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Frothy Festival

Organizers pleased with Beerfest turnout The second annual Sundance Beerfest was hailed as an unbridled success this year with an estimated 1000+ people in attendance for the annual event. Given the number of people using the bouncy castles and participating…

CCMSD selects operating company

(Jeff Moberg photo) Members of the CCMSD Board of Directors discuss options for the future of the district Monday in Hulett. From left to right: Judy Hutchinson, Judy Bettman, Sandy Neiman, Connie Lindmier and Roger Jones.

Board holds special Labor Day meeting to expedite decision, ensure continuing administrative coverage By Jeff Moberg The Crook County Medical Services (CCMSD) board voted Monday to accept the bid of Billings-based Health Management Services (HMS) to take over management of…

Raise a glass for Beerfest

Fall event back for a second round By Sarah Pridgeon Sundance Beer Festival 2015 promises to be a fun-filled, all-day event for the whole family to enjoy, says organizer Reggie Gaylord. Packed with activities to complement the overall theme of…

Celebrating cowboy culture

Devils Tower Cowboy Poetry Festival this weekend   Come and celebrate the lifeways of rural America by creating the “campfire” which everyone can come and share in the appreciation of the culture and traditions unique to the Black Hills. The…

Regional Health negotiations fail

Hospital board opts to move ahead with alternative options   By Sarah Pridgeon Negotiations have failed to produce a workable solution to Regional Health’s decision to withdraw from its management partnership with the Crook County Medical Services District. The counter…

Financial risks prompt call for protections

PRECorp requests new deposit rules for large power users As the energy sector continues to decline across the state and nation, Powder River Energy Corporation is taking measures to mitigate the financial risk that the uncertainty poses to its members.…

Industrial Road scheduled closure Sept. 3-13

Public access to Industrial Road from the East Sundance I-90 Interchange will be closed again from September 3 through September 13 to allow the contractor to construct the concrete pavement tie-ins to the Port of Entry, the I-90 Interchange Cross…

Doing good work with biker bucks

(Sarah Pridgeon photo) Pictured above, left to right: Crook County Senior Services (CCSS) Director Jana McLean, CCSS Board Member Bonnie Beaudoin, Hazel Smith, CCSS Board President Dave Jagemann, Cindy Stoddard, Yvonne Moberg, Gay Pangrac, Deb Cooper and Danea Crowder present checks to the Senior Services from the PRECorp Foundation and the Rally Wednesday biker booth.

PRECorp rally fundraiser scores big donation for Senior Services By Sarah Pridgeon If you enjoyed a “walking taco” from the Powder River Energy Corporation booth during Burnout Wednesday this year, you also contributed to a fundraising effort that garnered a…

CCMSD announces new physician

(Sarah Pridgeon photo) Long Term Care resident Lois Kennedy signals her approval for the new bathtub, under the watchful eye of Kristy Durfee.

Facility enhancements and improving working conditions continue By Sarah Pridgeon Crook County Medical Services District CEO Jeff Mengenhausen said this week that he is pleased to announce new physician will begin working at the hospital shortly. “His name is Dr.…

Letter to the Editor – Aug. 27

Does anyone out there besides those involved in the medical profession know what “Magnet Status” means? Well, I looked it up and found out that it is an award given by the American Nurse’s Credentialing Center. This prestigious award means…