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 By Sarah Pridgeon    Outdoors    July 18, 2019 

Bat disease not found in Crook County

Annual testing for white-nose syndrome, which decimated the population of northern long-eared bats across the nation a few years ago and caused it to be listed as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act in 2014, has found no trace of...

 

Crook County Rodeo Royalty Contestants 2019

Junior Princess Daisy Soesbe Daisy Soesbe is the daughter of James and Samantha Soesbe of Moorcroft, Wyoming. She will be a sixth grader this fall at Moorcroft K-8 School. She enjoys reading,...

 

Dog show

The 4-H dog show was held this past Saturday. Showmanship and Conformation will round up the dog show on Wednesday July 24 at 2 p.m. in the big barn....

 
 By Sarah Pridgeon    Outdoors    July 18, 2019 

The return of county fair

A decade ago, it wasn’t uncommon to hear someone lament that the days of county fair were seeming numbered. This summer, nothing could be further from the truth for the kids of Crook County. In...

 

Some of the Highlight Fair Events

Bob Burke Days: Barrel Race, Breakaway - Fri., July 19, 9 a.m. CCHA Youth Rodeo - Sat., July 20, 10 a.m. Bob Burke Memorial Drawpot Team Roping - Sat., July 20, 4 p.m. Family Fun Night - Thurs., July 25, 5-7 p.m. Youth Rough Stock Rodeo - Thurs.,...

 

Forest Service updates on projects

District Ranger Mike Gosse provided an update on current Forest Service activities to the county commissioners last week, beginning with the Cook Lake dam project that began on Monday. The new...

 

Livestock owners advised to be vigilant for Vesicular Stomatitis

Vesicular Stomatitis (VSV)-Indiana serotype has recently been found in horses in Texas, New Mexico and, most recently, Colorado. Because of this, Wyoming State Veterinarian Dr. Jim Logan has implemented a 72-hour health certificate requirement on...

 

Mount Roosevelt Friendship Tower featured at Forest Moonwalk

Join the Black Hills National Forest in honoring two turn of the century conservation leaders, Theodore Roosevelt and Seth Bullock, at a Forest Moonwalk July 13 at 7 p.m. at Mount Roosevelt Friendship Tower near Deadwood. The famous Deadwood Sheriff...

 

Cook Lake dam project begins

The Black Hills National Forest has confirmed that Cook Lake recreation area will be closing on Monday, July 8 along with Trails 88 and 91 to allow a long-planned project to take place at the spillway. Now six decades old, the structure is showing...

 

Dog trainers

Participants in the 4-H Dog Training class, left to right: Karen Ulmer, Jake Schommer, Laurie Schwabauer, Britt Wheeler, Branson Bankenbush, Jordan Mouat, Tessa Sanderson. These kids have been...

 

Mystery awaits at 4-H Camp

4-H Summer Camp is a much anticipated event for youth in Crook and Weston Counties and this year was no exception. Over 100 youth and adult volunteers flocked to the RAM Center near Devils Tower Junct...

 

Youth showmen learn valuable skills

Earlier this month, the 307 Northeast Show Clinic series welcomed over 50 4-H and FFA members from the northeast area of Wyoming as well as participants from South Dakota into Sundance. The 307 Show...

 

Building for the birds

It was a fun and constructive Saturday afternoon at the Wyoming Treasure Chest in Sundance. Birdhouses were constructed by the eight attendees. The craft event was jointly sponsored by the Wyoming...

 

G&F public comment still open for hunting regulations

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department comment period is still open for public input on many Wyoming Game and Fish Commission regulations. The deadline to submit comments is 5 p.m. June 17. Written comments shall be presented to the Game and Fish...

 

Cutt-Slam offers anglers summer adventure

A western adventure and certainly a challenge, the Wyoming Cutt-Slam is one of the most sought-after achievements for a trout angler. As the summer begins, and the rivers are flowing clear, it’s a good time to pursue native trout. The Cutt-Slam...

 

Fishing for firsts

Although the turnout for this year's Sundance Rod and Gun Club fishing derby was down from previous years, the kids that did cast their lines into Sundance Pond in search of fish weren't...

 

Rodeo royalty deadline coming this week

Entry deadline for Crook County Rodeo Royalty is Friday, June 7 at 5 p.m.  Queen, Princess, Jr. Princess and Pee-Wee Princess are all positions available.  Here is your opportunity to represent the western way of life, plus promote this beautiful...

 

Keyhole State Park partners with Audubon Society for bird banding events

Join the Audubon Society and aid in the banding of birds at Keyhole State Park, June 6, 15 and 27 just below the dam adjacent to the Rocky Point Campground. The operation begins at 6 a.m. and continues until approximately noon, or whenever the...

 

Annual voluntary rock climbing closure begins at Devils Tower

An annual voluntary closure for rock climbing at Devils Tower will be in effect through the month of June. June 1-30, visitors are strongly encouraged to refrain from climbing on the Tower out of respect for the spiritual and cultural significance...

 

Devils Tower to host special presenters this summer

Devils Tower National Monument and the Devils Tower Natural History Association present a spectacular family fun summer! Ranger evening programs occur Sunday through Thursday, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Special guest performances Friday...

 

Moon Walk promotes Wildfire Awareness Month

Due to the recent snow storm and slippery conditions, the Forest Moon Walk scheduled for May 25 has been re-scheduled to June 1. Join the Black Hills National Forest on Saturday, June 1 at 7 p.m. for a moonlit hike and to learn about the history of...

 

Give wildlife space this spring

Springtime photographers, drone pilots, pet owners and people enjoying the outdoors should still give wildlife space this spring. Getting too close to animals can stress them, especially just after winter when they are still low on fat reserves and...

 

Avoid ticks to avoid diseases they spread

As Wyoming’s warmer days approach, avoiding ticks when spending time outdoors can also mean escaping some potentially serious diseases, according to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH). Diseases sometimes passed on by infected ticks in Wyoming...

 

Heart of Agriculture awards recognize women ranchers

Wyoming women ranchers are the state’s fastest growing demographic, and 11 were recognized last week in Gillette with Heart of Agriculture Honoree awards. Whether native born, beguiled as a youth in the Netherlands by Wyoming’s mystique or...

 

Cleaning up

The Ride and Hide 4-H Club was able to take advantage of last week’s short run of nice weather in order to clean up a stretch of Highway 116 on Wednesday. Eleven of the club’s members were on hand to work on their adopted high...

 

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