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Charges issued in Keyhole accident

By Sarah Pridgeon   Shaun Moore of Laramie will appear in court in February, charged with one count of operating a boat while under the influence of alcohol and causing the death of another person; and one count of operating…

Noyce honored as Contractor of the Year

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Darin Noyce of Aladdin received the prestigious Contractor of the Year award at the Wyoming Contractors Association (WCA) annual convention in early December. This award was established to honor and recognize an individual who has made the greatest contribution of…

Hutchinson accepts hospital board appointment

By Sarah Pridgeon As Shone Gray did not accept her write-in appointment as Moorcroft Trustee for the Crook County Medical Services District, having received three of the 147 write-in votes, the board has appointed Judy Hutchinson to fill the unexpired…

PA man accused of eight-year poaching spree

A Pennsylvania man stands accused of six counts of poaching within the Crook County area across a period of eight years. Between 2008 and 2014, Emil J. Silva allegedly took game animals without a license from the McDonald Ranch. Silvi,…

City of Sundance given reprieve on landfill debris pit

By Sarah Pridgeon   After a one-on-one meeting between representatives from the Department of Environmental Quality and the Sundance City Council last week, the city has been granted permission to keep its construction and debris pit open for the foreseeable…

Plea agreement in meth lab case

Martens to face sentencing in February By Sarah Pridgeon   Justin Martens of Sundance entered into a plea agreement earlier this month over felony charges involving clandestine laboratory operations, allegedly involving methamphetamine. On December 2, Martens entered a plea of…

Winter wonderland

Festive celebrations took place all across Sundance Friday. Merry-makers enjoyed a day of open houses at businesses across town, followed by a chili feed hosted by Crook County EMS, a candy contest at the museum and the Festival of Trees…

Clean audit and flat fees for city council

  By Sarah Pridgeon   At this month’s regular meeting of the Sundance City Council, a motion was passed allowing Mayor Paul Brooks to sign the annual audit prepared by Paul Stille of Leo Riley & Company. According to the…

Officials consider solid waste district

By Sarah Pridgeon   Representatives from Moorcroft and Sundance met with the County Commission this month to propose a Crook County Solid Waste District. The landfill issue is reaching “critical mass”, according to Mayor Paul Brooks, with every municipality facing…

Tri-state search turns up aircraft wreckage

By Sarah Pridgeon   A priest from South Dakota was found deceased in his crashed aircraft on Sunday after a search that involved air and ground crews from both Wyoming and across the border. Peter Kovarik, age 50, was reported…