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Articles from the October 29, 2020 edition

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Quarter of county votes already in

Whether for reasons of convenience, health or politics, more people than ever before are casting their votes before election day this year. Crook County has followed the nationwide trend, with a...

 

Preparations nearly complete for Election Day

As was the case for August’s primary, Wyoming is doing its best to ensure that next week’s presidential election goes off without a hitch. A few changes here and there and plenty of preparation will pave the way to what Secretary of State Ed...

 

Low temps, high spirits

Homecoming week saw costumes, parties and a parade that went off without a hitch despite the weather’s best efforts....

 

Mixed bag expected for local hunting seasons

As deer season opens next week, Game Warden Chris Teter feels that hunting opportunities are likely to be a mixed bag this year in local hunt areas. Deer Mule deer numbers are good in most of the county, says Teter, and hunters who have access to...

 

James David Clark

James “Jim” David Clark, 77, of Sundance, Wyoming, passed away peacefully at home on October 21, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer. Visitation was Monday, October 26, 2020, from 4-6 p.m. at Fidler-Roberts & Isburg Funeral Chapel in... Full story

 

Earl Milten "Mick" Gray

Earl Milten “Mick” Gray, 97, passed away peacefully at Sheridan’s VA Mountain View Living Center in Sheridan, Wyoming, on October 20, 2020. Milten resided at his home in Sundance, Wyoming, for 26 years following the death of his wife. Milten... Full story

 

Larry Glen Riehemann

Larry Glen Riehemann, 64, of Moorcroft, Wyoming, passed away on October 14, 2020, at his home of natural causes. He was born May 5, 1956, in Sundance, Wyoming, to William C. and Ledel (Baldwin) Riehemann. Larry shared a birthday with his brother... Full story

 

This Domestic Violence Awareness Month, know the signs you could be in danger

Have you spotted purple ribbons hanging around the county? Each one represents peace, courage and survival and recognizes October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The ribbons also show support...

 

First COVID-19 death recorded in county

It’s not too late to turn this ship around, said state health officer Dr. Alexia Harrist last week. Wyoming is seeing a significant surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, but we can still slow the spread. “Six weeks ago, Wyoming was in a... Full story

 

Wyoming prepares for COVID-19 vaccine

Hopes are high that one of the many vaccines being developed for COVID-19 will soon successfully pass the testing phase and be made available to the public, part of an overall strategy to see the pandemic brought under control once and for all.... Full story

 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Why should judges really be retained? Why do people vote to retain any judges? What do we really know about their performance on the bench? What does that poll of attorneys really tell us? Does that poll include prosecutors? How do we...

 

Dear NP

Dear NP, How often should I be screened for type II diabetes? What is prediabetes? Is there anything I can do to reverse prediabetes and prevent diabetes? F. F. Dear F. F., November is diabetes awaren...

 

Tuppence

And the natives showed us unusual kindness; for they kindled a fire and made us all welcome, because of the rain that was falling and because of the cold. – Acts 28:2 A five-day journey...

 

Crook County 4-Hers earn ribbons at FCS Show

The 58th Annual Western Family and Consumer Science Show was held at the Central States Fairgrounds in Rapid City. While this is called a show, it consists of various contests for developing life skills that 4-Hers, youth and adults may participate...

 

Storm hits area

The year’s first significant blizzard saw the Black Hills coated in multiple inches of snow over the weekend. For two days the skies stayed white, leaving behind very different scenes depending on location. The highest level of snowfall recorded...

 

Sundance applies for CARES Act funding

The Sundance City Council convened via online meeting on Monday evening with a single purpose in mind: to approve the mayor’s signature on a grant application to the State Lands and Investments Board (SLIB) for $25,000. SLIB administers...

 

Two new state programs to assist businesses and ag producers

More of the state’s pandemic-related federal funding has been put towards assisting businesses, nonprofits, farmers and ranchers who are still suffering losses and additional expenses due to COVID-19. Two new funds will open to applications for...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Maureen Koeltl, CA, 97/80, $145; Emilee Goldy, SD, 96/80, $140; Cameron McPherson, WI, 92/80, $120; Stacey Stone, Moorcroft, 89/80, $103; Michael Werner, TN, 84/70, $130; Diego D. Valeriano Ochoa, Gillette, 86/80, $97; Wendall...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Oct. 19 – Two VIN checks. Traffic stop. Assist to Wyoming Highway Patrol twice. Suspicious person. Business check. Six EMS pages. Fire department page. Oct. 20 – Four VIN checks. Two traffic stops. Business checks. One subject booked into jail....

 
 By Kim Heaster    News    October 29, 2020

This Week at Your Library

The library will be closed Wednesday, November 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...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago Oct. 28, 1920 Hugh Heckinger completed a deal Saturday whereby he takes over the barber shop of Nick Taylor in Spearfish. Mr. Taylor in turn has sold the Sundance shop to Harry Burgett, who took charge this week. Mr. Burgett and family...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    October 29, 2020

State seeks extension for spending federal stimulus money

CASPER – Wyoming leaders are hoping for more money from the federal government as Congress remains gridlocked over an additional round of stimulus funding.  The state is working to spend the remainder of the $1.25 billion in federal relief...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Two Campbell County residents killed in Thursday morning crash GILLETTE (WNE) — Two Gillette residents were killed in a two-car crash about 9 a.m. Thursday about 34 miles south of Gillette on Highway 59 near Breene Road.  A Ford E-350 with seven...

 

SHS Honor Roll

Seniors Dalton J. Byrne Tristin L. Crowder Devin Rylan Diede Peyton Lee Ewing Ashlynn Jane Fowler Lane A. Gill Nevada J. Gill Wyatt John Gillespie Owen A. Haiar Baillee T Heaster Rhianna L Heaster Lane S. Hodge Blake Kermit Homola Austin Clay...

 

SDSU Dean's List

The following students have been named to the dean’s list for academic excellence after the spring 2020 semester at South Dakota State University. To earn dean’s list distinctions in SDSU’s colleges, students must have completed a minimum of...

 

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