Articles from the July 1, 2021 edition

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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 1, 2021

"Pledge" clash continues at town hall

Four Wyoming legislators answered a host of questions at last week’s town hall meeting in Sundance, but one topic in particular seemed at the front of everyone’s minds. The event saw further...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 1, 2021

Judge turns down Smith's plea agreement

It’s not because further punishment is needed that Judge Thomas W. Rumpke chose to decline Marty Smith’s plea agreement last week. Instead, he said, it’s because he feels she needs more supervision for her drug and alcohol problems before...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 1, 2021

CCMSD: conduct called into question again

Conversations about the conduct of the Crook County Medical Services District Board of Trustees were initiated at May’s regular meeting, but put on hold due to the absence of the Trustee Sandy Neiman, whose actions had been called into question....

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 1, 2021

Clinic contract back on hold

Who will pay the outstanding costs associated with the Red Bluffs Clinic in Hulett, recently estimated to stand at approximately $1.5 million? This question caused a sticking point during last week’s meeting of the Crook County Medical Services...


Banking on the community

Sundance State Bank hosted an evening of entertainment on Saturday to celebrate its 125th anniversary. With live music from Todd Kahler and a BBQ on offer, the event then transitioned into a street...


Steven Ray Rolf

Steven Ray Rolf, a beloved resident of Madison County, Alabama, has passed away peacefully on June 27, 2021, at his home at the age of 72. Steve was born on April 9, 1949, in Spearfish, South Dakota, to Lloyd and Patricia (Finch) Rolf. His birth was... Full story


Arrangements Pending: Terry Lee Newlin

Terry Lee Newlin, age 74, of Sundance, Wyoming, passed away Sunday, June 27, 2021, at Crook County Memorial Hospital in Sundance. Arrangements are pending with Fidler-Roberts and Isburg Funeral Chapel of Sundance.... Full story


George Zimmerschied

Graveside services for George Zimmerschied were held Friday, June 25, 2021, at Pine Grove Cemetery, Oshoto, Wyoming. George Lee Zimmerschied 75, lifetime Crook County Pioneer, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on June 21, 2021. George was... Full story


Aladdin fire department erects pole buildings

For many years, the Aladdin Fire Department (official name Crook County Fire Zone 12) has been holding various fundraisers to pay for repairs, fire food and improvements. Finally, after all this...


Cards of Thanks

Our Thanks The family of LeRoy Bush would like to thank you for the cards, prayers, delicious food and attendance at his memorial service. It meant a lot to us. He was such a special person. Jean Bush Greg Bush Todd Bush Tammy, James, Shaun and... Full story


Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago June 30, 1921 Sundance ball players retrieved their long lost winning gait Sunday when they trimmed Hulett by a score of 13 to 4. As we said before, now watch ‘em go right down the line for the pennant. Joe Jolley and Carl Todd...


Resurrection tour comes to Crook County

Senator Ogden Driskill is sponsoring a political event by the name of “The Resurrection Tour” this weekend, an evening of speakers that claims to be making 84 stops in 50 states to discuss faith, family and freedom. Arranged by “Arise USA!”,...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 1, 2021

CCMSD creates new strategic plan

With the assistance of a firm called FutureSync, the Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) has given a new look to its strategic plan, said CEO Micki Lyons last week. The district has announced the new vision statement it will aim to live...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 1, 2021

LTC reopens, but Delta variant is on the rise

Micki Lyons, CEO of Crook County Medical Services District, was able to confirm last week that the long term care unit is once again open to visitation. “We did have a positive employee in our long term care, which caused us to have to lock down ou...

 By Kim Heaster    News    July 1, 2021

This Week at Your Library

We are still doing curbside and delivery if you would prefer not to come inside. If you are a master gardener, will you please contact the library? We would like to have some gardening programs, and need a master gardener to lead them. Thanks!...


Letters to the Editor

I ran for office as a CCMSD Board Trustee in order to make a difference, and to work with a team of people who want what is best for the district, and the people of this county. I wish to thank the people of Crook County for putting their faith in...



The Lord preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me. ~ Ps. 116:6 Is anything in life simple? The answer is no and yes. The world, in general, is not an easy place. Since the fall in...


Dear NP

Dear NP, “I was recently started on metoprolol for high blood pressure. I have never taken any prescription medications for blood pressure problems. Before starting the medication, I was able to wal...


Crook County Sheriff

June 14-20 June 14 – Six VIN checks. Six traffic stops. Business checks. Assisted Wyoming Highway Patrol. Two bookings. Six fire pages. Two suspicious circumstances. Motorist assist. Gas drive off. Two fingerprints. Disturbance. Protection order...


Circuit Court

Speeding – Joshua A. Medaries, LA, 90/70, $145; Petre V. Costache, WA, 97/80, $155; Coleman Johnson, Gillette, 87/75, $120; Clark Powell, MO, 78/65, $125; Nathan Leroy Musser, Casper, 44/30, $188; Sebastian Gregg, IL, 83/70, $125; Jeffrey...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 1, 2021

Man given suspended sentence for assaulting Sundance police officer

Trevor Hartl of Gillette has been given a suspended sentence following an incident in which he allegedly refused to leave a local bar and caused bodily injury to the police officer who was called to escort him from the premises. According to a...


Surplus Bids

CALL for BIDS Crook County School District #1 Board of Trustees is accepting sealed bids for sale of the following surplus property: QUANTITY DESCRIPTION One (1) Case Cruzer iPad cart/charging station.  Fits iPad model with Griffin... Full story






BEFORE THE OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF WYOMING CORRECTION: The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (WOGCC) will meet at 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, and WOGCC Examiners will meet beginning Monday, July 12,... Full story



FORECLOSURE SALE The Foreclosure sale originally scheduled for June 28, 2021, in the matter designated below is now postponed until July 12, 2021, as set forth below. Default having occurred and all prerequisites to foreclosure having been met,... Full story


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