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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…

Fair board offers reimbursement for sale ring mishap

By Sarah Pridgeon With the help of a mediator from the Wyoming Department of Agriculture’s Mediation Program, the Crook County Fair Board has come to a mutual agreement with the Fordyces regarding the prize steer that was accidentally sold for…

Carrier appointed interim superintendent

By Sarah Pridgeon Jeff Carrier was officially appointed as Crook County School District’s interim Superintendent at a special meeting of the Board of Trustees on Wednesday. He will fill the position until June 30 next year, or until the board…

A bump for the jump

(Virginia Costello photo) Pictured above, left to right: Ted Vore (VBJ Foundation Treasurer), Jackie Wyatt (VBJ Foundation), Glen Wyatt (VBJ Foundation Vice President), Jim Durfee (Sundance State Bank President), Trudy Durfee (Sundance State Bank Vice President), and Gene Gade (VBJ Foundation President)

By Sarah Pridgeon Sundance State Bank this week donated $10,000 to the Vore Buffalo Jump, kick-starting construction that will see the site transformed into a comprehensive tourist destination. Work will begin immediately on the attraction’s finishing touches, ready for the…

Sundance teacher named “Leader in Education”

(Sarah Pridgeon photo) Surrounded by Peabody Energy staff members, Lisa Dutton shows off some off some of the spoils of being named a Peabody Leader in Education.

By Sarah Pridgeon Lisa Dutton, teacher at Sundance High School, was this week surprised with a Peabody Leaders in Education Award and check for $1000 in recognition of her commitment to students. The award was presented in the school auditorium…