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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 18, 2019

Smith sentenced to 18 years

Marty Smith has been sentenced to a minimum of six years and a maximum of 18 years in jail after a jury found her guilty as an accessory to involuntary manslaughter and to aggravated assault and battery. Judge Thomas Rumpke presided over the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    School    July 18, 2019

District prepares for new school year

There’s just a month left of summer break and Crook County School District is preparing for new classes to fill the halls as the school year begins again. A number of new faces will greet the students this year as new teachers are welcomed in...

 

Sprucing up

Joann Safford and Eleanor Glover took time on Tuesday morning to work over the city flower bed along North West Street in Sundance. Glover noted they aimed to make the site look a bit more welcoming...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    School    July 18, 2019

Band invites community to march for parade

Sundance’s new music teacher invites anyone and everyone of a musical persuasion to march alongside the students during this year’s parade. Marching is a long-held tradition and fair one of the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 18, 2019

County budget to include commissioner room remodel

The Crook County Commissioners have published their proposed budget for the year ahead, with the most significant new expenditure being $50,000 to remodel the commissioners’ room, which has changed very little since around the 1970s and lacks both...

 

Preparing for fair

Jolie Jay, Johnny Geib, Kellie Phillips and Jackson Phillips learn swine showing skills from Chance Marshall in preparation for fair week. 4-H and the county fair are experiencing a resurgence in...

 

Travis James Glenn Jr.

Time of Remembrance for Travis James Glenn Jr., age 1 day. Passed away in Aloma Linda, CA on July 15, 2019. Memorial service will be held Monday, July 22 at Fidler-roberts & Isburg Funeral Chapel in Sundance.... Full story

 

Dorothy "Dottie" (Dennis, Fall) Soule

A Memorial Service honoring Dottie’s life will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 26, 2019 at Legacy Living Center Chapel, 1000 S. Douglas Hwy., Gillette. She passed away May 1, 2019. A full obituary was previously published.... Full story

 

Beverly Jean Stagemeyer

Beverly Jean Stagemeyer, 82, of Sundance, Wyoming, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019 at Rolling Hills Healthcare in Belle Fourche, South Dakota. Arrangements are pending with Fidler-Roberts & Isburg Funeral Chapel of Sundance. Online condolences... Full story

 

Naomi Mildred Hawley Terhune

Naomi Mildred Hawley Terhune, age 93, died June 24, 2019 in Hulett, Wyoming. She was born August 20, 1925 in Gustave, South Dakota (Harding County). Naomi was the first born of 12 children, ten girls... Full story

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times July 16, 1919 R.O Partlow is considerably used up since last week when he mixed with a skittish horse which he was endeavoring to harness and which kicked him a number of times before the fracas ended. State Immigration...

 

Wagner presented Patriots Award

A local Crook County resident and business owner Gregory D. Wagner was presented with the Patriots Award, on Monday, July 15, 2019. This is the first in the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 18, 2019

Cowboy Hall of Fame induction date set

Two Crook County natives will be honored as part of the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019 this weekend at an event to be held in Newcastle. Joe Graham and Gerald McInerney will be...

 

This Week at Your Library

ANNUAL QUILT SHOW now through August 23. Stop in next week to see all the beautiful quilts on display! Library Programming: CEMETERY WALKS: July 25 at Moorcroft Cemetery, August 1 at Moore Hill Cemetery, and August 15 at Greenwood Cemetery (off Hwy...

 

UW Graduates

The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Crook County at the completion of the 2019 spring semester. Students are: Garrett A. Bietz (Bachelor of Science), Colt B. Lewis (Bachelor of Science) and Trevor K. Norris...

 

Cards of Thanks

Our Thanks The family of Robert Beaudoin would like to express sincere appreciation for the thoughts, prayers, phone calls, visits and generous donations to his memorials. A special thank you to Brian Mills for helping us out and to the church women... Full story

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 18, 2019

"Decoy driver" sentenced

Lee Her of California has been sentenced on several felony charges after allegedly acting as a “decoy driver” for a vehicle carrying 83 pounds of marijuana. On March 15, 2018, at around 6 p.m., a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper observed two...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 18, 2019

Belle Fourche woman charged with smuggling drugs into jail

A Belle Fourche woman faces felony drug charges including one of attempting to take a controlled substance into the Crook County Detention Center. Sandra Vinson was arrested after her vehicle was spotted in apparent distress on the interstate. On...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Thomas G. Ganim, CT, 80/65, $120; Rosanne Driskill, Devils Tower, 75/65, $90; Alison R. Schwarz, WI, 91/75, $125; Natalia B. Stoupakova, IA, 93/80, $110; Seane M. Waterbury, TX, 87/75, $105; Robert J. Watson, Wyarno, 98/75, $160; Sergio...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

July 8 – Three VIN checks. Five traffic stops. Deputy investigated animal complaint. Deputy assisted two motorists. Detention deputy booked in subject. Deputy removed traffic hazard from roadway. Deputy transported prisoner to appointment. Deputy...

 

Sundance Police Report

July 6 – House watch and business checks completed. Two VIN inspections. Officer assisted Crook County Sheriff’s Office. Officer assisted Life Flight. Vehicle lock out. Three bar checks. Thirteen traffic stops. July 7 – House watch and business...

 

This Side of the Pond

There’s a new initiative in development that’s supposed to make the London Underground more of a pleasant experience and less of a writhing coil of snakes, but I’m not sure how I feel about it....

 

Letters to the Editor

Hi, my name is Shyla Shoun and I am in 4-H. For the last few years I showed rabbits and sheep but this year I have a pig and this is my favorite project. Did you know pigs love marshmallows? Especially my pig, B.L.T. The swine show is Wednesday,...

 
 By Camille Erickson    News    July 18, 2019

Cloud Peak, facing own problems, hires some Blackjewel miners

CASPER — As coal operator Blackjewel LLC went to battle in bankruptcy court last week, another Powder River Basin company quietly contended with its own financial troubles. Cloud Peak Energy filed for bankruptcy in May and is one of six coal...

 
 By Ramsey Scott    News    July 18, 2019

Cities, counties will try to find solution on tax bill

CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Revenue Interim Committee has a bill on its plate that would allow cities to put an additional municipal sales tax to voters. But instead of voting on the bill, the committee hit pause this week to...

 

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