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A GUIDE TO THE 2022 PRIMARY ELECTION

Welcome to your 2022 Primary Election Special, a guide to the candidates vying for your vote. Inside, you will find information about the people running for all city, county, state and national seats at the primary election this August. This guide...

 

Out with the old

The old Sundance Kid water tank sits discardes as its replacement comes online. The old takn was leaking and causing issues for the city water system, prompting the council to seek Abandoned Mine...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 28, 2022

Sundance welcomes new businesses

Sundance welcomes several new businesses this summer, all of which offer services for mind, body, soul – or all three. As well as the community of wellness entrepreneurs that have come together in the Morale Business Center, two barbershops have...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 28, 2022

Accident claims young man's life

A traffic accident claimed the life of a young Moorcroft resident last week. The teenager was traveling near Pine Haven when his vehicle left the road and rolled over. According to Wyoming Highway Patrol’s accident report, the incident took place...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 28, 2022

E-cycling event confirmed again this year

It’s time again to scour your home for electronic items you no longer need, but aren’t sure how to dispose of. Crook County Natural Resource District (CCNRD) has announced it will be offering this year’s e-cycling opportunity on August 27, and...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago July 27, 1922 Folders have been received in Sundance announcing the opening of the Short-Cut West hiway, from the Twin Cities to the Yellowstone Park. The route traverses almost a direct...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – (minor), Gillette, WY, 111/80, $155; Carlos Naranjo Paida, Oak Harbor, WA, 92/80, $120; Ian J. Cummings, Richlandtown, PA, 86/65, $175; Theodore Kandler, Thomaston, GA, 80/65, $195; Kenneth Phipps, Grinnell, IA, 96/75, $165; Matthew...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

July 11 – Three animal complaints. Assisted another agency. Business checks. Fire page. EMS page. Fingerprints. Suspicious person/circumstances. Two traffic complaints. Two traffic stops. Seven VIN checks. Assisted Wyoming Highway Patrol. July 12...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 28, 2022

Gillette man arrested for DUI with kids in the vehicle

A Gillette man faces a felony charge of driving under the influence while his two minor children were present in the vehicle after being caught speeding on Pine Haven Rd. On July 2, a Crook County Sheriff’s Office deputy was stationary on Pine...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 28, 2022

Michigan man jailed on DUI felony charge

A Michigan has been sentenced to up to 72 months of incarceration on a felony drunk driving charges after being spotted driving erratically on I-90 while in the process of moving to Gillette. According to court reports, on November 30, 2021, at...

 
 By Abigail Landwehr    News    July 28, 2022

UW launches wool initiative; program's goal to expand the sheep industry in Wyoming

CASPER — Wyoming is the wine country of wool. At least, that’s how the University of Wyoming Extension sheep specialist, Whit Stewart, describes it.  And with the state ranking No. 1 in wool production in the 2017 Census of Agriculture — with...

 
 By Carrie Riley    News    July 28, 2022

This Week at Your Library

We are still doing curbside and in-town delivery if you would prefer not to come inside. We have numerous magazines available for a two-week checkout. One of our newest magazines is GUNS OF THE OLD WEST. This magazine is designed for collectors and...

 

Campbell County resident claims county's public records policy is illegal

GILLETTE — A county resident who has been involved in some large public records requests is claiming that the county’s new public records policy is illegal. Jacob Dalby made a public records request in May that the county is saying cost $4407....

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 28, 2022

County still tops statewide employment rankings

Crook County’s position in the state’s unemployment rankings is holding steady this summer. With just 2.6% of citizens unemployed, the county sat at number four on the statewide list during the month of June. Ahead of Crook County are Teton and...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

After Gordon certifies trigger bill, abortion will be banned in Wyo. Wednesday JACKSON (WNE) — Abortion will be banned in Wyoming, with narrow exceptions, starting Wednesday, July 27. Gov. Mark Gordon certified Friday the state’s “trigger...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 21, 2022

A flight to remember

When strangers see the words on Ed Kinsall's ball cap, they often approach to shake his hand and thank him for his service. Until now, he's never been sure whether to believe they were sincere. Kinsal... Full story

 

Fair begins this weekend

The annual Crook County Fair kicks off this weekend to the theme of "Wrangle Up the Fun at the Fair" and is set to include all the traditional animal shows and plenty to see and do. Entertainment...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 21, 2022

Neiman Enterprises announces shift cuts

Neiman Enterprises announced last week that it will be reducing hours for employees at both of its sawmills in the Black Hills. The reduction will see a shift removed at the Hulett sawmill and...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 21, 2022

988 mental health lifeline launches

As the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline launches its new three-digit emergency number, Crook County Prevention Manager Katie Allen reminds the community that opportunities exist locally to help a friend or neighbor in crisis. If you are...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 21, 2022

Moorcroft man charged with child abuse

A Moorcroft man has been bound over to District Court on charges of child abuse. Dustin Regan allegedly used his hand and a fly swatter to hit two children during a domestic incident. On July 2, at around 12:36 a.m., a Crook County Sheriff’s...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Jessica Sue Fox, Beulah, WY, 79/70, $103; Jesse Bonnette, Rapid City, SD, 95/75, $160; Leanne Landrum, Florence, KY, 97/80, $145; Natarajan Ramesh, Sacramento, CA, 83/65, $216; Jack McKenna, Rochester Hills, MI, 89/80, $103; Shawn...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Man who pulled shotgun on fireworks users bound over GILLETTE (WNE) — The man accused of threatening a group of adults and children with a loaded shotgun because they continued to light off fireworks has been bound over to District Court. Randy A....

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago July 20, 1922 A straw vote was held at city hall last Wednesday to allow citizens to express their preference of a site for the new high school building. The vote resulted 56 in favor of the block east of the courthouse, and 40 for the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 14, 2022

City sets sights on ARPA funding

The Sundance City Council has approved four applications to the State Loans and Investments Board (SLIB) for almost $2 million in project funding through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Three involve improvements to the city water system, while...

 

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