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Hunting season promises mixed results

Hunting seasons this fall may be negatively affected by poor deer numbers, according to Sundance Game Warden Nate Holst, but elk and turkeys are doing just fine and should make for plentiful harvest o...


Law enforcement scam hits county

A well-known style of scam in which a person claims to be a member of law enforcement and demands money for an outstanding fine or warrant is reported to have now taken place in Crook County. According to the Crook County Sheriff’s Office, a...


Tragic crash kills two local residents

Nels and Jeanette Smith have been named as two of the three people who lost their lives in a vehicle accident last week near Lingle. On September 1, a fatal crash occurred around milepost 112 on US 85, north of Lingle. At 3:45 p.m., Wyoming Highway...


Once in a blue moon

The last full moon of summer rose over Sundance on Wednesday evening. It not only marked the end of the season, but the last time a blue supermoon will grace the skies until the year 2037. This...


Dolly Deranleau

On the morning of August 29, 2023 with numerous loved ones and her doting husband present, Dolly Deranleau peacefully left this world behind. Born Dolly Ray Dirks to Charles and Gilda Dirks of Alva, Wyoming on December 19, 1940 on the Giachino... Full story


Tracy Lynn Griebler

Tracy Lynn (Kolb) Griebler, age 29 of Broomfield, Colorado and formerly of Hulett, Wyoming and Spearfish, South Dakota, passed away Monday August 21, 2023, at Denver Hospice in Denver, Colorado. She fought a nearly year-long battle with brain... Full story


Bank announces branch expansion in Spearfish

Sundance State Bank has announced the purchase of land in Spearfish intended for a future branch expansion. The lot is located on the southeast corner of The Village at Creekside across from Sawyer...


Carlile Fire Hall open house

The Carlile Fire Zone 16 is celebrating their annual open house Saturday, September 16, starting at 6 p.m. at the Carlile Fire Hall and everyone is invited to dinner. The burgers and brats are provided by Pinnacle Bank; buns, chips and drinks by...


Five years

Wendy DePina was recently recognized for her five years of service to Crook County....


Hospital district considers investment option

In the light of recent cost-of-living increases and a nationwide period of high inflation, Crook County Medical Services District is seeking new ways to increase its liquidity. The Board of Trustees recently approved a rate increase for services...


U.S. Senate candidate to host town hall in Sundance

Newly announced congressional candidate Reid Rasner will be visiting Sundance during his weekly “town hall meetings” tour of Wyoming next month. Rasner will be present between 10 and 11 a.m. at the Crook County Library on September 16. The...

 By Carrie Riley    News    September 7, 2023

This Week at Your Library

Did you know your library card gives you access to a wide range of online databases at your fingertips? You can find everything from auto repair to genealogy, from health and medicine to practice tests and skill preparation. There is a little somethi...


Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago September 13, 1923 Lloyd Cole suffered a broken arm Sunday when he fell from the oil derrick on the Cole place. Owing to the absence of Dr. Clarenbach he was taken to Spearfish for attention. Mrs. Frank Haselton brought in some fruit...


New business filings in Wyoming jump 27% compared to last year

CASPER — The number of new business filings in Wyoming surged dramatically this year compared to last, bringing in a whopping 25% increase in revenue from filings.  The Secretary of State’s Office has processed roughly 590,000 business filings...


Wyoming News Briefs

Wyoming decides to leave National School Board Association POWELL (WNE) — The Wyoming School Board Association, which includes Park County School District 1, is no longer a member of the National School Board Association (NSBA). Kim Dillivan,...


Circuit Court

Speeding – Kristina Reynolds, Gillette, WY, 91/80, $115; Phillip R. Tuggle, Savannah, GA, 84/70, $140; Stanley Box, Colorado Springs, CO, 79/65, $188; Lance Horst, Spearfish, SD, 94/75, $155; Margaret Reis, Cincinnati, OH, 80/70, $105; Colby...


Hospital district trustee needed to represent Moorcroft

With the resignation of Trustee Ed Ray, the Board of Trustees for Crook County Medical Services District is seeking an appointee to fill out his term representing the Moorcroft area. “It is with great sadness that I hereby resign from my position...



NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is given that Warren Whalen, of 2615 Lookout Mountain Road, Spearfish, SD 57783, is the Trustee of an Irrevocable Trust for the benefit of Linda M. Peterson. Linda M. Peterson, died on June 11, 2023. Creditors of the... Full story



Meeting Notice The Crook County Tourism Promotion Board will meet at the West Texas Trail Museum in Moorcroft at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13. Publish: September 7, 2023... Full story



September 28, 2023, CCMSD Board of Trustees Regular Meeting The Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on September 28, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Sundance State Bank meeting room. The meeting... Full story



CROOK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT #1 REPORT OF SCHOOL REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES Sources and Uses for the Year Ended June 30, 2023 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 2022 DELINQUENT TAXES The State of Wyoming ) )ss County of Crook ) County Treasurer’s Office August 18, 2023 Notice is hereby given that I, Tammy Jundt, the duly elected, qualified and acting county treasurer... Full story


Cowboy Challenge restart on hold due to staffing concerns

CHEYENNE — Officials from the Wyoming Military Department advised legislators against restarting the Wyoming Cowboy Challenge Academy until sufficient staffing for the residential program for at-risk youth is secured. Maj. Gen. Greg Porter, the...


Golfers play Wright

The fall golf season is winding down as the Bulldog golfers competed in their final regular season invite in Wright on Friday. Both teams placed in the top five, with the girls' team taking second...


Patriots win over Cokeville

On the road last week, the Upton-Sundance Patriots traveled to Shoshoni to face the Cokeville Panthers. In the past, the Panthers have squashed Upton-Sundance’s chances of moving on in the playoffs, but this time it was the Patriots who took the...


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