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CCSD may consider Central Office sale

Board expected to decide building’s fate within next two months By Sarah Pridgeon Though the Crook County School District is still in the process of deciding where to move its administration department, Superintendent Byron Stutzman is looking for input from…

Silent auction to benefit hospital

Six paintings donated by local artist Sally Rogers towards the Crook County Medical District silent auction, to be held during the open house event on January 25 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. As well as an original valued at…

City council looks to future opportunities

By Sarah Pridgeon   With the infrastructure project for the Croell Redi-Mix headquarters now complete, Ken Rathbun of Bearlodge Engineering told the Sundance City Council at this month’s regular meeting that $160,000 remains unexpended and the Wyoming Business Council has…

Inauguration day

(Jeff Moberg photo) At a ceremony performed by the honorable Circuit Court Judge Matthew F. G. Castano on Monday, Crook County officials old and new were sworn in for the next four years. They were joined in celebration at the…

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…