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COVID-19 Daily Update - January 14

Wyoming's total lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 have increased by 345 since yesterday and now stand at 41,628. Probable cases have increased by 67 to 7073. Crook County has had a total of 368 confirmed cases and 31 probables after 2 new confirmed...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 14, 2021 

First phase of vaccine program now complete

Crook County Public Health completed the first phase of COVID-19 vaccinations at the end of last week and will be moving on to the next tier of candidates on the state’s priority list. The phase 1a...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 14, 2021 

Commissioners reluctant to form solid waste district

The commissioners intend to decide in February what should be done about the imminent closure of the last remaining landfill in Crook County. According to Mayor Dick Claar of Moorcroft, the formation of a solid waste district is the only way to...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 14, 2021 

Law enforcement contract begins

To mark the transition between the dissolution of the Sundance Police Department and the beginning of a contract with the Crook County Sheriff’s Office to provide law enforcement coverage for the...

 

Two fatal crashes reported on I-90

Wyoming Highway Patrol has announced that two fatal crashes took place on the interstate on January 8, leading to the deaths of 60-year-old Eric J. Carbaugh of Beulah and 27-year-old Keelie A. Garvin...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 14, 2021 

New council gets to work

The year began for the Sundance City Council with a ceremony to swear in Randy Stevenson as a new member of the council and Joe Wilson as a returning councilman. Mayor Paul Brooks thanked outgoing...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 14, 2021 

Changes expected for Winterfest

A fixture of winter for downtown visitors, the Sundance Winter Festival has been a popular event since 2015. The loss of its volunteer organizers, however, could spell the end of the festivities in their original form. Clerk Treasurer Kathy Lenz...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 14, 2021 

Kid gets new owner

The City of Sundance has agreed to take ownership of the statue of the Sundance Kid that originally sat outside the courthouse and has now been moved to the park under construction next to Old Stoney. The process of moving the statue required a new c...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 14, 2021 

Investigation complete for highway crash

Wyoming Highway Patrol has completed an investigation into a traffic accident that took place on December 30 on Highway 24 in the vicinity of milepost 18. “The cause of the crash was not maintaining a lane of travel,” says Lieutenant Tim...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 14, 2021 

Memorial trees touted for new park

The Sundance City Council has agreed to look into potential ways to incorporate memorial trees into the new park under construction next to Old Stoney. Clerk Treasurer Kathy Lenz reported last week that she has been approached by people who have...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    January 14, 2021 

Lummis says she wanted to 'shine light' on election irregularities

CASPER — Breaking with a vast majority of her colleagues in the Senate, Sen. Cynthia Lummis voted to overturn election results in Pennsylvania, one of two states being contested by conservative members of Congress early Thursday morning. Lummis...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Wyoming wolf-hunting season comes to close PINEDALE (WNE) — The 2020 wolf-hunting season in Wyoming’s trophy game management area closed as the New Year began last week, with only 31 gray wolves taken from a limit of 51.  Last year, Wyoming...

 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

Jan. 4 – Two VIN checks. Four traffic stops. Three assists to DFS. Two fingerprints. Threat call. Coroner call. Theft report. Assisted motorist. Business checks. Assisted Wyoming Highway Patrol. Business checks. Jan. 5 – Two VIN checks. Traffic...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Mark C. Peters, SD, 90/75, $135; Carla Jobgen, SD, 87/75, $120; Joshua Young, WA, 89/80, $103; Kase P. Gustafson, Moorcroft, 86/75, $115; Michael Greene, UT, 100/75, $185; Sergei O’Sullivan, MT, 94/70, $180; Connor Crane, SD, 85/75,...

 
 By Kim Heaster    News    January 14, 2021 

This Week at Your Library

The library will be closed Monday, January 18, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The library doors are open. We are still doing curbside and in town home delivery if you would prefer not to come inside. In compliance with the statewide mask order,...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago Jan. 13, 1921 On a recent visit to Sundance W. D. Fisher mentioned to the Times that the present snowfall on the Upton road constitutes the one blockade which at present ties up 600 miles of highway – from Mitchell, S.D. to Billings,...

 

COVID-19 Daily Update - January 13

Wyoming's total lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 have increased by 167 since yesterday and now stand at 41,283. Probable cases have increased by 50 to 7006. Crook County has had a total of 366 confirmed cases and 31 probables. Of those cases, 7...

 

Dennis sworn in

Kelly Dennis was sworn in to serve a new four-year term as county commissioner by Judge Matthew Castano on Tuesday morning. The three commissioners kicked off the year with necessary housekeeping...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 7, 2021

COVID-19: state orders set to relax

Over the month of December, hospitalizations in Wyoming due to the COVID-19 virus dropped by more than half, prompting Governor Mark Gordon to announce that restrictions on hours of service in bars and restaurants will be dropped. A health order requ...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 7, 2021

Raffle winner announced

This year’s traditional Sundance Chamber of Commerce Raffle was a little different to usual, but the grand prize winner still walked away with significantly heavier pockets. Vicky Vineyard was announced as the winner of the raffle after the...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 7, 2021

Straight shot

Vaccines may now be available for COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean the public is willing to automatically trust them. A year ago, we didn’t even know the virus existed, so how can we be sure getting vaccinated is safe? Both the Pfizer and Moderna...

 

Makeover underway

After battling for many months over a nuisance order for a property on E. Sewell Street, the city was pleased to hear that Crook County School District was purchasing the lot. The home and...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 7, 2021

Commissioners decline to pay for office holiday party

On Tuesday morning, the county commissioners opted not to authorize a $379 expense submitted by the Crook County Treasurer’s Office. The charge, which appeared in the mileage and travel line, was for a Christmas dinner hosted for office staff. The...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    January 7, 2021

CCMSD to build entry level first responder program

Sundance’s ambulance service has acquired a state-of-the-art ambulance with improved equipment and has full-time paramedics working for Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD), says EMS Coordinator Anthony Vopat. However, there’s a final...

 

Assessor's Office mails personal property renditions

Crook County Assessor Theresa Curren would like all businesses and agricultural producers to know that personal property renditions were mailed on December 31, 2020. This is your chance to make any changes to your personal property account, such as...

 

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