Articles from the July 15, 2021 edition

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Growing campus

A team from the University of Wyoming Extension Office works with local FFA and 4-H students, Crook County Extension and a group from the Wind River Reservation on Tuesday to construct a geodesic...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 15, 2021

City plans for busy Rally week

Early estimates suggest that this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally could be a big one, with South Dakota authorities reportedly planning for up to a million visitors across the week. With that in mind, the Sundance City Council spoke with Sheriff...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 15, 2021

Visitation high on National Forest

The Black Hills National Forest is a popular place to be this summer, according to District Ranger Mike Gosse. Unleashed for the summer vacation, visitors are flocking to the various campsites and recreation areas on the Forest across this county....

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 15, 2021

KOA event raises $20,000 for emergency service

Three quarters of the money that was raised during the Devils Tower KOA fundraiser on Independence Day will be going towards the county’s firefighters. The remaining money, Ogden Driskill told the county commissioners last week, will be donated to...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 15, 2021

Zoning ordinance heads for third reading

Heading for its third and final reading at next month’s meeting of the Sundance City Council, an ordinance that bans shipping containers in the residential district and advertising signs anywhere...

 

City plans volunteer group to clean creek

At the suggestion of a concerned resident, the City of Sundance is looking into the possibility of putting together a group of volunteers to clear out the creek as it flows towards Sundance Pond. The creek is in need of attention because the water...

 

Bike trail to be extended out of Sundance White Ranch Park

The City of Sundance has granted permission for the bike trail through Sundance White Ranch Park to be extended across city property. The trail, which was created by the Sundance Chain Gang, is...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 15, 2021

Relief funds arrive early

A budget amendment was a necessary element of housekeeping for the Sundance City Council last week after the first installment of the city’s American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds arrived a little earlier than expected. The city had been expecting to rec...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 15, 2021

E-cycling event coming again soon

Not sure how to get rid of your old television or laptop? Concerned about discarding your old devices because they still contain private data? For the last few years, Crook County Natural Resource District has helped the community solve these...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Shanna Crockett, KY, 87/80, $99; Justin Chick, NV, 87/75, $120; Michael B. Bush, Sundance, 87/75, $120; Dellacia Taylor, WA, 91/80, $115; Arthur Du Vall, VA, 88/70, $150; Katie Daigle, Casper, 79/70, $103; Katherine E. Painter,...

 
 By Gail Kaiser    News    July 15, 2021

Pinochle Marathon

These are Pinochle final average scores for individuals as of June 3, 2021: Mary Jayne Jordan 4770 Jacquie McInerney 4362 Carol Jordan 4268 Larry Byrne 3950 Lyle Brunson 3782 Barbara Glick 3752 Jean Adams 3530 Gail Kaiser 3222 Barbara Byrne 3164...

 

New look

The Community Hall at Aladdin has a new look. The hall for years has been used for community events, as an election site and for county health events such as flu clinics and healthcare blood draws....

 

John Peters

John Peters, M.D., passed away June 19, 2021, in Battle Mountain, Nevada. A life celebration will be held on August 7, 2021, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., at Elquist Park, 561 Altenburg Ave, Battle Mountain, NV. Dr. Peters served as a family practice physician in... Full story

 

Betty Bernice Nicholson

Betty Bernice (Hedger) Nicholson was born March 15, 1930, to Santford Lee and Doris Muriel (Page) Hedger, in Piniele, Montana. She departed this life to enter her eternal Heavenly home on July 6, 2021, at the age of 91 years. Betty was united in... Full story

 

UW Graduates

The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Crook County at the completion of the 2021 spring semester: Cort Ingalls (Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering) and Richard Logan Stefanich (Bachelor of Science) of...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago July 14, 1921 Willard Ripley Jr. was over from Hulett Tuesday and left Wednesday with four top-notch bucking broncs to enter in frontier days at Newcastle this week. Willard made a good showing at Belle Fourche and expects them to jump...

 

Cards of Thanks

Our Thanks We would like to thank all of the friends, neighbors and firemen who helped put out the fire on the Irvin place north of Hulett. We really appreciate your help and fast response. The Moore family Thank You Thanks to all the friends and... Full story

 
 By Kim Heaster    News    July 15, 2021

This Week at Your Library

We are still doing curbside and delivery if you would prefer not to come inside. If you are a master gardener, will you please contact the library? We would like to have some gardening programs, and need a master gardener to lead them. Thanks! Thanks...

 

The Forestry Corner

By Jeremy Dedic Wyoming State Forestry Division and Ed Mignery Wyoming Tree Farm, landowner County assessors and realtors in Crook and Weston counties report that residences in rural properties have been in high demand in recent years. We offer this...

 

We must reject the dirty tricks and return to pragmatism

For a long time, the Wyoming Legislature had a reputation for pragmatism. The lawmakers who inhabited it tended to be largely conservative, but they focused more on solving practical issues and less on fighting ideological battles that have little...

 

This Side of the Pond

To support England’s national soccer team has always been a harrowing commitment to stress, dashed hopes and heartbreak, over and over again…but not any more. On Sunday, we came a single kick...

 
 By Ellen Gerst    News    July 15, 2021

Former coroner alleges Health Department changed death certificates

CASPER — Former Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen has alleged that the Wyoming Department of Health has changed and issued inaccurate death certificates in the last several months. Citing confidentiality, Stratmoen did not give any specific...

 

Budget

LEGAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING TOWER RIDGE IMPROVEMENT & SERVICE DISTRICT Pursuant to the provision of the Wyoming Uniform Municipal Fiscal Procedures Act, a public hearing will be held July 16th at 32 Tower Ridge Drive, Devils Tower, WY,... Full story

 

Salaries

City of Sundance Pursuant to Section 15-1-110, Wyoming Statutes Annotated, 2020 Edition, as amended the following Salaries of the City of Sundance Employees are hereby published: NAME POSITION SALARY OVERTIME Paul S. Brooks Mayor $20,000.00 Randy... Full story

 

Council

City of Sundance, Wyoming July 6, 2021 The Town Council met this day in regular session at 7:00 p.m. with Mayor Paul Brooks presiding. Roll call was taken by Mayor Brooks with Council Members Randy Stevenson, Brad Marchant, Callie Hilty and Joe... Full story

 

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