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Sundance man arrested for assault and battery

Lingo faces pair of felony charges By Sarah Pridgeon Shawn Lingo of Sundance was arrested last week on charges of aggravated assault and battery and strangulation of a household member following an incident on Thursday. Officers Welchie Patterson and Adrian…

County under fire restrictions

By Sarah Pridgeon Open burning restrictions go into effect on April 11 due to the potential severe to extreme fire situation that exists throughout Crook County. The discharge of fireworks is prohibited and outdoor fires must be performed according to…

Candy quest

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(Jeff Moberg photo) Reptiles and humans searched side-by-side on Saturday, hunting for their candy bounty during the annual Sundance Easter Egg Hunt. Sponsored by the Bearlodge Snowmobile Club and Laureate Tau, the event drew a good crowd of youngsters to…

Veterans assistance available

A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services in Wyoming cities throughout April. Brian Yeager is available to meet with veterans and their families to discuss state and federal veterans’ benefits,…

Health Fair blood drawings begin soon

The Health Fair, sponsored by the Crook County Medical Services Districted, is scheduled for April 25 this year and, during late March and April, teams will be drawing blood for the various blood-based screenings. You and your healthcare provider will…

National Nine victory for Steele and Mann

By Sarah Pridgeon Header Trace Steele and heeler Tamara Mann walked away from the National Team Roping Tour’s National Nine Finale with the winning time earlier this month, beating 34 other teams to secure the $100,000 first prize. Down to…

Deer numbers on the rise

Public meetings planned to address management goals By Sarah Pridgeon Deer numbers in the Black Hills are picking up after hitting a low in 2012, according to Joe Sandrini, Biologist with the Wyoming Game & Fish Department. Fawn production and…

Climbing routes temporarily closed to protect falcon

Park Managers temporarily closed several climbing routes on the west face and southwest shoulder of Devils Tower to protect nesting peregrine falcon and prairie falcon beginning March 15. Over one hundred and fifty climbing routes remain open. The temporary closure, established…

CCSD makes final decisions on Central Office options

By Sarah Pridgeon At Monday’s regular meeting of the Crook County School District Board of Trustees, three final choices for the future of Central Office were ranked in order of preference. Superintendent Byron Stutzman was directed to pursue the top…