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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 2, 2020 

Storms cause widespread outages

The week began with heavy storms across the region, strong enough to cause power outages throughout northeast Wyoming. On Sunday afternoon, severe thunderstorms hit Crook, Campbell and Weston Counties, causing around 4100 members of the Powder River...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 2, 2020 

Long term care allows visitation

With the blessing of the state, family members will once again be able to visit their loved ones at the long term care facility within Crook County Memorial Hospital. However, those who would like to...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 2, 2020 

CARES Act funding in question

Whether CARES Act funding can be used to fund a new hospital and clinic in Crook County has been thrown into question. According to representatives from Crook County Medical Services District, it is now believed that the $1.25 billion directed to Wyo...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 2, 2020 

Sioux Falls man leads I-90 chase

A Sioux Falls man previously convicted of a fourth count of driving while under the influence in Crook County led local law enforcement on a high speed chase on Friday. According to an incident report from Crook County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy...

 
 News    July 2, 2020 

Paving project

Sacrison Paving lays pavement over newly installed water line on Main Street, which has been extended towards Old Stoney to meet fire regulations for the building. The rejuvenation project at Old...

 
 News    July 2, 2020 

Beulah Schoolhouse receives much needed cleanup

Thirty years ago, in July 1990, the Beulah Schoolhouse was given new life with a fresh coat of paint, in anticipation of the Centennial Celebration on August 5, 1990. On Saturday June 6, the Beulah c...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 2, 2020 

Current COVID-19 restrictions stay in place

The process of easing the restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 in Wyoming has come to a temporary halt as the coronavirus shows signs of more rapid spread. Governor Mark Gordon announced on Monday that the health orders currently in...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 2, 2020 

CCMSD sticks to 3% salary increases

In the light of budget difficulties at all government levels in Wyoming, Trustee Sandy Neiman last week questioned whether it’s a good idea to pursue a 3% wage increase this year for employees of Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD). It w...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 2, 2020 

Changing hands

After researching the issue, Kara Ellsbury, attorney for the board of trustees, announced on Thursday that it does appear to be legally possible for the City of Sundance to hand over its three ambulances to Crook County Medical Services District as a...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 2, 2020 

CCMSD engages mentor for new financial officer

Now Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) no longer employs the services of a management company, certain tasks will need to be performed internally. Among these are the duties of a chief financial officer CFO, a position that financial...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 2, 2020 

Highway crash leads to drug arrests

Gage Vauthier of Gillette and Carylynn Henderson of Newcastle face possession of a controlled substance charges after meth and marijuana were allegedly found when they crashed on the highway in Crook County. On May 4, a Wyoming Highway Patrol...

 
 News    July 2, 2020 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

June 22 – VIN check. Suspicious circumstances investigated. Assisted motorist. Assisted Port of Entry and Sundance Police. Courtesy ride. Fingerprints for outside employment. Welfare check. Three subjects booked into jail. House watch. Five EMS...

 
 News    July 2, 2020 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Gust J. Almquist, MT, 87/75, $105; Everett C. Casper, TX, 89/80, $88; Adriane K. Foster, AR, 85/80, $15; Katelyn R. Lamb, IL, 40/30, $125; Christopher E. Headley, $105; Nicole M. Klarich, IL, 85/70, $120; Jessica M. Odonnell, Gillette, $...

 
 News    July 2, 2020 

Sundance Municipal Court

Speeding – Michael Balboa, OH, 84/55; Merlyn Klaus, NE, 45/30; Tonya Triewasser, SD, 40/306...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    July 2, 2020 

Gillette police cite Albany county GOP chair in fight

CASPER — Gillette police have cited Michael Pearce with assault and battery after the Albany County Republican Party chair allegedly instigated a fight with Carbon County Republican Party Chairman Joey Correnti that resulted in Pearce being...

 
 By Allayana Darrow    News    July 2, 2020 

Legislators study education 'block grant'

SHERIDAN — Legislators recently discussed issues of transparency and fidelity within school funding models around the state, with testimony from a county superintendent setting the stage for how legislative decisions impact individual school distri...

 
 News    July 2, 2020 

Wyoming News Briefs

Armed man arrested after crashing into sheriff’s vehicle EVANSTON (WNE) — A tense and dangerous situation was resolved by Uinta County law enforcement without serious injury on Sunday, June 28, when an alleged intoxicated driver ran head-on into...

 
 News    July 2, 2020 

Young authors honored in annual writing contest

The Crook County Library Foundation sponsors the Mary Hadley Memorial Young Author’s Contest annually, in memory of local author Mary Hadley. Born and raised in San Diego, California, Mary grew up...

 
 News    July 2, 2020 

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...

 
 News    July 2, 2020 

Anderson winner of Americanism Essay Contest

Faith Anderson has received notice that she is the winner of the northwestern division – Class IV American Legion Auxiliary Americanism Essay Contest at the national level. Anderson competed...

 
 News    July 2, 2020 

New deadline for Rodeo Queen this Friday

Crook County Rodeo Royalty has extended applications for the Queen position for one week. Entries must be postmarked by 5 p.m. on July 3 to be eligible. Girls interested must be 18-22 as of Jan 1, 2020 and must also have at least one parent living...

 
 News    July 2, 2020 

Veterans assistance available

A State of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services around Wyoming cities throughout July. Clifford Knesel is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss state...

 
 News    July 2, 2020 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago June 30, 1920 Mr. and Mrs. Will Vines went to Spearfish Sunday to attend the funeral of little Harry Sleep, aged six years, who was almost instantly killed Thursday. The boy ran too close to a bunch of horses in the pasture, when one...

 
 News    July 2, 2020 

Community Services Block Grant assistance available

Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) funds help address the needs of low-income individuals and families. Qualifying applicants must be households that are 200% or below the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). Upon filling out an application, households...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 25, 2020

Management company sues CCMSD

The management company that Crook County Medical Services (CCMSD) fired earlier this year is suing the district for damages. Health Management Services (HMS) claims it was given 120 days of notice as per its contract, but was then “inexplicably...

 

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