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Couch running for Sheriff

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Steve Couch will campaign for the position of Crook County Sheriff at the upcoming elections. With more than 24 years of law enforcement experience, he believes that he is well qualified to make a positive impact on the county and…

Klocker campaigns for Treasurer

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Sheryl Klocker will challenge incumbent Mary Kuhl for the position of County Treasurer at the upcoming elections. Basing her campaign around fair treatment and strong ethics, she feels that her experience and personal values more than qualify her for the…

Davis makes bid for State Rep

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Ted Davis will campaign to represent House District #1 at the upcoming elections. A firm believer that those who campaign as Republicans should stand for the party’s values, Davis hopes to offer voters representation that supports grassroot contributions to party…

Tornado rips from Hulett to Aladdin

(Photo courtesy National Weather Service, Rapid City, SD.) Sheet metal scattered among broken trees northeast of Hulett following Friday’s tornado.

By Sarah Pridgeon   A tornado that developed northeast of Hulett on Friday travelled over 18 miles to just north of Aladdin. 600 yards wide and with maximum wind speeds at 115-120 miles per hour, the twister uprooted trees, damaged…

City plans ahead for 2015 Rally

By Sarah Pridgeon   With 2015 marking the 75th anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and over one million visitors anticipated, Chuck Ruiz of Deluxe Harley Davidson has suggested that the City of Sundance begin its preparations. In response, the…

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…