Articles from the October 5, 2023 edition

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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    October 5, 2023

RER to break ground

Rare Element Resources (RER) is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony and open house on Monday for its planned separation and extraction demonstration plant in Upton. Construction is expected to begin at the plant before the end of the year. The event...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    October 5, 2023

Event coordinator has big plans for fairgrounds

"Why not?" Before Crook County's newly minted event coordinator turns down any opportunity to make more use of the fairgrounds, that's the question she wants to hear answered. Why can't we bring...


Fair Board member needed

The Crook County Fair Board is currently seeking an individual to serve out a current term. No qualifications or specific area of residency is required to join the board. Interested parties should contact the Crook County Clerk’s Office to apply....

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    October 5, 2023

CCMSD looks at restrictions on ambulance duties

If a Sundance ambulance is asked to stand by at an event, or is called out multiple times by a commercial entity to assist a person who has fallen, Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) is...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    October 5, 2023

Treats, no tricks

Friendly ghosts and ghouls are needed to help treat the kids this Halloween at the annual Trunk or Treat kids’ carnival. The hour-long event will take place on October 21 in the Sundance High School parking lot from 4:30 p.m., to be accompanied by...


Beverly Watts

Beverly "Bev" Watts, born on February 8, 1958, left this world on September 25, 2023 after a courageous and valiant battle with multiple sclerosis. Bev was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend who touched the lives of all who had the... Full story


Jimmy Dale Schlosser

Jimmy Dale Schlosser was born to Jim C. and Katherine (Kari) Schlosser on August 30, 1959, in Belle Fourche, South Dakota. His father was so excited to have a son that Jimmy's sister, Treva, who was only 28 months old at the time, remembers her dad... Full story


Loren King

Loren King, 89, of Moorcroft, Wyoming, passed away at his home on Thursday, September 21, 2023. A graveside service was Friday, September 29, 2023, at Greenwood Cemetary in Upton, Wyoming. Loren Ivan King was born on March 13, 1934, in Thornton,... Full story


Veto override fails on bat endangered species listing

U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis and all members of the Senate Western Caucus on which she serves as chairman, as well as U.S. Senator John Barrasso, voted to override President Joe Biden’s veto of the resolution that questioned the listing of the...


Card of Thanks

Our Thanks Our family wants to apologize for not doing this sooner, but life got in the way. We want to thank John Dunbar, Allen Cowardin, Pat and Dave Rentsch for all the kindness they showed the day of Larry’s passing. Also, the Hulett Ambulance... Full story


Circuit Court

Speeding – Benjamin Ingram, Ellettsville, IN, 86/75, $115; Jose Antonia Saldaha Jr., Seabrook, TX, 45/30, $100; Avigail Rudnick, Saint Louis Park, MN, 85/75, $105; Jennie R. Lacomb, Boca Raton, FL, 25/20, $60; Keeton Rosales, Belle Fourche, SD,...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    October 5, 2023

Hulett woman accused of punching deputy

A Hulett woman has been charged with interference with a peace officer after allegedly punching a Crook County Sheriff’s Office deputy in the stomach. According to court reports, two deputies responded to a welfare check request on September 26 at...


Crook County Sheriff's Office

Sept. 25 – Eight VIN checks. Accident. Fingerprints. Two motorist assists. Livestock. Information. Citizen dispute. Fraud. Gun call. Sept. 26 – Seven VIN checks. Two traffic stops. Two paper services. Two business checks. Two welfare checks....

 By Carrie Riley    News    October 5, 2023

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...


Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I have been providing a septic tank pumping service, dba Geis Honeywagon, for the rural residents of Crook County for nearly 28 years. In September it was brought to my attention that due to the DEQ regulations adopted by our County...


This week, and every week, newspapers are for you

Americans have more media options than ever. We are inundated with stories, memes, videos and promotions 24 hours a day. Most of us are on social media, which is built to provide an endless feed of...


Forest Service collecting traffic survey data

Individuals wearing orange vests will be out and about in the Black Hills National Forest over the next year collecting input on traffic within the forest. Contract employees will be stationed in developed and dispersed recreation sites and along...


Increased Wyoming syphilis cases cause concern

With a marked increase in reported syphilis cases in Wyoming over the past few years, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is sharing prevention strategies to help protect residents from sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and their serious...

 By Hannah Shields    News    October 5, 2023

Homeowners speak in favor of a new property tax system, lawmakers move to draft new bill

CHEYENNE — Members of the Joint Revenue Committee moved to draft legislation during their Monday meeting that would amend the state constitution and implement an acquisition value property tax system in Wyoming. An acquisition value property tax...


Lack of affordable housing in Gillette leads to increase in homelessness, agency says

GILLETTE - A few years ago, life was good for Jacob Smith. He had a construction business, two homes and "all the cars I needed." Now everything he owns fits into a storage container that sits in the...


Wyoming News Briefs

Ft. Washakie man charged with embezzling funds for guns, furniture LANDER (WNE) — A federal grand jury has charged Logan James Savage, Fort Washakie, with five counts of wire fraud and one count of embezzlement, alleging he used a company credit...



Meeting Notice The annual meeting of the Crook County Senior Services, Inc. Board will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at the Moorcroft Senior Center. Publish: October 5, 2023... Full story



CROOK COUNTY STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES PURSUANT TO W.S. §18-3-515 FISCAL YEAR 2022-2023 RECEIPTS EXPENDITURES Taxes Property $ 3,384,935 County Commissioners $ 168,473 Sales & Use $ 1,668,795 County Clerk $ 249,471 County 1% Option $... Full story



Meeting Notice The Crook County Tourism Promotion Board will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11 in Sundance at the Crook County Museum and Cultural Center. Publish: October 5, 2023... Full story


Name Change

STATE OF WYOMING COUNTY OF CROOK IN THE DISTRICT COURT 6th JUDICIAL DISTRICT IN THE MATTER OF THE CHANGE OF NAME OF Destiny Michelle Gustafson Civil Action Case No. 8965 NOTICE OF PUBLICAION You are hereby notified that a Petition For Change of... Full story


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