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 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    September 19, 2019 

POW descendants invited to anniversary

Descendants of the Wyoming prisoners of war whose lives were lost during World War II when a Japanese freighter was sunk are invited to an event honoring the nine men in Riverton next month. The dedication will honor the 75th anniversary of the sinki...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    September 19, 2019 

County under fire ban

The rains of early summer having left Crook County with plenty of fuel, the potential dry conditions of fall have led County Fire Warden Doug Leis to call for full burn restrictions. The ban, which went into effect this week, is intended to prevent...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    September 19, 2019 

Leis named fire warden

Firefighting has been a lifelong passion for Crook County’s new Fire Warden, Doug Leis. “My dad was a volunteer firefighter when I was a kid growing up, I hung out there with those guys back home in Wisconsin and became a firefighter there...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    September 19, 2019 

Pizza party

The fourth grade kids were treated to a pizza lunch on Tuesday using ingredients they planted themselves in the hoop house at the fairgrounds. Under the direction of 4-H Educator Sara Fleenor and...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    September 19, 2019 

Citizens volunteer to combat suicide

Whichever data set you look at, Wyoming has one of the highest suicide rates in the nation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) place Wyoming third for suicides per capita, recording...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago The Times September 19, 1919 J.A. Barrett of Oshoto, deputy assessor, and wife assumed charge of the Sundance Hotel on Monday of this week under lease from Col. Ripley. Mr. Barrett is said to be a man of considerable experience in the...

 

This Week at Your Library

FALL PREVENTION WORKSHOP BROWN BAG LUNCHEON: Thursday, September 26, at 12 p.m. Falls are the leading cause of death in older adults. Come learn several strength-training exercises to help prevent falls and ways to make your home more fall-proof....

 

Vintage car visit

Niles Harris of Deadwood, subject of the Big & Rich song “8th of November”, along with his son Niles of the Seattle, Washington area, stopped in to visit their friend Jacque from the Dime...

 
 By Chris Maupin    News    September 19, 2019 

Cowboy poetry and more coming to Alzada

The 30th Annual Alzada Cowboy Poetry, Music and Art Show will be held on Sunday, October 6 at the Alzada Community Hall in Alzada, Montana. It will be a double celebration as the Alzada Community Hall is 90 years old, having been built in 1929....

 
 By Chris Maupin    News    September 19, 2019 

Western 4-H Family and Consumer Science Show

The 57th Annual Western 4-H Family and Consumer Science Show will be held October 11 and 12 at the Central States Fairgrounds in Rapid City. While this is called a show, it consists of various contests for developing life skills that 4-Hers, youth,...

 

Enzi accepting nominees to military academies

U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is accepting applications for nominations to the U.S. military service academies for the 2020-21 school year. Every year, Enzi gives Wyoming youth considering military careers the opportunity to apply for a...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    September 19, 2019 

Cody man sentenced for Keyhole assault

Andrew Carl Buller of Cody, otherwise known as Andy StandingWolf, has been sentenced on charges of domestic battery, false imprisonment and interference with emergency calls following an incident at Keyhole State Park in January, 2018 during which...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    September 19, 2019 

Nevada man charged with fifth DUI

Nevada resident Eddy Prieto-Madril has been charged with driving while under the influence, fifth offense within ten years, after being pulled over on the interstate for speeding. On August 28, at around 12:45 p.m., a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    September 19, 2019 

Beulah woman charged with aggravated assault

Tateum Mae Moss has been charged with felony counts of strangulation of a household member and aggravated assault and battery following an alleged fight that took place at her Beulah residence. On Sep...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    September 19, 2019 

Denver man faces felony drug charges

A Denver man faces felony drug charges after a pound of marijuana was found in his vehicle during a traffic stop on Highway 585. On September 7, a Sheriff’s Office deputy was patrolling Highway 585 near mile marker 12 when he observed a white...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    September 19, 2019 

Gillette man accused of stealing county resident's identity

Justin Ross Hogan of Gillette has been bound over to District Court on five felony charges and one misdemeanor count of identity theft. The alleged victim in all six counts is a resident of Crook County. On August 23, 2018, Crook County Sheriff’s...

 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Nicole F. Smith, CO, 28/20, $96; Don C. Pence, MI, 29/20, $98; Christopher P. Stucky, Gillette, 29/20, $85; (minor), Gillette, 30/20, $85; (minor), Beulah, 30/20, $85; Cheryl J. Rideout, Wamsutter, 31/20, $85; Kasandra D. Johnson,...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    September 19, 2019 

Former CEO sued over use of 'BeefChain' trademark

CASPER — A company co-owned by two Wyoming legislators is suing its former CEO over the use of a trademark attributed to the blockchain-based agricultural company they founded together.  In a complaint filed Aug. 30 in federal court, well-known...

 
 By Nick Reynolds    News    September 19, 2019 

Crossover voting, voter ID bills killed

CASPER — Lawmakers on Monday defeated two controversial bills that would have had significant implications on Wyoming’s elections. The bills — one to eliminate the practice of crossover voting in primary elections, another to combat voter...

 

Wyoming News Briefs

Two killed, two wounded in Cheyenne shooting CHEYENNE – Two adults were killed and two juveniles were seriously injured in a shooting late Monday afternoon in east Cheyenne. The sole suspect, Andrew Weaver, 25, of Cheyenne, was taken into custody...

 

City creates economic development committee

A new economic development committee for Sundance was formed last week to operate under the umbrella of the city. Created to both support existing business and encourage new economic opportunities, the committee was suggested by a group of...

 

A little spit and polish

Maintenance Foreman Larry Schommer re-stains the picnic table from the gazebo on the courthouse lawn. The structure is undergoing rejuvenation at the moment to ensure it remains a pleasant place for...

 

Foam fest

Organizers believe this year’s Sundance Beer Festival may have taken the record for best attendance in the event’s six-year history....

 

Hulett shooting case still under review

No arrests have yet been made following a “suspicious shooting” that took place in Hulett at the end of August. The investigation is ongoing, says Louey Williams, Team Leader for the Northeast Enforcement Team of the Wyoming Division of Criminal...

 

City tries "hail mary" to sidestep FEMA debt

With the help of Senator Ogden Driskill, the City of Sundance will try one last time to sidestep repayment of $225,000 in emergency funding that it was granted by FEMA in 2012 to relocate the Cole Water Tank when it began to slide off the hill. The...

 

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