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Ronald Ericsson

Ronald Ericsson, age 87 of Alzada, Montana, died Thursday, December 22, 2022, at his home following a cardiac event.  Funeral arrangements are pending with Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche.  Ronald is survived by his... Full story

 

Bruce Lang

Bruce Lang, 68, of Pine Haven, Wyoming died doing what he did best, taking care of everyone else, on Thursday, December 15, 2022 at Keyhole Reservoir.   Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 23, 2022 at Keyhole Country Club, Pine... Full story

 

Jason Jerry Otto

Jason Jerry Otto, 48, of Pine Haven, Wyoming, passed away on Keyhole Reservoir on December 15, 2022. Jason was born in Havre, Montana, May 14, 1974 to Jerry and Debra Otto. He grew up on the family farm west of town with his two brothers near the... Full story

 

Polar plunge brings frigid Christmas week

Hot on the heels of a nation-spanning storm that closed down the region for several days came a “polar plunge” last week, just in time for Christmas. Travel once again became difficult as temperatures began to plunge and the new snow joined what...

 

In memory

On Friday, Governor Mark Gordon ordered that U.S. and State of Wyoming flags across the state be flown at half-staff to honor the memory of Bruce Lang, who lost his life attempting to assist with an...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago December 28, 1922 Last Sunday morning a burning chimney set fire to the kitchen roof of the Ball residence. Prompt action prevented a serious blaze and damage was minimal. Rev. and Mrs. J.S. Gillespie arrived Friday from Gillette to...

 

Campbell County Commission chairman claims group conspired to take him down

GILLETTE —Campbell County Commission Chairman Del Shelstad claimed that a fellow commissioner and a county resident are conspiring to take him down. “Cancel culture has infiltrated this board, and that’s sad,” he said. “I’ve seen it in...

 

This Side of the Pond

I don’t suppose you noticed that it was a bit chilly over Christmas? I know I did because, in all my days, I have never experienced temperatures like it. But when I told my mother that it was 50 deg...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Alexis Munoz Almanza, Gillette, WY, 81/70, $115; Sherrianne Murphey, Moorcroft, WY, 91/80, $115; Daniel Novak, Newcastle, WY, 88/75, $125; Adam Martinez, Gillette, WY, 85/75, $105; John T. Jones, Moorcroft, WY, 70/50, $170; Peggy...

 

Man who fled local police officer appeals aggravated assault conviction

A Gillette man whose altercation with a police officer in Crook County led to a high speed chase back across the county border has successfully appealed one of his two convictions of aggravated assault on the basis that the jury was given improper...

 

Newcastle man appeals guilty verdict on possession charge

A Newcastle man has appealed his sentence on a felony charge of possession after illegal substances were found in his vehicle during a traffic stop in Crook County. On the morning of January 3, 2022, a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper noticed a...

 

Crook County Sheriff

Dec. 19 – Eight VIN checks. Two business checks. Three traffic stops. Fire alarm. Paper service. Three EMS pages. Dec. 20 – Seven VIN checks. Paper service. Traffic accident with damage. Assist Wyoming Highway Patrol. Motorist assist. Property...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

2022 busiest year on record for Teton County Search and Rescue JACKSON (WNE) — This year marked the busiest year on record for Teton County Search and Rescue. “Through November, we have had 123 calls for service,” the report issued by the...

 

Warrants

Crook County School District No. 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 DECEMBER 19TH, 2022, AT... Full story

 

Bids

CALL for BIDS Crook County School District #1 Board of Trustees is accepting sealed bids for the sale of the following surplus property: • 4x4 Lincoln Torchmate Plasma table with all attachments. This does not include the plasma cutter. There are... Full story

 

Estray Livestock

Notice of Estray Livestock Pursuant to the Laws of the State of Wyoming, W. S. 11-24-114, we hereby give notice that a list of unclaimed estray livestock taken up by brand inspectors at various locations during the past year is posted and is... Full story

 

Probate

THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF WYOMING IN AND FOR CROOK COUNTY Case No. CV-8918 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DORIS ANN BENOIT, Deceased. NOTICE OF PROBATE TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID ESTATE: You are hereby... Full story

 
 By Mary Steurer    News    December 29, 2022

Census: Wyoming deaths exceed births

CASPER — For the first time in at least a century, Wyoming recorded more deaths than births over a year-long period, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.  The state reported 6679 deaths between July 2021 and July 2022 compared to...

 

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