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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 22, 2021 

County treasurer arrested

County Treasurer Mary Kuhl was arrested on Friday afternoon on a felony charge of unauthorized use of monies, a felony punishable by up to two years' imprisonment, a $5000 fine or both. Kuhl has also...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 22, 2021 

National fire preparedness hits highest level

The national fire preparedness level has this week been upgraded to a level five – the highest level of wildland fire activity on the National Interagency Fire Center’s scale. At this level, several geographic areas across the nation are experien...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 22, 2021 

Show ring gets a makeover

Just in time to welcome the kids and their animals, the Crook County fairgrounds are ready to unveil a new look. The renovation includes a new show ring and tie-outs to replace the barns that were...

 
 By Grace Moore    News    July 22, 2021 

Vintage vehicles

Saturday saw the third annual Lakeview Show and Shine Car Show open with a bang with 50 entries in the first hour and more coming in as fast as they could be registered. Ultimately, there were 54 ente...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 22, 2021 

Drought conditions continue to worsen

Occasional downpours may have punctuated the last couple of weeks, but Crook County is not out of the woods when it comes to drought. In fact, the situation has continued to worsen, with approximately one third of the county now listed as under...

 
 News    July 22, 2021 

Rodeo Royalty

Rodeo Royalty This weekend Moorcroft hosted the competition to name this year’s Crook County Rodeo Royalty. The girls rode Friday evening, showing their saddle and reining skills as well as the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 22, 2021 

Delta variant detected in county

A case of COVID-19 involving the Delta variant has now been officially recorded in Crook County during a time when the number of new infections within this community remains steady, but still relatively low. The Delta variant appears to still be...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 22, 2021 

California men arrested on drug possession charges

Two California men face felony charges related to possession of THC, marijuana and meth after their van was searched following a traffic stop and a wide range of controlled substances were discovered scattered throughout the vehicle. On July 10, a...

 
 News    July 22, 2021 

Circuit Court

Speeding – (minor), Gillette, 88/70, $150; (minor), Gillette, 94/80, $140; Kyle Groves, MN, 75/65, $105; Jacob Peterman, IA, 89/80, $103; Rudy Troyer, IN, 88/80, $101; Christina Aguirre, CA, 90/75, $145; Yuewei Qian, IN, 50/40, $105; Tyler Bowman,...

 
 News    July 22, 2021 

WYDOT warns of driver's license scam

WYDOT is warning residents of a possible phishing scam that involves driver’s licenses and has issued a statement to inform Wyomingites that no message sent by the department will ever ask for your personal information. The scam appears to involve...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 22, 2021 

County woman sent to prison for fifth DUI

Crook County resident Nancy Hawken has been sentenced to between five and seven years for a felony charge of driving while under the influence, fifth offense, after her vehicle was found in a ditch. On the evening of December 15, 2020, a Wyoming High...

 
 News    July 22, 2021 

Cattle drive

A caravan of dignitaries, cowboys, volunteers and cattle makes its way down Hynds Boulevard near Interstate 25 during the Cheyenne Frontier Days cattle drive on Sunday, July 18, 2021. The drive...

 
 News    July 22, 2021 

Wyoming News Briefs

Simpson recovering after fall and surgery CODY (WNE) — The former U.S. Sen. Al Simpson is recovering from a fall he took in California last week, requiring a partial hip replacement and surgery. His son, Colin Simpson, confirmed that the fall took...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 22, 2021 

Are you owed $18,000?

Someone in Crook County is owed more than $18,000. Someone else recently found out they were entitled to almost $8000. Though the State Treasurer’s Office Unclaimed Property Division paid out a record $7.4 million in unclaimed property over the...

 
 News    July 22, 2021 

Library to present Hemingway performance

Crook County Library presents “Ernest Hemingway & Wyoming”, a program by Charles Fournier in Sundance on Friday, July 23. This program is free to all and will be held at the library meeting room a...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 22, 2021 

PRECorp sponsors free concert

Three siblings who grew up on a buffalo ranch near Reva, South Dakota will be bringing their country, pop and rock band to Sundance in a couple of weeks. Zeona Road will entertain the community in a free concert at Sundance Square on August 6 from 5...

 
 By Kim Heaster    News    July 22, 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! Thanks...

 
 News    July 22, 2021 

Veterans' assistance available

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

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 22, 2021 

Rental assistance available

WYO HELP is calling for renters in Crook County who experienced financial hardship during the pandemic to make use of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). The program was created to help those who have been struggling to make rent, utility...

 
 News    July 22, 2021 

Returning home

Worland residents line up to watch the procession bringing the remains of 1st Lt. Alva Ray Krogman to his hometown of Worland on Monday. Krogman, a member of the U.S. Air Force, was lost over Laos in...

 
 News    July 22, 2021 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago July 28, 1921 At the Commercial club meeting Monday ways and means were discussed on giving a fair this year, and it was decided to give a one day harvest festival on Saturday, Sept. 10. Crops in the east part of the county are below...

 

Growing campus

A team from the University of Wyoming Extension Office works with local FFA and 4-H students, Crook County Extension and a group from the Wind River Reservation on Tuesday to construct a geodesic...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 15, 2021

City plans for busy Rally week

Early estimates suggest that this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally could be a big one, with South Dakota authorities reportedly planning for up to a million visitors across the week. With that in mind, the Sundance City Council spoke with Sheriff...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 15, 2021

Visitation high on National Forest

The Black Hills National Forest is a popular place to be this summer, according to District Ranger Mike Gosse. Unleashed for the summer vacation, visitors are flocking to the various campsites and recreation areas on the Forest across this county....

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 15, 2021

KOA event raises $20,000 for emergency service

Three quarters of the money that was raised during the Devils Tower KOA fundraiser on Independence Day will be going towards the county’s firefighters. The remaining money, Ogden Driskill told the county commissioners last week, will be donated to...

 

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