Local News

“False spring” triggers early fire season

By Sarah Pridgeon Crook County was among the low-lying areas of the state to be issued a Red Flag warning from the National Weather Service last week. Because the recent mild weather has caused a “false spring,” there is concern…

Redistricting plan gets approval

Crook, portions of Weston & Campbell Counties to make up new senate district   By Sarah Pridgeon The state’s redistricting plan passed the Senate vote last Thursday and now requires only Governor Matt Mead’s signature to become law. The plan,…

City council to appoint new member

Council hopes to have Goodson replacement in place next month   By Sarah Pridgeon Following the announcement of Council Member Larry Goodson’s resignation at this month’s regular meeting of the City Council, Mayor Paul Brooks and the remaining council members…

County Republicans choose Romney

By Sarah Pridgeon Bruce Brown, supporting presidential candidate Mitt Romney, has been selected to attend the National Republican Party Convention in August. The vote to select an alternate delegate, which took place at the Crook County Republican Party’s 2012 Convention…

Rare Element Resources release study results

By Sarah Pridgeon Rare Element Resources has announced that the results of a pre-feasibility study for the Bear Lodge Project show it to be both technologically and economically feasible with an initial projected mine life of 19 years. Meanwhile, significant…

Admin: Hospital in no danger of closing

By Sarah Pridgeon Steps taken to improve the financial situation at Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) have begun to bear fruit, says new CEO Jannette Van Beek. Sundance’s hospital will not, contrary to recent rumor, be closing its doors.…

Veterans outreach meetings planned

A representative from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach meetings in Wyoming cities throughout March. Alisa Cochrane, a state veterans service officer, will be conducting outreach to assist veterans and their families with their state and federal benefits,…