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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 25, 2022

Lanowners warned of sly buying practices

If you feel strongly that your ranch should forever remain a part of the agricultural community, the Crook County Assessor’s Office is recommending caution at this time if you are approached by a potential buyer. All might not be as it seems, say T...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 25, 2022

Election results approved

The results of last week’s primary election have been verified and confirmed by the county canvassing board, according to County Clerk Melissa Jones. No recounts were necessary and no issues emerged during the process. “We had no automatic...


Plan in place if invasive mussels reach Keyhole

With invasive zebra mussels now known to be present nearby, the Wyoming Game & Fish Department (WGF) has developed a rapid response plan specific to Wyoming water bodies including Keyhole Reservoir. Meanwhile, watercraft owners have been reminded to...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 25, 2022

Rally traffic busier than it seemed

Downtown Sundance may have seemed quieter than it has in past years on Wyoming Wednesday, but were there really fewer visitors at this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally? Yes and no. According to the official numbers from the South Dakota Department...


Back to the books

The official end of summer is marked by the first day of school for students across Crook County on Tuesday....

 By Grace Moore    News    August 25, 2022

Saturday shine

Moorcroft's own Texas Trail Cruisers Car Club celebrated their 19th annual Devils Tower Car Show Saturday. The event was held at the gate to the tower with 98 classics, some true to the original and...


Helen Gaona

Helen Joann Cecelia Montez Gaona passed away on August 9 in Baton Rouge, LA following a brief illness. She was born in Tulare, California on November 22, 1941 to Jenny and Joseph Montez. She married Pete Gaona on February 18, 1961. They spent their... Full story


Jimmy Richard Wade Grimmett

Jimmy Richard Wade Grimmett, longtime Sundance, Wyoming, resident and a former law enforcement officer and educator, died August 14, 2022, after a brief illness. He was 74. Grimmett was born September 18, 1947, in Batesville, Arkansas, the youngest... Full story


New Arrival

Clayton and GraceBelize Moore are happy to announce the birth of their baby boy born July 12, 2022 in Florida. Sawyer Key was 8 lbs. 15 oz. and 20 inches at birth and he was welcomed as the first grandchild on both sides of his family. Maternal...


Busy week for golfers

It was a busy week on the greens for the Sundance golfers as they competed three times throughout the week. Starting off the week hosting an invite at Devils Tower (Hulett) and Gillette, Sheridan...


Cards of Thanks

Thank You Special thanks to family and friends in the community for the cards, condolences and support after the passing of my husband, Donald “Pete” Peterson. Your kindness and caring are very appreciated.  Thank you,  Suzanne Peterson Our Th... Full story


Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago August 24, 1922 Dick Stone of Gillette is in receipt of a letter from Arno B. Cammerer, acting director of the Department of the Interior., in which Mr. Cammerer states that the sum of $400 has been appropriated for erection of a...


State Fair champions

This year was a particularly good showing for Crook County's girls at the State Fair's Angus show. Elizabeth Jordan, Josey Franzen, and Willow Lindholm did the county proud, all returning with...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 25, 2022

Monkeypox arrives in Wyoming

Monkeypox has officially arrived in Wyoming, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. However, the virus is not considered to be a high risk for most people. “Because monkeypox spreads through close, intimate contact we do not believe the...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 25, 2022

Guidelines streamlined for COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control has updated its guidance for COVID-19 in recognition that the nation is now in a much stronger place to deal with the virus and keep its citizens protected. With vaccines, boosters and treatments now readily...


Crook County Sheriff's Office

Aug. 15 – Eight VIN checks. Three traffic stops. Vehicle lockout. Business checks. Suspicious circumstance. Welfare check. Fraud complaint. Citizen assist. Three sets fingerprints. EMS page. Aug. 16 – Seven VIN checks. Seven traffic stops....


Circuit Court

Speeding – Matthew Abrams, Ogunquit, ME, 87/70, $155; Mary Przybylski, Menomonee Falls, WI, 78/70, $101; (minor), Gillette, WY, 64/30, $75; Anthony Annunziata, Stamford, CT, 90/75, $135; Che Smith, Cody, WY, 54/45, $133; John Gray, Los Angeles,...


This Side of the Pond

I’ve always been impressed with Wyoming’s dedication to its natural resources. Hearing about our local tree farmers, looking at side-by-side photographs of the Black Hills now and in the time of...

 By Carrie Riley    News    August 25, 2022

This Week at Your Library

We do in-town deliveries for people who are unable to make it into the library and we do curbside delivery for those who would prefer not to come inside. Just give us a call and we will get your books ready. We have numerous magazines available for...

 By Victoria Eavis    News    August 25, 2022

Panel mulls election reform

CASPER — A week after one of the most discussed elections in Wyoming’s history, a panel of lawmakers will consider changes to the state’s voting system. The Legislature’s Joint Corporations Committee will discuss a ranked-choice voting...


Wyoming News Briefs

Atlas Carbon, UW collaborating on coal refinery project GILLETTE (WNE) — Ground will break soon on a new coal refinery demonstration project north of Gillette. The University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources, Atlas Carbon and Wood PLC will...



CROOK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT #1 REPORT OF SCHOOL REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES Sources and Uses for the Year Ended June 30, 2022 FUNDS CCSD Capital Capital Special Projects Projects Enterprise Internal Trust Agency General Revenue Fund Fund Lunch... Full story


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...



GENERAL ELECTION PROCLAMATION CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING NOVEMBER 8, 2022 – GENERAL ELECTION DAY October 24, 2022 is the last day to register to vote with the County Clerk or City Clerk. Voter Registration is permitted at the polls on General Election... Full story


District Election

NOTICE OF ELECTION OF THE PROPOSED WARBONNET CANYON ESTATES IMPROVEMENT AND SERVICE DISTRICT PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Crook County Commissioners have directed that an election shall take place on the organization of the proposed Warbonnet Canyon... Full story


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