Articles from the September 28, 2023 edition

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Bulldog pride

The Bulldogs turned out in force on Thursday to celebrate Homecoming in red, white and blue. With patriotic colors from the first float to the last, and every youngster waving and throwing candy...


Act of revenge results in heap of trouble

Two ranchers face property destruction charges after using bleach to paint markings, including drawings of penises, on a total of 189 cows and six bulls belonging to their neighbor. The father-son duo claimed their actions were intended to bring...


Regulation changes will affect youth hunters

Wyoming Game & Fish is reminding hunters of a regulation change this season that affects youth deer license-holders. Due to low populations, a full-price, youth deer license does not permit the harvest of mule deer does or fawns during an antlered...


Boating season winds down, but inspections still needed

As the nights draw in and the weather gets colder, boating season is winding down in Wyoming – and so are the check stations that protect local water bodies from invasive aquatic species. Check stations will begin to close or reduce their hours...


Levi Marvin Finn

Levi Marvin Finn, age 23 left this earth too soon on September 17, 2023 at his home in Gillette, Wyoming. Levi was born February 19, 2000 in Spearfish, South Dakota, to Eric and Virginia (Erland) Finn. Levi spent the majority of his childhood in Sund... Full story


Service: Loren King

Graveside services for Loren King, 90, will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, September 29, 2023 at the Greenwood Cemetery in Upton. Mr. King died Thursday, September 21 at his home in Moorcroft.... Full story



Eitan Tal and April Smith were united in marriage at 4 p.m. on September 1, 2023, at the Sundance White Ranch. A potluck followed the wedding....


Cards of Thanks

Our Thanks Eitan and April Tal would like to thank everyone who attended and participated in their wedding on September 1, 2023. The food, decorations, weather, and company were perfect for this wonderful event and they feel very grateful to have... Full story


Farm Bureau Federation holds annual meeting

On September 21 the Crook County Farm Bureau Federation held their annual members meeting with 32 people in attendance at the 77 Steakhouse in Hulett.  Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Executive Vice...


Vendor apps open for annual ladies night block party

The time once again draws near for the busiest shopping event of the year. If you would like to be a vendor at this year’s Ladies Night Block Party, you can now contact the Sundance Chamber of Commerce to submit your name. Ladies Night will help ki...


Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago October 4, 1923 Wyoming suffered another devastating flood and storm era last week when unusual rains caused high water at Sheridan, Casper, Pine Bluffs and other central state points....


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...


WLB reminds producers to update mailing address

The Wyoming Livestock Board wants to remind producers that it is very important to keep the mailing address for their recorded brand(s) current. By law, the Livestock Board must notify the brand owner, by mail, at the address shown on the brand...


County unemployment stats best in state

Wyoming’s unemployment rate fell below 3% last month – and Crook County’s was significantly lower even than that. As one of the most employed counties in the state last month, Crook County had a 2.3% unemployment rate. This is a significantly...


Initiative to bring more hunting, fishing, conservation opportunities to schools

Wyoming Game and Fish Director Brian Nesvik, Superintendent of Public Instruction Megan Degenfelder and Governor Mark Gordon joined forces last week to announce a collaborative initiative to expand conservation education opportunities for...


Gillette man jailed for sixth DUI

A Gillette man has given a sentence of up to six years after pleading guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol – with five prior known convictions for the same offense – after crashing his vehicle on I-90. On February 24, a Crook County...


Crash fatality attributed to driver fatigue

A crash on U.S. Highway 14 claimed the life of an Idaho man last week. According to reports from Wyoming Highway Patrol, driver fatigue and speed are believed to have been contributing factors to the accident. The crash occurred on September 20 at...


Circuit Court

Speeding – Reno Zane Holmes, Gillette, WY, 70/50, $100; (minor), Rapid City, SD, 83/65, $160; Toron Johnson, Jamestown, ND, 83/80, $5; John Frederick Huntington, Long Beach, CA, 45/30, $100; Amit Kumar Acharzo, Laramie, WY, 92/65, $195; Alyssa Schn...


Crook County Sheriff's Office Blotter

Sept. 18 – Five VIN checks. Two traffic stops. Paper service. Fingerprints. Lift assist. Motorist assist. Suspicious vehicle. EMS page. Sept. 19 – Three VIN checks. Three traffic stops. Traffic hazard. Citizen assist. Gun call. Domestic....


Powder River Energy Foundation gives $15,000 to local VFDs

The Powder River Energy (PRECorp) Foundation has facilitated $15,000 in direct donations to local volunteer fire departments through a single day of online fundraising in July this year. Called the WyoGives ‘Day of Giving,’ the annual online fund...


Western Family and Consumer Sciences Show coming soon

The 61st Western Family and Consumer Sciences Show will be held Oct. 6 and 7 at the Central States Fairgrounds in Rapid City. The event consists of 12 contests held over two days, which are open to all youth ages five though 18 from all states and...



WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION CHEYENNE, WYOMING NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE OF AND FINAL SETTLEMENT FOR HIGHWAY WORK Notice is hereby given that the Wyoming Department of Transportation has accepted as completed according to plans, specifications... Full story



PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE AND FINAL PAYMENT AND SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that on the 15th day of October 2023, final settlement will be made by Crook County School District No. 1, for and on account of a contract with Montana... Full story


Mining Permit

Public Notice Ramsey Hill Exploration (RHEX) of River Falls, Wisconsin has filed a Regular Mining Permit application with the Land Quality Division of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality to expand their current Limited Mining Operation.... Full story



NOTICE OF SALE OF ABANDONED VEHICLE The following vehicle will be sold at 10 a.m. on October 13, 2023 at 855 Government Valley Road, Sundance, Crook County, Wyoming, to wit: A 1969 Austin Healey Sprite. WY license plate number 21-3493, VIN#... Full story


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