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Articles from the July 29, 2021 edition

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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 29, 2021

County treasurer arrested

County Treasurer Mary Kuhl was arrested on Friday on criminal charges related to her conduct as an elected official. The allegations include that she listed a customer’s license plate tabs as lost...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 29, 2021

Unhealthy haze

With wildfires burning locally and across the nation and little reprieve from the hot, dry weather in sight, it’s likely that the smoke haze is here to stay for the time being. Air quality alerts...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 29, 2021

Authorities subdue suicidal man

A total of eleven law enforcement officers from three agencies combined forces last week to apprehend an Illinois man who was reported to be suicidal after being shamed for getting vaccinated. On July 20 at around 10:30 a.m., dispatch alerted all...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 29, 2021

No progress on clinic negotiations

Though it appears construction is complete on Red Bluffs Clinic, the Board of Trustees for Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) was not able to move ahead with negotiations to occupy the building during last week’s meeting. The board...


Barbara Agnes Clark

Barbara Agnes Clark died July 17, 2021, after a day of activities with friends and family. Born October 18, 1931, to Mamie (Bierlein) and Kenneth Stoddard at the Kirk and Agnes Stoddard place (presently Ista’s old house). Living on Elkhorn Creek... Full story


Terry Newlin

Terry Newlin was a great father, grandfather, friend, and patriot who left this world on June 27, 2021, at the age of 74. He was born to Russell and Patricia Newlin on April 30, 1947, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The family then moved to Sundance,... Full story


Jon Stanley Larsen

Jon Stanley “Fiskr” Larsen died at home on July 22, 2021, after a long battle with esophageal cancer. Jon was born June 18, 1954, in Deadwood, South Dakota, to Stan and Joan (Hammond) Larsen. As a child, he lived in Rapid City, Spearfish and... Full story


Card of Thanks

Thank you Cana would like to thank Coach Kara and her teammates of the Nitro AAU team for the opportunity to play with this amazing, fun and talented team, Charlotte and Kevin Evans, Greta Crawford and all donors that made this trip an opportunity...


Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago August 4, 1921 One of the worst cloud-bursts in the history of Crook County occurred late Wednesday night at 11o’clock, resulting in the loss of two lives at Beulah. The camp of Dr. L....


Early deadlines

Due to the motorcycle rally we will be on an early printing schedule for the August 12 papers. Deadline for the Wyoming Pioneer will be noon on Friday, August 6. Deadline for the Moorcroft Leader and Sundance Times will be noon on Monday, August... Full story

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 29, 2021

Rallying the troops

Emergency Management Coordinator Ed Robinson led a meeting of agencies from across this region on Thursday to discuss the official response to the upcoming Sturgis Motorcycle. At this time, its...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 29, 2021

CCMSD seeks Hulett trustee

Crook County Medical Services District is looking to appoint a Hulett area representative to replace Connie Lindmier on its board of trustees. “Connie gave a wonderful eight and a half years to the board and has tendered her resignation,” said...


Lummis staff to hold remote office hours in Crook County

Staff for U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming will hold remote office hours in Crook County July 28-31, 2021, to meet with constituents at the Crook County Fairgrounds. State Policy Director Tyler Lindholm will be available to meet with...


Free concert

Devils Tower Tipi Camping and The Gulch are sponsoring musician Scott Helmer on Wed., Aug. 4 from 5-8 p.m. The event is family-friendly and free. Donations are gratefully accepted. Questions can be answered by calling Juliana at 707-328-2581 or at...

 By Kim Heaster    News    July 29, 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!...


Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Good afternoon neighbors and patriots. I’m sure most of you have seen my signs referring to private property rights. Glad you noticed. I’m absolutely against any government entity taking away any of my freedoms, including my...


Dear NP

Dear NP, “Can you tell me what skin cancer looks like? My mother died from skin cancer that spread to the underlying bones. What can I do to help prevent skin cancer other than sunscreen? I am 48...


This Side of the Pond

It’s not every day that a snail solves a centuries-old mystery. Thanks to a long-dead group of gastropods, we’ve now discovered that one of my county’s most famous landmarks both is and isn’t...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 29, 2021

Sundance resident gets suspended sentence

Sundance resident Josh Idler has been given a suspended sentence on child abuse, reckless endangerment and domestic battery charges related to an allegedly ongoing situation of verbal and physical abuse that culminated in an incident where he pulled...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 29, 2021

Warning signs of pandemic surge appearing across state

From the perspective of local healthcare providers, the pandemic has been in flux for the last few weeks. According to CEO Micki Lyons, Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) has been following a pattern of a few COVID-19 patients one week,...


Crook County Sheriff's Office

July 12 – Five VIN checks. Traffic stop. Fingerprints for outside employment. Traffic complaint. Protection order violation. Vehicle crash. Burglary report. Trespassing. Fire page. EMS page. July 13 – Four VIN checks. Sundance business checks....


Circuit Court

Speeding – Kirk S. Charlson, Moorcroft, 88/70, $160; Jose E. Palacios Bonilla, LA, 33/20, $135; James A. Berntson, Gillette, 45/30, $145; Carlos Espinosa, KS, 87/75, $120; Scot A. Allerding, Gillette, 37/20, $155; Edward Cataloni, MA, 91/75, $140;...


School Warrants

Crook County School Distirct #1 Notice is hereby given that the Crook County School District #1 Board of Trustees issued warrants for the following bills exceeding $500.00 at the regular meeting of the board held on JULY 15, 2021, at SUNDANCE,... 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



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


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