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In the driver’s seat

(Sarah Pridgeon photo) Newly-appointed CCMSD Administrator Nathan Hough.

CCMSD introduces new CEO Nathan Hough By Sarah Pridgeon Just over a week after arriving in Crook County to take over as the permanent administrator for the hospital district, CEO Nathan Hough has already set the goal that he intends…

CHAMPIONS!

Patriot fans celebrate as the final seconds ticked off the clock.

Patriots 33 – Eagles 14   It was all about the 1A-11 man season in Laramie Saturday but it was the number ten that held the magic for the Patriots this season. It’s been exactly ten years since the towns…

Helping hands

Council of County Services makes changes to expand its services By Sarah Pridgeon The Council of County Services has made a milestone change to the way that it functions. No longer relying on a federal grant for funding means removing…

Patriots look to bring championship home

The Upton/Sundance Patriots kept up their winning ways Friday night and knocked off the Southeast Cyclones in the state football semi-finals. The win sends the boys to Laramie for the state championship this weekend.

  It’s been ten years since either Upton or Sundance both put a state championship football championship trophy in their respective cases. A decade later, both schools are on the edge of doing it again, this time as a combined…

Hospital awarded CT scanner grant

Crook County Medical Services District was last week announced as one of the 37 recipients of a grant from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. The trust is awarding almost $14 million over the next six months…

Whatever it takes to survive

(Sarah Pridgeon photo) Sheriff Jeff Hodge addresses participants at the ALICE training on Thursday.

Sheriff’s Office introduces new training for civilians during violent workplace encounters By Sarah Pridgeon County officials and local business representatives gathered last week for a training program that aims to increase a person’s odds of survival in the event of…

Charges filed in Pine Haven death

By Sarah Pridgeon Melissa Kay Kenyon of Pine Haven has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide after an incident last week that resulted in the death of her husband, Michael, after he became trapped under her vehicle in the couple’s…

Field reps to hold office hours next week

DeAnna Kay, Denise Ebzery and Matt Jones, Field Representatives for U.S. Senators Michael Enzi and John Barrasso and Congressman Cynthia Lummis are scheduled to hold “Office Hours” in Sundance and Pine Haven on Tuesday, November 3 at the following times:…

Fire destroys residence east of Sundance

(Jeff Moberg photo) A fire caused extensive damage to the Queen residence east of Sundance on Thursday.

By Sarah Pridgeon A fire just east of town that began in the early evening last Thursday has left a residence uninhabitable, according to Sundance Fire Chief Chris Tomford. Crews from both Sundance and Moorcroft battled the blaze, eventually bringing…