dear husband, father and grandfather/great grandfather – Chester Hejde. Special thanks to Rocky Courchaine for organizing the...


Powder River Energy Foundation/Basin Electric donate

Powder River Energy Foundation and Basin Electric have joined forces to make a $7500 donation to Wyoming Agriculture in the Classroom (WAIC), supporting educators to implement the Wyoming Stewardship...


Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago June 29, 1922 Missing Issue 75 Years Ago June 26, 1947 The annual fireworks display sponsored by the Sundance Commercial Club will be held at the time of the Crook County Fair instead of July 4 as is the custom, it was announced this...

 By Kim Heaster    News    June 30, 2022

This Week at Your Library

The library will be closed on Mon., July 4, for Independence Day. We are still doing curbside and in-town delivery if you would prefer not to come inside. We have numerous magazines available for a two-week checkout. PREVENTION MAGAZINE is a...


Farm Bureau Federation hosting candidate forum

Crook County Farm Bureau Federation is hosting a local candidate forum at the RAM Center at 6:30 p.m. on Thurs., July 14. The RAM Center is located at 18048 US Hwy 14. Senate District 1 candidates as well as Crook County Commissioner candidates will...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 30, 2022

CCMSD financials given clean bill of health

Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) was given a relatively clean audit report last week, courtesy of Scott Nelson of Eide Bailly of Montana. Only two issues were noted in the report, neither of which came as a surprise. Both, said Nelson,...


Wyoming News Briefs

Former Little League treasurer accused of stealing nearly $30K pleads guilty to felony theft GILLETTE (WNE) — A Campbell County man accused of stealing nearly $30,000 from Gillette Little League while he was the club’s treasurer has pleaded...


This Side of the Pond

The scientists of my alma mater solved a bird-based mystery last week, but the solution was not nearly as bizarre as it first seemed. The head-scratcher involved an oystercatcher that seemed to be...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 30, 2022

Pandemic still active in county

The COVID-19 pandemic may have been on the down-low over the last few months, but it certainly isn’t gone. According to CEO Micki Lyons of the Crook County Medical Services District, the virus is still cropping up in the local community....


Crook County Sheriff's Office

June 20 – Three traffic stops. Four VIN checks. Alarm. Business checks. Citizen assist. Coroner call. Harassment. House watch. Patient transfer. Suspicious person. Auto theft. June 21 – Fifteen traffic stops. Two VIN2 checks. Two business...


Circuit Court

Speeding – Kane Wolkey, Kansas City, MO, 75/65, $140; Megan Schleifer, Okawville, IL, 85/75, $105; Nathan Perko, Richland, WA, 89/70, $155; Miriam Dashtipour, Willard, MO, 94/80, $130; Christopher Sullivan, Moorcroft, WY, 95/80, $135; Julie...


4-H Camp revived

4-H Summer Camp is a much-anticipated event for youth in Crook and Weston Counties and this year was no exception. After a three-year hiatus, over 50 youth and adult volunteers flocked to Mallo Camp...


FFA and 4-H members attend NE 307 Show Clinic

The ninth annual Northeast 307 Show Clinic was held in Sundance June 9-10. FFA and 4-H members from several counties and two states attended this two-day learning symposium. The 307 Show Clinic...



NOTICE OF HEARING ON BUDGET Notice is hereby given that a public hearing on the final budget for Eastern Wyoming Board of Cooperative Educational Services (EW BOCES) for the 2022-2023 fiscal year ending June 30, 2023, which is now being considered... Full story



Crook County School District #1 Notice is hereby given that the Crook County School District #1 Board of Trustees issued warrants for the following bills exceeding $500.00 at the regular meeting of the board held on June 20th, 2022, at SUNDANCE,... Full story


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Abandoned Vehicle

Notice of Sale of Abandoned Vehicle The following vehicle will be sold at 12:00 p.m. on July 5, 2022 at 2111 E. Cleveland St., Sundance, Crook County, Wyoming, to-wit: A 2016 Hyundai Sonata, VIN# 5NPE34AF9GH295622, titled in the name of Jorge Ivan... Full story


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