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Stealing the show

This year's fair concluded over the weekend with the annual parade through Sundance, following this year's theme of "unmasking the outlaws, bandits and thieves and stealing the show." Spectators...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 5, 2021

Commission moves ahead with Kuhl suspension

County Treasurer Mary Kuhl will no longer have access to the credit cards used within the Crook County Treasurer’s Office. The county commissioners moved on Monday morning to cancel the old cards and have new ones issued, with Acting Treasurer...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 5, 2021

Delta variant causing surge of new cases

Crook is among the counties nationwide in which the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is once again recommending everyone should wear a mask indoors, regardless of vaccination status. The new guidance also recommends that students, teachers and...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 5, 2021

Commission sets annual mill levies

The number of mills to be levied in this county has not changed this year, though the county’s valuation has once again slightly increased. This, said County Assessor Theresa Curren on Monday, is why the amount each entity will receive this fiscal...

 

Upton man dies in rollover crash

A fatal crash occurred south of Sundance on Sunday. Wyoming Highway Patrol is investigating driver fatigue as the possible cause. The crash took place at around milepost nine on Wyoming 116. Troopers were notified at approximately 5:36 a.m. of a...

 

Shon Del Engel

Shon Del Engel, 41 of Upton, Wyoming, passed away August 1, 2021, in a car accident. Born in Sundance, Wyoming, December 27, 1979, to Keith and Gayle Engel of Upton, joining his siblings, Kelly, Jim and Lora. Shon went to school K-12 in Upton where...

 

Service recognition

County employees were recently recognized for their years of service....

 

Cards of Thanks

Our Thanks The family of Barbara Clark would like to extend their thanks to all the family, friends and neighbors that pitched in during this difficult time. It is a wonderful blessing to live in a community like ours. We are grateful for the many... Full story

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago August 11, 1921 J.W. Caskaden, for thirty years a resident of Crook County, left Friday for his old home in West Virginia. For the last nine years he has made his home on a sheep wagon, being employed by John McKean. Grant Bay of...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 5, 2021

Devils Tower Natural History Association seeks board members

The Devils Tower Natural History Association (DTNHA) is looking for new board members to replace the three present directors whose terms will be coming to an end this fall. Since 1958, the association has supported projects and tourism at the Tower,...

 

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    August 5, 2021

Thunderstorms to be announced by severity

As of this week, the National Weather Service has changed how hazard information is communicated with the public. From now on, thunderstorms will be announced according to three tiers of impact. “Severe thunderstorms can be life-threatening, but...

 
 By Kim Heaster    News    August 5, 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!...

 

SHS fall sports reminders

All athletes must have turned into the SHS office or bring to the first day of practice a physical and consent and release form before participating in any sports. Both forms can be found on the ss.crook1.com website under the athletic tab. The...

 

We will miss Mike Enzi

Sometimes, people come into our lives and change them forever. We believe that happens for communities, too. Sometimes, people come into communities and change them forever. Mike Enzi is one of those. He came to Gillette in 1969 and spent the next...

 

It

“I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). IT: A pronoun used to refer to that one previously mentioned. We are often told in this world to get with it. A movie has been made named “IT”,...

 

This Side of the Pond

You can’t please all of the people all of the time, even when they’re on vacation. We’ve had our fair share of baffling reviews for tourist destinations here in Wyoming, from the person who didn...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 5, 2021

Arizona man sentenced following high-speed chase

Christopher Elman of Arizona will serve up to ten years on charges related to an incident last year in which he led law enforcement on a high-speed chase along I-90, crossing the border into South Dakota and eventually crashing his vehicle near Spear...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 5, 2021

Sundance man gets 40 years for child molestation

Travis Price of Sundance has been sentenced to up to 40 years for two felony counts of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree. He was originally accused of 13 individual felony charges related to sexual abuse of a minor. He pled guilty on two...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 5, 2021

Beulah man charged with possession and domestic battery

A Beulah man has been arrested on felony possession charges and for domestic battery. On July 19, a Crook County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a report of a possible domestic in Beulah. He arrived to find a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper...

 

Scam targets unemployment insurance recipients

If you receive a text message that claims to be from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services (DWS), the agency is asking that you delete it. A known scam has recently been targeting the personal information of people who are claiming...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Stephen Whitlatch, OH, 82/75, $99; Sarah Thompson, CA, 78/70, $101; Roman Rubio-Romero, MN, 92/75, $145; Alyssa Gilliam, SD, 85/75, $105; Joshua G. Pfeifle, Gillette, 92/75, $145; Andrew Leisure, MN, 95/80, $135; Lee Brendemuehl, WI,...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

July 26 – Two paper services. Eight VIN checks. Four traffic stops. Abandoned vehicle. Two animal complaints. Fingerprints. Domestic; subject arrested. One subject booked into jail. Assist Wyoming Highway Patrol. Assist Keyhole State Park....

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 5, 2021

Minnesota woman given deferred sentence for possession

The last of three Minnesota residents who were arrested last year after a large amount of marijuana was found in their vehicle during a traffic stop has been sentenced. Judgement has been deferred for Antaysia Bolton, who must now complete three...

 

BID

BID ANNOUNCEMENT Crook County Road & Bridge Department is seeking sealed bids for the manufacture and delivery of unpainted 7’ x 12’ and 7’ x 16’ cattleguard sections. The entire bid package is available at http://www.crookcounty.wy.gov or... Full story

 

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