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  • COMMISSIONERS

    Jul 1, 2021

    PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THE COURTHOUSE IN SUNDANCE, CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING Tuesday, June 22, 2021 8:30 o’clock a.m. Present for the special meeting for a budget work session for the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year Budget were Chairman Kelly B. Dennis, Vice-Chairwoman Jeanne A. Whalen and County Clerk Linda Fritz. Member Fred M. Devish was absent. Linda Fritz, County Clerk, discussed projected revenues, cash carryover and county budget requests with the Board. Theresa Curren, County Assessor, presented the approved 2021 Assessed... Full story

  • MINING PERMIT

    Jul 1, 2021

    Public Notice Black Hills Bentonite of Casper, Wyoming has filed a regular mining permit application with the Land Quality Division of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality for the mining of Bentonite in Crook County, Wyoming. The Keyhole State Project is approximately two (2) miles to the Southeast of the town of Pine Haven, Wyoming, and approximately fifteen (15) miles to the Northwest of the town of Upton, Wyoming. The application may be viewed at the Cheyenne or the Sheridan Office of the Land Quality Division. The application... Full story

  • Probate

    Jul 1, 2021

    DISTRICT COURT OF THE STATE OF WYOMING SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT, CROOK COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM F. ROBERTSON, Deceased. Probate No. 5854 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR DECREE OF SUMMARY DISTRIBUTION OF PROPERTY TO: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID ESTATE. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that Candace J. Moffitt, as the Applicant, did, on the 11th day of June 2021, file in the office of the Clerk of District Court, Sixth Judicial District, Crook County, Wyoming, an Application For Decree Of Summary Distribution Of Property owned by the... Full story

  • TAX DEED

    Jul 1, 2021

    NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPLY FOR TAX DEED TO: Deborah A. McWilliams, Lyle Austin, & Marlys L. Austin The holder of Certificate of Purchase No. 518 issued on September 22, 2016, gives notice of intent to apply for a tax deed to the real property reflected in said Certificate of Purchase. The applicant purchased the real property for 2015 delinquent taxes at the Crook County tax sale on September 22, 2016. The real property was taxed in the name of Deborah A. McWilliams, Lyle Austin, & Marlys L. Austin. The real property is described as follows:... Full story

  • Man killed, trooper wounded in shootout near Lander

    Clair McFarland, Riverton Ranger Via Wyoming News Exchange|Jul 1, 2021

    RIVERTON — An exchange of gunfire Friday afternoon during a traffic stop left the driver of the stopped vehicle mortally shot and a Highway Patrol trooper wounded. The injured trooper was released from the hospital on Saturday and is expected to make a full recovery. At around 3:26 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Sinks Canyon Road and Goodrich Drive near Lander, the trooper conducted a traffic stop, according to statement from the agency. “Moments into the stop, the trooper and suspect exch...

  • Drought forces ranchers into tough, desperate decisions

    Cary Littlejohn, Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange|Jul 1, 2021

    GILLETTE — A cloud of dust kicked up as Cass Hurley shuffled down a small hill in the middle of the 320-acre ranch she and her husband operate off North Heptner Road in Rozet. It’s not far beyond where the county stops maintaining the road. The only problem with the scene was that, ideally, there would have been no dust. The hill she descended was the interior bank of a reservoir. Her boots should have been wet, but instead were covered with a fresh layer of dust. The reservoir is one of the three the couple have on the backside of their ran...

  • Wyoming News Briefs

    From Wyoming News Exchange Newspapers|Jul 1, 2021

    Off-duty firefighter gets teen out of burning house GILLETTE (WNE) – A local teen boy has a lot to be thankful for, especially an off-duty Campbell County firefighter who alerted him and got the teen out of a burning house Wednesday. No one was hurt in the afternoon fire at 1803 Plumcreek Ave., according to the Campbell County Fire Department. The teen and three other members of his family were displaced by the fire. The firefighter, who wasn’t identified in a Fire Department press release about the incident, responded and found the teen was...

  • Negaard named to All Star roster

    Jul 1, 2021

    Sherry Negaard has been selected to play in the Wyoming Coaches Foundation North/South All Star Games volleyball game on July 24 for the North team. She has also been selected as All Conference and All State for 2020 and was the Northeast Player of the Year for 2020. Negaard was on the varsity roster for all four years of high school and took part in three state championships alongside her team. She has 872 career kills, with 2259 total kill attempts and 124 career service aces. Her career...

  • Poppy poster state winners

    Jul 1, 2021

    Annika Haugen and John Wacker, art students of Tobi Miller at Sundance Junior High, received state awards recently in the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Poppy Poster Contest. Annika placed first, John placed third and both received cash awards. Annika’s poster went on for National competition (see the photo of her poster). The local poppy poster contest was sponsored by the Roy Montgomery Unit 80 ALA in Hulett. Members Tracy Bush, Hulett, and Janet Lake, Sundance, are on the poppy poster c...

  • County residents graduate HiSET

    Jul 1, 2021

    The College and Career Readiness Center of Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) celebrated the 2020-2021 HiSET high school equivalency graduation for five Crook County residents on June 24. The ceremony was a combined in-person and virtual ceremony including the EWC main campus in Torrington with graduates from that area. Involved in the ceremony were local instructor Janet Lake, Program Director Callie Allred and College President Dr. Lesley Travers. Lake, who covers Sundance and Hulett, instructed...

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