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Burn ban in effect next week

A full burn ban will be in effect across the county beginning July 22. Fire Warden Doug Leis sought the blessing of the Crook County Commissioners last week to implement the restrictions,...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 14, 2022

City sets sights on ARPA funding

The Sundance City Council has approved four applications to the State Loans and Investments Board (SLIB) for almost $2 million in project funding through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Three involve improvements to the city water system, while...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 14, 2022

Hearing date set for new subdivision regs

The Crook County Commissioners have set a date in September for a public hearing regarding proposed new rules for large acre subdivisions. The hearing will take place on September 6 at 2 p.m., during the commissioners’ regularly scheduled monthly...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 14, 2022

Lummis opens field office in Sundance

Is Sundance now the smallest city in the nation to host a congressional office? With the opening of U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis' new digs within Old Stoney, it might just be. Having a presence in the...


Mary Louise Griffin

Mary Louise Griffin passed away July 7, 2022, in Yankton, South Dakota at the age of 97. Louise was born September 15, 1924, in Sundance, Wyoming, to Frank and Bessie (Arnold) Mitts, the first of ten children. Louise grew up and attended school in...


Duane Thomas

A celebration of life for Duane Thomas will be held on July 16, 2022 at the Greater Hulett Community Center, 401 Sager Ave, Hulett, Wyoming at 1 p.m. This day would have been his 75th birthday. He passed away October 13, 2021. Please join us as we... Full story


Cindy Borchgrevink

Memorial service for Cindy Borchgrevink will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, July 16, 2022 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Gillette, Wyoming. Cynthia J. (Clear) Borchgrevink passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2022 in Gillette from Alzheimer's. Cynthia... Full story


Virginia Mae Solomon

Virginia Mae (Heiden) Solomon of Lincoln, Nebraska, died of complications related to COVID-19 on July 4, 2022. She was 93 years old. Virginia was born on February 13, 1929, to Victor and Violet (Cataldo) Heiden in York, Nebraska. Virginia graduated... Full story


UW Graduates

The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Crook County at the completion of the 2022 spring semester. Students are: Jonathan Tinsley (Bachelor of Science) of Aladdin; Yuli D. Viergets (Bachelor of Science) of...


Western Dakota Tech Dean's List

Western Dakota Technical College congratulates the more than 250 students named to the Spring Semester 2022 Dean’s List. To qualify, students must earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for a minimum of 12 credit hours in a given semester....

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 14, 2022

City prepares to receive Old Stoney recapture

The City of Sundance is set to receive a financial boon from Old Stoney in return for its help to manage and sponsor the grant that made possible the first phase of the renovation. With the basement and main floor now done, said Clerk Treasurer...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 14, 2022

Local director to premier movie in Black Hills

Sundance-raised filmmaker Chris Canfield will be premiering his new feature in Rapid City later this month. A “classic western with a horror twist,” Canfield decided to make his first...


Library presenting shark program

Crook County Library presents “Sharks” By Ruth A. Musgrave on Wed., July 20 at 1 p.m. in the library meeting room to learn all about sharks. Ruth A. Musgrave is an award-winning children’s writer specializing in marine and animal science. As...


Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago July 13, 1922 Tom Hawken reports considerable damage on Black's Flat from a hailstorm Saturday afternoon. Garden crops and barley were the hardest hit, the wheat not being far enough along to receive much damage. Manager Linstrum of...


Card of Thanks

Thank You I would like to send my sincerest thanks to everyone who sponsored my trip to the High School Clay Target League Nationals. It was an amazing experience that would not have been possible without the Muley Fanatic Foundation, Chapel of... Full story


Wyoming News Briefs

Wyoming Department of Health: state saw 98 abortions in ’21 CODY (WNE) —Nearly 100 women were reported as having received abortions in Wyoming in 2021, according to a recently released report by the Wyoming Department of Health. The 2021 Wyoming...


Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, We are being confronted with a number of crisis that are simultaneously demanding our attention; for example, the Ukraine war and the expense of maintaining an empire of 750 military bases around the world, the rising inflation in fuel...


This Side of the Pond

Getting Boris Johnson out of 10 Downing Street has proven to be a lot like trying to persuade a wasp out through an open window. It doesn’t want to go and its main skill set involves dipping and...



FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS ANNOUNCEMENT Crook County School District #1 has today announced its policy for free and reduced price meals for children unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch Program, and/or School... Full story



Notice of Public Hearing CROOK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT #1 2022-2023 PROPOSED BUDGET SUMMARY FISCAL YEAR FISCAL YEAR PROPOSED 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 ACTUAL ESTIMATED BUDGET   Revenue $ 21,755,852   $ 22,796,025   $ 21,524,000 GENERAL FUND ... Full story


Absentee Ballots

ABSENTEE BALLOTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN THE CROOK COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE FOR ALL REGISTERED VOTERS. • Where to apply for an absentee ballot: Crook County Clerk’s Office, PO Box 37, 309 Cleveland, Sundance, WY 82729, phone 307-283-1323, email: meli... Full story


Mining Permit

SECOND PUBLICATION Public Notice Black Hills Bentonite, LLC of Casper, Wyoming has applied for a mining permit from the Land Quality Division of the Department of Environmental Quality for the State of Wyoming. The mining permit area for the mining... Full story


Budget Hearing

Budget Hearing The Crook County Tourism Promotion Board will hold its regular meeting and budget hearing on Wednesday, July 20 at the West Texas Trail Museum in Moorcroft. The meeting will begin with public comment and review of the Fiscal Year... Full story


Budget Meeting

Budget Meeting The Crook County Museum District will be holding a Budget Meeting on Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 4:30 pm. The meeting will be held in the conference room at Old Stoney Business & Cultural Center, with the Museum District’s monthly... Full story


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