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Drought creeps back into county

The drought conditions that have plagued Crook County over the last couple of years have largely lifted, but the latest climate reports show this region creeping slowly back towards dry conditions....


County gains new voters

The number of registered voters in Crook County took a significant leap upwards this year, according to the official tallies from August’s primary election. Crook County had 4103 registered voters in total at the 2018 primary, a number that grew...


CCMSD hopes record system switch will increase efficiency

No longer willing to struggle with an electronic medical records (EMR) system that Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) employees have precious little liking for, the district has undertaken an extensive vetting process to replace it....


Fish Fire declared controlled

The U.S. Forest Service officially declared the Fish Fire to be controlled last week, almost exactly a month after it first ignited. There is no longer an area closure in place for the safety of the public. However, the Forest Service has asked that...


On parade

The annual Pine Haven Days parade took place on Saturday with 26 floats entertaining the crowd, including this one from the Pine Haven Fire Auxiliary. With a 1920s theme, these "gangsters" and their...


Kayla Kindsfater

Kayla Kindsfater, age 71, of Aladdin, Wyoming, died Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at her home, after several months of respiratory issues. A memorial service was held Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in... Full story


Douglas Leroy Hunter

Douglas Leroy Hunter, 65, of Sundance, Wyoming, passed away with a wave goodbye on August 26, 2022, at Monument Health in Rapid City, South Dakota. Doug was born October 6, 1956, in Newcastle, Wyoming, to Kenton and Lois (Fillinger) Hunter. He was... Full story


Shane Richard Vansickel

On Monday, August 22, 2022, Shane Richard Vansickel, passed away tragically and went home to be with the Lord, whom he loved with all of his heart. Shane was born in Sturgis, South Dakota, on October 6, 1970, to Beverly "Bev" (Sternad) and Billy... Full story



In last week’s article listing the candidates for district seats at the upcoming general, we incorrectly placed one candidate for the hospital board in the wrong category. The correct information for Crook County Medical Services District Board of... Full story


Write-ins will likely fill pair of district seats this election

With a couple of seats on district boards lacking candidates for the general election, County Clerk Melissa Jones would like to ensure voters are aware that write-ins work differently to the primary election, but are still a valid way to make your...


Old Settlers' Picnic planned for Sept. 25

A place takes on meaning for people when they become attached to it. The sights, sounds and smells make a powerful imprint on our memories; they help us connect to an area. We develop a sense of...


Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago September 7, 1922 Ed Vines rode the high, wide and handsome buckers at Moorcroft and brought home two prizes: one for saddle riding and the other for bareback. A good crowd was reported...


Annual open house for Carlile Fire Hall next weekend

The Carlile Fire Hall celebrates their annual open house Saturday, September 17 at 6 p.m. at said fire hall. Burgers and brats will be provided by members of Carlile Fire Zone #16 and guests are encouraged to bring a side dish or dessert. Live music...


Circuit Court

Speeding – David Spencer, Minot, ND, 90/70, $160; Nicholas Gonzalez, Easton, MD, 80/70, $115; Craig A. Dolphay, Upton, WY, 92/80, $120; Steven Acuff, Citrus Heights, California, 102/80, $180; Adrian Nature, June Lake, CA, 90/80, $115; Clarence...


Wyoming News Briefs

East HS student killed, three hurt in car crash CHEYENNE (WNE) — One student from Cheyenne’s East High School was killed and three other teenagers from East were seriously hurt in a single vehicle accident Sunday night, according to local...


Crook County Sheriff's Office

Aug. 29 – Eight VIN checks. Four traffic stops. Two citizen assists. Two fingerprints. Two assists to Hulett Police. Property damage accident. Welfare check. Business check. Three EMS pages. Aug. 30 – Five VIN checks. Five traffic stops. Two...


Dear NP

Dear NP, The news is full of information about monkeypox. Since my children are preparing to return to school, I am worried about their exposure. What are the signs and symptoms of monkeypox? How is...


As new vaccines arrive, COVID-19 settling in for the long term

Two new vaccines, both updated to address the most recent strains of COVID-19, were authorized for use last week, just in time for the indoor weather to arrive. In Crook County, the virus is still cropping up on a regular basis, though in what...


Throwing a shoe: 42 compete in state horseshoe championship in Gillette

GILLETTE - The sounds of metal against metal rang out Saturday morning, with two-and-a-half pound horseshoes clanking against stakes in the dirt after traveling more than 25 feet in the air....



Crook County School District #1 2022-2023 Custodial Supplies Bid Need Unit Size Item & Specifications Unit Cost Total 140 cases/12 quarts Bowl cleaner, non acid TISSUES & TOWELS 100 cases/80 rolls Toilet tissues, 2-ply, 4-1/2x4-1/2, 500 sheets 130... Full story



2022-2023 PAPER BID FORM Crook County School District #1 PO Box 830, Sundance, WY 82729-0830 307-283-2299 Quantity Unit Item Cost per Case TOTAL COST 400 case/10 reams 20# WHITE 8.5"x11" All bids must be FOB to the CCSD#1 warehouse site 105 South... Full story


Storage Unit Bids

Public Notice Leinen Storage will be taking bids for contents of two storage units, unpaid, Sept. 14, 2022. Viewing and bidding only from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Located at Leinen Storage, 2301 Cleveland Street, Sundance, WY. Publish: September 1 and 8,... Full story






Summary for publication: In the Circuit Court for the Sixth Judicial District, Crook County, Wyoming, Civil Action No. 2022-60, Blakeman Propane, Inc, v. Outlaw Oil & Gas, LLC and Keith Adels. Plaintiff, Blakeman Propane, by and through counsel,... Full story


2022 Crook County Fair Results

Open Painting, Drawing, Sculpting Children 10 and Under: Grand Champion-Maya Miller; Reserve Champion-Trapper Idler Junior Ages 11 to 18: Grand Champion, Best of Show-Tana Timberman; Reserve Champion-Lily Lindholm Open Crafts Adults 19 and over:...


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