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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    September 24, 2020 

Fire breaks out in Sundance home

A Sundance family was evacuated from their home during a structure fire on Alden Street at the weekend. The blaze began on Saturday evening at around 10 p.m. Sundance Volunteer Fire Department...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    September 24, 2020 

Cook Lake project nears completion

An ongoing project to replace the dam at Cook Lake is reaching its final stages, says District Ranger Mike Gosse. The popular site is still open for day use activities and will be open for camping in...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    September 24, 2020 

CCMSD counterclaims for damages in HMS lawsuit

Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) has responded to a second lawsuit filed by its ex-management firm. Denying all allegations against it, the district claims that Health Management Services (HMS) overbilled for its management fee and...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    September 24, 2020 

COVID-19: cases still rising

Confirmed daily cases of COVID-19 hit triple digits in Wyoming for the first time during the pandemic this week. Locally, a minor outbreak in Crook County’s schools and elsewhere in the community appears to have slowed, though a few new cases have...

 

Bridge dedication

Kid Prints Daycare & Preschool would like to invite the community to a celebration of Betty White on October 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the daycare. We will be dedicating a beautiful garden bridge in her name...

 

Legion quilt raffle

Jim Bowman and Linda Fritz with the quilt Linda made and donated to the American Legion Post 45 for their raffle. The Legion will sell 100 tickets for the 89x90” (queen size) quilt. Proceeds will...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    September 24, 2020 

Local producers eligible for emergency loans

Because Crook County is contiguous to one of the two Wyoming counties that was last week designated a primary natural disaster area, producers here are now eligible to apply for emergency loans from the Farm Service Agency (FSA) branch of the U.S....

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    September 24, 2020 

Missouri man faces felony drug charges

A Missouri man faces felony charges of possession of both marijuana and methamphetamine after being pulled over for speeding in Pine Haven. On August 27, while on patrol in Pine Haven, a Crook County Sheriff’s Office Deputy saw a truck traveling...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    September 24, 2020 

Unemployment rates dropping in Crook County

As the Extended Benefits program comes to an end for Wyoming residents who are currently claiming unemployment, the number of people in Crook County who are making continued claims for unemployment benefits has dropped significantly from its highest...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    September 24, 2020 

Ranch A launches raffle fundraiser

Crook County’s most famous historic residence has launched a raffle fundraiser to replace the usual banquet that takes place each August or September. The destination is also still open to the public this year for everything from a weekend getaway...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Mark F. Trump, UT, 84/65, $165; Melissa M. Leedom, AZ, 89/80, $88; Jonathan Crites, AZ, 87/75, $120; Carmen Rosenlund, WA, 81/75, $97; Derek Banocy, VA, 93/80, $125; Heather M. Kohrs, SD, 89/80, $55; Ryan Foy, Casper, 87/80, $99;...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Sept. 14 – Eight VIN checks. Two traffic stops. Two animal complaints. Removed animal carcass from highway. Two motorist assists. EMS page. Sept. 15 – Eight VIN checks. Paper Service. Traffic stop. Fingerprints for outside employment. Traffic...

 

This Week at your Library

The library will be closed Monday, October 12, for Columbus Day. The library doors are open. We will still be doing curbside delivery if you would prefer not to come into the library. We do ask that you wear a mask to enter the library. If you do...

 

Pinochle Marathon

These are Pinochle final average scores for individuals for 2019-2020 as of September 14, 2020: Larry Byrne 4092 Lyle Brunson 3978 Jennifer Adams 3722 Gail Kaiser 3578 Kari VanLuvan 3562 Carol Jordan 3260 Jacquie McInerney 3170 Barbara Byrne 3090...

 

Man accused of kidnapping wife, leaving her naked at Walmart

GILLETTE — A Gillette man is accused of kidnapping his wife and leaving her naked at Walmart, allegedly telling her he wanted her to be embarrassed. John Jesse Crump, 37, is charged with kidnapping, which carries a penalty of up to 20 years in...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Gillette man faces five drug charges after 121 fentanyl pills found in home GILLETTE (WNE) – A stash of 121 fentanyl pills found in a home on Rohan Avenue in July — an amount described as “large” and “not indicative of a user quantity” by...

 

Goat show returns to Sundance

Saturday, September 19, marked the third annual Black Hills Dairy Goat Association Show at the fairgrounds in Sundance. With participants coming from nine different states and entries just shy of 300...

 

Western 4-H Family and Consumer Science Show

The 58th Annual Western 4-H Family and Consumer Science Show will be held Oct. 9 and 10 at the Central States Fairgrounds in Rapid City. While this is called a show, it consists of various contests for developing life skills that 4-Hers, all youth...

 

Alzada Cowboy Poetry cancelled

The 2020 Alzada Cowboy Poetry, Music and Art Show has been cancelled. The show has been held on the first Sunday of October for 30 years but, due to COVID concerns and other family events, the organizers felt it would be best not to have it in...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago Sep. 23, 1920 Cheyenne is starting in to round up 200 homeless dogs that infest that city and Sundance is in the midst of a dog famine. A farmer who complains that coyotes are eating him up, came to town recently and hunted two hours...

 

COVID-19 Daily Update - September 24

Wyoming's total lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 have increased by 120 since yesterday and now stand at 4488. Probable cases have increased by 16 to 817. Crook County has had a total of 32 confirmed cases and 6 probables. Of those cases, 8 confirmed... Full story

 

COVID-19 Daily Update - September 25

Wyoming's total lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 have increased by 97 since yesterday and now stand at 4585. Probable cases have increased by 18 to 835. Crook County has had a total of 34 confirmed cases and 6 probables after 2 new confirmed cases wer... Full story

 

COVID-19: community spread present in county

An unprecedented number of new cases of COVID-19 have appeared in Crook County over the last week, including a small outbreak within the school district for the first time since in-person learning resumed. Crook County Public Health has reason to... Full story

 

Truck overturns on I-90, kills driver

A semi trailer carrying a load of soda pop products came off the road during last Monday's storm, unfortunately leading to the death of its driver. Weather conditions are believed to have caused of th...

 

Board candidates confirmed for general election

At the general election this November 3, voters will be asked to decide who will fill numerous seats on local boards of trustees, including the school, museum, natural resource, senior services and medical services districts. School Four trustees...

 

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