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County requests mask order

County Health Officer Dr. James Larsen has petitioned the state for a temporary countywide mask order. The county commissioners expressed support for the move on Tuesday. The intention of the order is to promote awareness of the increasing... Full story


Schools report success for first semester

As the first semester of the year draws to a close, Crook County School District has fared better than many dared hope in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, none of the county’s...


School district prepares for budget cuts

For all the drastic cuts being made, one important chunk of Wyoming’s financial picture has yet to be examined. At this time, school districts across the state are waiting to hear how the shortfall will affect their budgets in the coming years. As...


The beginning of something

While the main bulk of the museum floor continues to take shape, one of Old Stoney’s doors is now open to welcome visitors. As of this week, shoppers and art lovers can enjoy the 1875 Gallery in...


Time for some holiday spirit

Thanksgiving is over and it’s on to the next part of the holiday season. If you’re looking to spark a little holiday spirit, you’ll have a couple of bright and festive opportunities this weekend. Friday will see the annual Festival of Lights pa...


Marion Agnes Haptonstall

Marion Agnes (Manke) Haptonstall passed away November 27, 2020, at the Crook County Nursing Home in Sundance, Wyoming. She was born December 6, 1924, to Ed and Edna Manke on the “home” place on Left Creek. She was the youngest member of her... Full story


Leslie Homer Fullerton

Leslie Homer Fullerton, age 80, died October 26, 2020, at Sundance Assisted Care, in Sundance, Wyoming. Les was born to Homer and Lucille Watt Fullerton, April 20, 1940, in Newcastle, Wyoming. He was the oldest of five children born to Lucille and... Full story


Lilia Villegas

Lilia Villegas, 65, of Sundance, Wyoming, died Monday, November 23, 2020 at Wyoming Medical Center Hospital in Casper, Wyoming.  A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, November 27, 2020 at Saint Paul’s Catholic Church in Sundance... Full story


Dennis Jude Tippmann

Dennis Jude Tippmann, Sr., 74, of New Haven passed away Monday, November 23, 2020 due to COVID-19. Denny was born April 22, 1946 in Fort Wayne, a son of the late Laurence and Mary Tippmann. He attended Central Catholic High School. Denny’s... Full story



In last week’s issue, we stated in our article about the county’s applications for CARES Act funding that a total of $2.92 million had been allocated to Crook County. Due to a typo, this was incorrect: the total is actually $1.92 million. We... Full story


Pine Ridge Christmas Bazaar this weekend

The annual Pine Ridge Community Church Christmas Bazaar will be held this Sat., Dec. 5 with a potluck at 6 p.m., followed by a visit from Santa Claus at 7 p.m. There will be a cake walk, fishing for treats for the kids and a dessert/gift auction....


Cards of Thanks

Thank You I would like to thank the Turf Bar, Cab, Dorothy, Randy and everyone else who helped with the rifle raffle. I really appreciate everything the patrons and staff have done for me. Rich Schulz Our Thanks Thank you for all the words of...

 By Kim Heaster    News    December 3, 2020

This Week at Your Library

The library will be closed for Christmas on December 24 and 25. 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...


Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago Dec. 2, 1920 The spirit of Christmas is already pervading the air and toyland is exhibited in all its glory, both at the Busy Corner and the Furniture Store. Counters are lined with all sorts of attractions for juveniles, as well as...


Legislative Update

Hello all, just a quick update on the Wyoming Legislature. Now that the dust has settled at least at a state and local level on the elections I felt it was appropriate for an update. There will be...


This Side of the Pond

I know there’s a lot going on in the world, but you guys are missing out on the most popcorn-worthy drama of the decade. It’s a feud that could only have happened in Britain, but that doesn’t mean the rest of us can’t enjoy it. This tale...

 By Steve Steiner    News    December 3, 2020

Food truck donates Thanksgiving meals

LARAMIE — Sometimes the worst of circumstances brings out the best in people. Anyone in search of a Thanksgiving meal Thursday learned and benefited from that if fortunate enough to come upon a conv...


Major power transmission line comes online

CASPER — When a company produces electricity using coal, natural gas or renewable energy in Wyoming, it needs a way of transporting that power to customers, both in the state and beyond.  That’s where a transmission line comes in: The...


Wyoming News Briefs

Governor recovering from COVID-19 at home, first lady tests negative CHEYENNE (WNE) — After announcing last week that he had tested positive for COVID-19, Gov. Mark Gordon is continuing to recover from home while working a full work schedule this w...

 By Jake Goodrick    News    December 3, 2020

Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange

GILLETTE — Discussions over how to shape legislation that could allow Campbell County to form its own community college district are underway. With Gillette College’s future in the hands of the state Legislature, many questions remain. The...

 By Joy Ufford    News    December 3, 2020

Brand inspection case heads back to court

PINEDALE – A 2019 court case with five misdemeanor citations for violating a brand inspection law is taking new life as parties prepare for a second round in Circuit Court.  The misdemeanor case against Rex F. Rammell has traveled to both low and...


Sundance Police Department

Nov. 11 – Holiday. House watch and business checks. Three traffic stops. Three bar checks. Nov. 12 – House watch and business checks. Four traffic stops. Three bar checks. Minor in possession of tobacco contact. Assisted Game and Fish with wounde...


Circuit Court

Speeding – Andrew Czellecz, Caper, 81/75, $97; Joel Jackson, SD, 79/70, $103; Magno Rivera Martinez, MD, 92/75, $145; Sharon Torres, CA, 91/75, $140; Brandon Barnes, FL, 90/80, $105; Gabrielle Burris, SD, 86/75, $115; (minor) Sundance, 74/65,...


Junior High Wrestling season wraps up

The Sundance Junior High wrestling team, back row: Riley Rheubottom, Kyten Johnson, Jaedyn Keller, Parker Skeens, Owen Watt; front row: Brady Garoutte, Tel Marchant, Lyman Halverson, Porter Watt. The...


COVID-19 Daily Update - December 2

*In this week's paper, we reported that the county health officer had requested, but not yet been granted, a mask mandate for Crook County. Please note that this countywide mask order has now been granted and is in effect* Face coverings must be worn... Full story


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