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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 9, 2020

PRECorp rate case set for public hearing

Powder River Energy’s (PRECORP) bid to adjust its rates this year has been scheduled for a public hearing this month. The cooperative proposed the increase to the Wyoming Public Service Commission (PSC) at the tail end of 2019 in an effort to...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 9, 2020

Fire season has arrived

Fire restrictions are now in place across Crook County. According to Fire Warden Doug Leis, not only are conditions primed for a severe fire season in this area, we’ve already seen a number of incidents. “Over the last week, we’ve been...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 9, 2020

Twisted evening

Information regarding the tornado that touched down in Crook County on Monday evening makes it difficult for the National Weather Service to pin down exactly where it traveled, according to Susan...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 9, 2020

New voting machines tested ahead of absentee voting

County Clerk Linda Fritz led a demonstration of the county’s new voting equipment last week for party leaders on both sides. Randy Leinen, Democratic Party, and Chip Neiman and Roger Connett, Republ...

 

Chutes and ladders

Thanks to the help of community fundraisers, some assistance via local donations, including discounted concrete from Sundance Hardware, and the hard work of volunteers Joel Eschedor, Zach Steele,...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 9, 2020

Six lbs. of marijuana found during traffic stop

Three Minnesota residents face felony charges in Crook County related to a large amount of marijuana that was allegedly found in their vehicle when they were pulled over during a traffic stop. On June 22 at around 1:50 p.m., a Wyoming Highway Patrol...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 9, 2020

Sundance man charged with child abuse and aggravated assault

Sundance resident Josh Idler faces multiple felony and misdemeanor charges related to an allegedly ongoing situation of verbal and physical abuse that culminated in an incident where he pulled a handgun on a victim. On June 24, Sundance Police...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 9, 2020

County businesses take advantage of stipend programs

A total of 48 small business owners in Crook County have taken advantage of the state’s COVID-19 Business Relief Interruption fund. The fund is part of a suite of stipend programs that made use of CARES Act money to assist Wyoming’s businesses...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I am writing in concern to the Superintendent Mark Broderson comments about the opening the schools this fall (June 25 paper). The comments on page 12 about the students being called “bubbles” or “herds”. As I thought about the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Opinion    July 9, 2020

This Side of the Pond

When I took my husband on a sight-seeing trip of the place where I was born, it was understandable that he’d want to see Stonehenge. It tops every list of world class heritage sites and wonders of t...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    School    July 9, 2020

Back to school

Wyoming’s schools will be taking a tiered approach to reopening for the fall semester, said Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow last week. The work done by an education task force to ensure that schools can open safely despite the...

 

SHS coaches receive Coach of the Year Awards

Left to right: Randi Faeth (Assistant Golf Coach of the Year), Lisa Dutton (2A girls Golf Coach of the Year), Greta Crawford (2A Volleyball Coach of the Year), Mike Lashley (Wyoming Coaches...

 

Sheridan College Honor Rolls

Over 230 students were named to the Sheridan College honor rolls this semester, including Laramie Holst and William Inghram from Sundance who made the President’s Honor Roll. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some students must still complete...

 

Gillette College Honor Rolls

Almost 130 students were named to the Gillette College honor rolls this semester, including Trey Hendrickson who made the President’s Honor Roll and Sarah Crawford who made the Part-Time Honor Roll, both from Sundance. Due to the COVID-19...

 
 By Ethan Sterenfeld    News    July 9, 2020

Court rules UW can prohibit firearms on campus

LARAMIE — The University of Wyoming has the power to regulate and prohibit firearms on its campus, and its gun policy does not violate the Second Amendment, Tori Kricken, the district court judge in Albany County, ruled Thursday. This is...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Wyoming gas prices increase slightly GILLETTE (WNE) — Gasoline prices could stall during the second half of summer after nine straight weeks of increases, according to a surveying company. But in the short term, Wyoming customers are paying more at...

 

Fireworks over the lake

Pine Haven celebrated July 4 in style with a day of fun for the kids at Waters Park followed by the annual firework display over Keyhole Reservoir, sponsored by the Pine Haven Volunteer Fire...

 

Crook County Rodeo Royalty Contestants 2020

Pee-Wee Princess Riata Northup is the daughter of Charity Northup of Oshoto. She will be a fifth grader this fall at Moorcroft K-8 School. She enjoys riding horses, swimming, singing and playing...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Bryn L. Randall, Gillette, 91/80, $100; Matthew P. Jarvis, WA, 88/80, $86; Scott M. Van Hout, IL, 88/80, $86; Kase P. Gustafson, Moorcroft, 91/75, $125; Samir A. Murty, WI, 87/80, $84; Chandra L. Battles, ND, 87/80, $84; Wade A....

 

Crook County Sheriff

June 29 – Seven VIN checks. Four traffic stops. Public relations. Hulett coverage. Three sets of fingerprints for outside employment. Booked in subject to jail. Business check. EMS page. Two fire pages. June 30 – Seven VIN checks. Traffic stop....

 

Crook County Library hosts summer cemetery walks

Crook County Library will be hosting several cemetery walks around the county again this summer, kicking off with the Mt. Moriah Cemetery Walk in Sundance on Thursday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m. Cemetery walks are a great way to learn more about the history...

 

This Week at Your Library

The library doors are open. We will still be doing curbside delivery if you would prefer not to come into the library. Maximum of five (non-staff) people in the library at one time. Maximum length of stay limited to 30 minutes. Children under 13...

 

New Haven community picnic July 19

The New Haven community picnic will be held on Sun., July 19. The day will start off with the annual business meeting at 4:30 p.m. followed by a 5 p.m. auction for building/property expenses. After the auction, a potluck meal will be held and then...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago July 7, 1920 Not since the days of ’79 has such a sight, nor such a spirit of good cheer and helpfulness in distress, been witnessed as that which was seen by the multitude who were at...

 

Cards of Thanks

Our Thanks We appreciate how everyone has thought of us and helped so much with all of their offers of help, telephone calls, cards, food, memorial donations and just being there for us. The Isburg Funeral home was so helpful to work with. Pastor Jim...

 

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