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Fair week gets underway

Fair week is underway, and the fairgrounds are full to brimming with livestock, exhibits and their owners. On Tuesday, judges were hard at work judging static exhibits, FFA projects and open class,...


Out with the old

The old Sundance Kid water tank sits discardes as its replacement comes online. The old takn was leaking and causing issues for the city water system, prompting the council to seek Abandoned Mine...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 28, 2022

Sundance welcomes new businesses

Sundance welcomes several new businesses this summer, all of which offer services for mind, body, soul – or all three. As well as the community of wellness entrepreneurs that have come together in the Morale Business Center, two barbershops have...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 28, 2022

Accident claims young man's life

A traffic accident claimed the life of a young Moorcroft resident last week. The teenager was traveling near Pine Haven when his vehicle left the road and rolled over. According to Wyoming Highway Patrol’s accident report, the incident took place...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 28, 2022

E-cycling event confirmed again this year

It’s time again to scour your home for electronic items you no longer need, but aren’t sure how to dispose of. Crook County Natural Resource District (CCNRD) has announced it will be offering this year’s e-cycling opportunity on August 27, and...


Donald Lee Peterson

Early Friday, July 22, 2022, Donald Lee Peterson, better known as “Pete”, passed away peacefully in his home on his ranch property south of Sundance, Wyoming, at age 83. Pete was born November 3, 1938, in Sundance to Harriet (Waters) Peterson and... Full story


Gavin Reynolds

Memorial service for Gavin Reynolds will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, July 29, 2022, at High Plains Community Church with Pastor Dan Knust officiating. Gavin Chase Reynolds, age 17 was called home July 21, 2022, to spend eternity with his Lord and... Full story


Cards of Thanks

Our Thanks Thank you to all our prayer warriors out there. God hears you and may His blessings be back on you. Love you all, MaryAnn and Woody Our Thanks Joshua McLaughlin was recently diagnosed with an aggressive, Stage 4, Medulloblastoma, brain can... Full story


Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago July 27, 1922 Folders have been received in Sundance announcing the opening of the Short-Cut West hiway, from the Twin Cities to the Yellowstone Park. The route traverses almost a direct...


Early deadlines

We will be on an early printing schedule due to the motorcycle rally. Deadline for the Aug. 11 Sundance Times and Moorcroft Leader will be noon on Mon., Aug. 8. Deadline for the Aug. 11 Wyoming Pioneer will be Fri., Aug. 5 at noon... Full story


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...


Circuit Court

Speeding – (minor), Gillette, WY, 111/80, $155; Carlos Naranjo Paida, Oak Harbor, WA, 92/80, $120; Ian J. Cummings, Richlandtown, PA, 86/65, $175; Theodore Kandler, Thomaston, GA, 80/65, $195; Kenneth Phipps, Grinnell, IA, 96/75, $165; Matthew...


Crook County Sheriff's Office

July 11 – Three animal complaints. Assisted another agency. Business checks. Fire page. EMS page. Fingerprints. Suspicious person/circumstances. Two traffic complaints. Two traffic stops. Seven VIN checks. Assisted Wyoming Highway Patrol. July 12...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 28, 2022

Gillette man arrested for DUI with kids in the vehicle

A Gillette man faces a felony charge of driving under the influence while his two minor children were present in the vehicle after being caught speeding on Pine Haven Rd. On July 2, a Crook County Sheriff’s Office deputy was stationary on Pine...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 28, 2022

Michigan man jailed on DUI felony charge

A Michigan has been sentenced to up to 72 months of incarceration on a felony drunk driving charges after being spotted driving erratically on I-90 while in the process of moving to Gillette. According to court reports, on November 30, 2021, at...

 By Dave Jagemann    Opinion    July 28, 2022


He who does not love does not know God, for God is love (1 John 4:8). It should be immediately noticed from the above verse who God is. He is love. On its own, humanity cannot sufficiently classify the totality of HIS love. This only comes...


This Side of the Pond

When I say the Brits can’t cope with the heat, I’m not kidding. While Wyoming baked in 104-degree weather last Monday, most of the UK was suffering through exactly the same temperatures. But...

 By Abigail Landwehr    News    July 28, 2022

UW launches wool initiative; program's goal to expand the sheep industry in Wyoming

CASPER — Wyoming is the wine country of wool. At least, that’s how the University of Wyoming Extension sheep specialist, Whit Stewart, describes it.  And with the state ranking No. 1 in wool production in the 2017 Census of Agriculture — with...

 By Carrie Riley    News    July 28, 2022

This Week at Your Library

We are still doing curbside and in-town delivery if you would prefer not to come inside. We have numerous magazines available for a two-week checkout. One of our newest magazines is GUNS OF THE OLD WEST. This magazine is designed for collectors and...


Campbell County resident claims county's public records policy is illegal

GILLETTE — A county resident who has been involved in some large public records requests is claiming that the county’s new public records policy is illegal. Jacob Dalby made a public records request in May that the county is saying cost $4407....

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 28, 2022

County still tops statewide employment rankings

Crook County’s position in the state’s unemployment rankings is holding steady this summer. With just 2.6% of citizens unemployed, the county sat at number four on the statewide list during the month of June. Ahead of Crook County are Teton and...


Wyoming News Briefs

After Gordon certifies trigger bill, abortion will be banned in Wyo. Wednesday JACKSON (WNE) — Abortion will be banned in Wyoming, with narrow exceptions, starting Wednesday, July 27. Gov. Mark Gordon certified Friday the state’s “trigger...



PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THE COURTHOUSE IN SUNDANCE, CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2022 9:00 o’clock a.m. Present for the Final Budget Hearing were Chairman Kelly B. Dennis, Vice-Chairwoman Jeanne A. Whalen,... Full story



Notice Weston County Children’s Center/Region III Developmental Services will be destroying children’s records with the birth year of 2009. If you wish to obtain these records please come to the main office; 104 Stampede, Newcastle, WY 82701,... Full story





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