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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    November 24, 2022 

Legislators snag leadership roles

Continuing the recent tradition of punching above its weight, the small county of Crook can once again boast that both of its legislators hold positions of leadership in the Wyoming State...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    November 24, 2022 

RER gets funding bump from Wyoming Energy Authority

Rare Element Resources announced this week that it has been awarded $4.4 million from the Wyoming Energy Authority (WEA) towards its demonstration plant in Upton. The grant is a cost reimbursement award for future expenditures related to the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    November 24, 2022 

Purcell named dispatcher of the year

Crook County's own Jennifer Purcell has been honored with the Public Safety Telecommunicator of the Year award from the Wyoming chapter of APCO International. Purcell has worked within the county's...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    November 24, 2022 

Sundance kicks off the holidays

If the leftovers are all gone, that must mean it’s time for the Christmas season to begin. In traditional style, Sundance will be kicking off the holidays next weekend with a range of festive events. This year, the theme for the parade and associat...

 

Veterans' assistance available

A State of Wyoming veterans’ service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services around Wyoming cities throughout December. Sandy McFarland is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss...

 
 By Carrie Riley    News    November 24, 2022 

This Week at Your Library

We do in-town deliveries for people who are unable to make it into the library and we do curbside delivery for those who would prefer not to come inside. Just give us a call and we will get your books ready. Come check out our numerous magazines we...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago November 23, 1922 J.W. Zane purchased the frame building on the Rodhdale property and is moving it to the hotel property preparatory to building an ice house. Otis Zimmerschied,...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    November 24, 2022 

County adds new jobs, increases payroll and weekly wages

In the space of a year, Crook County has added almost 100 jobs to its economy, a 3.5% increase in employment opportunity, according to figures released by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services in its quarterly census of employment. The data...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Grants awarded to support social and emotional learning in Wyoming CHEYENNE (WNE) — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming Caring Foundation announced this week it awarded nearly $25,000 in grants to schools across Wyoming to support social and...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Chanda Snook, Gillette, WY, 77/65, $120; Michael Jepson, Olympia, WA, 96/75, $165; Geoffrey Hoyt, Lead, SD, 79/70, $103; Stephanie Barrientos, Devils Tower, WY, 81/65, $140; Brandon Berry, Rapid City, SD, 86/80, $97; Taranvir Ghuman,...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Nov. 14 – Traffic accident with damage. Animal bite. Business checks. House watch. Fingerprints. Patient transfer. Traffic complaint. Six VIN checks. Nov. 15 – Two traffic accidents with damage. Animal complaint. Assisted Wyoming Highway Patrol....

 

Vote tally now official

No changes were made to the results released on election night after the Crook County Canvass Board came together for its post-election audit on Thursday. Though several races came down to the wire, only one was close enough to meet the criteria to t...

 

Amendment votes reflected statewide

Crook County’s thoughts on the two constitutional amendments that appeared on last week’s ballot were broadly reflected by voters across the state. Like local voters, Wyoming as a whole supported the idea of allowing towns invest money in...

 

Shop small for the season

Get your Christmas lists ready – next weekend is your annual opportunity to support local businesses and earn the chance to win a reward of your own. November 26 marks the date of two local traditions: Small Business Saturday® and the Ladies...

 
 By Carrie Riley    News    November 17, 2022

This Week at Your Library

We do in-town deliveries for people who are unable to make it into the library and we do curbside delivery for those who would prefer not to come inside. Just give us a call and we will get your books ready. Come check out our numerous magazines we...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago November 16, 1922 A. Hewes, who now has about one hundred registered Herefords on his ranch, unloaded the best registered bull here Tuesday that has been brought to this part of the state. He bought him from Monsel Bros. at Cambridge,...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Gillette man arrested after stealing grandfather’s truck and guns and kicking deputy GILLETTE (WNE) — An 18-year-old man was arrested Sunday morning on a number of felony charges, including aggravated burglary, theft and interference. A 39-year-o...

 

Counting the homeless in Wyoming

On one cold January night, across the nation, all states will conduct the annual Point in Time Count to count all sheltered and unsheltered individuals in their state. In Wyoming, that night is January 25, 2023. This survey is a count of all people e...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Tessa R. Garman, Sundance, WY, 72/65, $99; Claudia Kuntz, Polo, MO, 90/70, $160; Loyd Rogers, Smyrna, TN, 91/75, $140; Jason Butts, Sheridan, WY, 91/80, $115; Matthew Freeman, Olean, NY, 85/70, $135; Wendy Rohrbaugh, Alzada, MT, 92/70; $...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Nov. 7 – Eight traffic stops. Three VIN inspections. Paper service. Business check. Harassment. Three housewatches. Other call. Two fingerprintings. Medical page. Two suspicious persons/circumstances. Two traffic hazards. Trespassing. Nov. 8 ...

 

Ox Yoke Ranch named landowner of the year

The Ox Yoke Ranch near Beulah has been named as one of seven recipients of the Wyoming Game & Fish Department’s Landowners of the Year award for 2022. The award recognizes the ranch and its owners for providing recreational opportunities to the...

 

Sundance State Bank donates to Vore Buffalo Jump

Sundance State Bank has presented the Vore Buffalo Jump Foundation (VBJF) with a corporate donation of $5000 in October, a further contribution to work that began in 2013 to improve the site as a visitor destination. The VBJF has been actively...

 

PRECorp Foundation supports local organizations with annual Holiday giving

The Powder River Energy Foundation recently donated a total of $20,000 to 18 charitable organizations in the five-county area of northeast Wyoming through its annual Holiday giving program. “The Foundation’s mission is to demonstrate our...

 

Quilt raffled by VFW won by veteran

Jeremy Cook, a veteran who served as a U.S. Army Ranger, was the recipient of this double vision quilt designed and pieced by Cheryl Williams and quilted by SilverSisters Quilts. The piece was...

 

Picking winners

Jamie Jessen casts her ballot on Tuesday morning for the 2022 General Election. The race that received perhaps the most attention, both locally and statewide, was that of Ogden Driskill, who faced a...

 

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