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Youth charged for murder of missing girl

17-year-old Michael Campbell of Sturgis, SD appeared in court in Meade County, SD, last week charged with murder in the second degree after a body was discovered in his home that was believed to be...

 

Raber trial begins

The trial of Lesley Raber for aggravated homicide by vehicle began on Tuesday morning as 60 of her fellow Crook County residents arrived at the courthouse for a morning of jury screening. The 12-person jury was seated around 2 p.m. for opening...

 

Flaky weather

Mother Nature was not kidding around last week as a couple of balmy fall days in the low 70s were followed by a steep drop in temperature and a day of seemingly constant snowfall on Thursday....

 

CCMSD offering second round of annual blood draws

Those who diligently schedule their blood draw each spring may be interested to know that a second annual opportunity has been made available in the fall. Crook County Medical Services (CCMSD) will now be offering health panels twice per year as it...

 

Shayna Lin Ritthaler

Shayna Lin Ritthaler, 16, of Upton, Wyoming, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2019. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2019, in the Boal Auditorium at the Upton Elementary School in Upton. A private family burial will...

 

Walk 'n Shop

Beth Ellsbury was the winner of the Sundance Downtown Association’s recent Walk ‘n Shop promotion. Her prize of $50 in Sundance Bucks, redeemable at most local businesses, was presented to her by Andy Miller of the association last week. The...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times October 13, 1919 Deputy Sheriff W.D. Roadifer has sold his ranch in Grand Canyon to his son Raymond, who recently sold his ranch on Beaver creek in Weston County to Walter...

 

This Week at Your Library

Falls are the leading cause of death in older adults. Here are some things you can do to help decrease your chance of falls: 1. Be very careful around curbs, they are very hazardous to older adults. 2. Don’t try to do two things at once....

 

Correction:

In last week’s issue, in the article headlined “Landowner group forms for oil pipeline”, the project in question is not the Liberty Pipeline that is a joint venture by Bridger Pipelines and Phillips 66. Though the Liberty Line was mentioned...

 

Card of Thanks

Our Thanks The Silver Spurs 4-H Club would like to thank Crook County Fair Board for putting on the 2019 fair. Your dedication and hard work are greatly appreciated. We would also like to thank fair superintendents, fair volunteers, judges, Sundance...

 

Colorado man sentenced for meth possession

A Colorado man pled guilty to possession of methamphetamine after being pulled over on the interstate earlier this year and has received a suspended sentence. On May 19, a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper was advised of a possibly impaired driver...

 

Sundance Police

Oct. 5 – House watch and business checks. Vehicle lockout. Three bar checks. Six traffic stops. Oct. 6 – House watch and business checks. Assisted Sheriff’s Office. Oct. 7 – House watch and business checks. Two VIN inspections. Assisted DFS....

 

Fatal crash on interstate near Moorcroft

A fatal crash near Moorcroft on October 7 claimed the life of California resident David Segal. The accident occurred around milepost 169 on Interstate 90 east of Moorcroft, Wyoming. Around 7:34 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Johann A. Panasenko, Gillette, 35/30, $65; Michael D. Coronato, Hulett, 57/45, $105; Kirk L. Jacobson, Gillette, 82/65, $130; Brandon T. Hughes, TX, 77/70, $84; Ted C. Bergan, SD, 79/70, $88; Delenna K. Geving, MT, 79/70, $88; Ashley L....

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Oct. 7 – Paper service. Three VIN checks. Two traffic stops. Deputy responded to report of missing person; subject found safe. Deputy investigated a report of a suspicious vehicle. Detention Deputies booked in two subjects. Detention Deputy did...

 

Woman faces charges in knife attack death

RIVERTON — A 21-year-old Fremont County woman is facing manslaughter charges after telling a Riverton Police Department detective that she used a knife to attack a man.  Rachelle Lynch, who is a lifelong resident of the county, appeared in...

 

This Side of the Pond

Even now, I continue to stumble across unexpected links between my nation and yours – some of them more direct than others. My most recent discovery is about as personal as it gets, because it...

 

Bring Home Our Troops Wyoming works to build support

Last week, Bring Our Troops Home Wyoming, a veteran-run nonprofit, released plans for a statewide tour to build grassroots support across the state of Wyoming. Late last month, the organization, which focuses on putting a stop to the “endless...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Vaccine shortage postpones flu clinics CODY (WNE) — Due to a temporary shortage of influenza vaccines from its supplier, Park County Public Health has postponed a couple of community flu clinics. “We’re not getting vaccine when we thought we wo...

 

Legislators look at ways to ease sting of coal bankruptcies

CASPER — A string of bankruptcies have ravaged Wyoming coal country this year, as operators erase outstanding tax, labor and reclamation debts during court proceedings, leaving counties and taxpayers facing unexpected budget shortfalls. But state...

 

Nichols to join court case on firing records

LARAMIE — Former University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols is hoping to weigh in on whether the university will be required to provide news reporters with a number of records regarding an investigation into Nichols’ conduct at the...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    October 17, 2019

Bill to create transportation task force fails in committee

CHEYENNE – With the state facing millions of dollars worth of unmet needs for its roads and bridges, a bill to create a task force to explore ways to fund repair work failed by a narrow margin Friday in committee. The bill would have created a...

 

Nominations open for Wyoming Youth Conservationist of the Year

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department wants to recognize youth who have made significant contributions to the outdoors. The department is accepting nominations for its newly-created Wyoming Youth Conservationist of the Year. The award honors a...

 

Two more wins for SHS volleyball team

Game one started out a back and forth of points between the Lady Bulldogs and the Rams, both teams struggling to string something together. A timeout taken by Big Horn with the score of 13-8 hoped to...

 

Patriots shut out Cyclones

The Upton-Sundance Patriots took their winning form on the road this past week as they defeated the Southeast Cyclones by a score of 27-0. The Patriots didn’t break stride as they opened up the first half, putting points on the scoreboard first....

 

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