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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 25, 2020

State sees growing impact from COVID-19 hotspots

Crook County has only seen one new case of COVID-19 over the last week, bringing the local total to seven – a far cry from the hotspot on the opposite side of the state. In Uinta County, an outbreak linked to Memorial Day gatherings has seen a...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 25, 2020

Burn restrictions incoming

A partial burn ban is set to go into effect on July 5, imposing caution on county residents as the summer kicks into full swing and the danger of wildfire increases. Anticipating a potentially severe...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 25, 2020

Commission hangs up on CenturyLink discussions

It’s been over a year since the county commissioners heard confirmation that the Public Service Commission (PSC) had deregulated CenturyLink in rural zones of Wyoming in return for a subsidy program for customers experiencing service issues. Local...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 25, 2020

County declares a Second Amendment sanctuary

Crook County was declared a Second Amendment Sanctuary last week on the passing of a symbolic resolution by the county commissioners. Resolution 2020-19 recognizes that the Constitution of the United States of America states, “The right of...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 25, 2020

Gillette man sentenced for stealing county resident's identity

Justin Ross Hogan of Gillette has been given a suspended sentence for a case involving the stolen identity of a resident of Crook County. On August 23, 2018, a Sheriff’s Office deputy was given a report of alleged credit card fraud and advised that...

 

Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Program at Crook County Library

Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Program will be July 1 through Aug. 3 for preschool through sixth grade (the grade you are going into in the fall). Packets will be available for pick up or curbside delivery at the library June 29 through July 1...

 

LinkedIn Learning available to Wyomingites

Wyoming residents have access to new career development resources to help recover from the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Linkedin Learning is supported by funding from the CARES Act via the Institute of Museum and Library...

 

This Week at Your Library

The library doors are open. We will still be doing curbside delivery if you would prefer not to come into the library. Maximum of five (non-staff) people in the library at one time. Maximum length of stay limited to 30 minutes. Children under 13...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago June 23, 1920 Frank Hickey, who has been held at the county jail during the past month as a suspect in connection with the murder of Laben Woods, was liberated Friday for lack of evidence. Parties in the Hulett country re-arrested him...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Cole G. Schroeder, Gillette, 64/50, $115; Luis R. Dominguez-Valenzuela, NM, 79/70, $88; Thomas A. Vanluvan, Sundance, 35/30, $75; Adam J. Rotstein, CA, 81/75, $82; Janelle L. Rafaele, MT, 54/45, $88; Zachary M. Tremblay, NJ, 60/55, $15;...

 

Sundance Police Department

June 6 – House watch and business checks. Four traffic stops. Three bar checks. Officer checked out suspicious vehicle. Officer responded to civil issue. June 7 – House watch and business checks. Officer assisted Sheriff’s Department with...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

June 8 – Five VIN checks. Four paper services. Nine traffic stops. Civil assist. Fingerprints; conceal carry and outside employment. Two motorist assists. Assist WHP with traffic stop. June 9 – Eight VIN checks. Paper service. Traffic stop....

 
 By Greg Johnson    News    June 25, 2020

Legislator defends councilman who resigned

GILLETTE — Former Gillette City Councilman Shay Lundvall isn’t the only elected official to express support for a group of social media posts that prompted Mayor Louise Carter-King and the rest of the council to ask for his resignation last...

 
 By Camille Erickson    News    June 25, 2020

Officials faced with 'structural decline' in coal

CASPER — Since peaking in 2008, coal production nationwide has been on a precipitous decline. Last year, U.S. production volumes reached their lowest since 1975, according to an analysis released Thursday by the Energy Information Administration....

 
 By Mark Davis    News    June 25, 2020

Cody residents claim they solved riddle of Fenn's hidden treasure

POWELL — A father and son team from Cody claim they solved the clues left by Sante Fe art dealer Forrest Fenn and are now waiting for their payoff of gold and jewels. Chris and Christopher Hurst say that after presenting their evidence to Fenn, he...

 
 By Mike Koshmrl    News    June 25, 2020

Dirty campground lures bear, leading to its death

JACKSON — Food, garbage and vomit were scattered around a dispersed Darby Canyon campsite early June 14 when state wildlife officials arrived to respond to a report of a pre-dawn mountain lion attack. The supposed cat struck through a tent, raking...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Former Gillette man sentenced on game violations dating to 2003 GILLETTE (WNE) — A former Gillette resident must serve two months in jail and pay more than $50,000 in fines and restitution for big game violations dating back to 2003. Robert...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 18, 2020

Fair proceeds with minor changes

A staple of the summer in Crook County, fair week is set to go ahead with most of its component parts intact this year. According to Carolyn Fowler, Fair Secretary, the only major change will be...

 
 By Seth Klamann    News    June 18, 2020

Motorcycle rally set to go ahead

Businesses that benefit from the visitor count during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally were no doubt relieved to hear on Monday evening that the Sturgis City Council had voted 8-1 to officially sanction the event this year, with modifications...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 18, 2020

Sundance business makes its name globally

Two years after launching Straight Cold Rollin in Sundance, Josh Kammerer no longer quite fits the description “local business”. Today, he has clients based in states as far afield as Texas ...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 18, 2020

Donating the bear necessities

Stuck in self-isolation with the shows at which she would normally display her work cancelling left, right and center, artist Kathy Sigle of Spearfish came up with an idea. Crook County Food Pantry, one of the beneficiaries of her brainwave,...

 

Retirement party

Emergency responders from around the county bid a fond farewell to 911 dispatcher and law enforcement officer Patrice Patterson last week with a party at the courthouse gazebo. To recognize 24.5...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 18, 2020

Moorcroft man sentenced to prison for burglary

Dewey Schoenewald of Moorcroft has been sentenced to up to ten years in prison for a burglary charge that relates to multiple break-ins alleged to have taken place in January. He will also serve up to ten years on theft charges from 2018, which had...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 18, 2020

Man accused of strangling driver with a seatbelt

A Rawlins man faces felony charges of strangulation after allegedly pulling on the seatbelt of the driver he was sitting behind in an attempt to stop the vehicle. On May 26 just before 4 p.m., a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper was dispatched to a...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 18, 2020

Man to stand trial for possession and domestic battery

Casey Anderson is set to stand trial in October on charges of possession of marijuana and domestic battery after an alleged altercation in Moorcroft. On April 4 at around 2:13 p.m., a Moorcroft Police Department officer was asked to respond to a...

 

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