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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    February 29, 2024 

February fire season?

Two wildfires that ignited on Sunday burned a combined estimated total of 1600 acres and required a sizeable response from firefighters around the county and beyond. In New Haven, a fire located on a...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Feb. 19 – VIN check. Three business checks. Juvenile problem. Citizen assist. Theft. Suspicious circumstance. Feb. 20 – Eight VIN checks. Two traffic stops. Assist to Wyoming Highway Patrol. Coroner call. Motorist assist. Suspicious...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Kurt Gilbert, Casper, WY, 90/80, $105; Emmi M. Johnson, Osseo, MN, 89/75, $130; Tad Michael Swaney, Rozet, WY, 100/80, $160; Johnathan Reske, Dickinson, ND, 79/70, $103; Steven Harless, Riverton, WY, 85/75, $105; Tylin Eixenberger,...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    February 29, 2024 

Flu shots still available

With an influx of influenza A and B cases spreading through the community, Crook County Public Health is alerting anyone who has not yet had their flu shot this year that a limited number of doses are still available. Public Health currently has...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Jackson receives high ranking in AARP Livability Index CHEYENNE (WNE) — AARP recently released its Livability Index, a list of the most livable communities in the country recently, with Jackson ranking in the top 10 in the nation for communities wi...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    February 29, 2024 

Preparing for the worst

With fire season getting an early start this year and several incidents already under their belts, county firefighters gathered last week for their annual meeting and training. "This class is what's...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    February 29, 2024 

A week for weed awareness

During a week that has been proclaimed National Invasive Species Awareness Week by Governor Mark Gordon, the state’s weed and pest organizations are asking the community to keep its eyes out for invasive species. “As people head outdoors this sum...

 

Retirement

Doug Leis receives a plaque to congratulate him on his retirement and thank him for his service as Crook County's Fire Warden at last week's annual fire meeting. As Leis's long-time friend and a...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago February 28, 1924 Sundance is stepping out with electric street lights, all owing to the public spirit of certain citizens. Lights now show in front of the State Bank, Fawkes Brothers...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    February 29, 2024 

Two women charged for burglary at local bar

Two Sundance women have been arrested on charges of burglary after allegedly taking money from the safe and a cash jar of a local bar. Lisa Alberts and Amber Nehmer have been charged with felony counts of burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary. B...

 
 By Carrie Riley    News    February 29, 2024 

This Week at Your Library

Have you heard about the Libby app? With your library card you can unlock a wide range of ebooks, audiobooks and magazines right to your smart devices. Just download the app and sign in to enjoy all your favorites. LIBRARY HAPPENINGS: MEETINGS:...

 
 By David Velazquez    News    February 29, 2024 

Legislature at halfway point; sum of bills left narrows

CASPER — Over 80 bills died when both chambers of the Legislature adjourned on Friday evening.  Friday marked the deadline for the second reading of bills in their house of origin and 81 bills — 25 in the House of Representatives and 56 in the S...

 

Revamp kicks off with grant app

A $2.7 million grant for which the county applied last week would fund more than half the work needed to overhaul the courthouse. The seat of Crook County’s government needs significant work to address issues ranging from overcrowding and...

 

Legislature eyes long list of bills

With the deadline now passed for new bills to be introduced during this year's budget session, the Wyoming Legislature has its agenda set for the next few weeks. The majority of the focus, of course,...

 

CCMSD introduces clinic manager

A new clinics manager has joined the team in Sundance. Melaynee Trandahl, RN BSN, was a twelve-year veteran of Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) before stepping into the role of overseeing management of the clinic. In a press release, CC...

 

Scam targets Medicaid clients

Medicaid clients in Wyoming are experiencing another attempted scam this year, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). This time around, the caller is attempting to gather personal...

 

Hunting for info

Ken Feduff, Black Hills Hunt Management and Access Program Coordinator with Wyoming Game and Fish, gave a presentation on obtaining access to private lands for hunting last Friday during the monthly...

 

Natural Resource District receives Urban Agriculture Conservation Grant

The Crook County Natural Resource District (CCNRD) recently received a $10,000 Urban Agriculture Conservation Planning Grant from the National Association of Conservation Districts. The CCNRD is one...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago February 21, 1924 At nine o'clock Monday morning patrons and students of Crook County High School met in the assembly hall to participate in the dedicatory exercises. The new building is...

 

Listeria outbreak linked to dairy products

An outbreak of listeria has been linked to a type of cheese sold nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The outbreak has led to a recall of products made by Rizo-López Foods, including cheese, yogurt and sour cream. The...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Bill would OK $50M for lawsuits CASPER (WNE) — The Wyoming Legislature is considering a bill that would allocate $50 million for the purpose of litigating federal land-use policy.  The Senate Agriculture, State & Public Lands & Water Resources...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Mace C. Schultz, Upton, WY, 90/75, $135; Sophie R. Schwebke, Sundance, WY, 79/70, $103; Nerlin Rivera Mendoza, Commerce City, CO, 90/75, $135 Stop Sign Violation – William L. Haynes 3rd, Moorcroft, WY, $140 Vehicle Off Road ...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Feb. 12 – Three VIN checks. Paper service. REDDI report. Citizen assist. Motorist assist. Fingerprints. Assist to Wyoming Highway Patrol. Two EMS pages. Fire page. Feb. 13 – Three VIN checks. Traffic stop. Property damage accident. MIP...

 

Wyoming Hunger Initiative names new regional director in northeast region 

First Lady Jennie Gordon's Wyoming Hunger Initiative named Breean Waller as the new regional director for the northeast region of Wyoming defined as Campbell, Crook, Johnson, Sheridan and Weston counties. Regional Directors build and connect...

 
 By Carrie Riley    News    February 22, 2024

This Week at Your Library

Have you heard about the Libby app? With your Library card you can unlock a wide range of ebooks, audiobooks and magazines right to your smart devices. Just download the app and sign in to enjoy all your favorites. LIBRARY HAPPENINGS: MEETINGS:...

 

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