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County input sought on Strata expansion

By Sarah Pridgeon Contractors representing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission are scheduled to visit the county on April 20 to meet with elected officials regarding Strata Energy’s proposed expansion to its in situ uranium mine at Oshoto. As part of the…

Local Dems split vote in favor of Clinton

(Sarah Pridgeon photo) Rod Knudson speaks on behalf of Bernie Sanders during Saturday’s Crook County Democratic caucus.

Sanders wins state vote, both receive equal statewide delegate share By Sarah Pridgeon Crook County’s preference for Democratic presidential candidate swayed from the overall Wyoming result after Saturday’s party caucus. With the official figures announcing Bernie Sanders as the state’s…

More than just math

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After four decades of shaping students, Mr. Hoard steps away from the classroom By Sarah Pridgeon Ask any student who has graduated from Mr. Tim Hoard’s math class over the last four decades and “algebra” is not what they’ll tell…

Lindholm announces re-election bid

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By Sarah Pridgeon Tyler Lindholm has announced that he will seek to retain his House District #1 seat in the upcoming election. If Crook County’s voters choose to retain him as their state representative, he says, he will endeavor to…

Dems next to decide

Crook County Democrats to caucus for presidential candidate next weekend By Sarah Pridgeon All eyes will be on Wyoming this April 9, says Crook County Democratic Party Chairman Randy Leinen. Next weekend’s caucus will see party members choose their candidate…

Performance of a lifetime

(Sarah Pridgeon photo) After more than three decades of teaching music in Sundance, Todd Kahler will be retiring at the end of this school year.

Sundance High School bids farewell to long-time music director By Sarah Pridgeon It could have been the moment dreams were crushed. A rag-tag group of students from a little Wyoming school had arrived at the national show choir competition in…

Fire kitchen finds new home

(Sarah Pridgeon photo) Suzette Livingston hands over the keys to the kitchen trailer to Mickey Caison, Executive Director Disaster Relief of the North American Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, as representatives from the Crook County Fire Fighters Auxilliary and Southern Baptist Disaster Unit come together to celebrate the unit’s donation. According to Caison, the trailer will be named in honor of the county that created it as it becomes part of the SBDU fleet across an eight-state area.

Funding disagreement prompts auxiliary to donate mobile kitchen unit By Sarah Pridgeon Due to funding difficulties, the Crook County Fire Fighters Auxiliary (CCFFA) held a celebratory retirement last week for the kitchen trailer that was launched in 2012 to feed…

CodeRED coming to Crook County

By Sarah Pridgeon An app that provides real-time warnings about disasters, weather warnings and other important information in the user’s local area will soon be coming to Crook County, pioneered by the Sheriff’s Office. The CodeRED nationwide alert system has…

Walter Louverne Nicholson

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Walter Louverne “Louverne” Nicholson, 87, passed away on March 14, 2016, at Birch Tree Place, Birch Tree, Missouri, after suffering with immune deficiencies and an extended battle with pneumonia. Louverne was being visited and comforted by his wife and family…

Senator to run for Washington seat

Christensen seeks to “preserve Wyoming opportunities for future generations” By Sarah Pridgeon State Senator Leland Christensen paid a visit to Crook County during the recent precinct caucus, shortly after announcing his intention to run for the U.S. Congress seat that…