Local News

County roads: what caused the jurisdiction issues?

By Sarah Pridgeon The County Commissioners and Forest Service addressed the public last week regarding plans to update the jurisdiction of county roads. The process, according to Steve Kozel, District Ranger, marks the first time in the West that the…

New options for vehicle registration

By Sarah Pridgeon New options will soon be available to vehicle owners when renewing their annual registration. The vehicle registration process will now include opportunity to select your month of renewal or use a staggered registration. The familiar annual registration…

Rare Element Resources announce plans for 2013

By Sarah Pridgeon Rare Element Resources begins the year with an estimated budget of $25 million, the company announced this week, the vast majority of which will be directed towards developing the rare earth mine project at Bull Hill and…

County updating Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

Crook County has begun the process of updating its Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan, a document that details the range of natural hazards that affect this region and identifies ways to lessen the disasters they could cause. Public participation is needed to…

Upton man nabbed in Moorcroft ATM burglary

An Upton man was arrested last week for attempting to break into the ATM machine at Moorcroft’s Pinnacle Bank. Benjamin Ford Gardenhire, 28, fled from police officers but was later found hiding in the front seat of a parked vehicle.…

Legislation may halt progress of landfill closure

Work continues on the new transfer station at the Sundance Landfill. City officials say the new facility could be operational this fall but a lack of available funds could mean postponing the landfill closure and plans to haul area garbage out of town. (Jeff Moberg photo)

By Sarah Pridgeon Funding cuts at the Legislature may scupper the city’s efforts to complete the mandatory closure of Sundance’s landfill, says Clerk-Treasurer Kathy Lenz. Almost two thirds of the $45 million set aside for landfill closure has been stripped…

State seeks owners of unclaimed funds

Unclaimed funds are available to the rightful owners and Wyoming State Treasurer Mark Gordon wants to return it. “Wyoming Windfall” is the catch name for the Unclaimed Property Division of the State Treasurer’s Office. Unclaimed property includes, but is not…

Commissioners consider replacing board members

By Sarah Pridgeon Crook County Commissioners considered the status of two board members at a hearing this week on the grounds that both are regularly absent from meetings. Although it was decided that the Land Use Board will retain its…