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Articles from the August 3, 2023 edition

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  • RER gets demo plant permit

    Sarah Pridgeon|Aug 3, 2023

    Rare Element Resources (RER) has been granted a source materials license from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), a “critical step” in moving ahead with the company’s planned demonstration plant in Upton, Weston County. The processing and separation demonstration plant itself represents the next step of RER’s journey towards operating a rare earth mine and processing plant in northeast Wyoming, with the mine itself to be located in the Bear Lodge Mountains just outside Sundance. The source materials license allows RER to make use of...

  • Partial burn ban now in effect

    Sarah Pridgeon|Aug 3, 2023

    A partial burn ban went into effect across the county on August 1, imposing caution on county residents as the summer weather finally settles in and the danger of wildfire increases. With the risk of fire set to increase as the rains clear up and the land dries out, creating a heavy fuel load and dry summer conditions the restrictions were approved by the county commissioners on Tuesday and aim to offset situations that could over-extend the county’s firefighting capabilities. The county will be imposing open burn restrictions that prohibit the...

  • Sundance named as stop on Sturgis poker run

    Sarah Pridgeon|Aug 3, 2023

    A new event is coming to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally this year, and Sundance is set to participate. Uncle Louie’s Diner will be one of five area stops on the first Mayor’s Black Hills Poker Run, an event that will encourage bikers to tour destinations within the Black Hills. Held in conjunction with the annual rally and promoted through the City of Sturgis, the poker run will be offering as its prize a VIP package for next year’s event. Mayor Mark Carstensen is inviting rallygoers to visit Rally Headquarters in Sturgis between August 5 and 1...

  • CCMSD to start grant process for new hospital

    Sarah Pridgeon|Aug 3, 2023

    Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) has not yet been able to move forward with applying for a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant that could help to fund a new county hospital – or upgrades to the current building – but hopes to do so within the next couple of weeks. CEO Micki Lyons explained to the Board of Trustees last week that the application process has proven not to be a simple one. “I have had a lot of difficulty getting hold of someone at the USDA to actually help me through this process,” she said. She noted t...

  • Riding for the brand

    Aug 3, 2023

    The Crook County Fair has come to an end after a full week of rodeo, parades, animal shows and entertainment. Above, the quick-thinking rodeo clown snatches competitor Joe Fitzgerald out of the way after his bull comes back for a little vengeance during the youth stock rodeo. Below, team roping at the ranch rodeo. Right, Paisley Zimmerschied, Tugg Thomas, Josie Manning and Blakesly Nelson in the junior meat goat show. For more images of this year's fair, see back page....

  • Cards of Thanks

    Aug 3, 2023

    Our Thanks A very special thank you to all of the customers of Cassidy’s Seed & Feed. We have appreciated all of your business for the past 38 years. As you may have heard, it is with bittersweet feelings that we have sold our business to Clint and Liz Schneider dba Bearlodge Ag Supply (283-2469). It’s time for us to turn the reins over to a younger couple and retire to do a few things at home. We sincerely hope you will continue to support them as you have done for us in the past. We will truly miss all of you and being able to fill your lives... Full story

  • Joseph Frank Buresh

    Aug 3, 2023

    Joe was born in Yuma, Arizona on March 17, 1944 to Adolph Buresh and Neva Meisner Buresh. He grew up on a ranch in Sundance, Wyoming alongside his sisters Kay Buresh Queen (Manny) and Betty Buresh Eatherton (Jim) and his brother Duffy Buresh (Tammie). He was our original Wyoming Cowboy. After attending schools and graduating from Sundance High School, he continued his education at Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska. He moved his family to Boise, Idaho where he accepted his first... Full story

  • John Lee Feddersen

    Aug 3, 2023

    John Lee Feddersen passed away peacefully on July 27, 2023, at Judy's Assisted Living in Belle Fourche, South Dakota. John was born March 8,1942 to Henrietta (Jonkers) and Adolf Feddersen in Pierre, South Dakota. After leaving school at the end of his eighth grade year, he worked on the family farm running tractors and farm equipment which led to him taking up operating heavy equipment. John married Rita Ernst in August of 1962. John and Rita went on to have two daughters, Joni and Juli. In... Full story

  • Dorothy Marlys French

    Aug 3, 2023

    Dorothy Marlys (Wenzel) French, 101, Sturgis, South Dakota, passed away on August 1, 2023 at Aspen Grove Assisted Living in Sturgis. Dorothy was born on the family homestead near Bixby, South Dakota, June 22, 1922 to Walter F. and Kate Belle (Field) Wenzel. She attended grade school at Brushy School in Perkins County, two years of high school at the School of Agriculture, Brookings, South Dakota, and graduated from Northgate High School, Northgate, North Dakota, in 1940. She continued her... Full story

  • Early deadlines

    Aug 3, 2023

    We are on an early printing schedule due to Rally week. Deadline for the August 10 Wyoming Pioneer will be noon on Friday, August 4. Deadline for the Sundance Times and Moorcroft Leader will be noon on Monday, August 7.... Full story

  • Lummis staff to hold remote office hours in Crook County

    Aug 3, 2023

    Staff for U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming will hold remote office hours in Moorcroft, Hulett and Sundance on Tuesday, August 15, 2023. Field Representative Ally Garner will be available to meet with residents and hear ideas, comments and concerns about what is happening in the U.S. Senate, and to help anyone having trouble working with a federal agency. Of the remote office hours, Sen. Lummis said: “My team and I are working every day to make sure the federal government works for the people of Wyoming. Whether you need help i...

  • Peek at the Past

    Aug 3, 2023

    1 Years Ago August 9, 1923 Sam Geary reports that a small tornado visited his locality Friday night at the head of Williams Divide. An acre or more of green timber was devastated and piled up in confusion. The heavy rains last week washed out three bridges on the Aladdin railroad line west of the Mortenson ranch on Hay Creek. However, a little thing like that didn’t interfere with traffic on the Aladdin line. Superintendent Fred Mann has a Ford rigged up with three wheels to fit the track, and passengers, mail and express are carried to B...

  • Jenerou sentenced for spate of area burglaries

    Sarah Pridgeon|Aug 3, 2023

    A man currently serving up to ten years in the Wyoming State Penitentiary after pleading guilty to burglary and theft in Weston County has pleaded guilty to similar charges in Crook County and sentenced with up to ten years of incarceration. According to court documents, Donald Jenerou stole items in both Hulett and Moorcroft in October, 2021. On October 14, 2021, Moorcroft Police Department took a report of a burglary at the Converse Carwash and Laundromat in which $4500 in cash, computer hard drives (including from a security system), keys...

  • Circuit Court

    Aug 3, 2023

    Speeding – Vicki L. White, Devils Tower, WY, 75/65, $105; Zachary Tyler Salyer, Gillette, WY, 32/20, $130; John Killcommons, Garden City, NY, 86/70, $140; Luke D. Hill, Sundance, WY, 78/65, $181; Bethany Allen, Billings, MT, 94/75, $155; Brennan Roberts, Gillette, WY, 45/30, $145; Marvin C. Domingue, Gillette, WY, 92/80, $130; Bobbie Nagel, Lodi, CA, 61/40, $165; Boon Lim, Lutherville, MD, 93/80, $125; Nasirbaig Baig, Glen Ellyn, IL, 94/80, $130; Antonio Beltran-Firfan, Log Lane Village, CO, 77/70, $99; Moses E. Cardenas, Gillette, WY, 9...

  • This Side of the Pond

    Sarah Pridgeon|Aug 3, 2023

    We all know about the pilgrims arriving in the States on the Mayflower, the penal colonies of Australia, the territories of Canada and all the many other famous instances of humans spreading their influence across the globe. But there’s one tale I’ve only just heard told – and I’m betting I’m not alone in having no idea that a tea clipper once carried 153 Welsh pioneers to the harsh but beautiful land of Patagonia. Today, you’ll find an estimated 70,000 Welsh-Patagonians thriving in a settlement...

  • Keyhole State Park to host Lanternfest

    Aug 3, 2023

    Keyhole State Park will host Lanternfest Saturday, August 5. This family-friendly event will provide opportunities for kayaking and paddleboarding as well as glow painting and other outdoor activities and games, which are all free with the price of park admission. The event begins at 10 a.m. at Keyhole’s beach area south of the marina in which people are invited to help clean up the beach. From 5-8 p.m., activities will be held at the boat launch within Keyhole’s Tatanka Campground and will include kayaking and paddle boarding, glow pai...

  • This Week at Your Library

    Carrie Riley|Aug 3, 2023

    Did you know your library card gives you access to a wide range of online databases at your fingertips? You can find everything from auto repair to genealogy, from health and medicine to practice tests and skill preparation. There is a little something for everyone at What will you find? LIBRARY HAPPENINGS: MEETINGS: Crook County Library Board meeting Thurs., Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. in Sundance. Crook County Library Foundation Board Wed., Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. in Moorcroft. Sundance Friends of the Library meeting Tue., Sept. 12 at 1:30 p.m....

  • Crook County Fair champions

    Aug 3, 2023

    Champion Breeding Heifer – Elizabeth Jordan, Reserve – Gabriella Jordan Bull – Justen Foster, Reserve – Logan Foster Ewe – Ellie Jay, Reserve – Savanna Williams Gilt – Dixey Rathbun, Reserve – Evelyn Badia Meat Goat – Tony Manning, Reserve – Karson Amos Dairy Goat – Joslyn Von Olnhausen, Reserve – Josie Manning Ram – Ellie Jay Champion Market Beef – Shane Tenke, Reserve – Willow Lindholm Sheep – Liberty Cook, Reserve – Liberty Cook Goat – Josie Manning, Reserve – Lathan Dewey Swine – Jame...

  • Experts offer tips for staying safe in bear country

    Shawn O'Brate, Lander Journal Via Wyoming News Exchange|Aug 3, 2023

    LANDER — Last weekend’s grizzly bear attack just outside Yellowstone Park near the Montana-Idaho border was a stark reminder of the dangers posed by bears in the region and the need to consider safety measures when venturing into the wilderness. The victim, 48-year old ultramarathon runner Amie Adamson, was attacked during a jog near Buttermilk Trail west of West Yellowstone, and officials say she was not found to be in possession of bear spray. To ensure you’re well prepared for a bear encounter, experts offer some advice about being safe...

  • Bids

    Aug 3, 2023

    Call for Bids Sealed solicitations will be received by the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA) on behalf of NEW BOCES and its Member Users of WY, UT and SD including the following Albany 1, Big Horn 1, Big Horn 2, Big Horn 3, Big Horn 4, Bridgeland Tech. College, Campbell 1, Carbon 1, Carbon 2, Casper College, Children’s Res Cntr, City of Sandpoint, City of South Jordan, City of Cody, City of Gillette, City of Pinedale, Converse 1, Converse 1 Rec Board, Converse 2, Crook 1, Diocese of Cheyenne , East Gate Baptist T... Full story

  • Settlement

    Aug 3, 2023

    PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE AND FINAL PAYMENT AND SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that on the 30th day of August 2023, final settlement will be made by Crook County School District No. 1, for and on account of a contract with Wyoming Wood Floors, LLC. for the Gym Floor Refinishing Project. The above work having been completed and accepted according to the plans and specifications of Schutz Foss Architects, P.C., and the above date being the 41st day after the first publication of this notice, the said Contractor will be entitled to... Full story

  • Meeting

    Aug 3, 2023

    August 29, 2023, CCMSD BOT Regular Meeting The Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on August 29, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Sundance State Bank meeting room. The meeting will also be hosted via Teams webinar. Join the meeting at the link below: Publish: August 3, 2023... Full story

  • Wyoming News Briefs

    Wyoming News Exchange Newspapers|Aug 3, 2023

    Minnesota man placed on probation for high-speed chase outside Cody POWELL (WNE) – A Minnesota man who recently led police on a high-speed chase on the North Fork Highway has been released on probation after spending two-and-a-half weeks in jail. On July 24 in Park County District Court, Kirk D. Raymond, 53, pleaded guilty to a felony count of interference with a peace officer; it relates to Raymond trying to injure a pursuing Park County Sheriff’s deputy. Raymond’s guilty plea came as part of a deal with prosecutors that involved three other...

  • Name Change

    Aug 3, 2023

    STATE OF WYOMING COUNTY OF CROOK IN THE DISTRICT COURT SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT IN THE MATTER OF THE CHANGE OF NAME OF Michelle Lynn Ramos Petitioner Civil Action Case No. 8955 Notice of Publication You are hereby notified that a Petition For Change of Name, Civil Action No. 8955, has been filed on behalf of Michelle Lynn Ramos in the Wyoming District Court for the 6th Judicial District, whose address is 309 Cleveland, PO Box 406, Sundance, WY 82729, the object and prayer of which is to change the name of the above-named person from Michelle... Full story

  • Abandoned Vehicles

    Aug 3, 2023

    NOTICE OF SALE OF ABANDONED VEHICLE The following vehicle will be sold at 9 a.m. on August 11, 2023, at 527 Fuller Road, Sundance, Crook County, Wyoming, to-wit: A 1937 Chevrolet 1-1/2 ton truck, VIN# 3SD015142. The seller claims $8500.00 for expense of removal, preservation, custody, storage and sale. The vehicles shall be sold to the highest bidder who pays in a form acceptable to the seller. Seller: Lennie Skillingstad 527 Fuller Road, Sundance, WY 82729 (605) 391-0804 Publish: July 27 and August 3, 2023 NOTICE OF SALE OF ABANDONED VEHICLE... Full story

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