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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    October 6, 2022 

Svoboda trial set for March

Much can change between now and March 20. However, if the case continues to progress along its current schedule, Crook County native Ed Svoboda is expected to stand trial for murder in the first degree on that date. Svoboda has pled not guilty to...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    October 6, 2022 

CCMSD board addresses "illegal" meeting concern

After an audience member complained that the meeting hadn’t been advertised ahead of time, the Board of Trustees for Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) opted to continue on with its agenda on Thursday. However, to acknowledge the...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago October 5, 1922 After a successful run during the summer season, the Sundance creamery closed Saturday owing to the falling off of cream produce. It is expected that another year will...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    October 6, 2022 

Probation revoked for Gillette man sentenced on drug charges

Gillette resident Milford Hiebert has been sentenced to up to five years in a state penal institution after his probation was revoked for failing to complete a court-ordered rehabilitation program. Hiebert was serving three years of supervised...

 

GOP grapples with write-ins

CASPER — After learning of a write-in effort to oust Republican nominee Sen. Ogden Driskill, the Campbell County GOP expressed frustration at Republican candidates “re-inventing themselves” to run in the general election. Following the...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Matthew Kley, Chanhassen, MN, 88/75, $125; Justin Watkins, Canton, GA, 78/70, $101; Lori K. Huyck, Gillette, WY, $100; Douglas Stevens, Oliver BC, Canada, 79/70, $103; Danielle Richardson, Billings, MT, 88/80, $101; Philip Hersey,...

 
 By Maggie Mullen    News    October 6, 2022 

State Bar declined to investigate complaint against Hageman

The Wyoming State Bar declined to initiate a disciplinary investigation into Harriet Hageman, a natural resources attorney, in July after another lawyer filed a grievance against the congressional candidate, according to records shared with WyoFile....

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Multiple hunters ticketed for trespassing over the weekend GILLETTE (WNE) — Sheriff’s deputies ticketed trespassers throughout the county last weekend who said they were unaware they were on private land. At about 9 a.m. Friday, deputies...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    October 6, 2022 

New vendors invited to sign up for Ladies Night

Interested in showing off your holiday wares to the community during the biggest shopping night of Sundance’s year? Ladies Night is set for November 26 this year and applications will be opening at...

 

Natural gas plans move further ahead than ever

Plans to bring natural gas to Sundance may be closer to fruition than ever, according to Mayor Paul Brooks, speaking after representatives from the city met with Black Hills Energy last week. It’s a project Brooks has been attempting to pursue for...

 

Bird flu is back

After a lull during the summer months, bird flu is back and members of the public are asked to report any suspicious avian deaths to the Wyoming Game & Fish Department. According to a statement from the department, positive results for highly...

 

RER announces progress for planned demo plant

Rare Element Resources (RER) announced this week that its demonstration plant project is advancing towards final detailed engineering while the location for the plant in Upton is prepared for construction. According to a statement from the company,...

 

BHDGA goat show celebrates fifth year

Now in its fifth year, the Black Hills Dairy Goat Association (BHDGA)’s annual show has well and truly hit its stride. The popular event attracts hundreds of goats and their owners to the Crook Coun...

 

Farm Bureau hosts annual meeting

The Crook County Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting had 36 people in attendance on Sept. 22 at the 77 Steakhouse in Hulett. Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation Staff addressed upcoming statewide...

 

Veterans' assistance available

A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services around Wyoming cities throughout October. Sandy McFarland is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago September 28, 1922 At six o'clock Monday morning early risers in Sundance were startled to see a dense volume of smoke rolling over the cliffs of Sundance mountain. Prompt response was...

 

Sign-ups available for winter travel authorization

If you will need to travel this winter on roads that may be closed due to weather, the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is inviting you to sign up for two programs that will allow you to do so. Collectively known as the Wyoming Travel Aut...

 

PRECorp Foundation donates to local fire departments

The Powder River Energy (PRECorp) Foundation has facilitated $15,360 in direct donations to local volunteer fire departments through a single day of fundraising in July this year. Called the WyoGives ‘Day of Giving,’ the annual online fundraiser...

 

Western music in Sundance at the Crook County Library

Two troubadours are coming to Sundance for an afternoon of contemporary western music at the Crook County Library on Thurs., Oct. 6, when award-winning songwriters Kerry Grombacher and Aspen Black will perform their “Songs & Stories of the American...

 

This Week at Your Library

We do in-town deliveries for people who are unable to make it into the library and we do curbside delivery for those who would prefer not to come inside. Just give us a call and we will get your books ready. Come check out the numerous magazines we...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Daniel E. Eicher, Mt. Vernon, MO, 40/30, $150; Scott J. Backes, Gillette, WY, 59/45, $130; Charmaine Carter, Hill City, SD, 86/80, $97; David Martin, Greenwood, IN, 86/70, $150; Ashlynne Simpson, Rapid City, SD, 79/70, $103; (minor),...

 

2022 Family and Consumer Sciences Show

Sixty years ago, a group of Extension agents, 4-H leaders and parents held the first Western Junior Home Ec Show, which is now known as the Family and Consumer Sciences Show (FCS Show). According to show president, Peggy Turbiville, Sundance, “We w...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Sept. 19 – Abandoned vehicle. Business checks. Three fire pages. Paper service. Sex offense. Suspicious person/circumstances. Traffic complaint. Four traffic stops. Four VIN checks. Two wanted persons. Sept. 20 – Alarm. Assisted another agency....

 
 By Ellen Gerst    News    September 29, 2022

Lawyers fighting abortion ban seek to limit who participates

CASPER — Wyoming women and health care providers are asking a Teton County judge to block state lawmakers and an anti-abortion group from joining an ongoing lawsuit over Wyoming’s abortion ban. Right to Life Wyoming and lawmakers Rep. Rachel...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Woman charged with hit-and-run in Cody CODY (WNE) — Jennifer Christen Phillips, 40, of Cody, pleaded not guilty Friday to hit-and-run charges after she allegedly struck an 11-year-old on a bicycle. She also pleaded not guilty to one count of failin...

 

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