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Articles from the September 30, 2021 edition

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  • Campbell County Health to rent Hulett clinic

    Sarah Pridgeon|Sep 30, 2021

    oundation (CCMF) has announced that its new clinic in Hulett, the Red Bluffs Medical Facility, will soon open for business under the leadership of Campbell County Health (CCH), with a projected opening date at the end of October. "They are just ecstatic about this new clinic here in Hulett," says Tracy Bush, CCMF. "We've got a good group of people who are very enthusiastic." Jerry Klein, Chief Operating Officer for CCH, confirms the news, saying, "We've been talking about that for several...

  • Summer's end

    Sep 30, 2021

    Fall colors have begun to appear in the Bearlodge, heralding the end of a long, hot summer in this region....

  • Kuhl objects to new charges

    Sarah Pridgeon|Sep 30, 2021

    County Treasurer Mary Kuhl has objected to new charges filed against her in the civil case that seeks her removal from office, complaining in a response filed with District Court that it’s unfair to add new information so close to the date of her trial. A motion was made by the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office on September 16 to file the new charges as an amendment to the original petition for Kuhl’s removal. The amendment added new information regarding alleged thefts from the vault as well as findings of theft and falsified documents that...

  • Hospitals struggle as death toll rises

    Sarah Pridgeon|Sep 30, 2021

    While hospitals across the region continue to struggle with the number of COVID-19 patients needing medical attention, the first local deaths in many months have now officially been reported by the state. Meanwhile, after several weeks of verging on crisis mode, the situation has been a little calmer inside Crook County Memorial Hospital over the last week, says CEO Micki Lyons. “We still have positive inpatients in the hospital and continue to have difficulty getting patients out to a higher level of care,” she says. The staff has been abl...

  • Driest year on record for Crook County

    Sarah Pridgeon|Sep 30, 2021

    This year is now officially listed as the county’s driest in 127 years of monitoring, according to the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS). The county is said to have received an estimated 5.82 fewer inches of precipitation than normal. At this time, 100% of the Crook County population is still affected by drought conditions, a situation that has not changed over the last month. The most recent drought map places 82.33% of the county in a situation of extreme drought, with the southeastern quarter reported to be in severe d...

  • Charles Pearson 

    Sep 30, 2021

    Charles "Chuck" Pearson, 79, of Aladdin, Wyoming, died at his home Thursday, September 23, 2021, after a brief battle with cancer. He was born October 17, 1941, the youngest of Frank A. and Claudice (Davis) Pearson's three children, spending his entire life on the ranch his grandparents Charles and Nancy (Patton) Pearson started in 1889. He attended Aikman Country School and Belle Fourche High School, graduating in 1959. Right after graduation he climbed poles to help wire the lines for telephon... Full story

  • Ronald L. Dennis

    Sep 30, 2021

    Ronald L. Dennis, 81, of Moorcroft, Wyoming, went to rest with the Lord on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette, Wyoming. Ron was born in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, to Carl and Bertha Dennis on September 10, 1940. Ron grew up in Hulett, Wyoming. In his early career, Ron worked for Lumber Mills in Hulett and Ranchester, Wyoming. In his later career, Ron worked in the Cable Television industry in Sheridan, Wyoming, until his retirement. Following his... Full story

  • Larry James McLaughlin

    Sep 30, 2021

    Larry McLaughlin, of Midland, South Dakota, passed on Monday, September 20, 2021, at his home north of Midland at the age of 61. Larry James McLaughlin was born on July 27, 1960, in Pierre, South Dakota, to Raymond "Mac" McLaughlin and Teresa (Nemec) McLaughlin. His childhood began North of Midland on the family ranch. His education started in the Phoeba Country School. The family later moved to Minnesota where Larry completed schooling through the 11th grade. His senior year, he had the opportu... Full story

  • Cards of Thanks

    Sep 30, 2021

    Thank You CCMF is very proud to be associated with Campbell County Health, and want very much to be a part of all they have to offer everyone in our communities. CCMF would also like to THANK EVERYONE who has made the Red Bluffs Clinic possible through your donations so this effort could become a reality. Tracy W. Bush CCMF Vice President Thank You Our family deeply appreciates all the kindnesses, thoughts and prayers shown to us during the hospitalization of Vanna and Skip Waters, and during the ultimate passing of Skip. Thank you so much for... Full story

  • his Week at Your Library

    Kim Heaster|Sep 30, 2021

    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! Thanks to the generosity of Les Fullerton’s family, we now have the Les Fullerton Memorial that is paying for all InterLibrary Loan requests. Displays: If you have a collection you would like to show to Sundance, please let us know! We have two locking cases that we would love to put your collection in fo...

  • Letters to the Editor

    Sep 30, 2021

    Dear Editor, Hi folks. As you might or might not remember, the Crook County Cattlewomen started a pilot program “Beef for the Hulett School” in the spring of 2018. The program was mirrored after a similar program in Montana and was well received by the Crook County School District, who was very much in favor of the program. The program has been a huge success and has expanded to all three schools – Hulett, Moorcroft and Sundance. The school cooks receive far more compliments from both staff and students when they’re served the home-gr...

  • Our toxic civil and political discourse

    David Peck, Lovell Chronicle|Sep 30, 2021

    Has it really come to this, even here in Wyoming – spiteful, hate-filled words spewing from the mouths or keyboards of those opposed to a particular political action or position? We first noticed an increase in nasty rhetoric last year during Governor Mark Gordon’s weekly COVID-19 news conferences. On the news conference Facebook feeds, so called interested citizens launched malicious broadsides against the governor, who was trying his best to walk the line between public health officials who wanted to shut everything down in the name of saf...

  • This Side of the Pond

    Sarah Pridgeon|Sep 30, 2021

    Spare a thought for my homeland this week, which is quickly running out of… well, everything. From chicken wings to home heating, my countrymen are lacking in even the most basic of commodities thanks to a comedy of errors. If you thought we had it bad here during ToiletpaperGate, you should see the state of the supermarket shelves in Britain. The temptation is to look for a single issue that’s causing the scarcity, but it’s actually down to a long list of smaller issues adding up into one g...

  • Hope

    Pastor Dave Jagemann, Chapel of Faith|Sep 30, 2021

    And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. – 1 Cor. 13:13 As we know, see and live, when there is no hope, when all is hopeless, nothing fits together. Hopelessness strips life of its proper perspective and creates a void that is insurmountable to ascend. Things lose significance, including life itself. The world is lived not as it was intended, but as what sin has created and what we often learn to accept. Without hope, faith and love have no chance to b...

  • Local Advocate receives 2021 P.E.A.C.E. Award

    Sep 30, 2021

    Sandy Stevens, Executive Director of Crook County Family Violence & Sexual Assault Services, has been named by the Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (WCADVSA) as the recipient of this year’s Lifetime Contribution award. Her career has been dedicated to advocacy for victims harmed by violence in Northeast Wyoming. Stevens has facilitated several dozen training classes and seminars in recent years across the state ranging from strangulation and dynamics of domestic violence to proper preparation of protection and s...

  • Veterans' assistance available

    Sep 30, 2021

    A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services around Wyoming cities throughout October. Sandy McFarland is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss state and federal veterans’ benefits, Department of Veterans Affairs claims or VA healthcare. McFarland can also help veterans and their families apply for benefits, file claims, or request healthcare. Her office is located at 551 Running West Dr., Ste. 100, in Gillette, and she will be available at t...

  • Crook County Sheriff's Office

    Sep 30, 2021

    checks. Business checks. Trespass. Five EMS pages. Four traffic stops. Coroner called. Assisted motorist. Fingerprints. Theft report. Destruction of property. Assisted another agency twice. Sept. 14 – Open door. EMS page. Two traffic stops. Three VIN checks. Fingerprints. Paper service. Suspicious person. Sept. 15 – Two VIN checks. EMS page. Fire page. Five Traffic stops. Fingerprints. Assisted another agency twice. Business checks. House watches. Assisted Wyoming Highway Patrol. Sept. 16 – Paper services. Trespassing. Four fingerprints. Five...

  • Circuit Court

    Sep 30, 2021

    Speeding – Gilad Lotan, CO, 40/30, $150; Kironkumar Kothari, MI, 90/80, $105; Stephanie J. Abney, SD, 96/75, $165; Gaye Kaiser, MT, 92/75, $145; Zachary Koltiska, Sheridan, 88/80, $101; Ryan J. Pias, Moorcroft, 90/80, $105; Benjamin D. Glenn, Moorcroft, 81/70, $115; Jennifer M. Sevores, Gillette, 85/75, $105; David Brooks, IN, 86/75, $115; Cheryl Cattaneo, MT, 100/80, $160; Carrie Fenn, Wright, 87/75, $120; Gabriel Gilver Santiago, MT, 97/80, $145; Samuel Timpson, UT, 93/75, $150; Juan Herrera, MN, 87/75, $120 No Valid Driver’s License – Danie...

  • Boosters available – but only for some

    Sarah Pridgeon|Sep 30, 2021

    The COVID-19 vaccine booster shot program is underway and an additional shot is currently being offered to those who fit within a specific set of age, health or profession criteria. However, boosters are only available at this time for those who were originally given the Pfizer vaccine. Crook County Public Health does now offer the Pfizer vaccine but, due to storage limitations, the local office did not have this version available in the early days of the vaccination program. Consequently, because Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are still in the...

  • Devils Tower sees record-breaking visitation

    Sarah Pridgeon|Sep 30, 2021

    Full campsites, busy roads and record visitation at some of Wyoming’s most popular spectacles, including Yellowstone – it’s been quite the summer for tourism. The latest figures from the National Park Service show that Devils Tower National Monument is following the trend with record-breaking numbers in August and an overall increase of 41.35% over last year’s visitation. By the end of August, the national park had welcomed a total of 440,839 people to enjoy the unique geological spectacle – an increase from 311,869 at the same time in 2020....

  • Western Family and Consumer Sciences Show

    Chris Maupin|Sep 30, 2021

    The 59th Annual Western Family and Consumer Science Show will be held Oct. 8-9 at the Central States Fairgrounds in Rapid City. The board of directors are planning some new and exciting contests for the event. While this is called a show, it consists of various contests for developing life skills that 4-Hers, all youth including youngsters under nine years of age and adults may participate. New this year will be a noncompetitive cookie decorating contest, graphic design poster contest for next year’s show and a Lego® design contest. The co...

  • Wyoming News Briefs

    From Wyoming News Exchange Newspapers|Sep 30, 2021

    Lummis releases statement on COVID-19 and vaccines JACKSON (WNE) — U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis, in her monthly newsletter, reiterated her stance on COVID-19, the deadly virus which has hospitalized as many Wyoming patients in recent weeks as it did at the height of the pandemic. “COVID-19 is serious. It has already taken the lives of too many people in Wyoming, and each death is a travesty. My heart breaks for those who have lost family members to this devastating illness,” the Wyoming Republican said in her letter to constituents. Despite that...

  • Liquor License

    Sep 30, 2021

    NOTICE OF APPLICATION TRANSFER OF RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSE, FOR THE CITY OF SUNDANCE, 2021/2022. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the applicant whose name is set forth below has filed their application for transfer of the Retail Liquor License in the Office of the Sundance City Clerk, City of Sundance, County of Crook, Wyoming. The name of said applicant and the description of the place and premise which the applicant desire to use as the place of sale is set forth as follows: LIQUOR LICENSE Lucky Horseshoe Enterprises, LLC Original Town, Sundance,... Full story

  • Liquor Licenses

    Sep 30, 2021

    NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL OF A RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSE AND RENEWAL OF A COUNTY RETAIL MALT BEVERAGE PERMIT FOR 2021-2022 APPLICANT BUILDING ADDRESS DATE FILED RENEWAL OF RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSES Sand Creek Investments 6, LLC dba Sand Creek Investments 6, LLC 18125 US HWY 14 Sundance, WY 82729 9-10-2021 RENEWAL OF COUNTY RETAIL MALT BEVERAGE PERMITS DTO LLC dba Twisted Pistol Saloon 87 Whitetail Creek Road Hulett, WY 82720 8-24-2021 Protests, if there be any, against the renewal of these licenses/permits, will be heard at 10:00 o’clock a... Full story


    Sep 30, 2021

    PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AT THE COURTHOUSE IN SUNDANCE, CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING Friday, September 17, 2021 10:00 o’clock a.m. Present for the special meeting were Chairman Kelly B. Dennis, Vice-Chairwoman Jeanne A. Whalen (per Teams), Member Fred M. Devish and County Clerk Linda Fritz. Also present in person were Jeff Hodge, Theresa Curren and Larry Schommer. Appearing by Teams were Joe Baron, Tina Wood, Tammy Jundt, Jodi Clark, Betty Lantis, Sarah Pridgeon, Tony Lantis and Morgan Ellsbury. Per W.S. 18-3-903(b) and a... Full story

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