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Nursing home wins accreditation

By Sarah Pridgeon Crook County Long Term Care nursing home, at Sundance Hospital, has received accreditation from the Department of Health and Medicare after initiating a range of improvements to the facility and its programs, according to John Osse, Interim…

Excellence award for Director of Nurses

CCMSD Interim Administrator John Osse with DON Connie Clous.

By Sarah Pridgeon Connie Clous, Director of Nurses at Sundance’s Long Term Care (LTC) facility, is this year’s recipient of the Norman S. Holt Award for Nursing Excellence, a prestigious honor granted by the Wyoming Hospital Association (WHA). The award…

Service award

Sherri Davis and Barb Coy

Sherri Davis was recognized for 10 years of service at Crook County Public Health October 19, 2011. The majority of Sherri’s time is in the Nurse Family Partnership Program that is designed to assist first time moms to improve pregnancy…

Congressional office hours Nov. 9

Robin Bailey, Denise Canfield and Matt Jones, Field Representatives for U.S. Senators Michael Enzi and John Barrasso and Congressman Cynthia Lummis are scheduled to hold “Office Hours” in Sundance, Hulett and Moorcroft on Wednesday November 9. The representatives will be…

Pipeline construction to begin in the spring

By Sarah Pridgeon Construction of the 525-mile Bakken Pipeline, which will stretch from the Bakken Shale in North Dakota and Montana to the Overland Pass Pipeline between Wyoming and Kansas, is set to begin in spring 2012. According to Brad…

Local triumph for public arts program

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By Sarah Pridgeon Three bronze sculptures were unveiled during a dedication ceremony at the Northeast Wyoming Welcome Center on Friday. Depicting a mountain lion and two young fawns, the sculptures are the sixth project to be completed under the State…

Burn ban lifted

Thanks to improved weather conditions, the county-wide burn ban has been lifted. Crook County Fire Warden Gari Gill noted that he appreciated everyone’s efforts in complying with the ban and suggested anyone with questions about other burn permits can contact…