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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 27, 2020

Shaping up the square

The project to create Sundance Square park adjacent to the building began to take shape this week, however, as contractors Ainsworth Benning moved in to begin the dirt work. However, Old Stoney itself...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 27, 2020

Bid for new hospital put on hold

A grant application to purchase new ambulances for Crook County Medical Services District is moving forward, the board of trustees heard on Friday. However, things aren’t looking good for the district’s efforts to utilize that same CARES Act...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 27, 2020

HMS brings second lawsuit against CCMSD

Health Management Service (HMS) has filed a second lawsuit against Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD). The new filing once again claims that the company, which managed the district for several years, is still owed payment for its...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 27, 2020

Record absentee votes recorded

An extra pile of absentee ballots was almost a given at this year’s elections, thanks to the ongoing pandemic creating concern for those who are more vulnerable to COVID-19 to visit their polling station in person. The actual number of absentee...

 

Election results now official

The unofficial results from last week’s primary have now become official, says County Clerk Linda Fritz. The canvas board met on Friday to verify the ballots and found there were no changes to the winning candidates as announced on the night of...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 27, 2020

Bigger, better and coming soon

Within the next few months, a new building will appear on the lot of Grossenburg Implement to replace the 40-year-old structure that has been a fixture of Sundance’s business district for 40 years....

 

Dallas Lee Douglas

Dallas Lee Douglas, 53, of Upton, Wyoming, died August 14, 2020, at home with his family in his heart. Dallas was born on November 18, 1966, in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, to Jan and Melvin Douglas. He later moved to Upton with his parents and... Full story

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 27, 2020

Lyons appointed permanent CEO

Micki Lyons has agreed to become the permanent CEO of Crook County Medical Services District. This decision was made by the board of trustees on Friday after seeing Lyons in action as interim CEO over the last four months. “I believe that we’re...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 27, 2020

County to get broadband funding…

When the state awarded funds to be increase broadband in underserved areas, making use of CARES Act funding to create the Connect Wyoming initiative, Crook County had high hopes it would be among the beneficiaries. But while two local projects did...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    August 27, 2020

Coronavirus cases rise in county

Four new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Crook County recently, all of which are still active. Meanwhile, the number of active cases across Wyoming continues to rise and several warning notices have been issued in South Dakota about...

 

Breakfast is back

The monthly free veteran’s breakfast was back in full swing last week with a full slate of speakers. Pictured above (left to right) Lee Yake, VFW Post 7756 (Gillette) commander; Vonda Cathy, Marna...

 

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)...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Stephenie B. Anderson, Gillette, 48/30, $100; Jordan Higgins, IL, 80/70, $105; Sonia Bianchini, IL, 80/70, $105; Dallaney Vandivort, Gillette, 63/50, $125; Aj Castanedas, CA, 80/70, $105; Regina R. Rushford, WA, 50/40, $105; Chanda...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office Blotter

Aug. 17 – Seven VIN checks. Paper service. Traffic stop. Vehicle crash investigated. Seven sets of fingerprints. Fire department page. Assistance to Sundance Police. Business check. Suspicious circumstance call. Motorist assist. Aug. 18 – Six...

 

This Side of the Pond

I feel the need to defend my people, for the entire planet is currently mocking our relationship with the humblest of pantry ingredients: rice. I knew I’d stepped into a parallel world when I moved...

 

The big hurt

And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 1 Cor. 13:13 Extending love is an adventure that all who walk this earth participate. Willing or unwilling this trip is either hesitant or reckless, as the initiator is...

 

Campbell Co. commissioners reject resolution against health orders

GILLETTE — Campbell County Commissioners will not adopt a resolution against the state’s coronavirus public health orders. At a directors meeting Monday, Commissioners Del Shelstad and Colleen Faber said they had received questions from residents...

 
 By Joy Ufford    Outdoors    August 27, 2020

Four wolves taken from Dell Creek Pack; Game & Fish requests removal after recent cattle kills

PINEDALE — As gray wolves keep pushing through the edges of Wyoming’s trophy game management area, the federal agency Wildlife Services responds to requests from Wyoming Game and Fish to manage their predations.  “Game and Fish manages the...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Cheyenne travel agent sentenced to prison for stealing thousands CHEYENNE (WNE) – A former local travel agent who stole thousands of dollars from people through his business was sentenced Monday morning in Laramie County District Court. Brian Box...

 

Scholarship

Emma Jay with Undersheriff Todd Leimser. Jay was recently awarded a $500 scholarship from the Crook County Sheriff’s Office Association for her continuing education. Emma is a sophomore this year...

 

Bandmasters

The Spring South Dakota Bandmasters Music Contest in Spearfish, like so many events, was canceled but later morphed into a virtual contest. These students of Janet Lake recorded their solos and...

 

High School Golf

Fri., Aug. 21 – Sundance Girls Teams Sundance – 321 Upton – 324 Lusk – 348 Boys Teams Sundance – 440 Upton – 444 Lusk – 467 Individual Girls Sheridan Schubarth – 90 (2) Allie Crawford – 108 (5) Ashlynn Fowler – 123 (10) Natalie...

 

2020 Crook County Fair Results

Open Painting, Drawing, Sculpting – Amateur: Grand Champion – Kent Hatling; Advanced Amateur: Grand Champion, Best of Show – Viktoriia Peterson, Reserve Champion – Katalina Pfeil; Children 10 and Under: Grand Champion – Bridger Hatling,...

 

Card of Thanks

Our Thanks The Crook County Fair Board would like to thank all the donors for the 2020 Crook County Fair. Every donation through the Friends of Fair, Awards Committee and in-kind donations help make the fair an enjoyable experience for all of our... Full story

 

Card of Thanks

Thank You I would like to make a public thanks to CCMSD Sundance’s hospital, for saving my husband Raymond’s life in the “wee hours” of the night. Special thanks to Dr. Heith Waddell, MD and two great nurses (forgot names) especially the one... Full story

 

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