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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 6, 2020

Hospital sees first positive virus cases

Sundance Memorial Hospital experienced two positive cases of COVID-19 last week, according to Interim CEO Micki Lyons. The first patient was announced on Thursday and is no longer within the facility as they were transferred to Rapid City for treatme... Full story

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 6, 2020

CCMSD goes ahead with new hospital application

Should Crook County Medical Services District apply for CARES Act funding for a new hospital when there is still debate as to whether the community wants one? This question was raised at Friday’s meeting of the board of trustees while considering w...


Schools release fall plans as pandemic continues

With the new school semester looming and the pandemic still rife across Wyoming, Crook County School District has released its “Smart Start” plan, which aims to ensure a return to brick-and-mortar teaching this fall. The plan has been in... Full story


Fair Week

The Crook County Fair wrapped up after a full week of rodeos, animal shows, parades and entertainment. See p11 for more....


Ross J. Garman

Please join the family of Ross J. Garman for a celebration of life service to be held on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 2 p.m. The service will be held outdoors at the ranch on Garman Road (Crook County Rd 157) near Miller Creek. Look for signs and... Full story


Letter to the Editor

In the July 30 edition of your paper you ran an article about the Wyoming Gun Owners organization. In it you quoted negative statements about the group from sources such as NBC News, The Washington Post, and The Daily Beast. These are the worst of...


Scholarship to wear a mask is not the right direction for Wyoming students

I am alarmed at the free college rhetoric that hit the Wyoming news cycle over the past week. I know our post-secondary institutions are concerned about enrollment being down this fall and the financial hardship that will cause. But dangling the...


This Side of the Pond

I don’t think I’m likely to go down in Wyoming history as a famous birdwatcher. Not that this was an ambition I felt was mine to achieve, but my failures over the last few days have certainly...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 6, 2020

HMS drops lawsuit

Health Management Services (HMS), the company that was until recently overseeing the management of Crook County Medical Services District, has given notice that it will be withdrawing its legal claims against the district. HMS filed suit against the...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 6, 2020

Onions linked to Salmonella outbreak

Wyoming is among several states experiencing an outbreak of Salmonella Newport linked to eating red onions purchased through a specific company. At least 16 cases have been identified so far, including in Crook County. The Wyoming Department of...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 6, 2020

County to rebuild two roads

The county commissioners have kicked off the official process to rebuild two county roads near Sundance that were damaged during the installation of a pipeline. The project will utilize funding that was provided in 2018 by the pipeline company, Oneok...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 6, 2020

Range companies unite as one brand

Range Telephone Cooperative and its three subsidiary companies have announced that they are to unite under one brand name with a new look and logo. The rebranding will not affect customers and cooperative members, says Chief Marketing Officer Jason...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 6, 2020

County under drought conditions

The National Weather Service (NWS) warns that severe drought conditions are now impacting parts of northeast Wyoming, including the edges of Crook County. An area encompassing Weston and Campbell Counties is marked on the U.S. Drought Monitor map as...


Early deadline

With the motorcycle rally coming next week, we are on an early printing schedule. Deadline for the Sundance Times and Moorcroft Leader will be noon on Mon., Aug. 10. Deadline for the Wyoming Pioneer will be noon on Fri., Aug. 7.... Full story


Free/reduced price meal policy announced

Crook County School District #1 has announced its policy for free and reduced price meals for children unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch Program, and/or School Breakfast Program. Each school and the Central...


Fun times at the Crook County Fair

Photos by Jeff Moberg and Sarah Pridgeon...


Sundance Municipal Court

Speeding – Michael Dapra, CA, 43/30; Raymond Garza, CO, 70/55; Mark Cox, PA, 55/30; Phillip Arcaro, OH, 65/55 Failure to stop – Valentine Thibaudeau, FL Expired Registration – Seth Langbauer, MT Public Intoxication – Michael Benvenga,...


Crook County Sheriff's Office

July 27 – Eight VIN checks. Four traffic stops. Two subjects booked into jail. Fingerprints. Motorist assist. Removal of animal carcass from roadway. Assist to Wyoming Highway Patrol. Crash report. Seven EMS pages. Two fire pages. July 28 – Two...


Circuit Court

Speeding – Jeffrey J. Bailey, SD, 87/80, $120; Robert F. Jarkiewicz, IL, 94/75, $155; Layn D. Smith, NC, 82/70, $120; Andrew D. Foos, VA, 83/70, $125; Isaac D. Lemma, TX, 86/70, $125; Christopher F. Bowling, CO, 82/70, $120; Cohrtney M. Bond, WI, 8...


Wyoming News Briefs

War Memorial Stadium seating will be limited CASPER (WNE) — The University of Wyoming’s War Memorial Stadium will likely be kept at roughly a quarter of its capacity in the coming season and student capacity may be slashed by as much as...


Hemingway performance next Friday

Crook County Library presents Duffy Hudson as he brings his talent to life in a performance in Sundance on Friday, August 14. This program is free to all and will be held at the Courthouse gazebo at 7 p.m. Please bring your own chairs. Join us as...


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) p...


Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago August 4, 1920 A sign with the legend “Tourists Camping Ground” has now been placed on the south side of the road leading in to Sundance from the east to direct tourists to what has...


COVID-19 Daily Update - August 5

According to Wednesday's update from the Department of Health, Wyoming's total lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 have increased by 32 and now stand at 2424. Probable cases have increased by 7 to 499. There are currently 16 people hospitalized with... Full story


COVID-19 Daily Update - August 6

According to Thursday's update from the Department of Health, Wyoming's total lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 have increased by 25 and now stand at 2449. Probable cases have increased by 10 to 509. There are currently 16 people hospitalized with... Full story


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