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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 21, 2019 

Johnson trial could see change of venue

Through “an abundance of caution”, defense attorney Don Fuller plans to file a motion for a change of venue in the trial of the State of Wyoming vs. Jessie Johnson. Fuller stated his intention during a pre-trial hearing on Tuesday afternoon...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 21, 2019 

Weathering the 'bomb cyclone'

A storm believed to have had the largest span in at least a decade rolled through Crook County on Wednesday, disrupting ordinary business and sending residents scurrying for home until the snow gave...

 
 News    March 21, 2019 

Mobile pantry to visit Hulett

Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies and Farm Credit Services will hold a mobile pantry food distribution in Hulett, Wyoming, on Wednesday, March 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. WFBR is planning to have enough food for 25 families. If you are in need or...

 
 News    March 21, 2019 

20 years

Sheriff Jeff Hodge presents April Gill with a certificate for her 20 years of dedicated service to Crook County....

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 21, 2019 

CenturyLink officially deregulated in rural zones

The County Commissioners have received official confirmation from the Public Service Commission that CenturyLink will be deregulated in rural zones of Wyoming. It was not unexpected, says County...

 
 News    March 21, 2019 

Annual young Author's Contest underway

The Crook County Library Foundation is sponsoring the Mary Hadley Memorial Young Author’s Contest again this spring. All Crook County youth are invited to participate by contributing ONE of the following: cowboy poetry, fiction story about a Crook...

 
 News    March 21, 2019 

This Week at Your Library

THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED FOR SPRING CLEANING Monday, April 1 through Friday, April 5. We will still have our Geri-Fit classes, Friends of the Library meeting, storytime, Nick from the Hearing Aid Center and our Cowboy Carnegie program that week....

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 21, 2019 

State gears up for hemp

By Sarah Pridgeon Changes to Wyoming law have introduced a potential new crop to Wyoming. Producers will legally be able to grow industrial hemp, which is believed to have thousands of uses, once the Wyoming Department of Agriculture has finalized...

 
 News    March 21, 2019 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Emily A. Sarason, Gillette, 92/80, $105; Trevor R. O’Brien, CO, 88/80, $86; Justin R. Millner, FL, 95/75, $215; Richard J. Norton, CO, 85/70, $120; Jason W. Thorne, Gillette, 85/70, $120; Penny L. Bousquet, NE, 87/80, $84 No Valid...

 
 News    March 21, 2019 

Sundance Police Report

Mar. 9 – Business and house checks. Three bar checks. Three traffic stops. Mar. 10 – Business and house checks. Three traffic stops. Officer responded to unknown alarm; smoke alarm had been set off by cooking. Mar. 11 – Business and house...

 
 News    March 21, 2019 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Mar. 11 – Six VIN checks. Traffic stop. Detention deputy did multiple fingerprints for outside employment. Deputy did welfare check. Deputy investigated civil disturbance. Mar. 12 – Three VIN checks. Five traffic stops. Paper service. Detention...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 21, 2019 

Washington woman sentenced for intent to deliver

A Washington woman has been given a deferred sentence on a charge of possession with intent to deliver after being pulled over for speeding near Colony last May with more than 50 pounds of marijuana h...

 
 By Ramsey Scott    News    March 21, 2019 

Gordon vetoes two bills, declines to sign several others

CHEYENNE – Gov. Mark Gordon on Friday used his veto pen on two bills, one of which would have authorized the Legislature to sue to allow Wyoming’s coal to be exported through Washington State. Gordon also declined to sign several more bills he...

 
 News    March 21, 2019 

Wyoming News Briefs

‘Wyoming Promise’ continues drive despite death of bill SHERIDAN (WNE) — Despite the Free and Fair Elections Resolution failing in the Senate Corporations Committee on a 3-2 vote, Wyoming Promise volunteers are encouraged by their success so...

 
 News    March 21, 2019 

Keyhole hosts ice rescue training

On March 13, the Crook County Sheriff's Office took part in an Ice Rescue training at Keyhole State Park. Sheriff's Office Deputies were joined by members of the Wyoming Game and Fish and Keyhole Stat...

 

Love, support and cookies

It's not just about the financial help, says Joni Spaulding of Bearlodge Bakery and Greenhouse. The eatery has been hosting a cookie fundraiser this week just as much to show its beneficiary, Shirley...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 14, 2019

County residents encouraged to complete broadband survey

The more local people who take a brief connectivity test, the more likely it is that Wyoming – and Crook County – will get a share of the pot when federal money comes available to improve broadband access in rural areas, said County Clerk Linda...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 14, 2019

Study may look for cause of Carlile water issues

The ball is now rolling on a water study that will investigate whether or not it is feasible to form a water district on the west side of Crook County with the ultimate goal of hooking on to Gillette’s Madison water system. The county...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 14, 2019

State revenue drop sends city hunting for savings

As the Legislature was not able to fulfill Governor Matt Mead’s promise of an extra $25 million for towns and counties, Mayor Paul Brooks has asked the Sundance City Council to take a different approach this go-around as budgeting season begins....

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    March 14, 2019

City explains Winterfest funding model

How exactly is the Sundance Winter Festival paid for? Council Member Jana McLean raised this question at last week’s meeting on behalf of several residents who had approached her. According to...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Bernardo J. Gonzales, NM, 89/80, $140; Allan L. Barth, MT, 78/70, $86; Britney L. Boyer, Pine Haven, 85/70, $120 Follow Too Closely – Damon D. Coulter, Gillette, $75 Violate Legal Weight (2001-4000) – Tarl J. Yundt, ND, $120;...

 

Sundance Police Report

Feb. 23 – House watch and business checks conducted. Three bar checks. Seven traffic stops. Feb. 24 – House watch and business checks conducted. Traffic stop. Checked on a suspicious person. Feb. 25 – House watch and business checks conducted....

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office Blotter

Mar. 4 – Two VIN checks. Two traffic stops. Deputy investigated animal complaint. Deputy investigated a report of suspicious vehicle. Deputy assisted Wyoming Highway Patrol with two separate calls. Detention Deputy booked in subject. Mar. 5 ...

 
 By Ramsey Scott    News    March 14, 2019

Bill tackles delinquent ad valorem payments

CHEYENNE – Counties seeking delinquent ad valorem taxes from bankrupt energy companies will automatically move to the front of the line of creditors seeking payment starting in 2021. This general session, the Wyoming Legislature passed Senate File...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Game and Fish investigates poaching of bull elk SHERIDAN (WNE) - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking the public's assistance in the case of a bull elk poached in northern Sheridan County...

 

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