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Articles from the July 7, 2022 edition

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  • Paying respects

    Jul 7, 2022

    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 raised in Buffalo, Wyoming, was killed June 8 during a training exercise in California when the military aircraft he was in crashed. He was laid to rest in St. Onge....

  • WJRA rodeo this weekend

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jul 7, 2022

    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 the most popular events in categories ranging from peewee to senior, and for both girls and boys. In order, the event list includes barrels, calf tying, poles, steer riding, breakaway, goats and team roping. Concessions and vendors will be available on site, including Rocking Cowboy Cook Shack, a...

  • "Team Keona" places in NADAC dog trials

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jul 7, 2022

    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 Shetland sheepdog, Keona, are proving to be just such a pair. Last weekend, they earned their third High in Trial award at the North American Dog Agility Council (NADAC) dog trial in Red Lodge, MT. "High in Trial" awards represent the total points earned during the three days of the event, at which...

  • Fight night

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jul 7, 2022

    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 expert in the sport. She wasn't expecting to be good at it, much less that it would become a lifestyle. She had no idea that she'd return from Rumble at the Falls last week clutching a medal. It was Orla's first time entering into the Sioux Falls boxing t...

  • Vacation Bible School starts next week

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jul 7, 2022

    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 fun-filled week learning about Jesus. The school will run from July 11 to 14 between 9 a.m. and noon. Each day will offer activities including songs, games and crafts, as well as snacks. On Thursday, July 14 at 5:30 p.m., the school will present a program at Sundance Square. This will include a small perfo...

  • Keith Alan Thomas

    Jul 7, 2022

    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 Bender, Mark Thomas and Brenda Thomas. He and his wife Dory Thomas were married in 1980 and they were married for 24 years before he was widowed in 2004. Together they raised one child, Aneishsa Thomas-Pierce in Phoenix, Arizona. Keith proved to be a... Full story

  • Joseph Thaler

    Jul 7, 2022

    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 to America by boat, making New Jersey their home. Joe owned an ice company "Diamond Ice" in New York City for many years before moving to Wyoming. He was the owner of the Bronco Bar, Corner Bar and Thaler Well Service. His time living on his sailboat... Full story

  • Peek at the Past

    Jul 7, 2022

    1 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 was well represented, and the Spearfish delegation was a splendid turnout, headed by the twenty-piece band of the Queen City. The grasshoppers in Wyoming are a greater menace this year than ever before, according to reports which have been coming in from all sides. Last year the hoppers were...

  • Kayak winner

    Jul 7, 2022

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

  • New sign

    Jul 7, 2022

    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 County Facilities on June 30. The sign was created by Robert's Machine....

  • Cards of Thanks

    Jul 7, 2022

    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 calls that just keep coming. May God bless you all. My cup truly runneth over. Thank you, one and all. Dorothy French Thank You Thank you to everyone who came and shared Marjorie's special day. Your presence truly was your gift!... Full story

  • Sentence imposed for marijuana smuggler who broke probation terms

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jul 7, 2022

    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 sentence for the felony charge of possession with intent to deliver. Rice was found guilty following an incident on March 11, 2016 when a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper pulled over a vehicle traveling over the speed limit on I-90. The occupants claimed to be traveling to Sturgis with a final...

  • Nebraska man charged with felony DUI

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jul 7, 2022

    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, Benjamin Osborne’s truck was pulled over by a Crook County Sheriff’s Office deputy on I-90 near milepost 200 after being observed traveling at an estimated 97 mph in an 80 mph zone. The truck was also allegedly driving over the fog line and into the oncoming lane of travel. Osborne allegedly appeared...

  • CDC ups response to monkeypox outbreak

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jul 7, 2022

    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 raise awareness of the situation as the outbreak continues to spread. Multiple cases of monkeypox have now been reported globally in countries that don’t usually report the disease. Early data suggests that a high number of the known cases have occurred among gay and bisexual men; however, it is n...

  • Circuit Court

    Jul 7, 2022

    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, SD, 87/80, $99; Christine Bradbury, Helena, MT, 81/70, $115; Remar Pitter, Gillette, WY, 89/80, $103; Carlos Pinzon Garcia, The Woodlands, TX, 96/70, $190; Charlynn Patterson, Gillette, WY, 92/75, $145; Brandon J. Jagow, Sundance, WY, 85/75, 105; Bradley Thomas, Minot, ND, 80/70, $105; Joshua A. Parish...

  • Crook County Sheriff's Office

    Jul 7, 2022

    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 Highway Patrol. Business checks. Two citizen assists. Three EMS calls. Fire call. Motorist assist. REDDI report. Suspicious person. Warrant check. June 29 – Three traffic stops. Five VIN checks. Two crashes. Animal complaint. Business checks. Civil standby. Disturbance. Two EMS pages. Two paper servi...

  • SDSU Graduate

    Jul 7, 2022

    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 verified by the appropriate college. Garoutte graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in SDSU’s College of Nursing....

  • Sheridan College Graduates

    Jul 7, 2022

    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 and received a degree or certificate from Crook County: Tyson Bjornestad (Associate of Fine Arts, Music, Certificate of Completion, Music Technology) and Jerrett Schloredt (Certificate of Completion, Welding Technology). Both students are from Sundance....

  • Dear NP

    Dr. Wesley Davis, DNP|Jul 7, 2022

    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 affect people in various ways. Some seizures cause people to lose control of their bodies entirely. If this were to happen while driving, it could cause a loss of vehicle control and be very dangerous. Fortunately, not all seizures cause this degree of symptoms, and medical therapy can control or...

  • Freedom

    Dave Jagemann, Passtor, Chapel of Faith|Jul 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 proper authority and submitting to it. The rules, guidelines and those in charge are safety for our being and comfort to the soul. It is not personal preference and a life fueled (ruled) by feelings. It is knowing God’s truth and utilizing it in living. “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Hap...

  • This Side of the Pond

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jul 7, 2022

    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 of a contender at an annual event I had no idea has been going on in my home county. I speak of Dorset’s version of the traditional eating contest, which movies have informed me will usually involve scarfing down several thousand hot dogs or cherry pies. However, it would seem my neighbors did not get the m...

  • Simpson to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

    Mark Davis, Powell Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange|Jul 7, 2022

    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 been friends for 55 years and worked together for 18 years," Simpson said in a Tuesday interview. "It's a high honor and I'm touched." The Cody resident served in the Wyoming House of Representatives from 1965 to 1977 and was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1978. Simpson held several leadership...

  • Wyoming News Briefs

    From Wyoming News Exchange Newspapers|Jul 7, 2022

    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 Sublette County Hospital District to construct a new critical access hospital. The USDA’s historic decision gives the SCHD the green light to break ground on its proposed 70,000-square-foot hospital facility in Pinedale. In addition to inpatient and emergency room care, the critical access hospital will...

  • Lawmakers seek deal for coal carbon capture

    Dustin Bleizeffer,|Jul 7, 2022

    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. “We’ll see what it’s going to take to make a business deal that will work for everybody — and everybody includes the ratepayers,” Joint Corporations, Elections and Subdivisions Committee member Sen. Charles Scott (R-Casper) said Wednesday morning. Determined to preserve coal-fired power generatio...


    Jul 7, 2022

    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 appropriation or construction will be held open for public inspection from July 18 through July 22, 2022, during the hours of 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., at the following location(s): Board of Control, 2100 West 5th Street, Sheridan, Wyoming; and State Engineer’s Office, Herschler Building 2W, 122 W... Full story

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