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Industrial Road scheduled closure Sept. 3-13

Public access to Industrial Road from the East Sundance I-90 Interchange will be closed again from September 3 through September 13 to allow the contractor to construct the concrete pavement tie-ins to the Port of Entry, the I-90 Interchange Cross…

Doing good work with biker bucks

(Sarah Pridgeon photo) Pictured above, left to right: Crook County Senior Services (CCSS) Director Jana McLean, CCSS Board Member Bonnie Beaudoin, Hazel Smith, CCSS Board President Dave Jagemann, Cindy Stoddard, Yvonne Moberg, Gay Pangrac, Deb Cooper and Danea Crowder present checks to the Senior Services from the PRECorp Foundation and the Rally Wednesday biker booth.

PRECorp rally fundraiser scores big donation for Senior Services By Sarah Pridgeon If you enjoyed a “walking taco” from the Powder River Energy Corporation booth during Burnout Wednesday this year, you also contributed to a fundraising effort that garnered a…

CCMSD announces new physician

(Sarah Pridgeon photo) Long Term Care resident Lois Kennedy signals her approval for the new bathtub, under the watchful eye of Kristy Durfee.

Facility enhancements and improving working conditions continue By Sarah Pridgeon Crook County Medical Services District CEO Jeff Mengenhausen said this week that he is pleased to announce new physician will begin working at the hospital shortly. “His name is Dr.…

Letter to the Editor – Aug. 27

Does anyone out there besides those involved in the medical profession know what “Magnet Status” means? Well, I looked it up and found out that it is an award given by the American Nurse’s Credentialing Center. This prestigious award means…

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Gracie Van Horn becomes first Wyoming champion at Loretta Lynn’s By Sarah Pridgeon This July, local motocross star Gracie Van Horn brought home more than just her first win at the Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National Motocross Championship. She also took…

Just in time for the bell

Elementary students slide into the year with new attraction By Sarah Pridgeon The students at Sundance Elementary School will listen for the recess bell even more eagerly than usual as this school year begins. Waiting for them in the playground…

Regional Health offers full-control plan

District opts to negotiate workable contract, keeps options open By Sarah Pridgeon An initial proposal from Regional Health would keep its partnership intact with Crook County Medical Services District, but would also remove the Board of Trustees and allow the…

Peace, love and motorcycles

(Jeff Moberg photo) Tyson Gearhart, Jim Bell and Tyler Hawken hold an unidentified rider upright during Wednesday’s annual burnout competition. Despite this year’s large crowd, officials say most of the visitors were well behaved.

Big crowd brings little trouble By Sarah Pridgeon The 75th Anniversary Sturgis Rally brought a considerable crowd to Crook County last week but, despite the extra numbers, rallygoers enjoyed a peaceful overall atmosphere. According to local officials, there were few…

Commissioners hear hospital board concerns

Board did not see Regional Health split coming, says Chairman Sandy Neiman By Sarah Pridgeon The Crook County Medical District Board of Trustees is as in the dark as everyone else as to why Regional Health is pulling out of…

Hospital board addresses public outcry

(Sarah Pridgeon photo) CCMSD Board members address the audience during Thursday evening’s meeting.

By Sarah Pridgeon As the situation at Crook County Medical Services District continues to unfold, the community has made its desire for a resolution increasingly clear. The Board of Trustees on Thursday stated a desire to appease public concerns and…