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Fall survivor

This mature buck was spotted south of Sundance along Kara Creek on Tuesday after once again evading the hunt....

 

Weed and Pest reflects on special management projects

The special management program for leafy spurge was carried out somewhat as normal this year, though it was moderately impacted by the drought. This extreme weather resulted with treatments that were very slow to kill all weeds this year, including l...

 

Bearlodge Ranger District seeking public comments on Timber Stand Improvement Project

Black Hills National Forest officials are asking for public comments on the proposed Woods Timber Stand Improvement Project, located in the western Bear Lodge Mountains. The project will include thinning of certain pine stands to improve growth of...

 

Helping heroes hunt

Every year, a group of disabled veterans heads to Crook County to experience the deer hunting this area has to offer. The Black Hills Veterans' Day White Tail Hunt has been hosted since 2016 by Huntin...

 

Volunteers needed to keep Winterfest going

A brand new festival burst onto the local scene in 2015, immediately attracting plenty of visitors whose idea of a fine winter day was to play around in the snow while watching their neighbors ski-jor down Main Street or tumble down a slope atop a ba...

 

Weed and Pest reflects on a busy year

Crook County Weed and Pest had another productive 2021 and has been successfully carrying out our programs over the course of the seasons as best as possible. The district dealt with many of the same issues all landowners and business owners dealt...

 

Christmas tree permits now available

Black Hills National Forest Christmas tree permits are available for purchase either online at Recreation.gov, from your local Forest Service office or from private vendors throughout the Black Hills. Details about where to cut your tree and height...

 

Deer numbers could challenge hunters

According to Game Warden Chris Teter, hunting season this year will bring a mixture of opportunities and rewards across the local area, with elk most prevalent on private land, an excellent...

 

Good hunting

Sam Simmon had a productive morning hunting just before Tuesday's blustery weather rolled in. The Carson City, MI resident, who has been a regular in the area for the last three decades, harvested...

 

Black Hills National Forest to initiate Forest Plan revision process

Black Hills National Forest officials have initiated the process to revise the current Land and Resource Management plan, otherwise referred to as the Forest Plan. Forest Plans guide all resource management actions on the Forest. The Forest Service...

 

Hunter Education begins next Friday

A Wyoming Game and Fish Department authorized and approved Hunter Education Class is scheduled in Sundance just in time for prospective new hunters to get certified before fall wild turkey season in the Black Hills. Even if you never hunt, the class...

 

Summer's end

Fall colors have begun to appear in the Bearlodge, heralding the end of a long, hot summer in this region....

 

Devils Tower sees record-breaking visitation

Full campsites, busy roads and record visitation at some of Wyoming’s most popular spectacles, including Yellowstone – it’s been quite the summer for tourism. The latest figures from the National Park Service show that Devils Tower National...

 

Bat Festival at Devils Tower

In celebration of National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 25, the National Park Service (NPS) and Devils Tower Natural History Association will host a bat festival. The festival will include educational activities about these rarely seen...

 

Deer disease outbreak identified in county

ase (EHD) in white-tailed deer and pronghorn has seen cases identified across the east of Wyoming, including in Crook County. The Wyoming Game & Fish Department last week announced that it was actively tracking the outbreak of EHD, which is...

 

CCNRD announces return of tree program

The Crook County Natural Resource District (CCNRD) is excited to announce the hopeful return of our Tree Program. With the assistance of local volunteers, we will aim to provide Crook County with Conservation-Grade seedlings and potted trees. Orders...

 

Soaring to success

The thirty-one climbing routes on the east face of the Tower at Devils Tower National Monument are now open to climbing after three Peregrine Falcon chicks successfully fledged from their nest. Each year some climbing routes are temporarily closed...

 

Moon Walk to host "Introduction to The Night Sky"

The Black Hills National Forest will conduct its third Moon Walk of the year on Sat., Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. The activity will take place at the Sundance Horse Camp, located about five miles from Sundance. Participants will learn how to identify some comm...

 

National Park Service completes project to increase accessibility at Devils Tower

Major improvements to the accessibility of trails, exhibits, parking and restrooms were completed in July at Devils Tower National Monument. It is the first major upgrade to the park's infrastructure...

 

Crook County Fair champions

Crook County Fair champions...

 

City plans volunteer group to clean creek

At the suggestion of a concerned resident, the City of Sundance is looking into the possibility of putting together a group of volunteers to clear out the creek as it flows towards Sundance Pond. The creek is in need of attention because the water...

 

Bike trail to be extended out of Sundance White Ranch Park

The City of Sundance has granted permission for the bike trail through Sundance White Ranch Park to be extended across city property. The trail, which was created by the Sundance Chain Gang, is...

 

The Forestry Corner

By Jeremy Dedic Wyoming State Forestry Division and Ed Mignery Wyoming Tree Farm, landowner County assessors and realtors in Crook and Weston counties report that residences in rural properties have been in high demand in recent years. We offer this...

 

Steer stopper

Steele Fencing works on the new tie rail to allow animals to remain at the fairgrounds overnight. A tent loaned by Pinnacle Bank will also be going up for livestock shelter prior to fair week's...

 

Devils Tower announces new Chief Ranger

Superintendent Amnesty Kochanowski announced the selection of a new leadership team member at Devils Tower National Monument, Chief Ranger Matt Roland. He began June 20. Roland will lead the visitor...

 

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