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Articles from the October 6, 2022 edition


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  • Community spirit

    Oct 6, 2022

    Wray Penning and Taylohr Maunumaki share their artistic talent with a superhero-themed display on the doors of the Sundance State Bank as part of the community Homecoming celebration. Upcoming events include a Homecoming parade on Thursday at 1:30, followed by a pep rally. Volleyball games get underway on Friday at 1 pm, followed by Patriots football at 6 p.m. Cross country athletes will compete in Gillette on Saturday and the week-long celebration will wrap up with junior high and high school...

  • County holds steady on school accountability

    Sarah Pridgeon|Oct 6, 2022

    According to this year’s accountability scores, all of Crook County’s schools are at least partially meeting the state’s expectations and have not seen a significant drop in performance scores, despite the disruptions caused by COVID-19. Accountability measures have not been determined since the 2018-19 school year, a two-year pause caused by the pandemic. The Wyoming Department of Education reports that half of traditional schools in this state were able to maintain their level of school performance and 20% actually increased their ratin...

  • Svoboda trial set for March

    Sarah Pridgeon|Oct 6, 2022

    Much can change between now and March 20. However, if the case continues to progress along its current schedule, Crook County native Ed Svoboda is expected to stand trial for murder in the first degree on that date. Svoboda has pled not guilty to the charge by reason of mental illness. An August, 2022 date was originally set for his trial, which has experienced delays due to the necessity for an examination of his mental condition at the Wyoming State Hospital. Svoboda has been charged with murder in the first degree following an incident on...

  • CCMSD board addresses "illegal" meeting concern

    Sarah Pridgeon|Oct 6, 2022

    After an audience member complained that the meeting hadn’t been advertised ahead of time, the Board of Trustees for Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) opted to continue on with its agenda on Thursday. However, to acknowledge the concern, no decisions were made, an additional meeting was scheduled for this Friday at 8:30 a.m. and the board acknowledged its error in a public statement. Speaking after the meeting had concluded, audience member and board candidate Mark Koep stated that he commended the board for making the right d...

  • Moskee burn restoration project proposed

    Oct 6, 2022

    Black Hills National Forest officials are proposing to restore the Moskee burn area, located approximately 15 miles southeast of Sundance off Moskee Road. In August, 1936, a wildfire burned approximately 4700 acres on National Forest lands and 2400 acres on private lands near the old town of Moskee. The Forest Service re-planted and seeded around 2500 acres of the burned area with non-native Ponderosa Pine from outside the Black Hills area. Foresters say the non-native, dense stands of planted pine are unlikely to develop into a healthy,...

  • Marvin Dale Lincoln

    Oct 6, 2022

    Marvin Dale Lincoln was born March 9, 1928 in Jireh, Wyoming to Alfred and Dora (Brahms) Lincoln. He was the youngest of four children and the last to pass away on September 28, 2022 at the age of 94. Marvin attended Faye School, a typical one room country school, through the third grade. The family moved to the Flying E Ranch near Moorcroft, where his dad worked for the John Schuricht Family. He completed fourth and fifth grades in Moorcroft. In the late 1930s, the family moved to the ranch outside of Upton, WY, where he attended Mason Creek S... Full story

  • Delbert Lyle Stugelmeyer

    Oct 6, 2022

    On September 22, 2022, Delbert Lyle "Ding-a-Ling" Stugelmeyer went to join his beloved wife Neva, aka "Mother". He was born November 23, 1940, in McLaughlin, South Dakota, to Edward and Susan (Schell) Stugelmeyer. After graduating high school, he met and fell in love with Neva Leger. They were married on June 9, 1961. From this union came five children: Ne-Del Dickson, Robin Maurer, Blair Stugelmeyer, Charyl Stugelmeyer and Jay Stugelmeyer. He served in the Army and was on reserve until 1965. He worked on ranches in both South Dakota and... Full story

  • William Dean Hagerman

    Oct 6, 2022

    William "Bill" Dean Hagerman, 93 of Upton, Wyoming, passed away quietly at his home Tuesday morning with his daughter Eileen by his side. Billy was born shortly after midnight on July 9, 1929. He was born on the family homestead on Arch Creek in Weston County, Wyoming. His parents were Charles Mckay Hagerman, Sr. and Minnie Dorcas (Wiseman). Bill was the youngest of six siblings. Bill graduated from Upton High School in 1947. Bill married the love of his life Pauline Gladys Murray in 1950. They fell in love when they were very young. Pauline's... Full story

  • Mauro E. Diaz and Mateo Diaz

    Oct 6, 2022

    Mauro E. Diaz, age 52, and Mateo Diaz, age 8, of Casper, Wyoming, died on September 24, 2022, in a car accident near Thermopolis, Wyoming. Mauro, born April 21, 1970 in northern Mexico to Mauro and Guadalupe Diaz, had a life defined and influenced by the outdoors. He grew up as a Boy Scout, cyclist, Little Leaguer and overall athlete. After his youth in Silver City, New Mexico, he received a BA in English at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas. Mauro moved to Wyoming in 1995 to work with a childhood friend in Laramie. He found many... Full story

  • Peek at the Past

    Oct 6, 2022

    1 Years Ago October 5, 1922 After a successful run during the summer season, the Sundance creamery closed Saturday owing to the falling off of cream produce. It is expected that another year will develop the cream business so that this institution may continue through the winter. According to the Record, development work has been commenced by the Homestake people on their coal lands seven miles east of Gillette. A large force of men are now at work digging ditches for the water and sewer...

  • Dogies down the Patriots

    Rebecca Maupin|Oct 6, 2022

    It was a rare Thursday night game for the Upton-Sundance Patriots last week as they traveled to Newcastle to meet the Dogies. The first half of play was a back and forth between the teams as both sides found their way down the field and onto the scoreboard. The second half, unfortunately, found the Patriots struggling while the Dogies continued to put points on the board. In the end, the Newcastle Dogies came out with a 32-14 victory over the Patriots who remain winless on the season. The Upton-Sundance Patriots hope to put a win in their...

  • Twelve Bulldogs run at Wright

    Jen Jungwirth|Oct 6, 2022

    The Sundance Bulldog Cross Country team competed in the Brittany Rentas Memorial Invite in Wright on Friday, Sept. 30 after a three-week break from competition. The Eldon Knudson Invitational ended early due to weather conditions. The Pine Haven Invite was canceled. Twelve Bulldog runners competed in the junior high and varsity divisions. New personal records were set and runners saw their times increase as the conference and state meets near. Sophomore Angel Villegas finished in the top 10...

  • Tough week for Lady Bulldogs

    Rebecca Maupin|Oct 6, 2022

    The Lady Bulldogs were up against stiff competition as they took on the 3A Newcastle Dogies on Friday and the #1 ranked 2A team, the Big Horn Rams on Saturday. It was a hard-fought battle Friday night as Sundance went up against Newcastle, but the Lady Bulldogs fell just short as the Dogies swept them three games to none. McKaya Gillespie led the Bulldogs at the net for the night with eight kills, while teammates Zoe Skeens and Aspen Jones picked up six digs each throughout the night. On Saturday the Lady Bulldogs traveled to Big Horn to face...

  • Probation revoked for Gillette man sentenced on drug charges

    Sarah Pridgeon|Oct 6, 2022

    Gillette resident Milford Hiebert has been sentenced to up to five years in a state penal institution after his probation was revoked for failing to complete a court-ordered rehabilitation program. Hiebert was serving three years of supervised probation for possession of a controlled substance, third or subsequent offense. According to the complaint, Hiebert violated the condition of his probation order that he enter and successfully complete the program at the Volunteers of America Adult Community Corrections Facility in Gillette, remaining...

  • GOP grapples with write-ins

    Maya Shimizu Harris, Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange|Oct 6, 2022

    CASPER — After learning of a write-in effort to oust Republican nominee Sen. Ogden Driskill, the Campbell County GOP expressed frustration at Republican candidates “re-inventing themselves” to run in the general election. Following the primaries, supporters of Roger Connett, who lost by 442 votes to Driskill in the primary race for Senate District 1, started a grassroots write-in campaign called “Roger is Right” to challenge Driskill in the general election. Driskill, R-Devils Tower, is the Senate’s Majority Floor Leader and has been in the...

  • Circuit Court

    Oct 6, 2022

    Speeding – Matthew Kley, Chanhassen, MN, 88/75, $125; Justin Watkins, Canton, GA, 78/70, $101; Lori K. Huyck, Gillette, WY, $100; Douglas Stevens, Oliver BC, Canada, 79/70, $103; Danielle Richardson, Billings, MT, 88/80, $101; Philip Hersey, Berkley, MI, 86/75, $115; Timothy Miller, Saint Joseph, MN, 95/70, $185; Harsh Pandey, Belle Mead, NJ, 83/70, $125; Marco Mucci, Castelnuovo Rangone, MO, Italy, 92/70, $170; Scott Miller, Fish Haven, ID, 84/75, $103; Tomas K. Hardy, Lead, SD, 88/80, $101; Kyle L. Avery, Gillette, WY, 90/80, $105; Trey F...

  • State Bar declined to investigate complaint against Hageman

    Maggie Mullen, WyoFile.com|Oct 6, 2022

    The Wyoming State Bar declined to initiate a disciplinary investigation into Harriet Hageman, a natural resources attorney, in July after another lawyer filed a grievance against the congressional candidate, according to records shared with WyoFile. Darby Hoggatt submitted the complaint after watching Hageman debate Rep. Liz Cheney on June 30. During the televised event, Hageman downplayed the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and said there were “serious questions about the 2020 election.” “As a licensed attorney in the State of Wyoming, I bel...

  • Wyoming News Briefs

    From Wyoming News Exchange Newspapers|Oct 6, 2022

    Multiple hunters ticketed for trespassing over the weekend GILLETTE (WNE) — Sheriff’s deputies ticketed trespassers throughout the county last weekend who said they were unaware they were on private land. At about 9 a.m. Friday, deputies ticketed a 23-year-old man and 24-year-old man off of Mackey Road for trespassing. The two admitted to trespassing in order to hunt, and Wyoming Game and Fish wardens took over a poaching investigation after deputies left, Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said. Saturday, at about 6 p.m., a 37-year-old land own...

  • Students build connections during Heart of Gold Livestock Show

    Oct 6, 2022

    Students build connections during Heart of Gold Livestock Show The second annual "Heart of Gold Livestock Show" was held Sept. 27 at the Crook County Fairgrounds in Sundance. Partnering on this event were Crook County 4-H, Bearlodge-Sundance FFA, Whitcomb FFA, Devils Tower FFA and Crook County School District programs. Participants from programs in the Sundance Elementary, Sundance Secondary, Moorcroft K-8 and Moorcroft High School received hands-on experience in showing livestock and the care o...

  • County Treasurer's Abstract Statement

    Oct 6, 2022

    Census: ENTITY: Crook County Treasurer COUNTY: CROOK CURRENT PRIMARY MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 160 Sundance WY 82729 REPORT YEAR: 2022 PART I : TAXES - ALL FUNDS F-66 (WY-1) County Treasurer's Abstract Statement TAXES Omit Cents Item Description Total Collected (a) County portion of (b) Property taxes collected 13,337,855 2,119,215 Delinquent taxes collected 467,147 71,642 Penalties and interest 18% 66,224 10,115 One-half percent collection fee retained 1,743 1,743 Proceeds of tax sales - include cost of tax sales 1,020 1,020 Resort district... Full story

  • Public Notice

    Oct 6, 2022

    Public Notice The Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) Board of Trustees will hold a regular meeting on October 7, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. at the Sundance State Bank Meeting Room. The meeting will also be hosted via Zoom. For a link, contact [email protected]. Publish: October 6, 2022... Full story

  • Civil

    Oct 6, 2022

    STATE OF WYOMING COUNTY OF CROOK IN THE DISTRICT COURT SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Civil Action No. 8905 THOMAS MEYER and OILDIGGER RESOURCES FUND I, LLLP, Plaintiffs, vs. A. L. ABERCROMBIE, INC., a dissolved corporation; DYNAMIC DRILLING FLUIDS, a defunct corporation; GOODSTEIN, INC., a dissolved corporation; LATEX PETROLEUM CORPORATION, a defunct corporation; NEW YORK GAS AND OIL LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 1988-1, a defunct entity; PARRISH OIL COMPANY, a defunct entity; BP EXPLORATION, INC., a Delaware corporation; CALIFORNIA RESOURCES PETROLEUM CORPORA...

  • Bids

    Oct 6, 2022

    Crook County Weed and Pest have the following Items posted for sale: Approximately 30 sheets of Tin 4-Wheeler Tracks. Miscellaneous Office Supplies Sealed bids are due in the Weed and Pest office on or by October 12, 2022 at 6 p.m. The Crook County Weed and Pest reserves the right to deny any/all bids. Feel free to make an appointment at the office to see the items for sale! Publish: September 29 and October 6, 2022... Full story

  • Bids

    Oct 6, 2022

    ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Crook County Road & Bridge Sundance, WY Arch Creek Bridge Replacement Project RECEIPT OF BIDS Bids for the DOUGLAS ROAD ARCH CREEK BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT – PROJECT NO. 10210184 will be received at the CROOK COUNTY ROAD AND BRIDGE OFFICE LOCATED AT 309 E CLEVELAND STREET SUNDANCE, WY 82729, until OCTOBER 26TH AT 10:00 A.M. local time. At that time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read. GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORK The work includes the furnishing of the labor, materials, equipment, and services for the c... Full story

  • Settlement

    Oct 6, 2022

    NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE AND FINAL SETTLEMENT FOR MUNICIPAL CONSTRUCTION Pursuant to Wyo. Stat. §§ 16-6- 116, Notice is hereby given that the City of Sundance, Wyoming, has accepted as completed according to plans, specifications, and rules governing the same, the work performed under that certain contract dated 6 July 2021, between the City of Sundance, Wyoming, and Hot Iron, Inc. PO Box 1067, Gillette, WY 82717 the Contractor, for construction of the City of Sundance’s Kid Tank and Water Line Replacement Project and the Contractor is ent... Full story

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