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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 16, 2020

COVID-19 orders to stay in place

Infection numbers continue to rise across Wyoming, as do the number of people hospitalized as a result of COVID-19. The figures now include an eighth confirmed case in Crooi County, a symptomatic adult female who is believed to have contracted the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 16, 2020

Uncertainty plagues city rally plans

It’s still impossible to guess how the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally will go this year, which makes it tough for the City of Sundance to begin its preliminary planning. Discussion was held at last week’s council meeting about the measures that could b...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 16, 2020

County considers proposals for broadband

Though the funding process still bears question marks, Crook County has taken steps towards securing better broadband for more remote areas of the county in the form of requests for proposals. This is a project that began with a statewide push to...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 16, 2020

Council hears updates, considers ordinances

Before hearing updates on the various projects happening around town, the Sundance City Council first considered a border dispute between neighboring landowners that appeared to underscore the need to revisit some city ordinances. The border dispute...

 

Picnic in Aladdin

At least 55 people from throughout Crook County enjoyed a beautiful Sunday afternoon attending Aladdin Homemakers Annual Community Picnic on July 12 at the Aladdin Community Park. Joining the Crook...

 

Beef chuck

Soren Webber looks for a soft landing after coming off his steer during the Jr. Boys Steer Riding competition on Saturday. Webber was one of a large number of competitors that turned out the for the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 16, 2020

Miller visits county on election trail

Political hopefuls often talk about draining swamps and cutting back federal overreach, but Bryan Miller says he actually knows how to get those things done. The candidate for U.S. Senator Mike Enzi’s seat believes his unique background sets him...

 

Donny N. York

Donny N. York, age 86, passed Monday, July 6, 2020. He was born in the Lost Springs, Wyoming area, in a little cabin. He was a cowboy around that area until he joined the U.S. Army and went to Germany. Donny was a life-time resident of Campbell...

 

Our View

From both a personal and community perspective, we’d like to commend the boards and districts that have been conscientiously providing online access to their meetings throughout this pandemic. Not only has it allowed the public to avoid small...

 

Dear NP

Dear NP, My daughter struggled through school last year. Due to COVID, she was homeschooled for several months and I am worried about her focus. What are the signs of ADHD? M. L. Dear M. L., ADHD stan...

 
 By Jennie Gordon    Opinion    July 16, 2020

Wyoming Hunger Initiative

Food insecurity is a largely invisible problem, most typically experienced within the privacy of a home or kept an uncomfortable secret in a school setting. Walk into any grocery store in Wyoming and...

 
 By Deb Holland    News    July 16, 2020

Sturgis teen sentenced to 55 years

STURGIS — Sturgis teen Michael G. Campbell, who was charged with killing a Wyoming teen last fall, has been sentenced to 55 years in prison. The sentencing was a sad day for both families involved in the case, said Campbell’s attorney, Steven...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 16, 2020

Two out of three

After many months of discussion, the Sundance City Council has officially handed over its two ambulances to Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) and entered into a rental agreement that will allow (CCMSD) to continue storing them in a city...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 16, 2020

Supercell brings second tornado

Hot on the heels of last week’s tornado, a second storm supercell moved through Crook County on Friday – possibly bringing another tornado along with it. According to the Black Hills National Forest, the wind event once again caused damage near...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 16, 2020

Landowner offers stewardship of Elmore Hall

The landowner on whose property the Elmore polling station sits has offered to take ownership of the building to maintain it for public use. The 432 square foot hall was gifted to the county in 1981 and has been used as a polling place since that...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 16, 2020

Nuisance building to come down

The City of Sundance will move ahead with tearing down the property identified as a nuisance on Sewell Street. Letters sent to the owner have gone unanswered, said City Attorney Mark Hughes, and the building itself is considered a hazard. The city wi...

 

Water for the piggies

Through a generous grant from the Wyoming Pork Producers Council, the Bearlodge Sundance FFA and Crook County 4-H, with help from county maintenance supervisor Larry Schommer, were able to purchase...

 

Kids invited to Weston County Youth Mini Rodeo

Just over a month ago, a group of rodeo-minded Weston County residents met and decided someone needed to put together a fun activity for the kids and community to enjoy at the Weston County Fair at no cost to spectators or participants. That group...

 

PRECorp Foundation announces Ritthaler scholarship

In memory of Shayna Ritthaler, a special scholarship fund has been established through the Powder River Energy Foundation. With the consent of Shayna’s family members, Reuben and Shelly Ritthaler, the scholarship will help pre-school students in...

 

UW Graduates

The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Crook County at the completion of the 2020 spring semester. Students are: Raena Leigh Bush (Master of Arts) of Beulah; Amber Kaplan (Bachelor of Arts), Melissa Maria...

 

UW President's Honor Roll

The University of Wyoming lists seven students from Crook County on the 2020 spring semester President’s Honor Roll. The President’s Honor Roll consists of regularly enrolled undergraduates who earned a 4.0 (“A”) grade point average for the...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Nicholas M. Evers, Sheridan, 75/65, $125; Leeann D. Gonzales, Gillette, 77/70, $99; Dustin R. Rogge, WI, 88/80, $86; Aspen G. Checketts, Newcastle, 65/55, $90; Robert S. Buda, CO, 89/70, $140; Samuel G. Farnum, Ranchester, 78/70, $86;...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

July 6 – Two VIN checks. Suspicious circumstance investigated. Assisted other agencies twice. Assisted Highway Patrol. K9 sniff. Fingerprinting for outside employment. Detention booked in subject. Trespassing call. Three EMS pages. Six fire...

 

Sundance Police Department

July 4 – House watch and business checks. Arrest for public intoxication. Officer discovered open door. Three bar checks. Four traffic stops. July 5 – House watch and business checks. Two traffic stops. July 6 – House watch and business...

 
 By Seth Klamann    News    July 16, 2020

Health Department pulls back proposed addition to vaccine list

CASPER — Citing challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, the state Department of Health has withdrawn a proposal to add a new vaccine to the required list for school children. The Health Department announced the change Thursday. The proposed...

 

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