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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 4, 2019

Unsettled weather brings tornadoes

By Sarah Pridgeon Two simultaneous tornadoes made landfall in the Goldie Divide and New Haven area last week, before splitting to travel in different directions. Both appear to have remained on the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 4, 2019

The future thru the pasture

The Crook County Fair will be inviting the community to "See the Future Thru the Pasture" this July, with a packed schedule of events for visitors and youth to enjoy. On July 19, enjoy Bob Burke Days...

 

Cook Lake dam project begins

The Black Hills National Forest has confirmed that Cook Lake recreation area will be closing on Monday, July 8 along with Trails 88 and 91 to allow a long-planned project to take place at the spillway. Now six decades old, the structure is showing...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 4, 2019

LTC wins four awards

The Crook County Long Term Care Facility (LTC) will be adding four more awards to its trophy cabinet this month, each recognizing the high standards that the nursing home has achieved. The first is a...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 4, 2019

DEQ releases study results for low pH wells near Carlile

The Department of Environmental Quality has released the results of its investigation into a number of water wells in the vicinity of Carlile that suddenly ran dry or acidic in August, 2017. The study did not find any confirmable links between the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 4, 2019

Local jury system gets overhaul

Crook County’s courts will soon be switching over to a new computer program to manage jury pools – a system that will not only make life easier for the clerks, but will also streamline the process for members of the community who are called to...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 4, 2019

County nominates public records point of contact

The Crook County Commissioners have nominated the Crook County Clerk as the designated point of contact for persons requesting public records involving any of the boards, departments and offices associated with county government. The commissioners...

 

Department of Health sets listening sessions

The Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is inviting local clients, providers and residents to share thoughts and ideas on health-related issues and needs during structured listening sessions planned for Gillette, Sundance and Newcastle. • The...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 4, 2019

Casper man facing possession charges

A Casper man has been bound over to District Court and arraigned on felony charges of possession, third or subsequent offense, after a traffic stop on I-90 revealed there to be marijuana in the vehicle in which he was traveling. While a Wyoming...

 

New Haven Community Picnic July 14

The annual New Haven Community Picnic will be held Sunday, July 14 beginning with a meeting at 5 p.m., with election of trustees and officers. The meeting will be followed by a potluck meal and auction. Proceeds for the purpose of insurance,...

 

Walter Jay Hauber

Walter Jay Hauber passed away on June 24, 2019, at the Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center in Gillette, Wyoming, of natural causes, surrounded by his loving family. He was 90 years old.  Walt was born July 20, 1928, to Henry G. and Olevia...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times July 2, 1919 George Sewell, the hustling young Mason creek rancher and stockman, put one over on Sundance friends, we learned with delight of his marriage, the happy event taking place last Saturday, according to the report....

 

This Week at Your Library

Are you cleaning house and have a lot of papers you need shredded? We have a shredder! It is free and available for the public to use during business hours. Just call the library and set up a time to come in and shred away. Library Programming:...

 

Gillette College Certificate

Gillette College held its 29th commencement ceremony on Friday, May 10, 2019. Gillette College students earned more than 300 degrees and certificates this year. Sarah Crawford of Sundance is among Gillette College students who completed their...

 

Casper College Honor Rolls

Casper College officials have released the names of the 422 students who made the President’s Honor Roll at Casper College for the 2019 spring semester. To qualify, a student must take at least 12 hours and receive a GPA of 3.5 or better. They...

 

BHSU Dean's List

Black Hills State University has released the Dean’s List for the spring 2019 semester. A total of 714 students maintained a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher while taking at least 12 credit hours. Psychology student Sheyenne Halstengard...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Jackson man confirmed to Interior slot JACKSON (WNE) — A Jackson Hole man breezed through his U.S Senate confirmation on Thursday to fill a high post in Washington, D.C., overseeing the National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Rob...

 
 By Rob Shaul    Opinion    July 4, 2019

Why don't Wyoming hunters get preference for leftover tags?

June 28, 2019 was the last day to apply for leftover deer, elk and antelope tags in Wyoming. Everyone, even residents, have to apply for leftover tags. There are a limited number of leftover tags available, so essentially, this is a limited quota...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Opinion    July 4, 2019

This Side of the Pond

On a recent drive to Denver, we took the first of several breaks in Lusk. I have been led to believe that it is against the law on a long journey to stop for gas without checking the snack selection,...

 

Sundance Municipal Court

Speeding – Andrew Lain, Kemmerer, 49/30; Sherry Worden, Newcastle, 50/40; Kristen Legg, TN, 71/55; Alyssa Oltmanns, ND, 68/55; Benjamin Renteria, CO, 68/55. Speeding in Active School Zone – Thomas Stack, MD, 58/20 Driving on Suspended Drivers...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Trina C. Dockery, FL, 101/75, $175; Robert N. Spencer, AZ, 87/80, $84; Matthew M. Pickard, WI, 89/80, $88; Omar J. Khayat, NV, 90/80, $100; Brandon F. Kornegay, Gillette, 84/75, $88; Carter R. Hunnicutt, Rock Springs, 90/70, $145; Carlo...

 

Sundance Police Report

June 22 – House watch and business checks. Three bar checks. Seven traffic stops. June 23 – House watch and business checks. Three traffic stops. June 24 – House watch and business checks. Four traffic stops. Officer assisted Sundance Fire...

 

Crook County Sheriff

June 24 – Seven VIN checks. Three traffic stops. Detention Deputy fingerprinted subject for outside employment. Detention Deputy transported prisoner to appointment. Deputy assisted Wyoming Highway Patrol with call. Deputy assisted motorist. June...

 
 By Greg Johnson    News    July 4, 2019

Blackjewel closes two mines, nearly 600 out of work

GILLETTE — Nearly 600 workers at Blackjewel LLC’s coal mines in Campbell County are suddenly out of work after the company abruptly closed its Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr mines Monday afternoon. The move came just hours after the company had filed...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    July 4, 2019

New laws take effect

CASPER — The first week of July is often a slow one in state government, shortened by a federal holiday and marked by a light legislative schedule.  However, the first week of July also means something else in Wyoming – the time many of the...

 

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