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Fire breaks out in Sundance home

A Sundance family was evacuated from their home during a structure fire on Alden Street at the weekend. The blaze began on Saturday evening at around 10 p.m. Sundance Volunteer Fire Department...

 

Cook Lake project nears completion

An ongoing project to replace the dam at Cook Lake is reaching its final stages, says District Ranger Mike Gosse. The popular site is still open for day use activities and will be open for camping in...

 

CCMSD counterclaims for damages in HMS lawsuit

Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) has responded to a second lawsuit filed by its ex-management firm. Denying all allegations against it, the district claims that Health Management Services (HMS) overbilled for its management fee and...

 

COVID-19: cases still rising

Confirmed daily cases of COVID-19 hit triple digits in Wyoming for the first time during the pandemic this week. Locally, a minor outbreak in Crook County’s schools and elsewhere in the community appears to have slowed, though a few new cases have...

 

Lady Bulldogs triumph at State

The Sundance Lady Bulldogs return triumphant from the State Golf Tourney in Kemmerer, where they achieved top team with two team members placing in the top five. For more about the tournament, see...

 

Bridge dedication

Kid Prints Daycare & Preschool would like to invite the community to a celebration of Betty White on October 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the daycare. We will be dedicating a beautiful garden bridge in her name...

 

Rev. Stanley Cameron Cliver

Rev. Stanley Cameron Cliver, 96, Sundance, Wyoming, died September 9, 2020. Stanley was born August 28, 1924, to Benjamin and Elsie Cliver in St. Louis, Missouri. It was in St. Louis that he met his future wife, Marceline Blankenship. They were marri... Full story

 

Carol Ann Baker

Carol Ann Baker of Sundance, Wyoming, passed on to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, in Rapid City, South Dakota, at the age of 74.  Carol was born in Deadwood, South Dakota, on December 3, 1945, to Lyle... Full story

 

Tom Mahoney

Tom Mahoney, age 77 of Alva, Wyoming, died Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at the Ava’s House in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Funeral arrangements are pending with Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche, South Dakota. When... Full story

 

Delores Mahoney

Delores Mahoney, age 77 of Alva, Wyoming, died Sunday, September 20, 2020, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  Funeral arrangements are pending with Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche, South... Full story

 

Legion quilt raffle

Jim Bowman and Linda Fritz with the quilt Linda made and donated to the American Legion Post 45 for their raffle. The Legion will sell 100 tickets for the 89x90” (queen size) quilt. Proceeds will...

 

Local producers eligible for emergency loans

Because Crook County is contiguous to one of the two Wyoming counties that was last week designated a primary natural disaster area, producers here are now eligible to apply for emergency loans from the Farm Service Agency (FSA) branch of the U.S....

 

Missouri man faces felony drug charges

A Missouri man faces felony charges of possession of both marijuana and methamphetamine after being pulled over for speeding in Pine Haven. On August 27, while on patrol in Pine Haven, a Crook County Sheriff’s Office Deputy saw a truck traveling...

 

Unemployment rates dropping in Crook County

As the Extended Benefits program comes to an end for Wyoming residents who are currently claiming unemployment, the number of people in Crook County who are making continued claims for unemployment benefits has dropped significantly from its highest...

 

Ranch A launches raffle fundraiser

Crook County’s most famous historic residence has launched a raffle fundraiser to replace the usual banquet that takes place each August or September. The destination is also still open to the public this year for everything from a weekend getaway...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Mark F. Trump, UT, 84/65, $165; Melissa M. Leedom, AZ, 89/80, $88; Jonathan Crites, AZ, 87/75, $120; Carmen Rosenlund, WA, 81/75, $97; Derek Banocy, VA, 93/80, $125; Heather M. Kohrs, SD, 89/80, $55; Ryan Foy, Casper, 87/80, $99;...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Sept. 14 – Eight VIN checks. Two traffic stops. Two animal complaints. Removed animal carcass from highway. Two motorist assists. EMS page. Sept. 15 – Eight VIN checks. Paper Service. Traffic stop. Fingerprints for outside employment. Traffic...

 

This Week at your Library

The library will be closed Monday, October 12, for Columbus Day. 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...

 

Pinochle Marathon

These are Pinochle final average scores for individuals for 2019-2020 as of September 14, 2020: Larry Byrne 4092 Lyle Brunson 3978 Jennifer Adams 3722 Gail Kaiser 3578 Kari VanLuvan 3562 Carol Jordan 3260 Jacquie McInerney 3170 Barbara Byrne 3090...

 

This Side of the Pond

So let’s say you’re kicking back bored on the sofa, somewhere in the south of England, wishing you could have a vacation to clear the cobwebs. You’re dubious of planes and bored to tears of cara...

 

Man accused of kidnapping wife, leaving her naked at Walmart

GILLETTE — A Gillette man is accused of kidnapping his wife and leaving her naked at Walmart, allegedly telling her he wanted her to be embarrassed. John Jesse Crump, 37, is charged with kidnapping, which carries a penalty of up to 20 years in...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Gillette man faces five drug charges after 121 fentanyl pills found in home GILLETTE (WNE) – A stash of 121 fentanyl pills found in a home on Rohan Avenue in July — an amount described as “large” and “not indicative of a user quantity” by...

 

Patriots continue winning streak

It was a battle between two of the top five seeded teams this past week as the #2 ranked Wheatland Bulldogs came to town to face the #4 Upton-Sundance Patriots. Both teams came into the game...

 

Girls win state golf

The Sundance Lady Bulldogs were the top team at the State Golf Tourney held over the weekend at Fossil Island Golf Club in Kemmerer. Individually, Sheridan Schubarth placed second and Allie Crawford...

 

Lady Bulldogs on a roll

The Sundance Lady Bulldogs continued their dominance on the court as they took on Wright this past week and were able to walk away with a 3-0 victory. “We are working hard to reach our full potential,” commented Coach Blasczyk. This weekend was...

 

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