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Paying respects

The procession carrying Marine Cpl. Seth Rasmuson home passed through Crook County on Friday as residents stood by the interstate to pay their respects. Rasmuson, originally from Rapid City but...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    Sports    July 7, 2022

WJRA rodeo this weekend

Head on over to the fairgrounds this weekend for the Wyoming Junior Rodeo Association (WJRA) Sundance rodeo, an opportunity for kids to test their skills in the sport. Starting at 10 a.m. on June 9 and 9 a.m. on June 10, the rodeo will include all...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 7, 2022

"Team Keona" places in NADAC dog trials

Any dog can compete in a North American Dog Agility Council trial, but it takes a special team of canine and handler to come home with a winning ribbon. 15-year-old Karen Ulmer and her four-year-old...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    Sports    July 7, 2022

Fight night

Boxing was never meant to become a passion. Orla Rose Davis took up the sport for the health benefits – the increased confidence, the body toning, the self-defense. She chose it through curiosity, and because she happened to be living with an...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 7, 2022

Vacation Bible School starts next week

The United Methodist Church will be presenting its annual Summer Vacation Bible School next week for kids between the ages of three and sixth grade. The theme this year is: “Monumental: Celebrating God’s Love” and the church promises a...


Keith Alan Thomas

Keith Alan Thomas, 64, of Casper, Wyoming, passed on February 5, 2022. Keith was born on August 8, 1957, in Nebraska City, Nebraska. He was born to Millard and Juanita Thomas and has six siblings, Duane Thomas, Karl Thomas, Daryle Thomas, Luanne... Full story


Joseph Thaler

Joseph "Joe" Thaler, 84, of Sundance, Wyoming, passed away Friday July 1, 2022, at his home after a lengthy illness. He was born in Yugoslavia , on March 17, 1938, son of the late John and Maria H. Thaler. At the age of 11, Joe and his family came... Full story


Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago July 6, 1922 Every citizen of Sundance agrees that the celebration staged Tuesday and Wednesday was successful beyond anticipations. From all points of Crook County, people gathered to celebrate the Fourth with Sundance, Weston county...


Kayak winner

Dioné Moon, winner of the recent kayak drawing at Decker's Market, along with Decker's employee Larry Hancock....


New sign

The Aladdin Coal Tipple finally has a new sign. It's been a long time in the planning and making, says Commissioner Jeanne Whalen, but it was erected by Crook County Road & Bridge and Crook...


Cards of Thanks

Thank You There aren't enough words in the English language to express my thanks for the wonderful party celebrating my 100 years of life that my family put together. The food, the visiting, the decorations, plus the beautiful cards, gifts and phone... Full story

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 7, 2022

Sentence imposed for marijuana smuggler who broke probation terms

A Washington man who was given a deferred sentence in 2016 after being caught smuggling marijuana through Crook County has appeared in court again after being accused of breaking the terms of his probation. Evan Rice has now been given a suspended...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 7, 2022

Nebraska man charged with felony DUI

A Nebraska man has been charged with a felony count of driving while under the influence after being stopped by law enforcement on the interstate for driving over the posted speed limit. On June 23, B...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 7, 2022

CDC ups response to monkeypox outbreak

Several surrounding states have now joined the list of locations where the 2022 outbreak of monkeypox has been detected, including Nebraska, Colorado and Utah. While Wyoming still remains free of the disease, the Centers for Disease Control wants to...


Circuit Court

Speeding – Rory Dangel, Evansville, WY, 87/80, $109; Michael A Miles, Bozeman, MT, 88/75, $125; Christine Johnson, Cheyenne, WY, 79/70, $103; Christopher Hunt, Gillette, WY, 89/75, $130; Ty Weeg, Newcastle, WY, 90/70, $160; Dusty Pinske, Sturgis, S...


Crook County Sheriff's Office

June 27 – Two traffic stops. Three VIN checks. Abandoned vehicle. Traffic crash. Disturbance. Four house watches. Medical emergency. Two paper services. Two EMS calls. June 28 – Two traffic stops. Three VIN checks. Animal bite. Assist Wyoming...


SDSU Graduate

South Dakota State announces Shelby Carolyn Garoutte of Sundance, WY, has graduated following the spring 2022 semester. More than 1500 students completed all requirements for a degree and/or certificate program and those requirements have been...


Sheridan College Graduates

Sheridan College held its 73rd commencement ceremony on May 14, 2022. More than 400 degrees and certificates were earned by students at Sheridan College this year. The following is a list of Sheridan College students who completed their course work...


Dear NP

Dear NP, My teenager has a history of seizures and takes medication to control them. How will this affect his ability to drive? Dear Reader, There are many different types of seizures, and they...

 By Dave Jagemann    Opinion    July 7, 2022


And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free (John 8:32). Freedom: autonomy, self-determination, independence, choice. All very desirable and rightly so, yet wrongly applied to the hurt of self and many. Freedom is recognizing...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    Opinion    July 7, 2022

This Side of the Pond

Quick, off the top of your head: what edible item are you least likely to include in your dinner plans tonight? If your answer was “stinging nettles”, I’m afraid you’re not going to be much...

 By Mark Davis    News    July 7, 2022

Simpson to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

POWELL - Former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a July 7 ceremony at the White House by longtime friend, U.S. President Joe Biden. "Joe Biden and I have...


Wyoming News Briefs

Sublette County Health’s hospital a reality PINEDALE (WNE) — The century-long quest for a hospital in Sublette County is finally a reality.  On June 28, the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved a $32-million loan application submitted by the...

 By Dustin Bleizeffer    News    July 7, 2022

Lawmakers seek deal for coal carbon capture

Despite several years and a spate of new laws designed to delay the retirement of coal-fired power generating units, the state may have to press harder to broker a deal that results in a coal carbon capture project, according to some lawmakers....



NOTICE TO APPROPRIATORS OF WATER Public notice is hereby given that the following listed water users have submitted proofs of appropriation and/or construction under the following permits as approved by the State Engineer. The below-listed proofs of... Full story


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