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  • Man killed in shootout near Sundance

    Sarah Pridgeon|Aug 4, 2022

    A male subject with an active Wyoming warrant was shot and killed by law enforcement on Saturday morning after two shootouts took place on I-90 near Sundance. According to the Crook County Sheriff’s Office, the subject was contacted by a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper on Saturday night at around 10:10 p.m., as he was walking along I-90 near milepost 184. The trooper learned that there was an active warrant for the subject’s arrest. The trooper immediately called for backup from the Crook County Sheriff’s Office and the subject was advis...

  • CCMSD to apply for grant to fund hospital remodel

    Sarah Pridgeon|Aug 4, 2022

    Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) will move ahead with a capital construction grant application for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding on the basis that you can’t turn down money that isn’t offered to you. “We can’t decline money if we don’t apply for it,” said CEO Micki Lyons as she made the suggestion, informing the Board of Trustees that two types of grant are available and the capital construction option offers up to $10 million with identical matching funds required. The deadline is coming up in August, so Lyons reque...

  • Fish fire pushes south

    Sarah Pridgeon|Aug 4, 2022

    A fire burning in steep, rugged terrain on Iron Mountain, seven miles south of Sundance, had grown to 6500 acres by Tuesday afternoon after expanding overnight as high winds caused it to run past the control lines. At time of going to press, the fire was zero percent contained with no estimate as to when it would be brought under control. "Exact longevity is hard to tell at this point," said incident commander Timothy Sherwin on Tuesday morning. The cause of the Fish Wildfire is under...

  • Picnic in the park

    Aug 4, 2022

    Over 90 Aladdin community neighbors gathered July 17 in the Aladdin Park to enjoy good food and good visiting....

  • Mills assumes CEO role at PRECorp

    Aug 4, 2022

    The Powder River Energy Corporation (PRECorp) Board of Directors has announced that Brian Mills formally assumed all CEO duties on Monday, August 1. The northeast Wyoming electric cooperative announced in January that 22-year CEO Mike Easley would transition out of the CEO role with Deputy General Msanager Mills to assume increasing responsibilities of the CEO. PRECorp Board President Reuben Ritthaler said: "Succession planning and developing bench strength has always been a part of our...

  • Early deadlines

    Aug 4, 2022

    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

  • Card of Thanks

    Aug 4, 2022

    Thank You I want to thank everyone who came by the Bank for my retirement party. I couldn’t have worked with a better group of people and customers throughout the years. I will miss you all. Linda Stagemeyer... Full story

  • COVID-19 still cropping up in county

    Sarah Pridgeon|Aug 4, 2022

    Wyoming remains in the red in terms of community transmission levels of COVID-19, said Micki Lyons, CEO of Crook County Medical Services District, last week. For this reason, she said, “We’re still using the same pattern of testing in long-term care.” This involves regular testing of staff and residents within the unit. On the plus side, she said, “We don’t have any positive in-patients right now.” State statistics indicate that CCMSD has not admitted any serious COVID-19 cases since at least the end of June. Last week’s statistics al...

  • Range returns more than $1 million in capital credits

    Aug 4, 2022

    Range recently returned (retired) more than $1 million in Capital Credits to Cooperative members and patrons. Capital Credits may be returned by general retirements as approved by the Range Board of Trustees, based on the financial condition of the cooperative. General retirements are typically paid annually in the summer to current and former members. Including the 2022 payment, Range has returned over $35 million in Capital Credits to its current and former Cooperative members and patrons....

  • Circuit Court

    Aug 4, 2022

    Speeding – Austin R. Vanderhoef, Upton, WY, 71/50, $175; Michael Schmitt, Casper, WY, 89/80, $103; William Radcliffe, Daytona Beach, FL, 84/70, $140; John Hartley, Beaverton, OR, 91/80, $115; Rayshawn J.E. Doyle, Gillette, WY, 99/80, $165; Yanli Jia, Yorba Linda, CA, 80/70, $105; Anthony Kindt, Butte, MT, 96/80, $140; Phillip Michaels, Alpharetta, GA, 80/70, $105; Jacob Klein, Hazen, ND, 86/75, $115; Wade J. Vrana, Upton, WY, 91/70, $165; Bobbi Stuck, Torrington, WY, 54/45, $103; Calogero Sottosanti, Reading, PA, 61/45, $202; Todd Ross, A...

  • Crook County Sheriff's Office

    Aug 4, 2022

    July 25 – Three VIN checks. Five traffic stops. Animal complaint. Assisted Wyoming Highway Patrol. Business checks. Fire. EMS page. Motorist assist. Fingerprints. REDDI report. Suspicious circumstances. Traffic hazard. Welfare check. July 26 – Five VIN checks. Ten traffic stops. Three paper services. Two traffic accidents with damage. Animal complaint. Assist another agency. Assault. Citizen assist. False 911. Motorist assist. Harassment complaint. Suspicious person. Welfare check. July 27 – Three VIN checks. Thirteen traffic stops. Anima...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Aug 4, 2022

    Dear Editor: I am writing in grateful response to the recent restraining order on Wyoming’s trigger abortion ban. District Judge Melissa Owens objected to the Wyoming legislature’s automatic refutation of a woman’s right to determine her own health decisions, after hearing a Jackson OB/GYN and her patient argue a most valid point. That the ban violates a tenet in the Wyoming Constitution, regarding an individual’s right to make our own health care decisions, seems secondary, if confusing – seat belts, speed limits and vaccines notwithst...

  • Dear NP

    Dr. Wesley Davis, DNP|Aug 4, 2022

    Dear NP, I suffer from seasonal allergies that are not responsive to multiple antihistamines. I require frequent regimens of prescription steroids to help control my allergy symptoms of swollen eyes, sneezing and cough. How do I know when my allergies are severe enough to see a specialist for allergy testing? Dear Reader, Seasonal allergies are a problem for many people. About 24 million people in the United States suffer from seasonal allergies. An allergic reaction to pollen from trees,...

  • First half 2022 PRB coal production on par with last year, despite rail issues

    Jake Goodrick, Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange|Aug 4, 2022

    GILLETTE — Halfway through 2022, Powder River Basin mines have produced about half of the total amount of coal as last year, keeping up the pace of production despite struggling to get enough trains to maximize on the continued demand for thermal coal. The 12 Campbell County PRB mines combined to produce 115.7 million tons of coal this year through June. Last year, those same mines produced about 230 million tons, according to coal production data from the Mine Safety and Health Administration. Spring Creek, a PRB mine in Montana, has p...

  • Potential schools file for charters

    Maya Shimizu Harris, Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange|Aug 4, 2022

    CASPER — Three potential Wyoming schools have applied for charters now. Prairie View Community School in Chugwater, Wyoming Classical Academy Charter School in Mills and Cheyenne Classical Academy Charter School have applied for charters, according to an update from State Superintendent of Public Instruction Brian Schroeder. If their charters are approved, the schools will likely open their doors in fall 2023. Charter schools are public schools, so they’re funded with state money. They don’t charge tuition and they’re still accountable to stat...

  • Library hosts summer cemetery walks

    Aug 4, 2022

    Crook County Library will be hosting two cemetery walks again this summer, kicking off with the Mt. Moriah Cemetery Walk in Sundance on Thurs., Aug. 11 at 6:30 p.m. Cemetery walks are a great way to learn more about the history of Crook County and share the stories of our early residents. During the course of the evening we will “visit” a number of “residents” of the cemetery, relate their biographies and share stories or memories about them. This year we will “meet” a number of early Crook County residents who were represented in the book “P...

  • Wyoming News Briefs

    From Wyoming News Exchange Newspapers|Aug 4, 2022

    Gordon taps Secy. of State Buchanan as a judge CHEYENNE (WNE) — Gov. Mark Gordon’s office announced Saturday morning that he has appointed Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Buchanan to be a district court judge for the 8th Judicial District, serving Goshen County. That has been his home county. Buchanan plans to remain in office for now “to fulfill his forthcoming duties and ensure a smooth transition before taking the bench,” according to a news release from the governor’s office. No timeline for him to assume the judgeship has been determine...

  • School Warrants

    Aug 4, 2022

    Crook County School District #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 26th, 2022, at SUNDANCE, WYOMING. To Whom Paid Purpose of Expenditure Amount General Fund 2 GUYS DECO INC Replace Carpet $37,067.05 A & B WELDING SUPPLY CO INC Shop Supplies $3,664.00 AGILE SPORTS TECHNOLOGIES Athletic Subscription $2,600.00 AMAZON.COM CREDIT CARD PLAN Teaching Supplies $901.04 AMAZON.COM CREDIT CARD PLAN Teach... Full story

  • Solicitation

    Aug 4, 2022

    Public Notice 023 Solicitation Sealed solicitations will be received by the Association of Educational Purchasing Agencies (AEPA) on behalf of its 29 State Member Agencies which includes NEW BOCES WY and Member Agencies 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 G... Full story


    Aug 4, 2022

    ABSENTEE BALLOTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN THE CROOK COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE FOR ALL REGISTERED VOTERS. • Where to apply for an absentee ballot: Crook County Clerk’s Office, PO Box 37, 309 Cleveland, Sundance, WY 82729, phone 307-283-1323, email: [email protected] • You can request an absentee ballot anytime during the calendar year in which the election is held, but not on the day of the election. • Your request for an absentee ballot may be made in person, in writing or by telephone. • Your absentee ballot must be returned to the Crook Cou... Full story


    Aug 4, 2022

    FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE WHEREAS, default in the payment of principal and interest has occurred under the terms of a Promissory Note (the “Note”) dated February 19, 2021, executed and delivered by Cody Hawk (“Mortgagor”) to Open Mortgage, LLC, and a real estate Mortgage (the “Mortgage”) of the same date securing the Note, which Mortgage was executed and delivered by said Mortgagor, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as Mortgagee, as nominee for Open Mortgage, LLC, its successors and assigns as Mortgagee, and which Mortgage wa... Full story

  • Probate

    Aug 4, 2022

    STATE OF WYOMING COUNTY OF CROOK IN THE DISTRICT COURT SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Probate No. 5891 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: WACEY G. SNOOK, Deceased. NOTICE OF PROBATE TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID PROBATE: You are hereby notified that on the 1st day of July, 2022, the estate of the above-named decedent was admitted to probate by the above named court, and Sammi J. Snook and Brooke K. Undeberg were appointed Co-Personal Representatives thereof. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the decedent or to the estate are... Full story

  • Probate

    Aug 4, 2022

    IN THE SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT WITHIN AND FOR CROOK COUNTY, STATE OF WYOMING IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ROBERT LUMLEY WINTER II Probate No. PR – 5892 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR A DECREE OF DISTRIBUTION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF ROBERT LUMLEY WINTER II You are hereby notified that on July 18, 2022, an Application for a Decree of Distribution of Personal Property was filed in the District Court, Sixth Judicial District, Crook County, Wyoming, Probate No. 5892. In the Application, Phoebe C. Winter, in... Full story

  • Fun times at the Crook County Fair

    Aug 4, 2022

    Jeff Moberg and Sarah Pridgeon photos...

  • 50th class reunion

    Aug 4, 2022

    Sundance High School Class of 1972 celebrated its 50th class reunion July 29-31, with 25 class members (out of 37 graduates) attending. The class members who have passed on are Duane Skeesick, Gordon Johnson, Rick Kipp, Robert Sharp, Jayne Sager and Jean Peterson. Reunion activities included whitewashing the "Sundance," participating in county fair activities (including having a float in the parade), a gathering at the Sundance Country Club on Saturday night, a hike at Reuter and a farewell...

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