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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    October 14, 2021 

Kuhl resigns

A civil trial that was to consider the removal of Mary Kuhl from her position as Crook County Treasurer will no longer be necessary because her letter of resignation was accepted by the county commissioners on Friday. The trial was set to begin on...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    October 14, 2021 

RER confirms it's going ahead with Upton demo plant

Rare Element Resources (RER) has finally received the $21.9 million funding promised by the U.S. Department of Energy. The company announced last week that its next goal is to construct a demonstration plant in Upton that will process and separate...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    October 14, 2021 

Ongoing topics occupy council

Two topics are still generating interest for the Sundance City Council: a proposed change to the noon siren and the implication of the recent U.S. Census that the city has lost around 150 citizens over the last ten years. The first came up during...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    October 14, 2021 

Council asked for exceptions to zoning code

Should the city grant variances on its zoning code for specific requests from citizens? The Sundance City Council had three opportunities to consider this question at last week’s meeting, and the answer was different for each unique circumstance....

 

Blacksheep selected as supervisory park ranger for interpretation and education

Superintendent Amnesty Kochanowski announced the selection of Curlinda Mitchell Blacksheep, Ed.D. as the new supervisory park ranger for interpretation and education at Devils Tower National...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    October 14, 2021 

Oneok reclamation efforts continue

Addressing concern from local landowners whose property now houses part of the Elk Creek Pipeline, representatives from Oneok last week spoke with the county commissioners to explain that the restoration project is far from complete. The aim, they...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    October 14, 2021 

Revitalization meetings delayed

The meetings, tours and opportunities for public comment that were expected to take place this week as part of the Revitalization Roadmap and Development program have been postponed until the middle of November. At that time, says Andy Miller of the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    October 14, 2021 

Oil company asks for tax relief

A local oil company approached the county commissioners last week to ask for relief on the interest associated with their tax bills for the last three years. Understanding the difficulties companies like Ranch Oil have faced due to prices over the...

 
 By Kim Heaster    News    October 14, 2021 

This Week at Your Library

We are still doing curbside and delivery if you would prefer not to come inside. If you are a master gardener, will you please contact the library? We would like to have some gardening programs, and need a master gardener to lead them. Thanks!...

 

DOH: Don't overlook need for flu shots

Following an unusually quiet 2020-21 flu season, a Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) official says the need for flu shots remains important to help protect Wyoming residents from influenza as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. “As the next flu...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    October 14, 2021 

WYO HELP reaches $150,000 in local rental assistance

Since she began helping locals in need seek assistance back in May, Elise Hanslip of WYO HELP says she has managed to secure around $150,000 in rental support for Crook County residents alone. Hanslip visited the Sundance City Council last week to...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    October 14, 2021 

Black Hills attract attention of wind developer

A wind developer is looking at the Black Hills National Forest as a possible location for a wind farm that would be large enough to supply the City of Chicago. The project is in its early exploratory phase and where exactly the towers would be...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Dalan Leblanc, 83/70, $125; Jared Fratcher, CA, 88/80, $101; Miguel Porchas Campa, AZ, 78/70, $101; Connor Friske, SD, 93/75, $150; Sean Lewis, FL, 91/75, $140; Nathan J. McGuire, TX, 91/70, $165; Jess R. Jimison, Moorcroft, 79/70,...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Sept. 27 – Five traffic stops. Four VIN checks. Fire page. Three sets fingerprints. Child abuse/neglect report. Four EMS pages. Notified coroner. Vehicle crash. Two suspicious person reports. Assisted motorist. Animal complaint. Courtesy ride....

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Woman pleads guilty to assault in stabbing GILLETTE (WNE) — The woman accused of stabbing her ex-boyfriend has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and battery, which was reduced from attempted second-degree murder in a plea agreement. With the...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago Oct. 20, 1921 Williams Brothers of Manhattan have just finished installing a second windmill on a well close to the edge of Grand Canyon. This well was drilled two years ago and a fine...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    October 7, 2021

Setting boundaries

Representatives from the northeast of Wyoming met on Thursday to address redistricting in Crook, Weston and Campbell counties. This process will redefine the boundaries of each voting district across...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    October 7, 2021

Hospital district distances itself from foundation

Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) has dropped the idea of occupying the new Hulett clinic without, at this time, attempting to intervene in the Crook County Medical Foundation’s (CCMF) plans to rent it to a competing company. At last...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    October 7, 2021

CCMSD on edge over vaccine mandates

Crook County Medical Services District is starting to see difficulties with staffing on the horizon. CEO Micki Lyons last week shared her concerns over the impending federal vaccine mandate with the board of trustees. The announcement from President...

 
 By Sarah Pridgoen    News    October 7, 2021

Bad medicine

Ivermectin cannot be used to cure COVID-19 – so where did we get the idea that it can? Why do so many people still want to be treated with a medicine that’s only effective against the coronavirus in a dose that would kill a human being several...

 

Open house

Members of the community were treated to a meal and games during the open house for Grossenburg Implement's new facility Sept. 24....

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago Oct. 6, 1921 Word has been received in Sheridan that a notorious grey wolf which has been preying on livestock in the Pryor mountains near Lodge Grass, Montana, for the past six years...

 

Raffle winner

Brandon Hartwell of Gillette was the lucky winner of the side by side raffled off as a fundraiser for the Sundance Volunteer Fire Department....

 

Big beet

Austin Peterson harvested this large beet last week from his garden in Sundance. The scale showed this beet to be a whopping eight pounds....

 
 By Kim Heaster    News    October 7, 2021

This Week at Your Library

We are still doing curbside and delivery if you would prefer not to come inside. If you are a master gardener, will you please contact the library? We would like to have some gardening programs, and need a master gardener to lead them. Thanks!...

 

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