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Articles from the November 4, 2021 edition

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  • CCMSD to formally split from foundation

    Sarah Pridgeon|Nov 4, 2021

    Concerned that the goals of Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) no longer match those of the foundation with which it was once aligned, the Board of Trustees has decided to pursue its own fundraising arm. The move follows the recent announcement that the Crook County Medical Foundation (CCMF) has leased space in its new Red Bluffs clinic building in Hulett to Campbell County Health, rather than to the county’s own hospital district. Months of negotiations between the two entities failed to bear fruit. The foundation was not w...

  • CCMSD considers incentives, no mandates

    Sarah Pridgeon|Nov 4, 2021

    Crook County Medical Services District is looking to reward employees who get vaccinated for COVID-19 through an incentivization program funded by the state. Money has been set aside at the state level for this purpose, said CEO Micki Lyons, and so it will just be a matter of figuring out the best way to utilize it locally. At last week’s meeting of the Board of Trustees, Chairman Mark Erickson questioned whether this will be an incentive or a requirement. “It’s still a choice, right?” he asked. Lyons was quick to confirm that this is, indeed,...

  • Deer numbers could challenge hunters

    Nov 4, 2021

    According to Game Warden Chris Teter, hunting season this year will bring a mixture of opportunities and rewards across the local area, with elk most prevalent on private land, an excellent production season for turkeys but a disease-caused die-off among deer. The Wyoming Game & Fish Department is also now actively monitoring the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer throughout the state. Deer Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) has caused a "fairly significant" die-off among deer...

  • Headed to State!

    Nov 4, 2021

    The Sundance volleyball team will be headed to state once again this weekend after a highly successful season. In fact, all three of the county high school volleyball teams have qualified this year. For more, see page 13....

  • Chamber reveals holiday event schedule

    Sarah Pridgeon|Nov 4, 2021

    It may seem like summer only just lost its heat, but the holidays are just around the corner. The Sundance Chamber of Commerce has announced its plans for the Christmas season this year, whether you’re seeking gift ideas or looking to sit back, relax and enjoy the jangle of Santa’s sleigh bells. Events will kick off this year on Shop Small Business Saturday, November 27. Mark your calendars for a holiday shopping tradition that celebrates Sundance’s small businesses. Throughout the day, shoppers will be able to take part in the Punch Card...

  • New Arrival

    Nov 4, 2021

    Kevin and Robin Allen of Upton, Wyoming, welcomed their son Henry Matthew Allen on September 29, 2021. The little fellow was born at Monument Health Spearfish Hospital in Spearfish, South Dakota and weighed in at 6 lbs., 5 oz. and was 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Doug and Gerri Moore of Sundance, Wyoming and paternal grandparents are Mark and Joyce Allen of Upton. Paternal great-grandparents are Dave and Penny Allen of Upton....

  • Lois E. Perino

    Nov 4, 2021

    Lois E. Perino, 83 of Spearfish, South Dakota, formerly of the Four Corners, Wyoming, area passed from this life on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at the Billings Clinic in Billings, Montana, following a brief illness. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, November 12, 2021, at Fidler-Isburg Funeral Chapel in Spearfish. Inurnment will be in the Green Mountain Cemetery near Four Corners. Lois E. (Queen) Perino was born January 4, 1938, to Oliver and Alice (Jones) Queen in the... Full story

  • Dallas Kenneth Roadifer

    Nov 4, 2021

    Dallas Kenneth Roadifer, 86, from Sundance, Wyoming, passed away on Sunday, October 31, 2021, at the Fort Meade VA Medical Center in Sturgis, South Dakota. Dallas was born on April 24, 1935, in Sundance to Clyde and Nettie (Humphrey) Roadifer on the family homestead. He attended local country schools and graduated from Old Stoney in Sundance. Dallas served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He then married Delores (Dee) Bertalot on February 10, 1962. Dallas worked in Wyoming, South Dakota, Colorado and many other states as a land... Full story

  • Peek at the Past

    Nov 4, 2021

    1 Years Ago Nov. 3, 1921 No paper available 75 Years Ago Nov. 7, 1946 Playing a scoreless tie with the Upton Bobcats, the Sundance Bulldogs wound up their 1946 football schedule last Friday afternoon on the Upton football field. It was the two teams’ second encounter, Upton winning the first game on the Sundance field early in the season. The murder of two Wyoming game wardens in Dead Man’s Gulch one year ago – one of the state’s most sensational crimes – today remains unsolved. The two game wardens were shot to death in Dead Man’s Gulch, 55...

  • County tops state statistics for employment rates

    Sarah Pridgeon|Nov 4, 2021

    n a month when unemployment rates fell across the state, Crook County was in the top three Wyoming counties in terms of employment rates. With just 2% unemployment during the month of September, Crook fell just behind Teton County’s 1.8% and matched Weston County, which also had a 2% unemployment rate. Unemployment rates decreased in every one of Wyoming’s counties in September, according to the Department of Workforce Services (DWS). This is unsurprising, considering that unemployment rates were higher than usual in September, 2020, due to...

  • This Week at Your Library

    Kim Heaster|Nov 4, 2021

    The library will be closed Thursday, November 11, for Veteran’s Day and Thursday and Fri., Nov. 25 and 26, for Thanksgiving. We are still doing curbside and delivery if you would prefer not to come inside. We have numerous magazines available for a two-week checkout. One of our newest magazines is GUNS OF THE OLD WEST. This magazine is designed for collectors and enthusiasts, as well as those involved in competition shooting matches. It highlights firearms, holsters and more. Displays: Jean Adams’ bird collection. If you have a collection you...

  • Virtual tours of National Museum of Military Vehicles next week

    Nov 4, 2021

    In honor of our veterans, Crook County Historical Society along with Sundance Senior Center and Old Stoney Museum will be showing a virtual tour of the National Museum of Military Vehicles, which has recently opened in Dubois, WY. Founded by Dan Starks, the $100 million, 140,000 sq. ft. building houses 120 vehicles. The tour will be presented at 9 a.m. on Mon., Nov. 8 at the Senior Center and 6 p.m. on Tues., Nov. 9 at Old Stoney. Both virtual tours are open to the public. If any veteran needs assistance to get to either one of them or if you...

  • Daylight Saving Time

    Nov 4, 2021

    Daylight Saving Time ends Sun., Nov. 7. Remember to set your clocks back one hour before heading to bed Saturday night....

  • Letter to the Editor

    Nov 4, 2021

    Dear Editor, People have questioned why so many people are vaccine hesitant, especially here in northeast Wyoming. I think a quick look at a Pfizer vaccine fact sheet available at vaccine distribution outlets will shed some light on why folks are not trusting of the information they are getting on these vaccines. I offer these direct quotes from a revised sheet dated 23 August 2021. Third paragraph down on page 1: “The FDA-approved COMIRNATY (COVID-19 Vaccine, mRNA) and the FDA-authorized Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine under the Emergency U...

  • This Side of the Pond

    Sarah Pridgeon|Nov 4, 2021

    Considering that the only complaint I have ever had about the War of Independence is the wasteful tossing of teabags into the wrong kind of water, you’d think my loyalty to a proper cup of tea would be absolute. But this is not the case for, while I might be British, I am also European. The Brits have been on board with the wake-up juice for half a millennium, since the first coffeehouses opened and the British East India Company took to importing it. These days, of course, it’s all about the...


    Nov 4, 2021

    NOTICE OF COMPLAINT FOR QUIET TITLE IN THE DISTRICT COURT, SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT, IN AND FOR CROOK COUNTY, WYOMING, Docket No. 8820, DOUGLAS D. SMITH and LARRY S. SMITH JR., ((Plaintiffs)), vs. GAYLE A. FERDERER, KASEY FLYNN a.k.a. PAMELA SUE FLYNN, DONALD L. FERDERER, Deceased, FRANK E. HOOPES, Deceased, MADALYN M. HOOPES, Deceased, and all unknown heirs at law, devisees, successors, personal representatives, assigns who are, or may be, deceased, and any and all unknown claimants and other persons who claim or may claim any interest in the... Full story

  • Surplus

    Nov 4, 2021

    Surplus Crook County is having a surplus online equipment auction on Friday, November 19, 2021. Go to for details. Publish: October 28, November 4, 11 and 18, 2021... Full story

  • Probate

    Nov 4, 2021

    STATE OF WYOMING COUNTY OF CROOK IN THE DISTRICT COURT SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ROY K. KIMSEY, Deceased. Probate No. 5867 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR DECREE OF DISTRIBUTION TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID ESTATE: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that on the 21st day of October, 2021, Kaare R. Kimsey, Applicant, filed in the above named Court an Application for Decree of Distribution for the purpose of distributing an undivided share of the oil, gas and other minerals in and underlying the following described lands situate... Full story

  • Name Change

    Nov 4, 2021

    STATE OF WYOMING COUNTY OF CROOK IN THE DISTRICT COURT SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT IN RE NAME CHANGE OF Nova Rae Sparrow Beasley Minor Child, By Next Friend, Amy Rose Mollet Civil Action Case No. 8821 PUBLIC NOTICE BY PUBLICATION In accordance with Wyoming Statutes 1-25-103, notice is hereby given that a Petition for Name Change of Minor Child, Civil Action No. 8821 has been filed in the Wyoming District Court for the 6th Judicial District, whose address is PO Box 406, Sundance, Wyoming 82729, seeking to change the name of the minor child Nova Rae... Full story

  • County Treasurer Abstract

    Nov 4, 2021

    Publish: November 4, 2021... Full story

  • Moorcroft man charged for possession after fleeing from deputy

    Sarah Pridgeon|Nov 4, 2021

    On October 15, a Crook County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a residence in Moorcroft after a call was received that Robert Myles was trying to take the homeowner’s vehicle. A warrant was confirmed for his arrest. The deputy reports contacting Myles’ probation officer and then responding to the residence, where the homeowner said Myles had left on foot and they did not know where he currently was. Dispatch received a call that Myles had been at a different residence but had now left and was running towards Prairie Street. Driving east...

  • Circuit Court

    Nov 4, 2021

    Speeding – Kale Slisz, IL, 93/80, $125; James LaChance, CO, 81/70, $115; Kyle Thomas Johnson, MD, 56/30, $200; Tanner Guynes, MS, 84/70, $130; Moses E. Cardenas, Gillette, 90/75, $135; Gisselle Orozco, TX, 88/70, $150; Lance McDermott, TX, 80/70, $105; (minor), MO, 94/75, $155; Jose A. Gonzalez Alvarez, NE, 40/30, $140; Lisa Barone, CO, 90/80, $105; Paul Scherwin, FL, 88/75, $125; Randy Meyers, Gillette, 98/80, $150; Teressa A. Brown, Devils Tower, 79/65, $130; Christopher Cox, ID, 86/80, $97 Open Container of Alcohol in Moving Vehicle – Tro...

  • Crook County Sheriff's Office

    Nov 4, 2021

    Oct. 18 – Four VIN checks. Two traffic stops. Paper service. EMS page. Business checks. Animal complaint. Domestic. Arrest. Booking. Oct. 19 – Two VIN checks. Traffic stop. Paper service. Five EMS pages. Prisoner transport. Oct. 20 – Seven VIN checks. Traffic stop. Welfare check. Civil assist. Business checks. Two house watches. Oct. 21 – Five VIN checks. Two traffic stops. Paper service. EMS page. Assisted Wyoming Game and Fish. Motorist assist. Alarm. Traveler’s aid. Destruction of property. Fingerprints. Suspicious circumstances. Traffic h...

  • Wyoming News Briefs

    From Wyoming News Exchange Newspapers|Nov 4, 2021

    After DUI arrest, man out as county Homeland Security director POWELL (WNE) — Less than a week after being arrested on allegations that he drove his work truck while drunk, Jack Tatum is out as Park County’s director of Homeland Security. Tatum’s last day on the job was Friday, said Park County Sheriff Scott Steward, who oversees the county’s Homeland Security office. Tatum had served as director since June 2019 and had previously received praise from the sheriff and others for his work in the role. However, on the night of Oct. 24, a citizen...

  • SHS Honor Roll

    Nov 4, 2021

    Seventh Grade Elijah James Cortez Joshua James Crews Taylor Ann Dailey Aidan Phillip Garcia Brooke Lynn Garman Brady Boone Garoutte Lyman Merle Halverson Jake Edward Krell Tel Chase Marchant Averie Marie Moeller Arianna Lee Neiman Maddison Marie Neiman Kellie Blair Phillips Phoebe Jacqueline Skeens Maria de Guadalupe Villegas Porter James Watt Eighth Grade Reed Edward Banker Taigon Ray Barber Kendall Jo Crago Corbin Ray Crowder Isabelle Grace Curren Catch Delaye Downey Madeline Savina Fleenor Blakely Breanna Gill Jax David Gustafson Halden Dean...

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