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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 20, 2020

The results are in...

In an upset to the status quo, Tyler Lindholm lost his bid to retain the House District #1 seat for another two years to challenger Chip Neiman. This result was reflected in Weston County’s...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 20, 2020

Rally Week surprisingly ordinary

There was plenty of speculation leading up to the 80th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. In the middle of a pandemic, would there be more visitors to town to take advantage of one of the few big events still...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 20, 2020

Meating demand

The global pandemic may have had plenty of downsides, but there was an unexpected upside for the kids who raised animals to sell at this year’s county fair. The livestock sale saw higher average sale numbers and a net total sale that was up from...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 20, 2020

Two chances to celebrate Old Stoney

As Old Stoney’s new occupants prepare to move in, bringing to a successful end the years of hard work and dedication to repurpose the hundred-year-old building into a cultural center for Crook County, Museum Director Rocky Courchaine encourages...

 

Man dies while camping at Warren Peak

An older man who had spent a week camping out near Warren Peak was found dead at the location of his vehicle on Wednesday morning. According to Undersheriff Todd Leimser, deputies with the Crook County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a report...

 

John Edward Queen

John Edward Queen, 84, of Moorcroft passed August 11, 2020 in Sundance, WY after a courageous battle with cancer.  John was born April 24, 1936 to Elmer and Bertha (Crago) Queen at the home of Aunt Georgie Crago. He was joined by older sister... Full story

 

Mary Ann Boe

Mary Ann Boe of Spearfish, SD, died peacefully at her daughter’s home in Sioux Falls, SD, on August 13, 2020, at the age of 93. Preceded in death by parents, Joe and Novice Short; husband, Leon (Bob) Boe; brothers: Leo, Lloyd and Denny Short;... Full story

 

Earl Gray

Earl Gray, 91, of Sundance, Wyoming, passed away on August 13, 2020. Earl Gray was born May 26, 1929, outside of Alva, Wyoming, to Frank Gray Sr. and Rena (Loe) Gray. The youngest of four siblings, Earl went to country school until his father’s... Full story

 

Marietta "Rita" Ellen Smith-Griffis

Marietta “Rita” Ellen Smith-Griffis, age 82, of Casper, Wyoming, passed away August 3, 2020, at her home.  Rita was born August 16, 1937 in New Underwood, South Dakota, to Benjamin and Berniece (Shoun) Smith. She grew up and graduated from... Full story

 

Mary Isadora Johnson

Mary Isadora Johnson, 86 of Moorcroft, Wyoming, formerly of Spearfish and Lake Norden, South Dakota, passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2020, at the Crook County Nursing Home in Sundance, Wyoming. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on... Full story

 

Paul Pilch

Paul left this world surrounded by some of his favorite things. He carefully packed his fishing pole, binoculars, Metroline dart set, big candle belonging to his girlfriend, photo albums and framed photographs of his son and mom and himself enjoying... Full story

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 20, 2020

Housing support program gets revamp

The emergency housing assistance program through which the State of Wyoming has offered help to citizens facing eviction or the loss of their mortgage due to the global pandemic has received a revamp to make it easier for those in need to access...

 

This Side of the Pond

My high school has its fair share of famous alumni, from politicians and scientists to a professional tennis player who is still the only British woman to have won all four Grand Slams. In my own...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 20, 2020

New health orders allow bigger gatherings

There were still signs of the pandemic easing in Wyoming early last week as the daily figures stayed lower than they have been for a while and the number of active cases dropped. At the weekend, however, a resurgence saw the state set a new daily...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 20, 2020

Rapid City man faces drunk driving charge

A Rapid City man faces a felony charge of driving under the influence, fifth offense, after he was observed driving erratically on the interstate near Moorcroft. On August 8 at around 5:15 p.m., a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper was dispatched to a...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 20, 2020

Gillette man facing felony charges following fight in Moorcroft bar

A Gillette man faces multiple charges including aggravated assault and interference with a police officer. Vincent Everett allegedly attacked a Moorcroft police officer who chased him after a fight broke out in a local bar. On August 13 at around 11....

 

Cyanobacteria bloom confirmed at Keyhole

The Wyoming Department of Health has issued a recreational use advisory for Keyhole Reservoir due to a harmful cyanobacterial bloom (HCB). On August 10, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality received a report from Keyhole State Park of dog...

 

Hold on to your pants

There were no credible reports of an actual confrontation with the Old Stoney bison as of press time, but evidence witnessed early Tuesday morning appears to indicate someone may have ignored the...

 

Crook County Library hosts Beulah cemetery walk

The Beulah Cemetery will be the location of the library’s last cemetery walk of the season on Thursday, August 20 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...

 

Card of Thanks

Our Thanks We would like to thank Zone 25, Zone 8, many friends and neighbors and County Fire Warden Doug when we had the fire on August 17. The prompt action certainly saved several buildings. The Dennis Family Ranch...

 

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)...

 

Crook County Sheriff

Aug. 10 – Four VIN checks. Two paper services. Five traffic stops. Suspicious vehicle complaint. Fingerprints. Crash report. Two motorist assists. Business checks. EMS page. Aug. 11 – Two VIN checks. Eight traffic stops. Subject booked into...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Rifat A. Arif, MO, 88/80, $111; Michael Q. Totman, CO, 87/75, $120; Emily A. Verrastro, MN, 93/80, $125; Robert D. Felbinger, ID, 90/75, $135; Megan K. Gorsuch, Gillette, 84/75, $88; Scott Shultz, Casper, 90/75, $135; Joshua J. Cunningha...

 

Sundance Police

Aug. 1 – House watch and business checks. Officer put on bike rodeo at fair. Traffic control for parade. Three bar checks. Six traffic stops. Aug. 2 – House watch and business checks. Officer found open door; owner notified. Officer responded to...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Wyoming launches app for coronavirus exposure SHERIDAN (WNE) — Gov. Mark Gordon recently announced that Wyoming has launched Care19 Alert, an exposure notification app that will alert users if they have been in close contact with an individual who...

 

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