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Burn, baby burn

AJ from Nevada, a popular return contestant to the burnouts during Wyoming Wednesday, shows the crowd how it's done. Wednesday during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is the traditional time for bikers...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 18, 2022

Upsets mark several local primary races

Tuesday's primary election saw several local races called for challengers in contested races. County According to the unofficial initial results, in the race for commissioner, incumbent Fred Devish...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 18, 2022

Crowdfunding program launches for locals only

The Sundance Economic Development Task Force is introducing a new way to invest in your community, whether by pioneering a project you think would improve local lives or offering financial support for someone else’s good idea. The program is based...

 

Robert Joseph Gean

Robert “Bob” Joseph Gean, 84, of Moorcroft, Wyoming, passed away August 11, 2022, at the Campbell County Memorial Hospital. He fought a brave battle but was called home to be with his loved ones that left this Earth before him. Robert was born...

 

Cards of Thanks

Our Thanks We would like to thank all the individuals and firefighters for your heroic efforts during the Fish Fire. Were it not for you in the middle of the blazing inferno our property would have a different outcome. On behalf of the Kunath Patent...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago August 17, 1922 Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Zane are busily engaged in moving the hotel this week to the new quarters. They announce a public opening for next Sunday’s dinner, to which the general public is invited. The Raymey Brothers have...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 18, 2022

Limited monkeypox vaccines now available

Wyoming is now the only state in the nation to still be monkeypox-free, according to data from the Centers of Disease Control. Vaccines are now being made available to residents of this state – but only if you are considered to be at a high risk of...

 
 By Chelsea Helms    News    August 18, 2022

Bearlodge Wranglers 4-H Club reports successful county fair

It started at the Youth Rodeo, with Josey Franzen winning the all-around cowgirl and Jax Franzen winning the all-around cowboy and the high point saddle. Next was the horse show, where Jax won champion in the timed events and Josey was reserve...

 

Forest Service imposes fire restrictions

The U.S. Forest Service has followed the lead of local counties, cities and state agencies in calling for fire restrictions within the Black Hills National Forest. Black Hills National Forest Supervisor Jeff Tomac has signed a special order BKFfor...

 
 By Carrie Riley    News    August 18, 2022

This Week at Your Library

We are still doing curbside and in-town delivery if you would prefer not to come inside. We have numerous magazines available for a two-week checkout. Made by quilters for quilters, FONS & PORTER’S QUICK + EASY QUILTS features fast, yet dynamic...

 

Letter to the Editor

I am writing this on the Saturday before the primary election on Tuesday. Win or lose, I wanted to thank the voters of Senate District 1, for their support and help through the years. I truly did (do) the best I can to represent their views and wishe...

 

This Side of the Pond

The concept of personal sacrifice isn’t exactly foreign to these parts. You need only look south to Fish Mountain to be reminded the strong streak of courage that runs through our community. I came...

 
 By Nicole Pollack    News    August 18, 2022

Judge halts federal coal leasing

CASPER — The federal government must reevaluate the environmental impacts of coal mining on federal lands before it can issue new leases, a judge ruled Friday. Just over a week after he ordered the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to revise its...

 
 By Stephen Dow    News    August 18, 2022

State-mandated service may not be as available as it's supposed to be

SHERIDAN — On paper, the state of Wyoming has some of the strongest guardian ad litem laws in the country. The only problem, lawyer Jonathan Martinis said, is there seems to be a world of difference between the law itself and how it is applied in...

 
 By Nicole Pollack    News    August 18, 2022

Nuclear firm TerraPower raises $750M from investors

CASPER — TerraPower, the advanced nuclear developer planning to build a demonstration reactor in Kemmerer by 2028, announced Monday that it has raised $750 million from new private investments. The bulk of the funding came from Bill Gates, the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 18, 2022

Texas woman given suspended sentence for vehicle theft

A Texas woman has been given a suspended sentence on a felony theft charge. Merinda Fisher allegedly stole a vehicle from a business in Sundance and drove to South Dakota, where she was seen driving the vehicle away from a truck stop. On November 7,...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 18, 2022

Moorcroft man jailed on possession charge

Robert Myles of Moorcroft has been sentenced to up to four years in a state penal institution following an incident in which he was reported for attempting to steal a vehicle from a residence. On October 15, 2021, a Crook County Sheriff’s Office de...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Aug. 1 – Nine VIN checks. Four traffic stops. Traffic accident with damage. Alarm called in. Business check. Citizen assist. Coroner call. Fingerprints for outside employment. Theft report. Suspicious person/circumstance. Traffic complaint. Trespas...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Burton Little, Columbus, OH, 86/75, $115; Benjamin D. Osborne, Omaha, NE, 97/80, $155; Alexandra Reyes, Kansas City, KS, 73/65, $126; Kirk Oja, Moorcroft, WY, 78/65, $181; River Halverson, Box Elder, SD, 63/45, $216; Tiffany Deyoung, Fox...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Transient man arrested for setting another man on fire CHEYENNE (WNE) – A 54-year-old transient man was arrested early Sunday morning after Cheyenne Police said he set another man on fire. Kenneth Potter, 54, was found at Martin Luther King Park wi...

 
 By Jonathan Make    News    August 18, 2022

Gas prices down, may fall more, and drivers starting to notice

CHEYENNE — Gasoline prices are falling nationwide, prices at gas stations across the state draw closer to the U.S. average and experts say prices in many places may decline further still. Frequent drivers also are starting to notice, according to...

 

Tax Sale

NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY FOR 2021 DELINQUENT TAXES The State of Wyoming ) )ss County of Crook ) County Treasurer’s Office August 12, 2022 Notice is hereby given that I, Tammy Jundt, the duly elected, qualified and acting county treasurer...

 

School Warrants

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 August 15th, 2022, at SUNDANCE,...

 

County Salaries - Amended

Amended JUNE 2022 Pursuant to Section 18-3-516 (b) (i) Wyoming Statutes Annotated, the following salaries are hereby published. NAME POSITION BASE ANNUAL SALARY OVERTIME Kelly B. Dennis Commissioner, Chairman $ 25,950.00 Jeanne A. Whalen...

 

Council

City Of Sundance August 2, 2022 The Town Council met this day in work session at 6:00 p.m. with Mayor Paul Brooks presiding. Mayor Brooks with Council Members Joe Wilson, Bradley Marchant Callie Hilty and Randy Stevenson present. Public Hearing was...

 

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