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A vision of kindness

An act of kindness can be life-changing, as was ably demonstrated last week by the students of Sundance High School. A group of seniors gifted a classmate who had never before seen what the world...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    October 8, 2020

No visitation at LTC

As the pandemic once again gathers speed across Wyoming and Crook County experiences an uptick in COVID-19 cases, Crook County Medical Services District has made the difficult decision to once again close down visitation to the long-term care...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    October 8, 2020

CCMSD applies for reimbursement funding

Conceding that it simply won’t be possible to secure CARES Act funding through the State Lands and Investments Board (SLIB) for a new hospital or a remodel of the current building, the board of trustees has authorized an application that would...

 

Foundation awards clinic construction bid

According to Judy Hutchinson of the Crook County Hospital Foundation, a bid has been accepted to construct a new clinic in Hulett. The foundation has been pushing towards this moment for many months and broke ground on the site during the Hulett Rode...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    October 8, 2020

COVID-19: pandemic worsens across state

During a week in which President Donald Trump was infected and hospitalized, COVID-19 cases across the United States neared 7.5 million and the death rate neared 210,000, the spread of the pandemic across Wyoming has gathered speed. New case numbers... Full story

 

Field ready

This class of 19 students recently completed the Wyoming Game & Fish Department Hunter Education Class in Sundance. This class involves about 17 hours of class instruction, marksmanship, gun handling...

 

Janet Walkinshaw

Janet Walkinshaw passed away peacefully at home with her family on their Sundance area ranch on September 30, 2020, after a years-long struggle with kidney disease and congestive heart failure. She was 95 years old. Janet was born in 1925 in Iowa to... Full story

 

Norma "Elaine" Waugh

Norma ‘Elaine’ Waugh, 83, died October 2, 2020, with her family by her side in Sundance, Wyoming. She is survived by her husband, Leslie Waugh. Elaine was born October 13, 1936, in Hulett, Wyoming, to Hans Borchgrevink and Lucille (Tinkum)... Full story

 

Arlo Lee Ellefson

After an extended illness Arlo Lee Ellefson, 80, MSGT United States Air Force, retired, of Hulett, Wyoming, passed away at the Fort. Meade VA Health Care Center, Fort Meade, South Dakota, on September 29, 2020, attended by the compassionate loving... Full story

 

Anderson named to State 4-H Leadership Team

Faith Honey Anderson of Devils Tower was selected to serve on the 2020-2021 Wyoming State 4-H Leadership Team. Team members go through a selection process starting with an application, then four interviews to narrow the candidates and select an...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    October 8, 2020

CCFV offers training for domestic violence victim advocates

Interested in becoming an advocate for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault? Join Crook County Family Violence (CCFV) and the Crook County Attorney’s Victim Witness Program in a training course that provides the key skills necessary to...

 

Serve up fire safety in the kitchen

It’s Fire Prevention Week across America, and this year’s theme is “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen”. Sundance’s Fire Marshal Chris Tomford would like to remind the community that now is the perfect time to tick off your family’s...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    October 8, 2020

Gillette man faces felony marijuana charges

Gillette resident Milford Hiebert has been bound over to District Court on felony possession charges after evidence of marijuana use was found in his vehicle during a traffic stop for speeding. A Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper was clearing an assist...

 
 By Sara Pridgeon    News    October 8, 2020

Gillette man arrested for possession at Keyhole

A Gillette man has been bound over to District Court on charges of possession of meth and being under the influence of a controlled substance after allegedly acting strangely at a Keyhole State Park campsite. A State Parks Ranger was dispatched to a...

 

Crook County Sheriff

Sept. 28 – Six VIN checks. Three traffic stops. Fingerprints for outside employment. Two business checks. Domestic issue. Booked in new inmate. Civil assist. Trespassing reported. Two motorist assists. Fire paged out two times. Sept. 29 – Two...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Marnie R. Nisley, Wright, 102/70, $220; Martin Villegas Baeza, Gillette, 77/65, $120; Kelly Kopaska, IA, 46/30, $212; Cole P. Kaiser, 85/75, $90; Paige Jeffries, NC, 74/65, $103; Amy Hodge, SD, 90/80, $105; Jean Cook, WA, 93/80, $125; Ma...

 

Letter to the Editor

I am disappointed that you included the article in your September 24 issue titled “Man accused of kidnapping wife...” from the Gillette News Record. These are real people with real families and many of us know this family. This is too small of...

 
 By Randy Evans    Opinion    October 8, 2020

2020 has shown us why America needs journalists

There is one week set aside each year to salute newspapers for the important role they have played in our nation, a role that goes back to the beginning of these United States. This year, however,...

 

Dear NP

Dear NP, During my recent hospital admission, the nurse asked if I have an advance directive or a living will. I am only 55 years old. What are these documents, and are they necessary at my age? S. S. Dear S. S., Aging is something that will happen...

 

This Side of the Pond

Wales has attracted my attention again this week with a story that sounds like a picture book for children – something along the lines of the woman who lived in a shoe or the spider that ate the fly...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    October 8, 2020

Candidates shortlisted for District Court judge

Three names have been announced on the shortlist of candidates to replace District Judge Michael N. Deegan on his upcoming retirement. Judge Deegan has served the Sixth Judicial District, which covers Crook, Campbell and Weston Counties, since his...

 

Devils Tower experiences busiest September on record

Devils Tower National Monument hosted 27,550 vehicles or approximately 74,135 recreation visits in September 2020. This is an 18% increase from September 2019, making it the busiest September in Devils Tower history. The nation’s first national mon...

 

Make-A-Wish® Wyoming recognizes SHS student council

Make-A-Wish® Wyoming has recognized Sundance High School and its student council for contributing to its Kids for Wish Kids program in 2020. Acknowledging the difficulty of hosting fundraisers in the middle of a pandemic, the organization has...

 

Annual WyoPoets Shea National Poetry Contest accepting entries

The annual WyoPoets 2021 Eugene V. Shea National Poetry Contest opened for submissions on October 1st, 2020 and is open through the postmark deadline of December 31, 2020. First place prize is $100, second place is $50, and third place is $30. Submis...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Plea agreement reached in Rock Springs stabbing case ROCK SPRINGS (WNE) — A Rock Springs man originally charged with attempted second-degree murder in a stabbing case pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of aggravated assault and battery as part...

 

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