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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 17, 2021 

Grand opening for new city attractions

The City of Sundance is ready to unveil the latest addition to local recreation: Sundance Square, a new park next door to Old Stoney. Complete with splash pad, stage and concession stand, the location... Full story

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 17, 2021 

Fire season continues to sizzle

Another week of dry heat with the occasional flash of lightning has brought another week of fires throughout Crook County. Fortunately, says Fire Warden Doug Leis, so far they’ve mostly been...

 News    June 17, 2021 

County declared disaster area

Crook County has been designated a primary natural disaster area by the U.S. Department of Agriculture due to the ongoing drought conditions in this area. Along with those in 20 other counties in Wyoming, producers in this area are now eligible for...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 17, 2021 

Primary disagreements

On hearing that it would be impossible to introduce run-off elections in time for the 2022 elections, the Joint Corporations, Elections & Political Subdivisions Committee has opted to not move ahead with legislation to do so. However, ranked choice... Full story

 News    June 17, 2021 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago June 16, 1921 One of the most interesting meetings of the season was held at the oil derrick on Hawken dome Sunday. Rev. N.E. Wood preached an excellent sermon to a large audience of...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 17, 2021 

Time for treasure hunting

More than 50 individual yard sales will be taking place over two days this weekend as the Country Junkin’ Weekend returns for its third year. Garage and yard sales have always punctuated the summer in this part of the world, but local chambers of...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 17, 2021 

LTC temporarily closes to visitation

The long term care unit at Sundance Memorial Hospital has temporarily closed to all visitation. The lockdown is expected to come to an end within approximately a week. Though there has been a small uptick in cases over the last few weeks, CEO Micki... Full story

 News    June 17, 2021 

Ham radio operators on the air for nationwide event

Ham radio operators from the Devils Tower Amateur Radio Club in Crook County will be participating in a national amateur radio exercise from noon on Saturday until noon on Sunday, June 26 to 27. The event is ARRL Field Day (,...

 By Kim Heaster    News    June 17, 2021 

This Week at Your Library

We are still doing curbside and delivery if you would prefer not to come inside. The statewide mask mandate has ended, but if you want to wear a mask in the library, we have masks available. Teens and children are encouraged to come in and use the...

 News    June 17, 2021 

Range recognized as NTCA 'Marketing eXcellence Award' winner

The Rural Broadband Association today recognized Range as the winner of the NTCA Marketing eXcellence Award in Branding Project. Range is a member of NTCA, the premier association representing nearly 850 independent, community-based...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 17, 2021 

Minnesota man given split sentence for possession with intent to deliver

A Minnesota man has been given a split sentence on a felony charge of possession with intent to deliver after a large amount of marijuana was found in his vehicle during a traffic stop last summer. On June 22, 2020, a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 17, 2021 

Georgia man arrested for possession

Christian Evans of Georgia faces felony possession charges after a sizeable amount of marijuana was allegedly found in his vehicle during a traffic stop on the interstate. A Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper reports pulling over a vehicle traveling at...

 News    June 17, 2021 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Cody Wickersheim, WI, 90/80, $105; Douglas Jack Linton Jr., Moorcroft, 64/45, $155; Lawrence Lippincott, Cheyenne, 89/75, $130; Michael T. Tatum, Gillette, 85/75, $105; Lloyd Dehart, OH, 80/70, $105; Scott C. Tipton, SD, 87/80, $99;... Full story

 News    June 17, 2021 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

June 7 – Paper service. Five VIN checks. Nine traffic stops. Seven business checks. Found property. Three sets fingerprints. Two welfare checks. Two motorist assists. Booked in two subjects. Two EMS pages. Littering. Traffic hazard. Domestic...

 By Ellen Fike    News    June 17, 2021 

Pot advocates introduce ballot initiatives

CHEYENNE — A number of cannabis advocates and members of the Libertarian Party made history Friday as they submitted two marijuana-related ballot initiatives, kicking off a campaign that will last until next November.  A number of organizations...

 News    June 17, 2021 

Wyoming News Briefs

Cheyenne City Council green lights liquor delivery permanently CHEYENNE (WNE) – Residents will be able to continue enjoying liquor delivery to their front doors, thanks to an ordinance passed by the Cheyenne City Council Monday night. The council...

 News    June 17, 2021 

Little lumpy clouds

An evening storm on June 8 brought a much-needed shot of light moisture, but also high winds and some unusual phenomena in the skies. The brief deluge was followed by a period of soft, yellow...

 News    June 17, 2021 

Livestock kids learn livestock skills

The eighth annual 307 Northeast Show Clinic was held at the Crook County Fairgrounds June 10-11. The clinic welcomed over 50 4-H and FFA members from the northeast area of Wyoming as well as... Full story

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 10, 2021

Five fires sparked on single day

County firefighters found themselves stretched in several directions over the weekend when lightning strikes caused five individual fires to spark at the same time. Fortunately, only one of the five grew to a significant size: the Seely Fire,... Full story

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 10, 2021

Council makes changes to zoning regs

An ordinance making amendments to the city’s zoning specifications was passed on first reading at last week’s meeting of the Sundance City Council. The changes were suggested by the Land Use Planning Committee and will affect three aspects of... Full story

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 10, 2021

City hopes relief fund guidance will include infrastructure

American Rescue Plan (ARP) distributions will begin arriving in Wyoming soon and the City of Sundance is eager to hear guidance on how it can be spent. On Tuesday, Mayor Paul Brooks shared his hope that some of it can be directed towards city...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 10, 2021

Council confirms July 4 fireworks

The council has confirmed that fireworks will be permitted for the July 4 holiday this year as long as Fire Chief Gari Gill determines that the ground is not too dry for public safety to be threatened. This is similar to the decisions made by the cou...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 10, 2021

Legislators clash over ethics of "pledge"

An interim meeting of the Joint Corporations, Elections & Political Subdivisions Committee became the unexpected venue for a discussion of ethics on Monday. Crook County’s two legislators found themselves at loggerheads over a “pledge” that had...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 10, 2021

Colony railroad set to get an upgrade

The current owners of the hundred-year-old railroad leading into Colony is planning to upgrade the line. The county commissioners have offered their support for the project, which is expected to cost around $84 million and will include 80 miles of...


Ruth Evelyn Smith

Longtime Crook County resident Ruth Evelyn Smith, 83, passed away peacefully on May 31, 2021, at Crook County Memorial Hospital in Sundance, Wyoming. Ruth was born April 12, 1938, to Clarence and Mollie (Mauch) Malliot in Garland, Wyoming. She... Full story


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