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Articles from the July 29, 2021 edition


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  • County treasurer arrested

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jul 29, 2021

    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 in the mail but then placed them on her own vehicle; that she adjusted the tax system to hide missing money; and that she issued a false certificate so that a personal friend could avoid paying registration fees. The investigation was headed by a special agent of the Wyoming Division of Criminal I...

  • Unhealthy haze

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jul 29, 2021

    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 issued by the Wyoming Air Quality Division and National Weather Service covered much of Crook County over the weekend and into the beginning of this week due to the wildfire smoke drifting across the region. The federal AirNow system has detected smoke plumes over this area over recent days and m...

  • Authorities subdue suicidal man

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jul 29, 2021

    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 Crook County Sheriff’s Office units that a suicidal subject armed with a shotgun was located in a vehicle on Highway 14. The initial response included both Sheriff’s Office deputies and Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers. According to the report of one of the deputies, witnesses on Highway 14 waited for...

  • No progress on clinic negotiations

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jul 29, 2021

    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 made the request at June’s regular meeting for the Crook County Medical Foundation to provide further information, including a breakdown of the numbers. This request was made after the foundation rejected the board’s latest offer to lease space in the building and it became apparent that there had been...

  • Barbara Agnes Clark

    Jul 29, 2021

    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 and going to country schools, mainly Happy Hollow, Barbara and younger sister Betty grew up as ranch kids. High school found her in Iowa, with Mamie as a telephone operator and Barbara working in a drug store as Kenneth struggled with Multiple S... Full story

  • Terry Newlin

    Jul 29, 2021

    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, Wyoming, where they lived on a ranch and Terry attended high school. This is also when he developed his love for cars and horsepower. After high school he was drafted to go to Vietnam and enlisted in the Marine Corp where he served four years. He... Full story

  • Jon Stanley Larsen

    Jul 29, 2021

    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 Denver, Colorado. After his father’s death when he was 12, his family moved back to Spearfish. At 18, Jon joined the Marines because “it was easier than stacking hay with his cousins near Camp Crook”. He served in the Marines from 1972-1980 where he was a... Full story

  • Card of Thanks

    Jul 29, 2021

    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 of a lifetime....

  • Peek at the Past

    Jul 29, 2021

    1 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.R. Bower was near the mill, and was struck by four feet of water, sweeping the entire party and their car into the stream. They had only a moment’s warning, and the doctor had placed his wife in the car, expecting to get the others and drive out of the danger. Mrs. Bower went into the stream with the...

  • Early deadlines

    Jul 29, 2021

    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 9.... Full story

  • Rallying the troops

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jul 29, 2021

    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 thought that the number of visitors to this area could range from anywhere between 750,000 and 1.25 million. Reports were given from agencies including town and county fire departments, EMS departments, the Crook County Sheriff’s Office and Wyoming Highway Patrol. In Sundance, said EMS Director Anthony V...

  • CCMSD seeks Hulett trustee

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jul 29, 2021

    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 board chairman Mark Erickson during Thursday’s meeting. Erickson explained that the Hulett district includes more than just the town itself because it is based on the three partitions created for the school district. Consequently, the Hulett district also includes Beulah, Alva and Aladdin. Anyone inter...

  • Lummis staff to hold remote office hours in Crook County

    Jul 29, 2021

    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 residents individually and hear ideas, comments and concerns about what is happening in the U.S. Senate, and also to help anyone having trouble working with a federal agency. Of the remote office hours, Sen. Lummis said: “We are working every day to make the federal government work for the people of W...

  • Free concert

    Jul 29, 2021

    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 [email protected]. Please come join the fun before the rush and roar of Rally is upon us!...

  • This Week at Your Library

    Kim Heaster|Jul 29, 2021

    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 to the generosity of Les Fullerton’s family, we now have the Les Fullerton Memorial that is paying for all InterLibrary Loan requests. Displays: Small case: Lego Animals by the Tails & Tales Summer Reading Program Kids. Large case: Violet and Paul Smith’s music boxes. If you have a collection you...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Jul 29, 2021

    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 property rights! I urge all of the citizens in city limits to defend their property rights. This means attending the next city council meeting August 3 and letting the council know how you feel about giving up more private property rights. There has to be a better solution than another ordinance passed, whe...

  • Dear NP

    Dr. Wesley Davis, DNP, ENP-C, FNP-C, AGACNP-BC, CEN|Jul 29, 2021

    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 years old.” Dear Reader, Skin cancer is the most common cancer type in the world. In the United States, one out of every five persons will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. More than two people will die of skin cancer in the U.S. every hour. While these statistics are frightening, finding and tre...

  • This Side of the Pond

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jul 29, 2021

    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 as old as we thought it was. I’m referring in this somewhat confusing statement to a visual delight that I’ve introduced you to in this column before: the Cerne Abbas Giant. Carved into the hillside in Dorset, towering 180 feet over the nearby village, is what I’ve long believed to be an early example...

  • Sundance resident gets suspended sentence

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jul 29, 2021

    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 a handgun on a victim. Idler pled guilty to one felony count of child abuse and misdemeanor count of reckless endangerment. Judge Stuart S. Healy III sentenced Idler to between two and six years in a state penal institution for the first count, one year of incarceration for the second and 180 days...

  • Warning signs of pandemic surge appearing across state

    Sarah Pridgeon|Jul 29, 2021

    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, then none for the next; admitting a positive inpatient one week then not seeing more for a little while. The State of Wyoming is sticking in the range of 350 new cases per week, Lyons said. For this reason, things will be staying the same within Crook County Memorial Hospital. Visitation is still...

  • Crook County Sheriff's Office

    Jul 29, 2021

    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. Assisted Moorcroft Police. Assisted another agency. Trespassing reported. Traffic complaint. Vehicle crash. Two animal complaints. Fire page. EMS page. July 14 – Two VIN checks. Booked in new inmate. Two fingerprints for outside employment. REDDI report. County business checks. Sundance business check...

  • Circuit Court

    Jul 29, 2021

    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; Wade R. Stagemeyer, Sundance, 55/45, $115; E. Ardith, MN, 60/45, $135; Erika Robinson-El, CO, 77/70, $99; Dante Shepley, Gillette, 89/80, $103; Garrett A. Reede, Gillette, 40/20, $100; ; Robert Allen Stone, TN, 61/45, $140; Brandi Beardall, Gillette, 94/80, $130; Christopher Seelbaugh, OH, 94/80, $...

  • School Warrants

    Jul 29, 2021

    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, WYOMING. To Whom Paid Purpose of Expenditure Amount General Fund A & B Welding Supply Co, Inc. Welding Class Supplies $ 666.92 Agile Sports Technologies HUDL Video Review & Analysis $ 9,770.63 All Around Hardware LLC Supplies $ 515.71 Amazon.com Credit Card Plan Teaching Materials & Supplies $ 6,102.87... Full story

  • Bids

    Jul 29, 2021

    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 with remote The items can be inspected at the CCSD#1 Central Office, 122 State Hwy 585, Sundance, WY. Questions should be directed to Randy Gill (307)-290-0701 The sale shall be for cash & local checks only. Crook County School District #1 will not finance the sale in any manner. The successful bidder wil... Full story

  • Bids

    Jul 29, 2021

    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 publicly opened and read for FURNISHING SNOW REMOVAL AT THE NORTH EAST (BLACK HILLS) WELCOME CENTER, EAST OF SUNDANCE, WYOMING. All interested contractors are urged to visit the job-site and inspect the required work as well as conditions affecting the work prior to bidding this job. Appointments to inspec... Full story

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