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 By Sarah Pridgeon    School    July 23, 2020

Future still masked

School is still a few weeks away but, for parents planning the annual shopping trip for classroom equipment, whether or not there will be a need for face coverings has come into question. While the pandemic remains ongoing and state-level guidance...

 

Prepare for fair

Ken Kary gets the fairgrounds ready for next week’s visitors, both two- and four-legged. Following the weekend’s Bob Burke Days and youth rodeo, Fair Week will bring the traditional animal shows...

 

Cosmic visitor

Only visible in the early hours of the morning until late last week, comet NEOWISE can currently be seen in the northwest skies about an hour after sunset, near the Big Dipper. The comet will make...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 23, 2020

State breaks daily COVID-19 case record

Crook County has recorded its ninth instance of COVID-19, an adult male who contracted the virus at a family gathering, as the state continues to see the daily number of new cases trend upwards. On Monday, Wyoming broke its record by a notable...

 

Damage seen in ponderosa pines

What’s causing damage to ponderosa pine trees across eastern Wyoming? Along the eastern border, high levels of damage are visible, varying from partial yellowing of the needles to tree mortality. Ac...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 23, 2020

County hopes for better broadband rekindled

The Wyoming Business Council (WBC) has breathed new life into the hope of securing better broadband access for rural residents of Crook County. The county commissioners had been pushing ahead to...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 23, 2020

New director takes over food pantry

Crook County Food Pantry is pleased to announce that a new director has now taken the reins. Jill Keller will from now on be available to those who wish to visit the pantry and those who would like to donate towards its stock of food and necessities....

 

Exhibit honors firefighters and first responders

and first responders Photo courtesy Vic Worthington An exhibit honoring firefighters and first responders will be in the fair Exhibit Hall during the Crook County Fair and Rodeo, July 29 through Aug....

 

Nubs and Norma Bernd

Graveside rites for Nubs and Norma Bernd will be held on July 28, 2020 at Green Mountain Cemetery in Sundance beginning at 11:30 a.m. Rev. Stephen Christy will preside and a 21-gun salute will be provided by the local VFW. The family invites anyone...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 23, 2020

Campbell County fraudster sentenced here

Jason Barnum has been sentenced on fraud charges in Crook County. The Gillette man allegedly obtained property by false pretenses from two separate victims in Crook County. He has also been sentenced to up to 13 years in prison for defrauding the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 23, 2020

Nevada man breaks probation after DUI sentencing

Nevada resident Eddy Prieto-Madril was given a suspended sentence in Crook County District Court for his fifth offense of driving under the influence. A week later, a date was set for a hearing to revoke his probation after he allegedly failed to...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 23, 2020

North Dakota man arrested for driving under the influence

A North Dakota man faces a felony charge of driving while under the influence after being spotted driving in a suspicious manner on the off ramp of I-90. Myron Jepson has three previous known convictions for DUI. According to court reports, Jepson...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Lyndell M. Royster, MS, 100/80, $145; Kelcey D. Straight, Gillette, 85/75, $90; Julius Johner Jr., Gillette, 89/80, $103; Kristina I. Aguirre, Gillette, 89/80, $88; Linde E. Sifuentes, MN, 86/80, $82; Terry L. Sellers, NC, 79/65, $115; B...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

July 13 – Five VIN checks. Three traffic stops. Possible parole violation investigated. Booked in subject to jail. Three EMS pages. July 14 – Six VIN checks. Paper service. Two traffic stops. Gunshot injury investigated. Destruction of property...

 

Letters to the Editor

This year it seems that voters in House District #1 have a choice between a candidate who is pro-gun and pro-life and another candidate who is pro-gun and pro-life. Whatever is a voter to do who feels that guns take lives, so it is impossible to be...

 

This Side of the Pond

It’s not that I condone bad behavior, it’s just that some naughtiness is so majestic it’s hard to condemn the perpetrators. Such has been the case with some of my old neighbors across the pond...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 23, 2020

Bid approved for Sundance West water tank

The Sundance City Council convened on Thursday evening to approve a bid for the project to replace the water storage tank in Sundance West. The bid was awarded to low bidders Timberline Services. The low bid was $593,000, which undercut the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 23, 2020

State budget slashed by ten percent

“Put simply, we don’t have enough income,” said Governor Mark Gordon last week as he announced a 10% cut across the board on the state’s budget. Wyoming has lost roughly a third of the income it counts on the pay the bills for every program...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 23, 2020

County unofficially adopts salary matrix for employees

After several years of discussion, the county commissioners have made use of a pay scale matrix developed by elected officials to scrutinize wage increases for this year’s budget. This met with a surprised but positive reaction during last...

 

UW Dean's and Dean's Freshman Honor Rolls

The University of Wyoming lists six students from Crook County on the 2020 spring semester academic Dean’s and Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls. Students are: Yuli D. Viergets of Beulah; Amber Kaplan, Taylor Olivia Kennah and Alberto Mastrovito of...

 

UW Provost's Honor Roll

The University of Wyoming lists six students from Crook County on the 2020 spring semester Provost’s Honor Roll. Students are: Jonathan Tinsley of Aladdin; Sara J. Thomas of Hulett; Faith Marie Sanderson and Kerry T. Zimmerschied of Moorcroft;...

 
 By Jake Goodrick    News    July 23, 2020

Pandemic slams independent meat processors and ranchers

GILLETTE – When the COVID-19 pandemic reached Wyoming and with the coronavirus having spread through much of the United States, Todd Koehler saw the impacts firsthand at his independent meat processing business, Koehler’s Wild Game. As fears of...

 
 By Joel Funk    News    July 23, 2020

Pro-police marchers rally in Laramie

LARAMIE — Dozens of American and Blue Lives Matter flags flew at the corner of Third Street and Grand Avenue Saturday as pro-police demonstrators filled the intersections’ four corners. The...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Cheyenne woman sentenced for throwing two-month-old daughter CHEYENNE (WNE) — A woman who pleaded guilty to throwing her two-month-old daughter in a ditch was sentenced Monday to seven to ten years in prison, suspended for five years probation, by...

 

This Week at Your Library

The library doors are open. We will still be doing curbside delivery if you would prefer not to come into the library. We do ask that you wear a mask to enter the library. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided. Maximum of five (non-staff)...

 

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