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Aladdin airlift

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I-90 travelers are in for an unusual sight this week as a Beachcraft Twin Bonanza airplane appears to fly straight towards them, suspended on a pole 70 feet above the ground. Erected by Mick and Jean Quaal, the antique would…

Commissioners move forward with land swap

After hearing from all three communities, Sundance proposal accepted By Sarah Pridgeon Three municipalities offered their proposals to house the County Fairground at last week’s gathering of the County Commissioners. Should the land swap come to pass, a new football…

Candidates file for municipal seats

By Sarah Pridgeon   In each of Crook County’s municipalities, the mayoral and two council seats are to be decided during this year’s election season. As the filing dates come to an end in three of the towns, the candidates…

Holland announces candidacy for County Sheriff

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By Sarah Pridgeon   David Holland has announced that he will run for the County Sheriff seat at the upcoming election. With a 35-year background in law enforcement, emergency management and private investigation, Holland says he would be the conservative…

Stahla throws hat into Commissioner race

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By Sarah Pridgeon   Steve Stahla has announced that he will pursue a seat on the County Commission at the upcoming elections. Retiring as Crook County Sheriff after 19 years of serving the community, he believes that he has both…

Joe Baron to run again for County Attorney

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By Sarah Pridgeon   Joe Baron will run again for County Attorney at the upcoming elections, seeking a seventh term in office. If elected, he will continue to promote a forward-thinking attitude in the County Attorney’s office, anticipating the needs…

Garman announces bid for County Commission

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By Sarah Pridgeon   Local rancher and Crook County Natural Resource District chairman Wayne Garman has announced that he will run for a seat on the County Commission at the upcoming elections. If elected, he says, he will strive to…

Theresa Curren to run for County Assessor

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By Sarah Pridgeon   Theresa Curren has announced that she will run for County Assessor at the upcoming elections. Having worked in the office for several years, Curren says, she has a clear picture of the changes that need to…

CCMSD administrator resigns

By Sarah Pridgeon   CEO Jan Van Beek has resigned following a three-month improvement program enforced by the Crook County Medical Services District Board of Trustees. To the surprise of the board, Dr. Kirk Mitchell handed in his resignation at…

Public weighs in on fairground swap

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Attendees at Thursday’s public hearing listen as officials address questions raised regarding the proposed fairgrounds swap.

Commissioners delay decision, ask Hulett and Moorcroft to bid on relocation By Sarah Pridgeon   At a public meeting hosted by all three entities involved in the proposed fairground land swap, the County Commissioners did not make a decision on…