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Through the decades

It’s Homecoming Week at Sundance High School and, on Tuesday, the kids enjoyed the festivities with their personal interpretations of the “Decades Day” daily theme. The Homecoming Court was to...

 

Hospital seeks pandemic hazard pay

With COVID-19 hitting this region hard, CEO Micki Lyons is seeking to provide hazard pay for employees of Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD). The main hospital has been closed to visitation and regional hospitals are now full to...

 

CCMSD alleges management company committed fraud

After reviewing its own finances, Crook County Medical Services District has amended its counterclaim against Health Management Services, the management company with which it severed ties earlier this year. CCMSD now alleges that the company...

 

General Election: what are the issues?

The general election is coming up fast and voters this year will not only be asked to make their choices for national and state elected seats. A number of issues will also be placed before you on the ballot, ranging from retention of local judges to...

 

Midwest region becomes latest pandemic hotspot

The pandemic has continued to worsen in Wyoming over the last week – as well as across most of the Midwest. This region is now one of the most significant hotspots on the planet for the COVID-19 pandemic. Crook County recorded its most new... Full story

 

Sending out the stork

Hulett EMS and Crook County Sheriff’s Office E911 dispatchers were recognized this week with stork pins, having played the role of the stork themselves for a little one who was all too eager to make...

 

Wedding

U. S. Navy Commander Dustin Engel and Amy Boyd were married on September 18, 2020, in Anacortes, Washington. Dustin is the son of Janet and Jack Lake of Sundance, Wyoming and Donald and Melissa Engel...

 

Murray Hugh Dennis

Murray Hugh Dennis, 65, of rural western Crook County passed away at Gillette, Wyoming, on October 13, 2020, following a sudden illness. Murray was born in Gillette on August 24, 1955, to Raymond and Daisy (Blakeman) Dennis. He grew up on the family... Full story

 

Loretto Preuss

Loretto Preuss (Carr), 62, passed away on October 5, 2020, in Hulett, Wyoming. The Lord gained a new angel to His choir. Loretto was born on February 25, 1958, in Hettinger, North Dakota, to Keith and Marilyn Carr. She grew up in Prairie City, South... Full story

 

From walking to cycling

Two years ago, volunteers from Powder River Energy were able to raise enough money through their annual walking taco stand to enable the Crook County Library Foundation to purchase a “book bike”....

 

Holiday raffle to raise funds for Sundance Square

The holiday raffle that marks the countdown to Christmas each year for the Sundance community will be looking a little different this time around. Tickets go on sale this week – act quickly if you’d like to partake, as only 250 will be made...

 

EWC outreach presents the "Horsemeat March" and Slim Buttes Battle

Discover one of history’s less well known events with a free class hosted by the Eastern Wyoming College Outreach Community Education Program. On October 27, Tim Velder will introduce the “Horsemeat March” to Deadwood and the 1876 Slim Buttes...

 

Lyons officially named hospital district CEO

Micki Lyons has officially been offered a six-year contract to act as the permanent CEO of Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD). The board of trustees moved to appoint her at August’s regular meeting, after having seen her in action as...

 

Mental Health First Aid training available to the community

When a loved one is in crisis, it can be tough to understand what’s wrong and even harder to figure out how best to help them. Mental Health First Aid is a training course that’s designed to give you the tools to feel confident you can offer the...

 

At-home virus tests now available free

Using of the federal CARES Act funds allocated to Wyoming, Governor Mark Gordon has purchased thousands of at-home COVID-19 tests for citizens of this state. Wyoming residents may now order tests free of charge and take them in the comfort of their... Full story

 

Burn restrictions lifted

With the change in weather bringing snow, rain and considerably colder temperatures to the county, there will no longer be restrictions on burning for county residents. A partial burn ban was put in place on July 5 as summer kicked into full swing...

 

Guest editorial

Wyoming legislators have been working this fall on further erosion of public notices in newspapers. This time the target is the publication of the salaries of local government employees. A bill changing state law so that those no longer have to be...

 

This Side of the Pond

You’re welcome, America. I bring you news this week that a delicacy this country has long been known for was originally brought to you from my side of the pond. I speak, though it might surprise...

 
 By Mark Davis    News    October 22, 2020

Grizzly relocation less common, still important management tool

POWELL — As a grizzly bear chased a wounded elk into the river in the Hayden Valley in Yellowstone National Park, a Cody wildlife photographer trained her video camera on the surprising series of events. The result of B.E. Judson’s effort gave...

 
 By Jake Goodrick    News    October 22, 2020

Committee drafting bill for new Gillette college

GILLETTE — The Select Committee on Community College Funding agreed Friday to start working toward drafting a bill that would clarify state statute regarding community colleges and potentially clear the way for the possible creation of Gillette...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Brand inspection case to resume in December PINEDALE (WNE) — The 2019 livestock brand-inspection misdemeanor case against Rex. F. Rammell is picking up about where it left off eight months ago – in Sublette County Circuit Court.  Rammell...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Oct. 12 – Three VIN checks. Theft report. Fingerprints. Destruction of property. Two EMS pages. Oct. 13 – Seven VIN checks. Two traffic stops. Fingerprints. Three EMS pages. Oct. 14 – Three VIN checks. Four paper services. Three fingerprints....

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Thad Hicks, SD, 96/80, $140; Minthu Kyaw, NJ, 93/80, $125; Patrick Ducey, IL, 50/40, $105; Curtis Hamrick, NC, 93/80, $125; Logan White, TN, 89/80, $103; Moises C. Perez, CO, 86/70, $140; Keith Miller, IN, 87/75, $120; Michael Olivares,...

 

This Week at Your Library

The library will be closed Wed., Nov. 11, for Veterans Day. The library doors are open. We will still be doing curbside delivery if you would prefer not to come into the library. We do ask that you wear a mask to enter the library. If you do not...

 

Two more wins for Lady Bulldogs

The Sundance Lady Bulldogs had two conference matches this past week as they travelled to play the Tongue River Eagles and hosted the Wright Panthers. Facing off against the Eagles on Friday night, the Lady Bulldogs walked away with the first two... Full story

 

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