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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 22, 2021

National fire preparedness hits highest level

The national fire preparedness level has this week been upgraded to a level five – the highest level of wildland fire activity on the National Interagency Fire Center’s scale. At this level, several geographic areas across the nation are experien...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 22, 2021

Show ring gets a makeover

Just in time to welcome the kids and their animals, the Crook County fairgrounds are ready to unveil a new look. The renovation includes a new show ring and tie-outs to replace the barns that were...

 By Grace Moore    News    July 22, 2021

Vintage vehicles

Saturday saw the third annual Lakeview Show and Shine Car Show open with a bang with 50 entries in the first hour and more coming in as fast as they could be registered. Ultimately, there were 54 ente...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 22, 2021

Drought conditions continue to worsen

Occasional downpours may have punctuated the last couple of weeks, but Crook County is not out of the woods when it comes to drought. In fact, the situation has continued to worsen, with approximately one third of the county now listed as under...


Rodeo Royalty

Rodeo Royalty This weekend Moorcroft hosted the competition to name this year’s Crook County Rodeo Royalty. The girls rode Friday evening, showing their saddle and reining skills as well as the...


Local athlete participates in national AAU Volley Fest

Local Sundance High School athlete, Cana McInerney, participated in the National AAU Volley Festival in Phoenix, AZ, June 30 to July 3. McInerney played for Casper Nitro. Casper Nitro is an AAU club t...



PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THE COURTHOUSE IN SUNDANCE, CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING Tuesday, July 6, 2021 8:30 o’clock a.m. Present were Chairman Kelly B. Dennis, Vice-Chairwoman Jeanne A. Whalen, Member Fred M. Devish and County... Full story



CALL for BIDS Crook County School District #1 Board of Trustees is accepting sealed bids for sale of the following surplus property: QUANTITY DESCRIPTION Six (6) Sanyo 50” TVs - no remotes Two (2) Sceptre 50” TVs - no remotes One (1) LG 50” TV... Full story



NOTICE OF SUBDIVISON HEARING FOR APPLICATION OF SUBDIVISION PERMIT Be advised that Edward H. & Carolyn A. Mosher, Beulah, WY 82712 is hereby giving notice of an application for subdivision permit for a Minor Subdivision. The proposed Salvation Minor... Full story



WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION LEGAL NOTICE INVITATION TO BID The Wyoming Department of Transportation will receive bids electronically through Public Purchase until 11:00 A.M., Mountain Time on August 4, 2021 at which time they will be publicl... Full story



PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THE COURTHOUSE IN SUNDANCE, CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2021 9:00 o’clock a.m. Present for the Final Budget Hearing were Chairman Kelly B. Dennis, Vice-Chairwoman Jeanne A. Whalen, Me... Full story

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 22, 2021

Delta variant detected in county

A case of COVID-19 involving the Delta variant has now been officially recorded in Crook County during a time when the number of new infections within this community remains steady, but still relatively low. The Delta variant appears to still be... Full story

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 22, 2021

California men arrested on drug possession charges

Two California men face felony charges related to possession of THC, marijuana and meth after their van was searched following a traffic stop and a wide range of controlled substances were discovered scattered throughout the vehicle. On July 10, a...


Circuit Court

Speeding – (minor), Gillette, 88/70, $150; (minor), Gillette, 94/80, $140; Kyle Groves, MN, 75/65, $105; Jacob Peterman, IA, 89/80, $103; Rudy Troyer, IN, 88/80, $101; Christina Aguirre, CA, 90/75, $145; Yuewei Qian, IN, 50/40, $105; Tyler Bowman,...


WYDOT warns of driver's license scam

WYDOT is warning residents of a possible phishing scam that involves driver’s licenses and has issued a statement to inform Wyomingites that no message sent by the department will ever ask for your personal information. The scam appears to involve...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 22, 2021

County woman sent to prison for fifth DUI

Crook County resident Nancy Hawken has been sentenced to between five and seven years for a felony charge of driving while under the influence, fifth offense, after her vehicle was found in a ditch. On the evening of December 15, 2020, a Wyoming High...


Cattle drive

A caravan of dignitaries, cowboys, volunteers and cattle makes its way down Hynds Boulevard near Interstate 25 during the Cheyenne Frontier Days cattle drive on Sunday, July 18, 2021. The drive...


Wyoming News Briefs

Simpson recovering after fall and surgery CODY (WNE) — The former U.S. Sen. Al Simpson is recovering from a fall he took in California last week, requiring a partial hip replacement and surgery. His son, Colin Simpson, confirmed that the fall took...


This Side of the Pond

Just when you think you’ve finally got a handle on the wildlife of Wyoming, along comes a critter determined to prove you wrong. As I grabbed my purse and water bottle on Monday morning and...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 22, 2021

Are you owed $18,000?

Someone in Crook County is owed more than $18,000. Someone else recently found out they were entitled to almost $8000. Though the State Treasurer’s Office Unclaimed Property Division paid out a record $7.4 million in unclaimed property over the...


Library to present Hemingway performance

Crook County Library presents “Ernest Hemingway & Wyoming”, a program by Charles Fournier in Sundance on Friday, July 23. This program is free to all and will be held at the library meeting room a...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 22, 2021

PRECorp sponsors free concert

Three siblings who grew up on a buffalo ranch near Reva, South Dakota will be bringing their country, pop and rock band to Sundance in a couple of weeks. Zeona Road will entertain the community in a free concert at Sundance Square on August 6 from 5...

 By Kim Heaster    News    July 22, 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...


Veterans' assistance available

A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services around Wyoming cities throughout August. Sandy McFarland is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss state...


Card of Thanks

Thank You Thank you so much to the folks at Wild West Espresso for finding my purse with ALL my ID in it and finding me on Facebook to return it. You guys rock! Rosi Mackey Xenioa, Ohio...


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