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Fair Board builds wish list for potential swap

Board anticipates public meeting to show off plans next month By Sarah Pridgeon   At the recommendation of the County Commissioners, the Crook County Fair Board held the first of two meetings with HDR Engineering last week to outline its…

Lottery launches this week

(Sarah Pridgeon photo) Dallas Johnson and Dawn Steier show off the new WyoLotto equipment at the Fresh Start convenience store in Sundance.

By Sarah Pridgeon   WyoLotto launches this weekend to great fanfare around the state. Tickets for both Powerball® and Mega Millions® will go on sale on August 24 and the first drawing will take place on August 26 at 8:59…

Primary Election Local Results

The following are early results and are not official until verified. Republican STATE SENATOR SENATE DISTRICT #1 Ogden Driskill             1055*                 1996** Judy McCullough        1114*                 1942** Tony Johnson               219*                   489** Write-in                             7*                        9** None                               104*                   319** STATE REPRESENTATIVE HOUSE DISTRICT #1…

Final (unofficial) results

17 of 17 precincts reporting County Commissioner Steve Stahla- 1076 Jeane Whalen – 780 Roger Connett – 644 Otto Schlosser – 614 John Moline, Jr. – 508 Wayne Garman – 489 Mark Viergets – 284 County Sheriff Jeff Hodge –…

Election Results

As election results begin to flow in from Crook County polling areas, we will be posting results on both our website and Facebook page. Wednesday’s Sundance Times will have a wrap-up of the evening’s results while the Wyoming Pioneer will…

Easy does it

A biker lights up the rear tire on his V8-powered motorcycle on Wednesday during the burnout competition.

Slow but steady rally sees fewer incidents than usual By Sarah Pridgeon   Numbers may have been down for this year’s rally week, but law enforcement reports a steady flow of visitors and an enjoyable overall atmosphere. With double the…

Cook Lake and surrounding area to remain closed

Officials planning public meeting this month The area closure order will remain in effect for the Cook Lake Recreational Area and surrounding area through the month of August, possibly longer. Saturated soils caused by continued rain and sporadic severe thunderstorms…

Injured woman rescued from Devils Tower

By Sarah Pridgeon When a climber scaling the Devils Tower was hit by falling rocks on Monday, the park’s Search and Rescue Team used a mixture of skill, training and good, old-fashioned yelling to rescue her, says Chief Ranger Drew…

Burn ban now in place

By Sarah Pridgeon   Crook County is now subject to open burning restrictions and a ban on the use of fireworks due to the potentially severe to extreme fire situation that exists in the area. The heavy fuel load and…