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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 18, 2019 

Smith sentenced to 18 years

Marty Smith has been sentenced to a minimum of six years and a maximum of 18 years in jail after a jury found her guilty as an accessory to involuntary manslaughter and to aggravated assault and battery. Judge Thomas Rumpke presided over the...

 News    July 18, 2019 

Sprucing up

Joann Safford and Eleanor Glover took time on Tuesday morning to work over the city flower bed along North West Street in Sundance. Glover noted they aimed to make the site look a bit more welcoming...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 18, 2019 

County budget to include commissioner room remodel

The Crook County Commissioners have published their proposed budget for the year ahead, with the most significant new expenditure being $50,000 to remodel the commissioners’ room, which has changed very little since around the 1970s and lacks both...

 News    July 18, 2019 

Preparing for fair

Jolie Jay, Johnny Geib, Kellie Phillips and Jackson Phillips learn swine showing skills from Chance Marshall in preparation for fair week. 4-H and the county fair are experiencing a resurgence in...

 News    July 18, 2019 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times July 16, 1919 R.O Partlow is considerably used up since last week when he mixed with a skittish horse which he was endeavoring to harness and which kicked him a number of times before the fracas ended. State Immigration...

 News    July 18, 2019 

Wagner presented Patriots Award

A local Crook County resident and business owner Gregory D. Wagner was presented with the Patriots Award, on Monday, July 15, 2019. This is the first in the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 18, 2019 

Cowboy Hall of Fame induction date set

Two Crook County natives will be honored as part of the Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019 this weekend at an event to be held in Newcastle. Joe Graham and Gerald McInerney will be...

 News    July 18, 2019 

This Week at Your Library

ANNUAL QUILT SHOW now through August 23. Stop in next week to see all the beautiful quilts on display! Library Programming: CEMETERY WALKS: July 25 at Moorcroft Cemetery, August 1 at Moore Hill Cemetery, and August 15 at Greenwood Cemetery (off Hwy...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 18, 2019 

"Decoy driver" sentenced

Lee Her of California has been sentenced on several felony charges after allegedly acting as a “decoy driver” for a vehicle carrying 83 pounds of marijuana. On March 15, 2018, at around 6 p.m., a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper observed two...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 18, 2019 

Belle Fourche woman charged with smuggling drugs into jail

A Belle Fourche woman faces felony drug charges including one of attempting to take a controlled substance into the Crook County Detention Center. Sandra Vinson was arrested after her vehicle was spotted in apparent distress on the interstate. On... Full story

 News    July 18, 2019 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Thomas G. Ganim, CT, 80/65, $120; Rosanne Driskill, Devils Tower, 75/65, $90; Alison R. Schwarz, WI, 91/75, $125; Natalia B. Stoupakova, IA, 93/80, $110; Seane M. Waterbury, TX, 87/75, $105; Robert J. Watson, Wyarno, 98/75, $160; Sergio... Full story

 News    July 18, 2019 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

July 8 – Three VIN checks. Five traffic stops. Deputy investigated animal complaint. Deputy assisted two motorists. Detention deputy booked in subject. Deputy removed traffic hazard from roadway. Deputy transported prisoner to appointment. Deputy...

 News    July 18, 2019 

Sundance Police Report

July 6 – House watch and business checks completed. Two VIN inspections. Officer assisted Crook County Sheriff’s Office. Officer assisted Life Flight. Vehicle lock out. Three bar checks. Thirteen traffic stops. July 7 – House watch and business...

 By Camille Erickson    News    July 18, 2019 

Cloud Peak, facing own problems, hires some Blackjewel miners

CASPER — As coal operator Blackjewel LLC went to battle in bankruptcy court last week, another Powder River Basin company quietly contended with its own financial troubles. Cloud Peak Energy filed for bankruptcy in May and is one of six coal... Full story

 By Ramsey Scott    News    July 18, 2019 

Cities, counties will try to find solution on tax bill

CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Revenue Interim Committee has a bill on its plate that would allow cities to put an additional municipal sales tax to voters. But instead of voting on the bill, the committee hit pause this week to... Full story

 By Mike Koshmrl    News    July 18, 2019 

Colorado wolf last seen in Yellowstone

JACKSON — As recently as last fall, the animal that’s making headlines as the first Colorado wolf in four years was wandering one of the most remote and wild landscapes left in the Lower 48 states. It was the closing days of October when a pilot...

 News    July 18, 2019 

Powell flooding

Powell resident Daniel Stanley kayaks along a Powell street on Sunday afternoon after a major storm dropped more than one-half inch of rain, along with hail, on Powell in a little more than 30...

 By Ramsey Scott    News    July 18, 2019 

Efficiency commission sends recommendations to governor, Legislature

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Government Efficiency Commission on Monday approved recommending a group of about 18 cost-saving measures to Gov. Mark Gordon and the state Legislature. The list could potentially save the state more than $60 million over...

 News    July 18, 2019 

Vintage enthusiasts

Gillette resident LaDonna Hatch sets up her 1962 Shasta camper, named “Stitching Sally,” during a gathering of vintage camper enthusiasts in Gillette last weekend. The rally was organized by Paul...

 News    July 18, 2019 

Wyoming News Briefs

Gillette man dies weeks after motorcycle crash GILLETTE (WNE) — Nearly three weeks after a devastating motorcycle crash left Deven Dulany with badly broken legs, arms and internal injuries, the Gillette 20-year-old has died. Dulany had been receivi...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 11, 2019

City seeks AML funding for water project

The City of Sundance is looking to secure Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) funding for the next project on its list to upgrade and improve the water system. At an estimated cost of $1.6 million, the project...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 11, 2019

High garbage volumes may force "additional dumpster" fee

High volumes of garbage are being collected from around town this summer, the Sundance City Council heard on Tuesday. This is partly due to the Oneok pipeline construction currently taking place,...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 11, 2019

City animal carcass program in jeopardy

Rule changes may force Sundance to call time on its dead animal waste composting program, the council heard last week. At the request of Council Member Joe Wilson, representatives from the DEQ will be asked to visit Sundance to clarify its rules and...


Lights over the lake

The crowd whooped and hollered at Keyhole Reservoir on July 6 as more than 1000 fireworks lit up the sky over the lake to celebrate Independence Day. The holiday event doubles up as the Pine Haven...

 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 11, 2019

Accessibility project begins at Devils Tower

A project to improve accessibility at Devils Tower National Monument is on the near horizon, says Superintendent Amnesty Kochanowski. The work will aim to make the popular site more accessible and safer for visitors and will concentrate on the main...


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