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Articles from the September 23, 2021 edition

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Kuhl suspended

Governor Mark Gordon has suspended Mary Kuhl from her position as Crook County Treasurer in an order filed with the county on Thursday. Meanwhile, an amended version of the verified petition for her removal has been filed by the Attorney General’s...

 

New rec group seeks community input

A new collaborative covering the northeast of Wyoming is offering the whole community an opportunity to get involved in the future of outdoor recreation in this area. Pioneered at the state level but comprised of local stakeholders, the...

 

Running the gauntlet

From beams to barrels and tires to pallets, the kids of Sundance Elementary School tested their skills on Friday against a plethora of bespoke obstacles on a course made extra messy with the...

 

Bank president warns of knock-on effects from IRS overhaul

President Joe Biden last week thanked the U.S. House of Representatives for continuing its work to advance his economic plan, which includes new ways to ensure the super-rich are less able to evade paying taxes. However, Andy Miller, President of...

 

Goat show returns for fourth year

For the fourth year, the Black Hills Dairy Goat Association (BHDGA) welcomed hundreds of goats and their owners to the Crook County Fairgrounds this weekend for competitions both serious and silly....

 

Cards of Thanks

Thank You Thank you for sharing my 92nd birthday with all your lovely cards. Alice Queen Thank You THANK YOU very much for thinking of me and ALL of the wonderful cards in celebration of my 97th birthday!! I enjoyed each and every one of them!!... Full story

 

Zelva LeAnne Macdonald Rivers

Zelva LeAnne Macdonald Rivers, 65, passed away due to a long battle with cancer on September 18, 2021, in Sundance, Wyoming. Zelva was born on March 26,1956 to William (Bill) Macdonald and Barbara (Redinger) Macdonald in Deadwood, South Dakota.... Full story

 

George Banks "Skip" Waters

George Banks "Skip" Waters, 71, of Moorcroft, Wyoming, passed away September 17, 2021, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital of COVID-19 complications. Skip was born March 23, 1950 in Douglas, Wyoming, to Albert "Coop" Waters and Elizabeth Tapster Waters.... Full story

 

Lance Joseph McCollum

Lance Joseph McCollum, 40, joined his savior Jesus, while hunting on Sunday, September 4, 2021. He was born August 11, 1981, in Benkelman, Nebraska and accepted Jesus at a young age. He was presently living in Helena, Montana, with his family.... Full story

 

Travis Ray Scroggins

Travis Ray Scroggins, 46, passed at his home in Aladdin, Wyoming, on September 4, 2021. Travis was born October 5, 1974, in Anchorage, Alaska, to John Scroggins and Sharon Oster. When he was four years old, Travis and his family moved to Gillette,...

 

Bat Festival at Devils Tower

In celebration of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 25, the National Park Service (NPS) and Devils Tower Natural History Association will host a bat festival. The festival will include educational activities about these rarely seen...

 
 By Kim Heaster    News    September 23, 2021

This Week at Your Library

We are still doing curbside and delivery if you would prefer not to come inside. If you are a master gardener, will you please contact the library? We would like to have some gardening programs, and need a master gardener to lead them. Thanks! The...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago Sept. 29, 1921 The mail truck went off the road in the Bear Lodge one day last week during the rainy weather, causing considerable damage to the truck. This is another argument in favor of good roads, as this is the second time it has...

 

Pinochle Marathon

Anyone interested in playing pinochle is invited to join the Pinochle Marathon. Call Gail Kaiser for more information at 283-1095....

 

Deer disease outbreak identified in county

ase (EHD) in white-tailed deer and pronghorn has seen cases identified across the east of Wyoming, including in Crook County. The Wyoming Game & Fish Department last week announced that it was actively tracking the outbreak of EHD, which is...

 

CCNRD announces return of tree program

The Crook County Natural Resource District (CCNRD) is excited to announce the hopeful return of our Tree Program. With the assistance of local volunteers, we will aim to provide Crook County with Conservation-Grade seedlings and potted trees. Orders...

 

Governor Gordon: We are building a thriving Wyoming

As Wyoming’s economy and her communities continue their recovery from the impacts of the global pandemic, the state is now faced with a new challenge. How do we best utilize the additional stimulus funds the federal government has appropriated to...

 

This Side of the Pond

I am once again under siege. The local wildlife has issued a vendetta against my person and it appears there are multiple species willing to contribute to the cause. My latest tale of woe begins with...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I read the recent article in the Sundance Times, about the culling of our local deer population. While I am not in favor of the killing of wildlife, I understand that the deer may cause problems when they become numerous and lose their...

 
 By CJ Baker    News    September 23, 2021

Trial delayed in fatal abuse case

POWELL — A trial has been delayed for a Cody man and woman who stand accused of fatally abusing a 2-year-old child earlier this year. Moshe Williams, 30, and Carolyn Aune, 28, each face a count of first-degree murder in connection with the April 4...

 

WYDOT reminds motorists to sign up for winter travel authorization program

The Wyoming Department of Transportation wants to remind residents and travelers about the offerings under the Wyoming Travel Authorization Program (W-TAP) ahead of the 2021-2022 winter season. Through W-TAP, drivers can apply to receive...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Algae bloom advisory issued for Keyhole State Park GILLETTE (WNE) — Recreational use and toxin advisories went into effect at Keyhole State Park this month after more of the harmful cyanobacterial blooms, otherwise known as blue-green algae, were...

 

YES House brings mentor program to county

Gillette’s YES House is expanding its Impact Mentoring program into Crook County and is on the hunt for adults over the age of 21 who would like to make a difference to youth within the community. “It’s truly such a wonderful experience, not...

 

Thybo elected vice president of Wyoming State Bar

The Wyoming State Bar is pleased to announce that Teresa S. Thybo, an attorney from Green River, Wyoming, has been elected Vice President. The 2021/2022 Election of Officers was held according to Article II, Section 1 and Article VI of the Bylaws of...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Robert D. Werkele, Rozet, 122/70, $295; Norman Jones, MO, 90/75, $135; Ward Lee, MI, 86/75, $115; Marvin Howard, Jackson, 89/80, $103; Marshall A. Lund, IL, 100/75, $185; Valerie R. Kuenzel, Moorcroft, 90/80, $105; Nicholas Connor, CO, 1...

 

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