Local News

Jumping ahead

Construction on the new teepee going up at the Vore Buffalo Jump site. (Wes Pridgeon photo)

By Sarah Pridgeon Motorists heading to Spearfish on I-90 may have noticed a teepee structure gathering height beside the Vore Buffalo Jump. The most recent renovation to improve its standing as a tourist destination, it’s hoped that the 40-foot building…

Firefighters to hold annual meeting

All firefighters are invited to the 2013 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, February 13 at 7 p.m. in the Crook County Community Room in Sundance. Come early for a spaghetti supper at 6 p.m. The annual meeting will include training on…

Feist sentenced for probation violations

By Sarah Pridgeon Adam L. Feist, who was arrested earlier this month for possession of a stolen vehicle and arms, appeared in court on January 16 charged with violating the terms of his probation. He was originally brought to trial…

Freeze Your Fanny on Super Bowl Sunday

By Sarah Pridgeon Before you settle in to cheer on the teams at the Super Bowl, why not work up an appetite with a four-mile walk in the snow to raise money for the Sundance Emergency Responders Association? This year’s…

Arrest nets stolen vehicle, arms

By Sarah Pridgeon The Sheriff’s Department was instrumental in preventing a potential tragedy this week, arresting an ex-resident of Crook County who returned to the area in a stolen car bearing an arsenal of guns and ammunition. The suspect’s intentions…

State to exchange land with Rare Element Resources

By Sarah Pridgeon Rare Element Resources has initiated a land exchange that, if approved by the Board of Land Commissioners, will allow the company to acquire 640 surface and mineral acres of State Trust Land near Warren Peak, adjacent to…

County Courthouse reveals new elevator

The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new elevator, L-R: Dave Spencer, Wyoming Business Council NE Regional Director; Commissioner Kelly Dennis; Chairman Jim Hadley; County Facilities and Maintenance Supervisor Randy Gill; Commissioner Jeanne Whalen. (Katie Allen photo)

By Sarah Pridgeon Both floors of the Crook County Courthouse are fully accessible whatever your level of mobility, thanks to the now-operational elevator. The project was completed courtesy of the County Commissioners, a grant from Wyoming Business Council and the…

Call before you burn

Crook County Fire Warden Gari Gill is asking anyone who is going to burn slash piles or garbage to please notify the Sheriff’s Office (283-1225) or the County Fire Warden (283-2390) prior to burning. Gill says, “Normally it’s not necessary…

Is your family prepared for disaster?

By Sarah Pridgeon The Mayans may have mispredicted the end of world, but 2013 could still see even more disasters chalked up on Crook County’s recent list. With an even bigger fire season, drought and potential tornadoes predicted for the…