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GOP at odds with senate candidate

Historically speaking, political parties tend to support their winning candidates from a primary election as they move forward to the general. Not this time, though, according to Senator Ogden Driskill, who is accusing the central committee for the...

 

RER announces new top chief

Local mining organization Rare Element Resources has announced the appointment of a new CEO to replace Randall Scott, who will shortly be retiring. Brent Berg will be taking the reins of the company, which is gearing up to build and operate a...

 

Game & Fish sampling for CWD in mule deer

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department needs help from mule deer hunters this fall collecting lymph node samples for chronic wasting disease testing (CWD). Samples are requested from any mule deer harvested in the Black Hills (Hunt Areas 1-6). CWD is a...

 

Board candidates share their motivations

Numerous seats will be filled on the county’s various boards at November’s general election. While many seats are uncontested, two boards in particular will see high levels of competition. To assist voters in making their choice for these...

 

Freezin' season

The first signigicant snow storm of the year blew in on Sunday night, snow-packing roads and hobbling road construction, not to mention throwing a damber on every ofther fall project that hadn't made...

 

Kathleen Ann Shamion

Kathleen Ann Shamion passed away peacefully at her home in Sundance, Wyoming, on October 20, 2022, and went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ, at the age of 82 years. Kathleen was happily married for 64 years to Robert John Shamion. They wed on... Full story

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago October 26, 1922 E.L. Blodgett came over from Lead Tuesday and connected up the new batteries for the Sundance State Bank lighting system. The result is much improved lights. Mr....

 
 By Carrie Riley    News    October 27, 2022

This Week at Your Library

We do in-town deliveries for people who are unable to make it into the library and we do curbside delivery for those who would prefer not to come inside. Just give us a call and we will get your books ready. Come check out our numerous magazines we...

 

Card of Thanks

Thank You We would like to thank the Crook County Fire Department, Hulett Fire Department, the Forest Service out of Newcastle and all the neighbors who came to help. Thank you for your quick response to the fire last Sunday. Tom Moore Ken and Rosie... Full story

 

This Side of the Pond

Well, that was quick. Hot on the heels of losing the longest-reigning monarch in British history, we have a new record-holder for the shortest-serving prime minister and someone new in charge of the...

 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Sundance area residents, We moved to the area almost seven years and LOVE it here! We own a home on Canyon Springs Road and so enjoy living in the country EXCEPT one night a year...Halloween! When we lived in towns we always decorated like crazy...

 

Dear NP

Dear NP, I was recently diagnosed with sciatica. What causes it? I have tried numerous medications without any relief. What are some other alternatives for treatment? Will physical therapy help? Dear...

 

Versed

There are roughly over 31,100 verses in the Bible and of those I do have a few favorites or “life verses.” I never set out to make this list, they found me and took off the “rough edges” in my soul. A few of my favorites in no particular...

 
 By Rod Miller    Opinion    October 27, 2022

Rod Miller: The Hypocrisy of the Wyoming GOP

Reprinted with permission from CowboyStateDaily.com Once upon a time, the Republican Party in Wyoming was a proud, respected political institution that represented the bedrock conservative ideals of Wyoming’s citizens. But, before our very eyes,...

 

Fire restrictions all now lifted

The Bureau of Land Management has followed the lead of the county in lifting its fire restrictions on public lands in Crook County, as well as in Campbell, Converse, Platte and Sheridan counties. Meanwhile, the U.S. Forest Service has lifted its stag...

 

Veterans' assistance available

A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services around Wyoming cities throughout November. Sandy McFarland is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss...

 

CCMSD sees significant increase in patient numbers

After hearing concern from the community that patients are no longer choosing to make use of the facilities offered by Crook County Medical Services District, board chairman Mark Erickson and CEO Micki Lyons felt the need to make sure this wasn’t...

 

Crossen selected as Tower superintendent

National Park Service (NPS) Acting Regional Director Kate Hammond announced the selection of Doug Crossen as superintendent of Devils Tower National Monument. He began working in his new assignment at the park on October 11. The position reports to...

 

Glendo, Keyhole boat ramp hours adjusting

Boat ramp and aquatic invasive species inspection hours at both Glendo and Keyhole state parks are adjusting to accommodate the waning sunlight hours. Beginning Mon., Oct. 24, boat ramp use and AIS inspection hours will be limited to sunrise to...

 

Fair to Fork

Madeline Fleenor, Crook County 4H and FFA member, presented Teresa Tenke at the Crook County Food Bank with over 80 pounds of pork sausage that she donated through the Wyoming First Lady Jennie Gordon's new effort, the Wyoming Hunger Initiative...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Unemployment rate in Campbell County and state remains steady GILLETTE (WNE) — Campbell County’s unemployment rate remained unchanged from August to September, staying at 3.3%, which is in line with the state average. It’s the seventh highest...

 
 By Jake Goodrick    News    October 27, 2022

Wyoming fentanyl deaths up as state pushes awareness

GILLETTE —The number of fentanyl-related overdose deaths has steadily increased in Wyoming since 2017. The number of yearly deaths fluctuated prior to that, with up and down years since 2013, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. But the...

 

Warrants

Crook County School District #1 Notice is hereby given that the Crook County School District #1 Board of Trustees issued warrants for the following bills exceeding $500.00 at the regular meeting of the board held on OCTOBER 17th, 2022, at HULETT,... Full story

 

Ballot

OFFICIAL BALLOT ON THE FORMATION QUESTION FOR WARBONNET CANYON ESTATES IMPROVEMENT AND SERVICE DISTRICT CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING November 8, 2022 “FOR” OR “AGAINST” FORMATION Instructions to Voter 1. To vote you must make an X next to “For... Full story

 

Ballot proposition

NOTICE OF CROOK COUNTY BALLOT PROPOSITION TO BE ON THE NOVEMBER 8, 2022 GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT “Shall Crook County be authorized to renew a lodging tax at a rate of two percent (2%) upon the sales price paid for sleeping accommodations for guests... Full story

 

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