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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 30, 2020

CCMSD calls for lawsuit to be dismissed

Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) has moved to dismiss the complaint filed against it by Health Management Services (HMS), the management company with which the district severed ties earlier this year. The motion rests on the argument th...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 30, 2020

Active COVID-19 cases on the rise

As new COVID-19 infections continue to plague the state and the number of active cases climbs, the Wyoming Department of Health announced on Monday that, along with the Department of Education and the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security, it will be... Full story

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 30, 2020

Voters to decide on senior services levy

For the second time, voters will be asked at the general election this year to signal whether they support a mill levy for Crook County’s seniors. A political action committee has been formed to inform the public of why it’s so important to keep...

 

Constructive feedback

Judges inspected the hard work of the county’s kids at the fairgrounds Tuesday during judging for FFA static exhibits, 4-H interviews and fabric and fashion. Above, Chris Maupin and Jamie Scherz...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 30, 2020

Title company opens in Sundance

Black Hills Title Company opened its doors in Sundance last week in the form of a satellite office on Main Street, opposite the post office. The business has been in operation for nearly 35 years acro...

 

Chris "Junior" Santistevan

Chris “Junior” Santistevan passed away too soon and unexpectedly on July 19, 2020, surrounded by his loved ones. A memorial service for Chris will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2020, at Gillette Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow at The Black... Full story

 

John F. Costello

John F. Costello passed away July 19, 2020 in Holyoke, Massachusetts. John was born February 22, 1931 to Mortimer and Elizabeth (Murphy) Costello. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Grace, and their two children, Patricia and her husband Mark... Full story

 
 By Grace Moore    News    July 30, 2020

Man drowns at Keyhole

A couple from Gillette went camping on the cliffs over Keyhole Reservoir last Tuesday night and, during the early morning hours of Wednesday, June 22, the male, believed to be in his late 20s, apparently accidentally walked off the edge. The man...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    July 30, 2020

Gun rights group draws ire of top lawmaker

CASPER — A growing group of Wyoming lawmakers — including the vice president of the Senate — are coming after one of the state’s most aggressive gun rights groups after it lodged efforts to discredit incumbent Republican lawmakers in a number...

 

This Side of the Pond

I am sad to report that I write this column while consuming the last of the soda bread my husband stuffed into the freezer during our time of self-isolation. Like thousands of men across the world,...

 

Relevance

For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice. (John 18:37) Relationship-Revelation-Responsibilities. That is what connects the dots and...

 

Mignerys named Wyoming Tree Farmer of the Year

Ed and Barb Mignery’s motivation to manage their forest for overall health and sustainability for future generations, increased resilience to wildfire and insect infestations and for the benefit...

 

Driskill honored with conservation award

The Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust (WSGLT) has announced that Ogden Driskill will be the recipient of the 2020 Kurt Bucholz Conservation Award. Driskill is being recognized for his exceptional support of agricultural land conservation, private...

 

Game and Fish stocks 6,000 jumbo channel catfish

Grab your rod, choose a bait and head to the water. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department recently stocked 6000 channel catfish into 19 community fishing ponds statewide. The fish are considered “jumbo-sized” at 13 to 14-inches and make great...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Brady A. Cassada, WI, 86/75, $100; Jamy D. Dorota, WI, 80/65, $180; Joseph A. Grasso, CA, 79/70, $113; Jenny M. Shervin, Jackson, 90/80, $105; Emily Joy Hepker, Moorcroft, 94/75, $140; Isaiah E. Hale, CO, 43/30, $181; Barry C. Hanza, OK,...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

July 20 – Nine VIN checks. Traffic stop. Four fire calls. Two coroner calls. Traffic complaint. Public relations call. Fingerprints. Theft call. Sexual assault reported; under investigation. Four EMS calls. Animal complaint July 21 – Six VIN...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Cheyenne man sentenced for hitting women outside bar CHEYENNE (WNE) – A man facing charges for hitting two people outside a local bar was sentenced Monday afternoon in Laramie County District Court to two to four years in prison. Anthony Lane, 34,...

 

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. Clifford Knesel is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss state...

 

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)...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago July 28, 1920 Charlie Baggett and P.J. Christiansen opened the Hotel Garage Saturday and announced that they are in the business to stay. Charlie has many friends in Crook County and...

 

COVID-19 Daily Update - July 29

According to Wednesday's update from the Department of Health, Wyoming's total lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 have increased by 36 and now stand at 2172. Probable cases have increased by 3 to 456. There are currently 16 people hospitalized with... Full story

 

COVID-19 Daily Update - July 30

According to Thursday's update from the Department of Health, Wyoming's total lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 have increased by 45 and now stand at 2217. Probable cases have increased by 13 to 469. There are currently 18 people hospitalized with... Full story

 

COVID-19 Daily Update - July 31

According to Friday's update from the Department of Health, Wyoming's total lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 have increased by 37 and now stand at 2254. Probable cases have increased by 3 to 472. There are currently 18 people hospitalized with... Full story

 

COVID-19 Daily Update - August 1

According to Saturday's update from the Department of Health, Wyoming's total lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 have increased by 43 and now stand at 2297. Probable cases remain at 472. There are currently 18 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in... Full story

 

COVID-19 Daily Update - August 2

According to Sunday's update from the Department of Health, Wyoming's total lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 have increased by 36 and now stand at 2333. Probable cases have increased by 3 to 475. There are currently 18 people hospitalized with... Full story

 

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