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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    September 17, 2020 

COVID-19: community spread present in county

An unprecedented number of new cases of COVID-19 have appeared in Crook County over the last week, including a small outbreak within the school district for the first time since in-person learning resumed. Crook County Public Health has reason to... Full story

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    September 17, 2020 

Truck overturns on I-90, kills driver

A semi trailer carrying a load of soda pop products came off the road during last Monday's storm, unfortunately leading to the death of its driver. Weather conditions are believed to have caused of th...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    September 17, 2020 

Board candidates confirmed for general election

At the general election this November 3, voters will be asked to decide who will fill numerous seats on local boards of trustees, including the school, museum, natural resource, senior services and medical services districts. School Four trustees...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    September 17, 2020 

2020 Census reaching deadline

With just a couple of weeks to go until the 2020 Census wraps up, Crook County has had one of the lowest self-response rates in the state – and the nation. Efforts are still underway to complete the population picture before the deadline at the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    September 17, 2020 

E-cycling events return for the fall

Busted computer taking up space under your desk? Need to get rid of your old phone, but don’t want to risk its data being accessed by someone else? Crook County Natural Resource District has been solving this problem for the last few years with...

 

Dickie D. Conzelman

Dickie D. Conzelman, 73, passed away on September 10, 2020. Dick was born April 12, 1947, in Spearfish, South Dakota, the youngest of six children to Glenn Conzelman and Effie Mae (Lawrence) Conzelman. He attended a rural school through the eighth... Full story

 

Stanley C. Cliver

Reverend Fr. Stanley C. Cliver, 96 of Sundance, passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at Campbell County Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending with Fidler-Roberts & Isburg Funeral Chapel of Sundance. Online condolences may be written at... Full story

 

Marilyn 'Kay' Storms

Marilyn ‘Kay’ Storms, age 84, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at her home in San Tan Valley, Arizona. Please join in celebrating Kay’s life at 1 p.m., Saturday, September 26, 2020, at Mount Pisgah Cemetery, 804 S Emerson... Full story

 

James Keith Fowler

James Keith Fowler, 64, of Sundance, Wyoming, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, September 4, 2020. Memorial services will be Saturday, September 19 at 2 p.m. at Clarenbach Memorial Park in Sundance, if you plan to attend, please bring a... Full story

 

Gary Harold Donner

Gary Harold Donner was born in Billings, Montana, March 12, 1933, the second youngest of Charlie and Dora Harvey Donner. Gary passed away on September 7, 2020, in Crook Memorial Hospital in Sundance, Wyoming. Gary moved at a young age from Idaho to R... Full story

 

Project to Improve Accessibility at Devils Tower

Work resumes this week on a project to improve accessibility at Devils Tower. Superintendent Amnesty Kochanowski said, “We want all people to be able to experience the nation’s first national...

 

This Side of the Pond

The pandemic has always seemed comfortingly far away here in Crook County. Halfway up a mountain, safe in our small towns, few of us know anyone who’s been diagnosed with the dreaded virus ...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    September 17, 2020 

State aims to solve meat processing bottlenecks

Applications opened this week for a new state initiative called the Meat Processing Expansion Grant Program (MPEG), an attempt to strengthen the local food supply chain and address meat shortages at retail locations and food banks. The program will...

 

Natural resource plan ready for public comment

A management plan for Crook County’s natural resources is now ready for public scrutiny and the comment period will remain open for the next month, with public meetings planned at the end of September. The plan has been in development since April...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    September 17, 2020 

Health officials reiterate procedures amid outbreak

With cases of COVID-19 on the rise in Crook County, the chances of a community member experiencing symptoms appear to be higher than at any other point yet during the pandemic. At least ten new cases have appeared in just the last week, prompting...

 

Enzi accepting nominees to military academies

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is accepting applications for nominations to the U.S. military service academies for the 2021-22 school year. Every year, Enzi gives Wyoming youth considering military careers the opportunity to apply for a nomination...

 

Patriots throttle Newcastle in road opener

With a chill in the air, the Upton-Sundance Patriots travelled to Newcastle to face the Dogies in the first road game of the season. In a back and forth of downs to start the game, the Patriot defense was soon able to back the Dogies deep into their...

 

Lady Bulldogs sweep Dogies

The Sundance Lady Bulldogs held their senior night Thursday as they took on the Newcastle Dogies and what better way to celebrate those seniors than a three-game sweep over their opponent.  Serving...

 
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FCCLA officers

Sundance FCCLA installed new chapter officers on September 9. Nevada Gill is the new chapter President. The group changed their by-laws in order to rename officer positions. Instead of the...

 

Cross Country teams continue to improve

It was another successful day for the Sundance Bulldog Cross Country team in the Big Horn Invitational at the Big Horn Equestrian Center in Sheridan Friday, Sept. 11.  Freshman Deklan Gill ran a...

 

SHS Golf

Lusk Fall Invite Boys: Dawson Flahaven – 106 (2nd) Parker Speidel – 110(3rd) Peyton Ewing – 115 (6th) Coyle Love – 119 (8th) Gavin Robinson – 148 Tony Villegas – 152 Girls: Sheridan...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Grand Teton sees near-record visitation JACKSON (WNE) — Despite a lack of in-park lodging due to COVID-19, Grand Teton National Park reported the second highest number of recreational visits — an estimated 710,198 — on record for August....

 

Sundance Police Department

Sept. 5 – House watch and business checks. Three bar checks. Nine traffic stops. Sept. 6 – House watch and business checks. Two traffic stops. Sept. 7 – House watch and business checks. REDDI report. Alarm at business. Traffic stop. Sept. 8...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Henry R. Hall, IL, 99/80, $155; Jerald Noreen, MN, 79/70, $103; Jason Bartz, CA, 88/80, $101; Lori Pilgrim, GA, 50/45, $65; Justin Jones, Moorcroft, 101/80, $165; Hanlin Tian, IL, 95/80, $135; William Warren Reed, TX, 54/45, $103; Cesar...

 

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