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 News    July 7, 2022 

Paying respects

The procession carrying Marine Cpl. Seth Rasmuson home passed through Crook County on Friday as residents stood by the interstate to pay their respects. Rasmuson, originally from Rapid City but...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 7, 2022 

"Team Keona" places in NADAC dog trials

Any dog can compete in a North American Dog Agility Council trial, but it takes a special team of canine and handler to come home with a winning ribbon. 15-year-old Karen Ulmer and her four-year-old...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 7, 2022 

Vacation Bible School starts next week

The United Methodist Church will be presenting its annual Summer Vacation Bible School next week for kids between the ages of three and sixth grade. The theme this year is: “Monumental: Celebrating God’s Love” and the church promises a...

 
 News    July 7, 2022 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago July 6, 1922 Every citizen of Sundance agrees that the celebration staged Tuesday and Wednesday was successful beyond anticipations. From all points of Crook County, people gathered to celebrate the Fourth with Sundance, Weston county...

 
 News    July 7, 2022 

Kayak winner

Dioné Moon, winner of the recent kayak drawing at Decker's Market, along with Decker's employee Larry Hancock....

 
 News    July 7, 2022 

New sign

The Aladdin Coal Tipple finally has a new sign. It's been a long time in the planning and making, says Commissioner Jeanne Whalen, but it was erected by Crook County Road & Bridge and Crook...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 7, 2022 

Sentence imposed for marijuana smuggler who broke probation terms

A Washington man who was given a deferred sentence in 2016 after being caught smuggling marijuana through Crook County has appeared in court again after being accused of breaking the terms of his probation. Evan Rice has now been given a suspended...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 7, 2022 

Nebraska man charged with felony DUI

A Nebraska man has been charged with a felony count of driving while under the influence after being stopped by law enforcement on the interstate for driving over the posted speed limit. On June 23, B...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 7, 2022 

CDC ups response to monkeypox outbreak

Several surrounding states have now joined the list of locations where the 2022 outbreak of monkeypox has been detected, including Nebraska, Colorado and Utah. While Wyoming still remains free of the disease, the Centers for Disease Control wants to...

 
 News    July 7, 2022 

Circuit Court

Speeding – Rory Dangel, Evansville, WY, 87/80, $109; Michael A Miles, Bozeman, MT, 88/75, $125; Christine Johnson, Cheyenne, WY, 79/70, $103; Christopher Hunt, Gillette, WY, 89/75, $130; Ty Weeg, Newcastle, WY, 90/70, $160; Dusty Pinske, Sturgis, S...

 
 News    July 7, 2022 

Crook County Sheriff's Office

June 27 – Two traffic stops. Three VIN checks. Abandoned vehicle. Traffic crash. Disturbance. Four house watches. Medical emergency. Two paper services. Two EMS calls. June 28 – Two traffic stops. Three VIN checks. Animal bite. Assist Wyoming...

 
 By Mark Davis    News    July 7, 2022 

Simpson to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

POWELL - Former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a July 7 ceremony at the White House by longtime friend, U.S. President Joe Biden. "Joe Biden and I have...

 
 News    July 7, 2022 

Wyoming News Briefs

Sublette County Health’s hospital a reality PINEDALE (WNE) — The century-long quest for a hospital in Sublette County is finally a reality.  On June 28, the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved a $32-million loan application submitted by the...

 
 By Dustin Bleizeffer    News    July 7, 2022 

Lawmakers seek deal for coal carbon capture

Despite several years and a spate of new laws designed to delay the retirement of coal-fired power generating units, the state may have to press harder to broker a deal that results in a coal carbon capture project, according to some lawmakers....

 
 News    July 7, 2022 

2022 Crook County Rodeo Royalty Contestants

Junior Princess Ellie Burch Ellie Burch is the daughter of Dallas and Anna Burch of Oshoto. She is homeschooled and will be a seventh grader this fall. She enjoys riding horses, cooking, crocheting...

 
 News    July 7, 2022 

Powder River Energy hosts seminar on the U.S. power grid

Ever wondered how it's possible to monitor a machine as massive, complex and important as the United States power grid? Powder River Energy will be hosting a seminar next week that will provide insights into the answer to that question. On July 12,...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    July 7, 2022 

Comment period open on local government ARPA grant rules

Many a government agency in Wyoming has mused on whether it will be possibility to access American Rescue Plan Act funding to support needed infrastructure projects, and it seems they will soon have their answer. The State Lands and Investments...

 
 News    July 7, 2022 

Secretary of State to speak on election integrity at tri-county presentation

Secretary of State Ed Buchanan will be in Moorcroft on July 13 to present information and data regarding Election security and integrity in Wyoming. The presentation, which is being sponsored by Campbell, Crook and Weston Counties, is open to the...

 
 By Billy Arnold    News    July 7, 2022 

Yellowstone bison gore two visitors in three days

JACKSON — Less than a week after Yellowstone National Park reopened following historic floods, bison gored two visitors in three days, bringing the total number of gorings this season to three. Park officials have said that Yellowstone typically...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 30, 2022

Drought declared over

The rain might have interrupted a few early-summer barbecues around the area, and many a vehicle and siding panel could have done without the hail, but Crook County has officially been raised out of drought conditions thanks to all the recent...

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    News    June 30, 2022

Passing the book

You don't need to be quiet in the library. You're allowed to talk, and laugh, and enjoy yourself. The cliché of the stern librarian with a finger to her lips, hair pulled back in a bun and a cross lo...

 

State Park Backpacks available at the library

Crook County Libraries are joining with the Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites & Trails to offer the "Check-Out State Parks Library Program." Backpacks can be checked out at any of our Crook County Library locations – Sundance, Moorcroft and...

 

Powder River Energy Foundation/Basin Electric donate

Powder River Energy Foundation and Basin Electric have joined forces to make a $7500 donation to Wyoming Agriculture in the Classroom (WAIC), supporting educators to implement the Wyoming Stewardship...

 

Peek at the Past

100 Years Ago June 29, 1922 Missing Issue 75 Years Ago June 26, 1947 The annual fireworks display sponsored by the Sundance Commercial Club will be held at the time of the Crook County Fair instead of July 4 as is the custom, it was announced this...

 
 By Kim Heaster    News    June 30, 2022

This Week at Your Library

The library will be closed on Mon., July 4, for Independence Day. We are still doing curbside and in-town delivery if you would prefer not to come inside. We have numerous magazines available for a two-week checkout. PREVENTION MAGAZINE is a...

 

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