Articles from the October 26, 2023 edition

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Svoboda sentenced for vehicular homicide

Ed Svoboda has been sentenced to between four and 14 years of incarceration and a $5000 fine for aggravated vehicular homicide. The charges relate to the death of his wife two years ago. Svoboda pled “no contest” to the charge as part of a plea a...


School district implements new library policy

Crook County School District (CCSD) has updated its policy for evaluating the books that are available in the school libraries. Recognizing the right of the individual parent to request that their child not read a specific book, the policy sets up a...


Treats for little spooks

Throngs of little revelers gathered on Saturday for an early start to the spooky season. From a raccoon in a tree to a banana, Hogwarts students to a plague doctor, the costume choices ranged from...


SHS junior officiates volleyball tourney

A new class that was introduced to Sundance High School this year has already seen one young lady take the title of being the first student official in Wyoming to put her new skill to use. According to Lisa Dutton, "sports officiating" is both an...


Robert Harold Hadley, Jr.

Robert Harold Hadley, Jr., 93 of Sundance, Wyoming, died on October 2, 2023 at Monument Health in Custer, South Dakota. Robert was born on June 24, 1930 to Robert Harold and Matilda (Klietsch) Hadley in Berkeley, California. He grew up and graduated... Full story


James Benjamin Heath

James Benjamin Heath, 78, of Mancos, Colorado, and more recently of Sundance, Wyoming, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 19, 2023, at Spearfish Canyon Healthcare. Jim struggled with multiple health challenges for many years, but the... Full story


Carter "Niel" Stephens

Carter “Niel” Stephens, 88, passed away October 22, 2023 in Sundance, Wyoming. A full obituary will be published at a later date.... Full story


Library introduces year-round book sale

As you head into the Crook County Library for your regular literary fix, your eye may be caught by a new addition: a bookcase that now stands in the entranceway, filled from end to end with...


Trick-or-Treat for Hunger

The SHS Student Council plans to do a Trick-or-Treat for Hunger on Monday, Oct. 30 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Students will “trick-or-treat” for non-perishable food items to donate to the Crook County Food Pantry. Residents who may not be home are...


Card of Thanks

Thank You I recently had total knee replacement surgery. On Monday I pushed the panic button. Medical stuff scares me. But the GOOD LORD was with me and guided me and my sister to the Bearlodge Rehabilitation. Roni (the owner and main physical... Full story

 By Carrie Riley    News    October 26, 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...


Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago October 25, 1923 Reports from north of Hulett Friday indicated a murder for a while until the affair simmered down to a mere shooting scrape over a misunderstanding. It seems that S. F....


Driver killed after failing to negotiate curve in the road

Wyoming Highway Patrol has released information on a rollover accident that took place recently on New Haven Road. The crash claimed the life of 29-year-old Wyoming resident Michael Wood. No town of residence was listed in the report. The accident...


Circuit Court

Speeding – Bruce D. Murphy, New Prague, MN, 25/20, $60; Elijah J. Wolfe, Fargo, ND, 69/55, $198; Edward Otten, Harlowton, MT, 80/65, $195; Jonah Rhodehamel, Oakland, CA, 86/70, $140; Michael Rutkowski, Mankato, MN, 87/70, $145; Chastity C. Hughes,...


Crook County Sheriff's Office

Oct. 16 – Three VIN Checks. Two paper services. Three traffic stops. Animal complaint. Business check. Oct. 17 – Three VIN Checks. Fingerprints. Four traffic stops. Medical. Motorist assist. Hemorrhage. Alarm. Suspicious. Fire. Three EMS pages....


Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: We’re glad to see more Wyoming lawmakers support improving mental healthcare access. This includes one of our own legislators, Senate President Ogden Driskill of Crook County. We know what happens when people can’t access mental...


Wyoming News Briefs

Shooting complex task force finalizes pre-proposal survey SHERIDAN (WNE) — The State Shooting Complex Oversight Task Force completed work during its meeting Friday morning that will help it identify communities interested in being home to the compl...


Game & Fish reports local wildlife violation totals

Wyoming Game & Fish (WGF) has released its law enforcement statistics for the year of 2022, showing that both the regions that encapsulate Crook County saw a modest decrease in violations. Sundance forms part of the Casper region, while Moorcroft,...


Members sought for Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board

The Black Hills National Forest is seeking nominations for positions on the Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board which was established in 2003 for the purpose of providing advice and recommendations on a broad range of forest issues such as...

 By Alex Hargrave    News    October 26, 2023

Ellis Wildlife Habitat Management Area opens

BUFFALO — The Ellis family has welcomed hunters and anglers onto its remote mountain property off Hazleton Road for more than 50 years. “Give the Ellises a holler and get written permission and enjoy the land” was how it always worked, said Bre...

 By Madelyn Beck    News    October 26, 2023

Wyoming 988 suicide hotline is performing well. But it faces a fiscal cliff.

CASPER – Katrina Ferrell helps people in crisis.  As program coordinator for the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, she assists callers who may be feeling desperate or despondent. The lifeline provides free emotional support and resources day and...


Name Change

Name Change STATE OF WYOMING COUNTY OF CROOK IN THE DISTRICT COURT 6th JUDICIAL DISTRICT IN THE MATTER OF THE CHANGE OF NAME OF Beckon Blue Skies Roeckel Civil Action Case No. 8976 NOTICE OF PUBLICAION You are hereby notified that a Petition For... Full story


Name Change

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...



LIQUOR LICENSE NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSE FOR 2023-2024 Notice is hereby given that the following submitted applications for the 1 available Retail Liquor License APPLICANT ADDRESS OF PREMISES DATE FILED Kara Creek Ranches LLC... Full story


Oil and Gas

BEFORE THE OIL AND GAS CONSERVATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF WYOMING The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (WOGCC) will meet at 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, and WOGCC Examiners will meet beginning Monday, November 13, 2023,... Full story


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