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County gears up for vaccine program

Light has appeared at the end of the tunnel as Wyoming began administering the new COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday – and Crook County prepares to do the same. The first doses are expected to arrive in...

 

Firefighters tackle late night structure blaze

Volunteer firemen from around the county came together in the early hours of Monday morning to fight a structure blaze at a county residence. Firefighters were successful in preventing it from spreading to a nearby shop. “It was called in as a...

 

Six inducted into National Honor Society

SHS National Honor Society members, back row from the left: Baillee Heaster, Nevada Gill, Brad Kruger, Sherry Negaard, Rhianna Heaster, Lane Gill and Aftyn Marchant; front: Bailey Hofland, Brook...

 

Hospital remains at capacity

At a time when medical facilities across the country are inundated with COVID-19 patients, Crook County Memorial Hospital is now functioning close to capacity at all times. The facility is also taking on virus-positive cases from nearby hospitals...

 

Seasonal closures begin on Black Hills National Forest

U.S. Forest Service officials began closing seasonal gates and recreation sites on Tuesday to prepare for winter recreation across the Black Hills National Forest. According to a press release, gates...

 

Cards of Thanks

Our Thanks CCMSD would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Crook County communities! Because of you, Christmas in our county will be a little bit brighter! We wish we could thank each and...

 

Bruce Riley Cundy

Bruce Riley Cundy, age 67 of Sundance, Wyoming, passed away on December 8, 2020, at his home in Sundance. Bruce was born on August 28, 1953 in Deadwood, South Dakota. His parents were Fredrick and Mildred Cundy. Bruce attended school at Sundance... Full story

 

Violet Courchaine

Violet Courchaine, 96 of Beulah, Wyoming, died Thursday, December 10, 2020, at Crook County Memorial Nursing Home. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and for the safety of the community, the family has chosen to have private services for Violet, which... Full story

 

Clifford Allan Moore

Clifford Allan Moore passed away at home in Sundance, Wyoming, on December 13, 2020, after a long battle with cancer. He was 84 years old. Cliff was born on May 1, 1936, in Concord, California, to Walter Marshall Moore and Edna Marie Walter Moore.... Full story

 

Letters to Santa

Sundance Elementary First Grade Dear Santa, I hope you fly safe home after you come. Is there snow in the North Pole? I would like a Spiderman Lego set. I liked my presents last year. How is Mrs. Claus? How are the reindeer? Love, Collin Dear Santa,...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, To the residents of Crook County: I am asking each resident to contact the Crook County Commissioners and indicate your opinion concerning the forming of a solid waste district in Crook County. Moorcroft, Sundance and Pine Haven municipa...

 

Wyoming Cowboy Challenge Academy saves lives and reinvests in Wyoming

WCCA has been in existence since 2005, graduating 1257 youth. WCCA, saves lives, gives young adults one last chance at academic success, and offers them the courage to change. The National Youth Challenge model calls for cadets to excel at each of...

 

This Side of the Pond

You may have seen on the news over the last few weeks that unexplained monoliths have been appearing in strange places across the world. The first turned up in the middle of a desert in Utah,...

 

Emergency managers receive accolades

The two individuals responsible for Crook County’s response to a disaster have both received accolades this week from the Wyoming All Hazards Association (WAHA). The WAHA certification committee has determined that Melanie Wilmer, Public Health...

 

County man threatens Sheriff's Office deputy

A Crook County resident faces felony charges after being arrested for driving under the influence and allegedly threatening to cause bodily harm to a law enforcement officer. On the evening of December 6, a Crook County Sheriff’s Deputy was...

 

$100,000 of marijuana seized during traffic stop

Two California residents face felony charges of possession with intent to deliver after THC concentrate with an estimated street value of $100,000 was discovered in their vehicle during a traffic stop. On November 29, a Wyoming Highway Patrol...

 

New ownership announced for local radio stations

On the retirement of Karl Grimmelmann, owner and general manager of KBFS-AM 1450 of Belle Fourche and KYDT-FM of Pine Haven, the two radio stations are set to be handed over to a communications company owned by three well-known local names. Tri...

 

Lindholm among Lummis senior staff

U.S. Senator-elect Cynthia Lummis announced a slate of longtime Wyoming leaders and policy experts who will be serving in key roles in both her Washington, D.C. and Wyoming offices. The slate includes outgoing state representative Tyler Lindholm....

 

CCMSD court case officially dismissed

A court case between Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) and ex-management company Health Management Services (HMS) has been dismissed, with both parties withdrawing their claims. A dismissal notice was filed with District Court on...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Paula Noriega, SD, 90/80, $105; Kaiden S. Mayberry, CO, 76/50, $190; Brydan Smith, SD, 80/75, $15; Ross Davidson, WA, 91/70, $165; Jessica M. Odonnell, Gillette, 87/70, $145; Trinity Williams, Evansville, 90/80, $105; Kelly Powers, Buffa...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Nov. 23 – Three VIN checks. Three traffic stops. Fingerprints for outside employment. Civil assist. Vehicle crash with deer. Welfare check. Nov. 24 – Three VIN checks. Two paper services. Two traffic stops. Executed search warrant. Assisted anoth...

 

Sundance Police Department

Dec. 2 – House watch and business checks. Three traffic stops. Three bar checks. Three VIN checks. Investigated vehicle accident. Dec. 3 – House watch and business checks. Three traffic stops. Three bar checks. Assisted EMS on call. Initiated...

 
 By Tom Coulter    News    December 17, 2020

Corrections director: 24.5% of Wyoming's incarcerated population has contracted COVID-19

CHEYENNE — Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, 24.5% of Wyoming’s incarcerated population has contracted the virus at some point, and there have been no deaths from COVID-19 among those individuals, the state Department of Corrections direc...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

East gate opens earlier for snowmobiles CODY (WNE) – For the last two decades snowmobile enthusiasts have been gaining ground as far as access to Yellowstone National Park. They will now get 20 extra days to access Yellowstone in the winter from...

 

Sundance coaches receive honors

Sundance Volleyball Coach Chelsey Blasczyk (right) was named as the Wyoming 2020 2A Volleyball Coach of the Year by the Wyoming Coaches’ Association. Blasczyk led her Sundance Bulldogs to a second...

 

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